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Charming 3br/2ba West Bay house-kayaks, A/C, Wifi, sleeps 8+, & views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,416 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3br/2ba Home With 83 Ft. Private West Bay Beach, kayaks, Wifi, and A/C!

This bright and inviting 3BR/2BA home sleeps 8 and features its own 83 ft. of private, prime West Bay frontage! The Grand Traverse Bay views are unbeatable from the upper and lower level of the house. 8 miles to downtown T.C. and 8 miles to downtown Suttons Bay, it is the perfect place to relax by the water, swim, kayak, etc. or head either direction into town for terrific dining, shopping, and sight-seeing.

We provide linens, grill, Wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kayaks, fire pit, everything you need to have a great stay in a great location!

Has two queen beds, two twin beds, and 1 queen sleeper sofa.

NOTE: For our fall guests, due to the drop in water temperature as we head into winter, the dock will be removed by October 1st.

Payment Note: We do not cover the 3% payment processing fee if a guest chooses to use a credit card for payment. When requesting a reservation, guests can choose the "other Payment" option and mail a check with the signed contract. Otherwise, the 3% needs to be added to the payment if being made by credit card or will be withheld from the security deposit at the end of the stay. Thanks!

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Jessica

My husband and I own three vacation rental houses in Traverse City, Interlochen, and Suttons Bay. We love this area, and love providing great properties for others to be able to enjoy and experience it, too! We focus on great communication with our guests.

Jessica purchased this house in 2014

Why Jessica chose Suttons Bay

If the time frame you are looking for is already booked at this property, contact me and ask me about either of our other Traverse City vacation rentals!

What makes this house unique

Grand Traverse West Bay is a beautiful place to vacation with breathtaking views, sandy beaches, and close proximity to many beautiful Northern Michigan cities such as Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Leeland, etc.

You will have your own private West Bay beachfront right out your back door to relax by or play on!


Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1416 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We do not provide bath towels or washcloths, but we do provide hand towels by the sinks. We also provide toilet paper and hand soap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • We provide bedding and pillows, but guests may prefer to bring their own pillows if they have specific firmness/softness preferences.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Charming 3br/2ba West Bay house-kayaks, A/C, Wifi, sleeps 8+, & views!
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful views and comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

The views were beautiful upstairs and down. The beds were comfortable and the property was clean. We enjoyed morning coffee on the deck every day.

The property is close to many wineries.

It worked out great for our long stay while our daughter got married in the TC area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing- many issues, pier needed repair on arrival, gnat infestation, shabby linens/ towels

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Nice view from upper deck, clean, responsive owner, good WiFi,

Cons: Pier in disrepair, both bedrooms face a busy road, bed sheets showed stains/ mismatched/very worn, gnats were prevalent, house is minimally stocked

Tips: Don't pay by check, cups with lids, fly traps, vinegar (to battle the gnats), clip on reading light, noise machine, bedrooms need curtains

This was our 7th year in this area and first time staying in this rental and we would not stay here again. I wish I could post pictures.

Make sure the pier is stable before walking on it. When we arrived the pier was not safe for use. It appears to be supported by blocks wedged under it. When they become dislodged the pier will dump you in the water. It is also easy to miss in the picture that the stairs are narrower than the pier (the stairs are 24 inches wide) and not suitable young children and elderly. The owner did come out to attempt to provide additional stability to the pier for the week.

So many GNATS! The owner informed us that nothing could be done about them and that they are heavy this time of year (this has not been a problem at our other rentals). While this might be true, it did have a negative impact on our trip. Sliding doors should be closed tightly to avoid cracks that allowed gnats in. We hung fly traps and set out vinegar in coffee cups (which made the house smell), but were successful in getting a layer of black gnats covering the bottom every day. We won some battles against the gnats, but the war is not over and we wish the next renters luck with this pesky problem.

You might want to ask for additional supplies. The owners response was they stock with "the base amount of what people need" for toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, towels, etc , but she was quick to offer to run more supplies out. If you think you might need more, it would be a good idea to ask her to stock extra up front.

Bedrooms are sparse, no side tables or lamps, no curtains, only blinds (this is as pictured, I wish I would have noticed), both face a noisy road

I think this rental would be best suited for bachelor parties, large groups, and heavy sleepers. It is not great for families, light sleepers, people used to well stocked VRBO rentals.

I did communicate our concerns and her response was "Sometimes, we just learn that it's not a good fit and that's ok, too." We agree. We stayed somewhere else for a couple nights. Overall it was a disappointing stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this list of complaints, we are always open for ideas to better our property in ways that might not have occurred to us! You had some good ideas that we have already implemented like adding curtains, and we plan to work on widening those steps for a more secure feeling for guests in the spring. Unfortunately, the "gnats" can be an unpredictable by-product of being right on the Bay....they can come depending on rainfall and cooler temperature. We do have the house sprayed every spring and fall, which cuts down on their number greatly, but cannot eliminate them completely if it is their season. We are very sorry that this was a disappointing experience, and I truly meant what I said in our conversations that we wanted you to have a great week and be comfortable so to let me know if I could do something to help, although some of these complaints are new to me. We appreciate constructive criticism so we can address any issues that might come up during a guest's stay, whether in our control or not, with respect and genuine concern.
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Great view! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything as stated. But the view is breathtaking. Easy drive to anywhere and owners are easy to deal with. We will rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house! Comfortable accommodations, plenty of room for everyone to spread out. We enjoyed the backyard and bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING view great house!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place on the water. Owners were very responsive to emails. Will definitely rent again next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright lakeside property

  • 4 of 5

Great location for Leelanau wineries, bike trail, Sutton's Bay shopping / restaurants, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Traverse City. Great access to Traverse Bay for swimming and kayaks were a perk! Owners were responsive to needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $150

We accept checks and money orders. If another payment method is requested and approved, the guest is responsible for any payment processing fees. We return the $200 security deposit immediately upon departure as long as nothing is missing or damaged. Our cancellation policy is 50% returned after the initial payment is made, and 0% returned after the second payment since that is within the 2 week time period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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