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Historic Leland Home, Steps from Downtown / Fishtown!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Come stay in one of Leland's truly vintage homes! Built in 1906, this cozy apartment will charm you with its classic style!

Located just one block from the bustling intersection of River Street and Main Street, it is quite literally a stone’s throw from the popular Bluebird Restaurant and Tavern as well as the Riverside Inn. It boasts clear, unobstructed views of the Leland River from nearly every room and looks down upon a large, flowering front yard. The apartment sleeps 2-3 people, with one master bedroom and a guestroom with twin bunk bed - one up, one down. The apartment is ideal for the vacationing couple or family with two children. There is one full bathroom with shower and tub, as well as a small, but functional kitchen. This is truly one of the best locations in town - a great home base for adventure!

Summer (peak season): Enjoy a day at the beach, take a sailing lesson, play golf or tennis, take a book and a picnic basket to one of the islands for a day trip, dine on the patio at a favorite restaurant, grab and ice cream cone in the harbor!

Spring / Fall: The best seasons to taste the flavors of the Peninsula! Visit many of Leelanau County's tasting rooms (do a wine tour! - Leelanau Peninsula Vinter's Association website is a great place to start!). Be sure to visit in the Fall, the season's colors are spectacular.

Winter: Settle in for a cozy day of reading and relaxation, or get out there and enjoy the snow! Cross country skiing trails are throughout the area! Downhill skiing / snowboarding just a quick trip away! Sledding at the Country Club is great way to spend the afternoon followed by a delicious dinner at the 'Bird' - Ethnic Nights are Wednesdays and Thursdays and are always tasty!


The apartment includes:

(2) Bedrooms - one with a double bed, the other with one standard twin bed plus one fold-away twin bed. Bedrooms share full bathroom.

(1) Bathroom - shower / tub.

Bed linens / bath towels provided, please bring beach towels.

Basic soap / shampoo included.

Functional kitchen with: microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, dishes, etc. Dining table seats TWO comfortably - three max.

TV, basic cable, DVD player.

Shared front porch with river view.

Street parking.

No A/C, central heat.

One box fan provided in each bedroom.

PLEASE NOTE: the entire unit is on the 2nd floor - access by steep stair only.


Keywords: Upper unit, Historic Building, Downtown

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About The Owner

My name is Carolyn and I am managing this lovely home for my parents. I was born and raised in Leland, Michigan and lived in this house for nearly 10 years. I have spent several years traveling abroad, I have lived in Ann Arbor, Los Angeles and now, Austin...and I am speaking honestly when I say that Leland is still my favorite place to vacation!

My husband and I are both architects. We enjoy the outdoors, wine and FOOD.

My parents, the owners of this wonderful apartment, are both in the restaurant business.

My father was raised in Leland and descends from a long line of Leland locals. My mother, a native Michigander, spent much of her youth in the Leland area where she eventually settled down with dad. Their dedication to the County and Leland life runs deep. We're all in love with the area!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1989

Why The Owner chose Lake Leelanau

After having lived in town for 18 years and now visited as a vacationer, I am convinced that the quality of life in Leland CANNOT be beat. Our sleepy little town will keep you active and outdoors spring - fall, and will give you necessary pause and repose in the winter (though don't be fooled - there's LOTS to see in do in the snow too!!!). Leland really has it all. I miss it terribly while I am away...always looking forward to the next visit.

What makes this apartment unique

This little apartment is the perfect place to stay for the family or couple looking to be in the heart of Leland activities! We lived in this house for many years while I was growing up. The location is so convenient for bicycling, popping down to Fishtown for a sandwich, walking over to the Yacht Club for sailing lessons or heading over to Van's beach for a swim. You'll enjoy wonderful views of the Leland River through old-growth maple trees and over a flowering front yard. Be sure to keep the windows open for the breeze off of Lake Michigan!


Leland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bed (Sleeps 2), Twin Bunk (Sleeps 2)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Shared front porch with river view


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Historic Leland Home, Steps from Downtown / Fishtown!
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

very good rental

  • 4 of 5

IT was very clean, comfortable and well decorated. Not having a car, I found it well located for my purposes. I would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We were soooo happy with this rental! The upstairs windows look right down on Carp River. Gorgeous! We were right in the heart of town and could walk everywhere. Spacious rooms and immaculate. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has a perfect in town Leland location. It is simple but very well done.

{ther is a steep staircase if that is a problem for you]

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, MI

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

I certainly enjoyed my stay at your apartment in Leland. The 1906 house is up to date but full of vintage details and furniture. I especially appreciated the framed information in each room. I always know what I expect in lodging but, especially in a private home, I like to know what is expected of me. Every question I might have had was answered before I could ask.

The location is perfect if you enjoy exploring the town and walking to the beaches to search for Petoskey Stones and Leland Blues. And, of course, it's close to the Bluebird, my most favorite restaurant, where Bob, Cory, Forest & Zack make me feel like a local.

My only hope is that a 5 star review doesn't attract so many other potential renters that I will have trouble booking a stay next year.

Thank you Carolyn for all of your help. You've been a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that our apartment was just what you were looking for in your visit to Leland this year! Thank you for the wonderful review...and I'll be sure to tell the boys at the 'Bird that they are appreciated! :) Kindly, Carolyn
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Green Bay, WI

Love Leland

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location of this apartment. Could walk every where. The description is accurate. Plenty of storage. We were able to walk to Fishtown and across the street to The Bluebird. (Great Food) The view looking out to the river is beautiful. Kitchen is tiny but well stocked, worked out fine for our family of four. We arrived in Leland earlier than expected but Carolyn was nice enough to let us check in early. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for the kind review of the apartment! I'm so glad that you found the kitchen to be adequate for a family of four---we've recently tried to improve in that area, so I do appreciate the feedback. Thank you again for visiting the apartment. We are grateful for the business! Sincerely, Carolyn
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Golden, Colorado

Making memories

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the cozy, quaint apartment! The views of the river from nearly every room are fantastic. The front porch swing was one of our favorite spots when we weren't playing battleship or CLUE (the kids loved these games that were there for our enjoyment) or walking to one of many beaches and catching gorgeous sunsets. We hope this was the beginning of a new family tradition! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within steps of Fishtown and the Leland Harbor!


Rates & Availability

Leland Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

We generally try to rent for either a three night weekend stay (Thursday through Sunday), a weekly stay (Saturday to Saturday), or for a month visit (Saturday to Saturday). We consider all other requests on a case by case basis, depending on season and surrounding bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.