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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,431 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bed Beach Home, Plus 3 Additional Beach Side Cabins.

Cottage Name: Manitou

TIP: Click the [Availability] button at the top to see available dates. Its always up-to-date

TIP: Select available dates from this calendar to get a quote or book online.

TIP: We don't provide combined quotes for multiple cottages, request each cottage individually.

NOTE: We will not take less than 7 night reservations in the summer, with turnover on Saturday.

NOTE: Contact the property manager, Cygnus Real Estate at 231.994.3225 for all questions or special requests..

The Cottages On Suttons Bay is a beach resort located 2 blocks from downtown Suttons Bay Village, on the shores of Lake Michigan. We have 4 cottages on a single property, perfect for large groups. See all our VRBO listing numbers below.

In 2013 we expanding! We converted and renovated our main house into a new vacation rental. Our main beach house sleeps up to 14 guests.

NEW for 2014!

Cedarwood cottage got a complete new makeover.

Air conditioning was added to all the cottages!

Air conditioning was improved on the second level of the main beach house.

New in 2016

The Cedarwood cottage get new siding and insulation, perfect for visits anytime during the year. And oh boy is ti quiet in there!

In addition to the main house (Manitou), we have 3 beach cabins (sleeps 14 combined);

• Bayview - 2 Bed/1 Bath - Sleeps 6 (See VRBO #502388)

• Cedarwood - 1 Bed/1 Bath - Sleeps 4 (See VRBO #229691)

• Cumberland - 1 Bed/ 1 Bath - Sleeps 4 (See VRBO #629384)

Each unit should be be booked individually, we can't give you a combined quote. When you reserve all together you can sleep up to 28 for your big events. You can book all four units directly through this website.

We can also provide concierge service (main house) or catering for big events. Please make arrangements in advance with the property manager.

We are centrally located on the Leelanau Peninsula between Traverse City and Leland. The Cottages On Suttons Bay is your place to stay in Suttons Bay on the water's edge.

We are the perfect waterfront resort in the middle of all the Leelanau Peninsula activities. There is always something to do all year round in the Village of Suttons Bay and surrounding area:

• Shop many unique stores

• Choose from one of many fine dining restaurants located in the village

• Hike the trails of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park

• Fish Suttons Bay or one of the many nearby lakes

• Visit any of fourteen Leelanau County wineries and vineyards

• Swim, Ski, Boat, Splash, Laugh, Have Fun!

• Try your luck at Leelanau Sands Casino (only 4 miles north!)

Other Leelanau County attractions to see nearby:

• Leland (Visit Historic Fishtown)

• The Mantiou Islands

• Grand Traverse Lighthouse

• Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and National Lakeshore Park

• Interlochan Center for the Arts

The Is Always Something to Do! (or Just Simply Relax!)

Suttons Bay is a vibrant year round village, come enjoy the fall with a full palette of the changing colors – also indulge in the great fishing (or hunting) in the fall or spring. Tour one of the many wineries in the area anytime of year. Hike, bike or cross country ski the Leelanau Trail that is just across the street. Or cool off in the crystal clear waters of Suttons Bay in the summer. There is always something to do or just simply relax and enjoy the scenery surrounding the Cottages On Suttons Bay.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg and Carole Higgins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Greg and Carole Higgins

We purchased the property in 2013 and have substantially remodeled the house and all three cottages. In our first year we completely remodeled the large house, providing an open floor plan and completely new kitchen with granite countertops, new cabinets and stainless steel appliances. We added a beautiful new bath upstairs and remodeled every room. We modernized the cottages, added flat screens and lighting. This year we added air conditioning to all rental units, a new custom table in the house dining room, and many new amenities. We are very proud of our properties and will make every effort to make your stay the very best possible.

Greg and Carole Higgins purchased this house in 2013

Why Greg and Carole Higgins chose Northern Michigan

The Cottages On Suttons Bay have been a local institution since the 1940s and have welcomed generations of guests from all over the state and elsewhere. We have been a tradition for many families over the years so please book early.

What makes this house unique

We are right on the waterfront. The beach is sugar sand and the view is incomparable. The main house is modern, comfortable, beautiful and very unique. Also, we are an easy walk to the charming and fun Village of Suttons Bay. We have a number of restaurants to meet every budget and taste. An excellent grocery is a short walk. We are very close the Leelanau TART Trail which is vast bike trail system.


Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2431 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Suite - Main Floor - 1 king
    Bunk Room With Balcony - 4 bunk bed , Upper Floor
    Bedroom With Balcony - 1 queen , Upper Floor
    Upper Bedroom - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Upper Floor - Pryramid Bunk
    Kid Theme Room - Main Floor - 2 twin/ single , On Main Floor Next To Master - Single bed with trundle.
    Apartment - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Apartment with kitchenette
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Spacious, convenient location, great for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the big cottage for our parents anniversary celebration! 14 of us slept comfortably. The house is so close to downtown Suttons Bay, and is conveniently located by the park. Greg and Carole stopped by on our second day to check in and make sure we had everything we needed. Great house for our large family!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest: We thank you very much for staying with us at The Lodge On Suttons Bay. We are happy to share our property and glad you had a good time. Thanks for the review!! Please come back soon. Dave H, Owner.
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Great Location, huge cottage

  • 4 of 5

I rented this cottage for a group of 10 adults. The location was fantastic. It has beach access, is right next to a public park and beach and is walking distance from downtown Sutton's Bay. There are rooms good for kids and the cottage is fully stocked. We had a fantastic weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd time stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd year in a row we've stayed at this house. We had two families of 5 staying and it was the perfect size. The location is the best! Short walk to downtown Suttons Bay and across from Hop Lot and the grocery store. The bonfire area is great and the public beach is right next door so we used that instead of the private beach area to give us more space, the park there is great for the kids! The only complaint would be that the dryer wasn't working for the first half of our stay and that was a huge inconvenience. Carol was very accommodating with this. Also wish there was a TV in the bedroom upstairs with the queen bed, we used this as a second "master". We would definitely stay here again! Love it, would highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Perfect Up North Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the large cottage with a group of friends and had a blast! With a gorgeous view of Suttons Bay, modern amenities in the kitchen, and plenty of space, you can have the Up North experience you've been waiting for! Access to downtown Suttons Bay is simple -- just a short walk to downtown and the cute shops and restaurants (that is, if you actually want to leave the cottage!). It has great access to championship golf and the plentiful wineries that dot the Leelanau peninsula. It is an extremely comfortable cottage with a multitude of bedrooms and bathrooms so the family or group of friends can stay together. My wife and I can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location with Tons of Space!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the main house with 8 other friends for a weekend in May. Only a block from Suttons Bay downtown, we were able to walk to breakfast and the shops (at which we made several purchases), which was extremely convenient

I would 100% recommend these cottages for a family, friends or even romantic vacation. There is space enough to sleep a lot of people and more importantly- enough bathrooms! You are also steps away from Traverse, the wineries, and right on the water. You can't beat that! Great "Up North" getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Best house, best location in Suttons Bay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the big house with 4 other couples for a long weekend. We had an absolute blast. The linens and towels were top of the line. We cooked two nights and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. We were able to walk to breakfast and into town each morning which was lovely, and enjoyed a perfect bonfire on the beach for our final night. Additionally, we enjoyed golf and a chartered wine tour within miles from the cottage. Highly recommend this house, it has everything you need for a fabulous experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Boone's Prime Time Pub
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
MAnitou Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Leelanau Club At Bahle Farms
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Boone's Prime Time Pub
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Private Waterfront
Car: recommended

Attractions in and around Suttons Bay

• Bike Tours

• Farmers Market

• Glen Arbor Art Association

• Grand Traverse Lighthouse

• Great Lakes Children’s Museum

• Inland Seas Education Association

• Leelanau County Boating

• Leelanau Enterprise

• Leelanau Historical Society

• Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association

• Leelanau Sands Casino

• Leelanau State Park

• Leelanau/TART Trail

• North Manitou Island

• Northport Community Arts Center

• Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear

• Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

• South Manitou Island

• Summer Concerts And Art Festivals

• Suttons Bay Parks and Recreation

• Suttons Bay Village Marina

• Winery Tours


Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Esrly Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Cleaning fee $275
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

To see a sample vacation rental agreement please go to

There is a $250 fee for pets, two dog maximum with written consent.

Non-smoking unit. All tobacco products and smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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