Torch Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Inviting Riverside A-frame Overlooking Natural Area With 4 Bedrooms And 2 Baths
Sitting over 300 feet off the road the long driveway leads you through birch trees, pines and ferns to the Torch River A-frame. This classic cottage is tucked away on the river's edge in a great location on the Antrim Chain of Lakes and just a mile from beautiful Torch Lake. The sand bar is just minutes away by water from the dock out front where you can keep your boat during your stay.
There's a small deck at the rear entrance which opens into the kitchen, featuring granite counter tops with seating area, stainless appliances and modern amenities including a dishwasher. The view of the river is immediately visible looking through the the house towards the living room. There is a small laundry room off the kitchen and a large full bathroom with tub on the main floor.
The open living room features a natural stone fireplace and sliding glass door which opens onto a deck just feet from river's edge and a few steps away from the dock. The living room features leather furniture for lounging on including a comfortable sleeper sofa. The opposite side of the room has a HDTV, stereo & a DVD player.
The spiral stairway leads to the second floor which has 2 comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The master bedroom over looks the river and features a Queen bed. The back bedroom includes a full bed, two twins. The third floor is accessed by a compact stairway and has a small bedroom to either side, it's a fairly tight space but affords awesome birds eye views of the surrounding scenery giving the feel of being in a tree house.
The property is wooded on both sides affording privacy from neighbors and the view across the river overlooks the Torch river natural area. It as a great spot for bird and wildlife watching as well as beautiful sunsets over the trees. There is plenty of room for yard games and an evening around the campfire in a private and relaxing atmosphere.
The L shaped dock is large enough to accommodate most boats and watercraft that are suitable for the chain of lakes. The river is a no wake zone and you can dock your boat just a few steps from the front door.
You'll find plenty of parking on the property including a pad adjacent to the garage that's a good spot for parking a boat trailer or RV.
Its a wonderfully unique location where you'll feel like your away from everything while being right in the middle of the most beautiful waters in Michigan and within a quick drive to many great Up-North attractions.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
After growing up spending summers on the rivers and lakes around the State and I now reside in West Michigan. I've always loved boating, biking and traveling. I was introduced to the Antrim Chain of Lakes many years ago & fell in love the first time I laid eyes on the amazing teal blue waters of Torch Lake and the miles of beautiful waterway's.
Scott purchased this cottage in 2012
Why Scott chose Torch Lake
We have been visiting the Torch Lake and Bellaire area for years and dreamt of some day owning a place on the chain of lakes. Nearly every time boating on the chain of lakes my we commented how nice and peaceful the rivers were & if we ever had a chance to buy in the area that would be ideal. In 2011 we were blessed with an opportunity to buy a little piece of paradise in what we feel is one of the most convenient & peaceful locations on the chain of lakes that is close to the sand bar but just far enough away that you're not disturbed by the noise of boats speeding around the lakes.
Although we'd like to spend everyday at the A-Frame we're happy to be able to share this little piece of paradise with others that want to live a little bit of the dream.
What makes this cottage unique
Its hard to find a nicer spot on the chain of lakes to enjoy some of the best boating and fishing the state has to offer. With Elk and Torch lake so close but away from the occasional rough waters that can develop it is a great location that touches on the best of everything the area has to offer. Being 5 minutes from the Torch Sand Bar and 20 miles from Traverse while feeling miles away from everything is hard to match. Having the ability to boat up to Dockside on the Clam River for lunch or cruise over to Elk Rapids for the afternoon is really nice. Just sitting back at the rivers edge watching the water flow by and boaters pass is a relaxing enjoyable experience.