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***Extremely Clean -- 1 Mile to South Higgins Lake Beach & Park***

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

******Come & Explore The Beauty Of S. Higgins Lake In Our Beautiful, Chalet Cottage Home****

Located just 1 mile from Higgins Lake South Park in a quiet, relaxing area.

After a day at the beach, enjoy ICE CREAM at the park or Nibbles (located 1/2 mile from the beach.) Enjoy games, cards and conversations with your guests in our four season room.

We have BOOKS, GAMES, & TOYS for kids to play with and three twin beds in the upper loft area for them to sleep on.

Enjoy watching Cable T.V., a DVD together with children and family movies or play Playstation 2 on a rainy day.

This is an extremely nice place with all the amenities to make it feel like home.

Please NO SMOKING (you can smoke outdoors away from the house and deck, but not indoor smoking) and NO PETS. We love pets too and thoroughly understand that pets are a part of your family, but they are not allowed at the beach so they would be left behind unattended.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Annette

I take pride in our beautiful, well decorated, extremely clean cottage and work extremely hard to keep it looking brand new :)

As one of our guests wrote in our guest book (located at the cottage), "Annette you should be extremely proud of your place. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back." The guest book is filled with years of wonderful comments and places our guest have been to.

Annette purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Annette chose Roscommon

Higgins Lake was once rated the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. With its deep, (stunning different blue colors) clear waters with a mile of shoreline at the South Higgins Lake State Park, makes this a lake you want to spend the day at. Whether you want to swim, go jet skiing or rent a boat to enjoy for the day and go tubbing or water skiing, this is the perfect lake! The opportunities are endless fishing, boating, swimming (in the winter, people enjoy ice fishing and snowmobiling). Higgins Lake runs into Houghton Lake. Come and enjoy the beauty of Higgins Lake and spend time with your family and friends!

What makes this cottage unique

You will enjoy the many benefits our place has to offer and one of the top is the cleanliness!! Next, is the feeling of 'home' as our renters have stated to us. The cottage has beautiful Amish hand-made log furniture throughout including queen log beds & kitchen tabIe. I truly believe in getting away with your family and friends and doing activities together that don't seem to happen in everyday busy lives we all lead, so you will find games to play, some books to read, movies to watch together and if its a rainy day (playstation to play together). What makes our place nice is the fact that I try really hard to make it 'feel like home'. We have some toilet paper, garbage bags, napkins, usually paper towels, and sometimes even coffee. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions you may have regarding this wonderful, clean, place to enjoy with your family and friends. To help keep the place so clean we do not allow smoking or pets.

Summer 2017 ------Just added premium Art Van couches for the family room!! Don't forget to enjoy our gas grill and eat outside on our wrought iron patio set with umbrella. We also have 4 colorful wrought iron patio chairs to sit and enjoy in the front of the house on our nice spacious deck.

Going above and beyond to make our place super nice, clean and comfortable!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

139 Heritage Way, Roscommon Township, MI, 48653, United States (7019312)

Date of Stay

June 21, 2015

Helpful votes:0/0

This was a very nice and clean rental property. Lots of room for the 4 of us girls. They had a nice sized TV, DVD, CD, Playstation, alot of board games which we used every night. A grill and fire pit (plus wood) outside on the patio. I can't think of one thing we was very well supplied. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a comfortable place to stay. It was about 1 mile to Higgins Lake and close to Houghton Lake also. Also about 100 miles to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. Take the ferry across and enjoy yourself. Lots of fudge and good food and plenty of scenery for taking pictures. Also the horse carriage tours. Very well worth the money to stay here.

My Response

Thank-you so much for your review. We take pride in our cottage and strive to make it feel just like home. The cottage is located in a perfect area with Higgins Lake South State Park located a mile away, canoe rentals in Roscommon, hike the trails at Marl Lake (located across the street from Higgins). Beautiful Macinaw 1 & 1/2 hours north of the cottage, Traverse City about an hour from the cottage or hike the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes. We welcome more fantastic renters to build memories with their family and friends at our higginslakecottage.
Jul 2015
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Roscommon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • --No shoes on carpet. Please remove your shoes in our sunroom. Thank-you! We strive to keep a super clean place for you and your guest to enjoy :)
  • --No Indoor Smoking --No Pets --No candles, signs or decorations inside or outside. --No Subrental to Others --No Illegal Activities on Premise
  • -To place garbage in trash bags & put in garbage container by mailbox. -Renter must leave the house as it was found upon arrival. Check-out by 10:00
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The nicely decorated bathroom is on the main level. It is a full bathroom with a shower/tub and beautiful sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom has a beautiful hand-made log bed.
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , In the loft area are 3 twin size beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom downstairs has a beautiful queen log bed.
  • There is two bedooms, one upstairs and one downstairs each with a queen size bed and ceiling fans. Kids love the half loft upstairs (3 twin size beds) with toys, games and books to read. We also have a nice aerobed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
As Previous Renters Have Told Us Our Place Feels 'just Like Home'. It is VERY CLEAN, nicely decorated and we have extra ammenities such as napkins, toliet paper , some condiments in the frig, Games and Books to read. We have a guest book located at the cottage that you are welcome to read after check in and see what wonderful comments all of our previous renters have shared about the cottage and their vacation.


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***Extremely Clean -- 1 Mile to South Higgins Lake Beach & Park***
average rating of 4.952381 based on 27 reviews

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was very clean and tidy. All related instructions were very easy to follow. The Cottage met all expectations and then some.

Well Done!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for staying at our cottage and for your wonderful review! We are blessed to have such fantastic renters that enjoy and build memories with their family and friends at our beautiful higgins lake cottage.
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Loved it...❤

  • 5 of 5

Super cute, super clean, super cozy! We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review. We are so happy you loved the cottage and enjoyed your time up north. Thanks again for your sweet review :) Annette (I love hearing from our fantastic renters who love our place as much as we do. This is why I strive really hard to have an exceptionally nice, clean and comfortable place. Thanks again and we hope you can come back.)
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  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and the owner was more than helpful in answering all our questions and making sure our needs were met. The close proximity to South Higgins Lake State Park is so convenient, and the house was equipped with everything we needed for our week stay. We would definitely use this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and look forward to having you and your family back. It is wonderful to see other family's enjoy our beautiful cottage!!
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home was as described, very clean! It even smelled nice! No musty smell. The location of the home is in a beautiful area. We took many walks in the neighborhood and drank in the nature. It was also very conveniently located to Higgins lake, only a mile away. To owner was very responsive and great to work with. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your wonderful review. I work hard to go above and beyond so that renters like yourself have a comfortable, nicely decorated & clean place to enjoy while on vacation. We look forward to having you come back and enjoy the cottage and Higgins Lake. Please note that our cottage is also available in the fall and winter so you can enjoy going for a nature walk and soak in the color of the fall leaves or go snowmobiling & xc skiing in the winter.
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this home for a long weekend and it exceeded our expectations. It is set in a quiet and peaceful location, surrounded by trees and wildlife. There are ice cream and pizza shops around the corner and South Higgins Lake State Park just down the road. Inside, the home was spotless and stocked with everything we could have needed for our stay. The décor was charming with bears and moose, which added to the "Up North Cabin" feel. We spent a lot of time playing games on the huge dining table and reading books in the sunny entry room. Annette was a pleasure to talk to and wonderful to work with. She made sure that we comfortable and happy during our stay. We will definitely stay here during our next trip to the Higgins Lake area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Jennifer so much for your wonderful review. I absolutely loved everything you said. We are so blessed to share our wonderful cottage with such fantastic people as yourself. So happy you loved your stay and look forward to having you make more memories at our cottage and Higgins Lake :)
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Very clean cottage. Wonderful surroundings. Close to anything you could think of to do.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this wonderful cottage. Higgins Lake State Park is beautiful and a very short drive away. Property was in a great quiet neighborhood with all paved roads and very easy to get to. Plenty of room for a boat trailer or toy trailer for the trails that are surrounding the area. Would definitely recommend and I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you come back and make more memories at our cottage and Higgins Lake.
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Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Silver Dollar Saloon
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ye Olde Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Timbers Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cross Country Ski Headquarters
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Higgins Lake Beach and Park

SOUTH HIGGINS LAKE, has beautiful blue different water depth colors and A MILE OF SHORELINE.

A fantastic location for SWIMMING, BOATING (pontoon, power boats, etc are available for rent at Higgins Lake South State Park. and B&B Marina)


Enjoy a nice hike with your family at Marl Lake across from Higgins Lake.

There is plenty of trails to go snowmobiling or use your ATV.

Located within a few miles of the cottage is a Par 3 GOLF COURSE which is perfect if you have little kids or enjoy a family game of golf.

Higgins lake is the perfect area to get away with your family and friends and build memories at our beautiful cottage.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $79 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rentals require a rental form to be filled out. This property does not allow pets or smoking. Thank-you for renting our beautiful cottage. Please feel free to call Annette at 517-655-7024 if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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