Waterfront Lake Leelanau, 5 BR, Chef's Kitchen, Walk to Town, Open Late August(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Gorgeous 5 BR home on Lake Leelanau. Walk to Town. Large Lawn, Canoe & Kayak
We are open the last two weeks of August and Fall wine tasting, golfing, hiking or biking weekends. Enjoy our nearby distillery, excellent local cuisine, and our newest microbreweries.
We are centrally located near the towns of Leland and Suttons Bay, and right on the wine trail. You can walk into the town of Lake Leelanau for coffee, lunch and even wine tasting at Boathouse Vineyards and Northern Lattitudes! It is an ideal location for exploring Leelanau County; less than 10 minutes to Leland and Suttons Bay, 25 minutes to Northport, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Traverse City.
The White Birch Cottage offers 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large living area with gas fireplace, a lovely porch with water views, lush landscaped gardens, a huge lawn, plus attractive interiors with plenty of room for families or couples to spread out. Includes cable, wifi, ping pong table, gas fireplace, gas grill and fire pit.
The White Birch Cottage offers extremely comfortable beds (3 Queens, 1 Full, 2 Twins, Bunk Bed) and the house layout provides lots of privacy but also has an open concept living/dining room and kitchen for your family to gather as a group. The house is over 2800 square feet, creating a luxurious vacation experience.
The Master suite on the main floor offers water views and a very comfortable queen bed. The second bedroom with a queen bed overlooks the side patio. The third bedroom, upstairs, is huge and has a full bed and two twins plus sitting area. The fourth bedroom, also upstairs (its own set of stairs), has a queen bed plus a sitting area with flat-screen tv. The fifth bedroom is an adjacent bunk room with a twin bunk bed. Downstairs there's a separate sitting room with pull-out sofa. Lots of room for your group to spread out!
Our amenities include: large dock on Lake Leelanau, cable, wi-fi, laundry, central A/C, plenty of parking, ping pong table, volleyball net, kayak, canoe and fire pit.
The White Birch Cottage is a perfect destination for a Spring weekend get-away too! Leelanau County is lively with great restaurants, easy access to Traverse City, stunning Leelanau Conservancy hiking trails, the TART bike trail, superior golf courses, new tennis and basketball courts in nearby Suttons Bay and award-winning wine and microbrewery tours -- hard cider too!
We have received consistently excellent reviews:
"The house is perfect. Cozy beds for 10 people, a fireplace for the cool evenings, the channel to Lake Leelanau behind the house, open kitchen, fully furnished with top notch furnishings and CLEAN! The house is almost split in half as far as sleeping areas which works great if you have late night people and light sleepers that like to go to bed early.
You are minutes to Suttons Bay, a quick drive to Leland, and situated in the middle of the wine trail (go south one day, north the next). The nearest winery is less than a mile away and there is a distillery that is literally 50 yards or so from the house."
Centrally located in the town of Lake Leelanau, one of the hottest new foodie destinations in the Peninsula, you can walk to Peddling Beans for coffee, pick up appetizers at The Redheads Café, sip wine at the Boathouse Winery overlooking Lake Leelanau, taste spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery, sample authentic Indian cuisine at NJ's, try our newest spot Red Top Pizza, enjoy a classic up North pub dinner at Dick's Pour House or have an authentic Italian evening complete with bocce at Bella Fortuna Restaurant, all within a 5 minute walk.
Short drive to best beaches in the area: Van's Beach in Leland, (great for walking and bonfires), Suttons Bay beach on the Bay (great for toddlers), Nedows Bay Beach on Lake Leelanau (great for young kids), Good Harbor Beach (Sleeping Bear Dunes).
Nedows Bay beach and many sandy swimming spots are also accessible by boat from the house.
I have consistently received excellent reviews: 'Many thanks for a beautiful stay' Sept 2013
'Lake Leelanau is gorgeous. We enjoyed cruising on the south lake and heading north for dinner at the Riverside Inn' July 2013
'We had a truly perfect summer vacation with great beach outings, fabulous boat rides, laughs with kids. The White Birch is clean, comfy, and well-located. Thanks again!' July
Just 6 minutes to Leland, where you can enjoy delightful Lake Michigan beaches and Historic Fishtown. 5 minutes to Suttons Bay for great shopping, art galleries, a number of excellent restaurants, sandy beaches and access to the clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The quaint town of Glen Arbor and 'America's Most Beautiful Place': the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a 20m drive. Don't forget to visit the historic town of Omena, the Lighthouse in Northport and the bustling town of Traverse City, all a short drive away.
Interested in wine tasting? The White Birch Cottage is directly on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail just minutes from some of our favorite vineyard destinations: Chateau Fontaine, Laurentide, The Boathouse, 45 North and Blustone.
Come up North in the prime summer season for our many special events including the Leland 4th of July parade, Leland Art Festivals, Traverse City Wine & Food Festival, Wine on the Water and Art Fair in Suttons Bay, the Traverse City Film Festival and, in the fall, the Leland Heritage Festival and the Harvest Stompede wine tasting tour. Ask me for details about all the wine tasting events!
The White Birch Cottage on Lake Leelanau will be your home away from home where you can enjoy your free time whether you enjoy boating, swimming and sailing on one of Michigan's cleanest lakes, walking on endless Lake Michigan beaches, hiking Leelanau Conservancy trails, biking, eating farm fresh cuisine and tasting wines throughout the Peninsula, or just relaxing on the dock watching the boats go by. Come build your family memories at the White Birch Cottage in Lake Leelanau.
Amenities: Cable, wifi, parking for up to 5 cars, canoe and kayak, toys/games for ages 2-16, board games, gas grill, fire pit, ping pong table.
Our Sunday to Sunday rental is ideal for wedding parties. We also accept dogs.
I encourage you to call or text me as I respond to all inquiries and am always happy to answer any questions about the area and offer ideas for hiking trails, wine tours, and restaurants.
The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. The Old Art Building Art Shows, the Suttons Bay Art Walk , Leland Heritage Festival with Wooden Boats and Antique Cars, the Harvest Stompede Wine Tasting Event and much more!
Plan now for Fall Wine Tasting Weekends, as Leelanau is gorgeous for Color Tour season!
Feel free to call with any questions, I respond to every inquiry. I love Leelanau County and I love sharing it with others. I am happy to give wine tasting tour tips and restaurant recommendations.
If this house is not available when you need it, or you need more housing for your group, check out my other listings!
VRBO #456621 The Bluestone Cottage in Leland. Sleeps 10-12. Within a short walk to Lake Michigan beaches, Historic Fishtown and the shops of Leland. Lovely front porch and private back deck for grilling out. Fresh decor and lovely Master suite with gas fireplace.
VRBO #491672 The Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay. Sleeps 8-10. On a quiet street in the Village of Suttons Bay. Easy walk to town and to the Suttons Bay beach. Attractive furnishings and a large living and dining room for your group to gather.
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Member since: 2013
- 2850 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Second bathroom designed with limestone tiles and large walk in shower
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 23 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
May 29 - Jun 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Summer/Warm Water!
Aug 20 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 29 - Jun 16, 2018
3 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 9, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $150
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I love spending time at the beach! Our family of four lives in Grand Rapids and we escape to Leelanau County every chance we get. We are excited about how Lake Leelanau has become one of the hottest new foodie destinations in Leelanau County!
Why the Owner Chose Lake Leelanau, MI, USA (City):
We love the pristine waters of Lake Leelanau, and love skiing in the south lake, or heading through the picturesque Narrows up to the North lake, jumping in the crystal clear water at the sand bar, taking the boat right to the town of Leland!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
With water views, a dock to lay on, a large yard with plenty of room for the kids, a relaxing front porch, plus plenty of bedrooms spread out for privacy, and a Media room. This home is luxurious living on the lake.
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Waterfront property on Lake Leelanau. Boat to beaches, sandbars and Leland beach
View south from dock. Lake Leelanau is 22 miles, 8600 acres of pure, clear water
Great location near Leland, Suttons Bay, Traverse City and Glen Arbor
Stylish interiors throughout with open living/dining area with gas fireplace
Well-equipped kitchen with new appliances and granite counters for cooking in
Queen bedroom with top quality bedding and views of the perennial garden
Private upstairs Bedroom with Queen bed, adjacent Twin bunk room and Media area
Dining room expands to 12. Well stocked kitchen for entertaining
Just 7 minutes to perfect Lake Michigan beaches in Leland and Suttons Bay
We're right on the wine trail. 45 North, Chateau Fontaine, Boathouse all nearby
Walk to restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, bakeries and Farmer's Market
Hike on our numerous Leelanau Conservancy trails for breathtaking views
Perfect area for kayaks and paddleboarding. We supply a canoe and double kayak
5 Bedroom house with large lawn, garden patio, and front porch with water views
Lush landscaping and 1 1/2 acres of property all within walking distance to town
Spacious interiors for your group to gather and celebrate
Master suite with water views, comfortable Queen bed and ensuite bath
Large upstairs Bedroom with 2 Twins and a Full, seating area, and water view
Twin Bunk room attached to Media Room with Queen Bed
Bring a boat or rent one to enjoy gorgeous Lake Leelanau!
Huge lawn for games, volleyball, soccer and lake access for swimming and boating
Great cafes, wine and spirits tasting all within walking distance
Visit Historic Fishtown and the quaint town of Leland, just 10m away
Sunset on the Narrows. Come explore Leelanau County; it's gorgeous!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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