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Torch Lake Waterfront Cottage

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The cottage, looking out on Torch Lake

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Last updated: 10/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Torch Lake Township cottage description

Our cozy family cottage has 100' of private waterfront on beautiful Torch Lake. The cottage has housed our family visits to Torch Lake for generations, and we'd like to share our little escape with others. Torch Lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and with one look into the crystal clear blue water you'll see why. We are fortunate to have a very gradual increase in depth for several hundred feet out into the water, creating a striking sight where the drop-offs signal the deeper blue depths of Torch. We have a dock that extends almost 90' out to the lake, with a 12'x12' platform at the end for enjoying some time in the sun. At the end of the dock it's not even 3' deep! Just down the road is the Torch River Bridge, near the famous Torch Lake Sandbar and Torch River. Just across the lake is the town of Alden. In 2009 we made significant renovations, completely modernizing the kitchen, bathroom, and living areas. And in 2014, a clothes dryer and mooring anchor are being added.

Golf Information: There are a number of top golf courses in the area, including designs by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. Some of the more popular locations include Shanty Creek Resorts with 'The Legend', designed by Arnold Palmer, as well as 3 other courses and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa with 'The Bear' by Jack Nicklaus and 'The Wolverine' by Gary Player.

Boating Information: Torch Lake is a great place to water-ski, go tubing, and do all sorts of other water sports. We have a 90'' long dock that can be used to access boats, although the water is still shallow at the end! Public accesses are close by. We have a mooring anchor that can be used, and local nearby marinas also offer overnight slip and trailered storage options that our guests have used.

Area Festivals: Harbor Days --- Interlochen Summer Arts Festival --- Petoskey Festival on the Bay --- Suttons Bay Art Festival --- Northport-Leelanau Peninsula Wine And Food Festival --- Suttons Bay Jazzfest --- Charlevoix Venetian Festival --- just to name a few!!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            The cottage is perfect for a family...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Queen...moreless

          • Sleeper Sofa: 1 queen

            Queen sofabed...moreless

          • Bunk Beds: 2 twin/ single

            Twins; built into cottage...moreless

          • Air Conditioned!! Window-mount air conditioner that is powerful enough to cool the bedroom and more. Several fans available to spread the cool air throughout the cottage. New mattress and bed in 2009. The twin bunks are built into the corner of the main room of the cottage. We have a portable divider to help provide some privacy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Completely renovated 2009. Installed new bathtub, new pedestal sink, tiled the floor, tiled the walls around the tub/shower area, and installed great-looking beadboard on the walls and ceiling throughout the rest of the bathroom. Very cute & quaint! Also a new toilet and shower head from 2007....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Brand new kitchen! Completely renovated 2009. All wood floors in the kitchen/main room have been refinished. All new kitchen cabinets, large kitchen island with seating, and counter tops. All new appliances: range, microwave, and fridge. New sink & fixtures. Cabinets and island were installed with very custom & professional wood trim work. We accomplished a lot that year (new kitchen, new bathroom, painted outside, refinished floors, new furnishings, etc). We've spent a lot of time and effort to modernize the property and make it a fantastic getaway destination. Everything was done with the highest care for quality craftsmanship and it shows!! We also have a private dock (almost 90' long!) right outside our front door with a large 12'x12' platform at the end. Note: Fireplace is not to be used at this time. Mooring anchor available and local overnight boat dockage nearby....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Tivoli Radio...moreless

              • Television:

                New 40' TV, 2010...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Mostly kids movies; adding many more in 2012...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Lake
              • Lakefront:

                100' private lakefront property. Cottage is just a few feet from the lake. Beautiful views of Torch!...moreless

              • Rural:

                Quiet lakefront setting with trees surrounding property...moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining area with 4 chairs, plus kitchen island with bar seating...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                Window unit in bedroom with fans to spread cool air throughout cottage...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                New for 2014!...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Fireplace is not to be used at this time...moreless

              • Firewood
              • Free Long Distance
              • Heating:

                Multiple space heaters available...moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                New for 2012!...moreless

              • Living Area
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                Free long-distance calls to US...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                New for 2012!...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Fireplace is not to be used at this time...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen fully torn out and renovated 2009. New appliances, cabinets, etc....moreless

              • Microwave:

                New, 2009...moreless

              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                New, 2007...moreless

              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                Large deck connected to cottage with great views of the lake!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2015
                  May 2 - May 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Pre-Summer 2015
                  May 23 - Jun 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,200

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Early Summer 2015
                  Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  4th of July 2015
                  Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,400
                  Summer 2015
                  Jul 11 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,000
                  Late Summer 2015
                  Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600
                  Early Fall 2015
                  Sep 19 - Oct 2, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,200
                  Fall 2015
                  Oct 3 - Oct 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Partial-week bookings (non Saturday-to-Saturday) available! Just ask!

                  50% of rental fee due upon booking. Remaining 50% balance of rental fee, $75 cleaning fee, $500 security deposit, and 6% MI state tax due 30 calendar days prior to rental start period. If booking is made within 30 days of rental period, total rental fee and security deposit are due upon booking.

                  July 4th is +$300


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 10/30/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Traverse City (TVC)
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US-31
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Torch Riviera

                  Car: Recommended

                  Our cottage has a wonderful combination of feeling very private, quaint, and secluded with large, old trees surrounding the property. But only 30' away is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. As part of the Chain O' Lakes, Torch Lake has waterway connections to Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake, Intermediate Lake, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake, etc. Not to mention Lake Michigan right next door. Nearby towns include Alden, Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, and Traverse City. Nearby attractions include: Golf, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Hunting, Annual Cherry Festival, Elk Rapids Harbor Days, Orchards, Wineries, Grass River Natural Area, Interlochen Arts Festival, Chain O' Lakes Music Festival, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Manitou Islands, MACKINAC ISLAND, and many, many more.

                  Other Activities: Petoskey Stone Hunting, Fish Frying, S'mores-ing, Stargazing, and most important, Relaxing!

                  Golf: A Ga Ming, Grand Traverse Resort, Shanty Creek, Hawk's Eye, The Chief, many others

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1936

                  About the owner: I've been going to the cottage since I was 6 months old, and spent entire summers there growing up. I am no longer able to spend such long periods of time at the lake, but the cottage and surrounding area have a very special place in my life, and hopefully will in my children's lives as well. The swimming, boating, campfires, exploring, wildlife, and nonstop summer activities all around the area can keep you busy all day every day!

                  Why the Owner Chose Torch Lake Township:
                  My great-great-aunt built the cottage in 1936 and our family has visited every year since. It's been our little slice of heaven! After completing some VERY significant remodeling work in 2009, including a completely new kitchen, new bathroom, refinished wood floors, new electrical work, and so much more, we decided to make the cottage available for rent, to share our escape with others.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  There are two amazing experiences every time we go to the cottage. First, driving over Torch River Bridge and seeing the lake for the first time that year. The sight of the seemingly infinite shades of blue sparkling water is breathtaking. Second, when arriving at the cottage, the scent of the pine trees that surround the property. My wife has said that the view from the kitchen window (of the lake immediately in front of the cottage) almost makes you WANT to do the dishes! There is so much to do in the area that it was my own personal summer camp growing up (fishing, swimming, boating, hiking...). The area towns are great places to visit, and there are many great restaurants as well. We now have a long drive each summer to make it to the cottage (about 15 hours) but wouldn't miss it for the world. Our kids love it and don't stop talking about it year-round!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • The cottage, looking out on Torch Lake

                    The cottage, looking out on Torch Lake

                  • Pictures can't capture the beauty of the lake!

                    Pictures can't capture the beauty of the lake!

                  • Great Room with queen sleeper sofa

                    Great Room with queen sleeper sofa

                  • Great Room with TV, stone fireplace, queen sleeper sofa

                    Great Room with TV, stone fireplace, queen sleeper sofa

                  • Queen bed in bedroom with window A C

                    Queen bed in bedroom with window A C

                  • Peaceful and quiet time on the lake

                    Peaceful and quiet time on the lake

                  • S'mores!

                    S'mores!

                  • Stone steps down from cottage deck to dock

                    Stone steps down from cottage deck to dock

                  • Crystal clear waters of Torch Lake at dock's end

                    Crystal clear waters of Torch Lake at dock's end

                  • Stopping by to say hello

                    Stopping by to say hello

                  • The amazing Torch Lake

                    The amazing Torch Lake

                  • Large deck, fire pit, and gas grill right outside!

                    Large deck, fire pit, and gas grill right outside!

                  • Great Room with eating area with full views, stone fireplace, sleeper sofa, TV

                    Great Room with eating area with full views, stone fireplace, sleeper sofa, TV

                  • All new kitchen - completely renovated in 2009

                    All new kitchen - completely renovated in 2009

                  • Bunk beds in corner of Great Room

                    Bunk beds in corner of Great Room

                  • Completely renovated bathroom (2009)

                    Completely renovated bathroom (2009)

                  • Our cottage from the lake

                    Our cottage from the lake

                  • The cottage looking out over the lake

                    The cottage looking out over the lake

                  • Our dock

                    Our dock

                  • The famous Torch Lake sandbar, about 2 miles south

                    The famous Torch Lake sandbar, about 2 miles south

                  • An occasional guest of the cottage

                    An occasional guest of the cottage

                  • Waiting for your arrival!

                    Waiting for your arrival!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

                  $225 - $343 per night (USD)
                  4

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/30/2014
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