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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: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

Keywords: House

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

          Entertainment

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

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront
          • Lake
          • Lakefront:

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

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing

          Dining

              • Dining Area

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                bedrooms only...moreless

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

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                lots...moreless

              • Dishwasher

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) one lakeside one woodside...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Wood Deck
               

              Reviews

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              from 2 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              1st week june
              May 30 - Jun 6, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,700
              2nd week June
              Jun 7 - Jun 13, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,000
              3rd week June
              Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,475
              4th week June
              Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,675
              summer
              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,875

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
              • linens optional $60 + tax
              • cleaning $150 + tax
              • 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 by Memorial day in season, or two weeks prior off season.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 10/22/2014
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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

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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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 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

              $2,700 - $3,875 per week (USD)
              2

              5 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 10/22/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 10/22/2014
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              +1 5054252707

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              Higgins Lake #271870

              5 BR  2.75 BA  Sleeps 12

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