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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 - 7 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:
June 23, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Torch Lake Lakefront Cottage with Large Boat Lift.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Barrington, IL

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time at Te Papa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Torch Lake Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation to Torch Lake. TePapa was a wonderfully appointed cabin, with comfortable furniture, beds and all kitchen necessities. Our children enjoyed playing in the lake by day and making s'mores by night at the fire pit. The view of the lake can't be beat! I would recommend this cabin for anyone looking to get away with all the conveniences of home. A big thanks to the owner Frank and caretaker Mike for all your help securing this vacation and making our lake experience perfect! We'll be back next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your vacation at TePapa! One of our favorite places on earth!
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. Offered everything we needed and more. Great location with a great view - enjoyed our stay and we will be back. Owners and Management were very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week at Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

This cabin provided everything we could have asked for to enjoy the Torch Lake experience. The cabin was up to date and very comfortable. The location was great for access to everything Torch Lake has to offer. The view is priceless! Our memories here will last forever!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Torch Lake June 2014

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped cottage. The little things went along way to make our trip special such as the solar lights near the dock, the boat hoist, gas grill, ice maker in the refridgerator, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rapid City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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. A 2.5% fee is applied if using HomeAway/VRBO payment processing. NO FEE IF PAYING BY CHECK

$500.00 deposit holds the date requested. Full amount of rent is due 60 days before start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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