|Space||1,400 sq. ft.|
Come spend your vacation at Playa Del Sol, located on the famous Sand Bar at the south end of Torch Lake, one of the world's most beautiful lakes. Great sandy beach with gradual sloping, sandy lake bottom. Ideal for kids and perfect for swimming.
Swim and boat the over 75 miles of connected waterways during the day and listen to the waves lap on the beach from the Master Bedroom during the night. Enjoy beach fires while looking for shooting stars and telling stories on the beach.
2 story home with 2 bedrooms (queen bed each) with bathroom/tub upstairs and 1 bedroom (2 double beds) with bathroom/shower on first floor.
Bed linens and shower towels included. All amenities provided, just bring your beach towel and enjoy your vacation.
This is a no smoking, no pet property.
Rentals: Saturday - Saturday during the summer.
The previous review below is spot on. We stayed at Playa del Sol a week or two later and had a great time. A few of the smaller issues had not yet been corrected, notably the screen doors, bath fan and tree roots. To be fair, however, the grass had been cut and we were able to use the pine cones for kindling. The property is pretty much as advertised and I would have no problem recommending Playa del Sol as the owner is easy to work with and I'm sure will address the few minor issues shortly.
During booking, the owner was responsive and provided thorough answers to our questions. The location of the property is one of the best on the lake. You are right on the sandbar and can walk out to the shallowest parts without getting any deeper than your waist. The property is adjacent to Fabiano’s, the party store and a marina. It was a quick drive to get to Bellaire, Kalkaska, Elk Rapids and Traverse City for day trips.
The buoy provided was in good condition and was much appreciated for a boat rental. There were a number of outdoor chairs provided; WiFi and CATV were provided, which was a nice touch. Beds were made and the inside of the property was clean and well apportioned; toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap and utensils were all provided.
There were unfortunately some issues with the property that bear mentioning and hopefully the owner will take steps to rectify; the property, particularly during the holiday week, commands a premium price that I feel was not fully justified by the condition of the property.
The screen door was patched together with painters tape to seal in some large holes; similarly, the doorwall on the front of the property was completely missing the handle, also patched with painters tape. Security for this door was provided in the form of a 2x4 in the track.
The upstairs bathroom was missing a bathroom fan, leaving exposed wires in its place. The upstairs smoke detector was also missing; exposed wires here as well. I would expect both of these items to be present and in working order.
Upkeep on the outside of the property was fair to poor; lakeside had exposed tree roots which were a constant hazard; a few yards of beach sand and some pruning work would make a world of difference here. The property had numerous piles of pine cones and needles from the trees surrounding the house that I would expect a landscaper/caretaker to remove. The grass had not been mowed and was overgrown. The beach had food debris and cigarette butts in the sand, which we had to clean up upon arrival.
I did contact the owner via e-mail on the day we arrived but did not hear back until days later and even then with just an explanation he was not aware of the condition. I hope he acts upon these issues, as I expect more for a vacation rental at this price.
Despite these problems, we enjoyed the property and the lake very much. Should these issues be resolved, I would have no problem recommending this property.
Payment is due in full at time of reservation.