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4+BDR/2 BTH waterfront, sunsets, sandy swimming weekends available !!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large entertaining areas(Sleeps 11)

DUE to ever changing water levels, the extent of a sandy beach cannot be determined for summer 2017.

Set on the beautiful eastern shore of Suttons Bay, allow Stone Terrace Beach Cottage to be your home 'up north'. Feel the sand and water of Suttons Bay right outside your door or enjoy a crackling fire in the wood burning fireplace. Stone Terrace Beach Cottage is available from Saturday to Saturday during the summer, and on a flexible schedule during the rest of the year. Off season weekend rates are available (see rates below)...please call for details.

Situated on a quiet rural road, two and a half miles from the village of Suttons Bay, Stone Terrace Beach Cottage is the ideal vacation destination with casual elegance in mind. The home which was professionally landscaped in 2002 and remodeled in 2007 has four bedrooms plus a 5th seasonal sleeping room (no central heat) or bonus room off the garage, two all tile baths, living room, dining room, and fully-equipped newly remodeled granite kitchen with upgraded Whirlpool Gold Series appliances and window AIR CONDITIONING on the main level!!!

The cottage accommodates a total of eleven utilizing the full futon in the bonus room. A main level deck located off of the living room, provides a great place to take your morning coffee, and stone steps lead to the lower deck where one can sun bathe or catch up with a good read.

Out the back door is nature’s opportunity to walk, jog, bike, or weather permitting, cross country ski!! Nature abounds everywhere!! The quaint village of Suttons Bay, which plays host to great restaurants, boutique shopping, and art galleries, is just a short drive way.

Nearby attractions include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau Sands Casino, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Sprinkled throughout Leelanau County you will discover charming villages, wineries, antique dealers, and outdoor recreational opportunities, including access to Lake Michigan. Traverse City is just 20 minutes away, offering 'city style' entertainment for those so inclined.

Let the Stone Terrace Beach Cottage be your home away from home for a weekend or a week!!

Features include four bedrooms plus a 5th sleeping room or bonus room with a commanding view of the beach off of the garage; two bedrooms are located on the upper level and two bedrooms (and 5th or bonus room) on the main living level. Three of the bedrooms are furnished with queen beds, one has a full bed with twin bunk above comfortably accommodating nine (or eleven with futon in the seasonal sleeping room). There are 2 baths finished with imported Italian tile.

The Stone Terrace Beach Cottage boasts of 1850 square feet of nicely appointed living space with 2 bathrooms and 100 feet of private sandy beach with a sunset view over the bay. Shallow swimming on Suttons Bay (for the first 200 feet out it is now sandy due to low lake levels). Indoor fireplace and fire pit on the beach. New top of the line Whirlpool appliances with granite kitchen and stackable washer and dryer.

Beautiful landscaping and furnished outdoor deck areas. Weber gas grill. Air conditioning on the main level. Color cable TV with DVD. Wireless High Speed Internet. Pets accepted. Great walking, jogging, hiking out the back door. Village of Suttons Bay is two and a half miles away. All the amenities of home!

NOTE: The water level is rising and the beach area is compromised - I have no idea the size of the beach, if any, after the winter thaw. The firepit will be moved to the front lawn if the water level does not permit this to be beach side. The swimming is still spectacular!

Keywords: Cottage Waterfront Home

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More Details

Tom Klinefelter
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Tom Klinefelter

I have rented vacation homes in Suttons Bay since 1985 and have always strived to exceed guest expections with quality, modern and updated accommodations.

Tom Klinefelter purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Tom Klinefelter chose Northwest

The Stone Terrace Beach Cottage was purchased in 2004 and completely renovated in 2007 with constant updates to the soft and hard goods.


Suttons Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size on the main level in the 5th bedroom or bonus room. This room is located off of the garage and is ideal for summer sleeping!!, Bunk Beds (1) The fourth bedroom has 'pyramid' bunk with a double on the bottom and twin on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Wireless High Speed Internet, Smoking Outdoors Only, Please


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

4+BDR/2 BTH waterfront, sunsets, sandy swimming weekends available !!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Amazing property. Nothing to bring but your suitcase.

  • 5 of 5

My stay was in the winter with lots of snow. I would like to return in the summer to enjoy the beach and view of the bay. Several decks to relax and enjoy this waterfront property.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to learn you really enjoyed the Stone Terrace Beach Cottage and amenities during your winter visit. That sure was some storm to experience during your stay too! I have to agree there are many living/entertaining areas at this home which take advantage of the unparalleled views and spectacular sunsets. Looking for your return visit to magical Leelanau County next month.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view! Beds were comfy and Tom was an awesome host! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Americans living in Essex, Uk

Commanding view indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our weekend stay at a Stone Terrace Beach Cottage. Description of accommodation and lovely Lelanaw Penninsula is accurate. It was beautiful in early spring - can only imagine that this improves with the seasons.

Owner Tom was most accommodating and helpful throughout our stay and booking process. Cottage was very clean, kitchen equipped, and little extras such as plush new towels were provided. There was not a problem when gas tank ran out during grilling as owner had a full tank at the ready - all much appreciated. Location is ideal as it provides a serene environment yet you are a beautiful bike ride away from fun Sutton's Bay and the best cherry pie you will ever savor ( Chimoski Bakery).

This cottage is all about the view - stunning. "Casual elegance" is a good description as many updates have been made - refresh a couple pieces of furniture and you will have perfection!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to learn your family enjoyed the Stone Terrace Beach Cottage for your weekend so much! The proximity to the village and all of Leelanau County cannot be beat. Please plan a return visit in the spring/summer/fall when we turn totally green!
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Muskegon, MI

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us! The house is cozy, has all the comforts of home, and has a gorgeous view of Sutton's Bay. We hope to go back for another stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting the Stone Terrace Beach Cottage - glad you had a great time and found the home very comfortable. Thanks too for bringing the great weather with you....65F the first weekend of April is unheard of! Hope you can return.
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Wine and Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and ready to go. We knew to bring our own toiletries, food and drink. Everything else as described was there. Free Wi-Fi kept us informed. Enjoyed being in the heart of the wine trail and just a mile from downtown Sutton's Bay. Used the fireplace every night for a romantic fire. But the view was the best of all. Incredible sunsets!!! We've already booked a long weekend return trip for our anniversary. Tom our host was always available by text for any questions we may have had. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to learn you enjoyed the magic of Stone Terrace Beach Cottage and Suttons Bay! You sure picked a great weekend with record temperatures (55F) for Mid February with glowing sunsets. Looking forward to your return in the spring when we turn green! See you in May!
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Fully equipped with unbeatable location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this rental for a long weekend with friends. Home feels incredibly spacious and has a very open living room that sits/fits your entire party as you connect together overlooking the beautiful bay with a warm fire crackling. The spare room off the garage is also a very nice bonus, seemed very comfortable for a couple or kids.

Home has everything you need to stay in as well as an unbeatable location just minutes from the village of Suttons Bay as well as local hot spots like Hop Lots Brewery. We stayed during November, but could only imagine the possibilities with premium waterfront access on a calm and sandy bay. Just perfection.

Our group had 4 couples plus a golden retriever and felt very spread out when needed with absolute privacy. Highly recommend for families, friends and groups of all ages looking to enjoy the Leelanau Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed the Stone Terrace Beach Cottage and area so much. There certainly is much to do in all seasons-wineries, brew pub (I agree Hop Lot is a LOT of fun), scenery. Hope you and the group can return for another extended weekend or perhaps a whole week n the summer! I would love to welcome you back.
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Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - May 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee/week $200
cleaning fee/weekend $100
extra couple per night $40
linen fee room/per visit $25
Pet Fee $100

1/2 rent is due within 10 days of reservation: final rent and fees are required at least one month prior to arrival. Reservation subject to cancellation is payment is not received on time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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