Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Cottage with Private Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 9 (6 adults))

You will be able to rest and relax while enjoying all of the comforts of home at this lovely cottage located directly on Omena Bay! The cottage sleeps up to 9 (6 adults) with a bedroom with a queen bed and view of the lake, second bedroom with a twin bunk over a full bed, a room with built in bunk beds and a queen sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped. From your kitchen and living room you can enjoy a panoramic view of East and West Grand Traverse Bay, Omena Point and Old Mission Peninsula.

You can spend your days enjoying the view and playing in the water and sand on your own private beach with over 70 feet of beach frontage. There is a stone fire pit on the beach and two kayaks for your enjoyment. When you are ready to venture out there is plenty to do in Suttons Bay and Leelanau Peninsula including visiting shops, stores, galleries, restaurants and over 20 local wineries.

Please e mail the owner for additional information

Other Activities: Wine tasting/wine tours, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Grand Traverse Light House, Leelanau Sands Casino, Farmers Market, North and South Manitou Island, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Centrally located to other area towns such as Traverse City, Leland, Northport, and Glen Arbor.

More Details

Andi Brownell, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Andi Brownell, Owner

My husband, Scott and I live in Greensboro, NC with our three children (8, 6 and 4). Scott is originally from Michigan and I am originally from Georgia. We met in graduate school in Atlanta and the rest is history!

Andi Brownell, Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Andi Brownell, Owner chose Suttons Bay

After vacationing in Leelanau County for a couple summers we were in love with northern Michigan and decided to purchase a cottage to call our own. We cherish the time we get to spend at the cottage and truly feel it is a small piece of paradise! Every trip results in wonderful family memories wether we spend the majority of our time playing on our beach and floating in the bay or venturing around Leelanau County.

What makes this house unique

It is hard to beat the panaramic views of the bay from our property and walking steps from your back door to our thick sugar sand private beach!


Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fireworks of any kind are not allowed on rental property except in accordance with the Suttons Bay Township Ordinance No. 3-2013: Consumer Fireworks
  • Sutons Bay Township enforces Quiet Hours of 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Violations are subject to a fine.
  • Penalties of the Suttons Bay Township Short Term Rental Ordinance may result in a fine of up to $500.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , queen bed with sliding glass door to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleep sofa
    Bedroom 5 - 1 baby crib , pack n play
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , built in bunk beds suitable for children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , twin over double bunk bed
  • Queen Bed Twin Over Double Bunk Bed (child in top bunk) Built In Bunk Beds for children in separate room Convertible Bed: Very comfortable queen size sleeper sofa Crib (Pack N Play)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beachfront, Lakefront 2 kayaks, Fire pit, Sand toys, pack n play, umbrella stroller, high chair Central AC New outdoor shower with hot and cold water


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

89% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cottage with Private Beach!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views on your own private beach. My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Cottage was nice and cozy with plenty of room. Very clean inside. Andi was wonderful to work with in accommodating us. We are planning on coming back with friends of ours next summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage and excited to hear you want to come back! Congratulations again on your wedding!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our week vacation on the Bay. The beach was excellent and accommodations suitable. I wish we'd had another week. Love the area. Thank you for opening your home. Hopefully we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation! Please come stay again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful view even with bad weather

  • 4 of 5

We stayed over Labor Day week and had 2 sunny days out of 7. But...there is so much to do in bad weather around the area that it was ok. Kitchen is well equipped and lots of counter space. Bedrooms had comfortable beds and lots of closet space in 2 of the bedrooms. Kayaks and grill were available for guests along with bicycles. Living room chairs very uncomfortable for 5 adults especially when stuck inside during bad weather. Overall nice place to stay! Weather happens!!😉?

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay! Loved the private beach!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Overall Review

  • 5 of 5

The house and beach is as advertised, nothing was was missing a totally relaxing weekend/ Oct 21-23 2017/ well kept, quiet, comfortable I would stay here for ever if they sell it. You cannot go wrong. We can't wait to rent this house for a week this coming summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage with four friends to celebrate my birthday this weekend, and it was just perfect. Andi was thorough and accommodating, and the cottage is beautiful, clean, and in a great location. The property feels secluded with a private beach and dock, but is an easy drive from downtown Sutton's Bay and Traverse City. We had 5 adults and were very comfortable; we could have easily had several more people. By the time we checked out on Sunday we were already talking about renting this cottage again in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Knot Just a Bar/Leelanau Cellars Tasting Room
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Leelanau-Manitou Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Leelanau Club at Bahle
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Knot Just a Bar
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Car: necessary

Other Activities: snowmobiling, boating, shopping, kayaking, cross country skiing, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Payment may be made through regular check or electronic check via the Homeaway site for no additional charge. Credit card payments are accepted via the Homeaway site but we prefer payment through electronic check.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For the months of June, July and August, we require a 90 day cancellation notice. For September through May, we require a 30 day cancellation notice. Deposits will be refunded, if the cancellation is made prior to the required cancellation dates. All other cancellations will result in forfeiture of your deposit, unless we are able to re-rent the property for the full period of time at the original rate. In that situation, you will be refunded your deposit fee. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.