|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Enjoy your own private beach with fantastic views of the lake and your own fire pit for those beach fires at night! Home has 180* of Windows facing the lake, and a private deck with umbrella, facing the huge backyard. It has air conditioning, DSL with wireless connectivity, full kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) washer/dryer. There is also a cement driveway with a large area to park a boat, and several cars. Bedrooms are large with the Master having a kingsize memory foam mattress. The second bedroom has a queen and a twin bed. The 3rd bedroom has a full bed (and a library with over 50 books), with a bonus room sporting a twin trundle bed, and a piano! It is located 1 mile from downtown Suttons Bay and Bike trail, 15 minutes from Traverse City, 8 minutes to Leelanau Sands Casino.
This property has always been family owned. It has been our favorite spot for summer vacations, homey Thanksgivings, beautiful snowy Christmases, and snowmobiling. My kids learned how to swim here with the gradually sloping sandy shore. We've spent hours building sand castles and telling stories around the campfire, with the waves lapping nearby. We hope our renters will enjoy the simple pleasures here as we have.
This property is located on the desirable southern (naturally sugar sand) shore of the Bay. The house has a wonderful open floor plan with 2 walls filled with huge 10 foot windows that look out at the bay. The home has a vaulted ceiling, and a new kitchen. Only $2500 per week (Sat-Sat) Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The Beach access is easy with only 4 steps down to the sand, with a gentle slope down to shallow water that is so crystal clear, that you can still see your toes in the sandy bottom from chest deep water. Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, as is the setting at night with the stars crystal clear overhead as you sit around a campfire.
Wow!! What a beautiful and wonderful weekend! THANK YOU for sharing your home to bring so much joy, relaxation and comfort to others.
It rained all weekend while we were here and we didn't care for a second. We still visited the gorgeous landscapes from Sutton's Bay to Empire and Glen Arbor. When back at the house we stayed cozy & warm with the unbelievable view of the lake from the tall windows (which was the selling point for me when I saw your pictures online).
My favorites this weekend were listening to the waves from the bedroom and sharing elaborate meals with our families that we were able to make in your organized and trendy kitchen.
Home is Clean - perfect location with view/sounds of the lake - and all the comforts of home provided.
Ok I really don't want to write this review.. because I want
to keep this place all to myself. The owners are the nicest people. Even had smore supplies and a bottle of wonderful wine nwaiting for us!! If you are looking for a home depot remodel home this is not your place. The home is in a perfect location. The home is very unique with huge windows looking out at the bay and a beautiful stone fireplace a kitchen with everything you could ever possibly need. Everything was soooo comfortable . We were so content just staying the house and going to the beach. the area has so much to see and do. We are definaitely coming back next year.
Thank you again Patty for sharing your familys little slice of heaven with us!!!
The direct beach access with sandy lake bottoms on Sutton's Bay was amazing. The location is a 10-15 minute walk to shopping, food, and bike/kayak rentals. Less than 40 minutes from Traverse City, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Glen Arbor. The owners were very responsive to questions and had the place ready for an early check-in.
Cannot beat the view, as it looks directly out on open water in Lake Michigan. The walk to town is probably at the fringe of what anyone with small children would want to do - we made good use of our folding wagon on the trip. There was also a playground on the way to town. The Leelanau bike trail less than 5-minutes away.
The home was incredibly clean with everything fully functional. There are two large bedrooms with a shared half-bath and a third bedroom with direct deck access to the rear of the home. The bonus room is a pass-through between the two larger bedrooms and may not be appropriate for keeping small children who may be disturbed by foot traffic.
The kitchen is clean and well-equipped. There are more than enough dishes, pots, pans, etc. to satisfy any vacation cooking for a large family. Note that there only six kitchen chairs in the home. The outside table will seat 4-6 adults comfortably. The in-unit laundry was a great benefit and allowed us to pack less for the trip up.
The owners left a binder with menus and things to do. We took a few liberties in adding updated menus and removing those from places no longer in business. The home is serviced by DirecTV and high-speed internet. Internet speed was slightly less than what is needed for video streaming, but more than adequate for checking e-mail, unplugging, and forgetting what day of the week it was.
I would consider staying here again, but stuck with a 4-Star rating based on the following: 1) Indoor water quality - the water had a slight sulfur smell, but was softened - Bring bottled water if the taste bothers you. Also, If someone flushes a toilet, the person in the shower may be burned. 2) Cleaning Supplies - While abundant, they were scattered through the house, which was not ideal for children - We moved most to the laundry cabinets. 3) Shower, Not a Tub - Fully Functional, but small and not necessarily great for little ones. 4) Clothes Line gets hit by yard irrigation - Learned that the hard way. 5) Can use more towel hooks.
Overall, a Very Good property we will consider again on our next trip.
Great time at the cottage. Everything was extremely clean and ready for us. Kitchen had great amenities with a gas stove! Such a great location and just foot steps across the street to our own private beach! Had a blast enjoying the sights! A perfect location to see the Leelanau Peninsula!
We had such a great stay here. The owners were very responsive and accommodating. We were traveling with a toddler and a newborn, and they made sure to provide us with a crib. They even had a generous welcome basket and lots of necessities, more than some hotels provide.
The beach felt very private, which was nice. You have to cross a street, but it was not a very busy one. Fire wood was even provided for us, along with beach chairs and toys.
Suttons bay was the perfect location for us. The town itself is adorable, and we enjoyed the restaurants and several trips to the ice cream shop. However, the location was also the perfect spot to enjoy jaunts around the area. traverse city was only 20 minutes away, and a lot of the other towns along the peninsula were nearby too.
We hope to return again, and maybe we will stay for two weeks this time!
Three of my friends and I stayed at this house for a mini-college reunion. We all loved it. It is spotless and everything is well-maintained. We all had our own bedrooms with clean, comfortable beds. The beach is gorgeous with great views. We took several trips to towns in the surrounding area and everything was within a 20 minute drive. Suttons Bay is adorable and has great restaurants and shopping. There is also a full grocery store. The owner is very nice and assisted us with questions about the area. She was also very timely with getting us a contract. I almost hate to recommend this place to others because selfishly we all want to come back next year and want to make sure we get the weekend we want. If you do rent this place, you will think it's a treasure you booked it.
Property has a large parking area, big enough for a boat/trailer. Walking and/biking is popular on the level road in front of the house, that follows the southern shore of Suttons Bay. Private sandy beach has a fire pit (wood provided) for a cozy evening.
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed. Welcome letter with check in policies will be sent 2 weeks prior to rental date.
Check in is on Saturday at 4 pm, and check out is at 11 am.
$500 of Rental Total will be paid at booking, by personal check. Payment is Refundable up to 30 days before booking, less $500 processing fee.
1/2 of the remaining total due 60 days before rental.
Total due 30 days before booking, by personal check. Cancellation after this date will envolve the loss of the total booking fee.
Check in is at 4 pm, Check out is at 11 am