About the property
- Cottage1250 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cute 3 bedroom Cottage on beautiful Torch Lake in Northern Michigan. Rated the third Most Beautiful Lake in the World by National Geographic. You can enjoy the sunrise or a romantic moonrise by the fireside on the deck. Cottage completely renovated in 2009, sleeps 6, modern kitchen, full bath and a half, fenced in backyard with safety gates for small children. 70ft. dock and 5000 lb boat hoist included.
Cottage is conveniently located for many top ranked golf courses, day trip to historic Mackinac Island, 1 hour drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes, 25 minutes to Traverse City and wine touring country. Enjoy Torch Lake's crystal waters and famous sandbar gathering site. Our return guests comment that the color of the water reminds them of the Caribbean.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Frank DeMann
Te Papa (Our Place) Cottage has provided our family with happy memories for 4 generations. Its tranquil surroundings have provided a constant haven in our lives. We are delighted to share it's charm with our guests while we are living in Chicago to be near our 2 new grandchildren.
Frank DeMann purchased this Cottage in 1965
What makes this Cottage unique
Torch Lake offers so many adventures, from cruising the Chain of Lakes, to visiting the sandbar. We love the old growth stand of trees between the cottage and the road that makes the cottage quiet and secluded. We see deer, foxes, and many birds from the back patio. The view of the lake from the livingroom and deck is stunning!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Even better than expected. Great stay.
We are very glad you had a nice time. Thank you for the review and your service to our country.
Great Place for a family getaway
I don't know where to begin with this place, it was so amazing! The views were spectacular, the house was so clean and tidy, water was amazing. It was really nice having a boat hoist and to be so close to the sand bar. This place will not disappoint
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Tepapa Cottage! We hope you will visit beautiful Torch Lake again soon. You are always welcome!
Wonderful Torch Lake cottage
We have stayed at several vacation cottages in the area, and this one is simply wonderful. The home is clean and well maintained, the yard and lake access are just as depicted in the photos, and the owners are responsive and great to work with. We are so grateful to have spent a relaxing week in this cottage.
Glad you had a nice time at Tepapa. Thank you for the review and please come again
Beautiful property and location....
An amazing week at Torch. The cabin was perfect and the location was amazing. Frank and the caretakers were more than accommodating for our week long stay. We definitely will be back....
We are are so glad you enjoyed your vacation on beautiful Torch Lake. Thank you for your kind words. We hope you will visit Te Papa again!
Great vacation cabin for our family!
This was our first trip to northern Michigan. Everything from start to finish with this trip exceeded our expectations. Frank was great to work. The cabin was clean and comfortable for our family of 4. The surrounding yard was great for a relaxing quiet morning enjoying nature, or cooking out and enjoying the firepit in the evening. The kayaks were a huge bonus! They kept our kids busy and active every day. The views of the lake were unbeatable. We would definitely go back!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will enjoy another vacation with us soon on beautiful Torch Lake!
Amazing time at Te Papa
Our week staying at Te Papa was amazing. Had high expectations going into our vacation and was still blown away. Frank was great to work with and the house was perfect. Everything you could ever need was provided, and very clean. Great dock and boat lift made it perfect to get out on the water and explore the area. The water is shallow at the close side of the dock making it perfect for swimming with our toddler. Plan to try and make this our go to every year. Thanks again for making it easy to have a great vacation.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A completed rental agreement and $500 deposit holds the date, rent is due 60 days before your start date, and the deposit becomes a refundable damage deposit. WE DO NOT EXCEPT ON-LINE PAYMENTS. NO EXTRA FEE FOR PERSONAL CHECKS