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Custom Lake Michigan home with amazing views

Leland, MI, USA
  • House2900 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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.


Jill Butryn

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Jan 29, 2018
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 Leland Township

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 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

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              On Lake Michigan
            • Beachfront
              Bluff on Lake Michigan
            • Lake View
              Overlooks Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan
            • Lakefront
            • Rural
              Agrotourist and wine destination
            • Village
              Near the quaint village of Leland with famed Historic Fishtown
            • Water View
              Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau
            • Waterfront
              Bluff on Lake Michigan


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Wall units with exterior condensers on upper level
                        • Fireplace
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Garage
                          One stall available
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked cook's kitchen with unique marble countertops, raised bar, high quality maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Convection with multiple timers and settings
                            • Refrigerator
                              Ice maker
                            • Stove
                              Glass countertop electric range
                            • Toaster
                              and blender


                                • Dining
                                  Large dining table accommodates 12 and raised bar seats 4.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 16 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Limited number (several dozen) DVDs available for use
                                    • Games
                                      Main and lower levels contain several board and card games, game table on lower level
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable and WiFi
                                    • Television
                                      2 Digital Smart TVs, DVD player lower level
                                    • Toys
                                      Board games, limited outdoor play equipment which changes year to year


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Patio and porch surround home
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Spacious outdoor lawn and garden areas
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Standard gas grill with propane tank provided


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • forests
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • 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

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Another great week at this home!

                                                                  Michael C.

                                                                  Our family's 2nd week in the past 3 summers to this home was as fantastic as the first trip. The view cannot be overstated it is a truly rare treat to behold morning, noon and night. 5 min drives to great beaches on both Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau as well as short trips to Fishtown and downtown Leland make the location just perfect. The house itself is warm and comfortable and plenty of room, games, books, etc. in the finished downstairs to keep the kids entertained while the adults relax. Thanks Jill for sharing such a wonderful place to vacation we'll be back.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you, Michael. It's great to know you and your family enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty amd location of Serenity.

                                                                  Serenity is the perfect name for this special place

                                                                  Janet T.

                                                                  We are a family of six adults ( my husband, me, and two grown sons and their wives) and two grandchildren, ages 2 and 5 months. The setup was perfect for us to each have our own comfortable room. The views, the views, the views! Pictures can't adequately capture the beauty , the vast expanse of Lake Michigan that is viewable from virtually every angle of the property. The view of Lake Leelanau was far greater than we had expected. It is truly a special property to afford such a scenic vista from every spot on the property. The grounds are gorgeous and obviously well tended to. Flowers and berry bushes of all kinds frame the yards. TWO huge lawns, both in the front and in the back of the property with the softest grass for kids to play on or to take naps! We utilized the game room table downstairs every night for card and dice games. The upstairs deck was perfect for lunches or late afternoon sunning. We have stayed in numerous rental homes over the years and this one had the best equipped kitchen. When on vacation it is so nice not to have to change cooking plans because of a lack of utensils or pots and pans. We also enjoyed the outdoor fire pit on an evening when the air was still. We enjoyed the northern look of the post and beam construction throughout the house. The family room had comfortable seating for everyone. Two car garage was a plus. Leland is our second home, basically, so we are very familiar with all that the area has to offer. Of course Carlson's for smoked whitefish and spread, Fischer's Happy Hour cheeseburgers or broasted chicken followed by Sanders hot fudge sundaes are to die for. The Bluebird's Sunday Brunch is absolutely a must. The Cove , with its chubby Marys, cherry chicken wraps and whitefish tacos always satisfy. We recommend the Hop Lot in Suttons Bay, and of course the wineries. I loved Trish's Dishes for breakfast, and the Blue Boat for lattes or a cold cherry espresso brew. Serenity provided the most peaceful ambiance, coupled with the convenience of many fun things nearby. Everyone who comes must travel to Glen Arbor to climb the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes, followed by the Lake Michigan overlook of the Pierce Stocking scenic drive. The owner of this property is an absolute pleasure to communicate with. She stopped by and gave us a tour of her garden and even let us dig in and pull some ingredients for an abundant salad. We definitely created memories and will be back in 2018!

                                                                  Beautiful setting

                                                                  Melissa H.

                                                                  This was our third year staying two weeks at Serenity. First off, it may be the most beautiful location and view in area... with stunning views of Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. The owners are meticulous with the grounds... gorgeous grass yard and garden. The home itself is clean, simple and enjoyable. There are Very few downsides, and these are only if you have small children. (Perfect home for adults and older children) You need to bring toys and other outdoor items to help keep them busy.... the steps to Lake are a plus bc the sheer number and steepness make it difficult for children to maneuver. The entrance to stairs is also somewhat hidden and not tempting for young children. The location is great to town, easy enough to bike or walk. The street is quiet and very pretty/safe. Aside from concrete floors/no rugs (high noise level) and some rooms have no or little protection from sun/daylight... these issues can be remedied with fans or noise machines. It is a glorious spot to sit back, enjoy the view with cup of coffee in morning and/or cocktails over the heavenly endless evenings and sunsets. The owners are friendly, accommodating and accessible.

                                                                  Spectacular spot

                                                                  John O.

                                                                  This house is perfection for my family. Secluded enough to feel privacy, but close enough to everything to be convenient. The view is not to be believed! The pictures are great, but the real thing is better. We've already booked our week for next year. Outstanding in every way...the lake is cold in early July, but wetsuits fixed that. The beach was rocky because the water levels are high this year, but 10 feet out it was all sand...we were in the water every day.

                                                                  Spectacular views from any direction on the property.

                                                                  Leslie G.

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

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the property and look forward to having you again.

                                                                  Beautiful sunrise and sunset!

                                                                  JackUnited States

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime!


                                                                  Leland, MI, USA

                                                                  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.

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                                                                  12 Reviews
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