Cedar Cottage, Private Beach on Lake Leelanau

Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


Experience 'The Great Lakes State' while vacationing on the sandy shores of Lake Leelanau in this charming vacation rental! Sitting merely steps from the water in beautiful northern Michigan, you'll be within easy driving distance of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan, Traverse City, and tons of options for outdoor recreation. Recharge in the modern cottage featuring 3 beds, 2 baths, and prime views.


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer


Location Details

This lake escape is an excellent base for exploring not only Lake Leelanau, but tons of surrounding attractions! You'll find great dining, shopping, fishing, and boating just minutes from the property. The area has quite a few wineries, including Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery (right up the road!), 45 North Vineyard & Winery, Tandem Ciders, and Shady Lane Cellars.

Drive 20 miles west to explore Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore, the largest natural sand dune on the Great Lakes. Scenic drives, spectacular views, wildlife spottings, and great nature trails await at one of the most popular northern attractions in the U.S. Hiking the Dune Climb is a must!

Once you get to the top of the Dune Climb, you can make the trek down to Lake Michigan! Depending on the season, Lake Michigan offers countless fun water activities for the whole family!

For another day trip, check out Leland's Fishtown - about a 20-minute drive north, you can walk along the docks and experience the ins and outs of this historic commercial fishing spot, which is one of the only working fishing villages left in Michigan!


10 reviews
  • Love this house!


    This was our second time staying at this house and we once again loved it. The sandy beach provided hours of entertainment for the kids. The water is clear and shallow even past the boat dock so us adults didn't worry when the kids were playing in the water. The deck is perfect for hanging out during the day and night. The kitchen is well-equipped with all you need for cooking. Our hosts were again generous with their time in providing suggestions for recreation, dining, and boat rental.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jonathan S.
    Published August 4, 2021
  • We love this cottage!


    This was our second time at this property and we again thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is wonderful. It is well maintained and equipped and the property is perfect for adults and kids to enjoy themselves. The water is clear and shallow even past the dock with a sandy bottom. Our kids loved the water and the beach, as did the adults. The deck is a great spot to hang out both during the day and night with an excellent view of the lake. Marge and Ray are wonderful hosts and put a lot of hard work into ensuring the property is in the best condition.

    Published July 19, 2021
  • Wonderful Stay


    We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Our kids loved playing in the beach area and in the shallow water, which by the way goes out much further than you can see. Got a chance to throw around the football and a Frisbee at long distances in the water.. I also brought my boat up and there was plenty of space to tie up to the dock. A lot of different areas to fish that cannot be covered in 1 weeks time. Many great memories were made here. The fire pit on the dock was also a great feature we took advantage of. Great location central to Leland, Glen Arbor and Traverse city. Especially on those days where you need a break from the sun :). We will definitely stay again if we head up that way in the future. Thanks Marge and Ray!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Gregg S.
    Published July 2, 2021
  • Very clean spacious and well supplied. Great location.


    Two thumbs up

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Eric D.
    Published September 17, 2020
  • Peaceful


    We had an amazing experience with the owners and the property. The cottage has all the necessary items you need in a bathroom kitchen and laundry facilities. The owners were friendly and provided answers to all our questions. They were available when we needed to reach them and provided ideas for places to go and eat out. The property was beautiful and maintained!! The location is great!! Can't wait to rent next summer.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sarah B.
    Published August 11, 2020
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