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2BR Houghton Lake Heights Cottage w/Private Yard

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Houghton Lake Heights, Michigan

For your next trip to Northeastern Michigan, reserve this terrific 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom Houghton Lake Heights vacation rental cottage, offering beds for up to 12 guests, a private boat dock, and an ideal location, just three doors down from the serene waters of Houghton Lake. This property also boasts a fire pit and huge private yard, making it the ideal spot for an entertaining vacation sure to impress the whole gang!


This delightful Houghton Lake Heights residence boasts plenty of comfortable sleeping arrangements for everyone within 1,200 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, rendering it a fantastic lodging choice for larger families or groups of close friends traveling together.

All the ingredients for a genuinely relaxing getaway are supplied, including a TV with basic channels and ample room for unwinding and socializing with your loved ones.

Utilize the cottage’s quaint fully equipped kitchen, or whip up some tasty barbecue outside on the charcoal grill.

Both adults and kids alike will enjoy spending time in the home’s huge private yard next door, which is perfect for get-togethers, and comes complete with a fire pit.


From this cottage, you’ll be only a short stroll away from the picturesque Houghton Lake, known for its excellent fishing and boating, along with beautiful beaches and nice picnic areas.

Spend time fishing off of the property's private boat dock and admiring the lake scenery.

You’ll quickly discover the surrounding Houghton Lake vicinity hosts an array of other attractions to suit every interest and taste, from historical exhibits, great shopping and local restaurants to family-friendly amusement parks, spas, cultural events and assorted outdoor recreational activities.

Whether this is your first jaunt to scenic Michigan or the continuation of an annual tradition, this outstanding Houghton Lake Heights vacation rental home ensures a fun-filled lakeside retreat you won’t forget anytime soon!


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, huge private yard, private boat dock, selection of board games, Wii system, small selection of Wii games, charcoal grill, outdoor fire pit, TV with basic digital channels (no cable), DVD player with 25+ DVDs, VCR, central heat, and more

- Wonderful location! Situated just 3 doors down from the glittering shores of Houghton Lake with easy access to numerous area attractions, including a community beach

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: Full-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2: 1 set of Twin-over-Twin-sized Bunk Beds and 2 Full-sized Beds

Additional Sleeping:

- 2 Full-sized Pullout Sleeper Sofas can accommodate a total of 4 extra guests


- No smoking

- Pet friendly with $50 flat fee per stay (maximum 2 pets allowed, no weight limit)

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- No noisy parties or large gatherings (small family get-togethers considered)

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018


Houghton Lake Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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2BR Houghton Lake Heights Cottage w/Private Yard
average rating of 3.7692308 based on 13 reviews

Perfect for a group!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and spacious for a group. Definitely will rent with them again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kimball Township

not what was expected

  • 2 of 5

I waited to give review as I didn't want to write in anger. My wife spent the first day and a half cleaning. She was near to tears. Both frying pans had pieces of eggs in them. Some dishes and cups were put away dirty. The stove burners had burnt crud under them. Living room couches had food and wrappers under cushions (although we did find almost a dollar in change), and couches were never moved to clean under. Some light switches were sticky. Furniture was in rough shape with some holes in cushions. No problem. Some blinds were badly damaged. No problem. You have to run around in shower to get wet. No problem. This place would sleep quite a few if needed. Back room is roomy and a good place to read. Refrigerator is large and keeps things cold. If it were clean it would have been ok as rustic is fine with us. Wi Fi would have been nice. There is a damage protection fee and I don't think you get that back as we haven't heard anything about it. Owners need to get a new cleaning crew. Vacations are supposed to be fun, this one wasn't...

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a good time

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Close to everything needed for supplies for the weekend. Lots of restaurants near by too. What i can suggest is bringing your own bedding and trash bags. If there were trash bags there already, no one could find any.. other than that, it was nice and could sleep many people.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holly, Michigan

Fun time staying in Houghton Lake

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and had everything we needed except for Beth soap which we brought with us anyway. Only additional I would make is a water softener.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good area, but not clean

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, but we were not impressed by how dirty the house was. We have rented in a few locations across Michigan and we never expect perfection, but we do expect the house to be clean. Examples: the sink was dirty and they left a dirty sponge for cleaning dishes, the fridge was filthy. There was an old onion peel in the bottom drawer (it's still there btw), spilled liquid in the bottom of the fridge and it looked like it hadn't been wiped down in a long time. There were crumbs on the counter tops and on the table. The tub was dirty and the shower curtain liner had stains on it including a small blood stain. We spent the first 30mins Clorox wiping everything. Also, would be nice to have more tables in the living room to set drinks on and more lamps in living room.

Positive things: close to the lake and a small public beach. Plenty of chairs and tables to sit on outside. Quiet area and close to a Sav-a-lot. We watched a movie one night which was nice and they had a good selection and also a few board games.

Overall, we really enjoyed our time in Houghton Lake but would not rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience in this home and we are very sorry to hear of the issues you experienced with regards to cleanliness. Cleanliness is one of our 4 Core Property Standards, and we have shared your comments with the homeowner so they may address the issues immediately so they do not recur for future guests! We are sorry your stay fell short of expectations, and we appreciate you letting us know. Best, The Evolve Team
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Cute, spacious, big yard, fenced in area for the dogs, had everything we needed & owners were great

  • 5 of 5

Great time , would highly recommend it. Family and pet friendly and very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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