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Amazing Lake Views, Close to Beaches & Sleeping Bear Dunes

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This home sits high on a bluff with 180 degree sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan, Little Traverse Lake, Pyramid Point and the Manitou Islands.

There are 4 bedrooms with 1 King, 2 Queen, and 1 Full, sleeps 8 with 2 full bathrooms. Roll away cots are available. Washing machine and dryer in basement along with a ping pong table for rainy days.

Open kitchen and dining room with a sliding door that leads to the large deck where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets and lake views. Adirondack chairs on the deck and dining table and chairs invite outdoor living. The comfy living room has a large wood fireplace inviting family time; sun room off of living room with great views.

The large grassy front lawn is perfect for croquet, volleyball or reading in our hammock. The cottage is stocked with games, and a dvd/video player and library.

Conveniently located 1.5 miles to pristine Good Harbor Beach, 10 minutes to Leland and 15 minutes to Glen Arbor where shopping and great restaurants abound. Golf courses are down the road. Traverse City is a 25 minute drive. Enjoy all the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer. Hiking, swimming, wine tasting and relaxation awaits you.

Keywords: cottage, lake view house

More Details

Kyle and Betsy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Kyle and Betsy

I am an artist. My wife and I have been married for over 28 years and raised our family in Michigan.

Kyle and Betsy purchased this house in 2011

Why Kyle and Betsy chose Cedar

We have been enjoying the Leelanau area for many years. It is easy to get to, has amazing beaches for walking and rock collecting, clear water for swimming and sailing, and quaint towns to explore. We love to visit in all seasons.

What makes this house unique

We purchased this 2nd home so we could enjoy the Leelanau area year round. We fell in love with this house the moment we stepped onto the deck and experienced the breathtaking view. We love the secluded beaches for walking and the numerous hiking trails.


Cedar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths with plenty of linens.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1). Beautiful linens and cozy duvets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Lake Views, Close to Beaches & Sleeping Bear Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

more than we bargained for

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience, entire family loved it. Pretty much everything there that anyone would need. Maybe directions to home for those of us without great smartphone expertise would help folks in some cases. Great for a family getaway.....

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view ever! Cozy, comfortable and spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

Only family trip we've been on where we were planning our next trip to the same spot before this trip ended. Location is excellent for exploring.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is located on a bluff and has a gorgeous view. It is clean and spacious. It is nicely located in the Good Harbor region. It is super easy to go into Leland, Cedar and Lake Leelanau for groceries and restaurants.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes and Glen Arbor are about a 20 minute drive. The location is nice because you are in the middle of everything you will want to see and do while on vacation. Yet, you are far enough away that you can have peace and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location in Leelanau Peninsula! Home is extremely comfortable, well furnished and can't beat the views of Little Traverse Lake and Lake Michigan from the deck. The view includes absolutely stunning sunsets / very relaxing! Hosts are extremely friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five including three teenagers ranging from 5'4" to 6'3". We've learned that renting a home is more comfortable and affordable than two rooms or a suite at a hotel or resort. For our trip to Leelanau area, Cedar Cabin was the perfect accommodation. Four bedrooms, a master suite and wireless broadband ensured all had a getaway spot when needed. Everything was functional, well maintained and clean for our arrival. All linens are included and the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverwear. The cupboards included a shelf of interesting spices, and above the coffee maker the fixin's for the morning's brew. We left some coffee beans for the next guests. Hint: use the hand grinder for a more even grind!

The cabin is located about half way between Cedar, Glen Arbor and Leland ensuring civilization was less than 30 mins away. We spend a day climbing sleeping bear dunes (30 min drive), another kayaking the Platte (40 min drive) and a couple more exploring the parks, lighthouses and wineries of Mission and Leelanau peninsulas. Each was a comfortable day trip allowing for lazy mornings and return for sunset.

Speaking of sunset: The deck is guarded by a gargoyle we named "Hank", and offers spectacular views of Little Traverse Lake and Lake Michigan featuring North Manitou Island. We even caught the kids sneaking out to the deck to enjoy the view without the lure of s'mores at the fire pit.

If circumstances permit would we return? Absolutely!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great place to relax after a busy day exploring all northern Michigan has to offer. The sunset views were spectacular and we loved the deck. The house had plenty of room for our large family, and was well stocked with everything you could need. I would definitely recommend spending your vacation there!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Good Harbor




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $200

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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