A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL LAKE - FALL WEEKEND SPECIAL $400

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL LAKE - FALL WEEKEND SPECIAL $400

Higgins Lake Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Fall Special Sept 21 through Nov 25, 2013. $400 for 2 nights ($200 a night for the first 2 nights) and $75 each night thereafter. Or $700 for the week! Call 989 821 6661 to reserve!

Not only does Chateau Rockmoor have it’s own wireless internet it also has a new septic system!

Chateau Rockmoor was built in the 1930's and the exterior is made entirely of rocks from Higgins Lake. The charm of this lakeside retreat is unsurpassed.

Hope you brought your camera because Higgins Lake is the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. There is no place better to spend a summer vacation. Vacationers come from all over the USA to enjoy the crystal clear water and sandy lake bottom; not to mention the beautiful sunsets. It’s truly Pure Michigan!

All linens are furnished and beds are made. Just use your own beach towels.

The paved parking area will accommodate four cars and across from the stone garage on the East side of Chaney Point Drive there is even room to park one or two boat or snowmobile trailers.

Outside, there’s a back patio and grill. In front, on the lakeside, Rockmoor has a dock, two boat moorings, beach grill and patio, beach bonfire pit, sandy play area for the kids and great swimming in crystal clear fresh water. The sandy lake bottom at 50 paces from shore is only 3 to 4 feet deep making this an ideal location for water sports.

Our heavy duty, deep water mooring for larger boats has a 7 to 1 scope with 15 feet of chain and 5/8 inch 3 strand nylon line. Our shallow water, near shore mooring for pontoons and smaller boats, also has 7 to 1 scope.

Chateau Description

On the first floor you will find a washer and dryer, kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and stovetop, coffee maker, microwave, living room with Cable TV and DVD, dining room, breakfast sunroom, glassed in front porch (for those beautiful sunsets), one downstairs bedroom/study and one downstairs bathroom with shower The second floor has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with a bathtub/shower.

Chateau Rockmoor: Frequently Asked Questions, Activities and Attractions

What is the shoreline like - sandy, rocky? Bluff to the water Rocky/sandy shoreline then a sandy bottom after the shoreline stones.

What is the lake bottom like - sandy, rocky? Sandy. Does the lake bottom have a gradual slope good for wading and families with children? Great wading and swimming for families and children. At 90 feet from shore the depth is 2 1/2 feet with a sandy bottom and crystal clear water.

How's the swimming? Fabulous. What about swimmers itch? Only 10% of people are affected by swimmers itch. If you are think you might be, it is a good idea to enter the water from the end of the dock and towel dry after swimming; or use a waterproof insect repellant with DEET before swimming. When is the water warm enough for swimming? It was great by Memorial Weekend 2010!

And anything else you can think of that is water related - can watercraft be rented and used at the Chateau Rockmoor? Yes, B&B Marina rents ski boats, pontoons and Jet skis.

Fishing opportunities? Higgins Lake is well known for Perch, Bass, Brown Trout, Salmon and big Lake Trout! Check with the Sports Barn Live Bait Store, for suggestions.

How’s the plumbing? Chateau Rockmoor’s crystal clear, great tasting tap water comes from an onsite well and sewage is handled by an onsite septic system.

What about the trash? Trash gets picked up on Monday morning. Be sure to put the rolling trashcans (located in garage) out early.

Are pets allowed? No. There are nearby kennels such as North Country Pet Care

What else? Just a 3 minute walk away to the north and east, is the Gerrish Township Recreation Field. It features well kept Tennis Courts, Basketball court, Baseball field, picnic tables, kids play structures and bathroom facility. Recycling facility is also located there. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is 1.5 miles north, featuring great X-C Ski Trails that make great summer running, hiking & biking trails.

Where can we launch our boat? Boat launching is available at the South Higgins Lake State Park is 2.5 miles south of Chateau Rockmoor.

Supplies? Town & Country Market is just 1 mile north. IGA is 3 miles south. Glens Market is in Roscommon. Bart’s fruit market at Houghton Lake.

The Village of Roscommon is 6 miles away to the northeast, and features a very large screen Theater (Roscommon Cinema) and great canoeing on the AuSable River (Hiawatha Canoe Livery, Campbell’s, Watters Edge).

What about restaurants? Forest Dunes (10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf Mecca. Fred’s (6 miles away in Roscommon) recently reopened and has great food, Friday fish fry and a bowling alley. Buccilli's (15 miles away at Houghton Lake) is great for Pizza and Italian Food.

Silver Dollar Bar (11 mi away on Higgins Lakes west side) has music & Friday fish fry. Tin Fish Bar (6 miles away in Roscommon) has music & is reasonable. Matt’s Lake Street Grill & Pizzeria and BC Pizza are both in Roscommon (6 miles away) and deliver. Timbers Restaurant on the Cut River (2 miles south) is very close and reasonable. Nibbles (3 miles south just past the S State Park) is the place for ice cream.

And golf options?

Forest Dunes (Golf World Magazine: Readers’ Choice Awards (America) - #1 Forest Dunes - 10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf mecca.

Ye Olde Country Club (4 mi)

Burning Oak (5 mi)

Fox Run (8 mi)

White Deer (14 mi)

Pineview Highlands (17 mi)

The Quest (14 miles)

Garland (four championship Michigan

Keywords: Waterfront House

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
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Our family has owned Chateau Rockmoor for over 35 years. It was built in the 1930's and is a very rare type of dwelling. The exterior is made of small rocks about the size of a baseball. The charm of this lakeside retreat is unsurpassed.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1972

Higgins Lake is the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. There is no place better to spend a summer vacation. Vacationers come from all over the USA to enjoy the crystal clear water and sandy lake bottom.

Beautiful clean clear water with a sandy bottom and sunsets beyond compare. Rockmoor is unique because the outside of the Chateau is made entirely of rocks from Higgins Lake. Bring your camera because the sunsets are truly Pure Michigan!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

A Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Beautiful Lake - Fall Weekend Special $400
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Atlanta, Georgia
5

Had so much fun!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We came up for the weekend to enjoy my brother and sister in laws graduation from Kirkland college. Along with that, we had the best SPRING Michigan weekend. 80 degree's, crystal clear water. The best sleeping with crisp clear nights - the windows open, the sound of the water, the crickets. Oh my gosh, it was spectacular. I honestly could NOT have asked for more. And, I cannot thank you enough.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michelle, thank you for taking the time to review.
We love Higgins Lake and the Chateau has been in our family for over 40years.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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A Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Beautiful Lake - Fall Weekend Special $400
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Highland, Michigan
5

Great for a Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
This home was perfect for our girls getaway!! We had plenty of room to enjoy crafts, games, great conversation. I think we used every square inch of this house. We had seven people and it was very comfortable. Love the view of the lake and the amenities in the kitchen!!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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A Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Beautiful Lake - Fall Weekend Special $400
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Ann Arborm, MI
5

Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
I have been coming back to this house for five years. It is the perfect vacation rental. It all starts with the lake. There are few lakes as beautiful as Higgins Lake. It is plenty big enough to enjoy any kind of water sport without feeling crowded. The east side location of this home is particularly nice for sailing and windsurfing.

The house itself is clean and comfortable. Everything you need for cooking and serving large meals is available. Enjoy your meals from the porch overlooking the lake, the large dining room, the "breakfast nook" where hummingbirds will showoff outside the window, on the back patio shielded from the wind, or the lakeside patio above the beach. You will feel instantly at home as soon as you walk in the house. If you can tear yourself away from the lake, there are miles and miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the area. World-class fly fishing can be found at the nearby au Sable river, where kayaking and canoeing options also abound. For birders, the summer home of the beautiful but nearly extinct Kirtland's warbler is close by. You'll never have time to do it all in one vacation. You will have to keep coming back.

Making it all possible are Bob and Lynn Frye. They are a pleasure to interact with. They are eager to make their guests feel welcome and are great ambassadors of the Higgins Lake area. The only thing I have ever been disappointed about was the end of my vacation. It is painful to leave at the end of the week, when I begin counting down to the first day of my next stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: In addition to all the above we will have internet WiFi for this summer!
business
A Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Beautiful Lake - Fall Weekend Special $400
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Toll Free (800) 832-2663
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Geneva, IL
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
We had a fantastic time at this home! The living room and dining room were perfect for 6 adults and 2 kids. We had plenty of space and were extremely comfortable. We would highly recommend this place and definitely stay again.
Owner's Response: Since your stay we have upgraded the Chateau to a higher level of comfort. New carpet in the living room, stairway and upstairs hall, a new slate floor in the front porch and a new barbeque grill.
Helpful votes: 4/4

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Nearest Point of Interest
Gerrish Township Park & Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
South Higgins State Park and Boat Launch
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Marl Lake Pathway
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Cross Country Ski Headquarters Trails
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Timbers Restaurant
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Ye Olde Country Cub
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Burning Oak Country Club
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Nibbles Ice Cream Stand
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Town & Country Party Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Sharps Corner Grocery & Meat Market

Higgins Lake is the 6ht Most Beautiful Lake in the World and the true definition of "Pure Michigan" Swimming in this clearest and cleanest lake in the Midwest is a magical experience.

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Availability & Rates

Higgins Lake Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $250/nt - $3500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • High Season Summer: First week of July through first 2 full weeks in August
  • $3500/week (2 wk rental 5% off for $3325/wk).
  • Late Summer: 3rd week of August through Labor Day Weekend $2450/wk.
  • Early Summer: Memorial Day Weekend through 3rd week of June. $300/nt
  • (minimum 2 nts) or $1900/wk. Transition Week: Last full week of June..$2450/wk
  • Off Season Rates: 1st full wk of September after Labor Day through 3rd wk in May.
  • $250 a nt for the first 2 nts (minimum 2 nts) $100 a nt thereafter or $1000/week
  • or $2000 a month.

Amenities

Higgins Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
Notes:
Beach Patio with stone Charcoal Grill and bonfire pit. Plus a backyard Patio with a gas grill.

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