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Quaint Cottage on Beautiful Torch Lake, Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

This quaint family cottage has 120' of private frontage on beautiful Torch Lake. Clear, Cold and Colorful describes Torch Lake and has been ranked as the third most beautiful lake according to National Geographic. The property is nicely landscaped. A creek runs along the north side. a dock with a platform and stair ladder into the water, a swimming raft, a deck with patio furniture and a gas grill. . Boat and Jet Ski rental available across the lake. Cottage is located at north end of lake on east side, featuring breathtaking sunsets from the deck! Torch Lake Sand bar is 15 miles to the south. Bathroom recently renovated. Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and additional bedroom has two twin beds. Bedrooms on creek side, offering a pleasant and soothing lullaby to fall asleep to!

Golf Information: Located minutes from Antrim Dells, A-Ga-Ming, Shanty Creek, Schuss Mountain and Boyne Mountain. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa located 32 miles south.

Boating: Boats are welcome. Anchor is moored out near raft. Boat access 2 miles to the north in Eastport.

Area Festivals: Harbor Days in Elk Rapids; Interlochen Summer Arts Festival; Petoskey Festival on the Bay; Suttons Bay Art Festival; Charlevoix Venetian Festival and Alden Days to name a few.

Keywords: Cabin; Torch Lake; Waterfront rental; Sunsets; Northern Michigan;

More Details

Property Manager
LaVerne Hearns
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About LaVerne Hearns

My husband and I purchased a home on Torch Lake in 1969 (right next to our cottage) where we raised our family until a fire consumed our home in 1984. We then sold the property in the late 80's, where a builder built two homes. I have lived in central Florida since the late 1980's. One of the homes came available for purchase in 2005 which we bought and I personally summer there. I had purchased the cottage in 2001 that is located next door for my family to vacation. When they are not using the cottage, we rent to people to allow them the unique experience of Torch Lake living. It is truly an experience everyone should have in their lifetime.

LaVerne Hearns purchased this cottage in 2001

Why LaVerne Hearns chose Central Lake

Lived on Torch Lake from 1970 through 1984 and then in Central Lake until 1987 where we relocated to central Florida to retire. Cottage became available for purchase in 2001, which was located next to where we lived.

What makes this cottage unique

Watching the beautiful sunsets; listening to the babbling creek during the night (with windows open); relaxing, sunbathing and swimming.


Central Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Roll-a-way twin bed also available.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Note: We do not have a boat lift/hoist available. Mooring anchor available (not liable for damage to boat due to storms or reckless anchoring); Ceiling fans in all rooms. Fire pit outside.


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Quaint Cottage on Beautiful Torch Lake, Michigan
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the second time at this beautiful cottage. It's the perfect spot for a relaxing and fun week at one of the most beautiful lakes ever. This time we brought our boat, which we moored. The mooring ball is in about 5' of water, so it's a short swim, but a secure place to keep the boat. We enjoyed all the place offers - canoe, fire pit, picnics on the lawn, coffee on the deck, sunsets on the dock. We hope to return yet again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. I am happy you enjoyed yourselves and would be happy to see you and your family again for your next vacation. I am also happy that you enjoyed the cottage and it's amenities.
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Not what we were hoping for

  • 2 of 5

Had an issue with one of the few amenities offered, the gas grill. Did not get a quick response and was not informed if it was ever fixed. Disappointing since all of our meals revolved around the grill.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I received a call from Maureen about the gas grill not working. I immediately contacted my housekeeper to check out the situation. She found that the bottom of the grill was burned out & was not able to get the part until the next day when it got fixed .
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  • 5 of 5

I grew up at this location with 2 brothers and 2 Sisters, and i cant imagine a more peaceful place on the planet. I am blessed to be able to bring my Family back to my childhood every year. We stay in this cabin 1 week every year, and my children get to experience some of the things that i am sure i took for granted when i was young. The Wildlife is Abundant, The lake is clean enough to drink from, the locals are more than willing to help in any way they can. Overall, this is a place that is so dear to me hat someday i will return, and i can truly say BACK AT LAST.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Haven, MI

Great Pet-Friendly Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in early August 2014. Overall, our experience was great. It was me, my wife, my 2 year old and a 10 lb dog. The cottage was clean and comfortable - but keep in mind - its a cottage. We brought a boat, which we planned on having on the mooring (which is in about 5 feet of water), but they allowed us to use the lift which was great. We spent a lot of time at the Sandbar, its a good 30 min ride @ 25 - 30 MPH. The lake bottom around the dock is rocks, so water shoes are a good idea. Our favorite part of the cottage, which is not shown in the photos, was the large side yard for our dog and 2 year old to run around. There is plenty of room for kids to play and the grass allowed them to be barefoot. The only downsides to this cottage were no dish washer, no access to the washing machine and the electric range was not the greatest.

Overall, we had a great experience and would recommend this property (as long as you don't mind doing dishes).

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mackinaw Island 1.5 hours away; Traverse City 45 minutes away; Petoskey 45 minutes away; Spectacular Sunsets, S'mores and Stargazing.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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