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***Extremely Clean -- 1 Mile to South Higgins Lake Beach & Park***

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

******Come & Explore The Beauty Of S. Higgins Lake In Our Beautiful, Chalet Cottage Home****

Located just 1 mile from Higgins Lake South Park in a quiet, relaxing area.

After a day at the beach, enjoy ICE CREAM at the park or Nibbles (located 1/2 mile from the beach.) Enjoy games, cards and conversations with your guests in our four season room.

We have BOOKS, GAMES, & TOYS for kids to play with and three twin beds in the upper loft area for them to sleep on.

Enjoy watching Cable T.V., a DVD together with children and family movies or play Playstation 2 on a rainy day.

This is an extremely nice place with all the amenities to make it feel like home.

Please NO SMOKING (you can smoke outdoors away from the house and deck, but not indoor smoking) and NO PETS. We love pets too and thoroughly understand that pets are a part of your family, but they are not allowed at the beach so they would be left behind unattended.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Annette

Our vacation home was built in 2002 because we really enjoy the Higgins Lake area. We found a perfect quiet neighborhood, within a mile of the South side of Higgins Lake and decided to build. Life started getting really busy with children in sports, so we decided to start renting out the cottage over five years ago. I wish I could post our guest book online because we have the best renters and have provided such wonderful comments in our guest book (located at the cottage.) Please feel free to call me at 517-655-7024 with any questions you may have about renting the cottage. Thank you so much! Annette

Annette purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Annette chose Higgins Lake

Higgins Lake was once rated the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. With its deep, (stunning different blue colors)clear waters with a mile of shoreline at the South Higgins Lake State Park, makes this a lake you want to spend the day at. Whether you want to swim, go jet skiing or rent a boat to enjoy for the day and go tubbing or water skiing, this is the perfect lake! The opportunities are endless fishing, boating, swimming (in the winter, people enjoy ice fishing and snowmobiling). Higgins Lake runs into Houghton Lake. Come and enjoy the beauty of Higgins Lake and spend time with your family and friends!

What makes this cottage unique

You will enjoy the many benefits our place has to offer and one of the top is the cleanliness!! Next, is the feeling of 'home' as our renters have stated to us. The cottage has beautiful hand-made log furniture throughout including log beds, kitchen table and family room furniture. I truly believe in getting away with your family and friends and doing activites together that don't seem to happen in everyday busy lives we all lead, so you will find games to play, some books to read, movies to watch together and if its a rainy day (playstation to play together). I really liked the fact that for years, we did not have cable because it allowed for more family time, but I did just add cable so there would be more of a variety of shows in case you wanted to watch some t.v. What makes our place nice is the fact that I try really hard to make it 'feel like home'. We have toilet paper, napkins, usually paper towels, and sometimes even coffee. There is sometimes even a few condiments in the frig. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions you may have regarding this wonderful, clean, place to enjoy with your family and friends. To help keep the place so clean we do not allow smoking or pets.

We are adding a new wrought iron patio set in June of 2016 along with new patio furniture. Going above and beyond to make our place super nice, clean and comfortable!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

139 Heritage Way, Roscommon Township, MI, 48653, United States (7019312)

Date of Stay

June 21, 2015

Helpful votes:0/0

This was a very nice and clean rental property. Lots of room for the 4 of us girls. They had a nice sized TV, DVD, CD, Playstation, alot of board games which we used every night. A grill and fire pit (plus wood) outside on the patio. I can't think of one thing we was very well supplied. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a comfortable place to stay. It was about 1 mile to Higgins Lake and close to Houghton Lake also. Also about 100 miles to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. Take the ferry across and enjoy yourself. Lots of fudge and good food and plenty of scenery for taking pictures. Also the horse carriage tours. Very well worth the money to stay here.

My Response

Thank-you so much for your review. We take pride in our cottage and strive to make it feel just like home. The cottage is located in a perfect area with Higgins Lake South State Park located a mile away, canoe rentals in Roscommon, hike the trails at Marl Lake (located across the street from Higgins). Beautiful Macinaw 1 & 1/2 hours north of the cottage, Traverse City about an hour from the cottage or hike the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes. We welcome more fantastic renters to build memories with their family and friends at our higginslakecottage.
Jul 2015
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Roscommon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The nicely decorated bathroom is on the main level. It is a full bathroom with a shower/tub and beautiful sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom has a beautiful hand-made log bed.
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , In the loft area are 3 twin size beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom downstairs has a beautiful queen log bed.
  • There is two bedooms, one upstairs and one downstairs each with a queen size bed and ceiling fans. Kids love the half loft upstairs (3 twin size beds) with toys, games and books to read. We also have a nice aerobed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
As Previous Renters Have Told Us Our Place Feels 'just Like Home'. It is VERY CLEAN, nicely decorated and we have extra ammenities such as napkins, toliet paper , some condiments in the frig, Games and Books to read. We have a guest book located at the cottage that you are welcome to read after check in and see what wonderful comments all of our previous renters have shared about the cottage and their vacation.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

***Extremely Clean -- 1 Mile to South Higgins Lake Beach & Park***
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews

Spring golf getaway

  • 4 of 5

Every spring, a group of friends trek up north to enjoy the golf courses. We need a secondary home to help house all of us. This was an ideal cottage. Clean, spacious and great location. We had some issues getting the TV to work and there was only 2 twin beds instead of the 3 in the ad, but overall, a very good stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Greg for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed our cottage, but am sorry for any inconvenience. I always welcome renters to call me with any questions they have. The cottage does have 3 twin beds in the half loft. There is a trundle bed that has a twin bed that slides under it. Most likely the reason the TV didn't work is that the input was set to watch the dvd player rather than the satellite TV. We are grateful to have renters such as yourself who enjoy our cottage and hope you and your golf friends will come back next year.
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Winter Fun

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home is very clean and comfortable. The location allowed us easy access to sledding at Mt. Frederic and day trips to Grayling and Traverse City. We came to escape a snowless and dreary Chicago winter and the kids were thrilled to play in the 30 inches of snow pack. After fun in the snow, we enjoyed relaxing at the house, playing board games and Lego Star Wars on the Playstation. The owner was very responsive with communications and easy to work with. Thanks for the great accommodations!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed a long weekend at our cottage and the beauty of the winter by exploring the area with your family! Sounds like a perfect way to spend time together and make wonderful memories!
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Spring Skiing

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and quiet house, with most every amenity you need. The neighborhood is quiet, no snowmobile noise while we were there. No wi-fi, but we easily connected to a hotspot via cell phone, and had good internet access that way. This was our second stay here, and we'll be back. The owner is very helpful and accommodating; very available when we had a question about the house upon arrival, and really goes out of her way to assist our travel plans. When we had to cancel a weekend on very short notice due to illness, she offered other dates that were available, which we will be using.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your lovely review of our wonderful cottage. We currently do not provide internet as it would raise the cost of stay and want to keep our rates at a good rate for our wonderful guests. With internet tethering and the use of your mobile device as a Wi-Fi hotspot, any device with a wireless connection can connect to the internet via your smartphone. There is also free Wi-Fi at the new Roscommon Library on Lake Street. We are grateful you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the fall.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, enjoyed this cute yellow cottage in the woods near Higgins Lake as our base from which we kayaked in the area. The cottage was immaculate and uncluttered. It was perfectly adequate for a weekend getaway. The kitchen had everything we needed. We were more than comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. It was so nice and very clean. The kids loved sleeping in the loft.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your two week stay at the cottage. We take pride in keeping the cottage looking good and super clean and we appreciate having such fantastic renters who really enjoy it!!
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This cottage is very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cozy up north decor and the quiet neighborhood. The cottage is well maintained and has all the amenities we needed. Everything from start to finish was handled very carefully and professionally.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Silver Dollar Saloon
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ye Olde Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Timbers Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cross Country Ski Headquarters
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Higgins Lake Beach and Park

SOUTH HIGGINS LAKE, has beautiful blue different water depth colors and A MILE OF SHORELINE.

A fantastic location for SWIMMING, BOATING (pontoon, power boats, etc are available for rent at Higgins Lake South State Park. and B&B Marina)


Enjoy a nice hike with your family at Marl Lake across from Higgins Lake.

There is plenty of trails to go snowmobiling or use your ATV.

Located within a few miles of the cottage is a Par 3 GOLF COURSE which is perfect if you have little kids or enjoy a family game of golf.

Higgins lake is the perfect area to get away with your family and friends and build memories at our beautiful cottage.


Rates & Availability

Roscommon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring rate
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rentals require a rental form to be filled out. This property does not allow pets or smoking. Thank-you for renting our beautiful cottage. Please feel free to call Annette at 517-655-7024 if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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