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Robin Versluis

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Spectacular Big Glen Beachfront! ☼

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Plan ahead and reserve your summer 2016 week now.

Versluis Cottages are located in sleepy Burdickville (home of two popular restaurants, LaBecasse and Funistrada, as well as the family favorite Laker Shakes) on the southeast shore of Big Glen Lake. This is your opportunity to experience all the Sleeping Bear/Glen Lake area has to offer from a quiet lakefront setting. Available dates and rates are listed below, and booking your reservation is quick and easy with our online rental agreement and secure deposit payment through Pay Pal.

This exceptional property has been in our family for four generations. It's located on West Whispering Pines Lane, a quiet road along the southeast shore of Big Glen Lake. The park-like setting (100 ft wide X 350 ft deep) includes two updated well-equipped cottages (West Cottage and East Cottage), mature trees, private beach and firm, sandy lake bottom ideal for swimming.

West Cottage...

West Cottage (931 sq ft) is roughly 10 yards from the beach and features a living room with a flat screen TV, WiFi, iPod docking station, full sleeper sofa and panoramic lake views. The spacious master bedroom (1 queen bed, 1 full sleeper sofa) has windows on 3 sides. A second bedroom (2 twins) has windows on 2 sides and double doors that open to the living room. A good night's sleep is tough to avoid here! The fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower are stocked with soap and paper products. The laundry room with washer and dryer has an extra refrigerator. The lakeside deck is the perfect gathering place!

East Cottage...

Please visit the Versluis Cottages website listed below for information on the slightly smaller, pet-friendly (dogs only) East Cottage (sleeps 6) located 40 yards from the beach...same amenities as West except washer/dryer.

A canoe and rowboat (including flotation vests) are provided at no additional charge, as well as a dock and 2 moorings for larger boats. Bring your own boat or rent one locally ... they'll even deliver!

Each cottage has roughly 50 feet of beachfront with the dock extending midway into the clear, shallow water. The distance between them is 100 feet with trees strategically providing a natural screen for privacy. There is an abundance of lawn area, as well, for outdoor activities. We provide picnic tables, outdoor chairs, and barbecue grills for each cottage. There's a 2-person lawn swing at the beach for watching the sun set behind the Sleeping Bear Dunes, plus a fire pit for toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories! This is a place where our guests can truly relax. Come spend a week with us!

FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND INFORMATION, VISIT OUR WEBSITE (listed below). Our cottages are smoke-free. Member of Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and Glen Lake Association.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin Versluis (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Robin Versluis

Cara, Tami, Bob and Brad are third generation owners of Versluis Cottages. The property was purchased by their grandfather after WWII, and the family has enjoyed many happy summers on Big Glen for over 60 years!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time. We loved just being able to hang out on the dock and getting out in the water. It was a beautiful weekend up there.

Thank you again for letting us rent it.
Aug 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Spectacular Big Glen Beachfront! ☼
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 16 reviews
5

Had a fabulous week!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the East cottage and my brothers' family stayed in the West. We found both very well equipped. The cottages are not fancy which is what we liked about it! No need to be fussing about the place when there are so many other things to do! Glad Lake is absolutely unreal! It is as blue as the Carribean and crystal clear. We brought our boat and spent hours tubing, skiing and mostly wake surfing. We had quite a few people there with us one afternoon and there were plenty of chairs, lots of room in the yard and on the beach, great sunset view and bonfire pit on the beach. The whole area is full of natural beauty and there are so many amazing places to see. We highly recommend these cottages and will certainly be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Haven, MI, USA
5

Wonderful vacation in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the East Cottage and the West Cottage. They are everything that a Michigan vacation at the lake should be - unfussy but comfortable, thoughtfully equipped, and so peaceful. The beds are comfortable, the cottages are cute, the lake is marvelous, the view is spectacular, the surrounding area is amazing, and the town is charming.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Versluis cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had our first Glen Lake family vacation at Versluis cottage and it was wonderful! This is a great setting for a family vacation with a full equipped home and amazing location. Really truely could not have a better view or beach than we had. Simply wonderful. The water at glen lake is gorgeous and the sunsets are stunning. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful couple of days with friends. Bonfires, board games, and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Lake, MI USA
4

Fireworks, Heritage Trail and more!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived on the Fourth of July this year for our 10th year of renting the Versluis Cottage. The "around the lake" fireworks were spectacular, walking the third segment of the Heritage Trail was perfect on a cool day and eating at three fine restaurants all topped off our wonderful week. Although we were disappointed in the lack of fish caught, the sunsets, reading and relaxation were all appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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grand haven, michigan
5

Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the VerSluis cottage for our 25th wedding anniversary at the end of September. Beautiful area in the fall. The cottage was very clean and accommodating. We also had the opportunity to meet Robin and her family over the weekend, they were great hosts. We travel with our black lab Mollie so it was wonderful that the back cottage allows dogs. Very quaint cottages and we would recommend this rental to anyone wanting to stay in the beautiful Glen Lake area.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City, MI (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Art's Tavern (Glen Arbor)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M72 (between Glen Lake and Traverse City)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Funistrada
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Empire Beach (public) on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, and Lake Michigan are the true gems of the area. A scenic 10 minute drive will take you to Lake Michigan and in another 5 minutes you can be at the base of the famous Dune Climb...

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Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $50

You will send the Rental agreement, with a $500.00 Deposit & a separate $250.00 Security deposit (held). The remaining balance will be split into two payments. The last payment needs to be received 1 month prior to the reservation.

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Amenities

Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • TP, hand soap, bath soap, toweling and cleaning supplies provided. There is also a vacuum, swiffer and broom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom in each cottage is equipped with a firm, comfortable queen bed and 4 pillows. West Cottage master bedroom also has a double sleeper sofa., Twin or Single Beds (1) Second bedroom is equipped with 2 new comfortable twin beds and 4 pillows. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Deck furniture, picnic tables, beach chairs, lawn swing,100 ft.sandy beach, fire pit on beach, rowboat, canoe, dock, 2 secure moorings for large boats or jet skis, breathtaking westward views!

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