BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT FAMILY HOME ON THE EAST SIDE OF TORCH LAKE

Zoe

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT FAMILY HOME ON THE EAST SIDE OF TORCH LAKE

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Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) lake front

Torch Lake has long been one of the most sort after “Up North” destinations with National Geographic Magazine rating it as one of the most beautiful lake in the World.

The cottage has four bedrooms arranged as 1 king, 2 queens and 2 twins comfortably sleeping 8 people.

The cottage is on the east side facing west, therefore we enjoy amazing sunsets. We have 180ft of lake frontage and dock that give easy access for boating on Torch and interconnecting Elk and Bellaire lakes.

15 minutes away Shanty Creek is great for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. 45 minutes away Boyne Resorts provide excellent skiing and tubing in the winter, golf in the summer and Avalanche Bay water park.

For those that prefer a more leisurely pace Alden is a short walk away, boasting quaint antique and gift shops and the not to be missed Higgins Store famous for its ice creams.

The cottage is available for weekly rental Saturday to Saturday all year round, long weekends available by request. Find yourself sitting by the fire pit watching the sun go down over beautiful Torch Lake.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Zoe

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We are Zoe and Tony Booth, we have 4 children and live in Bloomfield Hills Michigan Originally we are from London England and 13 years ago my husband was offered an advertising job here.

Zoe purchased this cottage in 2004

We visited Torch Lake the first year we arrived in Michigan and rented a few times. We absolutely fell in love with the place, it is very special to us and the rest of our family visiting from England

Our cottage is in a great location for short tubing rides on the boat, longer day trips to Elk Lake or just popping up to The Dockside by boat for dinner. Bike rides into town to play tennis and get an ice cream is all part of our stay.

In the winter we enjoy our cosy weekends in the cottage skiing and tubing and coming back home to the cottage to sit by the fire and relax. The lake is so dramatic in the depths of the winter, we spend many weekends enjoying skiing and walking.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204200vb
Alden Northern Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI
5

Beautiful Home for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My three children, their spouses, my two granddaughters and I started a tradition of renting cottages on Torch Lake for an annual family getaway. This year we won the jackpot with this lovely, extremely clean, home. The home has such a cozy, cottage feel, yet has plenty of room to accommodate seven adults and 2 children. The sleeping quarters were very roomy and comfortable. The outside decking is fantastic with two levels. One area is protected from the weather elements with a roof and just one step down to another area is a dining table large enough to sit all of us for family meal time. We ate all of our lunch and dinner meals on the deck watching the boat traffic on the lake. My two granddaughters were swimming and collecting Petosky stones in the beautiful blue water every day. We loved our week so much we have already started the process of renting the home again next year.

Carol, Brian (& Jenny), Laurie (& Todd), Amie (& Andy), Gemma (7), Esme (3).
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204200vb
Alden Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Excellent Cottage Rental On Torch Lake! Clean! Clean! Clean! The BEST beds EVER! Beautiful VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is excellent and clean and feels like home. The cottage has a fantastic view of Torch Lake with a huge deck & yard. We were able to take many sunset pictures. The yard is large enough to play tag football or soccer with the kids. The cottage has a clean Weber grill for cook outs. There is a beautiful bonfire pit as well that we enjoyed and we cooked tons of s'mores under the beautiful stars at night. They even have a huge sand box for the kid’s right at the dock. There is a hammock that is hung right by the water for good naps during the day. The beds are #1 and all very comfortable. The view from the upstairs bedrooms of Torch Lake is amazing. My parents watched the fog roll in covering Torch Lake at 6am and by 9am when we were all awake they told us just how awesome the view was up there laying in bed and watching Mother Nature. There is cable TV & a DVD player. The kids would watch their shows while enjoying breakfast at the huge dinning room table that could seat all of us. There is a dishwasher & disposal.We celebrated my sons second birthday here. There is plenty of room to cook in the kitchen and we sure cooked! The bathrooms were very clean, the floors were just mopped when we arrived and super clean, the kitchen was clean, the outdoor grill was clean. Everything felt like a home rather than a cottage. We went to King Orchard Farm and picked raspberries and nectarines one afternoon. That was very fun for the family. We took a drive to Traverse City and ate pizza upstairs on a small little deck overlooking the water. We went to Brownwood and shopped at all of the stores and bought Sunday donoughts. We took a trip into Bellaire and shopped at the sidewalk sales. On the day we left we saved Alden for last & shopped all through the stores before driving back to Chicago. You can walk to Alden from this home on a small path. This cottage has nice new windows and a nice washer and dryer. There were RED bags for garbage. Go to Dockside for lucnh or dinner. They have excellent french fries. We loved this cottage so much and it is a part of us now. My little boy still says "bye bye cottage". He did not want to leave- none of us did. We can not wait to return. The owners of this home are super fantastic people. They really take care of their renters and keep you up to date on everything. There were plenty of lap blankets to use at night when it was cooler. We had one full week of SUN and blue skies! August 13th-August 20th 2011. THANK YOU
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204200vb
Alden Northern Michigan
Allen, TX
5

Beautiful Cottage-Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We recently (7/2011) stayed at this beautiful waterfront cottage and it definitely did not disappoint! The cottage was very clean, spacious, comfortable and comes very well equipped with many amenities to enjoy your stay. If you have children the large yard provides plenty of room to play and hangout! We were looking for a cottage atmosphere vs a home and this place was a perfect fit. The cottage is very rustic and cozy but yet elegant with tons charm and windows galore for amazing views! Great beds (Master BR was incredibly comfortable)!! One of the best things about this cottage is the large deck overlooking Torch Lake..we had amazing weather the week we stayed and spent many hours relaxing and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Torch Lake. Being on the east side the lake provides you with incredible sunsets! The location is also a big plus..cottage is 1 mile from Alden for shopping and ice cream (get there early) and if you are a boater there are 2 marina's within 5 miles of the cottage.
We are already looking at our vacation schedule for 2012!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone and would rent this place again in a heartbeat!
Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204200vb
Alden Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

Best House Ever!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I have rented more than 10 homes (with & without dads &/or kids) over the years and so far this is the only one we have gone back to. There is absolutely nothing missing. The word cottage is absolutely perfect. It's cozy, yet plenty large enough to be comfortable. It does not feel like many of the "rental" homes we have stayed at. It feels like a home someone lived in and loved and we were honored guests. The kids were swimming and collecting Petosky stones in the beautiful blue water every day. This year we brought our boat and spent hours on the amazing Torch Lake sand bar. The boat is for sale, so what a perfect last trip with it!

Marcia, Rachel(14), & Tara(10) and Amy, Caroline(11), & Kathleen(11)


p.s. The upstairs beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Availability & Rates

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Alden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
Fall
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Our cottage does not include linens and towels
$500 to secure the booking, balance due 5/6 weeks before the stay
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Amenities

Amenities

Alden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
Notes:
Linens and towels are not provided
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