Family Cottage on Lake Michigan with a Private, White Sand Beach
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Attention: We will begin taking reservations on Oct. 1 for the 2017 season. Priority is given to returning guests. Rates may increase slightly each year.
This rustic, shingle-sided cottage is one of the last of its kind in Leland. The beach is literally out the back door and Lake Michigan is a constant presence. Nearly all the rooms, including both the dining room and the deck where we take our meals, overlook it. No matter the weather, you'll hear the waves and sometimes the wind in the surrounding pines.
With five bedrooms — three in the main house and two in "the annex" just across the deck from the main house — as many as 10 adults can sleep comfortably; children can double up. There are two-and-a-half baths, with a clawfoot tub in the main house and a shower in the annex. There are canoes and bicycles for your use, as well as a Sunfish sailboat for experienced sailors, and we provide linen and towels, so there’s no need to bring those.
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Please call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Pacific Time
Member since: 2015
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Linens and bath and beach towels provided. There are five bicycles, two canoes, a Sunfish sailboat, a rowboat and a small inflatable raft for guests to use. Keywords: family romance children 55+ beach swimming stargazing Petoskey stones agates vineyards wine farmers markets artisanal organic produce Mario Batali dining art crafts Hemingway Fishtown fishing National Lakeshore Manitou Islands hiking camping eco-tourism pow-wow Peshawbetown Sleeping Bear Dunes ...moreless
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
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Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 6%
Rental Rate $2450/week 10 guest maximum
Fall Rate: $2,150/week
$500 refundable security deposit
6% Michigan State Tax
1. Bookings canceled 60 days or more before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
2. If reservations are cancelled between 59 and 30 days from the arrival date, guests forfeit their initial rental deposit. We will refund the portion of the security deposit already paid.
3. If reservations are cancelled less than 30 days from the arrival date, or if the balance due has not been paid by that deadline, guests will be held responsible for the entire rental fee. Security deposits will be refunded only if there is no balance due.
4. In all instances, if we are able to rent the cottage to a suitable tenant for the weeks in question, refunds will be issued to those who cancelled or failed to make a timely payment.
Reservations taken for following year beginning October 1
Priority given to returning guests
Rates may increase slightly each year
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, located in Leelanau County, has been named Good Morning America's Most Beautiful Place in America. It boasts 64 miles of beaches along Lake Michigan, two islands, 26 inland lakes, more than 50,000 acres of land, and the monumental sand dunes from which it gets its name.
The village of Leland is filled with galleries and restaurants. Northern Michigan's commercial fishing heritage remains alive in Fishtown. Walk along the docks, amongst the weathered fishing shanties, smokehouses, racks of drying fishing nets, and fish tugs on the Leland River, and you can imagine what it would have been like in the early 1900s to live and work in this small fishing village, nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan. Fishtown still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing villages in the state of Michigan.
Our cottage is located in Indiana Woods, a short walk from Fishtown, and reached by a private road.
Year Purchased: 1930
About the owner: The cottage has been in our family for four generations. A pair of great-grandparents rode here on horseback from Indiana to celebrate their honeymoon.
Why the Owner Chose Leland, MI, USA:
It's as if Pineacres has been preserved in amber. It is a rustic gem that conjures up a time when things at least seemed simpler than they are today. If your childhood included summers at a treasured lakeside cottage where the days were long and the nights were gentle, then Pineacres will rekindle those memories. And if you want your children to experience the same, then Pineacres is for them, as well. For years our cottage has been a place to connect with family and friends, a place to while away the hours in conversation, or catch up on our reading, or play a game of cards. If you like, it can be a respite from a world of incessant demands for your attention, a respite from the world of pixels and tiny screens. It's a place where sunlight drifts through the pines and the white birches sway in the breeze. A place where the sound of children's laughter competes with the waves rolling on the beach. A place to gather stones and cook good meals and be present for one another. If it's true that for everything there is a season, then the summer is for Pineacres.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's undeniable that the cottage's location is it's prime attraction. Lake Michigan in all its moods is a giant presence there. But for some visitors, the cottage's charm rivals the lake as a reason for a journey. Little has changed at Pineacres over the decades. The field stone fireplaces are as solid as ever. The delicate paper lanterns that hang from the living room's exposed beams have survived. There's old, wavy glass in some of the multi-paned windows and for generations the cast iron, claw foot tub has been the place for children to take their Saturday night bath. Admittedly, the cottage is not to everyone's taste. The kitchen is fully equipped but lacks a dishwasher. And the shower is perfectly fine but nowhere near luxurious. Pineacres harkens back to when Leland's Fishtown was not a tourist attraction but a genuine fishing port; a time when the boats were made of wood and the men were made of iron, rather than the other way around, to quote an old-timer. It's the cottage's similar lack of pretension that we love.
- Primary: +1 7077992658 Please call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Pacific Time
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The cottage looking up from the woods. The annex is to the left.
The living room. (Wide-angle lens makes all rooms appear larger than they are.)
The living room looking south. Far door leads to beach walkway.
The cottage's sleeping porch also has a beautiful view of the lake.
The annex has the largest of Pineacres' five bedrooms.
The annex's upstairs bedroom.
Another view of the kitchen.
Sunset from the upper level of the beach.
Looking south toward Whaleback and Pyramid Point.
Sun descends over Lake Michigan as seen from the deck.
The Leelanau Pinensula is know for its food and wines.
One of five bikes available for guests. Back roads and bike paths are plentiful.
The cottage and annex from the driveway.
Living room and dining room looking north. Kitchen is through far door.
The cottage's balcony bedroom has one of the best views of Lake Michigan.
The cottage's "maid's room" has an antique brass bed.
Another view of the annex bedroom.
The walkway to the beach. It's a minute to Lake Michigan. (See video)
The sun sets over one of the Manitou Islands reached by a Leland ferry.
Looking toward the upper level from the water's edge. One of 2 canoes available.
Deck between cottage and annex. Towering pines surround the cottage.
Petoskey stones and agates found on the beach.
Surfing on a stormy day.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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