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Beautiful Cottage on the Water of Pristine West Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Converted garage, 1 Bath, (Sleeps a maximum of 6)

100 feet of private beach in a quiet and exclusive neighborhood area. Wake up to spectacular sunrises. Look out towards Power Island(Once owned by Henry Ford). At night, look out over the water to see the lights of Traverse City in the distance.

This fully furnished newly remodeled cottage with large windows for your unobstucted panoramic views. Only 50 feet from the water (10 steps down). Every room has a view of the water. The kitchen is open to the living room which allows exceptional views as well.

The cottage is immaculate. Our renter customer feedback surveys from 2013-2017 have rated 'cleanliness' as 'outstanding' by over 98% of our renters, 'location' as outstanding by 90% of our renters. In addition, 100% of our renters indicated 'our web-site description was accurate' and 98% said that 'they would consider coming back and renting from us again'.

Each bedroom has a queen bed and the living room has a double size futon and an extra couch. WiFI is available.

The cottage is 6 miles south of Suttons Bay and 8 miles north of Traverse City. This cottage is located on a small side street away from any main road. A convenience store is less than a 5 minute walk. Perfectly located for the many activities of Traverse City and Leelanau County. Enjoy the beach, swim, boat, water ski, fish. A public boat launch is less than 1 mile away. Enjoy wine tasting at the many wineries only minutes away.

Several golf courses are nearby, one is located less than 10 minutes away. If you prefer live entertainment and gaming, the Leelanau Sands is a 12 minute drive away. The paved Leelanau trail (15 miles long) is great for hiking and biking is 1 1/2 miles away. The Vasa trail is a 25 minute ride away. Great Dining and shopping is also just minutes away.

Enjoy the many fall and winter activities. Fall activities include color tours, golf, or wine tasting at the numerous nearby wineries. Winter activities such as downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing, snowmobiling are all nearby.



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Duane Amato
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect beach house. It was everything I wished for and more. Waking up to perfect sunrises, the sounds of the water and pure relaxation; what more cound one ask for. Your place is so warm, inviting and

so clean, it was a pleasure to stay here. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven here on earth.
Jul 2010
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Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One in each bedroom, Double Beds (1) Fold out fouton in living room
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Window Air Conditioning Unit, Stove, Oven, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Outdoor Gas Grill, Deck with Picnic Table and Deck Chairs, Fire Pit on the Beach for evening campfires, Small Dock


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage on the Water of Pristine West Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Cute, Clean, Relaxing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the lakefront cabin a couple of months ago. Everything we needed was available, we even walked in to a variety of notes & recommendations left by the owners. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was perfect for the meals we cooked there. The location and price cannot be beat. I would recommend this place for any type of trip! I actually ended up saying 'yes' to marrying the man of my dreams on my trip in Traverse, so this cottage will always hold a special place in my heart :)

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise, We are very pleased that you had a great stay. Congratulations on your future event.
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What a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at this cottage! It was our first trip to the TC/Leelanau area, and the cottage met all of our needs. We have young children who enjoyed "their" very own private beach each day, while the adults could enjoy the peace and quiet of West Bay. The location is a convenient starting point to all the fun and activities in this area. Perfectly tucked half way between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. When we vacation in the area again, we will want to stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I am a little hesitate to write this review, I would like to be selfish and keep this little gem just available for our use :) It really was perfect, perfect, perfect. The location is great, it was very comfortable. Very clean. Amazing sun rises. Perfect beach. We had a little issue, thanks to mother nature with some bugs, but Duane helped us deal with that. Highly recommend and yes we will be back, hopefully soon Chuck and Judy, Grand Rapids MI

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck and Judy, Thank you for your nice comments. It was very nice meeting both of you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are planning on returning. Sorry about the fruit flies during your stay.
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Wonderful Vacation in Traverse Bay!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a week at this wonderful cottage! The view is fantastic! There is so much to do and the location is great! We boated, tubed, water skied, biked, sailed, floated, put-putted, and even had s'mores. Duane and Vicki are great hosts. The description is accurate. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place For a Morning Coffee

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Traverse City was 3 years ago. Since then we have been HOOKED!

It's not just that TC and surrounding areas are amazing, it's the cottage that completes the package.

I loved waking every morning and having coffee on the porch. Some days I was lucky enough to watch the sunrise with breakfast.

The cottage is well cared for, and extremely clean. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, utensils and there is equipment to make a wide variety of meals.

Everything that has been listed on Duane and Vicki's listing overview is accurate. We found having a dryer very handy, especially after a rainy day run.

Being able to store our bicycles and kayak in the garage was a relief. Other VRBO's do not provide such luxuries.

I did read on one of the previous reviews that another renter found the water "smells like rotten eggs". During our time at the cottage there were few times when the smell was noticed. We also drank the water from the taps. The smell has never been an issue for us during our stays.

The T.A.R.T. trail is just a hill away. It's easy access for a car-less ride into town. The T.A.R.T. trail is also a great paved trail for a nice long run. On our latest stay we explored the VASA trail on mountain bikes and running shoes. What a sandy delight!

There are so many places to explore that are either a quick drive, bike ride, SUP, or run away. Duane and Vicki's cottage makes for a perfect home base.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Michigan......Location, Private, SERENITY

  • 5 of 5

We all have those moments during the year when we need to escape, disconnect and rejuvenate ourselves. My wife and I decided that the first weekend of October was our moment. We were blessed when we decided to rent this cottage. The location is fantastic, only 15 mins from downtown Traverse City. Private setting, phenomenal views, a wonderful beach and very clean. Over the weekend my wife and I explored Traverse City, the Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula, drove the 20 mile Tunnel of Trees in Harbor Springs and experienced too many great restaurants. While these were all wonderful moments our favorite time was relaxing in the morning and evening at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
sixteen miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
five miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
one mile
Car: necessary

A guestbook is located at the guest house which provides local highlights, things to do (Sleeping Bear Dunes, Beaches, Tart Trail, Leelanau trail, parasailing, canoeing, bicycle rentals, golf courses, Casinos, wineries to visit, restaurants, etc.) with contacts, locations, websites and phone numbers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Upon booking 1/2 the rental amount is due. Forty five days prior to your arrival the other 1/2 of the rental amount is due plus the refundable damage/security deposit of $300.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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