Historic Henlopen Cottage on Beautiful Torch Lake(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Just below the yard, roughly 20 steps down to the lake, stretches 171 feet of sandy beach that slopes gradually into the sparkling, breathtakingly beautiful blue water. The waterfront is an ideal recreational area for children and adults of all ages, and includes a fire pit for evening cookouts, as well as beach furniture.
The house is fully equipped, well-appointed, open and spacious with lots of windows, and is paneled inside with cherry and knotty pine. The kitchen is fully equipped. Among the many other amenities: board games and a collection of books for children and adults.
This cottage is part of an extended family compound, flanked by homes owned and occupied by cousins from Southern Michigan and the Chicago area, and friends from Cincinnati. An atmosphere of community, peaceful co-existence and fellowship prevails throughout this serene, secluded area.
This is a superb spot for low-key, neighbor-friendly, family vacations, for those who wish to enjoy and appreciate nature's beauty, including stunning sunsets, and innumerable water-related activities.
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Member since: 2005
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (8), Baby Cribs (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Tax Rate 6%
This home has been in the family for nearly 120 years, and is part of a unique area on Torch Lake that also is home to family members and friends of the owner. Expectations are that the home/surrounding property will be treated with utmost care and respect. Loud, late-night partying is absolutely prohibited and will be dealt with measures up to and including immediate eviction and calling police.
Half the rental amount is due, along with a signed contract, at the time the reservation is made. The balance of the rental amount, plus the required 6% Michigan use tax and a $1,500 damage deposit (preferably a separate check) is due at least 60 days prior to arrival. Failure to remit the balance 60 days in advance may result in loss of reservation and initial payment; owner's discretion.
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Several nearby championship golf courses, Tennis courts in Alden, Basketball court in Alden, Wildlife Viewing (including at Grass River Natural Area), Concerts in the park in Alden on Thursday nights, Watercraft rentals available at Clam River (one mile North)
An exterior view of Henlopen Cottage
Looking from the fully modern, roomy kitchen into the dining room
The spacious, sandy beach at Henlopen and the shimmering water beyond
A partial view of the living room-dining room area
The shaded front yard, looking out onto sparkling Torch Lake
It's Torch Lake; need we say more?
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, April 07, 2017
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