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

Baldwin, MI, USA
  • House1361 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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.


Jane and Ben Phillips

Member Since 2015
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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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Beautifully decorated main floor master
      • 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
      • Beautifully decorated. Fully stocked. 2 bedrooms and a huge bunk loft, that's fun for kids and adults.


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Rural
          Beautiful wooded area close to fishing, (Manistee River, and many lakes) hunting (Manistee Forest, small game and deer), snowmobiling, and 4 wheeling with the states best network of trails.
        • Water View
          Ample view of pond from the top of the hill. Walking distance to 3 lakes with deeded access.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds have 2 sets of sheets and blankets.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Forced air
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Forced air
                    • Internet
                      To keep you connected.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer sheets provided on a limited basis.
                    • Living Room
                      Leather couch and hide a bed couch with a chaise lounge.
                    • Parking
                      Up to 6 cars, to include boat trailer.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and kitchen towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Soap provided on a limited basis.
                    • Wood Stove
                      Pellet stove with wall thermostat.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Place setting for 12
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Microwave Waffle maker 4 slice toaster Coffee maker Cocktail glasses Small/ large crock pots Pots and pans/bake ware Can, bottle & wine openers Everything you will need is here
                        • Microwave
                          Stainless high powered
                        • Oven
                          stainless gas
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt and pepper, house seasonings
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel water and ice in door
                        • Stove
                          Stainless gas
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice


                            • Dining
                              Bar area seats 4. Table seats 4, and 4 tray tables for indoor eating. Outdoor table seats 4. Three season room has a dining table for 4 and a bistro table for 2.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Small library
                                • DVD Player
                                  Living area and master bedroom.
                                • Games
                                  Various board games, and puzzles.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network
                                • Stereo
                                  Connected to TV.
                                • Television
                                  60 LED TV with DVD and Satellite in the living room. Each bedroom has TV with DVD and Satellite, the bedrooms share the same channel and one remote.
                                • Video Library
                                  75 DVD's for entertainment.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck for relaxing outside.
                                    • Golf
                                      1 mile east
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      3 season room over looks the fire pit and the preserve, that houses all kinds of wild life.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Fire pit over looking ravine. Plenty of wild life.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas provided.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              5 person jetted hot tub. Please review Spa rules.


                                                • 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

                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing

                                                              38 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Everything was fantastic!

                                                              Andrew R.

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you and we look forward to your return!

                                                              Very nice and clean. Great location

                                                              This was a perfect landing spot after a long day on the river. Everything was clean and comfortable. We’ll definitely return.

                                                              Very clean & well cared for cottage

                                                              Julie A.

                                                              Hot tub & pellet stove were wonderful

                                                              Cozy, comfortable weekend away!

                                                              Alecia S.

                                                              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!

                                                              Fantastic weekend away for two!

                                                              Ben S.

                                                              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!!

                                                              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

                                                              Good location very nice house

                                                              Jeff R.

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

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed Chardonnay Chalet!


                                                              Baldwin, MI, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              38 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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