Docksider Cottage

A Glen Arbor, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 1
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 6
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On beautiful Big Glen Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY mid June through Labor Day

The upstairs bedroom of the Docksider Cottage is divided with a wall providing two sleeping areas - one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. The cabin is on a lake near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which is perfect for nature lovers. Not just any lake either, our cottage is on Big Glen Lake which is actually two bodies of water, collectively known as Glen Lake. This is the perfect place to stay for your next Leelanau vacation! Bring some yard games and enjoy the large level yard that leads to our sandy beach! Lake Michigan’s amazing beaches are nearby too.

Inside are 2 floors: Main floor has comfortable Living Room with Lazy Boy and window air conditioner; Full kitchen with microwave. Second floor bedroom. Cook a cabin meal inside, or step outside and fire up the grill and eat at the picnic table.

Sleeping arrangement: Bedroom has a Queen sized bed, Double bed, and Folding single bed - guests can use the large walk-in closet. Living Room also has a queen size sofa sleeper.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Pier/Dock
  • Firewood Provided
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Seasonal Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

Our location on the southeast shore offers spectacular sunsets, star gazing and breathtaking views every day - especially from your shared Dock. Love spending time on the water? Use our canoe with paddles see what the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore looks like from Big Glen Lake. The wooded rolling sand hills make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the Great Lakes region.

We are minutes from popular Glen Arbor and 30 minutes from Traverse City - both are a scenic self-guided color tour is during fall - as is a kayak trip down the Crystal River! Guests can enjoy mild temps, fewer crowds, and the Sip & Savor Wine Trail in the spring - the budding wild flowers, Cherry Blossoms and Orchards are seen along hiking trails.

Things To Do

Our shallow swimming area extending out more than 100 yards, so swimming is fun for the entire family. It wouldn’t be cabin time without an evening bon fire - we have a lakeside fire pit.

Welcome to the famous Leelanau Peninsula! Guests can experience local Marinas, art studios & galleries, gift shops, botanical gardens, antique shops, historic landmarks. Guests come from all over the world to visit go on a Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, play our golf courses, and of course explore Sleeping Bear Dunes Park. Make sure your group finds the Dune Climb and Inspiration Point! Since you book directly with us Judy and Carl, we can tell you which hiking trails are Easy, Moderate and Strenuous. We have lots of local knowledge that might come in handy for different ages and interests. Book early if you are thinking of a summer cabin getaway, especially during the BBQ & Brew Festival in Glen Arbor.

Rates & Specials

$140 - $140 night

$1200 - $1600 week

Before June 15 $140/ night (3 night minimum)
June 16-22 $1200/week
June 23-29 $1400/week
June 30- August 24 $1600/week Sat to Sat.
August 25-Sept.1 $1400/week
Sept. 2 into the fall $140/ night (3 night minimum)

Add 6% Michigan tax. Inquire about other weeks or days.

Rentals from Saturday to Saturday and check in is 4:00p.m. - check out is 10:00a.m.

Contact Information

5416 W. MacFarlane Rd.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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