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Recent Torch Lake reviews

  • Can't wait to return to this slice of heaven on Torch!

    "First let me say our family of 7 has rented its fair share of vacation properties over the years, with our kids ranging in age from pre-school to late teens/college age... so we've experienced a wide range of comfort, amenities and owner hospitality. That said, we all agree that the past week spent Enjoying (capital E intended) a stay at Birchwood cottage is one of the overall best vacations we've ever had! From the start and continuing during our stay, owner Nan has been a delight to work with.. extremely polite, timely and detailed in response to our inquiries, and even in immediately sending a workman to repair a minor appliance glitch we encountered during our stay. The stunning beauty of Torch Lake and fun, laid-back ambiance of the surrounding area speak for themselves, so this review will focus on the cottage and its many benefits. The rustic charm is evident the minute you set foot inside, yet it boasts the convenience of modern appliances (we were tempted to steal her dishwasher, it was so whisper quiet, and her washer/dryer, which were both lightning quick). The large, well-outfitted deck directly over the water was a delight during early morning coffee and gorgeous sunsets, as well as offering welcome shade from the midday sun. The hammock and hanging swings within earshot of the lake sounds were great nap-inducers. A sturdy dock and shared swim platform provided easy access to the shallow gradient and soft sand of the lake bottom. The generous loan of kayaks and a canoe (with a separate release form) made for tranquil paddles to explore the shoreline and changing color palette of the lake's depth contours. The reliable in-house wifi made staying connected a breeze, and allowed our teens to avoid an outbreak of "fomo fever". The large dining table made for fun mealtimes and gaming, while the extremely comfy master bed provided us with some of the most restful sleep we've had in months (aided by the sound of the lake lazily lapping at the shore through the screened sliding door). The well-shaded lot ensured that the cottage's interior stayed cool during even the hottest days, and the multiple efficient fans and flow-through layout allowed for great cross-ventilation of the main floor rooms. The location at the end of a wooded lane made for very convenient access, off-loading and parking. The short drive or walk to Alden for great food and shopping was a huge plus. All in all, a fantastic week in a restful and fun-filled paradise!"
    Guest: Jerry C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 31, 2016
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  • Paradise on Torch Lake

    "We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this beautiful quaint cottage set on the edge of Torch Lake. Everything was perfect from the comfortable bedrooms to the well stocked kitchen. We found the cottage clean, cosy and perfect for our family of 8. The cottage is set on a beautiful green lawn sweeping down to the waters edge. We jumped and swam from the dock and the kids snorkeled for crayfish every day. This was our first family stay at this beautiful cottage and hopefully not our last, you will find everything you need to make your vacation easy and fun. We couldn't wish for better memories from our stay here."
    Guest: Nina H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 10, 2016
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  • Upper Michigan gem

    "The special attention and care that the owners of this property put into our stay was over the top. It is a large home with lots of space and a great outside deck that gives you a view of Torch Lake. A very quiet and peaceful neighborhood yet an easy walk or bike into the charming town of Alden. We loved having it as our home base to explore around the region, it was a perfect location for our trip. It is not far from Traverse City if you want a bit more action, yet the town of Alden had its own weekly farmers market if you wanted something close by. Loved the yarn shop in town! The property was clean and the owners were gracious and warm. I look forward to staying in touch."
    Guest: karin w. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: October 12, 2015
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  • Really nice comfortable house

    "My daughter and my sister and I rented this house to be close to my brother who was having a reunion at his house so we actually spent very little time in the house. But we would have liked to. It was very clean. Very comfortable. Open space for family time and a nice yard for kids. The beds were comfortable and the AC worked great which was nice since we were there during a heat wave. Torch Lake and the surrounding towns are really special, very different from what we have in MD. I would highly recommend this house and the area for a vacation."
    Guest: Ellen C. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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