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Beachfront Cottage, Spectacular Suttons Bay Views With BBQ, Firepit and Dock!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bed / 1 Bath / Sleeps 6 / Sandy Beach / Fire Pit

Cottage Name: Bayview

TIP: Click the [Availability] button at the top to see available dates.

TIP: Select available dates from the calendar to get a quote or book online.

NOTE: We will not take less than 7 night reservations in the summer, with turnover on Saturday.

NOTE: This cottage is pet friendly but no more than one dog is allowed.

NOTE: Contact the property manager, Cygnus Real Estate at 231.994.3225 for all questions or special requests.

The Cottages On Suttons Bay is a beach resort located 2 blocks from downtown Suttons Bay Village, on the shores of Lake Michigan. We have 4 cottages on a single property, perfect for large groups.

In 2013 we expanding! We converted and renovated our main house into a new vacation rental. Our main beach house sleeps up to 14 guests.

NEW for 2014!

Cedarwood cottage get a complete new makeover.

Air conditioning will be added to all the cottages!

Air conditioning will be improved on the second level of the main beach house.

New in 2016

The two small cottages get new siding and insulation, perfect for spring and fall visits.

In addition to the main house (Manitou), we have 3 beach cabins (sleeps 14 combined);

• Manitou - 5 Bed/3 Bath - Sleeps 14 (See VRBO #458523)

• Bayview - 2 Bed/1 Bath - Sleeps 6 (See VRBO #502388)

• Cedarwood - 1 Bed/1 Bath - Sleeps 4 (See VRBO #229691)

• Cumberland - 1 Bed/ 1 Bath - Sleeps 4 (See VRBO #629384)

Each unit should be booked individually, we can't give you a combined quote. When you reserve all together you can sleep up to 28 for your big events. You can book all four units directly through this website.

We can also provide concierge service (main house) or catering for big events. Please make arrangements in advance with the property manager.

The Bayview cottage is part of the Cottages On Suttons Bay resort. The Cottages On Suttons Bay is a beach resort located just 2 blocks from downtown Suttons Bay Village, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our main house can sleep up to 14 guest. We also have 3 beach cabins, 1 two bedroom and 2 one bedroom which can sleep an addition 14 guest combine. Each unit can be booked individually or all together to sleep up to 28 for your big events.We are centrally located on the Leelanau Peninsula between Traverse City and Leland, Suttons Bay is a vibrant year round village. Tour one of the many wineries in the area anytime of year. Hike, bike or cross country ski the Leelanau Trail that is just across the street. Or cool off in the crystal clear waters of Suttons Bay in the summer. Come enjoy the fall with a full palette of the changing colors – also indulge in the great fishing (or hunting) in the fall or spring. There is always something to do or just simply relax and enjoy the pristine scenery surrounding the Cottages On Suttons Bay.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg and Carole Higgins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Greg and Carole Higgins

Dear Visitors & Guests- Thank you for choosing the Cottages On Suttons Bay for your Up-North get away. In early 2013, the Houston family acquired this property from the former Suttons Bay Cottages owners. The Houston family saw it as a very special property on Suttons Bay which can and will become even better. We have all put a lot of work & upgrades into the main cottage and started in on the cabins. In 2015 we added the beautiful deck you see in the photos – we just didn’t feel that we could let that view go to waste! We also added a beautiful natural knotty-pine cathedral ceiling and “nautical” light fixtures actually salvaged from sea-going vessels. In 2016 we upgraded the electrical service and added air conditioning. We will be working hard throughout the summer and the rest of the year to effect even more improvements. Summer 2017 should be a banner year for us so we hope you will consider coming back to visit us again next year when you will be able to see our progress. We would love to hear your feedback and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable please let us know. Warmest Regards - The Houston Family, The Proprietors Carole & Greg Higgins Cygnus Real Estate The Property Managers

Greg and Carole Higgins purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Greg and Carole Higgins chose Northwest

This is the coziest cottage you will ever stay in, and the waterfront, sandy beach and views are spectacular. We are very proud of our properties and will make your stay extremely enjoyable.

What makes this cottage unique

Great views, excellent shoreline all within walking distance to the village of Suttons Bay. Its an awesome vacation with the convenience of location.


Suttons Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , The bunk room is a pass through room to the first bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


3.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Cottage, Spectacular Suttons Bay Views With BBQ, Firepit and Dock!
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful views and a couple of blocks from downtown Suttons Bay restaurants...

  • 4 of 5


-Great views of Suttons Bay!

-Good Parking

-Nice Deck Area

-A/C was very nice to have since we were in the high 80's and one day above 90.

-No insect issues at all even at night.

-Nice Grill


-Park bathrooms are located right next to (feet away) the fire pit and sand area at shared dock - depending on wind speed in direction the smell was hard to deal with.

-The dock is very wobbly and doubtful that a boat could be docked at it...

-Bathroom and Kitchen were not clean - had to basically clean both areas before use...

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage on Suttons Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two kids (age 8 and 10) spent a week at this cottage and enjoyed every minute. We had friends and family who rented a larger house nearby, and it was fantastic to have our own little private getaway. It was serene and lovely and everything you need for a week in a cottage. The master bed (queen) was comfortable, a big thing for me. The kids slept on twin bunk beds. The kitchen was well equipped including mini dishwasher. There is also a fold out sofa but we were happy to have private bedrooms and a common living space. The fire pit area is perfect and so nice for long evenings under the stars. The public beach is right next door with a large sandy beach. You can walk to everything in town. The property manager Carole Higgins was so helpful. Every request or issue was addressed promptly and she was truly kind. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year staying at The Cottages on Suttons Bay and, just like last year, it was perfect. Gregg and Carole go out of their way to make staying there feel like home. I bring my small dog with me and she loves being there just as much as I do. The sunrises from the patio are friends back home were inundated with photos on a daily basis. I will probably makes this an annual vacation getaway for me and my dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage with cachet and view

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at this waterfront cottage was absolutely delightful. Perfectly located, close to downtown and close to a multitude of beautiful sights. In addition to the lake, large trees on the property bring beauty right to the door. The sunrise on the lake is not too shabby either! The cottage was clean. Our fall visit was the best with the changing colors. The house was quick to heat up when the weather got colder in the evening. Carol was super nice and helpful.

I found that the issues reported on some of the reviews were no longer issues: The curtains are there except in the kitchen at the moment.The kitchen is well stacked (dishes, pots and pans, all that we needed and more, including some spices). The beds are very comfy and the linen/ towels look like new. We appreciated the park next door which added to the space available to us. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wouldn't Go Back

  • 1 of 5

On the plus side, the mattresses were comfortable, the towels were nice and the flat screen tv was a plus as well. The cottage is cute though very small. The kitchen was equipped okay but could have used a bit more thought. There is no dishwasher. There are no blinds on the back door facing the public beach or on the kitchen window which directly looks at the house next door. We found the lack of privacy uncomfortable. When we asked the manager if these could be provided we were told that the owners didn't want them there and that most people liked the lake. Huh? Realizing we were a bit displeased they were gracious enough to give us a gift certificate to a lovely local restaurant. The public beach, which is not shown in any of the photos, is RIGHT next store to the cottage. The public restrooms for the public beach are directly in line of sight to this cottage. We would have liked to know how close this really is to the cottage. The private beach area is very small and was kind of dirty at the time we were there. The area, however, is lovely and this is a part of Michigan worth visiting.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to mention that a blind has been installed in the kitchen and a dishwasher has been added. Also, the kitchen is slowly getting a make over- new cabinets so far. New stone countertops get installed in the fall and the bathroom gets a make over this winter with a little bit of luck. I am sorry that Lezli did not enjoy her stay but we did take her comments to heart and although change is slow we are working on it
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Two BR cottage

  • 1 of 5

Rather dirty and bunk beds are too small for an adult and there is really no beach that is usable too close to a park that seems to collect some shady people

I will never go back

And it is NOT a two bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Boones Prime Time
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Leelanau Club
Nearest Motorway
75 Metres
Suttons Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Boones Prime Time
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
On Property
Car: recommended

Our Bayview cottage is just one of our vacation cottages situated on the Caribbean like blue waters of Suttons Bay. Suttons Bay Village is the gateway to Leelanau County and lies midway up the eastern shore of Leelanau Peninsula and is just a short drive from Traverse City. We are surrounded by rolling vineyards and orchards, so you will find yourself in the heart of Michigan wine and cherry country. Northern Michigan has something to do all year round. Pick your adventure – golf beautiful links, shop art galleries, hunt wild game, sail the calm waters of Grand Traverse bay, play on the sugar sand beaches, climb the dunes, enjoy our winter sports, savor the local fare and taste award-winning wines. Take your time – catch your breath – relax with us.

Our cottages are in walking distance to Suttons Bay Village, with all the amenities of modern living including A/C, cable, flat screen TV and WiFi internet. We offer luxury to affordable accommodations.


Rates & Availability

Suttons Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation confirmation occurs once a vacation guest agreement has been executed.

To see a sample vacation rental agreement please go to

There is a $250 fee for pets, one dog maximum with written consent.
Non-smoking is strictly prohibited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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