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Historic Henlopen Cottage on Beautiful Torch Lake

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An exterior view of Henlopen Cottage

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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alden house description

This is a 118-year old, gracious, completely renovated, family home on approximately ten acres of quiet woodland, looking out onto shimmering Torch Lake. There is a delightful front-yard sitting area that is perfect for conversation, reading, and enjoying the lake view.

Just below the yard, roughly 20 steps down to the lake, stretches 171 feet of sandy beach that slopes gradually into the sparkling, breathtakingly beautiful blue water. The waterfront is an ideal recreational area for children and adults of all ages, and includes a fire pit for evening cookouts, as well as beach furniture.

The house is fully equipped, well-appointed, open and spacious with lots of windows, and is paneled inside with cherry and knotty pine. The kitchen is fully equipped. Among the many other amenities: board games and a collection of books for children and adults.

This cottage is part of an extended family compound, flanked by homes owned and occupied by cousins from Southern Michigan and the Chicago area, and friends from Cincinnati. An atmosphere of community, peaceful co-existence and fellowship prevails throughout this serene, secluded area.

This is a superb spot for low-key, neighbor-friendly, family vacations, for those who wish to enjoy and appreciate nature's beauty, including stunning sunsets, and innumerable water-related activities.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible adults....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Ample counter space. New refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. Garbage disposal. Microwave. Coffee pot....moreless

          • Dining:

            Open dining area, windows on two sides. Adjoins kitchen. Seating for 10....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Ample for party of 10....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Ample for party of 10....moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Clean linens available for guests upon arrival. Can be found in individual plastic tubs under or near beds....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            No; not needed. Breezes from lake almost always provide wonderfully cool air at night....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Spacious. Two sofas, four comfortable chairs plus two rocking chairs....moreless

          • Heating:

            Available, but unnecessary during summer months....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Washer and Dryer, Books and games for children and adults, Dock, Mooring Anchor...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Some; longtime family possessions, so guests are urged to handle them with care....moreless

              • Television:

                Nice flat-screen TV in library...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Numerous courses in the area, including championship-caliber links in Traverse City, 25 miles to the southwest. Other, public courses are available at Bellaire, eight miles to northeast....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Nice sitting area in front of house, small lawn on (north) side of house. Other areas are largely wooded, but available for walking....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Covered breezeway connects north side of house, off laundry room, to guest room....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                No bicycles available....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Lakefront

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Fitness Center
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • ATM/Bank
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Water Skiing
               

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              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $4,100

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
              • 6% Michigan use tax $246 + tax
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              This home has been in the family for nearly 120 years, and is part of a unique area on Torch Lake that also is home to family members and friends of the owner. Expectations are that the home/surrounding property will be treated with utmost care and respect. Loud, late-night partying is absolutely prohibited and will be dealt with measures up to and including immediate eviction and calling police.

              Half the rental amount is due, along with a signed contract, at the time the reservation is made. The balance of the rental amount, plus the required 6% Michigan use tax and a $1,500 damage deposit (preferably a separate check) is due at least 60 days prior to arrival. Failure to remit the balance 60 days in advance may result in loss of reservation and initial payment; owner's discretion.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 08/04/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Traverse City
              0.9 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Clam River
              28 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Charlevoix
              9 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Bellaire
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              East Torch Lake Drive
              0.9 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Clam River
              9 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Bellaire
              10 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              In front of house
               

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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • An exterior view of Henlopen Cottage

                An exterior view of Henlopen Cottage

              • Looking from the fully modern, roomy kitchen into the dining room

                Looking from the fully modern, roomy kitchen into the dining room

              • The spacious, sandy beach at Henlopen and the shimmering water beyond

                The spacious, sandy beach at Henlopen and the shimmering water beyond

              • A partial view of the living room-dining room area

                A partial view of the living room-dining room area

              • The shaded front yard, looking out onto sparkling Torch Lake

                The shaded front yard, looking out onto sparkling Torch Lake

              • It's Torch Lake; need we say more?

                It's Torch Lake; need we say more?

              VRBO #72325

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

              $4,100 per week (USD)
              3

              5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 08/04/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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