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Quiet, Spacious, Serene Retreat Located in a Private Wooded Setting

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Scenic and serene, only 20 minutes from TC. Woods and water, a beautiful retreat


Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A private gated drive leads to The Chalet and its a 160 acres of quiet scenic serenity. This home offers a spacious, open floor plan (approximately 2,000 sq. ft.), and many windows engulfing one in sunshine, calm and nature.

The home rents weekly from Saturday to Saturday in prime summer weeks and can also be rented on a daily basis thereafter.


Interior – The main level features a fully equipped kitchen, queen bedroom and full bathroom (all linens and towels provided). The living space is an open layout with high ceilings and a large fieldstone wood burning fireplace. There is a good sized sunroom equipped with a futon for extra sleeping. The upstairs loft has 2 queen beds and another full size bath.

AC and washer/dryer also provided.

Exterior - The private 160 acres include 2 spring fed lakes, great for swimming, fishing, hiking, etc. The swim raft, fishing boat, kayak and paddle boat are included.

Other exterior features include a fire pit, spacious decking, and gas and charcoal grills.

The Chalet is a perfect winter getaway with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (on property and near VASA trails) and miles of snowmobile trails right outside the gate!

We also have another property within a mile of The Chalet that could be utilized in combination with the Chalet to accommodate a larger group (VRBO Listing #653026 The Cabin)!

Key words: Private lake and access to miles of snowmobile trails
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Spacious grounds, plenty of area for kids to play. Various indoor games as well as outdoor lawn games provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • You will find hiking and x-country trails on the property, such a great opportunity to experience nature right out your door. Snowmobilers will not be disappointed with the miles of trails just outside our gate. Swimming off the swim platform into the rejuvenating spring fed waters is also a delight. ...moreless


  • Games:

    Indoor and outdoor games provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful serene lake views from inside the property or from the outdoor spacious decks....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property is 150 feet from the spring fed lake. It is a beautiful setting with good fishing, swimming and viewing....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    The Chalet sits on 180 acres of great x-country skiing from the front door....moreless

  • Village:

    Fife Lake Village, beach area, watercraft activities with public access, museum, park with tennis and playground equipment...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fieldstone wood burning fireplace. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Cozy living room with a fieldstone fireplace and beautiful views of nature....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of space for all parking needs....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fieldstone wood burning fireplace. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers provided also a french press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    well stocked with dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    A row boat for fishing and also a paddleboat and two kayaks for fun on the lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious outdoor deck overlooking the lake and woods. Comfortable cushioned seats and tables....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks provided to explore the lake....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo


Write a review 4.5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 19 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Oct 1, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • pet fee winter $35
  • Cleaning Fee(winter $75) $150
  • Pet Fee $75
  • per pet summer $75


Long term rental is available. Contact Owner for further information on rates and availability.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Half of the total amount is required immediately to hold the reservation and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fife Lake
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
LochenHeath Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fife Lake Inn
18.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Holiday Ski Resort
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fife Lake

Property is located in a beautiful wooded setting on 2 private lakes providing many of its own activities including swimming, hiking, fishing, attached snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing.

Traverse City is an easy drive if you are looking for a bigger city opportunity, as well as the renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I live in Grand Haven in the woods on the beach and have been coming up to the Fife Lake area for the past 20 years. I spend much of my time up north. My neighbors in GH, who come only in the summer, always wonder why I could possibly be going any where else!

Why the Owner Chose Fife Lake, MI, USA:
My husbands father built his cabin in Fife Lake in the forties. We loved the woods and beautiful lakes in the area and subsequently found our own place on Downs Lake in 1994. The Chalet, also on Downs lake was purchased in 2002. The original cabin, close by, has been renovated and can be rented along with the Chalet.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
The chalet is a peaceful place in the center of nature. Watch and observe closely, you will not be disappointed.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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  • Scenic and serene, only 20 minutes from TC. Woods and water, a beautiful retreat

    Scenic and serene, only 20 minutes from TC. Woods and water, a beautiful retreat

  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • 2nd Floor sleeping area

    2nd Floor sleeping area

VRBO #387484

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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