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Twin Birch Cottage

Property Description

Twin Birch cottage is a wonderful spot for your family or a group of friends looking for the perfect home to enjoy all that the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer. This spacious house, set on North Lake Leelanau, has 153 feet of lake shore and provides you with everything necessary for the perfect vacation. Gardens, decks and outdoor living areas deliver a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere where views of the lake provoke the anticipation of glorious sunsets. Bring your own boat or rent one! It is a two minute walk from the cottage to the park’s public access where you’ll find a public boat launch. There is also a permanent mooring for windy days and dock side tie up for calm days. The depth of the water at the end of the dock is about 4 foot.  The shoreline is just a couple of inches deep.  Beautiful sand bottom lake, perfect for swimming.

This family home has everything you need for your stay. Meal preparation is easy in our spacious kitchen or on the Weber propane grill. If you prefer lakeside grilling, we have a great camp charcoal grill steps from the lower level deck. Internet access and wi-fi are available. Three of the home’s four bedrooms have direct access to the lake. The master bedroom, with a queen bed is located on the main floor. Queen beds furnish two of the lower level bedrooms and a twin trundle furnishes the third. A crib and port-a-crib are available upon request.

If you’re looking for a little action after a day of playing and relaxing on the lake, take a short drive or boat ride to Leland where you’ll enjoy hunting for Petosky stones on Lake Michigan’s beautiful white sand beach, strolling through the shops in downtown Leland, or taking in the picturesque sights in Historic Fishtown. There is plenty to interest everyone in your group with unique shopping, great restaurants, art galleries, a village grocery store, library, and much more.

The cottage’s central location provides the perfect base for exploring along one of Michigan’s Scenic Byways, M-22. Nearby attractions include the exhilarating dune climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Grand Traverse Lighthouses, numerous award winning wineries, and the quaint villages of Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay and Northport. If you are a biker, this is the perfect base to enjoy a ride around beautiful Lake Leelanau on the wide shoulders and bike lanes. If you’re a golfer, our cottage is a wonderful home base to the area’s spectacular golf courses.

Our beautiful lakefront home is located on the shores of North Lake Leelanau. Numerous wineries and vineyards are in close proximity, and the East Leland public access is only a a two minute walk from home for easy boat launch.

The Leelanau Peninsula is truly a year around get-away with spectacular autumn colors and many summer and winter activities. Come experience the perfect spot to enjoy a vacation and build family memories in the ‘Land of Delight’! Twin Birch is Pure Michigan at it’s best.


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Average rating:  
 8 reviews
by Lindsay G on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

The location was great and the scenery was amazing! Everyone had fun!

by Frederick Ferguson on Twin Birch Cottage
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The stay at Twin Birch was wonderful. The accommodations were excellent and the location on the water with trees with fantastic Fall colors was special.

The owners went out of their way to assure our comfort. Their love and stewardship of the property was evident. Thank you for providing us with some great memories and good times.

by Trevor M on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

It was excellent, everything was as wonderful, thanks!

by Brie S on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

Twin Birch was a great place for a quick weekend getaway! It is a perfect location, with being so close to Leland and Suttons Bay. And the views from the deck were so beautiful!

The property manager replied to emails promptly and was very helpful.

I'd highly recommend this property!

Submitted: Sep 26, 2017 Stayed: September 2017

by Kathryn on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

A little bit of paradise close to home!

5 of 5

I'm torn! I want to tell everyone I know about this place - this precious gem, but I also want to keep it my own little secret! Twin Birch is truly a home that makes its visitors forget about everything! It is cozy, yet spacious, and offers the most stunning views of a pristine lake. You get to witness the most magical sunsets, and are nestled between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. The home is close to Fishtown and Leland Harbor, as well as many fantastic wineries and vineyards. The home was clean, inviting, and just what we needed for our family vacation. I won't hesitate going back, and can't wait to plan our trip for next year already!

Submitted: Aug 29, 2017 Stayed: June 2017

by Jeff S on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

Another Wonderful Vacation at Twin Birch

5 of 5

We love our vacations at this beautiful cottage. It is spacious and accommodating for our two families, and always spotless upon our arrival. The kids take full advantage of the paddle boat, tandem bicycle, and love swimming in the lake. Sunsets on the deck are amazing. We look forward to returning next summer!

Submitted: Aug 29, 2017 Stayed: August 2017

by Allan A on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

Fantastic Vacation Experience!

5 of 5

We have enjoyed our family vacation, at Twin Birch, and plan on returning each summer for as long as the property is available. The property is very well maintained and the layout of the house is perfect for our active family. We appreciate how the house is spotlessly cleaned upon our arrival and all the other amenities included. Because this lovely home is used as the owner's own residence, we feel fortunate to vacation in a spot that feels like home rather than a typical rental. We enjoyed late afternoon cocktails on the dock and decks and are looking forward to August! This vacation rental is a great deal!

by Geoff on Twin Birch Cottage
Twin Birch

Perfect summer vacation!

5 of 5

Twin Birch provided us with the perfect vacation last year, and we are looking forward to a repeat performance this summer! The home is very well maintained, comfortable and inviting for our family. Sunsets are spectacular, and we love sitting around the lakeside fire pit each evening, stargazing and making s'mores. Each morning we enjoyed a paddle boat ride on the lake, using the paddle boat included with the rental. The owners are great to work with, very accommodating, and eager to provide guests with a home away from home. We definitely recommend Twin Birch as the perfect vacation rental!

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  • 2 Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 – toilet , shower , Bathroom on upper level
Bathroom 2 – toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom on lower level 

  •   4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

Bedroom 1 – A brand new king Bed in the Master bedroom on main floor
Bedroom 3 – 1 queen , Bedroom on lower level
Bedroom 4 – 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed – Bedroom on lower level
Bedroom 2 – 1 queen , Bedroom on lower level 


  • WiFi
  • Firepit
  • Paddle Boat
  • Gas Grill
  • Charcoal camp grill on the beach
  • water is waist deep on an adult at the end of the dock
  • walk in stairs at the end of the dock for entry

Rates (in US Dollars)

  • Summer Weekly Rates: $5000/week + cleaning + tax.
  • Fall Rates $350-425 per night + cleaning + tax.
  • Winter/Off Season Rates $325 per night + cleaning + tax.

Inquire for May and June rates.



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