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Speaks: english

New Secluded Chalet Great Skiing,Golfing,Boating,Relaxing

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Northern Michigan Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Loft - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6-8)

Beautiful and private 1,800 square foot chalet on acres of property that backs up to county land with nature trails, wild life,streams and hiking. We are 5 minutes from Shanty Creek Resort Areas. This Property is part of the Chief Golf Course Resort. The Home is located within 10 minutes of the chain of lakes and the Jordan River.

Lake Michigan is located approximately 15-20 minutes away and within 30 minutes of the Mission Point Wineries. Downtown Bellaire, which is only minutes away, is a great place for a four star dining experience along with a great coffee shop and local bar.

Discounts Available at the Chief Golf Course

Cabin is very private and is located at the very end of the Spring Ridge Condo Association Subdivision.

Minute's from The Chief,Hawks Eye,Legend Golf ,Shuss/Shanty Creek,Ski Resorts,Snowmobiling,Boating on Torch,Bellaire,Chain of Lakes,Much More Minutes away from The Chief Golf Course, Hawke's Eye Golf Course and the Legend Golf Course. Minutes away from Torch, Elk and Lake, as well as Schuss/Shanty Creek Ski Resort.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Gary

Owner of Oak Electric Service ,Graduate of MSU Currently live in Waterford MI with Wife and 2 Sons

Gary purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Gary chose Northern Michigan

I desingned and built this hosue for my famliy get away.

Very Comfortale and Private Setting

What makes this chalet unique

Secluded and Quiet

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gary--

Our stay was nothing short of spectacular. You have a beautiful home (we all LOVED the glassed wall and cathedral ceilings). The fire warmed up the main space beautifully and efficiently; we appreciated that although your home felt spacious, it was cozy enough that noone was ever out of earshot; the natural light the home allowed for made mornings easy and inviting; the surround sound was indeed amazing and made our movie viewing feel like a theater experience; and the area around the home is quiet and most definitely beautiful (especially after a fresh fall of snow). And the skiing--wow! What a thrill--but that's the last time I go down a slope titled "Surprise"! Surprise indeed it was and our excursion to Schuss made for some hilarious stories at dinner.
Dec 2009
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New Secluded Chalet Great Skiing,Golfing,Boating,Relaxing
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful Skiing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A Great house with a fantastic view. A perfect getaway for us to go skiing at Shanty Creek over the weekend.

The twisty turney single wide lane make it a little nerve racking to get back to the house even in moderate snow conditions, but once your there, the secluded relaxation really takes over.

When not on the slopes, it's a quick drive into Bellaire itself. Definitely grab a meal and a beer at Shorts!

A Fantastic weekend of Skiing, Euchre, Craft Brews, and Relaxation.

Thanks again Gary for having us, we hope to rent this property again, either next winter or to check out some of the summer scenery.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was available to contact personally to help me book this property. The cabin was awesome, well exceeded my expectations. The horse stable next door was really cool. The owner was gracious in my parties noise level and waking up to horses below your deck was a welcomed refresh from city life. The cabin couldn't be better located if you're looking to boat on Torch Lake or the others that are even closer, Clam Lake, etc. and downtown Bellaire is very charming. Bonfire pit, grill, garage, super large deck with awesome views, nice clean bathrooms and kitchen...this place couldn't be better suited for any party - fam, friends, more the merrier.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 5 days while we were sailing in a regatta on Torch Lake. Very convenient location both to TLYCC and to Shanty Creek. The house was comfortable and we cooked several meals there rather than having to eat out all the time. I would reiterate what several others have said, you will need 4 wheel drive in the winter. The house had great views from the deck and was furnished comfortability. My only down side would be if you can't deal with hard mattresses, don't choose the back bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful up north house

  • 5 of 5

This place is ideal for an up north getaway. Easy to access during summer months, short drives to golf and the town. The house itself is perfect. The deck has a great view over hills and woods and the periodic whinnie of a horse adds to the ambiance when relaxing on the dock. Would rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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great country setting on a hill.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. Nice kitchen setup to prepare meals and enjoy association in a n open setting. Would definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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A summer review

  • 4 of 5

There was 5 of us and we loved the view, the wild turkeys, the horse farm and riders. The house has great views, comfortable beds, great decor, was very clean. We had a James Bond marathon each night after coming home from playing golf or tourist in the greater northern MI. Great TV and surround sound. We had a honda pilot and a toyota prius, since was summertime we both could make it up the drive and around the house with no problem. If have more vehicles or don't want to drive on the sandy driveway you can park at the end of the blacktop and walk in. I can see in the winter you would need a 4wd or all wheel drive if there is snow. Gary is wonderful to work with and in his contract he mentions the high mineral content in the water. Beware: take your own drinking water for drinking, making coffee etc, the sulpher and iron content is high in the water. I would have given this place 5 stars but I can't recommend using the clothes washer since the minerals will stain your clothes, one of our friends find out the hard way, you will notice it on the towels. There is a laundry mat across from Glen's Market. We recommend Short's Brewery, Toonies, The smokehouse and Moka's in town. Over on Torch Lake is Docksides, typical bar type food but neat place to seat outside. The area is mainly golf, mountain biking, hiking and boating/kayaking in the summer. If get a chance travel a short distance to visit Traverse City and Charlevoix. If want to find petoskey rocks go to Fisherman Island State Park just south of Charlevoix.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Short's Brewing Company
Dockside-Torch Lake
Lulu's -- CLOSED
Moka Coffee Pastries & Wine
Hawks Eye Golf Resort
Shanty Creek Resort
Beautiful Torch Lake With Sunset Views, Tennis Court, Large Decks, Gentle Breeze
Swiss Hideaway Canoe Rental
Mrs Pete's Restaurant -- CLOSED
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Boating, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Miniature Golf, Snowboarding, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing,Horseback Riding , Hiking, Canoe,Shopping ,Dining

Golf: chief golf, hawks eye , legend , shanty , shuss

Ski: shuss mountain shanty creek Boyne montain


Rates & Availability

Bellaire / Shanty Creek Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Custom Bathroom,European Glass Shower,Custom Tile Work,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft Area - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 double , Queen and Bunk Beds
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a minimum age limit for renters, please enquire for details. TV (Dish Network): 42' Flat Screen TV Share our home away from home, in the Spring Ridge Condo Association - in connection with The Chief Golf Course. The cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and sleeps up to 10. Custom decorated with wood floors, tile baths and carpeted bedrooms. Property backs up to county land with nature trails and hiking. Master suite has a queen bed with large, private bathroom with custom tile 5' x 6' shower with large glass door/frame. Master bath also has heated flooring and double vanity with lots of counter space. 1 bedroom queen bed /Bunk Bed and closet. 1 bedroom queen bed, closet, dresser and mirror. Lower full bath has shower and single vanity. All linens/towels are included. There is a washer/dryer on site. Large front deck with southern exposure for sun bathing in private or grilling out.

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