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Beautiful and immaculate lake front home

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Cedar House Rental Photos and Description

The House has 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 2-10)

This beautiful and spacious home sits on a large lot located directly on Lake Leelanau. Situated on a private road it is a peaceful and a safe haven for adults and children alike. The lake has a sandy bottom, it's clean and shallow. Enjoy a day of swimming and sunbathing or play in the spacious backyard. Minutes away you'll find the town of Lake Leelanau, Leland (Fish town) and Traverse City. The private master bedroom opens up to a beautiful lakeview and private gardens. A separate family room in the lower walk out gives way to privacy for multiple families to rent. The spacious bedrooms all have a view of the lake or gardens. New this year a standby generator was added.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2016
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About Angela

As I was growing up my parents always rented a home on Lake Leelanau. When I had a family of my own I was fortunate enough to buy a house and share it with my children. I've had many happy memories here and would like all my guests to do the same.

Why Angela chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

Our home is kept immacultely clean for every renter and their family, inviting, spacious and comfortable. It is children friendly and we have a lot of outdoor toys for children to play with and it is also situated on a private street it is very safe and a lot of fun. The house is located on a big lot that extends about 600 feet from the water.

What makes this house unique

The water views, gardens and solemn retreat are just some of the unique benefits of the house. Two family rooms, 2 staircases is very convenient for multipple families to rent. Don't forget you're just minutes away from Lake Michigan, The Sand Dunes, hiking and biking.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Beautiful and immaculate lake front home
average rating of 3.4 based on 5 reviews

Perfect house for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight adults and one infant spent the week here for our annual family vacation. The house was perfect for this gathering! The four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two large living spaces, the beautiful back yard and lovely lake were just what we needed for plenty of togetherness and individual space as desired. The owners were very accommodating and interested in our well being. Due to a huge storm that hit the area, we were without power for 48 hours and Angela made sure we had plenty of water, food, candles, extra towels and she even brought us a delicious dish of her homemade lasagna! We received our full damage deposit within 2 weeks of returning home along with a note of thanks for staying at their lovely place! A huge thank you to Michael and Angela for the use of your beautiful home that allowed us to be together and build very fond memories of our family time together!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Won't get your deposit back

  • 2 of 5

The date that we rented is not exactly correct, but I needed to leave our input. The house and the lake are lovely, just as advertised. I know it lists "new owners" but I highly doubt that.

I knew we should have had the owners walk through when we left, but we have never had an issue before. Weeks later when I asked for the deposit, I got a response that we had left scratches on the floor... underneath the rug... at the dinning room table we never used. We also left "crumbs" in glasses the cupboards that required cleaning. It was very odd when we got there, because the owner met us there and we walked all around, showing us the light switches.

Also, the owners stay above the garage on the other side of the road. we were in the back mostly, so it seemed okay, but a little odd.

Like other reviews, threaten legal action, and got a very nasty reply. But, in the end, it was just too much of a hassle.

So, the house and the lake are wonderful. You are unlikely to get your deposit back. I think it would be better if they just charged you that amount rather than play games and leave a negative feeling at the end of your vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home, great location, sandy beach and a nice yard for kids to play in!!! The lake has knee deep water and a sandy bottom for over 100 yards out. You can swim, catch fish or relax directly off the dock. We have rented in this area for several years and have always enjoyed ourselves. Rent or bring your boat to really take advantage of this location.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful setting

  • 3 of 5

After reading the first review I was hesitant to rent from this owner but thought I would give them the benefit of the doubt. It was a mistake as I have not yet received my deposit back (contract says within a week) and have been accused of doing something to the upstairs french door so that it can't be opened. We also tried opening that door but couldn't so just kept it closed - figured we weren't doing something right since it had a child proof lock on it. Now being told we have to pay for a new door if her husband can't get it open. Supposedly a locksmith was called and couldn't get it open but we have yet to receive any proof that this is true. We will be taking legal action if we don't receive our deposit back.

We did have a very nice time. It is a spacious home and it was so nice that we could each have our own private room and comfortable beds. We went to Sleeping Bear Dunes, downtown Traverse City, and the Casino. Tried to get those elusive Walleyes but only got one. Heard that the fish stopped biting just before we got there - but still enjoyed trying. We had rented a pontoon also and it was nice to take a ride around the lake and stop at a sandbar to play. Also went thru the narrows to North Lake Leelanau but wished we had more time to take a boat trip to Leeland - did get there by car though. Lake Leelanau has always been my late husband and I's favorite place to stay. He passed away in March so this was a special trip for the children and I to visit one of his favorite fishing spots and spend some time remembering all the good times we had together.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was advised that the damage deposit would not be returned until the door was fixed. The damage deposit of $500.00 dollars was returned after my husband fixed the door himself risking his life taking the door apart on the second floor master bedroom. Sharon you weren't charged for any of this. Also you disregarded the sign that said (do not open window) in the downstairs bedroom and caused over a $1,000.00 dollars worth of damage to the room when it stormed one day. So you see you left so much damage that you're lucky that you weren't charged for it.
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Good, but...

  • 2 of 5

the place is wonderful. very clean. perfect location and yard space for a family with small children. we did have a difficult experience with the owner, however. She claims we brought a cat, and that cat hair and food was scatters all over the place. not at all true. regardless she deducted from our deposit.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
2 bars in Cedar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Kings Challenge
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cedar Inn
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt. Holiday, Homestead Resort
Car: necessary

Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, bike trails and wineries


Rates & Availability

Cedar House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100

***RATES are based on 6 guests, add $240.00 per night, per additional guest.***

Reservation is set with a deposit of half of the amount of the weekly rate. The rest is due 2 weeks upon arrival.

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Cedar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 queen , 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 queen , 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
there are also 2 staircase, first staircase off the foyer, 2nd staircase accessible once you enter thru the garage

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