Grandma's Cottage on East Torch Lake(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
100' Lake Frontage On The East Side Of Torch
Grandma's cottage gives you an opportunity to truly step away and enjoy a time of the past where hard woods surround a beautiful knotty pine cabin set on the East side of Torch Lake. The cabin is furnished with natural wood and furnishings that warm the heart and fill the soul. We've added many new features that include internet, new constructed deck, flagstone patio/fire pit and walkways. When I am here at Grandma's cottage, I am truly back to place where there is no time but the present!
Member since: 2013
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathtub/shower, sink & toilet
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Outdoor Grill:
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Late Spring Rate
May 20 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Key Deposit $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 6%
There is a minimum of 7 nights, only from Saturday to Saturday.
Check In time 3:00 and check out at 10:00 am.
Please no smoking and no pets.
*Rates are subject to change until reservation is made
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Upgrades for Summer of 2017 include a new lawn and landscaping in the front yard facing Torch Lake, bathroom faucets/toilet, flagstone walkway to entry way.
Summer 2016 will have a beautiful renovated flagstone patio/fire pit and walkways that lead right down to the lake. We also added additional parking!
As of the summer season of 2015, Grandma's Cottage will go wireless. In addition, a beautiful porch was built along with new patio furniture. We still have a deluxe dock that extends 90 feet into the water, and a secure mooring ball for your boats.
Right out your front door is a deck and fire pit with Adirondack chairs around the perimeter.
Brownwood Acres only a few miles North is a unique cluster of stores with souvenirs, light lunches, renown fresh doughnuts, and toy store especially fun for the kids.
Traveling south is Dewitt's Marina along with the famous Dock Side Bar/Restaurant at the entry of Clam River.
Traveling even far there south either by boat or car is the action packed Torch Rivera Marina and a favorite hang out for boaters due to the amazing sandbar and crowd. Great hang-out for the young people. On the Fourth of July it is the place to be to view the phenomenal display of fireworks.
There are a number of top golf courses in the area, Shanty Creek with 'The Legend' designed by Arnold Palmer and of course, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa with 'The Bear' designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Traveling south is the quaint town of Alden that has public launch pad and docks. On Thursday nights they host a special evening with stores staying open late and live entertainment (music, magic show, etc.).
Traveling M88 to the cute town of Bellaire you will find all sorts of cuisine, brewery, and entertainment. They also host a well stocked grocery/liquor store.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Waqaa! (Yupik greeting of Hello) I have hundreds of childhood memories of being raised at the old Camp Fairwood from camping to sailing. I currently live in Alaska but it has been my dream to own a little piece of Torch and I am now sharing my dream with you. Enjoy walking in the past amongst the old hard woods and crystal clear waters of Torch Lake. The sunsets will let you forget that there is any time but the moment. I am sure it will rejuvenate you as it does the same for me.
Why the Owner Chose Bellaire, MI, USA:
Grandma's Cottage is a one of kind opportunity to turn back the clock where nothing is more important than enjoying your family and friends in the midst of crystal clear blue water and unbelievable sunsets. This cottage provides a perfect 'Haven' for relaxing, enjoying fun filled days on the water, and peaceful reflective evenings watching the sunset around a new beautiful flagstone patio/firepit outdoor firepit. You can even grill your entire dinner with a built in grill at the fire pit. Enjoy the evening by the fireside in the surroundings of a hard wood forest and listening to the lapping of the waves snug in the serenity of Grandma's Cottage. If you do feel the need to venture out, there are so many place to go. Travel by car or boat to Brownwood Acres to enjoy in some local traditional fun of flea markets on Sunday and shopping on on the weekends. Alden and Bellaire are charming small towns close by with their own entertainment, shopping and activities. Golfing is available at Shanty with their own 'Legend' designed by Arnold Palmer. The water sports are endless from snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, tubing, wake boarding, water skiing, and best of all, swimming! Grab your coffee in the morning and enjoy the beautiful morning hours on the lake. Fill your days with as much activity as you desire. Settle back in the evenings and watch the awesome sunsets that Torch Lake has to offer. When the day is done, enjoy the peace and solitude that Grandma's Cottage has to offer with the natural wood interior, field stone fireplace and the comforts of truly being on an unforgettable vacation. The only hard part is leaving this paradise but we do hope you return to build more memories to last a lifetime.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Grandma's cottage has beautiful 100' private lake frontage in the surroundings of Cedar and Birch hardwoods. It offers your own 90 ft. dock, boat lift (1000 lbs), beautiful newly built patio and a secure mooring ball. The east side of Torch lends itself to unforgettable sunsets and easy access around the lake. On sunny days, the lake has a wide array of hues of blue that are reminiscent of the Caribbean. Torch Lake is the largest lake in Michigan (18 miles long and 2 miles wide) and is part of a chain of lakes which allows boating from Elk Rapids to Bellaire. You are not far from Dewitt's Marina, Bellaire, Alden and Brownwood Acres. Grandma's Cottage is very unique with the knotty pine interior and furnishings. Everything is clean and spotless just as Grandma would have it. It is set up with 2 bedrooms with enough sleeping for 6 people. There is an enclosed outdoor porch that looks out to the lake where you can enjoy a breakfast while feasting your eyes on the third Most Beautiful Lake in the World, recognized by National Geographic Magazine. The summer of 2016, Grandma's Cottage will now offer wireless internet, outdoor deck with patio furniture, newly renovated flagstone patio/fire pit with walk ways to cabin and water. Also additional parking will be available.
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Sunset on Torch
New deck and flagstone patio with fire pit. Fire wood is included!
Sunsets never get old on Torch.
Boat lift/mooring ball are stationed close to the dock for your convenience.
View of cottage from shoreline.
View of cottage from water
New flagstone patio with fire pit!
Views of Torch at every meal.
The fun continues way into the evening!
Knotty pine living room with a woodstove. Seasoned wood is included.
Guest bedroom with bunks and single.
A moment of peace and beauty
Every sunset is different!
The water is incredible - refreshing & rejuvenating!
Lots of ways to enjoy the summer fun!
Enjoy the beautiful waters of Torch with a wide array of activities.
New addition includes an awesome porch & patio furniture!
Relaxing on hammock
Flagstone leads right to the dock and to the deck.
Romantic evenings- watching the sunset while you dine!
Living room features a cozy atmosphere with woodstove, books, DVDs, and games!
Master bedroom with queen size memory foam mattress. A beautiful view of Torch
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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