My family loved the Maike house. We love the fact that there were two decks one up and one down. The weather was great and the breeze that came through the house was wonderful very relaxing. There are two living room areas this allowed adults and children to separate at times. It is very close to a public beach with a playground which is visible from the upper deck. It is on a dead-end street that was very quiet during our stay. There were a couple small issues while we were there but we contacted the owners and they were, like the previous reviewer said, very responsive. We were among the first people to stay there so they welcomed any suggestions we had. Other family members that were in town visited us, sat by the fire and loved it too. They loved it so much that we may have to compete with them to book it again.
Our family had a wonderful time at the Maike House. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the house was two stories to accommodate our large family. It was perfect proximity to the beach and easy to get around town. The house accommodated children at a variety of ages. Suggestions would be to swing by Walmart and stock up on paper towels and paper plates to make your stay easier. There was a small leak during our stay. When we contacted the owners were very responsive and came out on a major holiday weekend. It was fixed in a very timely manner. This is a great place to stay to enjoy a relaxing vacation on Houghton Lake. Close to everything and has what you need to make a home away from home.