SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace, stereo
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake

Entire home

SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake

9.4/10 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPineview Highlands Golf Course2 min drive
  • Popular LocationQuest Golf Club5 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhite Deer Country Club8 min drive
  • AirportRoscommon County – Blodgett Memorial Airport (HTL)20 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2240 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 murphy beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

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

SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake

Beachfront vacation home for sun and fun

Let's cover the tough stuff first.............It's important that your entire group reads and fully understands everything in this section. If anything in this section makes you uncomfortable PLEASE DO NOT RESERVE TIME AT OUR HOME.

We list the 'tough stuff' first to avoid any confusion as we want to make sure this is the right destination for you and everyone visiting with you.

We Love our home on Houghton Lake. Should you decide to visit there are a few things you need to know.
First and foremost.........This is a Family Friendly home

Our home is a place for family and friends to gather while enjoying this beautifully tranquil area.
Our neighbor is NOT ON must be considerate of those around you at all times.

If your goal is showing up and 'going crazy' DO NOT select our home. This is tough to address and we trust you understand the comment.

If you're searching for a spectacular home to spend time in while you enjoy the peace and serenity of Houghton Lake we invite you to stay with us.

If you feel any of this may be an issue kindly select a different home.


*You will be spending time in OUR HOME. This isn't the Marriott or Red Roof Inn.
It's OUR HOME that we enjoy sharing with mature, relaxed, respectful families.

*Occupancy at our home is STRICTLY limited to 10 individuals. This limit also applies to the use of our yard, and waterfront areas. We want you to have a fantastic time; but YOU MUST be a good neighbor. At no point can our home, yard, or waterfront be used to entertain/host additional friends and family. Please reach out to us if you have questions.

*Outside activities (campfires, music, loud conversations, etc.) that have the potential to disturb neighbors MUST FULLY CONCLUDE BEFORE 11:00 pm. We will stress again This is a Family Friendly Home and NOT a party house. This IS NOT a party neighborhood.

*Like most homes, we have exterior security cameras. One camera monitors the front of our home (parking area/front entrance) while the second camera monitors our backyard (deck/yard/docks/waterfront).

*The garage and one closet will be locked/inaccessible as they contain our personal items.

Now the good stuff.........................We invite you, your family, and friends to relax and enjoy our 2,240 Square Foot, 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath home situated on the beautiful South Shore of Michigan’s Largest Inland Lake. South Shore Escape is a completely updated home. Spectacular water views welcome you upon arrival.
South Shore Escape will become your home away from home as you relax and unwind. Whether you're spending time in the spacious living area, eating at the rustic dining table, or gathering in the large open kitchen, the unobstructed views of Houghton Lake’s main body go on and on. With 58 feet of private water frontage and a large lawn, you and your family will have all the room you need to enjoy everything Houghton Lake has to offer. We are confident you will also enjoy the spacious Township park right next to our home. Entry and exit from the lake is provided from each of our docks. We have a 50 foot section of dock on our east property line with an additional 30 feet of dock on the west property line. Please conduct all water activities between our docks. You are welcome to keep your boat tied to our dock, or anchored in front of the house throughout your stay. A large DNR boat launch less than 1 1/2 miles from South Shore Escape.
The Main Living area is furnished with comfortable furniture, Smart TV with cable, and an Onkyo surround sound stereo system. A set of sliding doors and large windows fill the room with natural light and beckon you onto the elevated lakefront deck with a propane grill and additional seating.
We are certain you will find our kitchen to be stocked with all the supplies needed to prepare full meals. There are even multiple small appliances (Keurig and Standard Coffee Makers, Crock Pot, Griddle, Blender, Toaster, etc.) available. Ample counter space provides plenty of room for meal prep while counter-top seating creates another space in this spacious home for everyone to gather.
The Primary Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and direct access to the lakefront deck via sliding glass doors. The Primary Sleeping area is furnished with a King mattress.
The main floor of our home contains one additional bedroom, a full size bath, and a utility room with full sized washer and dryer.
The lower level of the home offers an additional seating area with a Smart TV, full bedroom, and the home’s 3rd full bath.
All bedrooms have ample space along with full size closets. The Primary bedroom is equipped with a Flat screen TV with easily accessible power supplies and HDMI inputs which allow you to quickly attach your Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, or other streaming device.

We've enjoyed having families visit our other Houghton Lake home and ask that you reach out to us if you have questions. We know the location of South Shore Escape cannot be beat and are confident you will love our home as much as we do.

Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

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




Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach loungers


  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fenced yard
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundromat nearby
  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a village
  • In the city center
  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near the marina
  • On a lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Basketball nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2,240 square feet (208 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 35


Check-out before 10:00 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 carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, 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.

About this area

Houghton Lake

Located in Houghton Lake, this vacation home is in the city center and on the beach. Pineview Highlands Golf Course and Quest Golf Club 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

  • Pineview Highlands Golf Course - 2 min drive
  • Quest Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • White Deer Country Club - 8 min drive
  • South Higgins Lake State Park - 20 min drive
  • JR Resort - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 91 min drive


  • McDonald's - 6 min drive
  • Back Door Saloon - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 6 min drive
  • MJ's Eatery - 4 min drive
  • Little Boots Country Diner - 1 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is SPACIOUS 3BR/3 Bth Waterfrnt Home. Spectacular Views of MI's Largest Inland Lake located?

Located in Houghton Lake, this beachfront vacation home is in the city center, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Pineview Highlands Golf Course, and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Quest Golf Club. White Deer Country Club is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) away.




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Jennifer B.

Hotel-like Houghton House
What a great place to relax and enjoy! Since it was a winter stay, we enjoyed the cozy interior of this property. It felt more hotel-like with a very high standard of cleanliness and amenities. From linens to seating, we loved how new and well thought out this house was. From the 7 year old to the 74 year old we all had a great escape on the lake! Would highly recommend the house and owner!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Teresa A.

Beautiful property
Pretty property on the lake next to a small park. Owner was very responsive to questions and the house had everything we needed. Would love to stay again next fall.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Annette T.

Great house. Thanks!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible

Sydney K.

Calvin is mean
Got kicked out on my wedding day, very rude in the phone when trying to solve a problem. Canceled my trip.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Marge C.

Beautiful Lake View
Beautiful, updated, clean home that meet all our needs. The baby gates were a blessing and awesome feature. The view is spectacular. Houghton Lake fishing was scarce but kids enjoyed kayaking. The only negative we found was location on main road and next to public access. Host, Calvin was very responsive and prompt responding.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022