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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018


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


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly, Private, Beautiful Lakefront Home, Leelanau County
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property. Gorgeous views and very comfortable. The house feels secluded but yet it is an easy drive to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes and other area attractions. Although we weren't there with our kids, it would be a great rental for a family. Great communication from the owner. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Home and property was beautiful. In the past we have stayed at other properties in the area, this home by far is our favorite! We had a great time and can not wait to come back in future!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at The Light House on Lime Lake. It was just as wonderful as the first time... perfect location, great amenities, peaceful, quiet and felt like the getaway we had been looking forward to all summer. The owners are great and you can really tell that they care for their house and about the people staying there. We're hoping to return for a third time next summer :)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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So beautiful and peaceful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying here on Lime Lake! The house was beautiful and had all the amenities and things you could need for cooking in the kitchen:) It was the perfect space for my in laws and my husband and I and our 3 boys. The yard was SO private and peaceful! And the views of Lime Lake were breath taking!! It was a perfect shallow swimming area for our kids right off of the end of the dock. The location was perfect because we were easily able to Glen Arbor, Leland and Traverse city. We look forward to coming back here again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $350

Weekly check-ins Sat after 4pm and check out next Sat 10am.
Payment Terms are 50% of rental fee & deposit to hold reservation.
90 days prior to rental balance of 50% due.
($500 total 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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