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Torch Lake Lakefront Cottage--Exceptional! Sleeps 6-10 in Torch Lake

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The Cottage Located on breathtakingly beautiful Torch Lake, this Non-Smoking property has been owned by the same family since the late 1800's. The cottage features natural wood interiors, two woodburning fireplaces, shelves of books, gorgeous views of the lake, coziness, and simplicity.

Equally suitable for families with young children or older couples, the cottage comfortably sleeps six people, with a Guest Cottage sleeping four more for an additional fee. We have 150 feet of lakefront, including a sandy beach, a private dock and a boat hoist. The lake's sandy bottom is shallow for a fair distance, making it ideal for children. The cottage sits at the end of a private road in a secluded setting thick with mature trees. Its location on the east side of the lake affords spectacular views of the setting sun, especially from the large open air deck which overlooks the lake, and the near-constant lull of water lapping at the shore. There is also a smaller private deck, complete with a hammock swing (one of several on the property), off the master suite.

Torch Lake was named the third most beautiful lake in the world by
National Geographic Magazine. The water is so clear you can see the
sandy bottom all the way out to the "drop-off." On sunny days, the
lake has ribbons of turquoise color that are reminiscent of the
Caribbean. Torch is the largest lake in Michigan (19 miles long and
about two miles wide) and is part of a chain of lakes which allows
boating from Elk Rapids to Bellaire.


The Suroundings A 15-minute stroll takes you to the small and charming village of Alden. It has one of Torch Lake's four public boat ramps, a number of
restaurants (both casual and fine cuisine), art galleries, a variety of shops, a playground, a public tennis court, and a library. Green woods and broad fields extend out from the town, offering great cycling and walking.

Popular Tourist Destinations such as Traverse City, Charlevoix, the
Leelanau Peninsula, and Petoskey are all within an hour's drive.
Should you choose to venture further afield, Interlochen National
Music Camp (offering excellent concerts), Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes,
Mackinac Island, or Hartwick Pines are well worth visiting.

Because the cottage is a family heirloom, we request great care and
consideration from our renters.

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Nan Reed Twiss 734-255-7833

cottage rental amenities

2 Fireplaces, Phone, TV, DVD, Cable, WIFI, Full Kitchen, Microwave,
Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided,
Washer & Dryer, Gas Grill (BBQ), 2 open-air decks, 1 hammock, 2
hammock swings.

activities and attractions in Torch Lake Michigan

Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing,
Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating,
Sailing, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, kayaking (no jet-skiing).

vacation rental rates

  • May through mid-June...$1500/week ($2000 with Guest House)*

…Weekend nights: $300   Weeknights: $200  Guest House: $100/nt

  • Mid-June through Labor Day...$3000/week ($3500 with Guest House)*

…Weekend nights: $525   Weeknights: $425   Guest House: $100/nt

  • Labor Day through October...$1500/week ($2000 with Guest House)*

*Please add 6% Hotel/ Motel use tax.

We rent Saturday-to-Saturday (we do make exceptions in the spring and fall).

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Top things to do in Torch Lake
  • Swim in Torch's crystal blue water
  • Sail...or ski...or fish...or canoe...or golf...or bike
  • Hang out on the deck or beach and admire the views
  • Go shopping in Alden or one of the many nearby towns
  • Go to Bellaire or Elk Rapids for some excellent food
Top things to do on a budget
  • Walk to town to the Muffin Tin or to Higgins for an ice cream
  • Go for a hike on Coye's Mountain (or one of many other trails)
  • Lie on the beach and soak up the rays
  • Grill dinner and eat on the deck
  • Hang out on one of our hammocks and read
Top things to do with a family
  • Play in the sand and water...build sand castles
  • Rent a boat: ski, fish, explore the lake
  • Swim to the raft and play
  • Go horseback riding
  • Go canoing
have-fun

Nan Reed Twiss , owner

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traveler reviews for this torch lake cottage rental

Lovely cottage

Review submitted: October 3, 2013   Date of arrival: September 19, 2013

If your family did not leave you a cottage, like my family did not, but you always wished they had, then maybe this is the place for you! You can easily imagine the many family gatherings over the years and all the memories that were made. The cottage is old, full of antiques, clean and quite charming. The kitchen and bath are not new or large but adequate, with good water pressure. The view and the lakeside deck are wonderful. The master bedroom is large with a view of the lake and the bed was quite comfortable. The upstairs bedrooms are small, but for kids they would be fine. The piano was a nice extra and the TV/cable/wireless made a rainy weekend bearable for my husband and son. Personally, I would have liked to have had more time to read all the interesting books.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

A DELIGHT

Review submitted: October 1, 2013   Date of arrival: September 23, 2013

What a delight! The photos are good but don't convey the charm of this cottage. Clean, everything you need is there, the deck, the dock, the fire pit - all wonderful. Inside the decorating is adorable and the beds are comfortable. Kitchen is complete. House is clean and convenient to town. A quick walk or drive to Alden. A hidden gem.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

A cool deck that overlooks Torch Lake

Review submitted: September 10, 2013   Date of arrival: August 31, 2013

You are surrounded by antiques in this cottage. We had issues with the cleanliness of cottage, but resolved with thoughtful owner. The deck overlooks the lake and is great to watch the sunset.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

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