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Tom Klinefelter

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

4+BDR/2 BTH water front home village & wineries, sunsets, sandy swimming NICE!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large entertaining areas(Sleeps 11)

DUE to ever changing water levels, the extent of a sandy beach cannot be determined for summer 2016.

Set on the beautiful eastern shore of Suttons Bay, allow Stone Terrace Beach Cottage to be your home 'up north'. Feel the sand and water of Suttons Bay right outside your door or enjoy a crackling fire in the wood burning fireplace. Stone Terrace Beach Cottage is available from Saturday to Saturday during the summer, and on a flexible schedule during the rest of the year. Off season weekend rates are available (see rates below)...please call for details.

Situated on a quiet rural road, two and a half miles from the village of Suttons Bay, Stone Terrace Beach Cottage is the ideal vacation destination with casual elegance in mind. The home which was professionally landscaped in 2002 and remodeled in 2007 has four bedrooms plus a 5th seasonal sleeping room (no central heat) or bonus room off the garage, two all tile baths, living room, dining room, and fully-equipped newly remodeled granite kitchen with upgraded Whirlpool Gold Series appliances and window AIR CONDITIONING on the main level!!!

The cottage accommodates a total of eleven utilizing the full futon in the bonus room. A main level deck located off of the living room, provides a great place to take your morning coffee, and stone steps lead to the lower deck where one can sun bathe or catch up with a good read.

Out the back door is nature’s opportunity to walk, jog, bike, or weather permitting, cross country ski!! Nature abounds everywhere!! The quaint village of Suttons Bay, which plays host to great restaurants, boutique shopping, and art galleries, is just a short drive way.

Nearby attractions include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau Sands Casino, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Sprinkled throughout Leelanau County you will discover charming villages, wineries, antique dealers, and outdoor recreational opportunities, including access to Lake Michigan. Traverse City is just 20 minutes away, offering 'city style' entertainment for those so inclined.

Let the Stone Terrace Beach Cottage be your home away from home for a weekend or a week!!

Features include four bedrooms plus a 5th sleeping room or bonus room with a commanding view of the beach off of the garage; two bedrooms are located on the upper level and two bedrooms (and 5th or bonus room) on the main living level. Three of the bedrooms are furnished with queen beds, one has a full bed with twin bunk above comfortably accommodating nine (or eleven with futon in the seasonal sleeping room). There are 2 baths finished with imported Italian tile.

The Stone Terrace Beach Cottage boasts of 1850 square feet of nicely appointed living space with 2 bathrooms and 100 feet of private sandy beach with a sunset view over the bay. Shallow swimming on Suttons Bay (for the first 200 feet out it is now sandy due to low lake levels). Indoor fireplace and fire pit on the beach. New top of the line Whirlpool appliances with granite kitchen and stackable washer and dryer.

Beautiful landscaping and furnished outdoor deck areas. Weber gas grill. Air conditioning on the main level. Color cable TV with DVD. Wireless High Speed Internet. Pets accepted. Great walking, jogging, hiking out the back door. Village of Suttons Bay is two and a half miles away. All the amenities of home!

NOTE: The water level is rising and the beach area is compromised - I have no idea the size of the beach, if any, after the winter thaw. The firepit will be moved to the front lawn if the water level does not permit this to be beach side. The swimming is still spectacular!

Keywords: Cottage Waterfront Home

sandy swimming

direct waterfront



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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tom Klinefelter (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Tom Klinefelter

I have rented vacation homes in Suttons Bay since 1985 and have always strived to exceed guest expections with quality, modern and updated accommodations.

Tom Klinefelter purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Tom Klinefelter chose Northern Michigan

The Stone Terrace Beach Cottage was purchased in 2004 and completely renovated in 2007 with constant updates to the soft and hard goods.


based on 9 traveler reviews

4+BDR/2 BTH water front home village & wineries, sunsets, sandy swimming NICE!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
cincinnati oh

Beautiful Water Views, nice location

  • 4 of 5

Home has wonderful lake views and great outdoor space with lots of seating, and fire pit. Nice open floor plan with main bath updated. Bedrooms on 2nd floor are tight and one with two beds is very small with no closet. We had a great time and enjoyed the area very much. Blackstar winery is close and the food and wine are excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to know you enjoyed your time in magical in Leelanau County and the large waterfront Stone Terrace Beach Cottage located on the bay with spectacular sunsets, amenities and views for your wedding weekend at BlackStar Winery, just 5 minutes away.
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Beautiful winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had stayed in Northport the previous year and said that we would come back. This time we brought friends and had a great time! Cross country skiing on the lake out back, 20 minutes from Traverse City and plenty of wonderful little stores to shop at in Suttons Bay. But the house was fantastic - there were five of us and it didn't feel cramped at all. We were so happy to come back to the house, get a fire going and play cards or watch Netflix (we brought an Apple TV). Everything was clean and you can tell the house has been recently remodeled in very "beachy" tones. We loved it so much, we started planning a trip back in the Summer time!

I would consider this perfect for a large family or multiple small groups - highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed the amenities of this Stone Terrace located on the icy, but beautiful, shores of Suttons Bay. Yes there is a beautiful bay beneath this and it is true: this is a great destination even in the beautiful winter season! Please plan a return trip to either this cottage or the charming private and secluded Whispering Pines in Northport soon!
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home and location. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couple with Golden Retriever

  • 5 of 5

The house was in great shape and the location is terrific. The owner/manager is a perfect gentleman, and he not only was kind enough to accommodate our water-zealous golden, he arranged for excellent weather to boot. The water temperature . . . Well, given that the ice had just receded weeks before, it wasn't too bad. We appreciated the efforts with the mooring buoy which we didn't end up using, and our boat. We'd certainly like to come back if we would be welcomed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to have met you and happy you were able to enjoy magical Leelanau County and Stone Terrace Beach Cottage! While the water temps were not ideal for boating, I am sure you found much to do in the area if not complete content to just envelop your senses with the beautiful scenery from the home! Plan on making this a yearly sojourn - would love to welcome you all back!
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Detroit, Michigan

Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perhaps my rave review is colored by the fantastic weather we had, but I don't think so. My partner and I arranged a Michigan getaway for my extended family (who lives down South), which included three tweens and two dogs. Everyone was suitably impressed with the gorgeous spot on the water, which was close enough to town to walk or bike and enjoy the little village, with a very shallow expanse of water that was warm enough to enjoy in June...It was a magical week. We even had a little wedding ceremony for my mom and her now husband. The kids, adults, and dogs alike all enjoyed the water (with the help of canoes and kayaks we brought); we had cozy fires on the beach; we biked the wine trails; we explored the area - and everyone had a smashingly good time. I really can't imagine a better set u p. The house was big enough for all 9 of us to have our privacy, and we even made use of the little spare room for office time for myself and my brother when we needed to have conference calls and what not. To top it off, we misplaced my dog's collar while we were there, and Tom found it and send it back to us. That's beyond the call of duty!!! I look forward to the day when we can return to this spot, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore this area.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ishpeming, MI, Upper Peninsula

Suttons Bay Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Nice home to rent, especially families or a small group. Great location in the heart of wine country and close to Suttons Bay. The beach area is also very nice especially for families with younger children due to the shallow water near the shoreline. Very comfortable, I would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for vacationing at the Stone Terrace and enjoying our wineries, area the amenities offered at the cottage. Please plan on a return visit but stay longer the next time around!
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Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 8 2015 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
May 30 2016 - Jun 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee/week $200
linen fee per room $25
cleaning fee/weekend $50
extra couple per night $25
Pet Fee $75

1/2 rent is due within 10 days of reservation: final rent and fees are required at least one month prior to arrival. Reservation subject to cancellation is payment is not received on time.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size on the main level in the 5th bedroom or bonus room. This room is located off of the garage and is ideal for summer sleeping!!, Bunk Beds (1) The fourth bedroom has 'pyramid' bunk with a double on the bottom and twin on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Wireless High Speed Internet, Smoking Outdoors Only, Please

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