Skiing and Golf at Your Doorstep; 1 BR/1 Bath Sleeps 4.

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Winter paradise; cozy condo; short walk to slopes and cross-country ski trails.


Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lower walk-out unit with ski area views of Schuss Mountain and direct access to groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails; just minutes from downhill skiing and Ivan's restaurant/lodge. One bedroom w/queen bed and full size sleeper sofa in living room can comfortably accommodate 4. Kitchenette is fully equipped; gas and charcoal grills are located on the back deck; unit has been completely remodeled in an earth tone palette.
This end unit offers privacy. It is in a Swiss-style chalet that is shared with permanent home owners to ensure a peaceful stay, and is conveniently located off the 18th hole of the Schuss Mountain golf course, within walking distance to the Schuss chair lifts, Ivan's Lodge, and indoor/outdoor pools. For cross-country skiers and snow shoe enthusiasts, just walk out the door to access groomed trails and fresh snow terrain.
This cozy condo has everything you need for a fun-filled and relaxing 'get-away'. With views over a pond to the ski areas and an open layout, this one bedroom, one bath unit has a serene and spacious feeling. Although perfect for a couple's retreat, a queen size bed and full size hide-a-bed can sleep 4 people comfortably. There is one large closet inside, lots of drawers, and two large closets outside to store clothes and toys. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a 2-burner stove, fridge, coffee-maker, dishwasher, toaster, and an assortment of cookware, dishes and utensils. A large table can be adjusted in size to accommodate your needs for eating and surface area.
The Shanty Creek complex is home to 'The Summit', 'Cedar Village', and 'Schuss Mountain', which all have unique dining facilities and an abundance of winter sports options; from tubing and alpine skiing to snow boarding and 'all terrain' activities powered by 'Monster'. Shuttles are available to transport you to any venue within the complex, and if you still have energy, can take you to 'Town' to experience even more fun and good times.
With a 450 foot vertical drop, the Summit and Schuss Mountain ski areas cover 4500 acres, with 53 runs, 4 terrain parks, a 300' halfpipe, and new tubing park. A redesigned ski lesson/rental area is available @ Cedar River. 30K of groomed cross-country trails accommodate skaters and classic skiers, and traverse all 3 ski areas offering skiers at any level, variety and spectacular winter scenery.
Explore the incredible back country trails on a snowmobile, available for rental through Blue Sky. Reservations and pick-up of snowmobile is located at the Schuss Clubhouse.
Swimming and Spa:
The Summit Lodge has a wonderful indoor pool and hot tub for your use. A work-out area and full service spa is also located at the Summit. Schuss Mountain has a family inside pool & hot tub and outdoor pool at the base of the ski hills.
The quaint town of Bellaire, just 6 miles outside the resort, has a variety of dining and shopping options to explore. Shorts Brewery,The Bellaire Bar, and Toonies offer unique and casual dining options. Lulu's offers fine dining, and from breakfast to dinner, Mokas serves a variety of culinary delights. A local downtown movie theatre used by Michael Moore for his film debuts, provides another entertainment option. Shuttles are available through Shanty Creek, to provide transportation to and from Bellaire.
Want more fun?
Fabulous destinations of Traverse City, Turtle Creek Casino, Petoskey, Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Central Lake and Gaylord are all a 30-45 minute easy drive from Bellaire.
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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years and older; families are welcome...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Separate bedroom has a slider which opens to the back deck. There is a view of a pond and Schuss Mountain with 'ski out' access to groomed cross-country ski trails. There is plenty of open space behind this unit with additional views and access to the Schuss Mountain golf course 18th hole fairway which adds to the privacy and serenity of this location. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The bathroom has a full shower/bath combination, vanity with sink, granite countertop and a full size closet for storage....moreless


  • Books
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Dining:

    A drop leaf table is located in the dining area which can be adjusted to fit your needs for eating or provide additional surface area while cooking or playing cards. 2 additional chairs are in closet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Available @ The Summit Lodge...moreless

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

    Living area is open with sleeper sofa as main seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking right out front in the condominium parking lot...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The compact kitchenette is fully equipped with access to a gas and small charcoal grill located on the back deck....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    A small refrigerator can accommodate a significant amount of groceries. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    The 'galley' has an electric 2-burner stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Public boat access is available for Lake Bellaire and Torch Lake @ Alden. Marinas in Bellaire and Torch River have a variety of boats to rent....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small private decks in both the front and back. During the winter months, the sun warms the front deck for great après skiing activities....moreless

  • Golf:

    Six golf courses are on and surround the resort; they include: The Legend designed by Arnold Palmer, Cedar, designed by Tom Weiskopf, The Chief, Hawkseye, the Summit and Schuss....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The upper and lower chains of lakes offer endless kayak and canoeing adventures....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn area around this end unit is private and expansive....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 Grills; 1 gas and 1 charcoal grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Shanty Creek has 2 separate ski areas with snowboarding, tubing and all terrain parks. Lessons and rentals are available @ the Cedar Lodge. Miles of groomed classic and skating cross country trails....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor/outdoor pools located at both Schuss and Summit Lodges. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Indoor pools @ Schuss and Summit have hot tubs....moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    Located in the Spa @ the Summit Lodge....moreless



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2 night min stay

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  • Cleaning fee $40
  • Pool pass $10
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 6%


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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Having grown up on the East Coast, I grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains and ocean. Exploring the Watchung Mountains, camping with friends, hiking Mount Tammany and canoeing the Delaware River was an annual pursuit. Somewhere in my teens, we were transferred to Chicago, where we discovered the enormity of Lake Michigan, and the magic and culture of 'downtown'. When I relocated to Michigan, I began a new exploration and discovered 'the north country'. I was astonished with the water, terrain, culture and abundance of high quality outside activities available to me. Each town 'up north' has its own character and charm and because of the actual four seasons, I thought it would be fun to live here, someday... I heard about Shanty Creek in 1997, while doing some consulting work for a local company. I had some time between training sessions that I was leading and decided to explore the resort. I couldn't believe how large and expansive it was... I fell in love with the resort (one simply cannot get bored here) and purchased my little condo which I refer to as 'The Nest' (although, there is a new little sports bar @ 'The Chief', also called 'The Nest'). I love exploring and playing in nature; this place has it all.

Why the Owner Chose Mancelona, MI, USA:
I needed a 'home away from home' while conducting training in East Jordan, and this condo, in this location was perfect for me. I had looked at cottages on a number of lakes, but in winter, frozen lakes resemble corn fields and one can feel isolated. However, when I first drove up the main road to the resort, I was amazed by the activity and high energy. Development had also begun on expanding Schuss Mountain ski runs and the Weiskopf golf course @ Cedar Village, so when my Real Estate Agent showed me an available small condo, I jumped at the opportunity to purchase. I believed it would be a wonderful location and a nice investment. I have my privacy, but also feel secure with so much going on @ Schuss. I haven't been disappointed.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Shanty Creek is a 4 season playground. Because it is actually 3 resorts in one, there is always something new to explore, and like nature, it is constantly changing. In early summer, Lake Bellaire warms up before the other lakes in the area, and is unsurpassed for swimming, boating, fishing (world record Sturgeon caught in 2012) or just sitting on the beautiful shore. The chain of lakes, which takes you from Bellaire through Torch Lake (cited by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful fresh water lakes in the world) to Elk Lake is spectacular from Spring through Fall. The resort has access to 6 championship golf courses, including courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf. Endless hiking and biking trails challenge athletes and weekend warriors of all levels and popular local festivals are within an easy drive from Bellaire. Traverse City is home to the National Cherry Festival, Michael Moore's Film Festival and the new Michigan Schooner Festival. Fall colors are unsurpassed, and color tours bring tourists from all over the state. And of course, winter feels like another summer with skiing and outside activities that are outrageously fun. On a sunny day, even in cold temperatures, the sun's reflection and radiant heat makes it feel like you are on a beach somewhere warm... my personal favorite is heading out on freshly groomed trails to cross-country ski, right outside my door. This is my 18th year here, and I still love it!

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  • Winter paradise; cozy condo; short walk to slopes and cross-country ski trails.

    Winter paradise; cozy condo; short walk to slopes and cross-country ski trails.

VRBO #644322

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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