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Clam/Torch Lakefront. Stunning Views. Updated interior.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Cottage... sleeps 6-8

Newer bungalow style home with open floor plan featuring cathedral ceilings in the great room and Four Seasons Sunroom leading out to the upper deck. 2015 Updates -- new kitchen, hardwood floors, updated bathroom, fresh paint and bedding. The kitchen is compact but fully equiped and open to the great room. Two lower bedrooms, one with a double, the other with two twins. Upstairs is a large loft that has both a King and a Double. First floor laundry room. Upper and lower decks both have tables, upper table seats 4, lower table seats 6. The house sits close to the lake and has great views from inside. There is a firepit with 6 adirondak chairs and a hammock. You'll love the cozy feel, peaceful setting and close proximity to Torch Lake. Plenty of dockspace for your boat!

Amenities: The home features cathedral ceilings, open great room with galley style kitchen and sunroom with floor to ceiling glass. Berber carpet throughout, ceramic tile bathroom. Wrap around deck has table and chairs. Backyard has two chaise lounges and sandbox for the kids. Grill is available for use.

Activities: Golf at Shanty Creek, Anterim Dells, The Farm and more (20 min). Skiing at Schuss Mt and Shanty Creek (20 min).

Within walking distance of U-Pick Orchard for Strawberries and Apples (2 miles). Driving distance to Peaches and Cherries (25 min).

Quiet country setting offers miles of biking.

Many antique shops in the area~ Elk Rapids, Alden, Bellaire, Central Lake. Great shopping in Charlevoix and Traverse City.

Boat to the well known Dockside Restaurant located 10 min away by boat at the mouth of Torch Lake. Dine outside on the expansive deck overlooking Torch Lake.

More Details

Owner
Shelly Kesh
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Shelly Kesh

We currently live in Waterford, MI without two kids and two dogs. When our kids got super busy with sports we decided to share our home with others and it's been a great experience. Over the years we've been lucky to have people who have come back year after year. Several have fallen in love with the area and purchased places of their own.

Shelly Kesh purchased this house in 1997

Why Shelly Kesh chose Bellaire

We may be biased, but we feel like we have the best spot on the lake! Our home sits across from a nature preserve and it's on the widest part of the lake so looking out from the house you really get that up north, quiet feeling, even though you're never more than a short boat ride to Torch Lake where all the action is. The house itself has large windows and door walls and an all glass sunroom with gorgeous views of the lake. There's a huge deck very close to the waters edge and the way the house is situated you're not looking at the neighbors.

What makes this house unique

Great spot for biking, jogging, long walks. Close to Bellaire for shopping and restaurants. Visit Shorts Brewery and Lulus!

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bellaire, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is the upstairs loft. In addition to the King bed there is also a Double bed in the loft area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • deck wood
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Enjoy beautiful views of the Grass River Nature Preserve. Curl up with a blanket and a good book in the Solarium with 180 degree lake views. Ready for dinner? Less than 5 minutes in the car gets you to the famous 'Dockside on Torch lake' for great casual dining. Ask about our Water Adventure package! Waterskiing and wakeboard lessons, boat tours, kayaking, tubing, sight seeing, fishing. We will customize the day to fit your families water adventure style!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Clam/Torch Lakefront. Stunning Views. Updated interior.
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews
5

Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious and clean, and had everything we needed! The upstairs loft is great! Our two little ones thought the storage chest upstairs was a pirate's treasure chest, and we had fun putting new "treasure" in the chest each morning! We enjoyed the back yard with the deck and fire pit. The kids loved the dock and fishing off of it. Great location, just a short boat ride to Torch Lake and downtown Bellaire. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill, so glad that the house worked out well for you and I loved the story about the pirates chest up in the loft!
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4

Great property and perfect location to everything.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is perfectly located to everything. Just a short boat ride to dockside/Torch Lake. The homeowner was very friendly and easy to get into contact with when I had questions.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and we had a great time! We were two families and the (5) kids enjoyed the nice open space in the upper floor.

Everything was as described, cooking together was fun and the dishwasher came in handy too. The owner was very responsive and communication was perfect.

The area is fantastic and we truly enjoyed our stay in “winter wonder land”!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were truly blessed with a winter wonderland experience over the holidays this year! I'm always glad to get feedback from our guests and of course it's great to hear that your family had a good stay and enjoyed the house.
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4

Thank you!

  • 4 of 5

Our son and I enjoyed our stay and appreciated all the help Shelly and her husband extended to us. Very nice location on Clam Lake, and we will recommend the cottage to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we appreciate referrals! Shelly
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Kalamazoo MI
5

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Nice house in a great location. Very quiet, but easy access to Torch Lake. The kitchen is small but adequate. Beds are comfy. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SE Michigan
5

We loved our stay at Clam Lake!

  • 5 of 5

The owner described it perfectly, the dock was perfect for Clam and Torch Lake access and the Grass River Nature Presetve was terrific for kayaking and hiking. It was very quiet which we liked and dark, which made for great star gazing. We had a great week overall, thanks,

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! So glad you had a good week :-)
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Location

Northern Michigan waterfront at it's best. Peaceful, quiet location yet still close to shopping, golf and many other activities. Newer home with 2 story ceiling in great room, lake views from kitchen, sun room, great room and upstairs sleeping loft. Updated decor. Laundry room. Kitchen has all appliances, fully equipped. Just 5 minutes from spectacular Torch Lake, visit the famous Dockside Restaurant for casual dining. Turtle Creek Casino is 30 minutes drive. 40 minutes to Charlevoix and 40 minutes to Traverse City.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bellaire, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$2,369
 
 
Off Season
Sep 9 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$230
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$329
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$131.6
Refundable Damage Deposit C$329
Cleaning C$131.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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