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John Sullivan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Sleeping Bear Dunes House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8).

This quiet rural home features sunlit rooms, decks, and views of the gentle rolling hills of Leelanau. Hardwood floors, custom woodwork throughout, leather furniture, and a large first floor walk-in shower gives an elegant air to this country estate on one and one-half acres. A master bedroom/bathroom suite and two other bedrooms, all queen size beds, are on the second floor. There's an additional queen size pull-out in the living room.

A large 3/4 acre side yard features a firepit and plenty of room for impromptu yard sports.

Centrally located and close to many popular wedding venues and wineries, this house has served as a relaxing home for many wedding parties. Crooked Tree Ranch (4 miles), and The Homestead Resort (10 miles) are all just a few minutes away.

Recreational water is very close by with Good Harbor Beach (3 miles away and dog friendly) and Lake Leelanau Park (2 miles). Leland, Glen Arbor, and the famous Dune Walk in The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, are also just a short drive away.

Keywords: rural, decks, two-story, scenic, quiet, sunny, dark sky, Crooked Tree Ranch, Homestead Resort, Wedding Venue, Centrally located, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

We always respond directly to any inquiries within an hour or less.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John Sullivan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John Sullivan

We moved to the Cedar area in 1989 from Ann Arbor, and pursued careers as glass artists (now retired). We both love Leelanau County for its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle.

John Sullivan purchased this house in 2009

Why John Sullivan chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

This was a natural for us since this rental is only a few miles from our house making any maintenance and/or repair quite easy. The central location in the County is a plus for vacationers and tourists as any destination is just a few minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Very low traffic rural area, yet close to all the attractions of the County. Pet friendly, and close to a dog-friendly beach. The owners/caretakers live near-by in case of any unforeseen issues.

Guestbook comments from the owner

...your home worked perfectly for (us), and was within close proximity to all the fun sites in Leelanau County. The house is beautiful, and we really enjoyed our stay here. Thanks again.
Jul 2010
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Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews

Very nice location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house enjoyed our stay here . Kitchen was really well stocked. Glad there was a washer and dryer. Was nice to take home clean clothes

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the house it has everything ! Beds really comfortable close to everything . Would definitely return , also very clean

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week in September and had a terrific time. The house is clean and well maintained. The area is beautiful with much to do in the area. Sleeping Bear Dunes, wineries, fine dining, art galleries and beaches are all nearby, most just a short drive away. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Ohio

Immaculate home and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. Clean, comfortable and has everything you may need to enjoy your time in Sleeping Bear. Centralized location..close to Good Harbor, Leland, Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes among others. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows around the fire-pit and cooking many meals in the *very* well equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer were a major plus. I would recommend this home with to anyone visiting the area!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garland, TX


  • 5 of 5

This home was excellent! Very clean and very well supplied. Usually I have to take some dishes, pots, pans and towels but not this time. The owner is a very nice person, easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Clean, beautiful house and wonderful owner!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is super clean, comfortable and well equipped.

the owner - John is just " wonderful" - who maintains the entire property in a great condition.

we spent 5 days with little dogs - visiting Sleeping bear dunes, trails, little shops and doing BBQ.

The location is great - close to the main attractions. I've already recommended this house to some of my friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cedar, Michigan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cedar Rustic Inn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Good Harbor Beach
Car: necessary

Leelanau County is a great 'dark sky' area, and this property has been noted as such by several guests. This rural setting is perfect for sky-watching all year.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

We offer a 50% deposit refund if your reservation 1s cancelled more than 30 days from reservation. Full refund if we can re-book dates. All rates based on a maximum of 8-person occupancy. No pop-ups or tents. Pets are welcome with no additional fee. Check in after 2pm. Check out by 11am, please.

We accept credit cards (by telephone), personal checks (call to hold your dates pending receipt by mail), Paypal, or cash for payment. We require a $500 deposit to reserve your dates. The balance is due upon arrival.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is inside the master bedroom suite.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has a large walk-in shower w/hand-held and showerhead.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The couch features a comfortable queen size pull-out.
    North Bedroom - 1 queen , Features a Temperpedic matress and antique dresser.
    South Bedroom - 1 queen , Features a foam matress, closet and bedside storage drawers.
    Master bedroom/bathroom - 1 queen , the upstairs bathroom is seperate, but inside this bedroom.
  • Queen size Beds (1) three Queen beds upstairs. One Temperpedic, one foam-core, one pillowtop., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) high-end foam mattress with padded cover. Much more comfortable than the standard inner-spring mattress. Custom fitted sheets. In living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms. Firepit in sideyard.

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