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

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Shelly Kesh
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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!

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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.

Amenities

Bellaire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Clam/Torch Lakefront. Stunning Views. 2015 Remodeled Interior.
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
SE Michigan
5

We loved our stay at Clam Lake!

  • 5 of 5

The owner described it perfectly, the dock was perfect for Clam and Torch Lake access and the Grass River Nature Presetve was terrific for kayaking and hiking. It was very quiet which we liked and dark, which made for great star gazing. We had a great week overall, thanks,

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! So glad you had a good week :-)
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5

Welcoming Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first stay at a VRBO and needless to say I was a little anxious wondering what we would really find when we arrived but as soon as I walked in the door I felt at ease and welcomed as if I was returning to a family home.

The view of the lake is beautiful the house is clean and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Our kids range from Age 5 to age 20 and they all enjoyed the house, in fact our 5 year old is still talking about the lake house we " lived" at on vacation and wants to return.

We also enjoyed going into the town of Belleair, great burgers at the bar and cute little shops to browse and Torch Lake is gorgeous, the boat launch is very close to the house so bring your boat to take it all in!

Also the owner was very kind and answered our questions quickly through the whole process.

If you love lake living, this house will create wonderful vacation memories :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that your family enjoyed the house and the lake! You're welcome back anytime! Shelly
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5

Everything we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, nice lake, and easy access to Torch Lake. Plenty of places to sleep, nice kitchen (small), and pretty clean in comparison to other rentals I've stayed in. Would recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean!!!! Had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin!!!! Perfect for our family vacation.

Enjoyed the view the most

Would recommend the cabin to others and definitely will come back. Loved it all

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We appreciate the great feedback. We'd love to have you stay again! Shelly
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5

Well pictured!! No surprises here we got exactly what we seen online.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, the house was extremely cute and The owners are amazing, answered any and all of our questions. Overall great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Please come again 😀�
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Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Super cute house and perfect vacation spot. We will becoming back every year. We didn't use Jacuzzi, not sure if it works, had a minor issue with lights and fans, but other than that it was perfect. I would list that you also have a crock pot. You may need a few more bigger cutting boards.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna, The Hot Tub is no longer functional. I thought I had that written down somewhere but I'll add it in the guestbook at the house. I used to have a really big cutting board at the house so I appreciate the heads up that there isn't one anymore. Shelly
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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