Sleeps 13, Little Glen compound direct water front & tennis court.

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5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
TV, fireplace, books

Overview of Sleeps 13, Little Glen compound direct water front & tennis court.

Entire home

Sleeps 13, Little Glen compound direct water front & tennis court.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Empire, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrand Traverse Bay38 min drive
  • Popular LocationFront Street41 min drive
  • AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)50 min drive
  • Popular LocationTurtle Creek Casino57 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 13
2100 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 5
    3 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bathtub
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


Located in Empire, this vacation home is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - 3 min drive
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 4 min drive
  • Grand Traverse Bay - 38 min drive
  • Front Street - 41 min drive
  • Turtle Creek Casino - 57 min drive


  • Good Harbor Grill — 5 min drive
  • Western Avenue Grill — 6 min drive
  • Bear Paw Pizza — 6 min drive
  • Good Harbor Grill — 6 min drive
  • Boonedocks — 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 50 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Sleeps 13, Little Glen compound direct water front & tennis court.

Beachfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
Two beautiful cottages with 100 feet of sandy private lake frontage on Little Glen Lake. Sleeps 13 or will rent one or the other for about half the price. 6 in cottage / 7 in clubhouse. Sunday turnover day
Also note: we only allow a maximum of 13 people on the property at a time.
Twice the fun – a charming, classic lake cottage with lovely water views on Little Glen Lake's south shore, and a modern guest house next to a private tennis court. All situated on 1 1/2 acres on the lake side of the road.
THE COTTAGE sleeps up to 6, just a few steps from Glen Lake, is 900 square feet of knotty pine interior with hard wood floors and a fireplace – truly an up-north getaway. A sweet little 3-season porch overlooks Little Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The kitchen has all the essential tools you could want to prepare and serve your meals. With 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath, the Cottage sleeps up to 6 comfortably, in 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, and 2 twin bunk beds.

THE CLUB HOUSE is a charming 2-story home with 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths, and a large bright living room, right next to the private tennis court. At a very comfortable 1200 square feet, it easily sleeps up to 7 guests. The kitchen is stocked with essential tools and includes a washer and dryer. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has 1 queen bed, while up the stairs is a bedroom with 1 full bed and 1 twin bed, a second bedroom with 2 twin beds, and a ½ bath.

The property is 1½ acres, with over 100 feet of private direct lake frontage and plenty of lawn for outdoor games. * the road is NOT between the cottages and the lake. Little Glen Lake is very shallow near the shore and ideal for families with small children. We provide a dock and mooring buoy for your boat. Glen Arbor is just 3½ miles away, Empire 4½ miles. Weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday. ask about long weekend rates for Spring and fall.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Laura Sielaff
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Snow sports gear
  • Tennis on site
  • Boating on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 13
  • Unit size: 2100 sq ft (195 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 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
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

Sleeps 13 Little Glen Compound Direct Water Front Tennis Court
Sleeps 13 Little Glen compound direct water front tennis court.

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Beautiful location, two great houses = perfect place for a family gathering!
We rented the two houses for our family who came from Washington State,Charlotte NC and Denver Colorado. We live in Alexandria VA. We are not able to get together very frequently and this combination was perfect for us. The view from the cottage is great - loved the dock, and the shallow water. The dishwasher is so helpful and there are plenty of places to sit outside by the lake. There is a great space for the children to play between the houses . We were treated to a talent show on the tennis court. Laura is most helpful and very easy to work with. Both houses have a good number of kitchen utensils as well as pots and pans..With children, the washer and dryer was a big help! There was plenty of space for all! I would highly recommend " Slow down at Glen Lake!" It was great!

5/5 Excellent

Great week on Little Glen Lake.
We had a family reunion in the Glen Lake area, and Laura’s property was one of the locations. We had to divide up because all together there were 31 family members. Slow down @Little Glen was very clean and accommodated 3 pairs of the older generation in the clubhouse plus the cottage had one family with 3 younger children. It was a perfect location, we rented Pontoon boat plus other water toys, and it keep everyone busy doing whatever they wanted to do during the day, perfect location also for sightseeing, close to everything. The tennis court also got a lot of workout. It was so nice to be together during the day and then to have the evenings to yourself. Everyone enjoyed her beautiful property, she really keeps it immaculate. The lake was perfect for the younger generation because the water was swallow enough to let the kids play without worries. A beautiful view of lake and Dunn’s along with great sunsets. We all agree that we will have to come back to Slow down @Little Glen very soon. Thank-you Laura for letting us use your property.

5/5 Excellent

The cottages are clean and well equipped and the lot location is terrific.
We had a fantastic week. We had a crew with wide ranging interests and ages and the two cottages met our needs so well. We can't wait to come back up next summer!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful and relaxing!
Relaxing is....having breakfast and coffee in the sunroom overlooking the lake with hummingbirds at the feeder. It is also....sitting by a fire watching the sun set over the lake and sand dunes. This property is beautiful and perfectly located. The houses were clean and well kept. The owner was wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.

4/5 Good

Wonderful week at Little Glen!
We had a wonderful week at Slow Down at Little Glen. Laura has done a great job renovating both homes. They are comfortable and well stocked with everything you will need. Laura checked in with us to make sure everything was okay and provided contact information when she knew she wouldn't be available. We used the grills and had family dinners on the picnic table. Both houses are a perfect combination of quaint Up North cottages with modern amenities. Families with young children will love the large amount of shallow water off the dock for the kids to play in. You can't go wrong with these houses!