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Fantastic location on Beautiful Lake Michigan. Location! Sunsets!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Leland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Classic 1930's cottage within four blocks of downtown Leland.

House is set on 125+ feet of sandy beach on Lake Michigan, and overlooks both North and South Manitou islands. Panoramic views. Beautiful sunsets. Quiet street, easy walk to center of town: shops, restaurants, grocery store, Fishtown, and ferries to the islands. Walking distance to anywhere in Leland. Worthwhile day-trips (via car) include hiking to Sleep Bear National Seashore, Pyramid Point and experiencing the spectacular view there, or navigating Pierce Stocking Drive to see the various views from the car - with a couple of must-see stops along the way.

Home features warm pine paneling, with a designer kitchen, an adjoining breakfast nook, living room, a covered porch, and an outside deck. Upstairs and off the master bedroom is a balcony overlooking Lake Michigan. With comfortable furniture and flowers, the covered porch is an extra summer/fall room. Spectacular views and sunsets await. House is peaceful and quiet.

Covered and outside front-porch has two chairs, nice for "watching the world go by."

More lawn chairs are available outside for reading, relaxing, and gazing at Lake Michigan. Quiet and peaceful.

Bedrooms are as pictured, with one exception: the downstairs and street-side converted maid's room has a day-bed with trundle underneath. This room is best suited (under "truth in advertising") for patient adults and/or children.

One more thing: this house is not your typical bare-bones rental property. It's my home and is furnished as such. You'll be comfortable here. You can find cheaper rates elsewhere, and if you want to relax in a real HOME in a terrific LOCATION, this particular property is the one for you and your party. I like to take good care of my guests and try to walk the extra mile for them; you'll enjoy your time here.

September and October are spectacular in Leland: crowds are thinner, usually warmer cays and cooler nights, tree colors abound in October. Reduced rates after Labor Day.

Thanks for looking me over.

Location, location, location.

Keywords: Classic Lake Michigan Vacation Home

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jay Littell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2016
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About Jay Littell

Retired educator, writer, author.

Why Jay Littell chose Northern Michigan

Beautiful location spot on Lake Michigan. This is my home and not your typical bare-bones rental property. If you're looking for something that's comfortable, and that's conveniently located, it's worth inquiring about my property. Thank you for your consideration of it.

What makes this house unique

Historic Leland and Fish Town.

Lake Michigan



Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Blue Bird, The Cove
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
south on M-22
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles

Within easy walking distance of Fishtown and the Leland Harbor. Area is quiet and peaceful, with the beach down an easy path (no steps) on the lake side of the house. Attractive upstairs porch to watch sunsets.


Rates & Availability

Leland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Security Deposit $500

$250 cleaning fee for bookings less than one week

No smoking.

No pets allowed.

50% of rental rate due on signing of the lease.
Balance due (50%) due 30 days prior to security deposit of $500
Personal checks are fine.

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Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath, shower, soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs, shared between two BR's
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs, half bath
  • Full bath off master bedroom, second full bathroom adjoining other two upstairs bedrooms, half bath downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs MBR, outdoor balcony overlooking Lake Michigan
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, twin beds, lake-side, small balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs, double bed, street side
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs BR, street-side, daybed w/trundle bed
  • Master BR upstairs, king bed, private bath w/soak tub, large deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Spacious, very nice Second upstairs BR, two single beds, lakeside with balcony balcony, share bath. Third upstairs BR, double bed, street-side, share bath. Very quiet. Fourth BR, downstairs, street-side, day-bed with trundle underneath (2 beds), half-bath around the corner, great for kids.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house was built in 1930, and has the charm of an older house. Although modernized about ten years ago, it lacks some of the more modern amenities: AC and a pantry, for example. The house comfortably sleeps 8; more than that is going to seem cramped - let's be honest here. And for a week you can deal with it. If you want a comfortable house, not your typical rental property, Cedarwood is for you: quiet, attractive, and well-located. And right on the beach. Thanks for considering it.

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