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The 'Upper Story at Torch' is the house rental alternative.

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful spot on Torch Lake.

This immaculate apartment style getaway overlooks tall pines, firs and the best 66 feet of sandy beach on the south sandbar end of world famous Torch Lake.This Pine Point Rental offers: two bedrooms one bath with glass enclosed shower, a mini kitchen with snack bar adjoining a pleasant siting room and sleeps seven. Both bedrooms open onto a 10' x 36' deck with stairway leading down to the manicured lawn and beach below. You can walk or float to the sandbar located slightly east of the family friendly beach which also features a fire pit and benches.The property is close to the quaint villages of Alden and Elk Rapids which features full service grocery stores, retail shopping, restaurants, a full service marina, and top notch golf courses along with a whole lot more for the whole family to enjoy. So if you're looking for a storybook summer getaway that's perfect for every taste the 'The Upper Story at Torch' offered by Pine Point Rental is your answer.

Bruce Hoopes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017


Rapid City Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , One lower bunk is a double bed.
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The 'Upper Story at Torch' is the house rental alternative.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing family cottage - Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to Torch Lake we were delighted to find we chose the perfect location for our summer vacation! You can walk from the home's beach to the main sand bar to the west as well as a long sandbar that runs parallel to the shore line to the east. This cabin had it all! Our three children (ages 6,8,10) loved the private beach with a firepit and the yard to play games. The loved having their own room with bunk beds and a view of the lake from their beds! We rented a boat for a few days of our stay to go tubbing but found that with the ability to walk out so far into the lake from our beach we really didn't need it everyday. Bruce was there to make sure everything was great and we were pleased that the place could not have been clearer or better taken care of! The deck was the perfect spot to eat our meals outside and my husband loved having a BBQ. A great value for a great location. Highly recommend the Upper Story and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property right on the Sandbar.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Torch Lake. Bruce was so accommodating and the cottage is beautifully decorated. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Property

  • 5 of 5

Bruce was there to greet us and show us the property which includes a beach with an amazing view of the lake, a fire pit with benches for the whole family and a lawn area for lounging and relaxing. The inside of the apartment is great with plenty of room for two families with small children, the deck is large and includes a grill, picnic table and chairs for anybody that enjoys spending time with their family while meals are being prepared. The bedrooms and bathroom are large and stocked with towels and linens.

Now let me tell you about the best part... That is Bruce. We had family in from the UK and everything that we needed was made available for us whether it was some cleaning supplies (small kids and all), to water floats, we wanted for nothing. If you need anything just call or text Bruce and it is taken care of. He wants you to enjoy your time with your family and makes it very easy to do just that. That is what the "Up North" experience is, family, friends and relaxing days spent in a beautiful place. Bruce makes all that happen and we couldn't have been happier with the week that we spent at the Upper Story at Torch.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is my aim to make sure all families enjoy my rental property.
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beautiful view, great rental

  • 5 of 5

The view from the beach at this property is amazing. The place is clean and well stocked and Bruce is a great host. It would be hard to pick a better location. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Perfect summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place at the south end of torch!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bruce's place July 2015. His rental was beautiful, clean and cozy, with a great view. Being located at the south end at the sandbar was Awesome. We have rented on torch in past years, by far the upper story was the BEST! Bruce was a great host making sure we had everything we needed and giving us ideas of places to see and visit around the lake. Thanks for a memorable week!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best View on Torch

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the upper story the week of July 4th 2015. This pace is absolutely amazing! Very clean, and homey. Our boats were right out front, and could be walked out to the sandbar. Bruce was an amazing host. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful view of the lake, and the fireworks on Friday. To thumbs up Bruce! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass River Natural Area Rd
Alden's Mill House
Torch Riviera
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Torch Riviera
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Torch Riviera
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
On rental property.
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

No camping.
Only reserved occupants for overnight stay,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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