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Luxury with Charm...the Perfect Location to Enjoy an up North Beautiful Vacation

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Luxury with Charm!


Last updated: 08/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Skipper's Retreat is tucked at the edge of the village which keeps life peaceful and secluded even though the heart of Sutton’s Bay (beaches,marina, restaurants, shops and movie theater) are only a three-minute walk away. Launch your boat at the municipal marina or enjoy the kids park and pristine public beaches. The trail head for the famous TART bike trail is only a two-minute ride and destinations like Leland, Lake Leelanau, Northport, Glen Arbor, Empire and Traverse City are all just minutes by car.

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times to experience 'The County' and with two wood burning fireplaces you will stay cozy inside as the fall leaves put on their show outside.

In the Winter...Skipper's Retreat is the perfect property for skiers with several groomed trails within skiing distance and plenty of ski resorts within 45 minutes for downhill enthusiasts!

Wine tours are another year round favorite and Skipper's Retreat is perched right in the middle of Leelanau wine country!

This cottage home was built in 2002 with family and fun in mind. There is plenty of outdoor living to enjoy thanks to an expansive covered porch that may be used rain or shine. The south porch offers outdoor dining with a teak table and chairs. It is located just off the indoor dining room so it is perfect for the kids table! French doors in the lower level open up to a large grotto with outdoor furniture for sunbathing, relaxing or entertaining. A large stainless Weber gas grill cooks enough food for family and friends and the patio table with umbrella serves as another perfect outdoor dining spot.
The gourmet galley kitchen comes with granite counter tops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 6-burner Wolf range, Asko dishwasher and Inca-Pro venting system for all you chefs out there. A microwave oven, toaster and blender are also offered for your convenience.

The kitchen opens up to the living area with a cottage style stone fireplace and a dining area surrounded by glass. There is also a large island with four stools for additional seating.

The master bedroom is located off of the kitchen and opens to a covered deck that looks over the grotto and expansive yard. The master bathroom and walk-in closet are located behind the bedroom and are kept private from other guests. The master garden tub is surrounded by windows and sheer shades for privacy.
Two bedrooms in the upper level share a large bathroom with the vanity sink kept separate from the toilet and tub for privacy. The lower level has a second living area and fireplace that is open to a small office area. The house is fully equipped with a secured wireless internet. Pass codes will be provided upon check-in. The signal is excellent throughout the entire house but a household computer is not provided so don't forget your laptop!

The fourth bedroom has an attached full bath with a glass/stone shower. This is considered the garden level and there is plenty of natural light with a generous amount of windows.

Dogs may be considered; an additional $75.00 pet fee is required.

There is plenty of room to park your boat and trailer on the large driveway and a garage to store your bikes. If you enjoy basketball or tennis, the public courts are only a block away. We also have several golf courses close by in the county.

My family has created many wonderful memories here at Skipper's Retreat...we know you will too! Additional photos available upon request.

Keywords: Charming, Gourmet, Spacious, Cottage,Village,Beach,Covered Porch, Nautical,Beautiful,Nature,Shopping,Cozy


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Lovely private powder room right of the breezeway entrance...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    French limestone makes this masterbath soft and beautiful...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Smartly designed luxury bath keeps vanity/sink separate....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Glass and stone shower tops off this stunning bathroom....moreless

  • All full bath's come with heated stone floors, granite counter tops and beautifully lit custom mirrors....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Skipper's Retreat is located on a private drive in the Village of Suttons Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Secured Network...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 5 - Sep 4, 2015
6 night min stay

Fall 1015
Sep 5 - Dec 1, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included


A Driver's License will be necessary and a signed contract before payment will be accepted. Please contact property manager for dates that are not listed.

***This property rents for 6 night blocks in season***

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Last updated: 08/02/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I was raised here in beautiful Leelanau County and I love this area as much as you will! Now that my children have flown the nest I want others to enjoy it as much as we have!

Why the Owner Chose Suttons Bay:
This lovely home was built by one of Northern Michigan's premier builders just for my family. FL Padella knows how to create a special cozy feel in the custom homes they build. You will be transported immediately as you drive up and round the corner on Jefferson St. The architect David Hanawalt kept the ambiance of the Village in his simple design, creating clean open spaces that invite the outdoors in! I have had several guests parade out of the cottage excitedly exclaiming...'This is the vacation home we want to build!' Sophie's Cottage is extremely well maintained thanks to Easling Construction's Home Maintenance team. Easling's impeccable reputation is well earned and you can rest assured a representative will be there immediately if any service is needed on the home or property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Waking up to the sunrise with a cup of coffee on the Adirondack chairs is always a special treat. You will enjoy the birds and wildlife every morning! I walk to my favorite restaurant Martha's on main street or to the delightful Bay Theater which is only a 4 minute walk !

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