|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
A great getaway in a perfect location - 3 miles south of Suttons Bay, 12 miles North of Traverse City in the middle of beautiful Leelanau Peninsula and Michigan wine country. Spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath home on West Grand Traverse Bay with deck, dock, and 100 feet private sandy beach frontage. An open floor plan with large windows provides stunning views of the Caribbean blues of the bay and a great yard for relaxation and play. It’s easy to fall in love with the area just like we did. We hope you quickly become repeat guests!
Perfect for families or girls' weekends with various spaces to relax, read, play games, catch up, and hang out. This home is comfortable, casual and you never have to feel 'on top of each other.' We’ve provided an overview below of what the home offers. Let us know what you're looking for to make your stay enjoyable - We're happy to help!
BEACH/PROPERTY - The property is on the water and has direct access to the waterfront - no roads or other barriers to cross. The sandy beach is at the end of the grass down a few steps, and features a bonfire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and telling stories. The water is shallow for a long way out and excellent for children. Situated south of the Lee Point cove, the water is calm for floating the afternoon away. A dock, canoe, kayaks and sand toys are available for guest enjoyment. The water has a mix of smooth sand areas and some areas with stones/small rocks. Water shoes may be a consideration depending on personal preference.
BEDROOM/BATHS - The master has a king bed, and child size bed; second bedroom has a queen; and the third bedroom has two full/twin bunks. There is a twin in the game room, and a pull out queen couch bed in the family room. Two full bath rooms – one with two sinks and tub/shower (remodeled Dec 2014); second with one sink/shower (remodeled Jan 2015). There is an attic fan to pull in lake breezes and cool the bedrooms, ceiling fans in each room, and additional floor fans available.
AMENITIES – This is truly “home away from home.” There is a game room with air hockey and foosball as well as a great selection of children's toys (Legos, Geotrax, Lincoln logs, Tinker toys, blocks, cars, doll etc). There are many board games, cards, children's books and a selection of novels (all ages) and magazines for a relaxing summer read. You’ll have all the conveniences including Wifi, cable, phone, bed linens, pillows, towels, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, griddle, toaster, waffle iron, toaster oven, tableware, flatware, utensils, cookware, bakeware, serveware, fridge, stove, full size washer and dryer, gas grill, and deck furniture. We provide body wash, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, and napkins. There is typically a wide array of condiments and most common spices as well.
THINGS TO DO - The area hosts many activities; see the 2014 schedule below. In addition to the over 20 vineyards in Leelanau County, this home is less than 10 miles from the Leelanau Sands Casino, and close to local farm markets, shopping, excellent dining, golf courses, bike trails, art galleries and all of the many other attractions of desirable Leelanau peninsula. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are very popular, and Fishtown in Leland is a great afternoon visit. Catch the sunset over Lake Michigan in Leland at The Cove and Rick's Café. Sample the wines of the Leelanau and Mission Peninsula wineries. Enjoy various outdoor activities or spend a few hours with the amusements at Pirate's Cove, or fishing at Veronica Valley.
NO SMOKING OR PETS allowed anywhere inside or outside.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT: E-CHECK via HomeAway payments.
Payment by credit will result in the fees (2.5% of rental fees) deducted from the security deposit.
2015 Events Calendar
Jan 1 – View of the Bay 5K Run
Jan 17 – Bigfoot Snowshoe 5K & 10K Race – Timber Ridge Campground
Jan 24 – 21th Annual Chili Cook-off – downtown TC
Feb 7 – Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival – downtown TC
Feb 7 – Dog Sledding in the Vines – Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Feb 7-8 – Taste the Passion – Leelanau Peninsula Wineries (chart your own course!)
Feb 14 – 3rd Annual Snowshoe Stampede at Leelanau Outdoor Center (LOC) – Maple City
Feb 14 – Suttons Bay Yeti Fest
Feb 13-14 – Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival – State Theatre, Front Street
Feb 22 – The Vineyard Winter Challenge, Fat Bike & Snowshoe Race – 45 North Vineyards
Feb 22-28 – Traverse City Restaurant Week – Dig in without digging deep!
March 7 – 9th Annual Suds & Snow – Timber Ridge Resort
March 27-29 – The Schuss MT. Snow Challenge – Schuss Mountain, Mancelona
May 1 – Downtown Art Walk (5:00-9:00pm) – downtown TC
May 2-3 – Spring Sip & Savor – Leelanau Peninsula Wineries Event
May 23 – 33rd Annual Bayshore 10K – Northwest Michigan College
May 27-31 – 5th Annual Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival
June 13 – Leland Wine & Food Festival at Leland Harbor (1:00-8:00pm)
June 19 – Suttons Bay Summer Solstice Art and Wine Walk (6:00-9:00pm)
June 20 – Traverse City Wine & Art Fest at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
June 27 – “Art” Rapids by the Bay in Veteran's Memorial Park (10:00-4:00pm) – Elk Rapids
June 28 – Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair (10:00-5:00pm) – TC; along Union Street in the Old Town District
July 2 – Polish Fest – Cedar
July 2-4; 9-13; 16-20; 23-27 – Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival (8:00-5:00pm)
July 4 – Traverse City Fireworks – over Grand Traverse Bay
July 4-11 – National Cherry Festival – downtown TC
July 5 – Cherry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair (10:00-7:00pm)
July 18 – Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival – Suttons Bay
July 25 – 55th Annual Outdoor Art Fair (10:00-5:00pm) – Northwestern Michigan College
July 28-Aug 2 – Traverse City Film Festival – downtown TC
June 29, 2014 - Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair, 10am-5pm, Union Street between Grandview Parkway & 8th Streets.
July 31; Aug 7; Aug 14; Aug 21 – Friday Night Live Jazz – East Front Street, TC
August 1 – Classic Boats on the Boardwalk – downtown TC
August 1-2 – Suttons Bay Annual Community Art Festival in Suttons Bay Marina Park
August 8-15 – Northwest Michigan Fair – Fair Grounds
August 5-8 – Harbor Days – Elk Rapids
August 21-22 – Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival
September 11 – Downtown Art Walk (5:00-9:00pm) – downtown TC
September 12-13 – Annual Harvest Stompede (Leelanau Peninsula Wineries Event)
Sept 18-20 – Taste of Traverse City – downtown TC
October 16 (2014 date) – Suttons Bay Fall Finale Art and Wine Walk
November 7-8; 14-15 – Toast The Season Wine Tour (11:00-5:00) – Leelanau Peninsula Wineries
December 4-6 – Suttons Bay Holiday Festival
We live in the Detroit area with our 3 school aged children. We grew up in Michigan - one on the west side and one on the east, and have vacationed in northwest Michigan for the past 16 years. We have always loved the Leelanau peninsula and are so excited to have this home away from home. We've built great memories with family and friends already and look forward to building many more. Purchasing a home up north was a dream of ours and we love our place. We've been slowly improving it over time; rescuing the home from inattention, the beach from disrepair, and the yard from major overgrowth. It's been hard work, but a labor of love to create a place we think is special...and hope you do too!
Mary and Brian purchased this house in 2011
We fell in love with the view the minute we walked in the front door and saw the view out the back windows (you'll see!). The large, open, casual and comfortable feel of the place was exactly what we were looking for. It's beautiful in the summer, stunning with color in the fall, and picturesque & cozy in the winter. We love the location with so many activities nearby, yet the quiet of being North of Traverse City. It's the perfect place to relax with friends and family.
It's great to be in an area where you feel 'away from it all' but also to have access to restaurants, retail, reasonable groceries, entertainment, wineries, a casino, and amazing outdoor beauty within a 5-15 minute drive. You can't ask for more!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 22 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$700|
Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am
Cleaning fee - $125.
Refundable security deposit of $700
Holiday, Festival and Special Event pricing maybe higher
Accepted method of payment - ONLY eCheck via Homeaway payments.