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Lake Michigan Beachfront On Sleeping Bear Bay Glen Arbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 6

Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story townhouse with private sandy beach, beautiful views of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands. Bedroom 1 has queen bed, Bedroom 2 has queen bed, Bedroom 3 has two twin beds. Spacious kitchen has stainless appliances and undercabinet lighting; dining room has seating for 6-8; comfortably furnished family room with wood burning fireplace; cable TV and DVD; wireless high speed internet service; laundry with washer and dryer; ceiling fans throughout. Large lighted closets in lakeside bedrooms plus large hallway closets on both floors. All linens and towels provided. Lakeside decks on upper and lower floors have comfortable outdoor furniture. Picnic table, Weber gas grill, and outdoor shower conveniently available. Beach fires permitted. Kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and life jackets available on the beach. Pets considered. The nearby village of Glen Arbor is just a short walk or bike ride away. Easy access to the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail for hiking, biking, and jogging. Local bike rentals readily available.

Gary Ballou
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Glen Arbor, Michigan

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located on first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All of the bedrooms have ceiling fans. Beds have solid headboards with comfortable well supported mattresses. Queen bedrooms have large lighted closets and dressers. Twin bedroom does not have a closet, but it does have a clothes tree for hanging garments and there is a sizable closet in the upstairs hallway just outside the twin bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This home has lots of windows and is well ventilated with an attic fan ventilation system. You'll enjoy terrific views and sunsets on Lake Michigan. Sleeping Bear Bay is a perfect location for swimming, boating, or sailing. The beach is beautiful and sandy. The lake is excellent for swimming with a gradual drop-off and sandy bottom. Kayaks and paddle boards are on the beach for easy access. There is also a fire ring so you can watch the sunset and enjoy a beach fire in the evening.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Beachfront On Sleeping Bear Bay Glen Arbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Brighton, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Bay Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful fall weekend at this lake front home. Trust me it is the best view of Lake Michigan, you won't want to leave. The home is comfortable and well appointed. We cooked our dinners in, as you won't want to leave and miss the sunsets. We will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous comments. We are so very pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay. We do put a great deal of effort into trying to understand, and then provide the lodging and recreational experience we believe our guests desire. Hope you can return soon!
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Indianapolis, IN

Family from Indianapolis

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay....the view of Sleeping Bear Bay was outstanding! The home was immaculate, very well equipped with comfortable furniture and beds. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was just a short distance from Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Empire. We enjoyed several scenic day trips to Leland, North Port and Suttons Bay. My family loved the fire pit, kayaking, collecting rocks on the beach and biking the local trails. The lake water is clear and beautiful. The beach has many chairs, kayaks, paddleboards and lifejackets. Just the best location! We hope to return in the next couple of years!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, Michigan

Lake Michigan Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second visit to this property. We think it's probably one of the best rental locations on Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Bay. The view of the bay and the Manitou Islands is just stunning. Both the beach and the townhouse are perfect, everything we wanted for a week long vacation.The owners keep the house shiny clean and comfortable, and for the beach there are kayaks with lifejackets, paddleboards, and plenty of lounge chairs and sun umbrellas. We tried something new this year, a day trip to South Manitou Island. We found a great hiking trail that took us to a secluded lake where we had a completely private picnic lunch and watched wildlife...including deer and bald eagles. A ferry returns in the afternoon and takes you back to the mainland. My family loved this trip. Glen Arbor has several good restaurants, but we generally prefer to grill out. The house includes a beautiful Weber Gas Grill, and the local market features excellent fish and meats although they are a little pricey. Probably our favorite hike in the National Park is the one to Pyramid Point, just north of town. It climbs to an elevation some 500 ft above the bay that is a truly breathtaking view, one I will remember all winter!

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your return visit.
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Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Wonderful property and owners

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two week vacation here with our young daughter. The house is very well appointed and clean. The owners live in the attached house. We saw them daily and are very friendly, but definitely give you your privacy. They are extremely attentive and helpful. We most enjoyed the beautiful, quiet, and relaxing Lake Michigan beach.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are fortunate to have such a beautiful beach, and we're so pleased to hear how much your family enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing your impressions.
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Wonderful place to stay, in a great area to visit!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a great place to stay. Gary and Carolyn were gracious hosts, making the entire process seamless - from initial inquiries and questions, to payment, directions to the property - all was timely, concise and spot on. As stated in previous reviews, the house is well-stocked with all the amenities (plus), and is very spacious, with plenty of room congregating for meals/games, as well as sneaking off for naps. The short boardwalk to the beach will spoil you, and having the benefit of beach chairs, kayaks, etc, was wonderful, which we definitely put to good use. Watched freighters (and got info on each via, thanks Gary!), biked, did the Dunes and even found some Petoskey stones as we waded in the shallows. Ice cream cones at the Pine Cone were a daily occurrence, a quick drive to town and back in time to watch the sun set. We have rented in the Glen Arbor area before, and Gary/Carolyn have most certainly spoiled us with this rental home - we look forward to returning soon to "our place".

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting your family. This region has so many beautiful sights to share. It means a great deal to us to know you had a terrific experience visiting here. Please do come back whenever you can!
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Grayling Mi

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific house, very well furnished and comfortable. The beach is gorgeous too, perfect sand and clear refreshing water. And what an incredible view...Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands just a few miles away. We also saw freighters in the distance as they move silently through the Manitou Passage. It's such a relaxing beautiful location, a really great place to spend a week with friends and family.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a nice stay. We try to make the house as comfortable as possible so that guests can really relax and completely enjoy the surroundings of the area. Thanks for your thoughtful comments.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Glen Arbor, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
May 27 2018 - Jun 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 10 2018 - Oct 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$128.85
Damage Deposit C$644.25

Check in any time after 3pm
Check out by 10am

Small pets are considered but must have owner's advance approval. A $100 non-refundable cleaning fee would be due at the time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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