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Small vintage cottage on prime Torch Lake beach

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Small vintage cottage on prime Torch Lake beach

Entire cottage
5 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 summer schedule is posted. Summer minimum is 7 nights.
The Giddings Little Cottage is a one-room (+ bedroom/bath) summer family cottage that was built in the 1950's. It is funky and rustic with simple decor, but it is ON THE WATER! So please do not book it if you are expecting a hotel experience. It is on the west side of our Torch Lake property, which has a beautiful, sandy, gradual beach clear to the bottom and is ideal for kids and for swimming, paddling and boating.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years) - The cupboards and outlets are not childproofed.
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 6PM and check out by 2PM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Flat path to front door


15 Reviews

Shelly User Profile
October 2018
This little cottage oozes charm and coziness--great for a fall getaway! Loved that the sun was shining so we could take advantage of the available kayaks to enjoy the lake! Torch Lake Cafe offered good food and great suggestions for a fall color drive to Deadman's Hill--a highl…
Jacie User Profile
October 2018
We wanted to take a mini-vacation out to Torch Lake and this place was perfect! Right on the water and Melissa had a couple Kayaks and Canoes that we used out on the lake to watch the sunset. The little cottage is what is sounds like but it has everything we needed and a very com…
Gail User Profile
August 2018
This was our first trip to Torch Lake and we can't wait to do it again. We are learning the area and have a much better idea of location and pricing for future rentals. Melissa is a great hostess and was a pleasure to work with. She responded to our requests immediately and to…
Keelin User Profile
June 2018
With amazing views of the lake&wildlife just steps from the cottage, waking up early for the sunrise is so easy&totally worth it! Kids&I enjoyed spending time on the water in the boat, canoe, kayaks&swimming daily. Everything you need for a stay away from home is right here, ther…
Kate User Profile
May 2018
What a treasure! We enjoyed our weekend on Torch very much and I’d go back in a heartbeat (with or without my kids!). Nearby market had all the basics we needed. Torch Lake Cafe has a delicious breakfast (not open for breakfast on weekdays though). The Lake Michigan beach at the…
Stella User Profile
May 2018
I just came back from a beautiful weekend trip to the small cottage on Torch Lake with my husband and our dog. We went on the second week of May so the weather was still a bit chilly but we had clear skies all weekend which made the colors of the lake look gorgeous! The view fro…
Troy User Profile
October 2017
This location is right on a crystal clear part of the lake, with nice shoreline and fire pit by the lake. The cottage is rustic and small, but cozy. It was a little cold out but the lake was still great for a swim. The setting is quiet, calm and peaceful with many stars in th…

Hosted by Melissa

Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesJoined in August 2017
Melissa User Profile
28 Reviews
I am a holistic NP who loves to garden, travel, swim, run, row, and take hikes outside in nature. I read voraciously about all things related to health, whole foods, consciousness, spirituality, plant medicine, etc. I have 3 fur babies and a wonderful husband. Though I live …
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