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Torch Lake Dream Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with large porch

This is a non-smoking property. Cozy lakefront Dream Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a queen and one small room with a double. All linens are provided. In the living room are sleeper sofas and large screen wall-mounted TV. The bathroom is a three piece with shower. Towels are provided. The small galley kitchen is also completely equipped. included is a gas grill. Read or play games on the covered porch while you take in the lake, sit on the Adirondack chairs on the lawn, or lay out on the dock. Swim out to the raft or to your own board moored in front of the cottage. Take the kayaks out. No boat? Rent from Torch River Marina one mile away.

Note that boat mooring and kayak paddling are at your own risk. Owner assumes no liability.

This is a non-smoking property with a maximum of 5 overnight guests only (including adults and children) and a limit of two vehicles.

The owners live next door during the summer.

More Details

G. Markley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About G. Markley

Gary's family is one of the oldest families on the lake. His Grandfather was a Presbyterian Minister in Bartlesville Oklahoma who took summers off to come all the way to Torch Lake to fish, eventually retiring here and serving the Elk Rapids Presbyterian church. Gary's Dad retired as an MD here. Now it's Gary's turn.

G. Markley purchased this cabin in 1920

Why G. Markley chose Torch Lake

One of the first cottages on the south end of the lake, it was acquired around 1920 because it was next door to the family cottage. It has a knotty pine interior, hardwood floors, and ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathroom.

What makes this cabin unique

You will fall in love with this cottage and the lake from the large covered porch. This is the spot to be on the lake, close enough to the sand bar if you want to spend time there but far enough away to not be bothered by all the boats and activity.


Rapid City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has stall shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Larger bedroom has queen bed, television. Smaller bedroom has full bed. Two queen sofabeds in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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Torch Lake Dream Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We had a beautiful stay and are certain we're coming back next summer!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is no more than 25 feet from water with your own dock, moor for boat, plenty of kayaks to share, swim platform. Two fans supplied in cottage helped us get through a couple of very warm, humid nights. Plenty of towels, sheets, pillows, t.p, paper towel. Room to park our trailer, two motorcycles and bicycles. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes, cooking necessities, glasses, coffee maker, etc. Icing on the cake was Gary himself. Nice to have a neighbor to talk to right next door. We don't like to do dishes, so we took our own paper plates and napkins.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure excellence at dream cottage

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is amazing. The home is extremely clean, well taken care of, the owner Gary and his wife are top notch. The location is perfect if you have a boat and enjoy the sandbar. Gary, thank you for everything and allowing us to enjoy your property. We hope to be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cute, and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and cozy. Great location with lots to do nearby. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great visit!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great location! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Made for a wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the long Memorial Day weekend at the cottage. Everything was perfect. The views were amazing, the cottage itself was just as pictured, clean and organized. The owner was really nice and made sure everything went well. I have no complaints at all about the trip. It made our anniversary that much better!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a limit of five people in the cottage overnight. More than five guests will not be able to spend the night.
There is a limit of two vehicles with no space for more.
This is a non-smoking property. There is no smoking anywhere on the grounds or in the water.
Cleaning fee and 6% sales tax is included in rate.
We trust you; no damage deposit is required.
There is a 3% discount for cash/check payments. We encourage you to take advantage of this and pay by check.

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund if reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to scheduled arrival.
75% refund if cancelled between 45 and 60 days prior to scheduled arrival.
50% refund if cancelled between 30 and 45 days prior to scheduled arrival.
No refund less than 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.