Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming Cottage, Enjoy the Best of Small Town & Lake Living

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This lovely little cottage is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for quiet, classic, small town charm!

This two story private home is located on a sleepy Leland street just one block from North Lake Leelanau beach access and a short 10 minute walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. The cottage is surrounded by a grassy lawn and pine trees to provide comfort, shade and privacy. This residence is perfect for the vacationing family with 2 large bedrooms that sleep 4 people comfortably. With full amenities including washer / dryer and dishwasher, this home will make your stay with us feel like a visit to your second home!

This is a truly special vacation home for all seasons - with family or with friends!

Summer (peak season): Enjoy a day at the beach, take a sailing lesson, play golf or tennis, take a book and a picnic basket to one of the islands for a day trip, dine on the patio at a favorite restaurant, grab and ice cream cone in the harbor!

Spring / Fall: The best seasons to taste the flavors of the Peninsula! Visit many of Leelanau County's tasting rooms (do a wine tour! - Leelanau Peninsula Vinter's Association website is a great place to start!). Be sure to visit in the Fall, the season's colors are MIND BLOWING.

Winter: Settle in for a cozy day of reading and relaxation, or get out there and enjoy the snow! Cross country skiing trails are throughout the area! Downhill skiing / snowboarding just a quick trip away! Sledding at the Country Club is great way to spend the afternoon followed by a delicious dinner at the "Bird" - Ethnic Nights are Wednesdays and Thursdays and are always tasty!


Cottage includes:

(2) Bedrooms - one with queen size bed, the other with two twin beds. Bedrooms share full bathroom.

(1.5) Bathrooms - shower / tub upstairs, half-bath on main level.

Washer / dryer in basement.

Bed linens / bath towels provided, please bring beach towels.

Basic soap / shampoo included.

Fully stocked kitchen with: dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, dishes, etc.

TV, basic cable, DVD player.

Shady front deck with chairs, wooded side and back yards.

Parking on site, street parking also available.

No A/C (really don't need it with all those trees!), central heat.

One box fan provided in each bedroom.


Keywords: Quaint, Lake, Bungalow, Wooded, Cute, Quiet

More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Telgard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2017

About Carolyn Telgard

My name is Carolyn and I am managing this lovely home for my parents. I have spent several years traveling abroad, I have lived in Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, Austin, and now Chicago...and I am speaking honestly when I say that Leland is still my favorite place to vacation!

My husband and I are both architects. We enjoy the outdoors, wine and FOOD.

My parents, the owners of this cute house, are both in the restaurant business. My father was raised in Leland and descends from a long line of Leland locals. My mother, a native Michigander, spent much of her youth in the Leland area where she eventually settled down with dad. Their dedication to the County and Leland life runs deep. We're all in love with the area!

Carolyn Telgard purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Carolyn Telgard chose Leland

After having lived in town for 18 years and now visited as a vacationer, I am convinced that the quality of life in Leland CANNOT be beat. Our sleepy little town will keep you active and outdoors spring - fall, and will give you necessary pause and repose in the winter (though don't be fooled - there's LOTS to see in do in the snow too!!!). Leland really has it all. I miss it terribly while I am away...always looking forward to the next visit.

What makes this cottage unique

The Chandler Cottage has the best of everything. It's location is prime - downtown is easily accessible, the beach is yours to enjoy! ...And yet, in your down time while you're relaxing and recovering for your next adventure, the cottage provides quiet sanctuary away from the bustle of the town. Small, Midwestern town living at its ABSOLUTE BEST.


Leland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Classic quiet town living, great location: ten minute walk to downtown, one minute walk to beach access We DO NOT have a grill or fire pit at this time.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Cottage, Enjoy the Best of Small Town & Lake Living
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Leland Escape!

  • 5 of 5

The ideal home rental in the heart of the town of Leland! Walking/biking distance to everything ... leave the car in the driveway! The home was perfectly clean and provided everything we needed. Spacious and shaded by beautiful mature trees, the cottage made us feel like locals as we tempted the season to start early this year. Carolyn is eager to please and wants to be sure everything is just right. Well Done!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Such a beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This immaculate cottage is just perfect for weekend get-aways. We chose to go to Wine Country for a girls weekend up north in quaint Leland. The cottage was perfect for us! Super clean, super tidy, very user-friendly, and in a safe and perfect location.

The manager, Carolyn, was wonderful to work with. All of our needs were met and even got to meet her father at the Bluebird Tavern (lots of fun for evenings out!). Every room has descriptions and "how to's" printed up in frames.

I would not hesitate to stay here again. A perfect weekend up north in Pure Michigan!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Cleveland, Oh

Little Cottage - Big Satisfaction!

  • 5 of 5

We were attending a wedding in Leland and looking for a special place to spend the week and were so fortunate to discover this little cottage. It was the perfect place for us-close to downtown, Lake Leelanau, the Lodge, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, and all of the local attractions. The cottage was very well maintained, neat and clean with all of the amenities you would want. Plenty comfortable for 4 adults with room to spare. We need to thank the bride and groom for introducing is to Leland where we are already planning on visiting again as there was so m ugh more to see and do. And when we return we will definitely rent this little cottage again. The property manager was most accommodating and easy to work with and made great suggestions on how to best explore the town and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Chicago, IL

Great location - minutes from Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

When looking for a cottage for our summer vacation, we did not want to spend $5000 for a big house located right on Lake Michigan's shores. Instead, we opted for this wonderful cottage located minutes away from Leland 's restaurants and historic Fishtown. The cottage is very clean and is in a quiet neighborhood; the pictures that accompany this listing are absolutely accurate. All appliances were in perfect working order when we were there. There is an iron and portable ironing board available for those who need to touch up clothes. This was our first visit to Leland; we enjoyed everything this small town has to offer. We enjoyed the local restaurants, including the Bluebird, the Early Bird and the Cove, took a day trip to South Manitou Island, visited Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and spent time at the beach despite being in Leland during a cool and damp week! We brought our bikes and used them daily, both in town and on the trails in nearby Glen Arbor. We enjoyed each day in Leland and northern Michigan, and we savored our time we spent in our "home away from home" while we were there. If Leland is in our future vacation plans, we will definitely be returning to this cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughts on our cottage! You are welcome back anytime! Very Sincerely, Carolyn Telgard
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Salt Lake City, UT

A very nice little spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this delightful cottage for 11 days, late summer of 2014. It served our needs totally. The cottage is excellently located on a quiet street, a modest walk or short bike ride from the charming little town of Leland and only a few hundred feet from Lake Leelanau–the ready access to swimming and boating was a treat. The cottage is comfortably, cozily furnished. The bed was comfortable. All of the amenities worked excellently. The premises were clean. Arrangements for our arrival and entry were well planned. The owner was congenial and accommodating in our dealings with her and readily available by phone for any concerns or questions, including our suggestions for minor improvements, i.e., additional lighting in the living room, an additional bed stand for a lamp in one of the bedrooms. We would gladly return and would confidently recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a comfortable, unpretentious little vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! Your suggestions have been well received and we are hoping to make a few upgrades for this season. Very Sincerely, Carolyn
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Prospect, Kentucky

Needs some help !

  • 2 of 5

It is a lovely cottage but lacking in a number of areas. 2 of the 4 burners on the range did not work, there is no ice maker or even ice trays in refrigerator, only 2 small skillets (1 egg size ) & bare minimum cooking utensils in kitchen. Glasses apparently had not been washed upon our arrival that were in cupboard. Just needs some personal attention overall.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments. We were aware of the issue with one of the stove burners and have been trying to get parts, but I did not know that two were out---thank you for letting me know. I have just ordered several new pans, ice trays, and utensils to fill the cottage. I'm not sure how/why they tend to disappear, but they do. Regarding the dirty glasses---I'm wondering if they were not cleaned fully in the dishwasher. Normally our cleaning gal goes through things before the next guest, so I will check with her. Thank you again for the comments and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Very Sincerely, Carolyn
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Bluebird Restaurant & Bar
Early Bird Restaurant
The Riverside Inn Restaurant
Village Cheese Shanty
Verterra Winery
Nedows Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bluebird Restaurant & Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Verterra Winery Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Van's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Leelanau Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Leland Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Leland Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Hancock Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Leland Public School
Nearest Point of Interest
The Riverside Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Library & Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Weekly Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Point of Interest
Stander Marine
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cheese Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Carlson's Fishery


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

We generally try to rent for either a three night weekend stay (Thursday through Sunday), a weekly stay (Saturday to Saturday), or for a month visit (Saturday to Saturday). We consider all other requests on a case by case basis, depending on season and surrounding bookings.

Payment by personal check only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties