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Custom Lake Michigan home with amazing views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

High quality 4 bed, 3 bath home on exquisite property

Romantic get-away perched on a bluff between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and quaint villages. Outdoors, relax on spacious patios, attractive landscape, grill and dining areas overlooking unparalleled lake views. Indoors, experience a new, comfortable, high-quality home that sleeps 12 on three levels. Full kitchen with granite counter tops, full bathrooms with spacious, marble showers and large soaking tub. Gas fireplace, large dining area, library, laundry, and grand piano. Lake views from every room. 240 steps to private beach on Lake Michigan. 3 bedrooms upper level share 1 large full bathroom, 1 bedroom main level with full bathroom, family room in lower level with 2 full-sized futons and full bath. Inquiry and communication is not a binding reservation. Reserved when booking and deposit are received. First come, first served. Allergen free indoor environment. No smoking. No pets. No weddings or other celebrations beyond rental party of 12 people or less. Due to daily changes of wind and water on the Great Lakes, we cannot guarantee the condition of the beach during your stay. Rents by the week only, Saturday to Saturday only.

More Details

Jill Butryn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Jill Butryn

Family of four loves this vacation home, the quality time spent here, and memories made together.

Jill Butryn purchased this house in 2004

Why Jill Butryn chose Leland

You have to see it to believe it. Truly, this property is incredible--a unique location in a beautiful county. We used to visit the Leelanau peninsula regularly and fell in love with the natural beauty of the area.

What makes this house unique

Leelanau County is home to people who choose to be here--artists, entrepreneurs, culinary experts, farmers and orchardists, wine-makers--successful people who are live here because they love it, too, and they give the area a unique culture. Locals are friendly and enjoy sharing their 'little piece of heaven on earth'. Despite being in a rural setting with unparalleled quiet and natural beauty, this property is near everything from National Park to golf courses to world class live entertainment.


Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious marble shower, soaker tub, double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious marble shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Spacious marble shower and generous counter space
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Lower level family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 full-sized futons in family room, no door, semi-private
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This property has 210' of Lake Michigan beach frontage which is incredibly private and lies beyond a steep cedar forest. 240 stairs down to the beach from the property's lawn.


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Custom Lake Michigan home with amazing views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Another great week at this home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family's 2nd week in the past 3 summers to this home was as fantastic as the first trip. The view cannot be overstated it is a truly rare treat to behold morning, noon and night. 5 min drives to great beaches on both Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau as well as short trips to Fishtown and downtown Leland make the location just perfect. The house itself is warm and comfortable and plenty of room, games, books, etc. in the finished downstairs to keep the kids entertained while the adults relax. Thanks Jill for sharing such a wonderful place to vacation we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael. It's great to know you and your family enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty amd location of Serenity.
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Serenity is the perfect name for this special place

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six adults ( my husband, me, and two grown sons and their wives) and two grandchildren, ages 2 and 5 months. The setup was perfect for us to each have our own comfortable room. The views, the views, the views! Pictures can't adequately capture the beauty , the vast expanse of Lake Michigan that is viewable from virtually every angle of the property. The view of Lake Leelanau was far greater than we had expected. It is truly a special property to afford such a scenic vista from every spot on the property. The grounds are gorgeous and obviously well tended to. Flowers and berry bushes of all kinds frame the yards. TWO huge lawns, both in the front and in the back of the property with the softest grass for kids to play on or to take naps! We utilized the game room table downstairs every night for card and dice games. The upstairs deck was perfect for lunches or late afternoon sunning. We have stayed in numerous rental homes over the years and this one had the best equipped kitchen. When on vacation it is so nice not to have to change cooking plans because of a lack of utensils or pots and pans. We also enjoyed the outdoor fire pit on an evening when the air was still. We enjoyed the northern look of the post and beam construction throughout the house. The family room had comfortable seating for everyone. Two car garage was a plus. Leland is our second home, basically, so we are very familiar with all that the area has to offer. Of course Carlson's for smoked whitefish and spread, Fischer's Happy Hour cheeseburgers or broasted chicken followed by Sanders hot fudge sundaes are to die for. The Bluebird's Sunday Brunch is absolutely a must. The Cove , with its chubby Marys, cherry chicken wraps and whitefish tacos always satisfy. We recommend the Hop Lot in Suttons Bay, and of course the wineries. I loved Trish's Dishes for breakfast, and the Blue Boat for lattes or a cold cherry espresso brew. Serenity provided the most peaceful ambiance, coupled with the convenience of many fun things nearby. Everyone who comes must travel to Glen Arbor to climb the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes, followed by the Lake Michigan overlook of the Pierce Stocking scenic drive. The owner of this property is an absolute pleasure to communicate with. She stopped by and gave us a tour of her garden and even let us dig in and pull some ingredients for an abundant salad. We definitely created memories and will be back in 2018!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying two weeks at Serenity. First off, it may be the most beautiful location and view in area... with stunning views of Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. The owners are meticulous with the grounds... gorgeous grass yard and garden. The home itself is clean, simple and enjoyable. There are Very few downsides, and these are only if you have small children. (Perfect home for adults and older children) You need to bring toys and other outdoor items to help keep them busy.... the steps to Lake are a plus bc the sheer number and steepness make it difficult for children to maneuver. The entrance to stairs is also somewhat hidden and not tempting for young children. The location is great to town, easy enough to bike or walk. The street is quiet and very pretty/safe. Aside from concrete floors/no rugs (high noise level) and some rooms have no or little protection from sun/daylight... these issues can be remedied with fans or noise machines. It is a glorious spot to sit back, enjoy the view with cup of coffee in morning and/or cocktails over the heavenly endless evenings and sunsets. The owners are friendly, accommodating and accessible.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular spot

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfection for my family. Secluded enough to feel privacy, but close enough to everything to be convenient. The view is not to be believed! The pictures are great, but the real thing is better. We've already booked our week for next year. Outstanding in every way...the lake is cold in early July, but wetsuits fixed that. The beach was rocky because the water levels are high this year, but 10 feet out it was all sand...we were in the water every day.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views from any direction on the property.

  • 4 of 5

This is an amazing home on a premier piece of property. We have stayed there twice and would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the property and look forward to having you again.
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Beautiful sunrise and sunset!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful! It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Great location with beautiful views from every room. Our stay was enjoyed by our whole family!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Bluebird
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sugarloaf and Manitou Passage
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-204 and M-22
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Bluebird
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
On Lake Michigan and near Lake Leelanau
Car: recommended

Premier Lake Michigan property with breathtaking sunrise and sunset bluff views of both Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. Surrounded by quaint villages, quiet trails, and exquisite fine dining experiences. Agrotourism destination with complete shopping, dining, and cultural activities nearby. Four miles from the edge of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, rated 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by Good Morning America. Twenty miles from Traverse City, known for its culinary experiences, beaches, shopping, music, and theater. Home of the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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