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

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, 2 half baths (Sleeps 12 - including children)

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.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms


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


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    bedrooms only...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are not provided. A service can be ordered. Guests are free to bring their own. Contact owner regarding bed sizes, etc....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are not provided. Guests are free to bring their own, or a linen service can be ordered. Check with owner....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) one lakeside one woodside...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2nd week June
Jun 3 - Jun 10, 2017
2 night min stay
3rd week June
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2017
2 night min stay
4th week June
Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
summer rate
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • linens not provided $60 + tax
  • cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6%


We do not provide linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, towels). We can order a linen service, however, for 60.00. (Linens for the 9 beds, and towels for 12 people).

We do include children in the total number of guests. There is a surcharge for exceeding 12 guests.

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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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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 Roscommon, MI, USA:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lakeside view of the Big House

    Lakeside view of the Big House

  • The beach at the Big House

    The beach at the Big House

  • Sunset from the porch

    Sunset from the porch

  • Fall Color

    Fall Color

  • Pompom's Room

    Pompom's Room

  • Dormitory facing the lake

    Dormitory facing the lake

  • Lakeside porch

    Lakeside porch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fireplace


  • Game Table

    Game Table

  • Bar Area

    Bar Area

  • Lake from Living Room

    Lake from Living Room

  • Backside of Big House

    Backside of Big House

  • From the Terrace

    From the Terrace

  • Sunrise


  • Nana's Room

    Nana's 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

  • Back Enclosed Porch

    Back Enclosed Porch

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • West end of Living Room

    West end of Living Room

  • East end of Living Room

    East end of Living Room

  • Stairs to dormitory

    Stairs to dormitory

VRBO #271870

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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