THE WHEELER COTTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL NORTH LAKE LEELANAU

Rink and Kathy Wheeler

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE WHEELER COTTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL NORTH LAKE LEELANAU

Lake Leelanau House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 17)

Now booking for 2015.

You may wish to read our wonderful reviews.

THE WHEELER COTTAGE--A perfect spot for:

A Multi-Generational FAMILY VACATION

An early Summer or Fall outdoor WEDDING/RECEPTION

A FAMILY REUNION

A WEEKEND GETAWAY

Experience the beauty and BEACHES of Lake Michigan and North Lake Leelanau, the challenging GOLF COURSES and the wonderful WINERIES in LEELANAU COUNTY. Located only 10 miles from Sleeping Bear National Park.

Enjoy the SPRING flowers in May and June and the unbelievable, beautiful FALL colors.

We are located within 5-15 minutes of some outstanding wineries and challenging golf courses. Leelanau County is fast becoming 'The Napa Valley' of the Midwest!

THE WHEELER COTTAGE on Warden's Point was built around the beginning of the 1900's (circa 1907) and covers nearly three acres with 360 feet of prime lake frontage. The property has five structures (main house, boat house, carriage house, pump house, and ice house).

All the first floor walls and ceilings are paneled with 'wild cherry' and maple. The walls and ceiling of the second floor are also wood paneling. Much of the furniture came with the cottage and consists of hard rock maple. It would be classified as 'catalog' furniture, but now collector items.

The outside stones are called 'field rocks' which were picked from the fields and formed by the glacier flows millions of years ago. The cottage faces west overlooking beautiful Whaleback. Many nights I just sit and admire the workmanship, especially the fireplace. I literally can go back to the early 1900's.

BOOKING FOR 2015

Keywords: Elegant, warm, beautiful, friendly, well maintained, expansive, turn of the century (1900's) charm

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed

Rink and Kathy Wheeler

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Retired excutive......my family started coming here, visiting their grand parents, since the early 60's......now is the time for the grand kids !!

Rink and Kathy Wheeler purchased this house in 1964

This is THE WHEELER 'family' COTTAGE which we choose to rent out during the summer months. The Cottage has been in our family for 50 years..

It is so Beautiful !! Unbelievable sunsets!!

Our Paradise !! Charming !!

Perfect for kids!! Sandy beach !!

Docks available for pleasure boats !!

Water Skiing--sailing--fishing !!

Very private !!

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
5

A PERFECT SPOT

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a place to get all our family together to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and the Wheeler Cottage was perfect. The house is amazing - beautiful setting, amazing furnishings and art, and filled with a feeling of hospitality. Also, the location is both isolated and quiet, but only minutes from all sorts of activities, restaurants, etc. We enjoyed sailing, cruising on a pontoon boat, and just soaking up the beauty of the area. And last, but not least, Rink Wheeler and his family go out of their way to welcome you and encourage you to be comfortable in their cottage. We would recommend Wheeler cottage for any family gathering (we had folks from 72 to 3 yrs. old), and hope to get back ourselves.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike for your kind review. Congratulations on your 50 th wedding anniversary and just happy The Wheeler Cottage could be part of your celebration. It means a lot to us to have our guests enjoy their time here. Also thanks for leaving the cottage in perfect condition. It really helps. Hope you are able to return one of these days, we would love to have you.

Kathy and Rink Wheeler
business
The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
5

PERFECT WEDDING SETTING IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN

  • 5 of 5
We were delighted to find the Wheeler Cottage for our fall wedding up north. It had exactly the charm and amenities we were looking for including plenty of space for two families and all the kitchen equipment you'd ever need. Though it rained nearly the entire weekend, we were still able to appreciate the beauty of the property and had ample comfort indoors. Rink was exceedingly gracious and accommodating. We held our small ceremony in the main living room in front of the fireplace because of the rain, but it proved to be a wonderful setting for our nuptials. I heartily recommend the Wheeler Cottage for large families looking to vacation on a lake up north on a property with incredible character. The pictures are great, but hardly do the place justice - have to see it to believe it. Thanks for everything Rink!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike for the kind review. It was a pleasure to have your families at The Wheeler Cottage and glad that you had a great experience. It is truly a very special place. I also really enjoy the rainy days when I can just sit back and enjoy the moment. Also I would like to thank your families for leaving me the wonderful corn bread and donuts. They were great and quickly consumed. Also for leaving the cottage in such good shape. Please know that all of you are welcomed back at any time. Thanks again for the great review.

Kathy and Rink Wheeler
business
The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We had our wedding at the Wheeler cottage and could not have found a better place. Our family has a cottage on the lake but it was not big enough to have our wedding. We found the Wheeler Cottage and fell in love with it instantly. The grounds are beautiful and the home has such an old time charm. Our pictures from our wedding were stunning. Our family stayed in the cottage with us and just loved it. Rink was very accommodating and answered all our questions. He even provided us with ideas and contact information for vendors to use for our wedding. We received several comments from our guests about how much fun they had and the place we picked was perfect. Thanks to the Wheeler's for sharing your home!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara for you nice review. It was our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests at The Wheeler Cottage. We try very hard to make sure your venue is a wonderful experience. Again thanks and please stop by when ever you get a chance.

Kathy and Rink Wheeler
business
The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
Colorado
5

BEST WEDDING LOCATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5
We recently had our wedding at the Wheeler Cottage and it exceeded all of our expectations! We were looking for a location that offered a low-key, up-north Michigan feel - and we sure found it. Rink was extremely helpful since we were planning the wedding from Colorado and he was more than accommodating for us and our guests. The property was breathtaking; it is surrounded by water on three sides and the trees that frame the property are not only beautiful but offer great shade for events. Since it faces west, we were able to enjoy the nightly sunsets. The house has a classic rustic feeling that is welcoming for those staying in the house as well as those who just stop by. For the actual wedding; there was plenty of room for our caterer, the wedding tent, parking, a bonfire and extra space for people to wander the property in awe of its beauty. From the day we arrived until the day we left the house was perfect and we could not have asked for a better place for a week vacation as well as our wedding. We are already planning a trip to return with our friends and family. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about the best wedding location they have ever seen! If you have the opportunity to host any event at this house (wedding or otherwise) you would be missing the chance of a lifetime if you pass it up!!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angie for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure to have your wedding at The Wheeler Cottage. All of you really become part of our family. We try very hard to make every moment enjoyable for you. You, your family and your friends are always welcomed at our home.

Thanks again, Kathy and Rink Wheeler
business
The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
Traverse City
5

SEPTEMBER 2013 WEDDING WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We had the most amazing stay at the Wheeler Cottage. We had our wedding at the cottage on Friday night, and then a reception with 100 guests on Saturday. Rink is a wonderful and gracious host - he was available to answer any question I had and encouraged us to stop by as much as we needed during the planning process. Our guests, and even all the vendors for the wedding - fell in love with the property (as did we). We had about 10 friends stay with us at the cottage and the house is perfect for large groups or family, it has lovely gathering spaces (the sun porch is our favorite) is charming, warm and completely accommodating. We have the most amazing memories from our wedding weekend...thank you to Rink and his family for sharing this incredible house and property with us.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Maggie for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure to have you at The Wheeler Cottage and that your wedding will have a lasting memory. Hope that you and Ian do stop by at any time, we would love to see you.

Again, thanks! Kathy and Rink Wheeler
business
The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
Farmington hills Michigan
5

A WEEK IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Our large family spent the first week of August in the Wheeler Cottage on Lake Leelanau. We came together from Michigan, New Jersey, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York, Missouri, Norway and Abu Dabi.
What an incredible week we had! The home and grounds lived up to everyone's expectations! The pictures don't do it justice. The place was spacious, clean, inviting, and really, words cannot describe the beauty of this home. The kitchen had everything you needed, bedrooms roomy and comfortable, the grounds were spacious and afforded lots of room to run and play. We had beautiful weather and everyone did what they wanted, from art fairs, to golf, to hiking, shopping, sightseeing, and just enjoying being together. Rink and Kathy, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill, you are so very kind in your review. The Wheeler Cottage is a very special place for my family, as your described "our Paradise".

You have a lovely family of which I know your are very proud. I truly hope that you can make it back in 2014. You and your family are always welcomed..any time.

Kathy and Rink Wheeler
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Grand Rapids (Amtrak 150 miles) and Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M-22
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Our front yard and beautiful Lake Michigan beaches
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Dick's Pour House.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many
Car: necessary

Wonderful wild life...deer,bobcats,coyote,bear,

fox,squirrels,rabbits and a lot of birds.....

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Availability & Rates

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Lake Leelanau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off peak summer/fall 2014
Aug 17 2014 - Oct 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,900
 
 
Off peak summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,900
 
 
Peak summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
Off peak summer/fall 2015
Aug 23 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

$1,000 per night for each additional night.
$250 cleaning fee for bookings less than one week.
Maximum guests 17: $500 surcharge for each guest exceeding 17, with owners approval.
Weddings/Reunions: $1,750 surcharge. Optimum/maximum size 80-100.
For weddings/reunions exceeding 100, surcharge $2,250
Notes 50% payable at signing of lease 50% payable 30 days prior to arrival Personal check fine

No RV's No Pets No Smoking No tents except for weddings/reunions.
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Amenities

Lake Leelanau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Nice lake view great for teenagers
    Sunroom - 180 degree lake view spacious with large dining table
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Lovely lake view my son's favorite bedroom cozy
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Beautiful lake view, spacious, separate bathroom and shower
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Beautiful panorama lake view, very spacious
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 queen , Beautiful lake view separate bathroom and shower
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Nice lake view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake view separate bathroom and shower
  • King size beds (1) Custom made-American Black Walnut, Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) Graco pak n play
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Flower and herb garden for your use.
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