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Log Lodge with Sandy Beach on Torch Lake

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Last updated: 08/18/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Torch Lake Township lodge description

NOTE: We do not open for reservations until early January. Please contact us then if you are interested in renting during summer 2015. Come get away for a week on the shore of Michigan's most beautiful lake in our charming log lodge. Kids love the big sandy private beach. Teens romp on the sandbars and boats. Parents kick back and gaze at the grades of color in the crystal clear water. At night enjoy billions of stars, and then a fire in the massive stone fireplace, or in the fire ring on the beach. The lodge sleeps up to 8, and sits on 200 feet of private shoreline 350 feet from the road. It has 2 bedrooms, a loft, a kitchen, screened porch, living room, and a modern bathroom and foyer. Our Caretaker lives nearby and makes sure ROMYR is ready for your arrival.

For the most up to date availability, go to our torchlodge website. We don't maintain the VRBO one as often.

This is a genuine log lodge, built by our grandfather in the 1930's. He named it ROMYR. It's on the nicer side of Torch Lake and has one of the larger beaches on the lake. Two bedrooms on the ground floor each have a double bed. The loft has two twin mattresses in a big frame together, and two separate twin beds. The bathroom and foyer were completely rebuilt in 1994. ROMYR is not a condominium, and anyone who goes there expecting pampered living will be disappointed. There is no: heat, A/C, washer/dryer, or dishwasher and the water comes from the lake (we drink bottled water). There is also no phone, radio, stereo or TV disruption, and we like it that way. We do, however--in a concession to the modern age--have WIFI.

The lake is the major attraction, and we put a swimmer's buoy 100 feet beyond the boat moorings that protects a large area from ski-boats. The 5-foot-deep sandbars about 100 feet out are perfect for water Frisbee, or underwater leapfrog. We provide a dock, a boat hoist, and a rowboat, useful for getting to boats at either of the two moorings and for casual rowing. We also provide a supply of life preservers.

We open for business in June and close up in late September. Rates in June and September are lower. With longer days in June and warmer water in September, the weeks are extremely pleasant. July and August offer both. For more information, testimonials and our most up to date availability, see our website. This is intended as an introduction only, so please call or e-mail us to check out any particular assumptions that are important to you. Rent two consecutive weeks and get a discount. Weeks are labeled 'Available' on the calendar until payment and a signed Contract have been received by Pat (my brother's wife, who takes our reservations). Note that Pat lives in the Rocky Mountain time zone; please be considerate with early morning calls.

ROMYR - Where the Rainbow Stores Its Colors


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Property Type

      • Lodge

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 200 feet of shoreline, 350 feet to the road to give you privacy


                  • Books
                  • Games:

                    The chest in the living room is full of games for all ages....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Little ones gravitate to the set of wood blocks that my brother hand made (under the stairs). Look in the ice chest under the kitchen window for the outdoor toys....moreless


                      • Away From It All


                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Beachfront:

                        The beach consumes the N half of ROMYR's lakefront....moreless

                      • Lakefront:

                        The lodge is only 30 ft from the lake....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining:

                        The screen porch is a favorite dining area. But so is the big picnic table on the deck. There is also a drop-leaf table in the great-room....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet:

                        It's cable internet with plenty of bandwidth. We use wireless and don't bother with wired ethernet jacks....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        100 percent cotton. Let us know if you'd rather bring your own. ...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided:

                        1 per person. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        It's been very reliable, but no promises. ...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        We do what we can to keep enough firewood there for this fireplace. ...moreless


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Boat:

                        The rowboat is good for ferrying ot the buoys and for local exploration. ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        The top of the boathouse overlooks the lake. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        There's plenty of room for frisbee, soccer drills or passing football. We still have hope for the native flower garden....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        We leave a full spare propane tank....moreless



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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Longest Days
                      Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Labor Day
                      Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Warmest Water
                      Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


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                      Torch Lake Township
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1930

                      About the owner: I'm an Engineer. I'm one of my grandfather's surviving grandchildren.

                      Why the Owner Chose Torch Lake Township:
                      My grandfather bought this property from the guy who bought it from the Holland Land Company, and he left it to me in a trust.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      It took until I was out of college to begin to realize how special Torch Lake is, and how special our place on Torch Lake is. I've been to Europe, Hawaii, Belize, Canada, Florida, the southwest US, and Costa Rica. They're all great, but they don't offer Torch's gorgeous colored clear fresh water, or the charm of this lakefront lodge there. I used to feel like I was missing something by spending a week of my vacation there every year, but now I jealously guard my time there, and it's always over too soon.

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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • ROMYR Beach

                        ROMYR Beach

                      • the picnic table is on the other side of the banquet

                        the picnic table is on the other side of the banquet

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • looking up at the loft

                        looking up at the loft

                      • bedroom


                      • ROMYR Foyer

                        ROMYR Foyer

                      • bathroom


                      • ROMYR Lodge, Outside

                        ROMYR Lodge, Outside

                      • dock


                      • living room

                        living room

                      • ROMYR Loft View

                        ROMYR Loft View

                      • bedroom


                      • ROMYR Screened Porch

                        ROMYR Screened Porch

                      • kitchen


                      VRBO #339120

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                      $900 - $2,400 per week (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      Log Lodge with Sandy Beach on Torch Lake

                      Torch Lake Township #339120

                      2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 8

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