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BRAND NEW FAMILY COTTAGE ACROSS FROM GRASS RIVER NATURAL AREA

Mike Lambert

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Mike Lambert

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2014
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BRAND NEW FAMILY COTTAGE ACROSS FROM GRASS RIVER NATURAL AREA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Alden Cottage Rental Photos and Description

130 feet of Clam Lake frontage, 50' dock, 3 br, 2 full baths, and tower room

Come now to enjoy the area's breath-taking winter beauty! Join the thousands who visit Up North for terrific winter sports and relaxation in a pristine winter wonderland. Turtle Bay cottage is brand new construction. 3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,100 square foot space. The tower room is great for board games and viewing the lake and nature preserve. Light, airy, windows abound. Spring, summer and fall enjoy the wrap-around porch and sleeping porch. Outside stairs down to reading deck and fire pit by lake's edge. Swimming. Sandy cove for wading. Peaceful. Quiet. Beautiful. All year long.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Lambert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Mike Lambert

I have always loved this area and moved here full time with my family in 1985.

Mike Lambert purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mike Lambert chose Alden

The property is located on beautiful Clam Lake directly across from the Grass River Nature Preserve, an unspoiled natural area. I decided to build a cottage with vintage character but with modern amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

In building the house my goal has been to give it the flavor of early lake cottages including beaded paneling, vintage lighting, a sleeping porch, lots of natural light and a Victorian wrap-around porch.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513032vb
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Alden Northern Michigan
Michigan
4

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5
The cottage was well appointed and extremely clean. The view of the lake from the home was beautiful.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513032vb
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Alden Northern Michigan
Seattle, WA
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
The home was immaculate and very comfortable. The location was beautiful - very quiet, amazing sunrises and sunsets and awesome wildlife (swans, kingfishers, skunks and other birds). If you're looking for a quiet getaway in the middle of the woods, this is your location. We were there a little late in the season to get out on the water, but the stargazing was amazing and it was a really nice place.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513032vb
+1 -231-633-3397
Alden Northern Michigan
4

Beautiful House-Great Location

  • 4 of 5
Had a great week at this house. It was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed in the kitchen. It had a period stove that added charm to the cottage and worked like a charm after I figured out how to light the oven. Property description is accurate and the cottage is well maintained. A few things to note...windows and doors are not sealed well so in the evenings if lights are left on, bugs do get in. We also had an issue with the Dock. It collapsed as a few folks in our party were getting off of our boat. Luckily no one was hurt too badly (bruises only) and the owner did respond as soon as he was contacted to shore up the dock, apologize and paid for our lunch at SHORTS (nice local brewery/restaurant). I would recommend this cottage to a friend. It's a great location and it's very close to TORCH lake by boat. It's right next to the Grass River area which is really great for Kayaking and nature watching. There are swans and Loons that you can hear calling which is very peaceful. The owner has two new kayaks available for use which is awesome. I would give 5 stars but because of the dock situation I decided to give it 4. Although the owner was attentive after the fact I do think it could have been avoided if the dock was maintained better. It was very wiggly before the collapse. Thank God no one got hurt seriously, it really could have been bad. However, that being said, I would stay here again and I would recommend it to a friend. Had an awesome TORCH lake vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513032vb
+1 -231-633-3397
Alden Northern Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, MI
5

Amazing, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5
I went up to this beautiful property with my two friends. What a great weekend we had for the holiday! This place is just gorgeous, and so relaxing. We enjoyed our coffee on the deck every morning, and a nice bonfire at night with the fire pit provided. The house is beautifully decorated and has the country home feel. Ideal for families, or just a group of friends. The lake is literally right in the backyard. The owner was extremely accommodating and kind. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get away!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Heather'
A belated sincere thanks for your terrific review. Your doing that is an immense help. We have already gotten feedback beneficial to our bookings. I hope you do return in the Fall and we can thank you in person.

Sincerely

Mike
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Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
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Alden Northern Michigan
West Bloomfield, Michigan
5

Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5
It's difficult where to begin as to the beauty of this property! This vintage style home, with it's country side, is a spectacular place to stay if you are looking for the true "Up North" feeling. It easily maintains 6 or more guests and the amenities and hospitality of the owner is superb. The owner was always available when we needed and he was ever so pleasant. This was truly the best vacation home I have ever stayed at in the Northern upper parts of Michigan. The home was in top notch cleanliness and nicely designed. Every room in the home had lake view access. Sitting on the porch, both morning and night, having coffee or having a bonfire was wonderful. The close proximity of the lake made it all the more beautiful. We really enjoyed ourselves and we will be returning to this home in the Fall. The colors of nature around this property will certainly be amazing in the Fall season! Thank you to the property owner, Mike, for his kindness and generosity. See you in the Fall, Mike!!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Brand New Family Cottage Across from Grass River Natural Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513032vb
+1 -231-633-3397
Alden Northern Michigan
West Bloomfield, Michigan
5

Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5
It's difficult where to begin as to the beauty of this property! This vintage style home, with it's country side, is a spectacular place to stay if you are looking for the true "Up North" feeling. It easily maintains 6 or more guests and the amenities and hospitality of the owner is superb. The owner was always available when we needed and he was ever so pleasant. This was truly the best vacation home I have ever stayed at in the Northern upper parts of Michigan. The home was in top notch cleanliness and nicely designed. Every room in the home had lake view access. Sitting on the porch, both morning and night, having coffee or having a bonfire was wonderful. The close proximity of the lake made it all the more beautiful. We really enjoyed ourselves and we will be returning to this home in the Fall. The colors of nature around this property will certainly be amazing in the Fall season! Thank you to the property owner, Mike, for his kindness and generosity. See you in the Fall, Mike!!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Dockside-Torch Lake
Grass River Natural Area Rd
Alden's Mill House
Torch Riviera
Alden Bar & Grille
Alden Outfitters
Torch Lake Sandbar
Wild Onion
Charlevoix
"Beautiful town on Lake Michigan with a harbor on Round Lake, great shopping and food, boats ..."
Harbor Springs
"beautiful setting on Lake Michigan, grand old Michigan cottages, fine and casual dining"
Shanty Creek Resort
"world class resort for activities year 'round, golf, skiing, beautiful setting"
Petoskey
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dockside
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
131 State Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dockside
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dockside Beach
Car: recommended

The property is in a scenic area on a chain-of-lakes 67 miles long. Clam Lake runs into Torch Lake which National Geographic named the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world! Clam Lake also runs into the Grass River Nature Preserve - a beautiful preserve including the river and a large protected section of land which fronts on the river and has great walking trails! The preserve has an education center and offers terrific nature programs for all ages. It is handicap accessible.

The area is full of old growth trees which give you a sense of peace and tranquility. The trees are beautiful all year but in each season the landscape changes into fall colors, winter snow, spring wildflowers, and summer shade. The cabin's location is also surprisingly near sensational golf and ski resorts, gambling casinos with headliner entertainment, the small towns of Bellaire and Alden, the nearby cities of Traverse, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs. There are shops filled with one-of-a-kind pieces and ready for you from the budget shopper on up! Dining in the area is terrific: lots of great restaurants from ice cream parlors to 4 star gourmet cuisine. Every visitor will be very happy they came. Something wonderful for the young and not so young, casual or intense fitness, and land-lubber or water enthusiast. Families return year after year, generation after generation to this rare and beautiful area.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Alden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 9 2014 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
In Season
May 22 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
Notes Check-in is 2 PM or later. Check-out is 10 AM or earlier. FIREWORKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • bright airy bedrooms, wide-pine floors and paneling
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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