|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Unit 4 of West Wind Resort, a collection of 11 cozy cottages, is on over 400 feet of direct lake frontage on beautiful Lake Leelanau! The Resort has so much to offer: On the water side take in the sandy beach to gather Petoskey stones and relax in the sun, fire pits to make the day linger into night, a romantic gazebo, private protected harbor for your boat (up to 22 feet), lots of land to play catch with the kids or just sit back and enjoy the nature of Northern Michigan. The back side of the cottage features a gigantic children's playscape, volleyball court, horseshoe stakes, basketball court, trailer and extra car parking and a fish cleaning area for all the Walleye and Bass you'll catch! If you're thinking family reunion, we can explore multiple unit rentals.
The inside scoop: Inside you'll find one bedroom with a queen bed, and the second bedroom has two twin beds. There is a sleeper futon in living area. Brand new in 2013, the fully equipped kitchen features a full size refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee pot, pots, pans, dishes, blender, toaster etc...
The exterior offers a picnic table, propane grill, fire pits, playscape, private harbor, basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes, sandy beach, open area for running and playing and all that Northern Michigan has to offer!
Lake Leelanau is an unlimited use lake where you can swim, powerboat, pontoon, ski, wakeboard, fish, sail, windsurf and whatever else you can dream up. If you are interested in renting a boat or personal watercraft, I'd be happy to email you rental company names.
With this central location, Northern Michigan is at your fingertips! Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Leland, Interlochen Arts Academy, Leelanau Trail, Traverse City, two peninsulas of wine tasting and brewery exploration, golf courses, Suttons Bay, Chrystal Mountain, Glen Arbor and The Homestead, Lake Michigan, fresh fruit picking, hiking trails, canoeing and tubing on many rivers....the list is endless.
You'll find many brochures and information inside the cottage to help you decide how to spend your time......if you want to leave the beach that is!
Need more info? Got a question? I'd be happy to help find the information you need to make your stay a memorable one.
Call for more information on any activity and we'll get you going! Don't forget about just relaxing though - there's plenty of space for that!!!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything you might need to know!
We are so fortunate to live in Traverse City and call this cottage our second home. We are vacationing here ourselves when it is not rented, so we maintain it as if we were living there. We clean it ourselves, so we take our time and do it right, so you can sit back and relax once you open the door!
Ann Porter purchased this cottage in 2003
My husband Chris and I first saw West Wind on a cold December Saturday, but fell in love with It’s location, glimmering sunset, open property, beautiful beach and private harbor. It has so much to offer, both on the property itself and in its central location to so much of Northern Michigan.
Each year we try to make the cottage a little more like home, without taking away its charm and character.
So far we’ve replaced all the windows and the roof, painted over the exterior orange and brown, added flower boxes and whimsical shutters and tried to create a fun feel. We added ceramic tile in the bath and re carpeted. The polka dot room with the star ceiling was the brainchild of our children.
Our latest project was the kitchen. Brand new as of June 20th, 2013!
We hope you find the cottage comfortable and fun!
Location, location, location! As a Realtor, I know how important this is, and this cottage has it all. Close to everything you would want to do and see in Northern MI, and with the beach and private harbor right out your front door!
We stayed here for our 5 year Anniversary trip. We took out two year old son with us. The cottage was comfortable and my son loved the beach. We brought sand toys and he spent hours digging and playing. He also enjoyed the playground. We enjoyed the fire pit and wood was available for purchase. This was a shared pit but during our stay only 3 cottages were occupied so we had it to ourself. There is a small marina with boat launch, however the entrance was next to our cottage. No one was using it this time of year but we wondered if that would be a problem during warmer months. (Noise, safety) It was very quiet here and the location was convenient to both Traverse City and the Sand Dunes. Boathouse winery is also very close. This suited our needs well relaxing and beautiful view.
Negatively... The vaccume cleaner chord was tattered and dangerous, this was a concern because we found some small ants under the kitchen rug. We were infested with gnats. We made homemade traps and attempt to vaccume some up. They seemed to be coming in from around the air-conditioning unit which was poorly fitted. Our GPS had trouble locating the entrance.
The cottage suited our needs for touring the wineries. It was tastefully decorated. The kitchen and living room were small, but we did not use it much. The twin bed I slept on was very uncomfortable. Our biggest complaint was a lack of hot water. Nobody in our group was able to get a hot shower or even a luke warm one for that matter. I emailed the owner on the Wednesday before our stay to request linen service but never got a response back from her, nor when I emailed her again on Thursday. I found her lack of response a little disappointing as well.
We loved the little cottage! Right on Lake Leelanau, with a nice sandy beach, a play structure for kids, fire pit, grill- what more could you want. The cottage is nice and has everything you need. My only minor complaint is that the water heater capacity is insufficient, so no long showers!
On beautiful Lake Leelanau, close to so many northern Michigan attractions. Located on the east side of south Lake Leelanau, the cottage is close to Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Leland, Glenn Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, hiking spots, shopping, restaurants, Interlochen School for the Arts (check out their concert schedule www.interlochen.org) and so much more! That is if you want to leave the beach ten yards from your door!
In season nightly rentals maybe available 2 weeks prior to arrival. Please inquire.
Ann Porter 231-944-4959
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any additional information you may require.
We require a $100.00 deposit within 5 days of making a reservation to hold your reservation.
1/2 of your remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. Final payment due 30 days prior to arrival.
We only accept checks. Please call for additional information and to reserve your vacation!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.