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Open Mother's Day! In-town Leland. Walk to Lake MI! Near wineries. Sleeps 12.

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,820 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Walk to Everything in Leland from this 5BR, 3BA home with Front Porch and Deck

Celebrate Mother's Day in Leelanau -- golfing, wine tasting, kayaking, hiking, dining on local cuisine; whatever she loves to do. Spoil Mom this year!

The Bluestone Cottage is a lovely, well-appointed house, which sleeps 10-12, within walking distance to Lake Michigan beaches and to the picturesque town of Leland with great restaurants, cafes, galleries, shopping and Historic Fishtown!

We are available for Spring and Fall wine tasting, golfing, and biking weekends. Come enjoy our local cuisine, wineries, cider houses, and our newest microbreweries.

The Bluestone Cottage is named for the unique stones, Leland blues, found only on our pristine Lake Michigan beaches. The in-town location provides easy access to Historic Fishtown, Lake Michigan beaches, boating on Lake Leelanau and restaurants in town. Just a short drive to many wineries, Traverse City and Glen Arbor and The Sleeping Bear Dunes.

This stylish cottage, with all fresh interiors, has plenty of room for 10-12 people, and would work well for multiple families. 5 Bedrooms (King, 2 Queen, 4 Twins, pull-out), 3 Baths, open Living/Dining room, front porch and back deck for grilling. Guests love our well-designed interiors and luxury linens!

The Bluestone Cottage is a quick 3 minute walk to the secluded North Beach on Lake Michigan, and just 3 blocks from Fishtown and the heart of Leland. Guests love that they can walk everywhere from The Bluestone Cottage on quiet back streets.

The Bluestone Cottage is a great location in the Spring and Fall too. Leelanau County is lively with great restaurants, easy access to Traverse City, stunning Leelanau Conservancy hiking trails, the TART bike trail, superior golf courses, new tennis and basketball courts in nearby Suttons Bay and award-winning wine and microbrewery tours -- hard ciders too!

Recent reviews: 'Very nice accommodations for our group of eight. We loved the location. The kitchen was well-equipped. Everything gave a clean, well-maintained impression. I would highly recommend it to others.'

'The house is fantastic' Guest, July

'The house was perfect for us' From Chicago, February

Enjoy the cool Michigan evenings on the front porch with garden views, the private back deck with charcoal grill, and a screen porch off one of the Queen bedrooms.

Leland is the perfect place to enjoy your free time, whether you love to walk on endless Lake Michigan beaches, boat on Lake Leelanau, shop in the quaint town of Leland, go wine tasting or explore farther and see all of gorgeous Leelanau County.

'The white-sand beaches feel as sweeping and sublime as oceanfront' Martha Stewart Living July/August 2013

We are a Sunday to Sunday rental to easily accommodate wedding parties and their families and guests.

IF THIS HOUSE IS BOOKED (or you need more lodging for extra guests) when you want to go up North, check out The White Birch Cottage in Lake Leelanau (610555) or the Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay (491672).

Visit our local wineries, cider houses and breweries! Check out our unique boutiques, walk on the beach, go for a hike, or kayak on Lake Leelanau. Visit our award-winning gourmet restaurants. I am happy to share my favorites!

Enjoy evenings sipping local wines on the front porch admiring the perennial garden or grilling on the private back deck. Take the kids for ice cream at The Harbor House or build a bonfire on Van's beach!

Our ammenities include cable, wi-fi, laundry, central A/C, parking for 4 cars, charcoal grill, front porch, back deck and screened-in porch.

The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. The Old Art Building Art Shows, the Suttons Bay Art and Wine events , Leland Heritage Festival with Wooden Boats and Antique Cars, the Harvest Stompede Wine Tasting Event and much more!

Plan now for Wine Tasting Weekends with friends, we still have May and September/October weekends available!

If this house is booked when you want to go on vacation, feel free to check out our nearby rental VRBO#491672. The Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay, on a quiet street in the Village, has lots of charm. Built as a schoolhouse for the Lutheran church, now it's a gracious home with 4 bedrooms (Sleeps 8-10), 2 bathrooms, large living and dining rooms and updated kitchen. Enjoy evenings on the outdoor patio with grill, or walk to town for an Italian ice or catch a movie at the Bay Theatre. All within a 3 minute walk!

Want to be on the water, or looking to bring your boat on vacation? Consider the luxurious White Birch Cottage on the Narrows of Lake Leelanau (VRBO 610555). Enjoy a super-comfortable and relaxing vacation in this well-designed waterfront home which sleeps 10-12. Relax on the porch overlooking the picturesque Narrows, lounge on the spacious dock enjoying the view, kayak through the adjacent Leelanau Conservancy property, or walk to town for tastings at Northern Latitudes and The Boathouse Vineyard.

I encourage you to call me as I respond to all inquiries and am always happy to answer any questions about the area and offer ideas for hiking trails, wine tours, and restaurants.

More Details

Melissa Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Melissa Smith

Our family of four lives in Grand Rapids and we escape to Leelanau County every chance we get! We love walking the beaches with our Golden Retriever, hiking and geocaching throughout the county, waterskiing and tubing on pristine Lake Leelanau, and exploring new restaurants and wineries!

Melissa Smith purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Melissa Smith chose Northern Michigan

The Bluestone Cottage gives us a chance to be just one block from the most hidden and desirable beach in Leelanau and just a short walk along the lakefront back streets to Leland, the most charming town up north and one of 'America's Best 8 Lake Towns.'

What makes this cottage unique

We love the generous size of all the 4 bedrooms, the classic front porch, private back deck and 3-season screen porch for early mornings and we love being in-town Leland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Melissa- We had a wonderful vacation. Thank u for your gracious hospitality. We enjoyed the rental and the area immensely.
Aug 2016
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Leland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The upstairs suite has a private bath and downstairs there are two additional bathrooms one with a tub/shower and one with a shower. All bathrooms are freshly painted.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Attached to Master Suite - 2 twin/ single
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This large loft-like bedroom has its own romantic fireplace
    Bedroom with en-suite bath - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own private bath
    Bedroom with Twins - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is fitted with two twins
    Bedroom with screen porch - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own screen porch
  • The upstairs Master suite has a pull-out sofa, a cozy breakfast nook and an attached room with two twins. On the main floor you'll find a queen bedroom with en-suite bath, a queen bedroom which leads to a screen porch, and a bedroom with twin beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stylish decor, fresh paint, and luxury linens will make your stay super-comfortable at The Bluestone Cottage


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Open Mother's Day! In-town Leland. Walk to Lake MI! Near wineries. Sleeps 12.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 26 reviews

Lovely place in Leland!

  • 4 of 5

If you have 10 people gathering this place has got the room & has the amenities to accommodate you. Location is just a little distance to the heart of Leland. We had a heating issue our first night during our NYE weekend, but the owner had a worker in to fix it that night & compensated for our cold first evening. We have a good story to tell now too.

Thank you Melissa Smith for being a great communicator throughout the rental process too! From the euchre group in Clarkston!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to having your group back! Come in the Fall for a color and wine tour. It's so gorgeous up here. Stay in touch. Thanks!
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Thanksgiving up north

  • 5 of 5

The Bluestone Cottage was a perfect spot to stay while we were up in Leland for Thanksgiving. Plenty of comfortable beds, games for the family, close to town and to our daughters house. Melissa provided us with excellent opening and closing information which helped as I always like to leave the place like we found it...nice and clean! I would definitely rent Bluestone Cottage again when we need extra space, and hopefully in warmer weather so I can enjoy a cup of coffee on the screened porch. Thanks Melissa!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leland is a wonderful place in all 4 seasons, isn't it? So glad you could enjoy a special family time at the Bluestone Cottage!
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Sparta Michigan

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a "Wine Tour Weekend With Friends" and what a lovely experience. Melissa was easily accessible for questions and gave wonderful recommendations for the area. The house was LOVELY! Immaculately clean and modern. Too many wonderful amenities to list, but you will not be disappointed in this lovely home. Melissa went out of her way to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. We had 4 couples in the house and we had plenty of room. I will certainly book with Melissa again. Thank you for a wonderful rental experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you and your friends! Would love to have you back. Thanks for taking such great care of the house. We love guests like you!
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for a better stay

Plenty of space for everyone

Very clean and comfortable

Love walking Leland

will be back next year

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, MI

Great value!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Easy walk to town and to the beach. We loved Leland. The cottage is spacious - perfect for our extended family.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great visit to Leland! Hope to have you back in the future! Thanks.
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Lovely Cottage, Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious home. Perfect Location -- easy walk to beach and town. Lots of room for 3 couples plus a few kids.

Melissa is a pleasure to work with, she answered all of our questions promptly. Would highly recommend staying at the Bluestone Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful to hear that the house and the location met your family's needs! Thanks for choosing the Bluestone. See you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Bluebird
Nearest Ferry
158 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Riverside Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
North Beach, L.Michigan and Nedows Bay, L.Leelanau

The Bluestone Cottage is in the heart of one of 'America's Best 8 Lake Towns' with EASY ACCESS to both Lake Michigan beaches and boating on Lake Leelanau. Nearby hiking at Whaleback or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 'The Most Beautiful Place in America'. Taste wines & cherries, swim & bike, enjoy the good life in Leland, Michigan!


Rates & Availability

Leland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
May 18 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2017-2018
Oct 8 2017 - Apr 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Jun 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 9 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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