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Grandma's Cottage on East Torch Lake

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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!

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    It is a 'Haven' for children with a wide array of water activities...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pets allowed):...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    It is not wheel chair accessible but you will find everything is level walking, even the dock, walk right onto the dock from the lot (No slope)....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    1 bunk bed with 2 beds and 1 single twin, 2 dressers...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    New memory foam mattress with new furniture...moreless

  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed with a memory foam mattress, 2 nightstands, full size dresser with mirror, and another tall dresser. The second bedroom has a set of bunkbeds and 1 twin bed. The is an sofa sleeper in the enclosed porch area, and new microfiber couches in living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathtub/shower, sink & toilet

Other Amenities

  • There is a secure mooring ball and a boat lift for boats up to 1,000 lbs. A brand new dock 90' with swimming platform, wooden bench and stairs that go into the water. Most recently, a new patio with furniture, and WIRELESS! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We are building a library, starting with a whole set of Encyclopedias....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Brand new DVD player - excellent!...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of fun games from Trivial Pursuits to Pictionary....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Play music through the DVD player - works great!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Grandma's Cottage goes WIRELESS! Yes, we will have WiFi available for the summer of 2015....moreless

  • Television:

    Brand new TV and DVD player purchased this April 2013...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lots of videos...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The cottage sets approx. 40 ft. from the water - super close!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    100 feet of private water frontage...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful view from almost every room (new patio, kitchen, sun room, master bedroom and living room)....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Awesome dock sits out 90 ft. from shoreline along with a newly built patio that overlooks the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the sun room where you can experience a beautiful sunset while dining at the table. Awesome views!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have 3 stand up circulating fans....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    New beautiful woodstove inset into the existing fieldstone fireplace....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    New furniture for the living room: microfiber couch and love seat....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    cookware & utensils, cookware, ovenware, dinnerware and glassware...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    New toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rentals available at Dewitt's Marina & Torch Rivera Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2015-Newly built deck extending from Sunroom with new furniture 2016- Newly build flagstone patio/fire pit with walkways to cabin and water....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at Bellaire and Traverse City...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at Dewitt's Marina ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2017 New lawn and landscaping in front yard facing towards Torch Lake along with hammock. 2015 Brand new lounge chairs for the dock. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber barbecue and the firepit has it's own grill too (New)....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby in Bellaire and Alden...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available at Dewitt's Marina...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 14 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring Rate
May 20 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,300

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Key Deposit $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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Photos

  • Sunset on Torch

    Sunset on Torch

  • New deck and flagstone patio with fire pit. Fire wood is included!

    New deck and flagstone patio with fire pit. Fire wood is included!

  • Sunsets never get old on Torch.

    Sunsets never get old on Torch.

  • Sailing Regatta

    Sailing Regatta

  • Boat lift/mooring ball are stationed close to the dock for your convenience.

    Boat lift/mooring ball are stationed close to the dock for your convenience.

  • View  of cottage from shoreline.

    View of cottage from shoreline.

  • View of cottage from water

    View of cottage from water

  • New flagstone patio with fire pit!

    New flagstone patio with fire pit!

  • Views of Torch at every meal.

    Views of Torch at every meal.

  • The fun continues way into the evening!

    The fun continues way into the evening!

  • Knotty pine living room with a woodstove.  Seasoned wood is included.

    Knotty pine living room with a woodstove. Seasoned wood is included.

  • Guest bedroom with bunks and single.

    Guest bedroom with bunks and single.

  • A moment of peace and beauty

    A moment of peace and beauty

  • Every sunset is different!

    Every sunset is different!

  • The water is incredible - refreshing & rejuvenating!

    The water is incredible - refreshing & rejuvenating!

  • Lots of ways to enjoy the summer fun!

    Lots of ways to enjoy the summer fun!

  • Enjoy the beautiful waters of Torch with a wide array of activities.

    Enjoy the beautiful waters of Torch with a wide array of activities.

  • New addition includes an awesome porch & patio furniture!

    New addition includes an awesome porch & patio furniture!

  • Relaxing on hammock

    Relaxing on hammock

  • Flagstone leads right to the dock and to the deck.

    Flagstone leads right to the dock and to the deck.

  • Romantic evenings- watching the sunset while you dine!

    Romantic evenings- watching the sunset while you dine!

  • Living room features a cozy atmosphere with woodstove,  books, DVDs, and games!

    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

    Master bedroom with queen size memory foam mattress. A beautiful view of Torch

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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