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Beautiful Leland Home, Walking Distance to Town & Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps

Our home is the perfect getaway for a single or multi-family vacation. Located 0.3 miles from a beautiful Lake Michigan beach (North Beach), and 0.4 miles from downtown Leland, this home will give you and your family the convenience and flexibility you desire on your vacation. Easily walk to shops, restaurants, bars, beaches, parks, and more.

We purchased this beautiful home in the summer of 2013, and have updated and renovated the home inside and out. We are only able to enjoy our home for a couple weeks each summer so we are making it available to responsible weekly renters who will care for it as we would.

Our house is 3600 sq ft, and comfortably sleeps 10. It has a large living space that can easily accommodate multiple families. The kitchen has been recently updated with all new appliances. The dining room comfortably seats 10 adults. Looking for a quiet moment on your vacation? Curl up in the library to read a book, escape to the den to check your email, or relax on the couch in the living room and watch a movie or enjoy a fire in the fire place. The house also has a screened porch, a fabulous private deck with a fire pit, and a bonus room with a foosball table in the basement.

The spacious master bedroom features a king-size bed, private bath, and a semi-private deck. Located upstairs are two bedrooms and one bathroom - one bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds, which can be combined to form a king-size bed. Above the 2-car garage is a guest suite, with two spacious rooms, a bathroom, and a private balcony. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and is separated from the second room by sliding pocket doors. The second room can either be used as a living room, or an extra bedroom. It is equipped with a trundle day bed that can be pulled out to be two twin beds.

More Details

Ellen & Jeff Keen
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Ellen & Jeff Keen

We live and work in Chicago, but love coming home to Leland where we were both raised.

Ellen & Jeff Keen purchased this house in 2013

Why Ellen & Jeff Keen chose Leland

Our home has a great layout for couples/families and the location is excellent for walking to everything that Leland has to offer.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Entryway Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom located on first floor, off main living space.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , After making a trip to the beach, rinse off outside!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Vaulted ceilings, private bath, semi-private deck.
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can easily be pushed together to make a king bed.
    Guest Suite Bedroom - 1 queen , The guest suite has 2 rooms, a bathroom, & a private deck.
    Guest Suite Living Room/2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The guest suite has 2 rooms, a bathroom, & a private deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Leland Home, Walking Distance to Town & Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Washington, IL USA

A Week with Family

  • 5 of 5

This home is a wonderful stay for families as well as couples. It is within walking distance of the beach and the town of Leland. It has all amenities needed to spend a relaxing week doing nothing. The kitchen has everything needed to transition from your own home for the week. The area is scenic, and is for biking, hiking, spending the day at the beach. The area has many wineries that include tours. We loved our stay, and will try to make it back next year.

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with room to sprawl out

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with 3 other couples and really loved it. Wonderful location in the woods with large windows so you feel like you're "in nature". The two large rooms are at the opposite ends of the house, one has an additional bedroom with it, separated by pocket door, as the 5th bedroom. Two bedrooms are upstairs with a bathroom up there to share. We enjoyed football on the big screen with ample sectional seating and a roaring fire in the fireplace. Kitchen was nice and pretty well equipped for a rental. Owners were so friendly and accommodating as was their mother who lives in Leland and stopped by to make sure we didn't need anything. Very short walk to downtown Leland which is such a quaint town. Nice, long table so we could all dine together. Garage nice and clean so we could park in both stalls. Loved it, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: 17-Nov-2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marquette, Michigan

Marquette Book Group

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine enjoyed our weekend getaway at this lovely home. Plenty of space for all for sleeping, showering, etc. spacious living area where we spent time "hanging out." beautiful setting. We had planned on biking around but weather did not allow. Didn't really dampen our spirits as home is close enough to walk to shopping and dining. Would be ideal for couples as well.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan, USA

Well equipped lovely home walking distance to town of Leland and local beaches.

  • 5 of 5

This home was ideal for our family. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. The dining room table was large and could have fit many more people than were in our group. The outdoor patio and fire pit were so nice to have, it was a great gathering area. The bedrooms and bathrooms were in great shape, there were 3 showers available to us. All of them were very nice. The laundry room and game room were convenient. Everything was tidy and well equipped. We have been vacationing in Leland for 20 years and this rental is better equipped than anywhere we have stayed. There were even beach towels available for our use if we wanted to use them. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Big, clean, and close to many activities/attractions

  • 4 of 5

House has great walking access to Leland and three beaches (two on Lake Michigan, one on Lake Leelanau), and is an easy drive to Sleeping Bear, Suttons Bay and Traverse City. Ideal if traveling with teenagers: we put four teenage boys in the room above the garage - they had their own full bathroom, and we didn't have to deal with their mess or noise. They can also entertain themselves walking into town or to the beaches.

House would also be good if traveling with an infant: either the master suite or the suite above the garage provides a retreat from the main part of the house. And the beach at Lake Leelanau is great for little kids - shallow, no big waves, and a dock to jump off of. (Dock was also convenient when we rented a boat and exchanged passengers.)

Back yard decking is private and comfortable. Saw many deer and a couple of foxes!

The owners and the property manager are extremely friendly and responsive. The only reason we didn't give this five stars is that it isn't water front, but it's a pretty close second.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had to Be the First

  • 5 of 5

Prior to the children of dear friends of ours buying this place, who are also dear friends, to us and our children of their age - we owned it for twenty years. There is no description that can adequately describe what you will say is the best place you can stay within easy walking distance of everything Leland has to offer. Still residents of Leland (for twenty years) - we know - the house just got to big for us with everybody (as in kids) gone. There are great white pines at least eighty feet tall in the back yard that have to be over a hundred years old (makes the air smell great at times) whose 'pine talk' when the wind blows is majestic. A magical two tracker at the back end of the property will take you up, over, and down to one of the best beaches anywhere. (Friends from California and Florida will testify to this!) Sitting on the back porch at any time is a once in a lifetime experience - particularly at night with the sky full of stars - and more than a few shooting ones. It's private (very), yet has access to all the good things Leelanau County has to offer - which is endless. And having toured the place after 'the kids', as we call the new owners, fixed it up - you will be nothing but pleased... maybe even enchanted. You will want to come back.

One of two former owners - Clement.

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Bluebird Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Leland Lodge or Riverside Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Homestead Resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
North Beach - Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Our home is located blocks from a beautiful Lake Michigan beach. Spend the day relaxing in the sun and playing in the water, or an evening watching the sunset and roasting marshmallows over a fire! Located less than a half a mile from downtown Leland, you will love exploring Historic Fishtown, browsing through local shops, or enjoying a cocktail or meal at one of the many scenic restaurants. If you are looking for an adventure, rent a jet ski or boat, spend a day hiking one of the hundreds of trails in the area, or visit the world-famous Sleeping Bear Dunes to find out why Leelanau County is consistently ranked as a top vacation destination!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Leland, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 3 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$255.22
Refundable Damage Deposit C$382.83

Please contact us for pricing queries! VRBO may invoke separate booking fees.

Our home is a Sunday to Sunday weekly rental during June, July, and August. Off season rental dates are flexible. The home has beds to sleep 10.

Guests shall contact the Homeowner for a Rental Agreement. Payments can be made by check.

A Security Deposit equal to 50% of the Total Rental Fee is due upon booking. The remainder of full payment is due 30 days prior to check in date.

The balance of the Total Rental Fee plus Cleaning Fee and Damage Deposit are due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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