Private 12 acres Lake Leelanau Retreat House


Entire residential home hosted by Karen

  1. 14 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Nov-Dec weekends/weekdays, 2 night min, Reduced Rates
Christmas Dates Available

Time to escape Up North for Fall, Winter or Summer 2022! Book our place, pack up the family and head to the Traverse City/Leelanau Peninsula area for an amazing staycation.

We know your family and friends need a change of scenery after 2020-1. Our 12 acre property is here for you to explore, spread out, rest and recover from the long year.

The space
This year-round property offers a 3100 sq foot, clean home, with 6 BR (4Q, 2F, 2T beds), 3 full bath, all new furnishings. We are disinfecting with our guests' safety in mind. We appreciate your help in keeping guests safe.

Perfect for family reunion, girlfriend getaway, wedding party lodging, corporate retreat or couples private escape. Located in the middle of the Up North wineries, our home sits on 12 acres of private, secluded grounds for the nature lover to explore the trails, fish or just breathe in the clean Northern Michigan air.

The Property
Escape the pace of daily life with a visit to the Lake Leelanau Retreat House! You will feel a sense of Up North serenity the minute you pull into our drive. The winding lane will first lead you past our large, open field which is perfect for a family start-up football game or kids soccer match and then the open trail leading you to explore our 12 acres of woods. After the road curves, you will hear the peaceful sounds of Artesian spring flowing into our beautiful ponds and spy the Lake Leelanau Retreat House sitting tall and grand, just waiting for your family and friends to enjoy. This is the moment you will let out a sigh and a "WOW", and your vacation will truly begin!

Our 3-story, 3100 sq ft home is perfect space for groups of families or friends to spread out. The main floor is where the foodies in your group will find a spacious, fully-stocked kitchen to create some delicious vacation meals. Wake up the scent of coffee (Keurig pods provided) and pancakes on our griddle or cook chili in our crock pot all day while you are exploring the local shops. You will find an extensive set of indoor and outdoor dishes and glasses, wine glasses, cookware, serving dishes, basic pantry supplies and many small appliances. Make memories gathered together in the open kitchen/dining/living room floor plan. The spacious master bedroom is a special, quiet retreat space that has also a makeup table and master bathroom.

When you head upstairs, you will discover our extra large, entertainment zone. Grab the popcorn, movie candy and sodas and snuggle in for a movie on the 55" TV on Dish Network, Showtime or from our DVD library of favorites. Everyone can gather at the large conference table for hours of game and puzzle time. Kids of all ages love the upstairs as it also features 2 woodland creature-themed, kid bedrooms (each with a twin over full bunk bed), a full bathroom and an open play space. There are also 2 queen bedroom areas with new beds, high quality bedding and luggage racks.

More family fun awaits you on the lower level of the home. Small children (and parents) appreciate the kids' toy area we have set up with books, toys, train table and even a teepee. Kids can play for hours giving mom and dad a much needed break! Older kids and adults will find another 55" TV zone, more games, poker chips, cards and table to get the poker night started. The lower level also features a wood burning stove, kitchenette, full bathroom and an open queen bedroom area that looks out on the nature and wild life.

It is quite possible you will love the outdoor areas even more that inside the home. The extra large deck is perfectly located off the kitchen and living room making it the best spot for family and friends to gather for meals, selfies and wine-filled evenings ~ Cheers! We want you to have the best guest experience, so of course, you will find a large, teak family table, ample seating and a Weber grill waiting to help your cookout be easy, comfortable and delicious. Below the deck, you can relax on the shaded porch just outside the lower-level walkout and admire the multiple ponds and stunning No. Michigan sunsets. Kids, old and young, love our large yard for playing lawn games. As the sun goes down, everyone can gather around the fire pit for endless hours of stories, sing-alongs and s'mores. We provide twinkling, starry skies, ample seating and all the firewood you will need. For our and our guests' safety, outdoor security camera located on pole barn directed toward the driveway.

The Location
Lake Leelanau Retreat House is the perfect hub to return to after a day of exploring small town shops and light houses, sampling wineries and breweries, playing on the lakes and searching for Petoskey stones. Located far enough on the Leelanau Peninsula to give you a pure Michigan getaway, but centrally located enough to zip over to Sleeping Bear Dunes for the morning or wander around downtown Traverse City all afternoon.

At the end of your stay, you will feel relaxed and reconnected to nature and to each other and you will book to stay with us again!

With Gratitude,
Karen and Terry, Your Hosts

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Lake Leelanau, Michigan, United States

Lake Leelanau runs 21 miles (34 km) through the middle of the Leelanau Peninsula. Our property, Lake Leelanau Retreat House, is located less than 2 miles from "the Narrows" in Lake Leelanau, the nearest boat launch and beach. Our property features serene, private 12 acres of woods, ponds and nature to explore.

Hosted by Karen

  1. Joined in August 2019
  • 41 Reviews
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When the opportunity of owning this beautiful Lake Leelanau property came up, our dreams came true! We felt it was the perfect property to share with other families and friends so they could experience a true Up North vacation home. I am originally from Charleston, IL, home of Eastern Illinois University and where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law. My past experiences as Charleston's Tourism Director and Event Planner, apartment owner, social worker, Chamber of Commerce Diplomat and community volunteer all stem from my creative and caring personality. I have been described as pure sunshine and a natural-born hostess. Terry, originally from downstate Michigan, is an entrepreneur and currently the President and CEO of the nonprofit Conscious Clarity Center, Inc., which teaches Spiritual Transformative Education in the Traverse City area. He’s a published author and advocate for meditative awareness and peace. His love is always family first, closely followed by water sports or boating, the automotive industry and classic muscle cars and outdoor nature activities. He's always tinkering with projects that will get him out into the peace of nature. His professional background includes careers in automotive engineering, spiritual internet marketing, the boating and the health & fitness industries and environmental air quality assurance. Terry, our daughter Sage and I live each day in the energy of Love, Peace and Gratitude. We look forward to hosting you!
When the opportunity of owning this beautiful Lake Leelanau property came up, our dreams came true! We felt it was the perfect property to share with other families and friends so…

During your stay

We live just 10 miles away from this property year round and available by phone. We're more than happy to help make your stay with us more comfortable.

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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