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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 - 7 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.

Please provide a correct head count when booking.

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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 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Couples Retreat, Hot Tub, ORV, Right From the Front Door
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Everything was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fantastic! The place did not feel overcrowded at all for our group of six. The only minor issue we had was having to all share one bathroom. I would highly recommend it and I would definitely consider booking again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we look forward to your return!
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Cozy, comfortable weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was lovely! The cabin is beautiful and was very very clean! There were labels on almost everything so that we knew exactly how to turn on and use different items, especially helpful with the pellet burning stove that made our living room time so cozy and warm. We utilized the hot tub and fire pit while we were there, even though it was February! It was refreshing to be able to enjoy the outdoors at a time where most of the season we are shut up inside. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed and then some. Thank you so much for such a great option to spend a weekend away!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend away for two!

  • 5 of 5

Took my wife here on a much needed weekend away. The home is beautiful and in a wonderful location. Due to the weather we didn't venture much outside but that was fine for us, as we spend most of the time in relaxing. It was perfectly sized for two people, but had the room and beds for more! Kitchen was spacious and was stocked with most of what you would need for cooking. Honestly would have loved to have a few more nights there! If you are looking for out of the way, relaxing then you won't go wrong with the Chardonnay Chalet!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make Chardonnay Chalet a pleasant place for 1 to 3 couples. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you, Ben & Jane
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Good location very nice house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house many amenities. Peaceful location. Not far from river and town.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed Chardonnay Chalet!
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Nice home, well appointed and well cared for.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay at Chardonay Chalet. House was clean and tidy, cute and everything we needed was provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great couples get away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Very clean and well kept. We saw a mama deer and her two babies pass through one morning. Very peaceful. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have tried to create a tranquil environment so couples and families can relax and enjoy wildlife right in the back yard. Thank you for staying with us, Ben & Jane
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Jane and Ben Phillips
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Baldwin

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $80
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.