Abbott Lake House Rose City

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ABBOTT LAKE HOUSE (Rose City) In the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchen areas, and ping pong table!






Abbott Lake House
SLEEPS: 8 comfortably  
BEDROOMS: 3 (Queen size beds) + basement sleeping (twin daybed + twin trundle underneath)
BATHROOMS: 2.5 (one on each level)
*LAKEFRONT*- On the small Briggs Lake
2 KAYAKS and 1 ALUMINUM BOAT INCLUDED  (Kayaks will be put out for renters on Memorial Day and will be removed after Labor Day depending on the weather)

As you enter Huron National Forest and drive through the long, tree lined, gravel driveway leading up to the cottage, you immediately feel a classic "Up North" experience come upon you.  As you get away from it all, there is a sense of ease on the forefront of this cottage, which rests on 1 acre with access to the small-7 acre, but private, Briggs Lake in Rose City, Michigan. Pulling onto a nice driveway, you will find the cottage easily accessible, as you have access to the 2 car garage (with opener), which makes unpacking or packing the car very convenient regardless of the weather.  
Entering the cottage, there is a convenient area to take off your boots, hang up a wet towel, or just place all your coats together. Through the door, you will immediately be captured by the gorgeous view from the large window across the living room.  The view of the small lawn and surrounding trees are ideal when you want to watch your children playing a lawn game. You will also see the ideal space for your family to share meals on the beautiful, wood table, located directly across from the well-stocked kitchen. The kitchen has all your basic necessities, along with a few bonus small appliances, such as a micro-grill and blender.  Unlike many vacation rentals, this cottage actually has a dishwasher and air conditioning, although the upstairs bedrooms still get quite warm in the summer.  There is basic air conditioning ONLY on the main floor. The upstairs bedrooms are NOT air conditioned
Not only are the kitchen and dining areas on the main floor, you will also find a great living space with a comfortable, large couch for watching your favorite shows on the Smart TV.  The main floor also has a wide, comfortable, year-round sunroom.  Sit at the table with your laptop as you get caught up on emails from work, or cozy up on the couch with a book on the opposite side of the porch. Watch the snow fall, or your kids play on the beach, all from the comfort of the year round porch.  This is ideal for anyone who would struggle getting down the incline to the beach area, yet want to watch the fun. .There is also a bedroom located on the main floor with a queen bed, which overlooks the grassy area. Even though the amenities are plenty and the comfort level high, it's hard to spend much time inside the cozy cottage when there is so much to experience on the outside.
Across the living room are the stairs leading to the 2 upstairs bedrooms, which both have a queen-sized bed. One upstairs bedroom faces the water, while the other faces the woods. Between the 2 bedrooms, there is a small 1/2 bath with a toilet and sink, which is very convenient for those middle of the night trips to the bathroom. 
*Remember, even with air-conditioning on the main level, the upstairs bedrooms get quite warm in the summer. The air-conditioning works well on the main floor and walk-out basement areas only.

In the basement, there are 2 additional twin beds, plus a convenient stove and fridge. There are a washer and dryer located in the basement kitchen area as well.  On rainy days, bring your family together in the basement and enjoy a ping pong tournament!

The truly unique piece of this Rose City cottage is the experience of feeling connected to nature through the astounding views of both the Huron National Forest and Briggs Lake. There are just so many things you can do in this area: fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling, ice skate right in the backyard, and golf courses are all not too far away!

The truly unique piece of this Rose City cottage is the experience of feeling connected to nature through the astounding views of both the Huron National Forest and Briggs Lake. There are just so many things you can do in this area: snowmobiling, ice skating right in the backyard,  fishing, kayaking, or playing golf at a nearby course are all at your reach!


A/C: There is basic air conditioning ONLY on the main floor. The upstairs bedrooms are NOT air conditioned.

Animals: Expect to see small wildlife like squirrels, birds, etc.  You may be lucky enough to spot deer during your stay!

ATV/Snowmobiles:  Yes, you are welcome to bring your ATVs and snowmobiles and ride right from the property.  It is approximately 3 miles to the LP96 Trail.  ******PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE YOUR ATVs/Snowmobiles ON THE LAWN OR BACKYARD LEADING DOWN TO THE LAKE******

*Main Floor – 3 piece bath

*Upstairs – ½ bath

*Lower Level – 3 piece bath

Beach/Swimming: You can swim in the lake directly from the property.   There is a natural sandy beach area where you may walk directly into the water.

Bedroom Configuration:
*Master Bedroom – Main Floor – Queen Bed
*2nd Bedroom – Upstairs – Queen Bed
*3rd Bedroom – Upstairs – Queen Bed
Additional – Lower Level – Daybed with Trundle

Boats:  2-3 Kayaks and 1 aluminum boat will be put out for renters on Memorial Day and will be removed after Labor Day depending on the weather. 

Bugs: Expect to share your stay with mosquitoes, flies, and other summer critters. 

Cable/Satellite TVs: There is no cable, but a DVD player is provided. Bring your favorite films from home for a fun movie night in.  There is also a SMART TV, so bring your Netflix account information along!  Please let us know if you don't have one.

Cell phone service: Expect to be unplugged!  The cell service is extremely unreliable here.  If you have a smart phone, you can use use the WiFi for internet calling.

Dishwasher: Unlike many vacation rentals, this cottage has a dishwasher.

•    Fairview Hill located in Mio, Michigan 48647 
•    West Branch Country Club Golf Course (public) located in West Branch, Michigan 48661  (14.2 miles)
•    Green Briar Golf Course located in Lupton, Michigan 48635(18.1 miles)
•    Dream Golf Course located in West Branch, Michigan 48661 (26.9 miles)
•    Edgewood Greens Golf Course located in Prescott Michigan 48756  (15.4 miles)
•    Treetops Resort located in Gaylord, Michigan 49735 (61.2 miles)
•    Rose City Cafe located in Rose City, Michigan 48654 ((8.2 miles)
•    The Faull Inn located in Rose City, MI 48654 (7.6 miles)
•    Randy's Restaurant & Bakery located in Rose City, MI 48654 (7.8 miles)
•    Trappers located in Rose City, MI 48654 (7.7 miles)

Ski Resorts:
•    Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, Michigan 49738  (41.2 miles)
•    Treetops Resort located in Gaylord, Michigan 49735  (61.2 miles)
•    Otsego Club & Resort located in Gaylord, Michigan 49735  (66.1 miles)

Snowmobile Trail:
*      Trail 6
*      Trail 96
*      Trail 967

Tubing/Kayaking/Canoe enthusiasts:
•    You are just 10 miles from the famous Au Sable River in northern Michigan
•    Many services for canoe livery, including drop-off and pick-up areas. 
•    Tubing/Kayaking/Canoeing Establishments:
•    Gotts'  Landing located in Mio, MI 48647 (10.6 miles)
•    Hinchman Acres Resort located in Mio, MI 48647(10.6 miles)
•    Rainbow Resort Canoes located in Mio, MI 48647  (18 miles)

Dock: There is not a dock.

Fire Pit: Yes!  A great place to enjoy a relaxing evening!

Fire Place: Wood burning in the basement / Gas on the sun porch.

Fishing:   Bring your poles for a shot at catching some small mouth bass, perch, and blue gill!

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at the Michigan DNR Website.

Grill: Propane Grill. Propane is provided.

Handicap Accessible:  Ideal for those who may struggle with stairs or moving around outside, there is easy access to the main floor bedroom and the main floor bathroom.  The year round sun porch is also easily accessible and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views outside.

Hunting:   No hunting or target practice is allowed on the property

*Gas Station -- 6 miles
*Grocery Store -- 6 miles
*Outlet Shopping -- West Branch, 23.8 miles

Internet: Yes, WiFi is available!

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made up before you arrive.  If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets and wish to bring your own, please just let us know, and will be sure we leave a bed open for your sheets.  We have just the basic bedding, pillows,  pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking:  There is enough parking for 4 trailers.  **Please do not park on the grass by the entry door**

Pets: We're sorry, there are no pets allowed 

Privacy: There are few homes that share the private Briggs Lake

Rates: Seasonal /Holiday/ Weekend rates apply. Please check the Availability Calendar for details

Towels: Yes, we provide bath towels but it's always good to bring extra. Please bring your own beach towels from home.

Washer and dryer: The washer and dryer are located in the basement kitchen area.

Wood: Guests must provide their own wood. Wood can be purchased at the local gas stations or grocery stores.

Additional Notes: 

Cleaning Fees Explained:
a. Cleaning fees booked directly through Freshwater Vacation Rentals are NOT taxable.  (This is a way to save you $$.)
b. Even though our room rate is generally less per night during the Spring, Fall and Winter, no one wants the cleaning quality to decrease.
c. We expect our cleaners to clean at the same level during non-peak seasons as they would during the peak seasons.
d. We pay our cleaners a living wage. They deep clean, wash all the linens and prep each bed, regardless of how many people are on the reservation.    


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Board Games
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Garage
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Screened-in porch
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detectors
  • TV-NO cable
  • Washer & dryer
  • Wood burning stove
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Skillet
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Sandy Beach
  • Snowmobile from Property
  • Swimming on Property
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
  • High Chair
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $199.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


4 stars
It was nice. Needs a few modern updates. We couldn’t figure out how to use the coffee pot so we ran to Dollar General and bought a new one. Other than that the kitchen had everything we needed.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Rick! I'm sorry that the coffee maker was a challenge to use. Your review has been shared with our team so we can possibly look into ways of making its use a bit more clear. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay, and found the home to have everything needed, and hopefully we will have a chance to host you again! 
May 2024
Abbott house
The house was perfect, it slept 7 of us comfortably and had all the amenities we needed for a weekend away. The driving directions were clear and easy to follow (google maps alone is not enough to find the place). The house was clean and ready, the check in process was seamless. Will definitely stay here again. Even in winter there was plenty to do and see in the area


Thank you for such a great review, Avi! We love knowing that even with the winter weather, you were able to have a great time, and found the home to be clean, comfortable and well stocked! It's also great to know the check in process was seamless, and that the driving directions came in handy, and were easy to follow! We look forward to getting a chance to host you again in the future! 
Jan 2024
Abbott Lake House
We loved it! The house is beautiful and was so very clean and well kept! The kids had a blast on the paddle boat and catching fish from the shore! Would highly recommend. Thank you Freshwater Vacation Rentals! We will definitely book with you again.


Thank you so much for such a lovely review, Joe! It means a lot knowing that you found the home clean, well kept, and able to provide you and your family with a great stay, and some good memories that we hope will last! We can't wait to have you back!
Sep 2023
Perfect up north getaway
Starting with Freshwater rental services, their site was simple to navigate and the site pictures gave a good idea of facility. Communication on arrival and departure was well done and the little Ipad check in at the site was very easy to use. On to the site. The Cabin ( or cottage really) was beautiful. Loved the layout and the enclosed sunroom was just perfect for morning breakfast to look out on the lake. The rustic decor and wood work give you just what I would expect from a northern michigan lake house. The lake is small and quiet with only a couple neighbors so you pretty much have the whole thing to yourself. But if you are wanting a larger lake, it is perfectly placed only a 1/2 mile from two larger lakes for an easy hop over. The kayaks and peddle boat were perfectly suited for a little lake cruise. And I appreciated the little beach front and raking out the shore line for a nice little dip without stepping in any muck. My only improvement suggestion would be to replace the ping pong table with a pool table. I am sure the owners could find a used one somewhere. But that isn't a complaint, merely a way to make an already great place even better. Bottom line: would I rent this place again?..... Absolutely!!


We're so delighted to know you had such a good experience, Joseph! It is truly great to know that the home was able to work so well for your needs, inside and outdoors! We also appreciate the additional compliments to our team for the communication and ease of navigating the side, but we also appreciate the additional mention of the larger lakes nearby, depending on a person's different needs! We would be more than happy to host you again in the future, at this or any of our Freshwater properties!
Sep 2023
Abbott House
A large and very comfortable home overlooking Briggs Pond. Huge glassed/screened in deck with gas heater. They have 4 kayaks and a leaky row boat area is quiet with friendly neighbors. Large fire ring and you can buy wood from the neighbor. Nearest town is 6 miles with a extensive grocery store. Had some “blips” but management is very responsive and cooperative. Looking forward to coming back.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Robert! We are glad to know you enjoyed your time at the house, were able to talk with some of the neighbors, and make good use of the boats (though we will work on getting that rowboat leak repaired!) We look forward to having you back for a future stay! 
Aug 2023
Great vacation
This is a well appointed home it has everything your looking for in a Lake house one thing I will say bring your food lol


Thank you for taking the time to share your review Tammy! You are actually our first guest since the home's remodel, so we are truly over joyed to know that you enjoyed your stay, and found the home to be well supplied with everything you were hoping to have for your stay! Hopefully we will get a chance to have you back!
Mar 2023
Abbott Lake House
Everything was fantastic from the booking to the accommodations


Thank you for reviewing your stay Danny! It's great to know that you enjoyed your stay, and had a fantastic experience with the entire process! Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again in the future!
Oct 2022
Perfect Summer Lakehouse Getaway!
Our August stay at the Abbott Lake House was the perfect way to end our summer! The home is gorgeous and so much bigger than we expected. The attached garage was so convenient for packing & unpacking the car easily. The cozy sunroom overlooking the lake is huge and the best place to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning. The kitchen is loaded with every dish, utensil and appliance you need. The basement is full of fun with ping pong, TV, Playstation and comfy couches. And then you step outside, right on the lake! We had a great time using the kayaks and paddle boat, and the sandy beach area is nice for kiddos. The fire pit is awesome and we enjoyed s'mores under the stars each night. The neighbors on each side of the home are close, but it's perfect for a family who is respectful and looking for peace and quiet on a small lake. We are already talking about visiting again next summer!


Thank you for sharing your review Jane! We are beyond delighted to know you and your family enjoyed your time at Abbott! It sounds like you all had such an enjoyable stay with each other, and it's great to know you all made such great use of the provided amenities! We truly look forward to getting a chance to host you again!
Sep 2022
Great place to stay
This reminding me of walking into my grandma's house in the woods. The house was very clean, neat and great cozy warm feeling. The lake was perfect and quiet. We truly enjoyed our stay and would stay again that's for sure.

Jennifer, cozy, warm and quiet sounds like an amazing time! Glad you were able to relax and enjoy our cottage. We'll see you again soon! 
Aug 2022
Great Family Vacation!
Loved everything about this Lake House! The beach was perfect for us! Great time fishing and kayaking. Hung out in our tubes also. Clean house. Felt right at home!

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and got to spend time relaxing with your family! We hope to see you again! 
Jul 2022
Abbot lake
We had a wonderful time… this is our second time and will be coming again next year..

Literia, we love our returning guests - you are the best review!  We look forward to seeing you again in 2023.
Jun 2022
5 stars
It was everything I expected and more my daughter enjoyed herself. We’ll have to come again when it’s warmer but it was a great house and a fun experience for my daughter’s 7th birthday.

Terri , what a great place to have a 7th birthday celebration!  We're glad that your daughter had fun, and, yes, do come again when it's warmer outside.
Mar 2022
4 stars
The location was just what we were looking for...private beach area and lake, quiet setting and beautiful surroundings. Enjoyed use of the kayaks and row boat. The spacious layout of the house was a plus and well-described in PR. The house is dated but clean. Kitchen was well stocked. Directions were perfect and access was easy. We will be back!

Karen, we are so pleased that you will be back, and that the cottage was just what you were looking for.  It sounds like you had a perfect vacation.
Sep 2021
Great getaway
Great place to stay,almost to good to be true, everything is there that you would need,full kitchen,washer, dryer,boat, canoe's, very tidy,we will be back.

Wilson, we love that you found Abbott Lake House almost too good to be true.  What a great review that makes!  We're happy to know that you will be coming back.
Aug 2021
Great Home for a Celebration Weekend!
This home did not disappoint. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the basement floor needs replaced and the lake is a bit weedy off of the sand which makes it hard to swim right off the beach. Otherwise, this home has ample furnishings, even if they are dated - it was clean. Kitchen was stocked with almost everything we needed. There are tons of towels, pillows, and bed linens. No worries of not having enough. Bedrooms had fans provided. The upstairs bedrooms get very warm so open those windows at night and use those fans. The outdoor space was FANTASTIC! Tons of outdoor seating. The grill was our main source for cooking and we ate outside every day. The beach is wonderful and the use of the kayaks and small aluminum boat were perfect. BRING BIG FLOATS to float in the lake and enjoy the tranquility. We were lucky and had the lake all to ourselves for the weekend. The men caught bluegill, bass, and perch in the lake. Us girls caught a tan and relaxation. The firepit was welcome respite from the day of us being on the water. Be prepared as it is a hill from the patio down to the beach and firepit. I would recommend more of the wide steps be put in for easier access, but we didn't have trouble managing the hill. The home was clean and welcoming when we arrived. We most definitely will be booking this home in the future for another great trip! Thank you for making this home available for a 50th birthday celebration weekend! We loved it!


Charlene, we love your exuberance!  What a great place to celebrate a 50th birthday.  Big floats on the lake sounds like perfection.  Thanks for your feedback, and we hope to see you again!
Jul 2021
Abbott Lk House
We had a great week here. Kids had a great time and had their own private lake to fish. 0
Jun 2021
Breathtaking View
The house is spacious and the sun room faces the stunning, breathtaking view of the lake. The sunroom alone makes it worth the stay. There is ample places to relax and the house was reasonably clean. It suited all our accompanying guests well and easily slept 8 people. One feature I found a bonus is the 2 upstairs bedrooms are a time machine back to the 70's. It's been well kept and preserved. I slept like a baby up there. It was like going back home to when I was a kid. We definitely are planning a trip back! The only Con I see is that it is listed as handicapped accessible and it is... up to a point. A few small features could be added to make it moreso. A handhold bar on the wall next to the toilet on the main floor is needed and one in the shower, as well. A shower seat should be provided upon request. There is a low step on the front of the house that should have a small ramp on it to assist someone who is wheelchair bound to enter without the need to be pulled, pushed or lifted. These little things mean the world to someone who struggles with mobility.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience and advice, Lisa! We are so delighted to hear that your group enjoyed the stay, and we will certainly take your suggestions into consideration for future improvements. We hope to have you back one day! 
May 2021
Good to go
Everything was good. They need a new coffee maker the current one takes over an hour to make a pot of coffee. Other than that nothing further.

FVR Response
Robb, it's good to hear that everything was  good.  Thanks for letting us know about the coffee maker.  It was great having you as our guest, and we'd love to work with you again
Feb 2021
4 stars
We loved this place! The house was a bit dated but the view and the water were perfect. We will book again!

Brad, we would love to have you back again!  weare gald that you liked the views and the water.  Abbott Lake House has all windows across the front so that guests do get the best views, plus it has a really nice fire pit.  
Jun 2020
Had a blast
Will be coming back again

Literia, the best review a guest can give is when they say they will be coming back, so thank you for that!  Abbott Lake House is in the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake and sleeps 8.  There is plenty to do there.  It comes with 2 kayaks and it has a ping pong table.  The guest also have access to a washer and dryer and a 2 car garage.  We look forward to working with you again!
Jun 2020
Very nice house
We had a great vacation in that house. It very nice and fully equipped. Lake is beautiful. Not far from Detroit. Excellent! Recommend for families.

Tetiana, thank you for this recommendation for Abbott Lake House.  The lake, Huron National Forest and the 2 kayaks and rowboat all make for a great escape.  It sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms and it has a sandy beach for great swimming.  We hope to see you back again!
May 2020
We had an awesome time!
Property was clean and tidy. We spent the weekend playing cards and watching movies. Went into Mio for a couple drinks and lunch then returned to have a fire and relax. Thanks for a great weekend.

Kim, what a great review - thank you!  It sounds like the perfect getaway.  
Abbott Lake House sleeps 8 and is located in the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake.  Snowmobiles can ride right from the house, and there is a ping pong table for indoor fun.
Mar 2020
Great place!
we loved the location and especially the silence. We hope to go back there in the summer

Marcin, we are so happy that you loved Abbott Lake House.  The quiet of the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake is pretty spectacular.  It sleeps 8 and is a great place for snowmobiling.  We'd love to have you back  this summer!
Jan 2020
5 stars
Always enjoy renting from Fresh Water Vacation Rentals. Everyone is always very nice and helpful. Great Customer Service. This particular time that we rented,.. The staff went out of their way to make it so special for mine and the Hubby's Anniversary. Thank You and can't wait to rent again. You all are Greatly Appreciated.

FVR response:
Bill And Leslie, 1st, happy anniversary!  We are so happy that you celebrated this wonderful event at the Abbott House.  Thanks also for your kind words about the staff of FVR.  Our #1 priority is excellent customer service.  We look forward to your next rental with us.
Bill And Leslie
Dec 2019
Good place to hangout with friends and families in all seasons, lovely fire pit


Venkata, we are so glad that you enjoyed Abbott Lake House.  It is situated in the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake.  It sleeps 8 and guests have access to the 2 car garage with opener so unpacking or packing is convenient regardless of the weather.  We look forward to working with you again

Venkata Sudhir
Dec 2019
Thank you from AMR
We rented this home for our roofing crew and the guys had nothing but nice things to say! They loved it! Thank you so much!

FVR response: 
Shaunie, we are so happy that your crew liked staying at Abbott Lake House.  You all are welcome back anytime.  It is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home located in the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake.  In the winter it is great for snowmobiling and ice skating.  
Dec 2019
Great Spot Close to the National Forest
This cabin worked out perfect for our group. We couldn’t have asked for a better location close to the National Forest! Lots of space, and great view!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
David, thanks for this great review.  Abbott Lake House is located in the Huron National Forest and sleeps 8.  The views of the lake and the forest are stunning.  We'd love to have you back again.
Nov 2019
Great place to spend time ,relax and enjoy . With all necessity stuff and good host.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Joseph, we are so happy that you chose Abbott Lake House as the spot to go to get away and relax.  With the magnificence of Huron National Forest surrounding the property, and Briggs Lake in front of you, guests can breathe in the clean air and relax.  We hope to see you again.
Oct 2019
Great fall getaway
Peaceful, quiet home on a semi-private lake. The house has plenty of room for 6 -7 adults. Could use a bit of updating. But all in all was comfortable. The property managers very quick responses and took care of issues in a timely manner. Loved having the fire pit and access to the boats. The closed in porch offers a great view of the lake even on cold mornings.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Shelly, we are glad that Abbott Lake House worked out well for you.  The firepit is great for relaxing in the evenings, even when it is cold.  Abbott Lake House sleeps 8 and has 2.5 bathrooms.  The bank of windows across the front of the house gives guests a great view of the lake.  We'd love to have you back again.  
Oct 2019
Exactly what we hoped for
Nice, quiet getaway. Lots to do on the property and not too far from other things.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Christopher, isn't it the best when the property you rent is just what you hoped for?  We're glad that Abbott Lake House was that for you.  Guests certainly can reconnect with nature through the views of Huron National Forest and Briggs Lake.  We hope to work with you again.
Sep 2019
So relaxing!
This property was exactly as described. So clean and spacious. We loved the property as it was perfect for hanging our hammocks and watching the kids play on the beach. The water was beautiful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Andrea, thanks for this great review.  Hammocks, the beach and summertime certainly go together.    Abbott Lake House is in the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake.  This cottage has a dishwasher and air conditioning, a ping pong table and 2 kayaks.  The summer fun starts here!  We hope to see you back again.
Aug 2019
We love this place!
This was our second year staying at the Abbott Lake house. We love this place so much! The three seasons room is amazing and the private secluded beach is wonderful. The kids love playing in the sand and swimming in the water. I would highly recommend this place for families. The only downside is that in the high heat of summer, the upstairs rooms get quite warm. Plan to bring box fans.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Breanna, we love getting reviews from our returning guests, especially ones like yours!  Abbott Lake House  in the Huron National Forest on Briggs Lake is a great vacation spot.  It has a ping pong table and 2 kayaks and a rowboat.  There are just so many things you can do in this area: tubing, fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling, ice skate right in the backyard, and golf courses are all not too far away!  We hope you come back for a third year!
Jul 2019
Awesome Place!
This is our second year in a row staying at the Abbott Lake house. We had a wonderful time. The private beach is amazing. We love the peace and seclusion. Great place to bring kids.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Breanna, thanks for coming back to Abbott Lake House.  This cottage is lakefront on Briggs Lake and comes with 2 kayaks for guest to explore the lake.  You are just 10 miles from the famous Au Sable River in northern Michigan, where the fishing is good.  Close to multiple golf courses, tubing/kayaking/canoeing establishments, restaurants, and ski resorts, this cottage has it all.  
Jul 2019
Loved it
Beautiful place with all amenities listed. Absolutely loved it and looking forward to coming back!

Lina, we are so glad that you had a great stay at Abbott Lake House.  The fire pit, the windows along the entire lakeside front of the house, the sandy beach and the 2 kayaks make it the perfect vacation property.  We look forward to your return.
Jun 2019
This house was great!! My daughters and I stayed for a week and never left, except for food, because there was everything already there for a relaxing and entertaining week! I highly recommend this house.

Jodie, what a great review!  The fact that you didn't even leave even once for the entire week says a bundle.  The truly unique piece of this Rose City cottage is the experience of feeling connected to nature through the astounding views of both the Huron National Forest and Briggs Lake.  We hope to see you again!
Jun 2019
Everything was great. But they need a new grill. I would like to book it for the 1st week of August 2020. I will call and make a reservation

Kimberly, we are so happy to hear that you are coming back!  That is the highest praise you can give one of our properties.  Huron National Forest, the kayaks, the sandy beach, the fishing all make Abbott Lake House pretty special.  We'll alert the owners to the grill situation right away.  Thanks for letting us know.  See you in 2020!
Jun 2019
Great stay
House was very well taken care of, everyone who came with us had a great time and had nothing but nice things to say about the view and everything that it entailed. We will definitely be coming back!


Nick, we are thrilled that you and your guests had such fun at Abbott Lake House. Having the beauty of Huron National Forest surrounding you is really something special.  We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Sep 2018
Wonderful vacation
The home and location was a dream come true. Everything you need is right there in the beautiful house. My family had a great time. We are already planning our stay next year and definitely staying longer


Rhonda,  FVR is happy to help make your dreams come true!  Abbott Lake House has the best views of the lake and the fire pit is great for smores!  We'll look for you again next year.
Aug 2018
Family week at Abbott
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Abbott House. This spacious home provided plenty of room for 5 adults and 3 young children to sleep comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped. The sandy beach was perfect for our 3 grandchildren under the age of 5 to enjoy as well as the shallow waterfront. The kayaks are a real plus as well as the fire pit. Also, the screened in porch was awesome. We enjoyed a great game night as well as several meals there. Freshwater Vacations does a great job of addressing anything that came up along the way. Thank you Cara and staff.


Wendy, it makes us happy to hear that Abbott Lake House worked out so well for your family.  Making summer vacation memories with grandkids is so special.  We appreciate your comments about the staff of FVR.  It is our mission to make each of our guest's stays as enjoyable and worry free as possible.  We hope to see you again.
Aug 2018
Abbott Lake House
Cannot thank Freshwater Vacation Rentals enough for the perfect spot for our annual girls trip. Abbott Lake house was a perfect spot for us, very private, amazing property that had all The amenities plus more for our trip. Gorgeous views on the lake, perfect private beach & the fire pit was perfect for late night fires. Super Close to Hichmann for our tubing trip. Cannot thank Cara & her team enough for such a great location. All 15 girls loved the property thank you again for an unforgettable trip 2018!!!! We will definitely be looking at the other locations for future vacations


Carla, you made our day!  We love helping our guests have the best vacations ever, so we are really happy that Abbott Lake House was the perfect spot for you.  We'll look forward to seeing you at one of our properties next year!
Aug 2018
Beautiful and relaxing lake view!
Spent three days at this lovely location, just fishing, kayaking and hanging out at the great bonfire pit. Lake is quiet and lovely and the cottage’s elevated sun porch offers a breathtaking view of the property and water. No dock, but didn’t miss it with the sandy beach area.


HI Angela,  isn't it great when you find the perfect vacation spot?  Abbott Lake House offers so much to its guests.  You certainly had a good weather week for swimming - nothing better that cool water on a hot day.  We hope to see you back again.
Jul 2018
Incredible View
“It is a wonderful cabin, well located with incredible view. The furniture is excellent, the services are also pretty good and the space of it is perfect. I would definitely recommend this place”


So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.   We always appreciate when clients recommend us to their friends!  Check out all of our 72 properties.  We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us.  We look forward to working with you in the future!


Jan 2018
This place is wonderful!
“This place is wonderful! Located inside the Huron National Forest, on a small lake, you can view some of the sunset from the sun porch. It has an automatic fireplace to heat it in the Winter. Our children were able to sled and could have ice skated. It has 2 large bedrooms upstairs and a 1/2 bath. Main level has a great room with a sectional couch, smart TV wifi, kitchen, full dining room, 1 large bedroom and full bathroom. The sun porch has a couch, and finished basement has washer dryer, bed, couch, ping pong table walk out to lower deck with upper deck above! Very private and quiet, because there are only 2 or 3 lake homes on this small lake. Row boat and kayak access! 2 car garage and air conditioned in summer. We had a lovely time in December and would like to go back this summer. Every detail is lovely.”

Hi Maria! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Abbott Lake House. We appreciate all of your positive comments. We are thrilled you got to enjoy Christmas with your family. We agree it's a great place whether it's winter or summer! We'd love to have you back this summer! 
Dec 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. The view was awesome, The house was cozy and had everything we needed. Watching the Deer, wild turkey's, and raccoons eat the feed you provided was well worth the trip. We would definitely stay there again and will recommend to others.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! We love the deer watching up there as well! I feel a bit sorry for the turkeys around this time of year, but oh well! We hope to see you in the near future :)
Oct 2017
September 2017 Abbott House
The property was everything we could have hoped for, it was clean well maintained and had plenty for our party to do with access to the lake and water craft (kayaks and row boat). The lake was small but stocked with fish and I even caught a nice sized Large Mouth Bass which I cooked over the fire pit. The thorough and professional service from Freshwater Vacation Rentals was outstanding. Cara and her team made sure we knew exactly which properties offered what we were looking for and were exceptionally prompt and knowledgeable with responses to any question we had. Cannot recommend them strongly enough. Thanks FVR!

We are happy you enjoyed your stay and am thrilled you enjoyed the fishing!  Please consider renting one of our 54 other properties the next time you plan your Michigan adventure. We thank you for the compliments and appreciate your recommendation to others! Hope to see you soon!
Sep 2017
Awesome stay
Everything was so organize and peaceful. I would go again <3
Sep 2017
House was Great!
House was Great, home owner was very great driving 3 hours to bring us a new pack n play..the incline to lake far to steep for children and people with knee problems, beach area not big enough...... We had a great time making memories with our family

We are glad you enjoyed the house! We will make a notation in our description about the incline. Thank you for the suggestion. 
Aug 2017
The Abbott house was absolutely perfect!!! Cozy and beautiful!!! We will be back for sure!! Great location as well!! Thank you so much for sharing this cabin with us!!

YEAH! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We agree the location is ideal and the house has so much to offer. Thank you for your compliments and comments. Be sure to let us know your 2018 dates, as bookings are already coming in! 
Aug 2017
Great place
The Abbott Lake house is all that was described and more. Rented it for a week in August, wanted to check out in spring. We have ATV's and trails are great and close. Two grandsons loved the beach, even in May 50 deg and sunny. Went out in the boat, water very clear can see alot. Everybody caught fish. Can not wait to return. Everything you need is there. Love the location very secluded. Even had dog beds and dog got along fine. Brought the kids bikes they loved the driveway. Plenty of places to relax. Looking forward to returning.

We love boating too and Abbott Lake House is a great place for that and more! Good to know the fish are biting! We cater to our furry friends as well, why not bring them along! We have 54 other locations all waterfront, please check out our website for our newest vacation rentals across Michigan! 
May 2017
The abbot lake house was a blast. It was a lot more than I had thought and the nicest place I have ever stayed at. None of us were ever bored there was always something for us to do. We will definitely be coming back.

We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We agree, there is ALWAYS something to do at the Abbott Lake House. Please, give us a call so you can reserve a 2018 rental!
May 2017
The Abbott Lake house was a beautiful home. We enjoyed our stay and had a very relaxing stay. We really enjoyed all the nature, scenery, different types of birds, etc. Hope to get back this summer to enjoy the lake. My son had a great time fishing and was happy to catch different types of fish. We all hated to leave.
Greg & Sue
Apr 2017
The Abbott Lake house was a beautiful home. We enjoyed our stay and had a very relaxing stay. We really enjoyed all the nature, scenery, different types of birds, etc. Hope to get back this summer to enjoy the lake. My son had a great time fishing and was happy to catch different types of fish. We all hated to leave.
Greg & Sue
Apr 2017
We liked the house a lot. We had troubles with the dishwasher, we called and had follow up during the day, at the end it was the breaker and get it to work again. WE like that we have good service and followup on the phone. We liked that it was very clean, it smelled very nice, very well equipped. Note: we did not find the extra set of keys on the kitchen Also, one suggestion is to have few kitchen utensils for the oven, we want it to bake some food and could not find anything that would look like oven safe.
Feb 2017
Great Stay
We were very happy with the property and accommodations provided. We would definitely stay again.
Jan 2017

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