In-Town Suttons Bay, Walk to Town, Near Beach, on Wine Trail, Sleeps 8-10(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Walk to the Beach, Shops, and Marina from this 4 BR, 2 BA Treasure
Once a neighborhood schoolhouse, the Schoolhouse Cottage is now thoughtfully renovated for vacation living, with comfortable furniture, luxury linens, updated kitchen, central air conditioning, wireless internet and cable tv.
It's an easy walk to the beach and to town from this house which is nestled on a quiet street in the center of the town of Suttons Bay. One block to tennis basketball courts.
This well-designed house sleeps 8-10 and features a large, open living and dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. There is plenty of room for your group to gather, relax and enjoy time together inside or outside on the deck.
Recently updated throughout, this stylish home features 3 bedrooms (King, 2 Queen) plus a 4th bedroom with 2 Twins (this bedroom is attached to the upstairs Master) plus a sitting room with a pull-out sofa and 2 full baths. Enjoy your evenings sipping local wines and grilling on the deck overlooking the perennial garden with pocket views of the bay.
Walk to the beach just 2 blocks away or take a quick stroll through town, just a block away!
Recent review: 'We had a great experience at this house! It was charming and roomy, and we were able to walk into town to get dinner and go to the beach. Great place!'
Suttons Bay, in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula, is the perfect place to discover the pleasures of Leelanau County. Walk on endless Lake Michigan beaches, sail in Grand Traverse Bay, shop in the quaint towns of Leland and Glen Arbor, boat on Lake Leelanau, go wine tasting, spend a day in Traverse City - just 15 miles away, visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes or explore farther and see all of gorgeous Leelanau County.
Our guests love that they can walk everywhere; to the beach, cafes, shops, excellent restaurants and the movies, all within less than 5 minutes.
Our recent guests commented: 'The house is darling. So cute!'
Ammenities include central A/C, cable, wifi, two TVs, charcoal grill, board games and laundry for our guests.
In addition to sailing, boating, fishing and swimming in Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, you can golf at a selection of quality golf courses nearby, hike on many well-maintained trails, and bike throughout the county. Bike-enthusiasts love the TART railroad trails which pass right thru Suttons Bay.
'The white-sand beaches feel as sweeping and sublime as oceanfront' Martha Stewart Living July/August 2013.
Suttons Bay is lively with great restaurants, easy access to Traverse City, stunning Leelanau Conservancy hiking trails, the TART bike trail, superior golf courses, new tennis and basketball courts nearby and award-winning wine and microbrewery tours.
In the Fall you can take a wine tasting tour, hike the Conservancy trails, golf at Manitou, bike the TART trail, play at the Casino, walk the beaches, or explore the microbreweries along the 'Traverse City Ale Trail.' Nearby Herman Park has 4 USTA tennis courts, a pickle ball court and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Suttons Bay is great for families of all ages. Walk to the wide sandy beach of Grand Traverse Bay, just 2 blocks away, where you can watch the sailboats and your kids will spend hours in the sand, playground and calm water which is ideal for swimming. Teens can bike throughout the town or walk to the town's tennis, volleyball, basketball courts and marina park. Bring a picnic to either one of the town's beaches to enjoy the view; plenty of picnic tables and grills are provided.
All year long you can explore the Leelanau Wine Trail and taste North Michigan's award-winning wines. Just ask, we are happy to design a personalized vineyard and wine-tasting tour for you, with just the right restaurant to end the day.
Everyone will enjoy evening strolls through town, savoring Moomer's ice cream just one block away, window shopping or catching a film at The Bay Theatre.
The Schoolhouse Cottage, just one block from St. Joseph's Street, is in a prime location in Suttons Bay, a highly desirable year-round vacation destination. Best of all, the house is on a quiet street just 2 blocks from the Suttons Bay beach and town park, 1 block to the town's best restaurants, Martha’s Leelanau Table, 9 Bean Rows and North Country Grill & Pub, and a quick walk to many art galleries, boutique shopping and the Bay Theatre.
Our Sunday to Sunday rental is ideal for wedding parties.
Cable, Internet, Laundry, Central A/C, off-street parking for 4 cars.
The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. Suttons Bay Art Fair, Leland Wine & Food Festival, the Traverse City Film Festival, the Yeti Fest and much more!
I encourage you to call me directly as I respond to every inquiry and love to share my favorite beaches, hiking trails, wineries and restaurants!
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I encourage you to call me to answer any of your questions about the house or the area. I love to share suggestions for best restaurants, unique things to do, wine tour ideas, and hiking trails. I love Leelanau County and I love sharing it with others. I am happy to help in any way to plan an excellent vacation.
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Member since: 2013
- 1930 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Two updated bathrooms
- Stylish decor, fresh paint, and luxury linens will make your stay super-comfortable. The Schoolhouse Cottage, on N. St. Mary’s Street, is in a prime location in Suttons Bay, a highly desirable year-round vacation destination town. With easy walking access to the terrific Suttons Bay Beach and Town Park, the Schoolhouse Cottage is a great choice for young families. Easy to push the stroller to the playground, or for teens to bike to town and the tennis, volleyball and basketball courts....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 22 - Jun 17, 2017
2 night min stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 27 - Nov 13, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 14 - Apr 15, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $100
We accept credit cards and PayPal (3.5% fee)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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It’s easy walking distance to everything Suttons Bay has to offer; sandy beaches, the Marina, top-notch restaurants, boutique shopping, playgrounds, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Enjoy evening strolls through town, or catch a film at The Bay Theatre.
Within a short drive, you can visit Leland and Historic Fishtown, Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City for great shopping and restaurants, or head north to the Casino or the quaint towns of Omena and Northport. We have excellent golf courses and many intriguing wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Our family of four lives in Grand Rapids and we escape to Leelanau County every chance we get! We love walking the beaches with our Golden Retriever, hiking and geocaching throughout the county, waterskiing and tubing on pristine Lake Leelanau, and exploring new restaurants and wineries!
Why the Owner Chose Suttons Bay, MI, USA:
The Schoolhouse Cottage is a charming historic house which we really loved renovating. Suttons Bay feels like a resort. Reading and sun-bathing on the beach, sailing and kayaking in the bay, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, exploring cute shops, relaxing in cafes, everything you want to do is right there within a 5 minute walk.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Schoolhouse Cottage has a generous open living and dining room which we love for entertaining friends. The street is quiet, yet very close to town. The outdoor patio is a favorite spot for early morning coffee as well as for long family dinners sharing summer memories!
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Ideal location in the Village of Suttons Bay. Easy walk to town and the beach.
Lots of windows, sophisticated decor and central air conditioning for a comfortable vacation!
Well-equipped kitchen leads to open dining and living room. All new kitchenware!
Upstairs Bedroom with Queen bed, walk-in closet and sitting area with pocket views of the Bay
Upstairs bedroom with Queen offers lovely views of historic neighborhood
Enjoy the outdoor patio with pocket views of the Bay and perennial garden
Sandy beaches on Grand Traverse Bay just 2 blocks away. Ideal for swimming.
Suttons Bay voted 'Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan' Traverse Magazine July '13
Head out for a day's sail! Enjoy Lake Michigan. Boat slips available at Marina
Leland and Historic Fishtown are less than 10 minutes by car, Traverse City 15m
Close to 'America's Most Beautiful Place' Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Don't miss Lake Leelanau. Consider renting a boat for waterskiing or fishing
Lovely historic home. Fresh decor throughout. Open dining and living room with cable and wireless internet
Dining room which seats up to 12 leads to an outdoor deck for grilling
Super-comfy King bed with luxury linens in Main Floor bedroom
Fourth bedroom, adjacent to queen bedroom, features a pair of high-quality twin beds
Upstairs sitting room offers extra room for lounging and a pull-out sofa and tv
Boutiques, cafes, movie theater, art galleries and more just one block away
Lots to do nearby: tennis and basketball, volleyball, playgrounds and bike path
Gorgeous beaches, swimming and fishing in Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, golf.
The Schoolhouse Cottage is on the Wine Trail and near cider and microbreweries
Cute boutiques, art galleries, great food in Leland for a day's outing
Nearby Leland was nominated 'Best place to watch a sunset' USA TODAY
Everyone loves an ice cream! We are just one block from the Ice Cream Shop!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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