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Joan Cook

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,

16 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Our vacation home is located on the southeast side of Higgins Lake.

Keywords: Private Drive, Private Road, Great Room, Gas Fireplace,Family Room, TV, Full Kitchen, Dining Room that Faces the Lake, Large deck, patio furniture

55’ of Private Sandy Beach, 70’ Private Dock, Sandy Swimming Area, Deepens Gradually, Permanent Anchorage for your own boat. Paddleboat and Canoe Available (in season), Fire Pit, Gas Grill Available (in season), Quiet Neighbors.

Ten minutes from Roscommon, Thirty minutes from Houghton Lake, West Branch or Grayling. Five minutes from cross country ski trails (by car) and ice fishing (on foot). Snowmobile trails near by.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joan Cook (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joan Cook

I am an environmental analyst with the State of Michigan in the Department of Environmental Quality. My Wife is a teacher, mother, homemaker, and my best buddy. We have 4 adult children, 3 who live in Michigan and 1 who lives in Califorina. We all love the lake and spend as much of our time up there as possible.

Joan Cook purchased this house in 1958

Why Joan Cook chose Michigan

Ownership of our lake home was a decision that was made for me. My family purchased our property when I was 18 months old. From that time until I graduated from high school I spent my summers and many spring and fall weekends at Higgins Lake. As soon as school was out mom and I headed north. Dad would join us on the weekends. Over the many years I found joy in picking the wild blueberries that bloomed in front of the cottage, (and in the swampy areas back on the state land behind our property (there is nothing that can beat pancakes made with just picked blueberries. I enjoyed lazy days of swimming, boating, fishing, sunning and exploring on the state owned woods behind our lot. The back roads were available for deer and other fauna watching. We have seen deer in our back yard and wild turkeys on the beach. While ducks and herons swim in the lake and eagle soar air over head. The experience has had a lot to do with my selection of a career in environmental protection. I became the sole owner when my parents passed away. We recently completed many renovations and repairs to make S’Hummer Haven an even more pleasant to visit and relax!

What makes this house unique

One of the main benefits of my home is that the area around it is still fairly undeveloped. Over the 58 years I have been coming north I have seen many of the areas around both Higgins and Houghton Lakes build up and become more “down state”, our area is still pretty much as it was when we first started coming up. Our place is on a private road, on which there has been no new construction in over 30 years. Ownership of the other places on our road has not changed in 20 years. The lot immediately to the south of us is undeveloped. Our sandy beach is clean. Our side of the lake deepens gradually. An adult can walk out 100 yards and still have their head above water. Our lake water is crystal clear, and the lake bottom in front is sand.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect for us gals!

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated a 50th birthday with all the girls! It was the perfect place. Our 2 favorite spots were out on the deck or gathered around dining table for feasting, game playing and lots of laughs! We plan on making this an annual event. Oh and Joan ordered up a beautiful weather forecast! thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howell, MI
5

Loved this beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on an amazing lake. Our grandchildren created more wonderful Higgins memories!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia michigan
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and very spacious. It had everything you needed. I would highly recommend this place. Higgins lake , sixth most beautiful lake in the world. Boy is that true.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Judy & John

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking for several years to find a nice place on the lake that we could take our Lab and relax, and we finally found the right one on Higgins Lake! Nice beach, our dog loved swimming here! We had a nice and relaxing time this week even if the weather was on the cool side. We plan on booking again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved, loved this "resort"

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this property for a much needed vacation following a death in the family. We had to cancel our original summer plans and rescheduled to the week after Labor Day. The "resort" had everything we needed to make our getaway a memorable one. The condo had everything it promised! We had always vacationed on Higgins Lake in the summer but enjoyed the cool, fall weather with fantastic views and beautiful sunsets. The owner, Joan, is wonderful to work with and we are hoping to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Winter Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples with our dogs (wonderful to find a pet friendly place) that came up for a winter getaway and some ice fishing in January. The home is even nicer than the photos and very comfortable. The owners were WONDERFUL to deal with and very accessible if you have any questions. We would highly recommend this home for a winter or summer rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Higgins Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Rate
Apr 3 2016 - Jun 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Prime Season
Jun 5 2016 - Sep 11 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Color Tour Season
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Polar Season
Nov 7 2016 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Canoe, Paddle Boat (in season) Two Adult Bikes (his/her)

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