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Custom Lake Michigan home with amazing views

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Leland House Rental Photos and Description

High quality 4 bed, 3 bath home on exquisite property

Romantic get-away perched on a bluff between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and quaint villages. Outdoors, relax on spacious patios, attractive landscape, grill and dining areas overlooking unparalleled lake views. Indoors, experience a new, comfortable, high-quality home that sleeps 12 on three levels. Full kitchen with granite counter tops, full bathrooms with spacious, marble showers and large soaking tub. Gas fireplace, large dining area, library, laundry, and grand piano. Lake views from every room. 240 steps to private beach on Lake Michigan. 3 bedrooms upper level share 1 large full bathroom, 1 bedroom main level with full bathroom, family room in lower level with 2 full-sized futons and full bath. Inquiry and communication is not a binding reservation. Reserved when booking and deposit are received. First come, first served. Allergen free indoor environment. No smoking. No pets. No weddings or other celebrations beyond rental party of 12 people or less. Due to daily changes of wind and water on the Great Lakes, we cannot guarantee the condition of the beach during your stay. Rents by the week only, Saturday to Saturday only.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jill Butryn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016

About Jill Butryn

Family of four loves this vacation home, the quality time spent here, and memories made together.

Jill Butryn purchased this house in 2004

Why Jill Butryn chose Northern Michigan

You have to see it to believe it. Truly, this property is incredible--a unique location in a beautiful county. We used to visit the Leelanau peninsula regularly and fell in love with the natural beauty of the area.

What makes this house unique

Leelanau County is home to people who choose to be here--artists, entrepreneurs, culinary experts, farmers and orchardists, wine-makers--successful people who are live here because they love it, too, and they give the area a unique culture. Locals are friendly and enjoy sharing their 'little piece of heaven on earth'. Despite being in a rural setting with unparalleled quiet and natural beauty, this property is near everything from National Park to golf courses to world class live entertainment.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Custom Lake Michigan home with amazing views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Spectacular views from any direction on the property.

  • 4 of 5

This is an amazing home on a premier piece of property. We have stayed there twice and would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the property and look forward to having you again.
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Beautiful sunrise and sunset!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful! It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Great location with beautiful views from every room. Our stay was enjoyed by our whole family!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property and we cant say enough how great it is. The home is spotless, beautifully decorated, spacious, full of light, and well equipped. Every room had wonderful views of either Lake Michigan, lake leelanau, or both. The lovely outdoor spaces were enjoyed by everyone in our group, ranging from age 4 to 70. Didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jenni! I'm glad you and your family enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the home and property.
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far my favorite VRBO stay out of about 6 wonderful locations! It was picture perfect! I wanted to move in and never leave. The only bad thing was the fruit flies, but the owners definitely can't help that as we have them at our house as well in Michigan and it is harvest time, so expected. Another thing to consider - there are 250 steps to the beach. My family and I are all in very good shape and it was still a workout. I actually thought it was kind of fun and challenging, but probably wouldn't be ideal for people over 65 or in bad health. The private beach was amazing and the house had every thing you would ever need. Highly recommend but hate to let the secret out. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, stunning & perfect

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have stayed anywhere better! Beautiful sunrise views over Lake Leelanau, gorgeous panoramic sunset views over Lake Michigan, brand new set of stairs down to your own private Lake Michigan Beach, fire pit, tons of outdoor seating, extremely clean, great for entertaining small groups and it couldn't have been better. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, it came with everything we needed plus some. We loved it so much we want to make it a tradition to come back every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, with tremendous views! It was clean, elegant and very well equipped. The outdoor patio area was super! The owner provided excellent customer service. We thought the location was perfect. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Bluebird
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sugarloaf and Manitou Passage
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-204 and M-22
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Bluebird
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
On Lake Michigan and near Lake Leelanau
Car: recommended

Premier Lake Michigan property with breathtaking sunrise and sunset bluff views of both Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. Surrounded by quaint villages, quiet trails, and exquisite fine dining experiences. Agrotourism destination with complete shopping, dining, and cultural activities nearby. Four miles from the edge of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, rated 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by Good Morning America. Twenty miles from Traverse City, known for its culinary experiences, beaches, shopping, music, and theater. Home of the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival.


Rates & Availability

Leland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Leland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious marble shower, soaker tub, double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious marble shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Spacious marble shower and generous counter space
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Lower level family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 full-sized futons in family room, no door, semi-private
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This property has 210' of Lake Michigan beach frontage which is incredibly private and lies beyond a steep cedar forest. 240 stairs down to the beach from the property's lawn.

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