About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights
4 Bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, Sleeps 9
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Easy to rent and it was everything we expected
It was a great family weekend. The house was wonderful. Everyone had a great time. Thanks
Great Clean House
Place was very clean, big and good location. The owner is great to work with, very detailed and left us a welcome gift.
Everything needed was there. Hosts are lovely people. This was our family's second visit for Xmas in July and hopefully there will be many more. Thank you Stoldts. 😀
Memories I'll have forever and an amazing couple to rent from!
It was a wonderful week!
We enjoyed your spacious home. There was lots of room to spread out and the kids loved the ping pong and pool table. There was even room to use their scooters in the game room! The kitchen was perfectly stocked. We didn't need to bring anything. You provided every possible amenity. Hope to return again soon!
the area was beautiful, have never seen a prettier lake in Michigan! the only thing i think should be changed is the access to the lake...maybe create one across the street!
Torch Lake has several public accesses, two of them are conveniently located very close to the house (both are only a two minute walk (approx. 250 yards) away. You have the choice between a very private access to the East (rarely shared with other people) or a larger one to the West. Both offer parking as well.
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.
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Winter rate does not include utilities.