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Great Value - Golf Course & Ski Condo at Great Location

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Property type condo


About the property

Charming 1BR 1BA Condo

Great Location! Golfers and skiers will enjoy this comfortable, charming Schuss Mountain unit, but will absolutely love the location even more. This ground floor 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo sleeps 4 (1 queen in the bedroom and a queen fold out in the living room).

The condo sits a chip shot from the 18th green, next door to the clubhouse. There is also a putting green outside the front door. For skiers it is just yards from the lodge and ski hill, and very near the cross-country ski trail.

Schuss Mountain is the most serene of three villages in the Shanty Creek Resort. Four golf courses are within the Shanty Creek complex, with the ever popular Schuss Mt. G.C. out your front door. Arnold Palmer's 'The Legend', and the 'Cedar River' courses are world class golfing venues.

Schuss Mountain is a very popular ski resort offering quad chair lifts, many trails, and night skiing. The cross-country skier will love the 30 km of trail just outside your front door.

Fall provides a spectacular palate of colors in late September and early October.

The town of Bellaire and Mancelona are 5 minutes by car. Bellaire offers 'Lulu's', the wonderful gourmet restaurant which always proves to be memorable dining experience at reasonable prices.

Amenities: The condo sleeps up to 4 (1 queen in the bedroom and 1 queen foldout couch). It includes Air Conditioning, Stove top burners (no oven), microwave, refrigerator, there is an outdoor key/lock closet for guest's ski or club storage.

Linens and towels are provided by maid service.

Activities: (4 courses on Shanty Creek/Schuss Property), Downhill and Cross-country Skiing, Snowboarding, hiking, restaurants, and shopping and Turtle Creek Casino (30 miles).

For additional information please call:

231-258-8583 Bob and Char Barko

231-463-3128 Bob's Cell

231-564-1605 Char's Cell

More Details

Bob and Char Barko
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Bob and Char Barko

Bob and I have been skiing Schuss for years using our motor home as a "day lodge" base with our dogs. When gas went sky high we found a pet friendly condo to rent during the week. Eventually Ed decided to sell and we went in as partners the first few years. We are now total owners with Ed as an occasional golfing guest. Bob is now a pass checker for Schuss and is found on the slopes most every day. He is always a participant in the Carboard Classic in March (see pic) and was the oldest in the Relay for Life at Schuss this spring. We try to meet all our guests and summer renters often are invited to a cruise on Torch in our 1954 Century. Looking forward to making you a friend at Schuss!

What makes this condo unique

For additional information please call:

231-258-8583 Bob Barko

231-463-3128 Bob's Cell

231-564-1605 Char's Cell


Mancelona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • satellite tv
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
For additional information please call: 231-258-8583 Bob and Char Barko 231-463-3128 Cell Bob 231-564-1605 Cell Char


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Great Value - Golf Course & Ski Condo at Great Location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Family Fun in Michigan!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Schuss Mountain/Shanty Creek is beautiful and Bob and Char provide everything you need and their cabin offers a lot of amenities! We really love that we can bring our furry friends too! Our first time in Michigan was wonderful! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy little place.

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy staying here. It's our "home away from home" when we are in Bellaire.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Very cozy little place for a ski vacation to the northern part of Michigan! Bob and Char were very accommodating and pleasant to deal with and the value is unbeatable. The condo has everything you need for a short or extended stay, just bring food and drinks. We will be back for another weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

We stayed for a week and when we got there the air conditioner didn't work and Bob Barko, the owner, had my husband help him remove the old one and take it to his vehicle. After complaining about it being very hot 90s for the weekend, he found one he could borrow, which he asked my husband to help him put in, temporarily. The closet smelled like car urine, which had been heavily perfumed to try to cover it up. When bringing it to Bob's attention, he just shrugged his shoulders. So we could not use the closet for our clothes, and they had all their stuff in the drawers and cupboards, so there was no space for your clothes, food etc. without moving their stuff, which they should have done. There were no phamplets to Schuss or Shanty in the condo, so you had to find them for yourself. The restaurant was not open there during summer, nor the indoor pool & hot tub. Then the day before we were to leave he tells my husband he needs to come in at 10:00, when we are to checkout at 12, to put the air conditioner back in for the next people that didn't arrive till the following day. We left at 9:30 am and called and told him to go ahead we would not be there. We tried to use Shanty Creeks pool and hot tub, but no where to change your clothes or shower after, except for a bathroom that smelled so bad of urine that my husband couldn't even go in to change. Needless to say we were very disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry this couple was inconvenienced with the problem of an air-conditioner breakdown (we have since found out there was a power surge following a power outage). They might have realized they were fortunate my husband had the skills to bring in a temporary unit from our own home. If they would have had to wait for a commercial company to come in I'm afraid they would have had to really suffer the heat! Their complaint of no place for clothes seems to overlook the two roomy nightstands with drawers. I have never heard a cedar sachet scent in the closet described as cat urine or heavy perfume! Would anyone stay with urine smell in the closet?! We are pet friendly but have had several repeat guests with allergies and no problems! I'm afraid the basket of info under the tv is unorganized --I intend to make that more accessible with a notebook in the future.
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Bellaire, MI and Pine Grove, PA

Great hosts, great value, clean cozy pet friendly

  • 5 of 5

Great place for myself and my Lab to stay for the summer while our burned out place was being reconstructed. Bob and Char are fantastic friendly and accommodating hosts. Next to the Pro Shop, if you are a golfer. 1st Tee across the street, and 18th green out the back deck door. Schuss Mountain slopes a 5 minute walk out the front door for skiing. Could not ask for a better location winter or summer. Thanks for helping us out of a tough situation!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed having a place to cook some meals and have space when other's wanted to sleep in. Kitchen was well equipped for our needs. Would book this space again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
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Nearest Restaurant
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Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mancelona Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $35

year round rates
Cleaning fee - There is a one time $35 cleaning fee per visit.

A deposit of 50% is required upon booking and the remaining balance is due prior to arrival.

Personal checks or cash only at this time. $70 - per night
$400 per week