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Torch Lake Lakefront Cottage with Large Boat Lift.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Frank DeMann
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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!


Rapid City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet sink
  • Full bath with tub/shower. 1/2 bath located off kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Lakeview bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed garden view
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Torch Lake Lakefront Cottage with Large Boat Lift.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Torch Lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice time at Tepapa. Thank you for the review and please come again
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  • 5 of 5

Even better than expected. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you had a nice time. Thank you for the review and your service to our country.
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Great Place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Beautiful property and location....

  • 5 of 5

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....

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Great vacation cabin for our family!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will enjoy another vacation with us soon on beautiful Torch Lake!
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Grea location, beautiful view & clean!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this location and the cottage. We stayed at the TePapa cottage with my parents and our two kids, 3 & 5, for a family vacation. The cottage is clean, quiet and comfortable. You feel relaxed and surrounded by nature. The kids loved the waterfront bunk bed room. The view of Torch Lake is amazing and the kids could swim off of the end of the dock, front & back yard to play, have a cook out or just watch the lake and stars off of the deck. The location is really nice--close to the sandbar and Torch River. It is an easy drive to Traverse City (the Children's Museum is great for a rainy day), and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park (a must see). A short drive to Short's Brewery in Bellaire and Elk Rapids--check out the park and Cellar 152 Market and The Flour Pot Bakery (best donuts). We loved this cottage and can't wait to come back. The owner and the caretaker were great. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Torch Riviera
2 miles south of us on SW Torch Lake Drive
Traverse City
35 minutes southwest of us
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
Best place to eat in Elk Rapids.
Dockside-Torch Lake
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Mackinac and Beaver Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
A-Ga-Ming Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Right out front
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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