$1800 and Under & Simple Quality Rentals

This section lists properties that rent for $1800 or less a week, and several may be of simpler quality. Some of these properties are smaller, but more updated, and others are larger, but haven’t been as updated. A handful of these properties are also located in the greater Leelanau County area, but outside of Glen Arbor, keeping their price a bit lower.

Seasonal Rate Schedule:

Summer Season: June 11th - September 7th Fall Season: September 8th - December 23rd Holiday: December 24th – January 7th Winter: January 8th - March 7th Spring: March 8th - June 10th


*Peak summer rentals are weekly, and turnover days are designated in the property’s description. Fall, winter, and spring seasons have two night minimums, and holidays have three night minimums (with exception given to our “distance” properties, which always have three night minimums). However, with any season, we often have
“last minute” flexibility and run special rates and deals! Please feel free to check with us with any questions!
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Afterglow

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Located approximately ten miles from Glen Arbor and eight miles from Leland on the crystal clear Shetland Creek, we’ve put this in several sections of the website, because we don’t want it to get lost in no man’s land! Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 10. Queen bed in master bedroom; Queen bed in second bedroom; one set of twin bunk beds plus a twin with trundle in third bedroom; Queen futon in family room.  Wood fireplace; Ceiling fan; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Grill; Fire pit. Two miles to Bohemian Beach. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

4 Star Review

“We loved Afterglow! It was even better than the photos looked online! And the location was perfectly suited to our family’s needs for our vacation. I can’t say enough how much we loved it! The attention to detail and the artwork (spork tiles, Ruth Conklin, rocks and nature items everywhere…it was truly an up north haven/getaway. We unplugged for a week, so we never used any technology. Loved loved loved the deck – morning coffee out there each morning. We would absolutely recommend this property.”

-Polly J. 7/21/17 – 7/28/17

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
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Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1500 $300 $230 $175 $195 N/A N/A

Crystal Beach 6

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On the Crystal River with Lake Michigan frontage. Upper level unit. One bedroom/One bath. Accommodates 4. Queen bed in bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Fireplace;Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer; Ceiling fan. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Community beach fire pit available. Common area for grilling available. Lake and river views. No Beach Club privileges. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1700 $350 $285 $175 $195 $180 $175

Deer Haven Cottage

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Located in downtown Empire, walk-able to restaurants and the beach (about a 1/2 mile- 3/4 mile walk). One bedroom/One bathroom (shower only, no tub). Accommodates 4. Queen bed in bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. TV/DVD; Wireless and High Speed Internet; No telephone; Hardwood flooring throughout. No smoking. No pets. Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Patio; Patio table and chairs; Gas grill Fire pit; large yard. All new furniture, paint, and flooring in 2017. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend.  We did have some trouble with the TV, but we contacted LVR and they were able to get it working right away.  The staff at LVR are always very professional and helpful!”

-Debbie T., 11/03-11/06/2017

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1000 $230 $185 $150 $165 $160 $150

Empire Lodge

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Historical home located in Empire, three blocks from Lake Michigan beach. Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 8. Queen bed in master bedroom; Two twin beds in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom; Full sofa bed in living room. Fireplace; Two window air conditioning units; Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Stereo; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Patio; Gas grill; Fire pit. Walking distance to downtown Empire, restaurants, shops and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Center. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“The house was so nice!  It was perfect for our family of 6 adults plus 2 kids.  The photos don’t do it justice.  We would definitely rent it again.  It was awesome to receive the fall wedding discount!”

-Colleen H., 10/13-10/15/2017

5 Star Review

“Empire Lodge is the epitome of vacation fun, family time and relaxation! Breakfasts on the porch, early morning bike rides to the playground, lazy afternoons on the beach, summer BBQs on the back porch, s’mores by the fire pit.  Empire is quiet, safe and friendly.  Our time “up north” offers us a respite from our busy life in Chicago and time to enjoy our family.  We find this property in the perfect vacation condition. We have done business with your company multiple times and are very satisfied with your professionalism and customer service.”

-Tom B. 5/15/17/-5/21/17

5 Star Review

“Everything we needed was available.  The kitchen was supplied with everything we needed to prepare our own meals.  We had a plumbing issue but when we called LVR, they came right away to fix it!  We were very impressed with LVR website and staff.”

-Mary B., 08/12-08/19/2016

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1900 $380 $325 $230 $245 N/A N/A

Glenmere

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Located 3 miles south of downtown Glen Arbor. Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 8. Queen bed in master bedroom; One queen bed plus twin bed with twin trundle in second bedroom; One twin bed with pull-out twin mattress in third bedroom. Wireless and high speed internet; Window A/C unit in living room; Ceiling fans; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Ping Pong table; Gas grill; Fire pit. Views of Little Glen Lake across the road. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Customer Reviews

4 Star Review

” We had a great time!  Leelanau Vacation Rentals was fantastic to deal with.  They sent out a repairman to fix a shower door right away.  They also returned an expensive watch that was left at the property.”

-Denice L., 08/12-08/19/2017


 

5 Star Review

“Beautiful property, fresh and clean.  Well maintained.  Very nice antique storage pieces.  Appreciated the washer/dryer.  We had excellent interaction with the Leelanau Vacation Rental staff.  Everyone was friendly, kind and very helpful in making our experience great!  Thank you!  We will be back.”

-Jo Anne H., 07/08-07/15/2016


 

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
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Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1600 $350 $300 $220 $245 N/A N/A

Green Glen

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Located in Empire, approximately one mile from Lake Michigan beach. Three bedrooms/Two and one half baths. Accommodates 6. Queen bed in master bedroom; Full bed in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom. Air conditioning; TV/ DVD; Wireless and high speed internet; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Charcoal grill. Walking distance to downtown Empire, restaurants, shops and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Center. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1600 $350 $300 $220 $245 N/A N/A

Guest Suite
Lake Michigan Access

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Located in Glen Arbor, half a block from Lake Michigan. Studio/One bath. Accommodates 2. Full bed. Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Deck; Kitchenette with toaster, microwave, under counter fridge. No dishes or silverware available. Charcoal grill. Linens and towels provided. Air Conditioning. Nonsmoking. Walking distance to downtown Glen Arbor, restaurants, shops and Lake Michigan. Summer rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

Customer Reviews

4 Star Review

“Beautiful room! Clean, fresh and quiet.  We really loved staying here.  Already recommended this property to two couples!”

-Suzanne F., 6/22-06/24/2018

 

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1000 $270 $210 $150 $165 $165 $150

Kay Cabin

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East shore of East Grand Traverse Bay, located approximately ten miles north of Traverse City and five miles south of Elk Rapids. Studio/One bath, shower only. Accommodates 4. Two twin beds and Queen sofa bed in living room (it’s one open space- no closed off bedroom). Gas fireplace; TV/DVD. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. NO LAND LINE. NO CABLE. Patio; Patio furniture; Fire pit. Private/shared 253 feet of lake frontage with views of Old Mission Peninsula. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday. This property can never accept less than a three night rental in any season.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1000 $230 $185 $150 $175 N/A N/A

Lime Life

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Lime Life Rental Property Lime Lake

West shore of Lime Lake, located approximately ten miles from Glen Arbor. Two bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 6. Full bed in master bedroom; Two sets of twin bunk beds in second bedroom. Wireless and high speed internet; Wood fireplace; Window air conditioning unit in living room; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Charcoal grill; Portable fire pit; Gazebo; Dock; Mooring device; Aluminum rowboat; Paddle boat available; Large waterfront lawn; Sandy bottom beach; 125 feet of lake frontage. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.  *THIS HOME RENTS BY THE WEEK IN THE SUMMER, AND AT ALL OTHER TIMES HAS A THREE NIGHT MINIMUM!*

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“Beautiful location!”

-Jim & Lois H., 07/07-07/14/2017

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1700 $350 $300 $220 $245 N/A N/A

Ridge Top 21/22

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Lake Michigan view. Lower level end unit. Two bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 6. Queen bed in master bedroom; Queen bed in second bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Two fireplaces; Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; CD player; iHome clock/radio; Unlimited local and long distance phone service; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Sunset views from balcony. No stairs. No Beach Club privileges. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1700 $350 $275 $200 $225 $220 $200

Ridge Wood

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Located in Empire, approximately two miles from Lake Michigan beach and downtown Empire. Three bedrooms/Three baths/Family room. Accommodates 8. Queen bed in master bedroom; Two twin beds in second bedroom; Queen bed in third bedroom; Full futon in family room. TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer; WiFi Coming Summer 2017; Fireplace not available for renters. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Charcoal grill. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1700 $360 $310 $230 $245 N/A N/A

Sandpiper 2

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Beachfront on Lake Michigan. Lower level unit. Deluxe suite with one bedroom/One bath/Sitting room. Accommodates 4. King bed in bedroom; Full sofa bed in sitting room. Small kitchen with under counter refrigerator; Ice maker; Four burner glass cooktop; Microwave; Dishwasher. Air conditioning; Wireless and high speed internet; Fireplace; DVD players; Cable TV in sitting room and master bedroom; Ceiling fans. Can be rented with Sandpiper 1, making it a two bedroom/two bath condo. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Community beach fire pit available (Permit required). Sunset views from lakeside deck. No Beach Club privileges. Summer rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1600 $325 $275 $175 $195 $190 $175

Ship Watch 1/2

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Lake Michigan view. Lower level end unit. Two bedrooms/Two baths/Den.  Accommodates 8. King bed in master bedroom; King bed in second bedroom; Queen sofa bed in den; Queen sofa bed in living room. Two fireplaces;  Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD;  Free long distance calling; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Sunset views from balcony. No Beach Club privileges. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1800 $365 $300 $200 $250 $210 $200

South Village #5

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Forest Views. Lower level unit. One bedroom/One bath. Accommodates 4. Queen bed in bedroom; Full sofa bed in living room. Fireplace; Wireless and high speed internet; Air Conditioning; TV/DVD; Full kitchen; Washer/Dryer; Screened porch. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Just a short walk to the seasonal Homestead Village for groceries, coffee, shopping and restaurants. No Beach Club privileges. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Customer Reviews

4 Star Review

“Unit was very clean and well-appointed.  One of the better Homestead properties we have rented.  Refrigerator was a little loud when it kicked in, but overall that was a minor issue.  I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend.”

-Rick B., 08/27-08/30/2017

5 Star Review

“LVR staff were very helpful and friendly with any questions upon our arrival.  We were made to feel very welcomed.  Website was easy to use and navigate.”

-Christopher S., 08/05-08/12/2017

5 Star Review

“Best unit we have stayed in at The Homestead. We called LVR about a stuck/frozen shower handle.  It was fixed immediately by Ed who did an exceptional job.”

-Andrew R., 09/16-09/18/2016

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1200 $230 $190 $150 $175 $170 $150

Sunset

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Located in Glen Arbor, half a block from Lake Michigan. Studio/One bath. Accommodates 2. Queen bed. Air conditioning; Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD (very limited cable channels- only 3); Charcoal grill. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Lake Michigan access. Walking distance to downtown Glen Arbor, restaurants and shops. This unit is attached to White Pines Cottage which accommodates 6. Summer rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1500 $300 $230 $200 $225 $210 $200

Sunshine Cottage

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Located approximately six miles from Glen Arbor. Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 6. Queen bed in master bedroom; Full bed in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom. Two showers, no bathtub. Wireless and high speed internet; Phone land line for local and 911 calls only; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer; Fans. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Charcoal grill. Five minute walk to Old Settlers park and Glen Lake public access. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“Tiny, quirky, cute cottage.  Everything you needed for the kitchen was there. Detached garage was clean and a great place to store our bikes.  Very clean.  Close to biking, kayaking and dune climbing.”

-Kathy C., 08/13-08/18/2017

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1100 $240 $190 $160 $175 N/A N/A

Treehouse
Pet Friendly Rental Leelanau

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Located on South Bar Lake,  two miles from downtown Empire. Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 8. King bed in master bedroom; Queen bed in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Charcoal grill; Dock with seating area; Fire pit. Two kayaks (one is a double, one is a single). Close to the bike trail that will take you to Glen Arbor. Pet friendly with a fee. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“We loved the setting, the open space, the lake and use of the kayaks!  We had a great time.  Your office is so easy to work with.”

-Martha K., 07/21-07/28/2017


Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1600 $350 $300 $220 $240 N/A N/A

Wilderness 25

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On the Crystal River with Lake Michigan beach access. Townhouse. Two bedrooms; One loft; Two bathrooms. Queen bed in first bedroom; Queen bed in second bedroom; Two twins in loft area; Sleeper sofa for one in living room. Wireless and High Speed Internet; Fireplace; Washer/Dryer; Cable TV. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Community beach fire pit available (permit required). River view.  Deck; deck furniture. The beach is just a short five minute walk across the parking lot and is yours to utilize! No Beach Club privileges. *The Wilderness Condominium Association has the following rental restrictions: from Memorial Day to July 1st, there is a three night minimum. From July 1st until Labor Day, there is a five night minimum. We can always rent for a week at any time of the year, and in the busy summer months of mid-June until late August, Leelanau Vacation Rentals only rents for 7 day increments, which in Wilderness is from a Sunday-Sunday*

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1800 $365 $300 $180 $195 $190 $180

Wilderness 41

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On the Crystal River with Lake Michigan beach access. Townhouse. Two bedrooms (one is a loft)/Two bathrooms. Accommodates 9. Queen bed in master bedroom; Bunk bed with two full beds plus a twin trundle in loft bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Pack n’ Play available. Wireless and high speed internet; Stereo System; Fireplace; TV/DVD; Washer and Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Three community beach fire pits available (permit required). River view. No Beach Club privileges. *The Wilderness Condominium Association has the following rental restrictions: from Memorial Day to July 1st, there is a three night minimum. From July 1st until Labor Day, there is a five night minimum. We can always rent for a week at any time of the year, and in the busy summer months of mid-June until late August, Leelanau Vacation Rentals only rents for 7 day increments, which in Wilderness is from a Sunday-Sunday*

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1800 $365 $300 $180 $195 $190 $180