Heart of Leland Authentic Northern Michigan Cottage

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Last updated: 10/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Pearl House

Fabulous vacation rental located on the Village Green in the heart of Leland, Michigan. This historic Leland home is only a block to shopping, restaurants, golf, fishing, and boating. Walk or bike to Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau beach access! Fun, central spot to stay with friends or family to truly enjoy this magical place! bring bikes, kayaks, SUP and 'park' them in the original carriage garage.

Our warm and welcoming yet modern cottage offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, huge laundry, 2 fire places, a spacious dining room for meals or game night, breakfast nook w farmhouse table, and a charming screened in front porch overlooking The Village Green. We have comfortable sleeping for 10 in (5) private bedrooms. A game and library room for cards, movies, puzzles, art projects. Adirondacks under the shady pine tree in the private garden. we supply the first cold beverage.. bring wine.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We love kids we have many games, books, and DVDs for use during their stay....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in our out of property. no exceptions. thank you....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets. we love dogs but sorry no exceptions due to some guest allergies and 'accidents'...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Private master suite in south wing. separate guest bedrooms including bunk room. Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 of 6, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) trundle bed (2 of 6 twins), Bunk Beds (1) 2 of 6 twins...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • After you grab your morning java and warm muffin from Sisson's Bakery set your agenda for the day Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore? Or Manitou Island Transit Ferry to the Manitou islands for the day? Ride the 16 miles around the lake? kayak or take your SUP down the river and out on Lake Leelanau? walk white sand beaches of Lake Michigan as far as you can go to the North or south? go to Hancock field for family softball. or tennis? learn the history of Leelanau at the historical museum then pop into the beautiful library on the river for story time or take out a movie? Strawberry or cherry picking right up the road too. so much to do so little time in Leland. come again....moreless


  • Games:

    board games, puzzles, playing cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Flat panel TVs with integrated DVD players. Cable service included. Broadband and WiFi also available...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) TVs with DVD embedded DVD players...moreless

  • Toys:

    plenty of games and puzzles...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    small collection of DVD and VHS movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    one block to Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau access - docks, 33 steps to river boat launch&dock...moreless

  • Downtown:

    walk just steps to terrific toy store and ice cream, delicious Sissons Bakery, harbor sunsets, the famous Bluebird restaurant...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    2 blocks to Leland Country Club ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    1 block from Leland Harbor, Lake Michigan view looking down the street....moreless

  • Monument View:

    The Leland Village Green garden is directly across the street from the Pearl House. Perfect for playing football, frisbee, croquet or view rose gardens+Leelanau Conservancy memorial...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    23 minutes to Homestead - 58 minutes to Crystal Mountain...moreless

  • Village:

    In the heart of Leland Village visit historic Fishtown, Greengoods, Haystacks, local wineries, Leelanau Historical Museum....moreless

  • Water View:

    Peek of Lake Michigan from the front porch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Formal Dining room and eat in kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    portable units available if needed...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi included...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    brand new...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    2 car garage for bike, kayak, SUP storage. Gas grill included....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens and towels provided upon request. without prior arrangement we may add a fee. Beds include 2 Queens, 1 Double, and 6 Twins (including a bunk bed and a trundle). may BRO beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    With wood burning fireplace and 2 french doors open to screened in porch...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon cell extender is included to ensure strong coverage on the property. Sprint and AT&T also work well on the property....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    plenty of additional street parking on the 'Village Green' in front and parking spaces up the street....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat parking at public accesses....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Verizon micro-cell included...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bring your own "beach" specific towels. we have a limited inventory. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    brand new...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi included...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:




  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    golf at the Leland Country Club is available. it is a private club so guest fees would apply. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Village Green garden right across the street...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    tennis courts available at the Leland Country Club within walking distance up the street. or public courts also up the street as well...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall to Spring
Sep 12 - Jun 18, 2016
4 night min stay
Standard Rate
Jun 19 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall to Spring
Sep 11 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Long term Off-Season Rental available September through May @ $2,500/month (3 month minimum). Visa and MasterCard may be used but a 4% convenience fee will be added.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/18/2015
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (TVC)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bluebird, Riverside, Leland Lodge, The Cove
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Manitou Ferry
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Leland Country Club
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bluebird, Riverside
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan (North St. Beach)

Car: Not Necessary

The Pearl House is ideally located in the village of Leland across from the Village Green precisely between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. The access the river and boat launch are across the street. Beach access to both lakes is a short walk or bike ride. This authentic Leland cottage is a great spot for weddings, wine and color tours, bike touring, boats on the wall festival in the Fall. Our guests love to walk to the harbor for sunsets, to the restaurants or cafes, the Old Art Building for shows or workshops, golf or tennis right up the street. we are close to multiple world class golf destinations, skiing, fishing, water sports of all kinds. Bring your bikes too.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Melissa, Bryan, and Keaton Michigan natives currently living in California.

Why the Owner Chose Leland:
Leland is our second home, enjoyed a lifetime of memories year around with family here. Our family lives in Leland, own businesses (Leland Toy Company, Blue Moon), and attend the Leland Public School. People travel the world to find their special place... we come home to Leland. We bought the Pearl sight unseen because we always loved the house growing up - we didn't need to see it. We love Leland and the Pearl House represents the original feeling and authenticity of this beautiful place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
walk to Lake Michigan beaches, Leland Country Club, Leland Yacht Club for sailing, Lake Leelanau public beach w/lifeguard and boat launch, easy stroll to river access for kayaking or boat launch. Cycling in the Leelanau Peninsula is fantastic. Wine tours around the M-22 Loop. Walk to unique one of a kind shops, yoga, Sisson's Bakery for sticky goodness, Fishtown, Leelanau Historical Museum with tons of nautical lore within a short walk.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Corner of First and Pearl Streets

    Corner of First and Pearl Streets

  • back of house

    back of house

  • large eat in kitchen

    large eat in kitchen

  • enclosed front porch

    enclosed front porch

  • large bedroom

    large bedroom

  • second bedroom with double bed

    second bedroom with double bed

  • 4th bedroom with bunk bed and a queen

    4th bedroom with bunk bed and a queen

  • bathroom with shower

    bathroom with shower

  • second staircase

    second staircase

  • game room

    game room

  • living room

    living room

  • front view

    front view

  • Walk to Lake Michigan Beaches

    Walk to Lake Michigan Beaches

  • rear porch entrance

    rear porch entrance

  • large formal dining room with views of the park

    large formal dining room with views of the park

  • front porch

    front porch

  • bedroom with fireplace and queen bed

    bedroom with fireplace and queen bed

  • third bedroom with 2 twins

    third bedroom with 2 twins

  • bathroom with tiled shower

    bathroom with tiled shower

  • bathroom with shower over tub

    bathroom with shower over tub

  • family room

    family room

  • living room fireplace

    living room fireplace

  • upstairs landing

    upstairs landing

  • rear view

    rear view

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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