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Beautiful Lake Leelanau, Minutes to Traverse City and all of Leelanau County

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely renovated in 2016, this cottage is a perfect getaway!

Plan your vacation in Traverse City on Lake Leelanau. You will love this updated cottage, just 8 miles from downtown Traverse City, a short drive to either Suttons Bay or Leland, and less than 30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes.

This cottage accommodates up to 8 guests, with 3 bedrooms (1 king and 2 queen beds) & twin trundle bed area near living room and 1 large bathroom. (GUESTS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN SHEETS AND TOWELS.)

Lake Leelanau has 23 miles of crystal clear water to explore and enjoy! It is ideal for swimming, boating, water sports and fishing.

The cottage also offers air conditioning, gas fireplace, Weber charcoal grill, picnic table, patio table and chairs, great room, dining room with seating for 6, snack bar for 2, gas range, dishwasher, microwave, full size refrigerator/freezer, large TV with Roku player, wifi, DVD player, and portable stereo. All of this is located at West Wind Resort with 400 feet of lake frontage and private harbor.

The spacious resort property offers a playground for children, a basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes, and plenty of space for other activities. There are 3 shared fire pits located on the water's edge, as well as a gazebo. On property is a protected harbor with a private dock and boat slip for a small boat up to 20 feet and parking for your boat trailer. The marina was completely redone in June 2015 with new break wall and docks. The cottage is located 200' off of the water, you must cross the private resort driveway to access the water.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Winowiecki
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Mary Winowiecki

We are both natives of Northern Michigan -- Joe growing up in Leelanau County and Mary in Traverse City. We moved away from the area for about 20 years after high school, but moved back "home" in 2000 to raise our two children, Emma and Mitch. (There's nowhere better to raise a family!)

While the area has changed and grown in the past several decades, we love that it still retains what makes Northern Michigan so special -- pristine beaches, endless hiking and biking trails, and views that continue to take our breath away on a daily basis. We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Mary Winowiecki purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Mary Winowiecki chose Traverse City

We were immediately impressed by West Winds Resort! First of all, it is situated on our favorite part of Lake Leelanau (the sunset side!). Secondly, the string of 11 cottages are so sweet! Each has shutters unique to their cottage and all are meticulously maintained, as is the entire property. We were struck by how quiet and private the resort felt -- the perfect spot to get away from it all!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages sit well off the road with a large grassy area complete with a great play structure and basketball hoop. There is also room to part boat trailers. The beach is great and adjoins a mini-marina (each cottage is allotted one slip). A gazebo and two fire pits add to the charm, as does a small fish-cleaning station.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Traverse City in Bingham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guests need to provide their own paper products (TP, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, etc.) and also their own linens. Blankets and comforters are provided, but not sheets or towels.


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Beautiful Lake Leelanau, Minutes to Traverse City and all of Leelanau County
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Clarkston, Michigan

Great Cottage in a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was very spacious and updated. We came to fish and the little marina was a great addition to our trip. The owners we available and very pleasant. Their description in the HomeAway/VRBO listing was right on. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, clean, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very cute, clean, and cozy. It was the perfect place to stay for our girls weekend. We had a wonderful time and would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home great location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in traverse city! Great location for visiting the wineries.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a weekend vacation. It was very clean, had a cozy fireplace, and plenty of space for our group which consisted of 6 adults and 1 infant.

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo Area

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Great cottage, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Comfortable and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We came up here for the Harvest Stampede. It was a great place to stay, very quiet and very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £45.33

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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