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Leland/Lake Leelanau Small Early American Cottage! Perfect!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Wonderful lakeside cottage just a mile from Leland!

This is the place where memories are made! This elegant cottage on Robinson’s Bay is just one mile from downtown Leland and 15 feet from the shore of Lake Leelanau! This Early American style home is charming and comfortable ... the perfect place to relax inside, swim from the dock, or use as a central base to explore the wonders of Northwest Michigan. My home has a large family room, two bedrooms, two newly remodeled baths, a newly-remodeled kitchen that opens up to a large screened-in porch,where you can enjoy early morning coffee, and meals at a table with unobstructed lakeside views, to get that close to the water feel all day long. Dock available, and buoy for your own boat, swimming over a sandy bottom, or just sunbathing. Sleeps four comfortably. Wi-Fi and cable television included. I've got a lot of photos below ...and I'm very proud of this place and know you'll love it!

Leland is America at its finest! The pace is slow, the mood is easy, and families and couples alike love the area for its charm and simplicity. Walk next to the lake to Fishtown ... the historic center of Leland where you can buy whitefish fresh from the boat. Gather your supplies at the Mercantile and pop across the street for breakfast at the Bluebird or a great cup of coffee and a muffin from the Trish's dishes. Make sure you stop by the Village Cheese Shanty for a sandwich that is unmatched. Wander through the shops at your leisure, or just sit by the brand-new dock on Lake Michigan and watch the boats come in. And two favorite spots for locals are The Cove and Rick's Restaurant ... you can sit right by the waterfall that connects Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan! For the more adventurous, a five minute walk takes you to the Sleeping Bear National Forest, Whaleback Nature area where you can hike along well-kept wooded trails to a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan. Long newly-paved roads offer the best of biking, and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dune is a giant mountain of sand perfect for hikers and kids. It is a truly magical place, and you will want to return year after year.

Keywords: 15 feet from Lake Leelanau shore. One mile from downtown Leland. Sandy bottom off dock, unobstructed view. Sleeps 4 comfortably. 2 bdr./2 bath. Full kltchen. Early American in Americana!

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Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master has shower, guest bath tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Two twin beds in guest room queen in master.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock available for your boat, or sunbathing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Well stocked and nicely cared for.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, Michigan

Piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this cottage for the past 4 years & have loved staying there each time.There is lots to do in the area & alot of boating/water fun right out the back door. Fishtown is a couple miles away and also plenty of wineries if that is your interest.Other nearby towns are Suttons Bay, with shopping & a movie theater. Glen Arbor is a short drive & also has lots to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5


Clean. Roomy. Screened in porch. Dock.

Great part of the lake. Wish we had sunsets, but oh well.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor


  • 4 of 5

Cottage was very clean, beautiful view, only wish it had a fire pit

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this cottage. The location is perfect right on lake leelenau and less than a mile from downtown Leland. It was perfectly clean and well maintained and more spacious than we expected. We loved being close to sleeping bear dunes, the ferry over to south manitou and leelenau state park. The owners are great to work with as well. Our favorite place we have stayed in northern michigan!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Page Sikes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

About Page Sikes

I own two places side by side in Leland. I am retired military officer. One brother is a general contractor and other brother is a painting contractor. I've been coming here for nearly 60 years and want others to be able to share the same experiences that I have loved in Leland.

Page Sikes purchased this house in 1982

Why Page Sikes chose Leland

This home has been in my family now for three generations, and I've been coming to Lake Leelanau my whole life. One of the features I like most about the area is that , even from early childhood, much of the area has remained unchanged ... much like the movie 'On Golden Pond.' It's romantic and charming and sweet and simple ... the perfect place for a summer vacation!

What makes this house unique

You can do everything in the Leelanau Peninsula from my centrally-located home! From boating to sailing to swimming to sunbathing ... from shopping to wine-tasting to eating to resting ... from hiking to biking to golfing to running ... it's all here! I spend hours on the lake having lunch and jumping in for a quick cool-down. I have friends over and listen to music and watch the sun set. We take day trips to Mackinac Island, Charlevoix and Traverse City, which is only about a 35 minute drive, for locally-grown gourmet dinners that change weekly depending on the season. Then we come home every night to a happy home filled with memories and bliss.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rental agreement will be emailed by owners once stay is confirmed. Agreement to be signed and returned with deposit.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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