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Unique Charmer in the Midst of a Gardner's Paradise!

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage style home is artistically designed to blend the indoor with the outdoor landscaping of plants, trees, a gift shop, and even a cafe serving breakfast and lunch daily and dinner (Thursday-Saturday)! Pine Hill Nursery is well known as a destination trip for gardening, landscaping, and educational classes related to horticulture. Out the back door of a planted patio, you smell the homemade breakfast and lunch cooking, which is available to customers during the summer and fall season. Another amenity to this property is access to a swim beach on beautiful Torch Lake approx. 2 blocks away. Bring a kayak, canoe, bike, and shoes for walking as you are surrounded by a variety opportunities for outdoor fun. Located 20 miles south of Charlevoix, 12 miles north of Elk Rapids, 25 miles from Traverse City, and 10 miles to Central Lake.Even though you may be sitting in the midst of a retail operation, the cottage offers indoor privacy and a small outdoor patio area, beautifully decorated. In the summer season, Thursday-Friday- Saturday evenings provide you with outdoor live music on the patio between the Cafe and the Cottage until 9:00 pm which is open to the general public for light fare dining with beer and wines available.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The nursery itself is a great place for children to explore and play. New this year at Pine Hill is a children's garden. Also, there are children's classes offered throughout the week. A schedule will be available at check in. Caution:There is not a 'yard'. Children would have to go to the lake access for grassy space....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Inside cottage should be fine, 2 steps up to enter. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 1 full bath Shower, no tub

Other Amenities

  • This cottage is a charming stay, access to Torch Lake, and at a very affordable price point due to the uniqueness of it's location. Yes, you have to tolerate a business going on around you, but we hope to make it as pleasant and enriching as possible, especially if you enjoy gardening! When you are in the house, it is very private and quiet. If you need anything, the Pine Hill staff is always happy to help. Great location to come and go from at half the price of waterfront (and with Torch Lake access). Sightseeing, day trips, taking part in the local communities and their summer festivals/events are so numerous you cannot get to them all. We know you will love it!...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6. 3 bar stools at kitchen island in addition. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Must bring your own Beach towels....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has everything you may need and is beautifully decorated. You will love the artistic touches and custom counter tops. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Enjoy walking through the gardens. They are beautiful!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
2 night min stay
Summer Season
Jun 13 - Sep 5, 2015
3 night min stay
Fall Season
Sep 7 - Oct 19, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 6%


Owners will consider monthly rental or an annual lease for long term rental. Call or email to inquire, will be negotiated according to situation. All utilities, cable/wifi included in monthly rental fee.

Any rental scenerio considered with a 3 night minimum. If you need a shorter stay for an event, ask us. If we are not booked it may work! Personal check or bank money order for payment. Total weekly rate plus Mich sales tax will be due 30 days prior to arrival. Contact email address provided to book a date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Torch Lake

Car: Necessary

This property is located on the grounds of Pine Hill Nursery. This is a beautiful nursery and a dream location for any gardener or nature lover. In the spring, summer and fall there is a café and wine bar out your back door. Even though you are at a business, the house it very private and quiet. In the winter the nursery is closed and it is the most peaceful and serene place. Walk, snowshoe or cross country ski out the back door and around the grounds or 1/2 mile down to Torch Lake (one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.) Enjoy awesome views of the stars and sometimes the northern lights if you are lucky. If you love to golf, you are less than 5 minutes to Agaming and within 30 minutes of countless other golf courses. If you love the beach you can relax at the neighbor hood access on Torch Lake or head 10 minutes south to Elk Rapids where you will find the most beautiful lake Michigan beaches around. Elk Rapids is the cutest little town home to fabulous shopping, restaurants, art galleries a movie theater and much more. Just a couple miles north you will find Torch Lake Village and a small grocery store, café, marina, public park and nature preserve. Stop by the numerous farm stands within just a few miles of this property for fresh, local produce and products. You can even pick your own fruit when it is in season. This property is between Traverse City and Charlevoix. It is an excellent location for wine tours, skiing, fall color tours, golfing, boating. Charlevoix is a sweet town to visit for shopping and dining. Traverse City is the perfect place for a night out on the town or just about anything else you would want to do. There are area festivals every week in the summer. The Vasa Trail is located about 20 minutes south (near Traverse City) and a destination for bikers and cross country skiers. Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain (in Bellaire, 22 miles away) are beautiful ski and golf resorts.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1983

About: This original homestead was fully remodled in 2012. The Nursery had been a family owned business for over 30 years. Visit their website at

Why Torch Lake Township:
Located on US 31 North, this is a great rental for the traveler who would like to take off on day trips and visit all the Grand Traverse region has to offer. From The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to Mackinac Island, with so much in between can keep you entertained and well fed with the eateries, wineries, farm markets, golf, skiing and cultural establishments galore along Northwest Michigan's shoreline.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Even though there may be customers during the day on the several acres of nursery property, this cottage is on the edge of the project where most clients are not shopping. 1 Complimentary breakfast served from our cafe to a weekly rental party. Just step out on your patio!

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  • Entrance to home off private patio.

    Entrance to home off private patio.

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Beautiful natural stone fireplace in living room.

    Beautiful natural stone fireplace in living room.

  • 1 Full bath, shower stall only

    1 Full bath, shower stall only

  • Entry way

    Entry way

  • Front of cottage, north end of nursery.
Parking available on the right side.

    Front of cottage, north end of nursery. Parking available on the right side.

  • Entrance to swim beach that is included with rental, 2 blocks from cottage.

    Entrance to swim beach that is included with rental, 2 blocks from cottage.

  • Spring on Torch Lake

    Spring on Torch Lake

  • Dine in kitchen, dining room table also available.

    Dine in kitchen, dining room table also available.

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Small office area

    Small office area

  • Patio entrance to the Cottage leading to the Cafe.

    Patio entrance to the Cottage leading to the Cafe.

  • Patio with table and gas grill

    Patio with table and gas grill

  • Sandy shoreline, will need water shoes for swimming, rocky to enter.

    Sandy shoreline, will need water shoes for swimming, rocky to enter.

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