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North Lake Leelanau! Enjoy the September Sun, Vineyards, & Beautiful Fall Color

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, two bathroom lakefront home, sleeps 9 and pet friendly

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. There is also a permanent mooring for windy days and dock side tie up for calm days.

This family home has everything you need for your stay. Meal preparation is easy in our spacious kitchen or on the Weber 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.

Cleaning fee, Pet fee and taxes will apply.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Connie

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
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please tell us about your group with your rental request
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Twin pull out sleeper in the family room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
Paddle boat and swim raft provided for our guests enjoyment.


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North Lake Leelanau! Enjoy the September Sun, Vineyards, & Beautiful Fall Color
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Twin Birch was a great place for a quick weekend getaway! It is a perfect location, with being so close to Leland and Suttons Bay. And the views from the deck were so beautiful!

The property manager replied to emails promptly and was very helpful.

I'd highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise close to home!

  • 5 of 5

I'm torn! I want to tell everyone I know about this place - this precious gem, but I also want to keep it my own little secret! Twin Birch is truly a home that makes its visitors forget about everything! It is cozy, yet spacious, and offers the most stunning views of a pristine lake. You get to witness the most magical sunsets, and are nestled between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. The home is close to Fishtown and Leland Harbor, as well as many fantastic wineries and vineyards. The home was clean, inviting, and just what we needed for our family vacation. I won't hesitate going back, and can't wait to plan our trip for next year already!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again!
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Another Wonderful Vacation at Twin Birch

  • 5 of 5

We love our vacations at this beautiful cottage. It is spacious and accommodating for our two families, and always spotless upon our arrival. The kids take full advantage of the paddle boat, tandem bicycle, and love swimming in the lake. Sunsets on the deck are amazing. We look forward to returning next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and were able to have fun with the paddle boat and tandem! Looking forward to seeing you again!
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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: July 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: August 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. Within 20 minute of the Leelanau Sands Casino, try your luck!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $280
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Pets Considered for a fee (no cats)

Deposit to secure dates (first payment) is non-refundable. Security deposit is required on all reservations.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Inquire for holiday and special events pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund