2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Beach nearby, sun loungers
Beach nearby, sun loungers
Beach nearby, sun loungers


Entire home


4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Glen Arbor, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGlen Lake2 min walk
  • Popular LocationSleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum8 min drive
  • Popular LocationSleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore11 min drive
  • AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)54 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
720 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area

Glen Arbor

Located in Glen Arbor, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Glen Lake - 2 min walk
  • Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum - 8 min drive
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 11 min drive
  • Philip A. Hart Visitor Center - 15 min drive
  • Little Traverse Lake - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 54 min drive


  • Art's Tavern — 15 min walk
  • Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company — 16 min walk
  • Boonedocks — 16 min walk
  • Good Harbor Grill — 17 min walk
  • Bear Paw Pizza — 19 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.


Historic cottage in Glen Arbor with sauna
Note: Reservations begin January 15th every year for the coming season.

Charming one bedroom cottage is cozy and private yet just steps to our sugar sand beach and recreational activities. Rental includes full access to all Glen Craft amenities, including the beach, paddle boat, fire pit, sauna, etc. Features include living room with vaulted ceiling and fan, new TV, full size pull out couch, electric wall heater, dining table, kitchenette with refrigerator/freezer, range and microwave, airy bedroom with vaulted ceiling, queen bed, ceiling fan. and AC and. Small bathroom with a shower Accommodates up to 3 guests maximum. Great opportunity to enjoy all Big Glen has to offer without the expense of a lakefront rental. Beach usage with chaise lounges, umbrella tables, swim raft and small water crafts. Set back privacy, but no lake view.

Blankets, quilts and pillows are provided. Kitchen and bathroom soaps, paper products, and dish towels provided (shampoo not provided). Sheets and towels are not provided, but can be for an additional $75.

Reservations require the reservation form completed and a 50% deposit. .
Reservations begin January 15th every year.

Look forward to creating a fond memory for your family.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Christian Krull
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Sauna


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Bicycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 720 sq ft (67 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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5/5 Excellent

Wonderful place to stay
Great location, owners were really friendly. I’m very pleased with the entire setting. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who was interested in looking for a place in the Glen Lake area. I would not hesitate to rent this again next year! Thanks!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Cute cottage, beautiful property
Thank you Chris for a lovely stay! We stayed for our honeymoon 30 years ago and had a wonderful time…did not disappoint this time either. Great Lake access for cottage stayers and short walk to town. Perfect location and wonderful host Chris. He surprised us with champagne and flutes and flowers upon arrival knowing it was our 30th anniversary. Great weekend getaway—thanks Chris!

5/5 Excellent

Really nice place. Nicer than it looks in photos. Beach is great.

5/5 Excellent

awesome location!
Great location, owner very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Perfect for a couples get a way.

4/5 Good

Great Stay! Close to everything you want beach, town, privacy.
I loved the stay at the Ranchette! The manager was very kind and made sure everything was at hand. We had to make our own bed, but they did provide the linens. We were a little early, but still never had to do that before. Also, I reminded the manager he needs to change the wifi username with the correct password that took a bit, but figured it out. Finally, the cable box didn't work and said it was old I hope he'd make sure everything is in working order before renting out in the future, but I have to say Chris was right on the Internet Provider and were without cable the first two nights and got them out there by the opening Thurs night football game so thanks for that! One more thing he told us checkout was at 10 and it was actually 11, but we had to leave early anyhow. I would also put in the ad that the washer and dryer are not in the ranchette, but in another building I assumed it was and could confuse others later on. These are all minor things and he corrected the cable box. He said he's going to change the wifi username to the corrected one and the other stuff is just has to know what he puts in the ad and what have you. All-in-all it was a great few days and loved Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes! Thanks for the experience.