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Lakefront Cottage, family friendly, close to everything but away from it all

Houghton Lake, MI, USA
  • Cottage850 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

2 bedroom, 1 bath with gorgeous views of Houghton Lake

Remodeled cottage with two bedrooms, each with full size beds. Two full size futons are also available. Kitchen and bath newly remodeled. New carpet, linoleum and hardwood floors. Indoor dining area seats 6 people comfortably although you could fit up to 8. Outdoor patio set can seat up to 8 - 10 with more accommodated on deck bench seat. Bathroom has shower only, no tub. Boat dock is 90' and will accommodate two boats. Optionally, there is one screw tie down for jet ski.

During July and August there is a minimum rental of 7 days, Sunday to Sunday.


Jennifer Marquette

Member Since 2015
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Jennifer Marquette

We have owned this home since 1994 and have created many family memories in this home. We have been visiting Houghton Lake for years prior to our home purchase.

Jennifer Marquette purchased this Cottage in 1994

Why Jennifer Marquette chose Roscommon Township

We purchased this property as a vacation home as well as an investment. Eventually, we may look to retire in the area (if the winter doesn't get to us). The cottage was built somewhere around 1920 - 1930. While remodeling we found signatures on the exterior walls dated 1931 but are unclear whether they were visitors or were christening the house.

What makes this Cottage unique

I love the cottage feel, especially since we remodeled. It is a mix of knotty pine and modern elements. The views from the deck and just the lakefront itself was the main selling point, not to mention the amount of room in the cottage. It is small but handles a fair amount of guests without being overcrowded.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Bedroom 3 is a common area, and is not a secluded bedroom.
      • Bedroom 1 - full size bed Bedroom 2 - full size bed Beds 3 & 4 - common area - both full size futons


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Shower only, no tub.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Beautiful view of Houghton Lake
        • Lakefront
          40' Frontage with 70' of dock
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets and blankets, pillows
                    • Living Room
                      Sofa / Loveseat and chair..
                    • Parking
                      Park up to 4 cars or 3 cars and a boat / boat trailer.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Limited towels provided depending on number of registered guests. Washcloths, hand towel, dish cloth and dish towel for your stay. No other towels are included.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen includes the usual amenities including a coffee pot, microwave, oven, toaster and refrigerator, Plates & Utensils. Sorry no dishwasher but you can always use paper / plastic.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          We also have a blender.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining table seats 6 comfortably, but you could have up to 8.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish network basic with Starz
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  40" flat screen


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Table and 6 chairs plus deck seat.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Both gas and charcoal grills available. Charcoal is not provided.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • marina
                                            • recreation center

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          9 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Relaxing by the Water

                                                          Karen O.

                                                          Overall experience with the property was great. Clean and neat. Will be back for sure !!! The only thing that I would like to see is that that 'beach' would get cleaned up.

                                                          Very clean and well kept up. Could use a garbage disposal and dishwasher.

                                                          Jenny B.

                                                          Lake access was awesome, and the views from the deck in the morning were breathtaking

                                                          Clean and Cozy!

                                                          Michael H.Waterford

                                                          Nice cottage. Had all the amenities and was clean and well prepared and maintained by owner. Road noise is only issue, but if at the water is ok. We enjoyed the experience overall. Thank You!

                                                          Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Perfect Place

                                                          Dave M.

                                                          Had a wonderful stay. House was very well appointed with fine amenities, like pillows and towels that I like. Comfortable and roomy with a great location. Quick and easy to get to Bait Store, Golf, Breakfast and DNR lake access. Can walk to True Value Hardware, Party Store and some fine establishments for dinners and drinks.

                                                          Outstanding waterfront and views. Nicer slope to lake than most on south lake. Important.

                                                          Catching fish off the dock as well as boat. Hottest place on lake to fish was 50 yards in front of house! Boats would drift by all day. You cannot go wrong here. I highly recommend and will look to go back. First time on Houghton lake and it will not be my last.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for the kind comments. We really appreciate the feedback and are really glad you had a great time.

                                                          Jennifer Marquette

                                                          Great vacation spot. Was just what we were looking for.

                                                          Cheryl C.

                                                          Had a great time enjoying the lake and spending time with family and friends. Nice place would love to go back next year. One comment though, there was no broom or dust pan or vacuum left out for us to use had to go buy one.

                                                          Comfortable House on the Lake

                                                          Kiel S.

                                                          This house was perfect for our weekend golf getaway. The place was exactly as described and was big enough for the four of us. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this place again!


                                                          Houghton Lake, MI, USA

                                                          Welcome to beautiful Houghton Lake. Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland all sports lake. The lake is great for fishing, swimming, water skiing, tubing or just relaxing on the water. Local attractions include cinema, bowling, family fun center, ATV/Snowmobile trails, golf, and mini-golf. There is a large craft store (Arnie's), and there are numerous craft shows and other events like Budfest, and Tip-Up-Town. Other drivable attractions for day trips include, Snow Snake ziplines are located one half hour away, Mackinaw is approximately 2-1/2 hours. Traverse City 1-1/2 hours and Gaylord 1 hour. There are numerous local dining establishments located nearby, one of which is within walking distance (1/4 mile) and several other within 2 miles (Limberlost & Long Branch Saloon). Boat rentals are available nearby at Heights Marina, Brian's Marina or K&B Marina, all within two miles. ATV trails are numerous and just a short drive away, approximately 4 miles. Area shopping includes Walmart, as well as popular grocery chains Family Fare and Save-A-Lot.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Reservations are subject to cancellation if payment terms and conditions are not met.

                                                          9 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.3/5
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