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Peaceful Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, Sleeps 6 (including sofa bed)

Great inexpensive family vacation spot located right on Houghton Lake. Association includes a swingset, sandbox, fire pit and sandy swimming area. Many Houghton Lake family attractions nearby including miniature golf, go-carts, and batting cages.

Convenient to many mid Michigan attractions, including Higgins Lake State park, Hartwick Pines, Clare County Fairgrounds, Cindy Lou's Petting Zoo, Mt. Pleasant casino, Traverse City, and more.

Includes standard Cable TV service.

Association Rules:: Since the cottage is a part of a condominium association, there are rules to which all guests must adhere for all to have a safe and pleasant experience: 1) Quiet hours of 11:00p.m. - 8:00a.m. are to be observed. 2) No more than two vehicles per unit are to be parked near the unit in which you are staying. Additional vehicles, including trailers, are to be parked on the lawn on the west end of the property. *Please adjust if the ground is soft to prevent rutting.* 3) No immoral or unlawful conduct, including foul language, is permitted on the property. This is a 'family' resort. 4) All trash is to be placed in the container at the entrance to the property. Please double bag all garbage. 5) Common courtesy is to be extended to all owners and guests at all times

6) Tents, campers or screen houses are NOT permitted at any time. 7) No vehicles are permitted beyond the drive on the east end of the property (i.e. vehicles are not permitted near the fire pit or waterfront). 8) Do not take firewood from other units. If you wish to have a fire, you must bring your own firewood. Note: These guidelines represent only highlights from the official documents of the Northwood Bay Condo Association. Owners and guests are expected to adhere to all Association guidelines as indicated in such documents. We appreciate your cooperation!

More Details

Mike Rasmussen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017


Houghton Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • There are 2 Double beds, one in each of the 2 bedrooms. There is also a sofa-bed that has a pull-out mattress, which can sleep 2 more people, so in total there would be sleeping accommodations for 6 people. In addition to those there is one more sofa in the main living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Not Included: Soap, Towels, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels. Please bring your own pillow sheets/linens. Due to association rules, any boats at the dock must be on our pontoon hoist or tied off to it. No tying off directly to the dock.


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Peaceful Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 3.8 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice place, good for couples and small families, close to town and highway. I’d stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I rented this cabin from 8/4 to 8/11.. when we arrived the microwave and the toaster didn't work.. I called one of the owners and offered to go to Walmart and purchase new ones.. he said he would send me a check right away well it never came..'texted him again he said send my info again and I did.. he said bank said I would have my money by the 18 th. You guessed it still no check.. so disappointed your clients I will be pursuing this.. I really thought I was doing a good thing, only to get this in return!! Claudia Lockhart

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very very recommend too all

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a couple years ago and absolutely loved it so we rented it for two weeks this year. It was just as beautiful as I remember. There were a couple issues on where to put our boat but the owners worked with us and went out of their way to make sure everything worked out. The view of the sunrise every morning was breathtaking. The cabin was clean and full of all kinds of cleaning supplies. We have been coming to Houghton Lake for years, this is by far the cleanest cabin with the best view of all the places we have stayed. We love it here and hate leaving.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin just wasn't clean....

  • 1 of 5

The cabin was badly neglected dirty silverware in the drawer, the furnace wouldn't work, the shower leaked and had mold in it the floor was wet when we arrived and leaked every shower we took. The couches were worn out when we sat in them we were almost on the floor there was not one comfortable piece of furniture in the entire cabin, the toaster wouldn't work, nothing was dusted you could write your name on the tables in the dust. the bedroom windows had no blinds anyone could look in. The tv only worked sometimes. The lighting was bad very little lighting. I always look for the positives but I honestly have to say I found no positives here. Our vacation at this cabin was terrible and I would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at this cottage. It was exactly what we expected with a great view of the lake. Perfect place for a get away for couples or a family. Cottage was clean and cozy. We had a blast fishing on the lake every day. Use of the boat hoist was definitely a bonus!! Everyone in the area was quite friendly also. We will be back for sure, thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
North Shore Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Quest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Rates from $400 per week (non-peak). Weekly rentals only during school's summer vacation.
Weeks typically run from Friday to Friday. Inquire about check-in time and check-out times.

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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