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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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Houghton Lake

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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Your 'Up North' Family Getaway!!!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our group. Neat and tidy. Everything worked properly and the decor was perfect for the setting . Bonus was we caught plenty of fish.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for a group of guys to meet for ice fishing.

  • 4 of 5

I met a group of my friends and family for a guys weekend of ice fishing and general camaraderie. The facility was very good for this event with lots of room for everyone. We especially enjoyed the long building that allowed different groups to enjoy different areas of the house with disturbing others. Environmental controls were an issue because we could not control the heat throughout the building. The great room with the TV and Foosball was cold, the near bedrooms were like sauna's and the far bedrooms were cool. I am sure this is not an issue in the summer. The WiFi did not work but that was probably for the best because we were not there to be on our computers. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay the minor inconveniences did not deter from our enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great up north lakeside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Every year we have a group that goes to Houghton Lake ice fishing. This year we had to find a new place to stay as our previous rental was sold. Couldn’t have asked for a better replacement! The layout was great, having 2 full baths was key, easy access to the lake was perfect, clean, lots of room! Look forward to staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful updated lakefront home with plenty of space for a large group. Perfect for various winter activities. Look forward to renting it in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good times!

  • 5 of 5

great location. went to tip up town w the family!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place fit 10 guys, easily and could fit 2 more comfortably.

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual ice fishing trip and had a blast. Tons of room, it was very clean, and Amber was very easy to deal with. I will be looking to return in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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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