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Cozy Condo on Clam Lake....Flowing into TORCH LAKE.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 460 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio Condo - Sleeps 4

Not just a summer getaway! Come enjoy northern Michigan in the winter months as well! Much to do.....skiing, tubing, snow shoe, wander from winery to winery and brewery to brewery. This property sits directly on Clam Lake. You have beautiful views immediately when you open the door. The whole back wall is nothing but windows with spectacular water views. Open the windows for a very nice breeze. You can even view the Torch Lake sunset right from the sitting area. If hot summer nights are not your cup of tea then close up the windows and turn on the air conditioning.

You will find everything you need to cook a full meal. . All of the furniture is new. Sleeping arrangements include a brand new queen Murphy bed (looks like brown armoire) and a queen sofa sleeper. Also, the bathroom has fresh towels and toiletries.

For the boating enthusiasts, the public launch is 1 mile down the road East. Your trailer can be kept at the access site or across the street from our condo. Dewitt Marina right across and down the water from the property rents boats daily if that is more your speed. Dewitt Marina also has boat slips for rent.....just need to call in advance. Fourth of July Fireworks are spectacular! Set off on the South end of Torch Lake. These can also be viewed from the docks in Alden.

Be sure to take a stroll through Alden for some light shopping and a very large ice cream from Higgins General store. Alden also has a Farmer's Market every Thursday evening from 5-8. Also Bellaire is a nice quaint town as well. A must is a visit to Shorts Brewery for micro brew favorites.

Bikers and runners alike have some very hilly roads around. For a nice hilly hike or bike in the woods check out Glacial Hills trails less than 10 minutes drive. There are also nice flat roads to walk and bike along. If fishing is of interest all of these lakes have great fishing opportunities.

Fall colors are incredible and this area has spectacular golf courses as well. Winter activities including skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow shoe etc. are all available as well.

All in all this is a very quiet, and pleasant place to spend a vacation. The central location is ideal for many possible day trips.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

About Lisa

My husband Kevin and I bought this property as soon as we saw the water views. We also have a log cabin nearby so we are up North quite a bit. We have always loved Northern Michigan! Hopefully our kids will continue to enjoy Northern Michigan as they get older.

Lisa purchased this condo in 2013


Bellaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bathroom. Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio 1 Queen Murphy Bed 1 Queen sofa sleeper
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Condo on Clam Lake....Flowing into TORCH LAKE.
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Great location, beautifully updated home, and definetly accommodated all our needs and more. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. Thank you Lisa for everything hope to be back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review David! Do hope you decide to visit again. Thanks, Lisa
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Very nice and good location.

  • 4 of 5

The condo is like new and very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome condo with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for two people, the condo was extremely nice and had a more contemporary feel. Everyone we met was happy to give insight about the local restaurants, attractions, and places to explore. The only thing that would make this condo better is if there was a grill for this unit (all the grills located outside were personally owned by other residents). Would definitely come back again, had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chad, thanks for the 5 star review! We have definitely contemplated the grill but decided against because of the upkeep of propane tank ( if gas ) or supplying lighter fluid for charcoal, liability, etc ......we are not local so decided not to for those reasons. Hope to see you back in the future. Glad you enjoyed the condo! Lisa
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay - both because of this property and because of the location. The condo has everything you need, and is decorated beautifully. We brought our boat and were able to explore different lakes/rivers each day of our stay. Nice towns in the area - even driving between them was fun. We ate at Shanty Creek, Dockside and Pearls - all were great. (Pearl's is a must!). We can't wait until our next visit! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the condo and the surrounding area! I hope you'll come back and stay again. Thank you for the great review! Thanks Lisa
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Updated and new! Immaculate! Comfortable beds!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four really enjoyed our stay! It was the perfect end to our busy days. We visited Sleeping Bear dunes, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, and rented a pontoon from Dewitt Marine (great to deal with!) Torch Lake is BEAUTIFUL! We had a bonfire and made s'mores! It was a perfect Up North vacation! The town of Alden is so quaint and don't miss a stop a Short's brewery in Bellaire. Lisa and Kevin are wonderful to work with, very accommodating and kind. The condo is lovely, new, extremely clean and comfortable! The beds are very comfortable and everything you need to make meals is on hand! The other condo owners are so nice and welcoming. Great view of Clam lake, so fun watching the boats and wildlife. Thanks for everything!! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family had a great time. We would love to have you back for another stay! Thanks again, Lisa
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Beautiful place on Clam Lake the owners Lisa & Kevin were very nice & accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to visit, kayaking wineries great food The condo on the lake is so amazing we watched beautiful sunsets every night Hopefully we can vacation here again someday

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope to see you back again! Lisa
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"Great location for all boaters and fishermen alike. Great outdoor deck seating right on Tor..."
Grass River Natural Area Rd
"Lovely river to take a relaxing boat cruise. This connects Clam Lake and Lake Bellaire. Ex..."
Short's Brewing Company
"People come from far and wide to Shorts for their excellent beer. Right downtown quaint Bel..."
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
"A bit of a drive (30 - 40 min.). However if you are looking for really great Cajun food in ..."
Torch Riviera
Alden's Mill House
Schuss Village-Shanty Creek Resorts
"Whether its skiing or golf, this is a very nice resort for the family. Very close to the re..."
Alden Outfitters
"Kayak rentals available."
Wild Onion Restaurant -- CLOSED
Alden Bar & Grille
Torch Lake Sandbar
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Schuss / Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Torch Lake
Car: necessary

This property sits right on Clam Lake with easy access to Torch Lake and Lake Bellaire. Also nearby beautiful Charlevoix to the North and Traverse City to the west. Closest towns are Alden and Bellaire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy:
100% if cancelled 45 days prior to Check In
50% if cancelled 30 days prior to Check In
0% if cancelled 14 days prior to Check In.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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