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Higgins Lake Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 11 Sleeps

Don't spend your vacation in a cramped, musty cottage with neighbors crowding you from all directions. Relax in our 2400 sf year-round home, set on an acre of shade trees and tall pine, less than a block away from a beautiful, sandy beach with gazebo and bathhouse. Spread out at our Higgins Lake Retreat, relax, breathe the clear air of Northern MIchigan pine and lakeshore breezes.

Visit our website at higginslakeretreat to view the photo gallery and email us to request a full print-out of our vacation home's layout and amenities. Contact owner for full details and rental rates.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Roscommon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We have beds to sleep 11 with three bedrooms, two baths plus a huge rec room that includes a futon bunk and pull-out. The master bedroom has a new, king size, beautyrest pillowtop mattress. The second bedroom has two twins that can be pushed together and used as a king. The third bedroom is a bunk room that has one bunk set and two single twins. Our yard has two driveways with plenty of room for parking, including boats on a trailer. We have a modern, fully equipped kitchen, TV in the living room and master bedroom, and wireless high speed cable internet. The huge attached deck includes outdoor patio furniture, tables, and gas grill.


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Higgins Lake Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

This place is great!

  • 5 of 5

I will second the opinion of the other reviewers regarding how big the house is, and how well laid out it is. It is perfect for families wishing for a Nothern Michigan get away. What we particularly liked was that you could have a large activity in one part of the house, but peace and quiet in another part.

Higgins Lake, which is unsurpassed in my opinion, is a short walk away. That walk will take you to a Township park, which has a nice sandy beach, a swimming area, chairs and clean restrooms. For golfers, a nice course is less than 15 minutes away.

We have already reserved for next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mason, Michigan

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

When my husband and I rented this house, we had high hopes that it would be a good place to spend a week with our two grown daughters, their husbands, and our four grandchildren -- ages 3 and under. We were not disappointed. The rambling layout provided privacy for each family when needed, but we especially appreciated the enormous dining room where we could gather for playing games as well as eating together. The little ones thoroughly enjoyed running in the huge yard while the adults watched from the deck or pitched horseshoes. The township park was just a short walk away and offered a small playground as well as a sandy beach and calm, shallow water. This was the perfect place for three generations to connect, and on our last night we unanimously decided that we want to go back again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, MI

A Great Week and a Great Value

  • 5 of 5

My three children and I had a terrific week at this spacious home, only a two-minute walk to a sandy, secluded beach (the water is warm and the sandy bottom goes out for over a hundred yards)--the lake is visible from the backyard. When we weren't in the lake we played foosball, made s'mores in the large firepit, pitched horseshoes, grilled on the huge deck, went canoeing on a local river, hiked the nearby state park, and even drove about 20 minutes south to Houghton Lake for miniature golf and go-karts. The house is only minutes from the freeways but is completely Up North. Large, well-equipped kitchen and even WiFi. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Gerrish Township
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming / Sun Bathing.

* Boating / Windsurfing.

* Kayak/ Canoe.

* Golf Courses Nearby.

* Excellent Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Play Beach Volleyball.

* AuSable Canoe Race Festival.

* Geo Caching.

* Hike / Ride a Bike.

* Nap in the Hammock.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Build Sand Castles.

* Sing Around the Campfire.

* Roast Marshmellows/ S'Mores.

* Grill On the Deck, Eat Ice Cream.

* Watch the Sunset and Listen To the Water.

We are five houses down from what we consider the best beach on Higgins Lake, tucked away in our freindly neighborhood where kids ride their bikes and neighbors take walks in the evening. The beach is a real beach, not a road end, that is beautiflly maintained by the township with gazebo, bathhouse, volleyball, sandy beach area for sun bathing, roped swimming area. The lake bottom is sandy and water clear and shallow for the kids to play.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep $200
Refundable damage deposit $300

Weekly Rate: $995 - $1495

We are a private vacation home that is available for rentals of a week or more. We do not rent nightly. Typical summer rental is Sat - Sat.
Please contact owner for rates.

IMPORTANT EFFECTIVE 2017 : The on line booking site requires a credit card to charge you a traveler convenience fee. ( I cannot avoid this even though I, as the owner, still pay to place the listing.) None of that service fee goes to the owner and is not part of the rental payment. It is a fee for use of the web site.

I have a written rental contract that I send via email. You then return the rental contract with check payment via mail. If I enable online payments by credit cards there are additional fees, therefore I have not enabled online payment of rental fees, and do not accept credit cards as rental payment.

I prefer to keep my rates affordable and provide value to my renters.
No pets allowed. No smoking in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.