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Beautiful Lakefront Home on North Lake Leelanau

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Experience a perfect summer on North Lake Leelanau in Michigan! Our "Pine Patch" property is nestled among trees on two acres of private land with 220 feet of lakefront water access. One main cottage and two cabins provide comfortable beds for eight people in four bedrooms. With plenty of community gathering areas, the spacious property also hosts quiet nooks, a garden patio, and modern wide private dock. Creature comforts include a furnished kitchen, authentic stone fireplace, washer/dryer, telephone, cable TV, and wireless Internet. Boat lift for boats under 1500 pounds.

Note: Properties not specifically listed as NORTH Lake Leelanau are often located on SOUTH Lake Leelanau. Beware of the difference. This property is located on NORTH Lake Leelanau, and is facing west for the benefit of spectacular sunsets. It is so attractive that it has actually been rented by owners of South Lake Leelanau property!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are now open for reservations for the 2018 season. Because we generally sell out early for July and August, the best way to secure these dates is to plan well in advance. If you are interested in June, July or August for the summer of 2018, please send your inquiry as soon as possible. Owners intend to list this property 'for sale' during 2018.

Keywords: Lake-front rental property

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Chris

Our family has been in love with North Lake Leelanau for 120 years.

Chris purchased this cottage in 1974

Why Chris chose Lake Leelanau

PINE PATCH: All the creature comforts and all of the summer cottage charm, combined in to one property.

What makes this cottage unique

Hammocks, swings and a great front yard overlooking the water. Double wide modern dock with a buoy/anchor for your boat.


Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (7)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Lakefront Home on North Lake Leelanau
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Saline, MI

Outstanding Location and House!

  • 5 of 5

Pine Patch was nothing short of spectacular!!!! We had a 3 generation reunion in this gorgeous house which was home to great fishing, tubing and swimming. Fun times on the lawn playing badminton and croquet. Bring your bikes and golf clubs as the area is PERFECT. And when we needed a rest, the hammocks were perfect for an afternoon nap. The teens LOVED the adjacent cottages and made for a super pleasant trip for all 3 generations as everyone had their own space. The house was beautifully equipped and clean with ample space (including 2 full size refrigerators). But the best memory of all were the dinners enjoying the sunsets. Thanks for a memorable vacation!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location and Property

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a wonderful week at Lake Leelanau and thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations at Pine Patch. There are 2 separate little cabins which gives everyone lots of privacy. The grounds are beautiful, with hammocks and great sunsets. The dock is good for swimming and sunning. Easy drive to the little towns and sites. Nice biking on the surrounding roads. Well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage on Lake Leelanau

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a wonderful week at Pine Patch! The cottage was perfect~ cozy and elegant at the same time with gorgeous views and amazing outdoor amenities! We enjoyed lounging on the hammocks and swings, sitting by the camp fire, sunning, fishing and boating from the fabulous dock and playing bocci ball and other lawn games in the large yard.

Lake Leelanau is beautiful and the surrounding towns are quaint and fun to visit. We highly recommend Pine Patch for a magical summer vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners, we only hope for two things: That our guests will have a wonderful time, and that they will treat our lake front property with tender loving care. Sometimes we have great confidence that a given family will be a perfect fit, as was the case here! Congratulations to this beautiful family. They were a perfect match for PINE PATCH. We are grateful.
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North Carolina

Great Cottage to Rent!

  • 5 of 5

Pine Patch was a wonderful cottage for us to rent and include our adult children.

Pine Patch was a great choice for us as the separate cabins worked out perfect for our children that brought their significant others with them and offered them their own private space. We were a group of 8 and there was plenty of room for everyone to sit, eat, cook and socialize. Being a cooler summer this year, we REALLY enjoyed sitting around the fire pit each evening for some great conversation, star gazing and planning the next days activities. The sunsets were spectacular, the dock more than large enough to accommodate everyone and there was plenty of area to park 4 cars.

We enjoyed all of our favorite places as well as some wonderful buys at the local shops.

Overall, Pine Patch was a beautiful place to stay and the owner was great to work with with plenty of communication and answers to questions. We would definitely recommend this cottage and location!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southeast Michigan

Great for Extended Families

  • 5 of 5

My husband, kids & I stayed at Pine Patch for a week in July with my parents and my sister & brother-in-law. The property has a main cabin with two large bedrooms and two smaller cabins, which made it great for our extended families to vacation together. We were able to share meals together, play games, etc, but also able to retreat to our "own" areas when we wanted.

The cottages were clean and well-maintained. The linens provided were very nice and the beds were really comfortable. There is a total of one queen and six twin beds, which would also make this a great place for a girls' weekend get-away (overworked mom talking here). There is plenty of parking for several cars.

We enjoyed a nightly campfire and the views of the sunset. There is a large dock with two benches and steps going into the lake, which was handy for everyone in our party. There is a stairway down to the dock, which worked well for us as we were traveling with young children and the stairs gave them a clear boundry of where they could not wander unattended. Our kids particularly loved the hammocks and campfires. We also rented a pontoon boat and tube from a local marina and had a blast on the lake.

The owner, Chris, was very helpful in answering our questions before and during our stay. I liked the fact that we dealt directly with the owner, rather than a property management company like many other rentals on Lake Leelanau. Other than food and clothes, Pine Patch was well-equiped with most of what we needed during our stay. We brought an extra cooler and regularly replenished it with ice because we had a lot of food and beverages for our large group. We had a minor problem while we were there and the caretaker quickly remedied the situation.

Pine Patch is situated close to Leland, Lake Leelanau, Suttons Bay, and various other charming small towns as well as Traverse City and the Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore. Being there for a week renewed my love of Northern Michigan. If you haven't traveled to Leelanau County, you are missing out on some great wines, art, festivals, and water sports. Pine Patch will offer you a great "home base" to take it all in.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes us happier than to learn that another family has truly enjoyed our summer family vacation home. And of course, those who appreciate our lake-front property as much as we do, also tend to take care of the property with the same TLC as we do. Just perfect.
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Chicago, IL

Ideal Summer Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I'm the type that loves woodsy seclusion, as long as there are signs of life nearby... and a golf course. Pine Patch was the perfect fit for us. We'd spend the mornings reading books in the hammock, the afternoons swimming or tubing or water skiing (the private dock was such a cool bonus), and then in the evenings we'd drive or cycle on the bikes we brought into the small town called Leland, which is on Lake Michigan.

The family-friendly Bluebird lounge became our favorite watering hole, with delicious pizza, a great beer selection, and a jukebox, pool table, and game room for kids. I also discovered the Leland Country Club, which has a great golf course on the lake.

The exterior cabins on the property were ideal for the kids, and overall we were really impressed with how clean everything was, as well as how easy it was to handle the rental details with the owner, Chris. Thanks for a great stay! We hope to be back again in summer 2010.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

Property is double wide and 400' deep. Beautiful back yard and far from road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Rates and reservations are subject to change until deposit is received.

Personal check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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