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4 Seasons Cottage on Clam Lake, just a short boat ride to Torch Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom 3 full bath 3300 sqft, sleeps 10, large lakefront lot, sandy beach

Our spacious cottage is great for families or a couple couples, or the girls shopping and wine getaways. Golfers, Skiers as well as hikers and bikers will enjoy the options that are all close by.

We are secluded with a 1.25 acre lot and just over 200 feet of lake frontage with a sandy beach for the kids and grandkids to play in. But also close to all the fun stuff like Torch lake, Golf, lots of shopping, skiing, hiking, biking and so much more.

Families will love the large lot and quiet safe area that has very little traffic. Apple and Cherry orchards are right next door. The boating and water sports are incredible. There are 5 lakes all connected together with the Grass and Torch Rivers, so you have over 100 miles of shoreline and over 31,000 acres of lakes to explore including Torch Lake which is just a few minutes away and has been voted one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Hikers, bikers, runners, walkers and site seers will enjoy the quiet rolling hills and roads in our part of the area. You will see deer, wild turkey, swans, and our favorite, the Loons. The spring with the smells from blossoms from all the orchards and the morels in the woods is a quiet but nice time to visit. The fall with the incredible colors is worth a trip. Stop in at one of the maple syrup shacks along your way and enjoy true maple syrup.

Foodies will savor the Up North restaurant choices. Northern Michigan has become a vacation destination for food and wine lovers. There are so many choices you will need to come back again. Whether it be Cajun inspired food at Pearl's, Polish cuisine at Leg's Inn, or perhaps one of the farm to table restaurants or a cherry pie from one of the road side stands, you can't go wrong.

Shoppers will enjoy the many small towns all within a short drive. Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau wine country, Elk Rapids, Petosky, Charlevoix, Gaylord and Boyne City, Harbor Springs all make for a nice day trip.

Golfers will love that there are 7 courses within 12 miles of the cottage including highly ranked ( #12 ) Hawks Eye, ( #16 ) Cedar River, and Arnold Palmer's Legend course at Schuss mountain. Within an hour's drive you will find courses from Jack Nicklause, ( The Bear ). Gaylord area has 17 courses from designers such as Robert Trent Jones, Tom Fazio, Rick Smith, Jerry Matthews to name a few. There are over 40 courses within an hours drive of the cottage.

Hunters can expect to find plenty of deer, wild turkey, as well as other small game. Fisherman will be in heaven as Clam Lake and the other 4 lakes are full of Bass, Perch, Blue Gill, Pike, Muskie and Atlantic Salmon. There is even a couple of winter Ice Fishing tournaments.

More Details

Mark and Erin Tepe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

Why Mark and Erin Tepe chose Northwest

We had been vacationing in the are for a number of years and saw this house that had room for our family of 6 as well as room for friends and relatives to come visit. It needed some love and attention to bring it up to date. With 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths and a large kitchen and family room, it has the perfect amount of space for family gatherings. 2 bedrooms are on the main floor and the other 3 are upstairs.

The lot is 1 1/4 acres with over 200 feet of lake frontage. We have neighbors on one side and a small public access on the west side. Bring your boat / pontoon / water craft. DeWitt's marine and Butch's marine both offer pull up filling for all your water toys as well as beer, pop food and munchies for the day on the lake.

Clam Lake is normally much calmer than Torch Lake because of it's size.

What makes this cottage unique

You will love the location, the quiet setting that is close to so many things Northern Michigan has to offer. When we found this place, it needed some love and lots of hard work and now we are sharing it with our family, friends and new friends we meet thru VRBO. You just can't beat waking up to a calm as glass lake, with the sounds of Loon's calling nearby.

If its a rainy day, sitting on the porch as the rain hits the steel roof has it's own hypnotic melody that somehow makes a rainy day at the lake a good day to put your feet up and kick back with a book you've been wanting to read but haven't been able to find the time.


Bellaire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs bathroom in bedroom #2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom shared with bedroom 4 and 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main floor master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , small upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , big bunk room this room is 14 x 32
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , up stairs left of stairs and has its own bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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4 Seasons Cottage on Clam Lake, just a short boat ride to Torch Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, lots of room for the kids to play. The house was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and fit 7 adults and 3 children very comfortably. We loved spending time on the wrap-around porch and near the fire circle. The kids loved playing in the big 'sand box!'

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway with Friends!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this Clam Lake Cottage. Mark and Erin were wonderful to work with for the rental and we were well taken care of! We had a group of 10 and were very comfortable. The cottage is beautiful, clean, well stocked with all the essentials. We cooked all our meals except one in the spacious kitchen and grill and enjoyed the large dinning room table and beautiful covered porch. We took in all the beauty of the lakes and rivers with our tritoon making it to Elk Rapids one day and down to Bellaire Lake the next day. Our group wants to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautify with all of the amenities you could ask for. It is located right next to the boat ramp on Clam Lake and only a 5 min boat ride to Butch's Marine and Dockside restaurant on Torch Lake. Our family had a wonderful time, we would love to come visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The 4 Seasons Cottage on Clam Lake was wonderful! What a beautiful location and so peaceful. The weather was a bit chilly, but everything about the house was perfect. The house was very clean and the pictures don't do it justice. We will definitely be renting this property again our next visit back to Michigan. :)

Thanks Mark & Erin.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful large home on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of older brothers and sisters with spouses. This house was great for us. It slept the 10 of us with lots of room left over.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the heart of Northern Michigan, short scenic drives to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Elk Rapids, Petosky, Harbor Springs, Sleeping Bear Dunes. The perfect location for those that like to travel around on short trips, as well as those that want to sit on the porch and simply read a good book


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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