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Leland Village River Front Beauty

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Located Directly On The Leland River.

Here is a beautiful 4 bedroom family house in a peaceful neighborhood in the village of Leland. River's Bend offers easy walks to town, great bike riding on quiet streets, swimming off the dock in crystal clear water with hard sand bottom, and quick access to both Lake Michigan or Lake Leelanau beaches 5 minutes away. This charming updated 2 story Cape Cod house sleeps up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths (no tub). The living room is spacious and comfortably furnished. The dining room adjoins the living room and the kitchen is off the dining room. All three rooms directly view the river. The kitchen is equipped for gourmet cooking and features new appliances including dishwasher. The washer and dryer are in the basement. The house has a water filtration system. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, carpeting upstairs. Big flat HD Smart TV in the living room which has cable and DVDs. Wifi included. Games and books on hand too. Leland is ideally located on the Leelanau Peninsula, with beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes, Northport, Suttons Bay, wineries, hikes, bike trails, historic sites and beaches all close by. Bike and boat rentals are available nearby. The house and location are perfect for all ages and interests. We are sure you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Outdoors is simply beautiful! Tranquil lounging on the river and backyard fun can be had here. Spacious yard for kid play or restful relaxation for Mom and Dad. There is a dock provided. Easy to rent canoes, kayaks and pontoons. Boat launch is walking distance from the house. Channel down the river to Lake Leelanau for all watersport fun. The river is sandy and shallow at the shore so makes for a perfect play spot for the kids. Outdoor furniture and a grill is provided.

The village of Leland offers plenty of shopping and dining. Rare book store, sweet shops and gifts galore. Lake Michigan is on the west side of town and offers a beautiful marina and 'Fishtown' not to be missed for more shopping and eats. This area is located between Northport and Glen Arbor. Travel the M-22 corridor and visit local beaches, sand dunes, roadside farm stands and so much more. Visit dozens of wineries in the area too. You will not be disappointed when you stay at the Rivers Bend.

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Bob and Cathy Noonan
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Bob and Cathy Noonan

We have been married for over 30 years and are lucky to have three grown children, who love going to the house as much as we do. We can't go often because of work schedules, so we like to think of other families enjoying the house. Our many repeat guests comment about the cleanliness and suitability for families of River's Bend.

Bob and Cathy Noonan purchased this house in 2014

Why Bob and Cathy Noonan chose Leland

We purchased River's Bend because of its quiet family-friendly location in the center of Leland and the quiet serene beauty of the Leelanau Penninsula (Michigan's little finger), its sand bottom river and lakes, and proximity to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and many, many recreational, art galleries and cultural activities. Just walking or biking around the village of Leland is a genuine pleasure with its great restaurants, wine tasting, gift shops, historic Fishtown, access to Manitou ferry, and historic houses.

What makes this house unique

We like to bike, walk, climb the dunes, swim, fish, bird watch and kayak outside. Inside we love watching the river drift by, cooking while enjoying the waterview, playing cards and games. We just enjoy being right on the river in the heart of Leland!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Once your deposit has been received, I will forward a rental agreement. Once the agreement is signed and received your reservation will be complete.
  • This is definitely a no smoking residence and no pets are allowed on the premises.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • River's Bend has two full bathrooms, one on each floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • There are 4 bedrooms. Three with a queen size bed and one with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Leland Village River Front Beauty
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Charming, great location, comfortable & immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Leland River Cottage enjoying the house in easy walking distance of downtown Leland, Fishtown & restaurants. Loved being right on the river to swim, kayak & watch boats pass by. Bed & furniture were so comfortable & house was super clean. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Riverside Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home in a great location, with a beautiful view of the river. My daughter really enjoyed the ducks in the back yard, even in January.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean with plenty of room and in a great location. We enjoyed the Leelanau peninsula with short drives to many shops and a lot of wine tasting! My wife and I will definitely be visiting again.

  • Submitted: 3-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property,well maintained home,excellent location! Highly recommend

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house is just right for enjoying the delightful village of Leland. Everything in town is within walking distance, the Sleeping Bear, Northport and Suttons Bay are short drives away, there are 2 beaches to enjoy at both N. Lake Leelanau and the big lake. Great restaurants nearby. Best of all the house is perfectly comfortable, nicely furnished and immaculate. It was fun to watch the boats go by and the river is great to swim in for children. Five Stars! We will be back!

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house & location!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was wonderful. Robert and his wife were easy and enjoyable to work with and the location of the house is perfect. We walked to town most nights for dinner and were able to rent kayaks and a paddle board and row them down from town. It would have been nice if they were at the house, but renting was easy too. The house is very clean and we enjoyed the open layout. We had dinner outside a few times and enjoyed coffee on the dock in the mornings. Our small kids played in the small area between the yard and dock. We hope to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan TVC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
to Manitou Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lelanau Club at Bahles Farms, Suttons Bay
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River's Edge, Blue Bird, The Cove
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Hickory Hills, Traverse City
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Van's Beach, Lk Michigan; Nedows Park, Lk Leelanau
Car: necessary

The gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula has something for everyone, beautiful beaches, charming villages, wineries, festivals, hiking and biking trails, Sleeping Bear Dunes, historic sites and art galleries. Truly, something for every member of the family.


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
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 25 2018 - Oct 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$322.13

The balance of the rental amount, the Michigan Use Tax of 6% and a refundable damage deposit of $750.00 are due 120 days prior to check-in.

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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