The Studio, a Suttons Bay Retreat

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Suttons Bay, MI 49682, United States

The Space

Spring is on the way. Soon the poppies will decorate the meadow. Follow the two-track road to a modest cabin that reveals an executive quality interior.

This Studio-style cabin has been completely updated with a walk-in terrazzo tile shower, glass vessel sink and bamboo floors. Featuring a full kitchen with cherry counter tops, Motawi tile and a gas Miele cook-top. You'll have all cooking and serving supplies (even fresh coffee and a French Press). And you'll rest well on a queen sized Celeste pillow-top memory foam bed by the fireplace. Find the shelves stocked with books by and about local characters. There are board games and cards too. Didn't finish the book? Take it with you!

You will feel as if you are in a secluded hideaway yet, just minutes away from Omena, Sutton's Bay, Leland and Northport.The local art theater, casino, fishing village, galleries and wineries are just 10 minutes away, and you are only 30 minutes from "America's most beautiful spot" Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.

Available by the night, weekend, or week. In June through September, you can pick your own blueberries in the meadow, right outside the cabin. There is also fire pit and outdoor seating. Plenty of parking for your boat.

The queen bed sleeps two, but children may use sleeping bags if you wish to bring the family. Hurry! There are very few rentals available in central Leelanau County.

Here are just a few local destinations starting from nearest first: Leelanau Sands Casino, Eewaing Native American Museum, Silver Leaf Winery, Raftshol's Vineyards, Tandem Ciders, Corky's Bistro, Tamarack Gallery, Knot Just a Bar, Circa Winery, Parallel 45 Winery, Bay Theater, Will Case Jewelry, Eddie's Village Inn, 9 Bean Rows, Martha's Table, Wines and Vines Restaurant, Ciccone Winery, Shady Lane Winery, L Mawby Sparkling Wines, Dick's Pour House, The Happy Hour, Historic Fishtown, Carlson's Fisheries, The Cheese Shop, Leelanau Cheese, Nature's Gems Petoskey Stones, The Blue Bird, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Blu, M22 Store, Fusion and about 20 more wineries!

KAYAKS available for your use (you haul).

~ ASK FOR LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS ~ I'm happy to discount if I've had a last minute cancellation (on the same or next day).

Owner lives in separate dwelling on property and is available for extra needs and suggestions.

If you'd like to bring a group that wants to camp, there is plenty of room for tents and parking. Extra nightly charge per person applies.

The meadow is perfect for WEDDINGS, too. The studio is available for the dressing area and over night, too! Inquire about prices.

Guest Access

There is a large meadow and woods that are for your enjoyment. The fire pit is exclusively for your use. Ask for wood, if you need it. If you have trouble getting it started, I am happy to help. There are snowshoes for use in the winter, kayaks and beach equipment in the summer.

Interaction with Guests

I live on the property and my home is shielded from your view by evergreens. I am available if you need anything at all, such as: firewood, extra linens, cooking supplies, advise on dining, entertainment, beaches, hiking, bargains etc. The Studio will be unlocked when you arrive and your keys are inside. You do not need to check in. Late night arrivals are fine. When you leave, just leave the keys and door unlocked, no need to check out. I will respect your absolute privacy except in emergencies. If you do want to share a beer or glass of wine by the fire, I'm very amenable, otherwise I will leave you undisturbed to enjoy the seclusion and quiet space.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had such an amazing time getting away from Chicago this past weekend. The area around the cabin is breath taking and very close to many great hiking spots at sleeping Bear. Pam was so kind and helpful. The cabin inside was a treat... toasty fire..stove top and fridge was all you needed for a stay away. I would recommend this place to anyone. We will be back in the summer to bike and try different outdoor activities.

    February 2014
  • A perfect place to relax: quiet, comfortable, beautiful, clean. Just as described by Pamela and in the photos. If you want to feel like you're sleeping in the woods, but on a very cozy bed, with a wonderful shower, nice dishes, hot coffee, and a fireplace, this is the place for you (and your dog!).

    My spouse, our dog, Maggie, and I thought we'd spend more time in Traverse City, especially for meals, but the studio was so wonderful that we mostly hunkered down there. When we wanted to get out, Suttons Bay had everything (and more) that we wanted. We had takeout pizza and salad from Roman Wheel, perch sandwich and Yeti Burger (not real Yeti!) at Boones, steak and ribs at Village Inn, and desert and coffee at 9 Bean Rows. (It might seem like a meat-fest, but there are vegetarian options on all the menus.) We took walks on the road, explored the ice caves in Leland, and visited the dog park in TC twice (corner of Division and M72/22), which Maggie highly recommends (as do we).

    The next time we head north we'll stay at the studio. It's sweet and cozy, and Pam is a lovely host.

    February 2014
  • Pamela was a great host again. Would recommend the studio to anyone looking for a great, quiet retreat with plenty of amenities.

    February 2014
  • The Studio is great! Set in some of the most beautiful country northern MI has to offer, this is a cozy get-away for you and your partner. Comfy bed, great shower, efficiency kitchen, and a warm gas fireplace made our anniversary weekend such a relaxing one, and all the recent snowfall turned Pamela's property into a bona fide winter wonderland :) There's even a small speaker you can hook your phone or laptop up to for music. The floor plan is open, with bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom all connected, so this retreat is probably best for you and your significant other (and not great uncle Jim). We made great use of the snowshoes Pamela provides and enjoyed exploring the property woods and nearby dunes. Suttons Bay and nearby Leland are great places to walk around (eat at 9 Bean Rows in Suttons Bay!), or you can chill at the Studio with hot chocolate, puzzles and a good book. We'll be back here again!

    January 2014
  • Pamela provided a pleasant experience for both of us. She was accommodating with immediate response from inquiry to booking to the stay itself. My wife and I were extremely appreciative of her warm hospitality. I would highly recommend any of Pamela's properties to others. Thanks.

    Ben Cronkright

    January 2014
  • This is a great place even in the deep winter. The view over the snow white meadow is beautiful. When it is cold and dark outside, the gas fireplace gives both warmth and cosy light so it is lovely to just relax on the sofas and read a book with a good bottle of Leelanau wine.The area has a lot to offer and Pam is really commited to make the stay memorable so I can only warmly recommend the Studio!

    January 2014
  • This was the first opportunity that my wife and I had to get away in 10 years, and Pamela made it perfect! The Studio was clean, professional, and loaded with details that made our stay very comfortable. With her warm personality and idyllic Leelanau property our weekend venture was everything we dreamed it to be. Book your stay here NOW and be prepared to be surprised!

    December 2013
  • A very cozy and comfortable cabin in the woods. Our stay was in the winter so we spent most of the time in front of the fireplace/heater reading and relaxing. The space was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. I'd recommend The Studio to anyone looking to spend some time in one of the most beautiful parts of Michigan.

    December 2013
  • We loved our stay in The Studio and would love to return soon. It was comfortable, warm and cozy for our November trip and was just the retreat that we needed. The Studio was well-appointed and had everything that we needed. The shower was beautiful (!) and there were fun games to play and cozy seating inside. Pamela has done a wonderful job treating guests warmly on her lovely property.

    November 2013
  • Loved the privacy of this studio. We saw Pam once when we arrived and we waved goodby when we left. She was very pleasant.

    The studio was very nice. The view of the changing fall colors was quite stunning. My wife and I couldn't be happier with our experience.

    November 2013
    Response from Pamela:

    Thank you DJ! I do try and give my guests complete privacy and only stop by in emergencies. However, I am open to sharing a beer by the fire pit when invited ;)

    Thank you so much for choosing The Studio.

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