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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake

  • 4 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 8
4 Reviews

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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204200vb
Alden Northern Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI
5

Beautiful Home for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My three children, their spouses, my two granddaughters and I started a tradition of renting cottages on Torch Lake for an annual family getaway. This year we won the jackpot with this lovely, extremely clean, home. The home has such a cozy, cottage feel, yet has plenty of room to accommodate seven adults and 2 children. The sleeping quarters were very roomy and comfortable. The outside decking is fantastic with two levels. One area is protected from the weather elements with a roof and just one step down to another area is a dining table large enough to sit all of us for family meal time. We ate all of our lunch and dinner meals on the deck watching the boat traffic on the lake. My two granddaughters were swimming and collecting Petosky stones in the beautiful blue water every day. We loved our week so much we have already started the process of renting the home again next year.

Carol, Brian (& Jenny), Laurie (& Todd), Amie (& Andy), Gemma (7), Esme (3).
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Beautiful lake front family home on the east side of Torch Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p204200vb
Alden Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Excellent Cottage Rental On Torch Lake! Clean! Clean! Clean! The BEST beds EVER! Beautiful VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is excellent and clean and feels like home. The cottage has a fantastic view of Torch Lake with a huge deck & yard. We were able to take many sunset pictures. The yard is large enough to play tag football or soccer with the kids. The cottage has a clean Weber grill for cook outs. There is a beautiful bonfire pit as well that we enjoyed and we cooked tons of s'mores under the beautiful stars at night. They even have a huge sand box for the kid’s right at the dock. There is a hammock that is hung right by the water for good naps during the day. The beds are #1 and all very comfortable. The view from the upstairs bedrooms of Torch Lake is amazing. My parents watched the fog roll in covering Torch Lake at 6am and by 9am when we were all awake they told us just how awesome the view was up there laying in bed and watching Mother Nature. There is cable TV & a DVD player. The kids would watch their shows while enjoying breakfast at the huge dinning room table that could seat all of us. There is a dishwasher & disposal.We celebrated my sons second birthday here. There is plenty of room to cook in the kitchen and we sure cooked! The bathrooms were very clean, the floors were just mopped when we arrived and super clean, the kitchen was clean, the outdoor grill was clean. Everything felt like a home rather than a cottage. We went to King Orchard Farm and picked raspberries and nectarines one afternoon. That was very fun for the family. We took a drive to Traverse City and ate pizza upstairs on a small little deck overlooking the water. We went to Brownwood and shopped at all of the stores and bought Sunday donoughts. We took a trip into Bellaire and shopped at the sidewalk sales. On the day we left we saved Alden for last & shopped all through the stores before driving back to Chicago. You can walk to Alden from this home on a small path. This cottage has nice new windows and a nice washer and dryer. There were RED bags for garbage. Go to Dockside for lucnh or dinner. They have excellent french fries. We loved this cottage so much and it is a part of us now. My little boy still says "bye bye cottage". He did not want to leave- none of us did. We can not wait to return. The owners of this home are super fantastic people. They really take care of their renters and keep you up to date on everything. There were plenty of lap blankets to use at night when it was cooler. We had one full week of SUN and blue skies! August 13th-August 20th 2011. THANK YOU

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