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Watt Guesthouse on Lake Michigan


Property Details

Updated: Oct 13, 2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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2 Reviews

2 traveler 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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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Traverse City at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Guest House at 100 Metres Car: necessary

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.


Rental rates

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High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Weekly Rate: $1200

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..

Pay by check. $100 to hold the reservation until 3 months prior to reservation. Full payment due three months prior to reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining Area


  • Toys ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1
  • Stall shower, sink, toilet, and storage.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen sized bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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 and a child's bicycle 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.

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