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- Minimum stay:3-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Situated across the road from Torch Lake this house offers the perfect getaway with 2 public beach/sandbar accesses conveniently located less than a 3 minute walk down the road. This vacation home is just minutes away from downtown Alden (2.3 miles) and Elk Rapids (13 miles).
The house was renovated in the spring of 2013, and the upstairs rooms were added during the summer of 2014. The vacation home includes a full kitchen, with stove, oven, dishwasher, and microwave. Next to the kitchen is a dining area that seats up to 9 people. There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer. The master bedroom, at the back of the house, includes a King sized bed and television, there is a walk-in closet and master bathroom attached. A second bedroom offers a closet and a twin-over-full wooden bunk bed. The half bath is located across from the second bedroom. The living room, in the front of the house, gives you a view of the lake. Out the living room door there is a covered porch with lake and pond views. The upstairs offers two more bedrooms, one full bath and a kitchenette with compact fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The woods bedroom towards the back of the house has a queen size bed and a 42' smart TV. The lake view room with Torch Lake views offers a full bed and a cozy reading nook.
A charming pond with water lilies is located in front of the house. But perhaps the best part of the house is outback. There is a romantic fire pit with rustic log seating located out the backdoor. The fire pit is the perfect place for s'mores, camp songs, and ghost stories. A grill is provided for cookouts. The backyard leads right into the forest behind the house. The forest offers miles of trails to explore.
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Member since: 2013
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- House includes a charming pond with frogs and waterlilies.
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - May 15, 2017
30 night min stay
May 16 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July week 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Tax Rate 6%
Winter rate does not include utilities.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Torch Lake (known as the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world) offers endless opportunities. Two public accesses are located a 2-3 minute walk down the road. With sandy bottom and shallow water extending hundreds of feet into the lake, Torch is the perfect place for kids to enjoy the water. Kids will love the endless sand and will never want to leave. The house is located 1.5 miles down the road from the famous Torch Lake Sandbar. The sandbar is extremely shallow (about 2-3 feet deep). The sandbar is a VERY popular spot to park your boat, swim, play water volleyball, and party with friends. With its crystal clear water, that rivals that of the Caribbean, Torch Lake is perfect for swimming, boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, tubing, windsurfing, and relaxing.
Up the lake the small town of Alden can be found (reachable by car or boat). Alden is a secret gem that offers little shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Alden also includes a playground with several tennis courts. Stroll down the street of Alden on a warm summer day and enjoy the live entertainment during the Alden Strolls. Don’t forget to grab some ice cream from Higgens Store (Voted Best Ice Cream Shop). The kids will love the GIANT Superman ice cream cones!
Grocery shopping is also conveniently located just 1 mile away. The Village Market carries everything one might desire on a trip including all the ingredients needed to make smores!
Drive (or boat) on over to Elk Rapids for Harbor Days (July31- August 3). Harbor Days was voted best small town festival by MyNorth Media. You can come and stroll down main street Elk Rapids, or be a bit more adventurous and try your hand at the Paddleboard World Championships held every year. Kids will love the carnival rides and cotton candy alike, and cherish these memories for years to come.
Traverse City is located 25 miles southwest of the house. Traverse City is home to the National Cherry Festival (June 28- July 6) which offers boatloads of entertainment. The festival includes activities from children and adults, and a finale firework.
There are three boat ramps within 3 miles of the house; making it a boater’s paradise. There are also several golf courses within the area. 2 public accesses are conveniently located less than a 3 minute walk down the road.
Charming view of the front of the house
Huge 'play room' with pool table and ping pong table
Boat Ramp Located down the Road
Beautiful Torch Lake Sunset
Cozy second bedroom with twin-over-full bunkbed
Lake view room upstairs
Serene woods room
Full bathroom upstairs
Quiet fire pit area behind the house with BBQ grill and hammock
The porch overlooks the pond
Living room with 55' 3D HDTV
House in relation to the sandbar, the nearest public accesses, and boat ramps
Crystal clear water and great swimming at the access 150 yards down the road
Master bedroom with king bed
Laudry room with washer and dryer
Woods room upstairs
Quiet fire pit area behind the house with BBQ grill
Beautiful waterlilies in the pond by the house
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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