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 RoomAlden, Michigan, United States
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Amenities & Room:as perfect as everyone says charming quiet spectacular views extra-comfy bedthe loft room is just as described very comfortable and has all the necessitiesnot to mention the beautiful lake view room and the private sandy beachthe room was inviting and comfortable with plenty of spacethe room that everybody loves was fantastic
Cleanliness:it was clean and nicely decoratedit's clean comfortable and quietthe place was clean & quaintthe room was impeccably clean and the bed very comfortablewe were welcomed with warm cookies and delicious dried cherries
Host:mary & mike are wonderful hostsmike and mary were very gracious hostsmike and mary were excellent hosts and made us feel at homemary and mike are wonderful hostsmary and mike are such amazing hostsRead more reviews
Location:great location to everythinggreat location on torch lakealso easy location to traverse city elk and dunesthe location on torch lake is gorgeousalready considering staying again in the summer it’s in the perfect location
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 AccessBellaire, Michigan, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the views are spectacular and the inside of the house is so cozy and beautifully decoratedheated full bathroom in the heated garage made it easy for everyone to get readythe cottage is lovely so cozy and stocked with everything we needed
Cleanliness:place was clean and as advertisedit was clean comfortable and very stylisha very clean and beautiful cottagehouse was cozy and cleanthe house was clean updated and on a quiet street
Host:host was very responsive to questionsthe hosts were very easy to communicate withdavid and natalie are excellent hosts and very easy to contactthe hosts were incredible kind and great at communicating updatesdave and natalie were great hosts and went above and beyondRead more reviews
Location:perfect location right on the water close to torch lake alsocool house great location good staygreat location and great layouta place to spend great timewe had such a great family moments at this place
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 - BellaireBellaire, Michigan, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:wifi and tvs worked greatthe information left about local dining was nice and the wifi worked very well for uswe loved the fireplace and the treehouse but wish the water heater lasted longera king bed up there would be a wonderful upgrade to consider because there was plenty of roomthe living room was relaxing and designed for family fun
Cleanliness:lots of clean towels and linensproperty was clean and comfortablewe appreciated how clean it was definitely appreciated thatcute clean home in a wooded quiet settingother than that the house was clean
Host:the host was incredibly responsive and the home was stunninglauren is a wonderful host - quick to reply and answered all questions we hadlauren was a wonderful and responsive hostthe host was very gracious and a good communicatorlauren in a great host and it's a great houseRead more reviews
Location:excellent location on a very quiet lanethe location is perfectgreat location and settingthe location was so quiet with so many cute vintage detailslocation is great very close to everything you need it to be
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, 49622Central Lake, Michigan, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:period furnishings and photos gives this home a comfortable feelthe bathroom is all updated with fantastic water pressurethe rooms had thoughtful touchescharming and cozy home it was the perfect place for a relaxing unplugged weekendwe enjoyed in the evening in the tv room and slept so well
Cleanliness:and really cleanthe house was spotlessly clean and seasonally decoratedgreat place was very cleanit was a clean comfortable and inviting placethe house is adorable and very clean
Host:robin had great trail recommendations and was super accommodating and communicativemany thanks to robin for being a great hostamazing find perfect small town everyone is kindthe cutest lil house with the sweetest charm and the most amazing hostsRead more reviews
Location:central lake is a charming town and we felt safe in the neighborhoodher place is super cute and cozythis place is cute and cozyrobin’s place is in a safe location just 15 minutes from torch lakegreat location we went to the grass river nature area during our time
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
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Amenities & Room:great views private and cozycabin is perfect for two people - cozy and private
Cleanliness:extremely clean and peaceful spacethe place was very clean and well keptthe house was super clean and came with everything we neededsuper clean quaint and cheerfully decorated cabin the outdoor fire was pre- stacked which was awesomethe cottage was outstanding very clean and had everything we needed
Host:kristin was a great host and responded quickly with local recommendations and answered any questions we hadRead more reviews
Location:great location near torch lakeperfect location to see the surrounding area’s attractionswe love this place and the locationquiet beautiful sunrises good locationclose to many awesome little towns in mi
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 tranquilityEllsworth, Michigan, United States
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Amenities & Room:you have the great outdoors but fast wifi and netflix etc
Cleanliness:ogletree creek cabin was clean and very cozythe cabin was clean cozy and well decoratedthe cabin was very clean and cared for
Host:renee and simon were wonderful hostsrenee and simon offer attentive hospitality and make the experience easy and seamlessthey were very responsive and accommodatinghighly recommend staying here and the hosts renee and simon were greatsimon and renee are incredibly kind and thoughtful hostsRead more reviews
Location:the property is centrally located to many fun placesbeautiful setting and short/easy walk to the lake
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 SchoolhouseKewadin, Michigan, United States
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Amenities & Room:probably just having a box fan would cure that issue
Cleanliness:clean and updated with many thoughtful touchesthe schoolhouse was decorated so nicely very clean and comfortablein a great location very clean and had thoughtful touches like extra blankets and toiletries
Host:wonderful host and our family really enjoyed our triplots of kitchen essentials super reponsive host great areaandrew is a very considerate and responsive hostRead more reviews
Location:such a cute ecclectic placethis is an absolutely wonderful locationthe location is great for many "up north" adventuresthe place was awesome and just the right amount of distance from lakes and things to do
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 AvailableBellaire, Michigan, United States
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Cleanliness:very clean relaxing space to enjoy our few days exploring the area for my sister’s 40th birthdayi didn't feel like a stranger at all and everything was super cleanthis place is so cute and very clean the town is lovely we would definitely come back
Host:mary was very hospitable and kindmary was an amazing host making sure we had everything we needed for a great stay at her placemary is a kind thoughtful host that goes above and beyond to ensure her guest's comfortRead more reviews
Location:great location and great value for a large propertymary's place was in a perfect location right near everythingwould and will for sure recommend this place to others
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 HouseCentral Lake, Michigan, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:favorite amenities inside include: comfy beds heated flooring smart tv gorgeous kitchen and deck overlooking the propertycozy and lots of beautiful flowers and gardens and cute animalswords to describe this place: peaceful magical calming and cozythey work hard to keep the stay comfortable and easy
Cleanliness:clean and modern on the insidethe cabin was very clean and wonderful inside and outthe house was sparkling clean full of charm and came with the friendliest cat robertmaggy was very helpful and the place was very cleanthe house was very clean and included just about everything you could need during your stay
Host:maggy was a wonderful host and always responded quickly if i had questionsbe sure to take some kitty treats for the host cat robertwe absolutely fell in love with this place the hosts were amazing and quick to respondhad lots of recommendations for places to go which was very helpfulthe space was charming the hosts were extremely hospitable and the area was beautifulRead more reviews
Location:a cute place in a fantastic locationgood location not too far from all the lakesquiet but a great locationloved maggy’s farmhouse in central lakewe had a wonderful stay in central lake
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 CottageElk Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Amenities & Room:the cottage is nice and comfortable and cozy the view was also amazingthe cottage was very cozy and comfortablethe rooms are small but functional; well equipped with everything we needednice quaint cottage don was welcoming and made us feel comfortableit is wonderful and perfect cottage with enough facilities
Cleanliness:everything was clean cozy and wonderfulit's a clean quiet and charming lakethe house is clean and met all our needsthe cabin was rustic and clean as the proverbial whistlethe cabin was clean and adorable and absolutely perfect for a nice relaxing get away
Host:the host don was a wonderful hostdon is a great hostdon was a great hostyou will not regret choosing ross's roost don was an amazing host and extremely accommodatingdon was a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is wonderfulthe location was greatthe location of this house is beautifulthe location is very quiet and beautifulwonderful quiet location don is great
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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