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Beautiful 4 BR home with huge deck, Over 2.2k sf on lake, sleeps 15, new inside!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15 in beds, huge deck, fire pit, lake

*** NEW UPDATES! FRESH PAINT THROUGHOUT AND ALL NEW LAMINATE FLOORS! Beds for an additional 7 guests added as well - now featuring beds for 15 people!***

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on the south shore of Michigan's largest inland lake - see the sun rise and set on the water each day from the large deck or the lake shore. All amenities: full size kitchen, four bedrooms; 3 with full or queen beds, one with 9 twin size bunks/trundle beds, living room with game table and 50" flat screen (WiFi included).

Wonderful deck stretches across the full back of the house shade by huge oaks overlooking the water right off the kitchen and living room, fire pit near the water, grill on the deck or by the lake.

Please feel free to call or text Peter at 313-220-8467 with questions.

New upgrades already in place:

- New stainless dishwasher

- New laminate flooring throughout.

- Fresh paint throughout

- Dock for your boats

- New cook top

- New water heater

- New roof

- Fire ring and outdoor chairs

- More!

More Details

Peter Hern 313-220-8467
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Peter Hern 313-220-8467

Hello! My name is Peter and this is the house I grew up in! My wife Lucy, our family and I welcome you. I had a wonderful experience growing up on Houghton Lake, spending each day in, on and around its waters. My grandfather built this house for my parents in 1965 and it has been in our family ever since. That's three generations now and the 4th is already here and loves spending time on the lake. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have and am confident that our house will provide a safe, comfortable landing spot for you and your family while you relax on land or in the water. Enjoy!

Peter Hern 313-220-8467 purchased this house in 2017

Why Peter Hern 313-220-8467 chose Houghton Lake

This property has all the amenities you and your family need for a relaxing vacation! Over 50 feet of lake frontage that is sunny most of the day and shaded in the late afternoon, plenty of grass for the kids to play ball on, a place to relax and sit by the fire near the lake and a spacious, comfortable home to eat and rest in the evening. Come and eat in our large open kitchen overlooking the water, if you like, on the deck just outside the door. With four bedrooms and beds enough for eight adults, you can easily find a quiet place to read, watch a little TV, play a game or build a puzzle – all of this is indoors!

Outside, you will find over 50 feet of lake frontage with almost 300 feet of yard behind to run, play or relax on. Shade trees up the hill and by the lake provide respite from the afternoon sun while the warm waters invite swimmers, boaters and play along its shore.

The prime location on Houghton Lake’s south shore is just minutes from shopping, theater, local eateries and places of worship. A short car ride will put you right in the woods where you can see all manner of northern Michigan wildlife.

We have many new updates planned for this off season like flooring and paint throughout to make our home better and more enjoyable for you and your family.

What makes this house unique

This home is uniquely situated in a prime location on Houghton Lake near the marina, theater, golf courses and other amenities with plenty of space to play and relax for you and your family. While the days away in, on or near the lake soaking up the sun and lake breezes. Fish, ski, swim and sunbathe within easy reach of the comfort of the house and deck. Enjoy!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Houghton Lake in Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Rubbish can to be placed on curb on Tuesday evenings for an early morning Wednesday pick up.
  • Please run a load of towels halfway through the week and as needed. Thank you!
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , This bathroom is on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This master bedroom also has a bathroom with stall shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 9 Single Bed , Features 9 twin bunk/trundle beds - not just for kids!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful 4 BR home with huge deck, Over 2.2k sf on lake, sleeps 15, new inside!
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great kitchen, lots of room for family!

  • 5 of 5

Large kitchen and island for cooking with double ovens. Large deck overlooking the lake. Three bedrooms have queen beds and fourth bedroom has comfy bunks. The dock was in good condition for our boat. Nice firepit with lots of seating provided. The lake had a great sandbar and big walleye! Grocery store is close and only two miles away. Thanks for the stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

We were disappointed with our stay.

The day we arrived, it was very hot and humid. That night sleeping was uncomfortable without air conditioning. Also, two of the bedrooms didn't have covering for the windows.

There was an infestation of ants, especially in the kitchen on the countertops.

The clothes dryer was very loud, but we were told it was ok to use, so we did.

There was poison ivy under the stairs going down to the lake and a large amount of goose droppings in the yard and at the beach.

The homeowner responded to our calls about the dryer and the ant problem was taken care of promptly. We improvised our own window coverings with poster board and masking tape. We asked for a rake to clean up the beach ourselves, but didn't get it until 2 days later. We unfortunately felt that the accommodations weren't worth the price we paid.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with fresh interior upgrades

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience, our family of 9 had enough room both inside and outside of the home. With newly installed floors and paint this home was amazing. The owner has listed several additional updates that they plan on doing, which will make this a premier rental property. The kitchen area is huge which allowed us to spend most of our time, cooking, talking, and playing board games.

We all had work responsibilities even thou we were on vacation, with all of us connected to wifi and cell phones there was NO PROBLEM staying connected. The house was well stocked with everything you might need to have a GREAT time on the lake. I would rent this property again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very accomodating

  • 5 of 5

Great view of the lake very accommodating for all of us would love to come up here during the summer and check it out thank you for everything

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomie with all of the amenities along with easy access to the lake

  • 5 of 5

The stay was great we stayed two nights. It had everything we needed for 10 people to sleep and cook. We had a great time ice fishing the entire weekend. Peter was great and was available for anything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family long weekend! The house is a little bit vintage. But we know the owners have plans to do a lot of renovation. It is very spacious and clean. We had extra bedding and lots of towels. We spoke with Peter a couple of times and he was so helpful. If we go back to the Houghton Lake area for another vacation, we will rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Pour House
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
PineView Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Merritt Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Houghton Lake Public Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £193.13
Pet Fee £154.5
Property Damage Insurance £61.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £618

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.