Historic Lake Michigan Lakefront Home in the Village of Leland

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : Elegant Residence on Lake Michigan in the village of Leland, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms - extremely private setting in the woods with private drive access....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    ask leasing agent. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    For safety and compliance to maximum # of guests all children must sleep in a guest bed provided or in a proper pack and play or crib. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no exceptions including visiting guests for short periods of time. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    names of approved kennels provided by leasing agent. no pets are allowed on the premises - including pets of visiting guests please. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Elevator available for use upon request. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    guest bedroom off main floor entrance ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Guest bedroom upstairs with twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    guest bedroom upstairs view of lake michigan ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master Bedroom views of Lake Michigan ...moreless

  • Lower level pull out sleeper sofa with high quality mattress and access to full bathroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    main floor bathroom ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs serving guest bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs lower level serving the family/game room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    AMAZING>Just completed renovation of master bathroom ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    upstairs guest bathroom ...moreless

  • master bathroom has been completely remodeled with modern design and finishes. simply elegant....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Library or game room on main level. family room with fireplace and games on daylight lower level....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    spectacular. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Lake Michigan frontage in the village of Leland. beautiful white sand beach with lovely beach grasses and dunes. ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural:

    bucolic Leelanau County ...moreless

  • Village:

    in the Village of Leland, Michigan ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Grand Lake Michigan views from nearly all rooms. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lake Michigan frontage - private ...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    formal dining area - lovely for evening dinner with the family. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Elegant Residence on Lake Michigan in the village of Leland, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms - extremely private setting in the woods with private drive access....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    FOUR fireplaces. (3) woodturning fireplaces, (1) gas fireplace. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lake Michigan view with large stone wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    on circular driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    eat in breakfast nook in kitchen. Beautiful natural light in kitchen and butlers pantry ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    2nd beverage refrigerator ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Leland Country Club - private course (contact the pro shop).Manitou Passage, Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Downs, The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort, Bay Harbor all world class golf within driving distance...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    croquet tournament lawn. Hammock overlooking the dunes and Lake Michigan. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    public and private courts in Leland. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets must be used with the kayak....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 21 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
May 20 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay
2017 Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 5 - Oct 22, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min 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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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (TVC)
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Private in the village of Leland - public on M22
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Homestead Resort
Leland, MI, USA
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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1993

About: 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.

Why Leland, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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  • Lake Michigan beachfront home in Leland

    Lake Michigan beachfront home in Leland

  • Lake Michigan beachfront home just a short walk to the Village of Leland

    Lake Michigan beachfront home just a short walk to the Village of Leland

  • Private wooded setting

    Private wooded setting

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

VRBO #708568

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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