Beautiful, secluded, hilltop home with amazing panoramic views of the Manitou Islands, Pyramid Point and gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home sleeps 6 comfortably; 2.5 miles south of Leland on the Leelanau Peninsula, close to golf courses, beaches, wineries, fine dining, hiking trails, local shopping, marinas, casino, and historic sites. On the scenic Manitou Trail, the best fall colors route in Michigan and neighboring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Whether you enjoy a non-stop activity filled vacation or a leisurely relax and unwind retreat this place has it all!
View of Lake Michigan and patio/balcony access from every room, fully appointed kitchen, King Master Suite, Queen guest bedroom, 2 twins in 3rd bedroom, fully enclosed three season porch. Please see our complete list of amenities.
Keywords: lake house, summer rental, retreat
We are both Michigan natives, we purchased the lake house in 2006 on a weekend flyfishing trip that turned into a home buying trip. The beauty of the northern Michigan lakeshore is hard to resist, we have enjoyed our summers here for the past 7 years and thought we would try sharing the experience with others, it really is a very special place.
The Leelanau Peninsula is truly one of the most beautiful places in the country. If you enjoy fresh water activities you will not find another place like it outside the State of Michigan. We looked at several lake communities before deciding on this spot and eight years later still believe we chose the perfect location in northern Michigan. Charlevoix and Harbor Springs were beautiful but lacked the privacy we craved coming from Los Angeles. Traverse City and Petoskey, too city (never thought I would say that, but it has happened!); Northport, too far from the airport; Suttons Bay, no west facing view; then there are the inland lakes, private - yes, but not like looking at the big water or feeling the breeze from it, without mosquitos for some strange reason. It was and is as close to perfect as northern Michigan gets and each summer we spend here only confirms this.
One of the best things about the house is the location, it's close to everything and at the same time secluded and private. The house is surrounded by 5 acres of private wooded property but a 2 minute drive to the beach, a walk down the road to winetasting, a 5 min drive to shopping and restaurants, 25 minutes to a major airport, 10 minutes to a small plane airfield, 15 minutes to a broad range of activities and the Michigan shore across the street (beach access 1.5 mi). It doesn't get much better.
Charter Fishing, Pyramid Point lookout and hiking trail, Good Harbor Beach, Historic Fishtown, Manitou Islands Charters, Wine Tasting, 5 Wineries within 15 min., Casino, Fine Dining, Orchards, 5 launch ramps within 5 miles, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 3 small craft airstrips within 20 min, massage and spa services available in Traverse City, local farmers markets, local summer events