Peaceful villa on the sugar sand shores of Big Glen Lake!

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach

Overview of Peaceful villa on the sugar sand shores of Big Glen Lake!

Entire home

Peaceful villa on the sugar sand shores of Big Glen Lake!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
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

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7
1100 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area

Glen Arbor

Located in Glen Arbor, this villa is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and cycling.

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.

Peaceful villa on the sugar sand shores of Big Glen Lake!

Beachfront villa with kitchen and patio
Driftwood (Glen Craft Villas)

Note: Reservations begin January 15th every year for each season. The season is from May through September. We have other properties listed on VRBO.

In a peaceful atmosphere with plenty of sunshine, Glen Craft is ideally located with warm prevailing southwest breezes to our sandy beach and cooler north-westerns over our treetops. Surrounded with Michigan woods, right on the crystal clear waters of Big Glen Lake, yet located 1/2 mile from Glen Arbor and about 2 miles from Sleeping Bear National Park Dune climb this is the perfect spot to enjoy days at "home" and days out exploring the local area.

Smooth, softly sloping sand leads to Glen Lake, just outside your door. Children love it, and adults can relax alongside them. Children can even wade all the way to the anchored raft. We also have a lakeside firepit with log stools, a dry sauna, small laundry facility, tennis court, row boat, paddle boards, shuffle board court, beach chaise lounge chairs, basketball, and archery range.

Driftwood features a full kitchen, combined living/dining room with wall of windows for pristine lake views, fireplace and vaulted ceilings, a full bath and three bedrooms: one with a queen size bed, one with twin bed, and one with built-in bunk beds. There is also a pull out queen size sofabed.

This listing is for our Driftwood Villa. We have additional villas available for rent listed on VRBO.

Furnished/Unfurnished Items:
Cable TV and wireless internet provided.
Gas grill and beach chaise lounge chairs.
Fully furnished kitchen is complete with range/oven, coffee maker, microwave, and toaster. Blankets and pillows are furnished. Kitchen soaps & bath soaps provided, but no shampoo. Linens and towels can be provided at an additional charge.

Reservations are confirmed only by advance deposit of 50% the total amount.

Check-In/Check-Out Check in anytime after 4 p.m. Friday, and check out is 10 a.m. Friday promptly.

Pets - In order to honor reservations, we request that all pets be left at home.
No Smoking in Driftwood or a fine of $150 will be assessed.
Must be left reasonably clean to avoid a cleaning charge of $150.
Visiting Guests are welcome for 1 or 2 daytime visits, but not daily.
Cancellations within 60 days are honored if the time of booking is re-rented.
Reservations begin January 15th every season. Available May-October.

More information and additional rentals can be viewed at the Glen Craft Villas Website at
Guest accommodations at this villa offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the villa include a sauna.

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

Property manager

Christian Krull
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Shared/communal pool
  • Sauna


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


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


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Bicycling on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Boating on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 7
  • Unit size: 1100 sq ft (102 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 27


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

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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5/5 Excellent

Amazing property & location
You can’t beat this cottage property, the location, or the hospitality of the host. The lake/beach area was a dream (we used the stand up paddleboards, shuffleboard, picnic, and beach area often). You are super close to town, and the property itself was exactly what I was hoping a beach cottage would be. It had all the amenities we needed, was spacious, and we were incredibly comfortable. The host was super friendly and accessible. Perfect vacation destination.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful relaxing family vacation!!!
We had a fabulous time here with our two young kids! Our cottage was very clean, comfortable, and was fully stocked. We loved being able to walk right out to Big Glen Lake. It is crystal clear and absolutely stunning! The shuffle board was right out front that we played daily. We really enjoyed the paddle boards and paddle boat. So much to do right at the resort but so close to town and the dunes. Also, the owner Chis is so nice and incredibly helpful. This is one of our best vacations! We will definitely be back!!!

5/5 Excellent

Awesome setting
The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Access to the beach and other activities was right out the door. Manager/owner was helpful and very friendly, also quick to fix our one issue. (propane tank ran out of gas, replaced within 5 minutes) We would definitely return!

5/5 Excellent

Comfortable family vacation
Family of five enjoyed our week of vacation. Relaxing setting with things for the kids to do. Clean, well stocked cabin. Beautiful grounds and views. Very responsive owner. Walk to Glen Arbor. Visit the dunes.