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Thistledown on Lake Michigan in Glen Arbor

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  • bedrooms 4
  • baths 3
  • sleeps 8
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed no
  • type House
  • community Glen Arbor
  • rates (USD) $ 1,500 - $ 3,200 / week

vacation rental description

We would love to share our "Up North" getaway with people who
appreciate a well kept home with full amenities. As you stroll down
our winding driveway, watch for the deer and wildlife in the woods.
When you're finished taking in the view of Lake Michigan and the
Manitou Islands from the living room, step outside to the patio and
head down the boardwalk through the sandy dune grasses and
wildflowers to our own private beach on Sleeping Bear Bay on Lake
Michigan.
Our 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is within walking distance of Glen Arbor
(1/2 mile). The master bedroom, with a lovely view of the lake and
the Manitou Islands, includes a king size bed and a private bath.
Also on the lower level are two other bedrooms, one with two twin
beds and the other with one twin bed, which share a bathroom.
Upstairs is a bedroom with two twin beds, a twin futon and a
bathroom. The home includes new flooring throughout and recently
remodeled bathrooms.
Thistledown is located 30 minutes from Traverse City, the Cherry
Capital of the Midwest. The Traverse City Airport offers service
from several major airlines. And of course, for your cherry product
needs, walk or bike into town to The Cherry Republic.

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Ann Rand 813-641-3817

house rental amenities

* Fully equipped kitchen includes stove, oven, microwave, new
refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, utensils and lots of
cookware.
*Gas grill available for Bar-B-Q meals at home on the patio.
*Wood burning fireplace (for those cool, cozy evenings!) Central
heating for those winter months.

Central Air Conditioning.
*Patio with furniture where you can eat your lunch, and watch the
boats go by on the lake.
*Washer, dryer, cable TV, VCR, DVD player, and wireless high speed
Internet connection.
*Bed linens are included. Please bring your own towels.
*No smoking please.
*No pets please.

*Maximum of 8 people staying at our home at any one time

activities and attractions in Glen Arbor Michigan

Do you enjoy spectacular views of an ever changing lake? Is it blue
or green today?
Do you enjoy relaxing on a private beach, soaking up the sun or
hunting for Petoskey stones?
Do you enjoy watching brilliant sunsets while toasting s'mores
around the campfire?
Do you enjoy counting the stars and watching for Northern Lights in
the clearest night skies that you can imagine?
Do you enjoy hiking and biking the paved trails in the woods?
Do you enjoy climbing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes to take in the
view of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan?
Do you enjoy kayaking and canoeing? Bring yours or rent one in Glen
Arbor and see the bay and the Crystal River from the water!
Do you enjoy fishing? Charter a fishing boat in Glen Arbor and
catch a salmon!
Do you enjoy golfing? Four 18 hole golf courses nearby.
Do you enjoy walking to town to shop, get a cup of coffee, or eat an
ice cream cone?
If these sound appealing to you, you'll enjoy these magical moments
at Thistledown.

vacation rental rates

January - June 21, 2014 ---rates vary.  Please call. 

June 21 - August 30, 2014 ---- $3200

August 30 - October 25, 2014 ---$1500-$1800 

November 2014 - May 2015 ---rates vary. Please call.

Summer rates are by the week only.
Off season rates will vary and require a minimum of three nights.
Cleaning fees of $150 will be added for less than one week rentals.
A refundable damage deposit of $250 is required and returned upon
property inspection.
50% of the rental fee is due by February 1. The remainder is due
one month prior to first day of rental.
Cancellations will be accepted up to 60 days prior to first day of
occupancy with a full refund. Cancellation of 60 days or less prior
to first day of occupancy is subject to forfeiture of the deposit
unless renters can be found to fill the slot, in which case, a full
refund will be given.

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Top things to do in Glen Arbor
  • Sit on the beach and soak in the sun
  • Shop the quaint one of a kind stores in Glen Arbor
  • Go to Cherry Republic and sample their yummies!
  • Walk and bike on the paved bike trail
  • Hike up Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
Top things to do on a budget
  • Sit on the beach and soak in the sun
  • Hunt for Petoskey stones on the beach
  • Have a beach fire and roast hot dogs and s'mores
  • Walk and bike on the paved trail
  • Hike up Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
Top things to do with a family
  • Climb the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
  • Walk or Bike on the paved trail
  • Go to the beach
  • Hunt for pretty rocks and Petoskeys
  • Walk to town and shop
have-fun

Ann Rand , owner

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Slice of Heaven

Review submitted: December 1, 2013   Date of arrival: October 4, 2013

Our family has been visiting Glen Arbor for the past 30 + years and Thistledown is like a 2nd home to us. When we finally reach the lane, I feel that I can "breathe", once again. There is nothing better than sitting in front of a roaring fire, watching the "nature channel" through the big, glass slider doors. Walks on the beach are almost a religious experience and you never know what the "Lady of the Lake" has in store for you from walk to walk. The house is fully equipped with everything anyone could possibly want or need, but it's the atmosphere that brings us back year after year. It truly is a little slice of heaven and I would highly recommend it to all - young and old! That said, just leave us our 2 weeks :-)

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

You can't go wrong

Review submitted: November 4, 2013   Date of arrival: May 18, 2013

My wife and I first rented Thistledown six years ago. We have been coming back at least once a year ever since. We had vacationed on the Leelanau for over ten years before finding Thistledown, but rarely rented the same place more than once. Some rentals were too small, some too rundown, some too rustic (middle of nowhere), and some had owners who wouldn't give you the time of day once the check cleared. Then we found Thistledown. The house itself is a very clean, well maintained A frame only a few hundred feet from the shore of Lake Michigan - the Manitou Passage to be precise - which means if you walk down to the shore (something you will do every evening because every Lake Michigan sunset is unique and glorious) you see the Great Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes to the left, the two Manitou Island directly across the water, and to the right, the town of Glen Arbor nestled in the woods below Pyramid Point.
My wife and I go for the peace, the quiet, the magnificent views, the local restaurants – including La Becasse if you have a hankering for escargot, creme brulee and trying to remember your very bad high school French – and the wines. Not to mention the morning coffee from Leelanau Coffee Roasting, the mid-afternoon sour cherry patches from Cherry Republic, and the evening burgers from Art’s Tavern, all three a fifteen minute stroll away in Glenn Arbor. Should you be there ‘with child’ you’ve got the dune climb a five minute drive in the opposite direction, kayak and bike rentals in Glen Arbor, ice cream at the Republic and cokes and a brew for you) at the Tavern. And then, of course, there is the beach, a scant two hundred feet away.
The property shows pride of ownership – it is well maintained and updated. A new air conditioner appeared recently, as well as a new living room set and wooden living room floor. The kitchen has all the modern amenities, and they work (unlike some places we’ve rented)! The bedrooms range in size from ‘master’ to cozy nook, and include a genuine knotty-pine man-cave at the top of the ‘A’, guaranteed to attract boys of any age (I’ve slept there myself a few times). The house even has wireless internet service for those of you needing a daily Facebook fix or to respond to an occasional emergency from work.
In short, you can’t go wrong. A week at Thistledown is one of the high points of our year. I hope it will be for yours as well.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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The perfect balance

Review submitted: November 3, 2013   Date of arrival: August 3, 2013

Thistledown is the perfect place for a vacation, and we're so grateful each time we get to stay there. It's a comfortable house, with an unbeatable view! The access to our own private beach is priceless!

It's our ideal blend of relaxation at the beach and outdoor activities for the family and kids. We love being so close to Glen Arbor, for the restaurants and shops. We love having the dune climb, bike trail, and the Crystal River nearby too! We love that we don't have to leave Glen Arbor during our stay!

We highly reccommend it, and I think you'll be pleased.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway

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