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Torch Lake lakefront cottage with large boat hoist.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Rapid City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cute 3 bedroom Cottage on beautiful Torch Lake in Northern Michigan. Rated the third Most Beautiful Lake in the World by National Geographic, you can enjoy the sunrise or a romantic moonrise by the fireside on the deck. Cottage completely renovated in 2009, sleeps 6, modern kitchen, full bath and a half, fenced in backyard with safety gates for small children. 70ft. dock and 5000 lb boat hoist included.

Cottage is conveniently located for many top ranked golf courses, day trip to historic Mackinac Island, 1 hour drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes, 25 minutes to Traverse City and wine touring country. Enjoy Torch Lake's crystal waters and famous sandbar gathering site. Our return guests comment that the color of the water reminds them of the Caribbean.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Frank DeMann
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Frank DeMann

Te Papa (Our Place) Cottage has provided our family with happy memories for 4 generations. Its tranquil surroundings have provided a constant haven in our lives. We are delighted to share it's charm with our guests while we are living in Chicago to be near our 2 new grandchildren.

Frank DeMann purchased this cottage in 1965

What makes this cottage unique

Torch Lake offers so many adventures, from cruising the Chain of Lakes, to visiting the sandbar. We love the old growth stand of trees between the cottage and the road that makes the cottage quiet and secluded. We see deer, foxes, and many birds from the back patio. The view of the lake from the livingroom and deck is stunning!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Torch Lake lakefront cottage with large boat hoist.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Amazing time at Te Papa

  • 5 of 5

Our week staying at Te Papa was amazing. Had high expectations going into our vacation and was still blown away. Frank was great to work with and the house was perfect. Everything you could ever need was provided, and very clean. Great dock and boat lift made it perfect to get out on the water and explore the area. The water is shallow at the close side of the dock making it perfect for swimming with our toddler. Plan to try and make this our go to every year. Thanks again for making it easy to have a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Torch Lake Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation to Torch Lake. TePapa was a wonderfully appointed cabin, with comfortable furniture, beds and all kitchen necessities. Our children enjoyed playing in the lake by day and making s'mores by night at the fire pit. The view of the lake can't be beat! I would recommend this cabin for anyone looking to get away with all the conveniences of home. A big thanks to the owner Frank and caretaker Mike for all your help securing this vacation and making our lake experience perfect! We'll be back next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your vacation at TePapa! One of our favorite places on earth!
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. Offered everything we needed and more. Great location with a great view - enjoyed our stay and we will be back. Owners and Management were very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week at Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

This cabin provided everything we could have asked for to enjoy the Torch Lake experience. The cabin was up to date and very comfortable. The location was great for access to everything Torch Lake has to offer. The view is priceless! Our memories here will last forever!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Torch Lake June 2014

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped cottage. The little things went along way to make our trip special such as the solar lights near the dock, the boat hoist, gas grill, ice maker in the refridgerator, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couple from Chicago

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a quiet week on the lake. Beautiful early morning sunrises from the deck overlooking the lake as smooth as glass. The cottage is comfortable and well maintained. Pretty back yard. We for a boat ride down Torch River and were rewarded by seeing a day old fawn and it's mother. Excellent restaurants in Elk Rapids a very short ride away. The water is amazing, we could see the bottom on 30 feet of water! I would recommend this cottage for couples and families who would like that "Up North" experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Torch Riviera
"2 miles south of us on SW Torch Lake Drive"
Traverse City
"35 minutes southwest of us"
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
"Best place to eat in Elk Rapids. "
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Beach
Right out front
Car: necessary

Rates & Availability

Rapid City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

A completed rental agreement and $500 deposit holds the date, rent is due 60 days before your start date, and the deposit becomes a refundable damage deposit.

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Rapid City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet sink
  • Full bath with tub/shower. 1/2 bath located off kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Lakeview bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed garden view
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling

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