|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
SLEEPS: 8 comfortably
*EXCELLENT FOR SWIMMING*
Houghton Lake Hideaway is a great place to soak in the fun of Northern Michigan. Enjoy this classic cottage along a quiet street, with neighbors a comfortable distance apart on both sides.
Houghton Lake is a popular destination to enjoy summer fun with your family. The lake is shallow, so kids and adults alike enjoy wading and exploring the water, sometimes up to 100 feet from from shore. The sandy beach is a joy! You are welcome to bring your boat own boat and use our tie-off poles as you use our dock. Make sure you bring plenty of rope! Although water levels do fluctuate, the level around the dock tends to be 2- 2/12 feet. There is a sandy bottom around the dock. We always try to get the dock in around the 1st of May each year,, weather permitting.
Entering the cottage, you have the choice of turning to the kitchen area, heading directly upstairs to the main sleeping area and convenient 1/2 bath or to the comfy living room with windows and a door wall overlooking the gorgeous Houghton Lake.
In the kitchen you you will find an ideal wooden dining room table with bench seating to have your meals, or play your favorite board game with your family. A great place for an evening puzzle, or to just sit around and talk about the day.We now have (new in 2016) cable TV & WiFi!
Continuing past the comfortable, simple kitchen you can head into the downstairs master bedroom with a queen bed. It is adjacent to the sole full bathroom-- ideal for a the older relative in your group, or the couple who just wants a little more privacy from the rest of the group.
Remaining on the main floor, you can escape the activities in the kitchen area by relaxing in the living room. There is a couch and 5 rocking chairs. The carpeted floors make the chilly evenings feel cozy on your feet as you enjoy looking out onto Houghton Lake with an ideal view.
Better than watching the view from behind the door-wall, open the door-wall and step onto the deck. There you can gather the outdoor chairs and sit with you family and friends and soak in the fresh air.
There is nothing better in the summer than sitting around the fire, roasting your marshmallows and telling great stories while you feel the gentle breeze off of Houghton Lake.
1. There is one bedroom on the main floor that has one queen bed.
2. The first bedroom upstairs has two full size beds, and one queen bed.
3. The second bedroom upstairs has three full size beds.
* Each bedroom has a ceiling fan*
Main Floor- full bathroom.
Upstairs-a half bathroom.
Houghton Lake is just a short drive away...
Detroit- 190 miles
Grand Rapids-130 miles
Traverse City-60 miles
Mackinac Bridge-100 miles
Fort Wayne-250 miles
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
• Established in 2005
If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.
We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.
A perfect cottage for a large family who would love to create lifetime memories on the water! From taking the paddle boat during the day to a nighttime bonfire, such a wonderful place to escape to.
This wonderful cottage is ideal for a larger family who love to sleep under one roof. Enjoy the Up North traditions of the evening campfire together, looking out at the water. Tradition, memories, time together.
My husband, son and I recently stayed for the weekend at the Houghton Lake cottage. We had an absolutely wonderful time, the only problem was that we couldn't stay longer! The house was very comfortable and spacious, it could easily fit 10+ people. The lake- which not only provides a beautiful view from the wraparound deck- also provides hours of family fun! The water is waist deep for at least 100 ft and the sandy bottom is always a plus! My 7 year old LOVED taking the paddle boat out for an adventure! All in all a very relaxing spot- nothing beats bonfires next to the water! This cottage definitely has it all and we can't wait to go back next year for a longer stay!
Nothing disappointing about this cottage! Very clean and well maintained property with lots of amenities. Great location and plenty of room on the property for adults and kids to have fun. Water was great with a clean sandy bottom. Wish list items are central air and washer/dryer.
We enjoyed our stay at the Houghton Lake Cottage, it was very relaxing. The sandy lake is perfect for swimming and kayaking! We also enjoyed playing frisbee and ladder golf on the lawn. The campfire was nice for having hot dogs and s'mores at night. The cottage is very clean and well maintained. We would highly recommend to others and stay again!