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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) lake front

Torch Lake has long been one of the most sort after “Up North” destinations with National Geographic Magazine rating it as one of the most beautiful lake in the World.

The cottage has four bedrooms arranged as 1 king, and 3 queens comfortably sleeping 8 people.

The cottage is on the east side facing west, therefore we enjoy amazing sunsets. We have 180ft of lake frontage and dock that give easy access for boating on Torch and interconnecting Elk and Bellaire lakes.

15 minutes away Shanty Creek is great for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. 45 minutes away Boyne Resorts provide excellent skiing and tubing in the winter, golf in the summer and Avalanche Bay water park.

For those that prefer a more leisurely pace Alden is a short walk away, boasting quaint antique and gift shops and the not to be missed Higgins Store famous for its ice creams.

The cottage is available for weekly rental Saturday to Saturday all year round, long weekends available by request. Find yourself sitting by the fire pit watching the sun go down over beautiful Torch Lake.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage

More Details

Owner
Zoe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Zoe

We are Zoe and Tony Booth, we have 4 children and live in Bloomfield Hills Michigan Originally we are from London England and 15 years ago my husband was offered an advertising job here.

Zoe purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Zoe chose Torch Lake

We visited Torch Lake the first year we arrived in Michigan and rented a few times. We absolutely fell in love with the place, it is very special to us and the rest of our family visiting from England

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is in a great location for short tubing rides on the boat, longer day trips to Elk Lake or just popping up to The Dockside by boat for dinner. Bike rides into town to play tennis and get an ice cream is all part of our stay.

In the winter we enjoy our cosy weekends in the cottage skiing and tubing and coming back home to the cottage to sit by the fire and relax. The lake is so dramatic in the depths of the winter, we spend many weekends enjoying skiing and walking.

Amenities

Alden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • 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:
Linens and towels are not provided

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect family cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented numerous cottages for our family week and we have finally found the perfect place for us! The moment we walked in it felt like home away from home. Absolutely gorgeous spot on Torch Lake with a lovely dock. There was plenty of room for all nine of us and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The kitchen was spacious and had every utensil and dish you could ever need. We loved that there were so many comfortable spots where all of us could be together. The large front porch was wonderful for drinking your coffee in the morning or eating together around the large table on the deck. We had a fire two nights around the large outdoor firepit. We even saw bald eagles every day! We really can't say enough good things about this cottage and the owner was a delight to correspond with. Come and you won't want to leave :)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Long weekend up on Torch Lake for skiing and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful picture postcard cottage on Torch Lake is absolutely wonderful.

My family and I had a few days of skiing at Shanty Creek which is about 12/15 minutes away. Returning back to the cottage for cozy evenings by the fire watching movies. We also had a great walk into Alden, a nice change when a couple of us decided not to ski one day.

Can't wait to return to this truly lovely gem on Torch.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bllomfield Hills, MI, USA
5

The perfect paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This place is impossible to put into words. My family will forever cherish the memories we made here. We spent our days sitting on the dock, and swimming in the crystal clear water. Our evenings would start with eating dinner on the deck while watching the sunset, and then either sitting around the fire, or watching a movie in the cozy living room. The beds were extremely comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. The house had a perfect cottage feel, and was immaculate upon our arrival. The owner was extensively helpful with all our questions and even gave us great recommendations for restraurants. This cottage is just a short walk to Alden, and a boat ride away to the notorious sandbar.

This cottage is truly a gem of Torch Lake and we can't wait to rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this beautiful quaint cottage set on the edge of Torch Lake. Everything was perfect from the comfortable bedrooms to the well stocked kitchen. We found the cottage clean, cosy and perfect for our family of 8. The cottage is set on a beautiful green lawn sweeping down to the waters edge. We jumped and swam from the dock and the kids snorkeled for crayfish every day. This was our first family stay at this beautiful cottage and hopefully not our last, you will find everything you need to make your vacation easy and fun. We couldn't wish for better memories from our stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation June 2016

  • 2 of 5

Positives: The home lived up to the pictures, good size for our family of 6 adults & 3 children. Cozy feel to living room with fireplace & big couches. Loved sitting outside for dinner. Negatives: 80 yr old home has CREAKY floors, lake bottom at shore had more rocks (big) than expected, killed cockroaches everyday and owner suggested we get a fogger to take care of the problem, but when we found maggots & roaches in kitchen drawer. our family was so upset by this discovery! We asked owner for a partial refund but nothing was offered. My husband & son got a BAD case of swimmer's itch because of geese feces.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor
5

Great Cottage on Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this cottage on Torch Lake and could not have been happier. Its really everything we were looking for when we think of a vacation up north. Calm, beautiful view (really nice large deck and dock with great seating to just relax) Nice fire pit and fireplace. On the west side for great views at evening. Kitchen very spacious and stocked with all the dishes we needed. Beds were as advertised and very comfy. I'm probably not doing it justice but it was just a lovely property and we would very gladly go back again. Owner was fantastic to work with as well - very reasonable and quick to reply to questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Alden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$330
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Our cottage does not include linens and towels

$500 to secure the booking, balance due 5/6 weeks before the stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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