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Storybook 1940s cottage with maple floors, 99 feet of frontage on sandy-bottomed Torch Lake. Two stories, three bedrooms, two baths. Smack in the middle of the storied 60-mile-long Chain of Lakes. ’Nuff said. $494,000. 45th Parallel Realty, 231.409.5293. MLS # 1736173
Ya’ kinda’ gotta’ say it: Ernest Hemingway might have partied here. Or at least cast in his line, or paddled his canoe by … this classic Walloon Lake (where the famous writer summered as a child) log-and-chink cabin that was recently renovated with one eye to authenticity and the other to luxury. Find 232 feet of shoreline, Viking appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen, steam shower in the master bath and an outdoor kitchen. $3,250,000. Wally Kidd, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate CO., 231.439.2800 MLS#430622
Mid-century modern Scandinavian design set on Norwegian-blue Crystal Lake. Dwell-set meet your dream cottage: clean simple lines, open floor plan, plenty of windows, fireplace and compact bedrooms. Nothing here to complicate your relationship with the beach. $875,000. Suzy Voltz, Sleeping Bear Realty, 231.352.7123. MLS # 1737410.