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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms, Maximum capacity: 8

* PLEASE NOTE* Our summer weeks typically book 1 year to 6 months in advance. Our 2017 summer months are completely booked at this time. We will open our 2018 calendar around Memorial Day.

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.

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owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

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 Northern 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!


Higgins Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Big Blue - Charming 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Higgins Lake Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Big blue is an amazing getaway to relax and enjoy your family. It is just beautiful inside and out. The sunsets are breath taking. We felt like we were right at home. The kids enjoyed kayaking and swimming in the clear waters. And I might add that the beds are really comfortable. I haven't slept that good in a long time. Renee and Jim are special people -- thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. And we will cherish our memories that we made there forever ...

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you guys had such a wonderful family vacation. And I am even happier to have found our home completely cleaned for us upon arrival for our family week at Big Blue! Wow! That was extra special!!! Please come back :)
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Norton Shores

Little Slice of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and accurately described. The sunrises and sunsets on this picturesque lake with crystal clear and sky blue waters were absolutely magnificent!! Peaceful and calming. Relaxing.

The property was clean and well maintained. The owners Renee and Jim were attentive and receptive, courteous and polite! They were fair and honest. I would definitely recommend Big Blue for couples or families looking to get away, relax and build lifelong memories. Big Blue is a jewel on Higgins Lake

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jon & Roxanne! We're so glad your family enjoyed your stay and had such great weather for your vacation too! I also loved the fact that you and your family took such fabulous care of Big Blue, making clean up Saturday so much easier on Jim and myself. We have you booked for your next Higgins Lake vacation - and will be glad to have you back next year! Renee & Jim
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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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Rates & Availability

Higgins Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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