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Lake Michigan at your doorstep!

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


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.

Gina McFadden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

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.


Lake Leelanau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also stackable washer and dryer
    master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Michigan at your doorstep!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

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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Great location right on Lake Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Cute, clean interior with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon!
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Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Would love to keep this gem a secret, but we won't. The view from the house is breathtaking and rivals other area scenic spots like Sleeping Bear Dunes. Enjoyed the privacy of the stretch of beach for walking barefoot. Yes, it was spring and the lake was ice cold and the midges were out, but that won't be our memories of the place. Owner is friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic home to stay in for our sister vacation. The house is beautifully decorated and there are amazing views of Lake Michigan. The sunsets were incredible.

The host was very responsive and easy to contact. We didn't have any issues. She gave us a very sweet welcome gift and a helpful visitors guide to the house and local area.

We visited in early May, but if we came back again we'd do it later in the summer so we could swim and avoid the gnats that are all over in Leland in early spring.

Overall we were very pleased with our stay and would love to come back again for a great vacation in northern Michigan.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your sister vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor for your next family get away!
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Ann Arbor, MI

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

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
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shores at Good Harbor soon!
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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.


Rates & Availability

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.