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Higgins Lake One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge -

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, 2 half baths (Sleeps 12 - including children)

Higgins Lake is the sixth most beautiful lake in the world. This spring-fed lake, with its sandy shores and lake bottom, boasts pristine clear waters, and crystal green depths. Our dock extends 80 feet from the shore. The water is knee deep with white sand bottom for 300 feet, then gradually drops off to deeper water. We have 200 feet of beautiful sandy beach front.

The Big House can sleep up to 12. It has a beautiful knotty pine interior, great room, and 2 glassed in porches. The house was built by a local well known Swedish craftsman. There are many examples of fine carpentry throughout the house. The lake fills the view through the large picture windows which run the length of the house. The deck offers a spectacular view, especially on clear nights when the water sparkles in the myriad colors of the sunset.

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Susie Mossman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2017

About Susie Mossman

We are the third generation of Shields family, that originally built this gorgeous house on the south shore of Higgins Lake. We grew up spending our summers and Christmas visiting our Nana and Pompom. We now live spread across the U.S. in Washington, California, and New Mexico, but return to visit every summer.

Susie Mossman purchased this house in 1935

Why Susie Mossman chose Roscommon

We are the original owners of this house. Our grandfather and grandmother built the house in 1938.

What makes this house unique

This property gives our spread out family the opportunity to get together in a peaceful and beautiful setting, with an uninterrupted view of gorgeous Higgins Lake. (please see photos) Our beachfront is sandy and safe for water play. We enjoy being at the lake in all seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all, we completely enjoyed our stay at your home. It was just right. The warmth and spaciousness --both indoor and out--were so enjoyable for us and for our guests. The lake and weather cooperated nicely, also. The hospitality Kip, John and Michael (and singing Karl) was such a treat. The girls will always remember their initiation by diving off the pontoon. Thanks again for working with us on the price. It was a very special visit for us...we got to visit with friends we hadn't seen since our marriage on Mackinac 17 years ago. Thanks so much. We look forward to booking with you again.
Aug 2011
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Roscommon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom3 - toilet
    Bathroom4 - toilet
    bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 baths with showers - no tubs 2 half baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Higgins Lake One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge -
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 11 reviews

beautiful old home on the lake

  • 5 of 5

A great place to share some memories with friends and family. The multiple bedrooms and bathrooms made it much easier and the large kitchen with 2 fridges was very helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you again in the future.......
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the view of the lake and the house. Great place to vacation. Will definitely do this again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, wonderful lake. Every year it gets better.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, this property is NOT on Six Mile Lake. It is on the south shore of beautiful Higgins Lake. And I emphasize beautiful. We have now rented this house for 18 consecutive years. That should tell you a lot about the house and the owners. Our family is scattered across the U.S. and everyone tries to get to Higgins Lake for as much of the two weeks as they can. It has become a family tradition. In addition to the large living room there is a glass enclosed room overlooking the lake and a very large patio, also overlooking the lake. Both special places for family meals. Each year we find the owner has updated something. It's too bad there is not a picture showing the fabulous view of Higgins Lake from the front. A major recommendation for Higgins Lake is that swimmer's itch has now been eliminated. We are already booked for this house for next year, our 19th year. Little kids and babies when we first came are now driving cars and are college graduates. All still want to find time for "our lake house."

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Needless to day, this family is family to us, and we are thrilled and honored that our place has figured so centrally in their growing family life. They have always been most respectful of the property, and have had excellent suggestions for improvements.....we are very pleased that they want to come back for a 19th summer....
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the big house with our extended family for a week. It was perfect. Higgins lake is amazing and the cottage was very cosy and welcoming. The great room is amazing and was the perfect place for our family to gather together after a day on the water. Plenty of room for everyone. We really had a great time and we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great location, excellent hosts

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice time!

  • 4 of 5

Charming lakefront home. Beautiful craftsmanship in the house, with a lot of great seating for our large group. No swimmers itch from the 15 people who stayed here for a week. Owners very responsive and helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your visit - It was a pleasure to have you!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
linens not provided $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

We do not provide linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, towels). We can order a linen service, however, for 60.00. (Linens for the 9 beds, and towels for 12 people).
We do include children in the total number of guests. There is a surcharge for exceeding 12 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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