CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE

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Russ or Michele Stephens

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE

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Sleeps 4 - Deck - Lake View - Bonfire Pit

Studio Cottage: one full size bed, pull out sofa bed, one bath with large walk in shower, full kitchen, fully furnished with all amenities on pristine lake front. New appliances, new carpet, private deck with gas grill over looking Thayer Lake.

100 feet of Lake Frontage on quite calm no wake lake surrounded by beautiful pines and hardwoods. World recognized Torch Lake is right across the street. Very private and quite setting. Thayer Lake is 1/2 mile from 2 marinas and the very popular Dockside restaurant on Torch Lake. Both marinas have boat ramps - Butches does not charge for their ramp. Butches has boat and pontoon rentals to cruise the Chain of Lakes. You can travel south on Torch Lake to Torch River into Skegemog Lake ending at Elk Lake where there is the quaint town of Elk Rapids and a wonderful boat friendly lake front restaurant with a great deck for outside dinning. Also you can boat north on Clam Lake to the Grass River and end up in Lake Bellaire ( great fishing lake ). The Grass River is a natural wildlife area with Swans and Loones. Truly an experience to enjoy for all.

Both Alden and Bellaire are 15 minutes away with restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy ( Bellaire ), gas stations, and many very unique shops and dinning. Thayer Lake is 20 minutes from Shanty Creek Ski and Golf Resort. There are several great golf courses a short distance away. Taverse City is a 35 minute drive and Lake Michigan Beaches, Charlevoix is a 30 minute drive, and Petoskey is 1 hour away. Both are very beautiful cities on Lake Michigan and the drive is incredible. Mackinaw Island is also a popular destination and is a 1.5 hours drive and a really neat boat ride to the island - a unique day trip for sure.

In winter times there are many outdoor sport activities

which include: Downhill skiing, Cross county skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowboarding, etc. Thayer Lake is a great fishing lake. We supply a Rowboat and two Kayaks for your enjoyment.

This is a nonsmoking unit, however smoking is allowed outside. No Pets Allowed

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Russ or Michele Stephens

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465912vbi
231-377-6828
Alden Northern Michigan
Peru Indiana
5

Couple from Indiana

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Russ and Michelle were very accommodating. There was nothing lacking and if there had been they were more than willing to provide it. They were very knowledgeable to the area attractions, even providing a map for us. We both have highly stressful jobs so it was nice to get away and relax.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465912vbi
231-377-6828
Alden Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My boyfriend and I work ALOT and needed a quick and affordable getaway for the weekend. This great little studio cottage ended up being the perfect mini vacation for us. We were looking for a relaxing spot to kick back with a drink, fish, grill, and enjoy some outdoors for once...this place offered it all. If you're wanting to have a "deep relieving sigh while watching the sun set over a calm lake" moment, let Russ and Michele set you up in this great little cottage. Oh, and if you end up forgetting anything, no worries because I'm confident they thought of it for you. The place is stocked with anything you could possibly need (paper plates, cooking utensils, water bottles....I mean everything)! We will definitely be returning next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465912vbi
231-377-6828
Alden Northern Michigan
Detroit area
4

An excellent place to experience everything the area has to offer.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Russ and Michele were very attentive to our needs and there place was very well stocked. The place feels private and cosy and is just far enough off the beaten path that a very quick car ride will get you over to all the activities of Torch Lake. Thayer Lake is quite a little treasure in itself and was a very relaxing place to spend the evenings enjoying the Bon fire or the stars in the night sky. The owners warm hospitality absolutely guarantees a return to this rental.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465912vbi
231-377-6828
Alden Northern Michigan
Midland, mi
4

Peace and tranquility:-):-):-)

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We experienced everything we had hope for when we spent a week in this lovely studio on Thayer Lake. A week of peace , relaxation and tranquility . The owners , Michelle and Russ were very welcoming indeed and the studio well equipped and comfortable and met our every need.
A good place for lunch with a great view of Torch lake would be The Dockside Restaurant , just a couple of minutes away..
If you are looking for a restful , peaceful time , then this location is great ......
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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CHARMING STUDIO COTTAGE ON THAYER LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465912vbi
231-377-6828
Alden Northern Michigan
4

Go here for a good getaway

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Russ and Michelle, the owners, have just opened this studio cottage up for short-term rentals but everything was handled like they'd been doing it for much longer. The cottage was very clean and well-kept, and there was an ample supply of staples such as coffee, salt, pepper, shampoo, etc. Thayer Lake is a small, no-wake lake and there are chairs and a glider on the shore and the dock. In the evening, it's an excellent place to relax with a glass of wine and a good book. I spent a good deal of time biking through the surrounding country-side, and if you are looking for a place with good access to good biking and hiking locations, this is it. There aren't bike lanes but the roads are generally lightly trafficked so you're unlikely to be bothered by too many cars. While biking, there are a number of small towns nearby to explore. I didn't eat out much, cooking most of my meals in the cottage. But for those who like to try Michigan craft beers, Short's Brewery, one of the best microbreweries going right now, is only a few miles away in Bellaire. They have a fabulous selection of beers and a decent menu.

The cottage is nearly right outside Russ and Michelle's home & I was a little concerned about the close proximity. But it wasn't a problem. In fact, a couple of times it was handy to have them close-by. One word of warning: they do have dogs. The occasional barking didn't bother me and they never made noise at night or early morning to interfere with my sleep.

If you're looking for a secluded spot, yet not too far off the beaten path, this is a good place to go.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Amenities

Alden Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Large tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Notes:
Bonfire pit on the beach including firewood, Dock on the water with platform w 2 seat rocker, Beach furniture, one row boat and 2 kayaks.
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