Lake Leelanau Cape Cod *Family Friendly*

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Welcome CottageRelaxation TimeWifi, Large screen TV, Cable, DVD playerCozy Kitchen with all needed amenities,  table enlarges for large groups.Master bedroom, walk out to deck with seating area.Queen size bedroom upstairsTwo twin beds upstairs, great kids room with plenty of play space.Fourth bedroom with Twin bed, main floor.S\\\'more Time!Kids Play House stocked with their own vintage Kitchen !
“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews

From $125 / night

307 W Meinrad St, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 7
Type: Home
Per night: $125 - $150
Per week: $875 - $1,000
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lake Leelanau vacation home rental
Winter Fun Up-North !!

Make this lovely cape cod home your *vacation home base* for all your activities in Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse region. Play by day, and relax by night, with large screen TV, wifi, and a spacious backyard. This home is perfect for those with younger children and/or a pet, as the yard is fenced and full hardwood floors throughout the home. The home sits across from a village park. Some of the amenities include: HD large screen cable TV, DVD collection, fire pit, and barbeque. Bring your boat - just 1/4 mile to a boat access site into South Lake Leelanau. The cottage is located in the village of Lake Leelanau on a quiet street within walking distance to a grocery store, parks, restaurants, wine tasting, & a distillery.

Just minutes away are the Sleeping Bear Dunes, recently chosen as American's Most Beautiful National Park by Good Morning America!
Area Information
The Leelanau Peninsula is located in the Northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Surrounded by water on three sides, the Leelanau Peninsula offers a wide variety of recreation, attractions and culture. Here are just a few ideas.

-Wind through the county's beautiful roadways for a wine, cider or brewery tour.

-Ride your bike on miles of dedicated trails.

-Hike through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with spectacular views of Lake Michigan.

-Play a game of chance or see a concert at the Leelanau Sands Casino.

-Wander the shops and galleries of Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor or Northport.

-Catch your limit of Salmon on a Charter Fishing Trip.

-Explore Historic Fishtown or watch the sunset from "Van's Beach" in Leland.

-Take the ferry out to the Manitou Islands for the day.

-Take the kids to the Great Lakes Children's Museum.

-Pick your own cherries at a local farm.

-Go boating on Glen Lake or Lake Leelanau.

The list is endless. No wonder the Leelanau Peninsula is a favorite family vacation destination! Those of us fortunate enough to live or work here enjoy the beauty of Leelanau every day.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Greg Gaudard

Greg Gaudard

  • School:

    Suttons Bay Public Schools, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Work:

    International freight pilot
  • About:

    My job requires me to travel the world every month, & we have the option to live where ever we want. I see some great places, but none compare to where we have chosen to call home, Leelanau County. My wife & I grew up here, moved back to the area 17 years ago & are raising our family here. We spend...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 04 2015 May 31 2016 - $125 $875 - 2 Nights
Jun 01 2016 Oct 31 2016 - $150 $1,000 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: For June, July and August we require a $500.00 down payment for all weekly rentals to hold the date. Remaining months we require $200.00 down payment for weekly rentals. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival for Summer months, 2 weeks prior for remaining months.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $ 75.00 Cleaning fee/Rental CANCELLATIONS ? There is a 90 day cancellation notice for the months of June, July and August, all other reservations require a 30 day notice. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for ALL RESERVATIONS made within the allotted time. Any cancelation made after the allotted time will forfeit the deposit. If the reservation date is able to be filled we will return the remaining deposit less the $100.00 cancellation fee. Any early departure does not warrant any refund



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Casino
    (8 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (18 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)

Reviews (14)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Lake Leelanau, Michigan

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“ Excellent ”
14 reviews
Zachary Lazar

Zachary Lazar

Kalamazoo, MI

Weekend Getaway

January 13, 2016

I had such a great time here. So much to do and see in the area. On the first day, we spent some time up at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Hiking there was a lot of fun, and the park there was absolutely beautiful. Next day was spent at the Sleeping Bear Dunes park. We hiked there for a couple hours and I have to say, it was such a blast, even for someone that has been hiking on the west coast. I highly suggest traveling down to travers city and going to the North Peak Brewery. Some of the best food I have ever had. Overall, the cabin is clean, spacious, and has a great back yard for a bonfire. I cant find anything negative to say about the property or the surrounding area. Highly recommended!

Greg Gaudard

Owner's reply:

Thank You Mr. Zach so glad you had a great time !!!!!!!!!

Donna Shanahan Hamilton

Donna Shanahan Hamilton

Plymouth, MI

Lake Leelanau visit

June 29, 2015

The house is very cute and comfy. Our dog loved the yard! Ours is not as long, and we had never seen her run so fast! A few perks were the nearby The Redheads Cafe and the Peddling Beans Coffee House. The scenery, driving from Suttons Bay, is simply amazing! We never knew that there were so many vineyards and wine-tasting places in the immediate area. It was a very nice trip!

Amanda Cook

Amanda Cook

San Diego, CA

Perfect Trip

June 8, 2015

We had a great time. The place was spacious and comfortable for our family and it was the first time in a long time getting most of the family together under one roof. The kitchen was reasonably well-equipped so that we were able to make a big breakfast for everyone, the beds and blankets were comfortable even though it was really cold during our stay, and the fire pit was a great addition. There's a grocery store close by that is small, but sufficient and the place was central to everything we needed. If I could give 4 1/2 I would because there were a few oversights that we weren't totally sure how to handle; laundry soap was out, for example, so we couldn't start the wash. Also, normal hotel-style accouterments weren't available, such as soap, which isn't so much a criticism as a warning.

Debbie Schreiber

Debbie Schreiber

Washington DC

Great Location

October 1, 2014

We were in Michigan for a nephew's wedding. Activities were scheduled in Sutton's Bay and Leland. The location of this house was perfect - just a short drive to either location! The property is not fancy, but it is roomy and very functional, with all supplies readily available (i.e., linens, kitchen-ware, etc.). With only one bathroom, I was not anxious to share my multiple siblings (we're all 60's and 70's), however, a family with a couple young children will find this house roomy and comfortable.

Connie ONeill

Connie ONeill

Olivet, MI

Home with a View

September 17, 2014

This home made us feel right at home. The view of the Bay was spectacular, the beds were comfortable, and the location was ideal for us.

Denise Hnatowich-Frauenheim

Denise Hnatowich-Frauenheim

Birmingham, Michigan

Harvest Stompede

September 9, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at your Leland Livin property. We had 3 couples for the 4 bedroom home. The decor of the home was lovely, and short of maybe putting a mirror behind the doors to individual rooms the home was very accommodating. I say this because getting ready would have been much easier had we had more mirrors to apply our make-up, do our hair and such. The only other issue we had was that we did not make it to the home till around midnight and even though we were using our GPS it was still difficult to figure out where the driveway to the property was. I would think about timer lighting or solar lights to help with this. All and all we would come back, we had a great time. Thank you.

Dave Lueloff

Dave Lueloff

Warren, MI, USA

Leelanau cottage

September 1, 2014

Nice home for family w/ kids. Has modern bath; cable; wifi; shady, fenced yard w/ fire pit. No air, but there is a nice breeze w/ windows open.

Randy De Haan

Randy De Haan

Grand Rpaids, Michigan

up north and loving it

August 15, 2014

The area in the peninsula above Traverse City, MI is a beautiful place to stay. There are any number of day trips to take that will delight people of all ages and interests. Ours happen to be outdoor and shopping related depending on the gender of the family member you ask. The home we chose to stay in had enough bedrooms for everyone, including my daughter's friend that we had invited to join us this year, and a fenced in yard for our dog. The only issues we had with the place were the leaky faucet in the tub and the housecleaning. We immediately let the owner know, as he lives out of state, and he was most appreciative. We have all confidence that were taken care of before the next tenant arrived. All in all it was a delightful week - even the weather cooperated!

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith


Great set up for family vacation

August 7, 2014

This was our first time renting a cottage and we enjoyed it. Owner was great about answering all of my questions through the booking process. We felt very comfortable staying there. It is in good shape but lived in so we did not have to worry about the kids breaking something. Very kid friendly, tons of toys there for them to play with. Really enjoyed having a place with a fenced in yard and the fire pit. Liked that it was stocked with just about everything we needed except for food and drink. It is in a decent but not upscale neighborhood. I felt comfortable with my wife going out for a run in the mornings. Only thing that would have made it better is if it had air conditioning, which I knew that before we booked it and was really shaded so it was not bad. I just like my a/c. Overall a great experience, and for the price you cannot go wrong.

Meghan Leslie

Meghan Leslie

Troy, MI

Wonderful winter getaway

January 7, 2014

I stayed here with my husband and our dog for 3 nights in between Christmas and December and had a fabulous time! The house was very cute and there was everything we needed to cook and feel at home. The fenced yard was a plus and our dog loved it! Close to some great wineries and also walkable to the little town of lake leelanau. Perfect house for a couple or small family. We will be back for sure!

Barbara Yoffee

Barbara Yoffee

Santa Fe, NM USA


September 23, 2013

Just a few minutes from Lake Michigan beaches! golf courses! wine tasting! hiking! boating! Leland, Suttons Bay and Traverse City all nearby. Loved the neighborhood and the wonderful restaurant Bella Fortuna just down the street!

Fawn Wood Bowden

Fawn Wood Bowden


Great Family Vacation Home Base!

August 19, 2013

The house is situated on a quiet street in the town of Lake Leelanau and provided a very central location to MANY fun was a short drive to Lake Michigan beaches and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, just minutes from lake access to Lake Leelanau and not very far from Traverse City, which had even more things to do. We stayed here in early August with our family of 2 younger children aged 4 and 6, myself and my husband. The house is cute, clean and had more than enough space for our family; could have easily fit another couple of people comfortably. The yard is very large and fenced in, very nice for the kids to play in. There is also a small park right across the street that the kids enjoyed. There is cable television and the TV was a nice bigger size. There is also WiFi so we could keep up with emails and stay connected, if we chose. There are toys and a few games and books at the house for most ages and for boys and girls; very much appreciated! There is also nice little grocery store about a block and a half away, in fact most of the "downtown" area/stores are within walking distance. Dave, the owner was very nice and easy to work with too. We definitely want to go back next year!

Martha Hausmann Davis

Martha Hausmann Davis

Grand Rapids, MI

Perfect Up North Getaway!

June 4, 2013

Perfect for mom & dad and children. Park you can watch your children across the street and walking distance to groceries, coffee, winery tasting room, fine dining and local pub!

Carol Somers

Carol Somers

Henderson, MI

Cozy and cute

July 30, 2012

This sweet cottage made the perfect "home base" for my family as we explored the Leelanau Peninsula. The decor is charming, with a shabby chic/vintage flair. You will feel like you are staying at a friend's home, not a rental property. The bathroom is newly renovated and very appealing and roomy. There are plenty of fun board games for all ages, and a nice selection of DVDs. The kitchen is well-equipped, so you won't need to pack anything beyond your favorite foods. Everything is very clean and in good working condition. The yard is full of pretty blooms, and quite large, with a nice fire pit and seating area, and there is small deck outside the master bedroom. The cottage is within easy driving distance of so many great little communities (Sutton's Bay, Leland, Cedar, Northport) and, of course, Traverse City. We took daily walks into the village of Lake Leelanau for groceries, coffee, pastries, lunch and antique browsing. The grocery store is just five minutes away and carries pretty much everything you need (including fresh produce, baked goods and a small meat counter), plus an amazing (and surprising) selection of homemade Indian food. We went to the town's farmer's market (Saturdays) and bought some fruit, homemade soap, and jewelry from some local vendors. There are lots of great beaches nearby, in addition to shopping, dining, wineries, dunes, historic attractions, farm stands, museums and so much much more. We rented a pontoon one day and explored Lake Leelanau. Everyone in the community was very friendly, and we never felt like tourists. The owners were very helpful and responded promptly to all questions. It is clear that this is not just a rental property for them, but a labor of love.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What makes our cottage?
A: We have a great spacious yard for those family marshmallow roasting.
Q: What makes our cottage special.?
A: We pride ourselves on "family friendly". You came here to relax and enjoy the area. Enjoy the space and location of our cottage, after a long day at the beach or exploring the dunes. Come home and make dinner, roast hot dogs in the back yard, let the kids play in the park directly across the street. Its a home away from home.

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  • School:

    Suttons Bay Public Schools, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Work:

    International freight pilot
  • About:

    My job requires me to travel the world every month, & we have the option to live where ever we want. I see some great places, but none compare to where we have chosen to call home, Leelanau County. My wife & I grew up here, moved back to the area 17 years ago & are raising our family here. We spend...
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