Cedar Cottage, Private Beach on Lake Leelanau

Property ID: 428825CedarMIUS
Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


Experience 'The Great Lakes State' while vacationing on the sandy shores of Lake Leelanau in this charming vacation rental! Situated just 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 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open floor plan, and a beautiful deck with stunning views.


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


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!


14 reviews
  • Wonderful stay - great owners!


    We truly enjoyed this amazing space. It was our first time renting a cottage and it hit all the marks. Beautiful location and so quiet. It’s more than we had hoped.

    On top of that- the owners were fantastic- very communicative and friendly. We truly enjoyed meeting them.

    We would rent this place again and again.

    Published June 15, 2023
  • Right on Lake Leelanau


    This is a house with all the amenities needed to have a very comfortable stay. Very private. Ray and Marge are very gracious hosts

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kathy B.
    Published August 24, 2022
  • Fun at the lake


    This was our third time staying at this house and once again it did not disappoint. We all enjoyed hanging out on the deck with its beautiful view of the lake. The owners do a great job of maintaining the beach area and our kids enjoyed playing in the sand. The house is well-equipped with kitchen utensils and cookware. The grill looks brand new and I enjoyed being able to grill out while watching the kids play in the water. Overall, it was an excellent trip!

    Jonathan Secrest
    Published July 18, 2022
  • Lake Leelanua


    This was just a great place! Extremely clean, very well equipped, beautiful setting on a clear water lake, quiet and peaceful!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Gary H.
    Published July 20, 2022
  • 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
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 6 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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