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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

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Northern Michigan 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, 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 paddle 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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  • 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


1 traveler review

Beautiful Torch Lake With Sunset Views, Tennis Court, Large Decks, Gentle Breeze
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews

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


Rates & Availability

Torch Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
2017 summer rates
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 summer rates
Jun 9 2018 - Sep 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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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