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3rd Night Free + $25 @ Short's Brewery: Clam Lake Cottage w/ Torch Lake Access

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

We are currently offering a $25 gift certificate to Short's Brewery and one free night during your next booking of 2 nights or more from February 22nd until May 25th and after September 20th until December 20th 2018. Book any two nights and you can stay a third night for free!

The cottage is on Clam Lake, between Torch Lake and Lake Bellaire on the Elk River Chain of Lakes, with quick and easy access by boat or by land to Torch Lake and the rest of the Chain of Lakes. Dockside bar and restaurant and the adjacent public beach on Torch Lake are a ten minute walk or boat ride from the cottage, and Torch Lake sandbar is also a short boat ride away. The golf courses and ski slopes at Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain, and also the restaurants and shops of Bellaire and Alden are all within 15 minutes’ drive. Day trips to all of the beautiful northern Michigan towns are all around you, including Traverse City (30 miles), Charlevoix (30 miles), Petoskey (45 miles), Sleeping Bear Dunes (55 miles) and more.

The long slender shape of Clam Lake, with its calm and warmer water, is ideal for boating and water sports. Bring your boat or rent one from one of three rental locations on Clam Lake and tie up to our permanent dock. The public boat ramp on Clam Lake is five minutes (1.5 miles) away. Enjoy fun and safe swimming and fishing right off the dock, which is situated 100 yards inside the start of the Clam River no-wake zone. Grass River is less than ten minutes by boat for superb fishing, and nature lovers will really enjoy the walking trails of the Grass River Natural Area, accessible by boat or car. An ideal half-day for a paddler is launching from Bellaire and paddling 8.5 miles down Intermediate River, across Lake Bellaire, through Grass River, and across Clam Lake back to the cottage. Or continue on the last half mile to Torch Lake and Dockside bar and restaurant for drinks and a great meal. The small public beach adjacent to Dockside is a great place to pull your kayak or canoe out if you continue past the cottage. Mountain biking, hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and sledding are 15 minutes away at Glacial Hills, or explore northern Michigan wine tasting - Torch Lake Cellars winery is 10 minutes from the cottage.

One of the best parts of the cottage is the deck above the boat house over-looking Clam Lake. The deck is perfect for outdoor meals, watching the boats, kayaks, and swans float by, and taking in sunsets over the marina and Clam River bridge. The cottage has a large living room and kitchen and two full bathrooms to accommodate groups. It sleeps 8 comfortably with 2 queen beds, 1 full bed, and 3 twins. The main bedroom has 1 queen bed, sleeping 2. The second bedroom that faces the lake has 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, and 2 twin loft beds, sleeping 5 or 6. There is also a murphy bed with a twin mattress in the living room for additional sleeping. If the size of your group is slightly larger than 8, please contact us to discuss options. The large living room is ideal for entertaining and family gatherings around the fireplace. With cathedral ceilings, a 65” wifi-enabled HDTV to watch your favorite sports and movies, and plenty of comfortable seating on two couches, two arm chairs, and several director’s chairs that can be moved around as needed, your family and friends will have plenty of space to enjoy a memorable and relaxing vacation. We gave the living room and second bedroom fresh paint and updated the furniture in the living room and second bedroom to give the cottage a fresh new look. The garage and driveway can hold up to 4 vehicles or 3 vehicles plus your boat trailer.

We have worked hard to create a home that is welcoming and comfortable for our guests, and we hope you’ll love the memories you make staying at the Cottage on Clam Lake as much as we do.

More Details

Dave and Natalie
Member since: 2017
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 5 or 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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3rd Night Free + $25 @ Short's Brewery: Clam Lake Cottage w/ Torch Lake Access
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Grosse Ile, MI

cute, clean, cozy!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of five! My daughters really enjoyed the bunk room and the views of the lake are beautiful! The location is also a big perk! Not only is Clam Lake very pretty and peaceful but Torch Lake and all of its beauty is a very short ride away. We rented a pontoon boat and the dock with the house was very convenient. Also, we were able to explore several towns that are a short car ride away! The owners are very friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed in MI with another family a few weeks ago at this lovely cottage and had a great time! The cottage is clean, spacious, updated, and well decorated. We had 4 adults and 4 kids in our party and all fit comfortably. The owners were responsive and helpful. The location is perfect! The water on Clam Lake is calm and peaceful. We really enjoyed the deck by the water for eating outside and stargazing. We brought along our boat and were able to use the dock out back. Torch Lake was unbelievable! Though the water was cold, it was by far the most beautiful lake we’d ever been on. Highly recommend a trip to Torch Lake and a stay at The Cottage on Clam Lake!

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, clean, beautiful decor, comfortable living room, awesome deck!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cottage on Clam Lake! The cottage was a great size, can fit so many people comfortably, really more than we had on our trip. We walked into a beautiful view of the lake. The house was clean, kitchen was stocked with everything to make cooking easy. It rained our first day so we were so thankful for the comfy living room to lounge it. It’s beautiful nautical decor. The deck is awesome and so unique. Natalie and Dave were great hosts, easy to communicate with, and so kind. Highly recommend this place. The only thing I would suggest is having the cute Clam Lake mugs for sale (; All of us wanted to buy one!!! Thank you guys so much! 5 star place to stay!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Home, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

This home is at a great spot to stay on Clam Lake. We had everything we needed from pots and pans to towels and even soap. The home was very clean and there was plenty of space for us. The porch above the boat shelter is great place to relax and watch the boats coming and going from Torch. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in this lakefront cottage. Beautifully remodeled and great location on the lake at the start of a no wake zone. Beds were comfortable and the towels were incredibly soft and plush. Washer and dryer a plus.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Close to marina and dockside restaurant.

  • 5 of 5

Has everything you need just bring your boat, food, beverages, and get ready to relax and have a good time. I will definitely be going back with my family.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Antrim County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
9.2 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
9.2 Miles
Shanty Creek


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bellaire, Michigan

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$98.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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