3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Cottage... sleeps 6-8
About Shelly Kesh
We currently live in Waterford, MI without two kids and two dogs. When our kids got super busy with sports we decided to share our home with others and it's been a great experience. Over the years we've been lucky to have people who have come back year after year. Several have fallen in love with the area and purchased places of their own.
Shelly Kesh purchased this House in 1997
Why Shelly Kesh chose Bellaire
We may be biased, but we feel like we have the best spot on the lake! Our home sits across from a nature preserve and it's on the widest part of the lake so looking out from the house you really get that up north, quiet feeling, even though you're never more than a short boat ride to Torch Lake where all the action is. The house itself has large windows and door walls and an all glass sunroom with gorgeous views of the lake. There's a huge deck very close to the waters edge and the way the house is situated you're not looking at the neighbors.
What makes this House unique
Great spot for biking, jogging, long walks. Close to Bellaire for shopping and restaurants. Visit Shorts Brewery and Lulus!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This was our second time staying at this adorable cottage and it’s the perfect getaway for me, my husband, and our 2 dogs. Great location and property. The area is very peaceful and beautiful. We had a great time!
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Had a good time
Nice little house, could use some window cleaning and new screens, especially the patio door. Great view and deck, however could not swim because of debris in the water. Place has a lot of potential, very quiet and peaceful. We overall had a great week.
The house really doesn’t have a beach for swimming and we are very up front about that. The “debris” in the water is wood type material from when the lake was used for logging transport. It’s just the natural bottom.
The comment about the windows and screens is fair. We will be taking care of those issue soon.
Nice but needs some general maintenance
Cute place located in a peaceful area and easy access to many things. Found that property was not very clean, advertised linens included and had to call property manager to get items. One set of sliding doors to porch does not lock. Other sliding door screen was torn at bottom. Found lights by back door, over kitchen table and one in bathroom were burnt out. A good spring cleaning at the beginning of the season would be highly recommended and some general maintenance.
I apologize that the house wasn’t cleaned to your satisfaction. When you called me I explained that our cleaning service changed hands this year and I would make sure they understood the feedback on the cleanliness of the house. We did do a thorough spring cleaning however it was 6 weeks before your visit and there had been back to back rentals during that time which can take a toll. We are not local and do try to be at the house every three weeks or so to do make sure the little detailed cleaning work gets done, however that had not been possible. I did offer to come over the day you called and address the deficiencies since we actually happened to be in the area and we immediately replaced the towels that had disappeared. We would have gladly looked at the sliding door if you had mentioned it. No one since has reported the door lock broken and we don’t believe it is, however I will check personally. One final note on the general maintenance comment, our sunroom window seals and cranks are starting to fail and the sliding door is old, we are planning an remodel of that area of the house along with a new roof. In the meantime we continue to work hard so that the house is clean and enjoyable for our guests. We appreciate all reviews and hope that any concerns can be handled to our guests satisfaction prior to seeing them in the review. I sincerely wish that I could personally make sure that everything is perfect before each guest arrives but since that isn’t possible I do appreciate everyone’s communication and a reasonable amount of understanding as we try to address any issues. Susan was great to deal with and I only wish that we had been able to present the house better on day one!
Perfect house on the lake
We had a fantastic time! The cottage is in a perfect location, quiet area, but close to Bellaire. We brought our boat and used the dock. Cottage was very clean and had all the amenities of home. Highly recommend staying here!
We enjoyed staying here; while there were only the two of us, there is sleeping for 8. The kitchen/dining/living areas are open, which we really like; appliances look new & all work. A washer & dryer is in the home. There is a new dock which would have been handy had the weather cooperated. Shelly was great to work with. Would definitely recommend this property.
Thanks Diann, You were great as well and I appreciated your understanding when we had the unusual issue with the condition of the house upon your arrival!
Northern Michigan waterfront at it's best. Peaceful, quiet location yet still close to shopping, golf and many other activities. Newer home with 2 story ceiling in great room, lake views from kitchen, sun room, great room and upstairs sleeping loft. Updated decor. Laundry room. Kitchen has all appliances, fully equipped. Just 5 minutes from spectacular Torch Lake, visit the famous Dockside Restaurant for casual dining. Turtle Creek Casino is 30 minutes drive. 40 minutes to Charlevoix and 40 minutes to Traverse City.