About the property
- House3400 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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 craftsman. 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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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Susie Mossman
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.
Susie Mossman purchased this House in 1935
Why Susie Mossman chose Roscommon
We are the original owners of this house. Our grandfather and grandmother built the house in 1938.
What makes this House unique
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
beautiful old home on the lake
A great place to share some memories with friends and family. The multiple bedrooms and bathrooms made it much easier and the large kitchen with 2 fridges was very helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay
We hope to see you again in the future.......
Loved the view of the lake and the house. Great place to vacation. Will definitely do this again.
Wonderful house, wonderful lake. Every year it gets better.
First of all, this property is NOT on Six Mile Lake. It is on the south shore of beautiful Higgins Lake. And I emphasize beautiful. We have now rented this house for 18 consecutive years. That should tell you a lot about the house and the owners. Our family is scattered across the U.S. and everyone tries to get to Higgins Lake for as much of the two weeks as they can. It has become a family tradition. In addition to the large living room there is a glass enclosed room overlooking the lake and a very large patio, also overlooking the lake. Both special places for family meals. Each year we find the owner has updated something. It's too bad there is not a picture showing the fabulous view of Higgins Lake from the front. A major recommendation for Higgins Lake is that swimmer's itch has now been eliminated. We are already booked for this house for next year, our 19th year. Little kids and babies when we first came are now driving cars and are college graduates. All still want to find time for "our lake house."
Needless to day, this family is family to us, and we are thrilled and honored that our place has figured so centrally in their growing family life. They have always been most respectful of the property, and have had excellent suggestions for improvements.....we are very pleased that they want to come back for a 19th summer....
We stayed at the big house with our extended family for a week. It was perfect. Higgins lake is amazing and the cottage was very cosy and welcoming. The great room is amazing and was the perfect place for our family to gather together after a day on the water. Plenty of room for everyone. We really had a great time and we'll definitely be back!
Charming lakefront home. Beautiful craftsmanship in the house, with a lot of great seating for our large group. No swimmers itch from the 15 people who stayed here for a week. Owners very responsive and helpful!
Thank-you for your visit - It was a pleasure to have you!
Great location, excellent hosts
Great location, excellent hosts
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.