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Waterfront, Great Beach for Beautiful Sunsets & Outdoor Eating

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Cottage Name: Cedarwood

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NOTE: We will not take less than 7 night reservations in the summer, with turnover on Saturday.

NOTE: This cottage is pet friendly but no more than one dog is allowed.

NOTE: Contact the property manager, Cygnus Real Estate at 231.994.3225 for all questions or special requests.

The Cottages On Suttons Bay is a beach resort located 2 blocks from downtown Suttons Bay Village, on the shores of Lake Michigan. We have 4 cottages on a single property, perfect for large groups.

NEW for 2016!

Cedarwood has been insulated. Stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the off season. Its quieter too.

NEW for 2014!

Cedarwood cottage get a complete new makeover.

Air conditioning will be added to all the cottages!

New in 2016

The two small cottages get new siding and insulation, perfect for spring and fall visits.

In addition to the main house (Manitou), we have 3 beach cabins (sleeps 14 combined);

• Manitou - 5 Bed/3 Bath - Sleeps 14 (See VRBO #458523)

• Bayview - 2 Bed/1 Bath - Sleeps 6 (See VRBO #502388)

• Cedarwood - 1 Bed/1 Bath - Sleeps 4 (See VRBO #229691)

• Cumberland - 1 Bed/ 1 Bath - Sleeps 4 (See VRBO #629384)

Each unit should be booked individually, we can't give you a combined quote. When you reserve all together you can sleep up to 28 for your big events. You can book all four units directly through this website.

Our Cedarwood cabin has been remodeled for 2014 including new bathroom and A/C.

We offer a wide range of vacation rentals from cozy cabins to full size beach homes, all right on the water's edge. Our cottages are all on the Caribbean like blue waters of Suttons Bay. Suttons Bay Village is the gateway to Leelanau County and lies midway up the eastern shore of Leelanau Peninsula, just a short drive from Traverse City. We are surrounded by rolling vineyards and orchards, so you will find yourself in the heart of Michigan wine and cherry country. Northern Michigan has something to do all year round. Pick your adventure – golf beautiful links, shop art galleries, hunt wild game, sail the calm waters of Grand Traverse bay, play on the sugar sand beaches, climb the dunes, enjoy our winter sports, savor the local fare and taste award-winning wines. Take your time – catch your breath – relax with us.

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Greg and Carole Higgins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Greg and Carole Higgins

Dear Visitors & Guests- Thank you for choosing the Cottages On Suttons Bay for your Up-North get away. In early 2013, the Houston family acquired this property from the former Suttons Bay Cottages owners. The Houston family saw it as a very special property on Suttons Bay which can and will become even better. We have all put a lot of work & upgrades into the main cottage and started in on the cabins. We will be working hard through out the summer and the rest of the year to effect even more improvements. Summer 2014 should be a banner year for us so we hope you will consider coming back to visit us again next year when you will be able to see our progress. We would love to hear your feedback and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable please let us know. Warmest Regards - The Houston Family, The Proprietors Carole & Greg Higgins Cygnus Real Estate The Property Managers

Greg and Carole Higgins purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Greg and Carole Higgins chose Northwest

Has perhaps the best views of Suttons Bay and exceptional sandy shoreline.

What makes this cabin unique

Great views, excellent shoreline all within walking distance to the village of Suttons Bay. Its an awesome vacation with the convenience of location.


3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Waterfront, Great Beach for Beautiful Sunsets & Outdoor Eating
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

We were very disappointed.

  • 2 of 5

While we certainly appreciated the owners flexibility to change our reservation dates (due to circumstances out of our control) and were grateful they allowed us to bring our 6 yr old goldendoodle, we were very disappointed with the rental. On the positive side, the bed was very comfortable and had very tasteful and clean linens and the bathroom remodel is cute. Also, it is a short walk from a small, private beach and to downtown Suttons Bay (which we greatly enjoyed).

When we arrived, we noticed there were burned out light bulbs and no propane in the tank for the grill (which we relied on to cook our meat since there isn't an oven). Despite repeated texts and a couple phone calls, it took 3 days before the propane and the light bulbs were delivered (apparently they were delivered to the wrong cabin 2 days after our initial request). The carpet was worn and appeared dirty (I wore flipflops the whole time), and a kitchen cupboard and drawer (which seemed to be original to the cottage) was very dirty (we washed the pots/pans and silverware before use). Outside of the cabin, the patio chairs had a lot of mildew on them (I wouldn't sit in them) and there was a considerable amount of broken glass alongside the back of the rental. The most troubling issue was that there was no smoke detector (there was a bracket on the wall where one may have been at some point). When I brought this to the attention of the owner, she instructed me not to use one of the heaters. What was even more troubling, is that no effort was made to provide a smoke detector during the remainder of our stay. A final frustration was that the rental was next to a busy road (which I understand is not something the owners can fix).

Neither my husband or I will rent from these owners again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adams, TN USA


  • 4 of 5

The pictures represented the interior of the cabin exactly. I guess that 4 could sleep there, but it would be awfully cramped. The bedroom is a little to small for the bed. That being said, it was very plush and comfy. The literature describing the cottage said that there would be a bottle of sparkling wine awaiting our arrival, there was none. We were very disappointed as it had been a long drive to get there and we were looking forward to it. I e-mailed the operators of the property and they sent a bottle over the next day. I will say that the pictures of the outside lead me to believe that the cottage faced the water, instead they faced the city park that the property buts up to. We weren't to happy about that either. We definitely had a bad first impression, however we grew to really like the place. we would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI

Cute cabin on the Bay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed at this cabin over the July 4th week and had a great time! The cabin was clean, decorated beautifully, and had a comfortable bed. We were surprised and happy to find chilled champagne and cookies waiting for us in the kitchen. Having a functional kitchen was nice (much better than staying in a hotel) and there was a grocery store across the road (very short walk). The cabin has both air conditioning and heat which is nice given you never know what to expect regarding Michigan weather.

The location of the cabin was excellent. It's right next to a small, uncrowded public park so there is a nearby playground if you are there with little kids. There is a nice beach area, although given how cold Lake Michigan is this year, we didn't spend much time in the water. We loved the view, though, and enjoyed sitting in the sun and relaxing. The walk to town is very short and we thought Sutton's Bay was absolutely charming. There are lots of small shops to explore, good places to eat (try 45th Parallel for breakfast or lunch, and don't miss the candy shop next door). There's an old fashioned movie theater in town and the park by the water is lovely. We took day trips to Traverse City, Fishtown (in Leland), and Northport to explore the area. There is lots to do in Northern Michigan in the summer and Sutton's Bay was a great spot to call home base for a week.This is a nice place to stay for a reasonable rate.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Boone's Prime Time
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
M 22
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
45th PArallel- breakfast&lunch VI GRill other time
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Car: necessary

Wineries throughout the peninsula, charming village of Suttons Bay nearby (restaurants, book store, antique, specialty shopping). Great bike riding, jogging trails.


Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Labor 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation confirmation occurs once a vacation guest agreement has been executed.

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There is a $250 fee for pets, one dog maximum with written consent.

Non-smoking is strictly enforced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Suttons Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sofa sleeper located in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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