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Larry Fleis

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Newer Home - Lake Leelanau 4 Bedroom - 45 5 Star Reviews - Pontoon

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cedar House Rental Photos and Description

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

This family owned vacation home has many premium features providing that luxurious vacation or get away on beautiful 20+ mile long Lake Leelanau. The home is available year-round and has air conditioning. The shoreline on this part of Lake Leelanau has a nice sandy bottom. The house is suited and equipped for all ages of the family - for the seniors that don't like a lot of steps; the get-away for couples that include some nice luxury features; and amenities for the kids such as the sand box, sand toys and shallow water with a nice firm sandy lake bottom.

Lake Leelanau is an all sports lake for swimming, boating, water skiing, and great fishing for walleye and bass. The lake depth at shore is shallow about 15 inches deep with great swimming for kids - the lake depth gets about waist deep at the end of our 190 foot private dock. You can take your boat right across the lake or to the towns of Lake Leelanau, Leland, or Cedar for excellent dining, sight-seeing or shopping. Gas service for your boat is available at several locations on the lake. During the summer, a pontoon boat is available for rent and available at the dock. If you bring your own boat it can be tied to the dock. There is a public boat launch within a couple blocks from the cottage

The cottage is perpendicular to the lake providing lake views from half of the home including the kitchen and island, family room area and master bedroom. There is a large glass slider off the kitchen that leads onto the large deck on the lake side. Patio furniture and table along with the gas grill are on the deck. The cottage is less than 100 feet from the water's edge. There is a fire pit just a few yards from the lake. The cottage is located on a private road away from traffic and a nice environment for the kids away from traffic

The cottage has four bedrooms and sleeps eight. The master bedroom has a king size bed, private bathroom with slider onto deck. One bedroom has a queen bed. One bedroom has twin beds which can be made up into a king if preferred. One smaller bedroom has bunk beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a separate laundry room.

No Smoking. No Pets, local kennel is only 20 minutes away.

The waterfront cottage is just a short drive from Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Shopping at Glen Arbor, Leland, Lake Leelanau, Suttons Bay, Traverse City. Golf is nearby at Leelanau Club, Sugar Loaf Golf or Manitou Passage Golf Course. Two Casinos - Leelanau Sands Casino in Suttons Bay and Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg. Many sightseeing opportunities throughout the entire county. The nationally recognized Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is about 15 miles award, more than 25 local wineries and restaurants available.

Laptop computer provided with high speed internet access and wireless available. Great get-away for family vacation, color tour, skiers, hunting, snowmobilers, fishermen, golf, shoppers, and gamblers.

Keywords: cottage, house, vacation home, lake front, tourist area, luxury, kid friendly

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Larry Fleis (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Larry Fleis

My wife and I purchased this home in 2008.

we have two homes on Lake Leelanau and get out as often as we can and rent the vacation homes at the other times. See our other vacation home listing on the vrbo site property number 356160.

Larry Fleis purchased this house in 2008

Why Larry Fleis chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

We love the area, the lake and amenities in the area. The 20+ mile long lake has so many things you can do or places to visit on the lake.

What makes this house unique

All the things we like to do for our recreation are in the area, close by, or available on the water.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)
Newer Home - Lake Leelanau 4 Bedroom - 45 5 Star Reviews - Pontoon
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year staying at this great place. the house lacks nothing. Everything you can think of has been supplied. I'm pretty picky but have never been disappointed. The lake is wonderful & we love the area. So many places to eat & shop! Larry is always so helpful. This year when we arrived the Direct tv was out due to a storm the night before. Larry spent over an hour on then-hone with us & Direct tv taking time on a Saturday night. The problem was resolved & Larry made sure all was taken care of. We already have our week reserved for next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need, and more

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week here in 2014 and 2015 and highly recommend it. It's the best rental property we ever found, and it is exactly as shown in the photos. There are so many extras that make your vacation easy, like an extensive collection of spices and plastic bags and aluminum foil in the kitchen, and all the pots and pans you'd need to make Thanksgiving dinner if you chose to. The property is kept very clean and it's well maintained. If you run into any issues just call the owner immediately and they'll send someone out to address your concerns. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend and would like to return in the future. The house was wonderful and the kitchen was amazing outfitted with every possible utensil you would need. The beds were comfortable and the setting was idyllic. We would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at this home, in snowy April no less!

The house is pretty much exactly as described in the listing, which we really appreciated (that has not always been our experience with internet listings). It is attractive on the outside and very clean and well-maintained on the inside. The owners clearly care about the house a great deal and about the happiness of their guests. The place is not over-the-top luxurious (which we didn't need or want), but is very bright, comfortable, spacious and clean. It is nicely set up for hanging out. The kitchen is well-stocked and nicely sized, with an eating area that has a great view of the lake out back. There is a nice deck (with gas bbq) and a lawn that slopes gently to the waterfront.

Our stay was in April, and it was unexpectedly snowy, and we still had a great time. We went to Sleeping Bear Dunes every day to hike (about a half hour drive), and that was beautiful. And then we hung out on the lake, paddling the owner's kayaks the short distance to the Cedar River Nature Preserve at the south end of the lake, which was lovely. The water was too cold to swim, but looked very nice for swimming later in the season. Plevas Meats, which is a couple of miles away in Cedar, is excellent, and we barbequed every night and looked out at the water.

Larry Fleis, the owner, seems like an extremely nice fellow. He was very attentive to our needs ahead of time -- he and his wife even drove over two kayaks for us to use during our stay, and they seem very intent on their guests having a great time.

No downsides or concerns at all about this rental - we would return this summer if it wasn't already booked solid!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in this lovely home twice, renting the pontoon boat both times. The home is clean, modern, exceedingly well-kept, and ideal for our group of 4 adults and 3 children. Unfortunately, this year was challenging due to a severe storm on our second day. Power was out for two days, with trees and power lines down, broken, uprooted, and shredded. Many roads were closed, too, because of downed trees and power lines. Although we sometimes had to carry water from the lake for the toilets for two days, we were generally able to cope, with the owner's help. He was there often during the two days, and used a generator to supply some electricity. The second day, he had a new well pump installed and a new, more powerful generator purchased and connected. Then, the home's power returned late Tuesday. The owner's efforts fortunately enabled us to stay and enjoy our vacation, even during the two days without power. He and his wife even told us we could shower in their nearby home that had power! In short, this is great vacation home. Also, it's near many fabulous attractions, for adults and children alike. I'm sure we will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Kids, Entertaining, Campfires, Lake Front!

  • 5 of 5

You never know what you're going to get when you rent a house site-unseen. This cottage/home did not disappoint! The cottage was more like a home, and immediately upon our arrival, I knew we were going to be happy. The home was very clean when we walked in, and the pictures were a good representation. The back yard and sand box were great for the kids. The water is shallow through the end of the dock, so it was great for the kids to swim. The fire pit was so nice and there was a ton of firewood supplied by the owners. Beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were up to date and water pressure was good. Extra refrigerator in the garage was really nice to have. Kitchen was VERY well equipped. We had a lot of family over one night and didn't need for anything. Truly abundant in the kitchen! There were toys for the kids too. We used the grill daily, and it worked very well. This is a great place for people with kids, and who need a little extra sleeping room. By the way...i believe all of the bedrooms had black out shades. This was really nice! We had 6 adults and 3 kids very comfortably. I travel frequently and consider myself a tough critic. For an Up North vacation...This home is GREAT!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Sol Hydro Farm
Cedar Rustic Inn
"great restaurant"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cedar Tavern, Cedar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sugar Loaf Golf, Cedar
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Cedar Rustic, Cedar
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Holiday Ski Resort, Traverse City

Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands Casinos nearby, over 30 local wineries, Voted The Most Beautiful Place in America by viewers of Good Morning America, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is within 15 miles, Leland Fishtown, Northport Point, many local towns and villages for shopping, take the pontoon boat to various restaurants close to the lake, bar/restaurant across the lake, gas available in two locations on the lake, beach sand volleyball court and basketball hoop on-site, Frisbee golf within 10 miles


Rates & Availability

Cedar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last week of Aug
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Wknd
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Wine tours/fall colors
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 2 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Prime season - early summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Six Night Only Aug
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For 2 night rentals add $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Optional Linens $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rate are subject to change until the reservation is made. There is a partial cleaning charge of $125 if the vacation home is rented for only two nights. Call on pricing of the pontoon boat.

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Cedar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large bedroom - twin beds can be made into king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 master - 1 king , Large room, with HD TV and private bathroom
  • linens and towels can be provided for a fee
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
25 wineries in the county, two Casinos within 30 minutes, three towns on lake can be reached by boat for shopping and restaurants, bar/restaurant across the lake, boat gas available on the lake at two locations, fire pit, beach, sand volleyball court on site near lake, basketball hoop, frisbee golf within 10 miles

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