First time available ! This spectacular all-amenities Lakefront home, just feet from the shore of Torch Lake, has it all !
This spacious home on the desirable east shore of Torch Lake provides fabulous sunset views and has everything you need for the perfect vacation for family and friends. The 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home has a large, open floor plan and offers expansive views of Torch Lake from most rooms. It has a wonderful living room with fireplace (w/ queen sleeper sofa), large open kitchen with top appliances plus breakfast bar, and dining area. After a wonderful day of sun and swimming at your private beach, you can enjoy cocktails on the dock, barbeque on the lawn, or go for a sunset cruise. End your day sharing memories around the private lakeside firepit over a s'more! Children also have their own play area on this amazing 180 ft wooded property.
Torch Lake has long boasted that it was named the "third most beautiful lake in the world" by National Geographic Magazine. Torch is 19 miles long and about 2 1/2 miles wide and is part of the Chain of Lakes which allows boating from Elk Rapids to Bellaire. Close to both Alden and Bellaire, the area also offers four public boat ramps, a number of restaurants (both casual and fine dining), a variety of shops, playgrounds, public tennis courts, and a library. The beautiful natural wooded area provides for great cycling and walking.
Popular tourist destinations such as Traverse City ( home of the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival), Charlevoix, the Leelanau Peninsula, and Petoskey are all within an hour's drive. The area also features concerts at Interlochen National Music Camp , Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, and Mackinac Island.
Keywords: Home, Lakefront, Beach, Sunset View,
I have lived many places and have had the opportunity to visit around the country and world, but Torch Lake is still the place I call home.
The Owner purchased this house in 1947
My grandparents bought this property in the 40's, and I have been coming to Torch Lake my entire life. I was fortunate enough to inherit the original property, and we have remodeled and added to the home. We feel that in addition to enjoying many friends and activities on Torch Lake, we are the lucky stewards of this beautiful property.
We spend as much time as we can outside enjoying the beautiful surroundings from coffee at the picnic table watching the morning sun come over the water, to sun and swimming at the beach and dock, to taking in the spectacular sunsets and possibly roasting a s'more at the beachfront firepit. Many days include a walk in this wonderful area.
The communication from the owner was very poor. I made multiple attempts by phone, text, and e-mail to contact the owner after our stay. I received no response. I finally had to file a complaint with Home Away in order to make contact and have the damage deposit returned.
The house was very cluttered and not cleanly. Open containers of food, some spoiled. Maintenance was poor. Mold and musty odor inside the house. Outdoor furniture broken.
Would not recommend.