Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage Sunday to Sunday

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“ Excellent ”
17 Reviews
1521 Bay View Dr, Torch Lake, MI 49648


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $175
Per week: $1,000
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Torch Lake vacation cottage rental
Located halfway between Traverse City and Charlivox, approximately 200 + feet of private Lake Michigan frontage,western exposure,outstanding sunsets, cottage will sleep 4 comfortably, ideal for a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children, very large deck.The loft with king size mattress requires going up a 5 step built in ladder and may not be suitable for some people. All water related toys are welcome, no motorcycles.This is a non smoking cottage, there isn't a cleaning fee just leave cottage in same condition as when you arrived, if not $100.00 will be deducted from your security deposit.Security deposit is $250.00 and will be returned within 30 days of checkout.You will need to bring your own towels and linens, there are pillows. All cooking utensils are in the cottage, glasses, dishes,knives , forks , coffee maker and microwave. Checkin is Sunday at 2:00pm and checkout is Sunday at 10:00 am. NON SMOKING. Pets are welcome, there is a $50.00 fee for each pet you bring.Daily rates are $175.00 per night with a minimum for 4 night stay, The rate of $175.00 per night is from September 15th 2014 to Nov.14,2014. Rental for 2015 will start May 1st 2015 with a 1 week minimum stay.
Wireless internet as of 6/1/2013
Area Information
Two miles from beautiful Torch Lake, and 20 miles south of downtown Charlivox, 25 miles north of downtown Traverse City

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 $175 - $1,000 $3,900 4 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $500.00 plus $250.00 security deposit due to secure date 60 days prior to checkin and balance of $500.00 due 30 days prior to checkin.There is no cleaning fee just leave cottage in the same condition it was when you checked in upon checking out otherwise a $100.00 fee will be deducted from your security deposit.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Ski In/Out
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Appliances

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Casino
    (20 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (20 miles)
  • Lake
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (20 miles)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Antrim Hills golf course 10 miles north of cottage, A-GA-Ming golf course 4 miles south. Barns Park 2 miles north, public beach access to Torch Lake 1 mile north

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Torch Lake, Michigan

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Karen Vovak Maier

Karen Vovak Maier

Plymouth Michigan

Our trip up north with our dog Sanferd

October 14, 2014

We loved our stay. The area is beautiful. The owner is great to work with. We will visit again. Karen Maier

Shannon Banner

Shannon Banner

Sterling Heights, MI


July 22, 2014

This vacation was just what we needed. The view of Lake Michigan is breath taking. We spent 2 days on the beach and only encountered 2 people while out there. Very secluded. If you are looking for time away, this is the place to be. The house was clean and well kept and had everything we needed. It is just right for a couple that is looking for some alone time. Hope to go back next year.

Sue Ritchie

Sue Ritchie

Swartz Creek, MI USA

Total Relaxation

October 15, 2013

What a perfect visit! If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation this location is a wonderful choice. This was our second stay, we were not disappointed. We had the beach to ourselves and we did several day outings to Mackinaw, Leland and Traverse City. Fall colors were vibrant, the apples crisp and the weather wonderful. We visited Turtle Creek Casino and many of the local art galleries. While choices for eating out were limited unless you headed into Traverse City or Charlevoix we did find Torch lake diner to be a good place to eat (within 3 miles). Cabin is well equipped for eating in if you choose. We did enjoy having the Wi-Fi available, nice to be able to look to see if there are any locations/activities worth visiting. The hosts are great to work, no complaints here!

Karen A Semperger

Karen A Semperger

East Lansing, MI

Nice secluded cottage

September 10, 2013

If you are looking for peace and quiet in a cute secluded cottage, this is the place! Beautiful view of Lake Michigan, close to both Traverse City and Charlevoix. The owners were very nice, gracious hosts! Thanks to you both for a lovely week!!

Anthony Brooks

Anthony Brooks

Saline, MI

Serene and nice

September 11, 2012

Meg and I stayed here for a week and actually hated to leave. Very nice location, very private. Owner was very cooperative and a nice person. Will probably return sometime in the future!

Beth Kenyon

Beth Kenyon

Saginaw, Mi

Perfect Get-away

September 10, 2012

My husband, our Golden-Lab and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at this wonderful, beautifully located cottage. The cottage was secluded, comfortable, cozy and clean. We have always loved the beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets, so we were thrilled to be able to watch this awesome sight from either the balcony or down at the beach. We took many long relaxing walks on the beach. We saw an Eagle and her two babies feeding on a sandbar, deer in the woods surrounding the cottage, and many types of birds. Wish we could go back next week!

Kevin Koetsier

Kevin Koetsier

Allendale, MI

Memories for a Lifetime!

July 31, 2012

This cottage is nestled perfectly on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and the owners, Ken and Madeline are absolutely great and very accommodating. We went in knowing the cottage was a little small, but we left feeling it was perfect for our needs, especially knowing we would spend little time inside. The weather was gorgeous (a few days of light rain) and the water temperature was amazingly warm (record temps.) Our dogs loved it and slept for days when we finally arrived home. Walks on the beach and watching the sunset was a must nearly every night soon followed by campfires and smores. The views on the deck while chowing down on that home-cooked meal made for an easy way to unwind while discussing the days activities. We highly recommend this site for a family or small group of friends, especially those with dogs. They will love you for it. There is plenty of room to roam and take walks or bike rides or even visit any of the small towns nearby. We even found ourselves settling in on some chairs on a small sandbar out in the lake nearly every day (make sure you bring water-shoes as it is a bit rocky in places.) There is plenty to appreciate about this place and we hope to head back next year. In fact, the place was so perfect, I decided to propose to my girlfriend... thanks again, Ken and Madeline!

Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Garden City, MI

Great escape from reality

July 29, 2012

We had a wonderful time at this cute cottage. It's private but still close enough to great attractions. Nice beach but rocky so bring beach shoes. The cottage itself was nice and had all the amenities you'll need for the stay. We would recommend you to try this if you're looking for a peaceful escape from the everyday life.

Christina Gourgon

Christina Gourgon

Montreal, Québec, Canada

Amazing place !!

July 24, 2012

We drove 13 hours to get to this cottage and it was worth every minute of it ! we stayed a week and never got bored. The cottage is small but very clean and comfortable. There is everything you need to prepare a nice meal to eat on the porch while looking at the wondefull sunset ! The beach is sandy, very quiet and so beautiful ! Bring watershoes because there are rocks in the water. The water is very clear. They provide chairs to use on the beach. The firepit is perfectly placed to hear the sound of the waves while grilling a marshmallow. We have rented many cottages before and this was our best experience ever. On a rainy day, we visited a nice fisher village, called Leland, where we ate fresh fish and did a little shopping. I would recommend it. About an hour and half of drive. Thank you very much for this experience Ken and we will surely be back and recommend it to our friends and family.

ken & madeline borsuk

Owner's reply:

Two very nice people who left the cottage spotless. :-) Christina hope to see you again. Thanks

Karyn Centofanti

Karyn Centofanti

Lansing, MI

4 + a Golden!

April 27, 2012

Just enough room for 2 adults, 2 teens and a 90 lb. Golden Retriever. We enjoyed the week we spent here; the beach is beautiful! Quiet, quiet, quiet! Exactly what we were looking for! Ken was very easy to work with.

Joshua Hartman

Joshua Hartman

Dexter, MI USA

Anniversary Escape

September 28, 2011

My wife and I celebrated our tenth anniversary at this nice little cottage. We had a great time! The property is very secluded and provides a perfect escape from everyday life. It is a very reasonable distance to the beach and the water, which was a good temperature in early August. The second story deck provides an ideal perch for watching the sun set. The cottage itself is nice. The only downside at all was the lack of air conditioning as the weather did get sticky. It is a great place to take your dogs. We have two large dogs and they had a blast swimming and roaming the beach. I am not sure who had a better time. Us or the dogs. The ground under the water was rocky in spots so it is helpful to bring swim shoes. This is definitely a place we would consider going to again. It is in a great location in the state being only a short drive to Traverse City. Thank you for the awesome vacation.

Julie Osborn

Julie Osborn

Greenville, MI

Peaceful Week

September 15, 2011

My husband, dog, and I had a very relaxing and peaceful week at the cottage. We all enjoyed the long walks on the beach and swimming in Lake Michigan. My dog swam for the first time and loved it. The campfires at night were also wonderful. The close proximity to Torch Lake made it possible to spend a couple days experiencing this beautiful lake. We ALL had a GREAT time!! Thanks Ken!!

Judy Conley

Judy Conley

Clinton, MI

Must Visit to Appreciate!

August 5, 2011

Pictures of this little gem just don't do it justice. The cottage offers location, setting, and sunsets that combine to make a great vacation find. Hospitality of your hosts is unmatched. Highly recommend, we will diffenately return, and our pooch had a great time!



Petersburg - No lake View, MI

Can't Wait to Stay Again!

September 12, 2010

My husband and I, and our perfect canine - Georgia Peaches :) had the pleasure of staying at the cottage this past week. It was very relaxing, peaceful and comfortable! Just what we needed on a vacation from our jobs. The view was out of this world as well as the walks on the beach. I can't say enough about how enjoyable this past week was. We have to add the Cherry Pie we got down the street and G's pizza in Traverse City was fantastic. Thanks again Ken & Madeline for being so extremly great and lending out your home so we could have one of the best weeks.



Manchester, mi

beautiful beach

August 31, 2010

Had perfect weather, loved the location the beach was perfect for long walks and swimming. Great time.

marahall whalley

marahall whalley


Location location location!

August 27, 2010

Absolutely beautiful spot. Kids n dog loved it. Surfed the waves, hunted petosky stones and wandered the beach. One mile away was torch lake with a great public launch with swimming, volleyball,playground and swim area. It was like the Bahamas without the passport, or hassle! Liked its much we contacted a realtor. And Ken was great ! Thx Ken!!



Saline, mi USA

Best Vacation Ever!

August 7, 2009

From beginning to end, this trip was perfect for the whole family, including the dog. Communication and representation was first class! We will always remember the good quality time we spent overlooking the lake, watching the sun set, bonfires and eating smores. The view was amazing from throughout the property and we hope to again stay at such a wonderful place. Thanks Ken!! - The Helmer Family

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