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Beautiful Cottage on the Water of Pristine West Bay

Suttons Bay, MI, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Converted garage, 1 Bath, (Sleeps a maximum of 6)

100 feet of private beach in a quiet and exclusive neighborhood area. Wake up to spectacular sunrises. Look out towards Power Island(Once owned by Henry Ford). At night, look out over the water to see the lights of Traverse City in the distance.

This fully furnished newly remodeled cottage with large windows for your unobstucted panoramic views. Only 50 feet from the water (10 steps down). Every room has a view of the water. The kitchen is open to the living room which allows exceptional views as well.

The cottage is immaculate. Our renter customer feedback surveys from 2017 have rated 'cleanliness' as 'outstanding' by 100% of our renters, 'location' as outstanding by 90% of our renters. In addition, 100% of our renters indicated 'our web-site description was accurate' and 100% said that 'they would consider coming back and renting from us again'.

Each bedroom has a queen bed and the living room has a double size futon and an extra couch. WiFI is available.

The cottage is 6 miles south of Suttons Bay and 8 miles north of Traverse City. This cottage is located on a small side street away from any main road. A convenience store is less than a 5 minute walk. Perfectly located for the many activities of Traverse City and Leelanau County. Enjoy the beach, swim, boat, water ski, fish. A public boat launch is less than 1 mile away. Enjoy wine tasting at the many wineries only minutes away.

Several golf courses are nearby, one is located less than 10 minutes away. If you prefer live entertainment and gaming, the Leelanau Sands is a 12 minute drive away. The paved Leelanau trail (15 miles long) is great for hiking and biking is 1 1/2 miles away. The Vasa trail is a 25 minute ride away. Great Dining and shopping is also just minutes away.

Enjoy the many fall and winter activities. Fall activities include color tours, golf, or wine tasting at the numerous nearby wineries. Winter activities such as downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing, snowmobiling are all nearby.



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Duane Amato

Member Since 2003
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (2) One in each bedroom, Double Beds (1) Fold out fouton in living room


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beach
                Amount of beach varies with the Lake Michigan water levels
              • Beach View
                Water views throughout cottage
              • Beachfront
                40-50 feet from the cottage is the water-Some yearly and seasonal changes vary with Lake Michigan water levels
              • Lake
              • Lake View
                The cottage is on a slight peninsula which allows views of over 180 degrees
              • Lakefront
                Incredible views of the morning sunrise
              • Water View
              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Large unit in one bedroom
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Firewood
                          • Garage
                            For storage of your bikes or water toys not for your car
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Living Room
                            Big Screen TV, VCR, DVD
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                            For two cars
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Kitchen
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Freezer
                              • Grill
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Blender
                              • Kitchenette
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • Books for Kids
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Radio
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television
                                        Brand New Big Screen TV.
                                      • VCR


                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                          • Barbecue
                                          • Boat Dock
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Deck with chairs and a picnic table overlooking the water
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Beach Chairs
                                          • Porch / Veranda
                                          • Small Cooler
                                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                          • Walkway to Water
                                          • Wood Deck


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • Low Allergen Environment
                                              • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                              • wheelchair accessible


                                                  • library
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Window Air Conditioning Unit, Stove, Oven, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Outdoor Gas Grill, Deck with Picnic Table and Deck Chairs, Fire Pit on the Beach for evening campfires, Small Dock

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    7 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Cute, Clean, Relaxing Trip!

                                                                    Louise G.

                                                                    Had a wonderful stay at the lakefront cabin a couple of months ago. Everything we needed was available, we even walked in to a variety of notes & recommendations left by the owners. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was perfect for the meals we cooked there. The location and price cannot be beat. I would recommend this place for any type of trip! I actually ended up saying 'yes' to marrying the man of my dreams on my trip in Traverse, so this cottage will always hold a special place in my heart :)

                                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                                    We are very pleased that you had a great stay.

                                                                    Congratulations on your future event.

                                                                    What a great vacation!

                                                                    Kate P.

                                                                    We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at this cottage! It was our first trip to the TC/Leelanau area, and the cottage met all of our needs. We have young children who enjoyed "their" very own private beach each day, while the adults could enjoy the peace and quiet of West Bay. The location is a convenient starting point to all the fun and activities in this area. Perfectly tucked half way between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. When we vacation in the area again, we will want to stay here!


                                                                    Chuck and JudyMichigan

                                                                    I am a little hesitate to write this review, I would like to be selfish and keep this little gem just available for our use :) It really was perfect, perfect, perfect. The location is great, it was very comfortable. Very clean. Amazing sun rises. Perfect beach. We had a little issue, thanks to mother nature with some bugs, but Duane helped us deal with that. Highly recommend and yes we will be back, hopefully soon Chuck and Judy, Grand Rapids MI

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Chuck and Judy,

                                                                    Thank you for your nice comments. It was very nice meeting both of you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are planning on returning. Sorry about the fruit flies during your stay.

                                                                    Wonderful Vacation in Traverse Bay!!

                                                                    Anna L.Cincinnati

                                                                    We just got home from a week at this wonderful cottage! The view is fantastic! There is so much to do and the location is great! We boated, tubed, water skied, biked, sailed, floated, put-putted, and even had s'mores. Duane and Vicki are great hosts. The description is accurate. We would love to come back.

                                                                    Best Place For a Morning Coffee

                                                                    kenny mcGcambridge, ontario

                                                                    Our first trip to Traverse City was 3 years ago. Since then we have been HOOKED!

                                                                    It's not just that TC and surrounding areas are amazing, it's the cottage that completes the package.

                                                                    I loved waking every morning and having coffee on the porch. Some days I was lucky enough to watch the sunrise with breakfast.

                                                                    The cottage is well cared for, and extremely clean. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, utensils and there is equipment to make a wide variety of meals.

                                                                    Everything that has been listed on Duane and Vicki's listing overview is accurate. We found having a dryer very handy, especially after a rainy day run.

                                                                    Being able to store our bicycles and kayak in the garage was a relief. Other VRBO's do not provide such luxuries.

                                                                    I did read on one of the previous reviews that another renter found the water "smells like rotten eggs". During our time at the cottage there were few times when the smell was noticed. We also drank the water from the taps. The smell has never been an issue for us during our stays.

                                                                    The T.A.R.T. trail is just a hill away. It's easy access for a car-less ride into town. The T.A.R.T. trail is also a great paved trail for a nice long run. On our latest stay we explored the VASA trail on mountain bikes and running shoes. What a sandy delight!

                                                                    There are so many places to explore that are either a quick drive, bike ride, SUP, or run away. Duane and Vicki's cottage makes for a perfect home base.

                                                                    Pure Michigan......Location, Private, SERENITY

                                                                    Brian F.

                                                                    We all have those moments during the year when we need to escape, disconnect and rejuvenate ourselves. My wife and I decided that the first weekend of October was our moment. We were blessed when we decided to rent this cottage. The location is fantastic, only 15 mins from downtown Traverse City. Private setting, phenomenal views, a wonderful beach and very clean. Over the weekend my wife and I explored Traverse City, the Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula, drove the 20 mile Tunnel of Trees in Harbor Springs and experienced too many great restaurants. While these were all wonderful moments our favorite time was relaxing in the morning and evening at the cottage.


                                                                    Suttons Bay, MI, USA

                                                                    A guestbook is located at the guest house which provides local highlights, things to do (Sleeping Bear Dunes, Beaches, Tart Trail, Leelanau trail, parasailing, canoeing, bicycle rentals, golf courses, Casinos, wineries to visit, restaurants, etc.) with contacts, locations, websites and phone numbers.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Additional Guest Fee
                                                                    $0 - $20
                                                                    Damage Deposit
                                                                    7 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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