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Walk to Village! Suttons Bay Sandy Beach Waterfront Cottage.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

best sandy beach in town!

Best beach in Suttons Bay! This charming updated cottage is directly on a sugar sand beach and is walking distance to restaurants, a movie theater, shops, gym, yoga, and galleries. A perfect spot for families with children or couples. The house has 2 kayaks, 2 bikes, and a gas grill for your use. A public park with a playground is just a short walk down the beach. The wonderful TART trail passes nearby and is paved all the way to Traverse City. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park is a short drive away and all of Leelanau County's attractions are at your fingertips (wineries, golf, charter fishing, breweries, quaint shopping towns, boat tours, etc). Suttons Bay is just 15 miles from Traverse City with its full service airport and many popular attractions including the National Cherry Festival, Film Festival, Comedy festival, many micro-breweries and wineries!

Our cottage:

Master bedroom- 1 queen bed w/ water view

Guest bedroom- 2 twin beds (bunk bed)

Library bedroom-1 queen sofa bed

2 Bathrooms - full with shower

Kitchen - updated, open concept layout with a view of the lake! New granite counters (not yet pictured), dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, fully equipped for cooking!

Gas Grill.

Washer and dryer available

Flat screen TV with basic cable

Wireless Internet

Wood burning stove

Deck with deck furniture and outdoor fireplace

2 Kayaks, small rowboat, life jackets, 2 bikes

Our Village:

Movie theater

Ice Cream





Fine dining/farm to table

Pubs/outdoor space


Public trails for biking, hiking

Bike rental, kayak, paddle board rental

Playground down the beach

More Details

Rick & Karin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Rick & Karin

We're not good at talking about ourselves. However, we know people who are good at it. Anyway, here goes... our Windrush Beach House has been in our family for many generations and is a real jewel. Enjoy!

Why Rick & Karin chose Suttons Bay

Very few cottages in Suttons Bay have a sandy beach with no rocks and we are lucky to be one that has a beautiful beach. We are also an easy walk to town.

What makes this house unique

This is not you typical rental with a private library and beautiful finishes that make you feel right at home.


Suttons Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A special library bedroom with private full bath.
  • Additional loft with queen sleeper sofa has a ladder access.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Walk to Village! Suttons Bay Sandy Beach Waterfront Cottage.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Property, all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first relaxing vacation in years and it did not disappoint. The house was clean, warm and had everything we needed for our stay. The private beach was gorgeous and the weather was cool in the evenings so we were able to have fires and s'mores most nights. We rented paddleboards in Suttons Bay & enjoyed the water. The deck was wonderful for my morning coffee break and we even woke up for the sunrise one morning. This house absolutely made our vacation and we loved the library!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time in our special spot! Thank you for your kinds words. It is our pleasure to have such respectful nice quests. Hope to see you again and thank you for leaving the house so tidy:)
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Great beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained home on the best beach in Sutton's Bay!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suttons Bay Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular location on bay with cozy, well appointed interiors. A real gem!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay ! Hope to see you again, Rick and Karin
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Perfect (peaceful) location.

  • 5 of 5

Windrush cottage is simply lovely. My husband & I wanted to relax & this was the perfect rental. The view from inside the home is priceless! All the amenities to make it a wonderful stay. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Wow", Amazing Place, Location, Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

"Wow"! That best sums up our experience at the Windrush Cottage on beautiful Suttons Bay in Northern Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. It was my wife, myself and our two grown kids, ages 17 & 21 seeking a week of relaxation before the hustle and bustle that the end of summer and beginning of fall brings. Weather was perfect and the cottage and location were exactly what the VRBO photos and property description illustrated ... and then some. Honest, it was better than we expected. Yes, it was pricey, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a lower-priced home directly on a sugar sand beach within walking distance of a town anywhere else on Lake Michigan (or one of its bays). The downtown of Suttons Bay is a short walk away (less than a mile) and has a nice mix of restaurants and shops. Plus, Traverse City, Leland and other quaint little towns are all within a half-hour or 45-minute drive. Cottage owners Rick and Karin were excellent to work with and you can truly tell this is a labor of love for them. As an example, the day we were checking out, Rick was outside raking the beach for the next people checking in later that day. He explained "this is just what we do" and it was a small example of the attention they pay to all the little things - from the beautifully maintained flowers throughout the property to the promptness in their response to any questions we had. We already have a friend - after seeing all our Facebook vacation photos - wanting to book this place for her vacation get-away. Would most definitely give this place six or more stars! - Matt B.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt! We are so happy you had a great stay on our special beach. Hope to see you again some time! Rick and Karin
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The house is really cute, well maintained, and in a great location! I was also really impressed with how quickly the owners replied to any of our questions and their little touches.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you back soon:)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Maximum occupancy is 5 people at all times on the property. No events or social gatherings.No smoking on entire property. This will be strictly enforced and failure to comply will result in security deposit being held. Owner will pay for cable and garbage pickup. Checkin is after 3pm and check out is 11am.

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.