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Cozy cottage - 1 block to beach / boat launch - sleeps 6-7

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cozy cottage with year round attractions for boating, hunting, skiing and more!

The perfect get-away at popular Higgins Lake. This cottage has it all! Great location - 1 block from the lake, quiet neighborhood, excellent amenities, kid friendly, and everything you need for a great vacation. 1 Mile to gas/convenience store, 15 minutes to a variety of restaurants, full service grocery store, pizza and more. Summertime activities abound on the lake, as well as all the nature trails nearby, golf courses, and the Au Sable river (for kayaking, canoeing, and the best fly fishing in Michigan). Winter activities include cross country skiing (XC Headquarters is 1 mile away), snowmobiling, down hill skiing and tubing (Hanson Hills is just 15 minutes away, Boyne Mtn. and others are within 1 hour). Come stay with us for any season. Michigan vacations are the BEST!

Nancy Linde
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Nancy Linde

We just purchased this cottage in 2013, we've been camping all around Michigan for years and this was our favorite all around spot. We spent much of our first year remodeling, furnishing, and decorating this cottage. Our goal is to rent it half-time, leaving time for us to enjoy it as well.

Nancy Linde purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Nancy Linde chose Michigan

We can't say enough about the area. There is just so much to do in any season (boating, fishing, skiing, hunting, snowmobiling, etc.), and if you like to be lazy, it's great for that too! Higgins Lake is zoned to not become overly commercialized and there is a great deal of nature preservation here. As for the cottage itself, we have worked hard to make it cozy, there are no compromises with regards to quality furnishings or decor - it is truly a pleasure to spend time here. While most of the area is beautiful, this particular neighborhood is filled with families (if you are looking for a party zone you might want to look on the west side of the lake, or south in Houghton Lake). It is the only neighborhood with a beach and boat launch open to the public - but it doesn't get too crowded because there is no public parking nearby (our driveway is big enough for several cars and boat). We are members of a neighborhood association which maintains the boat launch and beach access so you don't have to go to a local park for access.

What makes this cottage unique

House comes with a keyless entry so you don't have to worry about losing keys and you can check-in/out at any hour. The house is well stocked with bath n beach towels, bikes, cooking supplies, linens, etc. All you really need to bring is your own clothes, food and toiletries (but we have extras of some of those too).


Roscommon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • No parking is permitted on the lawn between the garage and house because that's where the septic system is.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Living room also has a full size futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This home is well stocked with quality items that we appreciate, everything is at least as good as our full-time home. The sheets are soft, the furniture is comfortable, the coffee is the best - everything you need for a great vacation. There are no compromises coming here and we are happy to share it with you!


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Cozy cottage - 1 block to beach / boat launch - sleeps 6-7
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great location...exactly as described. Well stocked with everything you need, cozy and very homey!

  • 5 of 5

The Linde's were great to work with! The cottage was perfect for our family in a great location. Very accommodating and flexible with everything we needed for a very memorable week!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, Mi

Beautiful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was great for our vacation! It was very clean, and had some games that we could play during rainy days. I only wish it had another bathroom, and another room for adults. This rental is perfect for a family with kids, and it's a short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your vacation home. The cabin is exactly like the pictures. Very clean and neat and comfortable. Wonderful place to rest with the family after swimming, sight seeing or shopping all day long. We would not hesitate to return to such a pleasant place. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill,SC. Southeast United States

outstanding Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean, Lots of room, Many extras that are not provided at most rental properties, Close to beach, Best of all the owners were a pleasure to work with and everything went smooth throughout the whole process!!!!!!! Would stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kelly Beach

Higgins Lake is home to year around enjoyment of Northern Michigan at it's best! Enjoy the beautiful spring fed lake with crystal clear water, sandy beach in the summer, numerous hiking and cross-country ski trails for year-round enjoyment, several downhill ski and golf resorts, and Michigan's finest fly-fishing on the south branch of the Au Sable river. This small town is uniquely zoned to preserve nature and minimize commercial development. A fantastic get-away only 3 hours north of Detroit.


Rates & Availability

Roscommon Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

The cleaning service is required for all first time guests. The cleaning fee is $150.

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.
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