The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C!

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Overview of The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C!

Entire home

The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C!

9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Houghton Lake, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSouth Higgins Lake State Park10 min drive
  • AirportRoscommon County – Blodgett Memorial Airport (HTL)10 min drive
  • Popular LocationQuest Golf Club14 min drive
  • Popular LocationPineview Highlands Golf Course23 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 double beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 queen beds
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

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

The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
This is a very cute, fun, and traditional family vacation cottage on Houghton Lake! It is located on a peninsula that extends out into Houghton Lake, so the location of the property provides a beautiful view of Houghton Lake and truly leverages all of Houghton Lake. The cottage is approx. 1700 square feet in size with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is located on the first floor and has a queen-size bed in it. The other 2 bedrooms are on the second floor and each is loaded up with beds. Each of the two second floor bedrooms actually sleeps 6 people! One of the bedrooms has two queen-size beds and a full-size bed and the other second floor bedroom has two full-size beds and one queen-size bed. Thus, in total, the cottage actually sleeps 14 adults, but we do limit the maximum number of guests to 10 people. The full bathroom is on the main floor and it has a combination bathtub and shower. The half-bath is on the second floor. Sheets and bath towels are included with the rental, but guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.

The cottage is decorated with lovely beach and lake decor throughout. The cottage has a very cute, beachy, and modern galley-style kitchen, which includes an electric range (stovetop and oven), refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and a good amount of counter space and cabinets. The vacation rental cottage is furnished with a good supply of dishes, pots, pans, and cooking and dining utensils. Next to the kitchen there is a nice dining area that features a very large picnic-table style indoor dining table that can actually seat 12 adults. The living room has a lovely view of Houghton Lake. It also features a large flat-screen television and a wood fireplace that is available for guests to use. The cottage has a very nice backyard deck that faces Houghton Lake and outdoor furniture is provided as well.

The cottage features the use of 2 adult kayaks, 2 children's kayaks, a canoe, and a paddleboat, which are all included with the rental free of charge! The cottage has a private dock for these water toys. The cottage also has 2 boat hoists: a pontoon hoist and a standard hoist. Guests are welcome to use both boat hoists. An outdoor barbeque grill and an outdoor bonfire ring are also provided for guests to use. Houghton Lake is nice and shallow for swimming and the lake has a sandy bottom.

​The cottage also has high-speed Wi-Fi and cable television through Spectrum, which is also free of charge. The cottage also has new central air conditioning that was installed in the summer of 2022.


Here are our policies on a number of matters:​

* Pets: Pets are explicitly prohibited at this property!

* Check-in / Check-out: To allow us to have the home properly cleaned and prepared for incoming guests, we ask that guests check-out by 11:00 AM and that new guests arrive after 4:00 PM. Check-out prior to 11:00 AM is particularly important as our cleaning personnel normally start cleaning the house promptly at 11:00 AM upon the day of check-out. For check-in, we check-in all guests in-person for security purposes. If check-in in-person is an issue, we would politely ask that you book elsewhere.

* Minimum Stay: Minimum stay requirements vary by day, but there is generally a 2-night minimum stay requirement.

* Cleaning Fee: There is a $195 cleaning fee per stay for each reservation.

* Damage Deposits: We require a $500 damage deposit for all reservations. This deposit is fully-refundable and will be promptly returned to the guest if there is no damage to the property.

* Towels / Linens: We provide bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths for all guests as well as sheets for the beds, so guests do not need to bring their own. We do not provide beach towels though, so it is suggested that guests bring their own beach towels.

* Kitchen Supplies and Dining: We provide a good supply of cooking and dining utensils for guests to use. This includes a coffee maker, toaster, salt, pepper, and some basic condiments. Please do not eat in the bedrooms and please wash any dishes that have been used prior to departure.

* Outdoor Grilling: Feel free to use the barbecue outside that is set up for leisure use only. Please move grill away from house before and after grill is in use to avoid fire or damage to house. Please clean the grill after use.

* Bonfires and Firewood: A fun and family-friendly fire pit with chairs is provided for having bonfires and s'mores. Firewood is not provided, but is available for purchase at various grocery stores and gas stations in the area. Please fully extinguish all bonfires with water when done.

* Acceptable Guests: Only the number of guests noted in the reservation are allowed on the premises. The primary person listed on the reservation must also be present in person during the stay and they must be present as well at initial check-in.

* Quiet Hours: Keep noise to a minimum after 11:00 PM and before 8:00 AM.
Smoking: There shall be no smoking of any kind inside the home.

* Parking: Parking is provided in front of the house.

* Furniture / Decor: Please do not rearrange furniture or decor during your stay.

* Candles: Please do not burn any candles in the home.

* Parties / Events: Parties or events of any kind are prohibited without prior written approval from host.

* Weapons / Illegal Drugs: If guests are suspected of carrying and/or using illegal drugs or weapons of any kind, the authorities will be engaged, and GUESTS WILL BE ASKED TO VACATE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY.

* Respect: This is the property owners home when they stay in Frankfort, so please be respectful of the property like how you would treat your own and keep it clean before you leave.

Please note that any violation of these rules will result in charges being made against the guest’s damage deposit as deemed appropriate by the host and/or, for serious offenses, immediate forfeiture of any remaining days and time on the reservation and removal from the property without any kind of financial refund.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Agape Vacation Rentals


English, Spanish

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


  • Cross-country skiing nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


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


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite channels

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the marina
  • On a lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Boat on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 10

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 21


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 and a smoke detector
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 on the waterfront. Quest Golf Club and White Deer Country 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. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the snowmobiling.

What's nearby

  • South Higgins Lake State Park - 10 min drive
  • Quest Golf Club - 14 min drive
  • JR Resort - 15 min drive
  • White Deer Country Club - 23 min drive
  • Pineview Highlands Golf Course - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 98 min drive


  • Back Door Saloon - 22 min drive
  • McDonald's - 18 min drive
  • MJ's Eatery - 17 min drive
  • Little Boots Country Diner - 20 min drive
  • Garrett's Place - 25 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C! pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C!?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C!?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Houghton Lake Haven - LAKEFRONT WITH WATERCRAFT, TOYS, and A/C! located?

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of South Higgins Lake State Park, JR Resort, and Quest Golf Club. White Deer Country Club is 11.6 mi (18.6 km) away.




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10/10 Excellent

Caryn E.

Loved our stay
Lots of outside furniture and toys in the garage. Plenty of seating inside in both living room and dining room.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Mark M.

Cottage on the lake
Beautiful cottage with plenty of space for all the kitchen was well stocked and the living space was relaxing
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Pascal M.

Relaxing cozy modern lakefront cottage
We were welcomed with a bountiful gift basket of goodies which was much appreciated after the road trip. Beautiful updated cottage with plenty of comfortable beds (7 adjustable sleep number queen beds)! Loved the wood burning fireplace it’s the cloudy / rainy days. Wonderful breeze off the lake and enjoyed hearing g the waves, excellent for falling to sleep! The water toys and boats in the garage were a nice amenity, allowed us to enjoy the dock and waterfront. Host was very kind and helped us with any questions.
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent

joanne p.

Beautiful property and great experience
Manager was friendly and answered any questions I had. Property was clean and beautiful with a beautiful scenery of the lake out of living room.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2021

10/10 Excellent

Glenn L.

Labor day with the fam.
The cabin was very clean! Everything was as stated. The lake in front of the cabin is shallow (around 2 feet), and sandy for about 200 yards out from shore. That is not an exaggeration. The kids enjoyed it for swimming. We really enjoyed our stay .
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021