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Speaks: english

Charming Cottage

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Relax in this beautifully maintained traditional cottage that is located on a quiet spot on the western shore of S. Lake Leelanau. There is a beach and dock (to hook up your boat), as well as the use of a double kayak and canoe. The landscaping around the cottage is gorgeous, and the patio is a perfect spot to enjoy your meals while taking in the lovely view of the lake. There also is an outdoor fireplace on the patio.

This cottage has four bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight (2 queen and 4 twin beds). There are two full baths, a spacious living room with a bay window overlooking the lake, plus a large fully equipped kitchen and an inside washer and dryer. Both bathrooms and the kitchen have recently been remodeled.

The incredible natural beauty of Leelanau County makes this a popular vacation spot. All ages can find much to do - visit Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, canoe or kayak down a river, bike around the beautiful country roads, hike the many spectacular trails, take a ferry to the Manitou Islands, enjoy many gorgeous beaches, explore wine country, as well as, great restaurants, shopping and art fairs. Lake Leelanau is 23 miles long and is delightful for boating, with or without a motor. The lake doesn't get too crowded so water sports can easily be enjoyed - skiing, tubing, jet skiing, fishing, sailing and more.

While there is much to do in the area, you will want to spend time at the cottage. The beach and dock offer both sun and shade. The beach has plenty of room for kids to play. There is a large yard for lots of space to play games (badminton or croquet,) and a swing set. This cottage offers fun and relaxing times in a beautiful setting.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I have stayed at this cottage every summer since I was born. The cottage and all of Leelanau County are incredibly beautiful. I grew up with cousins who stayed in cottages nearby, so we all have many wonderful memories of growing together in this paradise. We continue to make more memories. I am an artist (mostly landscapes) and Leelanau County has always been a tremendous source of inspiration.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1929

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

This cottage was built by my great grand father. My children are the fifth generation to enjoy it.

What makes this cottage unique

The piece of land the cottage is on is quite gorgeous. We have 133' of lake front and the view is wonderful. It's a very quiet and tranquil spot. Having easy access to so many things to do has always kept our time there interesting and fun. More recently, I have gotten into kayaking and I think Lake Leelanau is a great place to do it.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Summer Cottage

  • 4 of 5

It is absolutely beautiful there on the water and very close to shopping, church, and great sightseeing opportunities!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, MI

Wonderful family vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family vacation destination. We had 2 families (with 4 children <5 years old), and were completely comfortable here. There was even a highchair available for use. We were able to dock our 20' boat there, and the best part is that the house is in the "slow no wake" zone:) The children loved the beach, which is supplied nicely with sand & beach toys, so no need to bring your own. The house is well stocked throughout with just about anything that you could need. The renter lives right next door, and is willing with help out at anytime, with anything! I would highly recommend this cottage (we've stayed two years in a row) and it is well worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Great Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed here a couple weeks ago. The cottage is older but well maintained. The owner went out of her way to make us feel at home. We extremely enjoyed use of the pedal boat, canoe and kayak. The location is perfect. It's only miles from several wineries, the Grand Traverse Casino, and numerous little shops and restaurants. Sleep Bear Sand Dunes is only a short drive away and well worth a visit. If you are looking for a nice quiet family vacation I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ferndale, MI

Fun family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in mid-September and had a wonderful time. The cottage is really more of a house, it's quite spacious. The property is beautifully landscaped with a great yard for our son to play in. The cottage is located along a portion of the lake with a no-wake zone so there were no loud boats zooming past, although within minutes we could be out in the main part of the lake for wakeboarding or waterskiing. Susan, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grosse Ile, MI

Great Week

  • 5 of 5

Classic cottage perfect for our family of four. Comfortable beds; living area and grounds are very well cared for. Nice to sit out on the dock in the morning sun; lots of shade in the yard. We appreciated the use of the canoe and kayak; the kids enjoyed the paddle boat. Excellent location close to Suttons Bay, Leland and Lake Michigan. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI USA

Great Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at this location. The listing description was accurate. The home was so clean and inviting. We were very comfortable staying there. The owner was very helpful and gave us a tour when we arrived. We loved watching the sunrise, sitting on the dock with our coffee. We enjoyed having our family meals out on the patio. Two of the nights, we enjoyed a campfire in the portable Coleman fire pit that was out on the patio. Our family used the paddleboat, kayak and canoe to enjoy exploring beautiful Lake Leelanau. The lake water was very clear and warm. There is a small beach area with beach toys available for the kids. Overall, we would recommend this property to our friends and family. We are planning to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lake Leelanau Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

There is an additional fee of $125 for cleaning.

50% is due at the time of reservation and the balance (and damage protection) is due 2 weeks before rental begins.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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