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William and Susan Vogel

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Glen Arbor - Bearberry House - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Glen Arbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Spacious Vacation Home in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This beautifully furnished vacation home is located in the middle of the charming village of Glen Arbor, which is surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Most of the park's main attractions are less than a three mile drive from our location, and most of the town's shops and galleries are a short walk from our home. We offer five bedrooms with five full bathrooms: four are private suites; each with either a king or queen bed, full bath, TV with cable, phone, and high-speed internet access. Fifth bedroom is a bunkroom featuring a twin over full bunk and a twin-sized fold-out oversized chair and TV with cable. There is an adjoining full bath in the hall. Air conditioned. Finished 3 car attached garage for easy loading and unloading.

Large, fully equipped kitchen (Jenn-Air stove/oven, overhead microwave, dishwasher). Fridge has wine cooler and icemaker + reverse osmosis water tap. Service for 12 is provided. Kitchen overlooks the great room and a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace. There is also a 70-inch flat-screen TV (with Netflix), Apple TV and Blue Ray player. USB charging plugs on kitchen counter. French doors open to a 10x20 screened porch facing the woods which leads to a large 2-tier deck with gas grill for outside entertaining and additional seating for 12. The house has wireless high-speed (30MB download) internet access in all rooms. Linens & towels provided. NO SMOKING/NO PETS.

Walk to shops, galleries, restaurants, groceries, tennis courts, playscape, Lake Michigan beach, kayak rental on Crystal River, charter fishing, cross-country ski/hiking trails. Enjoy the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail for biking or cross country sking from Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb. The hiking/biking options now extend South to the Village of Empire and North to Little Traverse Lake! Great base for exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes, fall winery/color tours, spring cherry blossom tours, or winter ski weekends. Down-hill ski nearby at The Homestead...30 minutes South to Crystal Mountain. Walkable to Alligator Hill trailhead (hike in summer - X-country ski in winter).

Bearberry House is a member of the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce..

Keywords: Private Home, sleeps 12, 4 bedrooms with private baths, airconditioned, WiFi

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
William and Susan Vogel (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About William and Susan Vogel

Located in the charming resort town of Glen Arbor and walkable to everything which is important during the summer when parking is at a premium, from restraunts to art galleries, and all sorts of recreation opportunities.

William and Susan Vogel purchased this house in 2005

Why William and Susan Vogel chose Northern Michigan

We have been coming up to Glen Arbor for years and kept looking for that perfect place for our second home. The place we envisioned just didn't seem to exist so we finally built it! Based on the floor plans of great resorts that we have stayed at, Bearberry House allows for all guests to have their own space (and bathroom) as well as ample inside and outside areas for everyone to gather together. We planned for good - and not so good - weather by having a large screened-in porch as well as an even larger two-tiered deck - both with seating for everyone. Our location is quiet enough to see and hear the wildlife, yet close enough to be able to walk to the grocery store ... and pretty much everything else in town!

What makes this house unique

Walkable to everything in Glen Arbor: Shops, Galleries, Cherry Republic, Crystal River Kayaking, Glen Arbor Park and Tennis Courts, Art's Tavern, Western Avenue Grill, Boonedocks, Blu, Lake Michigan Beach, Alligator Hill Hiking/X-country Ski trails, biking, hiking and more!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Glen Arbor - Bearberry House - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Ballwin, MO
5

Perfect Michigan Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Bearberry House is a beautiful, well-appointed house that made our family vacation extra special. The house offered every amenity necessary for a relaxing, comfortable stay. The house was spotless and it was evident that the owners take excellent care of their home. The owner provided excellent service. For example, the owner of the hardware store in Glen Arbor stopped by at the owner's request to make sure we had adequate gas for the outside grill. The location added to the enjoyment. We could walk to the tennis courts, playground, restaurants, grocery store, quaint shops and a putt-putt golf course was only a block away! We went to various Lake Michigan beaches every day--we especially liked the Empire Beach and the area where the Platte River flows into Lake Michigan. My granddaughters demanded to climb the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes each day and since they were only about ten minutes away, it was very doable. I would definitely recommend Bearberry House!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Richland Hills
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

My dad rented this house for our family for a week and it was perfect! It has 5 bedrooms each with its own TV and bathroom. The kitchen is beautiful and has everything you could ever need for cooking. The beds are extremely comfortable and the linens are beautiful. The living area is great with comfy couches and a huge flat screen TV. There is even a screened in porch, an amazing outdoor deck with table for 8 people (plus extra chairs if you need them.) We used the huge grill on the deck several times, including twice for the salmon we caught on Lake Michigan. It did a great job! The front lawn was quiet with Adirondack chairs to relax in and watch the birds and chipmunks. The location is perfect-walking distance to all shops, restaurants, etc. Loved our stay and hope to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, MI
5

Perfect Wedding Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long weekend with our wedding party and friends during our wedding weekend and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The house provided the perfect amount of privacy and community among our diverse group of friends. The house was far more beautiful than the pictures and was very close to downtown shops and beach access. The Glen Arbor, Sutton's Bay, Traverse City area is our favorite. We've stayed in this part of Northern Michigan many times throughout the years but Bearberry House has been our favorite thus far. Not only was the location perfect for shopping, eating at nearby restaurants, bike riding, and kayaking, but the house was spacious, yet cozy and inviting.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO, USA
5

Bearberry House

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at the Bearberry House and couldn't be happier with our stay. The home is beautiful, fully equipped, located within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in the area and was so comfortable. We had 8 adults and 4 children and we had so much fun playing games, cooking, sightseeing and exploring the area. Our greatest accomplishment was climbing Sleeping Bear Dunes! This part of Michigan is gorgeous and clean. There are so many things to see and do but it doesn't feel "touristy". The flowers around Glen Arbor were blooming and so many varieties! The grandchildren loved seeing the wildlife including black squirrels, deer and even a porcupine! The owners were so accommodating and gracious. Be sure to take the Sleeping Bear scenic drive and try to climb it (if you dare)! We also visited a lighthouse and Fish Town and had a wonderful time there. We would love to come back some day and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb We are glad you enjoyed your stay! I am glad you discovered this part of Michigan. Bill
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Northfield, Ohio
5

Bearberry House in Glen Arbor

  • 5 of 5

Our family (ages 2 to sixties) spent a week at Bearberry House. It is inviting, spacious, well equipped, and in an ideal location, just perfect for the twelve of us. The owner called us the day we arrived to be sure that we had everything we needed and was happy to answer any questions about the area. Bearberry's proximity to Glen Arbor allowed us to walk to shops, restaurants, ice cream, a playground, putt-putt, and Lake Michigan, so we weren't constantly in the car. We had options to swim at a number of beaches in Lake Michigan, and the nearby Sleeping Bears National Seashore was a real gem with dunes to climb, hiking trails, the beautiful Pierce Stocking Drive, and historic Glen Haven. We ate in often but also tried several restaurants, all of which were enjoyable. Best of all are the priceless memories our family now shares!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Rental Choice

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation rental in a beautiful part of MI. The house is perfect, very comfortable and the owners seemed to have thought of everything to stock and equip the house with. Cooking is a hobby of ours, and most rentals have minimal kitchen equipment. Bearberry house has high end everything in the kitchen, you need not bring a thing. There are even some spices. Downtown Glen Arbor is just a few hundred yards and is a fun little town. For a nice dinner out, go to Blu- it is wonderful. The house even has an automatic generator in the event of a power outage. If it is important, there is good cell phone coverage. We will certainly come here again! Description and photos are accurate. We had one question and the owner called within the hour, he also called the night we checked in to make sure all was OK. We recommend this property with hesitation. Do bring misquito repellent, they grow them big here!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Art's Tavern
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Glen Haven
Car: necessary

In-town Tennis Courts, Color Tour, Wine Tour. Walk to most attractions such as Galleries, Shops, Kayaking, and restaurants. Short drive to Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theater in Honor and Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen.

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Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Aug 28 2016 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
Fall/Winter/ Spring
Sep 3 2017 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$430
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

All rental agreements require a $250.00 refundable cleaning deposit. Deposit is refunded when house is left acccording to checkout list. Checkout list and fees available upon request. 6% State of Michigan Usage tax is additional to the rates.

$1000.00 deposit for weekly rentals with signed rental agreement to book the week. Balance due in two equal payments prior to the rental week. 50% deposit for weekends with signed rental agreement. Balance due prior to weekend. Additional nights in September-May are $430.00 per night. We will consider mid-week rentals.

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Amenities

Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large soaking tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In hall adjacent to bunk room on first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite full bath w/ seperate soaking tub. TV w/cable.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full bunk. Fold-out twin. TV w/Cable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air-Conditioning + Ceiling Fans in all Rooms, High-Speed Internet Access, Large Kitchen With Island Workspace, Reverse Osmosis Water Tap in Kitchen, Wall-mounted Hair Dryers, Sheets and Towels Provided, Washer/Dryer, 3-car Attached Garage, No Smoking/No Pets. Back up generator (automatic) for well, furnace, kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms.

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