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Modern Lake House 8 Miles from Ann Arbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Save time, gas & stress by not driving up north. You can even keep working if you like, and the kids won’t miss their games! This home has a beautiful beach on private all sports Horseshoe Lake – a great swimming and fishing lake with little boat traffic.

Take a cruise around the lake in the boat, or just sit back and watch the kids swim. The included raft and beach toys will keep them entertained. You are also welcome to bring your own boat if you like - there is a private boat launch just down the road.

This home was built in 2008 and is well maintained. It has a well furnished kitchen and a BBQ. If you don't like to cook, you can have your food and drinks delivered!

The home sleeps six adults comfortably, and can accommodate more if some are children (or are otherwise willing to sleep in a semi-private loft area) Each of the three bedrooms has a king bed, and two of them also have a couch that converts into a double bed. The loft area also has a couch that converts to a double bed.


FEBRUARY 17 THROUGH MAY 26, 2017. I generally don't have availability this time of year but my off season tenant bought a house and she is leaving in February. So I can do short term stays of 3 days or more at a rate of $195 per night. I will discount longer stays significantly. So send an email if you are interested. I also have the weekend of U of M's graduation available (April 29, 2017), but that weekend is priced at $1,500. You can stay for up to a week at no additional charge. To all fees you add 6% tax and a $125 cleaning fee.

MAY 26 THROUGH June 2, 2017: $1,395.00, plus a $125 cleaning fee.

June 2 THROUGH JUNE 9, 2017. $1,595 plus as $125 cleaning fee.

JUNE 9 THROUGH JUNE 16, 2017: $1,695, plus a $125 cleaning fee.

JUNE 16 THROUGH JUNE 23, 2017: $1,895 plus a $125 cleaning fee.

JUNE 23 THROUGH AUGUST 25, 2017: $1,995 per week, plus a $125 cleaning fee. Weeks run Friday to Friday. See calendar for availability.

AUGUST 25 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2017. $1,895 plus a $125 cleaning fee. [SOLD OUT]

SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2017. Labor Day Weekend is a three day weekend, Friday to Monday. Because there is a Michigan game in Ann Arbor on Saturday, September 2, the price for this weekend is $1,295 plus the $125 cleaning fee.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 THOUGH MAY 15, 2018: Sorry, I don't do short term rentals in the 'off season'. I try to put a winter tenant in for the entire off season, though, and that is time is currently available. This works well for U of M grad students as my place is so close to Ann Arbor.


Keywords: Lake House

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John Urquhart
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Why John Urquhart chose Michigan

I have a family cottage in northern Michigan, but I often can't get away on the weekends. I wanted to build a lake house close to my house, so I could use it when I have social commitments that require me to be in town on the weekend. I am renting it when I am not using it to help pay for it.

What makes this house unique

I love that it is just like being on a lake in northern Michigan - but I can be in downtown Ann Arbor or Brighton in 10 minutes.


Whitmore Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Modern Lake House 8 Miles from Ann Arbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Dearborn Hts

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year in the past 7 and we are already planning next summer. The house is spacious, comfortable, and clean. The kayaks and fishing boat were a hit and although we had a few cooler days it was fun doing puzzles and playing Pictionary at the huge kitchen table. With 7 adults and 5 children we had plenty of room. It was hard coming home. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

What a fantacsit time in a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We all had such an excellent time at your lake home. It was so comfortable and the kids (including the big kid, my husband) had the best time out on the water and playing in the sand. The toys keep the children busy for hours and it was always easy to get them to seep - they loved the bunk beds. It was such and nice and relaxed time with plenty of room for us all. Thank you for sharing such a special place.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn Hts

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This summer will be our 3rd time at this lake house in 4 years. All the comforts of home, and then some. Air conditioned when it's too hot, beautiful kitchen, and a great view of the lake. New, clean, quiet, and the kids and grandkids can't wait to jump off the new diving platform.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, Michigan

Fun week at the lake

  • 5 of 5

For a fun family summer vacation close to ann arbor you can't beat this house at horseshoe lake. Our extended family has enjoyed a week over the last few summers. Great fishing, warm water, big comfortable beds, lots of sitting areas. Fun for three generations.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Whitmore Lake House Rental Rates


  • $195/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $195/night (3 night min) prior to May 30
  • After May 30, by the week only, at the rates in the property description
  • A cleaning fee of $95 is also charged.

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