CHEERY COTTAGE, NEAR SOUTH END TORCH LAKE, SLEEPS SIX, NOT ON THE LAKE

John Amos

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHEERY COTTAGE, NEAR SOUTH END TORCH LAKE, SLEEPS SIX, NOT ON THE LAKE

Torch Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

NO SMOKING NO SMOKING NO SMOKING NO SMOKING AND JUST TO BE CLEAR NO SMOKING NO CIGARS IF YOU SMOKE STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE...

Relax, take in the sunrise and the waking birds on our awesome, tree level wrap around porch. The yard is big enough to play games such as Frisbee or practice your chipping. Our neighbors are friendly and welcoming. We hope you enjoy your stay at our home away from home as much as we do. If you choose to stay during the summer we will probably be somewhere close on our boat on one of the lakes in the chain or a marina on Grand Traverse Bay.

Bright and cheery cottage built into the hill with view of beautiful south end of Torch Lake year round. Our family cottage, we visit it throughout the year. We are sure your family will find it affordable, convenient and close to everything you could ever want to do up north during any season. It is decorated in bright colors, has a Pergo floor in common area. Is exudes 'welcome' and 'relax'.

You may view all of our pictures via Amy's Picasa Web album by scrolling down to the 'Links to more information': section of this page.

In the past we have successfully rented to such groups as a family of 6, a group of 4 golfing buddies, a group of 4 women taking a break from the guys to shop and wine tour. A group of women on a relaxing Yoga retreat. A woman and her two adult daughters. A couple of newlyweds. A group of 6 adults (3 couples) who were sending their children to camp Hayo-Went-Ha. A pair of couple friends who boated and played on Torch Lake for their first time. If you are a similar group, we welcome you.

This is not a good place to have a loud party. We intend to rent to families or couples and are especially well suited for such groups. We avoid renting to large groups of young adults. If you are a group of hard charging sand bar stallions then our place is not a good match for your group. Representing yourself to be a small group and then breaching our contract by inviting a bunch of your adult friends to join you overnight, will result in a termination of that contract upon which time you will be made to vacate the premises without receiving your money back.

We have no hangups about race, religion or sexual orientation so please feel safe and free to contact us with your concerns. We want the 'best' renters so we try to offer the 'best' to you.

Keywords: House,Cottage, Chalet.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
John Amos (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About John Amos

Amy and I live in the Grand Rapids area. Amy is an elementary music teacher and I am a retired tool and die engineer. We are also entertainers for weddings, private parties and corporate events. The name of our group is The Life of the Party. Amy picked this picture because she looks great, I was playing it up and look ridiculous(oh well).

John Amos purchased this house in 2002

Why John Amos chose Torch Lake

When we got married we sold Amy's house and decided to purchase a cottage. This one was the first one we looked at in our price range. After seeing it, all others paled in comparison. It is the first property we owned together and is very special to us. It is everything we could ever want in a cottage and thus we would like to share it and the beautiful area with others.

What makes this house unique

Very close to everything one could ever want to do up north and yet affordable. It is private, but not too private. Close to all the action, but not too close. Easy to keep up and yet it has a yard and is in a neighborhood that used to be an apple orchard.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Cheery Cottage, Near South End Torch Lake, Sleeps Six, Not on the lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Cheery Cottage, Near South End Torch Lake, Sleeps Six, Not on the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p280250vb
(616) 648-5591
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our time here. The house is spacious, bright, and cheery. It is well furnished and up to date. The owners are very helpful. The wraparound deck is relaxing with great views of Torch Lake. It's fun to watch the birds at the bird feeder. There are plenty of games for rainy days.

Everything was wonderful! We would love to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Returning renters are always with a few exceptions, always welcome back. We thoroughly enjoy renting to families and people who are eager to experience northern Michigan at its finest. Thank you also for leaving it so nice for us since we followed your stay with one of our own.
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Cheery Cottage, Near South End Torch Lake, Sleeps Six, Not on the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p280250vb
(616) 648-5591
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Bay City, Michigan
5

Kim and Dave

  • 5 of 5
We had a very good time in this lovely and bright house. It was very well updated and clean. The owners had a lot of items there so we didn't have to purchase, such as dish soap, trash bags, etc... The view from the deck was very nice and watching all the birds come to the bird feeders was awesome.. And we were able to bring our dog so that was a major plus for us...
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so in love with the area and our cottage that we actually get a kick out of being able to share this kind of an experience with other great people such as yourselves. Everyone of our past renters has expressed similar sentiments to yours and it makes us proud to know that other people truly value and enjoy what we are able to provide. It is our goal to create lasting rental relationships so please consider us again in you future plans.
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Cheery Cottage, Near South End Torch Lake, Sleeps Six, Not on the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p280250vb
(616) 648-5591
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Ohio
5

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5
John and Amy were great! Cottage is adorable, clean, and cozy. Great layout. Dogs loved lounging in the sun on the big porch, and I loved cooking on the island while watching TV. Good central location as well. Close to Traverse city, and Elk Rapids. Thanks for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Cheery Cottage, Near South End Torch Lake, Sleeps Six, Not on the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p280250vb
(616) 648-5591
Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Metro Detroit
5

Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at this cottage! John & Amy are very friendly, genuinely nice people and easy to rent from. They made the whole process (as this was our 1st time renting) simple! The cottage was perfect for us...it had everything we needed and the location was nice. It's peaceful at the cottage which made it easy to relax, but there is a lot of activity close by ~ boat rentals, great restaurants, and wineries...just to name a few. We've decided to try and make this an annual trip ~ loved it!!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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People watching on the sandbar, wine tour on Mission Point Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National park is less than a 2 hour drive away, the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge is less than a 2 hour drive away, Leeland - Charlevoix - Petoskey - Machinaw City - Traverse City - Glen Arbor - are all within a reasonable drive away - it is a great base from which to see all that Northern lower Michigan has to offer,

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Torch Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer season
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,580
 
 
offseason fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Torch Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Garage
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , We just updated this bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sized Sofa sleeper. Great for kids, not so much so for adults. I slept on it in March at is was not comfortable for me. My teenager thinks it is great. , Bunk Beds (2) Both Bunks Feature Full Size Futon on Lower Bed, Twin on Top. Both are in one room on the lower level.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shuffleboard
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
  • snowmobiling
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
We believe that we have the best tasting water anywhere. We have well water and I would put it up against any bottled water for taste, We are in a great location for 'anything' up north, We are in a quiet neighborhood which is great for sleeping, We have bird feeders and attract some very nice varieties such as Baltimore Orioles Indigo Buntings Hummingbirds Purple Finches and many most of the more popular birds as well,
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