Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await!

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Overview of Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await!

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Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await!

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Lake view
Houghton Lake, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationQuest Golf Club11 min drive
  • Popular LocationJR Resort12 min drive
  • Popular LocationSouth Higgins Lake State Park14 min drive
  • AirportRoscommon County – Blodgett Memorial Airport (HTL)14 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1632 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    4 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await! Just across the street of the north shore of the North Bay-400 feet to public entrance for snowmobiles-1 mile from Houghton Lake Marina and pontoon rentals-10 minutes to South Higgins Lake State Park and North Higgins Lake State Park and much more!

We welcome your family to our cabin/cottage(which we affectionately call our Cab-age) :) where you can find adventures and create life long memories of experiences with the people you care about!


Relax with your family in 1,700 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a view of Houghton Lake across the front of the house.

Open concept main living area with kitchen upstairs on the second floor and a separate space downstairs for the kids to video game or watch a movie after a long day of exploring the Houghton/Higgins Lake area or northern Michigan. Rest comfortably in 2 of the bedrooms with king size beds and the kids can have a sleepover in our built-in bedroom with 4 twin brand new memory foam beds.

Bedroom 1 upstairs- King bed
Bedroom 2 upstairs- 4 built-in twins
Bedroom 3 downstairs – King bed

KITCHEN-Fully equipped, microwave, air fryer, griddle, dual coffee maker for traditional drip or with pods, dishware/flatware

INDOOR LIVING- All tvs equipped with firesticks(55” main level upstairs second floor, 43” downstairs living space, 43” in each king bedroom, ceiling fans in every room, dining table for 6

PARKING- Room for 4 vehicles

GENERAL-Free high speed wifi (up to 400 mbs), full size Washer/Dryer, linens, towels, Central Air, Central Heat, keyless entry, cleaning essentials, base hand soaps
We have a large selection of fun family game favorites so you can play family games in the evening, or you can use the high speed internet for gaming, streaming your favorite show to unwind, or even working remotely for a change of scenery.

Planning a big family breakfast to start your day? A fully stocked kitchen with all the tools to make it a reality are there for you. A grill and smoker are also available. The brand new furnace and central air system keep your living spaces comfortable so you can enjoy your stay to the max.

You are central to picking your Michigan adventure on a given day, rain or shine.

S Higgins Lake State Park and N Higgins Lake State Park with incredible sandbar and scenery both sit 10 minutes away in different directions for a day at the beach, or just check out the local family fun adventures Houghton Lake has to offer. Affordable pontoon rentals from the Houghton Lake Marina 1 mile away could be your ticket to an afternoon on the water.

Want to branch out from the Houghton and Higgins Lake Michigan area for the Pure Michigan experience? Shopping, golfing, hitting the beach, or learning Michigan history, we are conveniently located less than 1.5 hours in all directions to unique tourist favorites Traverse City, Petoskey, Gaylord, Mackinaw City, and East Tawas. In summer find a river to float, or experience fishing at some of the finest fresh water lakes our country has to offer.

In the fall, have you ever enjoyed a northern Michigan color tour and seen the tapestry of spectacular colors from oak, maple, birch and others? If not, or if you have and can’t wait to get back, northern Michigan in fall is a special treat to enjoy.

Are snow sports and the cold more your thing? Our house sits 400 feet from a main artery onto Houghton Lake for snow sled enthusiasts and several other options are nearby in Grayling and Harrison to ski or snow tube. If you can think it, you can do it from our property as our family as experienced. Up to 4 snow sleds or 2 Razrs can fit in our drive through garage to keep them out of the elements and safe.

Our family believes in the memories we create and the experiences we share which is what led us to get this place in one of our favorite locations. We hope you decide to choose our property and make memories of your own.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: The Quest Golf Course (6.5 miles), Pineview Highlands Golf Course (9.6 miles), Houghton Lake State Forest Park (.5 mile), South Higgins Lake State Park (8.4 miles), North Higgins Lake State Park (8.6 miles), Hartwick Pines State Park (26 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Mt Pleasant (59 miles), Tawas (71 miles), Traverse City (62 miles), Petoskey (85 miles), Gaylord (48 miles), Mackinaw City (104 miles), Lake Charlevoix (85 miles), Elk Rapids (64 miles), West Branch (34 miles), Oscoda (85 miles)

AIRPORTS: Cherry Capital Airport (61 miles), MBS International Airport (86 miles)

-No Smoking
-No Pets allowed
-No events, parties or large gatherings
-Must be at least 25 years old to book
-Additional fees and taxes may apply
-Photo ID may be required upon check in
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with desks and dining tables. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Andrew Manthei



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit
  • Garden


  • Washing machine

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital
  • Near the marina
  • On a lake

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby

Safety features

  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1,632 square feet (152 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

About this area

Houghton Lake

Located in Houghton Lake, this vacation home is on a lake. Quest Golf Club and Pineview Highlands Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore South Higgins Lake State Park and North Higgins Lake State Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • North Higgins Lake State Park - 11 min drive
  • Quest Golf Club - 11 min drive
  • JR Resort - 12 min drive
  • South Higgins Lake State Park - 14 min drive
  • Pineview Highlands Golf Course - 15 min drive


  • McDonald's - 10 min drive
  • MJ's Eatery - 9 min drive
  • Little Boots Country Diner - 12 min drive
  • Spikehorn Restaurant & Lounge - 15 min drive
  • J D's Old Town Tavern - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await! pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await! ?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await! ?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake family adventures await! located?

Situated on a lake, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of JR Resort, Quest Golf Club, and South Higgins Lake State Park. North Higgins Lake State Park and Pineview Highlands Golf Course are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Nicky K.

Take Me Back!!
This house was beautiful , and CLEAN. The entire process was a breeze, and the communication was phenomenal. I would recommend this to any of my family and friends, and we hope to go back again sometime in the future.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Kyle N.

Great Location
Very close to UTV trails and lake!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Andrea S.

Close to trails and town
My husband and I stayed at the Cab-age for a long weekend getaway. The house was clean and in a great location. A short drive to town and restaurants and a short drive to the trailhead. The bed was so incredibly comfortable, we slept great. Our sxs fit perfectly in the garage and we were able drive the few short miles to the trailhead vs having to load up on the trailer. We had great communication with the owner! Just one note, I missed the message in the app about checkout instructions and only saw the note in the book provided at the house which only listed stripping the beds. Just wanted to mention so you don't make the same mistake we did. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We had a wonderful time!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Lauren P.

Cab-age patch kids
And to think we almost didn’t take an end of the summer trip. Our family and friends enjoyed the house and used all the amenities including the smoker! The yard was spacious enough for yard games and both our vehicles. We went to Higgins lake a few times, the water is beautiful! The house had everything we needed. The upstairs did get really warm but we spent most our time outside. The older kids enjoyed the bunk room. Beds were cozy and we all loved the couches upstairs. We wanted to bring them with us when leaving 😂 We typically stay closer to Higgins but wouldn’t mind renting here again in the future. Andy was ON IT with any questions we had. Great time was had by everyone.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sherri N.

Cozy property, perfect for families
This cozy property at the north end of Houghton Lake was a great central hub for day trips in many directions. It was well appointed with kitchen and recreation supplies and in a lovely neighborhood safe for walking. The host is thoughtful and communications before, during and after our stay were clear and very prompt. We had a fabulous time without worry.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022