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

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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 dining area adjacent to the kitchen features an old-fashion round oak table with two leaves - plenty of room to seat 8.

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 Creek 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, Suttons Bay, 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.

More Details

John Sullivan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

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 farmhouse 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. This central location in The County is a plus for vacationers and tourists, as any destination is just a few minutes away.

What makes this farmhouse 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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Cedar Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & 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 , Also has a hand-held shower and hand rail.
  • 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 ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Heart of Leelanau. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Good Harbor Beach..
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 35 reviews
Blue Springs Missouri

Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us because we were in town to attend a wedding not far away. Our family loved the house and property , very peaceful and quiet place hidden in the country. Yard was beautiful , home was spotless and all amenities were there. Owner could not have been more honest and helpful and treated us like family! The whole setting couldn't have been better! Thank you John.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Updated and well kept house!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, friendly, quiet, great value!!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house last year and thought it was GREAT and were anxious to come back this past July, 2016! We couldn't believe that John has updated it even more.....beautiful, very well-kept property. John is the perfect accommodating. He thinks of everything.....great products in the bathrooms and even the laundry room (so handy!), chairs for adults and children for the beach, wood for the fire pit, dinner on the deck with the gas grill and movies in the evening,, etc. The beds are very comfortable and the linens are top quality. John really knows the area and told us about places that were particularly good for our extended family (grandparents, adult children and 2 year old grandchild.) We had great weather and especially enjoyed our trips to Glen Arbor and Empire. It was fun to rent bikes and explore the beautiful area around the sand dunes on Lake Michigan. Be sure to visit the Cherry Republic for all sorts of delicious cherry items. This is a perfect area for a vacation in a great house. We highly recommend it!


  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piscataway, NJ

Most Excellent Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Michigan, but it won't be our last. To start with, John our host, was excellent. He was there to meet us, in the pouring rain, even though we were several hours later than expected, due to traffic. He knew all the answers to all our crazy questions about where to go and what to do. There were 4 adults in our group and the house was more then sufficient in size to accommodate all of us. The house is very well maintained and the kitchen had everything that we needed plus. This has not always been the case in rental homes that we have gone to. Other than there being no salt water, this Jersey family thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring the area, mostly Glen Arbor down through Empire and a little in Traverse City. It was a joy to come home every night to a very well kept home and relax with a movie on the giant tv. Time didn't allow us to use the fire pit, but the gas grill was a great plus for cooking after a day out exploring, hiking and kayaking.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO

Wonderful house in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 kids, and father stayed here and all of us loved it. John was there to welcome us when we arrived, and gave us a tour and answered all our questions about the house and the area - he's so nice! We loved the house and the rural location that was convenient to many of the places we wanted to visit. The beach is only 5 minutes away, and there are wineries super close by too. Highly recommend Good Harbor for tasting! At night, you can enjoy s'mores at the firepit and look at the stars. This is a great place for families and we would definitely recommend it to anyone else!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
Big Cat Brew Pub/restaurant
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

Cedar Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + 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. Please ignore the "Owner's Cancellation Policy" listed below by HomeAway. 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 3pm. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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