Higgins Lake house rental - Lakeside view of the Big House
Lakeside view of the Big House
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Higgins Lake House Rental Photos and Description
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 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.

Winter stays are available at reduced rates for a minimum of two nights, a great idea for winter sports enthusiasts.

4 Reviews of Property 905602 in Higgins Lake, Michigan

One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews
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One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905602
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Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
5

Brought my company here, had a great time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 1/1
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One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905602
+1 5054252707
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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.
Helpful votes: 9/13
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One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905602
+1 5054252707
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
0

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Many of our guests enjoy and appreciate their stay at our house. The majority of guests are repeat tenants and comment regularly about how much their families enjoy their stay. We commonly are told how important our house has been in developing their family traditions and memories. One family has returned each year for over a decade.
Helpful votes: 2/7
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One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge - Caribbean of the Midwest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905602
+1 5054252707
Higgins Lake Northern Michigan
Grand Blanc, MI
2

Caribbean of the Midwest is an exaggeration.

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 21/25