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Walk to the Beach/Sandbar in under 3 Minutes!!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Anja Stoldt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Amenities

Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Kids Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin-Over-Full Wooden Bunk Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , walk-in closet and bathroom attached
    Woods room upstairs - 1 queen
    Lakeview room upstairs - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
House includes a charming pond with frogs and waterlilies.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Walk to the Beach/Sandbar in under 3 Minutes!!
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
Alden, MI
5

Terrific

  • 5 of 5

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. 😀

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Memories I'll have forever and an amazing couple to rent from!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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It was a wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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beautiful torchlake

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

5 Star Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described and has plenty of room for 8 people! Very comfortable and close to tourist destinations. The house had everything we needed. Across the street form Torch Lake with a decent view of the water. Well stocked grocery store and gas station nearby. We enjoyed the beach that's within a very short walking distance. Christian and Anja are fantastic to deal with They were responsive and organized. The refund for our security deposit was initiated in less than 24 hours of checking out. We highly recommend this place especially for the price and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

This is a very nice property for a family gathering. Plenty of offerings for everyone.

  • 4 of 5

Our weather was ok. The days that were not conducive to boating we visited Elk Rapids, Alden, Bellaire and Traverse City. Also, ping pong and pool are available. Cooking is easy with a fully equipped kitchen. BBQ grill and a nice size family table.

The owners are very nice and accommodating. This was our third time at this property and it is always spotless!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Winter rate does not include utilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.