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Joan Cook

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

18 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 18 traveler reviews

Sun, Sand, Snow, Year Round Recreation, with Private Beach,
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Amazing home, great for a family get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at your Higgins Lake home! Water was beautiful and crystal clear! The shallow water and sandy beach were great for my young children to play! The house was the perfect size for our whole family. Thank you for sharing your home-Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Holland, MI
5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family (7 adults and 2 kids) had a fabulous time at this home. I hesitate to call it a cottage because it's quite large. The beach is amazing and we really enjoyed use of the canoe and paddleboat. Everything was as advertised, with the exception of the sleeper sofa. It was extremely uncomfortable and an adult can actually fall through the end of it. They ended up just sleeping on the couches instead of opening up the bed and that worked much better. The bedrooms were all very comfortable, as was the couch in the living room. One thing that was really nice that I don't recall reading in the description was the fact that you can walk to the Pine Pantry restaurant (really tasty), a little bakery (not so much), and the gas station and store. We did have one issue getting in because the security code was set for the wrong date; I phoned the owner and she answered immediately and took care of the problem right away. Our group had no problem with swimmer's itch but the mosquitoes were ferocious (obviously not exclusive to this property). I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and hope we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Public boat launch
"South Higgins Lake State Park "
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Rates & Availability

Higgins Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
Prime Season 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
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 $50

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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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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