ONE OF A KIND - LAKEFRONT LODGE - CARIBBEAN OF THE MIDWEST

Susie Mossman

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ONE OF A KIND - LAKEFRONT LODGE - CARIBBEAN OF THE MIDWEST

Higgins Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, 2 half baths (Sleeps 12)

Higgins Lake is the sixth most beautiful lake in the world. This spring-fed lake, with its sandy shores and lake bottom, boasts pristine clear waters, and crystal green depths. Our dock extends 80 feet from the shore. The water is knee deep with white sand bottom for 300 feet, then gradually drops off to deeper water. We have 200 feet of beautiful sandy beach front.

The Big House can sleep up to 12. It has a beautiful knotty pine interior, great room, and 2 glassed in porches. The house was built by a local well known Swedish craftsmen. There are many examples of fine carpentry throughout the house. The lake fills the view through the large picture windows which run the length of the house. The deck offers a spectacular view, especially on clear nights when the water sparkles in the myriad colors of the sunset.

The Shields property is available for week long periods throughout the year. Winter stays are available at reduced rates for a minimum of two nights, a great idea for winter sports enthusiasts.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Susie Mossman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Susie Mossman

We are the third generation of Shields family, that originally built this gorgeous house on the south shore of Higgins Lake. We grew up spending our summers and Christmas visiting our Nana and Pompom. We now live spread across the U.S. in Washington, California, and New Mexico, but return to visit every summer.

Susie Mossman purchased this house in 1935

Why Susie Mossman chose Higgins Lake

We are the original owners of this house. Our grandfather and grandmother built the house in 1938.

What makes this house unique

This property gives our spread out family the opportunity to get together in a peaceful and beautiful setting, with an uninterrupted view of gorgeous Higgins Lake. (please see photos) Our beachfront is sandy and safe for water play. We enjoy being at the lake in all seasons, as the Big House is also equipped for winter stays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all, we completely enjoyed our stay at your home. It was just right. The warmth and spaciousness --both indoor and out--were so enjoyable for us and for our guests. The lake and weather cooperated nicely, also. The hospitality Kip, John and Michael (and singing Karl) was such a treat. The girls will always remember their initiation by diving off the pontoon. Thanks again for working with us on the price. It was a very special visit for us...we got to visit with friends we hadn't seen since our marriage on Mackinac 17 years ago. Thanks so much. We look forward to booking with you again.
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
5

Brought my company here, had a great time

  • 5 of 5
I rented the big house and two houses next door for a corporate retreat. We had a good sized group (~25) and appreciated the great space that was available for our use.

There are a few things that stand out. First, the Big House is in fact quite big. It's a classic, open design (built in the 30s) so it has central great room with a large fireplace and big bay windows out to the lake. There's also a nice, elevated deck in front to watch the sunset - or, if you're ambitious - to watch the sunrise. Overall, it's a great set up for playing cards, hanging out, or impromptu meetings with the family (or, in our case, company).

There's also a nice, and fairly large, forest in the back (probably four acres or more). We had a bridge building contest back there, but I imagine it would be a nice place to let kids run around. We stayed by the open fire pit at night.

We went in June, so the water was cool but nice. We even saw a sea plane land right on the South end of the lake.

We'll be back next year - but thanks for the good times. The employees loved it, and so did I!

Dan
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Grand Blanc, MI
2

Caribbean of the Midwest is an exaggeration.

  • 2 of 5
The house was definitely a Big House! There was plenty of room for the family to roam. The pictures of the residence are pretty accurate. The stone fireplace was awesome! The rear deck was concrete and a nice place to BBQ and watch the happenings on the lake.
Saying the house was air conditioned was misleading; it really consisted of window units in each of the bedrooms. The other rooms had box fans for air circulation. The 2-1/2 bathrooms were very small and confining, each bath only had a standup shower.
The house smelled musty at the onset. We had to open as many windows as possible to try and clear this up. It was especially strong coming from the kitchen area. The door to the basement from the kitchen had a square opening that allowed this musty smell to come into the house. I would not recommend this house for anyone that has allergies or breathing issues.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had no other similar comments for the past 10 years, however we have thanked the tenant for her observations, and are addressing her concerns.
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Higgins Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
1st week june
May 31 - Jun 6
7 nights
$2,700
 
 
2nd week June
Jun 7 - Jun 13
7 nights
$2,700
 
 
3rd week June
Jun 14 - Jun 20
7 nights
$3,000
 
 
4th week June
Jun 21 - Jun 27
7 nights
$3,475
 
 
summer
Jun 28 - Sep 1
7 nights
$3,675
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
linens optional $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes We do not normally provide linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, towels) because many of our return guests prefer to bring their own. We can order a linen service, however, for 60.00. (Linens for the 9 beds, and towels for 12 people).
1/2 rental fee as deposit to reserve, and balance with cleaning and Mich. tax 2 weeks before arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Higgins Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom3 - toilet
    Bathroom4 - toilet
    bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 baths with showers - no tubs 2 half baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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