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Birch Point Cottage on South Lake Leelanau Peninsula

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come spend your vacation at our charming Cape Cod style cottage located on the end of a peninsula. 100' of sandy shallow beach, sunset views, boat dock, lovely yard with flower gardens will fill your senses with ahhh. Now come inside our freshly decorated newer lakehouse to a large complete kitchen, two full baths, the master bedroom with queen bed and walk-in closet connects to a three season screened porch just steps from the lake. The family area has a beautiful stone woodburning fireplace. Upstairs is a loft with a full couch, love seat, large reading chair, bookcase with books and a 42' LCD T.V. Adjoining room is the second bedroom with a comfy queen bed and a twin trundle bed.

For your enjoyment relax in the jacuzzi or canoe on beautiful Lake Leelanau (life jackets provided) or BBQ near the picnic table. Watch the awesome sunsets around the firepit snuggled in the Adirondack chairs and roast some marshmallows. Bring bikes along or rent them in town and ride the paved bike trail off Birch Point Rd. that will take you right into Traverse City. Very safe family friendly trails. If you like shopping there is lots of it, sightseeing, bird watching, boating, biking... it's all here. Feeling like doing nothing at all, take a seat in one of the rockers on the long back porch and watch all the waterfowl. Enjoy it's your vacation!


Keywords: Come spend your vacation at our charming Cape Cod style cottage located on the end of a peninsula. 100' of sunset views, sandy shallow beach, boat dock, lovely yard and flower gardens will fill your senses with ahhh. Now come inside our pretty decorated newer lake house. Enjoy a large complete kitchen, master bedroom which leads out to a screened three season porch. family area with large wood burning fireplace. Upstairs is a family room loft with 42' LCD TV, 2nd bedroom has queen and twin trundle beds. Relax in a spacious Jacuzzi, have fun in the canoe or paddle boat (life jackets provided), sing around the firepit, Have a BBQ picnic or just enjoy the view in the Adirondack chairs

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northwest

Living in Michigan most of our lives we just love coming up north. We knew one day we would want to spend more time there. We found the perfect location so we could be close to towns and shopping.

What makes this house unique

Comforts of home, quiet unique location with private beach. Short trip to town and shopping. All of the outdoor activities our family enjoys.


Car: necessary

Short scenic drive to Suttons Bay, Leland, Glen Arbor, sleeping bear dunes. Cherry picking, Berry Farms, Wineries are all nearby.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) two queen one in master and one queen and one trundle in the other bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Birch Point Cottage on South Lake Leelanau Peninsula
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Petoskey, MI

Perfect Lakefront Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Birch Point Cottage was a wonderful family vacation. The home is beautiful and well appointed. Lots of space to spread out and relax with wonderful views of lake from every room. Loved hearing the waves and water from master bedroom and screened in porch. The property is in a great location near TC and Suttons Bay and the bike path but is at end of peninsula and very private. Loved using the canoe and swimming in sand bottom lakefront. Hot tub was great on the couple cool nights we had. Kitchen well appointed along with gas grill and fire pit we had everything we needed for making great meals. Rented a boat for the week from BreakinWaves they delivered to the house and we enjoyed boating to sandbars Leland and ice cream at nearby store.

Would highly recommend this property for a family looking for nice lakefront vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the gracious review. We are so pleased to have made your stay so pleasant. Please come again!
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Very cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here...only the second time we have done the VRBO thing. Cozy and comfortable for the most part. Tastefully decorated, well ventilated and clean. The kitchen was adequate, we did not do a lot of cooking, it could use a few updates..but it was not in a state of disrepair or anything like that. The Hot Tub was great..but it needed cleaning and that did not occur until Tuesday. The description for the property states two full baths and it is correct, but both baths are on the main level, with the second one being in the laundry room. The Master Bedroom is on the main level with an attached full bath. The second bedroom was upstairs, which required a trip downstairs to use the bathroom. Not a deal breaker, but should be mentioned in the description. The owner was quick to respond, once we got thru the technology aspects. We would stay here again if afforded the opportunity. It's a great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is our intent to have a clean, pretty and comfortable home for guests to enjoy on their vacation. The hot tub is cleaned weekly, based on your feedback we will request the hot tub be cleaned on Fridays. Any other suggestions to make it more cozy and comfortable would be welcomed.
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West Bloomfield

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so charming and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped , the furnishings are perfect, and the grounds are gorgeous. There is a clear view of the lake from inside, but there are a lot of chairs outside and even a double swing. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows at night. Our stay was much too short and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Great home and a great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was out first time to Lake Leelanau and we loved it! The home is situated on a small peninsula on the south end of the lake. It is a very peaceful location and being on the water was just awesome. The home is newer and it is in great condition and well suited for families. The owner/Paulette was great to work with and she really helped to make our stay enjoyable. I would recommend this home to anyone that wants to be close to Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes, but also in need of rest and relaxation. We really enjoyed just sitting on the back porch looking at the lake and enjoying all of the wildlife. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Joseph, MI

Great Weekend at the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Birch Point Cottage. The accommodations were excellent and were perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing weekend on Lake Leelanau. The beach had a sandy bottom, which was great for swimming. My sister and I ran the Bayshore 10K on Memorial Day weekend in Traverse City, so the hot tub came in handy to relax the muscles. The photos attached do not show the hot tub or the screened in porch but they are both fantastic. The property was beautiful and appeared brand new! The owners were easy and friendly to work with and provided extensive info on the cottage and area events during our stay. Highly recommend this rental; we are already booking for next Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

If you are booking shorter than the payment schedule to obtain a cancellation refund, please pay in full at time of booking or make arrangements with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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