Houghton Lake Hideaway Houghton Lake

HOUGHTON LAKE HIDEAWAY: 3 bedroom, Private boat dock, Pets are welcomed!

Pets Welcome








SLEEPS: 11 comfortably
*LAKEFRONT (Houghton Lake)


 Houghton Lake Hideaway 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. The lake is shallow; kids and adults alike enjoy wading and exploring the water, sometimes up to 100 feet from from shore. The sandy lake bottom is perfect for swimming and playing games. You are welcome to bring your own boat and use our tie-off poles as you use our dock. Make sure you bring plenty of rope! Although water levels do fluctuate, the level around the dock tends to be 2- 2/12 feet.  There is a sandy bottom around the dock.  We always try to get the dock in around the 1st of May each year, weather permitting. Also, there are boat hoists available adjacent to the dock for a speed boat and a pontoon boat.

Entering the cottage, you have the choice of turning to the kitchen area, heading directly upstairs to the main sleeping area and convenient 1/2 bath, or to the comfy living room with windows and a door wall overlooking the gorgeous Houghton Lake.

In the kitchen you will find an ideal wooden dining room table with bench seating to have your meals, or play your favorite board game with your family. A great place for an evening puzzle, or to just sit around and talk about the day. We also have cable TV & Wi-Fi! 

Continuing past the comfortable, simple kitchen, you can head into the downstairs master bedroom which hosts a sleep number queen bed. It is adjacent to the sole full bathroom-- ideal for a the older relative in your group, or the couple who just wants a little more privacy from the rest of the group.

Remaining on the main floor, you can escape the activities in the kitchen area by relaxing in the living room.  

Better than watching the view from behind the door-wall, open the door-wall and step onto the deck. There you can gather the outdoor chairs and sit with you family and friends and soak in the fresh air.

There is nothing better in the summer than sitting around the fire, roasting your marshmallows and telling great stories while you feel the gentle breeze off of Houghton Lake.


3 Bedrooms:
Main Floor-
1.    There is one bedroom on the main floor that has one queen bed (sleep number bed!).

Upstairs - (All sleep number beds!!)
2.    The first bedroom upstairs has two queen size beds, and one full size bed.
3.    The second bedroom upstairs has one queen bed and two full size beds.
* Each bedroom has a ceiling fan*
2 Bathrooms:
Main Floor- full bathroom.
Upstairs-a half bathroom.


Boating/Dock: While there is a dock at the cottage, we do not advise you to tie your boat to the dock for any length of time.  The lake is shallow so please use caution.  Boats have been known to sink in shallow waters.
Animals: Yes, there are all kinds of animals that like to roam around northern Michigan. While you don't see most of them, you have to be someone who is comfortable in that true rustic, outdoorsy environment. We do our absolute best to keep all the critters away and out of the cabin.
Beach/Swimming: You can swim right at the cottage, it is shallow for a good 20 feet and then gets a little deeper. There is a ladder off the dock where you can access the water. The feel is very shallow and sandy!
Bugs: Yes, there are bugs in Northern Michigan. There are mosquitos, which can get intense (just as they can anywhere on water) in the evening. Please bring bug spray.
Cable:  Yes, there is cable TV!
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in many pockets of Northern Michigan. Many cell phones do not work at all at the cottage. Sorry. I wish there was something we could do to enhance the service.
Children: Very ideal for children, perfect for small and large families.
Deck: There is a deck with a patio set right outside the living room sliding door. There is also a nice, wooden swing and picnic table.  
Firepit: There is an outdoor fire pit, please provide your own wood.
Fishing: You will find Walleye, Northern Pile, Smallmouth Bass, Perch and other pan fish here.
Fishing poles: I would advise you to bring your own fishing poles. At times there are some around, yet they seem to pop in and out.  If it’s important for you to fish, please bring your own.
Grill: There is a propane grill available.
Grocery Store: There are local grocery stores down the road.
Internet:  Yes, we have WIFI
Kitchen Accessories:
     1. Coffee Maker: Yes, we have a basic coffee maker. At times, we have coffee filters and coffee, yet I would advise you to please bring your own.
     2.  Stove/oven: Yes.
     3.  Dishes: Yes, there are dishes, glasses and silverware.
     4.  Microwave: Yes.
     5.  Pots & Pans: Yes, there are basic pots and pans available for use.
     6.  Refrigerator: Yes.
     7.  Toaster: Yes
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.
Patio Set: There is a patio set, along with beach chairs!
Parking: There is plenty of parking for two vehicles and trailers. You can park anywhere on the grass between the road and the cottage.
Swimming: You can swim right in front of the cottage! It is not a wide sandy beach.
Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though since we do not have a washer/dryer at the cottage.
TV/standard DVD player: We have DVDs available for your use as well.
View: The view is spectacular; it is very special and beautiful!
Washer and dryer:  No. Sorry. It's on my wish list.


Houghton Lake is just a short drive away...

Detroit- 190 miles

Grand Rapids-130 miles

Lansing-125 miles

Saginaw-105 miles

Traverse City-60 miles

Mackinac Bridge-100 miles

Toledo-230 miles

Fort Wayne-250 miles

Chicago-310 miles


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Internet/ WI FI
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Swimming on property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Private boat dock
  • grill-propane
  • Boat Hoists adjacent to the docks for speed or pontoon boat
Special Features
  • AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/05/2018 - 03/31/2019 3 $175.00
04/01/2019 - 05/27/2019 2 $100.00
05/28/2019 - 06/14/2019 2 $200.00
06/15/2019 - 09/05/2019 7 $325.00
09/06/2019 - 10/31/2019 2 $175.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 2 $175.00


Nice lake side cabin
We had a very comfortable stay. Ended up only four adults and two small dogs. Was supprised with all the beds, pleanty of room for 14 with two to a bed. The house was well stocked with cooking tools. I would add a bed side lamp in the two bedrooms upstairs. Would love to return in the future.

Kenneth, we are so happy that you and the pups enjoyed Houghton Lake Hideaway as much as you did!  Thanks for your suggestion for the lamps - we'll get that taken care of.  We'll look forward to your return!
Sep 2018
Will be back!
Great family getaway to a well stocked waterfront cottage! Air conditioning was a nice surprise and made sleeping very comfortable.

Lynnette, we are so glad that Houghton Lake Hideaway fit your needs for your vacation.  Having AC this summer especially was an added benefit for sure.  We hope to work with you again soon.
Sep 2018


That one word says it all Rick!  We are happy that Houghton Lake Hideaway fit what you were looking for.  We'd love to work with you again soon.
Jun 2018
Perfect lakefront cottage
We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time at the Houghton Lake Hideaway. The house is beautifully renovated yet still classic and charming. The big flat yard was full of beautiful shade trees and enough space for the kids to play. The sandy bottom, shallow water was absolutely perfect for swimming, and the garage was stocked with all kinds of fun water toys/floats and lawn games. We had a truly memorable time.


Tessa, we love to get reviews such as yours!  Vacations should all be about making memories, and where you vacation can really matter.  We are thrilled that Houghton Lake Hideaway made good memories come true for you and your family.  We'd love to see you come back again.
Jun 2018
Absolutely wonderful place.
Clean, very well stocked kitchen, good beds, perfect location. This was one of the nicest rentals we have stayed at. Nice updates. It's was the best stocked kitchen we've ever had in a rental. Nice beds, and a big kitchen table that was perfect for family game night. Excellent location right on the water with a fire pit and lots of chairs. Loved the swing. Pictures don't do it justice.

We are happy you enjoyed your stay! We try to keep the cabins stocked; we are glad to hear you appreciated that! We love the kitchen table as well! We hope to host you in the future. Remember, we have 60 other properties to choose from and always adding on.
Oct 2017
Had a great time, nice home!
Comfy and cozy family cottage is just what we wanted and this was perfect. Hope to book it again next summer.

We would love to host you next summer! We are thrilled your enjoyed your vacation with your family! Keep us in mind for your next Michigan adventure!
Sep 2017
Everything Promised!
We loved it and had a great time! Everything promised was there and more! It was clean and well stocked with paper products, kitchen supplies etc. Could have used a cookie sheet. We didn't use the canoe but enjoyed the rest of the toys. The screen on the door wall facing the lake doesn't quite close tight at the upper right corner. Needs an adjustment. We found out the hard way with lights on at night. Bug spray is a must but we are still itching! WE have never done this before and your online presentations made it easy. My family will try to decide on a good week to make a reservation next year at Christmas time!I gave your information to one of the neighbors for her family. Thanks again. Cara, please know we are thinking of you at the loss of your Grandma. She had to have been a special person.

We try to stock it with necessities, so we are happy you appreciated that. We will look into getting a cookie sheet! Also thank you for screen door suggestion. Thank you for spreading the word!
Diana & Fred
Jul 2017
Freshwater Vacation Rental Review
We truly enjoy working with all of you, it has been a very positive experience. The communication is excellent, our questions are answered promptly and you help us come up with solutions that are very helpful. In the event that there have been minor troubles, you have been able to assist us in getting things fixed. The Streamline App is very helpful as we can keep track of rentals and block off our own dates very easily. We love that fact that we can take advantage of our property as a source of income, and you make it easy for us to do that! We are very pleased with the amount of renters that you have been able to secure for us. Thanks for all you do, the expert advice, and the professional way in which you do it!
Greg And Nancy
Jul 2017
This place was awesome.
Jun 2017
Houghton Lake Cottage
We enjoyed our stay at the Houghton Lake Cottage, it was very relaxing. The sandy lake is perfect for swimming and kayaking! We also enjoyed playing frisbee and ladder golf on the lawn. The campfire was nice for having hot dogs and s'mores at night. The cottage is very clean and well maintained. We would highly recommend to others and stay again! Date of arrival September 4, 2015
Apr 2016
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Remodeled kitchen-2018!
Remodeled kitchen-2018!
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Living room
Living room
New wood floors (2018) throughout!
New wood floors (2018) throughout!
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Living room facing Houghton Lake
Living room facing Houghton Lake
Living room
Living room
First Floor Bedroom
First Floor Bedroom
1st floor bathroom
1st floor bathroom
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
2nd floor bathroom
2nd floor bathroom
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Front Deck
Front Deck
Side Deck
Side Deck
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Houghton Lake Hideaway
Houghton Lake Hideaway deck
Houghton Lake Hideaway deck
Houghton Lake
Houghton Lake
New wood floors 2018 throughout!
New wood floors 2018 throughout!
1st floor bathroom
1st floor bathroom
2nd floor bathroom
2nd floor bathroom
Houghton Lake
Houghton Lake

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