Lake Leelanau Lakefront, 4 BR + Loft, 3BA, Sleeps 12 - Near Leland, Suttons Bay
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Built in 1996, this 2300 square foot Lake Leelanau house 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 attached bathroom. The upstairs level has one bedroom with a queen bed and cot 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.
The house is air conditioned.
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.
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Member since: 2005
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- 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
- 3.0 with a half bath being added in late 2016.
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 11 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
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Jun 24 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 6%
Late Summer and Fall Colors rentals must add $200 for cleaning fee.
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:
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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 is 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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Enjoy the Lake Leelanau sunrises from the large, wraparound deck.
Fully equipped kitchen includes microwave and dishwasher. Snack bar seats 5.
Dining area in the great room overlooks the deck facing Lake Leelanau.
Master bedroom with king bed on the main level. Full bath attached.
Basement bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds and a full bathroom.
Great room with sun streaming in the glass sliding doors.
View of deck and Lake Leelanau from great room and dining room.
The view of the lake is gorgeous, and the property is well-maintained.
Upper level bedroom has queen bed, trundle beds (cot size) and attached bathroom
Walk-out basement bonus room includes twin beds, sofa, and table and chairs.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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