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BIG BLUE - CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HIGGINS LAKE LAKEFRONT COTTAGE

owner/property manager

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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BIG BLUE - CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HIGGINS LAKE LAKEFRONT COTTAGE

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Higgins Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

* PLEASE NOTE* We will be adding WiFi in the spring of 2015. Our spacious, contemporary, charming blue cottage offers everything necessary for a perfect lakefront vacation. Our property has 50 ft of direct water frontage (NO road between our home and the water). The incredible view, large waterside deck with gas grill, sizable yard, and built in fire pit are just a few of the amenities you'll enjoy! And unlike some rentals, there is no additional cleaning fee during the summer months...it is inclusive in the total cost.

* In addition to our advertised pricing, we are willing to rent Big Blue for a month (which consists of 4 consecutive weeks beginning and ending on a Saturday) at a $500 discount during the summer. Our summer months book 1 year to 6 months prior...so be ahead of the game and book early!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
owner/property manager (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013

About owner/property manager

We have a family-owned cottage on Higgins Lake just around the corner from Big Blue. My husband grew up vacationing at the family-cottage much of his summers, and we are now blessed to have our children experience this as well.

Why owner/property manager chose Higgins Lake

Our property resides in an quiet, family-oriented area of nicer cottages/homes, and is intended for family gatherings and nice, vacation getaways. It is not to be used for raucous, loud parties. Big Blue will be a place you and your family want to come back to yearly - a place where memories are made!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478014vb
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Lakeview,Michigan
5

Great birthday weekend for dad mom and daughters

  • 5 of 5
Very quiet peaceful setting away from the busy workweek.
Fond memories of times past when the children were younger.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Happy belated birthday! So very glad to hear you had a nice return visit! We hope to see you again next year - same time, same place :)
business
Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Romulus, MI
4

Great except the Swimmer's Itch!

Great except the Swimmer's Itch!
  • 4 of 5
Big Blue is a fantastic getaway! The place is beautiful, well-kept, and very cozy! The only problem we had was with swimmer's itch in the lake. Because the boat had to be docked further out than the actual dock, those of us who had to get in the water to get to the boat were covered in swimmer's itch. It's only right along the edge of the lake though, because the rest of us didn't get it, even at the sandbar. Other than that, the house itself is perfect!

The only thing that could've made it better is to allow people to dock their boat right at the dock to avoid having to get in the water and getting swimmer's itch.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Royal oak michigan
4

Sasmad family vacation

  • 4 of 5
The home was very clean, comfortable, and spacious for the 9 of us. The yard was set up nice for roasting marshmallows and for grilling. We will definetly go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Stacy - we are glad your family enjoyed their stay at Big Blue, and that you had the opportunity to make it to Traverse City for part of the Cherry Festival! Hope your daughter enjoyed the birthday balloons & hand puppets!
Renee & Jim
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Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Alma, Michigan
5

Big Blue our Home Away from Home!!

  • 5 of 5
Big Blue was exactly what we had hoped for and so much more!! The minute we stepped through the door I felt instant peace. The big beautiful windows provide an awesome view of Higgins Lake, and the sliding glass door in the master bedroom was a great bonus! I am a germ-a-phob and rarely find a hotel room that I think is clean enough for my standards, but Big Blue was extremely clean. I really don't want to share Big Blue, but I couldn't pass up giving the house and it's owners excellent reviews. We have already made the decision to book again next year and I am counting down the days until our next stay. The only negative came from my 15 year old daughter, she wants WiFi! :)
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Audra & Jeff - we are thrilled that you enjoyed our home, Big Blue, and your stay at Higgins Lake, and we look forward to having you back the same time next year! Having two children in college, we have oftentimes thought about adding WiFi to make it easier for them to work on classwork/projects when we are at Big Blue. So far the "keeping it off the grid" concept has won...but I'm not sure for how much longer. So tell your daughter to keep her fingers crossed! Take care & enjoy the rest of your summer!
Jim & Renee Kaufman
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Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478014vb
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
I must say I was hesitant when I booked Big Blue because it had no reviews. I tend to rely on reviews when I book a place. When my family and I arrived there I must say we were pleasantly surprised. The place was perfect, very well laid out and very clean. The bedrooms were situated great for our situation, separate from each other but still close. Right on the water of course with great areas to swim. Some rocky areas but mostly sand bottom. If you know Higgins lake, it is shallow at the shoreline all around the lake. Higgins is a beautiful lake and HUGE but if you want to bring a boat with a deep hull you may have trouble at the shoreline. I highly recommend staying here. I would not hesitate at all coming back here with my family.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Marc & Colleen - We are very glad you were happily surprised with Big Blue! We love our home and strive to keep it fresh and beautiful. We just had a concrete sidewalk poured from the deck to the dock, and are having the yard graded and seeded for a nice plush lawn next spring! So your next visit should be even nicer!!

Renee
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Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478014vb
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
new boston, mi
5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5
It was very clean and owners were nice to work with. The accomodations were just as pictured and met all expectations. Our family enjoyed the place very much. We would definitely recommend the place and would return again in the future. Houghton Lake is only a 20 minute drive and has lots of activities such as golf, go carts, mini golf, shopping and many restaurants to choose from.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott & Mary - we are so glad you chose Big Blue for your vacation...and truly loved your sharing your family photos from your stay! That's what it's all about - creating family memories! Hope you will visit again! Renee

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,225 Per week

Higgins Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
2015 Summer
May 23 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,065
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes We provide weekly reservations only. Reservations have a Saturday 3pm check-in time and Saturday 10am check-out time.

Rates are subject to change, and our calendar remains open until dates have been confirmed with the receipt of the non-refundable booking fee.
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Amenities

Amenities

Higgins Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Our cottage has a master en suite bathroom on the main floor, as well as a half bath. The upstairs also has a full bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Contemporary master bedroom (queen) complete with full en suite bathroom, and walk-in closet. Second bedroom on main floor is perfect for children, with bunk beds and an additional twin bed. Third bedroom is upstairs, and is outfitted with a queen bedroom set. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan. In addition to the three bedrooms, there is a large loft area upstairs with a queen sofa sleeper and tv. For your convenience, we also have a pack-n-play portable crib on premise.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our cottage is situated in a quiet, family-oriented area of nicer cottages/homes on the lake, and is intended for small family gatherings and nice, vacation getaways. It is not to be used for raucous, loud parties. Big Blue will be a place you and your family want to come back to yearly - a place where memories are made!

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