ALDEN THAYER LAKE COTTAGE ('OAK')

Stephanie and Tim Pierce

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ALDEN THAYER LAKE COTTAGE ('OAK')

Alden Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lake Front Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This cute and clean '1940s' era cottage is much the way you would have found it mid-century: no TV, no phone, lots of clean air and water, nesting loons, and the good company you've traveled with. It has one bedroom with a double bed, and a curtained alcove room with a twin bed. The kitchen was updated in 2006 and the bath in 2013. New is the screened-in front porch and windows. This Thayer Lake beachfront cottage shares 150 foot of prime frontage with its sister cottage, 'Pine' (VRBO listing 467656). The cottage sits 400 feet back off the road. Thayer Lake is a no-wake lake perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and relaxed enjoyment of nature. There are both sunny and shady areas along the waterfront and a lakeside fire pit for making S'mores. The lake access is shallow and gradual, good for children and wading. Within one mile of the cottage are two public accesses to Torch Lake, one of Michigan's largest and certainly most beautiful sandy-bottomed lakes.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stephanie and Tim Pierce (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Alden Thayer Lake Cottage ('Oak')
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Alden Thayer Lake Cottage ('Oak')
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p57002vb
+1 -231-350-8293
Alden Northern Michigan
Wilmington NC
5

BICA

  • 5 of 5
Withe the exception of the bathroom, everything was great. The water heater in the bathroom really uses up a lot of the availanle space and the shower really needs to updated. However, even with these problems we would rent again.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback!
These cabins were designed and built for 1940s-era sensibilities, so each year in attempts to bring them somewhat into modernity, we try to make renovation decisions based on responses from our renters.
We have received many similar responses regarding the bathroom in our Oak cottage. We plan on renovating that bathroom this spring (2013) to move the water heater to the utility shed and to replace the old steel shower enclosure with a new one. It should feel much larger once we make these changes. :)
Thank you again for your time and review.

UPDATE Spring 2013 - Oak's bathroom has been remodeled! Please see new photos of the beautiful new space.
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Alden Thayer Lake Cottage ('Oak')
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p57002vb
+1 -231-350-8293
Alden Northern Michigan
East Liberty, Ohio
4

Up North at Thayer Lake

  • 4 of 5
This was our first visit to the Torch Lake area and our stay at the Thayer Lake Cottages could not have been more pleasant. It was every bit as lovely and more so than the listing photos portray. The cottage was clean and comfortable and appropriately appointed. Most of our meals we ate while sitting in the screened porch. We grilled many of our meals and enjoyed our evenings next to the lake around the campfire. We arrived anticipating spending the majority of our time boating on Torch Lake. There was a very nice public access ramp 1-1/2 mile from the cottage on Clam Lake that goes into Torch Lake. But, after seeing another visitor catch a fish on his first cast, my husband was very keen to go fishing. He would tell you that the excellent fishing on Thayer Lake was the biggest surprise and one of the highlights of his week. Butch's Bait & Tackle at Clam River is about a mile from the cottage where fishing gear and licenses are available. The Dockside, also at Clam River was a great place to enjoy lunch sitting on the deck looking out across Torch Lake. We had an excellent Sunday brunch at the Alden Bar & Grille with made to order omelets and shrimp & mussel pasta alfredo, mmm. We enjoyed using the provided kayaks, canoe and floatation devices on Thayer Lake. The fishing was easily done from both kayak and canoe. We completely enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone. It is not a 4-star hotel, however, it's rustic charm is exactly what we were looking for and found...
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport, Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Dockside
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Motorway
M88
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Dockside
Car: recommended

Up north near-by activities include nature trails, Torch Lake access less than one mile, fun shopping in town of Alden, Short's Brewery and Shanty Creek Golf in Bellaire. Thayer Lake is a 25-minute drive to Turtle Creek Casino. Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Elk Rapids are within 1 hour drive.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak Late
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$80
$485
$1,580
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$605
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Half of rental fee down to hold reservation, half at end of stay (leave a check when you check out). There will be a cleaning fee of $30 for less than full week reservations.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), (1) Twin beds and a couch.
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cottage includes picnic table, Weber charcoal grill and tools, outdoor furniture, new screened-in front porch, dock, swim raft, rowboat, canoe, and kayaks. Also included are gas stove, drip coffee maker, room fan, cooking utensils, microwave & kitchenware for up to six. Sleeping arrangement includes 1 Bedroom with full-size bed and an alcove with twin-size trundle bed (two singles). Cottage comes with blankets & pillows, renter supplies own sheets & towels. The cottage has an open kitchen, eating, and living area.
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