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Charming Cottage on the River with Boat Dock in Leland

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming cottage, recently restored decorated with antique, cottage style furniture (with all the amenities), is located on the river in Leland with shoreline swimming and a large yard for entertaining. A short 5 minute walk to the village for shopping, beautiful beaches, restaurants, Leland harbor, and historic, picturesque Fishtown.

This cozy home has 3 bedrooms that sleeps six. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, television and private bath; there is room for a small portable crib for an infant. The other 2 bedrooms have a double bed and twin beds and share a large bathroom.

The house was remodeled in 2006 and is approximately 2,200 square feet of comfortable and lovely living space. There is a wood- burning fireplace, view of the river from the living room, and a deck just off the living room with outdoor dining and charcoal grill.

A boat dock on the river accommodates your boat giving you access to Lake Leelanau. There is a vine covered arbor, with a table and chairs that seats eight, beautifully situated for meals at the riverside.

Keywords: Cottage with beautiful garden and lawn on the river.

More Details

Cherryll Frick
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Cherryll Frick

Cherryll and Bud Frick, the owners, reside in Leland a few blocks from the cottage and actively involved in gardening and maintence of the property. Bud's family had a summer home south of Leland where he spent his summers since childhood. Both are active in supporting Leelanau County organizations and respect the beauty and diveristy of the area.

Cherryll Frick purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Cherryll Frick chose Lake Leelanau

This property is unique in respect to having boat dock on the river at the cottage. It is a beautiful, serene setting with a gorgeous yard and garden. Five minute for downtown Leland and Fishtown. The property located on the river has a beautiful view relaxing alomg the river bank and canoeing in the red canoe for your use.

What makes this cottage unique

Leland located on the Leeelanu Peninsula is short drive to surrounding towns of Northport, Omena, Suttons Bay and Glen Arbor. This is a gorgeous agriculture area and pristine beaches, summer Farmers Markets, art programs supported by the Art Centers, bicycle events, wine festivals and local cur rural events.


Leland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is located on the river in Leland with a boat dock for your personal use. The river is at the mouth of Lake Leelanau and is a 5 minute walk to senic downtown Leland. Located 5 blocks from Leland Country Club and tennis courts. Beautiful beaches on Lake Michigan, 5 minute walk. Pantoon rentals available in Lake Leelanau.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage on the River with Boat Dock in Leland
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

Something to Remember When the Snow Flies!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I spent several weeks this summer in this lovely cottage on the river and loved every minute. The house is well equipped and comfortable. The owners are fantastic and went above and beyond to ensure we were content. I’ll miss sitting in the yard at happy hour watching the boats go by! I recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Perfect 2 Weeks!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 2 weeks in Leland on the river. This home is located close to town, we walked and biked and canoed all over. We have stayed in numerous other homes in Leland and this one is by far our favorite. The owners were more than welcoming, we loved every minute of our vacation. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leland 2015

  • 5 of 5

This has become our favorite cottage after twenty five years of visiting Leland! Beautifully maintained cottage and grounds provide everything we need. The well stocked kitchen is great for cooking family meals. Cocktails by the river in the evenings...biking or walking into town...we even took the canoe to the Merc one day! We love that the Frick's have kept many of the books and other items from the original cottage owners, the Lamphear's. Cherryll is a perfect, thoughtful host who always makes us feel so welcome. Wish we could stay all summer long!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly: Thanks hugely for staying at the cottage and your glowing review, so much appreciated. Hope your return drive home was uneventful and easier than your trip to Leland. Best regards, Cherryll
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Dayton, Ohio

Leland 2012

  • 5 of 5

We had a great summer vacation in Leland this summer. Our host was super helpful and accommodating. The house was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 3 children. The house was clean, warm and cozy, and the lot is very private and peaceful. The house is great, but we spent most of our time sitting by the river. We were walking distance to town, but we rented bikes for the week. If you are looking for a clean, authentic, up north cottage in Leland, this is a great rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, Indiana

Beautiful Cottage on River

  • 5 of 5

Four great girlfriends spent a week in this beautiful river setting. Everything is close enough that you can walk for provisions, dinner, shopping but yet the location is peaceful and quiet. Cherryll made everything easy and was a great hostess making us all feel right at home. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing time on the water look no further. This location is also great for getting to the beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes for some great hiking in the cedar pine forests or just sitting on your private dock enjoying the water, weather and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendswood, Texas, USA

A Four-Star River Cottage in Leland

  • 5 of 5

The River Cottage is a heavenly vignette right out of a magazine or a movie set. Everything, from the spacious and beautifully landscaped grounds right on river, to the well-appointed comfortable three-bedroom cottage is picture-perfect. And, we have taken many photographs to remind us of this wonderful dream in Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.

The master suite is worthy of a five-star hotel rating. Guests, or family will not be disappointed or cramped in either of the two guest bedrooms. Baths and all appliances are up to date and ideally situated. The cheerful kitchen is fully functioning and well appointed. Outside, a new model barbeque grill takes care of cookouts, and entertaining on the deck, or under the pergola table and chairs right on the river.

The river cottage is within walking distance of Fishtown, all the Leland restaurants, and both lakefronts as well as being right on river. The location could not be better. The magic outdoors ranges from watching boats on the river, to all of the native wild things that call Leland “home”. Black and gray Squirrels, Chipmunks, Ducks, and all kinds of birds are right here. Bring your field glasses and your camera. It is a target rich environment for nature lovers. There is even a dock to tie up your small boat, canoe or Kayak, or, use the canoe that is furnished as part of the rental at the cottage.

This is my second time in Leland, and my husband’s first time. “We WILL be back”. We are fully enchanted with the warmth of the community, the cool weather (a welcome change from Texas summer heat), the incredible flora and fauna in the environment, and this spacious and very private river cottage. Did I mention all of the small township local markets? Check the listings – the fresh produce, local honey, lavender, beautiful flowers and plants, and wines and ciders – are all right here here. Leland and surrounds are reminiscent of Napa, the South of France, and Italy. It does not get any better than this.

It’s been a privilege to stay here. “Thank You!” Cherryll and Bud, for your Texas-style hospitality in your beautiful Michigan home. You answered all questions and gave great local travel and entertainment advice. The home is beautifully maintained, landscaped, clean and comfortable. The house is in walking distance to everything in Leland.

We can't wait for next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City


Rates & Availability

Leland Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

For the period of July 4th week, a two week rental is required: JUNE 25 thur JULY 9, 2016, $5700 for two weeks.
$150 cleaning fee in addition to rental rate. Cleaning crew arrives at 9:00 a.m. on your Saturday departure.

50% deposit down when agreement is signed, balance due 2 weeks prior to rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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