4 Bedrooms/2 Bath- Lake Front House /Sandy Beach 85' Frontage/ Lots of Sun

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Beautiful sandy beach with wooden boardwalk. Dock and new mooring hook.


Last updated: 09/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

EMAIL FOR PRICE SHEET AND WE DO RENT WEEKENDS FROM SEPT. THROUGH MAY. Because of new policy by VRBO, Please leave you email in message and I will email you a price sheet with many photos . WE HAVE INTERNET AND PREMIUM CABLE !
Peaceful ranch style Lake front home situated on a quiet street. Lots of elbow room. Very new condition and very clean, NOT a ' cozy cottage'. Tastefully filled with the ' the lodge look' Lots of parking available detached garage. 500 sq. foot bonus room for cards or T.V. watching. INCLUDES TWO POKER TABLES/GAME TABLES,Fire pit by lake, public boat launch less than a mile away. 2 -Gas grills, Charcoal grill, New kitchen with all utensils, dishes, pots/pans, all new items including coffee pot, crock pot, blender, etc. Stove/refrigerator/microwave/dishwasher . Large deck off side and front of house shaded by lots of trees. Plenty of area to sunbath also!
Very private 85 foot of lakefront. 2 full bathrooms with tub shower.
4 separate bedrooms -- 5 beds (2 queen, 3 fulls, twin bunk beds, rollaway single). Sleeper sofa in living room.
Clear and tasty spring well water. Linens and blankets provided- but don't be shy if you want to bring your own; Full size washer/dryer. Fully operational home used year round.

All sports lake; (Ice) fishing and snowmobiling on lake. Largest inland lake in Michigan. GREAT VIEW of the lake with 85 foot of frontage overlooking the east bay. True lake front!!! Open Year round.

Walk out about 400' on 2 1/2 ft deep of sandy bottom water. Very warm clean and clear water. Cement gently sloping sea wall, dock with stairs to water for swimming. Boat mooring hooks just off shore; Good Fishing from dock. Boat rentals nearby, Go-carts/video arcades/'fun center' with roller coaster/ferris wheel etc. rides, putt-putt golfing, movie theaters, and ice cream, nearby. Fun knick knack shops for several miles on m-55. Lots of Native American arts and crafts shops.
One and half hours to Mackinaw Bridge and shopping - visit historic Fort Michilimackinac! and Great shopping. Gaylord (golf meca) 1hour away, Silver lake sand dunes 1 1/2 hours away, Sleeping Bear sand dunes 1 1/2 hours away, Traverse City (blue angels fly show,cherry festival,wine tasting,shops,fun!) 1 1/2 hours away, Race car track- 20 to 30 races per night- very exciting!! 18 miles away (Merritt speedway), Boyne Mt. ski lodge 1 hour away, Mt Pleasant and Soaring Eagle casino, Central Michigan Football ' fire up chips' 1 hour away. Great power sleding in winter 30 mins away ( don't have to walk up hills- get pulled up)

Fall Hunting season.
Winter fun for tip-up-town, snowmobiling and sledding.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old ! No exceptions Must provide copy of drivers license for all rental agreements...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    lots of space outside. Only one step once you're inside home. The home is a ranch with an addition step in rear....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Only one step inside home and one to enter both 6 inch steps. Home is ranch style....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking inside home or bonus room!...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen, Double Beds (3) 3 double, Twin or Single Beds (1) twin bunk beds, Child Beds (1) Roll away in closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Not the best option for adults. OK for kids. Located in studio couch in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Heavy duty pine custom built twin bunk bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Completely remodeled- all new items...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Completely remodeled with everything new including flooring ...moreless

  • Bathrooms are very neat and clean with lots of room for extras. A large vanity counter is in main bath with full mirror. NEW BATHROOM ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Peaceful and private street, with great lake views. Great fishing! SAND BEACH UPDATED 2013 -35 TONS BROUGHT IN TO THE ALREADY 50 TONS THERE! Known for one of the best walleye lakes in the state. The lake is 20 miles of shore line and 8 miles across, largest inland lake in Michigan. Many sandbars to beach your boat on and wade in very warm waters. A sandy bottom is in most areas of lake but our area is very sandy and shallow and down right hot water in mid season!! A 20 x 50 area of beach sand is sitting in front of seawall with a boardwalk adjacient to lake for sun sitting or playing in sand. Update: **** everyone loved the sand beach this year!!!!! ADDED:::: BONUS GAME ROOM ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    game tables and cards + board games ...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    NewTV and cable ...4 Tv's total with dvd's and VCR, LIVING ROOM HAS CABLE ONLY 125 premium channels ...moreless

  • Television:

    In every bedroom and recreation room....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    (2) movies to watch - 40 + provided- video store nearby too with great rental rates -- FREE MOVIES for kids at Family Video...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    85' of lakefront ON Houghton Lake (NOT the canal!) 50 foot dock and mooring hook for your boat. The home has 30 foot of lawn before the beach area boardwalk is at shore line to seat and sunbath. 4 large oak trees for shade as will as a nice area for sunbathing. A large area 75' x 30' of sandy beach lake front. email for more picture. (wonderful pictures taken by our guests 2010) ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    skyline ski lodge in Grayling and Snow snake in Clare all have great skiing and power tubing/ sledding. Lots of fun ! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining room at lake and also eat in kitchen ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    60MPS High speed router!...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    linens supplied, but dont be shy to bring your own. 3 full size beds and 2 queen size beds, on twin bunk bed. Studio couch, single roll away...moreless

  • Living Room:

    15x20 front living room with lots of windows and a 5'x6' picture window ...moreless

  • Parking:

    long driveway on west side of home...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 9 cars/ parking along entire front of home and garage- 80 foot of cement ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Many various towels provided ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size front loader/ NEW...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless 125 Premium cable channels ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Very nice natural fireplace/ Firewood PROVIDED ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    built into the fireplace...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    2 new units , crock pot, blender, toaster oven. Keurig coffee maker!!! PLEASE use bottle water for coffee pots so they stay fresh and new for others ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes utensils, dishes, pots and pans,everything you need, blender, coffee maker, toaster etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel new unit ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Includes electric glasstop stove, Refrig, icemaker microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal,tile countertop...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

    Various products supplied and left for your stay. This is a fully year round home with all ammenities ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Kitchen has NEW Stainless - Bonus room also has refrigerator...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    9 new bikes/ email for pictures and* * wear the helmets! ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    15x14 newer deck attached to home. Also new side deck on side driveway...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    room to roam and have fun...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    mounted propane grill on eastside of home on patio. Another gas grill in garage. Charcoal grill x2 ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snow snake ski lodge and skyline ski lodge both have great sledding with tow rope...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear


Write a review 4.7
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


We do rent weekends and short stays in the off season. The none prime time season is Sept. 1st through May 31st.

Two day minimum stay is required and prices vary.

Prices vary from weekend to weekend due to popularity of various weekends such as holidays, tip up town, fall color, etc.

THE PRICES LISTED ARE FOR MINIMUM AMOUNT. EMAIL FOR PRICE SHEET for specific weekends or short stay dates.

The total amount due is divided into four equal parts and paid throughout the period prior to rental.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Not Necessary

85' foot of private beach front with a 50 foot dock into water. Lots of large oak trees for shade but a great sandy beach area for sunbathing. New fire pit , and large cedar picnic table. A gently sloping sea wall is at waters edge. Prior to seawall, a large sandy beach for the kids to play in. Large family area near shoreline with a nice fire pit. POKER TABLES

, game tables IN GAME ROOM FOR FAMILY FUN! Very nice, NEW , clean home - NOT a cozy cob web cottage. Great fishing at night for walleye! Owner has caught walleye as well as large mouth bass. Clean and clear water, very sandy and warm in summer months/warms up fast! Lots of room for large families or more than one family. The home is almost new and in outstanding condition. Bonus room for games or just a place to go if rain. Bonus room includes flat screen for movies, refrigerator , game table and official poker table, lots of windows and lots of fun! ONCE AGAIN - NOT A COZY COTTAGE. call or email for extra pictures. Great for winter sports too! Open all year!! We rent two day packaged deals from September - June


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I will return your call or email very quickly! For best results- text me on the attached phone number provided.

Why the Owner Chose Houghton Lake, MI, USA:
We had decided to purchase a home on Houghton Lake because of it's size and clean, clear water. We also wanted the space of a large lot and wanted a very peaceful area. This home fit all of this!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great walleye fishing in Michigan's largest inland lake! The water is warm,shallow and sandy bottom in front of home. Ice fishing and snowmobiling is terrific also. Home of 'tip up town' winter carnival. Great sandbar in water across lake from home. Not an outdated old cabin but a very nice home that is very ' lodge like'. I spent over 3 years rebuilding the home to the lodge look with virtually everything new. Most travelers call me and tell me "Wow" when they walked in they never expected it to be this nice!!!!

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  • Beautiful sandy beach with wooden boardwalk. Dock and new mooring hook.

    Beautiful sandy beach with wooden boardwalk. Dock and new mooring hook.

  • Game bonus room for lots of family fun.

    Game bonus room for lots of family fun.

  • Bedroom with view of Lake. new windows/ lodge wood trim. One of four bedrooms.

    Bedroom with view of Lake. new windows/ lodge wood trim. One of four bedrooms.

  • The bed will be found this way to assure that all blankets & bed items are clean

    The bed will be found this way to assure that all blankets & bed items are clean

  • Laundry room, finished since this photo

    Laundry room, finished since this photo

  • Fire wood is included in rental

    Fire wood is included in rental

  • LARGE Living room/oak floors&tile dining area onto deck,fireplace/eat-in kitchen

    LARGE Living room/oak floors&tile dining area onto deck,fireplace/eat-in kitchen

  • Complete new kitchen/hardwood floors, new appliances,recessed lighting

    Complete new kitchen/hardwood floors, new appliances,recessed lighting

  • new fire pit, cedar picnic table, sitting bench, new sand,  October picture

    new fire pit, cedar picnic table, sitting bench, new sand, October picture

  • How clear and sandy the bottom is... no weeds or muck

    How clear and sandy the bottom is... no weeds or muck

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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4 Bedrooms/2 Bath- Lake Front House /Sandy Beach 85' Frontage/ Lots of SUN

Houghton Lake, MI, USA #155839

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