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Come Enjoy a Fall Weekend at a Beautiful, Comfortable Spot!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 7, 2016
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This is a one of a kind, premier lakefront property. A charming two bedroom cottage in the midst of almost two acres of beautiful, unique lakefront property, with a rare 150 ft. of prime lake frontage. The cottage is hidden from the road with woods, and in front of the cottage is a large, wide open, sunny yard and beautiful view of the lake. Trees are all around for privacy and beauty. The cottage has an updated bathroom, refinished kitchen, new furnace and hot water heater, to name a few. The kitchen has everything you need for your home cooked meals. ( coffee pot, toaster, blender, dishes, pots, pans, etc. )

The living room has lots of sitting room with three comfy couches varying in sizes, (couch folds out to full size bed for extra sleeping). There are two bedrooms, one consisting of a full bed, the other a queen bed with a t.v. and dvd player to enjoy also. The cottage is carpeted throughout, having huge windows to enjoy the gorgeous views. In the center of the cottage there is a nice see thru fireplace that can be enjoyed from either the dining or living room areas. The cottage is located on the quiet and beautiful north shore, and is conveniently located close to party stores, a park for kids, restaurant/bar, and boat launching... (all only 1.5 miles away). Higgins Lake south state park, Marl Lake, (hiking and kayaking), ice cream stores, quaint gift shops, a family golf course.... (All just 1-3 miles away). The towns of Houghton Lake and Roscommon are both approximately 10-20 minutes from the cottage and Grayling being about 10 minutes further. The lake bottom in front is sandy and shallow for a ways out, with a very gradual decline, making it safe for swimming, wading and playing in the water. Just straight out from the cottage a few hundred yards out, you'll notice it to be a favorite fishing spot. You will find almost everything you need at the cottage, ... Fresh linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are included. You will also find plenty of extras you can help yourself to.

Dish satellite, dvd/vhs and wi-fi included. A charcoal and a gas grill, picnic table, lawn furniture, fire pit, private dock and mooring for boat. Firewood for bonfires is available on the property. A great place... Come and enjoy!...Families, friends... guy and girl groups... romantic getaways... A rare lakefront property that has it all.

(Booking only weekly in July and August. Repeat guests are subject to discount, please inquire.)

*Special bonus to my guests is an opportunity for a memorable, personal, private plane ride for a spectacular aerial view of the beautiful lakes and area! Inquire for details!*

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I came up to Houghton Lake since a kid, staying at a resort just down the road. In 1980 my family purchased this cottage and when it came time, since it is so special and unique, I couldn't see it sold, so I became the sole owner in 2010. Since I'm not able to use it enough, I decided to open it up for others. It's a very special place where lifelong memories are made.

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Speaks: english

8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews


Amazing weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful cottage and property. Stocked with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away. House was very clean, and we felt right at home. I would definitely recommend this place. Great getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am so glad you had a nice time. It is very important to me that my guests have a great experience. Thank you so much for sharing your comments! I hope to have you back for more weekend or longer... getaways! My Best! Caroline
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Trenton, MI USA

Wonderful in the Fall!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. The property is beautiful and the house was very welcoming and charming. We did some hiking and exploring.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay at my cottage. I care very much about my guests and it is very important to me that they have a great experience. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope to accomodateyou again! Sincerely, Caroline
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Beautiful view and private lake front space!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay greatly! House, bathroom, and kitchen were clean and as described.Would highly recommend. We brought our 19' boat and it worked just fine on the mooring. It is shallow near the shore, which is great for swimming, but boat had to be pushed out a bit to be used. No big deal, just a reality of that area of the lake. Very helpful communication with the owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, great Houghton Lake access with sandy bottom and boat mooring, clean well decorated home

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time during our stay. The yard was large enough to play catch and private enough for a quiet family BBQ. The sandy bottom lakefront stayed about 24" deep about 100 yards out making it excellent for our children to enjoy with us. A sturdy mooring 100' out made it easy to enjoy our boat on the lake daily. The home was very clean, and decorated with a laid back style that made us feel welcome. Extra blankets, opened windows, and a personalized note from the owner made us feel less like strangers, and more like we were borrowing a good friends cabin for the weekend. Caroline also stayed in touch with us on the day of our arrival to make sure everything went smoothly. It's not easy to vacation with 3 little ones, but we felt relaxed and at home from the time we arrived to the day we left. A true hidden gem. Hopefully we will be back, sooner than later!

Sarah and Chris

Hamburg Twp, Michigan

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week last year, we have booked another one this year. This is our new summer vacation spot, thanks to Caroline. The cottage has everything you could possibly need. It's nestled in a beautiful and private setting. It's very clean, cozy and welcoming. We enjoyed a campfire almost every night, rented a pontoon for the day, enjoyed swimming and walks in the evening. We took some spectacular pictures of the lake that brought back childhood memories from when we used to vacation at Houghton Lake years ago. Now that we found this place, we wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Caroline, You're the best and so is your cottage. We LOVE IT!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Caroline's and plan on going back next year for a longer stay. This house is perfect and she provides you with everything you could possibly need and some. As soon as we pulled up we had big grins on our faces because it is secluded unlike most of the places on Houghton Lake. I can't wait to go back. Thanks again Caroline :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! You are so welcome! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. That means a lot to me! Thankyou so much for the review and for sharing! Looking forward to having you again. Thanks again! Caroline
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From the Owner

Growing up in Michigan, up north is where you go for your 'getaway'! Houghton Lake is close but far enough away with lots to offer. Fun lake with bars, restaurants all around it. Five of which can access by water! The cottage is in a great area of the lake... Thee most beautiful part of the lake! Away from busier 'town,' yet still close to a couple great neighborhood restaurant/bars, convenience stores, and our neighboring Higgins lake.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Roscommon County - Blodgett Memorial Airport at 1.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Spike Horn Restaurant and Lounge at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : East Jordan, Mi at 85 Miles Nearest Golf : Fox Golf Course at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Spike Horn Restaurant at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Cross Country Ski Headquarters at 8.7 Miles Nearest Beach : Higgins Lake South State Park at 3.6 Miles Car: necessary

Gather and hang out by boat at one of the popular 'lake spots' such as the "sand bar". Have lunch, dinner or drinks at one of the few restaurants overlooking the lake via boat or land.

Boating is great on this large lake. (Michigans largest inland lake!) Great for wakeboarding, skiing, tubing, etc. Beautiful lake to cruise around and enjoy.

Fishing is great just yards out from cottage. Can row out and be in great fishing spot.

Enjoy cookouts and fun in the sum with a beautiful lake view.

Many good restaurants and restaurant/bars also for dining and/or nightlife. Enjoy karoke, live bands or dancing at one of popular night spots around the lake.

Walking/ hiking trails. close by. Canoe, kayak along the lake or on nearby rivers. Town just 15 minutes away with lots to do... Go carts, putt putt golf, rustic family movie theater..Family golf course just 2 minutes down road, along with many other beautiful golf courses in the nearby area. Quaint gift and antique stores, along with other major stores for shopping.

Great snowmobiling lake and area. Great trails nearby or zip across and around lake and visit the many bars and restaurants. Great icefishing just yards out in front of cottage... Fun activities winter and summer! Lots to do. Houghton Lake is a Great vacation place! Hope to see ya!

For more information on things to do in Houghton Lake , type in your browser:

www. lamonabeach. com/default.aspx


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 20 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
Cleaning/ firewood $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly reservations only during summer months, July 1 - Labor day.
Return guests are subject to discount, please call for details.
First payment is nonrefundable once balance is due.
Refunds of full amount are based on ability to rebook reserved week
A cancellation fee of $175.00 will apply.

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From the Owner

An unusual 1.75 acres on the water with rare 150 ft. of lake front. (that is triple of most around). Woods on property make for privacy and beauty, hiding cottage from the the road. A deep, wide open, spacious yard by water for playing and fun. A creek on the property adds in the privacy, and charm.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lakefront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Fully renovated in 2011


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Inquire about a personal, private airplane ride overlooking the lake and surrounding area, made available to Caroline's guests from a local neighborhood airport pilot at a special rate.

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