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New Secluded Chalet Great Skiing,Golfing,Boating,Relaxing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6-8)

Beautiful and private 1,800 square foot chalet on acres of property that backs up to county land with nature trails, wild life,streams and hiking. We are 5 minutes from Shanty Creek Resort Areas. This Property is part of the Chief Golf Course Resort. The Home is located within 10 minutes of the chain of lakes and the Jordan River.

Lake Michigan is located approximately 15-20 minutes away and within 30 minutes of the Mission Point Wineries. Downtown Bellaire, which is only minutes away, is a great place for a four star dining experience along with a great coffee shop and local bar.

Discounts Available at the Chief Golf Course

Cabin is very private and is located at the very end of the Spring Ridge Condo Association Subdivision.

Minute's from The Chief,Hawks Eye,Legend Golf ,Shuss/Shanty Creek,Ski Resorts,Snowmobiling,Boating on Torch,Bellaire,Chain of Lakes,Much More Minutes away from The Chief Golf Course, Hawke's Eye Golf Course and the Legend Golf Course. Minutes away from Torch, Elk and Lake, as well as Schuss/Shanty Creek Ski Resort.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Gary

Owner of Oak Electric Service ,Graduate of MSU Currently live in Waterford MI with Wife and 2 Sons

Gary purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Gary chose Bellaire

I desingned and built this hosue for my famliy get away.

Very Comfortale and Private Setting

What makes this chalet unique

Secluded and Quiet

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gary--

Our stay was nothing short of spectacular. You have a beautiful home (we all LOVED the glassed wall and cathedral ceilings). The fire warmed up the main space beautifully and efficiently; we appreciated that although your home felt spacious, it was cozy enough that noone was ever out of earshot; the natural light the home allowed for made mornings easy and inviting; the surround sound was indeed amazing and made our movie viewing feel like a theater experience; and the area around the home is quiet and most definitely beautiful (especially after a fresh fall of snow). And the skiing--wow! What a thrill--but that's the last time I go down a slope titled "Surprise"! Surprise indeed it was and our excursion to Schuss made for some hilarious stories at dinner.
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Bellaire, Michigan

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Custom Bathroom,European Glass Shower,Custom Tile Work,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Loft Area - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 double bed , Queen and Bunk Beds
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a minimum age limit for renters, please enquire for details. TV (Dish Network): 42' Flat Screen TV Share our home away from home, in the Spring Ridge Condo Association - in connection with The Chief Golf Course. The cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and sleeps up to 10. Custom decorated with wood floors, tile baths and carpeted bedrooms. Property backs up to county land with nature trails and hiking. Master suite has a queen bed with large, private bathroom with custom tile 5' x 6' shower with large glass door/frame. Master bath also has heated flooring and double vanity with lots of counter space. 1 bedroom queen bed /Bunk Bed and closet. 1 bedroom queen bed, closet, dresser and mirror. Lower full bath has shower and single vanity. All linens/towels are included. There is a washer/dryer on site. Large front deck with southern exposure for sun bathing in private or grilling out.


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average rating of 4.4736843 based on 22 reviews

For large parties, good for sleeping but not much else

  • 2 of 5

The good: This chalet had plenty of comfortable sleeping space for everyone in our party of nine. It was cozy, had a beautiful view, and was in a great location close to Bellaire in a peaceful woodsy setting.

The not-so-good: Even though this cabin's sleeping arrangements fit ten people comfortably, the rest of it did not. There were only four chairs around the dining room table, no bar stools, and not even a coffee table on which to eat. With only one sofa and one chair in the living room, there was not enough comfortable seating for our party. We were forced to find folding lawn chairs in the basement so that everyone would have a place to sit. The gas fireplace worked fine most of the time we were there, but it took a bit of ingenuity to get it to start when we first arrived and by the evening before we left, we couldn't get it going again. I understand that kitchen and other items often "walk away" from rental units, but someone should really see that the kitchen remains well-stocked with basic items, such as measuring spoons, at least two large-sized pots, more than two wine glasses, mixing bowls, strainer (which we had to purchase), and several more decent knives. Oh, and a hair dryer. And lastly, we were disappointed when we could not watch the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day because the Dish Network in the house didn't have the right channel showing the game. And my team was playing. Bummer!

Finally, we were there to ski and were fortunate to receive about 16 inches of snow during our stay. While the small subdivision road was regularly plowed, the windy and hilly driveway was less-so. So, that made driving up and down the last stretch of driveway tricky even with a 4x4 with snow tires.

I truly hate to write negative reviews, and if you have significantly fewer people in your party, then this chalet is a perfectly fine place to stay. For larger parties, I think most of these issues could be remedied to some degree by adding the right furniture, but it would still be close living quarters.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: -Pictures of the rooms and furniture lay out are on the web site -We have basic functional cooking equipment and utensils nothing fancy - The house is back in the woods I can't control a record 16" of snow in one day . but snow was plowed every day . - We have a basic TV dish package can't guarantee I will have guests favorite sports team .
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Winston Salem

Beautiful spot. Easy owners to work with.

  • 4 of 5

The place was beautiful and the view unsurpassed. It did take some getting used to getting up the steep drive, (and we were there in August), so heed warnings about the need for 4-wheel drive in winter weather. The owners were very responsive. Other commentators have noted that they had no dishwasher, and the home is on well water. But, for our three couples, we managed just fine. The close proximity to horseback riding and to Bellaire (and Shorts!) was certainly a plus.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Clean and updated.

  • 5 of 5

Booked it for a golf trip with a large group. Didn't disappoint. Good view, nice and secluded. Close to Bellaire, Torch Lake, and multiple nice golf courses. Would love to get back and see it in the winter.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, OH

House was nice area beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Well stocked, comfortable accomdations. Enjoyed the firepit and sitting on the porch. For a family using this house having a TV in the master and the other two rooms would have nice. Having WiFi would also have been nice. But overall a nice vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, private weekend getaway with great space for 6 peolple.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home located just outside of downtown Bellaire. Convenient location for quick grocery store visits, pizza delivery, and even Fire wood delivery! Was the perfect stay for a quiet weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picturesque but somewhat out-of-the-way location; comfortable condo in need of a few improvements

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice stay at the condo but found some aspects of it to be frustrating. First, the good: the condo is comfortable and quiet, with very nice shared living space, a gorgeous deck with a great view of trees and a horse barn, and was a relaxing place to return to each evening. However, we were disappointed with the lack of a few basic amenities and conveniences that would have made our stay a lot better. First, there is no dishwasher (and, bafflingly, no drying rack!). With four adults and two toddlers, dishes became a dreaded task each day. The kitchen was also poorly appointed. For example, there was only one, huge bowl, and only four small steak knives (no knife for chopping). Since the condo is a bit out of the way, I would imagine most guests would want to do a good amount of cooking there, so it was strange that the kitchen was missing such basics as a knife. There was also no wifi, which was frustrating since half of us were from out of the country and thus had no access to internet for the entire week. Finally, the house had some odd features. The ground floor bathroom door did not shut properly and would swing open at inopportune times (there was no lock). That same bathroom had a toilet that was not properly installed. The bedroom with bunk beds also had a door that did not shut. These seem like little fixes that should have been taken care of before guests showed up. Location wise, the condo is out of the way. It's a short drive to downtown Bellaire, but a good 20-30 minute drive to any public beaches, which is what we were interested in. The location is nice in that it's quiet and pretty, but it's not super convenient. Although we had a good time, I would not book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Boating, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Miniature Golf, Snowboarding, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing,Horseback Riding , Hiking, Canoe,Shopping ,Dining

Golf: chief golf, hawks eye , legend , shanty , shuss

Ski: shuss mountain shanty creek Boyne montain


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Bellaire, Michigan

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23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$135.45
Cleaning Fee AU$169.31
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$677.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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