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Peaceful Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, Sleeps 6 (including sofa bed)

Great inexpensive family vacation spot located right on Houghton Lake. Association includes a swingset, sandbox, fire pit and sandy swimming area. Many Houghton Lake family attractions nearby including miniature golf, go-carts, and batting cages.

Convenient to many mid Michigan attractions, including Higgins Lake State park, Hartwick Pines, Clare County Fairgrounds, Cindy Lou's Petting Zoo, Mt. Pleasant casino, Traverse City, and more.

Includes standard Cable TV service.

Association Rules:: Since the cottage is a part of a condominium association, there are rules to which all guests must adhere for all to have a safe and pleasant experience: 1) Quiet hours of 11:00p.m. - 8:00a.m. are to be observed. 2) No more than two vehicles per unit are to be parked near the unit in which you are staying. Additional vehicles, including trailers, are to be parked on the lawn on the west end of the property. *Please adjust if the ground is soft to prevent rutting.* 3) No immoral or unlawful conduct, including foul language, is permitted on the property. This is a 'family' resort. 4) All trash is to be placed in the container at the entrance to the property. Please double bag all garbage. 5) Common courtesy is to be extended to all owners and guests at all times

6) Tents, campers or screen houses are NOT permitted at any time. 7) No vehicles are permitted beyond the drive on the east end of the property (i.e. vehicles are not permitted near the fire pit or waterfront). 8) Do not take firewood from other units. If you wish to have a fire, you must bring your own firewood. Note: These guidelines represent only highlights from the official documents of the Northwood Bay Condo Association. Owners and guests are expected to adhere to all Association guidelines as indicated in such documents. We appreciate your cooperation!

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Mike Rasmussen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017


Houghton Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • There are 2 Double beds, one in each of the 2 bedrooms. There is also a sofa-bed that has a pull-out mattress, which can sleep 2 more people, so in total there would be sleeping accommodations for 6 people. In addition to those there is one more sofa in the main living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Not Included: Soap, Towels, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels. Please bring your own pillow sheets/linens. Due to association rules, any boats at the dock must be on our pontoon hoist or tied off to it. No tying off directly to the dock.


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Peaceful Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a couple years ago and absolutely loved it so we rented it for two weeks this year. It was just as beautiful as I remember. There were a couple issues on where to put our boat but the owners worked with us and went out of their way to make sure everything worked out. The view of the sunrise every morning was breathtaking. The cabin was clean and full of all kinds of cleaning supplies. We have been coming to Houghton Lake for years, this is by far the cleanest cabin with the best view of all the places we have stayed. We love it here and hate leaving.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin just wasn't clean....

  • 1 of 5

The cabin was badly neglected dirty silverware in the drawer, the furnace wouldn't work, the shower leaked and had mold in it the floor was wet when we arrived and leaked every shower we took. The couches were worn out when we sat in them we were almost on the floor there was not one comfortable piece of furniture in the entire cabin, the toaster wouldn't work, nothing was dusted you could write your name on the tables in the dust. the bedroom windows had no blinds anyone could look in. The tv only worked sometimes. The lighting was bad very little lighting. I always look for the positives but I honestly have to say I found no positives here. Our vacation at this cabin was terrible and I would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at this cottage. It was exactly what we expected with a great view of the lake. Perfect place for a get away for couples or a family. Cottage was clean and cozy. We had a blast fishing on the lake every day. Use of the boat hoist was definitely a bonus!! Everyone in the area was quite friendly also. We will be back for sure, thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our vacation this year and it was perfect. Cabin was clean and roomy with a beautiful view right on the lake. The neighbors are very friendly and the owners are easy to get ahold of if you need anything. We will be booking this cabin again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location but not much privacy and not clean enough.

  • 2 of 5

The Cabin itself was big enough. The location is very nice as well. The time i traveled was mid May, this means cold nights. The propane was turned off after a couple of days and i could not heat the cabin at night. I spend over 1100,- Dollars and for that much money i was very upset to sleep in the cold. The cabin could have been cleaner. Spider webs, dust and little dead insects located at the windows and some even on one of the beds. I traveled by myself and it was not nice how i could not enjoy my mornings in my pyjamas inside the front porch because somebody was constantly walking and snooping around the front yard especially the care taker of the property. My husband at home was pretty upset about this matter. I had friends come and visit and i felt a bit spyed on. Overall i wished i could have more privacy. I cleaned up the filthy kitchen stove and left the cabin in a cleaner condition compared to my arrival. The morning of my departure i woke up to NO Wifi signal. Maybe to remind me that it is time for me to leave.A hotel room would have been cheaper and probably cleaner as well. I will not book this cabin at my next trip again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most of our reviews have been very positive and I am sorry your stay didn't go as expected. Quite frankly, I am confused about some of your issues that were stated. If there was a problem with the furnace, why didn't you contact us? We have a handy man on call and could have resolved it quickly. We do not use propane, we have natural gas- thus, nothing could have shut off or run out. The waterfront is shared with four other units, two of which are usually empty, so I don't understand how there could be many people around all the time. We also do not have a property manager. Again, we are sorry your stay wasn't as expected but when issues arise, we would like an opportunity to resolve them.
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Great time to be had.

  • 5 of 5

This is a real find. This was my friends first vacation, and she loved every day we were their. Cabin was very clean and had every thing we needed. we spend a lot of time out side on the dock and in the water. You can bet that we will be back next year and hopefully many more.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
North Shore Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Quest


Rates & Availability

Houghton Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Rates from $400 per week (non-peak). Weekly rentals only during school's summer vacation.
Weeks typically run from Friday to Friday. Inquire about check-in time and check-out times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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