Water Front- Rest & Relax on Rapid River


Entire apartment hosted by Dave

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation before 3 Sep.


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Our lovely home is established on crystal clear Rapid River and only two miles from the south end of the world famous Torch Lake Sandbar! You will stay in the lower level, that has its own entrance. The lower level consisting of 1500 sqft. Includes two bedrooms, a spacious living area with a kitchen equipped with most essentials. Large single bathroom that is equipped with separate toilet and shower entrance. Our airbnb also offers a modest workout room.

The space
Step outside and take a float down the relaxing Rapid River just outside the entrance, a handful of complimentary inner tubes will be waiting your arrival. The property has trails, a basketball court and plenty of room to park your boat or several vehicles. This home away from home was built so entertaining everyone is allowed to comfortably visit and enjoy each other. Yet the bedrooms are completely separate from each other. With 3 flat screen television’s that are equipped with two set with satellite DVR capabilities. As well as a fourth television for movies for the kids. Plenty of family games to keep everyone entertained if you choose to just hangout.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

River view
Public or shared beach access
Wifi – 39 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Central air conditioning
Security cameras on property

Accessibility features

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7 nights in Rapid City

Sep 4, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022

4.94 out of 5 stars from 86 reviews


Where you’ll be

Rapid City, Michigan, United States

We are centrally located around several beautiful communities. We are about 10 miles from a very nice beach on Lake Michigan in a small town called Elk Rapids. This town is a cute small town with several shops, good food, miles of biking/hiking trails and local beers. Bellaire is another hoppin little town that has several local bars with quaint little shops, biking/hiking trails and amazing restaurants. We also have several public access that are about 2 miles down the road from the world famous Torch Lake/sandbar. Alden is my favorite little town that is about 4 miles down the road with local wine, the Muffin Tin (wonderful breakfast place) and beautiful sunsets. A local grocery store about 2 miles down the road from us. There are nice bike trails to ride if you take a ride over to Traverse City. This is a beautiful 35 minute drive and there are plenty of winery tours, restaurants, beaches and downtown shopping. With us you will have the river right out your doorstep.


There are seven public access sites for the southern beaches of Torch Lake. Traveling along Crystal Beach Road from the east, they are Oak St., Birch St., MapleSt., Cedar St., Pine St., Division St., and Lake St. Watch closely for signage of a few of them are difficult to spot.
Across Crystal Beach Road: Birch Street and Cedar Street have additional park spaces.

Freedom Park in Rapid City is situated on both sides of Rapid City Road. Freedom Park West has a picnic pavilion and ball field. A footbridge over a fast flowing section of the Rapid River and boardwalk under the road connects to Freedom Park East’s wooded trails, a grassy park, playground pavilion. Parking is available on either side.

About one mile south, Heritage Park sits on the east side of Rapid City Road. There you will find fields for baseball softball and soccer. There is a picnic pavilion with electricity and a large grill for outdoor cooking. Describing the perimeter, a half-mile asphalt trail, known as Lund’s Loop, is available year long as snow is removed in the winter season.

The Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area comprises 3,300 Acres of land providing habitat for many land and animal species. DNR manages rising and hunting. You can hike and cross country ski on five and a half miles of trail. Parking for the North Shore Pathway is near the intersection of Round Lake Road and Schneider Road on Rapid City Road. The section of the path leading out to an observation platform at Skegemog Lake may be closed due to high water levels. The rail trail continues south to the Barker Creek parking area on M-72. Further details can be found at gtrlc.org.

Information about Seven Bridges Nature Area can also be found at the gtrlc.org website. Three and a half miles out of Rapid City on Valley Road, 314 acres affords opportunity for fishing, hunting, bird watching, hiking, trail running and biking, and cross country skiing. Contact the DNR about regulations concerning hunting and fishing.

On Aarwood Road (we live on and where you are staying), which runs between Rapid City Road and Crystal Beach Road, Aarwood Bridge Park is a pleasantly shady and rustic parking area offering access to Rapid River for non-motorized watercraft.

From Aarwood Road take Aarwood Trail to find DNR access site to Torch River. The river runs 2.1 miles between Torch Lake and Skegemog Lake.

If you are in need of a big gathering spot very close to our place. Under usual circumstances, our indoor facilities are available for rent. The Township Hall/Gym and the Little Red School House/Community Center are both located on River Street in Rapid City.

Googling—Dewitt Marine and Torch River Marine for boat rentals right down the road from us. For public access on Torch Lake. Please google “Torch Lake Public Access in Rapid City, Michigan”.

Thank you!

Hosted by Dave

  1. Joined in July 2020
  • 86 Reviews
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I have grown up in Northern Michigan my whole life. It has been a blessing my entire life and I have felt fortunate to raise my children here. My wife, Kelly and I built our new home 8 years ago with the thought of share the beautiful up north with others. 2020 was the year to try something new. Sharing a little piece of this beautiful community we feel so lucky to have everyday. We are excited about this new adventure and would love to make your vacation special!
I have grown up in Northern Michigan my whole life. It has been a blessing my entire life and I have felt fortunate to raise my children here. My wife, Kelly and I built our new ho…

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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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