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CHARMING TORCH LAKE HOME! CANCELATION FOR PRIME WEEK OF JULY 8TH. NEW DECOR!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House on Torch Lake, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Newly renovated in 2017 to include new queen size bed in the master, hard wood floors on the main level, new carpet in bedrooms, fresh paint, all new mattresses, new bedding, and many more updates. 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 a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds, remodeled upstairs dormitory bedroom with 3 double beds and one twin bed with trundel, 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 67, occupies entirely separate private residence towards the road.

Weekly rental only during summer season. Saturday to Saturday

Major credit cards accepted!

Keywords: House, Torch Lake ,Cancelation

More Details

Owner
Leslie Hill
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Leslie Hill

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 LAKESIDE PROPERTIES 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

Why Leslie Hill chose Torch Lake

MY GRANDFATHER PURCHASED THE PROPERTY IN 1945. THE FAMILY WAS HERE WHEN THEY LEARNED THAT WORLD WAR 2 ENDED.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Alden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PARTIES ALLOWED 4 CAR MAXIMUM 1 BOAT MAXIMUM
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom: Queen Guest Room: (2) Twins Upstairs Loft: (3) Full/Double Beds and (1) Twin/Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Flat screen high definition T.V. with premium channels. Fire pit at lake shore. Dock and mooring buoy for a boat.

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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CHARMING TORCH LAKE HOME! CANCELATION FOR PRIME WEEK OF JULY 8TH. NEW DECOR!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
NKY, Cincinnati, OH
5

Very Nice Property, Excellent Location on Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Mi.
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, OH
5

Returning to Torch Lake in 2013

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamston
4

Not Disappointed, at all.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flushing, MI
1

VERY disappointed

  • 1 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just found out about this review from another family who rented from me this past summer. I have been renting for the past 5 summers and it has been my experience that people don't take the time to write reviews so I don't check for them. I am grateful that this family took the time to refute this poor review and to let me know about it. During the 5 years that I have been on VRBO I have had many families that rent from me from year to year which would not happen if they weren't happy with their rental experience. I am fully booked every summer. I have many photos on the listing that families review before contacting me. They include interior photos so the decor can be seen in advance of booking. When I am contacted, I email additional photos showing every room. I have a very good cleaning crew who strive to offer guests an immaculate place to stay.All of the linens are new and there have NEVER been any bed bugs or other bugs. Many items in the cottage are new including all the kitchen appliances, all bathroom fixtures, well. septic, and drain field. All of the outside furniture is new including 10 lakeside chairs, 4 lakeside porch chairs and all of the patio furniture. The occupancy limit for the house is 10 people and the well and septic are designed for that accommodation. By the middle of the week during this guest's stay there were 9 cars parked here and remained here for the next 2 days. It was clear that the occupancy limit was greatly exceeded as per the rental agreement. Although I could have asked the party to leave, I did not.I did,however, retain a portion of the security deposit which is what prompted the negatve review as she was very angry that I did that. Never, at any time, did I stare or moniter anybody let alone with a creepy, evil demeanor. I wasn't there when the group arrived and wouldn't recognize anyone if I passed them on the street. I am a working realtor and am gone most of the time. All I can say is this is so untrue! Clearly there would be many negative reviews if this were true. Finally, renting cottages on Torch Lake is controversial. Families owning lakefront property don't want to live next door to rentals with no guidelines for the use of the property. That is why occupancy limits are so important. Many townships have debated banning rentals. It is crucial that owners who do rent, do so responsibly with the greatest respect for both neighbors and for the rental guests. Thank-you for your time. Leslie
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Rates & Availability

Alden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 3 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Spring
May 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $200
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 6.0%

4 car maximum
1 boat maximum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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