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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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.


Suttons Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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Waterfront Cottage: Up North Perfection Awaits on Five Private Acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

We stayed at Dreamcatcher for 2 weeks w family and friends. Everyone had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect no worries location. The house accommodated our friends and family perfectly. All the house facilities and accessories were adequate. The site is gorgeous and we all now have a 45* North Attitude!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the driveway, we knew we had found a great spot. The home is much nicer than pictures show. The owners have organized the space carefully, so there were lots of places for people to sit and talk, or work a puzzle, or nap. The huge lawn provided a place for kids to run around, and of course the beach and the bay were splendid.

A few thoughtful details include: wood for the firepit and fireplace, kayaks and rowboat, hammock, games and lots of bath towels. Also, the place is really clean.

The location is awesome. There are tons of wineries right around,. We visited the Empire, Omena and Northport, as well as the dunes. Sutton's Bay is really charming.

We plan to return whenever we can.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures do not do it justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so breathtaking & the scenery was incredible not to mention all the things provided inside such as all the spices we needed, cooking oils & sprays, salt & pepper, an iron, hair dryer, towels & linens to mention a few. I packed all these things & did not use. There was even mosquito repellent. The outside was even better with kayaks, a rowboat, life preservers, mountain bikes, hammock, fire pit and all wood provide (we even found a fire stater lighter by the stack of firewood). We brought charcoal for the grill and it was also already there! We found it private and secluded but so close to everything. There was even a casino just a minute and three-second drive down the road. There is everything from gift shops, grocery stores, and even an old school movie theater (which was fantastic to show my kids) within a minutes drive. The backyard is incredible and again the pictures do not do any justice to what you will see. Also a perfect destination for those who are wanting to experience Sleeping Bear Dunes which is just a short drive away (highly recommended 😃?)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

This property looks exactly how you would want a cottage in the woods to appear. It is not gawdy or out of place in its surroundings like some of the other properties in the area. Harry has thought of everything and provided materials accordingly. From the kitchen to outdoor activities we did not find a need to buy anything to complete our trip besides food. It's set well off the road so you only hear the water and nature around you. The huge backyard and lakeside beach area are perfect for adults and kids alike. Inside, there are enough modern amenities (TV, Wifi, etc) if weather doesn't cooperate. Outside, there are enough activities and gear for playing on the water or in the yard as if you, yourself, had lived there for years. The property was clean, comfortable, and sizeable yet cozy. Harry was responsive to all inquiries throughout the duration of our stay. We hope to come back sooner than later. Thanks, Harry!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Summer Getaway for an Active Family!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 spent a relaxing and enjoyable week at the Dreamcatcher this summer. My school aged boys loved jumping off the dock and building on the sandy beach. We all enjoyed kayaking in Sutton's Bay and biking the terrific trails all the way to Traverse City.

The cabin was clean and had everything we needed to relax. The wide, grassy yard allowed plenty of room to play football, wiffleball and more.

Our two labradors joined us on the trip. They swam daily and happily watched ducks swim by from the expansive deck. The homeowner was responsive to our questions. We hope to return to the Dreamcatcher again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Taste of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The DreamCatcher has everything anyone could possibly want or need and more! Fantastic setting overlooking the Bay, beautiful sunrises to watch and countless stars to see at night while having a fire in a big fire pit. All the wood is provided and nice outdoor furniture to sit on while enjoying the fire.

There's a huge front porch with a big table for playing games or eating or just enjoying the view of the water.

All the linens are furnished and they are wonderful! All the linens are of the highest quality which is unusual for a cottage. These are beautiful! The beds are very comfortable and again the bedding is so clean and of great quality.

You really don't have to bring anything from home except your clothes and toiletries. Everything else is there for you to use. Shampoo, soap, dish washer detergent, laundry detergent. Great Oster toaster and Cuisinart coffee maker, microwave and charcoal grill and lots of games and a big screen TV.

Suttons Bay is such a quaint down town and only about a mile and a half from the DreamCatcher. Cute shops and good restaurants. LOTS of wineries to tour near by and only a couple of miles from a really nice casino. SO many great things to do we needed to stay longer.

It's the quietest, most beautiful place ever and it definitely is a "taste of heaven" It's WONDERFUL and Harry is the greatest!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $235

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. Your designated stay is considered reserved only upon receipt of reservation deposit and signed agreement.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.