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Lakefront Torch Cottage: Ready for Summer!

Entire cottage hosted by Mari
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bathroom
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You will love Sunset Sanctuary, located on 100 feet of frontage on beautiful Torch Lake. Enjoy the sunset views grilling in front of the fire pit. Bring your boat or rent one from the local marina and tie it to the buoy in front of the cottage.

This is not a party house. We strictly enforce guest limits and quiet hours. Please find another property if your ideal trip is not one of quiet and relaxation. Thank you!

The space
This two bedroom, one bath cottage sleeps 6. The sun room and living room look directly out at the lake. One bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and the other a bunk bed with a twin on top and a full on the bottom. A twin sized floor mattress can also be provided. Sheets and towels are included, but bring your own beach towel. Plentiful games, books, DVDs, and a smart TV (guest log in required) provide evening entertainment.

Outdoors, enjoy the stunning lake from the grassy lawn or on the private dock. The crystal clear water will entice you to it. An outdoor table and BBQ encourage you to stay outside. Launch your kayak from the shore.

Our dock and mooring buoy are in place from June-September each year. The buoy has a 1500 lb anchor- please make sure this is suitable for your boat.

Explore the 18,000 acres of Torch Lake or travel the 75-mile long waterway that is the Elk River Chain of Lakes. Enjoy nearby Shorts Brewery or Torch Lake Cellars in Bellaire, Dockside- a well-known boat-up burger joint, and other nearby restaurants. Travel to nearby Bellaire, Elk Rapids and Traverse City to experience the unique breweries, wineries, restaurants and festivals as well as spectacular views of Northern Michigan!

This cottage rental will create vacation memories you will never forget!

Guest access
The cottage is all yours for the duration of your stay. The outside spaces and amenities, such as dock, patio, and BBQ, are shared with a small apartment (up to 4 guests).

A closet in one bedroom is locked and guests are unable to access it.

Other things to note
Boats are welcome and we have enough room to park your trailer. Boats can't be attached to the dock for any length of time, as winds can pull the dock right out of the ground and set it and your boat adrift. We offer a mooring buoy for your convenience (1500 lbs of concrete anchor- you are responsible for making sure this can hold your boat and that the equipment is in good working condition).

The nearest public boat launches are the Clam Lake Access (6 minute drive from the cottage- access is onto Clam Lake, and it's a short ride down onto Torch) and the Alden Township Access (10 minute drive from the cottage). Butch's and Dewitt Marinas are both private marinas that offer launch for a small fee (3 minute drive from the cottage).

Guests should bring their own beach towels, as cottage towels are not to be removed from the house. Please bring your own bathroom amenities.

Firewood for the fire pit and charcoal for the BBQ are not provided.

Dock, lawn furniture, BBQ, and firepit are unavailable until Memorial Day Weekend. They are put away at the end of October.

July and August have a 4 night minimum.
You will love Sunset Sanctuary, located on 100 feet of frontage on beautiful Torch Lake. Enjoy the sunset views grilling in front of the fire pit. Bring your boat or rent one from the local marina and tie it to the buoy in front of the cottage.

This is not a party house. We strictly enforce guest limits and quiet hours. Please find another property if your ideal trip is not one of quiet and relaxation. T…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
TV
Heating
Hair dryer
Essentials
Hangers
Smoke alarm
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Bellaire, Michigan, United States

We are midway between the towns of Bellaire and Alden (10 minutes to the North and South). Both have restaurants and shops that are worth exploring. We're in a quiet residential area, surrounded by families who have a long history here, and parties and loud gatherings are not tolerated.
We are midway between the towns of Bellaire and Alden (10 minutes to the North and South). Both have restaurants and shops that are worth exploring. We're in a quiet residential area, surrounded by families who…

Hosted by Mari

Joined in September 2017
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During your stay
My husband and I will often be present, staying in the small guest house on the property. We're happy to socialize or give you your privacy. I'm always available by phone to answer any questions.
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules
Check-in: 17:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Health & safety
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