This lovely little cottage is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for quiet, classic, small town charm!
This two story private home is located on a sleepy Leland street just one block from North Lake Leelanau beach access and a short 10 minute walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. The cottage is surrounded by a grassy lawn and pine trees to provide comfort, shade and privacy. This residence is perfect for the vacationing family with 2 large bedrooms that sleep 4 people comfortably. With full amenities including washer / dryer and dishwasher, this home will make your stay with us feel like a visit to your second home!
This is a truly special vacation home for all seasons - with family or with friends!
Summer (peak season): Enjoy a day at the beach, take a sailing lesson, play golf or tennis, take a book and a picnic basket to one of the islands for a day trip, dine on the patio at a favorite restaurant, grab and ice cream cone in the harbor!
Spring / Fall: The best seasons to taste the flavors of the Peninsula! Visit many of Leelanau County's tasting rooms (do a wine tour! - Leelanau Peninsula Vinter's Association website is a great place to start!). Be sure to visit in the Fall, the season's colors are MIND BLOWING.
Winter: Settle in for a cozy day of reading and relaxation, or get out there and enjoy the snow! Cross country skiing trails are throughout the area! Downhill skiing / snowboarding just a quick trip away! Sledding at the Country Club is great way to spend the afternoon followed by a delicious dinner at the "Bird" - Ethnic Nights are Wednesdays and Thursdays and are always tasty!
(2) Bedrooms - one with queen size bed, the other with two twin beds. Bedrooms share full bathroom.
(1.5) Bathrooms - shower / tub upstairs, half-bath on main level.
Washer / dryer in basement.
Bed linens / bath towels provided, please bring beach towels.
Basic soap / shampoo included.
Fully stocked kitchen with: dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, dishes, etc.
TV, basic cable, DVD player.
Shady front deck with chairs, wooded side and back yards.
Parking on site, street parking also available.
No A/C (really don't need it with all those trees!), central heat.
One box fan provided in each bedroom.
Keywords: Quaint, Lake, Bungalow, Wooded, Cute, Quiet
My name is Carolyn and I am managing this lovely home for my parents. I was born and raised in Leland, Michigan - boy, was I lucky! I have spent several years traveling abroad, I have lived in Ann Arbor, Los Angeles and now, Austin...and I am speaking honestly when I say that Leland is still my favorite place to vacation!
My husband and I are both architects. We enjoy the outdoors, wine and FOOD.
My parents, the owners of this cute house, are both in the restaurant business. My father was raised in Leland and descends from a long line of Leland locals. My mother, a native Michigander, spent much of her youth in the Leland area where she eventually settled down with dad. Their dedication to the County and Leland life runs deep. We're all in love with the area!
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1995
After having lived in town for 18 years and now visited as a vacationer, I am convinced that the quality of life in Leland CANNOT be beat. Our sleepy little town will keep you active and outdoors spring - fall, and will give you necessary pause and repose in the winter (though don't be fooled - there's LOTS to see in do in the snow too!!!). Leland really has it all. I miss it terribly while I am away...always looking forward to the next visit.
The Chandler Cottage has the best of everything. It's location is prime - downtown is easily accessible, the beach is yours to enjoy! ...And yet, in your down time while you're relaxing and recovering for your next adventure, the cottage provides quiet sanctuary away from the bustle of the town. Small, Midwestern town living at its ABSOLUTE BEST.
My wife and I stayed at this delightful cottage for 11 days, late summer of 2014. It served our needs totally. The cottage is excellently located on a quiet street, a modest walk or short bike ride from the charming little town of Leland and only a few hundred feet from Lake Leelanau–the ready access to swimming and boating was a treat. The cottage is comfortably, cozily furnished. The bed was comfortable. All of the amenities worked excellently. The premises were clean. Arrangements for our arrival and entry were well planned. The owner was congenial and accommodating in our dealings with her and readily available by phone for any concerns or questions, including our suggestions for minor improvements, i.e., additional lighting in the living room, an additional bed stand for a lamp in one of the bedrooms. We would gladly return and would confidently recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a comfortable, unpretentious little vacation spot.
It is a lovely cottage but lacking in a number of areas. 2 of the 4 burners on the range did not work, there is no ice maker or even ice trays in refrigerator, only 2 small skillets (1 egg size ) & bare minimum cooking utensils in kitchen. Glasses apparently had not been washed upon our arrival that were in cupboard. Just needs some personal attention overall.
We went to Northern Michigan to unwind and spent our time hiking, kayaking and bicycling. This cottage was an excellent base for all those activities. The access to Lake Leelanau was a block away, and we were able to leave our kayaks there. It was a short walk to the center of town where we were able to go to the beach, buy groceries or treat ourselves to ice cream cones. We're an outdoors-oriented middle aged couple, and this cottage was just what we were looking for. It was simple, practical and had personality. We'd happily stay there again.
What a delightful little cottage, perfect for a small family! It’s convenient to town and the lake (although not a beach) is within easy walking distance. The cottage was well-furnished and immaculately clean for check-in. The property manager is responsive and friendly and the owners of the cottage are in Leland and available for assistance if needed. A small issue, a malfunctioning refrigerator, was identified before arrival and quickly resolved. The rental fee is very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this property!