About This Listing
I am proud to announce a Film Festival Winning Film has been made about our neighbors and their fishing business. You can walk to their marina and then cook fresh fish at The Studio. Buy smoked fish, too. (website hidden)
Spring is here. Soon the poppies will decorate the meadow. Follow the two-track road to a modest cabin that reveals an upscale interior.
This Studio-style cabin has been completely updated with a walk-in terrazzo tile shower, glass vessel sink and bamboo floors. Featuring a full kitchen with cherry counter tops, Motawi tile and a gas Miele cook-top. You'll have all cooking and serving supplies (even fresh coffee and a French Press). And you'll rest well on a queen sized Celeste pillow-top memory foam bed by the fireplace. Find the shelves stocked with books by and about local characters. There are board games and cards too. Didn't finish the book? Take it with you!
You will feel as if you are in a secluded hideaway yet, just minutes away from Omena, Sutton's Bay, Leland and Northport.The local art theater, casino, fishing village, galleries and wineries are just 10 minutes away, and you are only 30 minutes from "America's most beautiful spot" Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.
Available by the night, weekend, or week. In June through September, you can pick your own blueberries in the meadow, right outside the cabin. There is also fire pit and outdoor seating. Plenty of parking for your boat.
The queen bed sleeps two, but children may use sleeping bags if you wish to bring the family. Hurry! There are very few rentals available in central Leelanau County.
Here are just a few local destinations starting from nearest first: Leelanau Sands Casino, Eewaing Native American Museum, Silver Leaf Winery, Raftshol's Vineyards, Tandem Ciders, Corky's Bistro, Tamarack Gallery, Knot Just a Bar, Circa Winery, Parallel 45 Winery, Bay Theater, Will Case Jewelry, Eddie's Village Inn, 9 Bean Rows, Martha's Table, Wines and Vines Restaurant, Ciccone Winery, Shady Lane Winery, L Mawby Sparkling Wines, Dick's Pour House, The Happy Hour, Historic Fishtown, Carlson's Fisheries, The Cheese Shop, Leelanau Cheese, Nature's Gems Petoskey Stones, The Blue Bird, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Blu, M22 Store, Fusion and about 20 more wineries!
~ ASK FOR LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS ~ I'm happy to discount if I've had a last minute cancellation (on the same or next day).
Owner lives in separate dwelling on property and is available for extra needs and suggestions.
If you'd like to bring a group that wants to camp, there is plenty of room for tents and parking. Extra nightly charge per person applies.
The meadow is perfect for WEDDINGS, too. The studio is available for the dressing area and over night, too! Inquire about prices.
There is a large meadow and woods that are for your enjoyment. The fire pit is exclusively for your use. Ask for wood, if you need it. If you have trouble getting it started, I am happy to help. There are snowshoes for use in the winter, kayaks and beach equipment in the summer.
*Please be aware that we are recovering from a record-breaking extreme winter. Many trees have fallen and my drive has suffered with potholes and uneven places. The whole community shares these after-effects and there is a waiting list for clean-ups and repairs. I still have some down or leaning trees and brush piles. I also have two temporary vintage campers that I am renovating for vacationers' use. They are not pretty, yet. However, none of this can be seen from The Studio windows. *
Interaction with Guests
I live on the property (about 250 feet from the Studio) and my home is shielded from your view by evergreens. I am available if you need anything at all, such as: firewood, extra linens, cooking supplies, advise on dining, entertainment, beaches, hiking, bargains etc. The Studio will be unlocked when you arrive and your keys are inside. You do not need to check in. Late night arrivals are fine. When you leave, just leave the keys and door unlocked, no need to check out. I will respect your absolute privacy except in emergencies. If you do want to share a beer or glass of wine by the fire, I'm very amenable, otherwise I will leave you undisturbed to enjoy the seclusion and quiet space.
Dogs are welcome if you assume responsibility for any damage. There is a $25 cleaning fee for dogs, you can pay that when you leave. Please remember this because all dogs require extra cleaning up after (odor, hair, nose and paw prints) and I do not want the next guest to find evidence of pets. Feel free to take advantage of the large meadow with your pets!
We have allergies, so we ask that you not bring cats.
We have wireless. We are quite remote and so it is not high-speed, but it will accomplish most tasks unless you are a serious gamer. Wifi does not require a password. An iPod player is provided and a radio. There are plenty of books, games, puzzles and cards. Just ask if you need more variety.
Please let me know if you need old towels for drying dogs and beach toys.
We have reclining lawn chairs for sunning. If you want to use them or need help starting the fire pit ...just ask! I usually have extra marshmallows for roasting, if you did not bring any.
A charcoal grill is provided. Please use oil on the grilll to prevent build up, and please scrape it after use.
We have a standard poodle and English Cream Retriever that romp in the meadow a few times a day. They are harmless and doofy. An underground fence keeps them away from the studio and fire pit. The female can be territorial so let me know if you want your dogs to play. We can introduce them properly.
Just ask if you need firewood and kindling for a campfire. I have plenty of dry wood at the main house. You are welcome to have a fire in the outdoor pit during any season!
The studio was very cozy and Pamela was graciously accommodating to our requests for an early arrival and late check out. She recommended a place for gelato in Suttons Bay and not only was it fantastic but the staff was super friendly! Wish we would have had more time to check out all the recommended wineries and restaurants. Would definitely come back!
Pamela was a gracious host and very helpful with respect to local knowledge about eateries, wine country, etc. The Studio was rustic but cozy and met our needs perfectly for a quiet, relaxing place close to some of our favorite vineyards as well as Suttons Bay, one of our favorite "up north" towns.
Wonderful experience at the studio! Pamela had everything prepared just as described, and the studio itself offered everything we needed for a great weekend. The space was clean, comfortable and stocked with niceties like fresh coffee beans and extra toiletries in the bathroom. We also enjoyed the outdoor space with the patio, picnic table and fire pit. Would definitely stay again!
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