Sapphire Shores Cottage is located a short distance from the Village of Alden!
About Darren Whipple
I was previously the property manager before I bought the property this spring. I live within 30 minutes of the cottage so I am always available for my renters.
Darren Whipple purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Darren Whipple chose Alden
Alden Sapphire Shores cottage is in Alden which is a cute little village with shopping, dining, and a public launch for your boat.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage is located on the southeast side of the lake so you have a different million dollar sunset each evening you stay!
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
This is not a party cottage.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Boats allowed. One mooring buoy is provided for use at your own risk. Suggested capacity is for boats up to 20 feet in length.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great relaxing getaway.
My hubby and I rented the house to
Celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. The house was even more lovely in person. It was just us and our miniature dachshund but there is definitely room for many more to stay comfortably. The house is outfitted with anything you need for your stay. We heard how beautiful Torch Lake was but it was even more beautiful in person. We spent our evenings watching the gorgeous sunsets on the large deck. The deck even has a gate so our dog could roam the entire deck without a leash. Darren is very knowledgeable about the area. He was able to give us several recommendations for sunny and rainy days. We did rent a boat for the day from Dockside which was recommended by Darren. The boat was new and clean and made for an awesome
Day out on the water. I can’t say enough about this wonderful property or it’s beautiful
Location. Thank you so much Darren for making our vacation wonderful. We plan to go again next year with our friends and tour the nearby wineries.
We were looking forward to our first trip to Torch Lake, but the vacation exceeded our expectations. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and was so clean and welcoming. We watched the most incredible sunsets we have ever seen on the back deck of the property. Darren was truly the best property manager we have ever worked with, and helped make this trip so memorable. We enjoyed checking out some restaurants and shops around the Alden and Bellaire areas, and our only regret is that we didn’t have more time to explore further. Already looking forward to our next trip to Torch Lake! We would highly recommend this destination and property to everyone.
Torch lake vacation
Had a relaxing vacation at this beautiful cottage. Spent most of our time boating & visiting the surrounding areas.
Darren is very easy to work with & kept us well informed. Although we had some windy cooler days, Torch Lake was amazing & memorable.
Wonderful house on a beautiful!!
Great week on Torch Lake
We stayed the 2nd week of August and the cottage was very nice. Recently remodeled and has most the comforts of home. Cottage was very clean and working with Darren was very easy.
The cottage is set closer to the road than the lake but the views were still great. We used the gas fire table on the deck a lot more than the fire pit close to the shore.
We brought a 21 ft boat and the mooring was in plenty of water. We did not load/unload from the dock because that was fairly shallow.
There is a nice grocery store just up the street so running for supplies is quick and easy.
Overall, we had a great week. Thank you!
Great cottage on Torch Lake
This is a very nice lake front cottage with plenty of space (we were a party of 4). The inside is nicely decorated and the appliances are better than what you expect for a cottage. There are board games (Monopoly, Life, ...) provided, which is nice.
The huge deck is nice for spending the evenings, there even is a gas fire pit on it.
There is a mooring buoy approx. 40’ from the dock for your boat (approx. 3.5-4' of water) and a second buoy very close to shore for hooking up a tube or other floaties.
Darren is great! He responds quickly when contacted and went out of his way to help retrieve some items we accidently left behind.
If you want to relax on Torch Lake, this is the place to go.