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Greg and Carole Higgins

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beachfront Cottage, Spectacular Suttons Bay Views With BBQ, Firepit and Dock!

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bed / 1 Bath / Sleeps 6 / Sandy Beach / Fire Pit

Cottage Name: Bayview

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

NOTE: This cottage is pet friendly but no more than one dog is allowed.

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.

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 get a complete new makeover.

Air conditioning will be added to all the cottages!

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

New in 2016

The two small cottages get new siding and insulation, perfect for spring and fall visits.

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

• Manitou - 5 Bed/3 Bath - Sleeps 14 (See VRBO #458523)

• 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 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.

The Bayview cottage is part of the Cottages On Suttons Bay resort. The Cottages On Suttons Bay is a beach resort located just 2 blocks from downtown Suttons Bay Village, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our main house can sleep up to 14 guest. We also have 3 beach cabins, 1 two bedroom and 2 one bedroom which can sleep an addition 14 guest combine. Each unit can be booked individually or all together to sleep up to 28 for your big events.We are centrally located on the Leelanau Peninsula between Traverse City and Leland, Suttons Bay is a vibrant year round village. 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. 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. There is always something to do or just simply relax and enjoy the pristine scenery surrounding the Cottages On Suttons Bay.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg and Carole Higgins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Greg and Carole Higgins

Dear Visitors & Guests-

Thank you for choosing the Cottages On Suttons Bay for your Up-North get away. In early 2013, the Houston family acquired this property from the former Suttons Bay Cottages owners. The Houston family saw it as a very special property on Suttons Bay which can and will become even better. We have all put a lot of work & upgrades into the main cottage and started in on the cabins. We will be working hard through out the summer and the rest of the year to effect even more improvements. Summer 2014 should be a banner year for us so we hope you will consider coming back to visit us again next year when you will be able to see our progress. We would love to hear your feedback and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable please let us know.

Warmest Regards -

The Houston Family,

The Proprietors

Carole & Greg Higgins

Cygnus Real Estate

The Property Managers

Greg and Carole Higgins purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Greg and Carole Higgins chose Northern Michigan

This is the coziest cottage you will ever stay in, and the waterfront, sandy beach and views are spectacular. We are very proud of our properties and will make your stay extremely enjoyable.

What makes this cottage unique

Great views, excellent shoreline all within walking distance to the village of Suttons Bay. Its an awesome vacation with the convenience of location.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Beachfront Cottage, Spectacular Suttons Bay Views With BBQ, Firepit and Dock!
average rating of 3.1666667 based on 6 reviews
East Lansing

Cozy cottage with cachet and view

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at this waterfront cottage was absolutely delightful. Perfectly located, close to downtown and close to a multitude of beautiful sights. In addition to the lake, large trees on the property bring beauty right to the door. The sunrise on the lake is not too shabby either! The cottage was clean. Our fall visit was the best with the changing colors. The house was quick to heat up when the weather got colder in the evening. Carol was super nice and helpful.

I found that the issues reported on some of the reviews were no longer issues: The curtains are there except in the kitchen at the moment.The kitchen is well stacked (dishes, pots and pans, all that we needed and more, including some spices). The beds are very comfy and the linen/ towels look like new. We appreciated the park next door which added to the space available to us. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wouldn't Go Back

  • 1 of 5

On the plus side, the mattresses were comfortable, the towels were nice and the flat screen tv was a plus as well. The cottage is cute though very small. The kitchen was equipped okay but could have used a bit more thought. There is no dishwasher. There are no blinds on the back door facing the public beach or on the kitchen window which directly looks at the house next door. We found the lack of privacy uncomfortable. When we asked the manager if these could be provided we were told that the owners didn't want them there and that most people liked the lake. Huh? Realizing we were a bit displeased they were gracious enough to give us a gift certificate to a lovely local restaurant. The public beach, which is not shown in any of the photos, is RIGHT next store to the cottage. The public restrooms for the public beach are directly in line of sight to this cottage. We would have liked to know how close this really is to the cottage. The private beach area is very small and was kind of dirty at the time we were there. The area, however, is lovely and this is a part of Michigan worth visiting.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two BR cottage

  • 1 of 5

Rather dirty and bunk beds are too small for an adult and there is really no beach that is usable too close to a park that seems to collect some shady people

I will never go back

And it is NOT a two bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for the price!

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Right on Lake Michigan, excellent views. The pics are not deceiving. Have nice beach area with private dock. Also, next to public beach area. The cabin is cozy but adequate and in good shape. Very close to downtown Suttons Bay (could walk). Close to Traverse City area and wineries. Great option!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in waterfront setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect waterfront setting for a cozy, well appointed cottage outfitted with a charming mixture of eclectic antiques and new furniture. A large flat screen tv is an additional bonus, as are the nice, new towels, welcoming bottle of sparkling wine and impeccably clean surroundings. Very comfortable, and a mere two blocks to downtown Suttons Bay. The location could not be better, and the cottage more perfectly maintained.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely package of cookies. The cottage location is perfect. Lots to do. The cottage is cute its on the smaller side. We have a family of five. Three teenagers and it was almost too small for us but we spent most of the time outdoors on the bike trail, sleeping bear dunes, bon fires, walking around town (very close), the wineries were plenty, we could of easily stayed a week. We spent Memorial Weekend at the cottage. Our family enjoyed the time there.

Carol was easy to deal with and helpful.

The cottage could use a little updating. On the down side..we ran into a few spiders but it's nothing that cant be taken care of.

Hope this helps...God Bless

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Boones Prime Time
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Leelanau Club
Nearest Motorway
75 Metres
Suttons Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Boones Prime Time
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
On Property
Car: recommended

Our Bayview cottage is just one of our vacation cottages situated on the Caribbean like blue waters of Suttons Bay. Suttons Bay Village is the gateway to Leelanau County and lies midway up the eastern shore of Leelanau Peninsula and is just a short drive from Traverse City. We are surrounded by rolling vineyards and orchards, so you will find yourself in the heart of Michigan wine and cherry country. Northern Michigan has something to do all year round. Pick your adventure – golf beautiful links, shop art galleries, hunt wild game, sail the calm waters of Grand Traverse bay, play on the sugar sand beaches, climb the dunes, enjoy our winter sports, savor the local fare and taste award-winning wines. Take your time – catch your breath – relax with us.

Our cottages are in walking distance to Suttons Bay Village, with all the amenities of modern living including A/C, cable, flat screen TV and WiFi internet. We offer luxury to affordable accommodations.


Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial 2016
May 22 2016 - Jun 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation confirmation occurs once a vacation guest agreement has been executed.

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There is a $250 fee for pets, one dog maximum with written consent.
Non-smoking is strictly prohibited.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , The bunk room is a pass through room to the first bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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