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Maggie

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Lake Leelanau - Cozy Bay Cottage

8 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 full bath, 1 half bath (Sleeps 8)

Charming, completely renovated 3 bedroom cottage on South Lake Leelanau. Spacious, modern kitchen, two decks, a sleeping gazebo and an outdoor shower.

Cozy Bay offers private, pastoral views across this beautiful lake. There's a firepit at the lake edge for sunset viewing and marshmallow toasting. Very kid/family friendly with lots of fun activities in nearby Sutton's Bay, Leland, Cedar, Traverse City, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore. Veronica Valley, a newly established county park, is within walking distance.

The cottage is situated on a private road off #641, 4 mi. south of the village of Lake Leelanau. Privately owned and operated.

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maggie (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Why Maggie chose Northern Michigan

I bought Cozy Bay Cottage in May of 2006. I love 'The Leelanau' peninsula! It reminds me a bit of Point Reyes in northern California.

I think it has something to do with rolling hills free of development and stunning vistas of distant blue water.

What makes this cottage unique

Finding my way along back country roads reminds me of another era. The peace and quiet harks back to a simpler time which is how I think of my childhood in the 1950's. People here are less in a hurry than they are even in Ann Arbor which is not a big city. And I love how everyone who lives here knows or is related to everyone else. Of course the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore is incomparable. One must see it to appreciate it.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Lake Leelanau - Cozy Bay Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Michigan
5

Waterfront Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If your idea of paradise includes all of the comforts of home (Wi-Fi, music, t.v.) combined with comfortable Adirondack style chairs on a deck overlooking a lake view so pretty you won't need those "comforts" after all...then this is your kind of place too! We spent the week in Lake Leelanau celebrating a family reunion of sorts, so my only regret is that we didn't have more time to just relax at the cottage. It was lovelier than the photos and more spacious than expected. We appreciated all the (modern/updated) amenities and it is thoughtfully appointed with everything you will need (and probably forgot to pack). We used the kayaks and paddled along the shoreline. I loved the outdoor shower post workouts, it was very refreshing. The location is ideal, very convenient to the town of Lake Leelanau (3 miles), Traverse City and Sutton's Bay. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Home sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was more than expected, it was so comfortable and was more like a home than a cottage. It has everything needed to cook. The view is breathtaking and very quiet. My kids who are 23 and 26 took showers outside and really loved it! There were 7 of us and we were very comfortable. I would definatly rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shank
5

Quiet and accomodating

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Cozy Bay Cottage in October 2011 and it was just a little dream of a place. Very comfortable inside, and the back deck was great to sit out in the mornings and eat dinner at night. The outdoor shower was very liberating I must say, had a spa-like feel to it. Sunsets were hard to beat.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. :-)
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Bay City
5

September Stay

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week stay. Everthing was once again very clean and well mantained.Beautiful sunsets and just a hint of the fall colors, A very relaxing week. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suttons Bay, Michigan
5

Beautiful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We live near Cozy Bay Cottage and know this beautiful region intimately. Having visited and stayed at dozens of other cottages in the area, we know what is "out there". Cozy Bay is the nicest rental we have found. It is clean, modern, nicely furnished and well equipped. The lake is beautiful and perfect for all recreational activities. The central location in Leelanau County makes it a short drive to all amenities including Lake Michigan beaches, several nearby wineries, dozens of great restaurants and (if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful lakeside setting) great shopping, food and entertainment in Traverse City - a twenty minute easy drive. It is a great spot for spring cherry blossom tours as well as autumn wine tours. We are now renting again in July and August. Out of a possible five stars, we give it a perfect rating. If there were more stars, they would go to Cozy Bay. In a word, it is "perfect".

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suttons Bay, Michigan
5

Beautiful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We live near Cozy Bay Cottage and know this beautiful region intimately. Having visited and stayed at dozens of other cottages in the area, we know what is "out there". Cozy Bay is the nicest rental we have found. It is clean, modern, nicely furnished and well equipped. The lake is beautiful and perfect for all recreational activities. The central location in Leelanau County makes it a short drive to all amenities including Lake Michigan beaches, several nearby wineries, dozens of great restaurants and (if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful lakeside setting) great shopping, food and entertainment in Traverse City - a twenty minute easy drive. It is a great spot for spring cherry blossom tours as well as autumn wine tours. We are now renting again in July and August. Out of a possible five stars, we give it a perfect rating. If there were more stars, they would go to Cozy Bay. In a word, it is "perfect".

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the words of praise. I should hire you as my marketing director!
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Boskydel Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Cottage

New county park within walking distance

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Rates & Availability

Lake Leelanau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 7 2016 - Jun 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning-less than 1 wk $100

$200. reservation/damage deposit; full rent due two weeks prior to check-in; reservation/damage deposit refundable if all O.K. after check-out

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , According to one guest: 'liberating'
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , Screened in Gazebo off deck
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) One queen bed room, two twin bed rooms and an outdoor sleeping gazebo with two twin cots
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
New dock with boat lift, two kayaks, sandy bottom waterfront, two car garage, quiet, four miles to Lk. Leelanau village, 12 miles to Traverse City, close to Leland, Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore.

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