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Murphy's Glen- Big Glen Lake Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

3 BR/3 BA Home

Sleeping Bear Dunes recently received the title of 'Most Beautiful Place in America' from Good Morning America! Glen Lake is highly regarded as one of the most spectacular lakes in the Great Lakes region.

This is a unique mid-century contemporary ranch style vacation home with a finished walk out basement. Our home is a spacious 2,900 sq ft. We have 100 feet of private waterfront on a deep 300 ft. lot. There is a 150 foot long dock with sunning section and a mooring for boats. Water is crystal clear, perfect for swimming, with a sandy lake bottom. Two full-sized decks and a nice bonfire pit in backyard. Many picture windows and sliding glass doors allow a phenomenal view of the lake from indoors. Newly finished basement includes ping-pong, card, and pool tables. The nautical-themed basement also has a cozy fireplace and great CD player sound-system.

Our home is just a quick walk, bike ride, or drive from the lovely shops and restaurants of downtown Glen Arbor. We are in very close proximity to the beautiful Empire Bluffs, Crystal River, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Lake Michigan.

3 Bedrooms (plus additional room with 3 twin beds)

3 Bathrooms (2 showers total)

We kindly ask for no smoking or pets in our home. Thank you.

More Details

Ed Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017


Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Comfortable King sized bed in master bedroom., Queen size beds (2) Comfortable Queen sized beds in bedrooms 2 and 3, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in den room. Perfect for children.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private dock and mooring available.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Murphy's Glen- Big Glen Lake Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Murphy's Glen was perfect! The house was immaculate! Our family of four had a blast playing ping pong, kayaking, grilling and sitting by the water. Awesome hikes were just a few miles away, Glen Arbor down the street and the old fashion drive in movie theatre just 20 minutes away. You will not be disappointed renting Murphy's Glen. Ed, the owner, aims to please. He sent a packet of info beforehand and was even around to greet us when we arrived. This home is a true gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem On Glen Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two young adult children) stayed at Murphy's Glen and had a wonderful time! We were personally greeted upon arrival and shown around the home. The house was immaculate to say the least. The location is simply beautiful! Glen Lake is crystal clear and we commented several times during the week that, if we didn't know better, we would swear we were staying in the Caribbean. The downstairs "fun center" is a blast. We rented bikes right in Glen Arbor and rode over to Glen Haven and the Sand Dunes. The weather was a little cold but we did have a chance to try out the kayaks on site a few times and couldn't believe how tranquil the lake was. The two swans that feed out near the dock daily add to the beauty. So much to do and see we cannot wait to return to Murphy's Glen on beautiful Glen Lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City, MI

Labor Day stay

  • 5 of 5

Ed has a wonderful house that is impeccably maintained. We very much enjoyed our stay at Murphy's Glen. There were plenty of things to do indoors and out. Glen Lake is our favorite lake up here. The water is beautiful and the lake is never crowded. Murphy's Glen is ideally situated close to everything. Overall, we give it an A+.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, OH

Summer 2012 at Murphy's Glen

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 2 weeks in July at this great spot. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed all of the fun things to do at the house much less the ones located close by ... I think we did it all ...pontoon boats to rent, lots of kayaking, hit the Dunes, shopping in a lovely little town, discovered the great meat and wine store in Cedar, the spa at the Homestead (2x!!), King salmon charter out of Fishtown, Farmers Markets, Art Fair, Dinners at Blu, Labecasse and Funestrada. Loved sunning by the water and floating in it. Enjoyed cooking on the grill and in the large kitchen. The house is peaceful, comfortable and spacious. We only had one rainy day to play in the giant downstairs! The owner is really nice and easy to work with. Add some more outside chairs ... we'll be back with friends! Thanks so very much, P and D

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within close proximity (less than 3 miles) from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Many beautiful hiking trails nearby. 3 kayaks available on site! Other water sports gear is easily attainable at the nearby marina (about one block away). Charter fishing, wine tasting, horseback riding, scenic drives, and MANY more leisure activities available nearby.


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Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. A deposit of 50% of the total booking fee is due upon confirmation of reservation. Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival plus the $500 security deposit. Check in time is at 4:00 P.M. and check out time is at 10 A.M.

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