Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4824599

About the area

Two miles from beautiful Torch Lake, and 20 miles south of downtown Charlevoix, 25 miles north of downtown Traverse City

Owner profile

Ken B.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Bunk bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (19)

Excellent – based on 19 reviews Excellent
19 reviews

“What a Beautiful Place”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful,relaxing week at this lovely cottage. It is perfect for a small family with young children. The bay was warm, gentle, and shallow. Just perfect for our daughter (not a swimmer yet) to go in and out freely. We saw no one for days except the butterflies, seagulls, and the eagle! The cottage is surrounded by woods on three sides, so the house is nice and private. The only water craft we saw was paddle boards. The cottage was spotlessly clean and was never hot or stuffy because of the wonderful breezes. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals to enjoy on the beautiful deck. Thanks Ken and Madeline. We can't wait to come back next summer!

“Our trip up north with our dog Sanferd”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2014

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


Reviewed 22 Jul 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.

“Total Relaxation”

Reviewed 15 Oct 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!

“Nice secluded cottage”

Reviewed 10 Sep 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!!

“Serene and nice”

Reviewed 11 Sep 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!

“Perfect Get-away”

Reviewed 10 Sep 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!

“Memories for a Lifetime!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 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!

“Great escape from reality”

Reviewed 29 Jul 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.

“Amazing place !!”

Reviewed 24 Jul 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.

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

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