About Frank DeMann
Te Papa (Our Place) Cottage has provided our family with happy memories for 4 generations. Its tranquil surroundings have provided a constant haven in our lives. We are delighted to share it's charm with our guests while we are living in Chicago to be near our 2 new grandchildren.
Frank DeMann purchased this Cabin in 1965
What makes this Cabin unique
Torch Lake offers so many adventures, from cruising the Chain of Lakes, to visiting the sandbar. We love the old growth stand of trees between the cottage and the road that makes the cottage quiet and secluded. We see deer, foxes, and many birds from the back patio. The view of the lake from the livingroom and deck is stunning!
We rent by the week in July and August ( Saturday to Saturday ) 3 day minimum stays in June and September
WE DON'T CHARGE A CLEANING FEE, BUT EXPECT THE CABIN TO BE LEFT THE WAY YOU FOUND IT.
It is mandatory that rental agreement be filled out when booking the property.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Nice place on a great lake
Frank has a nice place on an amazing lake. Very good communication throughout. Very reasonably priced. Stocked house in a quiet area. No concerns. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit on beautiful Torch Lake. Thank YOU for choosing TePapa for your northern Michigan visit!
We had a great week at TePapa! Enjoyed the house and lake. Great location!
Great cottage on Torch Lake
Our family just spent a week at this cottage and it was amazing. We arrived to find everything very clean and well cared for. As we unpacked and started to settle in, we could tell that this was NOT a typical rental but more like staying at a family/friend's place. Not only was all the big stuff like the modern kitchen, new mini-split A/C unit and giant gas grill there and ready for us, but it was the small stuff that really made it better. All good quality paper products (gotta have good TP), towels, dish soap, etc., etc.....well you get the idea.
The patio area in back was great for the times you wanted a little peace and quiet and the front deck offered views of the lake that you could soak in for hours. The included boat lift made access to our boat WAY easier than the folks who had to wade out to their mooring ball and bring their boats in to load up.
Location on the lake was good too. Not far down to the fun of the sand bar but located in a pretty quiet area where we could enjoy the lake right out front.
All contact and communication with the owner and caretaker was super easy and helpful. Our ONLY complaint with the entire stay is that we had to leave....back to reality. We definitely plan to return to TePapa for another visit soon.
Brad & Wendy Singer
Thank you for your very nice review! We love it when families have such a good time at TePapa. It is the best place for a Northern Michigan get away. We hope you will come visit us soon. Thanks again!
Torch Lake cabin
Beautiful cottage, we hope to return!
Thanks for the review. Please come back.
Beautiful and relaxing!
We have 3 kids and this was a perfect, simple and relaxing getaway for us! We loved the fire pit, the kayaks, the gorgeous lake view from both outside and inside the house! The property manager and property owners were wonderful!
We are so glad you enjoyed your Up North vacation on Torch Lake. Thank you for your kind review. You are always welcome at TePapa Cottage!
Torch Lake Perfection
This was our second time staying at Te Papa and it was wonderful. We'll return again and again!
We are so glad you had a wonderful time on beautiful Torch Lake. Thank you for choosing TePapa Cottage for your "up North" vacation!