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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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). However, if your group only rents a single unit, the other unit cannot be rented by anyone else. 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

Nicole Sauvola-LaMay
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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 Chief Golf Cottages

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!!


Chief Golf Cottages Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Golf and Ski Vacation Paradise - Great views Golf Course - X-Country - Downhill
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

Property is great, a lot of space to rest after a day of ski.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place an is very well located, we did went to ski all days and it is very convenient for family with kids (multiple families) We cant wait to come back again in the future.

Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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This is a great place for a group.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this condo. A group of 8 high school friends come up for a golf weekend. This condo is right on the golf course! There is so much to do in this area it's a shame we only play golf. With 2 floors and 2 living spaces there is room to get away from the group if you desire. A short walk over to the Pelican's Nest for barbeque dinner on Saturday was a great way to wind down from the day of golf. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was in order when we arrived. A beautiful location and a beautiful home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful location, peaceful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

Group of four couples enjoyed a two night stay. Truly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental close to Shanty Creek

  • 5 of 5

I rented Nicole's property with a group of friends for a long ski weekend at Shanty Creek and we had an absolutely wonderful time at the Chief Cottages. Everyone was very impressed and happy with the rental and how much space we had. Everything was clean and there was plenty of room for people to gather and hang out. We rented both units and made use of both kitchens, which had all the utensils you need. We had some great skiing and tubing at Shanty Creek, which was very close by. Great rental and would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $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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