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Newly furnished 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, featuring natural woods and the work of local artisans throughout. Custom master suite with walk in closets, bath and library. 4 additional bedrooms serving your extended family. Library provides quiet space for business needs, wifi. Direct bluff frontage on Lake Michigan with steps to beach and public access to Lake Leelanau offering the advantages of 'The Big Lake' and an inland lake. Know that your rental dollars from this property will also be given back to the community. We will be contributing a percentage of rental income to the Leelanau Conservancy for dune and water preservation and to programs for children with medical and psychiatric issues in the state of Michigan. Let your vacation make a difference!
Christmas Week Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015 5 night min stay
Winter and Spring Jan 4 - May 29, 2015 2 night min stay
Early Summer May 30 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Peak Summer Season Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Property Damage Protection$89
Depending on timing, a shorter stay may be possible in mid season and winter, but full week guests will be given first consideration.
Note: This home is scheduled to finalize purchase on July 3, 2014 with new owners. No bookings can be confirmed until after that time. Rates are listed for 2014 and are subject to change in the future.
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Enjoy the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula all four seasons with stunning views over Lake Michigan. In summer, travel by bike through lush cherry orchards and vineyards; walk the beach, swim and fish. In winter, cross-country ski and enjoy family time by the fire as you enjoy the early sunset over the lake.
Our home sits on a bluff above Lake Michigan, with stairs leading to a sandy beach. Its wooded lot provides plenty of privacy. The property is also within short walking distance to shared frontage on North Lake Leelanau.
An airy 5BR/4BA retreat, our home can easily accommodate a family or a group. It features three fireplaces, maple wood floors, large bay windows, a back deck overlooking the lake, and finishes and furniture featuring local craftsmen. The kitchen has granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, and a gas range. The master suite contains its own fireplace, library and a lake view. Lovely details include ash beams and paneling, and several skylights. The rooms provide some quiet spaces for those wishing to read or for business needs.
In addition to the main house, the property has two detached buildings: a heated auto / boat bay with a workshop and a loft; and a 16 x 16 studio with a loft which can be enjoyed by your family artist or gardener.
We hope that you and your family enjoy all that northern Michigan has to offer. It is truly a special place! In an effort to give back to this wonderful community, we plan to donate 5% of all rental dollars to help support its farmlands and dunes, and Michigan families with medical and mental health issues. Your choice in renting this home will provide monetary support to the Leelanau Conservancy, and to high risk children and families served by the University of Michigan in outreach programs throughout the state. Thank you for selecting this home to both provide you with a wonderful vacation and to bring back to the communities of northern Michigan.
Now, kick back and enjoy!
Take an early morning swim in Lake Leelanau.
Take an early morning walk on Lake Michigan and look for Petoskey stones.
Enjoy your coffee from the deck.
Watch the sunset.
Ride a bike. Great maps provided.
Go to Leland –if you like the tiles in our home buy a few to take home (Spork).
Explore the wineries.
Kayak the Crystal River
Hike the dunes.
Grab that holiday photo on Pyramid Point or Stocking Pierce Outlook
Check out Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor.
Pick up some art in Suttons Bay
Pick some cherries and make a pie.
Spirits at Leelanau Distillery and wonderful coffee at Leelanau Peddlers.
Read a book (or two, or three)…if you have a child with you - read to them too!
Look at the stars. Fall asleep to the waves.
Year Purchased: 2014
About: We have been coming up north since my grandparents bought a home on a small lake near here 70 years ago. Some of my own fondest memories are of watching the stars, taking walks, kayaking the Crystal River, swimming, finding Petosky stones, skiing, eating ice cream and hiking the dunes. I hope that you and your family enjoy all that northern Michigan has to offer.
As a University of Michigan faculty member, active in children's health, I am also deeply commited to raising healthy and resilient children and supporting families. I bring this passion to both my work and my leisure.
I know how precious vacation time is with your family and friends. Savor the moment, these are truly some of life’s most special memories. Take pictures, take a walk, take moment to enjoy the breathtaking view from the deck and to just 'be” with your family and friends.
Why Leland: We hope to make a difference preserving the beauty of the local community and supporting youth and families in the state of Michigan; donating 5% of rental dollars to The Leelanau Conservancy and programs supporting medical and psychiatric needs of children and military families throughout the state. Know that your enjoyment of this property serves those in need and helps maintain the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Gorgeous bluff view and Lake Michigan frontage as well as public access to Lake Leelanau. Home well suited to needs of large family with many private spaces; and outdoor buildings for art work or children's play spaces. This home also features art and furniture of local craftsmen. This location provides your family with many options for hiking, exploring wineries, biking, water sports, great food and breathtaking natural beauty.