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Couples Retreat, Hot Tub, ORV, Right From the Front Door

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,361 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Wooded Property Located On A Private Pond With 3 Bedrooms And 1 Full Bath.

The Chardonnay Chalet can be visited by couples, or 2 or 3 families depending on head count. We are 1/3rd of a mile from our Big Star deeded beach access. 3.2 miles from the boat launch. You can ORV right from the cottage. Room for trailers. We offer sleeping for up to 10 people to sleep in the comfort of real beds. 1 king size bed, 2 queen beds and 4 twin beds. We also provided a glider rocker and playpen/crib for infants or young toddlers. TV/DVD and television in each bedroom for those times when you may want to alone. Brand new state of the art Culligan water softener and rust removal system to provide clear clean water for cooking and bathing including the water and ice from the refrigerator door. The cabin offers central air, forced air heat, a pellet stove for cozy fall and winter nights, hot tub, and a 3 season room to keep you comfortable year round. 4 wheeling and snowmobiling right from the home to the trails. If you don't have an ATV or Snowmobile, there are places to rent. World Class Fishing for Trout, Salmon and Steelhead, in the Pere Marquette River, Pine River, Big Manistee River and Little Manistee Rivers. Great pan fishing in most of the lakes near by. Golf and resturants within a mile of the house. Kayak and canoe trips on the rivers are also available. WiFi internet to keep you connected. Chardonnay Chalet offers everything you need for a comfortable vacation.

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More Details

Jane and Ben Phillips
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Jane and Ben Phillips

We have been looking for a property that we felt had all the requirements for our vacation home. It is our goal to make this your favorite vacation spot. We are Michigan residents living in Zeeland. The short drive for us allows us a great vacation spot for a quick get-a-way, less then 2 hours.

Jane and Ben Phillips purchased this house in 2015

Why Jane and Ben Phillips chose Western Michigan

We fell in love with the view, nature at its best, especially from the three season room. Our family likes to four wheel and snow mobile on the hundreds of miles Baldwin (Lake County) has to offer. We also enjoy the golf coarse right around the corner. We are close enough to home but far enough away to feel like a vacation. The home offers all the amenities you get at home without the stress.

What makes this house unique

The three season room, beautiful deck and hot tub over looking the fire pit area, open concept home, a huge sleeping loft, 60 inch high definition TV with satellite, and internet. It's just a great location! State of the art water filtration system by Culligan for pure clean, soft water without rust.


Baldwin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1361 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Large bathroom with full shower/tub with hand sprayer. Blow dryer, bath towels and hand towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Rocker/glider chair and porta-crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Large loft on second floor sleeps 6
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautifully decorated main floor master
  • Beautifully decorated. Fully stocked. 2 bedrooms and a huge bunk loft, that's fun for kids and adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Couples Retreat, Hot Tub, ORV, Right From the Front Door
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and enjoyed every minute there. It had all the home comforts you could want in an "up north" house. We didn't see another person the entire time staying there. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed some much needed r&r. We would definetely go again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, Besides the cabin we hope you enjoyed the area. We hope you come visit us again for fun and peace. Thank you, Ben and Jane
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exactly what we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

The house was just the right size for us, and fully equipped with what we needed for the weekend. The only issue was that the neighbors were very close, and the back yard was very small, but it did overlook a nice pond.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the neighbors and the size of the backyard. Photos show the size of the yard as well as the house next door. We never claimed to have acreage. We hope you stay with us again.
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It was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was fun. The house was clean and set for the 7 of us. We used the hot tub and every part of the house was functionable. We loved our time at the beautiful Chardennay Chalet.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are always trying to surprise our vacationers! Thanks Ben & Jane
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Amazing People

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home in a beautiful area. The owners are amazing people. We plan on making this an annual trip (depending on snow).

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you next year! Thank you for kind words! Ben & Jane
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  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I went to celebrate Valentine's Day. We were very impressed with the home, the cleanliness and the various extra little touches they provided. We were very comfortable and enjoyed every minute!! It was everything we were expecting and so much more!! Thank you for providing such a wonderful home and retreat!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roland, Thank you for your kind words. We try hard to provide the best for our customers. We hope you can come and stay again! Ben & Jane
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  • 5 of 5

All the reviewers were right! Loved the place! Owners thought of EVERYTHING! We had an 18 month old and they had pack n place, stroller, high chair, and night lights! Place was clean and well taken care of!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have your positive response. We always want to be family friendly by offering items you won't need to pack yourself. Thank you, again!
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Blacker Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
SS Badger, Ludington
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Marquette Trails Golf Course
Nearest Train
86 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Caberfae Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big Star Lake

The Chardonnay Chalet is a newer property designed for the vacation renter. We have provided a fully stocked property in a beautiful wooded area located in the heart of Michigan and it's best outdoor activities. Camping without tent stakes. Hot showers, washer and dryer, dishwasher, fire pit, satellite TV, 60" flat screen, toaster, micro wave oven, central air-conditioning, DVD, internet and even a pellet stove for cold wintery days, also a screened in room , just to name a few. We have made sure every need is met on this property. The unit sleeps 10 with 3 queen beds along with 4 twin beds.

Wildlife is always in view if you pay attention, deer, fox, coyotes, squirrels, chipmunks roam the banks of the pond, and even red headed wood peckers, or even an eagle may fly over.

ORV groomed trails are in the hundreds of miles for snowmobiling and ATV riding. Fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead are world class. The Big Manistee is world renowned for fly fishing (10 minute drive), and Pere Marquette and Pine Rivers also offer great opportunities to catch a wall hanger. Local lakes also offer pan fishing for the kids.

We are sure this property offers the best vacation value you can find.


Rates & Availability

Baldwin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Xmas NYE 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Sales tax is collected in Michigan. Security deposit is refundable 7 days after home inspection is accepted. Cleaning fee is $75.00. There is a $20.00 charge per person, per night starting with the 7th guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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