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Quiet, Private, Waterfront - Luxury on 125 Ft. of Suttons Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Private one-bedroom suite with unobsrtructed water views and memories

White Fence of Suttons Bay is a truly unique vacation property. The property is a compilation of restored circa 1900 farm buildings just one block south of one of the most quaint villages in the Upper Midwest. The Village of Suttons Bay has deluxe shopping, art galleries and excellent restaurants abound. White Fence of Suttons Bay is within walking distance of it all and centrally located for touring all of scenic Leelanau County and its multitude of wineries, fine restaurants, charming villages and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.

White Fence is a small and quiet property which has been meticulously renovated. The guest suite is artfully done with privacy, quiet and magnificent views of the bay kept in mind. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with seating areas throughout including private decks on the beach. Night star gazing is memorable. Although we love pets and children, the carriage house suites is not designed for either.

Directly across the street from White Fence is a gourmet grocery store which specializes in local produce and houses an extensive wine selection where the sommelier can describe to you the award-winning local wines. There is an outdoor kitchen area at White Fence with a charcoal grill should you decide to cook and hot plate for sautéing and boiling.

Also directly across the street, is the Leelanau Trail, an extensive biking, walking and running trail. It offers miles of scenic enjoyment. In the winter months, the Trail is groomed for cross country skiing.

White Fence was originally opened for business on July 4th, 2010. The new owners are permanent residents of Suttons Bay and our aim is to maintain the beauty and tranquility that has been pleasing guests since the beginning.

For Summer Rentals the Carriage House is only being rented as part of the whole White Fence of Suttons Bay Property. Please see our listing # 1172449 for our summer rental information. This exquisite property is the perfect location for families or couples.

More Details

Mike Krumm
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Mike Krumm

We are a family that has been living in and visiting the Suttons Bay area for almost 20 years. We love the area, the beautiful town, people and amazing turquoise water of Suttons Bay

Mike Krumm purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Mike Krumm chose Suttons Bay

We have admired this property for years and fell in love with the style and design of the house and Carriage Suites.

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers the intimacy that couples deserve and the option of also renting out the main house for additional adult guests. The setting is truly unique in all of Suttons Bay and the many repeat guests have been a testimony to the beauty of the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Suttons Bay in Suttons Bay Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Quiet, Private, Waterfront - Luxury on 125 Ft. of Suttons Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing and romantic get-away in charming Sutton's Bay and by extension, Sleeping Bear Dunes.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City, Mi

Sutton's Bay Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, very clean and well maintained cottage on the water. Perfect place for 2 people. The weather was great, restaurants in town were great, can't say enough about it.

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our property. We are so happy you had a great stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Durham, NC

A perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the Carriage House and Suttons Bay! What a comfortable and beautiful place to stay. That amazing view just lifted our hearts and put smiles on our faces. It doesn't get any better than having coffee every morning in front of that view. The location is perfect. You can walk to all the shops and restaurants in town. The owners made sure there were plenty of extras - - bottled water, soda, delicious coffee, two very special White Fence cookies, a bottle of wine, fluffy bathrobes. We hated to leave this place today, but we are taking many wonderful memories with us!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and being such great guests! We are so glad to hear you had a great time!
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The carriage house was the perfect spot for our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful! We spent 5 days there for our honeymoon in March 2018. The carriage house was ideal for the 2 of us and we can’t wait to make a tradition of staying there again. The town and people of Sutton’s Bay were so kind and gracious. We can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful feedback and we were so happy you could spend your honeymoon at the Carriage House! We hope to welcome you back for many years to come!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location (walking distance to Hoplot) great view, comfortable accommodations, owner Mike was great to work with. Great for a couples weekend anytime of year. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, cozy and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time we stayed at the white fence carriage house. We enjoyed every stay. It’s the perfect little place for two people. We always have stayed in March and really like staying this time of year. But, I can imagine in the summer it’s just as nice especially being on the water.

It’s so private and cozy. And clean. And we like that it is so close to everything. You can walk into Sutton’s bay. It’s close to wineries and Traverse city isn’t that far and either is sleeping bear dunes area.

We did not get to meet the owners. Not sure if they were around. That’s ok. We came and went as we wanted and had no issues. We really like staying here. We will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Boone's Prime Time Pub/Hop Lot
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Old Course at Sugarloaf or Bahle Farms
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many in Suttons Bay
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.53

We are sorry but we have a strict no smoking policy in the suites. And while we love kids and pets, the suites are not designed for either. Suttons Bay animal hospital just down the road will gladly board your furry friends and grand parents and brothers and sisters are great options to watch your precious little ones. Thanks for understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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