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Chuck Quiney

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Houghton Lake, Lake Front Home, Feel The Lake Breeze

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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 11 traveler reviews

Houghton Lake, Lake Front Home, Feel The Lake Breeze
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester IN

Another nice stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year we stayed at Chuck's place. Very nice place! Clean, plenty of room for 6 guys and had

everything we needed. Jeff does a nice job maintaining the property and is very helpful! Mike Bennett

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding lake front home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the 4th of July week at the Houghton lake home and it met or exceeded what we expected. Let me note we wanted the house for the lake so we didn't spend a lot of times in the house, but everything worked wonderfully. The outside features a great deck to sit and watch the boats in the shade. The fire pit was perfect for the late night s'mores and hotdog roasts. The dock allowed us to park a boat right at the home.

For the inside the home the best feature was the upstairs bedroom/ bunkhouse. If you have a lot of kids it is perfect for them. Wish we would have brought more kids to enjoy the upstairs. The kitchen is small but what you would expect in a cottage. Nothing was broken and the furniture was in good repair. (Surprising since it was a rental home)

This is what we needed as a family we have decided to buy a lake place in the future. If it does not happen before next summer expect us back. Do not be second guess your self on renting this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, MI

Perfect house on the Lake! Thanks Chuck!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent another Memorial weekend at Chuck's place on Houghton Lake! We had a wonderful time fishing and swimming! We rented a pontoon from Brians Marina and was able to have the pontoon at the dock for the weekend! The property and house is well maintained and cleaned by Jeff, who is always personable and professional to greet us when we arrive. Thanks Jeff! We will see you again next year! Tina Ledwidge

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have your family back at the lake. Thanks for watering the flowers and leaving the cabin in great shape. We will be happy to have you back next year. Chuck Quiney
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Comfortable Stay on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we needed for our weekend golf getaway in Houghton Lake. There are lots of places to sleep, a nice porch, and the lake is right out the back door. We wouldn't hesitate to book the house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Labor Day Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we were looking for at a reasonable price. We rented this for a weekend with friends! We enjoyed being able to cook meals on the grill and just sit on the deck morning, noon, and night. Also, a great lake and we enjoyed campfires on the beach area each night! Hope to return for future stays! Thank you, Chuck!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
6 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

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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Northern Michigan 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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