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Only a Few July & August 2017 Weeks Remain for Lake Leelanau!

Bedrooms 2
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

'Nelly' Cottage- Number Eight on Lake Leelanau

Charming 2 bedrooms 1 bath cottage sleeps 4 guests most comfortably. Nestled on Lake Leelanau just minutes from Traverse City, Leland, Cedar, Glen Arbor and Suttons Bay this charming cottage is ideal for those who want to get away from it all! Cottage comes with a stone fireplace, 1 double beds, 1 twin over full bunk bed and 1 additional twin futon in cottage. There is a private dock and boat launch on property that accommodates up to a 25 ft. boat, outdoor fire pit, propane grill, and children's playground. For the sportsman, there is also a fish shanty for cleaning your catch of the day. Clean, clear, soft sandy bottom- perfect for swimming right in front of the cottage. Property offers a shared sandy beach and beautifully landscaped lawn with a protected private harbor. It faces the West so toast to the sunset and enjoy the spectacular views. Fully furnished; BYOL (bring your own linens) No pets, no smoking in cottage.

Please free to email me for more information.

Cottage rents Sunday (check in 3pm) to Friday (check out 3 pm)

$200 deposit to hold reservation

Balance due in full 1 month prior to arrival date

Come enjoy the wineries, the quaint small towns, Sleeping Bear Dunes, various outdoor activities and memories that only Northern Michigan can make!

Keywords: lakefront, cabin, wineries, up north, shabby chic, fireplace, cottage, traverse city, leland, suttons bay, lake leelanau, sleeping bear dunes, rustic, charming

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017


I grew up in Traverse City and always knew someday I wanted a to have a cottage back up north. I rented a cottage on Lake Leelanau and fell in love at first night, I know you will do the same when you visit. purchased this cottage in 2011

Why chose Northern Michigan

It's charming, quiet, and the lake is one of the most beautiful I have ever experienced. It's a slower simple way of life that provides a get away from every day life. The people are amazingly friendly, you can get to know them in a week and be a 'local' The community is very eco friendly, people care about preserving the environment. Leelanau County isn't developed, it's filled with amazing views of water every where, hills of fruit farms, and gorgeous old farmhouses. You can get everywhere by boat, that was important to me. I love the nights around the firepit, the stars up north are amazing on clear nights, and the property is kept pristine. I know you will find the 'up north' way of life a place like no other.

What makes this cottage unique

You will enjoy gorgeous sunsets, the cottage faces the west so everynight you can toast to the sunset! There is a private firepit right out in front of the cottage. There is a playground for kids and a shared sandy beach on the property. Bring your boat and dock it in a private harbor. Swim in a hard bottom sandy clear lake, muck free. Lake Leelanau provides some of the most beautiful waters filled with varieties of fresh water fish- walleye, perch, and many pan fish to name a few. Many outdoor activities at and around the cottage. If you love nature and being outside, this is your place! The cottage also has a stone gas fireplace. My favorite is waking up in the morning and having a cup of fresh coffee while dangling my toes in the water and maybe letting minnows nibble ....


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bring your own toiletries. Your first roll of toilet paper is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , twin over full bunk bed. seperate twin futon in room
  • Double Beds (2) 1 double bed 1 double bed (twin over full bunkbed), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon twin, Bunk Beds (1) *Cottage has twin over full bunkbed. Blankets and pillows provided. Bring your own sheets and pillow cases. Fan provided in rooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dock space in private harbor that will accomodate up to a 25 ft boat. You can get to Leland, Cedar and Lake Leelanau by boatBoat launch, firepit, sandy beach, playground, and fish cleaning station on property.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Only a Few July & August 2017 Weeks Remain for Lake Leelanau!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
spring lake


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at "Nelly" so much we didn't want to leave! It was very cute, clean and cozy! Great location on the lake with a beautiful view! Also very nice to have a dock to pull our boat up to , we also caught our share of perch! Will definately be back again and also will recomend to friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

Gem of Lake Leelanau

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at "Nelly" for the first time, recently. We cannot say enough about this beautiful cottage or the grounds on which it sits. There is a large play-scape for the children, a volleyball court, a nice sized beach, a mini-marina, and peninsula for fishing, plus wonderfully maintained grounds. The cottage itself was just perfect, and the fact that you can sit at the kitchen table and gaze out at that beautiful lake without any obstructions, is our definition of serenity. We did spend most of our time outside (gorgeous weather) in the yard and near the water. On our one cold/overcast day, we enjoyed the cottage itself with its stone fireplace, by playing cards and cooking up some great meals in the kitchen. And while we did not venture out, the location is just a short drive from all that the Traverse City area has to offer. The cottage is well maintained and was very clean. The owner was a pleasure to work with -- readily available and promptly answered all of our questions prior to our trip.

We would highly recommend "Nelly" to others and plan to book another stay next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Enjoy M-22! Surrounded by wineries. Sleeping bear dunes national park. 7 miles from Lake Leelanau and 15-20 minutes from Suttons Bay, Leland, Cedar and Traverse City. Enjoy many festivals, including the National Cherry Festival. Enjoy getting to all of the small towns by waterway, ability to dock at Lake Leelanau, Leland and Cedar...there is also a restaurant/ bar just south of the cottage where you can pull your boat up and enjoy the evening!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A $200.00 deposit is required to hold the property, offered on a first come first serve basis, owner will grant a 5 day courtesy hold.

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