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Your 'Up North' Family Getaway!!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 2 bathroom lakefront home (sleeps 14)

Beautiful remodeled 2000 sq. ft. Lakefront Home on the East Bay of Houghton Lake.

The house resides in a quiet neighborhood with 50' of private lakefront and dock.

Home has a 'ski lodge' feel with knotty pine walls and ceilings, and rustic decor. Six bedrooms (King, Queen, Full, Futon/Full, Double Bunk, 4 Bunk rooms) and two full bathrooms. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, rustic cabinets and granite countertops. Living room with a stone gas fireplace that leads into a 22x22 entertainment room that overlooks the lake.

Outdoor amenities that include: horseshoe pit, fire pit, and of course the lake!!

More Details

Amber Engle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Amber Engle

We live in Rockford, MI and have been married since 2008 and 3 beautiful boys (8,6, and 4). We purchased this Houghton Lake Home so our family, and hopefully yours, can enjoy for many years to come!

Amber Engle purchased this house in 2014

Why Amber Engle chose Northern Michigan

As soon as we stepped foot on this property, we knew that this was a special place. The house showed so much potential and seemed to go on forever (extremely deep home). Once you 'finally' reach the entertainment room, the view of the lake is a refreshing site. We completed a full renovation without holding back much and with a rustic feel that you should expect from a house up north. We can see this house in our family for years to come. This will be a place filled of memories for our family and hopefully yours too!


Houghton Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are rustic cedar or built in bunks.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock to tie up boats


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Your 'Up North' Family Getaway!!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Labor Day at Houghton Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great family weekend on the lake! The cabin was very nice and comfortable for the adults and kids. Really enjoyed the deck and yard. Only complaint, the wifi was not working and that was a bit of an inconvenience as we had family activities that involved wifi. Other than that, we had a memorable stay and would definitely like to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It's ok

  • 3 of 5

This place is clean and had a lot of space and games for kids, but the wifi didn't work and you couldn't get water or ice from the fridge the cleaning lady said the she didn't know about it but there was 2 ice trays in the freezer,the lake is not a swimming lake its kind of murky

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We choose this cottage this year for our annual 'girls trip' and had a great time! The house was very spacious, plenty of room for our group of 8, with room to spare. We were a little bummed there wasn't a beach area (it was hard to tell in the pics on the listing.) but it was still easy enough to access the water from the dock ladder. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone! The lake was beautiful- great for families with little ones too, as the water stays pretty shallow for quite a distance!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin on Houghton Lake

  • 4 of 5

Overall was very satisfied with housing accommodations and access to lake. Amazing view of lake!

House was clean and comfortable as well as large enough for small children to play and enjoy their cartoon time. Access to Cabin was a breeze with the lock code system.

Multiple levels (steps) in the home were a slight issue for some members of family who utilize a cane for walking. Otherwise home was very open and spacious. Will definitely miss the awesome view of the lake every morning while sipping coffee.

Would have preferred a beach area for the children to play and swim but lake was shallow enough off of dock that kids could swim and enjoy the lake. .

Was a small distance from town but manageable drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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I would like to say how great this place is. Very quiet and private the lake View is outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Amber does a great job at making her place very comfortable with a rustic cabin feel that sleeps a ton of people

We've had a blast here every year and will always come back

Thanks Amber

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing get away. Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Everything matched the description and more!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

$500 fee if canceled
No refund within 30 days of event

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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