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South End of Torch Lake by Sandbar

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Torch River Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Amazing Cottage Offers The Best Views Of The Lake From A Large Deck

Please contact us for availability. Our Tree House is on a two acre wooded lot. The large deck offers amazing views of the most popular destination on the lake; the sandbar. You may decide to take part in the sandbar festivities or relax on our two acre wooded property.

Whether you are having your morning coffee or enjoying a bottle of Northern Michigan wine, the deck at the Tree House is the perfect spot to unwind.

Discover why Torch Lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the country according to National Geographic.

There is public access to the famous Torch Lake sand bar a couple blocks away. We are also a few blocks from the Torch River Marine where you can rent a boat to access Torch Lake and the rest of the Chain of Lakes or access to a boat launch.

The nearby town of Alden (4 miles away) also has a boat ramp and swimming area as well as several unique shops and restaurants. We are only about 25 minutes from Traverse City, home of the National Cherry Festival and many shops, restaurants and wineries. Also, within an hour's drive you will be able to visit Charlevoix, Petoskey, Sleeping Bear Dunes and our personal favorite; Leland.

Northern Michigan is not just a wonderful destination for the summer time. The area offers activities for all seasons of the year. We are minutes away from world class golf courses, vineyards, skiing at Shanty Creek or Boyne, snowmobile trail-heads and casinos.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michelle Thelen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2016

About Michelle Thelen

Our family purchased the Tree House in December of 2013. We have been visiting Torch Lake for over 25 years and have decided to make this our second home. We love it so much, we would like to share it with other families. Torch Lake is an amazing place to develop long lasting childhood memories.

Michelle Thelen purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Michelle Thelen chose Rapid City

We decided to purchase a boat in the Spring and keep it at the local marina. We bought a boat that we could sleep on. We tested the waters and decided to start looking for a cottage by the lake. The Tree House came to us via some of our local friends. There was no sign in the yard, it was truly for sale via word of mouth. When we pulled up the drive, we fell in love with the cottage well before we went in. The unique design and views sold us.

We love it and we hope you will also share it with your family and loved ones. It is very special.

What makes this cottage unique

The Tree House has an open floor plan but also offers an in-law-suite on the lower level. Our home is excellent for families that may have an extra family along or have invited Grandma & Grandpa along.


2 traveler reviews

South End of Torch Lake by Sandbar
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at the treehouse and had a fantastic experience. The house is very well maintained, well-equipped and very comfortable. Owners are really nice people and easy to work with. The location is perfect, many amenities within walking distance or a just short drive. We spent several days on the sand bar with our daughters and had a blast (no boat required, you can walk from the shore line). This is a great rental for families or couples wanting some time away. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for relaxation, plus amazing access to all surrounding areas.

  • 5 of 5

This treehouse is truly special. Our family had an incredible time at Torch Lake and exploring the surrounding lake region. The house has lovely furnishings and cute decor; is fully stocked to make cooking and cleaning while on vacation easy. Amazing views of the lake and sunrise. Just a short drive to about 15 different incredible day trips. Owners took care of all of our issues promptly and courteously. Just a fantastic experience. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are on the South end of Torch Lake. A short drive (within 20-30 miles) to golf, casino, shopping, skiing, sledding, wine tasting and more. We would be happy to give you specific information on request.


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Torch River Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Our weekly rentals start on Thursday's. However, we may be able to be flexible in some cases. Our rates are higher the week of forth of July. Please inquire with owner.

In the event you are staying less then 7 days, we charge a cleaning fee of $120.

The Tree House requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. This deposit can be used on future bookings.

The $500 deposit for damages will be held until the cottage is cleaned and we have been notified that there was no damage. At that time, your deposit will be issued back to you.

The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.

We will bill you through Paypal after your dates are accepted.

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Torch River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In law suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Loft with full size bunk beds. Could potentially sleep 4.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , In-law-suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
The Tree House is just a few blocks from marina, beach access, boat launch, hardware, party store, restaurant and Fabiano's Pizzeria.

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