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

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Bellaire House Rental Photos and Description

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. Amenities include kayaks, paddle board and bikes.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Shelly Kesh
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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 Northern Michigan

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!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Pure Michigan Living! Clam/Torch Lakefront - Great Ski GetAway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Had a great time at Clam/Torch Lake!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of five we spent six nights at Shelly's house. Felt bad because there was SO much extra room! It will easily sleep all that is advertised. Fantastic view from the living room of Clam lake which spills into Torch lake. Check out the map for a bit of a drive - as a family we all recommend Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Mackinac Island and all the small fruit stands/orchard picking along the way. Closer to the house rent a pontoon boat at Butch's and grab a meal at Dockside. Had a great time - thanks Shelly!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation on the lake and in this beautiful home. Thank you to the Kesh family for making this one of our best vacations ever! Would highly recommend renting this house for a relaxing & enjoyable vacation! Thanks again Shelly for making our vacation so memorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, lots of space for our families and room for the kids to play!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, six adults and five kids, all agreed that our vacation on Clam Lake was one of the best! The house worked out perfect for our yearly gathering. The home is well maintained and has plenty of room to relax after a day of boating and kayaking. The kids loved the pool table and made use of the fire pit every night. We all enjoyed sitting around the fire and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The older boys caught fish everyday and we're thrilled that they could fish off the dock. We highly recommend renting this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love sharing our home with other families and we're pleased to know the accomodations worked out well for you.
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  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family get-together and allowed room enough for the little ones to play. We enjoyed the ability to have a campfire and took advantage of the outdoors as a result. Amenities made it convenient and it was truly like being home. Thank you to the Kesh family for sharing this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Beautiful and roomy.

  • 4 of 5

We had three families. Kids slept in basement. Adults split the three bedrooms. House was very roomy, comfortable and beautiful. The only problem we had was the beds upstairs were two small for 2 adults and each time we moved the bed made noise. It was very hard to sleep. Otherwise the house had enough room and we never felt crowded. Thanks and we will be renting again. Torch Lake is awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Regina! Sorry about the beds upstairs, this is our season renting and the beds upstairs have been a common concern. We did upgrade the one upstairs bedroom from a double to a queen already and the other two are on my to-do list for upgrade. Glad that you otherwise enjoyed the house and we would love to have you back! Thanks for your feedback... it's much appreciated. As soon as I make sure that two queens will comfortably fit I'm going to decide whether to replace the doubles with queens or stick with the doubles... anyone reading reviews who is wondering about the beds... feel free to check in with me on the status of the upgrade but the plan is to have the issue resolved asap. Thanks!!!
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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

Bellaire House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
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
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 a day out on the lake waterskiing, tubing and sight seeing with a guide (we provide the boat).

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