Caboose Royale

5 Bedroom(s) | 3 Bathroom(s) | Sleeps 14
  • Living area with beautiful views of the bay.
    Living area with beautiful views of the bay.
  • Nothing better then warming by the fire.
    Nothing better then warming by the fire.
  • Welcome to Caboose Royale
    Welcome to Caboose Royale
  • Enjoy stunning views on the deck, table seats 8
    Enjoy stunning views on the deck, table seats 8
  • Outdoor seating
    Outdoor seating
  • yes it's like this
    yes it's like this
  • Enjoy your own beach
    Enjoy your own beach
  • Living room with views of the bay
    Living room with views of the bay
  • Fireplace
    Fireplace
  • Home interior
    Home interior
  • Home features a fireplace
    Home features a fireplace
  • Living Area with beautiful views.
    Living Area with beautiful views.
  • Living room hosts flat panel TV w/ satellite
    Living room hosts flat panel TV w/ satellite
  • Sitting area with outdoor views
    Sitting area with outdoor views
  • Full kitchen with plenty of counter space to prepare meals
    Full kitchen with plenty of counter space to prepare meals
  • Table seats 8
    Table seats 8
  • Have fun with the jukebox and vintage 45's
    Have fun with the jukebox and vintage 45's
  • King on main level
    King on main level
  • Upper level queen
    Upper level queen
  • Queen upper level
    Queen upper level
  • Queen main floor
    Queen main floor
  • Bedroom with 2 twins and a bunk bed
    Bedroom with 2 twins and a bunk bed
  • Interior of caboose
    Interior of caboose
  • Caboose interior
    Caboose interior
  • Interior of caboose
    Interior of caboose
  • Dining area table with views of the bay.
    Dining area table with views of the bay.
  • Full bath with walk in shower and tub  main floor
    Full bath with walk in shower and tub main floor
  • Full bath with shower/tub
    Full bath with shower/tub
  • Full bath with walk in shower
    Full bath with walk in shower

Sleeps 14
5 Bedrooms

This 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home welcomes up to 14 guests during the warm months and sleeps up to 12 during fall/winter/spring when the caboose is unavailable.

Envision a private expanse consisting of 350 feet of pristine, deep water on 5 acres of secluded wooded terrain. Alongside the 5 bedrooms, a fully furnished railroad caboose car offers a unique recreational space, providing an exciting retreat for children or grandchildren.

Upon entering the galley-style full kitchen, ample space is available for cooking. Adjacent to the kitchen, the expansive living room affords breathtaking vistas of the bay and features a sizable stone fireplace. Stone tile and cherry hardwood floors decorate the home throughout. Access to cable TV, a DVD player, and WIFI ensure ample entertainment. The main level contains two bedrooms, with the master bedroom offering a king bed and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Another bedroom on this level features a queen bed, with an additional full bathroom located nearby. The upper level provides three bedrooms: one with a queen bed, one with two twin beds and bunk beds, and the last with a queen bed. A twin sleeper sofa is situated in the reading nook, complemented by an assortment of books. A full bathroom is available on the upper level.

Outside, a wrap-around deck invites guests to soak up the picturesque views. Additionally, a grill is provided for cooking outside, offering a perfect vantage point to watch the children frolicking in the yard or playing in the water. A dock offers an ideal setting to watch passing boats and brings closure to a day of activities. A fire pit is available for preparing s’mores and winding down for the evening.

This home is an idyllic location for exploring multiple nearby attractions, including wineries, a neighboring casino, shopping, dining, and various other leisure activities within a short drive. The residence's proximity to Traverse City, Omena, Northport, and Sleeping Bear Dunes makes it an ideal base. Vibrant fall colors add to the area's allure, with the village of Suttons Bay offering an array of recreational and leisure options. The home is open year-round, with the exception of the caboose during the fall, winter, and spring months. It does not have heat or a bathroom. The caboose is unavailable from Labor Day in September to Memorial Day in May of the following year.

Bedroom 1: king bed || Bedroom 2: queen bed || Bedroom 3: queen bed || Bedroom 4: four twin beds || Bedroom 5: queen bed || Shared space: twin sleeper sofa || Caboose (seasonal): two twin beds

OUTDOORS: Deck/patio, Dock, Balcony, Beach chairs, Grill, Outdoor games, NO mooring

INDOORS: WIFI, DVD player, Books, Games, wood-burning fireplace

KITCHEN: Coffee maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster

GENERAL: A/C, Jetted tub, Linens & towels, Iron & board, Washer & dryer

PARKING: Space for 7 vehicles

MISC: caboose car is NOT available from Labor Day in September to Memorial Day in May of the following year

-- POLICIES –

- One pet allowed with fee

- No smoking

- No events, parties, or large gatherings

- Must be at least 18 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Cancellation: For reservations between Memorial Day and Labor Day, cancellations must be received at least 90 days prior to arrival in order for a full refund to be issued. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 90 days prior to arrival. For off-season reservations, cancellations must be received at least 30 days prior to arrival. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to arrival.

Amenities

Books
DVD Player
Games
Satellite / Cable
Television
Books for Kids
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Fireplace
Heating
Internet
Iron & Board
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Fire pit
Wifi
Free Wifi
Coffee Maker
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Kitchen
Microwave
Oven
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Dining Table
bird watching
Waterfront
Deck / Patio
Golf
cycling
fishing
hiking
Private entrance
Family
Smoke detectors
Enhanced cleaning practices
Clean with disinfectant
No-contact check-in and check-out
High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)
Linens & Towels
Central Air
Fireplace
Washer & Dryer
Iron
Ironing Board
Jetted Tub
Smoke Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Full Kitchen
Utensils
Cookware
Coffee Maker
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Stove
Oven
Microwave
Toaster
Internet (Wifi)
Flat Panel TV
Satellite Television
DVD Player
Fire Pit
Gas Grill
Balcony
Deck
Dock
No mooring
Beach Chairs
Outdoor Games
Exceptional Sunrises
Waterfront
On Bay
Suttons Bay Area
Beachcombing
Boating
Fishing/Fly Fishing
Hiking Trails
Kids Games
Sight-Seeing
Sugarloaf the Old Course
Bahle Farms Suttons Bay
Tuckers Bowling Alley
Northport Creek Golf course
Leelanau Sands Casino
Nearby Area Fitness Center
Nearby Golf Course
Nearby Grocery/Shopping Center
Nearby Medical Services
Nearby Post Office
Nearby Winery
Art Gallery(s)
Lighthouse(s)
Museum(s)
Symphony Orchestra-TC
Theatre(s)
Wine Tour(s)
Horse Shows By the Bay-Acme
Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat.Lk.Shore
Festivals
Cherry Festival
Bike rentals
Wine Festivals (summer& fall)
Wine Events
Winter Fest (February)
Tall Ship Cruises
Great Lakes Equestrian-Acme
Brew Festival-Summer
Leelanau Peninsula Winery-LL
The Bay Theater-Suttons Bay
Good Harbor WInery-Lk Leelanau
Hop Lot Brewery-Suttons Bay
Leelanau Peninsula Winer-LL
Boskydel Winery-Lake Leelanau
Black Star Winery-Sutton Bay
Willow Winery-Suttons Bay
Ciccione WInery-Suttons Bay
M22 Challenge-Glen Arbor
Bayshore Marathon-TC Peninsula
Suttons Bay Ciders-Suttons Bay
Northport Dog Parade
Bel Lago Winery-Cedar
Chateau Fontaine-Lake Leelanau
Laurentide WInery-Lake Leelanau
Northern Latitudes Distillery-LL
Brengman Brothers-TC
Chateau de Leelanau-Suttons Bay
Good Neighbor Organic-Norhtport
Silver Leaf Vineyard-Suttons Bay
Boathouse Vineyards-Lake Leelana
Verterra Winery-Leland

Guest Reviews of lodge-style home in suttons bay. main house & caboose. central a/c. pet ok.

Suttons Bay , MI

Vacation Rental Reviews by

Annual Crew trip

         

Review date: 2024-06-03

Review by Jason P.
Awesome spot, great views, felt private. We were shocked with the condition of yard and the cleanliness at first but Visit Up North took care of that as soon as we mentioned it! The woods were a very cool find as well (the many art structures).Close to Suttons Bay and the casino!
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
We are so pleased to know that you found this an awesome spot, private and great views.

Excellent!

         

Review date: 2024-02-13

Review by Lori F.
We had a great time!! The home was perfect for our group of 10! We would definitely stay again!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Great place

         

Review date: 2023-11-14

Review by Phil D.
My family and I had a great time, the place was amazing with lots of room
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
So glad your family had plenty of room and a great time!

Great time

         

Review date: 2023-10-06

Review by Bilal Z.
The house is very clean and beautiful and the location is owsome
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
So glad you enjoyed your stay at this lovely home!

Up North Getaway

         

Review date: 2023-09-26

Review by Mary P.
This home was liking walking into your own home! Lots of dishes to use and essential items in the cabinets. Everything was in working condition, the beds were very comfortable and being on the lake with the kids and dogs was the best! Short drive from town, we made good use of the outside grill, the dock was perfect for fishing and swimming. A great experience and vacation. The bathrooms were updated and very clean.We did have a lot of gnats but welcome to up north Michigan, they were a nuisance but harmless.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2023-09-26

Manager Response:
Thank you for taking the time to review this home. We are pleased to know everyone - including kids and dogs - enjoyed their stay!

Loved this home!

         

Review date: 2023-09-26

Review by Barb M.
Had a great stay at the Caboose Royale this September. Great house, beautiful location, lots of extras (kayaks, giant sand box, croquet, trails in the woods with interesting art work, etc). Only a few miles from Suttons Bay. Hope to come back in the summer sometime.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you! We are so pleased to know that this home was a good fit for you! We look forward to your return.

Space for big family!

         

Review date: 2023-08-14

Review by
Casual comfort convenient location right on the water minutes from Suttons Bay. Everything you need for a large family vacation. Appreciated the kayaks, added sand play area for kids, dock, and large deck AND extra refrigerator which was needed or our families. Dual A/C up and down was a plus. Kitchen well-appointed. Rocky beach provided Petoskey stone searching to no end. Bring beach shoes. Glad owner got a new fridge as it broke during our stay...next arrivers will have no worries there. We did have one person get tick bite so please make sure all pets are up to date on their flea/tick medication and spray if you walk into the wooded paths. All bathrooms were lovely.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2023-08-15

Manager Response:
Thank you for reviewing this property and your suggestions. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay

Winter getaway

         

Review date: 2023-03-07

Review by Michael S.
9 of us were very comfortable in the home. Huge main room with open space to the kitchen and dinning areas and fireplace. Plenty of beds, beautiful view across the bay that we were lucky enough to have two sunny days in a row. Although we weren’t lucky enough to enjoy the outside, it appeared to be a terrific place to enjoy the decks and waterfront. Great stay. Plan to do it again
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2023-04-10

Manager Response:
We look forward to your return! Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Caboose Royale!

And Once Again

         

Review date: 2023-02-05

Review by William S.
Once again...Enjoyed the snow...enjoyed the views ...enjoyed reading in front of the fireplace enjoying the warmth along with Buddy ...our reliable & loyal retriever ! Must have been our 10th or 11th stay !
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2023-04-10

Manager Response:
Oh thank you ! We so appreciate you! On to number 12!

Sutton’s Bay Getaway

         

Review date: 2023-01-22

Review by Anne S.
Beautiful cozy home right on Sutton’s Bay!! A rustic feel with ALL the amenities!! Was the best stocked home I have ever rented! My family felt so welcomed and being pet friendly, we were able to share the fun with our labs!! Would absolutely rebook!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2023-01-29

Manager Response:
We are thrilled that you had a good time and would love to book you in for a future stay! Glad you felt welcomed and so did your pups!

Amazing family getaway

         

Review date: 2022-11-28

Review by
We stayed Caboose Royale for the Thanksgiving holiday with our extended family for the weekend. It accommodated 3 families very comfortably, with a cozy northern Michigan feel, beautiful location on the bay and it was stocked with everything we needed. Comfortable beds, great fireplace, games/puzzles, walks on the beach for rock collecting and close to Suttons Bay, Northport and Traverse for exploring and shopping. We had a wonderful time. The property management and communication was also great.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-11-29

Manager Response:
Wonderful! We are so pleased to know we could play a small part in your Thanksgiving Holiday! Thank you for staying with Visit Up North.

Great View...Hard Mattresses

         

Review date: 2022-11-05

Review by
Great location. Bathrooms and bedrooms were clean. Kitchen was not the cleanest. Drawer handles were sticky and found dirty dishes in the cupboards. House is musty smelling. The biggest turnoff was the lecture the owners gives about teenagers and how they can see if you are destroying the woods via the cameras. Doesn’t set a welcoming tone and nobody wants to feel like they are being watched. Beds were very uncomfortable. For the price per night I would have expected much better mattresses.
3 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the location. Thank you for your thoughtful review and helpful comments, we have acted on the cleanliness issues. We were not aware of the note or cameras, they have been removed by the owners.

Beautiful!!

         

Review date: 2022-10-11

Review by Jill R.
It was a lovely house with a lovely view on the Bay. We were a group of 12 adults, so the bunk beds being smaller than regular twins weren't the best option for us, but we made it work. Perfect house for family trips with children. It was a chilly weekend and we hadn't paid attention to the thermostat, so got a bit chilly overnight. There were plenty of extra blankets and we adjusted the thermostat the next day. Location is very close to Sutton's Bay and not too far from the wineries we wanted to visit in Leelanau.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-10-17

Manager Response:
So nice to hear that you enjoyed this home & location.

Family Fun

         

Review date: 2022-08-09

Review by Bryan A.
Caboose Royale worked for our group of 12. The 250’ of waterfront and large yard gave our kids a lot of room to play. Overall it was a good experience. Parts of the home are updated, like bathrooms and the kitchen, with ample refrigerator space. The furniture in the living room is well past its days of providing comfort. The cleaning crew was still there after we showed up (after the appointed arrival time) and they did not complete their work before they departed. They appeared to be in process of replacing an switch in the living room but left the box open with exposed wires and the fuse off for much of the room (including the TV). I put duct tape over the box to keep our kids hands out of a dangerous situation. The yard could use some water as it was mostly weeds and dirt which made running around barefoot an issue in terms of pain and dirt. There appears to be a pump for watering the lawn but it must not be used. The Caboose is a nice touch but not really relevant for our group. The quality of the waterfront and outdoor experience would keep this property on my list for future use, especially for a large group. Its also extremely convenient to Suttons Bay and surrounding areas.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-08-12

Manager Response:
We are please to know that this home worked for your large group, and that you would return. We are surprised to hear about the housekeeping and living room switch. We do not have any notes that your group reached out to us. We would have sent a housekeeper to finish up, and of course have taken care of the unfinished work being done.

Familty Gathering—at a Great Place

         

Review date: 2022-07-20

Review by Dolores R.
Beautiful accommodations in a fantastic location. We are Michiganers...and this place showed off Michigan at its finest. There are kayaks, a huge deck, a super sized frig besides the kitchen refrigerator, and a massive lawn with an awesome beach. Keep your eyes out for Petoskey stones. Lots!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-07-22

Manager Response:
Thank you! We are thrilled to know that this home was a good fit for seasoned Michiganders!

Another Glorious Two Weeks

         

Review date: 2022-07-12

Review by Amanda B.
For the 3rd year in a row, we spent two weeks at Caboose Royale and it was amazing. The house and property are just perfect and I think we did all of the things! The house is well-appointed and clean. The bedrooms are as described, with a king bed and lovely en suite in the primary bedroom on the main floor. The other bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed and no closet. It’s a little dark but the air conditioning is fantastic in that room, so it’s the best room for a good night’s sleep. Upstairs can get a little warm but keeping the doors open helps for air flow. The two bedrooms upstairs with queen beds are very romantic and the bunk room for the kids (1 bunk bed, 2 twins, 4 beds total) is so fun. There are plenty of extra blankets and pillows for comfort. All the bathrooms are remodeled and very nice. The kitchen has anything – pot, pan, tool, knife - you could ever hope for! This year, there are new plastic glasses which is great for a beach house...I can confirm that they bounce on the stone floors and float in water. We mostly grilled and cooked enjoying our time with friends and family at the gigantic dining table. We hung hammocks in the trees, older kids enjoyed hanging out in the caboose and even sleeping out there. We loved swimming off the dock and paddling in the kayaks. We played a couple of corn hole tournaments and the kids loved playing in the sand. The rock collecting is like no other! We had a lot of fun practicing “catch & release” with the stones. As always, we visited Scoops 22 for ice cream almost every other day and enjoyed pizza from the Roman Wheel. The older kids enjoyed shopping in the Village (ok, so did the adults) and a movie at the Bay Theater. We also brought our bikes – there are plenty of rentals available in the Village, too – and rode the Leelanau Trail multiple times. We love enjoying the beer garden at Hop Lot and way too often stopped at Tandem Cider for tastings and
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-07-13

Manager Response:
Oh my! We wish we were part of your group! You really made the most of your time UP North! Thank you sharing your experience at this home and yourtravels! We look forward to your return.

Suttons Bay Delight

         

Review date: 2022-06-21

Review by Craig D.
Spent June 12-19 at the Caboose Royale on Grand Traverse Bay. Stayed with three of our four adult children and significant others. Home was clean, comfortable and had a beautiful view of the lake. All in all, it was a great location.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-06-26

Manager Response:
Thank you for letting us know that this home worked well for your family!

Amazing!

         

Review date: 2022-05-10

Review by Liz C.
What a beautiful weekend. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. We had 3 other families join us for a weekend getaway. The house was big, unique, and clean. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen table was giant. We spent a lot of time at the water and bonfire pit. The adults drank our coffee on the porch in the morning while the kids explore the "art walk" in the woods. We loved every minute of our stay. We are already planning for next year!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-05-12

Manager Response:
Oh wonderful! We are thrilled to know that this home was a perfect fit for your getaway. We look forward to your return.

Excellent Stay

         

Review date: 2022-03-02

Review by Rachel H.
Had a great time. All rooms were clean and tidy. This is the third time we have stayed at the property. Thank You
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-03-10

Manager Response:
We are always happy when people love a rental enough to return. We'll be ready for your next visit!

There Again !!!

         

Review date: 2022-02-16

Review by William S.
Our last visit was our 8th or 10th stay at the Caboose. Love the area, love the property love the home. Our dog Buddy does too !
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-02-21

Manager Response:
We're happy we have Buddy's approval for this great home and hope to have you for an 11th stay!

Perfect location, lovely cabin

         

Review date: 2022-01-03

Review by
We thoroughly enjoyed our winter stay. Cabin is well equipped and spacious yet still cozy.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2022-01-03

Manager Response:
Wonderful! We are so glad you enjoyed your winter stay. Thank you for letting us know!

Up North tradition

         

Review date: 2021-12-07

Review by Jill R.
We normally go to a hotel and rent 4 rooms. This year we rented a home and everyone loved it! The home is so charming especially the stone fireplace and soaker tub! We enjoyed the gorgeous view of the bay waking up to that made it hard to leave for sure! We really enjoyed some home cooked breakfast gathering around the large dining room table! We loved our stay!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-12-09

Manager Response:
Oh we are so pleased to hear that this home was a perfect fit for your group and that you loved your stay! Please visit us again soon.

Beautiful house on the bay.

         

Review date: 2021-11-15

Review by Bobbie S.
This house was perfect for our group of nine adults. Short drive to town should you need anything. This house is very well equipped with just about anything you could think of. Bathrooms were very up to date and very clean. The waterfront is HUGE. We enjoyed a lot of time down at the beach hunting for rocks. We would definitely book this home again!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-11-15

Manager Response:
Thank you! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return !

Great getaway

         

Review date: 2021-10-02

Review by Susan S.
Nice house with a picture perfect view! 10 of us fit very comfortably here and were very close to good wineries and restaurants. A great time was had by all!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-10-04

Manager Response:
So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay!

Another amazing week

         

Review date: 2021-08-03

Review by Mike B.
Ideal family gathering and fun location. Comfortable home on the water with a great yard for the kids to play.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-08-03

Manager Response:
Thank you for taking time to share your experience at this home!

July vacation

         

Review date: 2021-07-24

Review by
This was our second stay at this property. Everything was great, no issues with our stay. Beautiful view, feels secluded.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-07-25

Manager Response:
Oh so wonderful to know! Thank you. We are so glad you returned and look forward to your next visit.

Sutton’s bay

         

Review date: 2021-06-29

Review by Kathleen M.
We had a wonderful time! Unfortunately the weather was very rainy but we had a great time anyway! The house was perfect and everything was perfect .
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-06-29

Manager Response:
Thank you! We are perfectly pleased to know you made the best of inclement weather.

Thanks!

         

Review date: 2021-05-31

Review by Tim M.
Great place to enjoy a front row seat of Suttons Bay!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-06-01

Manager Response:
Thank you! We are plesed to hear that you enjoyed you stay at Caboose Royale!

Weekend Getaway

         

Review date: 2021-04-13

Review by
Beautiful cottage with ample space! We had a great time with our adult children cooking in the large kitchen and playing games. It truly felt like home and was very cozy. We will definitely be back!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-04-15

Manager Response:
Oh Wonderful ! We are so happy to hear that you found a home away from home! We look forward to your return.

As Good As It Gets! Back Again !

         

Review date: 2021-03-29

Review by William S.
Sat around & read infront of the amazing fireplace. Of course we also visited our favorite local winery - Ciccone's. Loved the stillness of surroundings & view of West Bay.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-03-31

Manager Response:
Thank you! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit!

QVER,OVER and OVER

         

Review date: 2021-03-07

Review by William S.
This was our 8th stay or so at 'The Caboose'. The property is beautiful. Great location. Very private. The house has everything needed for a great stay.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-03-08

Manager Response:
Oh, we are so pleased to know that this is such a perfect fit for you! Thank you for choosing to stay with us!

Great house for a couples get away

         

Review date: 2021-03-02

Review by
Our vacation was great! This house was just want we needed. We had five couples and we fit nicely here. Our favorite thing was making dinner together and playing games. We will stay here again!!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2021-03-03

Manager Response:
Wonderful! Thank you for letting us know. We look forward to your return visit!

Tranquility

         

Review date: 2020-12-22

Review by
Beautiful home with so much history and comfort.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-12-22

Manager Response:
Thank you ! We so appreciate you taking time to let us know that this home - was a good fit!

Perfect Kid-free friends’ getaway

         

Review date: 2020-11-10

Review by Riley N.
We had the best time at this beautiful home for a best “friendcation” with 4 other couples. The house had absolutely everything we needed and the location was absolutely perfect! We had a bonfire every night, rock hunted with coffee in hand every morning and enjoyed each other’s company so much.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-11-10

Manager Response:
How wonderful ! Sounds like you found the perfect formula for a return visit!

As Good As It Gets!

         

Review date: 2020-11-06

Review by William S.
This has been our 6th or 7th time here. Always looking forward to our next visit.Would help to have the flood lights on the outbuilding operational. Very dark walking our dog at 7:00 A.M. & 8 P.M.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-11-06

Manager Response:
Thanks so much for staying with us!!! We will speak with the owners regarding the outside lighting.

Perfect spot for two families

         

Review date: 2020-10-16

Review by Megan T.
We spent a little more than a week with two families (7 children between us) at this gem of a property. The spot is fabulous. There’s a substantial wooded buffer between the house and the busy road so we felt very safe and couldn’t hear any traffic. The lot is very wide and the lake frontage just beautiful. The kids loved jumping off the dock everyday in to the pristine bay water. The house was outfitted with all the cookware and dishes we needed. There are two bedrooms and two baths on the main floor and three bedrooms and one bath on the second floor. There’s a beautiful stone fireplace and a great fire pit on the lakefront for chilly evenings. Firewood was provided (and greatly appreciated). The condition of the house is very nice. It has a very cozy family feel while also having nice finishings throughout. House is a five minute drive from picturesque Suttons Bay and 20-30 minutes to Traverse City. We hope to visit this beautiful home again! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-10-18

Manager Response:
Thank you! We so apprecatie you taking time to share your experience with future guests . We look forward to your return!

My Dream House

         

Review date: 2020-08-02

Review by Amanda B.
I hesitate to write this review because I love the house and property so very much I want to keep it my little secret! Caboose Royale is the perfect mix of charm, comfort, and luxury. I loved all the quirks of a 1930s home with the beautiful open living area with stone floors and panoramic windows. The kitchen has everything you could desire - even the same coffee pot we have at home! Bear in mind, this is an older home. The air conditioning downstairs worked perfectly, but upstairs since it was in the attic, it worked best if you left the bedroom doors open. The kids were too nervous to sleep in the caboose but it made a great clubhouse for them - and for me when I wanted some quiet time to read. The weather was perfect and the big lawn, rocky beach, and dock was exactly what we needed. I enjoyed the kayaks and we enjoyed riding our bikes on the Leelanau Trail. While it would ideal if the trail extended the 1.5 miles to the house, we didn't mind driving out to the trailhead. Due to the pandemic we mostly stayed at the property but it was so wonderful and relaxing, I didn't miss going anywhere. I would love to live at this house full-time. Maybe someday my dream will come true...- The property was exactly as described, although it's worth noting that there are really beds for 11 adults. The beds in the caboose are small and the mattresses out there are a bit thin. I'm sure teenagers wouldn't mind at all, but younger kids may not be comfortable sleeping out there. - The property was clean and well-maintained except that the previous renters had left garbage in bins that the company wouldn't pick up (you have to use the Herby Curbies) and didn't close the lids tight so raccoons made a big mess.- The property manager was very professional and helpful. We came shortly after restrictions were lifted and they were very accommodating. They also ensured that the garbage got picked up that was left by the other guests.- I would 100% recommend this pr
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-08-04

Manager Response:
How absoutley wonderful of you to take time to share your experiences at this home ! We so appreciate your suggestions and will share with the owner. And we won't tell a soul how much you enjoyed it !

July 2020

         

Review date: 2020-07-28

Review by
Excellent
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-07-28

Manager Response:
Thank you!

Caboose Royale review

         

Review date: 2020-07-21

Review by Brian H.
Classic Michigan home with beautiful, panoramic views of Sutton’s Bay!The home was well equipped and stocked. Bathrooms were all recently updated so that was great. The only negative (not a big one) was the grass was long and weedy in the large yard from the house to the dock. Should be cut more frequently.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-07-24

Manager Response:
Nice to know that you enjoyed this home and the amenities. Thank you for taking time to let us know! We do apologize for the grass. With Michigan shutdown for Covid-19 we are working to catch up with landscaping.

Great place to relax

         

Review date: 2020-06-17

Review by Nertil P.
This place was absolutely fantastic....a group of us stayed and the place was clean and a great location by the water. Will be back for sure!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-07-06

Manager Response:
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this lovely property! We look forward to your return.

Caboose Royale House - Girls Weekend

         

Review date: 2020-02-25

Review by Ruth A.
We had a Girls Weekend (February 2020) with 12 girls. This house was great. We had plenty of space to relax and visit. The view was beautiful! We we surprised with all the extra storage space (extra fridge)which was great for all the extras!. We have used Up North Vacation Rentals before and if they have a house to fit our needs we will continue to use them. All the beds were comfortable according to the girls except the bunkbeds- might need new mattresses for those, but the girls said it adds to the experience.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-02-25

Manager Response:
The bunk bed girls are real troopers. We will take a look and see what can be upgraded. We are so pleased you had such a great time. Visit Up North will always have spacious homes available so you are good there.

Home on Sutton’s Bay

         

Review date: 2020-02-04

Review by Christina S.
Loved it! Highly recommend this home!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2020-02-06

Manager Response:
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and visit us soon.

Sutton’s Bay Getaway

         

Review date: 2019-11-19

Review by Dan K.
Spectacular house perched on a rise looking over Sutton’s Bay. House has the quintessential up north feel with lots of wood and a stately old fireplace. Very clean and comfortable with amazing views. The Caboose on the property is also very cool. We’re from the area so the November stay had the added benefit of no tourists. We’ve booked with Up North Vacation Rentals in the past. They are very professional and make the process very simple.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-11-19

Manager Response:
Thank you! It is so nice to hear you enjoyed the warmth and comfort of this home and that our process was seamless. We look forward to seeing you again!

As Good As It Gets!

         

Review date: 2019-11-09

Review by William S.
Once again we enjoyed the Caboose. I believe this was our 5th or 6th stay. Weather a little lousy but read in front of the fireplace with our dog on the floor next to us. Fully, fully equipped home.Only thing missy = maid/butler.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-11-11

Manager Response:
We would be happy to add a maid and a butler on your next trip! In the meantime - thank you for letting us know. So glad you could bring your reading companion along!

Amazing stay

         

Review date: 2019-09-24

Review by Brent R.
Fantastic house for a large group. Open living room and dining area with plenty of seating. The yard is great for running around with kids and dogs. Very private location. The dock was fun to swim from. We would rent this house again. Very nice. Thank you!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-09-24

Manager Response:
Perfect! So nice to hear this home was a good fit for the entire family!

Late Summer Vacation

         

Review date: 2019-08-13

Review by
We had a great time staying at caboose royale. The house was clean and well stocked with everything we could have needed, it even had a second fridge and two kayaks. The water was clear and cool, but swimable. It was rocky so water shoes or heavy duty sandals came in handy. The yard was large and there were yard games in the garage. There were lots of games and puzzles but we had no time to use them because we were always outside. The house is onlyA few minute drive from downtown Sutton’s Bay. Overall great experience!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-08-17

Manager Response:
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed this home and all the fun games! Come visit us again soon!

Best vaca ever

         

Review date: 2019-07-16

Review by Bruce K.
Had a great time Up North. House, property and of course the caboose were exceptional. Caught a week of perfect weather to tie it all together. Thanks so much for the great accommodations.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-07-25

Manager Response:
Thank you! We so appreciate you taking time to let us know. Come back soon!

We loved the house and location.

         

Review date: 2019-07-10

Review by
We enjoyed the art both in and outside the rental. The kayaks were greatly appreciated . The brave swam in the cold water of Lake Michigan. Our group wants to come back as we found the location excellent.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-07-10

Manager Response:
Thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed this lovely home. We look forward to your return.

Great Time

         

Review date: 2019-06-18

Review by
This rental is the perfect spot for a family gathering! Great space, clean, beautiful view and well thought of items. We had a few rainy days and there was enough puzzles, games and cards to keep everyone entertained. The kitchen is well stocked with every type of bowl, utensil and pots/pans you would ever need. The property has a spectacular view of the bay, we never tired of sitting on the deck and just enjoying the view. The house was clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this property!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-06-19

Manager Response:
Thank you for taking time to let us know you enjoyed your stay at Caboose Royale! It truly is a lovely property no matter the weather.

Perfect Winter Getaway

         

Review date: 2019-03-16

Review by Rachel H.
We had a wonderful time! Favorite features include the wood burning fireplace, the large living area, the extra table by the bedrooms that we used for puzzles, and the kitchen amenities. We used a lot of wood so we thank the owners for the fully packed wood shed. The rental company was courteous and allowed us to check in early. They assured the drive was plowed before we had gotten there. The only item that did not work was the plug in the bath in the master bathroom. It would not click down to plug the bath. Thank gosh for the other tub in the 2nd bathroom to bathe the 2 and 5 year olds. We did not know that the upstairs bedrooms have their own heating systems and the temperatures can be changed in each room. I am glad we figured that out after night 1. We were able to sled right off of the front porch and visited the close by casino each day. Overall our group of of 8 adults and 2 kids were perfectly comfortable. This is the second stay in the Caboose Royale and we hope to be back soon. Thank you!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2019-03-22

Manager Response:
We are glad your return trip to Caboose Royale was a good one. We will make sure to address the tub stopper. We'll see you again soon!

Wonderful Place!

         

Review date: 2018-11-18

Review by Gary S.
We had a great time in the house, everything was perfect and no issues. Very clean and everything was updated. Ran out of hot water quickly, but that wasn't a big issue. We definitely loved the privacy of the location and the view was awesome of the bay. We would rent again in a heartbeat!
5 out of 5 stars

Great experience!

         

Review date: 2018-09-19

Review by
The Caboose Royale was a great experience. The location was beautiful, with clear clean water surrounding it. The home was fairly clean.
4 out of 5 stars

Suttons bay cabbose

         

Review date: 2018-07-31

Review by
It was a wonderful spot. Great property I will say that I thought it was a little false advertising as the upstairs did NOT have air conditioning. This should be addressed in the advertising. we would have brought more fans
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-10-26

Manager Response:
Thank you for staying at Caboose Royale. The home does have air conditioning but due to the hot temperatures it was ineffective in cooling the upper level. We don't consider this false advertising. This was the first year we had an issue. The owners are adding separate air to the upper level. Also, we would have been happy to bring out additional fans. We welcome a phone call anytime to make our guest comfortable.

Fantastic Vacation location

         

Review date: 2018-07-10

Review by
We had a fantastic vacation at Caboose Royale and thank the owners for offering this marvelous property for rent. There were 10 of us - 6 adults and 4 children and there was ample room for us! We all loved the caboose, it is kept up and clean and on a rainy day a wonderful retreat. The view from the house is gorgeous, on large grounds. The house itself was fantastic! Only two potential drawbacks depending on your needs. I asked several times before booking about the beach (rocky, sandy) and never received an answer and the photos don’t show the waterline (we booked anyway as I was afraid we would lose it). It is rocky, it doesn't get sandy until past the dock. I only mention this so future renters who might have pins and plates in their ankle know. The other item that may or may not be an issue is lack of central air (which was in the description). This summer was unusually hot, so it may not be a problem next year. The upstairs has no air conditioning and it was hot during our stay. There are fans but as I said, it was unusually hot. The first floor is air conditioned and there are 2 bedrooms there. Visit Up North was responsive to an email on another issue.I would highly recommend this place! Very memorable, lots of history (enjoyed reading the manual the owners left). Thank you to the owners and to Visit up North for providing this marvelous back drop for Vacation 2018!
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-10-26

Manager Response:
Thank you so much for your review. Typically on the big lakes like the bay you have sand and rock. Shorelines and water levels change every year. What is reported in May could be different in July. Our Great Lakes kind of tell us what to do lol. We are so pleased you had a good time though. 2019 will add ac units to the upper level. Hopefully it will not be insanely hot next summer.

Caboose Royal Sutton’s Bay

         

Review date: 2018-07-03

Review by
A great location on the lake with deck and dock to enjoy the views. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of cooking items visitors must have left behind. The house is full of nicknacks, maybe a bit too full. Bathrooms are great and look newly updated.The unfortunate thing is NO air conditioning upstairs. Some fans but not effective enough and so incredibly hot and uncomfortable at night. If I had known this I would not have booked.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-10-26

Manager Response:
Look for new additional air conditioning in 2019

Week at the Lake

         

Review date: 2018-06-19

Review by
We had a wonderful week at Caboose Royale. Everything was well cleaned and stocked. The location was ideal for the family wedding we attended at the end of this week, Our only concern was the fire pit area had not been mowed and the weeds were 2 feet high, so we did not use this area like we had planned.
4 out of 5 stars

Home away from home

         

Review date: 2018-05-13

Review by William S.
I think this is our 5th stay at this Home. The word Rental doesn't do this Home justice. Great weather, prime location & very private. We'll be back for a 6th stay!
5 out of 5 stars

Awesome weekend getaway at Caboose Royal!

         

Review date: 2017-11-07

Review by Jill H.
We went to celebrate my moms 75th Birthday and it was awesome! The location was great for us, and it had plenty of room.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-11-22

Manager Response:
We are pleased you had an awesome weekend. Please visit for the 76th celebration!

Private, quiet & a great view of the West Bay !

         

Review date: 2017-11-03

Review by William S.
Our fourth time now - always a delight. Still brilliant colors on the peninsula last couple of days in Oct. even though the weather didn't co-operate. Had a great time with the attendants at Ciccone's Winery !
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-11-06

Manager Response:
We look forward to your next visit! October is a spectacular time to visit.

Caboose-Royale Weekend

         

Review date: 2017-10-25

Review by
The house was wonderful, and its location made the weekend very relaxing and enjoyable. We would highly recommend it to others
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-12-11

Manager Response:
Nothing like a fall visit at the Caboose.

Week with all 4 Grandparents - Amazing for kiddos

         

Review date: 2017-09-20

Review by Ben D.
Hard to beat - everything you want in a waterfront property (yard for games, dock for swimming, deck for meals and enjoying the sun, caboose for character). Nice that it's down a lane away from M22. Clean, accurate pictures, beautiful sunrises, firewood available (at least for my stay), and the smell of a woodsy cabin - which i actually really love. i kayaked pretty far in each direction and i think Caboose Royale has the best property by far.. just needed a hammock between the two trees down by the water (hint hint :)) Sutton's Bay is close enough for ice cream and errands, but still feel outside of town. definitely recommend. i'd go back in a heartbeat next time i vacation with a big group in the area.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-01-07

Manager Response:
We are thrilled that you loved your time up here in our wonderful area and hope to see you back again soon!

Royals Peace on the Bay

         

Review date: 2017-07-25

Review by John M.
This property presented by VisitUpNorth is very special. It is a large property and very roomy home on the bay. The views from most of the rooms is breath taking. This would also be a cozy winter time retreat. We have rented this property twice and found it a perfect place/location Up North.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-01-07

Manager Response:
We are thrilled that you came back and hope to see you again real soon!

Great Week!

         

Review date: 2017-07-11

Review by
We had a great week of family time at the Caboose Royale in Sutton's Bay prior to our son's wedding. Couldn't ask for a better location. The staff at Visit Up North couldn't have been better or more friendly. Would definitely recommend Visit Up North to anyone.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-01-07

Manager Response:
We thank you for the compliment and cant wait till your next visit!

Suttons Bay Family Holiday

         

Review date: 2017-05-30

Review by Brian M.
What a great weekend. Weather was perfect. Had a great half marathon at the Bayshore. My Two year old loved the caboose! He kept saying,"Please Dadda, choo-choo?" Very nice home. Love the nostalgic feel with modern updates. Would highly recommend!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2018-01-07

Manager Response:
We are thrilled that you loved your time up here in our wonderful area and hope to see you back again soon!

Beautiful residence with fantastic view!

         

Review date: 2017-04-25

Review by Erin A.
It was absolutely perfect! We had a wonderful stay in the home. We were uninterrupted. The house was lovely with its spacious living room where we laughed together all night. Everyone was comfortable and the inside was as beautiful as the outside. The view was the best part and the open windows allowed for us to take in the view all day.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-05-10

Manager Response:
We are so happy you had a great stay. Come back and see us again soon!

Awesome Location

         

Review date: 2017-02-28

Review by
Beautiful property and great location.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-03-10

Manager Response:
We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

Wooded Paradise on the Water

         

Review date: 2017-01-25

Review by William S.
2nd time for us ! Beautiful property ! Burned a lot of wood in large fireplace! Short trip to Traverse City! Everything here you could possibly want!Private & quiet !
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-01-27

Manager Response:
So glad you made it back again and had such a wonderful time.

What an AMAZING Place

         

Review date: 2016-10-25

Review by
Relaxation Galore! This home has everything you could desire. Was able to cook everything we needed and relax with our amazing friends! Everything we needed was provided, including some things we didn't expect!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-03-10

Manager Response:
We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

Wedding Weekend

         

Review date: 2016-09-28

Review by Thomas T.
We had a great time and were able to host visiting family from a far. The house was well equipped and much appreciated.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2016-09-28

Manager Response:
Wonderful!

A Wood Burner's Paradise

         

Review date: 2016-09-23

Review by William S.
Multiple beautiful views of Grand Traverse Bay, heavily wooded & expansive property. Large fireplace.Furnishings = well done and all-inclusive.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-03-10

Manager Response:
We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

Perfect Family Reunion location

         

Review date: 2016-09-15

Review by
Our extended family, ages 2 through 88, gathered here for 4 wonderful days. The property offers much to do - swimming, kayaking, woods walk, relaxing on the huge deck, bonfire pit by the beach and the kids loved the caboose. We rented bikes in Sutton's Bay and explored the Leelanau Bike path. House is very well supplied and comfortable.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2017-03-10

Manager Response:
We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

Caboose Royale

         

Review date: 2016-07-26

Review by Rachel D.
It went well! The spiderwebs and/or cobwebs were bad tho!
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2016-07-26

Manager Response:
We will have the housekeeper pay more attention. Sometimes they are tough to see in the daylight and then you can see them at night. If you ever have anything like this in one of our properties give us a call and we will send someone right out! It seems that even with that you had a great stay we hope to see you again soon!

Great Stay

         

Review date: 2016-06-14

Review by
I was hosting a Bachelor Party for my good friend. We had plenty of room with the 14 guys. Everyone loved the setting; secluded, on the water, close enough to town, open layout and a big back porch. Could not have been happier with the house.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2016-06-20

Manager Response:
We are glad you had a good time

Caboose Royale

         

Review date: 2016-05-25

Review by
Caboose Royale is a great vacation location for family. We loved the open large open spaces to congregate and hang out. The yard was huge with a special walking trail through the woods with unique art expressions along the way. As an artist, this was an added bonus and a great way to spend some quiet time reflecting. The only downside to this property for our trip, was the sleeping arrangements. It says it sleeps 14 but that is a stretch if you have all adults in your group. Two of the beds are located in the caboose which does not have a bathroom or running water. The beds are not large enough to sleep an adult. Same thing goes for the bunk situation in one of the bedrooms in the house. A couple of the bunks were very small and not a normal sized twin. I wish the sleeping arrangements in the description were more clear... For example: How many bedrooms and what size beds were available. In our situation there was only adequate sleeping for 10 adults. In spite of this one issue, we had a great time here and would come back with a different number of people. :) Peaceful enjoyable property.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2016-05-25

Manager Response:
Thank you for staying at Caboose Royale and are pleased you enjoyed many features at this great home. We have noted on the photos the description of the sleeping arrangements so they are accurate as posted. The Caboose had a unfortunate break inthe water line and was not something that could be fixed in a day. We really do apologize for that. It has been repaired and has running water. WE hope you will visit us again.

Caboose Royale

         

Review date: 2016-04-12

Review by Dennis D.
We had a great time, thank you!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2016-05-06

Manager Response:
You are so welcome glad you had a great time!

Caboose Royale February 2016

         

Review date: 2016-02-25

Review by Josh B.
Provided very thorough information making it extremely simple to check-in/out. Downloading the app was very helpful
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2016-03-03

Manager Response:
Great! Please come again.

great

         

Review date: 2015-11-30

Review by JINGKANG W.
perfect
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2015-12-04

Manager Response:
Thank you for staying at Caboose Royale.

Great Weekend

         

Review date: 2015-10-06

Review by AJ S.
Views were spectacular, house was spectacular, very clean, short drive to casino and vineyards. Caught over 20 bass from shore (dock was not in), guys catching salmon just off shore (just out of casting range on the drop off). Caboose was a hit with the kids. Highly recommended
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2015-12-17

Manager Response:
We love to hear that our guests had a great time. We hope you will come again.

caboose royale

         

Review date: 2015-06-13

Review by Lynne H.
It was overall a very good experience. We had some disappointments however. The pier wasn't out so we couldn't dock our Waverunner. The Jukebox was broken and we were really looking forward to using that with the kids. in the description it says Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom. It wasn't a Jacuzzi tub another disappointment.My Granddaughter is a big rock collecter and loved the beach.
4 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2015-07-07

Manager Response:
We appreciate you enjoyed your stay. The dock has since been installed. At this time the jukebox is more of a decoration. It sure would be fun to use would it not. We checked on the jetted tub and it seems to be in working order. Unsure what the glitch was. The beach at Caboose Royale is great. Lots of pretty rocks to be found there.

Our Girl's Weekend Stay at The Caboose Royale!!!

         

Review date: 2015-06-02

Review by Gloria B.
We All had a WONDERFUL TIME at the Caboose Royale during the weekend of May 8-10, 2015. We enjoyed being outside on the beautiful decks and even had a bon fire. We enjoyed good meals at the dining room table and one sister enjoyed cooking in the kitchen!! We made wonderful memories the weekend we were there and cherished spending time with one another!! We enjoyed shopping in the town of Suttons Bay and Wine Tasting at a couple of the Vineyards!! We are going to make this a yearly tradition because WE felt Blessed to be staying at this Beautiful Home on this Beautiful Location and Making Amazing Memories!!!
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2015-07-07

Manager Response:
It is an amazing spot isn't it. WE look forward to your next visit.

Wonderful property!!

         

Review date: 2014-10-28

Review by Alanna K.
A wonderful property for a couples getaway weekend! The house was very spacious, updated and clean. If we could have stayed longer we would have. Awesome view of grand traverse bay and very close to Suttons Bay. This would also be a great property for families.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2014-12-02

Manager Response:
Thank you for staying with us and please come again.

I want to buy it!

         

Review date: 2014-10-25

Review by Ed L.
I loved this place. I loved the obvious care the owners lavish on it. I love the quality of everything (doors all fit, they close, they latch, etc.) I would move in tomorrow with no changes, if I could.
5 out of 5 stars

Response date: 2014-12-02

Manager Response:
It is a great house indeed. Please come again.

A wedding weekend

         

Review date: 2014-09-30

Review by
Our family was very pleased with the Caboose Royale. It accommodated our large party very comfortably, and was a very pleasant experience. We only wish we had been there in warmer weather so we could have really enjoyed the beach.
4 out of 5 stars

Spectacular

         

Review date: 2014-08-31

Review by Patrick O.
This was a fantastic location with a beautiful view. I would rent again in a minute.
5 out of 5 stars

We will come back to this house!

         

Review date: 2014-08-05

Review by Colette L.
Beautiful house, beautiful view, great location! 7 adults and 7 kids from Indiana and Ohio. The kids loved the caboose and considered it their own clubhouse. We had lots of plans to explore the area but had a very hard time leaving the property. The cold water did not deter the kids from swimming and kayaking. We did manage to go into Suttons Bay one day which was a delight. We were also able to attend the wine festival, Wine on the Water (very nice), and then visit some wineries along the tour. We actually contemplated trying to figure out how to stay an extra week. The house felt more like a home, not a rental. Best house we've ever rented anywhere. Wonderful, relaxing stay.
5 out of 5 stars

Exclusive Vacation

         

Review date: 2014-06-17

Review by
Great time with family and friends! Perfect location!
5 out of 5 stars

Winter Trip

         

Review date: 2014-03-05

Review by
A great trip! Beautiful location and everything was in great shape. We had a group of 10 and the house and management company were very accommodating.
5 out of 5 stars

Best Fall Vacay!

         

Review date: 2013-10-16

Review by Noelle F.
Perfect spot for 'grown up getaway' weekend. Amazing location with beautiful views and options for all of us to enjoy - outside by the water for some quiet time, on the deck enjoying wine after tours with friends, inside by gorgeous fireplace reminiscing, cooking and enjoying a large meal....we could not have asked for more! Welcoming, comfortable, adorable, modern...LOVED IT! Several parents in the group will be planning family trips here next Summer as well to make sue the caboose is well appreciated as well :) Kathleen in the office was awesome to work with as well. And app is supercool as well!
5 out of 5 stars

Land of Clear Blue Water

         

Review date: 2013-09-01

Review by Janice C.
Nine of us visited Caboose Royale to celebrate daughter's 30th birthday. With five bedrooms, everyone had a comfortable place to retire, two with balconies, and the master with the en suite bathroom unit with soaking tub (can you tell I watch a lot of House Hunters?). No one could get over how clear and clean Lake Michigan was. We chose to stay at the property more than our intended touring of Leelanau Peninsula... although we did venture out twice... once for a mid-day wine tasting and meal at Leelanau Cellars right on Omena Bay five miles north of property, and once for a cross-peninsula trip wine and distillery tasting, lunch at ****'s Pour House at Lake Leelanau (from the advice of the distillery pourer at Northern Latitudes Distillery - best horseradish vodka ever!), and ended that evening with a trek up a dunes at Sleeping Bear for the sunset. Other than that, we were content to swim, snorkel, kayak, enjoy the grill, play cornhole, and top off the evening with a fire down by the lake. We even danced to the juke box with the lovely tunes from the past and read from the vintage Dr. Seuss books from the upstairs library. So wonderfully decorated - felt like home. Definitely would recommend this property.
5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Family Vacation Home

         

Review date: 2013-08-17

Review by Mark R.
Overall we had a great time and the house was exactly what we needed for our family vacation with 11 people. The view of the bay was amazing, the home is very clean and comfortable, the deck is beautiful for dining and lounging, the water is crystal clear (but gets quite deep quickly). It is minutes from downtown Suttons Bay and about 1/2 hour from downtown Traverse City. It was good for a wheel chair access if the person has help getting up the two staris on the deck into the home - but the wheel chair could fit through the doors of the two bathrooms and two bedrooms on the main floor. It is also a wide open floor plan with views of the bay from the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. The only negative was that it seemed like they hadn't mowed the lawn recently so some "wild flowers" and weeds were getting high. But overall it is a great spot to vacation.
5 out of 5 stars
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