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Lake Michigan at your doorstep!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake Mi Beachfront, Stunning Views, Private Beach, Serene Natural Setting.

Good Harbor Bay Beauty! Stunning views in a serene location. Built in 1952, it has classic cottage charm and is only a few minutes south of Leland. Spacious deck looks out towards the sunset views over both North and South Manitou Islands, and the expanse of Good Harbor Bay, from Pyramid Point in the south to Whaleback in the north. Ships pass on the horizon, past the expanses of green beach grass, past the pure sand beach that borders the clear, fresh waters of Lake Michigan. The peaceful environment and natural beauty of this property is unparalleled. 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths; sleeps 8.

Gina McFadden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Gina McFadden

I have been coming "Up North" my whole life. As a child I played on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, climbed the dunes, and splashed in the rivers and lakes that grace the area. As an adult, I now watch my two girls enjoy the same magical experiences of my childhood. I manage two properties in the area - one on Platte Lake and one on Good Harbor. My passion is to help you and your family/friends enjoy the stunning beauty that is Northern Michigan.

Gina McFadden purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Gina McFadden chose Lake Leelanau

Panoramic views of Good Harbor and Manitou Islands, pristine sand, private frontage, cozy cottage charm, close to Glen Arbor and Leland. Natural beauty of the area, while being close to great food, shopping and sight-seeing.

What makes this cottage unique

Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Leland, Leelanau County Wine Trail and Traverse City.


Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also stackable washer and dryer
    master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , large master bedroom
  • There is also a fold-out queen sized bed in the living room...arguably the best bedroom view!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please keep in mind this is a 65-year-old lake cottage in the woods – despite our best cleaning efforts, spiders and their webs do pop up here and there. (Particularly on the deck.)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan at your doorstep!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Loved every minute of our vacation at The Shores at Good Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Shores at Good Harbor from July 15 - 22, 2017. We were so pleased with our vacation. Upon arrival we immediately noted many special touches, a welcome note, signs indicating what switches turned on what, notes on cabinets and drawers letting us know what was inside; all very helpful. The cottage was very clean and welcoming, loved the decorating! Yes, Lake Michigan is right at your door, very few steps to the beach. Listening to the waves roll in, hunting for Petoskey Stones or watching a sunset, each day is so comforting. Loved the location, close to Leland and its shops and restaurants and a short drive to Glen Arbor. We absolutely loved our stay at The Shores at Good Harbor and hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay! It is our pleasure to make every aspect of your vacation relaxing and a pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor!
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Powell, OH

Dream Vacation on the Shore of Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic vacation friendly AND everything you need for a memory filled vacation! Do you love Lake Michigan? It's just steps away from the beautiful deck. Do you love swimming/paddle boarding/lounging on the beach? It's right here waiting! Do you love beautiful sunsets while enjoying campfires on the beach? Look no further...this is the rental for you! This was our second year renting this property and we just can't say enough positive things about the property...we just got home from another amazing vacation! Gina, the owner of this rental is great to work with, we very much appreciate the special touches that made everything clean and comfortable. We highly recommend this rental, it has everything you need for a fantastic Michigan vacation! Gina, thanks so much...we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Cindy! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor!
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Stunningly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was my 3rd stay at the cottage and it just keeps getting better! I enjoyed a few days with family! Sunset walks on the beach with a glass of wine, hiking Pyramid Point, nice dinners at local restaurants, coffee at sunrise on the deck and of course listening to the waves at night!

Your home has everything needed for a comfortable stay, only needed to visit the grocery store!

Thank you for sharing your home!

Marilyn M.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florissant MO

Excellent Sunset Views! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying here. If you would like to just stay and relax, the back porch and the short trek down to the lake is perfect. The sunset is just beautiful witnessed from inside the home or outside. If you like to sight see, there are small towns in both directions that you should not miss, as well as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Kitchen had ample supplies for cooking. Main bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. Checking in was super easy and the owner was very nice and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review of The Shores at Good Harbor, Christine. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
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Great location right on Lake Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Cute, clean interior with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon!
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Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Would love to keep this gem a secret, but we won't. The view from the house is breathtaking and rivals other area scenic spots like Sleeping Bear Dunes. Enjoyed the privacy of the stretch of beach for walking barefoot. Yes, it was spring and the lake was ice cold and the midges were out, but that won't be our memories of the place. Owner is friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It is our joy to share our “gem” with you. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Good Harbor Winery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Manitou Passage Golf
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Cove
Car: necessary

Five minute drive into Leeland and historic Fishtown.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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.

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