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About the Townhouse

Fireplace & Firewood

EXTREME care should be used if you are using the fireplace.  Please make sure the flue is open and that the fire is not tall enough to enter the flue.  Also, do not load the fireplace at the end of the night and allow to burn unattended overnight - fires should ONLY be going when someone is there to monitor.  Starter sticks are provided, but please ONLY use a couple of them to start a fire.  Using more than a few starter sticks can result in the fire overheating the fireplace.  Firewood is complimentary, and is available in any of the firewood sheds in the parking lot (the key for the sheds is located in one of the kitchen drawers.) Firewood has been in short supply in recent years, and we can’t guarantee the condo association will always have wood in the sheds.  If in doubt and you’d like to bring your own firewood, please feel free.  

TVs, Bluetooth & Gaming

The gaming station in the Bunk Room has 1400 games from the 80’s and 90’s. Please don’t worry about beating our high scores - we will be back to take up the challenge! 😉. There are instruction sheets at the property for using both the upstairs and downstairs entertainment systems.  Some board games and puzzles are in the TV cabinet in the living room.

Small Appliances

Our coffee pot has 2 options, you can make a full pot of coffee, or single serving using k-cups. There is also a toaster, crockpot and electric frying pan.


There is a propane grill on the deck for your use. We try to keep propane tanks filled but if tanks run out, you can exchange the tanks at Mancelona hardware or several gas stations in Bellaire. If you should purchase a refill tank yourself, we will be happy to reimburse you for the cost. Please remember to get a receipt – thank you!


Please clean up after pets and do not allow them on the furniture. 


There are fire extinguishers in the kitchen, fireplace and upstairs loft bedroom– please familiarize yourself with their locations. 

Other Items...

Please exercise caution using the deck if there is a large amount of snow on the roof.  If the snow breaks loose, it can come down quickly and cause injury to people / pets.  (Snow coming off the roof doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you’ll know because it will be the loudest thing you hear all weekend!)

If you’re using the futon mattress in the bunk room, there’s a mattress cover and sheets in the drawers below.


Heating and Cooling:  Each room (including the hallway and bathrooms) has its own heat control. It is electric heat and heats up pretty quickly.  Please keep children and pets away from the registers on the walls and floors since they can get very hot. The Loft Room and downstairs bedroom both have an Amana hotel system. Just choose “Heat” or “Cool” and dial in the desired temperature.  The main living room actually has two thermostats – one on each side of the room.  The main living room, and upstairs back bedroom have wall A/C units for the hotter months.

Bedrooms:  One of the queen beds is a firm mattress and the other is medium to make sure we are accommodating all tastes.  A travel crib (Pack n Play) is also provided for your use.

Linens / towels are provided, but please do not use towels as beach/pool towels.

Like most of the properties at Shanty Creek, we have electric-heated water.  It’s usually perfectly fine for 2-3 showers, but longer showers may require you to wait a bit before the water heats back up for additional showers.  

The Sudendorf complex is very popular and there will be both permanent residents and guests in the adjacent units.  We want you to have a ton of fun up here, but we need to respect our neighbors’ ability to do the same thing.  Therefore, we have a very strict “good neighbor policy”.  If we receive a complaint regarding excessive noise or inappropriate behavior, we may have to ask you and your group to leave the premises.  This almost NEVER happens, but everyone in this beautiful setting deserves to enjoy themselves, so please let’s work together! 😊     

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