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One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest

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Lakeside view of the Big House

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Higgins Lake house description

Higgins Lake is the sixth most beautiful lake in the world. This spring-fed lake, with its sandy shores and lake bottom, boasts pristine clear waters, and crystal green depths. Our dock extends 80 feet from the shore. The water is knee deep with white sand bottom for 300 feet, then gradually drops off to deeper water. We have 200 feet of beautiful sandy beach front.

The Big House can sleep up to 12. It has a beautiful knotty pine interior, great room, and 2 glassed in porches. The house was built by a local well known Swedish craftsmen. There are many examples of fine carpentry throughout the house. The lake fills the view through the large picture windows which run the length of the house. The deck offers a spectacular view, especially on clear nights when the water sparkles in the myriad colors of the sunset.

The Shields property is available for week long periods throughout the year. Winter stays are available at reduced rates for a minimum of two nights, a great idea for winter sports enthusiasts.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            bedrooms only...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Internet
          • Telephone
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            (2) one lakeside one woodside...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Wood Deck

          Location & View

          • Lakefront:

            100 feet of lake frontage with fantastic view...moreless

          • Beachfront

          Activities

          • Cinemas
          • Swimming
          • Snowmobiling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Rafting
          • Kayaking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Golf
          • Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Miniature Golf
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Beachcombing
          • Antiquing
          • Restaurants
          • Live Theater
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          1st week june
          May 31 - Jun 6
          7 night min stay

          $2,700
          2nd week June
          Jun 7 - Jun 13
          7 night min stay

          $2,700
          3rd week June
          Jun 14 - Jun 20
          7 night min stay

          $3,000
          4th week June
          Jun 21 - Jun 27
          7 night min stay

          $3,475
          summer
          Jun 28 - Sep 1
          7 night min stay

          $3,675

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • cleaning $150 + tax
          • linens optional $60 + tax
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
          • Tax Rate 6%

          Notes:

          We do not normally provide linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, towels) because many of our return guests prefer to bring their own. We can order a linen service, however, for 60.00. (Linens for the 9 beds, and towels for 12 people).

          1/2 rental fee as deposit to reserve, and balance with cleaning and Mich. tax 2 weeks before arrival


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 09/15/2014
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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1935

          About the owner: We are the third generation of Shields family, that originally built this gorgeous house on the south shore of Higgins Lake. We grew up spending our summers and Christmas visiting our Nana and Pompom. We now live spread across the U.S. in Washington, California, and New Mexico, but return to visit every summer.

          Why the Owner Chose Higgins Lake:
          We are the original owners of this house. Our grandfather and grandmother built the house in 1938.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          This property gives our spread out family the opportunity to get together in a peaceful and beautiful setting, with an uninterrupted view of gorgeous Higgins Lake. (please see photos) Our beachfront is sandy and safe for water play. We enjoy being at the lake in all seasons, as the Big House is also equipped for winter stays.


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          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • Lakeside view of the Big House

            Lakeside view of the Big House

          • Nana's Room

            Nana's Room

          • Great Room and stairs to large dorm room

            Great Room and stairs to large dorm room

          • Betsy's Room

            Betsy's Room

          • Full Kitchen includes microwave, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, and all the hardware

            Full Kitchen includes microwave, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, and all the hardware

          • Sunset from the porch

            Sunset from the porch

          • Pompom's Room

            Pompom's Room

          • Great Room and Dining Room

            Great Room and Dining Room

          • Great Room

            Great Room

          • Lakeside porch

            Lakeside porch

          • The beach at the Big House

            The beach at the Big House

          VRBO #271870

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          This listing was first published here in 2009.

          Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest

          Higgins Lake #271870

          5 BR  2.75 BA  Sleeps 12

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