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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Torch Lake's sandy and shallow bottom makes it an ideal place for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Kids Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Twin-Over-Full Wooden Bunk Bed...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    walk-in closet and bathroom attached...moreless

  • Woods room upstairs: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Lakeview room upstairs: 1 double

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • House includes a charming pond with frogs and waterlilies.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD & Blue Ray player...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3D HDTV in living room, total of 3 TVs...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    From the front porch there is a beautiful view of Torch Lake...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning new in June 2013....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    large enough to park your boat and car!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    laundry room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch with lake and pond view...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and Backyard with fire pit...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Oct 1 - May 15, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,400
Spring
May 16 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
4th of July week 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,890 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
2.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alden Bar & Grille
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Torch Riviera
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Schuss Mountain
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Birch Street Public Access

Car: Necessary

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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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

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Photos

  • Charming view of the front of the house

    Charming view of the front of the house

  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Huge 'play room' with pool table and ping pong table

    Huge 'play room' with pool table and ping pong table

  • Boat Ramp Located down the Road

    Boat Ramp Located down the Road

  • Beautiful Torch Lake Sunset

    Beautiful Torch Lake Sunset

  • Cozy second bedroom with twin-over-full bunkbed

    Cozy second bedroom with twin-over-full bunkbed

  • 1/2 bathroom

    1/2 bathroom

  • Lake view room upstairs

    Lake view room upstairs

  • Serene woods room

    Serene woods room

  • Full bathroom upstairs

    Full bathroom upstairs

  • Quiet fire pit area behind the house with BBQ grill and hammock

    Quiet fire pit area behind the house with BBQ grill and hammock

  • The porch overlooks the pond

    The porch overlooks the pond

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Living room with 55' 3D HDTV

    Living room with 55' 3D HDTV

  • House in relation to the sandbar, the nearest public accesses, and boat ramps

    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

    Crystal clear water and great swimming at the access 150 yards down the road

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Laudry room with washer and dryer

    Laudry room with washer and dryer

  • Woods room upstairs

    Woods room upstairs

  • Kitchenette upstairs

    Kitchenette upstairs

  • Quiet fire pit area behind the house with BBQ grill

    Quiet fire pit area behind the house with BBQ grill

  • Beautiful waterlilies in the pond by the house

    Beautiful waterlilies in the pond by the house

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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