The White Birch Cottage, which sleeps 10, has a large private lawn, firepit and dock on Lake Leelanau.
You will enjoy our chef's kitchen, roomy bedrooms, deck for dining with a lake view, canoe/kayak, ping pong table and large dock for lounging and/or docking a boat on Lake Leelanau.
We are in Lake Leelanau, the “heart of the county”, for you to explore the area easily. We are near wineries, beaches, hiking, shopping and golf. We are within walking distance to the town of Lake Leelanau and are close to Leland and Suttons Bay, and within a scenic drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and also into Traverse City.
We are right on the wine trail, as described in Travel & Leisure, Leelanau, “best known for cherries, sprawling sand dunes, massive blue lakes, and bucolic scenery may just be America’s next great wine touring region”.
We are open for reservations in spring, summer and fall; in prime summer we book Sunday to Sunday June 14-Sept 7, 2020. We still have openings Aug 18-30 this summer and are open for weekend rentals in the spring and fall!
The White Birch Cottage on Lake Leelanau is an extremely comfortable waterfront house, which sleeps 10 (3 Queen, Full, 2 twins and Bunkbed), offers a huge dock for lounging and docking a boat on Lake Leelanau (easy to rent), and a large lawn for privacy and evening bonfire. Large living room with gas fireplace and water views. We supply a double kayak, canoe, firepit, volleyball net and ping pong table. Roomy house with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. I am always happy to answer any questions about the house or the area, and will send you lists of my favorite hikes, wineries, restaurants and more.
Centrally located near the towns of Leland and Suttons Bay and right on the wine trail. You can walk into the town of Lake Leelanau for coffee, lunch and even wine tasting at Boathouse Vineyards and Northern Lattitudes! It is an ideal location for exploring Leelanau County; less than 10 minutes to Leland and Suttons Bay, 25 min. to Northport, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Traverse City.
Guests love our comfortable interiors and peaceful location, "We sat on the dock, relaxing, and watching the boats go by. In the evening we would sit out on the porch and play board games. Overall, we fell in love with Michigan. Great house, great owner, great location and amazing vacation. We will definitely be back!!"
The White Birch Cottage offers 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large living area with gas fireplace, a lovely porch with water views, lush landscaped gardens, a huge lawn, plus attractive interiors with plenty of room for families or couples to spread out. Includes cable, wifi, ping pong table, fully stocked game closet, gas fireplace, gas grill, charcoal grill and fire pit.
At the White Birch Cottage you will enjoy extremely comfortable beds (3 Queens, 1 Full, 2 Twins, Bunk Bed), luxury linens and towels, attractive decor throughout and you will find that the house layout provides lots of privacy but also has an open concept living/dining room and kitchen for your group to gather. The house is over 2800 square feet, creating a luxurious vacation experience.
The Master suite on the main floor offers water views and a very comfortable queen bed. The second bedroom with a queen bed overlooks the side patio. The third bedroom, upstairs, is huge and has a full bed and two twins plus sitting area. The fourth bedroom, also upstairs (its own set of stairs), has a queen bed plus a sitting area with flat-screen tv. The fifth bedroom is an adjacent bunk room with a twin bunk bed. Downstairs there's a separate sitting room with pull-out sofa. Lots of room for your group to spread out!
Our amenities include: large dock on Lake Leelanau, cable, wi-fi, laundry, central A/C, plenty of parking, ping pong table, volleyball net, kayak, canoe and fire pit. We accept dogs with an extra pet fee.
We are open for spring 2019 starting April 15 for spring wine tasting, golfing, hiking or biking weekends. Enjoy our nearby distillery, excellent local cuisine, and our newest microbreweries. Prime summer (7 day min) starts June 14, 2020.
Guests love the central location with easy walk to town! Lake Leelanau is known as the “heart of the county”!
Enjoy the wine trail; 5-10 minutes to nearby wineries Black Star Farms, 45 North, Aurora Cellars, Boathouse and Chateau Fontaine.
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 cider too!
We have received consistently excellent reviews:
"The house is perfect. Cozy beds for 10 people, a fireplace for the cool evenings, the channel to Lake Leelanau behind the house, open kitchen, fully furnished with top notch furnishings and CLEAN! The house is almost split in half as far as sleeping areas which works great if you have late night people and light sleepers that like to go to bed early.
You are minutes to Suttons Bay, a quick drive to Leland, and situated in the middle of the wine trail (go south one day, north the next). The nearest winery is less than a mile away and there is a distillery that is literally 50 yards or so from the house."
Centrally located in the town of Lake Leelanau, one of the hottest new foodie destinations in the Peninsula, you can walk to Peddling Beans for coffee, have brunch at our newest spot Fig's, sip wine at the Boathouse Winery overlooking Lake Leelanau, taste spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery, sample authentic Indian cuisine at NJ's, enjoy a classic up North pub dinner at Dick's Pour House or have an authentic Italian evening complete with bocce at Bella Fortuna Restaurant, all within a 5 minute walk.
Short drive to best beaches in the area: Van's Beach in Leland, (great for walking and bonfires), Suttons Bay beach on the Bay (great for toddlers), Nedows Bay Beach on Lake Leelanau (great for young kids), and Good Harbor Beach (Sleeping Bear Dunes) which allows beach bonfires.
Nedows Bay beach and many sandy swimming spots are also accessible by boat from the house.
I have consistently received excellent reviews: 'Many thanks for a beautiful stay'
'Lake Leelanau is gorgeous. We enjoyed cruising on the south lake and heading north for dinner at the Riverside Inn'
'We had a truly perfect summer vacation with great beach outings, fabulous boat rides, laughs with kids. The White Birch is clean, comfy, and well-located. Thanks again!'
Just 6 minutes to Leland, where you can enjoy delightful Lake Michigan beaches and Historic Fishtown. 5 minutes to Suttons Bay for great shopping, art galleries, a number of excellent restaurants, sandy beaches and access to the clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The quaint town of Glen Arbor and 'America's Most Beautiful Place': the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a 20 min drive. Don't forget to visit the historic town of Omena, the Lighthouse in Northport and the bustling town of Traverse City, all a short drive away.
Interested in wine tasting? The White Birch Cottage is directly on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail just minutes from some of our favorite vineyard destinations: Chateau Fontaine, Laurentide, The Boathouse, 45 North and Blustone.
Come up North in the prime summer season for our many special events including the Leland 4th of July parade, Leland Art Festivals, Traverse City Wine & Food Festival, Wine on the Water and Art Fair in Suttons Bay, the Traverse City Film Festival and, in the fall, the Leland Heritage Festival and the Harvest Stompede wine tasting tour. Ask me for details about all the wine tasting events!
The White Birch Cottage on Lake Leelanau will be your home away from home where you can enjoy your free time whether you enjoy boating, swimming and sailing on one of Michigan's cleanest lakes, walking on endless Lake Michigan beaches, hiking Leelanau Conservancy trails, biking, eating farm fresh cuisine and tasting wines throughout the Peninsula, or just relaxing on the dock watching the boats go by. Come build your family memories at the White Birch Cottage in Lake Leelanau.
Amenities: Cable, wifi, parking for up to 5 cars, canoe and kayak, toys/games for ages 2-16, board games, gas grill, fire pit, ping pong table.
In prime summer, our Sunday to Sunday rental is ideal for wedding parties.
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.
The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. The Old Art Building Art Shows, the Suttons Bay Art Walk , Leland Heritage Festival with Wooden Boats and Antique Cars, the Harvest Stompede Wine Tasting Event and much more!
Feel free to contact me with any questions, or Request to Book, as I respond to every inquiry. I love Leelanau County and I love sharing it with others. I will send along my wine tasting tour tips and restaurant recommendations too!
If this house is not available when you need it, or you need more housing for your group, check out my other listings!
VRBO #456621 The Bluestone Cottage in Leland. Sleeps 10-12. Within a short walk to Lake Michigan beaches, Historic Fishtown and the shops of Leland. Lovely front porch and private back deck for grilling out. Fresh decor and lovely Master suite with gas fireplace.
VRBO #491672 The Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay. Sleeps 8-10. On a quiet street in the Village of Suttons Bay. Easy walk to town and to the Suttons Bay beach. Attractive furnishings and a large living and dining room for your group to gather.