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

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Front of house Master Bedroom Kitchen First Floor Bath with large shower Good Harbor Beach - Lake Michigan.  Three miles away. Lake Leelanau Beach/Park with boat launch and pier.  Two miles away Rear upper and lower decks

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Last updated: 03/27/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cedar house 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.

Centrally located and close to many popular wedding venues and wineries, this house has served as a relaxing home for many wedding parties. Field of Flowers (4 miles), 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, Field of Flowers, Crooked Tree Ranch, Homestead Resort, Wedding Venue, Centrally located, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We welcome responsible dog owners....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

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

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) three Queen beds upstairs. One Temperpedic, one SelectComfort, 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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                fully supplied...coffee maker, blender, toaster, etc....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you need to make any meal....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Plenty of parking for trailer or RV...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New machine - large capacity....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms. Adjacent firepit with firewood.

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    46' HD flat screen. Dish Satellite Service...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    many classics to choose from....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Computer Available:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  Theme

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

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Marina
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Certainly Come to Cedar!

                        Certainly Come to Cedar!

                        • Guest JessG (Amherst, Ohio)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/03/13
                        I have nothing but good things to say about our family's stay in Cedar Michigan! The house was fully stocked as advertised and very clean and updated. There was plenty of room for our family of 6 and all the kids enjoyed the wide open space outside to run around at the end of our days there without disturbing anyone. It was just a short drive to beautiful Good Harbor beach where we watched the sunset almost nightly and also close to Lake Leelanua and the Sleeping Bear Dunes/Pierce Stocking Drive (a MUST see while visiting). We enjoyed the small town feel of Cedar, it really helped us "get away from it all" which is exactly what we were going for. The Cedar Del Sol Taco stand was among our favorite places to eat, they offer organic fare right from their farm! The Buntings Cedar market offered a good amount of produce and grocery items but its a good idea to do your major shopping in Traverse City on your way in bc there is more of a selection. We cant wait to come back and visit in the future!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                      • Birds, beds, beauty galore!

                        Birds, beds, beauty galore!

                        • Guest Ky (Grand Ledge, MI, USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/23/13
                        Our family spent a week here from 6/15 to 6/22 and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was clean with very, very comfortable beds and many extras we didn't expect. John (the owner) is a good communicator and was responsive to any needs we had. Bluebirds and Baltimore orioles graced the yard and trees. Woke up two mornings with a bluebird sitting outside my room. The 3 decks are a great plus for this house. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was. We felt very much at home and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the clear skies at night stargazing. If you truly want a getaway, this is the place to stay in the Leelanau peninsula. Thank you, John!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Home away from Home!

                        Home away from Home!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 05/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/07/13
                        Unfortunately, we were only able to stay for the weekend, however, this home is amazing!! There were ample towels, linens, pillows, etc. The kitchen was fully stocked, even ziploc baggies which came in handy. John and his wife even had extra toothbrushes and toothpaste in case you forgot yours, which was a nice touch to see. The house was extra clean and super comfortable. Only one t.v. in the main living area, the computer was an added bonus! The one thing which can be awkward depending on whose coming along on your trip is the bathroom setup upstairs....any guests using the two spare bedrooms will either have to use the master bathroom or go downstairs to use the bathroom on the main floor (night time bathroom trips). This is a gorgeous property...if you are looking for some time to get away and relax, you have found your place!! The stars at night were amazing!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers.

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                      • home away from home, close to everything

                        home away from home, close to everything

                        • Guest ZN (Novi, MI)
                        • Date of stay 08/27/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/02/12
                        We were very happy with this rental house. It’s 3-bedroom, old house but with complete new upgrades. Let me tell you a few things: truly fully equipped kitchen (tons of dishes, kitchen appliances, basic and exotic spices, all you need to bring is cooking oil, this saved us a lot of money on not dining out every meal); beach toys; linens/towels; washer/dryer (we did laundry every night), grill, fire pit ( this was a big hit for my kids, we sat around the bonfire every night after dinner until dark roasting corns and sausages, the kids did not even watch TV!). The location is also great, 4-minutes drive to Good Harbor Bay on Lake Michigan, where you find sanding beach and clear water, ant not much people; 25 minutes to Traverse City; 5 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore. The owner is very friendly and helpful This really is a home away from home.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                      • Northern Country Living, Close to Everything

                        Northern Country Living, Close to Everything

                        • Guest Cindy (South Lyon, MI)
                        • Date of stay 07/09/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                        As another reviewer stated, I hate to review this property because it feels so much like a "home away from home". The house was immaculate and property well cared for; plenty of towels, linens, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, great porch with patio set and grill, cool nights and stars galore. We felt like we were living on a secluded country road, but yet were a "snap of your fingers" away from Good Harbor Beach, a very private clean, white sandy beach on Lake Michigan. Property is very close to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, where we took the 7 Mile Drive; Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay and Northport. Traverse City is about 30 minutes away. This, just the beginning of exploring a beautiful area of Northern Michigan. The owner was friendly and accommodating. The whole experience was a breath of fresh air. And do try the Taco Stand in Cedar! Thanks so much for your hospitality.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                      • Wonderful Stay

                        Wonderful Stay

                        • Guest Beach Folk (Grosse Pointe, MI)
                        • Date of stay 06/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/06/12
                        We were very pleased with our stay in June and would definitely return. The home is lovely and comfortably accommodated our family. It is beautifully renovated and well equipped. There are lots of windows for natural lighting and fresh air. Around the home is farm land making for a very serene setting and a truly restorative vacation. The location is fantastic! We were just a few minutes drive from beautiful Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Also an easy drive to Lake Leelanau, Suttons Bay, Traverse City and much more. The owners are very nice and welcoming. All around a wonderful stay!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                      • Well-maintained, comfortable home. Close to great beaches!

                        Well-maintained, comfortable home. Close to great beaches!

                        • Guest Ruthann T. (St. Louis, MO)
                        • Date of stay 06/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/12
                        We had a wonderful stay at the house during the week leading up to our wedding at Field of Flowers Farm. The house is very clean with updated everything, large and comfortable, and extremely peaceful. The owners are attentive and helpful, though they stopped by more often than needed in the week we stayed there. This is a great location if you want to be close to good harbor beach, north bar lake, the adorable towns of Cedar (try to the taco stand!) and Leland. We may be back soon!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Owner response: I don't remember how many times I may have stopped by, but point taken. That time of the year requires frequent mowing, so that might be a reason for me being a little too present. Generally, I try to stay away unless a have a good reason to stop (clean towels, mowing, garbage pick-up, questions, etc.).

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Rolling Hills and Close Access to the Lake

                        Rolling Hills and Close Access to the Lake

                        • Guest Terri & Rick (Midland, Mi)
                        • Date of stay 08/06/11
                        • Review Submitted 03/10/12
                        We stayed last year and found the home to be very nice. It is clean comfortable and accomodated our (5)adult family very well.There is a lot to enjoy about this home. We also went to the Cedar Rustic Inn several times for dinner. If you stay in this location, make sure you go there for dinner! Biking riding was fun with all the hills and challenging coming up the road from the lake. We liked being close to Glen Arbor, and Leelaneau, and Traverse City...so much to do and definately something for everyone! Terri & Rick

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great September Visit

                        Great September Visit

                        • Guest Tim & Beth (Western Springs, IL)
                        • Date of stay 09/24/11
                        • Review Submitted 10/03/11
                        We arrived in late September, at the start of the fall colors. The house is immaculate and comfortable from bedrooms to kitchen. And everything works well from plumbing to internet. We had a mix of fall weather and found the house perfect for waiting out a little early rain and enjoying the quiet. The central location makes it easy to visit the beaches and towns of the peninsula and we were out sightseeing every day. John & Connie had many suggestions for things to see -- we especially enjoyed the cheese-making in Sutton's Bay. We had a wonderful stay, would recommend this rental without reservation... and will be back for another visit.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great Place!

                        Great Place!

                        • Guest Liesel (Gaylord, MI)
                        • Date of stay 09/02/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/12/11
                        We rented this place over Labor Day weekend with friends and had a great time, The weather was terrible but the accommodations made up for it. The kitchen in a cook's dream, I have never stayed in a rental that had such high end kitchen supplies! Nice grill and decking, comfortable beds & sheets. Completely worth the price and I would recommend this to anyone! We will defintiely be back!!! Thank you!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                       
                      July and August ......................... $1400/week
                      June ......................... $1200/week
                      May, September, and October ................ $1000/week
                      4 night minimum. Paypal, Visa/MC,Amex, Checks. $500 to book, balance due upon arr.
                      Cleaning Fee $65.  Damage Deposit $200 (held with charge card).  6% Sales Tax
                      50% deposit refund if cancelled more than 30 days from reservation.  Full refund 
                      if we can re-book dates.  All rates based on a max. of 8-person occupancy.  
                      No pop-ups or tents.  Check in after 2pm.  Check out by 11am, please.
                      

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


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                      Last updated: 03/27/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Traverse City, Michigan at 15 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: M-72 at 10 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Good Harbor Beach at 3 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Cedar, Michigan at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Sugarloaf at 3 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Cedar Rustic Inn at 5 Miles
                       

                      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

                       

                      Photos

                      • Front of house

                        Front of house

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • First Floor Bath with large shower

                        First Floor Bath with large shower

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

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

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • 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

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, February 15, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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