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Secluded/Pontoon/Views/Close to Tc & Torch Lk Sand Bar/Fpl/Hot Tub/Walking Trail

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Chalet with great views from large deck


Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

It's the prettiest and most peaceful vacation rental in our area. Many 5 star reviews best describe this log chalet rental during all 4 seasons! Nestled in the hills near the south end of the beautiful clean waters of Torch Lake we offer privacy, comfort, and relaxation!!
We are a day's outing to the most beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes, or the Big Mac Bridge and Mackinac Island. Our main attraction is Torch Lake with it's pure, crystal clean waters and it's famously huge Sand Bar!!!
How long has it been since you counted the constellations on a clear, bright starry night? Or listened to the howls of coyotes or seen a family of wild turkey strolling by?
Isn't it time you and your loved ones escape out of the city lights and come up to our northern lights for an extended weekend or even for a week long break.
Our log chalet is cozy enough for honeymooners or couple retreats yet large enough for family and friends!
All year long, the Torch Lake/ Traverse City area is buzzing with events, festivals, concerts, restaurants, wineries,and shopping!
Our cabin is furnished with all the necessities inside including quality cookware, linens and towels! We also include fire wood to roast those marshmellows while watching the panoramic sunsets from our cedar swing!
If you aren't bringing a boat, you can rent our nice pontoon for the day for fishing, playing, or relaxing on the famous Torch Lake sandbar while taking advantage of our multiple day pontoon discounts.
On our property, there are many walking trails and places to sit to take in the views or engage in conversation with your friends. We have even provided a space just for sun bathing or book reading.
We hope you will consider coming to our secluded cabin. We have many return visitors...check out our reviews! Come to Torch Lake, stay and play! Thanks for reading. God Bless!


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Property Type

  • Chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Your children will love our place!! There are many trails and even farms animals near by for your children to visit. Including horses and cattle, ducks, turkeys, and chickens just down the hill. The trails offer all the adventures that my children loved when they were little. Trees, berry picking, exploring, fort building, basket ball net, bicycles welcomed!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO SMOKING inside. No dropping of butts on ground. If detection of smoking, renters will lose their deposit and be charged for smoke damage. Outside is fine except you cannot leave any unburned butts in the fire pit or on the ground....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Absolutely, NO PETS. Renters will be charged extra and will lose deposit if pets are there....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full size tub with massaging shower head. Unlimited, on demand hot water heater. Never have to wait for hot water. It's always there! Nice an Clean sink, hair dryer, liquid and bar soap, towels and wash clothes, One toilet paper roll for each day you are there. All provided!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hot tub 4 lounge chairs for laying out in the sun. All very private with great views. Absolutely the most awesome rental in the area if you like views/ privacy/ acreage with wildlife. ...moreless


  • Games:

    board games for family fun...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Bring your music!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH/ESPN, Movie Channel included Flat Screen Digital Screen...moreless

  • Stereo:

    radios/cd player/ alarm clock...moreless

  • Television:

    Television is digital with flat screen. ....moreless

  • Toys:

    You will need to bring your toys and outdoor sports games....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    From our large deck and from our hottub, you can see Skegemog Lake which connects to Torch Lake via Torch River. From other site on the property you can see beautiful Torch Lake....moreless

  • Village:

    Our little towns of Rapid City and Alden provide icecream/ speciality shops with several restaurants. ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    patio set seats 6 plus picnic table and kitchen table seats 4-5...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes%, Air conditioning either by opening the windows and letting the nice summer breeze come in off the lake or the traditional wall turn on unit. Either way, you will be cooled down when you want it...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Using special password...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer on top of washer. Softening paper included. Outdoor clothes line is there also....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    WE just added an electric fire place for your comfort and enjoyment. It helps set that relaxed feeling you are looking for when on vacation. It even provides heat when you want it to....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Outdoor fitness room for a nice run or walk on the property trails....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    high speed WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We have provided 100% high quality cotton linens for great night's sleep. They are so nice that customers call me occasionally asking where I have bought them....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 large parking areas, one for 2 cars/trucks. The other is large enough to park more cars or your boat/ ATVs/ or toys....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes, plenty of parking for your RV/Boat/Trailer.... etc....moreless

  • Telephone:

    great cell phone reception...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels and wash/hand towels are provided. If you run out you may wash them. We provide the laundry soap!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer and dryer with laundry soap/ softener/ beach/ect..... Iron and ironing board, vacumn and hose to clean your car, if you want....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    fast/ reliable...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots and pans with covers and 3 skillets....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full set of dishes and flat ware....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Clean, complete kitchen with fine cookware and utensils! We believe we have added everything included a blender, coffee pot, toaster, even a crock pot. We have steak knives & cutting knives....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave is cleaned after each renter....moreless

  • Oven:

    A full size oven under the cook top. Cookie sheets, pizza pan cake pans are all cleaned and ready for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The full sized refrigerator& freezwe is cleaned after every renter. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    We have a smooth cooktop electric stove with a full size oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    24 foot pontoon available for extra charge or a fishing boat for your early morning excursions. Boat dock at local marina for your boat witch is included in our price of cabin rental....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    6 rocking, swivel chairs with matching round table and 2 matching chairs. We also have a cedar picnic table/ cedar swing and metal chairs down by the firepit with the panoramic sunset....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses within 20 miles....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak/ Canoes available to rent. Lowest rates....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Very nice grill with propane provided. All grill utensils provided....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Plenty of places to snowshoe or cross country ski on the property. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Pull the kids on our ski tube with the pontoon, or rent water tubes from us and flow down our 'Rapid River' along our beautiful Freedom Park. It was fun when we were kids and many do it still....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    seats 6/ new ozonator Cleaned and water replaced after each renter....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2015
May 21 - Jun 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Heat of Summer
Jun 8 - Sep 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$235 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Sunday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Week
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
7 night min stay

flat fee

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%


$200.00 refundable damage deposit $100.00 Cleaning fee

Full payment due May 1st. for summer bookings or unless negotiated with by owner.

Pontoon boat is available for rent ($325) daily, if you do not bring a boat.

Pull tub ($25)

Kayaks available for rent. ($35.00) daily

Fishing boat ($250.00)

Inner Tubes ($15.00)

$200.00 Security Deposit when booking your reservation. We accept a personal check with a photo ID or a money order with the rental agreement which will be emailed to you. The total rent amount is due by May 1st. or unless mutually agreed upon with owner. When you leave and after we clean and inspect for damage, we will send you the $200.00 Security Deposit back to you. Thank you for visiting!!

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Travese City, Michigan
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinac Island Ferry
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Traverse Resort
22 Miles
Nearest Train
Traverse City
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rapid City Road
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Torch Riveria- fine family dining
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Shanty Creek/ Schuss Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Many beaches at the South End of Torch Lake

Car: Necessary

Read our reviews!! Boat Dock included!! Pontoon rental available. Secluded Get-a-way on 140 acres! 20 minutes from Traverse City and 3 minutes from the Famous Torch Lake Sandbar with boat space at a local marina!! 4 season vacation rental with HOT TUB and a sleep number bed!!! Book now. Ideal for Honeymoons, anniversaries, family & friends. No neighbors, just wildlife with unending panoramic views of Northern Michigan's finest. Natural setting overlooking hills, forests, and lakes with amazing, blazing sunsets and wildlife trails! Don't forget to Read our reviews!

Centered in the middle of Northwest Michigan skiing, ice-fishing, snowmobiling and hunting this cozy log chalet is perfectly ready for 1-9 people including all bed and bath linens, a well-equipped kitchen, and plenty of stars constellations at night from the large deck. Just cuddle up in a blanket around a campfire on the cedar swing and catch up on conversations while being isolated from life's busy distractions.

We would love to have you experience PURE Michigan views from our neck of the woods.

God bless your vacation!


Owner info

About the owner: We are a hard working family who love this property and didn't want it developed so we purchased it and are renting to pay for it.

Why the Owner Chose Rapid City:
If you are looking for relaxation or beautiful seclusion.... This is it.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Chalet with great views from large deck

    Chalet with great views from large deck

  • Dining Room with a view

    Dining Room with a view

  • Clean & fully equipped kitchen

    Clean & fully equipped kitchen

  • Beautiful Area near Chalet- This is Rapid River near Rugg Pond

    Beautiful Area near Chalet- This is Rapid River near Rugg Pond

  • Hot Tub with panoramic sunset view from front of chalet

    Hot Tub with panoramic sunset view from front of chalet

  • Certain Holidays are 'Party time' on the famous Sand Bar!

    Certain Holidays are 'Party time' on the famous Sand Bar!

  • Crystal Clear Torch Lake- enjoy!!
Torch Lake is big enough for this!

    Crystal Clear Torch Lake- enjoy!! Torch Lake is big enough for this!

  • Northern Michigan Beauty!!

    Northern Michigan Beauty!!

  • Torch Lake Fog on at a Spring sunset.

    Torch Lake Fog on at a Spring sunset.

  • Grass River Natural Area

    Grass River Natural Area

  • Lake View behind cabin- Large acreage for private evening strolls

    Lake View behind cabin- Large acreage for private evening strolls

  • Comfortable Living room with Satellite TV and DVD  WYFI included

    Comfortable Living room with Satellite TV and DVD WYFI included

  • Bedrooms are neat with clean linens

    Bedrooms are neat with clean linens

  • Large Loft Sleeps 5

    Large Loft Sleeps 5

  • Fourth of July at the Sand Bar awaiting the fireworks!!

    Fourth of July at the Sand Bar awaiting the fireworks!!

  • Our pontoon boat is a 60 horse 4 stroke.  Quiet and Big! Stereo! Potty!

    Our pontoon boat is a 60 horse 4 stroke. Quiet and Big! Stereo! Potty!

  • Rapid River Kayaking!  Family fun!
Nearby rentals available

    Rapid River Kayaking! Family fun! Nearby rentals available

  • The famous '7 bridges' walking trails.

    The famous '7 bridges' walking trails.

  • Mackinaw Island and the Big Mac Bridge is a day trip!

    Mackinaw Island and the Big Mac Bridge is a day trip!

  • cherry trees along Grand Traverse Bay/ wineries too!

    cherry trees along Grand Traverse Bay/ wineries too!

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