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Torch Lake Lakefront Cottage with Large Boat Lift.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Frank DeMann
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 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!

Amenities

Rapid City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Lakeview bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed garden view
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(11 traveler reviews)

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Torch Lake Lakefront Cottage with Large Boat Lift.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

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: Aug 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

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: Jul 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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5

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: Jun 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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Barrington, IL
5

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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5

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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Virginia
5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Riviera
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Mackinac and Beaver Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
A-Ga-Ming Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dockside
Nearest Beach
Right out front
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

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.