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Leland Village River Front Beauty

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

More Details

Bob and Cathy Noonan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2017

About Bob and Cathy Noonan

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.

Bob and Cathy Noonan purchased this house in 2014

Why Bob and Cathy Noonan chose Lake Leelanau

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Once your deposit has been received, I will forward a rental agreement. Once the agreement is signed and received your reservation will be complete.
  • This is definitely a no smoking residence and no pets are allowed on the premises.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • River's Bend has two full bathrooms, one on each floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • There are 4 bedrooms. Three with a queen size bed and one with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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


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Leland Village River Front Beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Cincinnati, OH

Another Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks at our second visit to the Leland River Cottage. Wonderful setting, wonderful owners and virtually everything you need at this cottage on the Carp River. Thanks for another great summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet Leland home was perfect for our cousins' get-away. The house is well-cared for and the owners were most helpful when we had questions. Location is great, with a short, pleasant walk to town and the Fishtown area. Sunsets on the beach! We really appreciated easy access from the house to the yard: the back of the house faces the river and the picnic table was perfect for our dinner feasts. Kitchen and bathrooms were well-equipped. We are already considering another visit next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudsonville MI

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Due to work could only stay a short while, but what an amazing home and location. This is a well built and well cared for waterfront home located in the middle of town. It was so easy to walk or bike to Fish Town and all the attractions. Just an incredibly friendly family atmosphere. When we have more time it is definitely on our list for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC


  • 5 of 5

This beautifully maintained home provided a peaceful, and adventurous vacation for our family. The house has spacious rooms that work for gathering together and qiet areas for enjoying a good book. The furniture is clean and comfortable. The home is situated in a perfect location for outdoor fun. You can bike or walk all around the Leland community, shop in the quaint little stores in Fishtown, or launch your kayak in the crystal clear river right from the private dock. If you are looking for more adventure Lake Michigan is just a minute away. This destination will provide lasting memories for your family. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this charming, comfortable house on the river. It is immaculate and we loved the 'up north' decor & great kitchen. The boat dock was handy for swimming in the crystal clear river, kayaking, and we rented a boat at the marina close by to take into Lk. Leelanau just upstream. We really liked the nice restaurants, shops, and wineries a short walk away in downtown Leland. It is tranquil but close to attractions, so we will definately be back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville Tn.

Serene, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

With four adults and three children we had plenty of room. The property was well equipped with all new amenities. Great location on a very quiet lane just a few blocks from Leland Fishtown. We traveled to Sleeping Bear Dunes just 15 minutes away, awesome!

Added bonus, I launched my boat at public boat launch three blocks away and docked it in the cottage private front yard dock (Lake Leelanau is only 100 yards up the navigable Leland river).

We had a great time and are returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan TVC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
to Manitou Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lelanau Club at Bahles Farms, Suttons Bay
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River's Edge, Blue Bird, The Cove
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Hickory Hills, Traverse City
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

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 60 days before arrival date.

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