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Five Acre Estate Overlooking Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Five bedroom estate

The estate has its own exercise room and mini spa on the ground floor and is located on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Stairs lead down to a private beach on Lake Michigan. The deck affords a nightly show of spectacular sunsets and stargazing. Lovely gardens surround the house, adding to its air of peaceful tranquility. Golf courses and water sports nearby. Many restaurants and wineries within 30 minutes of the property. Local attractions include historic Fishtown in Leland.

The Carriage House has two guest suites. Each suite has a bedroom, private bath, and living room with kitchenette. One suite faces east and has a view of Lake Leelanau. The other faces west with a view of Lake Michigan. Both suites have their own private balcony.

The Carriage House suites may be rented separately. Each suite rents by the week and will sleep two people. Rental rate per suite for the week is $1,000. Or you may rent both suites for $1,800 per week. Extra fees apply in the winter for snow plowing and extra utility bills for heating. Rental of the guest suite will not include the mini-spa privileges available for renting the whole estate.

Renting the main house and 2 guest suites would lend itself to great for house parties, again, this would require a weekly minimum.

Mini-spa includes infrared sauna, steam bath, massage room and exercise room. You can make advance reservations for massages, private Pilates training or Yoga classes. Price for these extras are not included in the rent. You will need to make your own reservations with our preferred vendors in the area for these services.

Keywords: vacation rental, lake front property, mini spa, retreat, executive conference center

More Details

Stanley Reahard
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Stanley Reahard

I grew up in Charleston SC on the Atlantic Coast, so I knew nothing about the Great Lakes. It was not until I'd been married for 6 years that I finally agreed to go to 'the Lake.' Needless to say I fell in love with the area and have come back every summer since then. My husband has been coming to Leland with his family since he was a young boy in 1952. He learned to play golf at the Leland Country Club and to water ski barefoot and sail on North Lake Leelanau.

Stanley Reahard purchased this estate in 2004

Why Stanley Reahard chose Northern Michigan

Locals describe Leland as 'The Land of Delight.' Both sets of grandparents in my husband's family started coming here in 1930's and started a multi-generational experience that we hope to see continue for many more generations to come.

What makes this estate unique

This area of Michigan was voted in 2011 as the most beautiful place in the USA in a Good Morning America poll of fabulous places to visit in the USA. The relatively cool summers and fabulous lakes, not to mention lovely cherry, apple and peach orchards and vineyards contribute to the unique flavor of the area.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Five Acre Estate Overlooking Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Richmond , VA

Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week a few summers ago and was very pleased with my stay. The views of Lake Michigan are breathtaking, the sunsets were out of this world. In fact, I was so impressed with the views I ended up proposing to my then girlfriend while watching the sun go down over the manitou islands. Truly a memorable trip and a spot I will never forget !

As for the house, HUGE! Modern updates throughout and very comfortable for large groups. Definitely recommend for families and large groups.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Family of 3

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful, beautiful, peaceful place to spend some time and get away from it all! Beautifully decorated with ALL of the amenities and plenty of space. The owners left clear instructions for all of the TV's, movies, sound systems and the kids were in heaven. The watrer is turquoise and watching the sun set over the lake with a fire going on the patio was our favorite thing. We made good use of the massage/spa room! The town of Leland is a slice of Americana with cute shops and restaurants-something for everyone. I will be a regular at this beautiful home on the bluff!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Bluebird in Leland
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Manitou Passage in Cedar
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Riverside Inn for Fine dining
Nearest Beach
Private Beach
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula in Norther Michigan, the area affords several golf courses, dining facilities, both causal and fine, boating, winery tours, kayaking, swimming, hiking trails, not to mention the Sleeping Bear Dunes National seashore a short 45 minute drive from Leland.


Rates & Availability

Leland Estate Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Leland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • East Wing Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    West Wing Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Garden Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , steam shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Main House Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Main House bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • West Wing Bedroom - 1 queen
    East Wing Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Garden Level Guest Room - 1 king , 2 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Main House Guest Room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Single beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Steam Shower, infared sauna

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