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Sophie's Cottage: Charming Home, Perfect Setting and Location

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Last updated: 04/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Suttons Bay house description

Sophie’s Cottage 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.

Wine tours are another big draw during this season and Sophie's Cottage 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 Sophie's Cottage...we know you will too! Additional photos available upon request.


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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs will be considered. No Cats Please...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

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

              Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sailing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Sledding
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Truly a memorable vacation

                    Truly a memorable vacation

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 08/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                    Sophie's Cottage is not a cottage at all. Nancy has opened her exquisite home and you'll never want to leave. We stayed there with our happy lab, Luke, and he loved the porch and the yard where he could play and sleep in the sun or in the shade on the porch. The setting is private but still very close to the town of Sutton's Bay with the Tart trail, shopping and restaurants. Relaxing on the porch or inside her very comfortably appointed home was such a high point we did not want to be away for very long. The location is great, kind of in the middle for trips to Traverse City, Northport, Sleeping Bear Dunes etc. I can't say enough about Nancy and the attention she gives to her guests. We loved every thing about it except having to leave!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                  • Awesome!

                    Awesome!

                    • Guest RN (Rochester, MI)
                    • Date of stay 08/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                    We have rented homes through VRBO throughout the country and this home tops most of them. We have pretty high standards and this home doesn't miss a beat. From the finishes to the owner, we were very pleased. The home is placed in a manicured, private setting, just minutes from town and the beach. We have already booked our return trip for next year. Thank you Nancy for allowing us to spend time in your home. We look forward to next year.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                  • Perfect Family Vacaton!

                    Perfect Family Vacaton!

                    • Guest Sue (Southwest Michigan)
                    • Date of stay 07/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/26/13
                    We just returned from a perfect vacation at Sophie's Cottage! We have rented a vacation home in Michigan for the past nine years to be together with our grown children and their families. Sophie's Cottage and the Sutton's Bay area has won the "blue ribbon" by far!!! You feel like you are staying at a five star resort! You have the advantage of being right in town, but the yard is so beautifully landscaped you feel secluded and away from it all!! We just can't say enough about this beautiful home. It is impeccably clean with a chef's kitchen, large living areas and luxurious beds and baths. We enjoyed the big relaxing porches with comfy furniture and beautiful grotto area for dining out. Our vacation started immediately upon arrival when we were greeted with relaxing music, fresh flowers and wonderful local wine and cheese! The beach is right down the street with nice shallow water; a daily event with our little guys for sure!! There's lots to see and do in Sutton's Bay and the Leelanau Peninsula; a perfect Michigan vacation spot. Nancy is a fantastic host; she doesn't miss a beat when it comes to hospitality!! Our family can't wait to return! Thank you Nancy for sharing your beautiful home!!!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                  • kathy

                    kathy

                    • Guest kathy (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
                    • Date of stay 06/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/13/13
                    What a perfect recipe for a family vacation: Mix beautiful Sutton's Bay with special culinary delights and restaurants; add biking, beach, and wine adventures; combine first class accommodations in a 4 star dream house with cozy porch moments,lawn croquet competitions, family laughs and memories. Fold in the owner's (Nancy) friendly and helpful personality..and bake under warm, sunny skies for that perfect vacation! Our family just can't say enough about the versatility of staying at Sophie's cottage - everyone enjoyed walking the 2 blocks into town for breakfast at Martha's or bringing back special breakfast treats from the bakeries. The TART bike path is just a few blocks away for a flat bike ride into Traverse City or for a winery visit. Lake Michigan is just a short 20 minute drive away as are gorgeous vistas from just about every corner .Sophie's Cottage should be the 'cover girl' for every Pure Michigan Ad....

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                  • Wonderful family holiday!

                    Wonderful family holiday!

                    • Guest Michele (Ferndale, MI)
                    • Date of stay 06/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/10/13
                    The house and grounds were beautiful. Nancy was always accommodating and very pleasant to work with. We look forward to making this an annual holiday!!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                  • Fabulous Couple's Getaway

                    Fabulous Couple's Getaway

                    • Guest Jenny W.
                    • Date of stay 05/03/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/10/13
                    Sophie's cottage was absolutely beautiful, our group had the most amazing stay. The location is perfect for wine tasting and golfing. We had three couples and each of us had a floor but it would have been comfortable to have another couple stay. The house was decorated beautifully with fresh flowers which topped off the beautiful weekend we had. Nancy was a fantastic host and we plan to return for a week next year with our kids.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                  • A Wonderful Time in Sutton's Bay

                    A Wonderful Time in Sutton's Bay

                    • Guest Marie (Canton, Michigan)
                    • Date of stay 04/04/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                    We enjoyed our time at Sophie's Cottage. The house was beautiful and had everything we could have wanted. The house is a very short walk from the village making it very convenient for shopping and dining out. Our host, Nancy, was great to work with and took great care of us. We'll be back for sure!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                  • Winter Birthday Gang Getaway

                    Winter Birthday Gang Getaway

                    • Guest daisymay (Davison,MI)
                    • Date of stay 02/26/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/28/13
                    We enjoyed the 18 inches of snow! We came up for 4 nights to go cross country skiing. We had myself, my wife, our dog Daisy and my sister-in-law with us. We took in the Traverse City Restaurant Week and 2 days of groomed cross country skiing on the tart trail. It was WONDERFUL! Sophie's cottage is hardly a cottage. We took the master bedroom and my sister-in-law took the garden level area which had it's own living room, with fireplace & TV,bedroom/bath. This worked out wonderful since she is a night owl and used to 3rd shift hours. The home was exceptional, spottless, well supplied and so comfortable. We did not even use the 2nd story of the home at all. We really got a good nights sleep all nights on the luxurious beds. We also enjoyed the wood burning fireplace (which was well stocked with additional wood just outside the door) and its relaxing feeling.. We ate all breakfasts in the wonderful kitchen and ate at the Village Inn for a delicious Friday all u can eat perch dinner. The home was so quiet and peacefully located just a couple blocks from Sutton's Bay downtown. The grocery store in town was exceptional & had everything you could want. The owner Nancy was FANTASTIC to deal with. Thank you so much for accepting Daisy our Shih Tzu/Yorkie into your beautiful home also. We were pleasantly surprised by the use of the garage and also the edible gifts upon arrival. Only thing we missed was having TV in the bedrooms.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                  • Family weekend

                    Family weekend

                    • Guest SJC (Lansing)
                    • Date of stay 03/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/23/13
                    We rented Sophia's Cottage with family for a weekend to visit our Granny and other family in the area. It is a wonderful place and the owner is a pleasure to work with. Very gracious host even had a bottle of wine and snacks waiting for us. The home is very spacious and cozy at the same time. We are definatly planning a trip back soon!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                  • Wonderful Friends Weekend!

                    Wonderful Friends Weekend!

                    • Guest MichiganGirl77 (Ada, MI)
                    • Date of stay 02/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/17/13
                    Sophie's Cottage is beautiful! We just returned from a long weekend at this beautiful home. The owner was very nice and welcoming which always makes the stay that much better. Even though it was a snowy and cold weekend we happily enjoyed the fireplace and heated bathroom floors! We definitely recommend staying at Sophie's cottage and we hope to stay there again soon!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Season
                  May 16 - Sep 16, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,300
                  Fall Season
                  Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,100
                  Holiday's
                  Nov 21 - Jan 9, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Pet Fee $75
                  • Cleaning Fee $125
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Two drivers licenses 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 only in Season***


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                  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 Martin Easling of Easling Contruction. His impeccable reputation is well earned and you can rest assured his home maintenance team 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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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, March 09, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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