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Lake Leelanau Lakefront, 4 BR + Loft, 3BA, Sleeps 12

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Enjoy the Lake Leelanau sunrises from the large, wraparound deck.

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Last updated: 03/18/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in 1996, this 2300 square foot Lake Leelanau cottage offers 100 feet of private frontage directly on the lake. Lake Leelanau is a 23 mile long, all-sports lake with crystal clear water, natural sandbars, and excellent walleye and smallmouth fishing.

'Merriweather' is located 30 feet from the water's edge with a greenspace that offers lots of natural privacy and attracts an assortment of birds. The lakefront area features a hard sand bottom with shallow water for wading and swimming.

A 75-foot aluminum dock has two 8-foot by 10-foot platforms - one at each end of the dock - which are great for viewing and participating in lake activities. Use of a 14-foot aluminum rowboat, canoe, kayak, oars and life preservers is included.

Sleeping areas, each with a full bath with a tub and/or shower, are on three levels of living. The master bedroom on the main level has a king bed and an ensuite bathroom. The upstairs level has one bedroom with a queen bed and trundle beds, and a separate loft with a double-sized futon. The upstairs level bedroom and loft share a bathroom with a shower. The basement has a bedroom with a queen bed and twin bunks. A bonus room in the walk-out basement has two twin beds, a sofa, and a kitchen table and chairs. The two rooms share a full bath.

The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen with snack bar. The open great room and dining room have sliding glass doors leading to the wrap-around deck which faces the lake.

Air conditioning was added in 2013.

Nestled across from rolling hills and cherry orchards (prime hiking areas), Merriweather is located within three miles of two public boat launches.

A short drive away are casinos, Lake Michigan, public beaches, the Crystal River, Sleeping Bear National Dunes, golf courses, excellent restaurants, shopping, wineries, art galleries, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Traverse City and Glen Arbor are within 25 miles; Leland and Suttons Bay are within six miles.

No Smoking, No Pets.

Keywords: home, lakefront, cottage, Lake Leelanau Peninsula, waterfront, rental

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 28 years old. A copy of a driver's license which matches the address on a check is required....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair and child-sized picnic table available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This master bedroom is on the main floor....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    The two single beds in this 2nd floor bedroom are cot size....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    This large bedroom is in the walk-out basement....moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This sleeping loft is on the 2nd floor....moreless

  • Bedroom #4 (Basement): 2 twin/ single

    A bonus sleeping area is in the walk-out basement....moreless

  • With the bedrooms and bathrooms spread out over three floors, privacy and convenience are offered at each level. In the past two years we have purchased a new king mattress for the master bedroom, a new queen size bed for the upstairs bedroom, and new extra long twin/single beds that can be pushed together to make a king bed for the bonus basement bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    This bathroom is connected to the 1st floor master bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is in the basement....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This 2nd floor bathroom has a shower and toilet (no tub)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 75' Dock with two 8' X 10' Deck Platforms, 14' Rowboat W/Oars, Canoe, Kayak, Life Preservers, Picnic Table, Firepit, WIFI, 42' flat screen TV...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    100 feet of private shoreline features a hard sandy bottom with shallow water for wading and swimming....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    One bay available for renters' use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Just bring your beach towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes coffeemaker and blender....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Dishes, glassware, utensils, and pots and pans provided. The kitchen has everything you need for your stay....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    One rowboat with oars is available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wooden deck complete with picnic table and deck furniture....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One canoe and one kayak is available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

A refundable security deposit of $1000 is due upon making the reservation and will be returned after the property property is inventoried, cleaned and checked for damages. The entire rental fee and tax is due 60 days before the beginning of the rental period. The rental fee is refundable if another renter can be found.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Sleeping Bear Dunes, Casinos, Festivals, Art Galleries, Wineries, Interlochen Arts Academy, Crystal River Canoeing, National Cherry Festival

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We are retired educators who married 36 years ago and combined two households. We stored our extra pots, pans and dishes, hoping to get a cottage 'someday'. That 'someday' came less than one year later, when we bought our first cottage in downstate Michigan. After many wonderful summers with our children there, we started vacationing on Lake Leelanau and bought our property in 1996. Our children are grown now, with children of their own, but they still find time to vacation with us at Merriweather. We hope your family chooses to create Merriweather memories of their own.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Leelanau, MI, USA (City):
We love the Leelanau Peninsula! Where else are there hills and lakes, towns and farms, art festivals and Walleye contests, all in one location? A favorable climate, crystal clear lakes and streams, and great shopping in quaint harbor towns are what drew us to the peninsula in the first place. The variety of available activities far exceeds any other vacation area of its type. We bought on the Leelanau Peninsula because it's laid-back enough to get away from it all, yet close enough to civilization to enjoy fine restaurants, excellent wines and world-class concerts. The Cherry Capital Airport has daily jet service to many large cities.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Merriweather features sunrise views and shaded midday and evening relaxation. With its manicured lawn areas, as well as wild green spaces, it offers privacy for guests and a haven for a variety of birds. Great hiking opportunities are available across the street in the cherry orchards and the seasonal wooded roads. One of our favorite family activities is driving to Glen Arbor where we spend the afternoon climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes, driving along the Pierce Stocking Drive, and looking out at Lake Michigan from a 450-foot high dune. We then shop at the Cherry Republic (retail store specializing in cherry-related products), eat dinner at the Boone Docks, and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.


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Photos

  • Enjoy the Lake Leelanau sunrises from the large, wraparound deck.

    Enjoy the Lake Leelanau sunrises from the large, wraparound deck.

  • Master bedroom with king bed on the main level. Full bath attached.

    Master bedroom with king bed on the main level. Full bath attached.

  • Upper level bedroom has queen bed, trundle beds (cot size) and attached bathroom

    Upper level bedroom has queen bed, trundle beds (cot size) and attached bathroom

  • Basement bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds and a full bathroom.

    Basement bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds and a full bathroom.

  • Walk-out basement bonus room includes twin beds, sofa, and table and chairs.

    Walk-out basement bonus room includes twin beds, sofa, and table and chairs.

  • Great room on main level of our Lake Leelanau home.

    Great room on main level of our Lake Leelanau home.

  • Fully equipped kitchen includes microwave and dishwasher. Snack bar seats 5.

    Fully equipped kitchen includes microwave and dishwasher. Snack bar seats 5.

  • View of deck and Lake Leelanau from great room and dining room.

    View of deck and Lake Leelanau from great room and dining room.

  • Dining area in the great room overlooks the deck facing Lake Leelanau.

    Dining area in the great room overlooks the deck facing Lake Leelanau.

  • Deck and patio facing Lake Leelanau offer places to play as well as relax.

    Deck and patio facing Lake Leelanau offer places to play as well as relax.

  • The view of the lake is gorgeous, and the property is well-maintained.

    The view of the lake is gorgeous, and the property is well-maintained.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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