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North Lake Leelenau Retreat! Beautiful Lake Views From Every Room!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Sleeps 6 With Lake Frontage and Private Docks

Gorgeous views of North Lake Leelanau greet you from every room in this bright and inviting vacation home. 'North Manitou' feels like home with a cozy living room and lake view from every window. Each bedroom has it's own sliding door out to a private balcony or deck area with seating.

Enjoy the sunrise and your morning coffee from the house deck or stroll down the hillside steps and across the street to 200 feet on the lake. Dock your boat - or rent one! - for 18 miles of Lake Leelanau water sport fun! 'North Manitou' has a large lawn for family fun and games. The fire pit area is great for s'mores & sunset watching. Meals are easy in the full kitchen, on the grill - or in the village!

Whether you are up to relaxing, wine tasting on Michigan’s largest wine trail, hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes, down hill skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling on many of the great trails, boating Lake Leelanau or Lake Michigan, ice fishing, sporting, staring at the water or blazing a mountain bike trail in the summer, Whaleback Retreat has it all!

This retreat is a year around getaway that will always make you feel at home.

Do you have a larger group? Contact us for details on also renting the attached 1000 square foot one king bedroom/full kitchen & living/one bath apartment that is available for rental with the house or separately to accommodate two more people. The apartment - the 'South Manitou' - Listing #508885 can be opened up to the house or locked off for privacy. It has a private entrance, parking, patio, balcony & dock.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebecca (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Rebecca

We fell in love with the Leland area and knew that we wanted to share our interest in the area with others. We enjoy hiking, skiing, and relaxing by the fire.

Rebecca purchased this house in 2013

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a blast and really loved your house! We were blessed with nice weather and a great view for the entire week! We will definitely be back! Thank you!
May 2015
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based on 15 traveler reviews

North Lake Leelenau Retreat! Beautiful Lake Views From Every Room!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 18 reviews
Metro Detroit, MI USA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great rental that we've stayed at many times. The kitchen has everything you need to cook if you'd like, although we love to visit the Riverside Inn in Leland :-) The bedrooms are lovely and the view is amazing! It's not far from Leland and a short drive to local wineries and shops. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newaygo, Michigan

Third time staying - Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This get away had everything we needed including for the kitchen, bath and bed. Since the whole house sleeps 10, we had plenty of room for our children and grandchildren. Have also stayed with friends, worked out perfect and wanted to stay longer - we loved visiting the wineries. Summer and winter so much to do. Love the fireplace! Not far from Fishtown, Suttons Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes and North Port. Highly recommend Fischers Happy Hour, Garage bar and grill and Hop Lot Brewing.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Home, Spacious & Well Maintained. Convenient location just a couple miles south of Leland.

Beautiful view of Lake Leelanau from the huge deck & yard. Lots of room for entertaining or family get together.

Grill on the deck, fire pit in the yard.


This house IS NOT on the lake. It does have lake access, but you have to cross busy M22 to get to the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and amazing owners!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay at this beautiful home. The house is very clean and had everything we needed for our visit. Had a great time by the fire pit each night and the lake is located just across the road. The host was gracious enough to leave a very sweet anniversary card, a great bottle of local wine and tasty snacks....such a nice treat after a long day of travel. We had a great lunch in Fishtown which is located about 8 minutes down the road. Also, spent part of the day in Suttons Bay as well. I cannot recommend this home will thoroughly yourself and all that the town and surrounding areas have to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Beautiful home and surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We had such an excellent weekend in this home. The home was beautifully decorated and clean, and the setting is just as beautiful. The weather was perfect, which made it that much more enjoyable. We had fires in the fire pit at night and with the full moon reflecting off the lake it was spectacular. We were in town for the Sip and Savor event at the wineries and we talked about booking again for next year! Such a perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights in March to get some wine and winter weather in before spring. Everything was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are located right up the road from historic Fishtown in Leland (make sure you eat at the Village Cheese Shanty). In the area you will find...Wineries, Art Galleries, Fishing, Beautiful Beaches, Bird Watching, Great Food, and Casinos. You will also be a short driving distance to many attractions through out the year like the Manitou Music Festival, Leland Food & Wine Festival, Leelanau Conservancy Natural Area, Day Trips to the Manitou Islands, Traverse City Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Interlochen Performing Arts Academy Concert Series, Fall Color Tours, and Skiing.


Rates & Availability

Leland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Time Getaway
Mar 21 2016 - May 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Start of Summer
May 25 2016 - Jun 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer Fun
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Wine Tour
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Time Change
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Escape
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Family Time
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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