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THE WHEELER COTTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL NORTH LAKE LEELANAU

Rink and Kathy Wheeler

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Rink and Kathy Wheeler

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014
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THE WHEELER COTTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL NORTH LAKE LEELANAU

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

Overview

Lake Leelanau House Rental Photos and Description

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

Now booking for 2015 and 2016

SPECIAL DISCOUNT - family week

August 15-22, 2015 now $6,900

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

YOU MAY WISH TO READ OUR WONDERFUL REVIEWS!

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 and 2016

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rink and Kathy Wheeler (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014

About Rink and Kathy Wheeler

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

Why Rink and Kathy Wheeler chose Lake Leelanau

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..

What makes this house unique

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 !!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
business
The Wheeler Cottage on Beautiful North Lake Leelanau
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90060vb
-(231) 357-0351 (cell)
Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan
5

Fairytale wedding

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at the Wheeler cottage for a week in August and had the best time! My fiance (now husband) and I wanted to choose a spot where we could not only have a beautiful wedding but also spend some time with our families. We stayed for the week with both sides of our family, about 15 in all, and everyone had a fantastic time. The cottage was plenty big that there was enough privacy for everyone and no one felt like we were on top of each other. The inside of the house is amazing, with beautiful woodwork and art everywhere; each room was unique. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook every meal there for the whole group; we had some wonderful dinners gathered around the table on the sun porch, watching the sunset. The property was also spectacular and we all enjoyed lounging in the chairs and drinking wine, playing games in the yard, and riding around the lake and into Leland on the pontoon we rented.
We had our wedding on Friday and it was like a fairytale. The weather was perfect and the setting was so romantic and perfect; many guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been too. Rink was also extremely accommodating and helped us with anything we needed when it came to the wedding or any arrangements; he went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Overall the week and the wedding were absolutely perfect and I couldn't have imagined anything better!!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rachel for your very kind review. We were happy to be apart of your beautiful wedding and celebration. It was our pleasure to have you, your family and friends as our guests. The Wheeler family wishes you all the happiness in the world. Please stop by at anytime at The Wheeler Cottage, we would love to visit again with you. All the best...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
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

Map

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

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

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

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Rates & Availability

From $1,129 Per night

Lake Leelanau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off peak summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,300
$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
$1,300
$6,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes WEDDING SURCHARGE:
Up to 100 persons. $1,750. Optimum size 80-100 persons. Can accommodate parking up to 100 persons.
101-124 persons. $2,250. Busing/car pooling necessary for guests exceeding 100.
125-150 persons. $2,750
MAXIMUM ALLOWED. 150
Porto Jon's required for weddings/reunions
$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.
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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 queen , 1 twin/ single , 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:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Flower and herb garden for your use.

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