Good Harbor Bay Beauty! Stunning views in a serene location. Built in 1952, it has classic cottage charm and is only a few minutes south of Leland. Spacious deck looks out towards the sunset views over both North and South Manitou Islands, and the expanse of Good Harbor Bay, from Pyramid Point in the south to Whaleback in the north. Ships pass on the horizon, past the expanses of green beach grass, past the pure sand beach that borders the clear, fresh waters of Lake Michigan. The peaceful environment and natural beauty of this property is unparalleled. 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths; sleeps 8.
- Cottage1350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Lake Mi Beachfront, Stunning Views, Private Beach, Serene Natural Setting.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
About Gina McFadden
I have been coming "Up North" my whole life. As a child I played on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, climbed the dunes, and splashed in the rivers and lakes that grace the area. As an adult, I now watch my two girls enjoy the same magical experiences of my childhood. I manage two properties in the area - one on Platte Lake and one on Good Harbor. My passion is to help you and your family/friends enjoy the stunning beauty that is Northern Michigan.
Gina McFadden purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Gina McFadden chose Leelanau County
Panoramic views of Good Harbor and Manitou Islands, pristine sand, private frontage, cozy cottage charm, close to Glen Arbor and Leland. Natural beauty of the area, while being close to great food, shopping and sight-seeing.
What makes this Cottage unique
Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Leland, Leelanau County Wine Trail and Traverse City.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved every minute of our vacation at The Shores at Good Harbor.
We stayed at The Shores at Good Harbor from July 15 - 22, 2017. We were so pleased with our vacation. Upon arrival we immediately noted many special touches, a welcome note, signs indicating what switches turned on what, notes on cabinets and drawers letting us know what was inside; all very helpful. The cottage was very clean and welcoming, loved the decorating! Yes, Lake Michigan is right at your door, very few steps to the beach. Listening to the waves roll in, hunting for Petoskey Stones or watching a sunset, each day is so comforting. Loved the location, close to Leland and its shops and restaurants and a short drive to Glen Arbor. We absolutely loved our stay at The Shores at Good Harbor and hope to be back again soon.
So very glad you enjoyed your stay! It is our pleasure to make every aspect of your vacation relaxing and a pleasure.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor!
Excellent Sunset Views! Great Location!
My husband and I loved staying here. If you would like to just stay and relax, the back porch and the short trek down to the lake is perfect. The sunset is just beautiful witnessed from inside the home or outside. If you like to sight see, there are small towns in both directions that you should not miss, as well as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Kitchen had ample supplies for cooking. Main bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. Checking in was super easy and the owner was very nice and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for your thoughtful review of The Shores at Good Harbor, Christine. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
Great location right on Lake Michigan.
Great location. Cute, clean interior with everything we needed.
So very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon!
Would love to keep this gem a secret, but we won't. The view from the house is breathtaking and rivals other area scenic spots like Sleeping Bear Dunes. Enjoyed the privacy of the stretch of beach for walking barefoot. Yes, it was spring and the lake was ice cold and the midges were out, but that won't be our memories of the place. Owner is friendly and responsive.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It is our joy to share our “gem” with you. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon!
Beautiful home right on the beach
This was a fantastic home to stay in for our sister vacation. The house is beautifully decorated and there are amazing views of Lake Michigan. The sunsets were incredible.
The host was very responsive and easy to contact. We didn't have any issues. She gave us a very sweet welcome gift and a helpful visitors guide to the house and local area.
We visited in early May, but if we came back again we'd do it later in the summer so we could swim and avoid the gnats that are all over in Leland in early spring.
Overall we were very pleased with our stay and would love to come back again for a great vacation in northern Michigan.
So glad you enjoyed your sister vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor for your next family get away!
All the Basics a Family Needs for Lovely MI Beach Vacation
Accessible Beach to unload kayaks--Y
Family Dog invited--Y
Gathering Space on Deck, Dining, Family Rm--Y
This year/Summer of 2017 Lake water levels were high, so beach walking was curtailed as most of the beach in NW half of the bay was under watered nearly everywhere on the peninsula. Here are 2 upsides to this natural ebb-flow: troublesome algae blooms in Good Harbor Bay were absent and there was a plethora of petoskey, charlevoix, leelanau stones. Normally one can walk for hours along the sands of Good Harbor Bay, so I suspect that this cottage's sandy beach is continguous with the rest of the Bay in most years.
For those not familiar with this part of Leelanau cty: sunsets are gorgeous, Leelanau Conservancy has set aside many tracts that are great walks and hikes; Sleeping Bear NPS has installed a wide bike-hike trail from Bohemia Rd to Glen Haven; the water is gorgeous and there are so many unspoilt beaches to discover.
Thank you for your feedback, Lisa. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you got to experience the beauty of the surrounding area. From year to year the lake level changes. This year we are happy to say there is a nice beach for relaxing and playing. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Shores at Good Harbor sometime soon!
Five minute drive into Leeland and historic Fishtown.