Wayfarer Tree House

Welcome! We're excited to have you as our guest. We've curated this guide to help you fully utilize our home and discover our favorite local places to eat, drink, shop and experience. Enjoy!
๐Ÿ  Address:
2360 N Lake Leelanau Dr
Lake Leelanau, MI (Directions)

Save the time of shopping and packing groceries! Stocked delivers to our home andย  fridge before you arrive or while you're out

๐Ÿ•“ย Check-In: 4pm (Early Check-in is not possible due to our cleaning crew needing to complete their work)

๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธย Parking: Free in the driveway with ample space for your vehicle(s).

๐Ÿ”“ย Entry: Enter through the front door, with the keypad code (provided one hour before your 4pm check in time via email & text).

๐Ÿ’กEarly Arrival Tip: Leland, Northport, Suttons Bay, and Traverse city all have great downtown stores, markets and more to explore. Please see Planning Ahead information for specific ideas and links!
๐Ÿ›œ WiFi Login:
Network Name:Wayfarer
Password: wayfarerguest

House Rules: Please follow these rules out of respect for the cottage and our neighbors: No smoking. No large gatherings or parties. No campers or tents on the property. Noise levels: most people enjoy a fire pit at night and no one minds the sound of people having fun, but please respect our neighbors as the evening wears on.

Pets: If you would like to bring your furry friend, we charge a $100 pet fee. Upon booking confirmation, please message us to let us now you will be bringing your pet/pets. This property has a strict 2 pet minimum. Please pick up and dispose of dog poo. Please do not allow them on the beds or furniture. Please note; failure to notify us that you will be bringing your pet, or if your pet causes major damage to the home, it may result in an additional fee. There are food and water bowls for your dog as well as a jar with treats! Your dog must be leashed when outside.

Heat: We have in-floor heating during the winter months for added comfort. Please be mindful that in the winter our house can run a bit chillier than others. Our high ceilings, lots of windows, and unique architecture post some heat challenges through the coldest of times. So, we offer a few space heaters that we encourage you to use. If all three are running and you keep the heat as is then you should have a comfortable stay! If you have any issues, please reach out to management. *Please do not move around the space heaters as they are strategically placed to both feed out heat & not blow a fuse :) The home's heating is radiant, and when adjusting the thermostat, we don't see quick results. This is where the space heaters come into play, for quick heat!

๐Ÿ—‘ Trash & Recycling: Please bag all trash and place in outside receptacles.

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee: You can find k-cups and ground coffee in the cabinet near the coffee maker. There is creamer and sugar stocked for your use as well!

๐Ÿด Kitchen: Cooking oils and spices (and salt & pepper) can be found in the cupboards!

Pillows & Blankets:ย Extra pillows and blankets can be found in the closets of each bedroom.

Laundry: Located in the basement of the home. Be sure to empty the lint filter before using the dryer! *The washer door is difficult right now. While we work on a replacement door, be mindful that you need to hold the washer door shut while you select the wash type & press start! Then the door will then lock and stay shut.

Heat: We have in-floor heating during the winter months for added comfort. Please be mindful that in the winter our house can run a bit chillier than others. Our high ceilings, lots of windows, and unique architecture post some heat challenges through the coldest of times. So, we offer a few space heaters that we encourage you to use. If all three are running and you keep the heat as is then you should have a comfortable stay! If you have any issues, please reach out to management. *Please do not move around the space heaters as they are strategically placed to both feed out heat & not blow a fuse :) The home's heating is radiant, and when adjusting the thermostat, we don't see quick results. This is where the space heaters come into play, for quick heat!

AC / Fans:ย  Please note we do not have central AC. We have a few space units and encourage you to open the windows for a fresh breeze! Given that we are wooded, the home can still get a good breeze, and the space ac units, you should be comfortable during your stay!

๐Ÿ”’ย Check-Out: 10am (We are unable to accommodate late check-out, our cleaning service will arrive at the house promptly at 10am.)

๐Ÿ“‹ย Before checking out we ask that you:

  • Please wash all used dishes (just load the dishwasher and run it)

  • Strip all the beds (you can put the sheets at the foot of the beds)

  • Remove all food from the refrigerator & freezer

  • If you have extra trash/ recycling, please take them to the trash bin located to the left when walking outside.

  • Close and lock all doors & windows.


Drive Safe!

OUR NEARBY FAVORITES

Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt

Food

Nittolo’s

Brick-oven pizzas & authentic Italian
104 Main Street, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: For a next-level dining experience, ask to meet Eric!

Boone’s Prime Time

American restaurant & pub
102 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay
Local's tip: Try the famous Massive Mary!

Village Cheese Shanty

Sandwich shop
199 River St, Leland
Local's tip: Cash only. Worth the wait!

Dick’s Pour House

A family-owned "Up North" place to enjoy great tasting food and cold beer.
103 W Philip St, Lake Leelanau

22 Vines & Wines

Great place for authentic Thai food, specialty pizzas, wine, beer, cider, and a full bar.

Fiddleheads

A local favorite serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch
202 W Main St, Lake Leelanau
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling

Drink

Left Foot Charley

Urban winery & tasting room
806 Red Dr Suite #100, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great patio. Try the Cinnamon Girl cider. Delish!

Shady Lane Cellars

Leelanau Peninsula winery & vineyard
9580 E Shady Ln, Suttons Bay
Local's note: Great place for good wine with a great patio and outdoor bar.

Aurora Cellars

Boutique Leelanau Peninsula winery
7788 E Horn Rd, Lake Leelanau

Hop Lot Brewing Co.

Beer Garden
658 S W Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay

The Mitten Brewing Co.

Brew pub
112 W Nagonaba St, Northport

Market 22

Deli & market
497 East Harbor Highway, Maple City
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!

The Bay Theatre

Community-oriented movie theater
214 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & more
Parking Lot B, Corner of E Grandview Pkwy @ Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Open Saturdays 730am-12pm(May-Oct) & Wednesdays 8am-12pm(June-Oct)

Clinch Park

Beach, splash pad, restrooms, cafe & more
161 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Local's Tip: Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Local's tip: Saturday 10am Kidsโ€™ Matinees(State Theatre). All tickets only $1!!!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

Elmbrook Golf Course

Mature Par 72 Golf Course with great views
1750 Townline Rd. Traverse City
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana

Shopping

Picnic

Gourmet market, sandwiches & ice cream
102 N Main Street, Leland
Local's tip: Their custom charcuterie boards are perfect for the beach, boat or hike!

Downtown Leland & Fishtown

A fun downtown and active fishing village full of great shops
Leland, MI

MI Market

All Michigan-made products!
321 N St Joseph St, Suttons Bay

Downtown Suttons Bay

Great place to shop & eat
St Joseph St, Suttons Bay

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

N.J.’s Grocery

115 W Philip St, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: Authentic packaged Indian food prepared daily
Bike & XC ski rentals, sales & service - Brick Wheels

Services/Rentals

Stocked

Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres made into the rental & directly into the frigde before arrival

Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City

Ride Leelanau

E-bike rentals
204 N Saint Jospeh St, Suttons Bay

Leelanau Boat Co.

Boat rentals, service & storage
8585 E Bingham Rd, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have 2 NEW tritoons and a new pontoon for rent. They deliver!

JJ’s Just 1 More, Northern MI Tour

Transportation & tours
Norhtern MI
Downtown Traverse City

๐Ÿฝ Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Parkingย (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Yearโ€™s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

๐Ÿšปย Public Restroomsย (map)

๐Ÿšฒ TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

โ›ฑ๏ธย Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

๐Ÿš—ย Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies
Interested in owning in Northern MI?

If you need to speak directly, please don't hesitate to call

Enjoy!
~ The Bayshore Vacations Team