Quaint and Comfy in Bellaire - Walk to Shorts!


Entire residential home hosted by Alyssa

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
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Comfortable, clean, cozy home within walking distance of downtown Bellaire, Short's Brewery, and boat rentals on the famous Chain of Lakes! Two bedroom home sleeps six and has about 1100 square feet of living space -- just four miles from Torch Lake. Close to Glacial Hills pathway for hiking and biking!

The space
SLEEPS: 6 (1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 1 sleeper sofa)
*IN-TOWN setting on a quiet street

The space
Home is comfortably furnished so you can enjoy all the area has to offer. Kayaking, boating, hiking, shopping, dining, winery tours, etc. are all close by. Home has WiFi and TV. Cell phone reception is generally quite good in this area. A window air conditioner is located in the master bedroom.

The yard has a fire pit for campfires. Guests tell us that our home is perfect for couples, families, or small groups of friends looking for peace and quiet and a chance to reconnect. This is not a place for events or loud groups. We adhere to a good neighbor policy.

Appreciate the fully equipped kitchen and games, puzzles and DVDs we provide. Outside you'll find a charcoal grill, picnic table, and a few chairs by the fire pit.


Air Conditioning: Our home generally stays quite cool but there is a window A/C unit in the master bedroom for humid days.

Animals: Birds, turkeys, deer, squirrels.

Bathroom: Full bath with tub shower

Beach/Swimming: An information book in the home shows several close beaches on Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.

Boats: Kayaks can be rented in Alden and Bellaire. Pontoon rentals are just down the street as well as at DeWitt's Marina on Torch Lake/Clam River.

* Traverse City: 35 minutes (25 miles)
* Lansing: 2 hours 50 minutes ( 180 miles)
* Detroit: 3 hours 40 minutes (245 miles)
* Mackinac Bridge: 1 hour and 32 minutes (94 miles)
* Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1 hour and 15 minutes (54 miles)

Boat Launch: Within 10 minutes you can reach a public boat launch on Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake, or Torch Lake.

Fishing: Good fishing in Lake Bellaire, Claim Lake, and Torch Lake.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online.

Fishing poles: Guests should bring their own.

Grill: Charcoal. Guests should bring their own.

Grocery Store: 3 minute drive to full market in Bellaire.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets, blankets, and towels. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. Guests should bring their own beach towels.

Parking: Driveway fits 2 cars.

Pets: Welcome! We ask that you do not allow pets on the furniture.

Firewood: Bundles can be bought along roadside. Or, we can arrange for a firewood delivery ($25 for a large wheelbarrow full or $50 for a half face cord 4'x4').

Guest access: We will email your arrival/departure instructions with door/lock box code. You will let yourselves in and out. The house is yours during your stay, enjoy and relax. We live about 15 minutes away if you need anything!

Guest access
Guests have access to entire home and yard, including fire pit. Key code entry makes for easy check in and check out.

Other things to note
Pets are welcome here, so if you have a pet allergy it's probably best to look for a pet-free listing.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bellaire, Michigan, United States

Take a quick five minute walk to downtown Bellaire and you'll find the Lunch Box for breakfast and lunch, Short's Brewery for lunch and dinner (and beer!), Hello Vino, Bee Well Meadery, Mammoth Distillery, a movie theater, ice cream shop, and lots of great shops.

Hosted by Alyssa

Joined in November 2016
  • 473 Reviews
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During your stay

We're close by if you need anything but otherwise we let you enjoy your privacy.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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