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Vacancy for Labor Day Weekend

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

North Lake Leelanau (approximately 20 minutes northwest of Traverse City, Michigan). Newer upper level carriage house is accessed via private road, in a park-like setting and is within 50’ of hard, sandy bottom North Lake Leelanau. Be our guest on our lake front lot (over 100’). We are hosts who make sure your stay is very enjoyable. Has an open floor plan that is beautifully decorated, with fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, living room, and full size brand-new very comfortable Murphy bed, air conditioning, and immaculately clean. Bed linens and towels are provided. Perfect accommodations for two people. Great romantic getaway or honeymoon cottage. So many great restaurants, wineries, coffee shops, brewery (Hop Lot), hiking/walking, biking, sight seeing, fishing charters, and casino. Everything is here!

Linens Provided

Full kitchen with snack-bar

Full size Murphy Bed / Hardwood floors throughout

Air conditioning


Pool table, darts

Wireless (high speed internet access)

Flat Panel TV / DVD Player / Movies / Cable / Phone / Bose Sound System

Two Kayaks Provided

New Baby Q - BBQ

Large Upper Deck

Fire pit for bon fires

Boat Mooring

No Smoking

Not Handicapped Accessible

No Pets

Rental during July and August is weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival 4:00 p.m. with departure at 10:00 am the following Saturday.


From Traverse City go north on M-22 to Suttons Bay. Shortly after going thru Suttons Bay, turn left (west) onto M-204 -- proceed (approx 5 miles) to the corner of Eagle Highway also known as North Lake Leelanau Drive/641. Turn right on Eagle Highway (also known as North Lake Leelanau Drive / 641). In 1/2 mile, turn left (this is still N. Lake Leelanau Drive / 641). Continue 1/2 mile (halfway up hill) to first road (dirt) and turn left, there are posts with names listed. It is marked N. Sunset Shores and N. Twin Pines Drive. Drive down dirt road until you see a curve to the left, turn left at curve. Proceed to 9th driveway on right to 487 N. Twin Pines Drive.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, vacation rental, honeymoon

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Jessie

Had vacationed in this beautiful area (Leelanau County) for years and love it (still do).

Why Jessie chose Lake Leelanau

One of the most beautiful areas in the world, especially Sleeping Bear Dunes as it was voted most beautiful in the world by Good Morning America.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfect for two - vacation or honeymoon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is awesome! From the pool table to the little things like salt and pepper. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us. It is so much better than a hotel. See you next year.
Jun 2015
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Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Murphy Bed (1) Brand new pillow top Serta mattress and very comfortable.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Air Conditioning, Beautiful Pool Table, Electronic Dart Game, Deck w/automatic Sunset awning if needed, beach towels and chairs, lawn fire pit, life jackets.


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Vacancy for Labor Day Weekend
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a great week. Loved the carriage house.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoyed your visit and looking forward to your return next year. You two are a great couple.
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Private spot, excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a getaway! The hosts were wonderful and the space well stocked and spacious.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin, we enjoyed having you and hopefully we ]will have a little more time to get to know you both better. Busy time of year with all the local festivals going on. Regards,
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was absolutely wonderful! Clean, spacious, serene, and conveniently located to Suttons Bay, Leland, Traverse City and the Dunes. Jessie and Larry were so welcoming and kind, allowing us to use their kayaks, sit on their dock, and giving us great restaurant recommendations. When we needed some relaxation in between our explorations, this was the perfect place to come "home" to! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, likewise, enjoyed meeting you two and thank you for the great comments as it really helps our business. Good luck to you and the 3rd McGee - keep us posted. We will be looking forward to another return. Jessie
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Very relaxing !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely property on Lake Leelanau for a week. The accommodations are exactly as described, and very comfortable for two people. My favorite part was sitting on the deck with my morning coffee, watching the birds, followed by a great kayak trip along the lake. The owners are on the property and were very welcoming and gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and things to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, KS


  • 5 of 5

Best location to get to all the small towns up north. Very nicely furnished and super clean! Plenty of room and felt like we had a whole house! Jessie was very sweet to work with. Would have liked to stay a month!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review Pamela. Was a pleasure to have you. I do hope you get to return in the near future. Regards, Jessie
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Michigan, USA


  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, warm and welcoming place. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous property. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning one day soon. Happy summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village of Lake Leelanau
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
CR 641 and M-204
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Just minutes from many great restaurants.
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Homestead, Glen Arbor, MI
Car: necessary

Central Air and Heating, Wildlife viewing, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Historic 19th Century Fishtown in Leland, Many Wineries, Charter boat fishing out of Leland, Casinos, Traverse City Film Festival, Ferry to Manitou Islands and Mackinaw Island, Beach Walking, Morel Mushrooming, Great Federal and State Parks, Cherry Festival and always lots to do or not to do (smile).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please contact me directly (231 715-6407) as I accept personal checks (preferably).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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