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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:
25 September, 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 around the Traverse City around the Bingham Township

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 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Great cottage,.. plenty of room, great experience.

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is great. owners have done a nice job and are friendly and responsive good people. very homie feel with nice decor. part of a small resort with 11 cottages. your own private beach. play fort for the kids. well kept and pretty clean. Note: this cottage is on well water with high sulfur content so bring your own drinking water. Cottage also smelled musty when we arrived but aired out eventually. Only reason this cottage isnt 5 stars is the water quality and it needs kitchen and bath remodels. but def not a reason not to rent ... this place is great.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my family. Plenty of room, and everything we needed was there. Owners answered our one question almost immediately. The views from the beach are some of the best on the lake. It is just the perfect place to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place to come back to year after year! So much to do in the area and not enough time!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. Private beach, playground for kids, clean, adorable cottages. Perfect for a couple, family and multiple families. Everyone we met had been coming year after year for 20+ years. We had multiple families in a few cottages. So perfect to eat meals right on the lake and relax as all the cousins played and biked around. We rented kayaks at Sutton’s Bay Bike shop and they delivered right to the cottage. We had such a memorable time!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property

  • 4 of 5

Layout and location of property was perfect. Liked the inside. We didn’t like the way tv was set up. Some people aren’t tech savvy . The outside could use power washing and the floors and rugs inside were dirty. There were no cleaning supplies on hand to clean floors.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very cute and cozy!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £44.98

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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