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4 Seasons Cottage on Clam Lake, Just a Short Boat Ride to Torch Lake

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    main floor master...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    main floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    small upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    big bunk room this room is 14 x 32...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

    up stairs left of stairs and has its own bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    main floor bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    upstairs bathroom in bedroom #2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Upstairs bathroom shared with bedroom 4 and 5...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    The basement game room is still under renovation at this time....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We do have some movies that you are welcome to view...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    We have added a nice sandy beach down by the water for little kids and big kids at heart....moreless

  • Waterfront

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WI-FI is on site for those that can't get away...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking unlike many cottages that only have room for a car or two....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and seasonings are in the pantry, you will also find napkins, plastic ware, trash bags, cleaning supplies, dish soap. Ask if there is something specific....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rentals are available at a number of places including DeWitt's on Clam Lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    covered deck with ceiling fan is a perfect place to watch the boats go by or read a book....moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Again a number of places have these where you can rent by the day or week....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Giant yard for kids to play in...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A nlarge Kitchen Aid Charcoal grill capable of Grilling 14 LARGE steaks as well as potatoes and onions. Charcoal is provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Shanty Creek only 12 miles away. Boyne mountain less than an hour away, so lots of ski possibilities....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are some water toys, floats, that you are welcome to use....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LATE FALL WINTER
Dec 3 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500
LATE SPRING
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$2,000
MEMORIAL EARLY SUMMER
May 20 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$2,500
SUMMER 1
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
4TH OF JULY WEEK
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,400
SUMMER 2
Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,400
LABOR DAY
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$350
$2,500
EARLY FALL
Sep 9 - Oct 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Short's Brewing Company

    "A visit to our cottage would not be complete without a trip to Short's Brewing Company. The..."

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  • Dockside-Torch Lake

    "Dockside is an institution on Torch Lake and just a short boat or bike ride from our cottage..."

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  • Shanty Creek Resort

    "A 4 season's resort with Golf, Skiing, Hiking, Biking, and so much more. 4 great golf cours..."

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  • Bellaire Bar and Restaurant

    "Bellaire Bar, a classic northern Michigan knotty pine bar, with a great selection of bar foo..."

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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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

Why the Owner Chose Bellaire, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to our cottage up North !

    Welcome to our cottage up North !

  • What better place to have a cup of coffee or an afternoon cocktail

    What better place to have a cup of coffee or an afternoon cocktail

  • The family room is just off the kitchen and dining area, WI-FI and Direct TV

    The family room is just off the kitchen and dining area, WI-FI and Direct TV

  • WIFI and DIRECTTV at the cottage

    WIFI and DIRECTTV at the cottage

  • Clam Lake from our shore on a morning where it was truly glass

    Clam Lake from our shore on a morning where it was truly glass

  • Sunset looking west on Clam Lake from our beach

    Sunset looking west on Clam Lake from our beach

  • beach and pier

    beach and pier

  • Main floor bed 2 with a queen

    Main floor bed 2 with a queen

  • large bedroom upstairs,

    large bedroom upstairs,

  • 3rd bath has 2 vanities plus a shower

    3rd bath has 2 vanities plus a shower

  • 3rd floor vanity. there is a shower in this bath

    3rd floor vanity. there is a shower in this bath

  • Morel hunting success, was a great steak dinner !!

    Morel hunting success, was a great steak dinner !!

  • Nice Sandy Beach area as well as a huge yard and fire pit for S'Mores at night

    Nice Sandy Beach area as well as a huge yard and fire pit for S'Mores at night

  • A nice bright spacious kitchen with a wonderful view of the lake and beach

    A nice bright spacious kitchen with a wonderful view of the lake and beach

  • Dining area and kitchen easily seat 10 or more with views of beach and lake

    Dining area and kitchen easily seat 10 or more with views of beach and lake

  • Early morning sunrise from the pier.  Good fishing to the east by Grass River

    Early morning sunrise from the pier. Good fishing to the east by Grass River

  • Sunset on the pier of the cottage

    Sunset on the pier of the cottage

  • Kitchen Aid charcoal grill with room for 14 huge Ribeye's plus potatoes & onions

    Kitchen Aid charcoal grill with room for 14 huge Ribeye's plus potatoes & onions

  • main floor master with king bed

    main floor master with king bed

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Big bedroom bunk bed

    Big bedroom bunk bed

  • 5th bedroom has a trundle bed

    5th bedroom has a trundle bed

  • 3rd bedroom upstairs, 2 doubles and 1 twin, plus 2 closets and full bath

    3rd bedroom upstairs, 2 doubles and 1 twin, plus 2 closets and full bath

  • View from drive coming into house, plenty of parking on room to play, 1.25 acres

    View from drive coming into house, plenty of parking on room to play, 1.25 acres

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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