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Bright and Beautiful Lakefront Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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, 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 queen size bed, walk- in closet and bathroom. Second bedroom with queen bed. Pull out couch and a full size Murphy bed, in the downstairs living room. 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.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

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
  • 1 of 6


Whitmore Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 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. Downstairs sitting room has an IKEA 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 and a pull out couch. House sleeps 8-10 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Bright and Beautiful Lakefront Home
average rating of 4.571429 based on 20 reviews
San Rafael, CA

Beautiful setting on a beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting on a beautiful lake. Very conveniently located to the metropolitan area. All amenities, overall very comfortable. Lori the owner was very responsive and gracious.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nice view

  • 3 of 5

Nice hosts, lovely view. Needs better cleaning especially under couch.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO area

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: August 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: July 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: February 2016
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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