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From the fire pit looking out the dock across the river.

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Last updated: 05/23/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Renovated interior and exceptionally clean cottage located just minutes from the famous Sand Bar at the south end of Torch Lake, one of the world's most beautiful lakes. Added new TV for 2013 along with larger dining room table and very large 10 foot picnic table. Cottage has 2nd lot with 145 ft. of private frontage just across the street on Rapid River, with its great sandy riverbed with gradual sloping bottom, ideal for kids, fishing (Blue Ribbon Trout Stream), canoeing, kayaking or small boat access to Torch or entire chain of lakes. Incredible sunsets and local wildlife viewable from the patio or dock.

Boat the over 75 miles of connected waterways during the day and enjoy the private shady wooded yard from the hammock, enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot tub or spend the evening around a campfire(wood provided) by the beach. Close proximity (less than 1 mile) to 2 public boat launches provide convenient access to Northern Michigan incredible Chain of Lakes. A variety of boat rentals are available by the day or week to meet the needs of any group.

The house has been comfortably updated, with two queen beds and a queen over queen bunk bed. Infant’s crib and additional inflatable queen mattresses are available. New 450 thread-count sheets and towels are provided for your comfort. Fully equipped kitchen with both gas and charcoal grills available. Front and rear patios with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. The home is wheelchair accessible with a roll-in shower in second bathroom. Includes cable television and high speed internet access including wifi and recently added portable Air Conditioning unit.

Nearby golf includes The Bear, A-Ga-Ming or The Legend. Try the recently expanded Turtle Creek Casino, or explore nearby Alden. We are only 20 minutes from Traverse City, home of the National Cherry Festival, Harbor Days in nearby Elk Rapids, the National Morel Mushroom Festival in nearby Boyne City, or the National Trout Festival in Kalkaska. Perfect for enjoying the spectacular Fall colors in late September and early October. Also ideal for hunting.

Antrim and Kalkaska counties are snowmobile friendly with rentals and hundreds of miles of nearby trails. Shanty Creek/ Schuss Mountain is right around the corner and Boyne is just 45 minutes away. There are beautiful hiking and snowshoeing trails out the back door or just minutes away in the National Forest, Skegemog or Grass River Natural Areas.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • National Wildlife Foundation certified habitat and wildflower garden attracts lots of local and exotic wildlife to the property. https://picasaweb.google.com/mikeprevo/Aarwoodstock...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat panel TV mounted over living room fireplace....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some yard toys/games in Deck box. bocce ball and horse shoes...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Chromcast and Netflix available...moreless

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    House sits on 2nd lot with river view and backs up to fenced in private backyard with view of Aarwood forest. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private water front lot on Rapid River is across the street from lot with house. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable Air Condition added for 2012 is capable of cooling approximately 500 sq ft which is most of the common areas. Fans are provided for each of the bedrooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Accessible through PC or WiFi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    There are two driveways with room for vehicle and trailer parking on both....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Very easy to pull trailer into side driveway off Plum Valley Road....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Adding second Kayak in 2014...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 29 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,700
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

Our cottage is only available for Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals during the summer. Off-season rentals are more flexible but we have a $700 minimum/stay for our first time guests

1/2 of rental fee is and signed contract is required to reserve the cottage

1/2 of rental fee and $300 security deposit is due 3 weeks prior to your arrival


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

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Location

Less than 1 mile to Torch Lake Sandbar!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

Why the Owner Chose Torch River (Rapid City, MI, USA):
Beautiful 145 feet of frontage on sandy river with Blue Ribbon Trout Stream up river and small boat access downstream to nearby Torch Lake and entire Chain of Lakes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy the hot tub after a swim, playing in the garden or hiking at nearby Seven Bridges.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • From the fire pit looking out the dock across the river.

    From the fire pit looking out the dock across the river.

  • View down the river, the beach and firepit. Waterfront lot is across the street.

    View down the river, the beach and firepit. Waterfront lot is across the street.

  • Living, Dining and Kitchen

    Living, Dining and Kitchen

  • Firepit and sandbox

    Firepit and sandbox

  • View across the river

    View across the river

  • New Smart LG HD TV with basic cable and Chromcast/Netflicks

    New Smart LG HD TV with basic cable and Chromcast/Netflicks

  • Dock with ladder

    Dock with ladder

  • View downstream looking West, awesome sunsets!

    View downstream looking West, awesome sunsets!

  • Small bedroom with queen over queen bunk beds

    Small bedroom with queen over queen bunk beds

  • Front with new roof and paint.

    Front with new roof and paint.

  • Bedroom with view out the back of the house and large deck

    Bedroom with view out the back of the house and large deck

  • Private fenced yard w/6 person hot tub, hammock, swing, grill, table & chairs

    Private fenced yard w/6 person hot tub, hammock, swing, grill, table & chairs

  • Back patio and deck

    Back patio and deck

  • Table has 4 leafs that can be added to seat 10+.

    Table has 4 leafs that can be added to seat 10+.

  • Hot tub and deck

    Hot tub and deck

  • Sandy bottom

    Sandy bottom

  • Larger bedroom with queen size bed

    Larger bedroom with queen size bed

  • View West down the river toward Torch

    View West down the river toward Torch

VRBO #239500

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2016
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