Charming cottage invites you outdoors to the lake. Your small children will love playing in the shallow sandy bottom water and fishing off the dock. Your older children will be in and out of the water all day. Bring your ski boat, fishing boat, Jet Ski, sailboat and water toys and have fun fun fun. Laze in the sun or take cover under a large shady tree and catch up on your novel. Break out the games and play horse shoes, bocce ball, croquet and badminton. When evening comes grab the marshmallows, graham crackers, Hershey bars and cuddle up around the open fire for some family story time. As the stars come out keep your eyes on the night sky and watch for falling stars, if you’re lucky you might see the “Northern Lights”.
Bellaire is minutes away, where you will find groceries, restaurants, ice cream, shops and a movie theater. Around the corner is Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain with several golf courses for your pleasure. Don't forget to go Cherry picking and buy a cherry and apple pie.
When you are ready to explore the area, head north to lovely Charlevoix (30 minutes), Petoskey (50 minutes) and Harbor Springs (70 minutes), or head south to Alden (20 minutes), Rapid City (30 minutes) and Traverse City (60 minutes). Don't forget to drop into Elk Rapids for lunch or ice cream.
Fishermen bring your boat and enjoy access to the Chain of Lakes where you will find walleye, pike, perch, crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and rock bass. Launch your boat on Torch Lake and fish for lake trout, rock bass, yellow perch, small mouth bass, muskellunge, ciscoes, brown trout, rainbow trout, and whitefish.
The cottage is charming with a full kitchen, inviting sunroom/dining room and open living area. The main bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom has two full beds, and the upstairs bedroom has one queen and two twin beds. The upstairs and downstairs have air conditioning and the downstairs has radiant heat.
Keywords: Cottage, Lake Front, Intermediate Lake, Near Bellaire and Central Lake, Boat Dock with Covered Boat Lift and Jet Ski Lift. Peaceful with Large Shade Trees.
This rental is just as described! We found it clean, well stocked for cooking. The beds are very nice and comfortable. We seldom needed air conditioning but it worked well! There are nice tables and chairs for outdoor meals. The fire pit and sandy lakeshore were great! We did have a problem with the washer but the owner was easy to reach and had a repair person there within 24 hours. We would definitely rent here again!
This is, by far, the best place we have rented on Intermediate Lake. The house was perfect for 10 of us! The ac was a life saver during the week of temps in the high 80s, the beach, dock and fire pit were absolutely incredible. We brought a ski boat and jet skis and were so happy to have hoists. The dock was an investment, and well worth it. The fire pit area with sand isn't shown in the pics, so we were pleasantly surprised!! The sand there felt like it was flown in from Florida.The king bed was so comfortable, I slept like a baby! Kids loved the wifi and it certainly helped when a few of us had to check in with work. We come the same week every year and would love to rent this every time from now on. We heard the owners may be retiring, but we selfishly hope we can rent again :)