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On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
TV, fireplace, video-game console, DVD player

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTorch River5 min walk
    Popular LocationTorch Lake Park4 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Skegemog8 min drive
    AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)36 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore - Anchor Cottage

Family fun at the shore
Why should you stay at our cottage: amenities! Here's a list of some items:•Air conditioning;•Two flatscreen tv’s with cable TV;•Brand new renovated second floor bath (pictures to come); •Wifi;•Roku and DVD Player with dvd’s;•Board games;•Cocktail arcade table;•Ice Maker; •Bose Bluetooth speaker;•Trex outdoor chairs and tables;•A real firepit (not a hole in the ground with rocks around it);•Patio seating for 14;•Dishwasher;•Washer and Dryer;•Weber propane grill;•Lily pad and other rafts;•Beach towels;•Bed linens (yes, some places do not provide!);•Spacious parking for 7 cars;•Furnished gazebo with storm windows;•New couch and loveseat;•New mattresses;•New carpet throughout;•New dock, boat hoist and mooring;•Traditional and pod (Keurig) coffee maker.For summer 2020, we are adding an outdoor shower, new Trex deck, and a loft in the garage! This lakefront cottage is located on the south shore of beautiful Torch Lake. This main cottage features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. In addition, there is a small private 1 bedroom cottage called the captains quarters on the property with 1 queen bed and a mini fridge, making a total of 5 bedrooms. The cottage has gorgeous views of the lake, beautiful sandy lake bottom, a private dock, small mooring buoy a family sitting area with a Roku w/Sling TV and WIFI. Upper level Master Bedroom includes a king bed and sofa sleeper, with a sliding door leading out to the deck overlooking the lake, perfect for morning coffee or evening drinks. The master suite has a mini fridge as well. Julie and I have stayed at cottages on Torch Lake for many years so we have items at our cottage that we would want. Needless to say, no item will be overlooked :-) Equally suitable for families with young children, a fun girls getaway, or older couples, it comfortably sleeps 16 people in beds. The Captains Quarters, which is a separate quaint cottage with 1 queen bed, is located in a separate private cottage on the property. The cottage sits on 75 feet of private Torch lake front, including a sandy beach and a private dock. The lake's sandy bottom is shallow for a fair distance, making it ideal for children. The cottage has a driveway with plenty of space for parking cars and a trailer. The cottage sits on the south end of Torch lake, with convenient access to the famous Torch Lake sandbar. There is one sitting area downstairs with a large flat screen TV and cable TV. The Master Bedroom upstairs has a/c, a flat screen TV screen w/cable and a mini fridge. For those few and far between rainy days, we will have a cocktail arcade table game for your enjoyment!There will be renovations this fall, winter, and upcoming spring which will include a landscaping overhaul, fresh paint throughout, new furniture, bedding and mattresses. In addition, a propane BBQ and beach towels will also be made available. There is a deck facing the lake, with an outdoor dining table. Upstairs there is a small deck, perfect for viewing gorgeous Torch Lake. We recently purchased this cottage and are in the process of making dramatic landscaping and updates throughout the home! Virtually every bed, rug, towel, linen and picture will be brand new! Before and after pictures to follow!Torch Lake was named the third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic Magazine. The water is so clear you can see the sandy bottom all the way out to the 'drop-off.' On sunny days, the lake has ribbons of turquoise color that are reminiscent of the Caribbean. Torch is 19 miles long and about two miles wide and is part of a chain of lakes which allows boating from Elk Rapids to Bellaire. You can easily boat through the Torch River to Lake Skegemog and Elk Lake. Or equally as fun, you can boat to Dockside Restaurant, then take the 5 minute ride through Clam River to to Clam Lake, through the Grass River into Lake Bellaire.A 10 minute drive takes you to the small and charming village of Alden. It has one of Torch Lake's four public boat ramps, a number of restaurants (both casual and fine cuisine), art galleries, a variety of shops, a playground, a public tennis court, and a library. Green woods and broad fields extend out from the town, offering great cycling and walking.The town of Bellaire is well worth visiting, and eat at our favorite, Short's Brewery. The Glacial Hills Natural pathway is 20 minutes away, with many trails for hiking and biking. It is well worth your visit.Traverse City is only 30 minutes from the cottage. The towns of Charlevoix, the Leelanau Peninsula, and Petoskey are all within an hour's drive. Should you choose to venture further, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and Mackinac Island are well worth visiting.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Televisions come with video-game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Brandon Astrauckas

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Arcade/game room
  • Video game console
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage South Shore Anchor Cottage Rapid City
Torch Lake Sandbar South Shore Anchor Rapid City
Torch Lake Sandbar South Shore Anchor
Torch Sandbar On Shore Anchor
Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage South Shore Anchor Cottage
Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore Anchor Cottage
Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore Anchor Cottage
Torch Sandbar Shore Anchor

About this area

Rapid City

Located in Rapid City, this vacation home is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Torch Lake and Torch Lake Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum and Music House Museum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Torch River - 5 min walk
  • Torch Lake Park - 4 min drive
  • Lake Skegemog - 8 min drive
  • Elk Lake - 9 min drive
  • Elk Rapids Golf Club - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportCherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 36 min drive


  • Torch Riviera — 11 min walk
  • Cone Corral — 4 min drive
  • The Muffin Tin — 7 min drive
  • Pearl's — 16 min drive
  • The Local — 16 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore - Anchor Cottage pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore - Anchor Cottage?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore - Anchor Cottage?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Torch Lake Sandbar Cottage on South Shore - Anchor Cottage located?
Nestled on the beach, this Rapid City vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Torch River and Torch Lake. Torch Lake Park is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great location wonderful home
The house had everything you needed. Owners answered all questions. Great location. Our kids loved swimming in front of the house and we loved launching our paddle boards every morning from the private dock. We hope to visit again.

5/5 Excellent

Anchor cottage was absolutely perfect
Anchor Cottage was absolutely perfect. We didn’t need anything. Very clean

5/5 Excellent

Great place for family and friends to gather!
This property meets all expectations and lives up to pictures and description. We had 6 adults and 8 kids and it was the perfect size for us all to relax and enjoy Torch Lake. Brandon was great to communicate with to make sure we had everything we needed heading into our visit there. Would highly recommend this property and look forward to heading back again in the future!

5/5 Excellent

Good times with family
We had 4 adults and 4 kids ages 7-11. The location on the sandbar was great with kids that age. They could swim and use paddleboards safely while we watched from the dock. While you are close to the sandbar, thankfully you are far enough away that you don't feel people are right on top of you. You can hear music and noise from the sandbar at times, but it wasn't constant. The house had everything we needed and more and provided great options to relax on the deck, hammock, dock, gazebo, loft, etc. This came in handy when the kids needed to separate a bit for some downtime. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. The only downside is we drew the short end of the straw and had the bedroom downstairs without A/C. The living room A/C would keep it cool while the door was open, but we shut the door at night and it would get warm, but manageable with a fan. We also got a lot of light in the morning. We would definitely stay here again!

5/5 Excellent

Was great we had a good time.until next time.

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