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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
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
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
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
Stand up shower, no bathtub. Full tongue and groove paneling throughout, mirror the length of wall with shelving. ...moreless
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
In area with Laundry room has game room with additional sitting area entertainment section with bar and foosball...moreless
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
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $140 Nightly
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $120 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
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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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.
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.