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Lake Leelanau by day, Traverse City by night!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,936 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sparkling Clean, Newly Renovated Spacious 3 Bdrm Cottage In Idyllic Setting.

Truly a wonderful vacation spot in any season. Enjoy our newly renovated cottage (2014) in a secluded area of the West Wind Resort full of amenities for a great vacation. Whether you’re an active family or a quiet couple looking for maximum rest and relaxation our cottage is perfect. Our 1900 sq. ft.. cottage is at the south end of the resort. Our cottage is not lakefront but has a nice lakeview (see photo of view). We are a short 150 feet walk to the shared shore of S. Lake Leelanau featuring 400 ft. of beautiful sandy bottom and a manicured beach. Imagine sitting on a beautiful sand beach while the small kids play in shallow water and older children can swim just a few feet away. No steps…perfect for young children or the elderly. Also included is a slip in the private marina for boats up to 19 ft. Enjoy the beautiful view of the lake from the decking along the front of the cottage or enjoy the back decking with gas grill and picnic table for private meals.

Our cottage features 3 bedrooms: two very large bedrooms each with king beds and walk in closets. Both rooms can also accommodate an inflatable bed or crib. The third bedroom is a bunk room with sleeping for 5. (kids love it). The fully equipped kitchen with updated cabinets includes dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, etc. The 20 x 20 great room features a gas fireplace with plenty of comfortable seating and a futon. The dining room features a big table with seating for 8 comfortably. Other features include a mud room with washer and dryer. New flat screen 50 in TV with wireless internet, books and games.

Rental includes fine quality bed linens and towels that are new in 2016. We have vacationed throughout the great State of Michigan, renting homes along the way. We know what a great rental experience is and will provide that to you.

This cottage is central to all the best vacation attractions in Northern Michigan; Traverse City (11 miles), Suttons Bay (7 miles), Leland (12 miles), Sleeping Bear Dunes (30 miles), Interlochen (21 miles featuring a superb summer concert schedule) , and many other parks, attractions, and amusements. The fishing on Lake Leelanau is among the best in the region.

Attention biking enthusiasts, the beautiful 5 star 16 mile leelanau trail is just moments away.

Attention leafers. This is a great central location for your fall color tour

Attention wine lovers and foodies. The Leelanau Peninsula features 20 magnificent wineries and Traverse City if known for many unique restaurants.

More Details

Anne & Don Stewart
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Anne & Don Stewart

We are native Michiganders who love all of Michigan but especially the Leelanau Peninsula and spectacular Lake Leelanau. This cottage is a dream come true for us and are looking forward to sharing it with good renters.

Anne & Don Stewart purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Anne & Don Stewart chose Northwest

Location, location, location. We vacation with our married children and grandchildren. We have many varying interests and this location is a place where everyone is happy. We like to spend the day on the lake or biking on the Leelanau Trail and then head out to Traverse City for some night life or to Lake Michigan for an ice cream and the most awesome sunsets you will ever see!

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is in a resort consisting of 11 cottages on almost 4 acres and 400 feet of beautiful lakefront. Our cottage is the largest cottage located on a quarter acre with a private backyard. We feel it is the best location in the resort even though it is not waterfront. Having your boat in a private slip just a few feet from your cottage is a real benefit with this cottage.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1936 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Just completed in 2014
  • Large shower with two seats. Easy access for seniors and children
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Room could accomodate inflatable bed or pack-n-play.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Room could accommodate pack-n-play. Has walk in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 5. Great for a young family or just the kids
  • Air conditioners and ceiling fans in bedrooms 1 & 2. Window fan in bedroom 3
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Lake Leelanau by day, Traverse City by night!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great location, clean, spacious, cozy, wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. The location was amazing, and the beach was footsteps away. The cottage was very spacious and up to date. It was clean and had everything we needed. We would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to here that you enjoyed our place! We love it, too! Congratulations again and hope to see you for your first anniversary!!
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Very happy with our choice!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to get away for an autumn color trip. The scenery was great and the house and location was wonderful. The lake was so quiet and serene and the house so comfortable we didn't want to leave and go back to work!! I would highly recommend this for couples or families. The price was right and we got our deposit back very quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place close to our family's trailer to so some work and this was just 10 minutes away. And close to town too - very easy to get into Traverse City. The house was very clean and well suited for our needs. The kitchen is outfitted with everything needed to do some cooking. The surrounding area is quiet and the little area down by the lake is very pretty. It was cloudy and cool the weekend we were there so we didn't spend much time at the lake but during warm weather it would be a great place to hang out. Don and Ann were very easy to communicate with and the transaction was efficient and smooth. Definitely would recommend the property to friends and family. Very large home, perfect for multi family vacation. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully-maintained, clean and comfortable home! This was my first experience selecting a vacation rental from VRBO and I hit a home run! Exactly what I was looking for - beautiful home that was well-equipped and clean, great, private little beach in a great location! I would highly recommend - and I'm really picky!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this lovely home away from home for summer vacation. The home was spacious, clean and in a wonderful location for day trips or just relaxing and playing in the lake! The owners are very quick to respond and want everyone to enjoy their little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is amazing. Very clean and organized, all the comforts of home and more. The beach is wonderful and the view of sunsets is breath taking. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could ever need. The grill is wonderful. The in cottage laundry allowed us to return home with all clean clothes. So very relaxing and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring/Early Summer 2018
May 12 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 3 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All deposits are 100% refundable up to 60 days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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