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Great, Affordable Lakefront Retreat with Private Dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Cute and quiet getaway in a secluded setting.

Launch your boat or PWC one block away and use your own private dock. Have coffee on the deck and watch the sun come up and wine in the evening watching the awesome sunset. Enjoy a campfire at night while listening to the gentle sounds of the water. Very relaxing atmosphere yet central to all Houghton Lake has to offer. Miles of ORV trails and hiking and lots of golfing. Great fishing and all other water sports imaginable. Wifi included.

Keywords: Lakefront, Private Dock, Quiet, Beach, Cottage

More Details

todd sobry
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About todd sobry

My name is Todd and I am from the Windsor, Ontario area.

todd sobry purchased this cottage in 2010

Why todd sobry chose Houghton Lake

I have been coming to the Houghton Lake area for many years to snowmobile and do some boating and it has kind of grown on me I think people who have never been to the area will be hooked once they experience everything there is to do.


Houghton Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Linens, towels, sheets, etc ARE NOT SUPPLIED. There are two queen beds and a futon. If you have any questions please email or call.
  • There is a private dock and lift that may be used at your own risk. The lift may not fit all boats and IS NOT a pontoon lift.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Great, Affordable Lakefront Retreat with Private Dock
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Everything worked according to the description. Nice small cottage.

  • 3 of 5

The property can be a little hard to find but it is a nice little cottage. The lake was down when we were there so it wasn't possible to dock the boat.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage is very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay here at the lake. Cottage is very clean and up to date. We liked the fact it's right on the lake and has its own dock - good fishing lake. We would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon.
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Cozy cottage steps awayFrom the water!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay! we had a girls weekend there and it was great the sunsets were beautiful and it was a nice place to swim! Will go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation and Memories!

  • 5 of 5

As parents of two young boys (6 & 2) my wife and I searched high and low for an affordable family destination where we could have fun, build family memories, and not stress out with every meal and nap time. Lucky for us, we live in Michigan, and found this great place to stay!

The two bedroom cottage was clean, well stocked with kitchen utensils, and steps from shallow water that my boys loved to swim, fish, and boat in. The sloped cement sea wall was easy enough to step down, and there is a beach at the hotel right next door for easier lake entry. The dock was perfect for sitting on, fishing, and when we rented a pontoon boat nearby, we were able to pull right up to dock whenever we needed. The included gas BBQ was practically new, and saved me from the long wait of charcoal when I was ready to cook. (Unfortunately it was completely out of propane when I got there, but there are multiple places that exchange tanks in the area.)

The bedrooms both have decent beds, with one room sharing a corner with a small hot water heater and electrical box. (We opted to take that room to keep the kids from touching them.) A ceiling fan in each room and an oscillating fan helped us stay cool in the 90 degree heat. There were some towels, blankets, pillows, etc... but we brought our own to avoid having to visit the local laundry mat before leaving. The futon couch and recliner were a great way to relax or take a nap, and the included Cable TV with DVD/VHS was a nice distraction when the kids needed some down time.

The town in Houghton Lake was a little more spread out than most tourist towns, but we found some great restaurants, local shops, mini-golf, boat rentals, and even a Wal-Mart and Glens to stock up on groceries.

If we decided to return to Houghton Lake as our family vacation next year, we'd definitely stay here again!

The owner was extremely easy to deal with and was lightening fast with email responses and the return of my security deposit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couples get away

  • 5 of 5

Excellent couples get away.We enjoyed 5 nights of comfort and much needed rest. The owner was excellent to work with - always responding quickly to our questions. The cottage was clean, well equiped, and well maintained.It would be easy to recommend this property. We enjoyed sitting on the dock and watching both sun rises and sun sets. The fire pit was used every night. There was a marina close by that we rented a pontoon boat and enjoyed for 1/2 day at a very reasonable rate. The leaves were brilliant colors and added to the beauty.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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