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Luther Kurtz

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish

Torch Lake Cottage / 90 foot Frontage / Sand Beach / Deep Water Point Protection

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Small Torch Lake Cottage with nice views and large beach area. Sleeps six (four comfortably), one of the bedrooms is a small room with two small built in beds. Your cottage has a nice screened in porch with a good view of Torch Lake. This is a perfect spot for relaxation, sunrises, and drinking your morning coffee. The private sandy beach has 90 feet of lake frontage which is shared with the owners. The entire property is about 2 acres and has two cottages. There is a lightly traveled road that separates the cottage from the beach. There is a large grassy area behind the beach for games and kids to play and it is surrounded by flora, making it very private. We are not generally here on the shoulder seasons so it is likely you will have the entire 2 acres to yourself if you come after Labor Day or before June 28th. We have a gas BBQ and you are welcome to use it when it's available or you can bring your own. A permanent anchor is available for your boat and a dock that you may use to load passengers. To us this place is paradise and we hope you will enjoy it too. Come and enjoy the beauty of Torch Lake.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Luther Kurtz (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish

About Luther Kurtz

Our cottages are family owned for three generations. We feel very blessed that we can spend time with family and friends at these wonderful lake cottages.

Luther Kurtz purchased this cottage in 1957

Why Luther Kurtz chose Northern Michigan

This is a great location with protection from Deep Water Point for tubing, skiing and swimming. Only a short boat ride to the Sand Bar or Alden for ice cream. Anchor your boat out front for easy use. Kids play on the sand beach or play games on the large grassy area behind the beach - made private by large trees and other flora. Cottage newly remodeled. Friendly owners available to help out with directions or suggestions for other activities.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Torch Lake Cottage / 90 foot Frontage / Sand Beach / Deep Water Point Protection
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

quintessential cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The private beach was great as was the mooring we used to hook up the boat. It was the quintessential cottage for our Torch visit! The location is great with immediate lake access and fun just outside the doorstep. We were able to accommodate our group of 6 comfortably. We look forward to making another trip again! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI


  • 4 of 5

Great little place to get away and enjoy Pure Michigan. Great beach. Easy drive to Elk Rapids, Traverse City, Bellaire, Alten.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Cloud, MI

Quaint and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming up to the cottage for over 25 years and have loved every minute of it. It is a cute little cottage with a spectacular view and pristine waters of Torch Lake just out the front door. A private beach with many things to do. Restaurants close by and the family is very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to get back there again this year. Highly recommend staying at this quaint cottage, you won't be disappointed.

Steve and Mary B

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minden, NV

Yearly vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this cottage for three years in a row and are doing so again this year. We absolutely love this place. It may be small, but we find it to be very cozy and comfortable. The beach is large and they have a dock for getting in and out of your boat. The owners are very sweet, easy to get along with, easy to work with and very accommodating. This is one trip that we hope to be able to make every year, as it doesn't get much better than a good Michigan summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday vaca

  • 5 of 5

We loved the small quiet cottage. Had private and public beach right nearby. Rented boat and had a great weekend. Highly recommend this rental to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Earl, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your vacation here. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Luther
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Elk Rapids
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Riveria - Next to the Torch River
Nearest Beach
Private Shared Beach on property.
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Torch Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 6 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

The half down is non-refundable. If you cancel and we can fill the vacancy then we will refund your money. We like having renters, not collecting money for nothing. We love pets but we don't allow them at the cottage. We also ask that you agree to not smoke in the cottage if you are going to rent it.

Half down and half on arrival.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Guests provide their own towels, soap, and paper products.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , They are actually built in cots in side-room off living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Guests provide their own linens. Blankets and pillows are provided.
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Boat launch 2 miles from cottage . Accessible boating from cottage to Torch River, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake, Clam River, Clam Lake and Lake Bellaire. Hiking and Biking trails are available near the cottage. Golf, churches and restaurants are nearby. It is a short drive to: Alden, Elk Rapids, Grass River Natural Area, Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Mackinaw Island. Scenic Drive, this is an excellent location for Fall color tours. We are happy to assist you with recommendations and directions to some of our favorite places and points of interest in the area.

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