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T.P.'S Place on the Stunning Aqua Blue Waters of Torch Lake

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East Shore of torch Lake


Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms counting the loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Available 2017: June 10-17 ($1,500) July 22-29, July 29-5, and August 5-12 ($2,500).
You will discover T.P.'s Place on the east shore of Torch Lake. The home is set on 100 feet of shoreline at the end of a gently winding drive. T.P.'s Place was custom built to focus on comfortable living and the beauty of the lake. Stunning sunset views over the lake can be enjoyed from almost every room of the home.

The vaulted great room is the center of this home. It boasts a one and a half story ceiling with a natural stone fireplace giving it the classic Northern Michigan feel. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite offers a private bath with soaking tub and access to the balcony overlooking the lake. This home has all the amenities plus the private Torch Lake waterfront you will love.

Torch Lake is ranked one of the most beautiful lakes in the world with crystal clear water and a stunning aqua blue tint reminiscent of more tropical climates. The lake itself is 19 miles long by about 1 1/2 wide. It offers access to extensive recreational boating on 'the chain of lakes' which includes: Lake Bellaire, Grass River, Clam Lake, Torch Lake, Torch River, Skegemog Lake, and Elk Lake. This navigable water way totals some 65 square miles beautiful scenery. Fishing opportunities include, Lake Trout, Bass, pan fish and in 2009 the State Record Muskie was caught in Torch Lake. The Torch Lake sand bar is a popular anchorage at the southern tip of the lake. This unique feature offers boaters the perfect location to swim, play Frisbee, volleyball, or just enjoy relaxing on the boat. The Grass River and Skegamog Nature Preserves, the Villages of; Bellaire, Alden, and Elk Rapids are all accessible by water and provide extensive hiking, shopping, and dining opportunities.

Shows, festivals, restaurants, and shopping are available in Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, and the Leelanau Peninsula, all within an hours drive. Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Beaver Island, and a variety of lighthouses are a little further but well worth the trip. This home is perfectly situated to provide access to all the magnificent beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer.

Note: We will be finalizing our 2016 calendar and start taking reservation at the end of this season, August 2015.

Keywords: House, waterfront, cottage, Torch Lake
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Loft


  • The Master bedroom suite has a queen size bed, private bath, and slider to front balcony overlooking the lake. The back bedroom has a queen size bed and is right next to the second bathroom. The loft overlooks the family room and offers a Queen size bed and slider to the front balcony overlooking the lake. There are also two single folding beds (roll-aways) available for use wherever they are needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Private on Master Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second Floor, large shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    First Floor, small shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a comfortable waterfront home. Life here is all about family time on the water. The best spot at TP's Place is sitting on the lawn swing next to the lake at sunset....moreless


  • Books:

    Small library is available for your use in the loft bedroom....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Stone chess set in the living room. Poker set and several board games in the loft bedroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    42 inch TV in living room and 19 inch in the kitchen....moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Private waterfront with a gradual sloping bottom on the East shore of Torch Lake. This aqua blue gem will shine by day and provide magnificent sunsets each evening. There is a dock for swimming, fishing, and loading boats. Note: dock is not suitable for securing watercraft....moreless

  • Village:

    The home is situated between the Villages of Bellaire and Alden. You will find great shopping and other activities to the north in Charlevoix and Petoskey or to the south in Traverse city region....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private waterfront on the East shore of Torch Lake. See "Lakefront"...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a dining area in the kitchen and an additional informal dining room on the other side of the island cooktop. The deck has a built in octagon pic-nic table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a full sized washer and dryer in the laundry room off of the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is currently turned off for the summer....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is reserved for property owners use. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    This is a year round home with a hot water boiler system....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, bath towels, rugs, and kitchen towels are provided. The beds in each room will be made with fresh linens when you arrive. Please let us know if you would prefer to bring your own sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with decorative fireplace, 42 inch flat screen TV and DVD player. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Adequate parking for multiple vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Home is located down a long private drive with a 40 x 80 foot gravel parking area....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking is suitable for boat and trailer however turning around can be an issue. Please call for additional information. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Eight large bath towel, hand towels, and kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a full sized washer and dryer in the laundry room off of the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Uses standard filters, provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully equipped. Utensils include blender, mixer, toaster, coffee maker, electric griddle, pots, pans, cookie sheets, pizza pan, hand tools, knives, cutting boards, etc.....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes, glasses, serving/mixing bowls, silverware, and knives. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built in next to sink...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    This spacious and fully equipped kitchen will make cooking enjoyable. It features an island stove top, wall oven/microwave, dishwasher, eating area, refrigerator, and generous countertop space....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wall oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A few basic spices are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full 25 cubic foot refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Set in an island with large commercial style ventilation hood....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upper balcony off of the Master and Loft bedrooms overlooks the lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front deck with extensive seating and octagon picnic table....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn area between the house and lakefront. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full sized stainless steel propane grill with side burner....moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Season
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Standard Rate
Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%


We have 3 payments:

$100 Reservation due at booking if prior to the first of the year.

50% is due January 1st or at time of reservation

Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Clam River or Bellaire

Car: Necessary

The Torch Lake Sand Bar: No summer would be complete without a visit to the Torch Lake Sand Bar. A unique shallow area on the South tip of the lake where a large number of boats congregate. Many visitors take advantage of the shallow, sometimes ankle deep, water to swim, play frisbee, volleyball, or take a stroll to the floating snack bar. Ski boat, pontoons, and jet skis are avialble to rent from several area marinas.

Traverse City: A short drive south will bring you to Downtown Traverse City, various winery tours on Old Mission Penninsula, or an afternoon at Horse Shows by the Bay. Horesback riding is available at Ranch Rodolph in the scenic Boardman Valley. The more adventuresome can find parasailing, helicopter, and hot air balloon tours. Just need to relax, try the Grand Traverse Resort Spa for a truely delightful treat. All this within 45 min of your home base on the sparkling east shore of Torch Lake.


Manager info

About: My family has shared a lifetime of memories on this shoreline. We have recently found that we are unable to enjoy our lake as much as we would like and we have decided to share it with others. It is my sincere hope that many new families will be able to create the type of wonderful memories of time together that I cherish.

Why Bellaire, MI, USA:
This home was designed and built by my father T.P. and for him it was all about Torch Lake. Almost every room in the home has a view of the water. It is carefully tucked in to the natural woods with a nice open shoreline. It was his dream and I can only hope that you will enjoy it half as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Torch Lake is a part of a 65 mile chain of lakes including Torch, Elk, Skegamog, Bellaire, the Grass River Nature Preserve, and various connecting lakes and streams. This allow access by boat to a variety of towns, shopping, and restaurants. Everything is available by water from a burger and fries to fine dining. An afternoon boat ride into Alden for ice cream cones is one of our families favorites.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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  • East Shore of torch Lake

    East Shore of torch Lake

  • Family room

    Family room

  • fireplace


  • Waterfront


  • Loft


  • Dock and shore station

    Dock and shore station

VRBO #274372

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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