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Waterfront 4BDR/4BTH waterfront home with spectacular sunsets and sandy swimming

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

Why Thomas Klinefelter chose Northwest

I have lived in this home 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:
  • 3600 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Waterfront 4BDR/4BTH waterfront home with spectacular sunsets and sandy swimming
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC area

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: Jul 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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Bingham Farms, MI

Perfect Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at the Sunset Cottage. It was described exactly as we found it to be. The sunset views each night were spectacular. All amenities were in great shape. We used the fire pit, hot tub, beach, gas BBQ, patio and porch for our family vacation. We brought bicycles with us and went on some long and short rides. The Sunset Cottage is the perfect place for relaxing, too. The owner has thought of everything to make the vacationers comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It nice meeting you and thanks again for vacationing at the Sunset Cottage. Since a great time was had by all, will you be returning in 2014? Hope to welcome you back!
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Sunset Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The design of this home provides central gathering areas, inside and outside. Easy access to the beach area with beach chairs and nice warm, shallow water for the children to play. The third floor bedrooms are outstanding in both design and decor.

Suttons Bay and the other M22 small towns provide several points of interest for short trips, each town have excellent public beach areas with playgrounds. Traverse City is an easy 15 mile drive if you enjoy the midsize city feel.

Overall, just a great place to spend your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to have met you and your family and thanks again for vacationing at the Sunset Cottage or should I call it 'Big View Cottage" Hope you return in 2014!
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st louis

from St. Louis.....

  • 5 of 5

My family (including my immdiate family of 5 along with both sets of grandparents) arrived on the first Saturday of July 2012. I was looking for a place where 9 people could have enoght space AND enjoy each other's company. Well, I found it in this rental!! The house was amazing and the outdoor areas made the stay exactly what we wanted it to be. We ate dinner there several nights using the SECOND full gormet kitchen in the lower level with patio right outside the door. The grill was great and the granite patio table allowed all 9 of us to sit around the table together which is very important to us. At home when the temp was 100+ degrees we were in Sutton's Bay outside of this home building a fire and sitting around a circle with blankets and roasting marshmellows. We shot off fireworks one night and I have never seen stars so bright and clear as from the third floor master bedroom balcony sitting outside at the end of the night enjoying a drink with my husband and feeling so blessed to have found a house we can enjoy with our parents and children. The shopping in Sutton's Bar is great. Sutton's Bay is the perfect place to make day trips from. We went around to different areas each day and went to the Cherry festival a couple times as well. I highly recommend this property especially if you are used to upscale accomodations as myself and family are.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you and happy to learn you enjoyed the home and amenities so much. I try very hard to exceed guest expectations and always happy to learn when I do. I have to agree the view from the third floor master suite is nothing but spectalar and the nightly starts love to dance overhead! Also thanks for maintaining the Sunset and returning it is such pristine condition! Please consider a return visit next year - would love to welcome you all back! Tom
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Labor Day 2012

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented the Sunset Cottage over Labor Day to celebrate my 30th birthday. This home was AMAZING, even better than in the pictures. Even though we rarely wanted to leave the gorgeous house, deck, firepit, or lake, it was in a great location for wine tasting, dining, shopping, and near a grocery store. The owner was extremely friendly (stopped by to welcome us to the home), and was very helpful in helping us plan our weekend. I am looking forward to recommending to friends and family, or even coming back myself.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Suttons Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee weekly stay $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

maximum guest count of 10
if traveling with more than 4 cars, inquire regarding parking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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