|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Booking for 2017. No increase in rates for 2017.
Still some excellent weeks available.
Early-mid June and August.
Weekend getaways and lodging for family weddings still available.
Bedroom nightly rate lower than most local lodging nightly room rates plus the benefit of our well equipped kitchen, beautiful cottage, our beautiful flower gardens, badminton/volley ball court, docks and 360 feet of lake frontage.
7 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms.
THE WHEELER COTTAGE--A perfect spot for:
A FALL WEEKEND GETAWAY------- BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS, WINERY TOURS, GOLF OUTINGS.
AFFORDABLE LODGING FOR WEDDING PARTIES
A FAMILY VACATION....7 BEDROOMS
A MULTI-FAMILY/FRIENDS VACATION
YOU MAY WISH TO READ OUR WONDERFUL REVIEWS!
Experience the beauty and BEACHES of Lake Michigan and North Lake Leelanau, the challenging GOLF COURSES and the wonderful WINERIES in LEELANAU COUNTY. Located only 10 miles from Sleeping Bear National Park.
Enjoy the SPRING flowers in May and June and the unbelievable, beautiful FALL colors.
We are located within 5-15 minutes of many outstanding wineries and challenging golf courses. Leelanau County is fast becoming 'The Napa Valley' of the Midwest!
THE WHEELER COTTAGE on Warden's Point was built around the beginning of the 1900's (circa 1907) and covers nearly three acres with 360 feet of prime lake frontage. The property has five structures (main house, boat house, carriage house, pump house, and ice house).
All the first floor walls and ceilings are paneled with 'wild cherry' and maple. The walls and ceiling of the second floor are also wood paneling. Much of the furniture came with the cottage and consists of hard rock maple. It would be classified as 'catalog' furniture, but now collector items.
The outside stones are called 'field rocks' which were picked from the fields and formed by the glacier flows millions of years ago. The cottage faces west overlooking beautiful Whaleback. Many nights I just sit and admire the workmanship, especially the fireplace. I literally can go back to the early 1900's.
NOW BOOKING FOR 2017.
Excellent weeks still available in early-mid June and August 2017.
Keywords: Elegant, warm, beautiful, friendly, well maintained, expansive, turn of the century (1900's) charm
Retired excutive......my family started coming here, visiting their grand parents, since the early 60's......now is the time for the grand kids !!
Rink and Kathy Wheeler purchased this house in 1964
This is THE WHEELER 'family' COTTAGE which we choose to rent out during the summer months. The Cottage has been in our family for 52 years..
It is so Beautiful !! Unbelievable sunsets!!
Our Paradise !! Charming !!
Perfect for kids!! Sandy beach !!
Docks available for pleasure boats !!
Water Skiing--sailing--fishing !!
Very private !! Warm feelings!!
Space for everybody!!
And what an incredible week it was!! With a gathering of our long time friends, we couldn't have asked for a wonderful place to gather 15 of us together! What a wonderful place, with the lake frontage and spacious grounds to romp and play like a bunch of youngsters....well, we're not exactly youngsters, except in our own minds, however, we did do some rompin' on the grounds. What else could we have asked for but a huge area, and so well kept! The group evening meals that we all shared throughout the house were perfect for the group we had. Temperatures for the week, we couldn't have forecasted any better!
Wow...Spending a week at Wheeler Cottage with 13 favorite buddies was truly NIrvana! The location, the accommodations, the privacy, the spacious grounds, the lake frontage all provided a very special setting for our gathering. The options for our gourmet evening meals included the dining room, the back porch, the front yard and the back yard. And our weather for the week was incredible....sunshine every day, no humidity, a beautiful breeze coming off the lake, AND no mosquitos or bugs! We had an absolutely great time and thank you for sharing your most wonderful space!
The Wheeler Cottage was an absolutely perfect place to enjoy a week with our family & friends. Our family has visited Lake Leelanau & the surrounding areas for over 40 years. As our family grew and we introduced the area to friends, our need for more spacious accommodations was apparent. The Wheeler Cottage is spacious enough to allow everyone to find a space to be alone while also providing the room for larger groups to gather. When we stayed in to cook dinner for our party of 10, we felt right at home in the kitchen & could comfortably gather round the table on the porch or in the dining room. The views from all the rooms are beautiful and the sunsets are spectacular.
The owners are readily available for any assistance & went out of their way to see that our questions were answered and our needs were met. ( Thank you Rink for actually purchasing a second Pak n Play so both our toddlers could sleep comfortably & safely - Thank you Kathy for helping us rescue my little grandson from the hot sun when their boat was stalled in the middle of the lake).
Staying at The Wheeler Cottage gives you time to enjoy such beauty while also feeling the history that can be felt throughout the rooms. One can only imagine the thousands of families that have enjoyed it's beauty and filled the rooms with laughter.
Everything about this property is like a dream. The house is exactly what we wanted. The grounds are exactly what we wanted. The owner, Rink, is about the nicest and most accommodating person we have ever rented from. Everything the others are saying about this is true... it's a fairytale place to truly get away. We had about 90 people for our outside wedding and people are STILL talking about it a year and a half later. We would be happy to pass along any information and/or contacts to those interested in connecting with the great people of the Leelenau peninsula that helped us out!
Such a beautiful location! The lake view was gorgeous and we were thankful that it was easily accessible for everyone in our group. We were able to find activities and attractions that appealed to all different age groups within a close proximity to the cottage. Swimming, shopping, trips to the local farmers markets, and kayaking across the lake straight into Leland were some of our favorites. The cottage itself had a rustic feel about it, and the lawn was the perfect spot for a game of bocce ball next to an evening fire. Good times!
Stayed at the Wheeler cottage for a week in August and had the best time! My fiance (now husband) and I wanted to choose a spot where we could not only have a beautiful wedding but also spend some time with our families. We stayed for the week with both sides of our family, about 15 in all, and everyone had a fantastic time. The cottage was plenty big that there was enough privacy for everyone and no one felt like we were on top of each other. The inside of the house is amazing, with beautiful woodwork and art everywhere; each room was unique. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook every meal there for the whole group; we had some wonderful dinners gathered around the table on the sun porch, watching the sunset. The property was also spectacular and we all enjoyed lounging in the chairs and drinking wine, playing games in the yard, and riding around the lake and into Leland on the pontoon we rented.
We had our wedding on Friday and it was like a fairytale. The weather was perfect and the setting was so romantic and perfect; many guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been too. Rink was also extremely accommodating and helped us with anything we needed when it came to the wedding or any arrangements; he went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Overall the week and the wedding were absolutely perfect and I couldn't have imagined anything better!!
Wonderful wild life...deer,bobcats,coyote,bear,
fox,squirrels,rabbits and a lot of birds.....
$250 cleaning fee
50% payable at signing of lease 50% payable 30 days prior to arrival. Personal check fine.
No RV's No PETS No SMOKING. No TENTS