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Gorgeous Cottage with Sandy Beach on Beautiful Torch Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) - Huge deck, great view, all amenities

This spacious cottage is situated on an expansive private lot and sandy beach on the south side of Torch Lake. The unobstructed view from the house and deck is down the center of the lake, which boasts a beautiful sandy bottom ideal for swimming and play any time of the day or night. This is one of the most stunning properties on Torch Lake. North-facing location affords beautiful views of sunrises and sunsets over the lake. In the evening, take advantage of the fire pit on the beach to roast marshmallows. House features comfortable furnishings, modern amenities, high speed wireless internet access, washer and dryer, eat-in bar, and all the comforts of home. Dock and boat hoist for added convenience.

Property Location: This cottage is located 1.5 miles from Torch River and Torch River Marine where you can rent pontoon and speed boats. It is approximately 5 miles south of Alden, which boasts shops, restaurants, and tennis courts. You are just a boat ride away from the Dockside restaurant at Clam River, which is a great place to sit outside, watch the boats go by, and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner. You are a short 20 minute drive from Traverse City, home of the Traverse City Film Festival.

Beautiful House: The cottage is comfortable and airy and boasts all of the comforts and convenience of home, including a fully stocked kitchen and a washer and dryer. A large deck is great for el fresco dining and the yard large enough for Croquet and volleyball. A boat hoist is available, as well as a heavy duty mooring anchor 100 feet from shore for a second watercraft. Long dock has a deck area for beach chairs.

More Details

Alisa Martinez
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Alisa Martinez

I grew up in Southfield, MI and now live with my husband and son in Washington state. We love the outdoors, camping and hiking, and our summer visits to Torch. There is nothing like Torch Lake anywhere that I've ever been in the world. My family has had a place on the lake since the 1960s, starting with my grandmother whose cabin was just west of the cottage on Ladd Drive.

Why Alisa Martinez chose Rapid City

I spent every summer of my childhood on Torch and, though I have traveled to many places in my life, I have never found a place as beautiful as Torch Lake. The water is clear and the sand is sugary. You can walk out for half a mile before it is over your head and it's great for kids because of the shallow water near the beach. The cottage is a perfect place for a couple or family with its comfortable rooms and amenities.

What makes this house unique

Crystal clear water and a sandy bottom are great for kids, for playing and swimming. Beautiful view all the way down the lake with glorious sunrise and sunsets. Awesome for swimming, boating, sunning, and SUPs.


Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Medicine cabinet and minimal shelves for personal items.
  • New shower and tub installed Summer 2015.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed still leaves lots of room in this large Queen room.
  • Bedrooms are spacious, boast closets, and are beautifully furnished. All bedrooms offer great natural light and have blinds. The King room and the queen room in the front face the lake.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The lake out front is ideal for children because it is relatively shallow and boasts a sandy bottom. There are no stairs in the house or leading down to the lake, which is also great for small children as well as the elderly. Lots of windows for cross breezes throughout the house.


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Gorgeous Cottage with Sandy Beach on Beautiful Torch Lake
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Garden City

Torch Lake "Family Fun" in the Sun!❤️🌞

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this property! The views in each room are spectacular. Beautiful sunrises & sunsets. The sandy bottom beach and shallow water 💦 makes for so much family fun in the sun! 🌞

Thank you for opening up your home and allowing us the opportunity to build more happy memories on amazing Torch Lake! 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views of Torch Lake! Great family cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We planned this vacation as a family get together week. Three families consisting of 6 adults and 6 children ranging in age of 13-5. Everyone had a blast.The view of Torch Lake from this property is fabulous!!! The children had so much fun playing in the clear blue, shallow water that went on forever. Lots of room to play lawn games. On rainy days there was plenty of inside space for kids and adults to play games or just hang out. Wireless internet for those that can't stay away from their i Pads and devices. Bedrooms are spacious. Lots of ventilation with plentiful windows to let air flow through. Also lots of fans available. Big front load washer and dryer. Dishwasher. Big outdoor grill. We were able to rent a pontoon boat for the day which was also a blast. We are hoping we can repeat this adventure next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Week - Charming Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week on Torch and loved the cottage! Perfect location and well equipped with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous View

  • 5 of 5

The property felt like home. Everything you need. Close to stores, sandbar, and Dockside. The view of the water is amazing. The beach out front is perfect for a family with kids. Our dogs loved the space of the yard. Lots of room inside the house. Beds are really comfy.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, MI

Beautiful beach house on Torch Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this cottage. We visited with three 2 year olds and found it to be the perfect fit for a young family. The beach was ideal, shallow water and perfect boating lake! Everything was provided - bedding, towels, linens, beach chairs, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Alden Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
A Ga Ming
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Torch Riviera
Car: necessary

Lots of great restaurants and shopping nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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