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Paul Fantuzzi

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

4 Bedrooms/2 Bath- Lake Front House /Sandy Beach 85' Frontage/ Lots of SUN

9 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Houghton Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

EMAIL FOR PRICE SHEET AND WE DO RENT WEEKENDS FROM SEPT. THROUGH MAY. Because of new policy by VRBO, Please leave you email in message and I will email you a price sheet with many photos . WE HAVE INTERNET AND PREMIUM CABLE !

Peaceful ranch style Lake front home situated on a quiet street. Lots of elbow room. Very new condition and very clean, NOT a ' cozy cottage'. Tastefully filled with the ' the lodge look' Lots of parking available detached garage. 500 sq. foot bonus room for cards or T.V. watching. INCLUDES TWO POKER TABLES/GAME TABLES,Fire pit by lake, public boat launch less than a mile away. 2 -Gas grills, Charcoal grill, New kitchen with all utensils, dishes, pots/pans, all new items including coffee pot, crock pot, blender, etc. Stove/refrigerator/microwave/dishwasher . Large deck off side and front of house shaded by lots of trees. Plenty of area to sunbath also!

Very private 85 foot of lakefront. 2 full bathrooms with tub shower.

4 separate bedrooms -- 5 beds (2 queen, 3 fulls, twin bunk beds, rollaway single). Sleeper sofa in living room.

Clear and tasty spring well water. Linens and blankets provided- but don't be shy if you want to bring your own; Full size washer/dryer. Fully operational home used year round.

All sports lake; (Ice) fishing and snowmobiling on lake. Largest inland lake in Michigan. GREAT VIEW of the lake with 85 foot of frontage overlooking the east bay. True lake front!!! Open Year round.

Walk out about 400' on 2 1/2 ft deep of sandy bottom water. Very warm clean and clear water. Cement gently sloping sea wall, dock with stairs to water for swimming. Boat mooring hooks just off shore; Good Fishing from dock. Boat rentals nearby, Go-carts/video arcades/'fun center' with roller coaster/ferris wheel etc. rides, putt-putt golfing, movie theaters, and ice cream, nearby. Fun knick knack shops for several miles on m-55. Lots of Native American arts and crafts shops.

One and half hours to Mackinaw Bridge and shopping - visit historic Fort Michilimackinac! and Great shopping. Gaylord (golf meca) 1hour away, Silver lake sand dunes 1 1/2 hours away, Sleeping Bear sand dunes 1 1/2 hours away, Traverse City (blue angels fly show,cherry festival,wine tasting,shops,fun!) 1 1/2 hours away, Race car track- 20 to 30 races per night- very exciting!! 18 miles away (Merritt speedway), Boyne Mt. ski lodge 1 hour away, Mt Pleasant and Soaring Eagle casino, Central Michigan Football ' fire up chips' 1 hour away. Great power sleding in winter 30 mins away ( don't have to walk up hills- get pulled up)

Fall Hunting season.

Winter fun for tip-up-town, snowmobiling and sledding.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul Fantuzzi (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paul Fantuzzi

I will return your call or email very quickly! For best results- text me on the attached phone number provided.

Paul Fantuzzi purchased this house in 2005

Why Paul Fantuzzi chose Northern Michigan

We had decided to purchase a home on Houghton Lake because of it's size and clean, clear water.

We also wanted the space of a large lot and wanted a very peaceful area.

This home fit all of this!!!

What makes this house unique

Great walleye fishing in Michigan's largest inland lake! The water is warm,shallow and sandy bottom in front of home. Ice fishing and snowmobiling is terrific also. Home of 'tip up town' winter carnival. Great sandbar in water across lake from home. Not an outdated old cabin but a very nice home that is very ' lodge like'. I spent over 3 years rebuilding the home to the lodge look with virtually everything new. Most travelers call me and tell me "Wow" when they walked in they never expected it to be this nice!!!!

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

4 Bedrooms/2 Bath- Lake Front House /Sandy Beach 85' Frontage/ Lots of SUN
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Houghton Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing week at this house on Houghton Lake. It looked exactly like the pictures.

The house had plenty of room for all of us and came with plenty of towels, sheets and everything for the kitchen including 2 refrigerators.

Would love to book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Awesome Place!

  • 4 of 5

Big, clean and stylish house with plenty of room to spread out and relax. No A/C but didn't need it with the breeze off the Lake and tons of windows and fans. Quiet neighborhood, plenty of parking, firewood is provided and everything you need is provided for cooking and having fun with the family. The owner is also easy to get a hold of and quite responsive.

One small issue and this is the reason for a 4 star rating. The house is for sale and the owner only mentioned that there is the possibility of a showing happening while we were there a couple days before our arrival date. I think this is something that should have been mentioned up front in the description of the house or could be handled differently when there are people paying to stay somewhere. We were not asked to leave during the showing but felt like it would be a very awkward situation if we had been there when prospective buyers were looking around. We were also a little uneasy about strangers being a house we paid to rent with our stuff lying around and us not there.

Might be a small thing, but it was enough to make part of our weekend not so awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Dan! I am glad you and your family had a great time! With regards to the sale of the home, I never feel the need to mention the house is up for sale as it has been up for sale for many years now and it is very seldom we have potential buyers wanting to see the home. Thus, I try not to worry folks about a showing that may occur as I screen every possible potential buyer to prevent " just lookers" from disrupting a renters vacation. My number one concern is to make my clients, the renter, have a great and unique vacation while staying at my home. I hope that you will consider staying again in the future. Paul
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as expected. We stayed here Super Bowl weekend. It fit our needs very well from sleeping arrangements to playing poker. Nearby breakfast restaurant is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and glad your enjoyed your stay!
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5

Great house, comfortable for large family (or multiple families) Clean.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin easily accommodated our large group. We had multiple families with a variety ages of kids from 8-18. There are tons of beds and linens (tons of clean pillows, linens, blankets and towels are provided). I slept on the queen mattress in the bedroom in the room with the bunk beds and it was great. The kitchen is well furnished! Plenty of pots and pans and dishes. A small selection of basic spices were at the house. There are 2 refrigerators (1 in kitchen, 1 in bonus room in the back of the house - perfect for drinks). House was very clean and in good condition when we arrived. It rained several of the days we were there but there was plenty of space to accommodate our large group inside. The bonus room has 2 great card/game tables. Some people in our group went to bed early so we put them in the bedrooms in the middle of the house (the bunk bed/queen room and 2 queen bed room) - then the rest of us could be in the bonus room and it was still very quiet in the bedrooms. The bathrooms are clean, plumbing works well. Water has a slight iron taste but really not bad. There is a BBQ grill in the garage with plenty of propane included. Also, wood is provided for the fire pit. Although we didn't use them, the owner provides some bikes, fishing gear and sand toys. The sandy area by the water is great for little kids, however, it leads to lots of sand tracked in the house so you need to sweep a lot. Getting in and out of the water is tricky due to the sea wall. There is a dock, but boats need to be tied up to the mooring. So it is a little bit of maneuvering to get all gear on and off the boat and the boat tied up. (but completely doable). The only real negative thing is that the living room couch is quite worn out and the back is broken on one section. (The owner is aware.)

The house is about 15 minutes from Wal Mart - which is very handy when I had to make frequent trips to the store for food and drinks. Owner is very thorough and prompt with check-in instructions and any house rules/reminders. Owner is also very responsive to email and was ready to help with any issues we may have encountered during the week (even though we didn't have any). Street in front of the property is a small residential street - nice for walking or kids biking. Yard by the lake is big - we had 2 corn hole games set up and a ton of folding chairs and still had plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you again for staying. I bought a new leather couch and new chair as well as two new mattresses. Additionally, I added a Kuerig and new well tip. I really appreciate your feedback so I may keep my home in top condition for everyone to enjoy and I hope you return to stay another time. Thank you again , Paul
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December Family Christmas

  • 4 of 5

We 6 adults and 6 children. There was plenty of room for everyone during the day and the night. The place is very spacious. The bathrooms are clean and the kitchen has lots of room.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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*****

  • 5 of 5

VERY NICE HOME. WELL FURNISHED KITCHEN . NICE NEIGHBORHOOD TO RIDE BIKES, AS WELL AS HAVING BIKES TO RIDE SUPPLIED. BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS. NEIGHBORS FRIENDLY. OWNER VERY HELPFUL AND EASY TO REACH AND COMMUNICATE WITH MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE THE HOME , ABSOLUTELY WILL TELL FRIENDS AND RELATIVES ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL OUR STAY WAS.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
6 Miles
skyline
Car: not necessary

85' foot of private beach front with a 50 foot dock into water. Lots of large oak trees for shade but a great sandy beach area for sunbathing. New fire pit , and large cedar picnic table. A gently sloping sea wall is at waters edge. Prior to seawall, a large sandy beach for the kids to play in. Large family area near shoreline with a nice fire pit. POKER TABLES

, game tables IN GAME ROOM FOR FAMILY FUN! Very nice, NEW , clean home - NOT a cozy cob web cottage. Great fishing at night for walleye! Owner has caught walleye as well as large mouth bass. Clean and clear water, very sandy and warm in summer months/warms up fast! Lots of room for large families or more than one family. The home is almost new and in outstanding condition. Bonus room for games or just a place to go if rain. Bonus room includes flat screen for movies, refrigerator , game table and official poker table, lots of windows and lots of fun! ONCE AGAIN - NOT A COZY COTTAGE. call or email for extra pictures. Great for winter sports too! Open all year!! We rent two day packaged deals from September - June

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Rates & Availability

Houghton Lake House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

We do rent weekends and short stays in the off season. The none prime time season is Sept. 1st through May 31st.
Two day minimum stay is required and prices vary.
Prices vary from weekend to weekend due to popularity of various weekends such as holidays, tip up town, fall color, etc.
THE PRICES LISTED ARE FOR MINIMUM AMOUNT. EMAIL FOR PRICE SHEET for specific weekends or short stay dates.

The total amount due is divided into four equal parts and paid throughout the period prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Houghton Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Completely remodeled- all new items
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Completely remodeled with everything new including flooring
  • Bathrooms are very neat and clean with lots of room for extras. A large vanity counter is in main bath with full mirror. NEW BATHROOM
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen, Double Beds (3) 3 double, Twin or Single Beds (1) twin bunk beds, Child Beds (1) Roll away in closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Not the best option for adults. OK for kids. Located in studio couch in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Heavy duty pine custom built twin bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Peaceful and private street, with great lake views. Great fishing! SAND BEACH UPDATED 2013 -35 TONS BROUGHT IN TO THE ALREADY 50 TONS THERE! Known for one of the best walleye lakes in the state. The lake is 20 miles of shore line and 8 miles across, largest inland lake in Michigan. Many sandbars to beach your boat on and wade in very warm waters. A sandy bottom is in most areas of lake but our area is very sandy and shallow and down right hot water in mid season!! A 20 x 50 area of beach sand is sitting in front of seawall with a boardwalk adjacient to lake for sun sitting or playing in sand. Update: **** everyone loved the sand beach this year!!!!! ADDED:::: BONUS GAME ROOM

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