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Recently Built! Lake Leelanau - Immaculate!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Beautiful private lakefront home with all amenities including large gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops throughout, all overlooking Lake Leelanau.

Clean Sugar Sand lake frontage - great for swimming and children playing in the water; 170 foot dock to drop-off. The home consist of quality, high-end materials like T&G pine ceilings and walls; Jennair appliances (gourmet 6 burner stove) glass and tile showers.

Sit in the Great Room and enjoy beautiful 180 degree panoramic views of the 22 mile long Lake Leelanau (you see nothing but the Lake). Lake view from every room of the house. This is one of the most scenic locations on the lake, where the lake is at it's widest point (2 miles to opposite shore). Wrap-around deck overlooks Lake Leelanau. 65' LED TV in Great Room; 50' LED TV in office.

Three large bedrooms (the Master-Suite is on the main floor with king-sized bed overlooking the lake); 2 large bedrooms on second floor (one with queen bed; one with two twin beds (that can be converted to a King) each with balconies overlooking the lake. All beds are new; quality linens provided - enjoy a comfortable sleeping experience.

Executive main floor office, and queen-sized futon in loft.

Beautiful hardwood and tile floors; tongue-in-groove pine ceilings throughout the home. Large Stone and wood fireplace in Great Room. All bathrooms with granite counter-tops. Outdoor picnic table; lawn chairs - plenty of outdoor furniture and a fire pit to enjoy a bonfire and the Lake Leelanau experience.

You will find everything to do in the Leelanau Peninsula. Several challenging golf courses, several wineries, and a major Casino within 30 minutes from our home. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, named the most beautiful location in the USA by Good Morning America, within 20 minutes from our home. Great biking trails throughout the Peninsula and into Traverse City (great biking!). All the enjoyment and beauty of the Peninsula, and Traverse City just 20 minutes away.

We take pride in always providing the most CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, AND RELAXING environment. You will not find a cleaner home than this! Great for kids, and adults.

Keywords: LakeFront Home - Directly on Lake Leelanau with beautiful panoramic view

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Steve

Steve grew up vacationing on Lake Leelanau as a child for 3 weeks every summer just down the road from this home. Several of our uncles/aunts also rented cottages and it brought about wonderful memories or the Lake; playing with cousins; fishing and exploring on Lake Leelanau; experiencing all the wonders of the Lake and the surrounding area. When I had the opportunity to purchase a vacation home, this was the ONLY location I wanted. Still to this day I am amazed about the beauty of Leelanau County!

Steve purchased this house in 2010

Why Steve chose Cedar

The location is a few hundred yards of where my family vacationed every year as a child and provides wonderful memories. For me, this was the ONLY place to be on the Lake. The lake bottom is beautiful sugar sand for 170 feet to the drop-off. Children can play in shallow; clean; sandy water for a long distance without fear of deep water. The beautiful views from the property down and across the lake make this one of the scenic areas of Lake Leelanau.

What makes this house unique

The home we have labored over is absolutely unique - you will not find another like it. From the full lake view from almost every room in the house; to the balconies overlooking the lake; to the full wrap-around porch all with beautiful full views of Lake Leelanau. The materials used in construction are all premium. Beautiful T&G pine throughout the house; beautiful hardwood floors; high-end gourmet kitchen; awesome stone fireplace and a beautiful office if you need to get a bit of work done. All bedding is high-end, affording a premium sleeping experience (we receive many 'thank you's' regarding the comfort of our bedding). We personally provide the cleaning, and present an immaculately clean and sanitized house. You will be completely satisfied with the cleanliness of this home. The surrounding landscaping is beautiful with a combination flowers; flowering plants and trees - all perfectly kept and maintained. You won't find landscaping at a home for rent like this anywhere. We maintain the property completely ourselves.


Cedar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge tile & glass shower. On-suite to Master.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large full bath with combo shower/tub. Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large main floor bath with tile/glass shower & granite
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bedroom with private on-suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautifully appointed, with balcony overlooking Lake
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Beautifully appointed with balcony overlooking Lake.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Twin beds can be converted to King, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable futon converts to standard sized bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Fire pit and fire-wood provided. Kayak's available to rent (weekly) Grill and charcoal provided Pontoon boat available for rent (daily/weekly) Piano in the home for those who may want to play. Whole house generator in the event of power loss from weather issues (like summer 2015 when power was lost to the area for several days, we had power when most everyone didn't!)


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Recently Built! Lake Leelanau - Immaculate!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Brighton, MI

Effortless, relaxing vacation in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was superb! The home is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The view of the water from the great room and loft is so relaxing. We were given superb service from the start of our stay and every day thru the end of our stay. It's a nice distance from Traverse City and we were able to enjoy the Cherry Festival without being affected by the crowds once we were back at the lake cottage. The best of both worlds - quiet cottage but close to anything you might like to do in the city. The water is crystal clear and shallow at the shore. We rented the pontoon and kayaks to be out on the water and even at this peak July 4th week the lake was not crowded. We are definitely interested in staying again. We would highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori for taking the time to provide a review. It was wonderful seeing how your family enjoyed your stay, and took advantage of all the area has to offer. I recall you went to the Sleeping Bear Dunes; visited Fishtown in Leland; and also Suttons Bay and Traverse City; swimming and boating in Lake Leelanau. It is a pleasure for us to see families enjoy themselves at our home. We welcome you back!
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Immaculate house for a relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

The photos are great - but still don't do it justice. The house is clean, comfortable and relaxing inside, and the grounds are exceptionally kept, too, by the very attentive hosts. There's a big, shallow ledge that's great for kids to swim/wade just behind the house. And, make sure to get out on the lake - its massive and quite peaceful, particularly around sunset. It's about 30 minutes to Traverse City, 30 minutes to the sand dunes (must see!), and 20 minutes to much else (go out to dinner, etc), but we were happy generally staying put in and around the house and just taking it easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh, It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us last year. As you said, you really enjoyed the home, the Lake and Leelanau County and Traverse City areas. You took advantage of renting the pontoon boat and experienced the beauty of Lake Leelanau. We welcome you back any time and look forward to seeing your young family grow. Best regards to you.
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Beautiful vacation home + most incredible lake

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this fantastic custom built home for the past 5 years. The home has numerous high end features. The home is immaculate. The landscaping and flower gardens are beautiful. The location on the lake is one of the best on the entire lake. The shallow water is great for young grandchildren. It is close to Traverse City and numerous other northern MI attractions. The owners are really great to work with. We are really looking forward to coming back again this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, Fl

Wow!...What a home!

  • 5 of 5

We were so very pleased with our stay in Lake Leelanau, we just wished we had discovered this hidden treasure of an area and home sooner. Accommodations in this stylish custom home with scenic views of the pristine lake, along with amenities and access to so many outstanding attractions throughout this beautiful region, made every moment of our time there hoping we never had to leave. From young to the not so young, our family enjoyed all this home had to offer, and truly appreciated how the home is so clean and well maintained…and the owners were so welcoming. Inside and out, staying at this home will provide you with memories of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric. We enjoyed your stay and your enjoyed your family. Especially appreciated everyone having a great time swimming and boating on the lake and enjoying all that Leelanau County has to offer. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and boat - we welcome you back anytime.
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Houston, TX

Beautiful new home + incredible waterfront = Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful new custom built home for a week in the middle of July and had such a great time, it's hard to describe! The sandy bottom of the lake with the huge area for my grandchildren to play and swim in was fantastic ... they had a blast kayaking in the shallow water, and we didn't have to worry about them being in deep water. Close to Traverse City if you want to eat at the outstanding restaurants, and also close to cherry orchards where you can pick you own fresh cherries, so delicious! When we arrived the house was so much more beautiful than the pictures, which is a a rare surprise ... the owners take immaculate care of the house, and we did too (treated it like our own home). In the evenings, the kids enjoyed the full array of channels on the HDTV, and we all enjoyed the beautiful sunsets! I highly recommend this home, Lake Leelanau and the wonderful fun you can have in this beautiful part of the world ... it was a refreshing treat from our 100 degree Texas heat!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MI

Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first up north vacation to Lake Leelanau and we had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the location, with Traverse City, Leland, Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay, the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and many local wineries a very short drive away. The house was brand new with all the amenities you could want and was extremely clean. It is located in a great location on the lake and has an amazing view of the water. The yard was perfect to play, relax in the sun and have a bonfire in the evening. The owners were friendly and helpful - they seemed very interested in making sure we had a good time. We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City TVC (Cherry Capital Airport)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cedar Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sugar Loaf - The Old Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Big Cat Brewery
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Holiday Ski

Take a wine tour and enjoy the many wineries located just around the property. Also, enjoy the two Casino located within 20+ minutes from the home. Visit Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, 20 minutes from the home, voted 'Most Beautiful place in America' by Good Morning America morning show. Excellent golf courses all around the area. Wonderful biking trails with beautiful scenery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Non-peak season rates available - Mid-May - Mid-June - $2900. Mid-Sept - Mid -Oct. $2900.

1/2 with executed rental agreement, balance due 3 weeks prior to rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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