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Private Waterfront Home with HOT TUB, Wi-Fi, Central Air, Near Traverse City

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Suttons Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10), Central Air

Your luxurious, air conditioned, waterfront vacation home awaits! Enjoy balmy warm breezes blowing in from the West Grand Traverse Bay while you relax on the beach, take a ride in the canoe, go kayaking, sit on the deck or warm up in the sauna or hot tub. We even have a hot/cold outdoor shower! (Hot tub and outdoor shower available May 20 through October 31 Only.)

Our home has a unique 2 story great room with floor to ceiling windows and a brick natural fireplace! There are hard wood floors throughout this home so it is also great for allergy sufferers!! There is a great open entertainment space between the kitchen, dining room, and living room with an abundance of natural light and West Bay views! Enjoy our 3 BR, 2.5 BA in a quiet residential neighborhood with a full length beautiful back deck with swing and second floor hot tub. There are Bay views from almost every room in the house! Enjoy all the conveniences of home including a dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge, gas stove and oven, and washer and dryer. It is fully furnished including an outdoor table and chairs on the deck overlooking the Bay, beach chairs and gas barbecue grill.

You'll never want to leave this vacation house!

Accommodations include a queen sized tempurpedic bed in the huge upper level master bedroom with a private full bath and loft containing another queen sized bed. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed. The third bedroom has two twin beds and there is a fold out queen sofa bed in the second floor loft. Ten people would be very comfortable at our home. A Pack-n-play is also available for little ones.

This smoke-free property is in immaculate condition and will provide the most private and quiet vacation spot.

Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed.

Please see note in the rates section!

Payment terms: 50% due at time of booking (excluding security deposit), 50% plus security deposit due 30 days prior to check-in.

2016 Events Calendar 

Jan 30 – Suttons Bay Yeti Fest - 10 AM

Feb 6-7– Taste the Passion – Leelanau Peninsula Wineries **

Feb 13 – Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival – downtown TC

Feb 21 – The Vineyard Winter Challenge, Fat Bike & Snowshoe Race – 45 North Vineyards

Feb 21-27 – Traverse City Restaurant Week – Dig in without digging deep!

March 5 – 10th Annual Suds & Snow – Timber Ridge Resort

March 19 – Sips, Chips & Dips - Leelanau Peninsula Wineries Event **

April 30-May1 – Spring Sip & Savor – Leelanau Peninsula Wineries Event **

May 6 – Downtown Art Walk (5:00-9:00pm) – downtown TC

May 28 – 34rd Annual Bayshore 10K – Northwest Michigan College

June 11 – Leland Wine & Food Festival at Leland Harbor (1:00-8:00pm)

June 11 – Suttons Bay Summer Solstice Art and Wine Walk (6:00-9:00pm)

June 25 – Traverse City Wine & Art Fest at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

June 26 – Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair (10:00-5:00pm) – TC; along Union Street in the Old Town District

July 1-9 - Equestrian Festival (8:00-5:00pm)

July 4 – Traverse City Fireworks – over Grand Traverse Bay

July 2-9 – National Cherry Festival – downtown TC

July 3 – Cherry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair (10:00-7:00pm)

July 16 – Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival – Suttons Bay **

July 23 - Friends of Fishtown 5k - Leland

July 30 – 56th Annual Outdoor Art Fair (10:00-5:00pm) – Northwestern Michigan College

July 26-31 – Traverse City Film Festival – downtown TC

Aug 5; Aug 12; Aug 19; Aug 26– Friday Night Live Jazz – East Front Street, TC

August 6 – Classic Boats on the Boardwalk – downtown TC

August 6-7 – Suttons Bay Annual Community Art Festival in Suttons Bay Marina Park

August 6-13 – Northwest Michigan Fair – Fair Grounds

August 20 – Downtown Art Fair – downtown TC

August 26-27 – Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival

September 9 – Downtown Art Walk (5:00-9:00pm) – downtown TC

September 10-11 – Annual Harvest Stompede - Leelanau Peninsula Wineries Event **

*September – Taste of Traverse City – downtown TC

*October – 10th Annual Suttons Bay Fall Finale Art and Wine Walk

November 5-6; 12-13 – Toast The Season Wine Tour (11:00-5:00) – Leelanau Peninsula Wineries**

November 5 – Iceman Cometh Challenge – Kalkaska to TC

December 2-4 – Suttons Bay Holiday Festival

*To be confirmed at a later date

** Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Event - Pre-registration required at lpwines dot com

Suttons Bay Area Food and Restaurants

45th Parallel Cafe ***

Boone's Prime Time Pub ***

Chimoski Bakery

Frida Bakery & Cafe

Hansen Foods

Hillside Homestead

Leelanau Cheese Company

Martha's Leelanau Table

Murdick's Fudge Shop

North Country Grill *****

Shady Lane Market

Subway *

The Riverside Inn

VI Grill *****

* good

*** better

***** best

Local Wineries

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery

Raftshol Vineyards

Tandem Ciders

Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery****

Blustone Vineyards

Black Star Farms Winery & Spirits*****(#1)

M. Lawrence/L. Mawby/bigLITTLE Winery****(#7)

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery***

Willow Vineyards

Chateau de Leelanau****(#2)

Shady Lane Cellars****(#9)

Brengman Brothers Winery

*** good

**** better

***** best

(Michigan's Best Winery Top 10 list ranking on mlive dot com as of May 2015.)

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

The wall to wall windows overlooking the West Grand Traverse Bay and the open layout of this home had us sold immediately!

What makes this house unique

Private wooded lots surround this vacation home for an away from it all feel! Relax on the deck swing, in the hot tub, sauna or on the beach......

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely love your house! Thanks you so much and we hope to stay again soon.
Oct 2013
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Private Waterfront Home with HOT TUB, Wi-Fi, Central Air, Near Traverse City
average rating of 4.8 based on 48 reviews

The most awesome 12 person vacation ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exquisite! The house was emaculate and very user friendly. Instructions on how to use the hot tub, sauna and appliances were very clear and easy to follow. We were a party of 12 and slept very comfortably. In fact, I think 14 would still be comfortable sleeping here! There was enough space to accommodate everyone. The new queen bed in the master bedroom was sooo comfortable! We forgot a few things including water shoes, toothbrushes, a sewing kit and laundry detergent....but she provided all of that and a bottle of wine and chocolates! We were impressed at how accurately she described the home and sleeping accommodations on vrbo. It took all the anxiety out of vacationing. The pictures on the website also provide you with a virtual tour of the home. Her attention to detail and communication skills were top notch. Prior to confirming our reservation, she contacted us to review all the details of the sleeping arrangements and rental policies. All rules and directions were clearly written, discussed and agreed upon. Upon arrival, the home not only met but exceeded our expectations! Sitting on the deck eating lunch fresh off the gas grill was wonderful! Had to say we LOVED the outdoor hot shower! We had a great time and would recommend this home to anyone looking for a great escape . Can't wait to reserve our vacation here next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and hope to host you and your family again soon!
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Wine Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at this lovely home for our "Friends Wine Tasting Weekend." We have decided to make it an annual event and hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisa D.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this house. It was a beautiful spacious home with a fantastic view of the lake. There was plenty of room for our family of 9. The kitchen was well stocked with useful items for us to prepare meals. We loved the table on the deck, the swing on the back porch, the hot tub was a big hit, as were all the water activities we were involved with.

The owners were wonderful to work with and communicated thoroughly with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house! Love to see you back again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying at this house. It was clean and comfortable. Great view of the water too. Would recommend it to others

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again in the future!
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A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

2 families recently converged on this beautiful property for a much needed respite from our busy lives and this was the perfect place to unwind. The house was spacious and easily accommodated 8 people. It was clean, well equipped and everything worked! We didn't need to bring much because the owners already provided a lot (bikes, kayaks, floats, etc). They also gave detailed housekeeping rules which were helpful. We had our own private beach and dock and we swam, kayaked and sunbathed without worrying about crowds. We had privacy and yet the property was a few minutes drive from the cute Suttons Bay downtown area and about 15 minutes from Traverse City. There's a good variety of restaurants, shops, wineries and activities nearby. We had great fun climbing the Sleeping Bear dunes! In the end, this is a place where you can choose to do a little or a lot or somewhere in between. We had an incredible time here. We've stayed in a number of rental properties over the years, both domestic and international, and this was undoubtedly one of the best! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a great time! We we work very hard to make it a great experience for everyone who stays with us. Hope to see you again next year!
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Stunning!! Beautiful of the best family vacations!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been more pleased with our time at this Sutton's Bay home! It was exactly what we were looking for and more! The home easily slept the nine of us! My sister has a baby and there was a pack and play and a gate kept inside one of the rooms. The owners keep shampoo and soap in the showers and laundry detergent by the washer and dryer. They basically make it easy for you to come up, unpack and immediately start enjoying the lake. They keep bikes in the garage, kayaks and canoes on the beach and enough life jackets in a variety of sizes to meet our needs. The hot tub is awesome and so is the house! We were thrilled with the property. So much so that my sister cried when we left! Thank you Hanan for allowing us to use your home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! Hope to have you back again!
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Black Star Farms
"Wine tasting and restaurant"
Suttons Bay
VI Grill
"Love this restaurant!! On Sundays, kids 11 and under eat free with paying adults!"
Leelanau Sands Casino
"Located just North of our home..."
Forty Five North Vineyard
Roman Wheel Pizza and Subs
North Country Grill and Pub
Grandma Lin's Ice Cream Parlor
"The kids (and adults) love Grandma Lin's....and only a dollar for a kids cone!"
45th Parallel Cafe
"A nice place to go out for breakfast or lunch and connected to the candy store!!! It is a v..."
Ciccone Vineyards
"Wine tasting was good...."
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery
Willow Vineyards
Raftshol Vineyards
The Vineyard Inn on Suttons Bay
Big Little Wines
The Homestead
"Golf, skiing"
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Suttons Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in Downtown Suttons Bay
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
House is beachfront
Car: necessary

Close to both downtown Suttons Bay (about 3 miles) and Traverse City (about 12 miles). Easy access to Traverse City and M22, but away from the crowds and noise. All water sports welcome on this Bay! It has a great hard sand bottom, crystal clear and clean water, wonderful for kayaking, boating, swimming and tubing. Only a few miles to the DNR boat ramp. West Bay is part of Lake Michigan and has cleaner water, bigger waves and sandier beaches. Petoskey Stones have waited millions of years for you to come find them. Close to two golf courses, 12 vineyards (which offer free wine tasting) and the Leelanau Sands Casino!


Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 11 2017 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
non refundable cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in: 4 PM or Later
Check out: 11 AM
During Spring and Fall seasons, these times are more flexible
Accepted methods of payment:
1) Personal check sent via mail. (No VRBO service fee will be charged.) Please call/e-mail owner to request mailing address.
2) E-check via PayPal. (No VRBO service fee will be charged.) Please call/e-mail owner to request e-mail address.
3) E-check via VacationRent Payments on the VRBO/HomeAway website (VRBO/Homeaway/Expedia adds a service fee, on rental fees only, of 4-10% based on the amount of the rental (larger amounts have lower service fee percentage). Vacation Rental Owners do not impose this fee nor can they modify or delete it. This fee will not be charged if you chose payment option 1 or 2 above!) Only security deposits can be placed on credit cards!

Cancellations may be made up to 60 days in advance for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 60 days before the check in date will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee if we cannot re-rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washer and dryer in this bathroom on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st floor half bath
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , on deck
  • 2.5 Baths plus outdoor hot/cold shower (avail May 20- October 3)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 queen bed in room & 1 queen bed in master loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pack-n-play in closet
    Loft + Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa in den/second floor loft area
  • We also have a brand new pack-n-play for infants!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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