Summer Cottage in the Heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps
Looking for a weekly summer rental close to all the beauty Leelanau County has to offer?
Come visit our quaint cottage right in the heart of Leelanau County, situated on a 135-acre farm. We're just 1 1/2 miles from the shores of Lake Leelanau and 3 miles from the Big Water at Good Harbor Beach. The village of Lake Leelanau is 6 miles North, Leland and Fishtown are 8 miles away, and Traverse City is an easy, 25 minute drive.
The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, with one king sized bed in the loft bedroom and two full sleepers, one in the bedroom and one in the living room. The kitchen is huge, with a large dining table, island and a bar for entertaining. You'll find the best local coffee and tea in the cupboard. There is a full spice rack and all of the basic kitchen staples so that if you'd rather eat (or bake) in rather than eat out, you'll feel right at home.
The living room is comfortable, with several couches and a cozy table that serves as both a breakfast nook and a card table at night. There's a DVD library, wifi and television to suit all interests.
All linens and towels are included. Basic toiletries will be provided, including extra toothbrushes and toothpaste. There is a full sized washer and dryer in the bathroom for guests to use as often as they'd like.
In the summer months, we rent for week-long stays only. Our weeks run Saturday to Saturday, with check-in on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. and checkout is on the following Saturday at 11 a.m.
Need room for a larger group? See our other listing, which is a cottage that sleeps an additional 6 people. (Other cottage not included in the price.)
Please feel free to call or text Melissa for more information and to book your vacation today.
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Member since: 2014
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
May 26 - Jun 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $50
- Taxes Not included
Cancellations can be made up to two weeks before scheduled stay. After that, no refunds will be given.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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We are located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted in 2011 as 'The Most Beautiful Place in America'. Our cottages are located on a 135-acre farm, just a 1 1/2 miles from Lake Leelanau and 3 miles from Lake Michigan. This is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and shoppers alike; there's really no other place in the world like it! Whether you want to hike, bike, swim, taste wine, buy some of the region's freshest, locally grown produce or catch a breathtaking sunset, Leelanau County is for you! Take a day trip to Fishtown, a historic fishing village in Leland. Rent a few kayaks and paddle the Crystal River--or even Lake Michigan. There's a marina nearby to rent a fishing boat or even la pontoon for a group. Schedule a Lake Michigan sunset cruise on the Mishe Mokwa, a ferry that takes you along the shoreline for drinks and serenity. Take a wine tour to sample award-winning wines--no trip is complete without a stop at 45 North or L. Mawby for sparkling wines! (Try Tandem Ciders for a fabulous collection of hard ciders.)
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I'm a Leelanau County native and I live here year round with my husband and our two darling daughters. I own a yarn shop in nearby town of Cedar, so I spend my days with our baby and yarn....pretty much perfect! My husband is an elementary school teacher for Leland Public Schools and farms (milks cows, raises sweet corn and pigs) on the side. We hope you enjoy our little spot in the world as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Cedar, MI, USA:
This is the historic farm that once belonged to my husband's grandfather. My father-in-law grew up here. We love the new spin we've put on an old home and the life we've breathed into it with a lot of hard work, time and patience. We hope you'll fall in love with it, just as we have.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Not everyone in the world has the opportunity to live on a farm. The gas pump (stuck at 36 cents per gallon!) and the steel windmill, as well as the hay barn and the pig barn, all harken back to simpler times. The inside of the cottages are a blend of new world and old. We've left the original grain mill inside the primary cottage, which was a granary in its previous life. On the old wood are notes my husband's grandpa wrote to himself almost 80 years ago. The kitchen and bathroom are brand new, with all the typical modern conveniences, but seamlessly blend with the traditional style.
- Primary: 2316497734
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The farmhouse that's been in our family for generations.
The kitchen--large, airy and great for entertaining guests.
A large table for eating, playing games or having animated discussions.
This table serves as a sweet breakfast nook--or a card table at night!
The bedroom, complete with a king sized bed and the original grain elevator.
The Cottage--with a huge porch for gathering, eating...even yoga!
An island is great for prepping and cooking your farm market finds.
Fully equipped with the comforts of home--DirecTV, wireless internet and DVDs.
A little reading nook under the stairs.
A leather sleeper sofa in the bedroom--great for reading...and napping!
A roomy bathroom features an extra wide shower and a full size washer/dryer.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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