This is our newly completed family getaway. We designed a home to make the time we spend in Leland comfortable, happy and memorable. It's bright, well appointed and beautiful. It has 10 foot ceilings on main and 9 foot up and down. It is 3,600 SF with three bedrooms up and two bedrooms on basement level. There are quality finishes throughout. Hardwood maple floors, big closets, huge pantry, study alcove, beautiful kitchen, cast iron claw foot tub, stone masonry fireplace, Cable TV, WiFi, Carrera marble countertops in all bathrooms, quartz in the kitchen, excellent mattresses, beautifully landscaped. We love how it turned out and since we can't be there all the time, we are renting it on a very limited basis to people who will treat it as well as we do. Our house is a block and half from access to Lake Leelanau and a 7 minute bike ride to Lake Michigan.
Leland is a wonderful place which is why we decided to build here after vacationing for five summers. People here say it's a small town with a big reach. You will meet people from all over who visit here every summer which makes it very interesting. Our kids love that they leave on their bikes and can choose to go to several beaches on Lake Michigan or Lake Leelanau, hang out with friends at River and Main (an old fashioned candy store), get whatever food they need at the Merc and experience independence in a safe place.
We love that we can walk or ride our bikes to dinner, coffee shops, beaches, bookstore or library, etc and then come back to relax in our beautiful home. Each lake has something different to offer and I love that you can choose the one you are in the mood for.
The surrounding area is beautiful. I pick all kinds of berries in the summer and make jams and pies (some supplies are at the house). There are art festivals, wine festivals, music festivals, book festivals galore. Farmers markets abound on different days in different towns. Northport and Suttons Bay, towns closest to Leland and fun trips. Interlochen Performing Arts School is 40 minutes away and last year we saw several memorable performances there. There really is so much to do that we spend most of our summer here and never do it all!