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Charming Cottage in the midst of almost two acres with 15Oft of prime Lakefront

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This is a one of a kind, premier, lakefront property. A charming, two bedroom cottage in the middle of an unheard of 1.75 acres of beautiful, unique, lakefront property, with an equally rare, 150 ft. of choice lake front. The cottage is hidden from the road with woods, and in front of the cottage, is the large, wide open, sunny yard, and the beautiful lake view. Trees are all around for privacy and beauty. The cottage is clean, comfortable and cozy. It comes with plenty of necessities and extras, you will find. You will have everything you need for cooking and dining. Linens and plenty of fresh towels and blankets are included. The cottage is well maintained with many updates in the recent years The living room has lots of sitting room. (Two of the couches also fold out into beds, so take your choice of a queen or full fold out bed for extra sleeping room in the living room or just use to comfortably relax by the fireplace and t.v.). There are

two bedrooms, one consisting of a full bed, the other bedroom having a queen, and a second t.v. and dvd player also.

The cottage is carpeted throughout, having huge windows to enjoy the gorgeous views. In the center of the cottage, there is a wonderful see thru fireplace, that can be enjoyed from either the dining or living room areas. You will also find firewood conveniently on the property.

The cottage is located on the quiet and beautiful north shore, and is conveniently located close to party stores, neighborhood restaurant and bar and boat launching... all just about a mile away. South Higgins Lake and area are just couple miles down the road also. There are plenty of convenient things to do close to the cottage, such as golf courses, hiking trails, and a park having a tennis and basketball court...aside from the lake right out your front yard.

The towns of Prudenville, Houghton Lake and Roscommon are both approximately 10-20 minutes from the cottage and Grayling being about 10 minutes further. You will find grocery, amongst many other stores and restaurants just a few minutes away.

The lake bottom in front of the cottage 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!

This is a great place for families, friends, couples etc. The yard is very large with plenty of room for play, get togethers, cook outs and just hanging out, enjoying the sun and surroundings. You will love the space, beauty and privacy. There is even a creek on one side of the property, adding to the charm and uniqueness. In every season there is beauty all around.

(Included is Dish satellite, dvd/vhs, Wi-Fi, charcoal AND gas grill, picnic table, lawn furniture, fire pit, private dock and mooring for boat.)...all this and ALL to yourself!!

If you like the lake, but also like space, privacy AND beauty..this place is for you.

More Details

Caroline Zadrozny
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Caroline Zadrozny

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.

Caroline Zadrozny purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Caroline Zadrozny chose Northern Michigan

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Houghton Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Totally renovated in 2011
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen bedroom has flat screen t.v. w/ dvd player included.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(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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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 19 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Later Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Firewood $75
Refundable damage deposit $375

No large parties and no pets please. Please inquire about fireworks and know abide by state ordinances.
More overnight guests than agreed to in writing are subject to additional charges.

Owner'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.
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