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Family Friendly, Private, Beautiful Lakefront Home, Leelanau County

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming & Comfortable Lighthouse Inspired 3 bedroom Lakefront home

Come visit our peaceful, fun and family friendly retreat on Lime Lake in stunning Leelanau County, Michigan. Recently voted one of the world's most beautiful places, Leelanau County is known for its idyllic countryside, lakes, beaches, roadside fruit stands and beautiful scenery.

We are pleased to welcome you to our waterfront, Lighthouse inspired home. Nestled at the end of a private road on emerald green Lime Lake, the water is gin clear with depths suitable for wading and swimming (12-24 inches). The water reaches into the high 70 degree temperatures in the Summer. Bring your water toys and enjoy the fishing, tubing, skiing or a sunset cruise. Or relax in the sun, read and soak up the sounds of Michigan. We have a newly installed dock with a 12 x 10 foot platform at the end. There is a deck at the house that faces the lake and a firepit by the water's edge to roast marshmallows or sit by as you view the spectacular stars.

The house is extremely comfortable with a great room, open kitchen and dining area, family room loft and 3 bedrooms (King, Queen and 2 Twin over Full bunks). You can even view most of Lime Lake (and beyond) from our very own look out tower. We have two bathrooms (shower upstairs, tub/shower down) - one in the master suite upstairs and one shared downstairs.

Near miles of pristine Lake Michigan beaches on the National Lakeshore and situated almost halfway between Leland and Glen Arbor Michigan (off M-22), our home is the perfect spot for your family's vacation. We are surrounded by Sleeping Bear National Park with hiking trails, tennis, and skiing/snowmobiling in the winter months. If you are a golfer, enjoy the Manitou Passage Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer course, that is only 1/2 mile from the house.

It is a quick 25-30 minutes to Traverse City (and TC airport) where you can shop, take a sail on a Tall Ship, see a movie, attend one of its many summer festivals, have dinner or simply stroll along its main street. The Interlochen Academy for the Arts with its world renowned music and theater performances is also nearby. Michigan is becoming well known for its wineries, with more than two dozen local wineries nearby.

You will not run out of ways to relax or things to do at our special retreat.

More Details

Marshall Dawson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017


Cedar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    The Beach Room - 1 queen
    The Boat Room - 2 bunk bed , 4 Total Beds. 2 bunks with Twin on top and Full on bottom.
  • Master Bedroom - 'Dunes Room' King Bed and full bathroom (shower). Large bedroom, Art Deco & Ship inspired which includes a small seating or reading area. The Beach Room is a calming room which overlooks Lime Lake and is on the ground floor. The Boat Room is a quaint bunk room with two bunks that have twin beds on top and Full beds on the bottom. All bedrooms have new furnishings and are very comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly, Private, Beautiful Lakefront Home, Leelanau County
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful cottage vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time here. We had a wonderful time just like the 1st time. the Cottage is beautiful and love Lime Lake. Plan on going back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful home. We were there with young grandkids who loved the lookout tower, the lawn swing, the inflatable kayaks and the clear water for swimming.

The adults enjoyed the well equipped kitchen, the nice layout of the house with room for inflatable mattresses in the game loft. It was so nice to have the large space for eating. We had 10 people at some point and everyone could sit at the table or the counter for a meal. The master bedroom and bathroom were so spacious and with the big windows, there is a nice breeze...great for sleeping.

We enjoyed exploring the area, from Glen Arbor to Northport, to canoeing on the Platte River, to climbing the sand dunes and Pyramid Point.

This house is clean and the owner is so easy to work with. He responded to any questions within hours. I highly recommend this place!! We will definitely consider coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing experience at Lime Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely fell in love with this house and the atmosphere! Beautiful private beach with crystal clean water and amazing sunsets! Outdoor sitting made it perfect to relax and enjoy beautiful weather. Fire pit made our evenings so romantic and peaceful! The house is very cozy, clean and nice! Within a short drive we were able to get to pyramid point, fish town, sleeping bear dunes and wineries.

We absolutely recommend this place to anyone who wants to explore breathtaking Michigan. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lime Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! It was everything we could have asked for, the house was amazing, plenty of room for all of us, the location was perfect. Communication with the owner excellent as well! Definitely would stay here again! The central location was perfect, close to Leland, Sutton's Bay, Sleeping Bear, Glen Arbor, a short drive to Traverse City as well. Very quiet location too, we saw two bald eagles one morning, a gorgeous rainbow another morning....wish I was still there!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lighthouse was a great base for our family vacation to Leelanau

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here and enjoyed it from the moment we arrived when our kids ran to the end of the dock and saw the clear water and then explored the top of the lighthouse. The sleeping arrangements in the bunk room worked well for our four young kids. And we enjoyed a few game nights together in the cozy loft. We appreciated the number of water toys and activities (horse shoes, kayaks, bats/balls, etc.) available for the kids. The location at the end of the quiet street suited us well -- great base for some nice running in the area. We grilled out nearly every night. A campfire at the water's edge watching the stars was a highlight of ours. Great proximity to Sleeping Dunes, Leland, the big waves at Empire, and Moomers! The owners were very attentive to our needs, requests and provided good communication. --Minnesota family of six

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time on Lime Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Lime Lake. What a beautiful place. The weather was great. The grandkids had a lot of fun and didn't want to leave. They loved the water and swimming.

Thanks so much for allowing us to rent your place. We made a lot of memories that our grandkids will have for a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $350

Check in Saturday after 4pm
Check out next Saturday by 10am

Payment Terms
Deposit to hold = 50% of Rental Fee and deposit
90 days prior to rental = 50% of Rental Fee and deposit
($500 deposit - $350 returned, less $150 cleaning after stay if no issues)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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