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Historic Lake Michigan Lakefront Home in the Village of Leland

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


About the property

Elegant historic lakefront home with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms with grand views

A visit to this private enclave right on Lake Michigan in the town of Leland is a rare experience and truly for the most discerning guests. This is a summer residence where lifelong memories are created in a personal setting instead of at a 5 star resort. Travelers visit the beauty of this unique area from all over the world. Yet few will experience the character and authenticity of summer visits of a bygone era where things seemed to slow down. This is a residence that will take you back in time yet with 21st century modern design. It is coveted as an architecturally significant early mid-century gem yet updated for today's modern lifestyle. It is an exquisite home in which the owners have taken great care to ensure the historic nature of the original architecture and design elements have remained. It sits on a private, wooded setting with breathtaking world class views of Lake Michigan, the Manitou Passage, and the Leland harbor. Sunsets, beach walks, bonfires, boating, swims in the clear blue waters of Lake Michigan just out the door. This is a retreat for guests looking for privacy and some tranquility as they experience the beauty and the amenities of the surrounding communities. It is grand yet cozy, elegant yet whimsical, contemporary yet warm - all framing dramatic views of Lake Michigan.

Property Manager
Melissa Crimmins and Bryan Hagedon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

About Melissa Crimmins and Bryan Hagedon

Private Residence and summer retreat of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Matson. the Matson Family is renting their beloved beach house for the first time. They hope the discerning vacation guest will appreciate the unique character, beauty, and location of their home. This is an ideal retreat for a single family or a private group of friends looking for an exclusive resort feeling within reach right here in Northern Michigan.

Melissa Crimmins and Bryan Hagedon purchased this house in 1993

Why Melissa Crimmins and Bryan Hagedon chose Lake Leelanau

the Matson family are Michigan natives and have been visiting Northern Michigan for generations. They have owned property in other parts of the North yet over 20 years ago after visiting Leland for many years selected this location for their year around retreat. They have enjoyed creating many family memories of their own raising their two young children at the lake every summer. They were the ideal owners for this particular home as they have thoughtfully retained the historic beauty while continuing to enhance and compliment it's design with modern elements and character.

What makes this house unique

the residence is within an extremely private enclave within the town of Leland. It is rare to be in town, on Lake Michigan, within walking distance to Lake Leelanau, the river and all the shops, restaurants, galleries, museums.


Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs serving guest bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs lower level serving the family/game room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , AMAZING>Just completed renovation of master bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , upstairs guest bathroom
  • master bathroom has been completely remodeled with modern design and finishes. simply elegant.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , guest bedroom off main floor entrance
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom upstairs with twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , guest bedroom upstairs view of lake michigan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom views of Lake Michigan
  • Lower level pull out sleeper sofa with high quality mattress and access to full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Matson Beach House is the Village of Leland with lovely shops, cafes, galleries, wineries for enjoyment. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore voted the most beautiful place on earth by Good Morning America within 20 minute drive. Rent bikes in Leland for the 16 mile ride around Lake Leelanau out your door. kayak or SUP down the Carp River in town. Visit the Leelanau Cultural Center for the Old Art Building classes or the Historical Museum providing exceptional history of the area. Walk the beach, build a bonfire, enjoy the amazing sunsets every evening.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Historic Lake Michigan Lakefront Home in the Village of Leland
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful, classic cottage with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

Look no further! I've looked at every rental cottage in Leland and this is by far the nicest cottage available to rent. It has classic charm, along with every modern amenity. Unlike other classic cottage rentals in Leland, which tend to be dark, tired and depressing, this cottage has beautiful, light, clean decor; a beautiful, modern kitchen; and great bathrooms. Another plus is that it's on a gorgeous, private beach...far away from very crowded South Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Private in the village of Leland - public on M22
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Homestead Resort
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan! steps from the back porch
Car: recommended

Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, Interlochen Arts Academy for live music and art, galleries, haute cuisine or farm fresh stands, sailing, boating, golf, bike riding, wineries, historical museum and cultural center, hiking leelanau conservancy trails out the door.


Rates & Availability

Leland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

A list of the guest occupants will be request at the time of the reservation. the maximum number of guests is 8-10. there are no exceptions even for single night stays. the security deposit will be refundable within 21 days once the home is approved for refund. Leasing agent will notify you of any necessary retention of all or a portion of the security deposit within 21 days of departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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