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Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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 16.

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 Mountain 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.

This 3000 square foot luxury home sleeps up to 16 in 10 individual beds (including 1 futon) in four bedrooms, a large sleeping loft (with two futons that have been converted into permanent beds) and the second lower-level great room.

More Details

Rick Schoonover
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Rick Schoonover

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

Rick Schoonover purchased this house in 2002

Why Rick Schoonover chose Northern Michigan

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

What makes this house unique

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!


Bellaire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 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
    Half Bathroom -
  • Three and one-half custom tile / stone baths with heated floors! The upper-level master bath has a two-person jetted tub, two sinks, and a shower built for two in a luxurious room with heated floors. The main level has two more bathrooms: a full bath with very large shower, and a ½ bath complete with full-size washer and dryer. Both bathrooms have heated floors. The lower level bath has a full bath with jetted tub / shower combo. You will love the warm floors in the winter or on a cool night any time of year!
  • 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
  • This 3000 square foot luxury home sleeps up to 16 in 10 individual beds (including 1 futon) in four bedrooms, a large sleeping loft (with two futons that have been converted into permanent beds) and the second lower-level great room. The upper level of the Log Chalet sleeps two in the huge master suite’s custom cedar twig-log bed. Just outside the master suite is a large loft with 2 very comfortable futon converted to beds four more guests. The main level has two more bedrooms: 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. The lower level sleeps 2 in the queen bedroom and 2 on a sleeper futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Ski in / Ski Out Home - NICEST in Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek: 4+ Bedroom
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews
Columbus, OH

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
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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Ishpeming, Michigan, USA

Hum Bug Owner

  • 1 of 5

Very expensive but willing to rent since we were trying to make a special Christmas holiday even after mom's death.

Arrived after power outage and had to clean freezer of someone's melted ice scream. No snow but if there was it would have been perfect location. Had nice fire pit outside. Since no snow ...looking forward to hot tub. Wasn't working. Owner contacted and said he would send someone. No one came and owner avoided calls. Kids decided to swim in pool at the main lodge. When we went there, desk staff informed us that our owner failed to pay the $75 fee. Lovely place and location BUT very expensive and we also felt deceived by owner. No rebate or compensation offered. At least we had each other for the holiday and made the best of it.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect multi-family ski vacation rental. We have rented this home 3-years in a row. Comfortably accommodates all of us (6-adults + 8-kids). Truly the best location at Schuss Mountain. Kids can come & go as they like while adults can join them or hang out at the bonfire slopeside. Home is well -kept and is furnished with everything we need.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 1
Waterford mi


  • 5 of 5

Amazing location. Close to so many different events and activities. We will most assuredly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous log house on perfect ski hill location. Beautiful and cozy inside with lots of sleeping space. My family & extended family were able to stay together with room & personal space. Family time has so much more quality when you all stay together.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad that you and your family had an enjoyable stay. We've been doing all that we can to accommodate our many amazing guests since we first built and started renting our home in 2001. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to our home sometime in the future. Cheers, Rick
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Amazing home - best bday location yet

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my mom's 60th birthday in this amazing home. The location was great -- just up the ski hill from Schuss Village yet close enough for the kids to walk down to the pool or the general store.

We used this same home for a ski trip last winter. As great as it is in the summer it's even better when the snow flies. Nothing like skiing right up to the fire pit for a hot coco.

This trip was spent playing board games around the inside fire place, cooking way too much yummy food in the gourmet kitchen, and drinking wine while soaking in the outdoor hot tub. The master suite was a great place to drink coffee and curl up with a good book on the deck overlooking the woods in the morning. And after a long day bicycling and hiking the local trails the jetted tub was just the thing that we needed!

WE loved this home in the winter, and again in the summer. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, I'm very happy that you had a great time (again) at our home. It's repeat guests like you that keep this "business" fun! Hope to have you back again, and again, and again... Don't forget... Schuss Mountain and Shanty Creek (and all of Northern Michigan) is also GREAT in the summer! Remember, "Shanty Creek Resort overlooks nothing except all of Michigan!"
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Schuss Mountain / Cedar River / Legend
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Bellaire
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!


Rates & Availability

Bellaire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Ski 2017-18
Nov 23 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017-18 Ski Holiday
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Ski 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
MLK 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
ski2 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Pres Day 2018
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
ski3 2018
Feb 20 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekends are three nights minimum - any booking that includes a Friday or a Saturday is a weekend. Additional nights (beyond three) are at our lower mid-week rate.
We make every attempt to keep this site up-to-date; however, prices are not guaranteed until confirmed.
Ski season weekends are a three-night minimum.
Holidays are priced accordingly -- see our web site below or email for details.
3% convenience fee applied to PayPal bookings - the majority of our guests send a personal check to avoid the PayPal fees.

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