Alden Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Our original cottage in Alden (Harbor Cottage: VRBO #608918) is so popular, that we're now offering this second cottage nearby! Hilltop Cottage is located a short distance from the village of Alden and has recently undergone a total renovation - so everything is new, clean and fresh for summer 2014. This 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage is situated on 75 feet of private frontage on the crystal blue waters of Torch Lake. The cottage is located on the most desirable part of Torch Lake where the sunsets are breathtaking, the lake bottom is hard sand - perfect for water play!
Visit Alden or Boat to Popular Destinations
Hilltop Cottage is only a short distance (approximately one half mile) from downtown Alden – a charming small town with a spirit you have to experience to believe. Alden is known for its flower-lined streets where everyone you meet offers a friendly greeting. Alden has several restaurants, and Higgins General Store that has the best, biggest, ice cream cones you could ever eat. The town has cute boutique stores, restaurants, a family bar, tennis and basketball courts, a park with a playground, a public boat launch as well as a library and community center. The popular Dockside restaurant is just 10 minutes away by boat or car. Torch Lake’s famous sandbar is also a short boat ride away at the southern end of the lake.
Comfortable Family Cottage
The cottage is perched atop a small hill with a wide open yard rolling down to meet the lake about 300 feet away. A large deck overlooks the lake providing wonderful outdoor dining and lounging areas. Ample beach chairs and outdoor furniture, as well as an outdoor gas grill are provided. The large yard slopes gently to the fire/picnic/sunning area at the water's edge and is perfect for outdoor sports.
We include a dock, pontoon hoist and mooring buoy for your boat. There are also many opportunities to rent watercraft locally.
The cottage is fully furnished and provides central air conditioning for those extra hot summer nights. The cottage is decorated in a nautical beachfront theme. We supply all linens, pillows, towels, paper products and soap products. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and all pots and pans. We also provide a washer and dryer.
The main level features a large open kitchen and family room with sweeping views of Torch Lake. A huge deck spans the entire main level with sliding glass doors from the living room. One main level bedroom also has sliding glass doors leading to the deck and has a queen size bed. The second main level bedroom contains a double bed with a twin bunk above it. A full bathroom with tub/shower is also located on the main level.
The walkout lower level features a comfy family room with queen size sleeper sofa and a large slider opening onto a patio. Also in the lower level, are a beautiful master bedroom with queen size bed and sliding glass doors opening to the patio, as well as a spacious bathroom with step in shower.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a family-owned cottage that is ideally suited for families looking to build life long memories and is definitely NOT A PARTY COTTAGE. If you're looking for a party cottage please look elsewhere - there are many other choices on Torch Lake.
DISCLAIMER: This cottage is located approximately 300 feet from the water's edge. It still provides beautiful views of Torch Lake and its spectacular sunsets but the cottage is not at the water's edge.
Because this is our first season with Hilltop Cottage, we don't have any reviews to share yet. Please feel free to check out our other cottage in Alden (Harbor Cottage - VRBO #297928) where you can see photos and reviews that will give you a sense of how we operate.
KEYWORDS: Cottage, Torch Lake, Alden, Pet Friendly, Central Air Conditioning, Sandy Beach, Boat, Dock, Sunsets
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Missy Porterfield
Our family has been enjoying Alden and Torch Lake for over 60 years. We've made many friends and have many fond memories - and we invite you to do the same!
Missy Porterfield purchased this cottage in 2014
What makes this cottage unique
Hilltop Cottage is located on the desirable East side of Torch Lake and is just a short drive from the village of Alden. The cottage is clean and fresh, the lake views from the cottage are stunning and the hard sandy lake bottom is ideal for water play!