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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our original cottage in Alden (Harbor Cottage: VRBO #608918) is so popular, that we're now offering this second cottage nearby! Hilltop Cottage is located a short distance from the village of Alden recently underwent a total renovation in early 2014. This 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage is situated on 75 feet of private frontage on the crystal blue waters of Torch Lake. The cottage is located on the most desirable part of Torch Lake where the sunsets are breathtaking, the lake bottom is hard sand - perfect for water play!


Visit Alden or Boat to Popular Destinations

Hilltop Cottage is only a short distance (approximately one half mile) from downtown Alden – a charming small town with a spirit you have to experience to believe. Alden is known for its flower-lined streets where everyone you meet offers a friendly greeting. Alden has several restaurants, and Higgins General Store that has the best, biggest, ice cream cones you could ever eat. The town has cute boutique stores, restaurants, a family bar, tennis and basketball courts, a park with a playground, a public boat launch as well as a library and community center. The popular Dockside restaurant is just 10 minutes away by boat or car. Torch Lake’s famous sandbar is also a short boat ride away at the southern end of the lake.


Comfortable Family Cottage

The cottage is perched atop a small hill with a wide open yard rolling down to meet the lake about 300 feet away. A large deck overlooks the lake providing wonderful outdoor dining and lounging areas. Ample beach chairs and outdoor furniture, as well as an outdoor gas grill are provided. The large yard slopes gently to the fire/picnic/sunning area at the water's edge and is perfect for outdoor sports.

We include a mooring buoy for your boat. There are also many opportunities to rent watercraft locally.

The cottage is fully furnished and provides central air conditioning for those extra hot summer nights. The cottage is decorated in a nautical beachfront theme. We supply all linens, pillows, towels, paper products and soap products. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and all pots and pans. We also provide a washer and dryer.

The main level features a large open kitchen and family room with sweeping views of Torch Lake. A huge deck spans the entire main level with sliding glass doors from the living room. One main level bedroom also has sliding glass doors leading to the deck and has a queen size bed. The second main level bedroom contains a double bed with a twin bunk above it. A full bathroom with tub/shower is also located on the main level.

The walkout lower level features a comfy family room with queen size sleeper sofa and a large slider opening onto a patio. Also in the lower level, are a beautiful master bedroom with queen size bed and sliding glass doors opening to the patio, as well as a spacious bathroom with step in shower.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a family-owned cottage that is ideally suited for families looking to build life long memories and is definitely NOT A PARTY COTTAGE. If you're looking for a party cottage please look elsewhere - there are many other choices on Torch Lake.


DISCLAIMER: This cottage is located approximately 300 feet from the water's edge. It still provides beautiful views of Torch Lake and its spectacular sunsets but the cottage is not at the water's edge.

KEYWORDS: Cottage, Torch Lake, Alden, Pet Friendly, Central Air Conditioning, Sandy Beach, Boat, Dock, Sunsets

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/13/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old - This is a family cottage....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non Smoking Only! $250 minimum fine....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Up to two dogs permitted for extra fee of $150/dog per week....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Bedroom 1 Main Level: 1 queen

    Sliding glass door opens onto huge deck overlooking lake....moreless

  • Master Bedroom Lower Level: 1 queen

    Sliding glass door opens to patio overlooking lake....moreless

  • Family Room Lower Level: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sized sleeper sofa and sliding glass door to patio....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 Main Level: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Double sized bed with twin bunk above it....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main level bathroom: toilet, tub

    Main level bathroom contains tub with shower & glass doors....moreless

  • Lower level master bathroom: toilet, shower

    Spacious bathroom w/ large vanity & step-in shower. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Long dining table with built-in bench along one side and chairs along opposite side....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful new bright open kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Early Summer Rate
May 13 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,795
2017 Standard Rate
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,495
2017 4th of July week
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,995
2017 Summer Rate
Jul 9 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,495
2017 Late Summer Rate
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,795
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,295

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Standard pricing is for up to 7 people and no pets.

Cleaning fee: $150

Option: $150 per dog, per week (2 dog maximum, no cats)

Option: $200 additional person #8

Option: $200 additional person #9

Note: until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Our family has been enjoying Alden and Torch Lake for over 60 years. We've made many friends and have many fond memories - and we invite you to do the same!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Hilltop Cottage is located on the desirable East side of Torch Lake and is just a short drive from the village of Alden. The cottage is clean and fresh, the lake views from the cottage are stunning and the hard sandy lake bottom is ideal for water play!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/13/2016

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Photos

  • Ready to watch another breathtaking sunset!

    Ready to watch another breathtaking sunset!

  • The dock in the late afternoon sun.

    The dock in the late afternoon sun.

  • Fire pit near the lake.

    Fire pit near the lake.

  • Front yard (lake side)...lots of room to play!

    Front yard (lake side)...lots of room to play!

  • Nautical themed living room.

    Nautical themed living room.

  • Bright, open kitchen and dining area.

    Bright, open kitchen and dining area.

  • Queen bedroom with view of lake and access to deck.

    Queen bedroom with view of lake and access to deck.

  • Bunk bedroom sleeps 3.

    Bunk bedroom sleeps 3.

  • Main level bathroom.

    Main level bathroom.

  • Family room with lake view and access to patio.

    Family room with lake view and access to patio.

  • Master bedroom with lake view and access to patio.

    Master bedroom with lake view and access to patio.

  • Spacious master bathroom.

    Spacious master bathroom.

  • Sunset from the dock...amazing!

    Sunset from the dock...amazing!

  • Hilltop Cottage swimming area.
Hard sandy lake bottom!

    Hilltop Cottage swimming area. Hard sandy lake bottom!

  • Looking toward the cottage from the lake.

    Looking toward the cottage from the lake.

  • Gorgeous view from the deck.

    Gorgeous view from the deck.

  • Living room with new high definition TV and wireless internet.

    Living room with new high definition TV and wireless internet.

  • Kitchen and dining area open to living room and view of lake.

    Kitchen and dining area open to living room and view of lake.

  • Queen bedroom with view of lake and access to deck.

    Queen bedroom with view of lake and access to deck.

  • Bunk bedroom sleeps 3.

    Bunk bedroom sleeps 3.

  • Stairs to lower level family room.

    Stairs to lower level family room.

  • Queen sleeper sofa in family room.

    Queen sleeper sofa in family room.

  • Master bedroom with lake view and access to patio.

    Master bedroom with lake view and access to patio.

  • Spacious master bathroom.

    Spacious master bathroom.

VRBO #568943

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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