Leland House Rental Photos and Description
Short-term Lodging for Families & Couples-2 bedroom along Lake Michigan
This charming, two bedroom home located in the heart of Leelanau County, is the perfect getaway spot for rest and relaxation. Come and get unplugged...
This newly remodeled home has an open floor plan, wood burning stove (& plenty of fire wood), with paneling throughout it's post & beam construction - the coziest spot around. But, you don't have to rely on the stove to keep you warm - the boiler will do all the work while also providing for endless hot showers.
This super clean cottage in the woods is so comfortable that it's hard to leave but great to come home to. Even though the actual size is just under 1,000 square feet, the vaulted ceiling and access to the outdoors, the front porch, patio and hammock in the yard, gives you plenty of space and options for ultimate relaxation. While it does not have air conditioning, because it is set in the woods, it's about ten degrees cooler than the beach. There are plenty of windows throughout the house bringing in those awesome lakeside breezes. Ceiling fans and a floor fan also help to keep you cool but the lake is our favorite way to cool off though! (we usually swim from late May - late September) Our private beach access is super sandy, offering great swimming, shallow areas for play, lots of rock hunting and endless miles for walking.
During the winter, it is about ten degrees warmer at the house, and is protected from the harsh winds from the frozen shore. Sleepily watch the snow fall from out your picture window while sitting by the fire, climb the hillside in snow shoes (provided), cross county ski down quiet, magical trails or head to the beach to see ice formations along the shoreline. Warm up again by the fire, in the house, backyard or beach! The natural beauty of it is all inspiring. If you are interested in downhill skiing, visit the Homestead Resort is just 12 miles south and the more challenging runs of Crystal Mountain is only 38 miles from this location.
Whatever your pleasure, you will always look forward to returning. The master bedroom has a comfy queen sized bed, walk-in closet, sink and vanity and its own entrance to the bathroom that can also be accessed from the living area. Since it is the only bathroom in the house, the extra bedroom sink provides for more privacy and storage of personal items. During the summer, the outdoor shower is also very handy.
The second bedroom is a spacious loft with two single beds, a small television with a variety of educational and entertaining tapes to watch, a desk and a small library of books. The view of the woods and treetops from high is splendid! You can watch deer and other wild life traveling along the hillside-true amazement for the city goer. This is also where board games are stored, for family fun and couples seeking challenge at Scrabble!
The kitchen has in-floor heat, a dishwasher, electric cook top and full sized oven. It is also where the front loading laundry appliances are located for convenient, one stop duties! There are plenty of plates, pots & pans, a coffee maker, blender, waffle iron - you name it, it is probably there. And, most everything you need from the store can be purchased at the Leland Mercantile, just five miles down the road.
Wicker furnishings include a couch, rocker and chairs. The dining room seats six comfortably. An upright piano graces the dining area (also called the music room) for your use. And, music can also be played throughout the house via the stereo system.
A one time linen and towel set up is included in your rental rate. There is no cleaning fee but a fully refundable damage deposit is required. For additional capacity, consider also renting the Good Harbor Golf & Beach Condo, about 4 miles away or the Traverse City Hilltop Condos (12 miles) and receive discounts on your total rate! No matter what the arrangements, we aim to make your stay comfortable, affordable and memorable. And, as always, we never require a Saturday - Saturday stay at any of our rentals.
- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
About Adam and Melissa Begley
We are from this area and after having moved away, living in various cities around the country, we knew this was always home for us. There is no other place we would rather be. It is beautiful here and the people are great! We aim to please our guests to make your stay a great one. We do not require a Saturday-Saturday stay like many rentals. We want you to have your pick of dates if they are available.
Adam and Melissa Begley purchased this house in 2001
Why Adam and Melissa Begley chose Leland
Because of Lake Michigan's Good Harbor Bay! and its close proximity to Leland and Traverse City and same for the Good Harbor Golf & Beach Condo, just 4 miles away from this location.
What makes this house unique
The Beach! and the woods. Because the house is in the woods, during the summer we are 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter.