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Great place for the Holidays!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Whitmore Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Two Level Walk Out Lake Front Home with Semi Privite Dock

This bright and beautiful lake front home is a musicians dream, with a Petite Grand Piano overlooking the lake! Located just 10 miles from University of Michigan campus......its the perfect location to stay, when visiting your son or daughter attending U of M!

Our well appointed two level home offers luxury living features: fully air conditioned, granite countertops, marble and tile floors, gas fire place, WiFi, cable TV in each room, washer and dryer, spacious deck overlooking the water,and semi private dock with space for you to park your boat (for summer rentals). Master bedroom suite with a king size bed, walk- in closet and bathroom. Second bedroom with queen bed. Pull out couch in living room and a full size Murphy bed downstairs. Located 40 miles from Metro Detroit and easy trip to the casino in Detroit or Windsor, or take in a show at the famous Fox Theater. Great place for winter activities (weather permitting) such as ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating and the pond hockey tournament. We will decorate for the holidays! Smoking allowed outside only! Pets negotiable.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lori and Doug,

William and I enjoyed our anniversary house party at your amazing lakeside retreat. I wish the walls could sing because some awesome music was jammed until the wee hours of the morning while we were here. .If you ever make it out to the Renaissance Festival be sure to catch the Washing Well Wenches and Manolette and Ded Bob, because that was your guest list for the last few days!!

We played Catan with the lake view, made smores in the fire pit and tried to play some volley ball! We drank mimosas while cruising around the lake and had amazing dinners on the Patriot! Such a blast!


Via guest book
Sep 2013
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Great place for the Holidays!
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

The house is well kept, clean, and perfect size.

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very friendly, happy to help in any way that they can. The beds were comfortable. The view from the deck and in the house is very nice. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen was fully equipped, washer and dryer came in handy. Beds very comfortable... plenty of towels, blankets and pillows. Well stocked VRBO. We had a great time...Whitmore lake is beautiful. Did swimming, used floats, used their Kayak... they have a long dock. We went out on the deck that is attached to the house and enjoyed the view a lot. Very big and very nice deck. We used their gas BBQ grill a lot. I hope to be back there next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mucho Rancho Deluxe

  • 5 of 5

Roomy and comfortable!


Lots of privacy for sleeping!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5


Thanks for having us it was wonderful to meet you and have somewhere comfortable to stay. I also appreciate you sharing your allergy pills. We enjoyed the Netflix and playing some Jenga.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Thanksgiving 2015 at Whitmore Lake

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as pictured. We had a wonderful family holiday. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to find everything we needed close-by. Thank you Lori and Doug!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Binghamton NY

Great place to gather relax and enjoy the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage the week before our son's wedding. the pictures are accurate. The home has a LARGE kitchen and deck which are GREAT for gathering. Enjoyed morning coffee every day on the deck. Home is well stocked. View beautiful of the lake. VERY convenient to local businesses.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Captain Joes
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Links of Whitmore Lake
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Ann Arbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 23
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Captain Joes
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Mt. Brighton
Car: recommended

Beautiful Whitmore Lake is a 600 acre 'all sports' lake: water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, will keep everyone happy and having fun! Bring your boat and dock it at your own semi- private dock, or rent a boat from Mac's Marina on Whitmore Lake. Great 4th of July celebrations: boat parade, street parade,'splash and dash' biathlon, water ski show, and fire works you can enjoy from the comfort of your own dock! Cultural events in Ann Arbor include;'Top of the Park', 'German Park', University of Michigan Theatre and Musicals, Ann Arbor art fair, are just a few of the activities available. The 'Big House' U of M's football stadium, is located 12 mile from the house. LOTS of wonderful restaurants and bars in Ann Arbor. Michigan Pond Hockey Tournament in February includes bands, beer tent, and lots of hockey! You can walk on the lake, from the house, to the activities. There is never a lack of things to do in this wonderful area!


Rates & Availability

Whitmore Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
U of M Homecoming
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
U of M Football
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
U of M Football
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100

Full refund if cancelled before 90 days prior to the booking date. No exceptions.
You can add additional days to events at the seasonal rate.
The week of the fourth of july... dates may be changed. Please send in request but must be a 7 nights stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Whitmore Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This bathroom is upstairs off the kitchen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are downstairs. Unique Master bedroom has double doors that open into a sitting room, and glass doors that open into the piano room. Go through walk-in closet to bathroom with double sinks and shower. 2nd bedroom has a queen bed. Up stairs living room has a pull out bed. Downstairs sitting room has a pull out onto the floor bed which is 6 inches smaller than a double bed. Great for children! Downstairs living room has a full size Murphy bed. House sleeps 8-10 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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