|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The moon rise over Lake Leelanau and the breath taking views of the stars at night from the dock are two of the many things our family has been enjoying about this cottage since the early 1960's and now we'd like to share it with you. It's perfect location on Robinson's Bay just 1 mile south of Leland is ideal for the water skiing enthusiast. Calm water is why this bay is one of the premier locations for skiers and tubers. For the serious skier there is the opportunity to ski our submersible water ski slalom ski course. For the family with children, this is a perfect swimming location. The cottage sits 50' from water's edge. Hard sand bottom gradually slopes out for a gentle decline and there is not a stone in sight! The dock has a 6' x 12' section at the end of the dock for sun bathing and boat hoist for boats up to 20' in length.
Our comfortable home has been completely remodelled from top to bottom. We have two bedrooms with queen size beds, one of which has a gorgeous view of the lake. The third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. From the large well equipped kitchen you enjoy views of the lake and can comfortably seat 8 people around the dining room table which sits beside a huge picture window. We have a large living room with new 28' flat screen TV and DVD player and a screened in porch with comfortable seating on vintage wicker furniture.
A large deep lot surrounds the cottage and offers privacy from the road and room for the kids to run and play. Enjoy our fire pit on the beach in the evenings or grill the perfect burger on the Weber grill.
Our ideal location gives you easy access to all the restaurants and shops in Leland as well as a short 10 mile drive down the road to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Can fill you in on all the amazing things this county has to offer the guests to our wonderful county. It truly is 'The Land of Delight'!
We want to make your vacation the absolute best it can be and we look forward to meeting you!
I was a teenager in high school when my parents bought 'the cottage' in the early 60's. My brothers and I grew up on a cherry farm in Suttons Bay and my parents bought this home on the lake so we could enjoy both the farm and the lake.
Diane Allington purchased this cottage in 1963
We use to laugh about having a cottage only 14 or so miles from our home, but what better place to live and vacation in then Leelanau County! My mother Agnes, who will be 90 this fall, is no longer able to live alone and happily agreed to let us rent out her wonderful home so that more people can come to know the magic of this special place. The beauty is unquestionable, the quiet so peaceful, and the memories inspiring and lasting!
From the moment you get up in the morning to enjoy a good cup of coffee on the porch to the quiet moments on the dock at night looking up at the milky way and wondering how the stars can seem so close your vacation will renew your spirits and refresh your attitude on life. It just doesn't get much better than this! Don
We just rented this lovely, bright, well equipped lovely cottage so close to the lake. Nothing but good things to say about this pleasant experience. oops, One of our party did get the swimmers itch while there but otherwise enjoyed exploring and paddleboarding. Darn weather wasn't the best but I love all the variances-so fun to watch a storm roll in through the many and large windows facing the lake.
We loved this lakeside Cottage. We were greeted by the owners upon arrival for a tour of the property and the lake front which was very helpful and appreciated. They were so thoughtful; they even set up a special sports package for their cable so that we could watch the World Cup finals. It is a well furnished cottage, and includes a row boat and a fire pit outside. We actually used both during our stay! The kitchen is well stocked and there is a washer and dryer. The property is beautiful and right on the lake - no need to cross over M22 to get there.
The master bedroom, porch and deck have incredible views of the lake. Our favorite pastime was simply sitting on the deck outside with our coffee or glass of wine while the kids played frisbee or went swimming. We used the Weber grill almost everyday. The family room was large and had no problem accommodating us with our four children and my mom. We watched movies and put together puzzles every evening.
We rented bikes from Grand Traverse Bike Tours who delivered them to our door. We rented a pontoon boat from On the Narrows marina in Lake Leelanau for a day; enjoyed St. Mary's Chicken Dinner as well as an incredible dinner at Bella Fortuna in Lake Leelanau. The kids loved the sailing classes at the Leland Yacht Club, browsing for books at Leelanau Books, the pizza at Bluebird and ice cream at Harbor House. Our favorites: Bel Lago Chardonnay, smoked salmon from Carlson's, and the cherry/coconut scones from Trish's Dishes. Don't forget to take home some cherry jams from the Brownwood Farms store in Leland - they made great gifts. Another wonderful activity is to get sandwiches from the Village Cheese Shanty and picnic by the river - there are some tables right behind the Bluebird. Leelanau County is our favorite place in the world, and this cottage is the perfect location.
Our family enjoyed a fantastic week at this pristine location at Lake Leelanau. The house was extremely well furnished for both relaxation and meal preparation. Meal prep was easy in the large kitchen and both indoor and outdoor dining seating was plentiful. The views of the lake were gorgeous and the beach and pier were perfect for swimming, boating, and enjoying the sunrise. The owners were wonderful hosts, offering insider tips for getting the most out of our July 4th week stay on the Leelanau peninsula.
The central location of the house was great as a hub for all the peninsula has to offer. Easy access to M22 gets you to Leland, Lake Leelanau, Glen Arbor, Northport, and Suttons Bay, quickly and easily. This is a great spot for large families with children or extended family (sleeps 8 easily), with a location that can't be beat, no matter your interests.
Our favorite spot to watch the sunset is from Good Harbor Beach on Lake Michigan just 5 miles south of the lake house on M-22. It's a gorgeous view and perfect spot to end any day!
We have a membership at the Leland Country Club and can offer a chance for our guests to golf on this unique course certain weeks of the summer. Be sure to check with us if this is something you would like to do.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
High Season 2015
May 23 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
|Notes||We have a renter in the apartment above our two car garage behind the Lake House. Please respect his space and he will respect yours while you are there.|