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Lakeside Cottage on Lake Leelanau, Leland, Mi

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Br, 1.5 Bath at Water's Edge. 150' of Sugar Sand Bottom, No Stones.

The moon rise over Lake Leelanau and the breath taking views of the stars at night from the dock are two of the many things our family has been enjoying about this cottage since the early 1960's and now we'd like to share it with you. It's perfect location on Robinson's Bay just 1 mile south of Leland is ideal for the water skiing enthusiast. Calm water is why this bay is one of the premier locations for skiers and tubers. For the serious skier there is the opportunity to ski our submersible water ski slalom ski course. For the family with children, this is a perfect swimming location. The cottage sits 50' from water's edge. Hard sand bottom gradually slopes out for a gentle decline and there is not a stone in sight! The dock has a 6' x 12' section at the end of the dock for sun bathing and boat hoist for boats up to 20' in length.

Our comfortable home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom. We have two bedrooms with queen size beds, one of which has a gorgeous view of the lake. The third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. From the large well equipped kitchen you enjoy views of the lake and can comfortably seat 8 people around the dining room table which sits beside a huge picture window. We have a large living room with new 28' flat screen TV and DVD player and a screened in porch with comfortable seating on vintage wicker furniture.

A large deep lot surrounds the cottage and offers privacy from the road and room for the kids to run and play. Enjoy our fire pit on the beach in the evenings or grill the perfect burger on the Weber grill.

Our ideal location gives you easy access to all the restaurants and shops in Leland as well as a short 10 mile drive down the road to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Can fill you in on all the amazing things this county has to offer the guests to our wonderful county. It truly is 'The Land of Delight'!
We want to make your vacation the absolute best it can be and we look forward to meeting you!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a high chair and crib available upon request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are three to four steps up into the house. Once in the home, it is all on one level with a barrier free bathroom. Doors however are standard width....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This room has a large closet and huge dresser....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Great room for kids, has a large dresser and closet...moreless

  • Bedroom #1 Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • The master bedroom has queen size bed and lovely oak furniture. A fabulous view of the lake from a huge picture window sets this room apart! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Walk in shower, new tile floor. Grab bars near toilet....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    New sink and tile....moreless

  • The main bathroom has a barrier free access walk in shower. Recently remodelled in 2012 this bathroom has handicap bar grips to help assist anyone who needs them....moreless


  • Books:

    If you love a good mystery, I have several of my favorites to share....moreless

  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

    The living room credenza is loaded with board games for those occasional rainy days....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV HBO and Showtime...moreless

  • Television:

    New 28' flat screen TV ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A whole porch devoted to your little ones as a play room. Includes a large toy box and book case with books from infant to young adolescent. The 'grandma rocker' is right in there too!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful views right out the bedroom, kitchen and screened in porch....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Cottage is right on Robinson Bay (Lake Leelanau)...moreless

  • Village:

    Village of Leland is 1.5 miles from the cottage and historic Fishtown in within Leland....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Comfortable seating for 8 at the dining room table. We have 4 folding chairs available as well as outdoor patio furniture....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    No fireplace in the house, but a nice campfire ring on the beach. All campfires must be completely put out by 11:00 PM. No music please and quiet voices after 9:00 PM in respect of our neighbors....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a two car garage with an apartment above it that is already rented. The garage is off limits to guests. No parking allowed in front of the garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Super high speed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very large living room with nice leather sectional couch as well as another couch and two chairs. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two parking spaces available behind the cottage at the end of driveway. Absolutely NO RV or Camper allowed on property (includes tents). No parking on the grass!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are for bathroom use only, not allowed outside. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine



  • Boat:

    Aluminum row boat and oars. Great fishing in this bay!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio furniture seating for 8. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks for rent by the week. $150.00 for two. Area rentals charge $35/day per kayak so our deal is a great one!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn between the cottage and the water, and between the cottage and the garage in the back....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber grill for your use. Charcoal available at the Merc (grocery store) in Leland....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets in various sizes available in the ski shed....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pre-season SPecial
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

2017 Season
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Post Season Special
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 6%


We have a renter in the apartment above our two car garage behind the Lake House. Please respect his space and he will respect yours while you are there.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City, MI
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 bars in Leland
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manitou Passage
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Leland
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan public access in Leland

Our favorite spot to watch the sunset is from Good Harbor Beach on Lake Michigan just 5 miles south of the lake house on M-22. It's a gorgeous view and perfect spot to end any day!

We have a membership at the Leland Country Club and can offer a chance for our guests to golf on this unique course certain weeks of the summer. Be sure to check with us if this is something you would like to do.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1963

About: I was a teenager in high school when my parents bought 'the cottage' in the early 60's. My brothers and I grew up on a cherry farm in Suttons Bay and my parents bought this home on the lake so we could enjoy both the farm and the lake.

Why Leland, MI, USA:
We use to laugh about having a cottage only 14 or so miles from our home, but what better place to live and vacation in then Leelanau County! My mother Agnes, who will be 90 this fall, is no longer able to live alone and happily agreed to let us rent out her wonderful home so that more people can come to know the magic of this special place. The beauty is unquestionable, the quiet so peaceful, and the memories inspiring and lasting!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
From the moment you get up in the morning to enjoy a good cup of coffee on the porch to the quiet moments on the dock at night looking up at the milky way and wondering how the stars can seem so close your vacation will renew your spirits and refresh your attitude on life. It just doesn't get much better than this! Don

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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  • Bedroom #2.

    Bedroom #2.

  • Bedroom #3.

    Bedroom #3.

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Full bath.

    Full bath.

  • The toy room.

    The toy room.

  • Dining Room.

    Dining Room.

  • Dining room view.

    Dining room view.

  • Bedroom #2.

    Bedroom #2.

  • Bedroom #3.

    Bedroom #3.

  • Screened in porch.

    Screened in porch.

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Half bath.

    Half bath.

VRBO #583213

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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