10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Torch Lake, Michigan - Updated 2023


Vacationers can experience a little taste of the Caribbean in Michigan when staying near Torch Lake’s glacier-fed, crystal-clear waters. In summer, they can splash through the sandbar to sunbathe, have a picnic, and play with beach balls. Michigan’s longest inland lake with golden bluffs and shoreline is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and floating. Those exploring Lake Michigan’s “Chain of Lakes” region can visit wineries, nature preserves, and golf courses. Guests reserving Torch Lake’s beautiful woodland oases can catch a glimpse of local wildlife, such as deer, coywolves, and cougars, among others. If you want a place to stay to fully experience what this place has to offer, check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals near Torch Lake, Michigan.

1. Lovely lakeside retreat with sandy shoreline (from USD 150)

Guests vacationing at this cedar-panelled cabin will find themselves on Torch Lake’s stunning shoreline. This charming one-bedroom, one-bathroom nature retreat can host up to two persons. The rental has a coffee maker, fridge, and other dinnerware that guests can use during their stay. Although, if they don’t like cooking, Torch Lake is also lined with restaurants for visitors to try out. The spacious suite includes a loft with a plaid armchair and table to dine, work, or plan your adventures on. Upon opening the loft’s French doors, visitors will find a balcony where two can witness the view of the night sky over Torch Lake. Just steps from the cabin are the golden shoreline and pier where visitors can kayak, swim, fish, and watch loons while sunbathing.

Torch Lake-Everyone Loves This Room
Alden, Michigan, United States
148 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as perfect as everyone says charming quiet spectacular views extra-comfy bed
the loft room is just as described very comfortable and has all the necessities
not to mention the beautiful lake view room and the private sandy beach
the room was inviting and comfortable with plenty of space
the room that everybody loves was fantastic
it was clean and nicely decorated
it's clean comfortable and quiet
the place was clean & quaint
the room was impeccably clean and the bed very comfortable
we were welcomed with warm cookies and delicious dried cherries
mary & mike are wonderful hosts
mike and mary were very gracious hosts
mike and mary were excellent hosts and made us feel at home
mary and mike are wonderful hosts
mary and mike are such amazing hosts
great location to everything
great location on torch lake
also easy location to traverse city elk and dunes
the location on torch lake is gorgeous
already considering staying again in the summer it’s in the perfect location
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2. Waterfront getaway best for families (from USD 143)

This charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom getaway for up to eight guests is located on Clam Lake’s lotus-filled waters. The covered boathouse and private dock are excellent for storing kayaks, canoes, boats, and floating toys. Children can play amongst the willow trees as adults grill a lip-smacking barbecue dinner at the boathouse’s patio. Guests will find the laundry machines share the brick-patterned floors of the pristine-white kitchen, thus saving them a trip elsewhere in the home. For days when the snow doesn’t stop falling, visitors can lounge on white cotton sofas and royal blue armchairs by the fireplace. Younger children and teens can relax on the second bedroom’s two loft beds, as well as queen and double beds. With the bedroom’s nautical-themed decor, it will be smooth sailing under the stars to Neverland.

3rd Night Free:Clam Lake Cottage-Torch Lake Access
Bellaire, Michigan, United States
115 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are spectacular and the inside of the house is so cozy and beautifully decorated
heated full bathroom in the heated garage made it easy for everyone to get ready
the cottage is lovely so cozy and stocked with everything we needed
place was clean and as advertised
it was clean comfortable and very stylish
a very clean and beautiful cottage
house was cozy and clean
the house was clean updated and on a quiet street
host was very responsive to questions
the hosts were very easy to communicate with
david and natalie are excellent hosts and very easy to contact
the hosts were incredible kind and great at communicating updates
dave and natalie were great hosts and went above and beyond
perfect location right on the water close to torch lake also
cool house great location good stay
great location and great layout
a place to spend great time
we had such a great family moments at this place
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3. Pet-friendly chalet with woodland views (from USD 238)

Guests wanting to explore Michigan’s “Chain of Lakes” can do so at this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath woodland lodge. After skiing or snowshoeing across powdery paths, visitors can reheat their cold feet and hands by the mammoth fireplace. From under the living room’s ethereal Cathedral ceilings, guests can watch as vibrant hues clothe the surrounding forests. In summer, children can escape to the treehouse and roast marshmallows over the fire pit. Besides barbecuing light fare, up to six guests can cook various meals in the natural wood kitchen. By relaxing on the patio, guests can spot porcupines and cougars while hearing coywolves howl at sunset.

Treehouse Chalet- Near Torch Lake - Bellaire
Bellaire, Michigan, United States
292 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
wifi and tvs worked great
the information left about local dining was nice and the wifi worked very well for us
we loved the fireplace and the treehouse but wish the water heater lasted longer
a king bed up there would be a wonderful upgrade to consider because there was plenty of room
the living room was relaxing and designed for family fun
lots of clean towels and linens
property was clean and comfortable
we appreciated how clean it was definitely appreciated that
cute clean home in a wooded quiet setting
other than that the house was clean
the host was incredibly responsive and the home was stunning
lauren is a wonderful host - quick to reply and answered all questions we had
lauren was a wonderful and responsive host
the host was very gracious and a good communicator
lauren in a great host and it's a great house
excellent location on a very quiet lane
the location is perfect
great location and setting
the location was so quiet with so many cute vintage details
location is great very close to everything you need it to be
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4. Traditional Americana home with vintage touches (from USD 130)

Staying at this home allows guests to travel back in time to a generation known for its diners, malt shops, and poodle skirts. With two bedrooms and a marble-tiled bathroom, up to six visitors can stay comfortably. There are two BMX bikes and one bike with a basket that kids may fill with sweets from the local bakery and candy shop. The retro decor of the mint kitchen includes pre-70’s floral vinyl seating, paired with a round table and vintage appliances. The living room is furnished in floral, striped, and brocade furnishings. Additionally, there is an electric fireplace where you can sit close to while reading your morning newspaper. Throughout the year, guests can relax on the porch, spin vinyl records on the record player, and hang out in the yard.

Howard's House, Central Lake, Michigan, 49622
Central Lake, Michigan, United States
117 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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Amenities & Room:
period furnishings and photos gives this home a comfortable feel
the bathroom is all updated with fantastic water pressure
the rooms had thoughtful touches
charming and cozy home it was the perfect place for a relaxing unplugged weekend
we enjoyed in the evening in the tv room and slept so well
and really clean
the house was spotlessly clean and seasonally decorated
great place was very clean
it was a clean comfortable and inviting place
the house is adorable and very clean
robin had great trail recommendations and was super accommodating and communicative
many thanks to robin for being a great host
amazing find perfect small town everyone is kind
the cutest lil house with the sweetest charm and the most amazing hosts
central lake is a charming town and we felt safe in the neighborhood
her place is super cute and cozy
this place is cute and cozy
robin’s place is in a safe location just 15 minutes from torch lake
great location we went to the grass river nature area during our time
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5. Eclectic studio with views of the Huron Mountains (from USD 313)

Lake Thayer’s sparkling clean waters are the perfect location for this eclectic one-bedroom studio with a single bath. With neon-green walls and Bohemian furnishings and artwork, guests can enjoy peaceful days tucked away from civilization. The house, which can host up to four guests, has a vibrant green kitchen with light wood cabinets. The citrus-coloured chairs, barbecue grill, and fire pit provided let guests create many fond lake memories during warmer months. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are life jackets, four kayaks, and a canoe that you can use to paddle across Lake Thayer. Guests can throw in laundry and sip their morning smoothie on the patio before voyaging out to hike the Huron Mountains.

Adorable Studio Cottage on Beautiful Thayer Lake!!
Alden, Michigan, United States
90 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
great views private and cozy
cabin is perfect for two people - cozy and private
extremely clean and peaceful space
the place was very clean and well kept
the house was super clean and came with everything we needed
super clean quaint and cheerfully decorated cabin the outdoor fire was pre- stacked which was awesome
the cottage was outstanding very clean and had everything we needed
kristin was a great host and responded quickly with local recommendations and answered any questions we had
great location near torch lake
perfect location to see the surrounding area’s attractions
we love this place and the location
quiet beautiful sunrises good location
close to many awesome little towns in mi
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6. Rustic cabin near Toad Lake (from USD 145)

This rustic woodland cabin located on Toad Lake can accommodate up to five guests with its two bedrooms, including one that is lofted. Its lone bath has a walk-in shower, which is ideal for after spending time outdoors. Being located on acres of forest land allows guests to enjoy the wildlife and lakefront in peace. Guests can spend quality time playing games or watching TV on cherry-red velvet couches each evening. From the lattice-accented roofed porch, visitors can watch swans float on the waterfront without worrying about pesky insects. After making and eating breakfast in the property’s country kitchen, visitors can swim or fish at Toad Lake.

Ogletree Creek Cabin, beauty and tranquility
Ellsworth, Michigan, United States
121 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you have the great outdoors but fast wifi and netflix etc
ogletree creek cabin was clean and very cozy
the cabin was clean cozy and well decorated
the cabin was very clean and cared for
renee and simon were wonderful hosts
renee and simon offer attentive hospitality and make the experience easy and seamless
they were very responsive and accommodating
highly recommend staying here and the hosts renee and simon were great
simon and renee are incredibly kind and thoughtful hosts
the property is centrally located to many fun places
beautiful setting and short/easy walk to the lake
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7. Historic schoolhouse near Lake Michigan

This historic 1880s building offers guests a unique experience during their time in Torch Lake. Originally a schoolhouse, it has two bedrooms and one bathroom. From this retreat, guests can sail Lake Michigan, hike through state parks, or just sit back and relax. Alternatively, if they choose not to spend time relaxing on one of the white wicker seats outdoors, guests can watch their favourite Michigan sports teams while lounging comfortably on the sofa. The rustic floors connect the stylish kitchen to the dining room, making it perfect for socialising while preparing meals. With a large backyard, complimentary parking, and heating, this one-of-a-kind accommodation can host up to six people all year round.

Torch Lake Schoolhouse
Kewadin, Michigan, United States
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 6 Beds 11 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
probably just having a box fan would cure that issue
clean and updated with many thoughtful touches
the schoolhouse was decorated so nicely very clean and comfortable
in a great location very clean and had thoughtful touches like extra blankets and toiletries
wonderful host and our family really enjoyed our trip
lots of kitchen essentials super reponsive host great area
andrew is a very considerate and responsive host
such a cute ecclectic place
this is an absolutely wonderful location
the location is great for many "up north" adventures
the place was awesome and just the right amount of distance from lakes and things to do
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8. Homey Michigan forest haven

Hidden away on Torch Lake is this homey two-bedroom, two-bathroom forest haven suitable for five adventurers. From the large back deck, guests can watch canoes and loons float across the shimmering waterfront. The brick-walled oven and stove can cook hearty stews and chilli during the autumn and winter seasons. The bedrooms feature fluffy duvets, queen-sized beds, woodland artwork, and many windows to let the sunlight in. With a large backyard, pets can run around freely, children can create snowmen, and everyone can enjoy smoky campfire dinners. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows provide warmth on frigid days while summer evenings here are perfect for counting stars by the fire pit.

Torch Lk Cottage July2020 Available
Bellaire, Michigan, United States
16 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
very clean relaxing space to enjoy our few days exploring the area for my sister’s 40th birthday
i didn't feel like a stranger at all and everything was super clean
this place is so cute and very clean the town is lovely we would definitely come back
mary was very hospitable and kind
mary was an amazing host making sure we had everything we needed for a great stay at her place
mary is a kind thoughtful host that goes above and beyond to ensure her guest's comfort
great location and great value for a large property
mary's place was in a perfect location right near everything
would and will for sure recommend this place to others
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9. Adorable country cottage on farm

Here, guests can experience being greeted by the clucking of hens, bell-wearing goats, and frogs chirping at this country cottage. With a queen-sized bed, single-bed, and sofa-bed, up to five guests can sleep soundly on this busy working farm. Besides lounging in the living room with their favourite books, guests can read on the hammock, under apple trees. The tiled floor is heated, making it wonderful for chilly winters, when you can spend time ice fishing or snowmobiling. During the summer, visitors can go on a picnic outdoors, pick produce from the greenhouse, or watch frogs belly-flopping on to the pond. Throughout the year, guests can view stunning sunsets, relax at the garden, and spend snowy nights in the clawfoot tub’s steamy waters.

Little Chick Farm’s Little House
Central Lake, Michigan, United States
83 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
favorite amenities inside include: comfy beds heated flooring smart tv gorgeous kitchen and deck overlooking the property
cozy and lots of beautiful flowers and gardens and cute animals
words to describe this place: peaceful magical calming and cozy
they work hard to keep the stay comfortable and easy
clean and modern on the inside
the cabin was very clean and wonderful inside and out
the house was sparkling clean full of charm and came with the friendliest cat robert
maggy was very helpful and the place was very clean
the house was very clean and included just about everything you could need during your stay
maggy was a wonderful host and always responded quickly if i had questions
be sure to take some kitty treats for the host cat robert
we absolutely fell in love with this place the hosts were amazing and quick to respond
had lots of recommendations for places to go which was very helpful
the space was charming the hosts were extremely hospitable and the area was beautiful
a cute place in a fantastic location
good location not too far from all the lakes
quiet but a great location
loved maggy’s farmhouse in central lake
we had a wonderful stay in central lake
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10. Vintage lakefront hideaway

With vintage iron-framed beds, up to seven guests can slumber peacefully to the lake’s waves lapping the shoreline. This lakefront hideaway on Birch Lake has three cosy bedrooms and one decent-sized bathroom. Guests can enjoy late-night dinners under the stars in the spacious tent or by the fire pit’s crackling flames. There are two paddleboards, two canoes, and a rowboat that people can use to cruise across Lake Birch or Michigan’s nearby lakes and rivers. On lazy winter evenings, visitors can socialize on velvety couches or get a book from the library to read. Although Michigan’s “Chain of Lakes” region offers impeccable dining, visitors can also prepare family classics in the kitchen to cut costs.

ROSS'S ROOST- Summer Cottage
Elk Rapids, Michigan, United States
123 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is nice and comfortable and cozy the view was also amazing
the cottage was very cozy and comfortable
the rooms are small but functional; well equipped with everything we needed
nice quaint cottage don was welcoming and made us feel comfortable
it is wonderful and perfect cottage with enough facilities
everything was clean cozy and wonderful
it's a clean quiet and charming lake
the house is clean and met all our needs
the cabin was rustic and clean as the proverbial whistle
the cabin was clean and adorable and absolutely perfect for a nice relaxing get away
the host don was a wonderful host
don is a great host
don was a great host
you will not regret choosing ross's roost don was an amazing host and extremely accommodating
don was a wonderful host
the location is wonderful
the location was great
the location of this house is beautiful
the location is very quiet and beautiful
wonderful quiet location don is great
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Discover Torch Lake's sparkling landscape

Visitors can escape Michigan’s auto factories, concrete skyscrapers, and bustling streets for crystal-clear Torch Lake. Witnessing all four seasons here is special since, depending on the time of the year, guests can snowmobile, leaf-peep, fish, skate, ski, and sunbathe along the waterfront. By reserving a vacation rental here, visitors can enjoy striking pink-lilac-and-periwinkle sunsets over Torch Lake’s jewel-toned waters. Evening campfire stories over flickering flames can be brought to life by the forest’s howling coywolf packs. To experience a lakefront fireworks extravaganza in this area, simply book a stay for the first week of July. Those returning from Torch Lake have likely created many magical memories, and many tourists wish to return to this beautiful Michigan paradise.

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