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Family friendly with a touch of luxury!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,430 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 14)

'Lake Michigan Delight' was designed by architect Bob Lange to follow the topography of the land and face the panoramic view of Good Harbor Bay. Lake Michigan, North and South Manitou Islands, Pyramid Point and Whaleback can be seen from every room (except two bathrooms) in the house through its oversized sliding doors and picture windows that fill the lake side of this contemporary home.

Enjoy morning coffee on the deck off the living room. Feel the beat of waves hitting the beach and listen to the the music of the birds overhead. Far out in the bay, you might catch a glimpse of a long Great Lakes freighter as it moves between North and South Manitou Islands.

Later in the morning, follow the steps to the deck on the beach. Relax in a beach lounge, read a good book, take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of Lake Michigan, or stroll along the water's edge and search the sand for Michigan Bluestone or the better-known Petoskey stones.

Ending a day at the beach, hose off the sand and slip into the warm waters of the hot tub which sits on the house's lower level deck. Afterwards, take a short trip to Leland's Fishtown to buy some whitefish, stop at a road side stand to pick up locally grown fruits and vegetables and choose a bottle of wine from one of the nearby wineries.

After a delicious dinner created from local food cooked on the grill, enjoy a sunset from the dining room, the deck off the living room or down on the beach. A campfire and roasted marshmallows end a day that will delight everyone in your group.

Keywords: Home, Cottage, Summer Home, Luxury Home

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Lou
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

What makes this house unique

We love the privacy of being in a wooded area while at the same time looking out over the beautiful vista of Good Harbor Bay. There is a lovely brick walkway that meanders from the front entrance past a statue of a little girl with an umbrella, through a trellis, round a curve by the bench and the flagpole, ending by the stairway to the beach and the lower deck. Everyplace your eye rests is a delight.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family comes to BD's House every summer. We love it and we can fit everyone into this lovely home to enjoy a week of sunning, shopping, eating, swimming and golfing together. We have lost some of our most loved, but have watched others grow and bloom. The house is well appointed, well maintained, well stocked, the beds comfortable, lots of towels, just everything you need to create a week of super wonderful memories.
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3430 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bedroom with a walk=in closet, private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV in bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Walk out the sliding doors to hot tub.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Large room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Double doors to the outside and lake. Mini kitchen.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), two single cots available, also.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Family friendly with a touch of luxury!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this wonderful home directly on Lake Michigan in August of 2017 with my extended family. I can't say enough good things about this home. First the location is hard to beat. It's just south of Leland, also near Sutons Bay, Northport, Glen Arbor, Empire and so on. The house is CLEAN. It is exceptionally well equipped. The kitchen has all the necessary gear and more including paper towels, zip lock bags, trash bags, aluminum foil, spices, linens, laundry detergents, stain removers, fabric softeners, etc. The cupboards are stocked with plenty of dishes, silverware, you won't run out. We even found campfire forks we used to make somores. All the appliances work. There is a drawer with flashlights and extra batteries of many sizes which we took down to the beach at night to star gaze.

The beach is perfect. This year the lake is exceptionally high but even then we had a small beach to walk and put our beach chairs on so I imagine when the lake goes down the beach would be quite large. The beach is sand, the water is clear an beautiful. You have a view of the Whaleback. There is a sand bar not very far out which makes swimming fun. There is a very large deck at the beach also, and there are 4 nice lounge chairs on it along with side tables with room for more. The garage is stocked with several additional beach chairs, sun umbrellas, beach toys, etc. There are steps from the house to the beach but not many. The steps bring you to the deck. We had an infant and the steps were so few this wasn't a hindrance at all.

There are two grills in the garage. A large deck off the house overlooking the water. Cell coverage is very spotty in the area but the wifi in the house works just fine.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Nice home.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our family (a group of 10 including children 3 to 13 years) has stayed at Michigan Delight outside of Leland. It is a great location and the home is well-maintained. Lake Michigan sunsets are lovely. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Our 3, 5, and 7 year old grandchildren really enjoyed the beach. Comfortable house! We all had a wonderful time!!!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

First, the location is perfect; in the center of Good Harbor Bay between Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leland. The accommodations are fully appointed and comfortable. We recently spent a week here with our 7 adult children and 5 grandchildren. We swam everyday, enjoyed the deck on the beach, had a campfire in the evening and enjoyed the hot tub at the end of the day. It was convenient having a washer/dryer at our disposal and a dishwasher. We grilled every night for dinner and enjoyed local produce and wines. The kitchen is large and the only equipment we missed was a griddle for pancakes. The four seats at the end of the counter were perfect for our pre-schoolers. With a home this size, it would be nice to have a second refrigerator in the garage.

The home is very close to M-22 but with the windows closed, traffic noise was not an issue. None of our vehicles fit in the garage due to the short depth. The driveway accommodated 3 vehicles.

Downstairs are 3 private bedrooms, but you need to walk through the 4th bedroom to get to the 3rd bedroom and they share a bath. Two of the downstairs bedrooms have their own outside access.

The walk down to Lake Michigan is easy and gradual. The waterfront is sandy with some large rocks, and there is a long, wide sand bar not far from shore. Petoskey Stones were in abundance!

Mary Lou was very quick to respond to any needs we experienced.

We look forward to returning to Lake Michigan Delight.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning Renter

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this property several times and will be returning again this Spring. It is the perfect place for girls weekend due to the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate everyone. It has the perfect location on the beach and a wonderful deck to enjoy the view and the local wine. It is simply the best as it is extremely clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay! The location, right on Lake Michigan and less than 10 minutes out of Leland, is convenient and the setting is beautiful. The house is well furnished - you can tell that there has been some love invested. The layout is outstanding for entertaining, too. Loved watching the sunsets, and walking on the beach. And visiting all the nearby wineries - they are all fun but Chateau Fontaine is a favorite.

Whether it's the comfortable beds or the clean northern air, we slept very soundly every night and woke up more refreshed every day. I am recommending this property to my friends, and look forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
In front of house
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 13 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$299.63
Damage Insurance C$78.57

A land line is provided for your security because cell phone connection is spotty on the property. Arrival time is 4 PM and departure time is 10AM. Refund Policy: We return deposits in full until February 1; thereafter we refund deposits in full l if and when we are able to rent your reserved week. Final payments are due 2 weeks before arriving on the property. After that time, no refund will be made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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