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Melissa Smith

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Waterfront Home with Dock on Lake Leelanau, 5 BR, Walk to Town, On Wine Trail

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Lake Leelanau vacation house rental

Gorgeous 5 bedroom home on Lake Leelanau with front porch, lush landscaping,dock

The White Birch Cottage on Lake Leelanau is an extremely comfortable waterfront house, which sleeps up to 12, offers a huge dock for lounging and docking a boat, kayaks or jet skis and a large lawn for kids to play and relax around an evening bonfire.

Please keep in mind we reserve Sunday to Sunday in Prime Season June 18-Sept 10.

We are centrally located near the towns of Leland and Suttons Bay, and right on the wine trail. You can walk into the town of Lake Leelanau for coffee, lunch and even wine tasting at Boathouse Vineyards and Northern Lattitudes! It is an ideal location for exploring Leelanau County; less than 10 minutes to Leland and Suttons Bay, 25 minutes to Northport, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Traverse City.

The White Birch Cottage offers 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large living area with gas fireplace, a lovely porch with water views, lush landscaped gardens, a huge lawn, plus attractive interiors with plenty of room for families or couples to spread out. Includes cable, wifi, ping pong table, gas fireplace, gas grill and fire pit.

The White Birch Cottage offers extremely comfortable beds (3 Queens, 1 Full, 2 Twins, Bunk Bed) and the house layout provides lots of privacy but also has an open concept living/dining room and kitchen for your family to gather as a group. The house is over 2800 square feet, creating a luxurious vacation experience.

The Master suite on the main floor offers water views and a very comfortable queen bed. The second bedroom with a queen bed overlooks the side patio. The third bedroom, upstairs, is huge and has a full bed and two twins plus sitting area. The fourth bedroom, also upstairs (its own set of stairs), has a queen bed plus a sitting area with flat-screen tv. The fifth bedroom is an adjacent bunk room with a twin bunk bed. Downstairs there's a separate sitting room with pull-out sofa. Lots of room for your group to spread out!

Our amenities include: large dock on Lake Leelanau, cable, wi-fi, laundry, central A/C, plenty of parking, ping pong table, volleyball net, kayak, canoe and fire pit.

The White Birch Cottage is a perfect destination for a Spring weekend get-away 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 cider too!

We have received consistently excellent reviews:

"The house is perfect. Cozy beds for 12 people, a fireplace for the cool evenings, the channel to Lake Leelanau behind the house, open kitchen, fully furnished with top notch furnishings and CLEAN! The house is almost split in half as far as sleeping areas which works great if you have late night people and light sleepers that like to go to bed early.

You are minutes to Suttons Bay, a quick drive to Leland, and situated in the middle of the wine trail (go south one day, north the next). The nearest winery is less than a mile away and there is a distillery that is literally 50 yards or so from the house."

Centrally located in the town of Lake Leelanau, one of the hottest new foodie destinations in the Peninsula, you can walk to Peddling Beans for coffee, stop by Leelanau Pie & Pastry for croissants, quiches, top-notch pies and gourmet to-go sandwiches, pick up appetizers at The Redheads Café, sip wine at the Boathouse Winery overlooking Lake Leelanau, taste spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery, sample authentic Indian cuisine at NJ's, enjoy a classic up North pub dinner at Dick's Pour House or have an authentic Italian evening complete with bocce at Bella Fortuna Restaurant, all within a 5 minute walk.

Short drive to best beaches in the area: Van's Beach in Leland, (great for walking and bonfires), Suttons Bay beach on the Bay (great for toddlers), Nedows Bay Beach on Lake Leelanau (great for young kids), Good Harbor Beach (Sleeping Bear Dunes).

Nedows Bay beach and many sandy swimming spots are also accessible by boat from the house.

I have consistently received excellent reviews: 'Many thanks for a beautiful stay' Sept 2013

'Lake Leelanau is gorgeous. We enjoyed cruising on the south lake and heading north for dinner at the Riverside Inn' July 2013

'We had a truly perfect summer vacation with great beach outings, fabulous boat rides, laughs with kids. The White Birch is clean, comfy, and well-located. Thanks again!' July

Just 6 minutes to Leland, where you can enjoy delightful Lake Michigan beaches and Historic Fishtown. 5 minutes to Suttons Bay for great shopping, art galleries, a number of excellent restaurants, sandy beaches and access to the clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The quaint town of Glen Arbor and 'America's Most Beautiful Place': the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a 20m drive. Don't forget to visit the historic town of Omena, the Lighthouse in Northport and the bustling town of Traverse City, all a short drive away.

Interested in wine tasting? The White Birch Cottage is directly on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail just minutes from some of our favorite vineyard destinations: Chateau Fontaine, Laurentide, The Boathouse, 45 North and Blustone.

Come up North in the prime summer season for our many special events including the Leland 4th of July parade, Leland Art Festivals, Traverse City Wine & Food Festival, Wine on the Water and Art Fair in Suttons Bay, the Traverse City Film Festival and, in the fall, the Leland Heritage Festival and the Harvest Stompede wine tasting tour. Ask me for details about all the wine tasting events!

The White Birch Cottage on Lake Leelanau will be your home away from home where you can enjoy your free time whether you enjoy boating, swimming and sailing on one of Michigan's cleanest lakes, walking on endless Lake Michigan beaches, hiking Leelanau Conservancy trails, biking, eating farm fresh cuisine and tasting wines throughout the Peninsula, or just relaxing on the dock watching the boats go by. Come build your family memories at the White Birch Cottage in Lake Leelanau.

Amenities: Cable, wifi, parking for up to 5 cars, canoe and kayak, toys/games for ages 2-16, board games, gas grill, fire pit, ping pong table.

Our Sunday to Sunday rental is ideal for wedding parties. We also accept dogs.

I encourage you to call me 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.

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

Plan now for Spring and Fall Wine Tasting Weekends, as Leelanau is gorgeous all year round!

Feel free to call with any questions, I respond to every inquiry. I love Leelanau County and I love sharing it with others. I am happy to give wine tasting tour tips and restaurant recommendations.

If this house is not available when you need it, or you need more housing for your group, check out my other listings!

VRBO #456621 The Bluestone Cottage in Leland. Sleeps 10-12. Within a short walk to Lake Michigan beaches, Historic Fishtown and the shops of Leland. Lovely front porch and private back deck for grilling out. Fresh decor and lovely Master suite with gas fireplace.

VRBO #491672 The Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay. Sleeps 8-10. On a quiet street in the Village of Suttons Bay. Easy walk to town and to the Suttons Bay beach. Attractive furnishings and a large living and dining room for your group to gather.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Melissa Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dicks Pour House
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bella Fortuna Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Vans Beach in Leland

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$499
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$512
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$5,253
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$199
Refundable Damage Deposit C$399

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Second bathroom designed with limestone tiles and large walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Room with Sitting Area - 2 twin/ single
    Private quarters and Media room - 1 queen
    Bunk room off Media Room - 1 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing