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Due North Cottage of Houghton Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Cozy, clean knotty pine interior on Houghton Lakes beautiful sunny north shore. 55 feet of private lakefront with a sandy bottom and a gradual drop which is nice for swimming. Cottage has three bedrooms, two with a queen size bed, one with a trundle bed which has a set of twin beds. The relaxing living room has a couch, sleeper couch with a full size mattress, comfortable lazy boy and chairs, and a large window to enjoy the view of the lake. The cottage is fully carpeted. The bathroom is modern with a full size shower and tub unit. The cottage has two refrigerators. We supply two boat lifts and a dock.

Property Manager
Mark and Chris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Mark and Chris

We enjoy providing a clean and affordable cottage for families and couples to use.

Mark and Chris purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Mark and Chris chose Houghton Lake

This cottage is located on the north side of Houghton Lake among privately owned cottages. There is less traffic and you have the yard all to yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful neighbors on both sides. We offer two boatlifts and provide a 12 foot row boat. Walking distance from a small store that sells tasty ice cream, pizza, meats, soda, adult beverages, and fishing bait as well as other food items.


Houghton Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed with a beautiful view of the lake, second bedroom has a queen, and 3rd bedroom has a new trundle bed which consists of two twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The cottage has an electric flat top stove, 2 refrigerators, microwave, fully stocked kitchen with accessories and appliances, pots and pans, coffee pot, toaster, blender pillows, blankets, and bedspreads. We have a window air conditioning unit, flat screen TV, DVD, cable, internet, charcoal grill, gas grill, picnic table, 2 fire pits, firewood, swing set, sand box, and a generous amount of lawn furniture. We provide an 12 foot aluminum row boat and oars, and anchor. We also have a dock and second boat lift if you wish to bring your own boat.


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Due North Cottage of Houghton Lake
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Lansing Michigan

Beautiful cabin on a beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. Absolutely beautiful view of the lake. Beautiful woodwork in the cabin. Our suggestions would be a less firm mattress in the room facing the lake., change the carpet in the bathroom to something else, and not have carpet in the kitchen. We would totally stay here again in the future maybe next time when it's hotter.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a week. There were plenty of activities for the children as well as adults in the area. Swimming, boating, fishing, bon fires just to name a few. The lodging was great and everything you need is provided. I would recommend this cottage and plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property is well taken care of and owners are very attentive. Location is great and it is a great value.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We really enjoy renting to families like yours! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Due North Cottage
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We Loved the cabin!! We will be staying at cabin again fishing was awesome

  • 5 of 5

Took the boat on the lake fishing every morning and evening. We went to the Pines movie theater it's a great place. We had a great time. We are very happy with our stay at due north. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacation location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at Due North for the past 3 years and are sooo looking foreward to our 4th year this July' The cottage is very clean and spacious. The view to the lake is amazing at any time of day. You can swimm off the dock and there is a ladder to get you back on to the dock, There is a party store withtin walking distance that carries pretty much anything you may need. The neighbors on either side are very friendly. the owners are truley the nicest couple .

We would HIGHLEY recommend vacatining here. It is perfect for families or in ou rcase our kids are grown so we rent it with another couple and share the cost. And its big enough that the kids can come for a visit while we are there...plenty of sleeping.

Also lots to do in the area....only you never really want to leave the yard or the lake.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a great location and easy to find. We have rented Due North Cottage 2 years in a row and will return in 2015 for our 3rd year. This cottage is always clean , neat and tidy when we arrive. There is a little store less than 1/4 mile away that is a perfect little walk for an ice cream cone after dinner. The neighbors are all very friendly. The owners are nicest people we have ever rented from. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting an enjoyable vacation. We love Due North :)

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Boating.

* Golfing.

* Shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan with over 20,000 acres of water. Summer activities include fishing, swimming, boating, golf, and shopping. There are many restaurants and bars to chose from, go carts, 2 kids amusement parks, putt putt golf, and other water craft rentals. The cottage is within walking distance of a convenience store that sells ice cream and other treats. We provide Cable and internet. Sorry we do not allow pets!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $450 - $750

$750.00 a week in the summer (Sunday to Sunday) Reduced rates after September 1. $300 down to reserve.
Maxiumum 8 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.