We invite you to enjoy our beautiful Houghton Lake waterfront home! This 2,000 square foot house is tastefully decorated in an Up North theme and is equipped with Wifi, cable TV, central air, and a heated garage. With 3 bedrooms plus loft, 3 full baths, and an open concept with cathedral ceilings, this house is calling your name during all four seasons. A dock just steps away from your front door and pontoon available for an additional rental (click "view all rental rates" button for pricing and scroll down to notes for rate) makes it easy for you to enjoy Michigan's largest inland lake. Houghton Lake is over 22,000 acres of all sport year-round fun. From fishing, swimming, water-skiing, tubing, and boating in the summer to ice fishing, snowmobiling and the annual winter festival Tip Up Town USA, you won't be far from a good time! Springtime also offers Morel mushrooming and autumn offers breathtaking fall colors as well as numerous hunting opportunities. There are golf courses, ORV trails, public beaches with swimming areas, and several ski and snow tubing areas nearby. You can also access the frozen lake and hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails by trailering your sleds to a public access only a block from the house. Please expand the "more details" section for further information about the home.
Upon entering the house from the attached two car heated garage, you will find yourself on the main level which has an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen, all of which provide spectacular lake views and lead to a spacious outdoor deck. The kitchen and dining areas provide ample seating and a high chair is also provided. On the main level there is also a bedroom with a queen size bed and a 40'' HD Smart TV and Bluetooth stereo alarm clock. There is also a full bathroom and a laundry room with washer and dryer on the main level. The living room is furnished with reclining sectional seating to accommodate your group in comfort, as well as a 50'' HD Smart TV complete with a Blu Ray DVD player and an assortment of movies, books, and games. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals for your group with ample pots, pans, dishes/utensils, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig (bring your favorite regular size K-cup beverages), coffee pot, and even a waffle maker. A large pantry provides storage for your food; you can bring it with you or there are several grocery stores, party stores, and Walmart close by. There is also a second refrigerator and upright freezer in the garage available for your use.
On the second level, you will find the loft area with queen size futon and second full bathroom with jetted bathtub. The master bedroom is adjacent to the loft and offers a king size bed and a full size sleeper sofa. This bedroom is also equipped with a 40’’ HD Smart TV and Bluetooth stereo alarm clock. Also on the second level is the third bedroom and full bathroom, which are accessed through the garage. This is the perfect sleeping area for the kids or those wanting privacy. This bedroom has a skylight and sleeps 5 with one full size bed and two twin size captain’s beds, one of which has a trundle. This bedroom is also equipped with a 40’’ HD Smart TV and Blu Ray DVD player as well as a Bluetooth stereo alarm clock.
On the main floor, four sets of sliding patio doors lead you to the spacious deck with abundant seating, a large dining table, and and a 6-burner propane grill, for which propane is provided. Stepping off the deck you will find a canal-front boardwalk from which you can fish. The boardwalk also has a waterfront seating area with Adirondack chairs and a fire pit. Firewood is provided for those evening campfires to relax after a long day out on the lake. (Don’t forget about the s’mores - campfire forks are provided!) Steps away from the fire pit on the boardwalk is the boat dock where you will have access to a 20-foot Smoker Craft Pontoon boat with a fish finder, lifejackets, and all required safety equipment. Just step aboard and pull away from the dock - all you need to bring is your fishing gear! This boat is available to rent for an additional charge (refer to "notes" below all rental rates for Pontoon rates), or there is also plenty of room at the dock to accommodate your watercraft as well. Speaking of fishing, there are several bait shops nearby and the garage is equipped with a fish cleaning station that is available year-round and an upright deep freezer to store your fish until you leave. Or if you prefer, there are large deep fryers and an electric skillet available for use to cook up your catch!
In order to make the experience enjoyable for all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property and neither are pets, however, there are kennels nearby. We are located in a peaceful and quiet family-friendly neighborhood, so we ask that you are respectful of the neighbors and their property. During summer months (Memorial Day - Labor Day) we only rent the home weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Other times of the year, the home can be rented nightly with a two night minimum stay required. If you are looking for a party atmosphere, our home and neighborhood is NOT available and we ask that you look elsewhere. Also, please note that our minimum rental age is 25.
Houghton Lake is centrally located and easily accessible from I-75 or U.S. 127 and is within an hour or two of many of Northern Michigan's tourist attractions and activities, making this house the perfect place from which to base day trips to nearby cities. To make your experience at our Houghton Lake home second to none, we provide bath towels, bed linens and a generous starter supply of paper products, hand/dishwasher soap, and general cleaning supplies as well as cleaning before and after your stay. So just grab your personal items, beach towels, and fishing gear and you’ll be all set to enjoy your stay as our guests and experience the countless activities available in the Houghton Lake area!