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Leland Village River Front Beauty

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Located Directly On The Leland River.

Here is a beautiful 4 bedroom family house in a peaceful neighborhood in the village of Leland. River's Bend offers easy walks to town, great bike riding on quiet streets, swimming off the dock in crystal clear water with hard sand bottom, and quick access to both Lake Michigan or Lake Leelanau beaches 5 minutes away. This charming updated 2 story Cape Cod house sleeps up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths (no tub). The living room is spacious and comfortably furnished. The dining room adjoins the living room and the kitchen is off the dining room. All three rooms directly view the river. The kitchen is equipped for gourmet cooking and features new appliances including dishwasher. The washer and dryer are in the basement. The house has a water filtration system. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, carpeting upstairs. Big flat HD Smart TV in the living room which has cable and DVDs. Wifi included. Games and books on hand too. Leland is ideally located on the Leelanau Peninsula, with beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes, Northport, Suttons Bay, wineries, hikes, bike trails, historic sites and beaches all close by. Bike and boat rentals are available nearby. The house and location are perfect for all ages and interests. We are sure you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Outdoors is simply beautiful! Tranquil lounging on the river and backyard fun can be had here. Spacious yard for kid play or restful relaxation for Mom and Dad. There is a dock provided. Easy to rent canoes, kayaks and pontoons. Boat launch is walking distance from the house. Channel down the river to Lake Leelanau for all watersport fun. The river is sandy and shallow at the shore so makes for a perfect play spot for the kids. Outdoor furniture and a grill is provided.

The village of Leland offers plenty of shopping and dining. Rare book store, sweet shops and gifts galore. Lake Michigan is on the west side of town and offers a beautiful marina and 'Fishtown' not to be missed for more shopping and eats. This area is located between Northport and Glen Arbor. Travel the M-22 corridor and visit local beaches, sand dunes, roadside farm stands and so much more. Visit dozens of wineries in the area too. You will not be disappointed when you stay at the Rivers Bend.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Seven and above preferred...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • River's Bend has two full bathrooms, one on each floor.


  • Books:

    A variety of books and magazines are available. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The home is otfitted with Cable TV. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart HDTV is availbale in the large living area. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A croquet set is available in the garage. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    As the map indicates, the home is centrally located in the Village of Leland, Michigan on the Leland River. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The home is situated directly on the banks of the Leland River (also known as Carp River) equidistant between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. There is no road between the house and the river. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The home is out fitted with central air conditioning. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A natural gas clothes dryer is availabele for guests. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    A single car garage is available for your use. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    The home has a combination of central air and gas heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi equipped...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made-up and ready for occupancy. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has a large picture window with a view of the river. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is a one car garage available for use as well as parking for two cars in the driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towel sets are provided in both bathrooms. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washer and dryer are available in the basement. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A large and small coffeemaker with coffee bean grinder are available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitcen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A quiet dishwasher is available...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt and pepper, coffee creamer, sugar and filters. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator and freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas four burner stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster...moreless


  • Boat:

    Although a boat is not available for guest use, a boat dock is available. Water depth at the dock varies; however it approximates 4' in depth. Boats may be launched nearby. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    As indicated in the photos, the home has an expansive lawn and is beautifully landscaped. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 27 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 6%


The balance of the rental amount, the Michigan Use Tax of 6% and a refundable damage deposit of $750.00 are due 120 days prior to check-in.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City, Michigan TVC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Cove
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
to Manitou Island
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lelanau Club at Bahles Farms, Suttons Bay
125 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
River's Edge, Blue Bird, The Cove
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hickory Hills, Traverse City
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Van's Beach, Lk Michigan; Nedows Park, Lk Leelanau

Car: Necessary

The gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula has something for everyone, beautiful beaches, charming villages, wineries, festivals, hiking and biking trails, Sleeping Bear Dunes, historic sites and art galleries. Truly, something for every member of the family.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We have been married for over 30 years and are lucky to have three grown children, who love going to the house as much as we do. We can't go often because of work schedules, so we like to think of other families enjoying the house. Our many repeat guests comment about the cleanliness and suitability for families of River's Bend.

Why the Owner Chose Leland, MI, USA:
We purchased River's Bend because of its quiet family-friendly location in the center of Leland and the quiet serene beauty of the Leelanau Penninsula (Michigan's little finger), its sand bottom river and lakes, and proximity to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and many, many recreational, art galleries and cultural activities. Just walking or biking around the village of Leland is a genuine pleasure with its great restaurants, wine tasting, gift shops, historic Fishtown, access to Manitou ferry, and historic houses.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We like to bike, walk, climb the dunes, swim, fish, bird watch and kayak outside. Inside we love watching the river drift by, cooking while enjoying the waterview, playing cards and games. We just enjoy being right on the river in the heart of Leland!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

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  • View of River's Bend from the dock.

    View of River's Bend from the dock.

  • Side yard view from S. Mill Street.

    Side yard view from S. Mill Street.

  • Outside dining on the river

    Outside dining on the river

  • Right around the bend is Lk Leelanau

    Right around the bend is Lk Leelanau

  • Just steps away to river and dock

    Just steps away to river and dock

  • Well equipped kitchen with river view.

    Well equipped kitchen with river view.

  • Dining and Living Rooms

    Dining and Living Rooms

  • Ample Seating

    Ample Seating

  • Downstairs queen bedroom with smaller closet.

    Downstairs queen bedroom with smaller closet.

  • Upstairs bath with shower

    Upstairs bath with shower

  • Spacious BR in Charming Knotty pine

    Spacious BR in Charming Knotty pine

  • Historic Fishtown in downtown Leland

    Historic Fishtown in downtown Leland

  • View from S. Mill Street, Leland, Michigan

    View from S. Mill Street, Leland, Michigan

  • Riverside front yard framed by large birch tree.

    Riverside front yard framed by large birch tree.

  • Hard sand bottom at dock

    Hard sand bottom at dock

  • Clear Leland River water looking towards Lake Michigan.

    Clear Leland River water looking towards Lake Michigan.

  • Living room view

    Living room view

  • Dining room also with river view!

    Dining room also with river view!

  • Comfortable Living Room

    Comfortable Living Room

  • Downstairs queen bedroom with full closet

    Downstairs queen bedroom with full closet

  • Downstairs bathroom with shower

    Downstairs bathroom with shower

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Lake Michigan beach

    Lake Michigan beach

  • Historic Fishtown scene in Village of Leland.

    Historic Fishtown scene in Village of Leland.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 13, 2017

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