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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Waterfront Cottage: Up North Perfection Awaits on Five Private Acres.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

If you are looking for the quintessential 'Up North' experience, you have found it. Perched on top of a gradual hill overlooking Suttons Bay, our cottage sits on 5 wooded acres. While relaxing on our 212' feet of private shoreline you will feel like the Bay is yours alone. You can enjoy panoramic views of Old Mission Peninsula and Stony Point, and take in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan in complete privacy.

At roughly 1,400 square feet our cottage is large enough for as many as 8 people, but cozy enough for one couple. The cabin is very quaint, with original oak floors, knotty pine walls throughout, and a wonderful sunroom. A floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace is a great way to top off the evening and enjoy the cottage's atmosphere. Also be witness to a rich variety of wildlife, including a family of swans, loons, ducks, and even the occasional bald eagle.

Enjoy our outdoor amenities, including three sea kayaks; a rowboat; and a professionally installed mooring anchor for your boat. A swimmer friendly dock, large sandy beach, bay-side fire pit, and horseshoe pit, round off the front yard features. And if you want to see the peninisula, you can use our two mountain bikes.

This charming original log cabin restores the nostalgia of your Up North memories. It is truly your home away from home.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Our family purchased this cottage over 40 years ago for its privacy and quality beachfront.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is truly unique for its amenties, privacy, and size. The cottage is nestled neatly atop a small grassy bluff overlooking an enormous front yard and over 210' of direct Grand Traverse Bay frontage. Enjoy a morning coffee in the sunporch, then walk down to the dock and push off into the Bay for a leisurely kayak ride. Lay out on our very large sand area during the day, where kids have plenty of room to build sand castles and play. Or take a bike ride anywhere in the pennisula with our mountain bikes. You can also relax on a hammock in the cool shade of a wonderful cedar grove. At night, build a big bonfire in the firepit.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cottage: Up North Perfection Awaits on Five Private Acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Perfect Family Vaction

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dreamcatcher for our Anniversary during February 2015 (see previous 5-star review) in advance of our two week vacation this summer with our 2 children, 3 grandparents and our dog. In short, our vacation here was a wonderful experience for all and we look forward to coming back. This cottage, and the property it sits on, is nothing short of spectacular and its location is very convenient to everything the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer. The cottage has all of the modern amenities you would expect and the layout makes it very comfortable and affords ample privacy for all - it is spacious, yet cozy. We spent much of our time in the sun room, where we had our meals and played games, and on the deck enjoying the million dollar view of the bay. The back yard is huge and we all enjoyed spending time on the sandy beach and in the water swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and jet skiing. The dock and the professionally installed mooring ball were a definite plus for us, since we brought our boat and a jet ski. Importantly, you will find the owner to be very responsive, helpful and easy to deal with. We have stayed at a number of properties on the Leelanau Peninsula over the years and in our opinion, Dreamcatcher stands head and shoulders above the rest. We could not have been happier with our choice and are grateful for the quality time we were able to spend and the memories we made as a family here this summer at this fantastic property. What a find!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful setting for extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Dreamcatcher was the perfect place for our extended family vacation. We had a total of 7 adults (3 couples and one single) and our dog and this 4 bedroom, 2 bath house was large enough to allow everyone to have privacy when desired. The beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the large table on the enclosed porch facing the bay was perfect for sharing meals together. We had a fire in the pit down by the lake nearly every night, kayaked on the bay, played crochet on the large lawn, rode bikes on the Leelanau trail to Traverse City and took a day trip to Sleeping Bear Lakeshore. The owner was very easy to work with. Very prompt responses to questions on vrbo and called our first morning there to make sure everything was ok. Lovely Bay view and the stars at night are amazing. We will definitely consider returning in the future if we have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential, up north 2-family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our fantastic, 2nd stay at the house. We've found the Dreamcatcher is perfect for 2 families with kids to share (house basically has 2 separate bed/bath wings). The house is equipped with every modern comfort (AC, heat, hot showers, super comfy beds & linens, nice kitchen appliances, large living & dining area for group games and meals, WIFI, cable, large deck) yet has that classic, "up north" feel (peaked ceiling, hard wood floors, wood paneling, skylights, large working stone fireplace/hearth, and lots of great seating to enjoy outdoor fire pit). The HUGE yard and long boat dock cannot be beat! Very private yet close to Sutton's Bay-- perfect! Owner is wonderfully easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville IL

Our First Family Getaway at Dreamcatcher

  • 5 of 5

This was to be the first complete family get - together since the addition of our grandkids. WE had planned before but something always prevented this from happening. The property is amazing. Every need was met and with 8 people that was not an easy task. We actually sat and had meals, boated, collected shells, hiked, all together! We enjoyed Suttons Bay with all the friendly shops and great food. I will definitely put this cabin on my return list and hope we make it back. As one of the previous reviewers stated the pictures do not give you a true feel of what this place has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Anniversary Getaway at Dreamcatcher

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful four days we had at this cottage for our Anniversary getaway! This property was everything we had hoped for and more. Everything is as advertised. If anything, the pictures don't do it justice. The cottage is spacious, yet cozy at the same time and has all of the modern amenities anyone would need for a perfect vacation. The view of the bay is nothing short of spectacular. While only a few minutes drive to activities and shopping in Sutton's Bay, Omena and Northport, the wooded property that this cottage sits on is very secluded with an expansive yard and wide private beachfront. Very peaceful! We've vacationed at a number of other homes on the Leelanau Peninsula over the years - from Cathead Bay to Sutton's Bay and places in between. In our opinion, you will not find a better 'Up North' vacation experience than you will find at Dreamcatcher. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dream Catcher for our fall foliage vacation and we felt so lucky to have found this gem!! As you drive down through the wooded drive you end up at this gorgeous lot on the lake with amazing views and a serene setting. The cabin is lovely and so well kept, the photos really don't do it justice. We brought our new dog with us and she was in her glory. This place is so well don't need to bring anything other than your clothing and toiletries - the owners have thought of everything and provide everything needed for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect too! We were able to visit all of our favorite wineries in the Traverse City area and Old Mission Peninsula as well as Suttons Bay of course. Our favorite part was coming "home" each evening, building a fire and enjoying the cabin and lake view. We hope to come to back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the heart of Michigan's wine country! Leelanau County is home to dozens of wineries - all within minutes of the cottage. Great trails for hiking in the summer, or cross-country skiing/snowshoeing in the winter. It's the perfect location that provides a lot of privacy, but also accessibility to great shopping and eateries in the Village of Suttons Bay.


Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2016
Apr 4 2016 - Jun 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $235
Tax Rate 6.0%

Special rates apply for week of July 4, and other select holidays. Monthly rates are available for winter and early spring seasons. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with property owner.

Half of total rental cost required to reserve your week. The balance is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival. Rates and terms subject to change.

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over double bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master bedroom overlooking Suttons Bay
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen in the regular bedroom, and one in the master bedroom which overlooks the Bay., Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom with two separate twin beds., Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full bunk bed - perfect for the kids., Murphy Beds (1) Sunroom has a futon style bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cabin is exceptionally private with over five acres of woodlands, and our neighbors lots are just as large. The cabin was built over 80 years ago and while it retains its original natural brick fireplace, wood floors and knotty pine walls, it has all the updated amentites you will need. We have a dock, sandy beach, three sea kayaks, and a row boat. If you have a boat you can store it overnight on our mooring ball in the bay. We also have a horse shoe pit, outdoor firepit, seasoned wood for your use, a perfectly situated outdoor hammock, two mountain bikes, and outdoor games for your use.

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