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Golf and Ski Vacation Paradise - Great views Golf Course - X-Country - Downhill

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Chief Golf Cottages Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Unit Cottage - Upper/Lower (Lock Off) -- Upper sleeps 6/Lower Sleeps 8

This gorgeous cottage has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and is a split-style Condo layout -- Upper/Lower units with lock-off capabilities (each unit has a full kitchen, living room, fireplace, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with different configurations for various comfort levels) --The cottage may be rented as a whole ($250/nt) or by separate units (upper/lower)($150/nt). The cottage is situated on the fifth fairway of the prestigious Chief Golf Course. The Chief is touted as the Course of Celebrities, including sports athletes current and retired - this golf course is one of several championship golf courses in the area of five square miles which has breathtaking spectacular views of the countryside, forests, hills, and local wildlife (You are sure to see several deer, wild turkeys, hawks, and other beautiful birds with every round).

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall - you will find unlimited activities for the whole family within half a mile of this unit - Downhill and cross country skiing at Shanty Creek/Shuss Mountain - Snowmobilers Paradise - Boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing and sunbathing at one or more of the Chain of Lakes and rivers nearby (from Lake Bellaire, Intermediate Lake, Torch Lake and the Locks adjoining Grand Traverse Bay) - horseback riding and mountain biking trails on premises (within a mile).

Shopping and dining at unique shops and bars - the famous Louisiana Style Restaurant 'Pearls,' 'Lu Lu's,' and the Williamsburg Dinner Theater, are owner recommendations for specialty dining and incredible experiences - Wine Vineyards, casinos, Antiques, Country Crafts, Seasonal Farm Goods (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries and corn), unique specialty shops, and hand-crafted furniture all nearby.

We have golf and ski package information available upon request, and can also provide you with discount weekly or monthly rates upon request.

Keywords: condominium, home, flat, bungalo, casita

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Nicole Sauvola-LaMay
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Nicole Sauvola-LaMay

Originally from Clio, Michigan, Nicole purchased this property because she loves the things Michigan has to offer -- beautiful scenery, fresh air and amazing down-to-earth people!!!

Nicole Sauvola-LaMay purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Nicole Sauvola-LaMay chose Bellaire / Shanty Creek

The location is one of the most friendly and family-friendly locations for all year round sports -- the Chief Golf Course and its sister course, Hawks Eye are two of the most beautiful and challenging courses anywhere in the country!! A place I wanted to come several times a year to relax and enjoy!

What makes this cottage unique

The King-sized bed in the Upper Unit Master Bedroom is one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in -- I copied the Hilton style of matteress, down mattress cover, and ultra soft will return again and again!!


based on 30 traveler reviews

Golf and Ski Vacation Paradise - Great views Golf Course - X-Country - Downhill
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Great rental on the golf course

  • 5 of 5

Overall, very good rental experience. The condo was well equipped with everything you will need and the beds were pretty comfortable. The balcony upstairs was great for guests with dogs!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf vacation

  • 4 of 5

Upper level is well furnished, lower level furniture /beds not as comfortable. Beautiful view, easy access to activities

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very nice experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved the family time that we had at the Chief cottages. Nicole's place is beautiful, comfortable and is stocked with everything that is needed to enjoy a peaceful getaway. The location was great and central to the plans that we had with friends in the area. We rented both condos and had room for our whole family. We especially enjoyed the deck and having coffee outside while watching the golfers. We tried out several local restaurants and shops. We boated on Torch Lake and enjoyed lots of sun and fun in northern Michigan. I would rent again from Nicole.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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golf get away

  • 5 of 5

once again we had a great stay, 8 guys on our annual outing, great place with lots of room, great location as well, we will be back again next year, we've been staying here for several years and have always had a great time. thanks Nicole.

Jeff, Holland MI

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Zeeland, Mi

Great Value!!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to stay with a group of friends. Love the layout, everyone has there own bathroom. And you cannot beat the price! Perfect location for skiing.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The location was private and only a few minutes to the ski lifts. The home was warm and housed all 14 nicely, it was especially nice being able to keep all the kids in the lower unit and allow the adults some time upstairs alone. Very clean, with super easy access to get in and out! Will be booking again for next year's ski weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Short's Brewing Company
"Some of the finest microbrews in all of Michigan! They have become a supplier to other area..."
Dockside-Torch Lake
"Pub food on the dock....don't go for the food, only the lakeside experience...little pricey ..."
Lulu's -- CLOSED
"Get dressed up for this one....gourmet dishes and unique martinis.....little pricy but worth..."
Mrs Pete's Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Best breakfast place in town....amazing coffee!, outdoor seating on veranda in the summer....."
Bellaire Bar and Restaurant
"Most quiet but local bar.....TV and local food only...$$"
Bellaire Theatre
"First run movies...large theater....reasonably priced tickets and concessions! Family owned..."
Ruthie's Chicken & Dairy Twist
"Great big ice cream creations!!! Always busy!! $$"
"Fast food when you have to....McDonald's! $"
Moka Coffee Pastries & Wine
"Love this little Internet cafe!! My favorite hangout when I have to work. Free Internet, ..."
Toonies Fish & Steak House
"Nice little family breakfast, lunch or dinner joint.... $$"
The Pelican's Nest
"This is a Chris Corbett owned restaurant!! He also owns the Historic Pelican Inn in Central..."
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bellaire Bar - Shorts Brewery - Pelican's Nest
Nearest Golf
The Chief - Legends - Hawkseye
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pelican's Nest
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn - Boyne Mtn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bellaire Beach - Torch Lake
Car: necessary

See additional photos of the community and surrounding area here: (CHIEF GOLF CLUB CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION)


Rates & Availability

Chief Golf Cottages Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Dual Unit Rate
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (per Unit) $75
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

When reserving online, an adjustment will be made by the Owner before any payments are made by you. The online system does not allow the Owner to include dual unit rentals ($250/nt) or cleaning fees;
Req. Cleaning Fee is $75.00 for each unit rented (Dual Unit $150.00); Cleanings during your stay are $50.00 each cleaning (vacuuming and fresh linens) and must be scheduled with the Owner in advance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chief Golf Cottages Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size bed in Upper Master (1), Queen size Beds (2) -- 2 Queen Sized Beds in Lower Unit Master, 2 Double Beds in each extra bedroom in Upper and Lower Units (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons in Upper Unit only (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Access is granted through lock box codes with actual keys held in the lockbox. Keys are utilized during your stay and must be returned to the lockbox for the next guests.

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