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Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8).

This quiet rural home features sunlit rooms, decks, and views of the gentle rolling hills of Leelanau. Hardwood floors, custom woodwork throughout, leather furniture, and a large first floor walk-in shower gives an elegant air to this country estate on one and one-half acres.

A dining area adjacent to the kitchen features an old-fashion round oak table with two leaves - plenty of room to seat 8.

A master bedroom/bathroom suite and two other bedrooms, all queen size beds, are on the second floor. There's an additional queen size pull-out in the living room.

A large 3/4 acre side yard features a firepit and plenty of room for impromptu yard sports.

Centrally located and close to many popular wedding venues and wineries, this house has served as a relaxing home for many wedding parties. Crooked Creek Ranch (4 miles), and The Homestead Resort (10 miles) are all just a few minutes away.

Recreational water is very close by with Good Harbor Beach (3 miles away and dog friendly) and Lake Leelanau Park (2 miles). Leland, Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay, and the famous Dune Walk in The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, are also just a short drive away.

Keywords: rural, decks, two-story, scenic, quiet, sunny, dark sky, Crooked Tree Ranch, Homestead Resort, Wedding Venue, Centrally located, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

We always respond directly to any inquiries within an hour or less.

More Details

John Sullivan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About John Sullivan

We moved to the Cedar area in 1989 from Ann Arbor, and pursued careers as glass artists (now retired). We both love Leelanau County for its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle.

John Sullivan purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why John Sullivan chose Northwest

This was a natural for us since this rental is only a few miles from our house making any maintenance and/or repair quite easy. This central location in The County is a plus for vacationers and tourists, as any destination is just a few minutes away.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Very low traffic rural area, yet close to all the attractions of the County. Pet friendly, and close to a dog-friendly beach. The owners/caretakers live near-by in case of any unforeseen issues.

Guestbook comments from the owner

...your home worked perfectly for (us), and was within close proximity to all the fun sites in Leelanau County. The house is beautiful, and we really enjoyed our stay here. Thanks again.
Jul 2010
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Cedar Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is inside the master bedroom suite.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Also has a hand-held shower and hand rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The couch features a comfortable queen size pull-out.
    North Bedroom - 1 queen , Features a Temperpedic matress and antique dresser.
    South Bedroom - 1 queen , Features a foam matress, closet and bedside storage drawers.
    Master bedroom/bathroom - 1 queen , the upstairs bathroom is seperate, but inside this bedroom.
  • Queen size Beds (1) three Queen beds upstairs. One Temperpedic, one foam-core, one pillowtop., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) high-end foam mattress with padded cover. Much more comfortable than the standard inner-spring mattress. Custom fitted sheets. In living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms. Firepit in sideyard.


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Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..
average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews

Very nice accommodations in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house had everything we expected ,and more, and was very well situated on the peninsula.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was very clean, beautifully landscaped and six minutes from the wedding venue.

  • 5 of 5

John, the owner, was very good at communicating with me. The house is in a beautiful rural location and was beautifully landscaped. Almost anything you need is available. The beds are comfortable and the air conditioning downstairs and in the master bedroom made the house very comfortable. If I am ever in the Traverse City area again, I would be glad to reserve the property again. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We've stayed here multiple times in June and it's always been a great vaca!

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked, clean, comfortable and quiet. Perfect for our kids because we don't have to concern ourselves with them making noise. Plenty of room to run and play. The location in Cedar is minites from everything the peninsula has to offer. Small beach at the end of the road is great for little ones and doesn't take a big production to get there and set up because it so close. Beach chairs are provided and we love that since is lessens our haul. We leave them in our minivan for the trip and pull them out at numerous stops. Thanks, John!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harmony House...what a great find!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect relaxed setting to stay while attending a family wedding in the area. The house was so comfortable and well equipped, we really felt at home. The homeowner could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Definitely made our family vacation that much more enjoyable. Beautiful area with tons of things to do. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time our family of 5 had traveled to Northern Michigan, and this home was the perfect place to use as our home base. The home is clean, well-maintained and well-stocked with the necessities in the kitchen and in the bathrooms. The family room was perfect to relax in, and we loved the decks on both the lower and upper floors. The setting is quiet and beautiful, close enough for an easy drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and to Lake Michigan. The owner was very easy to contact and responded to our questions quickly and thoroughly. We definitely hope to return sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Springs Missouri

Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us because we were in town to attend a wedding not far away. Our family loved the house and property , very peaceful and quiet place hidden in the country. Yard was beautiful , home was spotless and all amenities were there. Owner could not have been more honest and helpful and treated us like family! The whole setting couldn't have been better! Thank you John.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cedar, Michigan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Big Cat Brew Pub/restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Good Harbor Beach
Car: necessary

Leelanau County is a great 'dark sky' area, and this property has been noted as such by several guests. This rural setting is perfect for sky-watching all year.


Rates & Availability

Cedar Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

We offer a 50% deposit refund if your reservation 1s cancelled more than 30 days from reservation. Full refund if we can re-book dates. Please ignore the "Owner's Cancellation Policy" listed below by HomeAway. All rates based on a maximum of 8-person occupancy. No pop-ups or tents. Pets are welcome with no additional fee. Check in after 3pm. Check out by 11am, please.

We accept credit cards (by telephone), personal checks (call to hold your dates pending receipt by mail), Paypal, or cash for payment. We require a $500 deposit to reserve your dates. The balance is due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.