About the property
- House3950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, study with pullout, 4baths, sleeps 13
Newly furnished 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, featuring natural woods and the work of local artisans throughout. Custom master suite with walk in closets, bath and library with extra sleeping futon. 4 additional bedrooms serving your extended family. Library provides quiet space for business needs, wifi and printer. Direct bluff frontage on Lake Michigan with steps to beach and nearby public access to Lake Leelanau. Know that your rental dollars from this property will also be given back to the community. We have contributed a percentage of rental income to the Leelanau Conservancy for dune and water preservation and to programs for children with medical and psychiatric issues in the state of Michigan. Let your vacation make a difference!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Sheila Marcus
We have been coming up north since my grandparents bought a home on a small lake near here 70 years ago. Some of my own fondest memories are of watching the stars, taking walks, kayaking the Crystal River, swimming, finding Petosky stones, skiing, eating ice cream and hiking the dunes. I hope that you and your family enjoy all that northern Michigan has to offer. As a University of Michigan faculty member, active in children's health, I am also deeply committed to raising healthy and resilient children and supporting families. I bring this passion to both my work and my leisure. I know how precious vacation time is with your family and friends. Savor the moment, these are truly some of life’s most special memories. Take pictures, take a walk, take moment to enjoy the breathtaking view from the deck and to just 'be” with your family and friends.
Sheila Marcus purchased this House in 2014
Why Sheila Marcus chose Leland Township
We hope to make a difference preserving the beauty of the local community and supporting youth and families in the state of Michigan; donating 5% of rental dollars to The Leelanau Conservancy and programs supporting medical and psychiatric needs of children and military families throughout the state. Know that your enjoyment of this property serves those in need and helps maintain the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula.
What makes this House unique
Gorgeous bluff view and Lake Michigan frontage as well as public access to Lake Leelanau. Home well suited to needs of large family with many private spaces; and outdoor buildings for art work or children's play spaces. This home also features art and furniture of local craftsmen. This location provides your family with many options for hiking, exploring wineries, biking, water sports, great food and breathtaking natural beauty.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful, spacious, clean and well-decorated home on Lake Michigan
Spacious, clean, and well-decorated home situated on Lake Michigan with access to Lake Leelanau as well. Beautiful scenic view overlooking the water. Great entertainment options and shopping locations within reasonable distance to explore. This was the perfect home to accommodate our multi-generational family reunion with its large gathering spaces and various bedroom layouts. I would recommend this home to everyone who is looking for a fantastic get away!
Spacious beautiful home with gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. Secluded and treed property. Plenty of room to be together or retreat to your own private space. Our favorite VRBO yet!
This is the 3rd year that we stayed at the Leland house.
We enjoy the location and privacy of this house. The over all size and lay out are perfect for a generational family vacation. Due to storms prior to our arrival the beach area was less then optimal for use, which in past years was a great asset. The house, itself, gave us plenty of space for all to enjoy.
Overall, lovely, clean and accomodating
Size and configuration is very comfortable
Bedrooms are nice and well equipped (not cheesy or musty as some places)
great location nestled in back private road (access to town, Cathead Bay, Northport, Suttons Bay, etc.)
House starting to show some wear/tear (back patio, Refrigerator, grounds)...needs a little TLC.
Overgrowth in backyard pretty much blocks any sunset views from back patio
No real place to "sit" down at the beach (although this is a common issue many places due to high water level)
Picture of chair on dune overlooking lake is misleading...does not appear to be from this house.
Thanks, Glenn and glad you enjoyed your stay! We will be re-doing the window wall to back deck to get easier access and likely power washing decking next year! We like the "peek-a-boo" view and also want to preserve all vegetation on the bluff for environmental reasons.
The picture from the beach is indeed our property in 2014. Water levels do vary!
Have a good rest of summer.
The property is secluded and inviting with plenty of outside room to enjoy for both kids and adults
This is our second year of returning to Sugarbush Lane or as the kids call it " The Micigan House" The layout of the house is perfect for our 3 generations family.The kitchen is open to all three family spaces. The upstairs loft area is great for the kids to have their space.. The bedrooms are roomy. Air conditioning would be a plus.There are 4 bathrooms. The large mud room is a plus as well. The laundry room is quite ample. But this year the biggest plus was the private beach that is only 90 steps away and allowed for several sunset swims. A plus to that would be a fire pit on the beach
Thank you so much for returning for your family vacation! We are glad you had a good time. While this summer was hot and muggy, our boiler system does not allow for air conditioning in this home. Hopefully, next year will be less sticky. Also, we try to provide a natural up north experience but due to fire safety and environmental reasons we have chosen not to have a firepit. I hope this didnt prevent you all from complete enjoyment of your up morth experience. Thank you for returning to our home!
This is truly a "one of a kind property. Even more beautiful in person than online.
We loved this property and all the area has to offer. Great location and I would give it a 5 star rating!
Breathe. Relax. You are now Up North.
Enjoy the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula all four seasons with stunning views over Lake Michigan. In summer, travel by bike through lush cherry orchards and vineyards; walk the beach, swim and fish. In winter, cross-country ski and enjoy family time by the fire as you enjoy the early sunset over the lake.
Our home sits on a bluff above Lake Michigan, with stairs leading to a sandy beach. Its wooded lot provides plenty of privacy. The property is also within short walking distance to shared frontage on North Lake Leelanau.
An airy 5BR/4BA retreat, our home can easily accommodate a family or a group. It features three fireplaces, maple wood floors, large bay windows, a back deck overlooking the lake, and finishes and furniture featuring local craftsmen. The kitchen has granite counter tops, custom cherry cabinets, and a gas range. The master suite contains its own fireplace, library and a lake view. Lovely details include ash beams and paneling, and several skylights. The rooms provide some quiet spaces for those wishing to read or for business needs.
In addition to the main house, the property has a large detached garage.
We hope that you and your family enjoy all that northern Michigan has to offer. It is truly a special place! In an effort to give back to this wonderful community, yearly, we plan to donate 5% of all rental dollars to help support its farmlands and dunes, and Michigan families with medical and mental health issues. Your choice in renting this home will provide monetary support to the Leelanau Conservancy, and to high risk children and families served by the University of Michigan in outreach programs throughout the state. Thank you for selecting this home to both provide you with a wonderful vacation and to bring back to the communities of northern Michigan.
Now, kick back and enjoy!
Take an early morning swim in Lake Leelanau or Michigan if you are brave.
Take an early morning walk on Lake Michigan and look for Petoskey stones.
Enjoy your coffee from the deck.
Watch the sunset.
Ride a bike. Great maps provided.
Go to Leland –if you like the tiles in our home buy a few to take home (Spork).
Explore the wineries.
Kayak the Crystal River
Hike the dunes.
Grab that holiday photo on Pyramid Point or Stocking Pierce Outlook
Check out Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor.
Pick up some art in Suttons Bay
Pick some cherries and make a pie.
Spirits at Leelanau Distillery and wonderful coffee at Leelanau Peddlers.
Read a book (or two, or three)…if you have a child with you - read to them too!
Look at the stars. Fall asleep to the waves.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Full week guests will be given first consideration. Minimum stay requirements of 3 nights for shoulder seasons. Note: Rates are listed for 2017 and are subject to change in the future. Also, your dates are only reserved once payment has been made AND your Formal Agreement( sent via USPS) is completed and returned to the manager within 14 days of initial booking. We do not "hold" dates without the initial payment and signed, initialed and completed hard copy agreement. The pdf file of our agreement is attached to your booking request, pleases read this prior to checking your assent as this is your time to not continue. We can no longer accept echecks. If you use an echeck for payment you will incur a bounce check fee if the payment is reversed by vrbo.