About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps
Cozy Cottage for 6, Just Minutes from Lake Michigan, Wineries, Farms, Food
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Melissa Kelenske
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.
Melissa Kelenske purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Melissa Kelenske chose Cedar
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Bright, cozy and unique retreat
This cottage was a delightful space to relax in. Spacious and beautiful, even my six year old asked if we could stay forever. It is accessible to town, but we preferred to enjoy the space and excellent sledding hill behind the house.
As a family of multiple allergies , I appreciated the use of fragrance free detergent and a pet free zone to stay.
Thank you for having us!
This is a wonderful place to stay in the Leelanau Peninsula.
This is a wonderful place to stay in the Leelanau Peninsula.
A Wonderful Place
We really enjoyed out stay. I had business in Lake Leelanau and the cottage was 7 minutes away. My husband rode his bike just around the peninsula, it's great riding. In the afternoon we had time to wine taste.
We cooked breakfast and dinner there. Farm country is just my favorite kind of place, peaceful mornings and evenings. Dark sky made for great star viewing.
The bed was awesomely comfortable. The other furnishings were very nice and comfy.
The bathroom was simple and very clean, shower was a great size, spray was mounted high enough for a tall person. There was plenty of hot water. The sink had plenty of counter space.
We really enjoyed sitting on the porch, which had a breeze even though the temperature was in the high 80's.
Quaint and Comfy
We loved it. Very comfortable and convenient to the beach, restaurants and the starting point of our bike ride. The front porch is a wonderful place to watch the world go by.
Amazing! Perfect for our needs. Awesome spaces with new, clean bath and kitchen. Awesome.
This was absolutely awesome for us. Centrally located between Glen Arbor and Traverse City. We loved this location.
The place itself was really awesome, with tons of farm house character. Not a ton of privacy between the sleeping area and the living area, but not an issue for us. Especially, given how nice, updated, and clean the kitchen and spacious bathroom were. I would absolutely recommend this place, especially for folks who plan to bounce between the region's various locations.
Oh, and our infant could sit and watch their pigs frolic all day. Thanks for running a quality rental!
Beautiful property, that has been updated with the best of everything.
We love staying here in the heart of Leelanau County. Stunning views of the orchards, vineyards are nearby as well as Lake Leelanau. The farm house is very comfortable and has been updated with modern amenities. The hard wood floors are beautiful and the wrap around porch is a great place to unwind.
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.)
Rates & Availability
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Cancellations can be made up to two weeks before scheduled stay. After that, no refunds will be given.