Houghton Lake Chalet Houghton Lake

HOUGHTON LAKE CHALET: Sleeps: 8, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, AIR CONDITIONING, Private Dock (May-October only)

Pets Welcome







*LAKEFRONT (Houghton Lake)

*PETS are WELCOMED (2 pets MAX)
*PRIVATE 68 FOOT DOCK (May-October only)

Rent 2 cottages together!We also rent out the cottage next door-Houghton Lake Hideaway! Check it out here!

Michigan's largest inland lake, Houghton Lake, is the perfect spot for your next Michigan vacation!  Houghton Lake Chalet is a great place to soak in the fun of Northern Michigan. Enjoy this classic cottage along a quiet street, with neighbors a comfortable distance apart on both sides. Houghton Lake is a popular destination to enjoy summer fun with your family. When you enter the cottage, you enter the cottage with the open kitchen on one side and the open dining area directly facing Houghton Lake.  Attached to the dining area is the living room which encompasses the large windows overlooking the lake.  Off the kitchen, there are 2 bedrooms on this main floor. Each room has a Queen bed.  The bathroom on this level has been recently renovated to include a large shower, toilet and sink. A washer and dryer are also located within the bathroom. 

To climb to the upper level, you'll need to have good balance and steady feet as you climb up the spiral staircase.  We advise small children to sleep on the main level to avoid this staircase.  This old-school, metal spiral staircase leads to 2 bedrooms with a 1/2 bathroom (toilet & sink) between the bedrooms. Each upstairs bedroom has 2 twin XL beds convertible to a King.  This is an ideal space for your teens.

Houghton Lake is generally shallow for approximately the first 150 feet, so kids and adults alike enjoy wading and exploring the water, sometimes up to 100 feet from shore. The sandy bottom beach is ideal for your family getaway.



Air Conditioning:  Central Air - New for 2019!  Ceiling fans, portable fans and a nice cross breeze!

Bathroom: 1 full bathroom with shower only
                       2 half bathroom


Beach/Swimming: While kids generally love to swim in front the cottage, they do need to climb down the new stairs from the dock and into the water.  There are rocks along the shoreline. Water shoes are highly recommended.  There is not a sandy beach on the shoreline, though there is a sandy bottom of the lake at Houghton Lake.


Bedroom Configuration:
Main Floor-Bedroom #1- 1 queen size bed
                      Bedroom #2- 1 queen size bed

Upstairs-Bedroom #3- 2 twin XL size beds - convertible to a King (MUST HAVE 48 hours notice)
                 Bedroom #4- 2 twin XL size beds - convertible to a King (MUST HAVE 48 hours notice)

Boats:  There are no boats provided, however, below are some places you can visit to obtain a boat for your stay!


  • Located behind the Rite Aid is a DNR boat launch. This can be used with a DNR Permit.

  • Another DNR Boat Launch is located at Lantz Landing on Old 27 next to Comfort Suites. This landing also requires a DNR Permit.

  • Lapham’s Marina is a private launch site which can be used for a small fee. Located off County Rd. 100 on Marina Dr. across from Roscommon County Airport (989)366-7763.

  • Located at Whitney Court, there is a DNR launch site on County Rd. 100. This can be used with a DNR Permit.

  • There is a site at the Sullivan Beach, located behind Chase Bank on Park St off M-55, in   The chalet is located on the northeast  side of the lake between Houghton and North Bay Houghton Lake..


    • L & G Boat Rentals @Heights Marina 900 Shoreline Dr., Houghton Lake, MI 48629. 989-429-5575  

    • Brian's Lakeside Marina, Inc 8320 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI. 989-422-6720 

    • Macon Marine 1552 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, MI. 989-202-4844   

    • Houghton Lake Marina & Power 13710 W. Shore Drive, Houghton Lake, MI. 989-422-7257 ** No website, however they rent pontoon and fishing boats 

    • Korbinski's Marine & Lakeview Motel 364 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, MI.=989-366-5306  

    • Cable/Satellite TVs: Yes! There is cable tv.

      Cell phone service: Good

                    * Detroit: 3 hours and 15 minutes ( 190 miles)
                    * Grand Rapids: 2 hours 10 minutes (130 miles)
                    * Lansing:  2 hours (125 miles)
                    * Saginaw: 1 hour and 45 minutes (105 miles)               
                    * Traverse City: 1 hour (60 miles) 
                    * Mackinac Bridge: 1 hour 10 minutes (100 miles)

      Dock:  Enjoy your private 68 foot dock! Feel free to bring your own water vessels as well!

      Firepit/Firewood: There is an outdoor fire pit, please provide your own wood.

      Fishing: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Perch & more.

      Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online here

      Fishing poles: Please bring your own poles!

      Grill: There is a propane grill! Propane is provided.

      Grocery Store: 1/2 mile away is the Four Seasons General Store, which stocks basic items such as: liquor, beer, donuts, and bait! The nearest full-service grocery store is 20 minutes away on the south side of the lake. 

      Handicap Friendly: Yes. There is a zero entry way into the cabin

      Internet:  Yes! Free wi-fi for guests

      Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

      Parking: 2-3 cars are able to park

      Pets: Your pet is welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept up to 2 dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed. If you don't crate your pets please DO NOT leave them alone in the cottage. 

      Privacy: There are cottages right next door.

      Space:  Two floors. A set of bedrooms upstairs. All main living areas are on main floor.

      Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

      Washer and dryer:  Yes! Laundry Soap is provided for guests!

      Wood: Guests should purchase firewood at the nearby store for use during your stay.

      The chalet is located on the northeast  side of the lake between Houghton and North Bay Houghton Lake.


      Property/indoor Amenities
      • Central air conditioning
      • Fireplace- gas
      • Basic paper products included.
      • Cable- Satellite TV
      • Ceiling fans
      • Linens & towels included
      • Pets allowed.
      • Internet/ WI FI
      • Washer & dryer
      • Telephone/Landline
      Kitchen Amenities
      • Blender
      • Coffee maker
      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Refrigerator
      • Standard kitchenware & utensils
      • Stove
      • Oven
      Outdoor Amenities
      • Fire pit
      • Swimming on property
      • Patio chairs
      • Deck/patio
      • Private boat dock
      • Picnic table
      • grill-propane
09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$200.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$150.00


Lake Weekend Success
This house was perfect for a lake weekend getaway with friends. Awesome sandy shallow area off the dock to relax and float and the house had everything we needed! Would definitely stay here again!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
A.J., we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Houghton Lake Chalet.  This pet-friendly cottage is the perfect spot for your next Michigan vacation!  Houghton Lake is generally shallow for approximately the first 150 feet, so kids and adults alike enjoy wading and exploring the water, sometimes up to 100 feet from shore.  There is a fire pit for late night conversations and s'mores!  We'll look for you next return.
Aug 2019
Great Weekend
The Houghton Lake Chalet provided a great weekend. I was a part of a party of 8 people and the cabin had plenty of space. We mostly utilized the dock for our flotation devices, coolers and music options. We also had success with the fire pit and grill for dinner and s'mores. Finally, we hung out in the living room for late night activities out of respect for the neighbors. I'd definitely recommend it and look to book again in the future.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
A.J., we would love to have you back again!  Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland lake.  It has AC and a washer and dryer for the guests comfort, and it's pet friendly.  There are local boat rentals if guest are interested in that.
Aug 2019
Really enjoyed our stay!!
Very comfortable and well supplied, and it was very helpful having the light switches labeled (thank you to the owner). Enjoyed the sandy beach front, which was easy to access with the dock steps. The staircase was narrow, but we were able to maneuver it okay. Will plan to go back again. It was very easy to book, and we appreciated the booking agency keeping us updated on the lawn care.

Sheryl, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at Houghton Lake Chalet.  Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest lake, and the Chalet has swimming on the property, a 68' private dock and there are boat rental places near by if you choose to rent a boat.  Everything one could ask in order to have a great summer vacation!  We hope to see you again soon.
Jul 2019
The house was perfect! We had campfires by the lake every night, watched the sunrise in the morning and enjoyed access to the dock. We weren’t in need of anything while on site - they anticipated our needs! We appreciated a dog-friendly home.

Anne, we are so happy that you and your pup enjoyed Houghton Lake Chalet.  The view of the lake is so lovely and on cold eves the fireplace is the place to be!  We hope to see you again.

Sep 2018
Great Place to Stay
We had 6 to 8 people coming and going at any one time..This house was more than ample room for us all... The owners are more than generous with supplying what you need. New Linens, great beds and even the makings for Smore's . Ample parking and nice yard, great dock.. a boat lift would make it even better. We will be back .


Nancy, we are so glad that the Houghton Lake Chalet worked out so well for your group.  Sitting outside, overlooking the water, is so relaxing, and add smores to that, and you have  perfect evening!  We look forward to having you back again.
Sep 2018
We hosted a friends bachelorette party at the chalet and it couldn’t have gone any better! The place was clean and had everything we needed and we were checked in on to make sure everything was going well. The lake was beautiful; a perfect location and place to spend a nice weekend.

Vanessa, we are so very happy that  Houghton Lake Chalet worked out so well for your bachelorette party!  We do hope that you all return.
Sep 2018
Very accommodating, clean I would stay there again


Ronald, we'd love to have you as our guests again.  Houghton Lake Chalet is serene, and a great place for a family vacation.
Aug 2018
Great View!!!
Sandy bottom lakes, perfect for swimming and lounging all day. The sunsets are so relaxing and beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay!

Andrea, we are so happy that you enjoyed Houghton Lake Chalet.  Don't you just love all the windows cross the front of the cottage and that fabulous stone fireplace?  We'd love to have you come back again.  
Jul 2018
We loved our stay
The house was perfect the view was perfect and it had everything we needed. Our only recommendation is to get a blender! Thanks for having us


We are so happy that Houghton Lake Chalet fits your needs.  It is a great location, and don't you just love the sandy bottom of the lake?  It's also great having places to rent boats nearby if you want to have a boat.  Thanks also for the recommendation of adding a blender in the kitchen.  We will definitely look into that.  We hope to see you again soon and remember that returning guest get a 10% discount! 
Jun 2018
A Chalet with Everything!
We had 7 adults and a baby for a 5 day stay. This was a very nice chalet that had everything we needed and was clean - well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds with extra pillows and bedding, lots of towels and a large eating area/table. The spiral staircase is a bit narrow and must be navigated with care. Loved the place overall. Highly recommend!


HI Donna,
We are so happy to hear how much you liked Houghton Lake Chalet.  We do realize that the spiral staircase does require attention when in use.  the sandy bottom of Houghton Lake makes it so perfect for swimming especially since it stays pretty shallow for 150 feet.  We do hope to see you again.
Jun 2018

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