Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Spacious Wine Country Home in Spectacular Vacation Destination!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A spacious Leelanau countryside home on private acreage that is close to beaches, wineries, casinos and The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; this hillside retreat offers a nice quiet setting and is close to the many attractions of Leelanau Peninsula.

Our vacation home is privately owned and we personally manage the property.

The home features an open layout with five bedrooms (two King, three with two twins each) three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room for up to 10 people to be comfortable.

High speed wireless internet, a 50" LCD HD TV with satellite, DVD player and DVD library, board games, books or foosball can keep you busy indoors.

Outside the home features two decks and a patio to enjoy outdoor living and a picnic table, chairs, Weber Grill and outdoor fire pit to compliment these spaces.

The home sits on several private, countryside acres surrounded by orchards, fields and the Leelanau Conservancy Narrows property that provides a peaceful view and great sunsets right out the front picture windows.

The location is very convenient to the many attractions of Leelanau County. Located just north of the Village of Lake Leelanau, providing close access to a public boat launch, beaches, wineries, dining, shopping and adventures. Suttons Bay, Leland and Northport are just a short drive and Traverse City is a 25 minute drive to the south.

We have had many guests enjoy our home on the Leelanau Peninsula for family vacations, reunions, weddings, wine touring and more. Whatever your reason for visiting Leelanau, we look forward to providing a clean, comfortable and safe home for you to enjoy.

Keywords: acreage, countryside, vacation, family reunions, private, centrally located

More Details

Bill Borre
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Bill Borre

Our Vacation Home is privately owned and we personally manage the property. Our vacation home was our family home for many years prior to moving to a historic farm just a few miles away. We look forward to hosting family, friends and visitors at our vacation home.

Bill Borre purchased this house in 1992

Why Bill Borre chose Lake Leelanau

We hope that if you have not visited Leelanau, you'll bring some friends and family and find out why Leelanau was voted the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by the viewers of Good Morning America and was recently voted as one of the best places in North America to watch a sunset. If you have been here before, welcome back.

What makes this house unique

A quiet, countryside family home on private acerage that provides easy access to the numerous attractions of Leelanau County.


Lake Leelanau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • A security Camera is located on the exterior of the garage and monitors vehicles entering and exiting the property.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2) 2 rooms with king sized beds., Twin or Single Beds (6) 3 rooms with two twin sized beds each.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

84% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Spacious Wine Country Home in Spectacular Vacation Destination!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews

Extremely clean and comfortable home, which easily accommodated eight adults.

  • 4 of 5

This home was wonderfully situated for all our excursions throughout Leland, Glen Arbor, the dunes, and the wineries in Sutton's Bay and Traverse City. It was clean and well-stocked, with a great kitchen for cooking and large tables for eating indoors and out. Bill was very helpful and responsive. We are a family of eight, with three adult kids and their spouses and significant others. There was enough room for everyone to spread out and be comfortable. Our adult kids love to play games and work on puzzles in the evening. There was abundant space for all of that, plus a sidebar for their drinks. There was plenty of counter space to prep and set up food, without having to sacrifice eating areas. The outdoor grill worked and the outside table was very nice. We never felt crowded in any area of the house. The master bedroom was very comfortable and served as the perfect refuge!

When I booked, I did not notice that the home does not have air conditioning, which is not uncommon for the area. This was our only reason for discomfort, since we were there during a very hot week in August. There were plenty of fans everywhere and we used them! We had to keep a main window closed due to gaps in the screen letting bugs in the house. This problem can be easily remedied, and is unlikely to be an issue most weeks in a Michigan summer. As the week cooled down, we became more comfortable.

We were minutes from a public boat launch to Lake Leelanau, which is beautiful. We were also an easy drive to the public beach in Leland, which was lovely. We also enjoyed stocking up from Nine Beans Row bakery, which is right down the road and makes fantastic cherry and apricot pastries and bread!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great property! Beautiful, well-equipped, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week - two families with 4 children under the age of 7. The accommodations could not have been better. Modern, clean, well-equipped, comfortable, good lay-out and beautiful! The location was ideal for us. We were close to Glen Arbor and Sutton's Bay and Leland. We would definitely love to return. our many thanks to our fabulous hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we have stayed at this property. Bill was gracious and very accommodating. Great location and a VERY clean property. It was perfect for our family to get together from across the country. HIGHLY recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for family of 8

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our family vacation. We had family coming from 4 states and Bill was kind enough to let us check in a bit early so family members could go straight to the house to relax a bit after a long drive. The house was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spacious, comfortable and dog friendly.

  • 5 of 5

The house worked perfectly well for us. Although we started looking many months in advance, finding such a comfortable house that will welcome pets is not as easy as it has been in other locales. We were just two adults along with our two small dogs, while this house could easily accommodate 10 adults given the large spaces and tables, 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The owner is very friendly and readily available to handle anything that might come up. Recognizing our love of wine, he had kindly left us a bottle to kick off our vacation. House had all the amenities one would need (minus the fireplace which wasn’t set up to work yet in rainy November) and was in a good location to launch our many day trips in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Other than lack of AC (temps were near 90 degrees) perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Conservancy
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Lakeshore
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest

Winery Tours & Tastings, near The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Fishtown, public beaches and boat launch


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Summer 2019 July & August weekly rentals are from Sunday to Sunday
No additional cleaning fee.
No security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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