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Comfortable Family Ranch Situated On The East Torch Lake Shores

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 317 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable Family Ranch Situated On The East Torch Lake Shores

Our 6 bedroom, 3 bath home is full of north woods charm. No detail has been spared to make your stay at 'Beautiful Torch Lake' one you will always remember. Our home is situated on 110 feet of private frontage on the crystal blue waters of Torch Lake (voted third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic magazine). Imagine yourself sitting on the large dock in a beach chair while the kids swim or boat in the lake. At night, enjoy sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows under the clear star-filled skies.

Short trip to Alden or Popular Boating Destinations

Our house is only a short drive to downtown Alden – a charming small town with a spirit you have to experience to believe. Alden is known for its flower-lined streets where everyone you meet offers a friendly greeting. Alden has several restaurants, and Higgins General Store that has the best, biggest, ice cream cones you could ever eat. The town has cute boutique stores, a deli, family bar, tennis and basketball courts, and a park with a playground. Just at the end of the road are the public boat launch, library and community center. The popular Dockside restaurant is just 1.5 miles away by boat or car. Torch Lake’s famous sandbar is also a short boat ride away at the southern end of the lake.

Comfortable Family Home

Our home is situated on the most desirable part of Torch Lake. The sunsets are breathtaking, the lake bottom is hard sand, and because of the way the winds blow, there are very few mosquitoes! A large patio overlooks the water providing wonderful outdoor dining and lounging areas. Ample beach chairs and outdoor furniture, as well as an outdoor charcoal grill, are provided. We include a dock and mooring buoy for your boat. There are also many opportunities to rent watercraft locally.

Our home is fully furnished and we supply all linens, pillows, and towels. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffee maker, dishes and all pots and pans. We also provide a washer and dryer.

Our 3400 sq ft home features a large open kitchen and living room with sweeping views of Torch Lake. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a bay window with a sitting area overlooking the lake, en suite and sliding glass door opening to the lake side patio. Also on the lakeside, there is another bedroom containing a queen-sized bed with a beautiful view of the lake. There are also 4 more bedrooms with 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, 2 twin beds and a crib, and a twin bunk beds. The home also features a separate recreation room with a large screen TV, sitting area and foosball table, for those rainy days to entertain the kids.

Disclaimer: Please remember, this is a quiet street and this cottage is ideally suited for families looking to build life long memories and is definitely NOT a party cottage.

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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 317 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Additional rules are included in the Rental Agreement. All guests are required to sign a Rental Agreement.
  • A state or federal Photo ID is required with proof of age when signing the Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual sinks, with in-floor heat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In-floor heat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In-floor heat
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom has large bay window overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Overlooks the lake with small sitting area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Located adjacent to the rec room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds, overlooking the front garden
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We do not have a boat available for our guests use but there are several places on the lake to rent. We recommend booking your rental boat early as they do run out.. We do have a mooring buoy that our guests are permitted to use (boats up to 25ft allowed, moor at your own risk). Additionally we have a dock that extends into the water(guests are not permitted to tie anything to the dock including boats).

Reviews

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Comfortable Family Ranch Situated On The East Torch Lake Shores
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, directly on Torch Lake. The property is large and very accommodating. The owners supplied all of the extra things that you need to have a relaxing stay

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterville, Ohio
5

Beautiful torch lake

  • 5 of 5

I took my family with two little granddaughter to torch lake . The house is very accommodating with out standing views of torch lake ! The sunsets were amazing ! A short boat ride to the sand bar where the family enjoyed swimming and were entertained by the fly board guy , and a guy doing amazing stunts on a jet ski . We will definitely come back and stay at this house !

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommend, Beautiful Lake.. sunsets & house.

  • 5 of 5

Great location with beautiful sunsets. Clean house with enough room for everyone. Questions were quickly answered by the owner. The kids loved the fooseball table and swimming in Torch Lake. They even found some Petoskey stones to bring back home. I would recommend this house & would return. I loved waking up to the beautiful colors of Torch lake from the master bedroom. Everyone enjoyed the campfire. We brought our own roasting sticks but there were plenty in the well stocked kitchen for everyone to use to.

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We would love to have you back sometime in the future.
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5

Perfect house!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer at this home and we have already booked for next summer! Great layout, location and all the amenities we needed. Great space for 12 people to share with no one tripping over each other:) Yard great space for kids and basktball court a bonus. Can't wait to come back next year!!!!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to your return next year. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your stay.
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Mason, OH
5

Great Family Vacation On Torch Lake

  • 5 of 5

We took our children and grandchildren for a family vacation to Torch Lake. It was an amazing week for all. The house was clean and has been well maintained. The ranch style home was perfect giving everyone a quiet space into which they could retreat if needed. We all agreed the beds were a little hard....but that's just a personal preference. The kitchen was spacious and well stocked with cookware and there was more than enough glassware, plates, and flatware.

The outdoors was fantastic with a yard that was perfect for family games such as croquet and jarts. The view was spectacular with beautiful sunsets. There was plenty of outdoor seating and table space for eating.

The walk through the yard to the lake was easy with just a few steps. The grandchildren had a wonderful time swimming off the dock. We rented a pontoon boat with a slide and tied it to the buoy. They had even more fun sliding into the water where it was deeper. Water shoes was helpful for the shallow water. However, there's just a short walk out through rocks and then the bottom is sandy.

Jason was easy to work with and quickly provided information requested. We would highly recommend this property. Thanks, Jason, for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. The beach area varies in some spots from small stones to sand and we definitely recommend water shoes. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the house. We would love to have you back as guests in the future.
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5

Excellent, do we need to say more?!!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to come back next year! Torch Lake & everything connected to it can become addicting. Jason & Courtney's place fits our family perfectly.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Can't wait to have your family back next year. Have a great summer!
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Owner

Jason
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

Location

Nearest Airport
28.3 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Dockside
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Legend
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dockside
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Shanty Creak Resorts
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Alden, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 4 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$440
From
C$503
Fri,Sat
C$3,142
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
C$880
 
 
Early Summer
May 29 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$691
From
C$943
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,227
 
 
Week Before the Fourth
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,541
 
 
Fourth of July Week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$8,169
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,729
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,227
 
 
Pre-Labor Day Week
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$754
From
C$880
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$974
 
 
Late Summer/September
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$691
From
C$754
Fri,Sat
C$4,776
 
 
May
May 1 2019 - May 23 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$440
From
C$503
Fri,Sat
C$3,142
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 24 2019 - May 26 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$880
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2019 - Jun 7 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$691
From
C$943
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer
Jun 8 2019 - Jun 21 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,541
 
 
Week Before the Fourth
Jun 22 2019 - Jun 28 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,729
 
 
Fourth of July Week
Jun 29 2019 - Jul 5 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$8,169
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 6 2019 - Aug 2 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,792
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 3 2019 - Aug 16 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,541
 
 
Late August
Aug 17 2019 - Aug 23 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$7,227
 
 
Pre-Labor Day Short Week
Aug 24 2019 - Aug 29 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$754
From
C$943
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 2019 - Sep 1 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
C$974
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$7,541
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$314.2
Pet Fee C$188.52 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,256.8
Tax Rate 6.0%

Standard pricing is for up to 12 people and no pets.

Standard Check-in Time: 3:00pm est
Standard Check-out Time: 9:00am est

**Please note, on very rare occasions can we allow for late check-out or early check-in. This is due to the very tight window between guests to allow for our cleaning staff to complete their duties.**

Option: $150 per dog per week (two dog maximum, no cats)

Option: $350 additional person #13

Option: $350 additional person #14

50% deposit required to secure reservation.

50% balance and $1000 refundable damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival.

Off season weekend rates are negotiable.

For off season bookings of less than 7 days, 100% balance is due at booking.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled within 30 days before arrival date.

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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