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Charming Horse Farm Country Cottage on Rolling Hills

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Last updated: 09/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This guest house is at the center of our 21 acre Gentlemen's ranch, one mile south of Suttons Bay and 1/2 mile from the Bay. The address for our location is 1624 South West Bayshore Drive (which is M-22), Suttons Bay While there is not a water view unless you are on top one of our hills, the setting is an idyllic location with panoramic valley and hill views. This house has a warm natural all wood interior with beautiful artwork, yet all the modern amenities such as wifi and satellite TV with multiple movie channels.
The grounds are professionally landscaped and maintained by the Landscape Architect owner.
There is a large open area that includes a wrap-around leather couch and a loft with two beds along with a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed with an exceptional quality pillow-top mattress. There is plenty of room to park any toys (campers, boats, trailers) right on the property. The owners have a 30 foot sailboat, a 26 foot motorboat and other water toys, so arrangements could be made for their use. If there is a need to stall your horses, or if you want to ride a horse or two, those arrangements can be made as well.
On the property is a large barn, a small barn (both for horses) along with indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Attached to the indoor riding arena is a viewing area with foosball, wifi, cable, leather couches, bathroom, laundry and additional sleeping area in another loft if it is needed.
At night, there is a firepit area to warm up on the cold Northern Michigan nights and we are far enough away from any city so that the panaromic star views are incredible.
We are only 1/2 mile away from the Suttons Bay to Traverse City trail and you could ride bikes/horses snowshoe/hike/cross-country ski in any direction from here and see wonderful water vistas and orchard/hill/valley views.
We are 30 minutes away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Homestead Resort that has skiing with hills that border on Lake Michigan.

Keywords: Northern Michigan, Suttons Bay, Horse Farm boarding (weekly/monthly) Indoor and Outdoor Riding Arenas, riding trials, Sailing/Power-boat excursions available


Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Main Renter must be over 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The loft is best suited for children above five years old and above, I hope not to climbing up there when I'm 65, but its okay at 50. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we have guests with allergies that can never stay in a place where pets have been and we wish to respect those requests. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    guest house started life in the 1920 and as such is not ADA compliant. There are low-rise steps that are necessary to get into the property and one low rise step to a platform that goes into the bathroom with two more steps down to get into the bedroom. Getting into the loft would require climbing a ladder. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Loft


  • Queen size Beds (1) in seperate room. Just put in a brand new mattress based on recommendation from Jen and Matt, who were our first guests and have stayed with us so much they are officially family. Double Bed(1), and Single Beds (1) are located in the loft....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Stand up shower, no bathtub. Full tongue and groove paneling throughout, mirror the length of wall with shelving. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private deck surrounding home, fire pit, stables for boarding horses, wonderful views of pristine rolling hills, incredible night skies and serene setting. We will give you complete and total privacy if you would like or would love to chat about the area and/or politics and give you our recommendations. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    In area with Laundry room has game room with additional sitting area entertainment section with bar and foosball...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Have multiple movie channels as well. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Television in main room and bedroom. Television in bedroom has local channels only. Main room has satellite with movie channels. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Have many more title available, please just ask us. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    While we are about 1/2 mile from the bay and one mile from Suttons Bay, our setting is in the middle of a 21 acre horse farm. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two window air conditioners/taken out during winter. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have a fitness room available but not in Guest House, please ask to make arrangements. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Natural Gas heat, supplemental electric in bedroom and bathroom. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    free Wifi-no code-open...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra Blankets in Chest. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Unlimited parking for your vehicles and any toys that you may bring with you. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room at top of driveway to turn around any size rig. Even have electric plug in and pump out as necessary. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Access to Laundry Room provided free of charge. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi in both Guest house. Printer provided for preparing boarding passes/other needs....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for four...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small Kitchen area (See Picture) although no oven, but have large electric frying pan. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Small refrigerator in house, may exclusively use a full-size refrigerator if needed. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes could be used to ride into town or Traverse City by way of the TART trail. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Arrangements could be made for taking our 25' 4 Winns around West Bay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    You have your own private deck with a sitting area and hammock....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professional Landscaped...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On the deck. You may help yourself. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snowshoes available ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall - Winter
Nov 1 - Mar 5, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer Season
May 28 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


We are both ordained ministers and would be happy to do small intimate weddings or renew vows. Please contact for special arrangements and fee.

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Last updated: 09/27/2015
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
All Restaurants/Bars in Suttons Bay
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Leelanau Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
All in Suttons Bay
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Suttons Bay off of West Bay

Voted 'the most beautiful location in America' (Good Morning America) with Sleeping Bear Dunes, 22 Vineyards and wine-tasting rooms along with gourmet/casual dining all in Leelanau County. Bring your horses, bikes or kayaks we have arenas (indoor and outdoor) and trails on site and are one mile from the Leelanau trial that runs from Suttons Bay to Traverse City and beyond. If you would like to sail or powerboat, arrangements can be made. Suttons Bay has excellent shopping, restaurants, festivals and a quaint art-house movie theater that also shows first-run movies.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Jeff and Debbie live on the property with their daughter Samara. Jeff is an attorney and Debbie is a Landscape Architect who designed the beautiful grounds and maintains them as well. They enjoy the life up North with the opportunity to raise, ride and show horses.

Why the Owner Chose Suttons Bay:
Jeff and Debbie have been coming to the Traverse City/Suttons Bay all of their lives for vacations and decided to move to the area in 1999. They love the location of Suttons Bay because it has all the activities of Traverse City, yet the idyllic lifestyle of a Village just a short distance away.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Our home is just a five minute walk to the beach or a one mile bike ride/hike to Suttons Bay. The TART trail (Rails to Trails Suttons Bay to Traverse City) makes it a 13 mile bike ride to Traverse City. You can bring your own bikes or borrow our tandem to ride into the Village for a nice breakfast/lunch/dinner. Because we are on 21 acres surrounded by much more open area, you will not be constricted to a small area.

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  • Kitchen Area with ladder to the loft area that has full size and twin bed.

    Kitchen Area with ladder to the loft area that has full size and twin bed.

  • Front pasture/drive leading to property

    Front pasture/drive leading to property

  • You can arrange for private boat rides/sunset tours in Suttons Bay/Lake Michigan

    You can arrange for private boat rides/sunset tours in Suttons Bay/Lake Michigan

  • Tranquil Patio with Fire Pit

    Tranquil Patio with Fire Pit

  • Main area with door to bedroom

    Main area with door to bedroom

  • Private Bedroom

    Private Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Mother and Baby in pasture for small barn.

    Mother and Baby in pasture for small barn.

  • Sunset over the main barn, indoor arena and viewing area.

    Sunset over the main barn, indoor arena and viewing area.

  • Sunrise over the small barn

    Sunrise over the small barn

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