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Higgins Lake Gem - One of a Kind Lake Front

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake Front House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The house is on Tamarack on the south east corner. A beautiful Higgins Lake Vacation Home is sitting here for you. This Higgins Lake cottage sleeps up to eight people comfortably and offers all the amenities to make your vacation unforgettable. (With the other houses next to this cottage we can accommodate up to 30 people. See Big House) From the comfort of this accommodation you will be able to enjoy all that Higgins Lake has to offer you. The house has 3 bedrooms, one bedroom upstairs that has a queen bed, one bedroom downstairs with a queen bed, and another bedroom downstairs with a full bed and a bunk bed.The house is about 100 feet off the water with no obstructions or road in front of the house. This Higgins Lake vacation property offers you the use of very spacious bedrooms and approximately 800 feet of woods behind the house. Take advantage of the kitchen that will make you feel at home with all the essentials you need, including a dishwasher, central air, updated washer & drier and many other amenities. This Michigan vacation rental also boasts a 6 foot deep sandy beach, mooring for a boat, and a ramp to launch a 13 foot or smaller boat, otherwise you can launch at the state park 1 mile east of house. You will have a private dock on the lake with seating and easy access to the lake.

During your stay at our Higgins Lake vacation rental you will also enjoy cable TV, high speed WIFI on the property, central air conditioning and BBQ.

Rentals are from Sat. at 3 pm until sat at 10 am in the summer, except for the week before labor day which is Sat; till Fri. at a reduced rate.

From I-127 take the south Higgins Lake exit, go east 4.5 miles until you go down a hill, then turn left on Bluejay Ave go to tamarack and turn left, go 100 feet and that is the beginning of my property and the end of Tamarack Ave.

Our Higgins Lake vacation house has everything you need to feel right at home and our destination has just about every activity you could ever want to try with friends and loved ones. So do not wait any longer shoot us an email or a call, we will be happy to accommodate you in this house or one of the other Higgins Lake vacation rentals that we manage. My brother's house (Owner Listing 310228) is available for rent also. Our property is private and surrounded by trees with ample multi car parking.

More Details

Property Manager
John Wagner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About John Wagner

I am a semi retired dentist and love being at Higgins Lake. I have three sons scattered across the country. We all converge back at the Lake during the summer and relive the early years with fond memories.

John Wagner purchased this house in 1971

Why John Wagner chose Higgins Lake

My mother bought this cottage (immediately adjacent to our large family vacation home) in the early 1970's. She immediately transformed the house into a photographers studio. After she died, I remodeled the house to serve as my family's vacation home.

What makes this house unique

The cottage was totally rebuilt in 2006 which included re-insulating the front 450 sq feet of the house updating the kitchen,, tearing down the remainder, and adding on 1200 sq feet. There is also a new foundation under the entire cottage.


Higgins Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks upstairs bathroom
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All though we don't allow 4 wheelers to drive on our property, there are great 4 wheeler trails close by.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Higgins Lake Gem - One of a Kind Lake Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great Rental/Fabulous Views/Wonderful New Family Memories!

  • 5 of 5

Wow … what a terrific week with so many new memories! We rented this lovely beachfront home from 7/29/17 to 8/5/17. It provided the perfect setting for our family reunion to reminisce about so many beautiful summers spent at Higgins Lake in the past. The on-line photos very clearly showed the size, furnishings and updated features of the home. It was very clean and had virtually everything needed; the views were spectacular and the peace and tranquility were amazing. It provided the perfect location to enjoy the lake on a pontoon; canoeing on the Au Sable River; side trips to Traverse City and Sault Saint Marie (Soo Locks); golfing nearby and even enjoy the pizza at Fred’s in Roscommon. We even enticed our daughters to reunite for a repeat of their “Rhinestone Cowboy” performances from the 1970’s. The owner, John Wagner, and his son Scott were the perfect hosts … always available to answer questions and provide help if needed. We were very happy about every aspect of this rental; will certainly return here again soon, and would highly recommend this rental home to others seeking to enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan and create some special memories of their own!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northville, MI

Great week to be at Higgins Lake

  • 5 of 5

Luckily, we had a HOT week, at Higgins Lake... It was such a pleasure to come in from the water and have A/C. This cottage is in a great location, a good family cottage, with a good beach, that you can walk out, into the water, for quite a ways, in a sandy part of the lake. We had the grandkids with us, so this was important. The cottage has a homey atmosphere and porch views are incredible. The tranquility of this place, says it all.

The property manager was very accommodating and was right on top of the few issues that we had.

The Dish TV and phone reception were good. I've booked for another week, for 2016. The cottage has an "old cottage feel, with wooden floors, and an expansive view of beautiful Higgins Lake."

I would highly recommend this place...It's just perfect to "chillax" and enjoy the beauty and sounds of silence. Another Higgins Lake memory...

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Girlfriends Visit

  • 5 of 5

We three middle-aged women truly enjoyed this cottage. Plenty of room in the bedrooms to move about. Not at all cramped, dingy, or musty as I've experienced in other rentals. We found clean, modern bathrooms and kitchen; refrigerator was spotless! We brought our own sheets, but cupboards are loaded with plenty of bath-towels, sheets, and blanket-throws for your beds and yourselves (while watching TV). Beds were as good as home: not very aged and no lumps. And the property location at the end of the road made for very quiet stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarkston, MI

Higgins Lake August 2012

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Higgins Lake. Our whole family came ranging from 8 months to 92 years. Very comfortable accommodations and clean! What a pleasure to get up each morning and watch the lake from the deck! My grandchildren delighted in playing at the beach and the sandy bottom lake! The shallow water is great for little ones to walk and play. My 92 year old mother-in-law particularly enjoyed sitting out on the patio down by the lake watching her great-grandchildren in the water!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time! This has been a wonderful summer, the water was warm and the weather was great too. Thank you for taking such nice care of the cottage.
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Christmas in Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin on the lake! Everything as advertised, and clean as a whistle. Very well equipped, and well maintained. Would highly recommend this property, and would certainly rent it again.

One trifling detail, scissors would be helpful. Found ourselves wrapping presents on Christmas Eve without a pair. Oops! :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'am so glad to hear your time here went well! Thank you for staying at my cottage, you'r always welcome. John Wagner
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cleveland, oh

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

My kids, my ex-husband/friend Roger, had a great time time during our stay at John's cottage on Higgins Lake. On the way up we were all a little bit nervous, coming all the way up from Cleveland and all, but once we got here, we knew we were going to have a great time - and we were right! We couldn't believe how colorful the lake was, and the temperature, well, it was perfect! We sunbathed on the dock, and even made homemade blueberry pies over the fire one night. The kids were in heaven, and well, this was just what they needed after a hard year at school. But mostly, it was just what Roger and I needed, after our long work days in the laboratory. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, Thank you so much for your kind letter! We work very hard to make people's stays enjoyable, it's nice to have our efforts appreciated. As you know this year was the new deck along the side and front of the house as well as other improvements that can't be seen. Thank you, John Wagner
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