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Stunning Five Bedroom Lakefront Home on Houghton Lake, Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Don't gamble with the precious few days of your vacation time! Book The Old Trail Chalet and enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have found luxury, serenity and convenience right here, in this newer, 3120 sqft. lakefront home. This property is among the top large vacation rental homes available in Houghton Lake, Mi. The lake is Michigan's largest inland lake at over 22,000 acres of world class fishing and activities. With 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths there's enough room to accommodate 12 guests in beds + air mattresses for an additional 2-3 people. This wonderful residence is a fantastic size and layout for multiple families or large group of friends escaping to Michigan's amazing Up-North. The moment you arrive you'll immediately feel at ease in this tranquil setting. The house is situated on a very quiet, low traffic street. You'll enjoy plenty of peace and privacy here. Inside, vaulted ceilings, beautiful heated hardwood floors and cozy furnishings give the home its unique charm, which creates a terrific environment for your lakefront vacation. Gather on the comfy couches or belly up to the bar and let the fishing tails of "how the big one got away" begin. Inspired architecture and well appointed furnishings make this jaw-dropping home the perfect blend of comfortable and stunning. The floor to ceiling Southern exposure with 180 degree views of the East bay make unforgettable sunsets and sunrises! This luxury estate captures the year round relaxation and recreational activities of the Houghton Lake community. Outdoor adventures begin just outside the door as there is something here for everyone. After a thrilling day on the lake, come home to refuel with a meal prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the necessary appliances and cooking tools. The expansive stamped concrete patio will serve as the ideal place to spend warm evenings barbecuing on the gas grill, socializing with your companions, or simply relaxing while you admire the picturesque shoreline views. On those brisk winter nights, retreat indoors and curl up by the toasty fireplace and radiant in-floor heat. When you're finally ready to call it a night, you'll be happy to retire to one of the inviting bedrooms to rest up for another adventure filled day.

The Location...

Reap the benefits of staying in a beautiful lakefront chalet cottage. Having your own private beach is quite rare on Houghton Lake, with no seawall to climb over to soak your feet. Located on the pristine East bay with sunsets to warm your heart and put a smile on anyones face. Our home is centrally located and is less than 15 minuets from all of Houghton Lakes hot spots. Just down the street you can rent anything from pontoons and jet skis to snowmobiles and ice fishing shanty's. Nearby trail heads connect you to thousands of miles of ATV, snowmobile, X-country skiing, Hiking and Biking trails. These trails will take you through Michigans magnificent State and National forests, where large and small game hunting rein supreme. Guided private-land hunting and charter fishing are available.

About The Owners...

Houghton Lake is truly rejuvenating. We met in the area and have "Honeymooned" there many times over the years. Being drawn to the Lake most of all for it's tranquility and beauty. We want to share our home with those who appreciate serenity and nature's beauty, family time and outdoor activities. We can assure all guests that if you're not completely satisfied, we are not satisfied. We will do everything possible to ensure your complete satisfaction. Our home which we dearly love and visit often, is managed by us personally and we have a great local manager, housekeeper and caretaker. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please let us know and we can assure you the management team will bend over backwards 24/7 to make sure your issues no matter how big or small are taken care of for you.

Why the Owners Chose Houghton Lake...

We purchased The Old Trail Chalet primarily because of her spectacular views! We feel it's the perfect home for entertaining large families and gatherings with spectacular sunsets over the lake. Followed by breathtaking views of the moon and stars in the clear, clean Up-North air. The Old Trail Chalet is far beyond and ahead of its competition where it really counts! Creating lasting and unforgettable memories from the best Houghton Lake has to offer. We look forward to hearing from you with the dates you wish to book. It's never to early to book, inquire about your dates now.

Worth Mentioning...

- Five Bedroom, Four and a half baths, 3120 square feet.

- Luxury hotel quality linens, towels and pillows provided.

- 85 feet of lake frontage

- Professionally decorated by Lakeview Interiors

- Our home doesn't have central air which isn't usually a problem because of the nice breeze coming off the lake. Each bedroom does have a state of the art, standalone air conditioner for those who prefer it a little cooler.

- Two refrigerators & one chest freezer.

- Four person paddle boat & a two person kayak included.

- Effortless keyless check-in and out. We make it easy to stay with us. Drive straight to the home and access it with your own personal lock code.


More Details

Matt Perron
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Houghton Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pease see attached house rules in rental agreement.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on main floor
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Located on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stunning Five Bedroom Lakefront Home on Houghton Lake, Michigan
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Very nice house , very well equipped for our large group of people

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house would recommend it , owner was very helpful and informative hope to go back

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okemos, MI

Wonderful property! Clean and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

The location and property were great and owner was wonderful to work with! I would highly recommend this home for a getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, Mi

Fall Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are 5 couples who are Michigan State University graduates. Some are third generation grads. We have been season ticket holders for MSU football for decades and have been arranging getaway weekends for the away MSU-UM games for a number of years. This house was the best yet. Matt was wonderful to deal with and his house is very well appointed. The big flat screen TV was very nice to watch the great MSU victory. If the weather had been better it would have been nice to take advantage of the outdoor amenities offered on Houghton Lake. We will definitely rent from Matt again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home/location, very clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for our annual girls weekend. Gorgeous view, beautiful weather, very enjoyable, spacious and relaxing. We never ended up leaving the property! Matt, the owner, is very friendly and accomodating. Would definitely consider booking again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Lots of extras! Very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful lake house. It was perfect for our large family. The house was very clean and the owner was very friendly. I don't think I've ever seen a rental home more well stocked! Lots of towels, sheets, dishes, appliances, water toys, etc. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation. The view of Houghton Lake was spectacular. It was very relaxing to sit by the water and enjoy the view. The owners were amazing. They answered any questions we had and were extremely helpful. We spent lots of time kayaking, sailing, swimming and reading by the water. It was a wonderful vacation spot for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $275
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.