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Charming Horse Farm Country Cottage on Rolling Hills

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 92 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

This guest house is at the center of our 21 acre Gentlemen's ranch, one mile south of Suttons Bay and 1/2 mile from the Bay. The address for our location is 1624 South West Bayshore Drive (which is M-22), Suttons Bay While there is not a water view unless you are on top one of our hills, the setting is an idyllic location with panoramic valley and hill views. This house has a warm natural all wood interior with beautiful artwork, yet all the modern amenities such as wifi and satellite TV with multiple movie channels.

The grounds are professionally landscaped and maintained by the Landscape Architect owner.

There is a large open area that includes a wrap-around leather couch and a loft with two beds along with a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed with an exceptional quality pillow-top mattress. There is plenty of room to park any toys (campers, boats, trailers) right on the property. The owners have a 26 foot motorboat and other water toys, so arrangements could be made for their use. If there is a need to stall your horses, or if you want to ride a horse or two, those arrangements can be made as well.

On the property is a large barn, a small barn (both for horses) along with indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Attached to the indoor riding arena is a viewing area with a pool table, wifi, cable, bathroom, laundry and additional sleeping area in another loft if it is needed.

At night, there is a firepit area to warm up on the cold Northern Michigan nights and we are far enough away from any city so that the panaromic star views are incredible.

We are only 1/2 mile away from the Suttons Bay to Traverse City trail and you could ride bikes/horses snowshoe/hike/cross-country ski in any direction from here and see wonderful water vistas and orchard/hill/valley views.

We are 30 minutes away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Homestead Resort that has skiing with hills that border on Lake Michigan.

As always, if you pay for six days, you get the 7th day free.

Keywords: Northern Michigan, Suttons Bay, Horse Farm boarding (weekly/monthly) Indoor and Outdoor Riding Arenas, riding trials, Sailing/Power-boat excursions available

More Details

Owner
Debbie Slocombe
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Debbie Slocombe

Jeff and Debbie live on the property with their daughter Samara. Jeff is an attorney and Debbie is a Landscape Architect who designed the beautiful grounds and maintains them as well. They enjoy the life up North with the opportunity to raise, ride and show horses.

Debbie Slocombe purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Debbie Slocombe chose Suttons Bay

Jeff and Debbie have been coming to the Traverse City/Suttons Bay all of their lives for vacations and decided to move to the area in 1999. They love the location of Suttons Bay because it has all the activities of Traverse City, yet the idyllic lifestyle of a Village just a short distance away.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our home is just a five minute walk to the beach or a one mile bike ride/hike to Suttons Bay. The TART trail (Rails to Trails Suttons Bay to Traverse City) makes it a 13 mile bike ride to Traverse City.

You can bring your own bikes or borrow some of ours to ride into the Village for a nice breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Because we are on 21 acres surrounded by much more open area, you will not be constricted to a small area.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Suttons Bay, Michigan

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand up shower, no bathtub. Full tongue and groove paneling throughout, mirror the length of wall with shelving.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed (1) in separate bedroom. Just put in a brand new mattress based on recommendation from Jen and Matt, who were our first guests and have stayed with us so much they are officially family. Double Bed(1), and Single Beds (1) are located in the loft. Please keep in mind the really young and the older guests will have difficulty accessing the loft.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private deck surrounding home, fire pit, stables for boarding horses, wonderful views of pristine rolling hills, incredible night skies and serene setting. We will give you complete and total privacy if you would like or would love to chat about the area and/or politics and give you our recommendations.

Reviews

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5

Favorite Vacation Spot on Lake Michigan!!! <3 <3 the Cottage, property and family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Jeff and Debbie in early July 2017. It was magnificent! Beyond our expectations. We have stayed numerous places near Lake Michigan and this was by far the best of the best! Our kids ages 6-18 loved the loft and the Farm. The cottage was perfect and met our needs. The A/C ran cold, the internet worked great and the beds were SUPERB! The queen master bed was the best bed we have ever slept in and we got great rest each night after all our Lake Michigan adventures. Debbie's flowers, landscape, waterfall, patio, grill and fire pit made for some wonderful family time! Our children loved the horses, their dog CeCe and their two cats! The cottage and farm is beautiful, the family is sweet and very accommodating and our stay was so awesome~~ we have booked a second visit with them!!!! Thank you for the amazing week away! See you soon!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holy Smokers that was so nice. You and your family were just a great pleasure to have here and it was nice to share with you. We certainly look forward to your return trip.
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend stay at this beautiful property. Great location on M-22, just north west of Traverse City. The cottage is very clean and well appointed. We plan to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our few days at the guest house-as a horse person, it was so lovely to see horses out the bedroom window. Very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Just looking at the horses was relaxing. The cottage was very comfortable. We had an enjoyable couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic escape with beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

We travel often around the state of Michigan & this retreat is now at the top of our list for a return visit & recommending to fellow travelers. The cottage sits behind the owners home but still has the feel of total privacy. The cottage is spotless & comfortable with views from the bedroom into one of the several horse pastures. The horses are beautiful, so cool to be able to visit them in their stalls in the evening, play pool in the barn with the electric fireplace & radio playing, & I loved the friendly barn cats as well! There is a great party store just up the road called “Barrels & Barrels “. Might I also recommend visiting nearby Fishtown in Leland (wonderful lunch at “The Cove” right on the dam, watch for the fish trying to jump the dam to swim upstream, very entertaining!). Drive north to Northport for a cocktail at “The Garage”, great local bar, our favorite tavern we visited the whole weekend. Their pulled pork nachos looked AMAZING, will be going back for those on a future trip. All in all a perfect romantic getaway. If you are a horse lover check with owner Debbie & she may let you ride. Do yourself a favor & stay at least 2 nights in this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you. So glad you had such a wonderful time exploring all this area has to offer. We'll get you on a horse next time.
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Great place with friendly people

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Both of us would be happy to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Will love to have you back. Hopefully more time for biking next time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
All Restaurants/Bars in Suttons Bay
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Leelanau Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
All in Suttons Bay
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Homestead
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Suttons Bay off of West Bay

Voted 'the most beautiful location in America' (Good Morning America) with Sleeping Bear Dunes, 22 Vineyards and wine-tasting rooms along with gourmet/casual dining all in Leelanau County. Bring your horses, bikes or kayaks we have arenas (indoor and outdoor) and trails on site and are one mile from the Leelanau trial that runs from Suttons Bay to Traverse City and beyond. If you would like to sail or powerboat, arrangements can be made. Suttons Bay has excellent shopping, restaurants, festivals and a quaint art-house movie theater that also shows first-run movies.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

We have a seven day minimum, but if you pay for six days, you get the 7th day free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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