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Prime Private Lake Michigan Waterfront!!!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Prime Private Lake Michigan Waterfront! 5 Bedrooms (sleeps 12)

Good Harbor Bay Estate is located just 3 miles south of historic Leland with direct frontage on America's most beautiful beach (Good Morning America 2012). The white sandy beach stretches into 37 miles of Sleeping Bear National Park, with ample opportunity for hiking, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and eagle sightings. It has breathtaking sunset views of both South and North Manitou islands as well as Pyramid Point. Right across from the lighthouse (crib) between the Manitou islands.

The estate has gorgeous private Lake Michigan water frontage and is the perfect setting for large family gatherings as well as small romantic getaways and special anniversaries. It includes 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, private TV Room, cathedral ceiling living room with large fireplace, dining room/wet bar, stainless steel gourmet kitchen with wine cooler, a wonderful screened porch, upper and lower decks, outdoor shower, lower level play room/gym. The estate has free wireless high-speed internet, cable TV and free nationwide calling. The spectacular sunsets and awesome views all the way from Pyramid Point to Whaleback along with the sandy beach invite you to use our kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (both included), make a campfire by the beach or simply sit, rejuvenate and enjoy this peaceful setting.

While the Estate is nestled into a very secluded frontage, it is in close proximity to restaurants, historic sites, the Traverse City Film fest, golfing and shopping. Leelanau County is known for its extensive and beautiful road-biking routes, wine-tours, boating and hiking.

Sorry, absolutely no smoking please. Not zoned for weddings.

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More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, Low German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Lake Leelanau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2, upper level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Bathroom 3, main floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 4, lower level
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Private Master bathroom, upper level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper level, 14x12
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper level, 12x14
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upper level, 12x14
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Lower level
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom, upper level, 20x12, walk-in closet
  • 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
Columbus, OH

Peaceful, inspiring, and long-lasting memories should get us through until next year's visit

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in August (2018) at this fabulous vacation rental. The moment your car crunches onto the pelleted and smooth rock driveway of Good Harbor Bay Estate, you feel a wave of peace wash over you. Then you step into the airy and crisp cottage from the front door and look beyond the bright kitchen, further beyond the fresh-cut flowers in a vase in the living room, out through the long and clear glass windows flanking the fireplace, and onto the cerulean blue waters of Lake Michigan. It's then that you sigh a breath of relief. From the hopeful and expectant journey it took to arrive, you are immediately retreating to the now backwards counting of time of when you must depart.

But oh those hundreds of thousands of seconds you spend here are magical.

The owners have done a 5-star job of greeting you upon arrival; having every need met, thoroughly communicating expectations, and cheerfully understanding yours. The relationship is symbiotic; providing a balance that can only be achieved by working together. And they work hard at it. From someone who is also in the vacation rental business, I give Tonja and Arndt a 10 out of 5 stars.

Our family wanted to acknowledge several aspects of the rental that they've done remarkably well:

*The extremely comfortable master bedroom mattress.

*The lake views from 4 of the 5 bedrooms.

*The nightly sunsets over Lake Michigan between North and South Manitou Islands.

*Opening the blinds in the basement bedroom and watching the sun set while putting the younger children to bed.

*The well-stocked and supplied kitchen and multiple dining areas.

*The access to recreation in the basement with the ping pong table, darts, puzzles, toys, games, and more.

*The airy and breezy library shelving upstairs. Choosing a book from numerous titles ranging from fiction to non-fiction, from children to adults, from self-help to even several local authors.

*The well-lit and maintained wooden stairs and multiple outdoor living areas to the private beach of Good Harbor Bay.

*The granted access and usage of outdoor activities; stand up paddle board, kayaking, beach chairs, and even life vests. It makes packing for a trip Up North so much easier.

*The extra beach towels and the fully stocked laundry room just inside of the outdoor shower/rinse off area.

*And lastly, the abundant Petoskey stones.

This is a place for all seasons of the year. And for all seasons in one's life. From the very young to simply the youngest at heart.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always lovely- a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had another great week at this beautiful home. It's the perfect size for our extended family and the 4 twin beds in the downstairs basement are great for groups of kids. The kitchen is well stocked and the house is always neat and clean. Location is phenomenal. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, immaculate, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Owners are delightful and have presented a wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rochester mich

Could not be better..... at all!!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in we knew we were at a wonderful home. It was absolutely clean, with everything we needed and then some. Tanja&Arndt were wonderful hosts. We are going back!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chelsea, MI

Most beautiful place on Harbor Bay!!

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous week with our friends!! And although the water is so high in places you can't walk "on the beach" we still got our walks in (bring your water shoes), this place still has a beautiful beach with lots of comfy chairs, umbrellas & kayaks! Bedrooms comfy, spacious kitchen, living room, porch, gorgous deck. LOVE IT! Can't wait to come back next year! Thanks again Arndt & Tanja!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Second year of back to back stays at this property. Views were spectacular, week filled with many varied Northern Michigan activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding and wine tasting. Property is immaculate both inside and out. Owners are wonderful and readily available when needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Manitou Ferry Transit Leland
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Homestead, Glen Arbor
Nearest Beach
Good Harbor Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

No smoking. Not zoned for weddings & parties.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Security deposit of $500 is due at booking, refundable up to 60 days before check in.
Total rental amount due 90 days before rental begins.
Damage deposit: $500, refundable if there is no damage or need for extra cleaning.
Security deposit will be converted to damage deposit with full payment

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.