Come stay in one of Leland's truly vintage homes! Built in 1906, this cozy apartment will charm you with its classic style!
Located just one block from the bustling intersection of River Street and Main Street, it is quite literally a stone’s throw from the popular Bluebird Restaurant and Tavern as well as the Riverside Inn. It boasts clear, unobstructed views of the Leland River from nearly every room and looks down upon a large, flowering front yard. The apartment sleeps 2-3 people, with one master bedroom and a guestroom with one standard twin bed and one fold-away twin bed. The apartment is ideal for the vacationing couple or family with two children. There is one full bathroom with shower and tub, as well as a small, but functional kitchen. This is truly one of the best locations in town - a great home base for adventure!
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!
The apartment includes:
(2) Bedrooms - one with a double bed, the other with one standard twin bed plus one fold-away twin bed. Bedrooms share full bathroom.
(1) Bathroom - shower / tub.
Bed linens / bath towels provided, please bring beach towels.
Basic soap / shampoo included.
Functional kitchen with: microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, dishes, etc. Dining table seats TWO comfortably - three max.
TV, basic cable, DVD player.
Shared front porch with river view.
No A/C, central heat.
One box fan provided in each bedroom.
PLEASE NOTE: the entire unit is on the 2nd floor - access by steep stair only.
Keywords: Upper unit, Historic Building, Downtown
My name is Carolyn and I am managing this lovely home for my parents. I was born and raised in Leland, Michigan and lived in this house for nearly 10 years. 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 wonderful apartment, 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 apartment in 1989
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.
This little apartment is the perfect place to stay for the family or couple looking to be in the heart of Leland activities! We lived in this house for many years while I was growing up. The location is so convenient for bicycling, popping down to Fishtown for a sandwich, walking over to the Yacht Club for sailing lessons or heading over to Van's beach for a swim. You'll enjoy wonderful views of the Leland River through old-growth maple trees and over a flowering front yard. Be sure to keep the windows open for the breeze off of Lake Michigan!
Our family loved the cozy, quaint apartment! The views of the river from nearly every room are fantastic. The front porch swing was one of our favorite spots when we weren't playing battleship or CLUE (the kids loved these games that were there for our enjoyment) or walking to one of many beaches and catching gorgeous sunsets. We hope this was the beginning of a new family tradition! Thank you!
Thank you, Carolyn, for prompt and thorough responses to my questions and concerns - both prior to our visit and over the weekend.
Walking around neighborhood, to Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan and to town for coffee each morning made a wonderful vacation experience. The apartment was very charming - loved watching the boats come and go on the River. Nice breeze coming in open windows. Felt like "home away from home"
Casual dining on the Bluebird patio was delightful. We especially enjoyed Sunday Brunch on the patio at Riverside Inn.
We hope to return frequently; and, I definitely will recommend the apartment to family and friends.
This is an excellent value for the price, good for the apartment itself. It is up a steep flight of stairs, and the bathroom and kitchen are small. The location is perfect, just a block and a half from the main street. This is an excellent "home base" for vacationers who will be spending most of their time enjoying Leelanau County.
Just steps from amazing downtown Leland is this beautiful and quaint upper level apartment in an amazingly well preserved historic home. The location could not be more perfect with pretty views of the river and a short one block walk to stunning Lake Michigan sunsets. If you are foodies like we are just down the street from home is the iconic and not to be missed Blue Bird Restaurant with the worlds best and freshest whitefish and local charisma We spent a long weekend in this perfect spot and emailed the owner upon our return to book another get away. Enjoy!
The apartment was acceptable. There was only 1 large fan and 1 small fan for the apartment, not enough for the living space. The beds were very uncomfortable and old. The kitchen was under stocked with usable pans and utensils. Most importantly the hot water temperature was very hot, enough to scald.