Beachside Cottage

A cozy private home on Lake Michigan and close to town

    BEACHSIDE Cottage is your vacation home – not a condo, not on a busy street, and no roads between the cottage and Lake Michigan! This is an honest to goodness cottage on beachfront property.

    Location: Dead center on the beach of Sleeping Bear Bay, Beachside Cottage looks directly out at the two beautiful blue and white Manitou Islands. On the map, it is off of – not on – M-109, between Glen Arbor and Glen Haven in Leelanau County, Michigan. Approximately 35 miles from the Cherry Capital Airport, 5 miles from Camps Leelanau and Kohahna, 3 miles from the Homestead and minutes from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

    4 1/2 hours from the Detroit area, and 6 hours from Chicago. Day Drives include Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Mackinac Island are to the North. Beulah, Frankfort and Benzonia are to the South. More information on things to do and see in the area is available upon request.

    Property Description: This quaint cottage has two floors, with a 3/4 bath and two bedrooms above, having a full bed in one and a two twins in the other and a Stall shower. There are steep 10 inch stairs, 8 inch is standard. There is a rollaway on the screened-in, furnished front porch. Carpeted office and laundry room can house your port-o-crib for Baby or the porch bed.

    Activities Nearby: Walk half a mile down the wooded highway and treat yourself to an ice cream cone, as you watch the band on the outdoor deck at Boonedocks Restaurant. Rent a kayak or canoe for half a day and float down the Crystal River, just minutes from the cottage. Shop till you drop at the many gift shops and galleries in the area. Play tennis and pickleball while your children romp on the great equipment at our state-of-the-art new park in Glen Arbor, just a mile away. Visit galleries and attend programs sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Center, the Old Art Building in Leland and the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort.

    Climb the magnificent sand dunes at the hill climb, just 3 miles away. Take a sunset drive on the Park’s scenic drive overlooking Lake Michigan from on high. Park yourself on the beach and watch the waves roll in. Build a sandcastle. Swim in the clear blue water. Evenings, put jigsaw puzzles together on the porch, or play board with your family at the kitchen table. Rent a movie in Glen Arbor and watch it at the cottage. Build a bonfire after dinner and roast marshmallows for s’mores as the sun sets.

    Our renters are repeaters. That says it all.

    ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION: *Intergenerational sharing is welcome, however, multiple family sharing for the week is not. Summer–Weekly/Sunday-to-Sunday rentals only in July and August. Minimum 3 nights otherwise. Sorry, I cannot respond to summer inquiries for less than a one week stay. Due to repeat renters, I only have a few summer weeks available each year at the end of August. Spring (May and June) and Fall (September and October) are available.

    Rate Period Rates
    June 21 - August 21 $4000
    June 1 - 21
    and August 21-September 15
    May 5 - June 1 $3000
    Labor Day Weekend and>br/> Memorial Day Weekend
    (Pro-rated per diem)

    Beachside Cottage Booking

    Linda Alice Dewey
    Phone: 231-642-0742

  • Property TypeHome
    House RulesMax. occupancy: 8
    Children welcome
    No Pets Allowed
    Non-smoking only
    Location TypeWalk to Town
    Walk to Beach
    Local Neighborhood
    ThemeAway From It All
    Sports & Activities
    Tourist Attractions
    GeneralAlarm Clock
    Central Air
    Living Room
    Bicycles and Kayaks
    Washer + Dryer
    Iron + Board
    Coffee Maker
    Cooking Utensils
    Dishes & Utensils
    Ice Maker
    DiningDining Room
    Seating for 8 people
    Deck table & chairs and picnic table
    Bedrooms + Bathrooms3 bedrooms,
    Bed sizes: Queen, Queen, Twin, Twin, full-sized futon & sleeper sofa.
    2 Full Bathrooms
    Family Games & Playing Cards
    CD Player
    DVD Player
    Satellite / Cable
    OutsideFire Pit
    Gas Grill
    Outdoor Dining Table & Chairs
    Patio/Picnic Table
    AttractionsCrystal River
    National Park
    Autumn Foliage
    Recreation Center
    Winery Tours
    Bike Trails
    Leisure ActivitiesBeach Walking
    Kids Games
    Miniature Golf
    Public Parks w/Swim Beach
    Scenic Drives

    Local Services & BusinessesATM/bank
    Coffee Shop
    Fitness Center
    Farmers Market
    Post Office
    FedEx Shipping
    Dunes Golf Course-Empire
    Mistwood Golf Course-Lake Ann
    Cherry Bowl Drive in Theatre
    Sugarloaf the Old Course
    Massage Therapist
    Medical Services
    Northport Creek Golf course
    Leelanau Sands Casino, Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail
    Sports & Adventure ActivitiesBoating
    Boogie Boarding
    Fly fishing
    Freshwater fishing
    Charter boat fishing
    Ice skating
    Jet skiing
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Snow Shoeing

    Mountain biking
    Sound/bay fishing
    Stand Up Paddleboarding
    Water skiing
    Water tubing
  • Beachside Cottage Booking

    Linda Alice Dewey
    Phone: 231-642-0742


    Rate Period Rates
    June 21 - August 21 $4000
    June 1 - 21
    and August 21-September 15
    May 5 - June 1 $3000
    Labor Day Weekend and>br/> Memorial Day Weekend
    (Pro-rated per diem)

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    Additional information about rental rates

    CLEANING: $100 nonrefundable
    OPTIONAL SOAP/PAPER: $75 Includes all kitchen wraps (saran, foil, zip locs, etc.), paper towels, kitchen soaps (liquid dishwashing soap, dishwasher detergent, hand soap), bathroom soaps, toilet paper and Kleenex. Let me know if you would rather opt out and will bring your own instead.
    DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $500 damage/phone/cable deposit included in your total payment that will be refunded once the phone and cable TV bills clear (approximately 6 weeks – 2 mos. after your stay). Any damage or extra cleaning beyond what is normal for a week’s stay will be deducted from this deposit.
    TERMS: All payments by check sent by USPS. 50% deposit with reservation, followed by two additional payments of 25% each, payment dates to be determined by owner and agreed upon by renter.
    INITIAL DEPOSIT: Upon replying via email that you agree to these terms which will have been personalized with your date of reservation and the rental rate and fees, I will put your week on hold for 7 days, during which time your 25% deposit should reach me. If it has not reached me by then, I will contact you and put your time back on the market. If I then receive your deposit, and no one else has reserved your week, you may still rent your time.
    SECOND AND THIRD PAYMENTS: The same terms apply to your second and third payments of 25%.
    CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES: If you must cancel for any reason, I will make a good-faith effort at re-renting your time by re-listing your days on Air BnB, Glen Arbor Cottages and on the Beachside Cottage Facebook page. If it re-rents, I will be able to refund your money. If you need to exchange your days with someone else, I will do my best to make that happen for you, but it is the other renters’ decision as to whether they can change with you.
    LATE PAYMENTS: If your payment has not been received by the date it is due, I will notify you on the due date that I have not received it. Ten days thereafter, if I have still not received it, I will notify you that your week is going back up on the Web. If it is reserved by someone else before I receive your payment, I will hold the week for the new renters and refund to you all monies paid by you to that point. If no one has rented your week when your payment arrives, you may keep your week. Payment by check should be received by me within seven days from the date of your reservation.
    CARE YARD: If the deer fence is operating, please take a minute to connect and plug in the deer fence at night. You may disconnect it in the mornings. I will tell you where and how to do this. If it does not rain, please water grass and flowers every three days, at least 20 minutes in each spot. Also, please water deck flower pots every day. I really appreciate this.
    END OF STAY: Before you leave, fix the place back up. “Leave it as you found it.” However, it is not necessary to run the vacuum or do the actual clean. I will have someone come in to do that.
    LINENS: Linens and towels are furnished and can be found folded on the end of your beds. Please launder them and leave them folded when you leave. (You may leave one wet load in the dryer, but please don’t leave the dryer running.) If you’d rather not do any of this, feel free to bring your own linens so that you may do them once you return home. (We have one queen bed downstairs.) If you leave the linens to be laundered, a laundering fee will be assessed.
    DISCLAIMER This agreement carries no guarantee on what Mother Nature does regarding lake water, shoreline, beach conditions, insects, animals, fish, wind, weather or any other natural conditions during your stay. We do what we can with what we can control, but Mother Nature is out of that sphere! If bugs, such as mosquitoes and flies, are a problem (which occurs occasionally throughout the warm months in Michigan), we do have the screened in porch available for your enjoyment. Please make sure all screens on windows and all screened doors are closed to prevent bugs coming in at night. Windows can be open, but be sure screens are closed.
    LIMITATIONS: No motorized watercraft within 500 feet of the cottage, not more than 3 cars parked in the driveway parking spaces at any one time, no more than 9 people at one time using the cottage, the beach or any part of the property during the day or overnight (septic system concerns). Please notify me in advance with the names and contact numbers of any guests staying overnight and which nights they will be joining you.
    This agreement is not transferable to any other party without my prior consent.

    Beachside Cottage Booking

    Linda Alice Dewey
    Phone: 231-642-0742

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