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***NOW BOOKING FALL 2018*** Gorgeous Private Beach on West GT Bay!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

“The Poet’s Cottage” sits on the western shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, a gem of Northern Michigan! From this vantage point breathtaking sunrises appear over the tip of Old Mission Peninsula

2 miles across the bay as you are located on the 45th parallel. Coffee or tea on your deck greeted by the morning sun and million dollar view brings a smile ear to ear and is your reward for working hard all year! It just doesn't get any better than this – you've found your place in our Northern Michigan Paradise! At night you see the Northern Lights and the faint lights on the shore from Grand Traverse Light to Charlevoix to Petoskey! The stars in the sky are truly north to south on the horizon.

This wonderful cottage is located 3 miles east of the quaint Village of Suttons Bay on the Stony Point peninsula, a highly desirable neighborhood that is quiet, safe and rural in character. The area is perfect for your daily walk or bicycling the paved roads. The cottage has been extensively remodeled and was completed in April 2015. A second full bathroom is currently being added and will be completed by Spring 2017.

This cottage is 1.200 square feet with a totally remodeled kitchen consisting of white cabinetry and quartz counter tops and random width wood floors throughout. The interior has been totally repainted and the front enclosed porch overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay has also been remodeled. Two bedrooms and one full bath equipped with 2 queen beds and a bunk bed, sleeps a total of six. There is also a washer / dryer available for your use. WiFi, cable, a dock and a flat screen TV are also included.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Oltersdorf, Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Jennifer Oltersdorf, Property Manager

New owners purchased this property in 2014 and immediately contracted for a major interior remodel of the property!

Jennifer Oltersdorf, Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jennifer Oltersdorf, Property Manager chose Suttons Bay

Located close to Suttons Bay but yet far enough out to give you peace, solitude and privacy during your stay. Suttons Bay Village is the quaint, small town America that we all crave. From here you have easy access to all the region has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

This is 'your place in the sun' without a doubt. The view across the bay is priceless.


Suttons Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A dock is also available for use.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A Great Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year staying at this property, and I have loved it both times! The location is perfect, and the view is beautiful.

The inside is updated and clean with a new bathroom addition that is beautiful.

I have recommended this property and will be coming back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and decorated very nicely. You can't beat the view from the deck. If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend our honeymoon week at the cottage for some much needed R&R. Sutton's Bay, and this cottage were perfect for what we were looking for. Close to downtown Sutton's Bay, which is a little less crowded than some other villages on the peninsula, but from what we saw just as nice. Great proximity to wineries, a brewery and downtown restaurants. We rode our bikes all over the place. The cottage appears to be recently remodeled and had nice finishes and amenities. Very clean. The view from the deck and beach was amazing. The water off of the beach is very clear, you can see the ground as you wade out more than waist deep. Excellent getaway cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Poetic!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely time in this sweet home. The property manager was prompt and responsive. The home is newly renovated, spotless, and well-appointed. The owner was generous and demonstrated concern for our comfort. The surrounding area was lovely and the views of West Grand Traverse Bay were relaxing and inspiring. We recommend a visit to Mawby Winery and 9 Bean Rows in town for dinner. In Peshawbestown there is a fabulous food truck parked in a lot that sells great fresh fish sandwiches. This home is perfect for four and ok for six if two are kids. We loved it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Village Inn - Suttons Bay
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Leelanau Club @ Bahle Farms
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ten in Suttons Bay Village
Nearest Beach
Private Beach located outside your door
Car: necessary

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is only 30 miles away!

The National Cherry Festival & TC Film Festival, only 15 miles away.

Every weekend there is a Festival of some type in Leelanau County!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

1/2 of Rental Fee due as 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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.