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Donna Green

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french

Beautiful Torch Lake With Sunset Views, Tennis Court, Large Decks, Gentle Breeze

6 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Bellaire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

165feet On Torch Lake, 2 Cottages,4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9,

Turquoise Waters is on the east side of beautiful, crystal clear Torch Lake. So we get to see the glorious sunsets and have a gentle breeze which keeps away any pesky flying critters and the water drops off very gently so its great swimming for all ages. With 165 feet of shoreline , a sandy beach play area, 2 sun bathing rafts,2 kayaks, pedal boat, SUP, water mat,2 BBQ ( one propane -the other briquette), tennis court, an extensive play-swing set, bonfire pit, picnic tables, multiple seating areas to enjoy viewing the lake and sunsets, there are amenities for all ages.

Each cottage can be rented separately if available. Please enquire about a rate.

We have two cottages on the east side of Torch Lake just north of Clam River. Each has two bedrooms, one with two single and one with a queen-sized bed (in each). Each has a full three-piece bath, kitchen and a living room, one has a stone fireplace as well. Linens and towels are provided.

One of the main features is the setting. We have 165 feet of frontage on Torch Lake about half in sandy beach. There are two decks overlooking the lake, a tennis court, beautiful terraced gardens,rolling manicured lawn and some woods. There is a new extensive dock with a large sitting area at the end to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Torch Lake.

There is also an extra hoist which can be rented separately.A pedal boat is at your disposal. There is also a playground for children that we built when our children were smaller which is on the border of the property and shared with our guests next door at Sparkling Waters. The tennis court is also shared .

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna Green (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful Torch Lake With Sunset Views, Tennis Court, Large Decks, Gentle Breeze
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful location and outdoor amenities for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay - many thanks to the Greens for opening their lovely cottages and beach to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Cleveland, OH
4

Beautiful lakefront setting

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a week in July 2016. 7 adults and 4 children (ages 11 months to 7 years old). We rented both cabins, and while they are small, we quickly settled in and really enjoyed our stay without feeling cramped in the slightest. The cabins do share the lot with the Green family's home, but at no point did we feel as though we were intruding on each others space. They were gracious hosts who responded to any concerns quickly, and the grounds are so extensive that there was room for everyone to enjoy the space. Good weather was a plus, because the majority of our meals were able to be enjoyed outside on the grill and at the large picnic tables. The swimming area and crystal clear Torch lake waters are fantastic, and most of our time was spent on the lake. A paddleboat, 2 kayaks, and 2 stand up paddleboards were all put to good use in addition to being able to enjoy the sandy beach, the dock and outdoor seating for sunbathing and watching sunsets, and the tennis courts. There is a bit of rocky-ness to the bottom of the swimming area, and right where you enter the water from the beach. Didn't stop us from enjoying it, but some of us used water shoes to avoid walking on the rocks and it was fine. We really had an outstanding family vacation at this rental, and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Beauty By the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just wrapped up a wonderful vacation on Torch Lake, Michigan and could not be happier.The property grounds are enormous and very well maintained and there is something to do for every person in your family young or old. Swimming from the expansive dock, kayaks, SUP's, water mats and more all available on the crystal clear lake. When we weren't in the water there was a tennis court, volleyball court, kids jungle gym or a full size chess board to choose from. Not easy keeping two kids under the age of 10 busy every day but they were both completely exhausted every night. The BBQ on the deck was ideal and used daily as where the deck chairs for watching the sunset every night. Because the owners had a place close by they were extremely responsive to any questions we had , even giving us tips on where to shop locally to get the best prices. The cottages were very quaint and well appointed, and were perfect for privacy at night from any of the neighbors. A great time was had by all, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Turquoise Waters this past June and had a wonderful time. The cottages are well appointed, and the property is spectacular. There is no shortage of things to do between the beach, playground, tennis court and numerous water toys, and Torch Lake is like no other lake we've ever experienced - crystal clear and turquoise (with absolutely no weeds like we have in Ontario!). A complete treat. We'd highly recommend this property and the location - a wonderful escape from the city. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
5

Torch Lake Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just wrapped up a wonderful vacation on Torch Lake and could not be happier!! Not only were the grounds enormous but they were very well maintained. This property had something for everyone. Swimming off the dock, kayak's, SUP's, water mats and more all available on the crystal clear lake. When we didn't want to be in the water they had a tennis court or full size chess board to play on. Not easy keeping two kids under the age of 10 busy all week but they were completely exhausted every night. BBQ at our front door was ideal and was used every lunch and dinner and there are deck chairs to watch the sun set over the horizon every night. Because the owners lived next door they were extremely responsive to any questions we had (even giving us tips on where to shop close by to get the best prices!). The cottages were very quaint and well appointed, and were perfect for privacy at night from any of the neighbors. A great time was had by all and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slightly misleading description, despite great spot on lake

  • 2 of 5

I struggle with this review, because our family had a great time on our Torch Lake vacation and I really hate to write negative reviews - having said that, I wish I'd had the benefit of some of this info before arriving on the property so I feel I should write the review honestly. The best way I can put this is that if I had known several key things about this property in advance, I would have searched for something that was a better value for the price. The grounds themselves are as pictured and well maintained, but you don't have exclusive use of them as I'm accustomed to on a VRBO (or if they are shared, that's usually made clear). The owners live 50 feet from the cottages in their summer house and you share the grounds with both them and a rental house they own next door. Also, our kids were playing on the dock in a way that we immediately corrected, but the owner came down less almost immediately to scold us and correct us. I don't really enjoy being watched while in a rental property on my vacation. Another downside to the cottages is that they are very, very small. When the weather is nice, this isn't a problem because you want to be outside anyways. But there was at least one day that was a little chilly and it sprinkled, and while the property sleeps 9, there is absolutely no way that it can comfortably accommodate 9 people in the living rooms of either cottage unless you split the group in half. Not good for a group of 9 in that way. In addition, the cottages are located very far from the lake on the property, so there aren't lake views from them, and they are close to a road that is surprisingly noisy at night while you try to sleep. I'd also take issue with the term "newly-renovated" in the description. The cottages are perfectly fine for a rustic vacation, but one of the kitchens doesn't even have a dishwasher which seems typical of a "new" renovation.

On the plus side, the dock is very nice, the swimming area is great because of the shallow water depth (good for younger kids, which we have), and the beach area down by the water is very nice. The owners are responsive to issues as they arise. Torch Lake is a fantastic place to have a family vacation. I just wish the description of the property fully reflected the property that you are renting so I could accurately determine whether it was a good value for the price (which I ultimately thought it was definitely not).

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your group had a good time on Torch Lake.We try to be environmentally responsible and felt that 1dishwasher for 9 people was enough of a strain on both the well and septic system instead of 1 dishwasher for every 4 people. Guests have appreciated the separate homes for their families with enough beds for all their children, their own bathrooms, kitchen, WIFI, fireplace ,AC and seating for 9 people. Turquoise waters guests have exclusive use of 2 kayaks, pedal boat, swim rafts,2 BBQ both propane and briquette,large sandy beach play area and share the use of a very large play set at the border of the property with the guests next door as well as the tennis court. With so many very young children in your group ,we can appreciate vacations can be difficult. We hope you have a good summer
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
TRaverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dockside
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bellaire
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Clam River
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Shanty Creek
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bellaire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 summer rates
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,150
 
 
2018 summer rates
Jun 9 2018 - Sep 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

hoist rental motor boat $300
Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

Guests wishing to pay by credit card are subject to a 3% administrative fee.

Individual 2 bedroom cottage can be rented for a rate of 1650 + 6% Michigan sales Tax if they are available.

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Amenities

Bellaire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Log Cottage Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Frame cottage Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Nice size vanity and mirror in each bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • log cottage Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Log cottage Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Frame cottage Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Frame cottage Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Log cottage has 1 queen size bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 twins Frame cottage has 1 bedroom with 1 queen size bedroom and 1 bedroom has 3 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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