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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Beach, waterfront, wooded, wifi, sunset views, sleeps 10, 2 full baths

Stunning sunsets, beautiful shoreline, surrounded by trees! Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Michigan.

The house sits on a point that provides panoramic views of Lake Michigan to the north and Grand Traverse Bay to the south. The point seems to draw the birds (for you bird watchers). It is located just north of the village of Eastport which is at the northern tip of Torch Lake. You can walk the beach forever - something you can't do on inland lakes.

Enjoy a fire during the cool nights in the lakeside fire pit or the dramatic two story fireplace.

A private sandy area with fire pit is located near the house. A large deck and covered porch overlook the lake.

The beach has pebbles and sand with a bottom of smooth rocks (aqua shoes are recommended).

There are two tandem kayaks that can be used to enjoy the bay.

The home is 'like new' with 2,500' square feet of living space.

There are three bedrooms and a 'dormitory' plus sleeper sofa.

The kitchen is new with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. A gorgeous quartz countertop island with double bowl sink provides a dramatic lake view. The icemaker allows ice to be moved right to your cooler.

A washer and dryer is provided on the main floor for convenience.

All the modern conveniences are provided including high speed internet and cable TV (cable TV may not be available in the off season).

To keep you cool there are seven ceiling fans and a central air conditioning.

The 'double' lot offers 200 feet of private shoreline and access to miles of beach to walk and enjoy.

Just 250 yards south is a private neighborhood park area with 75' of sandy beach and a small creek for the kids to enjoy.

The bay is shallow which makes it great for young children.

The master bedroom is a large loft area and the only room upstairs. It overlooks the family room and dining area (and the lake). It has a private reading area. The master bath offers a relaxing whirlpool tub. The second bedroom and den/bedroom are on the main floor. Dormitory sleeping is provided on the lower level in the 'rec room'.

There is a small grocery store with a great deli (and delicious summer BBQ) only 5 minutes away.

Fine dining is available at the nearby Rowe Inn - one of Michigan's most acclaimed restaurants.

There is plenty of parking including space for a boat trailer. There is a boat launch 5 minutes away.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bob (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Bob

Michigan born and just love the Great Lakes State

Bob purchased this house in 2012

Why Bob chose Northern Michigan

This property has a stunning panaromic view, being located on a point that provides almost a 180 degree view.


based on 19 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful respite in a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Thanksgiving weekend and it was everything we expected and more. The home is very well equipped and nicer than anticipated - lovely! We were all in need of rest and relaxation and that is exactly what this home provided. It was too cold in November to swim, but we thoroughly enjoyed the sights and sounds of the waves via the large windows and the deck. We enjoyed walking the beach and down the road. We also relaxed by the fireplace and enjoyed puzzles and games in the evening. My mom and sister joined us and there was comfortable sleeping for everyone. We all slept soundly under our soft sheets and down comforters. The kitchen was a delight to prepare meals in and the table was large enough to serve a Thanksgiving feast. One day we took a trip into the neighboring communities and enjoyed the arts and crafts stores and a meal overlooking the bay. We are not sure that we want to recommend this place too highly because it may not be available when we want to return. :-) But we do recommended it. The owner was very easy to communicate with and exceptionally helpful with information concerning his home and the local communities - everything from directions to activities to dining. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This lake house was even better than described! It exceeded my expectations. The house is very spacious. I stayed with my husband, my parents, and my brother and sister-in-law. We all had plenty of space to spread out, but also large enough rooms to come together. My family loved the huge kitchen where we could all hangout. The private beach was our favorite part. It has such an amazing view. We really enjoyed the fire pit and used it both nights of our stay. We would all definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing get away!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend up north at the Lake House. The house is beautiful, location amazing, overall best stay and memories we have had as adults without kids in a long time! The ice bergs along the beach were something I have never experienced, we spent all day outdoors as the view was breathtaking! The owner is very accommodating and takes great care to have everything you would need to make your stay pleasant and easy. We hope to return, as I already miss it!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your wonderful Beach House! It is spacious, updated, clean, thoughtfully stocked with everything. The owner was very easy to work with and provided lots of helpful information.

Great location, amazing sunsets, nice fireplace, well-spaced kitchen, and more. Our 4 kids loved the house and the outdoors. Still partly frozen the Bay was a special experience of nature. Overall a great family trip Up North!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan Center

Relaxing & accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Location and accommodations are exceptional. Spent a long weekend with a group of friends and there was no need to leave. It was a bit chilly outside and we were able to have a fire inside and out. plenty of room to eat and relax. Always enough hot water for all showers. We will definitely check availability in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

Perfect Long New Year's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Bob has a fantastic getaway home. Everything was in perfect shape, including lots of firewood to keep us warm during the snow, ice, and wind coming off Lake Michigan nearly constantly starting on our second day. He provided an extensive set of documents for us to review, including a 20+ page Powerpoint presentation. Every attention to detail was made. Our family of 6 had plenty of space to relax and enjoy.... The location is definitely remote and a AWD vehicle would be highly recommended in the winter. The private snow plow service gets you to the main road and is better than Antrim County's service, so be careful in the winter.

Great photography shots of the Lake...

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Blue Pelican Inn (or Antrim Dells Thu-Fri-Sat)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Antrim Dells
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 31
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Blue Pelican Inn (or Antrim Dells Thu-Fri-Sat)
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
Grand Traverse Bay in the backyard
Car: necessary

Castle Farms is less than 30 minutes away so the cottage is a great place to stay with family while you attend a wedding.

There is a small private neighborhood park about 250 yards south with a sandy beach and a small creek that is great fun for the kids. The park can be a great place to meet people.

Enjoy Antrim Creek Nature Area just a few miles north, walk the beach for miles, Barnes Park and Torch Bay Preserve and Day Park are a few miles south.


Rates & Availability

Torch Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2016
May 11 2016 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early June 2016
May 30 2016 - Jun 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
Pre-season 2016
Jun 8 2016 - Jun 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late June 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Jul 1 2016
8 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Endless Summer 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Color 2016
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2017
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rentals are payable by check mailed to the owner or special arrangements with the owner for last minute bookings. Online bookings have a service fee.

For stays longer than a week, please request a quote (online rate will not be accurate).

The minimum rental fee is $450 plus tax. There is a nightly surcharge per person when there are more than 4 people except during the peak season.

July and August rentals are typically for full weeks only - Saturday to Saturday.

Standard rates do not apply to holiday weeks/weekends.

Check in is typically 4 PM and check out is typically 10AM.

Pets are typically not allowed during the summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water
    Upstairs Master Suite Loft - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Two full baths, jetted tub, outdoor shower with hot water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom/Den - 1 queen , French doors - open into Great Room or close for privacy
    Dormitory - 2 twin/ single , Lower level dormitory/recreation room
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Master Suite Loft - 1 king , Upstairs loft with private bath
    Sofa Bed, futon - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is full size plus a futon
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa and Futons (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
INTERNET AND CABLE! Maximum of 3 vehicles

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