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CHARMING TORCH LAKE HOME... RARE FIND!

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Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2010
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CHARMING TORCH LAKE HOME... RARE FIND!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Torch Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located on the se side of Torch Lake between Alden and Clam river,this wonderful Torch Lake home offers an updated kitchen, two new bathrooms, remodeled upstairs dormitory bedroom with 3 double beds and one twin bed, and large living and dining rooms with knotty pine paneling.

It also offers a sun room and Three Season sun porch. Outside is a large patio with new patio furniture and an open porch facing the lake. Spectacular views abound. A very deep lot with gradual slope to the water. Be sure to see the pictures!

Mooring buoy for a boat. Moor at your own risk. Owner assumes no liability.

Single widow age 59 occupies entirely separate private residence towards the road. This is a 2 year old 1500 sq. ft. residence with 3 bedrooms that may also be available to rent. It may only be rented by the same party renting the main house.Call for details and photos

Weekly rental only. Saturday to Saturday

Major credit cards accepted!

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I AM A 63 YEAR OLD WIDOW WITH TWO GROWN CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. I WAS BORN IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN. I WORK AS A REALTOR FOR KELLER WILLIAMS IN ELK RAPIDS. I HAVE BEEN COMING TO TORCH LAKE MY WHOLE LIFE AND LOVE THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA. I KNOW MANY FAMILIES WHO HAVE ALSO COME HERE FOR MANY YEARS. MY SISTER AND SON HAVE PLACES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE LAKE.

The Owner purchased this house in 1945

Why The Owner chose Torch Lake

MY GRANDFATHER PURCHASED THE PROPERTY IN 1945. THE FAMILY WAS HERE WHEN THEY LEARNED THAT WORLD WAR 2 ENDED.

What makes this house unique

THIS PROPERTY IS CLOSE TO CLAM RIVER (HOME OF THE POPULAR 'DOCKSIDE'), CLOSE TO THE QUAINT TOWN OF ALDEN VISITED BY HUNDREDS EVERY YEAR FOR ITS GREAT SHOPS AND EATERIES, AND A TEN MINUTE BOAT RIDE TO THE TORCH LAKE SANDBAR. THERE IS MOORING FOR A BOAT,AN UPDATED HOME WITH ALL THE AMENITIES, AND A VERY DEEP LOT. SPECTACULAR SUNSETS CAN BE ENJOYED AS YOU ENJOY GATHERING AROUND THE LAKESIDE FIREPIT.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Charming Torch Lake Home... Rare Find!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
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Charming Torch Lake Home... Rare Find!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184590vb
-(231) 564-0924 (Michigan, USA)
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
NKY, Cincinnati, OH
5

Very Nice Property, Excellent Location on Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just returned from an incredible vacation, 2 adults, 4 children. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are thankful to the owner for sharing her home. We had room to spare. This property is located in an ideal area on Torch Lake the south east side with beautiful sunsets, a few miles from the quaint shops in Alden. The property itself was perfect for my family! All the amenities, plus a nice backyard with a dock on Torch Lake. This is the first review I have taken the time to write. I noticed the comments below, BUT had a very positive experience. The owner was completely professional AND we have friends that live and run a local business on Torch Lake, who also know the owner and have only compliments.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Torch Lake Home... Rare Find!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184590vb
-(231) 564-0924 (Michigan, USA)
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mi.
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
I am not one to write reviews but I wanted to respond to one negative review I read when checking on the availabity of this place for the end of August. My party of 8 had a great time here last summer. The place was great and we were not at all disappointed! The owner was rarely there and never intruded on uor privacy.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Torch Lake Home... Rare Find!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184590vb
-(231) 564-0924 (Michigan, USA)
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Dayton, OH
5

Returning to Torch Lake in 2013

  • 5 of 5
While checking to make a reservation for the summer of 2013 at the cottage we rented in 2012, I noticed there were 2 reviews and decided to read them. I very much disagree with VERY DISAPPOINTED. My family of 10 (5 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 children) stayed there this past July and had a wonderful time. Yes, the house is an older lakeside home, but it is very clean and comfortable. We found it very quaint and nostalgic. We had all the essentials we needed. The owner lives in an apartment on the property but we never felt any invasion of our privacy and the ONE day that we saw her, she was very cordial and helpful.She gave us some good tips on restaurants and places to go. We loved our time at this Torch Lake property and that is why we are coming back again and again.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Torch Lake Home... Rare Find!
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-(231) 564-0924 (Michigan, USA)
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Williamston
4

Not Disappointed, at all.

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this place over the July 4th week; just prior to the other reviewer's stay. No one had any issues with bedbugs or any other bugs, for that matter. I found the house had the appropriate amount of furniture with sufficient room for our party of 10. Remember, this is a typical older lakeside home, not a newly built McMansion. Admittedly, the interior is a little dated. However, we found it mildly amusing rather than obnoxious, as the other reviewer characterizes it.

With regards to the owner, the other review seems down right unfair. When we realized the owner lived in an apartment next door, we had what turned out to be unwarranted privacy concerns. However, we rarely saw her. There was nothing creepy about her and we never felt she was invading our privacy. We never saw her looking out the windows and, in fact, we were not even sure she was home until after we'd been there a few days. We were very surprised by how little interaction we had with her during our time at the house. Besides that, when you stay there, you'll find most of your activities are centered on the water side of the home, away from the owners apartment, so, even if she did "spend the entire time" watching (which I doubt she does), she wouldn't be able see you. Makes me wonder who was watching whom. Based on my experience, this is a very odd criticism.

Anyway, overall, we were pleased with our stay. We found that the house was properly equipped and had pretty much everything we needed. It was blazing hot when we were there, but the AC kept it cool. There's a buoy to anchor your boat to and the trip to the sand bar isn't too great. Head the other way and you get to the Clam River real quick with it's marina and restaurant. The water at the home was nice and there was plenty of space for the kids to run in the yard and to swim. It's convenient to Alden and Bellaire. All in all, it's a pleasant lakeside home that served us very well and everyone had a great time.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Torch Lake Home... Rare Find!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184590vb
-(231) 564-0924 (Michigan, USA)
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Flushing, MI
1

VERY disappointed

  • 1 of 5
I woke up after the first night in the bed off the kitchen and had bedbug bites all over my body. The house is PACKED with furniture - so much so that it was difficult to move around through the house once you put the advertised limit of 10 people inside. If pleasant decor enhances your stay, find a different house. The walls, furniture, lighting, etc were downright obnoxious. Most disturbing was the owner. She spent the entire time we were there watching us from the upstairs window in the In-Law Quarters next door. CREEPY! She stared at us with an evil expression - not too inviting!! I was with a group of 30-50 year old women, and we spent the majority of our time on a boat on the lake. When we were at the house, we were relatively quiet, not loud or destructive. There was NO reason for her to monitor every moment of our vacation. DO NOT STAY HERE! There are PLENTY of beautiful homes on Torch Lake with owners that are friendly. Don't waste your time or money with this one!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just found out about this review from another family who rented from me this past summer. I have been renting for the past 5 summers and it has been my experience that people don't take the time to write reviews so I don't check for them. I am grateful that this family took the time to refute this poor review and to let me know about it.
During the 5 years that I have been on VRBO I have had many families that rent from me from year to year which would not happen if they weren't happy with their rental experience. I am fully booked every summer.
I have many photos on the listing that families review before contacting me. They include interior photos so the decor can be seen in advance of booking. When I am contacted, I email additional photos showing every room.
I have a very good cleaning crew who strive to offer guests an immaculate place to stay.All of the linens are new and there have NEVER been any bed bugs or other bugs.
Many items in the cottage are new including all the kitchen appliances, all bathroom fixtures, well. septic, and drain field. All of the outside furniture is new including 10 lakeside chairs, 4 lakeside porch chairs and all of the patio furniture.
The occupancy limit for the house is 10 people and the well and septic are designed for that accommodation. By the middle of the week during this guest's stay there were 9 cars parked here and remained here for the next 2 days. It was clear that the occupancy limit was greatly exceeded as per the rental agreement. Although I could have asked the party to leave, I did not.I did,however, retain a portion of the security deposit which is what prompted the negatve review as she was very angry that I did that. Never, at any time, did I stare or moniter anybody let alone with a creepy, evil demeanor. I wasn't there when the group arrived and wouldn't recognize anyone if I passed them on the street. I am a working realtor and am gone most of the time. All I can say is this is so untrue! Clearly there would be many negative reviews if this were true.
Finally, renting cottages on Torch Lake is controversial. Families owning lakefront property
don't want to live next door to rentals with no guidelines for the use of the property. That is why occupancy limits are so important. Many townships have debated banning rentals. It is crucial that owners who do rent, do so responsibly with the greatest respect for both neighbors and for the rental guests.
Thank-you for your time.
Leslie

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Torch Lake House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2250-$3250
  • US Dollars
  • JUNE 1- JUNE 28 $2500/WEEK PLUS 6% SALES TAX
  • JUNE 28-AUGUST 16 $3250/WEEK PLUS 6% SALES TAX
  • AUGUST 16-30 $2250/ WEEK & AUG.30-SEPT.2 $1200.ADD 6% SALES TAX
  • Refundable security deposit of $750 due 30 days before booked date
  • 1/2 of rental fee due 7days after reserving your date
  • Balance of rental fee due 30 days before booked date
  • Cleaning fee of $125
  • WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY! SEPT.2-OCT 18 $1800/WEEK PLUS 6% SALES TAX
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Amenities

Amenities

Torch Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Flat screen high definition t.v.with premium channels.Firepit at lake shore. Dock and mooring buoy for a boat.

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