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Lake Leelanau Summer Rental with 60 Secluded Acres, Lakefront

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A unique and beautiful home in the woods with hiking trails and lake frontage.

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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Birch Haven is a private family home on 60 forested acres (with 40 more acres in hay) with trails, fields, and a spectacular wooded lakefront. Located in Leelanau County, Birch Haven is just eight miles from Traverse City on the south end of beautiful Lake Leelanau.


Start your day with a hike through hardwood forests and open fields without leaving the property! Breakfast on the deck in absolute privacy among beech, birch, tamarack and cedar trees. Bike 1/2 mile to the paved Leelanau Trail and ride the old railroad grade 8 miles south to Traverse City or 13 miles north to the lakeside village of Suttons Bay. Better yet, take your road bike and hit some of the best biking roads in the country. After your ride, cool off with a swim, and then relax in the sun on the deck at the end of our new 80 foot dock. Finish your day watching the sunset over the western hills of Lake Leelanau, enjoying a campfire by the wooded lakeshore. If the kids are adventurous, let them sleep out on cots in the two camping huts by the lake (bring your own sleeping bags!).


Traverse City is a short bike or car ride away. Recently named one of the ten best places to retire in the US in 2012 by US News and World Report, Traverse City is home to the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival. Traverse City boasts one of the nicest downtowns in the midwest! Excellent shopping, fine dining, and a spectacular white sand beachfront on Grand Traverse Bay await you. Local produce is available at two weekly farmers markets. The best of the region's wine, craft beers and artisanal cheeses and breads can be found in many of the shops, restaurants, tasting rooms and bars. The Interlochen Center for the Arts is only 24 miles away. With wonderful student performances and a summer concert series featuring some of the greatest artists on the classical, country, rock, jazz and folk scenes, an evening at Interlochen is magical.


Leelanau County's reputation for natural beauty is well deserved. 26 miles to the west is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, recently voted the most beautiful place in American by the viewers of ABC's Good Morning America! Go wine tasting at one of the many fine wineries in the county (there are at least 10 within 10 miles of Birch Haven). Fish for walleye in Lake Leelanau or hit the big water of Lake Michigan on a charter boat out of Leland. Of course you can bring your own boat and put in at the nearby launch at the end of Bingham Road or rent at one of the many marinas in the area. Or just enjoy our rowboat and canoe.


Birch Haven has a basement rec room with a game table and ping pong tables. There's cable, a flat screen TV, WiFi, an outdoor deck with charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid) a dining table and chairs and comfy lounge furniture. There is a huge field on the property for family games like capture-the -flag, flashlight tag and kite flying!
The house features a master bedroom with queen bed and attached full bath, and three upstairs bedrooms with a queen bed, a full bed, and two twin beds respectively. Sleeps 8. A caretaker and family live nearby to assist you should you need it or have questions. You will pass their residence as you come in the 1/4 mile long driveway. Introduce yourself if you choose.


Keywords: Lake Leelanau, Leelanau County, Traverse City, cabin rentals, lake rentals, cottage rental, cabin, cottage, lake cabin, waterfront, forest, forested, Sleeping Bear Dunes,

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Fee for dogs $100 per week per dog. 2 dogs maximum, No cats....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 80 ft dock, 12 ft x 10 ft deck on water, canoe, rowboat, 2 lakeside camping huts with 2 cots each , picnic table, fire ring...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    250 steps from house down 2-track. Dock, picnic table, 2 camping huts, fire pit, canoe, row boat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and bedding provided. Beach towels not provided....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Middle of MAy to Jun 1.....$1,800/wk 1 week min
Jun 1, to Jun 29 ....$2,500/wek 1 week min.
Jun 30 to Sep 1....$2,900/week 1 week min.
 Sept ....$2,400/week 1 week min
$500 damage deposit due on booking, held as damage deposit 14 days after checkout
Full rental fee due 4 weeks prior to arrival
Checks and money orders only
$100 fee for each dog

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Traverse City Film Festival, Leelanau County wine tours, Old Mission Peninsula wine tours, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Close to the villages of Leland, Suttons Bay, Lake Leelanau and Northport, Traverse City only 8 miles away. Leelanau Bike Trail (TART) 1/2 mile away, great road biking.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1985

About: This house was built by my dad. He put so much of himself into it: the stone work, the hardwood floors, the game boards built into the floor, the paneling he milled from trees on the property, the funky outdoor sculptures. This is a house meant to be used by a family that appreciates craftsmanship.

Why Lake Leelanau:
My dad chose this place and built it. I am just lucky.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love this spot because of the privacy. I walk my dog and swim without one person seeing me. It is a wonderful, secluded spot.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A unique and beautiful home in the woods with hiking trails and lake frontage.

    A unique and beautiful home in the woods with hiking trails and lake frontage.

  • Two story living room

    Two story living room

  • one half the deck off dining room

    one half the deck off dining room

  • Queen in bedroom with full bath

    Queen in bedroom with full bath

  • Queen bed in upstairs bedroom.

    Queen bed in upstairs bedroom.

  • Camping huts by the lake with two cots each

    Camping huts by the lake with two cots each

  • 5:00 in the afternoon looking west

    5:00 in the afternoon looking west

  • Dining room leading to deck through 2 sliding doors

    Dining room leading to deck through 2 sliding doors

  • Full kitchen

    Full kitchen

  • Twin beds in pine paneled upstairs bedroom.

    Twin beds in pine paneled upstairs bedroom.

  • Full bed in upstairs bedroom

    Full bed in upstairs bedroom

  • Lake Leelanau frontage

    Lake Leelanau frontage

  • Hiking trail into the woods.

    Hiking trail into the woods.

VRBO #383002

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Date last modified - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2015
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