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Torch Lake Waterfront Cottage on a Sandy Beach

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Torch Lake Waterfront Cottage on a Sandy Beach

10 guests
3 bedrooms
8 beds
1.5 baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
8 beds
1.5 baths
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 schedule will not post until fall.
The Giddings "Big Cottage" is one of our two vintage family cottages on Torch. It was built in the 1930's. It is fairly funky and rustic, so please do not book if you are looking for a hotel experience. But it is ON THE WATER. The beautiful, sandy, gradual beach is right in front of the cottage. The water is shallow, gradual, clear to the bottom and ideal for kids. It is great for swimming, paddling, and boating.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 2PM
Self check-in with lockbox


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


10 Reviews

Betsy User Profile
August 2018
True northern Michigan cottage, amazing views!
Levi User Profile
June 2018
You will not find a better priority for the price on Torch Lake. The water is amazing. The waterfront access is to die for. I will be back!
Chris User Profile
May 2018
As stated in the description, this isn’t a modern, four-star resort. It more than makes up for it in its cozy charm and waterfront location. We were very comfortable as we enjoyed the kayaks and canoe left for our use by our hosts, and really lucked out with perfect weather each …
Ed User Profile
May 2018
The place was absolutely amazing. Affordable and close enough to a whole lot of cool things. Not to mention amazing water. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would definitely come back here. One of the best places I've rented on here so far. Even with the little cotta…
Melissa User Profile
Response from Melissa:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Even though there are two cottages on the property, we are working hard to give each group their own space by adding another bonfire ring and grill.
May 2018
Casey User Profile
May 2018
I had a great time at Melissa's cabin for a weekend in May. There was a group of 8 adults and there was plenty of space in and out of the cabin. The yard was spacious and having access to canoes & kayaks was a blast. A great spot for anyone with a dog too. The location on the …
Sonya User Profile
October 2017
Great location on the beautiful Torch Lake. The hosts were great and very responsive. We came up to see the fall colors and enjoy the outdoors, and the cabin provides a much more relaxed experience than staying in a hotel. You do share the property with guests in a separate cabin…
Oksana User Profile
October 2017
This is really nice old cottage with spectacular views. Lake is right there and I am pretty sure at summer we would have more fun on the water. Weekend we stayed was pretty rainy and cold so we spent most of the time inside. We had great communication with our host and cottage ha…

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Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesJoined in August 2017
Melissa User Profile
22 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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