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Charming Horse Farm Country Cottage on Rolling Hills

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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, bathroom and laundry.

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Suttons Bay around the Suttons Bay Township

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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-Aug-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

Favorite vacation spot in MI! Love the place, the farm and the family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time to Just S Hills and our 5th time to Northern MI. We got to stay here for 2 weeks this summer!! We love it. This is by far our favorite spot but don't want anyone else to know about our little secret. It is a relaxing, restful place that takes you out of your normal life routine. Our family feels at home here and always welcomed by Jeff and Debbie! This is a beautiful place that is perfect for us. Thank you for allowing us to return for some R & R! Our goal is to go sometime during the winter months and experience MI beauty when it is cold and snowy!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location! Only 1/2 hour from airport .

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at JustShills for 7 nights. It was wonderful to be close to so many beautiful places and come back to a comfortable home to rest and relax for the night! Bed and couch was perfect! Would stay again if we come back to Michigan!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great. Your comments are much appreciated. Of course, we hope you return to our fair area.
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East Lansing
5

Another wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

We always look forward to another visit to this property. So restful and relaxing. Love seeing little “CeCe” too!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marysville, OH
5

Perfect place to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was perfect for our stay! It was even better than we anticipated. It was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. It was a perfect place to come home to after spending time exploring the beautiful area. The owners, Jeff and Debbie, were very friendly and welcoming, while still allowing us privacy. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage set in a natural environment and landscape. Very comfortable bed and appointments

  • 5 of 5

We loved the classic country setting with horses. Owners were very accommodating allowing us to enjoy their courtyard by the waterfall. The tall ceilings with expansive transom windows were wonderful for bringing the light in. We really enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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