Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..

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Last updated: 11/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This quiet rural home features sunlit rooms, decks, and views of the gentle rolling hills of Leelanau. Hardwood floors, custom woodwork throughout, leather furniture, and a large first floor walk-in shower gives an elegant air to this country estate on one and one-half acres. A master bedroom/bathroom suite and two other bedrooms, all queen size beds, are on the second floor. There's an additional queen size pull-out in the living room.

A large 3/4 acre side yard features a firepit and plenty of room for impromptu yard sports.

Centrally located and close to many popular wedding venues and wineries, this house has served as a relaxing home for many wedding parties. Crooked Tree Ranch (4 miles), and The Homestead Resort (10 miles) are all just a few minutes away.

Recreational water is very close by with Good Harbor Beach (3 miles away and dog friendly) and Lake Leelanau Park (2 miles). Leland, Glen Arbor, and the famous Dune Walk in The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, are also just a short drive away.

Keywords: rural, decks, two-story, scenic, quiet, sunny, dark sky, Crooked Tree Ranch, Homestead Resort, Wedding Venue, Centrally located, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

We always respond directly to any inquiries within an hour or less, 100% of the time, in spite of the inaccurately posted rate/time on this website, because of my direct response to your posted personal email which fails to inform the VRBO site.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    A large yard for active kids. The house and yard is situated well back from a low-traffic rural paved road....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome responsible dog owners....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The couch features a comfortable queen size pull-out....moreless

  • North Bedroom : 1 queen

    Features a Temperpedic matress and antique dresser....moreless

  • South Bedroom : 1 queen

    Features a foam matress, closet and bedside storage drawers....moreless

  • Master bedroom/bathroom: 1 queen

    the upstairs bathroom is seperate, but inside this bedroom....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) three Queen beds upstairs. One Temperpedic, one foam-core, one pillowtop., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) high-end foam mattress with padded cover. Much more comfortable than the standard inner-spring mattress. Custom fitted sheets. In living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is inside the master bedroom suite....moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Has a large walk-in shower w/hand-held and showerhead....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms. Firepit in sideyard.


  • Books:

    a small library of interesting books for adults and children....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite Service. HBO....moreless

  • Television:

    46' HD flat screen....moreless

  • Toys:

    some beach toys for the kids....moreless

  • Video Library:

    an eclectic mix of DVD's for children and adults....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Round oak table and chairs has two leaves....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning was installed in 2012 on the second floor for cool and comfortable sleeping conditions. We added a downstairs unit in 2013 to insure cool comfort under the warmest conditions....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Propane clothes dryer in basement....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    iMac, desk and chair in living room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hughes Network satellite connection ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets and comforters. Goose down pillows....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for several cars if necessary....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking for boats or other recreational vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line. Free local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of cotton bath and hand towels, wash clothes....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New machine - large capacity. In basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless router...moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully maker, grinder, blender, toaster, etc. Lots of pots and pans, bowls, colanders, salad bowl, roaster, cutting boards. Plenty of glasses, plates, bowls, and silverware....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony:

    North balcony off two upstairs bedrooms with table and chairs...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two large decks, west and north. West deck has table and chairs. North deck is on both stories - see photo....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A groomed lawn area w/firepit for outdoor family activity day and night....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A stainless, large propane grill w/side burner - new in 2012....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach chairs and childrens beach toys available....moreless



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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
May 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Late Spring
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $70 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


We offer a 50% deposit refund if your reservation 1s cancelled more than 30 days from reservation. Full refund if we can re-book dates. All rates based on a maximum of 8-person occupancy. No pop-ups or tents. Pets are welcome with no additional fee. Check in after 2pm. Check out by 11am, please.

We accept credit cards (by telephone), personal checks (call to hold your dates pending receipt by mail), Paypal, or cash for payment. We require a $500 deposit to reserve your dates. The balance is due upon arrival.

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Last updated: 11/29/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City, Michigan
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cedar, Michigan
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cedar Rustic Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Good Harbor Beach

Car: Necessary

Leelanau County is a great 'dark sky' area, and this property has been noted as such by several guests. This rural setting is perfect for sky-watching all year.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We moved to the Cedar area in 1989 from Ann Arbor, and pursued careers as glass artists (now retired). We both love Leelanau County for its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle.

Why the Owner Chose Cedar:
This was a natural for us since this rental is only a few miles from our house making any maintenance and/or repair quite easy. The central location in the County is a plus for vacationers and tourists as any destination is just a few minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Very low traffic rural area, yet close to all the attractions of the County. Pet friendly, and close to a dog-friendly beach. The owners/caretakers live near-by in case of any unforeseen issues.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • First Floor Bath with large shower

    First Floor Bath with large shower

  • Good Harbor Beach - Lake Michigan.  Three miles away.

    Good Harbor Beach - Lake Michigan. Three miles away.

  • Rear upper and lower decks

    Rear upper and lower decks

  • West Side of House

    West Side of House

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Lake Leelanau Beach/Park with boat launch and pier.  Two miles away

    Lake Leelanau Beach/Park with boat launch and pier. Two miles away

  • West Deck & Grill

    West Deck & Grill

VRBO #298983

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..

Cedar #298983

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