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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Sugar Sand Beach / Direct frontage on West Grand Traverse Bay

This vacation home is located 12 miles North of Michigan’s favorite vacation destination, Traverse City and 5 miles south of the quaint Village of Suttons Bay. This location has Southern exposure-direct sun all day and the lights of Traverse City at night – across the bay! This vacation home is rural but very convenient to many attractions. Directly out your backdoor you have one hundred feet of white sugar sand private beach for your family only. The water is perfect for young children, shallow with a sandy bottom. Three mile South-East is Marion Island, a Grand Traverse County Park and destination for many day boaters dropping anchor to swim, picnic and kick back. This is a great location close to everything Northern Michigan and Leelanau County has to offer! This vacation home is one mile East of M-22 on the (paved) 35 mph Lee Point Road with minimum traffic.

There are three large bedrooms and 2 full baths. The main level bedroom has a queen bed and large closet with easy access to a recently remodeled full bath with tub shower unit. The two upper level bedrooms have hard wood flooring and double closets and share a remodeled bath with nice shower. The 2nd bedroom has 2 double beds. The third bedroom has water views through glass doors and a small private balcony overlooking the Bay and a Queen bed. There are fans provided for each room in the home. Wireless internet and cable TV is provided. A charcoal grill and fire pit is also available for you to enjoy. The newly remodeled kitchen offers a refrigerator, stove, microwave and coffee maker. A main level laundry with new washer and dryer (2014) is also available for use. This 1300 sq. foot interior has been updated throughout with new carpeting, wood & tile floors!. Please feel free to contact us for additional details or visit our web site for additional photos.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Oltersdorf, Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful beach, beautiful view…love it up here with “no salt, no sharks, no problem.” Can't wait to come back next year. So close to great shopping, wine, cheeses, etc. Love to indulge in local delicacies. Thanks for a great place & view.
Jul 2015
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Suttons Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on the second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located on the main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Located on the second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Located on the second floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a great location that is central to all of the attractions that the Grand Traverse Region has to offer. You can easily explore all of Leelanau County from here and also have convenient access to Traverse City and Suttons Bay Village!


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful private lakefront 'toes-in-sand' beach

  • 5 of 5

Island View Cottage dazzles with a private beach perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming just outside the back door. For more sedentary visitors, the well appointed cottage's main living area provides gorgeous views of the bay. Bike trails and restaurants in Suttons Bay and Traverse City, sand dunes, and the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas are all easy drives. The cottage's amenities plus the day trip choices paired with a serving of the local wine, cider, or beer create the perfect relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This house is well maintained and stocked with everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation. The agent was always available for fast resolution to any question or problem. The addition of the Kerrigan coffee and the fire pit were great surprises. This was our third summer and you can be sure we will return for many years to come. The lake and leelanau peninsula is our happy place!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugar Sand Beach Review

  • 5 of 5

The comfort of this home surrounds you like a hug from an old family friend. In all the homes we have rented in several states, we have never stayed in a warmer or more welcoming home. Such thoughtful detail went into supplying the home, from the bug spray, to the children’s toys, to the well stocked kitchen, no details were missed. I was especially touched to see the love that went into the garden, such as the rose bushes and the beautiful poppies which bloomed while we were here. It is evident that this home has always been filled with love and sweet memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macomb, MI

Incredible location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived I never wanted to leave. The sandy beach was marvelous - right in the back yard. We had an incredible fire in the fire pit down on the beach and the stars that were shining in the sky were incredible. Traverse City was visible at night across the bay. Wow - what a location.

The home was nice, clean and comfortable, but it was a the location that really made our stay great.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hop Lot Brewing Co.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Leelanau Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Boones Pub
Nearest Beach
Private Beach located outside your door
Car: necessary

This vacation home is located 12 miles North of Michigan’s favorite vacation destination, Traverse City and 5 miles south of the quaint Village of Suttons Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Week rate for 6 occupants * -additional fees 7+
$1500 Deposit required at signing of agreement
The balance of the rental fee plus 6% Michigan Use Tax and damage a of $500 deposit due 60 days prior to reserved week
Cancellation policy: will cancel if another party is able to book + $100 penalty
6% Michigan Use Tax Required.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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