ENJOY THE SHADE OF THE TOWERING WHITE PINES, OR CROSS THE STREET TO THE BEACH.

Susan Johnson

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ENJOY THE SHADE OF THE TOWERING WHITE PINES, OR CROSS THE STREET TO THE BEACH.

Suttons Bay House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR 2.5 BA home, sleeps 9, just steps from sandy public beach. Central air.

Our home features four bedrooms, all upstairs, two full bathrooms upstairs and a half-bath downstairs. The house has central air which, while it isn't needed very often, it's appreciated on the warmer days. All floors are either hardwood or ceramic tile.

Downstairs we have a full kitchen with stainless steel microwave, refrigerator (with built-in ice maker), and dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a mudroom with full laundry and a separate half-bath. The dinette will seat four and there are three bar stools at the granite counter. The dining room seats six. We have a family room and living room. Hi-speed internet is provided, along with HD cable and a 42' flat screen HD tv.

Behind the house is a bi-level deck and a stainless gas grill. A fire pit is available if you want to make s'mores. In the front of the house is a covered porch with a glider where you can sit and watch the kids playing in the large yard. A paved driveway has room for up to five cars.

We are literally just steps from a beautiful public beach. It is sandy, with playground equipment for the kids. Wide open spaces available for sun bathing. A covered pavilion and charcoal grills are available if you have a family gathering planned while you are in town.

The village is less than a ten minute walk from our home. If you want to take a walk to do some shopping or go to one of the many locally owned restaurants, it's easy to do. A wonderful grocery store is about two blocks from our house. A medical clinic is across M-22 if you have an emergency arise, and there is a pharmacy next to the grocery store. You can rent kayaks and bicycles at a nearby business.

We are about 1/2 hour drive from the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Named a top destination for the Knot in their '50 Honeymoon Hot Spots.' Good Morning America's choice of 'The Most Beautiful Place in America' and voted one of America's Top 10 Family Destinations by Family Fun Magazine-2012.

Traverse City is about 20 minutes away. The drive to 'TC' as we call it is on M-22, along West Grand Traverse Bay. It's one of the most scenic drives you will experience. You can easily get in to TC and enjoy the shopping and dining experiences they have to offer.

Locally there are dozens of wineries, and some small businesses that are making cider and liquor. You can easily spend a day touring the wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula.

As you look through the pictures, we want you to know that we are in the process of doing some remodeling and redecorating. We have removed all of the carpet from the home and installed wood floors. Most rooms will be furnished differently than what is in these photos. We will finish all of the projects before our first guests arrive, and we will update the photos as we finish each room.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Susan Johnson

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Darryl grew up in Suttons Bay. He is the fourth generation in his family to live here. Susan grew up nearby and we met in 1986. We raised three kids in this house, and now they have all moved out so we don't need so much space.

Darryl practiced law in Suttons Bay for 20 years and recently took a job in Lansing, working for the State. Susan has been a stay-at-home mom, enjoying our kids and now our grand kids.

Susan Johnson purchased this house in 1994

In the 1920s, Darryl's grand parents bought a large piece of land on the bay. Back then, people didn't want it because it wasn't any good for farming. Over the years they sold it off, piece-by-piece. We were blessed to get our lot from Darryl's parents in 1994. Just last year, Darryl's mother sold her house next door, so now our home is the last remnant of the acreage. We hope to retire here and ultimately leave the home as a legacy to our children.

When we originally planned the home, we only had two children. After the home was designed, we discovered we were going to have a third child. Fortunately, we had included a fourth bedroom adjacent to the master bedroom that served well as a nursery.

We enjoy sitting on the front porch in the mornings, drinking our coffee and breathing the fresh air off the beach. At night, with the windows open, you can hear the waves washing up on the shore. If you are an early riser, you can enjoy some fantastic sunrises from the beach. If you are more into staying up late, a 15-minute drive will get you to Leland where you can watch the sun set over the Manitou Islands.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Enjoy The Shade Of The Towering White Pines, Or Cross The Street To The Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Enjoy The Shade Of The Towering White Pines, Or Cross The Street To The Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p554935vb
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Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
Palm Springs, California
5

SHNIKEYS BATMAN!

  • 5 of 5
Sooooo romantic! This place was the perfect place to propose with candles glowing and the brisk Michigan air coming in through a slightly open window! If you are in love, this would be great for anniversaries too!!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We like our home to be a great place for a romantic getaway. Nothing compares with the fresh air blowing in over the sounds of the waves on the bay.
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Enjoy The Shade Of The Towering White Pines, Or Cross The Street To The Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p554935vb
+ (231) 342-2643
Suttons Bay Northern Michigan
Palm Springs, California
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
The location is perfect and oh so beautiful.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is a beautiful location. Since your stay, we've been updating the home. All of the carpet is gone, and we've installed wood floors through all of the living areas. Even the stairway has been redone with custom oak flooring.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital (TVC)
Nearest Motorway
5 Metres
M-22 (South West Bayshore Dr)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
South Shore Park

Very close to the quaint and scenic small village of Suttons Bay. For as small as the town is there are a number of shops and restaurants. Wonderful sandy beaches. Paved recreational trail for walking, biking, running, or rollerblading just two blocks from the house. We are just 20 minutes from Traverse City - far enough to get you away from the 'big city' but close enough that you can easily get there to enjoy their events, shopping, and dining.

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Availability & Rates

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Suttons Bay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Sep 12 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We collect Michigan Use Tax of 6%. Smoke free and pet free. $400 smoking fee if you smoke or have a pet inside our home. These are to preserve the freshness of our home for the next guest. Refunds only provided if we are able to find a substitute renter, and subject to $150 cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Mudroom Bathroom - toilet , Just off the kitchen in the mudroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Laura's bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Adjacent to 2nd bath. View of the bay. Porta-crib in closet.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Walk-in closet and full bath included. Views of the bay.
    Checkerboard Room - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds and a twin bed - great for kids.
    Kelsey's Room - 2 bunk bed , Adjacent to the Master Suite. Smaller room but comfy.
  • All four bedrooms are upstairs. Each bedroom has its own closet. All sheets, pillows, and blankets are provided. A porta-crib is available, but no linens or pillows are provided for that.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
We want you to feel like this is your home-away-from-home. Our goal is to furnish the home so that you can carry your luggage in to your room, put your groceries into the fridge, and live as comfortably as you do in your own home. We have an open floor plan. The front yard provides plenty of room for kids to play. The street is not busy. Parents can supervise the kids from the glider on the front porch. If you have kayaks, you can carry them across the street to the park and launch them. You can then kayak over to the Village of Suttons Bay, or just paddle along the lake shore. The Leelanau Trail is close by, so bring your bicycles along. If you are up to it, the Leelanau Trail is now paved all the way to Traverse City, so you can get the equivalent of a marathon in if you bike to TC and back.
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