Cheery Cottage, Near South End Torch Lake, Sleeps up to 6 Adults, Lake View
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy our cheery-cozy-comfy NON-SMOKING, PET FRIENDLY northern Michigan vacation cottage.
Relax, take in the sunrise while listening to the waking birds, lounge on the spacious deck, enjoy a bonfire after a perfect "Pure Michigan" summer day in our home away from home.
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AMENITIES & FEATURES
*Two Bedrooms and more - Queen pillow top mattresses in upper level bedrooms, ‘barracks’ below (two full-size futon bunks) provide ample accommodations for a family or couples retreat.
*Fully stocked kitchen: Stove, Fridge, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Blender, Cutlery, Utensils, etc...This is our summer ‘HOME”. When not living here we are nearby on our boat.
*Free Wifi, 42 inch flat screen TV, Stereo, Desktop Computer, Auxiliary connection for phone or device to enable you to listen/watch your favorites.
*Decor - Bright colors, ‘Pergo’ flooring in common area, carpet in bedrooms Two full sofas, games, kitchen island with seating, extendable dining table and more await your arrival.
*Deck - Wrap around tree-level, abundant dining/seating options, shade umbrellas, large grill, chaise loungers, etc...
*Yard - Large enough to enjoy games such as Frisbee, bocce ball, badminton, volley-ball, catch, or practice your chip shot to the vacant area across the street..
*Fire-Pit - North yard with seating & free wood located under deck stairs.
***Please use this THIS wood for bonfires, NOT the stacked split hardwood saved for heating during winter months.
***Neighbors are friendly and welcoming (please respect their privacy & property as if you were home).
PRECAUTIONS & NO NO’’s
*BUGS - This is northern Michigan in the summer, there will be bugs. We spray each spring and this helps to lessen the invasion. If you are a ‘bug-a-phob, ’ bring your spray and flyswatter(s)…
*NO SMOKING - Anywhere on the property!!! We have experienced renters smoking cigars on the deck, the scent lingered, next renters were asthmatic and had to leave.
*SEPTIC SYSTEM - Please be mindful of what goes down the drain and commode. Our delicious well water (so good we feel we could bottle and sell) is the trade off for awareness in this area.
***Dispose of feminine hygiene products via trash receptacle.
***Drainfield is located north of driveway - Please NO PARKING in this area.
If you choose to stay during the summer we will likely be somewhere close by boating and are happy to show you the view from the water when convenient…
In the past we have successfully rented to such groups such as a family of six, four golfing buddies, women taking a break from the guys to shop & wine tour, a Yoga retreat, newlyweds, parents whose children were spending the week at nearby Hayo-Went-Ha YMCA sailing camp, couple friends who boated and played on Torch Lake for their first time. If you are a similar group, we welcome you.
***Representing yourself to be a small group, then breaching our contract by inviting additional adult friends over to party & join you overnight is restricted not allowed. ***Neighbors will alert us immediately. This will result in a termination of contract. You will be required to vacate premises with no refund.
We have no hang ups with regard race, religion or sexual orientation. Please feel safe and free to contact us with any concerns. We respect your lifestyle & desire the 'BEST' renters. We strive to offer our 'BEST' to you.
John and Amy Amos
Keywords: House,Cottage, Chalet.
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Our goal is to rent to responsible, mature adults. Maturity and the ability to handle responsibility is not necessarily age related. As a general guideline, you must be 25 years of age or able to show that you are a responsible mature adult. ...moreless
We prefer to rent to families or couple / friends. We like to limit our renters to 4 adults. Ideally a family with up to 6 kids could comfortable stay at our cottage. Eight kids would be possible but who would want to? We have five children between us (adults now) and have been comfortable many times with them all there. Consider that the kids will be spending time with their parents, it is by no means a children's adventure land. The area is more suited to adult supervised activities. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Please E-Mail with Information About Your Pet. We allow pets with some simple restrictions like not in the bed or on the furniture. There is no extra charge for your pet. We prefer well-trained pets. No exotic pets please. ...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (2), Full size Futons (2), Queen Sized Sofa sleeper (Great for kids, not so much so for adults). I slept on it in March at is was not comfortable for me. My teenager thinks it is great. , Bunk Beds (2) Both Bunks Feature Full Size Futon on Lower Bed, Twin on Top. Both are in one room on the lower level. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- We believe that we have the best tasting water anywhere. We have well water and I would put it up against any bottled water for taste, We are in a great location for 'anything' up north, We are in a quiet neighborhood which is great for sleeping, We have bird feeders and attract some very nice varieties such as Baltimore Orioles Indigo Buntings Hummingbirds Purple Finches and many most of the more popular birds as well,...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
We installed a computer which is on the internet with a large library of MP3 music with which to make a great customized playlists. It plays through our stereo system and sounds great. Karaoke too....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
We like to call it the mountain view but it is by no means a real mountain view, this is the lower peninsula of Michigan after all. Beyond our view of the Lake, the elevation rises a few hundred feet of wooded area. It is off in the distance and to us it resembles a mountain view. It is very nice. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
I just added bedroom air conditioning. We thought it appropriate to have this available for our renters. We love the open air during the evenings but some afternoons can get pretty hot so now we can offer a cool retreat if needed....moreless
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
We have bed linens and towels available, but would prefer if you brought your own. Our septic system will be much happier for years to come if we reduce the number of loads of laundry which we run through it. ...moreless
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
We have bed linens and towels available, but would prefer if you brought your own. Our septic system will be much happier for years to come if we reduce the number of loads of laundry which we run t...moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
Deck / Patio:
Huge wrap around wood deck with furniture and sun umbrellas. I suggest wearing shoes, however as wood can give splinters. A note to teenagers: Definitely do not slide across the deck in your socks, ouch.. ...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Everything you can dream of in a northern Michigan vacation:People watching on the sandbar, wine tour on Mission Point Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National park is less than a 2 hour drive away, the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge is less than a 2 hour drive away, Leeland - Charlevoix - Petoskey - Machinaw City - Traverse City - Glen Arbor - are all within a reasonable drive away - it is a great base from which to see all that Northern lower Michigan has to offer,
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Amy and I live in the Grand Rapids area. Amy is an elementary music teacher and I am a retired tool and die engineer. We are also entertainers for weddings, private parties and corporate events. The name of our group is The Life of the Party. Amy picked this picture because she looks great, I was playing it up and look ridiculous(oh well).
Why the Owner Chose Rapid City, MI, USA:
There are advantages to not being lakeside, including cost and the danger to young children who may get out of sight for even the shortest of time intervals. I don't know if I could fully relax with children if staying at a lakeside cottage. Most of the lakeside cottage rentals are over twice the cost of ours. Torch Lake is beautiful and best seen by boat. You can rent our cottage and a boat for the cost of just a cottage on the lake. I would suggest daily boat rentals and spend time seeing some of the other things Northern Michigan has to offer as well. We bought our cottage a short time after we were married. It is our second marriage. We sold Amy's house and bought our cottage. We just love the area, from mushroom hunting in the spring, boating and golfing in the summer, more golfing biking and hiking in the fall to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. It has been a blessing to own.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Very close to everything one could ever want to do up north and yet affordable. It is private, but not too private. Close to all the action, but not too close. Easy to keep up and yet it has a yard and is in a neighborhood that used to be an apple orchard.
- Primary: (616) 648-5591
Links to more information:
View of main floor living area towards kitchen.
Front View Closer
Summer view from kitchen to great room and out front sliders and onto deck
Kitchen with island seating
Purple Bedroom Panorama Shot
Bathroom Part 2 (Washer & Dryer behind curtain)
Deck looking north
Barack Bunk Beds - Lower Level
Fire Pit (seating not present)
Woodstove in lower area
Front View Full
Summer View from deck
Yellow Bedroom - Panorama View
Bathroom part 1
"Happy Hour" Swing for 2
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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