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

Alden, MI, USA
  • Cottage1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
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 Helena

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
            • Waterfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • 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

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Linens and towels are not provided

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              We loved it.

                                                              Michael B.

                                                              It was perfect for us to feel comfortable and relax. We had so much fun. The memories will last a lifetime

                                                              Fall color tour 2017

                                                              Rosey B.Holland, MI

                                                              The perfect spot on Torch Lake! Great location. At the time of our stay the home seemed to have an invasion of fruit flys that were very attracted to any type of food that was left open. Owners need to check into some type of pesticide for the small insect problem. Cleanliness was sub par.

                                                              Nice place

                                                              Tammy K.

                                                              We love it. We'll be back. Great location.

                                                              Perfect place for a summer getaway!

                                                              My family and I just finished our fifth year renting this house on Torch Lake. We always have a marvelous time, the yard is large enough for all of our yard games and the house is a perfect size for seven adults and two children. This year while packing the car to leave there was a joyous event happening over the lake - sixteen hot air balloons were traveling along the water as part of the annual Art Festival - what a beautiful display! We have already secured our week for summer 2018.


                                                              Julia W.Chicago, IL

                                                              My family has been coming up to Torch Lake for decades, and this is by far my favorite place to stay besides our own property. Stunning location, great kitchen and outdoor space, cozy living room, wonderful dock for enjoying the sun and water. The house was pristine upon our arrival and Zoe was very helpful. Highly recommend.

                                                              Long weekend up on Torch Lake for skiing and relaxing

                                                              Zoe B.-

                                                              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.


                                                              Alden, MI, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Our cottage does not include linens and towels

                                                              16 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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