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"Hideout" on Lake Leelanau

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • children welcome


About the property

Lakefront Family Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6+)

The 'HIDEOUT' is a perfect spot to enjoy our beautiful lake and all that Leelanau County has to offer.

The knotty pine family cottage is on the water at the end of the Lane, tucked between the cedar forest and clear stream. No through traffic, no shared front yard; a place where you truly feel on vacation. Whether you enjoy sunrise and a cup of coffee, or sunset and and a glass of local wine you are sure to unwind in this beautiful location.

The cottage is comfortably furnished with an Up North flair featuring log furniture and numerous northwoods touches. The open living room-galley kitchen is perfect for family meals and games.

It has three bedrooms, two full baths, a popular outdoor shower, plus a large family room giving you lots of space to spread out. The 1st bedroom has a queen bed, the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have double beds with a twin over (bunk style) beds. The den has a futon couch/bed, DVD player, bar and game table. The family room makes a nice mini-suite, or a great place for the kids to hang-out.

From the front deck we've seen turtles, otter, deer, grouse, and eagles. The small crescent beach and shallow water are perfect for play. The dock has room for your boat or make it your private fishing pier. Our area of the lake is popular with the fisherman who know the good spots.. Two kayaks and a canoe are included for a quiet morning paddle. The old-style pine picnic table and charcoal grill make outdoor meals a pleasure. Retire to the oversize hammock to read a book or take a nap. When its time to clean up head for the outdoor shower with dressing area. The perfect end to an upnorth day is around the campfire circle where stories are told and marshmallow S'mores are the traditional treat.

The 'Hideout' is located on the west side of South Lake Leelanau, just 4 miles south of the village of Lake Leelanau (Dick's Pour House) and one mile north of a boat launch. You will be 15 minutes from the excellent restaurants and shops of Leland, Glen Arbor and Suttons Bay. The Hideout is great for exploring Leelanau Wine Country and also a beautiful area for biking. It is approximately 25 miles from Sleeping Bear Dunes, and 10 minutes from the stunning Good Harbor Beach. We will have tourism information at the cottage on arrival. If you have specific planning needs please contact us in advance.


Keywords: Lakefront,Waterfront, Beach, Dock, Lake Leelanau. cottage, vacation

More Details

Property Manager
Diana Aug
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Why Diana Aug chose Northern Michigan

Five generations of our family have been vacationing in Leelanau County. As children moved away for careers it has always provided the place to 'disconnect' and reconnect and have fun together.

What makes this cottage unique

Since we are from the Chicago area we really appreciate the slower pace and peace and quiet. Walking out on the dock, coffee in hand, to watch the sun come up is a superb way to start the day. In the city we forget how brilliant the stars of the night sky can be and the excitement of seeing a meteor shower or if lucky, the Northern Lights. The pace of life totally changes for our whole family. We have time to enjoy each other and the simple things.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for coming out to help with the dock, it worked out fine. Great Cottage !
Jun 2016
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Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is the Outdoor Shower, very popular
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon converts to full bed, Bunk Beds (1) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have bunk beds with a double on the bottom and twin on top.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enclosed Outdoor Shower with dressing area, long dock, Campfire area, 2 Kayaks, 1 Canoe


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

"Hideout" on Lake Leelanau
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 32 reviews
Mishawaka, IN

Awesome Summer Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

We have rented lake houses for many years in different states and this was by far one of our favorites. Beautiful home inside and well maintained. Very clean. We had everything we needed, except for a third bedroom fan. Kitchen very well stocked (I do a lot of cooking and baking even on vacation). The kayaks and canoe were a plus since we didn't take a boat. Huge yard for outdoor games. Lots of outdoor seating. Fire pit was nice. Lots to do in that area within 20-30 minutes. Wineries, little shops... Personally we were content hanging out at the lake. We had 3 of our kids all in their 20's who enjoyed themselves as well. We would definitely recommend to others and plan to go back. Diana was available to answer questions and make recommendations prior to our trip. Pizza from Dick's Pour House was awesome! The kids complained about not being able to jump off the pier because it was too shallow, but the water was nice. I had a difficult time relaxing for the first few days because I attracted way too many spiders that kept crawling on me. Very isolated, woodsy area, and right on the water. We had an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday & memorial day weekend. Owners made sure we had everything we needed plus even left us a delicious pie from the local bakery. Location was perfect. Could not of ask for a more perfect stay. I would recommend this to anyone. I will be coming back to stay for sure.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyoming MI

property 295561

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet location in September. Cottage had everything we needed. Would recommend to other renters.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarendon Hills IL

Family of 6

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage. The cottage was immaculate, with all of the amenities any family could ask for. Our 4 children (ages 12-18) fished off the dock, played cards on the "aqua patio/float boat), kayaked, canoed, played ball in the side yard and in the water! The cottage location is very convenient for trips to Leeland, Sutton's Bay, Glen Arbor, North Point. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Hideout. Loved the outdoor shower and the property was very clean and well maintained. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA

Beautiful and private setting

  • 5 of 5

My family had a very nice stay at "the hideout". Everything was exactly as described and Diana was incredibly helpful and provided a few interesting and thoughtful personal touches to the experience.

On the location... it is very private and right on the lake; with abundant wildlife and great fishing right off of the dock. I'd definitely come back.

Thanks Diana!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can take credit for some things but the wildlife assortment, good fishing, and beautiful lake are a gift for us all.
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Dick's Pour House
"Best local tavern fish fry on Friday nights."
Pedaling Beans Coffeehouse
"Excellent local coffee house."
Chateau Fontaine
"My favorite winery in Leelanau County."
Village Cheese Shanty
"The first place my grand daughter wants to go for a fabulous sandwich."
Jaffe's Resale & Consignment
"A very well run consignment shop. "
Leland Mercantile Co
"Quality local grocer."
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Course at Sugarloaf

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Leelanau Wine Country, National Cherry Festival, weekly music concerts. Major Equestrian Events, Wood Boat Show, Weekly Local Farm Markets, Tall Ships, Micro Brew events. Day trip to Mackinac Island, Manitour Island or Beaver Island


Rates & Availability

Lake Leelanau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

8th person $75 + Tax
7th person $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a $200 refundable deposit in addition to the weekly rental.
There is a $50.00 per person charge per week for the 7th and 8th person during peak..
There is a $17 per person per day charge for 4th - 6th person during fall weeks.

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