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Pure Michigan Living! Clam/Torch Lakefront - Great Ski GetAway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury Rental On Clam Lake. Easy Access To Torch.

Stunning contemporary. 3 bedroom/3 full baths. 3200 Sq Ft, including the walk out lower level (finished in 2015). Home features a large kitchen and great room with panoramic views of the lake. Large deck, cedar sun porch, large patio with fire pit, 1st floor master suite. 1st floor den with queen sofa sleeper. 2 bedrooms up. Lower level features sleeping for 4, full bathroom, game area and family room with large flatscreen tv. Walks out to the patio/firepit area. Incudes extra refrigerator for additional beverages and easy access to lake. All furniture brand new in 2015, new carpet in lower level. 2 kayaks available at no additional charge.

Shelly Kesh
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Shelly Kesh

We've had a cottage on Clam Lake for 16 years and recently purchased our dream home just a few doors down. For years we've enjoyed sharing our original cottage with others and hope to do the same with our new home! We're from southeast Michigan with plans to retire to Clam Lake someday. MSU Grads, we're also both Automotive professionals. We love to travel and really enjoy staying at other HomeAway properties when we go away.

Shelly Kesh purchased this house in 2014

Why Shelly Kesh chose Bellaire

This really is the 'Pure Michigan' experience. Sitting on almost 2 acres, it's a private location with lots of space for a family to spread out. There is a large permanent dock for your boat, an outside patio with fire pit, walk out lower level, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large kitchen, deck and screened sunroom. Hardwood floors, newer carpet, tastefully decorated. Need more space for a family reunion? Consider our other property just steps away #303849.

What makes this house unique

We love being on Clam Lake because of the quiet peaceful setting but you can't beat Torch Lake for it's gorgeous turquoise blue water and fast paced vibe. Dine out at Dockside, enjoy the sandy beach, venture to the famous 'sandbar at Torch', take a short trip by boat down to Alden for ice-cream and shopping. If you love fishing and/or water skiing you'll love being the calm waters of Clam Lake. Listen to the call of the Loons, watch Deer venture down to the waters edge. Ready for some nightlife? Check out Shorts Brewery in downtown Bellaire for some local Ale and live music. LuLu's is a great choice for fine dining in a casual setting and you can't beat the views and great food at the Shanty Summit restaurant. Need a break from the water... choose from the many golf courses at Shanty Creek. If you like to golf but want a shorter more relaxed course check our favorite place to go with the kids... The Farm. A friendly fun course just outside of Bellaire. Your week will fly by and you'll be checking the calendar to see how soon you can return!


Bellaire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room on 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2d floor bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower walkout bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - 1st Fl Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks, heated floors, separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1st Fl Master - 1 king , 2 double , Views of the lake, walk in closet, private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Upper level bedrooms are both carpeted both 11x14. They share an upstairs full bathroom. Basement is finished, it's one large open area with a full bathroom, two sets of bunk beds. First floor master has a king bed. 1st floor den has a brand new pull out queen sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Not familiar with the area? Don't have a boat but want to enjoy the lake? Ask about local boat rental options.


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Pure Michigan Living! Clam/Torch Lakefront - Great Ski GetAway
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Such a beautiful home!!!! Most relaxing vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful home!! We have stayed in properties before that feel like rentals - this truly felt like we were welcomed into their home. Everything we could possibly need was provided. Two families stayed very comfortably with room to spare. The kayaks and pool table were huge hits with the kids and adults alike. The lake is so peaceful and provides a beautiful view. Truly a wonderful vacation! The owner was very friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. We highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! This our families favorite place to be and we are happy to share it with other families. I'm so glad that you had a good vacation. Hope you consider coming back! Shelly
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Beautiful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year renting from VRBO and all 3 times were at different locations. This house was by far the nicest we've stayed at and was right off Clam lake which gave us easy access to Torch Lake. Lots of little notes all around the house with instructions on how to use things or where things were which I thought was really helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin! We're glad you had a good stay and we appreciate your review! Shelly
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  • 5 of 5

Great experience, very organized and everything was right there at our finger tips.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy!
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More than expected!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We stayed at the Clam/Torch Lake property. Six adults, 6 children ages 8-18. More than enough room! The kids loved fishing off of the dock. No swimming at the cottage BUT a private sandy beach 10 minutes down the road! I highly recommend this for a large group!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the great review! Thank you 😊�
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Beautiful house and surroundings. Tons of space for family and friends. Private setting.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great week with family. Loved the lakefront setting. Pretty views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our vacation home! With so many great places in the area to choose from we appreciate you selecting our home. Please come again! Shelly
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here and had a blast. The home is well kept and clean and has plenty of room. Clam lake is calm and relaxing and very quiet day and night.

We enjoyed fishing on Torch, Clam, Bellaire, and also fishing Grass River. No Atlantic Salmon on Torch lake this time but we did catch some nice Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, and Pike.

The folks at Butch's are great and we're a big help, especially Bud. We highly recommend any boat or Jet Ski rentals through them.

Thank you for welcoming us and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Shorts Brewery
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Shanty Creak
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Dockside on Torch Lake
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Schuss Mountain/Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Torch Lake Beach at Dockside
Car: necessary

Located on the famous Chain O Lakes, directly connected to Torch Lk and Bellaire lake. Enjoy 75 miles of boating...explore all the way to Elk Rapids. Public docks avail in Elk Rapids and Alden (on Torch). Visit the famous Torch Sand Bar. Explore the quiet beauty of the Grass River and nature preserve. Close to Bellaire for shopping and restaurants. Easy drive to Charlevoix and Traverse. Ski, golf, antique, orchards for U-Pick. Perfect location for all interests!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

VISA or personal check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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