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Lakefront Cottage, family friendly, close to everything but away from it all

4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 10, 2016
2 bedroom, 1 bath with gorgeous views of Houghton Lake

Remodeled cottage with two bedrooms, each with full size beds. Two full size futons are also available. Kitchen and bath newly remodeled. New carpet, linoleum and hardwood floors. Indoor dining area seats 6 people comfortably although you could fit up to 8. Outdoor patio set can seat up to 8 - 10 with more accommodated on deck bench seat. Bathroom has shower only, no tub. Boat dock is 50' and will accommodate two boats. Optionally, there is one screw tie down for jet ski.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We have owned this home since 1994 and have created many family memories in this home. We have been visiting Houghton Lake for years prior to our home purchase.

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Speaks: english

5 Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

5

Great vacation spot. Was just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time enjoying the lake and spending time with family and friends. Nice place would love to go back next year. One comment though, there was no broom or dust pan or vacuum left out for us to use had to go buy one.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable House on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our weekend golf getaway. The place was exactly as described and was big enough for the four of us. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this place again!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nice lakefront cottage.

  • 3 of 5

Cottage is cute but there was a lot of road noise and the beds are too soft. Owner is very nice and apologized for the bad weather which she had no control over. We will try something a little farther from the main road next time. The owner should have mentioned that the groundskeeper would show up at the door. We were a little leery to open the door to a stranger and would have been OK if we had known to expect him.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We had a family of 6 plus our pooch. You are right on 55 but other than blocking traffic to back our boat trailer in it wasn't bad. Location on the lake is good. Fishing was excellent. Yard and neighbors were nice. Please fix the leak in the front room along the sill plate. We had a good rain one day and there was a stream flowing down the floor. Upgraded kitchen and bath was nice. Plenty of pots and pans to cook. Gas grill was exceptional. Drawbacks would be no closets or anywhere to hang up some clothes. The dressers were old and the soap inside the drawers was not what I'd like our clothes to smell like. Also seeing dead bugs in the drawers....anyway didn't care to live out of our suitcases for the week. Enjoyed our stay thank you for letting us make some memories with our kids!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The water drainage problem just happened this year. We put a new roof on last year and didn't replace the gutters. Obviously not replacing the gutters was a bad decision. We have already scheduled new gutter installation and will be working on the drainage around the foundation this September. We never use the dressers but have taken your suggestions to heart and will be replacing the antique dressers with new chest of drawers for each of the rooms. Again we appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve our cottage and provide better service for our future guests.
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Cute lake front cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described! Close to everything but peaceful being on the lake despite being on a busy road. The owner was more than accommodating. We had a wonderful stay and will be going back. Not to mention the rates are great!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We purchased this property as a vacation home as well as an investment. Eventually, we may look to retire in the area (if the winter doesn't get to us). The cottage was built somewhere around 1920 - 1930. While remodeling we found signatures on the exterior walls dated 1931 but are unclear whether they were visitors or were christening the house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Back Door Saloon at 0.25 Miles Nearest Golf : Quest at 1.5 Miles Car: recommended

Welcome to beautiful Houghton Lake. Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland all sports lake. The lake is great for fishing, swimming, water skiing, tubing or just relaxing on the water. Local attractions include cinema, bowling, family fun center, ATV/Snowmobile trails, golf, and mini-golf. There is a large craft store (Arnie's), and there are numerous craft shows and other events like Budfest, and Tip-Up-Town. Other drivable attractions for day trips include, Snow Snake ziplines are located one half hour away, Mackinaw is approximately 2-1/2 hours. Traverse City 1-1/2 hours and Gaylord 1 hour.

There are numerous local dining establishments located nearby, one of which is within walking distance (1/4 mile) and several other within 2 miles (Limberlost & Long Branch Saloon). Boat rentals are available nearby at Heights Marina, Brian's Marina or K&B Marina, all within two miles.

ATV trails are numerous and just a short drive away, approximately 4 miles.

Area shopping includes Walmart and K-Mart, as well as popular grocery chains Family Fare and Save-A-Lot.

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Amenities

From the Owner

I love the cottage feel, especially since we remodeled. It is a mix of knotty pine and modern elements. The views from the deck and just the lakefront itself was the main selling point, not to mention the amount of room in the cottage. It is small but handles a fair amount of guests without being overcrowded.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • recreation center

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 850 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Shower only, no tub.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon, Bedroom 3 is a common area, and is not a secluded bedroom.
  • Bedroom 1 - full size bed Bedroom 2 - full size bed Beds 3 & 4 - common area - both full size futons

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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