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Watt Guesthouse on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

We like to share our Guesthouse, which is adjacent to our year-round home, with those who care to rent a very special spot and treat it as a guesthouse. We enjoy treating you as our guests.

We are on Lake Michigan with full beach access. We look north toward the North and South Manitou Islands. The Guesthouse has a view of Lake Michigan and shares our beach access.

Privacy is important and assured. The Guesthouse access walkway is on the east side of the Guesthouse and the entry is from the deck. These are not in view from the main house. We avoid use of the deck to maintain the privacy of our guests. We have had no issues with bothering our guests or with our guests disturbing us. The walkway to the beach starts at the west side of the house, and guests walking to the beach do not look into the main house.

We are also a casual 10 minute walk from town.

We enjoy a quiet family atmosphere.

More Details

David Watt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About David Watt

We love living on Lake Michigan within the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. We look out onto the lake every day and it never grows old. This is a special spot to share with children and grand children.

David Watt purchased this house in 2001


Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower, sink, toilet, and storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen sized bed, two day beds in living room
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our Guesthouse has a bedroom with a queen size bed, a bathroom with a stall shower, a living area with two day-beds, and a mini-kitchen with microwave oven, toaster oven, (no stove/oven) and refrigerator. The Guesthouse shares access to the gas grill on the deck. The kitchen has service for four. There is a love-seat and a small dining table and a desk. Two adult bicycles may be borrowed. The Guesthouse provides bed linens and towels. No pets. No smoking. There is parking space for two cars adjacent to the Guesthouse. The family boats are not included in the rental. Use of the guesthouse and beach is limited to the renters.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Watt Guesthouse on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful spot on Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

David and Becky are great hosts! Their place is bright and clean and within walking distance to Glen Arbor. The new bike trail starts just up from their house.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to share our guesthouse. We enjoy meeting such interesting and considerate people.
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Grand Rapids,MI

Wonderful vacation in lovely Glen Arbor

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful family vacation at the Watt Guesthouse this summer - so nice in fact that we're returning for a fall weekend. The guesthouse is charming, very efficient space and worked perfectly for three adults. We loved the easy walk to the beautiful (private) beach on Lake Michigan and the ability to walk to town. This is a terrific home base for exploring all Glen Arbor has to offer along with the many wineries, dunes and neighboring towns.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Guest House
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hike Sleeping Bear sand dunes.

* Canoe the Crystal River. Rentals available..

* Becky Thatcher Designs jewelry shop.

* Boating on Glen Lake. Rentals available..

* Charter fishing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Tour Port Oneida historical sites.

* Tour Glen Haven historical sites.

* Bicycle around Glen Lake.

* Volunteer with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit South Manitou Island by boat from Leland.

* Visit Cherry Republic.

* Putt & Paddle (putt-putt golf).

* Swim in Glen Lake/Lake Michigan..

We look out onto Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands. The beach can be enjoyed for walking and sun bathing.

For additional information, see the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Center website, and the Glen Arbor Chamber of Commerce website.


Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum of one week, Saturday-to-Saturday in July and August

Weekly Rate: $1300

Monthly Rate: $3000 - $4000

The basis for rental is generally $1000 per week, Saturday to Saturday. Shorter visits, with a minimum of two nights, are possible for $200 per night if the Guesthouse has not been reserved three weeks ahead. Rent is payable in full with the reservation. For a change of reservation, a 90% refund is available if..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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