SKI IN / SKI OUT HOME - NICEST IN SCHUSS MOUNTAIN / SHANTY CREEK: 4+ BEDROOM

Rick Schoonover

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Rick Schoonover

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SKI IN / SKI OUT HOME - NICEST IN SCHUSS MOUNTAIN / SHANTY CREEK: 4+ BEDROOM

Bellaire / Shanty Creek House Rental Photos and Description

Northern Michigan Log Home. Golf & Ski. 4BR + Loft, 3.5BA Sleeps 16

Slopeside Home - Considered the nicest rental at Schuss / Shanty... and in all of Michigan! Custom Luxury Home set in the woods part way up the Schuss Mountain Ski Hill and only a short walk from the Schuss Village pools, sauna, lodge with wireless Internet, restaurant, and more. Enjoy our six-person outdoor Hot Tub. Master Bath and Walkout level bath both have jetted tubs. Large natural Fireplace! Heated Floors. Gourmet Kitchen. Outdoor firepit.

Three story, log home on a private, wooded hillside in Schuss Village; close to the Summit & Cedar River Villages. 4 bedrooms, a huge loft (open style 5th bedroom), 3 & 1/2 baths with heated floors, sleeps 20.

Ski-in / ski-out Log home directly on Schuss Mountain within minuets of Shanty Creek's world class Legend and Cedar River's Tom Weiskopf golf courses. Mother Nature can dump lots of snow on the drive and area roads; 4WD is highly recommended if not required during the ski season.

The open plan on the main level with vaulted living room, and fireplace creates a warm and comfortable space for gathering. Relax after golfing or skiing in a 6-person hot tub below the large wrap-around deck overlooking Schuss Mountain's Chicken's Choice ski run in the 'we overlook nothing but all of lower Michigan' Shanty Creek Resort.

Amenities: Fireplace, Heated Floors (you're going to love this one!), Air Conditioning, Golf & Ski Storage, Two Gourmet Kitchens with all necessities: microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, all cookware and dishes, washer/dryer, linens and towels for baths and bedrooms, Satellite TV and DVD/VCR, BBQ gas grill and plenty of firewood, Great Views, Garage and storage areas. Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golf at the Legend, Cedar River, and more. Flexible checkout times if available at nominal additional cost to get in that last hole of golf or ski run.

Activities: Walk to the Schuss Mounatin golf course or the Schuss Village indoor or outdoor pools. Golf at the Legend by Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf's Cedar River Course, the Bear at Traverse City, the Boyne courses, or your favorite Northern Michigan golf resort. Enjoy downhill skiing on Schuss Mountain. Swim indoors or outdoors at Schuss Mountain's pools. Soak in our private 6-person hot tub after a tough day on the links or the snow. Ride snowmobiles all the way to the UP. Or just curl up with a good book in front of the fire.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Rick Schoonover

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Avid skier, mountain biker, biker, camper, sports car racer... overall adrenalin junkie!

Rick Schoonover purchased this house in 2002

We built our dream log home right on the nicest ski hill in Michigan.

Great for groups of people - especially if some ski and some don't; or if some golf and some don't; or if some want to sleep in and others are early risers... great home for friends and family to enjoy the beautiful Shanty Creek Resort - we overlook nothing except all of Michigan!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305289
+1 2482025104
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
Columbus, OH
5

GREAT TRIP, GREAT HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
This house is a great find! I had never experienced ski in/ski out before and now wouldn't want anything less! It was so convenient and less stressful than packing everyone AND all the equipment in the SUV each day. The house is beautifully maintained and was clean and ready for our arrival. We were already talking about a return trip before we even left. Don't change a thing!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you had a good time. I know just how you feel about the ski-in / ski-out feature or our home... when I travel with the family I'm forced into renting the same in CO, UT, etc. because once you've experienced the convenience of slopeside lodging nothing else will do!

Thanks for being our guest.

Rick
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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
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Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
5

HAD AN AMAZING TIME!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful time from start to finish!! The house was beautiful but also very cozy. Each floor was more beautiful than the next. The view was breathtaking!! It was like we were watching a movie thru our back window while we were cozied up by the fire!

The house was very clean and the owner, Rick, provided tidbits to help ensure we got the most out of our trip. One of my favorite amenities was the heated bathroom floors :)

The kids loved the hot tub!! We also greatly enjoyed as a family tubing & sledding!

We 100% agree this is the nicest rental in Michigan!! My husband would love to live there all the time. We definitely would recommend this spot to anyone - it truly is a treasure!!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
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Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
5

GREAT TRIP TO END THE SKI SEASON

  • 5 of 5
This was a great weekend. The home was beautiful as we pulled up, just like in the photos. The inside was roomy enough for all ten of us and very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed and the kids were debating over who got to bunk in the kids room. We had two family, four adults and six kids. This was a great place for our family. Although the floor plan was open there was plenty of privacy for the adults in the large upstairs bedroom and the lower walk out bedroom. Four kids slept in the bunk bed room and two slept in the loft and all loved it. Due to a past injury I don’t ski, but my wife and all kids do. They just waked out the back about 30 feet and off they went. When they skied I didn’t have to spend the day in the lodge; instead I was comfortable in a large living room with a fire, reading, watching videos and playing cards. The kids skied all of both days. When hungry they would stop and if we needed them we posted a sign on the balcony and next time down Chicken’s Choice they would stop. I also got some good photos on the slopes. We celebrated my son’s birthday while there and enjoyed the family time after skiing.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words; and, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay again. Repeat guests as yourselves are what keep us moving forward.
Rick
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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
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Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
Northville
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE, BEST LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This is a fantastic place and location. The pictures and description matched the actual – this home is simply drop dead beautiful. I have recommended it to friends and family and everyone has been extremely pleased.
The ski in / out location made everything very relaxing for the entire group. It was so nice to be able to dress, go out and ride and then come back for lunch and breaks. It was fun to see and talk to everyone going by while standing around the slope side fire pit. The evenings on the hill were so relaxing and quiet. The fire place inside worked great and was an attraction point for everyone to gather around in the evenings. The kitchen and dining area were well stocked and easy to use. Nice to have a great family place that everyone enjoyed; cooking, eating and relaxing.
Rick was easy to work with and made the whole experience a pleasure.
Planning to come back next snow season; maybe even a summer week up north.
Thanks for the great memories!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305289
+1 2482025104
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
5

HAD A GREAT TIME!!

  • 5 of 5
Had 12 adults up for the weekend.....and the house was PERFECT! The ski in, ski out is a wonderful feature. Hot tub was used every day to relax. Main floor was very conducive to the food and football that we enjoyed after a day of skiing and hiking. Would go back in a heartbeat. Plan to have the same crew up next year for the second annual trip! Thanks Rick.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305289
+1 2482025104
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
2

VERY DISAPPOINTED!

  • 2 of 5
This is a beautiful house in a beautiful area. The house was very well stocked and comfortable.

We did have some issues. Check in time was supposed to be 6 p.m. The cleaners were still there way after 6. The hottub was dirty and smelled funky. Overall, the house needed general maintenance. Ceiling fans were caked with dirt, deck was badly in need of attention as well as the deck chairs.
The biggest complaint our group had was the misreprestation of the tennis & pools. You had to drive over to The Summit to use these....15 min. drive. We were not happy with this. Had we known ahead of time, we would have looked for a different place to stay for our week.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm not sure who this gal Rhonda is; however, the people to whom I rented during the time she was at our home sent me an email advising me of some general maintenance items that needed attention. The tone of the email was very courteous, starting with "We are enjoying our stay in your beautiful home. I wanted to point out some items that are missing or in need of repair" and ending with "You have a beautiful home and we sure would like to come back again another time." In my opinion, that is the best way to handle small maintenance items... not putting up a review here.

I'm surprised to hear that our cleaners were not done by 6pm. Jerry & Julie, the guest that actually rented our home, did not reach out to me about this. We have a 3000 square foot home and it takes every bit of the time between guests (noon to 6pm) to fully clean the home.

The hot tub is an issue of maintenance - our cleaning crew cleans and disinfects the tub after every guest. However, if a guest does not add the necessary chemicals after their use or if they use the tub without showering it can get dirty very quickly (100 plus degree water does that). As to the fans being dirty - they are 20' up in the air and are cleaned as often as possible. As I live 3.5 hours from my resort home, it is very helpful when guests tell us that there is an issue so that we can we respond to it. As soon as I'm done replying to this comment I'll be calling my handyman / deep cleaner to get him out to my home with his extension ladder to clean the fans.

Lastly, we're located in the Shanty Creek Resort. The Resort Amenities are available to all our guests - and are variable based on the time of year, general maintenance schedules, etc. The Summit is a part of the Shanty Creek Resort and is about 10 min from our home. The overall resort is comprised of three villages - Schuss Village, The Summit, and Cedar River. As an individual homeowner I can't control which resort amenities are open on which dates... so we strongly encourage all our guests to touch base with the resort directly prior to their trips if some particular amenities are very important to them.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Bellaire
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ivans
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Schuss Mountain / Cedar River / Legend
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ivans
Car: recommended

Considered the best location at Schuss Mountain in the Shanty Creek Resort - Directly on the Ski Hill... Ski-in/Ski-out. Great Vista Views in this private wooded setting. Never get cold... the fireplace is nice even in the summer and the bathroom and walkout level floors are heated! Just a short walk to the Shanty Creek resort pool and Golf Courses.

Once you stay in our ski-in / ski-out home you will never go back to off-mountain accommodations again. Allow the early birds in your group to get on the hill for first lift up while others sleep in. Stop by for hot coco or a dip in the hot tub between runs.

Centrally located, Shanty Creek is only 20 minutes from Boyne Mountain, and 45 minutes from Traverse City. Enjoy a sunset over Torch Lake (only 15 minutes away and voted one of the ten most beautiful lakes in the world). Enjoy downtown Alden. Sail on Lake Bellaire, or collect Petoskey Stones on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Charlevoix is only 30 minutes away.

Golf: Four golf courses in the Shanty Creek Resort: The Legend, Cedar River, Schuss Mountain and the Summit. Close to Boyne's Monument, The Bear, Hawkseye, The Chief and more.

Ski: Ski-in / Ski-out home directly on Schuss Mountain's Chicken's Choice Ski Run. Best location in the resort; possibly the best ski home in Michigan!

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Bellaire / Shanty Creek House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 7 2014 - Nov 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$495
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,995
 
 
Ski Season
Nov 27 2014 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$595
From
$895
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,995
 
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% to secure your dates.
Final payment 3 weeks prior to visit.
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Bellaire / Shanty Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink & 2-person Jetted Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Three and one-half custom tile / stone baths with heated floors! You will love the warm floors in the winter! Jetted two person tub in the master bath and jetted tub (jacuzzi style) in the lower walkout-level bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Other - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Area
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Great Room
  • The upper level of the Log Chalet sleeps two in the huge master suite’s custom cedar twig-log bed. The master bath has a two-person jetted tub, two sinks, and a shower built for two in a luxurious room with heated floors. Just outside the master suite is a large loft with two very comfortable futon sleepers to accommodate four more guests. Truly Ski-In/Ski-Out! Click on the photo for a larger view. The main level has two more bedrooms, a full bath with very large shower, and a ½ bath complete with full-size washer and dryer. Both bathrooms have heated floors. The second bedroom sleeps two in a custom log queen bed, and the third bedroom sleeps four more in two sets of log bunk beds. There is a stunning full kitchen with an island, a vaulted dining area with seating for eight, and a breathtaking vaulted living area with a wood-burning fireplace overlooking the ski hill. The lower level has 1 queen bedroom, bathroom w/ jetted tub, living area w/ a comfortable futon & 2nd kitchen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis Court
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Relax after golfing or skiing in a 6-person hot tub below the large wrap-around deck overlooking the Chicken’s Choice ski run. Warm up to the fireplace in the great room or make a fire in the outside fire pit. Swim indoors or out in the Shanty Creek resort pools at Schuss Village.

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