|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located on the SE side of Torch Lake between Alden and Clam RIver, this wonderful Torch Lake home offers two bathrooms, 2 main floor bedrooms one with queen bed and one with 2 twin beds, remodeled upstairs dormitory bedroom with 3 double beds and one twin bed, and large living and dining rooms with knotty pine paneling.
It also offers a sun room and Three Season sun porch. Outside is a large patio with new patio furniture and an open porch facing the lake. Spectacular views abound. A very deep lot with gradual slope to the water. Be sure to see the pictures!
Dock and mooring buoy for a boat. Moor at your own risk. Owner assumes no liability.
Single woman age 59 occupies entirely separate private residence towards the road.
Weekly rental only. Saturday to Saturday
Major credit cards accepted!
I AM A 63 YEAR OLD WIDOW WITH TWO GROWN CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. I WAS BORN IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN. I WORK AS A REALTOR FOR KELLER WILLIAMS IN ELK RAPIDS. I HAVE BEEN COMING TO TORCH LAKE MY WHOLE LIFE AND LOVE THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA. I KNOW MANY FAMILIES WHO HAVE ALSO COME HERE FOR MANY YEARS. MY SISTER AND SON HAVE PLACES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE LAKE.
Leslie Hill purchased this house in 1945
MY GRANDFATHER PURCHASED THE PROPERTY IN 1945. THE FAMILY WAS HERE WHEN THEY LEARNED THAT WORLD WAR 2 ENDED.
THIS PROPERTY IS CLOSE TO CLAM RIVER (HOME OF THE POPULAR 'DOCKSIDE'), CLOSE TO THE QUAINT TOWN OF ALDEN VISITED BY HUNDREDS EVERY YEAR FOR ITS GREAT SHOPS AND EATERIES, AND A TEN MINUTE BOAT RIDE TO THE TORCH LAKE SANDBAR. THERE IS MOORING FOR A BOAT,AN UPDATED HOME WITH ALL THE AMENITIES, AND A VERY DEEP LOT. SPECTACULAR SUNSETS CAN BE ENJOYED AS YOU ENJOY GATHERING AROUND THE LAKESIDE FIREPIT.
My family and I just returned from an incredible vacation, 2 adults, 4 children. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are thankful to the owner for sharing her home. We had room to spare. This property is located in an ideal area on Torch Lake the south east side with beautiful sunsets, a few miles from the quaint shops in Alden. The property itself was perfect for my family! All the amenities, plus a nice backyard with a dock on Torch Lake. This is the first review I have taken the time to write. I noticed the comments below, BUT had a very positive experience. The owner was completely professional AND we have friends that live and run a local business on Torch Lake, who also know the owner and have only compliments.
I am not one to write reviews but I wanted to respond to one negative review I read when checking on the availabity of this place for the end of August. My party of 8 had a great time here last summer. The place was great and we were not at all disappointed! The owner was rarely there and never intruded on uor privacy.
While checking to make a reservation for the summer of 2013 at the cottage we rented in 2012, I noticed there were 2 reviews and decided to read them. I very much disagree with VERY DISAPPOINTED. My family of 10 (5 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 children) stayed there this past July and had a wonderful time. Yes, the house is an older lakeside home, but it is very clean and comfortable. We found it very quaint and nostalgic. We had all the essentials we needed. The owner lives in an apartment on the property but we never felt any invasion of our privacy and the ONE day that we saw her, she was very cordial and helpful.She gave us some good tips on restaurants and places to go. We loved our time at this Torch Lake property and that is why we are coming back again and again.
We stayed at this place over the July 4th week; just prior to the other reviewer's stay. No one had any issues with bedbugs or any other bugs, for that matter. I found the house had the appropriate amount of furniture with sufficient room for our party of 10. Remember, this is a typical older lakeside home, not a newly built McMansion. Admittedly, the interior is a little dated. However, we found it mildly amusing rather than obnoxious, as the other reviewer characterizes it.
With regards to the owner, the other review seems down right unfair. When we realized the owner lived in an apartment next door, we had what turned out to be unwarranted privacy concerns. However, we rarely saw her. There was nothing creepy about her and we never felt she was invading our privacy. We never saw her looking out the windows and, in fact, we were not even sure she was home until after we'd been there a few days. We were very surprised by how little interaction we had with her during our time at the house. Besides that, when you stay there, you'll find most of your activities are centered on the water side of the home, away from the owners apartment, so, even if she did "spend the entire time" watching (which I doubt she does), she wouldn't be able see you. Makes me wonder who was watching whom. Based on my experience, this is a very odd criticism.
Anyway, overall, we were pleased with our stay. We found that the house was properly equipped and had pretty much everything we needed. It was blazing hot when we were there, but the AC kept it cool. There's a buoy to anchor your boat to and the trip to the sand bar isn't too great. Head the other way and you get to the Clam River real quick with it's marina and restaurant. The water at the home was nice and there was plenty of space for the kids to run in the yard and to swim. It's convenient to Alden and Bellaire. All in all, it's a pleasant lakeside home that served us very well and everyone had a great time.
I woke up after the first night in the bed off the kitchen and had bedbug bites all over my body. The house is PACKED with furniture - so much so that it was difficult to move around through the house once you put the advertised limit of 10 people inside. If pleasant decor enhances your stay, find a different house. The walls, furniture, lighting, etc were downright obnoxious. Most disturbing was the owner. She spent the entire time we were there watching us from the upstairs window in the In-Law Quarters next door. CREEPY! She stared at us with an evil expression - not too inviting!! I was with a group of 30-50 year old women, and we spent the majority of our time on a boat on the lake. When we were at the house, we were relatively quiet, not loud or destructive. There was NO reason for her to monitor every moment of our vacation. DO NOT STAY HERE! There are PLENTY of beautiful homes on Torch Lake with owners that are friendly. Don't waste your time or money with this one!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
One half of rental fee due 7 days after booking. Remaining rental fee ,cleaning fee, tax, and security deposit due 30 days before arrival.