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Lake Michigan at your doorstep!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lake Mi Beachfront, Stunning Views, Private Beach, Serene Natural Setting.

Good Harbor Bay Beauty! Stunning views in a serene location. Built in 1952, it has classic cottage charm and is only a few minutes south of Leland. Spacious deck looks out towards the sunset views over both North and South Manitou Islands, and the expanse of Good Harbor Bay, from Pyramid Point in the south to Whaleback in the north. Ships pass on the horizon, past the expanses of green beach grass, past the pure sand beach that borders the clear, fresh waters of Lake Michigan. The peaceful environment and natural beauty of this property is unparalleled. 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths; sleeps 8.


Owner
Gina McFadden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Gina McFadden

I have been coming "Up North" my whole life. As a child I played on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, climbed the dunes, and splashed in the rivers and lakes that grace the area. As an adult, I now watch my two girls enjoy the same magical experiences of my childhood. I manage two properties in the area - one on Platte Lake and one on Good Harbor. My passion is to help you and your family/friends enjoy the stunning beauty that is Northern Michigan.

Gina McFadden purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Gina McFadden chose Lake Leelanau

Panoramic views of Good Harbor and Manitou Islands, pristine sand, private frontage, cozy cottage charm, close to Glen Arbor and Leland. Natural beauty of the area, while being close to great food, shopping and sight-seeing.

What makes this cottage unique

Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Leland, Leelanau County Wine Trail and Traverse City.

Amenities

Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also stackable washer and dryer
    master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , large master bedroom
  • There is also a fold-out queen sized bed in the living room...arguably the best bedroom view!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please keep in mind this is a 65-year-old lake cottage in the woods – despite our best cleaning efforts, spiders and their webs do pop up here and there. (Particularly on the deck.)

Reviews

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Lake Michigan at your doorstep!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Loved every minute of our vacation at The Shores at Good Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Shores at Good Harbor from July 15 - 22, 2017. We were so pleased with our vacation. Upon arrival we immediately noted many special touches, a welcome note, signs indicating what switches turned on what, notes on cabinets and drawers letting us know what was inside; all very helpful. The cottage was very clean and welcoming, loved the decorating! Yes, Lake Michigan is right at your door, very few steps to the beach. Listening to the waves roll in, hunting for Petoskey Stones or watching a sunset, each day is so comforting. Loved the location, close to Leland and its shops and restaurants and a short drive to Glen Arbor. We absolutely loved our stay at The Shores at Good Harbor and hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay! It is our pleasure to make every aspect of your vacation relaxing and a pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor!
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Ann Arbor, MI
4

All the Basics a Family Needs for Lovely MI Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Accessible Beach to unload kayaks--Y

Family Dog invited--Y

Gathering Space on Deck, Dining, Family Rm--Y

on-site laundry--Y

adequate kitchen--Y

This year/Summer of 2017 Lake water levels were high, so beach walking was curtailed as most of the beach in NW half of the bay was under watered nearly everywhere on the peninsula. Here are 2 upsides to this natural ebb-flow: troublesome algae blooms in Good Harbor Bay were absent and there was a plethora of petoskey, charlevoix, leelanau stones. Normally one can walk for hours along the sands of Good Harbor Bay, so I suspect that this cottage's sandy beach is continguous with the rest of the Bay in most years.

For those not familiar with this part of Leelanau cty: sunsets are gorgeous, Leelanau Conservancy has set aside many tracts that are great walks and hikes; Sleeping Bear NPS has installed a wide bike-hike trail from Bohemia Rd to Glen Haven; the water is gorgeous and there are so many unspoilt beaches to discover.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell, OH
5

We had an amazing time! Great location and just steps away from the beach on Lake Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation home! As soon as we walked in the door we knew we were on vacation and could totally relax. The home is well stocked for a week on the beach! Lovely deck with beach recliners, umbrella table, fire pit, charcoal grill and even yoga mats! We ate outside for many meals and the sunsets were incredible! We will come back next year to enjoy this lovely property! It is close to Leland which is a great place to visit and do a bit of shopping. Outstanding owner who provided us with all the information we needed prior to arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cabin on Lake MI

  • 5 of 5

Great location, lovely decoration, located right on the beach. There were a few minor issues upon moving in but host was accessible via text and phone to address. Great place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Venue.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing setting. Right on Lake Michigan. 1/2 way between Leland (Fishtown) and Glen Arbor. Charming old cottage kept clean and tidy. New HD TV.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation at this cottage. It's a beautiful cottage, exactly as in the pictures and right on the lake. The owner is very responsive and provided great suggestions! The location was perfect to explore Sleping Bear Dunes, nearby villages and wineries.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Good Harbor Winery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Manitou Passage Golf
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Cove
Car: necessary

Five minute drive into Leeland and historic Fishtown.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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