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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. 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:
September 24, 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
  • See Rental Agreement and House Rules
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Five Bedroom Lakefront Home on Houghton Lake, Michigan
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

It was wonderful! Clean, spacious, and well equipped and accommodating:)

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience! Loved having the paddle boat and kayak available. Between sitting on the dock reading, relaxing on our anchored floating island, playing can jam in the yard, or watching our grandson having a blast splashing in his little pool:)

One of my favorites was sitting in the swing underneath the tree and just enjoying the view.

The house is soooo spacious that you didn't feel like you were on top of each other. The large kitchen area was awesome to work in, as everyone took turns cooking dinner every night, and loved how easy it was to work in and had all the appliances we needed and then some:)

Loved it all!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adult Couples Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, very well appointed and was well suited to our group of five couples. This was to be a fishing weekend for the guys and relaxing weekend for the girls, however as Michigan Winter/Springs go you can never be quite sure. We did find safe ice and did find some fish also. The girls did find the relaxing to their satisfaction.

The owner has pretty much thought of everything you will need to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable stay. From a well stocked kitchen, including blender, coffee maker, electric griddle, fridge with ice maker and so on, we tried everything and were very satisfied. He even has a box of misc. items in the master bedroom storeroom with items you may need but may have forgotten, sunscreen, band aides even a USB charger if you forgot that.

There are plenty of nice towels for each of the bathroom and plenty of hot water, no cold showers amongst the group. One note: the master bedroom and bathroom do not appear to have any direct heat source other than the heat which comes in from the main house. This was not a problem for us as we have a couple that prefers cooler temps. But the room does have infrared space heaters in the bedroom and bathroom, we used the one in the bathroom and it heated it up nicely in there.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Matt was great to work with, always getting back to our requests or questions in a short time. He did his best to make sure we had a great getaway.

We will definitely be coming back for another visit hopefully mother nature will work as hard as Matt to make sure our time there is memorable.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorri, thanks for the kind words! We do our best to make sure all our guests have a memorable stay. We noticed the master bedroom and bath being a little cooler than the rest of the home last November when we started using the heat. The HVAC guy thinks one of the water lines that heats the floor is clogged. Unfortunately to properly fix the issue he has to shut the entire system down to do so. Something he wasn’t comfortable doing during the winter. Rest assured once Mother Nature releases us from her frozen grip we will get it fixed. The heated tile floor in the master bath is one of many things that drew us to this home. Thanks again! Matt :)
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

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