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Gorgeous Water Front Home -- Sand, Sunsets & Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This BayFront home is the perfect vacation destination. Located 10 miles North of Traverse City our southerly facing property sits on 250' feet of beachfront and 140 acres of private woodlands.

This 2 story Craftsman Style Home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. There is real maple flooring throughout the downstairs along with custom stone work flooring and a well appointed kitchen.

The Home has plenty of windows and lots of breeze off the water. All beds have 'down filled pillow top' covers, cotton blankets and throws. 300 count, cotton sheets throughout. A well appointed separate laundry area is located downstairs. Plenty of high quality cotton linens and towels as well. Clean carpets cover all rooms on the second floor.

In the main house, the second story Master has its own bathroom, gas fire place and skylight over the shower. Toddlers can be kept close to Mom and Dad in this spacious room (a pack n play or a roll away bed easily fits in here).

A short stroll, down a private hall, and you arrive at the other two bedrooms. Bedroom one (1) faces the lake and has its own walkout balcony. Two new twin beds are situated on either side of the room with lots of windows and breeze in the summer -- on a windy night you will fall asleep listening to the waves breaking on the beach.

Bedroom two (2) is immediately across the hall and it has two cozy twin beds, which are built into the wall 'Craftsman Style.' This room has a large window that faces the woods. A perfect spot for young children or teenagers after a long day at the beach.

The downstairs has lots of windows, comfortable furniture and reading nooks. A new plasma TV and plenty of warm lighting compliment the living areas.

We have lots of board games and a ping pong table (always set up and waiting in the garage). Get ready for some family fun!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About The Owner

Our Family has lived on Grand Traverse Bay since the 1960's. My sister and I grew up playing on the beach and running through the woods with our friends.

Kelly lives close by (to help out during your visit) and I live in Seattle with my wife and two young children. We love to come 'home' to Lee Point Road, whenever we can.

Why The Owner chose Suttons Bay

This Family Estate is continuing on to its 3rd generation of ownership.

What makes this house unique

Lee Point is a quiet street off M22 within a 5 minute drive of Suttons Bay. Many local restaurants dot the Leelanua Pennisula along with Wineries, Craft Brewers and Quaint Shops.

The Cherry Festival is a busy summer event, that kicks off in July. Beyond that there are plenty of local parades, art shows and festivals happening in Traverse City all summer long.


Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is upstairs.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Front Balcony room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Back bedroom with room for a roll away bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen master w/ full private bath & room for 1-2 roll aways
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Lazy Boy pull out Queen in small downstairs living room
  • Three upstairs bedrooms -- a Queen Master, the Balcony room with two twin beds and the back bedroom with two twin beds. There is a pull out Queen sized couch in the smaller downstairs living room and two single roll aways that can easily be moved room to room to modify the sleeping areas for kids, etc...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Our house sits on 120 acres of woods and trails that has been owned by our Family since the 1960's. Plenty of trails for walking and exploring while on your vacation. You will have lots of privacy and space when visiting this beautiful spot in Leelanau County Michigan.


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Gorgeous Water Front Home -- Sand, Sunsets & Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wow! Best beach on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

David and Kelly were so wonderful to work with. Kelly saved the day for us by loaning us a ladder so we could get a kid's toy out of a tree! She was able to answer any questions we had at any time. We loved the house, the views, the jogs down the road. The beach was incredible. Every year we stay on Lake Michigan and usually are confronted with rocks, but not here. This bay actually has a beach! You could wander into the water and it was all sand. No water shoes needed! Can't wait to come back! You will love it here if you are looking for a nice house with a great beach and wonderful home owners. If you are looking for added fun, contact Suttons Bay Bikes for rentals of kayaks, bikes, and stand up paddle boards delivered and picked up at the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for our family of 6 adults and 4 kids. Cozy with lots of character. Perfect beach. Owners so attentive and responsive. Already planning another trip back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is Very relaxing and the best of the best !

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything and then some! My family had the best vacation we have had in years. The house was so full of charm, function and love. We enjoyed the wonderful beach everyday and the perfect fire pit every night. My boy's were excited to find the ping pong table in the garage and used it often. I found my self in love with the white swing that hung at the house. This was my first experience with a vacation rental and Dave and Kelly made it a perfect experience. Kelly was kind enough to hang a hammock and it was the perfect spot to look at the water and dream about never having to leave. It was so hard to leave at the end of the week but we left knowing we will be back! I would recommend this vacation rental to friends & family and know that they would have the same wonderful experience that we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Customers!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 5yr old son and I returned to this home for a second time. We will be returning again in 2014. The home has character and is very comfortable and spacious. The shade from trees is lovely for outdoor dinners. The expansive private beach and fire pit are, to steal the term, "Pure Michigan" Ideal location from which to explore the Leelanau Peninsula, Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore, and Traverse City.

We invite 2 other families to join us for the first 3-4 days (and share the cost!) Then invite a few other friends/family members to join the remainder of the week. A perfect way to enjoy Michigan summer with loved ones!

The owners are down to earth, attentive, and very enjoyable to work with a well.

Can't say enough good things about this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Orion, Mi

Beautiful home, beautiful setting, very friendly owners, can't recommend this enough!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, looking at vacation rentals is SUCH a daunting task, there are so many to look at and pictures and words can only convey so much. When it comes down to it, you're spending your precious vacation cash sight unseen and hoping for the best. Well, let me tell you, stop hoping, because this house is the BEST! The location of the house is very convenient, just a short ride off of M22 between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. The home itself faces south facing Traverse City across the bay, The lawn and grounds are impeccable, and there's even a beautiful nature/hiking trail behind the main house. Inside, the home is very well maintained, full of lodge charm in the main living area. The home outside the main den/dining room area was put together to make you feel extremely comfortable and at home. This home was built by the current owners father, and they take extreme pride in the upkeep and presentation of the home. The home itself couldn't be designed better for multiple families to come together and enjoy a great vacation. The master bedroom is very large and roomy and was perfect for my wife, myself and our 4 year old. Once the two doors are shut, it's a very peaceful oasis without ever leaving the house. The rest of the main house is laid out very well, and even with a large group of adults and children it never felt crowded or "overstuffed". Everyone can have thier own space. The king bed suite in the adjoining building is modern and clean as well and can sleep more people than you would think. The beach is PERFECT for familys with small children, as it is very sandy, low on rocks and the water is shallow enough that you can walk out a long way and still be in safely shallow water. We enjoyed a bonfire every nigth at the well maintained bonfire pit. Dave and Kelly (the owners) are very friendly and very easy to deal with business wise. After receiving the tour of the house from Kelly on arrival, we really saw the warmth and love they have for this home that they were rasied in. So, if you need a beautiful clean home with incredible views, perfect for families with children, close to everything, go ahead, rent this house! Just not on the week we'll be there because we are DEFINATELY coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Clinch Park in Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Suttons Bay Marina / Beach Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning Fee $160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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