PRIVATE TORCH RIVER RETREAT A SHORT BOAT RIDE TO TORCH LAKE SAND BAR!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

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PRIVATE TORCH RIVER RETREAT A SHORT BOAT RIDE TO TORCH LAKE SAND BAR!

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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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Scott

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights
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Torch Lake Northern Michigan
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GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this place for several months during the winter. It was a good experience, beautiful location by the river and the inside accommodations were terrific! The owners are easy to work with and responsive when needed. I would definitely rent again.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Houston TX
5

GREAT NORTHERN MICHIGAN A-FRAME RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time while staying at the Torch River A-frame rental. The space is well equipped and clean. We enjoyed comfortable beds and nice accommodations. The property was amazing with lots of good parking for our guests. I've booked the property again for next year! The dock is situated just right for us to park our 30' go fast boat along side. The river level at the end of the dock is shallow but with a little trim up on your drive you'll be fine.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Torch Lake Northern Michigan
Berkley, MI
5

AMAZING LOCATION AND VIEW IN A GORGEOUS A-FRAME

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with a group of friends for the weekend. What a beautiful A-Frame inside and out! The view across the river is the nature preserve, so it can be quiet if you'd like. But if you're looking for a great time, the south Torch Lake sandbar is less than a five minute boat ride from the A-Frame. We kayaked to the sandbar in about 15minutes and it was quite easy as well.

More about the house though: It is well laid out where you are not crammed in. Everything is new, modernized updated from the kitchen, to the bathrooms to each bedroom. Each bedroom is small but enough for a couple of people and has great views out the windows.

All in all, this is a must to rent, I will definitely do it again!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • 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

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport, Traverse City MI
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Beaver Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
7.8 Miles
M72
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Torch Lake public access at Division Street NW
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Torch Rivera
Nearest Ski
15.5 Miles
Schuss Mountain Shanty Creek
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bellaire Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Torch Rivera

Beautiful secluded wooded acre lot on the Torch River as it widens approaching Torch Lake. A short boat ride or paddle up river to the famous Torch Lake Sand Bar. The location is an ideal home base for boating and fishing the beautiful Elk River Chain of Lakes with a DNR boat launch just 1/3 of a mile down the street. You can keep your boat docked just 35 feet from the front door while being less than a mile from the amazing coral blue waters of Torch Lake to the north and Lake Skegemog and Elk Lake to the south.

Downtown Alden is just 5 miles away, a quick boat or bike ride away.

If you enjoy gambling or are looking for some evening entertainment the Turtle Creek Casino is just a 15 minute drive away. One of our favorite destinations is Short's Brewery in Bellaire where you can sample some of the best brew's anywhere and get a growler to bring back and enjoy on the deck while bird watching or having a fire by the river's edge.

There are some great restaurants in and on the way to Elk Rapids which is 20 minutes away by car or take the boat and dock at the Elk River marina.

It is 20 miles to Traverse City where you can enjoy many opportunities for dining, entertainment and more.

The A-frame is ideal for kicking back, relaxing on the rivers edge and experiencing the peaceful tranquility of Northern Michigan in a private wooded setting that is hard to find an inland lake.

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Torch Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2014-15
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 29 2015
90 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Late Spring Early Summer
May 26 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July week!
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 11 2015
8 night minimum stay
$3,900
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Weekly rentals are from Saturday - Saturday.
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Amenities

Torch Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , spacious full bathroom on the main floor
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet , Bathroom on 2nd floor has a small tile ahower
  • 2 Full Baths, one with a bathtub, upstairs bath has small shower and no sink but adjcent bedrooms have sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor bedroom sleeps 4 also has a sink.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , small 3rd floor bedroom at the treetops
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small bedroom on 3rd floor overlooking the river.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on 2nd floor with a view of the water.
  • Each of the 2nd floor bedrooms are a good size and feature their own sink/vanity. The 3rd floor is compact featuring angled walls at the peak of the A-frame and offers a birds eye view.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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