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Delightful Leland Waterfront Home with Private Dock!

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Red Lodge - deep in the quiet woods, on Lake Leelanau


Last updated: 05/17/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Enjoy a perfect family summer vacation or reunion in this beautifully crafted one level home on picturesque Lake Leelanau. Located 1 mile north of Leland, a quaint fishing village, the long winding driveway thru sun-dappled tall trees that leads to Red Lodge is your first clue that you are headed to a Northern Michigan paradise!

The living is easy with the cottage's family friendly layout. Master bedroom is on one side of the home, while 2 more bedrooms are on the other. Master has 2 double beds its own half bath, 2nd & 3rd have 2 twins & share full bath with a shower. Large knotty pine living room has a fireplace, checkerboard and cozy reading nooks for indoor days and everyday coziness. Spacious kitchen is well set up. Grab a bite at the kitchen table or set a formal table in the dining area (seats 12). Big windows and a screened-in porch allow you to take full advantage of the gorgeous lake view. Get up & first thing in the morning run down to the lake for a swim! Beautiful Lake Leelanau is sandy-bottomed & warm all summer long! Spend your days swimming in the lake or relaxing on the private wooden dock. Enjoy swimming and sunset picnics on nearby Lake Michigan beaches.

Grassy front yard (with hammock!) is a great spot for the kids to play safely. Big patio with a fire pit & Weber grill are perfect for BBQ dinners followed by s'mores. Quiet, private, wooded setting is sweet for a memorable family vacation or gathering of friends.

Red Lodge comes fully equipped from kitchen utensils, washer & dryer to bed linens and plenty of towels. Just bring personal items, beach towels and toothpaste and you are ready to settle in!

Leland is a 20 minute drive to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and close to several of Northwest Michigan's many attractions—wineries, excellent cycling, boutique shopping in Leland, Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor, canoeing down the Crystal River, kite-surfng on the 'big lake', Michigan. The Michigan Scenic Highway (M-22) has dedicated bike lanes. Boat launching facilities for Lake Leelanau & Lake Michigan are nearby.

You will love “Red Lodge!” Reserve your spot today!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Double Beds (1) twin double beds in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) set of twin beds in each of two bedrooms, Child Beds (1) can be put in one twin bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Gorgeous grassy yard, hammock to enjoy lake breezes, peaceful quiet surrounding forest...pure delight!! Great view of lake and boaters, shallow sandy bottom at beginning of boat dock which travels out about 30 feet to end of dock and 3 foot deep water, great swimming from there to deeper water. No boat provided but you can rent one and dock it here....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    hookup provided, bring your own computer. WIFI...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided:

    plenty of linens and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    No RV's allowed, but we can accommodate a boat trailer...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    from local venues if desired...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    ask if you don't find what you need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    great view of lake while cooking! Fully equipt, many dishes for entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful stone patio with grill overlooking the lake for cooking out and relaxing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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$2800/week, June 12 to Labor Day.  Rented by the week only, Sunday to Sunday.
Special rates after Labor Day.
$500 deposit check is due with your signed contract and will be held  
and returned if there is no damage or abuse.  Full payment of rental fee is due 45
days prior to occupancy.  No credit cards are accepted.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 05/17/2015
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Sand dune hiking, kiteboarding on Lake Michigan, good old fashioned family fun in a quaint fishing village! Lake Michigan Fishing charters available. Watercraft available for rental.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1951

About the owner: Our parents, living in Cincinnati, Ohio, headed north to Leland for some fishing and R & R on the lake they had heard so much about from friends. They fell in love with the area and the town of Leland. When the lakefront property came available, they purchased it and built Red Lodge. Dad, a lawyer by trade and a cabinet builder by hobby, lovingly designed and built the cottage which our family has loved dearly over the years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hearing the light wind through the trees is like a lullaby. The sun on the water is lovely. The dock is the place to be on pretty days- for sunning, waving to passing watercraft, relaxing, reading, fishing. The cottage is so warm & welcoming-- taking in the craftsmanship of the building and detail work throughout the home is impressive and harkens to a past era.

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Speaks: english


  • Red Lodge - deep in the quiet woods, on Lake Leelanau

    Red Lodge - deep in the quiet woods, on Lake Leelanau

  • wooden dock on the lake front below the cottage.

    wooden dock on the lake front below the cottage.

  • view from living room bay window

    view from living room bay window

  • country comfort for all

    country comfort for all

  • lakeside twin bedroom

    lakeside twin bedroom

  • expansive yard overlooking the lake

    expansive yard overlooking the lake

  • large family sized grilling area including brazier

    large family sized grilling area including brazier

  • living room with fireplace and large bay window looking out to lake view

    living room with fireplace and large bay window looking out to lake view

  • fireside reading area

    fireside reading area

  • glass/screened-in lakeside porch

    glass/screened-in lakeside porch

VRBO #280629

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Date last modified - Friday, May 29, 2015

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