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Walk to Lake MI/Fishtown! In-town Leland. Open in OCT! Near wine trail & hiking

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,804 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Excellent location in Leland. Attractive 5BR, 3BA, near wineries, hiking, beach

Guests love our updated decor (all new living room!), the easy walk to town and the beach (just 5 minutes!), and the bedroom layout (good for multiple familieis) at the Bluestone Cottage in Leland. We're open for October Fall Color weekends, and taking Summer 2019 reservations now. Keep in mind we often book up by Dec/Jan.

The Bluestone Cottage is within walking distance to Lake Michigan beaches and to the picturesque town of Leland with great restaurants, cafes, galleries, shopping and Historic Fishtown! The stylish, comfortable house is ideal for wine tasting weekends and vacations for exploring Leelanau County as we are right on the wine trail, head to Verterra, Chateau Fontaine, Boathouse, Aurora, 45 North and Black Star Farm all within minutes! Great layout for a big group with 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

October is open for wine tasting weekends!. We book up early, so let me know if you want Summer 2019 soon! June 16-Sept 8 (7 day min, Sunday to Sunday) I have August 2018 availabilities at my other cottage VRBO 491672 (Aug 26-Sept 2).

This stylish cottage, with all fresh interiors, has plenty of room for 10-12 people, and the layout works well for multiple families. 5 Bedrooms (King, 2 Queen, 4 Twins, pull-out), 3 Full Baths, open Living/Dining room, front porch and back deck for grilling. Guests love our well-designed interiors and luxury linens!

The Bluestone Cottage is a quick 3 minute walk to the secluded North Beach on Lake Michigan, and just 3 blocks from Fishtown and the heart of Leland. Guests love that they can walk everywhere from the Bluestone Cottage on quiet back streets.

We are centrally located near the towns of Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay, and right on the wine trail. It is an ideal location for exploring Leelanau County; within a short scenic drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Suttons Bay, Northport, or Traverse City. You can walk into the town of Leland for coffee, lunch, ice cream and even wine tasting at Verterra, or drinks at Rick's Cafe overlooking the Leland Dam!

Coming up for Aug 26-Sept 2? The Schoolhouse cottage in Suttons Bay is available. Sleeps 8. Walk to town, beach, near biking trails, movies, and great restaurants, VRBO 491672

Recent reviews: 'Very nice accommodations for our group of eight. We loved the location. The kitchen was well-equipped. Everything gave a clean, well-maintained impression. I would highly recommend it to others.'

Our amenities include cable, wi-fi, laundry, central A/C, parking for 4 cars, charcoal grill, games, front porch, back deck and screened-in porch.

The house layout is well suited for multiple families: upstairs you will find a King bedroom, a Twins room and Full bathroom with tub and shower. Downstairs features a Queen bedroom with Full bath with shower on one end of the house and on the other side, there is a Queen and a Twins room which share a Full bath with tub and shower.

The Bluestone Cottage is a great location in the Fall too. 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 ciders too! Many openings in October.

'The house is fantastic' Guest, July

'The house was perfect for us' From Chicago, February

Enjoy the cool Michigan evenings on the front porch with garden views, the private back deck with charcoal grill, and a screen porch off one of the Queen bedrooms.

Leland is the perfect place to enjoy your free time, whether you love to walk on endless Lake Michigan beaches, boat on Lake Leelanau, shop in the quaint town of Leland, go wine tasting or explore farther and see all of gorgeous Leelanau County.

'The white-sand beaches feel as sweeping and sublime as oceanfront' Martha Stewart Living July/August 2013

In prime summer, we are a Sunday to Sunday rental to easily accommodate wedding parties and their families and guests.

Looking for waterfront? Check out The White Birch Cottage in Lake Leelanau (610555). 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 10. Dock on Lake Leelanau with canoe and kayak, large lawn with volleyball net plus ping pong table.

Want to be closer to Traverse City? Try the Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay (491672). 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8-10. Walk to town, beach, Marina, tennis and basketball courts and we’re within a short distance to bike trails.

Visit our local wineries, cider houses and breweries! Check out our unique boutiques, walk on the beach, go for a hike, or kayak on Lake Leelanau. Visit our award-winning gourmet restaurants. I am happy to share my favorites!

Enjoy evenings sipping local wines on the front porch admiring the perennial garden or grilling on the private back deck. Take the kids for ice cream at The Harbor House or build a bonfire on Van's beach!

The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. The Old Art Building Art Shows, the Suttons Bay Art and Wine events , Leland Heritage Festival with Wooden Boats and Antique Cars, the Harvest Stompede Wine Tasting Event and much more!

Plan now for Fall Wine Tasting Weekends with friends, we still have Sept 20-23 and many Oct weekends available! Coming up North next winter? We're open for the holidays and winter break! Enjoy our cozy gas fireplace in the Master Bedroom and enjoy the area's many winter sports: skiing at the Homestead or Crystal Mountain, snowshoeing at Houdek Dunes, xc skiing at 45 North, sledding at Bahle Park and ice skating in Suttons Bay, and taking icy walks on the beach! Leland and Suttons Bay are decorated for the Holidays and Traverse City is a short drive. Many wineries are open and the restaurants are serving hearty winter menus.

If this house is booked when you want to go on vacation, feel free to check out our nearby rental VRBO#491672. The Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay, on a quiet street in the Village, has lots of charm. Built as a schoolhouse for the Lutheran church, now it's a gracious home with 4 bedrooms (Sleeps 8-10), 2 bathrooms, large living and dining rooms and updated kitchen. Enjoy evenings on the outdoor patio with grill, or walk to town for an Italian ice or catch a movie at the Bay Theatre. All within a 3 minute walk!

Want to be on the water, or looking to bring your boat on vacation? Consider the luxurious White Birch Cottage on the Narrows of Lake Leelanau (VRBO 610555). Enjoy a super-comfortable and relaxing vacation in this well-designed waterfront home which sleeps 10-12. Relax on the porch overlooking the picturesque Narrows, lounge on the spacious dock enjoying the view, kayak through the adjacent Leelanau Conservancy property, or walk to town for tastings at Northern Latitudes and The Boathouse Vineyard.

I encourage you to Request to Book as 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.

More Details

Melissa Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Melissa Smith

Our family of four lives in Grand Rapids and we escape to Leelanau County every chance we get! We love walking the beaches with our Golden Retriever, hiking and geocaching throughout the county, waterskiing and tubing on pristine Lake Leelanau, and exploring new restaurants and wineries!

Melissa Smith purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Melissa Smith chose Leland

The Bluestone Cottage gives us a chance to be just one block from the most hidden and desirable beach in Leelanau and just a short walk along the lakefront back streets to Leland, the most charming town up north and one of 'America's Best 8 Lake Towns.'

What makes this cottage unique

We love the generous size of all the 4 bedrooms, the classic front porch, private back deck and 3-season screen porch for early mornings and we love being in-town Leland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Melissa- We had a wonderful vacation. Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We enjoyed the rental and the area immensely.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Leland, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1804 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The upstairs suite has a private bath and downstairs there are two additional bathrooms one with a tub/shower and one with a shower. All bathrooms are freshly painted.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Attached to Master Suite - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom with en-suite bath - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own private bath
    Bedroom with Twins - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is fitted with two twins
    Bedroom with screen porch - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own screen porch
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large loft-like bedroom with sitting area and pull-out sofa
  • The upstairs Master suite has a pull-out sofa, a cozy breakfast nook and an attached room with two twins. On the main floor you'll find a queen bedroom with en-suite bath, a queen bedroom which leads to a screen porch, and a bedroom with twin beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stylish decor, fresh paint, and luxury linens will make your stay super-comfortable at The Bluestone Cottage


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average rating of 4.766667 based on 39 reviews

Great girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for a girls weekend! Close to town and Melissa was wonderful!

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place for a larger group!

  • 5 of 5

We went for a four day weekend in March for a "girls weekend" and it was the perfect place! The owner was very accommodating and kept in touch to make sure our stay was going well. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms. Perfect for our gathering of good friends, good times in a relaxing, comfy atmosphere. Everything we needed!. So close to the wineries, shopping... too cold to go to the beach, but this would be a perfect place in the summer because of it's proximity to Fishtown and the beach on Lake Michigan. Sure hope to make this a destination again! Thank you Melissa!

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home & Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that accommodated our group of 10 perfectly! Super clean and comfortable - everything you would need for your vacation stay. Owners were more than easy to work with, very friendly! Highly recommend this home for your vacation or getaway.

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient to downtown Leland

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 adults fit very comfortably in this home. We enjoyed our stay and the proximity to Leland and Suttons Bay where we spend the majority of the time. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and accommodating

  • 3 of 5

This property was very clean and perfect for 10 people. It's close to the beach and just a few blocks from Fishtown. One drawback is that it is very close to the road and sits on a corner so there is not a lot of privacy. Also it could use a new coffee maker and toaster. Overall a nice, enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I wrote one review but happy to write another.

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property. Very well maintained and Melissa is incredible to work with!!

  • Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Bluebird
Nearest Ferry
158 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Riverside Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
North Beach, L.Michigan and Nedows Bay, L.Leelanau

The Bluestone Cottage is in the heart of one of 'America's Best 8 Lake Towns' with EASY ACCESS to both Lake Michigan beaches and boating on Lake Leelanau. Nearby hiking at Whaleback or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 'The Most Beautiful Place in America'. Taste wines & cherries, swim & bike, enjoy the good life in Leland, Michigan!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Leland, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Jul 29 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 30-Aug1
Jul 30 2018 - Aug 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Aug 6-12
Aug 6 2018 - Aug 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer II 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 2 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$199.04
Pet Fee C$132.69
Damage Deposit C$398.07

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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