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Bluff View Serenity.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Only 2.3 miles to downtown village of Suttons Bay, 20 min N of Traverse City.

ACCOMMODATIONS: 5BR 4 BA House (sleeps 11) Great for family reunions/weddings/ wine tours

Large open and comfortable non-smoking house, about 2900 sq. ft. + finished walkout- basement, fully furnished and equipped for your relaxing vacation. Large Master king-size bedroom on first floor has adjoining full bath with jet-tub, dual walk-in shower. Large deck with scenic views of Grand Traverse Bay also accessible from Master bedroom.

Two additional bedrooms on first floor contain queen-size and double beds. Two additional full baths finish off the upper level of house.

Large living and dining area with beautiful open floor plan kitchen. Includes all dishes, cooking utensils, pots/pans to prepare meals for you and your guests. Enjoy the convenience of a double oven as you prepare your gourmet dinner. Great for entertaining a large crowd. Relax to the sound of piano music in the music room, or enjoy the warm breeze as you sit on the deck overlooking the bay.

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and watch the birds as you enjoy your coffee in the large sun-room. Very peaceful and quiet, yet close enough to enjoy the quaint stores and restaurants that Suttons Bay and surrounding areas have to offer. You won't want to miss visiting the nearby villages of Leland, Northport, Lake Leelanau and Glen Lake.

Fully furnished basement contains two additional bedrooms. One with queen bed, one with two twin beds (one is a trundle bed). Full bath downstairs.

AMENITIES: Air conditioning, washer-dryer, 2 gas fireplaces, 3 car attached garage

Beds: King, 2 Queen, 1 Double, 1 twin, 1 twin-trundle. All linen provided

Kitchen: Full Kitchen, Dishwasher, Microwave, Double oven, Refrigerator, Cooking utensils, dishware, cookware provided

Outdoor features: Deck/Patio with table/chairs, Outdoor dog-pen available for use.


Keywords: House

More Details

Property Manager
Brian Piotrowski
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

About Brian Piotrowski

My husband and I moved to Suttons Bay in 1973 and raised our family here. I still live here as this is my primary residence and I rent it out when requested during the summer months to allow you the experience up north living.

Brian Piotrowski purchased this house in 2000

Why Brian Piotrowski chose Northern Michigan

Great for family reunions, wedding parties.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Mary Lou for sharing your lovely home! We shared our time here with our parents and siblings. Your home provided a wonderful "home base" for all of the festivities surrounding our daughter's wedding in Cedar. My folks enjoyed visiting with you. My daughters each shared meals here with us and also some time with their grandparents. The views here are spectacular. Your home is very comfortable and spacious. Thank you too for the welcoming locally made wine. We enjoyed our stay.
Sep 2013
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Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom king bed, Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom and downstairs bedroom have queen beds, Double Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Bluff View Serenity.
average rating of 4.181818 based on 16 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay. A+++++

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joan! Glad you enjoyed your stay in Northern Michigan.
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Lovely family home with plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend with our bridal party (10 people total)! The home was large enough so that everyone was comfortable and the massive yard and outdoor area allowed us to enjoy the great weather as well. We had a great visit and enjoyed meeting the owner, Mary Lou!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a wedding at Black Star Farms

  • 4 of 5

House was exactly what we were looking for during our stay at wedding at Black Star Farms. Very convenient for this location and house had enough bedrooms to support 5 couples for the wedding. The only negative was that a couple of our guests are allergic to cats and they seemed to have some reaction in the house to either former or current pets.Other than the cat allergy, we enjoyed the stayed immensely and recommend the location especially for large groups at weddings in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beware!! Not up to VRBO standards!

  • 2 of 5


Nice View

Proximity to Suttons Bay


Too many personal effects of owner's in house.

No closet or drawer space.

Owner's toiletries in master bathroom.

Family photos everywhere.

Musty smell downstairs.

Owners items in both refrigerator and freezer.

Renters should be warned that owner has a dog and two cats that live in the house until the day you arrive in case there are any dander allergies!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy - Glad you enjoyed the view and proximity to Suttons Bay and the rest of the attractions Northern Michigan has to offer. As far as your cons, I must state you didn't read the homepage ad for the property. It clearly states: "I still live here as this is my primary residence and I rent it out when requested during the summer months to allow you the experience up north living." So you Wendy are wrong in posting Beware! Not up to VRBO standards - I take offense to that.
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Beautiful view - huge home with well stocked kitchen

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 10 enjoyed a weekend together for Kayak- Bike -Brew in Traverse City. Plenty of room for everyone. We went out for dinner on Friday and cooked on Saturday and Sunday - great kitchen. Basement is huge, cool and dark - with two bedrooms and a bathroom it was perfect for getting our beauty rest. Great for large group!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is spacious but has musty smell and should be professionally cleaned for guest rental.

  • 2 of 5

The house is spacious and the view is beautiful, but the house was clearly in recent use - no room in freezer full of food and open bag of chips on a bookshelf. Crumbs left on table and in furniture, along with the pervasive odor, left us questioning the cleanliness of everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Towels provided for 8 guests unless noted otherwise.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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