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Classic 1930's Cottage-my home


Last updated: 05/10/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Classic 1930's cottage within four blocks of downtown Leland.

House is set on 125+ feet of sandy beach on Lake Michigan, and overlooks both North and South Manitou islands. Panoramic views. Beautiful sunsets. Quiet street, easy walk to center of town: shops, restaurants, grocery store, Fishtown, and ferries to the islands. Walking distance to anywhere in Leland. Worthwhile day-trips (via car) include hiking to Sleep Bear National Seashore, Pyramid Point and experiencing the spectacular view there, or navigating Pierce Stocking Drive to see the various views from the car - with a couple of must-see stops along the way.

Home features warm pine paneling, with a designer kitchen, an adjoining breakfast nook, living room, a covered porch, and an outside deck. Upstairs and off the master bedroom is a balcony overlooking Lake Michigan. With comfortable furniture and flowers, the covered porch is an extra summer/fall room. Spectacular views and sunsets await. House is peaceful and quiet.

Covered and outside front-porch has two chairs, nice for "watching the world go by."

More lawn chairs are available outside for reading, relaxing, and gazing at Lake Michigan. Quiet and peaceful.

Bedrooms are as pictured, with one exception: the downstairs and street-side converted maid's room has a day-bed with trundle underneath. This room is best suited (under "truth in advertising") for patient adults and/or children.

One more thing: this house is not your typical bare-bones rental property. It's my home and is furnished as such. You'll be comfortable here. You can find cheaper rates elsewhere, and if you want to relax in a real HOME in a terrific LOCATION, this particular property is the one for you and your party. I like to take good care of my guests and try to walk the extra mile for them; you'll enjoy your time here.

September and October are spectacular in Leland: crowds are thinner, usually warmer cays and cooler nights, tree colors abound in October. Reduced rates after Labor Day.

Thanks for looking me over.

Location, location, location.

Keywords: Classic Lake Michigan Vacation Home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Beach, Fishtown and marina to explore, all within walking distance...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upstairs MBR, outdoor balcony overlooking Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs, twin beds, lake-side, small balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Upstairs, double bed, street side...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs BR, street-side, daybed w/trundle bed...moreless

  • Master BR upstairs, king bed, private bath w/soak tub, large deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Spacious, very nice Second upstairs BR, two single beds, lakeside with balcony balcony, share bath. Third upstairs BR, double bed, street-side, share bath. Very quiet. Fourth BR, downstairs, street-side, day-bed with trundle underneath (2 beds), half-bath around the corner, great for kids....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master bath, shower, soaking tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Upstairs, shared between two BR's...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Downstairs, half bath...moreless

  • Full bath off master bedroom, second full bathroom adjoining other two upstairs bedrooms, half bath downstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house was built in 1930, and has the charm of an older house. Although modernized about ten years ago, it lacks some of the more modern amenities: AC and a pantry, for example. The house comfortably sleeps 8; more than that is going to seem cramped - let's be honest here. And for a week you can deal with it. If you want a comfortable house, not your typical rental property, Cedarwood is for you: quiet, attractive, and well-located. And right on the beach. Thanks for considering it....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Majestic view of Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    125 front feet of beautiful sandy beach on Lake Michigan. FANTASTIC...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Westerly view. Beautiful sunsets. North and South Manitou Islands Spectacular ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    On Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Village:

    Quaint Leland and historic Fish Town...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    On Lake Michigan, beach directly below...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Three dining options: breakfast nook (seats up to 8); dining area off kitchen (6); and table on covered porch (6)....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Larger balcony off MBR on second floor. Great view, wonderful sunsets. North and South Manitou islands are six miles offshore....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    rentals are nearby...moreless

  • Boat:

    See 'Kayak'....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak
Sep 11 - Oct 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


$250 cleaning fee for bookings less than one week

No smoking.

No pets allowed.

50% of rental rate due on signing of the lease.

Balance due (50%) due 30 days prior to security deposit of $500

Personal checks are fine.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Bird, The Cove
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
south on M-22
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Within easy walking distance of Fishtown and the Leland Harbor. Area is quiet and peaceful, with the beach down an easy path (no steps) on the lake side of the house. Attractive upstairs porch to watch sunsets.


Owner info

About the owner: Retired educator, writer, author.

Why the Owner Chose Leland, MI, USA:
Beautiful location spot on Lake Michigan. This is my home and not your typical bare-bones rental property. If you're looking for something that's comfortable, and that's conveniently located, it's worth inquiring about my property. Thank you for your consideration of it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Historic Leland and Fish Town. Lake Michigan

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Speaks: english



  • Classic 1930's Cottage-my home

    Classic 1930's Cottage-my home

  • Breakfast nook with Lake View

    Breakfast nook with Lake View

  • Master Bedroom-King size bed, overlooking lake, with private bath & balcony

    Master Bedroom-King size bed, overlooking lake, with private bath & balcony

  • Comfortable double bed room-very private

    Comfortable double bed room-very private

  • Fantastic GE Profile Kitchen

    Fantastic GE Profile Kitchen

  • Cozy living room with wood firelace

    Cozy living room with wood firelace

  • Spacious Lakefront bedroom-2 twin beds

    Spacious Lakefront bedroom-2 twin beds

  • WOW-Beautiful Lake Michigan

    WOW-Beautiful Lake Michigan

VRBO #156886

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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