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Houghton Lake, Lake Front Home, Feel The Lake Breeze

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Houghton Lake House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, Loft, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8

A wonderful getaway within an easy drive from all areas of Northern Michigan. Macinac Island 100 miles, Traverse city 80 miles, Gaylord 50 miles. Eay walking distance to family fun centers

The home features a wonderfull view of Houghton Lake, Home of Tip Up Town USA. Close to The Limberlost (2 mi}, Long Branch Saloon (1.5 mi.), and two family fun centers. Walmart and other shopping within 2 miles of the location, Houghton Lake is a full season area for boating, fishing, swimming, snowmobiles, UTVS and RTVs. Approved DNR trails are numerous throughout the county.

The home has one bedroom downstairs and a large open 'loft' area upstairs that will sleep 6 or more, A sun porch catches the aftenoon rays and the rear deck is great for grilling and entertaining. A large living room, dining room, sitting area and single bathroom round out the 1100 square feet. The kitchen is equiped with microwave, coffee pot, stove and fridge, Cable TV is provided. Your hosts are available to help you find the best places to eat, shop and play. Outdoors you can park snowmobiles on the lawn,enjoy and evening campfire or dock your boat. Summer or winter this is a great vacation.

This is our second year of offering this property for rent and are looking for repeat guest for many years to come.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Chuck Quiney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2016

About Chuck Quiney

Resident of Houghton Lake Area for over 37 years. Local business owner retired. I am a Canadian from the Toronto area, my wife is from Dearborn, Mi. She was active in yoga, hospitality and healtrh clubs. I owned a business in Grayling that manufactures fire apparatus for many fire departments in the this state and many others. I am just a frustrated mechanic that can't stop fixing things. This home has been in the wifes family since 1968.

Chuck Quiney purchased this house in 1968

Why Chuck Quiney chose Northern Michigan

Great for family or groups of couples. Since this is the first year we have offered the property for vacation rentals. It is important for us to provide a great rate with great accomodations and service to encourage our guest to return.

What makes this house unique

The back deck has a panaramic view to the north east and offers a great campfire pit for night time views unhindered by buildings. The fishing is excellent just off shore. Accessible with just a row boat.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Houghton Lake, Lake Front Home, Feel The Lake Breeze
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Ferndale, Mi

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage at the last minute as a weekend getaway for myself, my husband, our toddler, and the family dogs. We had a great time! The cottage was well appointed with more than enough room for my zoo. We especially loved the sleeping loft and the unexpected rocking chair up there! It was too cold to use the lake but the outside looked like it would work well too. We found the owner to be very prompt in communication and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with a beautiful view of the Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We rented after Labor Day, so it felt as if we had the lake to ourselves. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Jeff, the property caretaker, visited daily to check on us. The only drawback was the very busy road at the front side of the cottage. During the busy summer season, this would have been a negative, but since Houghton Lake was very slow, it didn't bother us too much!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the house was clean and had no issues gaining access.

The house is directly on the lake with a small beach and ~50 foot dock. The lake is perfect for small kids. Our 5 year old son was able to walk about 500 feet from shore and water barely made it up to his chest.

There is a Walmart about 5 minutes from the house and a small party store across the street if you need anything. The only things that we needed to buy was food. All linens and utensils were provided. There is a small propane grill that we used a few nights.

There is a small fire pit available on the beach and a few lawn chairs to sit around the fire.

We enjoyed the week that we stayed at the house and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Well worth the cost

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time. I have 3 granddaughters 5 & 6 years old and they had a blast in the water. It is very shallow so we felt safe having them play in there. The cottage is exactly as shown. The owner and Jeff the maintenance caretaker were very nice and very willing to help make our vacation as nice as possible. The kitchen and bath are small but the rest of the cottage is quite roomy. The view is gorgeous and we were so lucky to have sunny days the entire time we were there. This was well worth the cost and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, stressless vacation. I take one star off because of being so close to the highway.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nice cabin in the lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice vacation here. My kids loved the nice sandy beach area and the loft upstairs. Great views of the lake. The lake was very calm and not a lot of people on it during the week. The caretaker Jeff was extremely helpful with anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the lake front cottage. Very clean, nice beach and kids had a blast swimming all week. We are definitely going to schedule another vacation there

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Long Branch, Back Door, Limberlost
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Quest, White Deer,Pines
Nearest Motorway
M-55 between I-75 and US 127
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach on the property, Township beach and park
Car: necessary

A inland resort area with a small town feel but easy access to shopping and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Houghton Lake House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $90

PROPERTY IS ONLY AVAILABLE DURINg THE MONTHS OF MAY - SEPTEMBER. No Smoking inside the home. Sun Porch and outside only. For special pricing for more guest or special dates Call 989-387-3261

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.
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Houghton Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 double , Open Loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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