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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms, Maximum capacity: 8

* PLEASE NOTE* Our summer months typically book 1 year to 6 months be ahead of the game and book early for 2017!

Our spacious, contemporary, charming blue cottage offers everything necessary for a perfect lakefront vacation. Our property has 50 ft of direct water frontage (NO road between our home and the water). The incredible view, large waterside deck with gas grill, sizable yard, and built in fire pit are just a few of the amenities you'll enjoy! And unlike some rentals, there is no additional cleaning fee for full-week summer (Memorial wknd thru Labor Day wknd) is included in the total cost. For "non-summer" rentals, there is a $100 cleaning fee.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
owner/property manager (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About owner/property manager

We have a family-owned cottage on Higgins Lake just around the corner from Big Blue. My husband grew up vacationing at the family-cottage much of his summers, and we are now blessed to have our children experience this as well.

Why owner/property manager chose Michigan

Our property resides in an quiet, family-oriented area of nicer cottages/homes, and is intended for family gatherings and nice, vacation getaways. It is not to be used for raucous, loud parties. Big Blue will be a place you and your family want to come back to yearly - a place where memories are made!


based on 15 traveler reviews

Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful week away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Big Blue....again, Year #2! It was cleaned, stocked, and ready for our use. The owners even left us S'mores makings to get us started. They truly care about us having a great time. All the comforts and conveniences of home were again available this year, I believe with an updated stainless steel dishwasher. The dock and extra-wide steps accessing the water were also improved from our stay last year. It's great to see that they not only maintain but improve their property for all to enjoy. This is truly a treasure that keeps providing our family with a week full of fun and memories. We're already looking forward to our stay at Big Blue next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirk, Lisa & girls - It's wonderful having families return...especially those who take care of our home with the same love that we do. It's also pretty special that you noticed this year's improvements without us ever mentioning them to you! Yes - the dishwasher and extra wide steps at the end of the dock are new additions to our home :) Have your reservation for next year booked, and hope you guys get the same fabulous weather that you did this vacation! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Annual getaway birthday celebration @ Higgins Lake

  • 5 of 5

Again, we enjoyed the natural beauty of Higgins Lake in a quite peaceful setting while staying @ Big Blue. A perfect place to celebrate my birthday with family and special guest Mariel (exchange student).

Even with the cool temperature Deb brave the warm waters (high 60s). We all enjoyed the cruise around the lake,fishing,a camp fire, s'mores, and time together. We look forward to a return visit!

Great job on the fireplace addition.

John, Deb, Katie, Meghan

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family memories

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from staying a week in Big Blue on Higgins Lake. My desire when booking our stay was to make memories with our young grandsons, 3 and 4 1/2 and we were successful. We have already booked a week in 2016. I agree with all the positive posts and highly recommend Big Blue for a fun and relaxing vacation. Renee and Jim are very accessible, if needed, and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the weather cooperated with your family vacation, and that you will be coming back to Big Blue again next August! Enjoy the rest of summer!
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Novi, Michigan

Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I encountered severe weather while visiting Big Blue. The storms that rolled through the area knocked the power out. Renee and Jim were helpful with supplies and updates on when the power might be restored. They were great hosts who helped to make the best of the situation. We would recommend this cottage to all of our friends and family. Big Blue is a beautiful cottage. It is spacious, clean and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The second you walk through the door, you will definitely feel like you are on vacation. Having such wonderful hosts is a definite bonus!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie & Dan - thank you for the kind words. We only wish Mother Nature had been kinder to you. Hopefully a return visit will show you the true beauty of Higgins Lake!
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

Big Blue, Big Success

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week in Big Blue the summer of 2014, I'm a bit late writing my review. I'll blame that on pregnancy brain last year! From the moment we arrived at Big Blue we were charmed by the A frame, beautiful gardens, fire pit, beautiful/long dock, and obviously the view of Higgins Lake. The house was very spacious and comfortable and could've accommodated many, many more. The view from the kitchen was perfect. There was plenty of yard to play around. We roasted s'mores every night to the sound of the waves. The views upon waking up in the morning of the lake were priceless. There were plenty of extra items in the garage to play games. We brought our bikes and stand up paddle boards and there was lots of storage. Not too far of a drive from town for groceries. The only thing we missed was wi-fi but I think they were working on getting that in 2015. We have a baby son now and hope to rent Big Blue again in the future to share with our growing family. Thanks for a great stay on a great property!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: BreAnne - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Big Blue, and hope you will visit again. We have four return renters next summer, and would love to have your family be our fifth, but we only have a couple weeks still available in August next year.
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To return for sure!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week on the beautiful Higgins Lake. Big Blue was a bonus as we stayed lakeside, with all the comforts of home and then some. Master bedroom walked out onto the deck, as did the living room. Plenty of room for our party of 8...Parents in Master, our 3 girls in 1 bedroom, Gma and cousin in 3rd and a guest or 2 on the sleeper sofa in the upstairs loft area. We rented a pontoon at the local marina and had plenty of boat rides, fishing, and swimming in the aqua waters of Higgins. Hanging out on the deck and dock, playing yard games, nightly bonfires at the firepit and visting the local DQ were favorite times. Plenty of outdoor seating was provided. The kitchen was very well stocked with more than the necessary appliances and accessories. Having our linens (sheets & bath towels) included was a new experience over other cottage rentals. Provided Wi-fi was much appreciated. The very pleasant owners were easily available and attentive to all our questions and needs!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Kirk & girls - we are so glad you were able to come back to Higgins Lake, and that you have chosen to stay next summer as well! You sure did have a fabulous, hot week for your vacation. Thanks too for treating Big Blue as your own and leaving it in such great condition...that was very thoughtful! Enjoy your summer!! Renee
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Rates & Availability

Higgins Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Christmas Week
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

We provide weekly reservations only. Reservations have a Saturday 3pm check-in time and Saturday 10am check-out time.

Rates are subject to change, and our calendar remains open until dates have been confirmed with the receipt of the non-refundable booking fee.

A $250 non-refundable booking fee (which is applied to the total rental cost) is due along with signed rental agreement to secure your week of choice. The balance is due 45 days prior to the beginning of the rental period.

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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Our cottage has a master en suite bathroom on the main floor, as well as a half bath. The upstairs also has a full bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Contemporary master bedroom (queen) complete with full en suite bathroom, and walk-in closet. Second bedroom on main floor is perfect for children, with bunk beds and an additional twin bed. Third bedroom is upstairs, and is outfitted with a queen bedroom set. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan. In addition to the three bedrooms, there is a large loft area upstairs with a queen sofa sleeper and tv. For your convenience, we also have a pack-n-play portable crib on premise.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our cottage is situated in a quiet, family-oriented area of nicer cottages/homes on the lake, and is intended for small family gatherings and nice, vacation getaways. It is not to be used for raucous, loud parties. Big Blue will be a place you and your family want to come back to yearly - a place where memories are made!

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