3 BR, 2 Bath home on Torch Lake
About Dorothy Clore
This property has been in our family for three generations, beginning as a cottage in the l930's, then established as a year-round residence for my parents, now owned jointly by my brother and myself.
Why Dorothy Clore chose Alden
This is an ideal place for a summer vacation. The lake is one of the most beautiful in the country, clear and very clean. The house is partially carpeted and all on one level (except for one step from the garage and then another into the porch) so that people of all ages can enjoy living comfortably.
What makes this House unique
This property has always been a source of great delight and pride for our family and friends. We look forward to sharing that with others.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
No smoking anywhere on the premises (be sure your visitors know this) No pets unless a service dog. Speed limit on the road is 20 mph. please obey.
Renters are expected to leave the house the way they found it; laundry can be still in the machines if beds have been made up with 2nd set.
If we have to pay someone to clean the fee is deducted from renters' deposit.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Our family really enjoyed our stay. May be our favorite rental yet. The location is PERFECT! Short walk to Alden for breakfast, park, ice cream, shopping and short trip by boat to the sandbar! House was bigger than expected, screened in porch was such a nice feature, owners were extremely nice and very quick to answer any questions! Kayak and paddle board were a bonus. We will be back! Thank you!
We couldn't have had nicer renters. Hope Natalie's family will be able to return. Dorothy
Great Property for our family
The property is located on a dead end street within short walking distance to Alden which made for great strolls to town for shopping, wine tasting, muffins & ice-cream. The boat launch was also right downtown so it was super quick and easy to drop in and take out our boat. We tied up to mooring at the house on calm nights but had to pull the boat out when winds picked up. East side of lake is definitely more impacted by winds - keep in mind if brining your boat. Owners live behind the house & are very helpful. The house itself is well equipped and very open and spacious. The screened porch was to die for! We spent all our meals out there, and had beautiful views of the sunset from the dock. We had a relaxing and wonderful time at this lovely home! Thank you Dorthy for hosting us!
Many thanks, Sheila and family, for being such great renters. We're happy to host you again any time. Dorothy
Peace and Quiet
Lovely secluded property, with everything you will need for a stress free vacation. Hosts are extremely friendly and accommodating, permitting the use of all of their amenities....kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, etc.
Thanks so much David and family for being great renters.
Hope to see you again. Dorothy
One of the most relaxing vacation stays, ever!
Our stay was better than we ever expected. The home was large, well kept, and well stocked. The owners were the nicest hosts we have ever experienced. They were quick to show / tell us about spots for photography, eating out, breweries and finding eagles. The home came with the use of a kayak and paddle board, which my husband used numerous times. The screened porch was perfect for enjoying the late afternoon before sunset. Speaking of sunsets, they were absolutely wonderful. Every night! This property was a vacation in itself. No need to go anywhere else.
Fantastic views ~ lovely home
Great Experience ! Great house! Great owners ! Had a Faboulous week, lots to do very close to everything we wanted to take in Mackinaw, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear dunes! lake is beautiful !
if anthing could be improved on would be a new mattress on the double bed and new pillows !
I'll check on the mattress and date it was purchased. We bought all new pillows last year although some of the old ones may be in the decorative cases that I assumed would be decoration only. In the last two years, since pillows were purchased, no one else has mentioned a problem. I appreciate comments, negative as well as positive, but everyone has different sleeping preferences so I feel like the 3 Bears' situation sometimes. "Too hard, too soft, just right," depends on the person using the bed. :)
great lake getaway
Comfortable house in a great location by the lake and a short walk from Alden. Hosts were helpful and encouraged us to use their kayak, paddle board, windsurfer, and water skis. We had a great time!
Thanks so much for your kind words. We've had nothing but great renters through HomeAway and are very grateful.