Where the sun comes peeping to your bed while you're sleeping and the song birds sing "Hello"....
Wake up to sparkles on Lake Leelanau as the sun crests over the cherry orchards. Nestled close to the water's edge, this warm, family cottage offers 100+ front feet of lake access & views from every room. Located 2 miles north of Historic Fishtown, local shopping & restaurants, let this 5 bedroom family cottage be your home away from home.
The living and dining room (with fireplace, flat screen tv & cable) adjoin the open kitchen and spill onto the deck making the perfect setting for al fresco dining, enjoying that morning cup of coffee or sunset glass of wine. Curl up in the hammock and let the lapping of the waves rock you to sleep or immerse yourself into that summer novel. The first floor master bedroom contains a hand-crafted Old Hickory queen-sized bed and floor to ceiling sliding doors opening up on the deck next to a full size master bath with separate sinks and shower. Off of the garage is a single twin bedroom with lake views and access to the outdoor shower. The two upstairs bedrooms also have queen sized beds (new mattresses purchased 2015) and a family room containing a daybed, love seat, new flat screen cable tv, internet and full bath with separate shower/bathtub/toilet opening into vanity room with sink. All have lake views. Laundry facilities open into the garage. This year round, winterized cottage has wall-to-wall carpeting, central air and heat, outdoor grill, Wifi, two brand new flat screen tv's (purchased Sept 2016), Apple TV, DVD, working fireplace, laundry facilities, 2 car garage.
Count the shooting stars as you anticipate the majestic rise of the moon, a perfect setting for viewing the Northern Lights. Lakefront perfect for all water sports, great swimming (includes swim raft) & sun bathing on the dock. Rent bicycles, kayaks & paddle boards in historic Fishtown. Enjoy multiple Leelanau Conservancy hiking trails including breathtaking views of the Manitou Islands from the Clay Cliffs Trail just across the road from the cottage, but don't miss the spectacular sunsets in Fishtown Harbor!
Formerly a well-kept secret, Leelanau County has received buzz with award-wining farm-to-table restaurants, cafe's, shops and farmer's markets. From casual to elegant scenic dining, savor great food and great times with friends and family at any number of fine places to eat and explore in Leelanau County. As quoted by the NY Times Travel Section, "Leelanau's restaurants and vineyards are now such an addition to the scene that many people are reminded of the California wine country in its early years."
The Leelanau Peninsula has something for all ages. Explore nearby Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor, Omena and Northport. Enjoy outdoor concerts from the top of the mountain at The Homestead or Interlocken. The famous Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore offers a myriad of hiking trails, climbing on the impressive sand dunes high above Lake Michigan and the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive perfect for walking, hiking, rollerblading, running or just having a picnic.
Written up in the NY Times, Bon Appetit, Good Morning America, the Chicago Tribune, Traverse Magazine among other publications accolades include "Best Summer Trip", "Best Sunsets", "Best Inland Lake (Lake Leelanau)", "Most Beautiful Site in the U.S. (Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore)", "Top Ten Places to Enjoy Local Wines", "Top Five Foodie Towns in America (Traverse City)". Like the restaurants, Leelanau's wineries tend to be small, friendly establishments, at a stage where enthusiasm is high and pretensions low.
Our family has been loving Leland for 4 generations. As the first verse in the beloved Leelanau Song goes..."Remember the picnics we had at the springs, The sails in the moonlight, the Sunday night sings, The calm of the lake in the dawn's early light; Leelanau, Leelanau, land of delight..." Year round residents, summer residents and weekend visitors alike - will tell you they mean every word. "Just look around, they say proudly. And they often add: but don't tell anybody else...."