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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My family is trying to get together somewhere new and different every year. This was our first lake vacation as an entire family. We enjoyed our time at the cottage and the beach. We did bring our pontoon. We had difficulty securing to the dock. We had some extreme weather including hot, humid, and extremely windy for 3 days, including rain one of the days. We had to take more day trips away from lake than we planned. Obviously this had nothing to do with the cottage. All in all we had a good time. We visited town frequently, it is a neat little town."
Guest: MarciaDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 23, 2015
"My husband and I just got back from another 2 weeks at Thayer (this was our 3rd year). Yes, 2 weeks. Our first year here, 10 days just wasn't enough...and honestly, 2 weeks isn't either. We are already thinking of coming back in the fall. This is our third year vacationing here. We love the quiet of the no wake lake, fishing is excellent (mostly bass and pan fish but almost guaranteed to catch a couple - even from the dock - every time you go out), close to things to do (this year we went zip lining in Boyne, last year Sleeping Bear Dunes), cute towns close by (Alden, Bellaire and Traverse City), there is also a Casino.... OR the best part is, you can just sit and gaze at the beauty of the lake, watch the wild life (the loons are really cool - we saw a bald eagle and osprey). If you really need some excitement Torch Lake is right next door.... The cabins are great - newly renovated - the screened in porch on the Oak is the best - brings back childhood memories of family vacations (when we went so distracted by tv, phones/texting and internet)... This is the place to unplug. Also note that the cabins have an natural climate control. They tend to stay cool in the heat and warm when cooler (though be sure to prepare for both extremes at any time of year - there is a small heater and fan but northern Michigan weather can be fickle... this year the coolest at night was about 44 - warmest in day about 80) and not to mention - Tim and Stephanie - they are great...Sum it up: The worse part about this entire experience - leaving."
Guest: Sue E.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"This is the second time we have stayed in this lovely cottage on Torch Lake. Its perfect for us as my mum has problems with stairs but this house has a down stairs bedroom and bathroom. The deck area is also great as minimal steps and very easy short walk to the lakes edge. The views from the deck are just lovely at all times of the day. I also like it that it is screened from the houses next door, so it feels very private. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. The owners are very helpful and friendly and responded fast when I had a question during our stay. All generations enjoyed the house, from my teenage sons to my nearly 80 year old parents. Thanks"
Guest: Rosalind J.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 23, 2015
"Great spot! Everything you need for a week away is there, including WiFi, and in a beautiful old turn of the 20th century home. The photographs do not do it justice. You will be very pleased.
Quiet, private, great beach and lake bottom, and a pleasant and responsive owner and manager.
Our family of older adults, their children and spouses and grandchildren had lots of room to be together and to be apart.
Super close to Alden and Belle Aire, which are nice little towns to visit on a rainy day."
Guest: Robert F.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 4, 2015