OPEN FOR HOLIDAYS! EASY WALK TO BEACH/TOWN, FRESH DECOR. SPRING WINE TOURS!

Melissa Smith

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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OPEN FOR HOLIDAYS! EASY WALK TO BEACH/TOWN, FRESH DECOR. SPRING WINE TOURS!

Suttons Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Walk to the Beach, Shops, and Marina from this 4 BR, 2 BA Treasure

It's an easy walk to the beach and to town from The Schoolhouse Cottage, nestled in the town of Suttons Bay. This well-designed house sleeps 8-10 and features a large, open living and dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. There is plenty of room for your group to gather, relax and enjoy time together inside or outside on the deck. Walk to the beach just 2 blocks away or take a quick stroll through town, just a block away!

Recent review: 'We had a great experience at this house! It was charming and roomy, and we were able to walk into town to get dinner and go to the beach. Great place!' May 2014

Suttons Bay, in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula, is the perfect place to discover the pleasures of Leelanau County. Walk on endless Lake Michigan beaches, sail in Grand Traverse Bay, shop in the quaint towns of Leland and Glen Arbor, boat on Lake Leelanau, go wine tasting, spend a day in Traverse City - just 15 miles away, visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes or explore farther and see all of gorgeous Leelanau County.

Our guests love that they can walk everywhere; to the beach, cafes, shops, excellent restaurants and the movies, all within less than 5 minutes.

Our February guests commented: 'The house is darling. So cute!'

Recently updated throughout, this stylish home features 3 bedrooms plus an attached twins room and a sitting room with a pull-out sofa, and 2 full baths. Enjoy summer evenings sipping local wines and grilling on the deck, overlooking the perennial garden with pocket views of the bay.

Once a schoolhouse, it is now thoughtfully renovated for vacation living, with comfortable furniture, luxury linens, fresh paint throughout, updated kitchen, central air conditioning, wireless internet and two Smart TVs.

In addition to sailing, boating, fishing and swimming in Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, you can golf at a selection of quality golf courses nearby, hike on many well-maintained trails, and bike throughout the county.

Bike-enthusiasts love the TART railroad trails which pass right thru Suttons Bay.

'The white-sand beaches feel as sweeping and sublime as oceanfront' Martha Stewart Living July/August 2013.

In the Spring and Fall you can take a wine tasting tour, hike the Conservancy trails, golf at Manitou, bike the TART trail, play at the Casino, walk the beaches, or explore the microbreweries along the 'Traverse City Ale Trail.'

Suttons Bay is great for families of all ages. Walk to the wide sandy beach of Grand Traverse Bay, just 2 blocks away, where you can watch the sailboats and your kids will spend hours in the sand, playground and calm water which is ideal for swimming. Teens can bike throughout the town or walk to the town's tennis, volleyball, basketball courts and marina park. Bring a picnic to either one of the town's beaches to enjoy the view; plenty of picnic tables and grills are provided.

All year long you can explore the Leelanau Wine Trail and taste North Michigan's award-winning wines. Just ask, we are happy to design a personalized vineyard and wine-tasting tour for you, with just the right restaurant to end the day.

Everyone will enjoy evening strolls through town, savoring Moomer's ice cream just one block away, window shopping or catching a film at The Bay Theatre.

The Schoolhouse Cottage, just one block from St. Joseph's Street, is in a prime location in Suttons Bay, a highly desirable year-round vacation destination. Best of all, the house is on a quiet street just 2 blocks from the Suttons Bay beach and town park, 1 block to the town's best restaurants, Martha’s Leelanau Table, 9 Bean Rows and North Country Grill & Pub, and a quick walk to many art galleries, boutique shopping and the Bay Theatre.

Our Sunday to Sunday rental is ideal for wedding parties in the Winter, Spring and Fall.

Internet, Laundry, Central A/C, off-street parking for 4 cars.

The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. Visit our website www.suttonsbayweekly.com for links to our favorites; the Suttons Bay Art Fair, Leland Wine & Food Festival, the Traverse City Film Festival, the Yeti Fest and much more!

We are now taking reservations for September 2014, the Holidays and Ski Season and Summer 2015.

We take credit cards.

If this house is booked when you want to go on vacation, feel free to take a look at our house in Leland, the Bluestone Cottage: VRBO # 456621, which sleeps 8-12 and is located just 3 blocks from Lake Michigan and Historic Fishtown.

Looking to bring your boat on vacation? Consider the Lakeside Cottage on the Narrows of Lake Leelanau. Enjoy a luxurious vacation in this well-designed waterfront home which sleeps 10. Relax on the porch overlooking the picturesque Narrows, sit by the gas fireplace, or watch a movie in the home theater. VRBO #610555

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Melissa Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks french, spanish, english

About Melissa Smith

Our family of four lives in Grand Rapids and we escape to Leelanau County every chance we get! We love walking the beaches with our Golden Retriever, hiking and geocaching throughout the county, waterskiing and tubing on pristine Lake Leelanau, and exploring new restaurants and wineries!

Melissa Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Melissa Smith chose Suttons Bay

The Schoolhouse Cottage is a charming historic house which we really loved renovating. Suttons Bay feels like a resort. Reading and sun-bathing on the beach, sailing and kayaking in the bay, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, exploring cute shops, relaxing in cafes, everything you want to do is right there within a 5 minute walk.

What makes this house unique

The Schoolhouse Cottage has a generous open living and dining room which we love for entertaining friends. The street is quiet, yet very close to town. The outdoor patio is a favorite spot for early morning coffee as well as for long family dinners sharing summer memories!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! Love love love your home. It's perfect and beautifully decorated.
Jul 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Open for Holidays! Easy Walk to Beach/Town, Fresh Decor. Spring wine tours!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Open for Holidays! Easy Walk to Beach/Town, Fresh Decor. Spring wine tours!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p491672vb
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Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
5

Family celebration

  • 5 of 5
The schoolhouse cottage was so quaint and roomy! My family of 8 had plenty of room to spread out! We enjoyed playing games every evening around the large dining room table! It was so nice to be within walking distance of town. We enjoyed breakfast every morning and went into some of the shops! We attended the wine stompede and had a blast and cannot wait until next year! Melissa was so helpful with every aspect of our stay. The only thing missing was regular tv. Some of the family wanted to watch news and football, but only had Netflix.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Open for Holidays! Easy Walk to Beach/Town, Fresh Decor. Spring wine tours!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p491672vb
616-970-0884
Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
Midland, MI
5

Gathering with Friends

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay and Melissa was so easy to work with. We had 9 in our party and there was plenty of room. The location is great and a 2 block walk to the ice cream shop was a nightly must! You are a short drive from everything and a short walk down to the beach. Our grand-dog loved it! The beds are very comfortable and nightly games around the dining table were a blast!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Open for Holidays! Easy Walk to Beach/Town, Fresh Decor. Spring wine tours!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p491672vb
616-970-0884
Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Everything was wonderful! The house was so cute and the location couldn't have been more perfect.

You've been a joy to work with as well. I appreciate your recommendations and speedy responses. They were very helpful.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Open for Holidays! Easy Walk to Beach/Town, Fresh Decor. Spring wine tours!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p491672vb
616-970-0884
Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
Richmond
5

Cute House! Very inviting!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for an outstanding week at the Schoolhouse Cottage. We really enjoyed Suttons Bay Village and Leland! I loved how close the house is to the town park. The house was very clean, with new paint and very new bedding! We had lots of space for our group to spread out. It was warm and cozy, even with the sudden unforecasted snowy weekend! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Open for Holidays! Easy Walk to Beach/Town, Fresh Decor. Spring wine tours!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p491672vb
616-970-0884
Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids MI
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Another awesome week in Leelanau County - our 4th trip! Enjoyed shops in Suttons Bay, new organic restaurant and The Bay Theatre. Ventured to Leland, Traverse City and went wine and cheese tasting at Black Star Farms. So much to do in your area. Melissa, thanks for the tips.
House was so clean and comfy. Loved the beds. Room for our group of 8 to spread out. Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate Highway 131
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Suttons Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
North Country Pub
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Martha's Leelanau Table
Car: recommended

It’s easy walking distance to everything Suttons Bay has to offer; sandy beaches, the Marina, top-notch restaurants, boutique shopping, playgrounds, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Enjoy evening strolls through town, or catch a film at The Bay Theatre.

Within a short drive, you can visit Leland and Historic Fishtown, Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City for great shopping and restaurants, or head north to the Casino or the quaint towns of Omena and Northport. We have excellent golf courses and many intriguing wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

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Availability & Rates

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Suttons Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Perfect September
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
Fall Get-Away
Oct 6 2014 - Nov 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
 
 
Ski Season & Holidays
Nov 24 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
Winter Get-Away
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
Spring Get-Away
Mar 30 2015 - Jun 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We accept credit cards and PayPal (3.5% fee)
1/2 due upon booking
1/2 due 90 days before arrival
$300 refundable security deposit
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Amenities

Amenities

Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - combination tub/shower , toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom - shower , toilet
  • Two updated bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The Master bedroom with sitting area has a view of the bay
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private room with its own bathroom. Pull-out in living room
    3rd bedroom - 1 double , Sunny bedroom leads to the upstairs sitting room
    4th bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lots of extra room for guests; Smart TV in sitting room
  • Enjoy luxury linens and new bedding throughout Central Air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
Stylish decor, fresh paint, and luxury linens will make your stay super-comfortable. The Schoolhouse Cottage, on N. St. Mary’s Street, is in a prime location in Suttons Bay, a highly desirable year-round vacation destination town. With easy walking access to the terrific Suttons Bay Beach and Town Park, the Schoolhouse Cottage is a great choice for young families. Easy to push the stroller to the playground, or for teens to bike to town and the tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
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