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North Lake Leelanau Location! One prime July week available! July 8-15

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, two bathroom lakefront home

Twin Birch cottage is a wonderful spot for your family or a group of friends looking for the perfect home to enjoy all that the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer. This spacious house, set on North Lake Leelanau, has 153 feet of lake shore and provides you with everything necessary for the perfect vacation. Gardens, decks and outdoor living areas deliver a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere where views of the lake provoke the anticipation of glorious sunsets. Bring your own boat or rent one! It is a two minute walk from the cottage to the park's public access where you'll find a public boat launch.

This family home has everything you need for your stay. Meal preparation is easy in our spacious kitchen on the deck propane grill. If you prefer lakeside grilling, we have a great camp charcoal grill steps from the lower level deck. Internet access and wi-fi are available. Three of the home's four bedrooms have direct access to the lake. The master bedroom, with a queen bed is located on the main floor. Queen beds furnish two of the lower level bedrooms and a twin trundle furnishes the third. A crib and port-a-crib are available upon request.

If you're looking for a little action after a day of playing and relaxing on the lake, take a short drive or boat ride to Leland where you'll enjoy hunting for Petosky stones on Lake Michigan's beautiful white sand beach, strolling through the shops in downtown Leland, or taking in the picturesque sights in Historic Fishtown. There is plenty to interest everyone in your group with unique shopping, great restaurants, art galleries, a village grocery store, library, and much more.

The cottage's central location provides the perfect base for exploring along one of Michigan's Scenic Byways, M-22. Nearby attractions include the exhilarating dune climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Grand Traverse Lighthouses, numerous award winning wineries, and the quaint villages of Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay and Northport. If you are a biker, this is the perfect base to enjoy a ride around beautiful Lake Leelanau on the wide shoulders and bike lanes. If you're a golfer, our cottage is a wonderful home base to the area's spectacular golf courses.

The Leelanau Peninsula is truly a year around get-away with spectacular autumn colors and many summer and winter activities. Come experience the perfect spot to enjoy a vacation and build family memories in the 'Land of Delight'! Twin Birch is Pure Michigan at it's best.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Tim

Our family built this property and lived in the Leelanau area for many years. Great grandparents, grandparents, parents, our children and grandchildren have all enjoyed and love the beautiful surroundings of Leelanau County.

What makes this house unique

We love watching the beautiful sunsets from our decks and the view of constellations from the dock at night is priceless.


Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom on upper level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom on lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom on lower level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed - Bedroom on lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom on lower level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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North Lake Leelanau Location! One prime July week available! July 8-15
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Twin Birch provided us with the perfect vacation last year, and we are looking forward to a repeat performance this summer! The home is very well maintained, comfortable and inviting for our family. Sunsets are spectacular, and we love sitting around the lakeside fire pit each evening, stargazing and making s'mores. Each morning we enjoyed a paddle boat ride on the lake, using the paddle boat included with the rental. The owners are great to work with, very accommodating, and eager to provide guests with a home away from home. We definitely recommend Twin Birch as the perfect vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our family vacation, at Twin Birch, and plan on returning each summer for as long as the property is available. The property is very well maintained and the layout of the house is perfect for our active family. We appreciate how the house is spotlessly cleaned upon our arrival and all the other amenities included. Because this lovely home is used as the owner's own residence, we feel fortunate to vacation in a spot that feels like home rather than a typical rental. We enjoyed late afternoon cocktails on the dock and decks and are looking forward to August 2016! This vacation rental is a great deal!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Beach
40 Feet from the back door
Car: necessary

Our beautiful lakefront home is located on the shores of North Lake Leelanau. Numerous wineries and vineyards are in close proximity, and the East Leland public access is only a a two minute walk from home for easy boat launch.


Rates & Availability

Leland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Minimum of three night rentals over Memorial and Labor Day

Check in Saturday 4:00 pm - no earlier unless agreed upon by owner. Check out Saturday 11:00 am

Non-refundable deposit of one-half of total rent is due upon receipt of the rental lease, payable by check mailed to owner's address.

Final-half of the total rent, plus $150 cleaning fee is due at least two weeks prior to arrival, payment by check mailed to owner's address.

Separate $1000.00 check for damage deposit is due with deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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