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Lake House Retreat - Lake front house

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,560 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 12 Sleeps

Beautiful Ranch House on the biggest inland lake in Michigan. 87 Feet lake frontage. We have a sea wall with walk down ramp,. 100 ft of dock to tie boats to and fish off. We are in a sandy bed with very few weeds. Shallow for 200 feet out. The large yard is ideal for family get togethers with fire pit. The parking area is huge for extra guest and RV if needed. Driveway is located off from main drive (m-55) but house is tucked back on an acre plus parcel, no road noises can be heard due to the distance from road. The kitchen is updated, bedrooms, living room and dining room. The house is modern lodge décor, feel like you are up north. This place is top of the line and you will enjoy every moment you are there. We now have charter cable and unlimited wireless Wi-Fi!


Owner
Renee Herdon
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Renee Herdon

I love the water and hope you enjoy this gem as much as I do. I can't come up and want others to enjoy the place and make family memories. I have horses and can't leave them every weekend to play in the sun.

Renee Herdon purchased this house in 1998

Why Renee Herdon chose Houghton Lake

This Lake house retreat is located on the south side of the lake and very close to the store and restaurants. It's tucked in behind a few resorts and on an acre of property. This place is a true 4 season place. This area of Michigan is prefer for the true outdoor person. It's a playground of fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This note was left on the table of the cabin.



Thank you!!



Wanted to tahnk ou for all the fun we had.



Everyone enjoyed. We used the boat 4 times. Didn't have a camera to take pictures. propella is fine.



Dog behaved very well.



We did miss understand the garbage directions - took it home with us.



Thank you again may come back next year if you will have us.
Aug 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Houghton Lake in Roscommon County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Place must be in the same clean condition as when you got there. There will be a $50/hour charge if it is not cleaned.
  • If smoking outside - please pick up your butts. You will be charged if we have to clean up the yard. NO SMOKING INSIDE $300 fee will be applied.
  • NO PETS - You will be charged $300 and need to remove pet from property.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , futon sleeps a 54 inch child
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon sleeps 2 adults
    Living room - 3 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 full size futon -sleeps 2 adults -1 futon is a single size
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1550 sqft house (1988) with attached 2-car garage. 3 large bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms. Laundry room, Open floor plan. Newly remodeled in the past 4 years. 180 degee view of the lake from 3 rooms.. Full kitchen w/dishwasher. Pans & dishes are available. Sleeps 2/2/2-5 total of 9+ people. Plus Living room has 2 full size futons and also a chair futon which adds 3-5 people to sleeping total. There is room for an air mattress. Parking Area/driveway is large enough for a camper or RV parking. Large yard for numerous tent locations. 55" Flat screen with Cable and Internet in the main room. Dock and a hook to secure boat to. Very sandy and shallow for about 150' out.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake House Retreat - Lake front house
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

You will be very impressed with this house rental and the large property that it sits on.

Sitting by the lake with a great view, nice dock for your boat, and plenty of space for whatever activities you plan.

The house was spacious with a nice open floor plan and the furniture was amazing.

Everything u need for a great vacation, golf or fishing trip.

Owners were great to deal with and returned all text or phone calls almost immediately.

Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful review! Getting one makes it worth the extra time we put into it We did most of the work ourself and take pride in it. I’m glad you got to enjoy it and hope you come back again!! This is why we open our home to great families! Renee And Jay Herdon
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is a really nice Houghton Lake front property. A lot of the houses on Houghton Lake are packed together and this one has an Excellent yard with a fireplace. It also has a huge driveway with plenty of parking or place for a boat trailer. The inside of this house is all new ......... new paint, new trim new tile, newer carpet, new counter tops in kitchen and both bathrooms, new cabinets, new deck, and newer log furniture. The place was nice and it was clean with everything you would need for a great lake front weekend. Thanks

Brad V

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad our place was everything you had expected. I’m a firm believe to reinvest in keeping the place new and fresh. New deck furniture is ordered and awaiting for the delivery. I hope this means a revisit in your future. We love repeat customers! We are always open to suggestions...if our customers need it we get it. Renee & Jay Herdon
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5

Awesome Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tried this property out for an annual ice fishing trip after having a long time family cottage nearby sold over this summer. This place almost made me forget about my old cottage! It was super comfortable and spacious with an open concept kitchen, dining and living area that was perfect for lounging and cooking some hearty winter meals in the updated kitchen to warm up after a day out on the ice (which, by the way - Lyman’s shanties over the south shore weed bed are right there, which was super convenient for us.) The decor has a great “up north” feel and the views out of the large windows looking out over HL are amazing. The 3 bedrooms were all comfortable and having the 2nd bathroom was a huge plus as well. We only had 5 guys, so we spread out nicely, but the couches that folded out to beds were awesome and the place could easily accommodate many more than we had. Also, the washer and dryer was another bonus. Will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hearing your responds makes renting worth while. I can’t use this lovely place very often so letting others enjoy it ‘is priceless.’ I’m glad the Lake House Retreat will be a place you can come and enjoy in the winter time! Try any of our other season too!! Look forward to your return. Renee Herdon
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5

Very nice home. Plenty of room for our group of 8.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year at this home over Labor Day weekend. We love being right on the water and the house is very clean and maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great to have family reunion in the home we built and lived in for 15 years. Lots of memories. Love the wood furnishings, view of the lake, and "at home" feeling.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the home was beautiful. It was a perfect combination of rustic up north meats modern. If we come back to Houghton Lake again, we will surely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the place! We sure do! We would love you come back and visit. Houghton Lake is a 4 season lake so ice fishing and sledding are a blast for enjoying the winter months or the fall colors up north are a relaxing time to ease into winter. Come back!! Renee Herdon
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Location

Nearest Airport
2.6 Miles
Houghton Lake State Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shenanigans Pub
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
The Quest Golf Club 1.6 miles/Pineview Highlands
Nearest Motorway
12.7 Miles
Merritt Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Little Boots Country Diner/end of driveway
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Boating.

* Tubing/skiing.

* swimming.

* Hunting.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike.

* Swim.

* ORV trails just south of town...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Mini golf.

* Go-Karts.

* Movies.

* Hike..

Lots of activities to be had on the lake and around the lake. Swimming, tubing, boating & jet sking

(rentals nearby). Sandy and shallow - great for kids to swim in. Houghton Lake is a fisherman's

dream - so many places to fish ( river, lake & canels). Located on the south side which is sheltered

more from waves and wind. Lots of shopping, restaurant & bars nearby. Walmarts within 5 miles.

Restaurant across street & ice cream shop is walking distance from house. M-55 has asphalt bike

lane for biking. Fire pit for marshmallowing and relaxing. Located near two amusement parks, go-kart tracks & put-put golf. Love to golf, there is 3+ locations to swing your clubs. ORV trails located nearby (must trailer to). Ice fishing & snowmobing is a very popular sports in the winter months. Within miles of state land for hunting. There is so much to do, your week will be fun packed! We are just miles from a huge scrape booking store/craft store. Large area for scrape booking at retreat.

Please email me and we can talk over the price. If available bonus days prior or afterward are awarded after a full week rental for $100/night.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Houghton Lake, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Winter Rate
1 Nov 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£362
for 3 nights
From
£95
£686
£1,754
 
 
Tip Up Week #1
14 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 4 nights
From
£305
£1,602
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Tip Up Week #2
21 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 4 nights
From
£305
£1,602
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Rate
28 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£419
for 3 nights
From
£114
From
£153
Fri,Sat
£992
£2,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Rate
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£477
for 3 nights
From
£133
From
£172
Fri,Sat
£1,144
£2,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer Rate
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
From
£153
From
£191
Fri,Sat
£1,373
£3,508
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,364
 
 
Summer Rate
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 4 nights
From
£305
From
£381
Fri,Sat
£1,869
£6,178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
From
£153
From
£175
Fri,Sat
£1,144
£2,746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Linens/towels/blankets £76.27
Refundable Damage Deposit £533.89

25% due at reservations request time, remaining due 45 days out. If cancelled 60 days out 100% refundable less then 60 days 25% is non refundable which is the deposit paid at original reservations. Pets are not allowed and you will be asked to board pet or to leave. (forfeiting rental)


$1250 to $2000 due to holiday weekends and special events at H. Lake area. Rentals are Friday 2pm to Friday 11 am. Please call soon due to repeat customers. Please no pets and no smoking in house. Discount for off season rental. This house is available for weekly rental all year long. Discount for multiple weeks.

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.
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