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Rick & Karin

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish

Suttons Bay Sandy Beach Waterfront Cottage Walk to Town!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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best sandy beach in town!

Best beach in Suttons Bay! This charming updated cottage is directly on a sugar sand beach and is walking distance to restaurants, a movie theater, shops, gym, yoga, and galleries. A perfect spot for families with children or couples. The house has 2 kayaks, 2 bikes, and a gas grill for your use. A public park with a playground is just a short walk down the beach. The wonderful TART trail passes nearby and is paved all the way to Traverse City. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park is a short drive away and all of Leelanau County's attractions are at your fingertips (wineries, golf, charter fishing, breweries, quaint shopping towns, boat tours, etc). Suttons Bay is just 15 miles from Traverse City with its full service airport and many popular attractions including the National Cherry Festival, Film Festival, Comedy festival, many micro-breweries and wineries!

Our cottage:

Master bedroom- 1 queen bed w/ water view

Guest bedroom- 2 twin beds (bunk bed)

Library bedroom-1 queen sofa bed

2 Bathrooms - full with shower

Kitchen - updated, open concept layout with a view of the lake! New granite counters (not yet pictured), dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, fully equipped for cooking!

Gas Grill.

Washer and dryer available

Flat screen TV with basic cable

Wireless Internet

Wood burning stove

Deck with deck furniture and outdoor fireplace

2 Kayaks, small rowboat, life jackets, 2 bikes

Our Village:

Movie theater

Ice Cream





Fine dining/farm to table

Pubs/outdoor space


Public trails for biking, hiking

Bike rental, kayak, paddle board rental

Playground down the beach

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick & Karin (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Rick & Karin

We're not good at talking about ourselves. However, we know people who are good at it. Anyway, here goes... our Windrush Beach House has been in our family for many generations and is a real jewel. Enjoy!

Why Rick & Karin chose Northern Michigan

Very few cottages in Suttons Bay have a sandy beach with no rocks and we are lucky to be one that has a beautiful beach. We are also an easy walk to town.

What makes this house unique

This is not you typical rental with a private library and beautiful finishes that make you feel right at home.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Suttons Bay Sandy Beach Waterfront Cottage Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained home on the best beach in Sutton's Bay!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suttons Bay Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular location on bay with cozy, well appointed interiors. A real gem!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay ! Hope to see you again, Rick and Karin
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Ann Arbor, MI

Perfect (peaceful) location.

  • 5 of 5

Windrush cottage is simply lovely. My husband & I wanted to relax & this was the perfect rental. The view from inside the home is priceless! All the amenities to make it a wonderful stay. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Wow", Amazing Place, Location, Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

"Wow"! That best sums up our experience at the Windrush Cottage on beautiful Suttons Bay in Northern Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. It was my wife, myself and our two grown kids, ages 17 & 21 seeking a week of relaxation before the hustle and bustle that the end of summer and beginning of fall brings. Weather was perfect and the cottage and location were exactly what the VRBO photos and property description illustrated ... and then some. Honest, it was better than we expected. Yes, it was pricey, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a lower-priced home directly on a sugar sand beach within walking distance of a town anywhere else on Lake Michigan (or one of its bays). The downtown of Suttons Bay is a short walk away (less than a mile) and has a nice mix of restaurants and shops. Plus, Traverse City, Leland and other quaint little towns are all within a half-hour or 45-minute drive. Cottage owners Rick and Karin were excellent to work with and you can truly tell this is a labor of love for them. As an example, the day we were checking out, Rick was outside raking the beach for the next people checking in later that day. He explained "this is just what we do" and it was a small example of the attention they pay to all the little things - from the beautifully maintained flowers throughout the property to the promptness in their response to any questions we had. We already have a friend - after seeing all our Facebook vacation photos - wanting to book this place for her vacation get-away. Would most definitely give this place six or more stars! - Matt B.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt! We are so happy you had a great stay on our special beach. Hope to see you again some time! Rick and Karin
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The house is really cute, well maintained, and in a great location! I was also really impressed with how quickly the owners replied to any of our questions and their little touches.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you back soon:)
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The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations we have taken as a family. The home was lovely and the beach was perfect. I enjoyed coffee on the deck watching the birds hunt for fish every morning. It was so peaceful. The kids loved the beach, bikes, kayak, and row boat. We have taken some stunning photos of the sunrise, sunset, and nature all around. The town was cute and Moomers ice cream is a must. We went on one day trip on M22, took a few hikes and even captured some beautiful photos of a bald eagle. The perfect vacation. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our special place! We enjoyed having you on the beach:)
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Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2016
May 28 2016 - Jun 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
late June
Jun 11 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
late late June
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
August 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Colors Fall 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

Maximum occupancy is 5.No smoking on entire property. This will be strictly enforced. Owner will pay for snow removal and garbage pickup.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A special library bedroom with private full bath.
  • Additional loft with queen sleeper sofa has a ladder access.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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