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Charming Horse Farm Country Cottage on Rolling Hills

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

This guest house is at the center of our 21 acre Gentlemen's ranch, one mile south of Suttons Bay and 1/2 mile from the Bay. The address for our location is 1624 South West Bayshore Drive (which is M-22), Suttons Bay While there is not a water view unless you are on top one of our hills, the setting is an idyllic location with panoramic valley and hill views. This house has a warm natural all wood interior with beautiful artwork, yet all the modern amenities such as wifi and satellite TV with multiple movie channels.

The grounds are professionally landscaped and maintained by the Landscape Architect owner.

There is a large open area that includes a wrap-around leather couch and a loft with two beds along with a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed with an exceptional quality pillow-top mattress. There is plenty of room to park any toys (campers, boats, trailers) right on the property. The owners have a 26 foot motorboat and other water toys, so arrangements could be made for their use. If there is a need to stall your horses, or if you want to ride a horse or two, those arrangements can be made as well.

On the property is a large barn, a small barn (both for horses) along with indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Attached to the indoor riding arena is a viewing area with a pool table, wifi, cable, bathroom, laundry and additional sleeping area in another loft if it is needed.

At night, there is a firepit area to warm up on the cold Northern Michigan nights and we are far enough away from any city so that the panaromic star views are incredible.

We are only 1/2 mile away from the Suttons Bay to Traverse City trail and you could ride bikes/horses snowshoe/hike/cross-country ski in any direction from here and see wonderful water vistas and orchard/hill/valley views.

We are 30 minutes away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Homestead Resort that has skiing with hills that border on Lake Michigan.

As always, if you pay for six days, you get the 7th day free.

Keywords: Northern Michigan, Suttons Bay, Horse Farm boarding (weekly/monthly) Indoor and Outdoor Riding Arenas, riding trials, Sailing/Power-boat excursions available

More Details

Owner
Debbie Slocombe
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Debbie Slocombe

Jeff and Debbie live on the property with their daughter Samara. Jeff is an attorney and Debbie is a Landscape Architect who designed the beautiful grounds and maintains them as well. They enjoy the life up North with the opportunity to raise, ride and show horses.

Debbie Slocombe purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Debbie Slocombe chose Northern Michigan

Jeff and Debbie have been coming to the Traverse City/Suttons Bay all of their lives for vacations and decided to move to the area in 1999. They love the location of Suttons Bay because it has all the activities of Traverse City, yet the idyllic lifestyle of a Village just a short distance away.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our home is just a five minute walk to the beach or a one mile bike ride/hike to Suttons Bay. The TART trail (Rails to Trails Suttons Bay to Traverse City) makes it a 13 mile bike ride to Traverse City.

You can bring your own bikes or borrow some of ours to ride into the Village for a nice breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Because we are on 21 acres surrounded by much more open area, you will not be constricted to a small area.

Amenities

Suttons Bay Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand up shower, no bathtub. Full tongue and groove paneling throughout, mirror the length of wall with shelving.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed (1) in separate bedroom. Just put in a brand new mattress based on recommendation from Jen and Matt, who were our first guests and have stayed with us so much they are officially family. Double Bed(1), and Single Beds (1) are located in the loft. Please keep in mind the really young and the older guests will have difficulty accessing the loft.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private deck surrounding home, fire pit, stables for boarding horses, wonderful views of pristine rolling hills, incredible night skies and serene setting. We will give you complete and total privacy if you would like or would love to chat about the area and/or politics and give you our recommendations.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Charming Horse Farm Country Cottage on Rolling Hills
average rating of 4.928571 based on 56 reviews
Niles, Michigan
5

Very Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing place to stay, my assistant & I were in town on business. Close to food, shopping, wineries,Lake Michigan & Traverse City. Debbie & her family were friendly, respectful and provided us with everything we needed. I would highly recommend this place for a vacation spot! This vacation rental sits on a beautiful country setting, when you wake up in the morning you can see the horses from the bedroom window! We will defiantly be back to stay within the year!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was great! We loved visiting the horses in the barn and while we walked around the property. Very clean and well kept. Our only regret is that we were not able to meet you! Thanks again and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Livonia Michigan
5

Very comfortable. Super clean

  • 5 of 5

Debbie was very helpful regarding things to do and restaurant recommendations. The horse farm is beautiful. Location is perfect about a mile from suttons bay. Very quite. Beds are nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, very clean. Lots of fun.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great couple of days here. Debbie got her horse out for our kids to ride. They loved the farm, horses, cats, and the loft that they got to In! Tons of fun and great fall Colors! Thanks for the fun recommendations on things to do from Fishtown to the Knot restaurant, from area parks to a five lane Bowling alley.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and beautiful place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a magical time staying at Just "S" Hills! The location is perfect, close to downtown Suttons Bay and the wineries. The cottage is adorable and has everything you need. Our favorite feature was looking out the bedroom window and seeing the beautiful horses! Truly surreal. Debbie and her husband were so accommodating and responded quickly to all of my questions. We would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you for opening up your cottage to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Views, Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Just S Hills home. The owners are absolutely wonderful people who make you feel so comfortable. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a beautiful setting, close to the beach and downtown suttons bay

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
All Restaurants/Bars in Suttons Bay
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Leelanau Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
All in Suttons Bay
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Homestead
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Suttons Bay off of West Bay

Voted 'the most beautiful location in America' (Good Morning America) with Sleeping Bear Dunes, 22 Vineyards and wine-tasting rooms along with gourmet/casual dining all in Leelanau County. Bring your horses, bikes or kayaks we have arenas (indoor and outdoor) and trails on site and are one mile from the Leelanau trial that runs from Suttons Bay to Traverse City and beyond. If you would like to sail or powerboat, arrangements can be made. Suttons Bay has excellent shopping, restaurants, festivals and a quaint art-house movie theater that also shows first-run movies.

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Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 28 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$720
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$840
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$720
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

We have a seven day minimum, but if you pay for six days, you get the 7th day free.

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