SUN, SAND, SNOW, YEAR ROUND RECREATION, WITH PRIVATE BEACH,

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SUN, SAND, SNOW, YEAR ROUND RECREATION, WITH PRIVATE BEACH,

Higgins Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Our vacation home is located on the southeast side of Higgins Lake.

Keywords: Private Drive, Private Road, Great Room, Gas Fireplace,Family Room, TV, Full Kitchen, Dining Room that Faces the Lake, Large deck, patio furniture

55’ of Private Sandy Beach, 70’ Private Dock, Sandy Swimming Area, Deepens Gradually, Permanent Anchorage for your own boat. Paddleboat and Canoe Available (in season), Fire Pit, Gas Grill Available (in season), Quiet Neighbors.

Ten minutes from Roscommon, Thirty minutes from Houghton Lake, West Branch or Grayling. Five minutes from cross country ski trails (by car) and ice fishing (on foot). Snowmobile trails near by.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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I am an environmental analyst with the State of Michigan in the Department of Environmental Quality. My Wife is a teacher, mother, homemaker, and my best buddy. We have 4 adult children, 3 who live in Michigan and 1 who lives in Chicago. We all love the lake and spend as much of our time up there as possible.

Ownership of our lake home was a decision that was made for me. My family purchased our property when I was 18 months old. From that time until I graduated from high school I spent my summers and many spring and fall weekends at Higgins Lake. As soon as school was out mom and I headed north. Dad would join us on the weekends. Over the many years I found joy in picking the wild blueberries that bloomed in front of the cottage, (and in the swampy areas back on the state land behind our property (there is nothing that can beat pancakes made with just picked blueberries. I enjoyed lazy days of swimming, boating, fishing, sunning and exploring on the state owned woods behind our lot. The back roads were available for deer and other fauna watching. We have seen deer in our back yard and wild turkeys on the beach. While ducks and herons swim in the lake and eagle soar air over head. The experience has had a lot to do with my selection of a career in environmental protection. I became the sole owner when my parents passed away. We recently completed many renovations and repairs to make S’Hummer Haven an even more pleasant to visit and relax!

One of the main benefits of my home is that the area around it is still fairly undeveloped. Over the 54 years I have been coming north I have seen many of the areas around both Higgins and Houghton Lakes build up and become more “down state”, our area is still pretty much as it was when we first started coming up. Our place is on a private road, on which there has been no new construction in over 30 years. Ownership of the other places on our road has not changed in 20 years. The lot immediately to the south of us is undeveloped. Our sandy beach is clean. Our side of the lake deepens gradually. An adult can walk out 100 yards and still have their head above water. Our lake water is crystal clear, and the lake bottom in front is sand.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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5
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Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
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517-304-0861
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
5

WONDERFUL WINTER RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
We were 3 couples with our dogs (wonderful to find a pet friendly place) that came up for a winter getaway and some ice fishing in January. The home is even nicer than the photos and very comfortable. The owners were WONDERFUL to deal with and very accessible if you have any questions. We would highly recommend this home for a winter or summer rental.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389073vb
517-304-0861
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
5

PERFECT GET AWAY AMAZING LOCATION AND VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this wonderful home with amazing views of Higgins Lake. The home was warm and inviting and had plenty of space for us to spread out. The sunsets were awesome and the sand warm with lots of sun...just like we like it. We loved the soft carpet and the huge picture window facing the lake. Thanks we hope to stay again!!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389073vb
517-304-0861
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Chicago, Holland and Grand Rapids
5

LONG OVERDUE FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from the BEST family vacation which was long overdue. My brothers and I are all grown up now but still share fond memories of or family vacations on the lake when we were kids, so we decided it was time to get back to that tradition. We stumbled upon S'Hummer Lake House and absolutely cannot recommend it enough! The house was beyond our expectation.

We loved that there were multiple split levels if we wanted to do our own thing, or plenty of indoor and outdoor space for family meals, games, puzzles etc together. The lake its self was very warm with a nice sandy bottom. We brought our kayaks and got a lot of use out of them. We especially loved the morning kayaks! We experienced some of Michigan's famous crazy weather where it was 90 one day so we spent all our time on the water, and then much cooler the rest of the week and snuggled up by the fire. As much as I like to avoid tv when I'm on vacation, my dad and brothers loved that they could watch football on their multiple tv's and we were all guilty of taking full advantage of their WiFi (huge plus!). Joan and her family have really thought of everything and we feel very lucky that they're open to sharing this perfectly located lake house. We're really hoping to make this an annual tradition. Lastly, huge plus for us that this property is dog friendly!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389073vb
517-304-0861
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
simi valley, ca
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful time
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389073vb
517-304-0861
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
5

PAM

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful home! We used it for a much needed girlfriend weekend to reconnect, kayak, and relax. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The owners were amazing and available to assist in making our getaway the best. Thank you for sharing your special home with us. Girls Weekend 2013!!!!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
business
Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389073vb
517-304-0861
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
5

GREAT WINTER GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
A group of 6 of us stayed in S'Hummer Haven for the weekend and we loved everything about it! It looks just like in the pictures, is spacious and the house has huge windows which let in tons of sunlight! The location is perfect, we walked around on the lake and it is a less than 5 minute drive to the cross-country ski headquarters. The kitchen is fully equipped, which was perfect since we cooked all of our meals there. Joan worked with us when we had trouble getting the key and couldn't find the fire pit under all the snow, and she was available by phone all weekend if we had any questions. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone, and my group of friends is already planning when we can come back!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Higgins Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prime Season
Jun 23 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Color Tour Season
Sep 14 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$850
 
 
Polar Season
Nov 2 2014 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Standard Rate
Apr 6 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Pet Fee $25

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Higgins Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • parasailing
  • ice skating
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • swimming
Notes:
Canoe, Paddle Boat (in season) Two Adult Bikes (his/her)
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