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Waterfront 4BDR/4BTH waterfront home in wine country - April special - see below

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Available April 26-April 29 only, enjoy this weekend SPECIAL - 3rd night FREE. Travel north for early season wine tasting, boutique shopping or enjoying spring flowers in the fields! The third night is complimentary when 2 weekend nights are reserved. If 4 couples share this large 4 bedroom home, each with their own baths, the per couple for each night is only $180-considerably less than a hotel and you will enjoy a large waterfront home! If 5 couples travel and use all of the beds, the per couple price is even less!!

The Sunset Cottage is waiting to receive guests who demand the finest in accommodations the area has to offer in waterfront living! This home has 3400 square feet of premium quality interior living space on 3 completely furnished levels offering every amenity to make your stay in Suttons Bay comfortable and memorable! There are 4 over sized sleeping rooms with 4 all tile baths (3 are en suite), 2 complete kitchens with full size Stainless appliances (one kitchen serves as a more formal one while the lower level kitchen acts as a summer one adjacent to the 400 square foot out door living/dining area), living room, dining room, family room; and the additional 400 square feet, previously mentioned, of outdoor decking plus 2 upper level decks overlooking the azure waters of Suttons Bay.

An afternoon read or evening entertaining with al fresco dining are experiences unparalleled anywhere! Right off this patio lies a small sandy beach with shallow swimming prior to the water drop off and offering the most spectacular evening sunsets overlooking the twinkling lights of the village across the bay! Imagine roasting marshmallows in the late evening, telling stories while watching the stars dance overhead! Out your back door lies rural 40 mph Stony Point Road ideal for all kinds of physical fitness: bike riding, walking, jogging, inline skating or whatever your passion is! The village of Suttons Bay is only 2.5 miles away and makes a great destination on your bike or long walk if so inclined!

The village of Suttons Bay offers many amenities to enjoy during your stay in beautiful Leelanau County: a European gourmet market, boutique shopping, an art theater, 16 dining places from pizza/take out to gourmet & antique shops just to name a few. Leelanau County offers world class wineries to tour, live theater at the Old Town Playhouse, Traverse City Opera House, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Leelanau Sands Casino and others. There is never a dull moment in the county! The rolling terrain and beauty of the area, small villages and the like are unique to the MIDWEST and is a draw to experience and to be enjoyed by all. After a day away, the Sunset Cottage is the ideal respite to return to and create lasting memories!

Families looking to travel together yet require their own space find this home particulary appealing! With it's completely self contained lower level with a 'family sleeping' room (to accommodate 4 in 2 queen beds, bathroom, living, dining and complete kitchen, other guests can occupy the upper levels with thier own agenda and a complete set of amenities! The Sunset Cottage makes an ideal family reunion destination with additional accommodations available for larger parties should you require more space!

Create lasting memories at the Sunset Cottage in Suttons Bay. You will long to return!

Due to high volume of repeat guests, VERY LIMITED weeks available in 2018. Reserve and deposit early.

Keywords: waterfront, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, executive, home, exclusive, cottage

More Details

Thomas Klinefelter
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2017

Why Thomas Klinefelter chose Suttons Bay

I have lived in this home for many years and have continually upgraded the property to make best use of the spectacular view with guest comfort in mind. There is not a better spot to come home to - I would like to say the only item you will overlook is the view!

What makes this house unique

Unobstructed waterfront living are 3 words to best describe this property. Imagine walking right out the door and 10 steps away you are in the sandy shallow waters of Suttons Bay! Imagine waking up in the morning listening to the water lap on the beach, take an early swim, jog right out the back door, sight an eagle or other fowl, and enjoy a lifestyle hard to parallel anywhere.


Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All tile master bath w/ dressing room & upper level laundry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All azure blue tile bath with views of the bay
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Meditterrean Blue old world type bath with body sprays
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All tile deep blue bathroom to serve sleeping room
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , This second upper level master has private bath w tub/shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master has large exterior deck overlooking the blue Bay
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level family sleeping room to accommodate 4!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , main level bedroom with jack/jill bath & 46' TV
  • Queen size Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1) double futon with twin bed on top and double on the bottom is located in the 'family sleeping room' which is shared with one of the queens. This room accommodates 5 and is ideal for a family.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront 4BDR/4BTH waterfront home in wine country - April special - see below
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Outstanding property with no detail overlooked.

  • 5 of 5

Loved out time here!! Extremely well appointed waterfront home with no detail overlooked! Bay views from most rooms with the most spectacular sunsets imaginable. 'Double' everything (laundry, dining, living rooms, kitchens, etc) made the accommodation even more desirable since there were areas for everyone to spread out with their own agenda. The outdoor living area is a very special place to wind down the day with a glass of wine and good conversation listening (and watching) the waves lap on the beach. Too cool for outdoor dining but can only imagine how special this would be during the warm summer months with sunlight well into the evening.

I would recommend this home to any one who is looking for the best on the bay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 7 adults. The house is so beautiful and well appointed that it was difficult to encourage anyone to leave to explore the area. Every room has a fabulous lake view and we spent many hours enjoying the various decks and beach area. The owner is super attentive and always available to answer any questions you might have.

Can't recommend enough. Fabulous!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you and your group enjoyed the Sunset Cottage and amenities during your magical Leelanau County visit. I will take credit for the well appointed home and window placement to view the beauty, nature gets credit for the beautiful views from every room! Hope you can return.
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An amazing family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We brought the whole family - from our 85 year old great-grandfather all the way to 2 month old great-grandson - and had a spectacular time!! The house is very nice and no detail is missed. And the views are breathtaking. It was a perfect long weekend spent in a beautiful house on gorgeous Suttons Bay. And the host checked checked in to make sure everything was okay and accommodated our requests. I highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to learn you enjoyed the Sunset Cottage and all of it's amenities and the magic of Leelanau County. You sure had a great long weekend with warm sunny days and great sandy swimming. Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2018! Tom
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Outstanding waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in late July at Sunset Cottage and enjoyed every minute of it. We vacation every other year with our two daughters and their families and this was by far our favorite. We had six adults and six children and had more than enough room. The kids took over the lower level (there are three levels to this fabulous home) when they weren't in the water. The home literally sits on the water with a small beach. Our son-in-law brought his boat which he put it just across the bay and then brought over to take the kids tubing and fishing. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the bay so they also had fun looking for interesting rocks.

We usually like to find VRBO homes that are bit more upscale and this home did not disappoint . From the furnishings to the dishes, everything was gorgeous. There are three dining areas and we used all three depending on activities and weather. Our favorite spot was, of course, the outdoor terrace where we could watch the children play in the water, eat a delicious meal cooked in one of the two kitchens or enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

Thank you Tom, for making your beautiful home available on VRBO!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: More than happy host you and your family and happy to know you enjoyed the home and amenities so much. I try to exceed guest expectations around every turn and glad to know I exceeded yours. I have to agree the outdoor patio/pergola with dining table and outdoor living areas is a one of a kind experience on the bay! Hope you and your nice family can return next year and if not in 2018 - hopefully look forward to hosting you again in 2019!
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  • 5 of 5

As a resident of Chicago, I was looking for a scenic get away for my husband's 30th birthday. Booking this "cottage" (it's a big house!) was more than perfect as family joined us from all over the state. The back outdoor terrace was our favorite place to hang out, drink wine, grill dinner and take in the outstanding views! We even saw the northern lights one night while sitting by the fire as we listened to the waves lap upon the shoreline - SWOON!

This rental has so much to offer! TWO full kitchens, and two living rooms (both with the view of the bay). We had 4 couples and everyone had their own bedroom and own bathroom. Tom, the owner, has everything from linens and towels to kitchen utensils and multiple dining sets. This house is fully equipped with large windows and multiple balconies facing the bay, so at anytime you can take in the most amazing view - whether it be while sipping morning coffee or enjoying a glass of your favorite red at sunset!

If you want to relax and enjoy good quality time with friends and family - do yourself a favor and BOOK THIS RENTAL! I will be back to make more lasting memories with the ones I love!

Thank you, Tom! It was a pleasure meeting you and will certainly see you again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: delighted you enjoyed the large Sunset Cottage and the Northern Lights performed for you! It was a pleasure to meet you and look forward to your return. If you party decreases in numbers, I can offer the charming 2 bedroom Moonglade Cottage with the same stunning views.
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beautiful waterfront home!

  • 4 of 5

the property did not disappoint! We had 9 or us there-3 generations of a family-and all had a great time. beautiful sunsets, updated, large home with great common areas, both inside the home and out. we rented kayaks and used them frequently. some of the furniture (dining room chairs) were a bit worn, but that is my only, small complaint. you can see Suttons Bay from all three levels of this beautiful home

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to have met you and your family and happy to know you enjoyed vacationing from all three levels of the waterview home.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TVC, Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Village Inn in the village of Suttons Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
US31 or closest 4 lane
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Village Inn/Boone's in the village
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
out front door or 2 miles to public village beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

maximum guest count of 10
if traveling with more than 4 cars, inquire regarding parking,
Rental rates are NON refundable unless the home is rented the exact days, then a 20% cancellation fee is withheld from refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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