Torch River a-Frame; Secluded Water Front, a Short Boat Ride to Torch Lake!(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cozy riverside A-frame Overlooking Natural Area With 4 Bedrooms And 2 Baths
There's a small deck at the rear entrance which opens into the kitchen, featuring granite counter tops with seating area, stainless appliances and modern amenities including a dishwasher. The view of the river is immediately visible looking through the the house towards the living room. There is a small laundry room off the kitchen and a large full bathroom with tub on the main floor.
The open living room features a natural stone fireplace and sliding glass door which opens onto a deck just feet from river's edge and a few steps away from the dock. The living room features leather furniture for lounging on including a comfortable sleeper sofa. The opposite side of the room has a HDTV, stereo & a DVD player.
The spiral stairway leads to the second floor which has 2 comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The master bedroom over looks the river and features a Queen bed. The back bedroom includes a full bed, two twins. The third floor is accessed by a compact stairway and has a small bedroom to either side, it's a fairly tight space but affords awesome birds eye views of the surrounding scenery giving the feel of being in a tree house.
The property is wooded on both sides affording privacy from neighbors and the view across the river overlooks the Torch river natural area. It as a great spot for bird and wildlife watching as well as beautiful sunsets over the trees. There is plenty of room for yard games and an evening around the campfire in a private and relaxing atmosphere.
The L shaped dock is large enough to accommodate most boats and watercraft that are suitable for the chain of lakes. The river is a no wake zone and you can dock your boat just a few steps from the front door.
You'll find plenty of parking on the property including a pad adjacent to the garage that's a good spot for parking a boat trailer or RV.
Its a wonderfully unique location where you'll feel like your away from everything while being right in the middle of the most beautiful waters in Michigan and within a quick drive to many great Up-North attractions.
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Member since: 2013
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Each of the 2nd floor bedrooms are a good size and feature their own sink/vanity. The 3rd floor is compact featuring angled walls/ceiling at the peak of the A-frame and offers a birds eye view from the beds at either end. They have low angled ceilings and is accessed by a compact stairway. The view from the beds is a nice reward for the climb to the top....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room:
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- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Spring 2017
May 30 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 17 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
4th of July week!
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $100
- Tax Rate 6%
Weekly rentals are from Saturday - Saturday, we only offer weekly rentals in peak Summer months (with occasional exceptions.) Payment of $500 security deposit required to confirm reservation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Beautiful secluded wooded acre lot on the Torch River as it widens approaching Torch Lake. A short boat ride or paddle up river to the famous Torch Lake Sand Bar. The location is an ideal home base for boating and fishing the beautiful Elk River Chain of Lakes with a DNR boat launch just 1/3 of a mile down the street. You can keep your boat docked just 35 feet from the front door while being less than a mile from the amazing coral blue waters of Torch Lake to the north and Lake Skegemog and Elk Lake to the south.
Downtown Alden is just 5 miles away, a quick boat or bike ride away.
If you enjoy gambling or are looking for some evening entertainment the Turtle Creek Casino is just a 15 minute drive away. One of our favorite destinations is Short's Brewery in Bellaire where you can sample some of the best brew's anywhere and get a growler to bring back and enjoy on the deck while bird watching or having a fire by the river's edge.
There are some great restaurants in and on the way to Elk Rapids which is 20 minutes away by car or take the boat and dock at the Elk River marina.
It is 20 miles to Traverse City where you can enjoy many opportunities for dining, entertainment and more.
The A-frame is ideal for kicking back, relaxing on the rivers edge and experiencing the peaceful tranquility of Northern Michigan in a private wooded setting that is hard to find an inland lake.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: My wife and I grew up spending summers on the rivers and lakes around the state. We now reside in West Michigan. I've always loved boating, biking and traveling. I was introduced to the Antrim Chain of Lakes many years ago & fell in love the first time I laid eyes on the amazing teal blue waters of Torch Lake and the miles of beautiful waterway's.
Why the Owner Chose Rapid City, MI, USA:
We have been visiting the Torch Lake and Bellaire area for years and dreamt of some day owning a place on the chain of lakes. Nearly every time boating on the chain of lakes my we commented how nice and peaceful the rivers were & if we ever had a chance to buy in the area that would be ideal. In 2011 we were blessed with an opportunity to buy a little piece of paradise in what we feel is one of the most peaceful locations on the chain of lakes, close to the sand bar but just far enough away that you're not disturbed by the noise of boats speeding around the lakes. Although we'd like to spend everyday at the A-Frame we're happy to be able to share this little piece of paradise with others that want to live a little bit of the dream.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Its hard to find a nicer spot on the chain of lakes to enjoy some of the best boating and fishing the state has to offer. With Elk and Torch lake so close but away from the occasional rough waters that can develop it is a great location that touches on the best of everything the area has to offer. Being 5 minutes from the Torch Sand Bar and 20 miles from Traverse while feeling miles away from everything is hard to match. Having the ability to boat up to Dockside on the Clam River for lunch or cruise over to Elk Rapids for the afternoon is really nice. Just sitting back at the rivers edge watching the water flow by and boaters pass is a relaxing enjoyable experience.
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The A-frame ready for Summer
Trees along drive
Dining Table adjacent to living room.
Vanity in Master bedroom
Stairway to 3rd floor
Awesome tree top view from the 3rd floor bed.
View to the north towards Torch Lake
Aerial view of the south end of Torch meeting the river and fall colors
Entrance and back deck
Back of house
Sunset in the Fall
Kitchen from entrance looking towards the living room & waterfront
Master Bedroom, Queen bed.
Bed in 2nd room with full bed and two singles.
One of the 3rd Floor bedrooms with a full bed.
View looking southwest, Luhrs Landing Marina is southwest across the river.
Across the river to the northwest.
The Famous Torch Lake Sand bar, the place to be 'All Summer Long'
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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