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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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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Lake Leelanau house 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,

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

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding

              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
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  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
                   

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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: 11/11/2014
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                  Location

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  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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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few days
                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
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