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"HIDEOUT" on Sparkling Lake Leelanau

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6

The knotty pine family cottage is on the water at the end of the Lane, tucked between the cedar forest and clear stream. No through traffic, no shared front yard; a place where you truly feel on vacation. Whether you enjoy sunrise and a cup of coffee, or sunset and and a glass of local wine you are sure to unwind in this beautiful location.

The cottage is comfortably furnished with an Up North flair featuring log furniture and numerous northwoods touches. The open living room-galley kitchen is perfect for family meals and games.

It has three bedrooms, two full baths, a popular outdoor shower, plus a large family room giving you lots of space to spread out. The 1st bedroom has a queen bed, the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have double beds with a twin over (bunk style) beds. The den has a futon couch/bed, DVD player, bar and game table. The family room makes a nice mini-suite, or a great place for the kids to hang-out.

From the front deck we've seen turtles, otter, deer, grouse, and eagles. The shallow lake entry area is perfect for play. The dock has room for your boat or make it your private fishing pier. Our area of the lake is popular with the fisherman who know the good spots.. Two kayaks and a canoe are included for a quiet morning paddle. The old-style pine picnic table and charcoal grill make outdoor meals a pleasure. Retire to the oversize hammock to read a book or take a nap. When its time to clean up head for the outdoor shower with dressing area. The perfect end to an upnorth day is around the campfire where stories are told and marshmallow S'mores are the traditional treat.

Location, Location On your own secluded lane and just five minutes south of Lake Leelanau. Plan your day trips to Leland, Northport, Suttons Bay or Glen Arbor for unique shopping and restaurants..

The Hideout is centered in Leelanau Wine Country with many personal favorites with in 5 minutes. Sleeping Bear Dunes headquarter is a short drive and stunning Lake Michigan sunsets at Good Harbor Beach are 10 minutes west..

We will have tourism information at the cottage on arrival. If you have specific planning needs please contact us in advance.


More Details

Property Manager
Diana and Lou Aug
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Diana and Lou Aug chose Lake Leelanau

Five generations of our family have been vacationing in Leelanau County. As children moved away for careers it has always provided the place to 'disconnect' and reconnect and have fun together.

What makes this cottage unique

Since we are from the Chicago area we really appreciate the slower pace and peace and quiet. Walking out on the dock, coffee in hand, to watch the sun come up is a superb way to start the day. In the city we forget how brilliant the stars of the night sky can be and the excitement of seeing a meteor shower or if lucky, the Northern Lights. The pace of life totally changes for our whole family. We have time to enjoy each other and the simple things.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for coming out to help with the dock, it worked out fine. Great Cottage !
Jun 2016
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Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is the Outdoor Shower, very popular
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon converts to full bed, Bunk Beds (1) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have bunk beds with a double on the bottom and twin on top.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enclosed Outdoor Shower with dressing area, long dock, Campfire area, 2 Kayaks, 1 Canoe


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.866667 based on 41 reviews

great time. comfortable as always

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed everything about the house. It's location.. and how well equipped it is.Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we appreciate your 4th return visit. We hope to continue to be the place for your family to gather. Love to have guests like you !
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Comfortable, well-equipped, gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

Despite some rainy cold weather we did not anticipate, we loved our stay at this adorable cabin. The family really takes pride in keeping everything well equipped clean and comfortable. We will be back again for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Diana and Lou are great people , Would really like to just thank them for a wonderful stay at the hideout. My wife and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to bring your family. Everything we needed was available.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. The hosts were very friendly and available if needed. The property is truly a great hideout as there is a lot of privacy in the backyard on the lake. The kayaks were perfect!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hideout Delivers!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our second year at the Hideout on Lake Leelanau and again we enjoyed our stay very much. The location can't be beat, it is close to Leland, Glen Arbor, and Traverse City and every spot in between. Our sons went fly fishing in the various near by lakes, streams, and rivers. We brought our boat, and it too had great accommodations on the dock. The cottage is very clean and comfortable with comfortable beds, eating area, and an outdoor shower! We plan on going back again! Thanks Diana-Sincerely, Happy Family From Cincinnati!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Resplendent • Relaxing • Rustic Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful location on Lake Leelanau. The cottage was the perfect place for 8 members of my family to connect and reflect. The location provides a good staging area for those wishing to visit the local attractions, including Good Harbor beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Northport, Peterson State Park and the quaint downtown's of Leland and Suttons Bay. The cottage setting itself is beautiful. It is very relaxing. Coffee in the morning with the sunrise. Night time gathering by the fire pit. The inside of the cottage is well furnished with just about anything a traveler might need. We had a terrific visit and would not hesitate to do so again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We love our family cottage and are happy we could share it with you.
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Dick's Pour House
Best local tavern fish fry on Friday nights.
Pedaling Beans Coffeehouse
Excellent local coffee house.
Chateau Fontaine
My favorite winery in Leelanau County.
Village Cheese Shanty
The first place my grand daughter wants to go for a fabulous sandwich.
Jaffe's Resale & Consignment
A very well run consignment shop.
Leland Mercantile Co
Quality local grocer.
Apache Trout Grill
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City MI
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Course at Sugarloaf 5 minutes
Car: necessary

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Leelanau Wine Country, National Cherry Festival, weekly music concerts. Major Equestrian Events, Wood Boat Show, Weekly Local Farm Markets, Tall Ships, Micro Brew events. Day trip to Mackinac Island, Manitour Island or Beaver Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a $200 refundable deposit in addition to the weekly rental.
There is a $50.00 per person charge per week for the 7th and 8th person during peak..
There is a $17 per person per day charge for 4th - 6th person during fall weeks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.