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Heart of Leland Authentic Northern Michigan Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, (Sleeps 10)

1st & Pearl Cottage is a fabulous spot on the Village Green in the heart of Leland, Michigan. This historic Leland home is only a block to shopping, restaurants, golf, fishing, and boating. Walk or bike to Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau beach access! Walk to everything. Fun, central spot to stay with friends or family to truly enjoy this magical place! bring bikes, kayaks, SUP and 'park' them in the original carriage garage.

This warm and welcoming yet modern cottage offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, huge laundry, fire places, a spacious dining room for meals or game night, breakfast nook w farmhouse table, and a charming screened in front porch overlooking The Village Green. We have comfortable sleeping for 10 guests ideally in (5) private bedrooms. A family and library room for cards, movies, puzzles, art projects. Adirondacks under the shady pine tree in the private garden.

Take a day trip from the harbor to the Manitou Islands to feel as if you have truly gotten away from it all. Or take an evening sunset cruise for a trip along the Lake Michigan shore to Good Harbor and back. watch the sunset from the harbor just steps from the front door while eating an ice cream cone or tasting delicious local coffee.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park within 12 miles, just a few short steps from the house there are endless beach walks and majestic sunsets.

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Melissa Crimmins
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, swedish, mandarin, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, Swedish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Melissa Crimmins

Melissa, Bryan, and Keaton

Michigan natives currently living in California.

Melissa Crimmins purchased this house in 2003

Why Melissa Crimmins chose Leland

Leland is our second home, enjoyed a lifetime of memories year around with family here. Our family members are locals and chose this magical place to call home. People travel the world to find their special place... we come 'home' to Leland. We purchased this beloved cottage sight unseen because we always loved the house growing up - we didn't need to see it. We love Leland and the cottage is an iconic residence representing the original history and authenticity of this beautiful place.

What makes this house unique

walk to Lake Michigan beaches, Leland Country Club, Leland Yacht Club for sailing, Lake Leelanau public beach w/lifeguard and boat launch, easy stroll to river access for kayaking or boat launch. Cycling in the Leelanau Peninsula is fantastic. Wine tours around the M-22 Loop. Walk to unique one of a kind shops, Old Art Building or Leland Library for special events, Leelanau Historical Museum, Sisson's Bakery for sticky goodness, and the Fishtown Preservation with tons of local history and lore within a short walk. walk walk walk. Leelanau Conservancy hikes are within walking distance at Whaleback or north of town at Clay Cliffs.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Leland, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • car parking limited to (3) in drive way. no boats, RVs, or trailers parked on the fireworks allowed.
  • wet towels, wet bath suits, wetsuits must be hung on the clothes line provided for wet items - not on the porch hand rails
  • Living room fireplace should be used with prior owner approval to ensure property use. Never dispose of embers into trash or garbage.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • one full with clawfoot tub on main floor, 3 full upstairs with (2) showers and one tub/shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Private master suite in south wing. separate guest bedrooms including bunk room. Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 of 6, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) trundle bed (2 of 6 twins), Bunk Beds (1) 2 of 6 twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
After you grab your morning java and warm muffin from Sisson's Bakery set your agenda for the day Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore? Or Manitou Island Transit Ferry to the Manitou islands for the day? Ride the 16 miles around the lake? kayak or take your SUP down the river and out on Lake Leelanau? walk white sand beaches of Lake Michigan as far as you can go to the North or south? go to Hancock field for family softball. or tennis? learn the history of Leelanau at the historical museum then pop into the beautiful library on the river for story time or take out a movie? Strawberry, raspberry, or cherry picking right up the road too. wine tasting? so much to do so little time in Leland. come again.


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Heart of Leland Authentic Northern Michigan Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Never stayed in nicer rental.

  • 5 of 5

Got this last minute and absolutely fabulous experience. Would go back. have been going to Leelanau for years and never thought about staying in town. Quite handy, quiet. Easily sleeps 8 and up to 10 or 11. Great selection of movies, novels, Roku and Apple TV. Did have to wash front windows. Some got carried away with yard sprinkler. Very bright cheery place. 5 blocks from beach and couple blocks from all the downtown shops in Leland and in the close to vineyards, artists shops, bike trails, great restaurants, Manitou Passage golf, Sleeping Bear National Seashore. Owners quite friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton CA

A beauitful retreat in this lovely area of Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

The Pearl House is a beautiful and private home right in the heart of Leland. This home is truly a home away from home gem. It has a warm and welcoming feel to it as soon as you step inside. The owners have done a wonderful job of creating a home that offers all travelers a place to rest, enjoy and create a lifetime of family memories. It’s large enough to accommodate more than one family with children or could be a lovely retreat for a couple who wants to be tucked away in a private place all their own.

It’s super clean, very comfortable and there’s plenty of rooms and space for everyone to enjoy. There’s even a lovely front porch to sit out on and enjoy your morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine from a local winery. I would highly recommend this place as a great home base for exploring Leland and the surrounding areas of Traverse City. The beauty of up north Michigan is all within driving distance from this beautiful home. A must place to stay if you’re visiting in the area!

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prosper , TX

Heart of Leland!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was spectacular! The cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable and well appointed. The Kitchen was well equipped, easy to work in and handled our large group well. The location is wonderful just a block from town. Our kids walked to the ice cream store and restaurants and shopping just a short walk away. There was always something to do for everyone. The beach is closeby & hiking, kayaking and sailing was wonderful. The freshness of the Michigan woods still fills my memory. The sunsets are incredible, we didn't miss a one! The Pearl House exceeded our expectaions, everyone loved it! We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Terrific stay in a charming, clean and comfortable home! Stayed 5 nights for vacation and to attend a local wedding. The size and layout of the home are wonderful for guests of all ages. We had 6 adults in the property and there was room to spare. The spacious rooms and large dining table were very comfortable. The home is private yet near town. The location is ideal for walks to Fishtown, the many beaches, restaurants and fun shopping. It is close to all the joys of Leland. This home exceeded our expectations and we cannot wait to go back and stay longer! We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quality Home!

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat guests at the Pearl House and look forward to our annual summer visit. The quality of the home makes our time memorable and the owners continue to invest in upgrades as they consider this their second home. This is not a typical rental. I hesitated to right a review as I want to keep this gem to ourselves. Fortunately, the owners give first right each year to return renters. Therefore it's hard to find available weeks during July and August.

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2011
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Bluebird, Riverside, Leland Lodge, The Cove
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Manitou Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Leland Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Bluebird, Riverside
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lake Michigan (North St. Beach)
Car: not necessary

The Pearl House is ideally located in the village of Leland across from the Village Green precisely between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. The river and boat launch are across the street. Beach access to both lakes is a short walk or bike ride. This authentic Leland cottage is a great spot for family get aways-special celebrations, wine and color tours, bike touring, boats on the wall festival in the Fall. Our guests love to walk to the harbor for sunsets, to the restaurants or cafes, the Old Art Building for shows or workshops, golf or tennis right up the street. we are close to multiple world class golf destinations, skiing, fishing, water sports of all kinds. Bring your bikes too.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Leland, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2018
Oct 23 2017 - May 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
May 28 2018 - Jun 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Aug 26 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$642.2

Long term Off-Season Rental available September through May (inquire). PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and Amex may be used but a 4% convenience fee will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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