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Lake Leelanau Waterfront Cottage with Mini Harbor - Close to Traverse City!

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Last updated: 12/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedrooms, full size futon in living room, 1bath/stand up shower, sleeps 6

West Winds Resort is truly a slice of heaven in Northern Michigan! Located on beautiful Lake Leelanau, 11 darling cottages share 400 ft. of shoreline, along with a mini-harbor, sandy beach, fire pits and a playground. The entire property is meticulously maintained, quiet and serene. Pull up in front of Cottage #2 (look for the cheerful white shutters!) and you'll find a cozy respite, perfect for a family or a couple looking for a romantic Northern Michigan escape.

Cottage #2 features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with bunk beds (a double bed on the bottom and twin bed on top). There is a full-size futon sleeper in the living room, so the cottage can accommodate up to 6. The single bathroom has a shower stall, single sink and toilet. Brew your morning coffee in the cozy kitchen while you look over the calm morning lake. Step onto the patio where you'll find a picnic table and gas grill awaiting your first cookout. You're literally steps from the beach where you can enjoy an evening glass of wine while you watch the sun set over the lake. Be sure to bring along marshmallows and graham crackers for s'mores around the fire pit after dinner! Our mini-harbor was reconstructed in 2015 with a wider opening and seawall, and each cottage is assigned its own slip. Perfect to take advantage of the amazing fishing on Lake Leelanau!


While West Wind Resort is the perfect spot for a summer vacation, it's also a fantastic getaway destination in the off season. Come in the fall to enjoy the spectacular show of autumn color, local farm stands and scenic drives. And in the winter, this 4-season cottage is a cozy destination after a day of skiing or snowshoeing. It's also a great base camp for hunters and fisherman, year 'round.
Traverse City's area wineries, microbreweries and farm-to-table dining options are also available throughout the year. The Leelanau Peninsula alone boasts some 30+ wineries and tasting rooms, while the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula continue to add to their number each year. You will be amazed by not only the quality of the wine, but the jaw-dropping views of East and West Grand Traverse Bay that many of the wineries provide. For those outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the region is chock full of hiking and biking trails, as well as nearly endless opportunities for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a true "bucket list" experience that you and your family will cherish as a lifelong memory.

We know how precious vacation time is, and we hope that you choose to spend it with us. You won't be disappointed!

Planning a family reunion or just have a big group heading north? In addition to Cottage #2, we own Cottage #1 -- same size, right next door! And we have recently purchased a beautiful 3rd cottage that is considerably larger with 3 BRs, a larger bathroom, dining room and fireplace. All three cottages are winterized and available throughout the year. Send us an email for more information!

Mary & Joe Winowiecki

Directions:
From Traverse City, turn left at the M-72/M-22 junction. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right at the light on Bugai Road (turns into S. Lake Leelanau/CR 651). Drive about 8.5 miles and West Winds Resort will be on your left (entrance is approximately 150 ft. past the resort sign). Go to the end of the drive to Cottage 2 (white shutters).
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/10/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 505 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen-size...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    (Full-size bed with a twin-size bunk bed)...moreless

  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full-size futon...moreless

  • There is a full-size futon in the living room that folds out to accommodate 2 adults. The futon mattress is 8 inches thick with an inner coil spring system....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • No pets are allowed in cottages or on the resort grounds. Tents are prohibited from the cottage grounds and resort grounds. Paper products and soap are up to the renter to provide including trash bags, paper towels, and toilet paper. Kitchen , Bed, and bath linens are not provided. Dish Satellite was installed in 2013. The TV has an internal DVD player....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite installed in 2013....moreless

  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    West Winds Resort sits on 400 ft. of frontage on beautiful Lake Leelanau with a lovely beach area....moreless

  • Beach View:

    West Winds Cottage #2 looks directly out on the lake ... just steps from the sandy beach! ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    West Winds Resort has a lovely sandy beach directly on the shores of beautiful Lake Leelanau....moreless

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    West Winds Resort sits on 400 ft. of frontage on beautiful Lake Leelanau....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    West Winds Resort sits on 400 ft. of frontage on beautiful Lake Leelanau....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our cottage is nicely landscaped with a yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Apr 14 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$800
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,250
Cherry Festival Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Summer Season
Jul 8 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250
Film Festival
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
August
Jul 29 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
Fall Season
Sep 4 - May 25, 2018
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hop Lot Brewing Co., Suttons Bay, MI
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Manitou Island Transit, Leland, MI
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-22
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Bean Rows, N. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
The Homestead Resort
Traverse City, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Leelanau

Car: Necessary

Ask any local and they'll tell you Lake Leelanau is one of their favorite inland lakes -- perfect for swimming, boating, paddle boarding and fishing. Visit nearby Grand Traverse Bay to take a catamaran ride, sail on a majestic Tall Ship, rent a jet ski or go parasailing. Or venture out onto The Big Lake (Lake Michigan) to go charter fishing or simply to meander along the shore keeping an eye out for Petoskey stones.

Take a drive out to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and don't miss the scenic Pierce Stocking Drive with outstanding views of Lake Michigan (scenic turnout #9 is amazing!). Hike, bike or snowshoe many of the park's trails (don't miss the new Heritage Trail!) or take the kids to the 110 foot Dune climb.

Did you know that Bon Appetit has named Traverse City one of the country's Top Foodie Towns? Eateries range from family friendly food trucks (check out The Little Fleet in downtown TC) and burger joints (Slab Town on West Front Street or Don's Drive-In on Munson) to eclectic cuisine like the Asian/Cuban fusion restaurant Georgina's. Celebrating a special day? Fine dining at PepeNero at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons is not to be missed. And local favorite Amical offers impeccable food, service and ambiance in downtown TC.

For the shoppers in the crowd, Downtown Traverse City boasts dozens of boutiques and specialty shops, and the nearby port towns of Suttons Bay, Leland, and Glen Arbor are ripe with shops, art galleries and eateries.

The summer season in our area is buzzing with festivals, ranging from the family-friendly National Cherry Festival to the highly acclaimed Traverse City Film Festival. Art festivals featuring the area's plethora of local artists can be found almost every weekend of the summer season, and wine and beer festivals are sprinkled throughout the year -- even in the winter months!

Golfers will enjoy some two dozen area courses, many with breathtaking views and designed by the likes of Palmer, Nicklaus, Weiskopf and Player. The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms and Manitou Passage are two of the best -- and most beautiful -- in Northern Michigan.

We recommend checking out www.TraverseCity.com prior to your visit. It's a great resource for the latest in event information and area attractions!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2016

About: We are both natives of Northern Michigan -- Joe growing up in Leelanau County and Mary in Traverse City. We moved away from the area for about 20 years after high school, but moved back "home" in 2000 to raise our two children, Emma and Mitch. (There's no where better to raise a family!). While the area has changed and grown in the past several decades, we love that it still retains what makes Northern Michigan so special -- pristine beaches, endless hiking and biking trails, and views that continue to take our breath away on a daily basis. We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Why Traverse City, MI, USA:
We were immediately impressed by West Winds Resort! First of all, it is situated on our favorite part of Lake Leelanau (the sunset side!). Secondly, the string of 11 cottages are so sweet! Each has shutters unique to their cottage and all are meticulously maintained, as is the entire property. We were struck by how quiet and private the resort felt -- the perfect spot to get away from it all!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottages sit well off the road with a large grassy area complete with a great play structure and basketball hoop. There is also room to part boat trailers. The beach is great and adjoins a mini-marina (each cottage is allotted one slip). A gazebo and two fire pits add to the charm, as does a small fish-cleaning station.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/10/2016

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Photos

  • Late afternoon at the beach

    Late afternoon at the beach

  • Parking for vehicles in the back with a walkway coming to the door.

    Parking for vehicles in the back with a walkway coming to the door.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Double bed with twin on top.

    Double bed with twin on top.

  • HD widescreen with Dish Satellite TV.

    HD widescreen with Dish Satellite TV.

  • Boat slips

    Boat slips

  • Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and lake Michigan about 30 minutes from the cottage.

    Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and lake Michigan about 30 minutes from the cottage.

  • Lunch outside by the water.

    Lunch outside by the water.

  • Having smores at the campfire right by the water.

    Having smores at the campfire right by the water.

  • Traverse City area is known for their cherry orchards.

    Traverse City area is known for their cherry orchards.

  • Sunset view

    Sunset view

  • Lake Leelanau behind the trees.

    Lake Leelanau behind the trees.

  • Facing the water.

    Facing the water.

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • Futon with 9' inner-coil spring mattress.

    Futon with 9' inner-coil spring mattress.

  • Gazebo in front of the cottage.

    Gazebo in front of the cottage.

  • Another beautiful sunset.

    Another beautiful sunset.

  • Catch an early morning "fly by" by the American Bald Eagles from our beach.

    Catch an early morning "fly by" by the American Bald Eagles from our beach.

  • Sailing on our lake.

    Sailing on our lake.

  • Cherry Festival Air Show

    Cherry Festival Air Show

  • Our favorite restaurant in Traverse City.  Slabtown Burgers 826 W. Front St. TC.

    Our favorite restaurant in Traverse City. Slabtown Burgers 826 W. Front St. TC.

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