SECLUDED WATERFRONT ON LOWER CHAIN OF LAKES(W/DOCK) & MINUTES FROM SHANTY CREEK

Linda Guy

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Linda Guy

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SECLUDED WATERFRONT ON LOWER CHAIN OF LAKES(W/DOCK) & MINUTES FROM SHANTY CREEK

Bellaire / Shanty Creek Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Secluded 3,000SF, 5BR, 3.5BA Chalet (w/private dock) on Lwr Chain of Lakes

This home offers a peaceful setting, central air, gas fireplace, built-in appliances, etc., and tastefully decorated with country charm. Among the 5 bedrooms are 3 bedrooms with direct access to a full bath (perfect for multi-family use). In addition, there are three queen size sofa sleepers and two roll-out foam mattresses that are perfect for children.

During the summer, step outside onto a wide wrap-around cedar deck to overlook the forest, or take a walk to the waters edge to view a tranquil setting, or venture out in your boat from our private dock on the Lower Chain of Lakes. Evenings, relax around a large campfire.

During the winter, skiing is within minutes of Schuss Mountain and Shanty Creek.

Amenities: Cable TV, VCR, DVD, phone, and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffee pot, toaster, pots & pans, dishes, utensils and glassware. Also equipped with washer & dryer, barbecue grill, and outdoor furniture. Towels, bed linens & pillows are provided.

Activities: Boating, fishing, swimming, skiing/tubing on Lake Bellaire, Grass River, Clam Lake, Torch Lake, Torch River, Lake Skegmog and Elk Lake. Snow Skiing at Shanty Creek & Schuss Mt

Area: Within minutes of downtown Alden, Bellaire, Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain, and approximately 30 minutes from Traverse City, and 20 minutes from Turtle Creek Casino.

Responsible party must be 25 years of age or older to rent this home.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Guy

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316588
248 408-0925
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
Southwest Michigan
5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful week with our family at Runnin Bear. We had seven adults and our two little grandchildren and we couldn't have had a more perfect spot for our family vacation! The home is absolutely amazing and impeccably clean! We could all spread out as we pleased and each of the bedrooms were so big that each family was able to have their own sleeping space with the most comfy beds!! Having a full bath on each floor was also a real plus. I can't say enough about how nice the house was. It literally seemed like something from Better Homes and Gardens all decorated in a "beachy" theme! Big flat screen TV's, pool table, lots of games for the kids, a fully stocked kitchen with very nice cookware and dinnerware......everything was top of line both inside and out. Absolutely nothing missing!! The wrap around deck had very unique furniture, with lots of places to sit in the sunshine or relax in the shade. The house is very secluded, yet close to many of the fun tourist spots. The little ones loved the sandbar and beach at the Dockside!! The girls did some fun shopping at both Bellaire and Alden (cute little boutique shops) and the guys got some golf time in at three of the area courses. They didn't have much luck with the fish.......but maybe next time. Kudos to Linda on her organization with the entire rental process!! She is a great communicator with her renters, including sending out a complete packet of information on the surrounding area listing all events occurring during the time of your stay. We have rented in various areas in northern Michigan for the past few years and Runnin Bear is certainly at the top for a perfect vacation home for a large family!! Our family would highly recommend Runnin Bear and we look forward to returning to the Bellaire/Torch Lake area in the future. Thank you Linda!!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316588
248 408-0925
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
Fenton, MI
5

RAINY DAYS

  • 5 of 5
The house is more beautiful than the pictures portray. There is a ton of room!! Sadly it rained the entire weekend we were there. However we still had an incredible time. We were able to spread out and all watch the different games we were interested in and then reconvine as a group without ever being crowded. There are so many options of things to do while you are there and we didn't even get to use the outside facilities. Looking forward to our next trip and better weather.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316588
248 408-0925
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
Auburn, WA, USA
5

FAMILY/FRIENDS & FOOD - THAT'S ALL YOU'LL NEED! :)

Family/Friends & Food - that's all you'll need! :)
  • 5 of 5
What a FABULOUS place! Fourteen of us (eight adults and six kids ranging from 5-13) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Runnin' Bear and would highly recommend it to others. Great communication by Linda (owner) who provided extensive information specific to our trip. We journeyed from WA, NY, & Eastern MI to come together as a family and were blessed with all that the home and surrounding area had to offer. We included the pontoon boat in our rental which was extremely worth it. Lots to do in the area, but unfortunately (or fortunately!) we had such a great time enjoying the house, the expansive yard, the boat, fishing, and just relaxing lakeside on the dock we never really ventured out. If our annual excursion finds us in MI again, we'll certainly return to Runnin' Bear!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316588
248 408-0925
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
York Springs, PA, USA
5

EVEN BETTER THAN DESCRIBED

  • 5 of 5
This house was a wonderful retreat in the heart of the chain of lakes. When we arrived, the house was fully stocked with all essentials you could think of. We had plenty of room for 8 adults, 7 kids, and there were lots of things to do at the house. The area itself is definitely for avid boaters and fishers. We enjoyed cherry picking, as well as the restaurants in Traverse City which is about 45 minutes away. We also went to Mackinac Island, a must do. It is about 1 hr 15 min away from the house, and definitely worth the trip. All in all, we highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316588
248 408-0925
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
Waterford, MI
5

THE PERFECT FAMILY VACATION SPOT!!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to Runnin Bear for the last 3 years and absolutely love the home and property. Everything you could imagine you would need is provided for you. We have stayed in numerous homes throughout Michigan and Runnin Bear is our favorite by far.The home and beautiful yard are always immaculate upon arrival. The towns of Bellaire and Alden are great for souvenir shopping and local dining. And you can spend days on end traveling through the chain of lakes, or just anchored at the Torch Lake Sand Bar. We plan on making Runnin Bear a continued annual family trip.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Waterfront on Lower Chain of Lakes(w/dock) & minutes from Shanty Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316588
248 408-0925
Bellaire / Shanty Creek Northern Michigan
LaGrange, Illinois
5

MAGICAL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We rented this chalet end of January (for office weekend ski trip) and had a fabulous time! My four year old called this the "magical house."
When we pulled up to the property it looked like it was straight out of a Thomas Kinkade painting- covered in snow (oh the snow!) and surrounded by forrest--- gorgeous.
The house was immaculate and to our surprise, very child-friendly (high chair, kids books and games galore!) Skiing was close by and we loved the little town of Bellaire.
In the morning we made breakfast while the four year old marvelled at the deer in the front yard.
This is our favorite rental ever!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Located on the Lower Chain of Lakes (Torch Lake, Lake Skemog, Elk Lake, Clam Lake, Lake Bellaire).

Within minutes of Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain

Golf: This home is located within minutes of multiple golf courses, with the Bellaire Golf Course only 10 minutes away.

Ski: This home is located apprxomiately 10 minutes from Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain for all skiing enthusiasts.

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Availability & Rates

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Bellaire / Shanty Creek Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Cancelled Week Special
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 8 2014
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,050
 
 
AUGUST AVAILABILITY ONLY
Aug 15 2014 - Aug 22 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2014
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
FALL 2014
Sep 4 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Notes 2014 Summer Rentals (Friday to Friday) or (Sunday to Friday as indicated)
$500 Rental Deposit Required to Reserve Date
Chalet Balance Plus $500 Security Deposit Due 30 Days Prior to Check-In


Other Seasons:
$250 Rental Deposit Required for Weekends ($500 Rental Deposit Required for all Holidays)
Chalet Balance Plus $500 Security Deposit Due 30 Days Prior To Check-In


Rental Deposits: All Rental
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Amenities

Bellaire / Shanty Creek Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Local Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All full baths are also accessible from three of the bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Or King
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Three Bedrooms have direct access to a full bathroom. There are three queen size sofa sleepers and two roll-out foam mattress pads that are perfect for children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • skiing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Maid Service provided before and after arrival and departure. Dining Room table seats 8 comfortably and there are additional folding tables and chairs for your use, along with a high chair. There are two pool tables, one for adults and one for children. There is a poker table, along with various card and board games. Outside is set up for relaxation, a campfire, volleyball, and seating for fishing right off the dock or relaxing on the deck at the waters edge.
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