Great location, great home
We had a great time staying at this home in Houghton Lake. Went to Traverse City one day (about an hour, 15 minutes drive), rented a pontoon boat at Brian's Marina, only about a mile away ($135 for the whole day--highly recommend), canoed in Grayling on the Au Sable River (Borchers Canoe Livery was great). Everything is close enough. The home worked great for our family of 6. Owner is great and replied to my numerous emails and phone calls very quickly. To add to the other reviews here, if you plan to cook a lot of meals here (like we did) and have more than 3-4 people, make sure to bring things with you. I brought my own large frying pans and 9x13 pan, but also could have used some bigger serving bowls and mixing bowls. There's one butcher knife and there are steak knives but no paring knives or any other sharp knives at all. No mixer, but there is a blender. There are no wine glasses or corkscrew. Along with bath and beach towels, also bring kitchen towels. If you rent a boat, the dock at the end of the street is evidently available for anyone to use, which we didn't know until afterwards.
2 Story Newly Remodeled and Fully Furnished with all the Modern Conveniences!