2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 6
Joel and Melissa Mitchell
About Joel and Melissa Mitchell
We live in Grand Rapids, MI. We have three young boys and together we love to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, and swimming. Melissa is a licensed Realtor, but really she just loves to run! She's found some pretty amazing running trails that can be reached right from the condo's front steps - if you would like to know how to find them, please ask! We are also wine enthusiasts (we don't really know what we're doing! we just like to drink wine!) we are having fun exploring all the different wineries in Leelanau county. If you find a favorite, please share! The time spent together as family in Northern Michigan is priceless, we are happy that we can share the same opportunity with you.
Joel and Melissa Mitchell purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Joel and Melissa Mitchell chose Glen Arbor
We chose our condo because it is one of only a handful of units that are 'new' on the beach. Our unit was re-built in 1996 and was updated in 2013 with new paint and carpet, kitchen was updated in 2014 with all new stainless steel appliances. We continue to make upgrades and improvements each year. The family room and bedrooms have cathedral ceilings with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that make the unit light, bright, and airy! Our unit also has a beach side Master Suite - also pretty unique to The Homestead as most master's face the parking lot. We are also one of only a handful of units that has forced air for heat (sorry, no AC but the lake breezes cool us off in the evening and we have fans). Unique to our location, the Crystal River runs along the parking lot with a bridge and lighted path that connects us to the rest of all The Homestead has to offer. With the river directly behind us and Lake Michigan right in front of us, nature's beauty is endless!
What makes this Condo unique
We fell in love with Glen Arbor about 14 years ago when we were at The Homestead for a wedding. The natural beauty of the area along with the quaint town and easy access to all that the area has to offer kept bringing us back. We look forward to our trips up north, to 'getting away' to a slower pace, to a simpler way of living and spending time as a family - exploring new hikes in Sleeping Bear, evening walks along the beach, walking into town for ice cream or a cocktail, biking the Heritage Trail, fishing, and swimming, the endless searches for Petoskey stones, playing board games in the evening. Winter offers fun as well! The National park offers free snow shoe hikes on the weekends, skiing at The Homestead, ice skating, and cross country skiing (rentals at Crystal River Outfitters and The Homestead) to name just a few fun things. And of course the two person jacuzzi tub and two wood burning fireplaces to warm you back up when you come in from the cold. We do have free Wi-Fi and HD cable tv.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Cancellation Fee $50
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing vacation on Lake Michigan
We had a fabulous vacation in Glen Arbor. We absolutely loved our place. The space was perfect for our family of five....plenty of room and super clean. We loved being right on the beach and spent a ton of time enjoying the water and the spectacular sunsets.
Great Family Vacation!
We had a wonderful time at the condo! So much to do in Glen Arbor and all within biking distance. The condo is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We would definitely love to come back!
Great lakeshore getaway
We were new to the area and found this to be an excellent property. It's only a few minutes from downtown Glen Arbor or Glen Lake, and right on the lake shore so you can enjoy the cool night breezes. The sunsets alone are worth the price of admission.
Melissa and Joel,
Loved the place to reconnect with friends at Leelanau 50th. What spectacular sunsets. Even though everything had changed at the school, your place made going back feel like home.
Quiet and beautiful
Our family stayed for a week in early June. The condo was just as beautiful as the photos. The unit is located at the end of a drive, which gave us extra privacy. We enjoyed going for walks through the beautiful, shaded woods. There were ample sidewalks and paths to satisfy our daily strolls. A quick 3 minute drive into town offered a great variety of little places to eat and shop. A great place for families or a couples getaway!
This was great condo and a perfect fit for our family of 4. It was very well maintained, and stocked with the necessities. Absolutely beautiful views, and on the beach. Melissa was very responsive and accommodating. Would certainly stay here again.
We are in the heart of all that is PURE MICHIGAN! No trip to Glen Arbor is complete without a trip to the dune hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes, biking (or if it's winter, cross country skiing) the new Heritage Trail, visiting and tasting some of the Leelanau wineries, afternoons at the beach, a hamburger at Art's Tavern, a stop at the M-22 store, and cookies from Cherry Republic. If you have kayaks, bring them and kayak down the Crystal River (located directly behind our condo) into Lake Michigan. During the summer season, take a ferry from Leeland to the Manitou Islands for a day of hiking. Rent a pontoon boat for the day on crystal clear blue Glen Lake.
For the golfers, the Homestead Resort offers two courses to choose from as well as many other nearby courses. We are about 45 minutes from Grand Traverse.
The Homestead Resort offers many amenities that are within easy walking distance including restaurants, playground, market, skiing, gift shop, and spa. Rental does NOT include use of the Homestead pool and Homestead beach club.