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BEAUTIFUL TORCH LAKE SUNSETS NEAR QUAINT ALDEN VILLAGE

Missy Porterfield

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Missy Porterfield

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL TORCH LAKE SUNSETS NEAR QUAINT ALDEN VILLAGE

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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 recently underwent a total renovation in early 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.

KEYWORDS: Cottage, Torch Lake, Alden, Pet Friendly, Central Air Conditioning, Sandy Beach, Boat, Dock, Sunsets

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Missy Porterfield (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
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Alden Northern Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, MI
5

Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved the house on Torch Lake. It was spotless when we checked in and everything was new including appliances and furniture. It comfortable slept our family and we loved the walk out basement. We had a lot of fun making s'mores around the fire pit and we loved the large backyard.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We're pleased to offer a sparkling clean and nicely furnished cottage for our vacationers. And - we've gotten lots of nice feedback about the large yard providing plenty of room for outdoor play.
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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
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Alden Northern Michigan
Denver
5

Hilltop Cottage - Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5
My husband and family (mom, sisters, brother in law, nieces and nephew) thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Hilltop Cottage Torch Lake. The cottage was nicely decorated, furnished and very comfortable - everything was new. The sunsets were AMAZING. We made sure to have dinners every night on the large deck that faced the water and sunsets - with no mosquitos!! The walks to the dock with family and our dogs were enjoyable and made for great conversations. We had so many laughs and new memories made - from a pontoon ride to the sandbar, to walks into Alden, to drinking beers at the campfire. Highly recommend making Torch lake a must on your bucket list and this is the perfect cottage to enjoy those summer days of fun! I'm already making plans to stay here next year - hopefully for 2 weeks!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled with the feedback we've received from each renter this summer and really appreciate those that take the extra time to post a review. This first summer at Hilltop Cottage has been a great success and we are now booking fall reservations. Come enjoy the fall colors at Torch Lake!
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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
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Alden Northern Michigan
5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Hilltop Cottage is a tastefully decorated, beautiful, bright, clean facility. It was exactly as pictured and was very comfortable and convenient to town. The town itself is quaint and entertaining. We had an excellent vacation and would highly recommend this rental to any one. We had a minor problem with a door that was repaired within an hour of notification. Thank you, Missy, for a wonderful setting for our getaway!!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we really appreciate you taking the time to post a review! We hope you will consider Hilltop Cottage for your next vacation.
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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
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Alden Northern Michigan
5

A wonderful getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
Hilltop Cottage is a gorgeous facility. Everything was clean and inviting. The view is magnificent. Everything was exactly as described. We were thrilled with the accomodations and the location was perfect. The town was quaint and interesting. We had a minor problem with a door and the repair was made within an hour of speaking to the owner. We woulf highly recommend Hilltop Cottage for just about any age group or type of gathering. Thank you, Missy, for a great getaway!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568943vb
Alden Northern Michigan
5

A wonderful getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
Hilltop Cottage is a gorgeous facility. Everything was clean and inviting. The view is magnificent. Everything was exactly as described. We were thrilled with the accomodations and the location was perfect. The town was quaint and interesting. We had a minor problem with a door and the repair was made within an hour of speaking to the owner. We woulf highly recommend Hilltop Cottage for just about any age group or type of gathering. Thank you, Missy, for a great getaway!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Torch Lake Sunsets Near Quaint Alden Village
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Alden Northern Michigan
Eaton Rapids MI
5

Honeymooners

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the hilltop cottage on Torch lake for our honeymoon. The sunsets and view from the dock are breath taking. The locals, culture and hospitality rivals any high upper class resort. When we arrived, the cottage was spotless and all the amenities we could need were provided. Its a beautiful modern cottage set on one of the best lakes in the world. I have already reffered a couple friends to check this out for their next vacation!!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hilltop Cottage. We'd love to have you visit again.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,500 Per week

Alden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 16 - Jun 13, 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Jun 13 - Jul 4, 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Jul 4 - Jul 11, 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Jul 11 - Aug 29, 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Aug 29 - Oct 31, 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Standard pricing is for up to 7 people and no pets.

Cleaning fee: $150

Option: $150 per dog, per week (2 dog maximum, no cats)

Option: $200 additional person #8

Option: $200 additional person #9

Note: until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
50% deposit and $500 refundable damage deposit required to secure reservation.

50% balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main level bathroom - toilet , tub , Main level bathroom contains tub with shower & glass doors.
    Lower level master bathroom - toilet , shower , Spacious bathroom w/ large vanity & step-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 Main Level - 1 queen , Sliding glass door opens onto huge deck overlooking lake.
    Master Bedroom Lower Level - 1 queen , Sliding glass door opens to patio overlooking lake.
    Family Room Lower Level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sleeper sofa and sliding glass door to patio.
    Bedroom 2 Main Level - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Double sized bed with twin bunk above it.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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