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Add a 3rd night to a Fri/Sat night stay and pay only $295 for 3rd night

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Family Home at Cedar River Shanty Creek

**Recently named Conde Nast Travelers Top 121 Golf Course in the world, and earned top spot for State of Michigan** Pick from over 50 courses within an hour drive!

Tickets can be purchased for discount at the Cedar River Lodge near the home.

As you enter The Troon House you feel the atmosphere of casual elegance. This Craftsman-style, up North home is located on the first green of the Cedar River Golf course at Shanty Creek. You will have spectacular views of the green and a deck to relax and enjoy the experience.

The home features five beautiful bedrooms, 4.5 baths and can comfortably sleep up to 16. As you enter the large foyer, you will notice the accommodating kitchen to the right. It offers a double oven and glasstop electric range with oven and side-by side refrigerator. The cozy breakfast nook provides the perfect spot for a lazy morning enjoying breakfast or reading the paper. The bar area in the kitchen easily provides the perfect gathering spot for entertaining. A large dining table which graciously seats six has a beautiful view of the two story stone fireplace.

The main floor living room has gorgeous views of the Cedar River Golf Course and provides ample seating for company as well as corner chairs and a sitting area for those quiet times. The main floor bedroom offers a comfortable king bed with a Jacuzzi in the bath. A twin size rollaway is located in the bathroom closet. The upper bedroom offers a king bed, a twin size rollaway in the closet, and private bath with Jacuzzi. The loft bedroom to the left of the foyer is definitely a ‘bonus’. It offers a queen bed, plus a trundle with two twins, an additional twin bed, and a private bath.

The lower level is a home onto itself. This family room has a TV, stone fireplace, and a patio door which exits out to the golf course. There is also a fire pit for those chilly cozy nights up north.

The full kitchen with bar in the lower level offers just a little bit of extra luxury for that late night snack or cozy dinner. There are two separate sleeping areas in the lower level: one bedroom with a queen bed and one bedroom with bunk beds consisting of a double lower and upper twin. There is also a guest bath with a relaxing sauna in the lower level.

The lower level also has a game room with Air Hockey and Foosball tables. The laundry/mud room as you enter from the two-car garage offers a washer and a dryer.

The house is beautiful but the best part is its location-which was picked over twenty years ago. Located in Cedar River Village, at Shanty Creek, you have access to numerous golf course, ski hills, spas, and walking/hiking trails. The Chain of Lakes featuring Torch Lake is just minutes away. Downtown Bellaire within three miles offers a vast selection of restaurants, and dining options.

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More Details

Property Manager
Gayle Folker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Gayle Folker

VPN Property Management is pleased to offer the Troon House to our guests as part of our Premier Properties. We have the most desirable properties in northern Michigan. We believe in providing our guests a great vacation experience and providing them with exceptional customer service.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay at the Troon house very much! It is beautiful!
Jul 2014
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Bellaire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests locked out of property due to lost keys or keys locked in the home, will be charged $100 for staff to come in and assist in gaining reentry.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Guest Bath - toilet
    Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This bath is off of the Upper Level Bedroom.
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bath is located off of the Loft Bedroom.
    Lower Level Guest Bath - Shared - Lower Level shared Guest Bath. Also has a sauna.
    Main Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two sinks and large walk-in closet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Lower Level Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds have a upper twin and lower double.
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Twin bed with trundle, plus additional twin bed.
    Main Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin size rollaway in bathroom closet.
    Upper Level Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin size rollaway in bedroom closet.
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom offers one king bed, dresser, nightstand, and 21' Samsung flatscreen TV. Main floor bathroom has a twin size rollaway in the closet. Upper Level Bedroom offers a king bed, chair w/ottoman, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet. Twin size rollaway also in closet. Loft Bedroom offers queen bed, twin with/trundle, additional twin bed, rattan chair, 19 inch RCA TV, 21' Vizio flatscreen tV, ceiling fan, and private bathroom with bar & bath sink, and shower. Lower Level Bedroom 1 offers queen bed, and nightstand. Lower Level Bedroom 2 offers bunk beds with an upper twin and lower double, loveseat, and ceiling fan. Patio door opens onto deck.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Recently named Conde Nast Travelers Top 121 golf courses in the world and earned top spot for State of Michigan. You can pick from over 50 courses within a one hour drive. Voted #1 Ski Resort in the State of Michigan by Tickets can be purchased for discount on or at Cedar River Lodge (less than quarter mile from home).


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 21 reviews
Troy, MI

Beautiful Home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house worked perfectly for our family/friend President's Weekend Ski Trip. There was plenty of room for everyone. The kids loved having their own space in the basement. The layout of the house is perfect for a group trip. Couldn't really get any closer to the Cedar River Village Lodge. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will stay again.
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Great house for our extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Troon House in Cedar River Village was a great vacation home for our family! We had three families - 6 adults, 6 kids and some dogs. Great location, nice amenities and plenty of room. We met the owner by chance upon arrival and he was very helpful to help us start our stay with suggestions.

Cedar River Village community is the newest of the Shanty Creek villages, it is a wooded and serene area, yet close to other Shanty Creek resorts and a quick trip to Bellaire. We spent time running/walking in the community (lots of hills), outside at the fire pit and took lots of day trips. We did nature hikes, foot golf at Summit, kayaking from Bellaire to Intermediate Lake and trips to Torch Lake and Lake Michigan beaches (Elk Rapids). And we played the Cedar River course, which was a nice resort course (playable and well maintained). The house is located on the 1st green of the course. The Cedar Valley pool is an easy walk and we also drove quickly to play in the pools at all of the Shanty Creek resorts (Summit and Schuss). If not in the community, all of these activities are within easy distance from the house.

The house has a large room above the garage that quickly became the kid area - with signs posted 'Adults no allowed'. This left lots of other space for adults to relax.

We'd definitely go back! Thanks for allowing us to rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, great location for what we wanted to do!

  • 5 of 5

My family thought this home was fabulous! The beautiful view overlooking the golf course was great, and relaxing. The floor plan was perfect for us, allowing privacy with the 5 bedrooms located in different areas, and the kitchen/dining areas worked well for us. We shopped for groceries at Family Fare in Bellaire, and purchased fresh salmon at Burritt's Fresh Markets in Traverse City. We also visited Friskie's Orchard to pick up donuts and cherry pie! :) We had lots of fun making smores over the firepit. The home location was good for us because we went to different points of interest each day of the week... Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Charlevoix/Petoskey/Harbor Springs, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Torch Lake, Suttons Bay/Northport, Leelanau Peninsula, Brys Estate VineYard & Winery, Mission Point Lighthouse on Old Mission Peninsula, etc. We enjoyed delicious meals at various restaurants, including The Weathervane in Charlevoix, Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse City, The Cove in Leland, and pizza from Shorts Brewing Company in Bellaire. Many great memories were created for our family which we will cherish for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time and enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Good amenities, size allows space for everyone and several families. Large kitchen provides great space for family meals. We would do it again but Suggest attention to linnens, cookware, shower and sauna doors. Issue with a clean bathroom upon arrival. Overall a good stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crazy cousins getaway

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and clean, much bigger then the pictures show it. Lots of room for everyone to gather together or if you wanted to get away there was spots to go.

The only problems we had was no shades on the upstairs loft bathroom could see into the master bedroom and the golf course employees out early before 6 in the morning sweeping the greens, extremely loud. And the bagel toaster not working.

Great place to stay and well maintained!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2016 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Each year I treat my family (my wife, 2 daughters and their husbands, son and his girlfriend plus 3 grandsons). In the past, it always felt like we were right on top of each other. At Troon House, we never had that feeling as there was plenty of room to sit in the family room to watch TV, or one of the two tables in the eating area for meals (and this didn't include a separate kitchen and eating area in the lower level). Several evenings we had fires out at the fire-pit and my grandkids loved making Smoors. My wife is a fanatic about not being too hot, so she was very pleased with the efficiency of the AC to keep us cool, especially on the hot. humid nights. For the golfers, we had many courses within 20 to 30 minutes to play at. While this is pretty much centralized for the north area, it was still about a 50 minute drive to get to Traverse City, Charlevois or Petoskey, all places that one or all of us wanted to go on a day trip for. We all felt that the place was well maintained and clean. We had one issue with the newer oven the owner had recently installed, but a call to maintenance and the owner stopped by less than a hour later to resolve the issue. The only other issue that you may come across here is cellular coverage, which they warn you about. Whenever one of us was out and needed to call someone at the Troon House, it mostly didn't work (Note that that may be a benefit for some who wish to get away from everything) All in all, for a large group like ours. it has been the best place we have found in the last few years of doing this large family outing.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City, MI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Short's Brewery - Bellaire, MI
Nearest Ferry
168 Miles
Lake Express Ferry - Muskegon, MI 49441
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Hawk's Eye Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
34 Miles
I-75 in Gaylord, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Bistro at Cedar River
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Barnes Park - Lake Michigan at Eastport
Car: necessary

The Troon House is located within Cedar River at Shanty Creek Resort. There are many amenities such as six golf courses, ski hills, tubing park, health club, and many restaurants at each village. We located here because it is central to beautiful lakes such as Torch Lake, Lake Bellaire, and Lake Michigan. It is also next to the quaint town of Bellaire which has may popular shops and restaurants such as Toonies, Moka, Bellaire Bar, and the famous Short's Brewery. The Dockside at Torch Lake near Alden is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Our house is approximately thirty miles from Traverse City so you are close to the many festivals and wine tastings out on the peninsula. We are also within forty minutes of Charlevoix and Petoskey which have beautiful views of the water, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants and cafes. We are an equal distance from Odawa Casino in Petoskey, and Turtle Creek Casino in Wiliamsburg. This area has many beautiful things to see and do. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check-in 4:00pm. Check-out 10:00am.
Cleaning fee $275 for the stay plus rental fee. Security deposit of $750 is required in addition to any other fees. Guests bringing pets must have pet(s) approved, sign the pet agreement and pay a $100 pet cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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