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North Lake Leelenau Retreat! Beautiful Lake Views And Frontage!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Leland Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1 bath Sleeps 4

Whaleback Retreat is a romantic getaway for 2 couples or maybe just for you! -on North Lake Leelanau just south of Leland village. This spacious apartment overlooking the lake from Whaleback Hill has 200 feet of lakeshore across the street!

Everything you need for a perfect opportunity to be together has been given careful thought by the owners who enjoy 'couples vacations' themselves! (No sharing of outdoor space with other guests!!!)

The master bedroom is a getaway in itself with it's comfy king-sized bed, peaceful woodsy views and roomy walk-in shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed. Beautiful views of the lake are enjoyed from the open living/full kitchen area. And, we apologize, but lake gazing is required when savoring morning coffee on the balcony or grilling on the patio. Of course, it's then up to you if you head down the hillside stairs, across the street and jump in to the lake!

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.

Have friends or family you would like to be with, but want your private time too? Please contact us for details about Whaleback Retreat main house, listing VRBO #508805. It is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house that can be opened up to the apartment, or keep it locked for privacy. You can be as sociable & accessible as you care to! Both rentals have separate parking, entrances, private outdoor spaces, fire pits & docks.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The place is fantastic, we love it!! We had a great time and can not wait to come back! Doug on the wine tour was a lot of fun. Thanks for the suggestion.
May 2015
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based on 13 traveler reviews

North Lake Leelenau Retreat! Beautiful Lake Views And Frontage!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

beautiful location, cute apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment during peak color, and what a gorgeous view to have in the morning! Within walking distance of a trail system, and a couple miles from downtown Leland. Great location for wineries, shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and modern with high quality furnishings and super comfy beds, and in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Rebecca was very responsive and helpful. The apartment is large and tastefully finished with great furnishings and excellent beds. Nice touches: high quality towels and West Elm bedding. Yes, my wife noticed and mentioned these things specifically!

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean & nice views.

  • 4 of 5

Clean 2 bedroom apartment with nice views. Only drawback, you must go through the only bathroom to get to the master bedroom. Odd layout, but great location and Rebecca was attentive & professional.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Lake Leelanau. We love Leland and the location was perfect for all of the things we wanted to do. The apartment was spacious and clean with high end furnishings. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. The outdoor area could have used some cleaning up. There were droppings on the deck and the chairs were too dirty to sit on. We did bring kayaks and were able to enjoy paddling the beautiful lake and connecting river. No beach area but there is room to sit out on the deck. Overall we had a lovely week and would come back to this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location to famous fishing village

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of the property. It is the perfect set-up for a family of four clean, spacious and functional.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 2 bedroom apartment overlooking Lake Leelanau.

  • 5 of 5

Right down the road from downtown Leland and historic Fishtown. 30 minutes from Traverse City, 15 minutes from Suttons Bay. Michigan wineries all around the area. Quiet, clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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 Apartment Rental Rates

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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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Leland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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