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Shelly Kesh

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Clam/Torch Lakefront. Stunning Views. 2015 Remodeled Interior.

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Cottage... sleeps 6-8

Newer bungalow style home with open floor plan featuring cathedral ceilings in the great room and Four Seasons Sunroom leading out to the upper deck. 2015 Updates -- new kitchen, hardwood floors, updated bathroom, fresh paint and bedding. The kitchen is compact but fully equiped and open to the great room. Two lower bedrooms, one with a double, the other with two twins. Upstairs is a large loft that has both a King and a Double. First floor laundry room. Upper and lower decks both have tables, upper table seats 4, lower table seats 6. The house sits close to the lake and has great views from inside. There is a firepit with 6 adirondak chairs and a hammock. You'll love the cozy feel, peaceful setting and close proximity to Torch Lake. Plenty of dockspace for your boat!

Amenities: The home features cathedral ceilings, open great room with galley style kitchen and sunroom with floor to ceiling glass. Berber carpet throughout, ceramic tile bathroom. Wrap around deck has table and chairs. Backyard has two chaise lounges and sandbox for the kids. Grill is available for use.

Activities: Golf at Shanty Creek, Anterim Dells, The Farm and more (20 min). Skiing at Schuss Mt and Shanty Creek (20 min).

Within walking distance of U-Pick Orchard for Strawberries and Apples (2 miles). Driving distance to Peaches and Cherries (25 min).

Quiet country setting offers miles of biking.

Many antique shops in the area~ Elk Rapids, Alden, Bellaire, Central Lake. Great shopping in Charlevoix and Traverse City.

Boat to the well known Dockside Restaurant located 10 min away by boat at the mouth of Torch Lake. Dine outside on the expansive deck overlooking Torch Lake.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shelly Kesh (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Shelly Kesh

We currently live in Waterford, MI without two kids and two dogs. When our kids got super busy with sports we decided to share our home with others and it's been a great experience. Over the years we've been lucky to have people who have come back year after year. Several have fallen in love with the area and purchased places of their own.

Shelly Kesh purchased this house in 1997

Why Shelly Kesh chose Northern Michigan

We may be biased, but we feel like we have the best spot on the lake! Our home sits across from a nature preserve and it's on the widest part of the lake so looking out from the house you really get that up north, quiet feeling, even though you're never more than a short boat ride to Torch Lake where all the action is. The house itself has large windows and door walls and an all glass sunroom with gorgeous views of the lake. There's a huge deck very close to the waters edge and the way the house is situated you're not looking at the neighbors.

What makes this house unique

Great spot for biking, jogging, long walks. Close to Bellaire for shopping and restaurants. Visit Shorts Brewery and Lulus!


based on 17 traveler reviews

Clam/Torch Lakefront. Stunning Views. 2015 Remodeled Interior.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Clean and beautiful water views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute our stay!!! It was a great family vacation and the space was utilized well in the cabin. Cleaned and remodeled. Breath taking views, enjoy fishing on clam lake and boating and swimming in torch lake. Easy accesses to everything. My family would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad that you had a good time!
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Awesome remodeled cottage with quick access to Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

Shelly was incredibly nice, and did a wonderful job getting us set up. The cottage is very nice, and can sleep 8-10 comfortably. We loved being on Clam Lake, as it is not nearly as busy as Torch Lake, but still within a 15 min boat ride of Torch if you want to venture out that way. We will definitely be staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It's really important to us that our guests are pleased with the house and have a great vacation! Shelly
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Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described; spending the week here was very enjoyable and being on the lake was great. Found our way into town to enjoy the little shops and restaurants and was close enough to Traverse City to enjoy a day trip. We would recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy peace and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Perfect location to wake up and walk onto the porch for the sunrise and just a short boat ride to Torch Lake. Would defiantly recommend this house to others and come again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was recently renovated and very clean and charming. We enjoyed being able to tie the boat to the dock. The only negative is the lake is mucky and weedy at the dock so we could not swim at the dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I and a couple of friends stayed here, the house is very pretty inside and has all the amenities you will need. We choose this place because it was pet friendly and had the dock space for a jet boat and jet skis. The inside of the house was very clean and nicely decorated. The outside was lovely as well. We really enjoyed sitting around the fire pit at night and looking at the stars. You will have to provide your own firewood which there are a couple of locations nearby that have some. At one of the marinas down the road and then there is some at a private residents east of the property. We enjoyed our stay as we had great weather and the water was very warm. Just a warning if you have a jet powered boat or jet skis to be careful while leaving and returning to the dock as the bottom of the river has a lot of debris that can get sucked up, we had to pull out our jet skis twice to remove driftwood that got lodged in there. Also be careful if you plan on going into the water as it is very muddy and if you have sandals on you will lose them in the mud. This is only really the only downfall as it is very muddy and has a lot of seaweed so swimming right off the dock really isn't an option. If you go out where it is deeper you won't have any problems since you won't be touching the bottom. Shelly was very accommodating and responded to my messages very quickly. We had an issue with some wasp and that same day there was someone there spraying which took care of the issue, so thank you for that. Also thank you for allowing our dogs as they are part of our family and not very many places allow dogs. This is the perfect place to get away and just relax and enjoy beautiful northern Michigan. Have fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and also for renting from us. We are always very forthcoming with our potential guests regarding the lake bottom at our home because we don't want people to be disappointed if swimming right at the home is important.
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Northern Michigan waterfront at it's best. Peaceful, quiet location yet still close to shopping, golf and many other activities. Newer home with 2 story ceiling in great room, lake views from kitchen, sun room, great room and upstairs sleeping loft. Updated decor. Laundry room. Kitchen has all appliances, fully equipped. Just 5 minutes from spectacular Torch Lake, visit the famous Dockside Restaurant for casual dining. Turtle Creek Casino is 30 minutes drive. 40 minutes to Charlevoix and 40 minutes to Traverse City.


Rates & Availability

Bellaire / Shanty Creek House Rental Rates

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Peak Season
Jun 5 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is the upstairs loft. In addition to the King bed there is also a Double bed in the loft area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Enjoy beautiful views of the Grass River Nature Preserve. Curl up with a blanket and a good book in the Solarium with 180 degree lake views. Ready for dinner? Less than 5 minutes in the car gets you to the famous 'Dockside on Torch lake' for great casual dining. Ask about our Water Adventure package! Waterskiing and wakeboard lessons, boat tours, kayaking, tubing, sight seeing, fishing. We will customize the day to fit your families water adventure style!

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