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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Br, 3 Full Bath, Huge Yard, Large Great Room & Dining Room, Brand New Home!

Our guests keep telling us that the pictures don't do it justice!

PONTIAC LAKE FRONT!!! Meticulously "renovated", nearly totally re-built home with A Huge yard, New beach, 4 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, Great room, Dining room, Large and open floorplan, Brand new Kitchen, Appliances, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Deck, Dock, Carpet, Tile, Sinks, Toilets, Showers, Roofing, siding, flooring... Everything is new!!! Fenced in pet area, etc, etc, etc...

DON'T MISS THE WORLD FAMOUS "QUAKE ON THE LAKE"!!!

Relax, Get Away, Be Romantic, Family Fun: While there are 100's of activities close by for all members of the family. You may want to choose a nice quiet get away from your everyday busy lives. This property is located on a nearly 600 acre lake with canals for canoeing, kayaking, pontoon boating, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, parasailing, fishing, diving... any water activity that you can think of on an All-Sports Lake. The lake also features many sand bars for spending entire days of leisure and/or fun. The sand bars offer all sorts of activities, including water volleyball, if you wish. Or you can choose to stay on your own private beach and have sunset drinks by you own bonfire. Perfect for relaxation, romantic get away, or family fun.

Location, Location, Location!!!: Whether you are visiting for a family reunion, attending the concert of the year at DTE (Pine Knob), or just want to get away for a few nights of gambling at one of many nearby casinos, this property is conveniently located from anything. Situated 30 mi from downtown Detroit. Which offers casinos, Comerica Park, Fox theater, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Hall, The Detroit Opera House, the Auto Show... to name a few. The property is also only 30 mi from Ann Arbor and University of Michigan. Michigan State University is only 50 mi to the East. DTE Energy Music Theater (Pine Knob) & The Palace of Auburn Hills are only 10 mi away. Golf dozens of beautiful courses- just minutes away. Golf Packages available. Ski Alpine Valley ski Resort, just 5 mi up the road. Shop and Dine at World Class malls and Restaurants. This property offers almost anything that you are looking for, just minutes away.

Dozens of Courses nearby. Golf Packages available. Alpine Valley Ski Resort only 10

SANDBARS!: Swim, Boat, Float, Snorkel, etc to many SANDBARS for all day fun!!!

The upper deck overlooking the lake has chairs, table, umbrella, and a grill. Fire pit near the beach and chairs by the lake. Special discounts for all area lift tickets at Alpine Valley Ski Resort, as well as ski and snowboard rentals. Special discounts for golfers at many area courses. Inquire when booking for specifics. This is a great place for a ladies week or weekend away. It is also a wonderful place to stay when visiting friends or family. Close drive to both U of M, OCC, and MSU. Stay here and attend the home football games. A great place to stay and attend all major college, and professional sports events. There are many festivals in the area, as well as music concerts. It is a close drive to all of these events. There are lots of things to do close by!

More Details

Property Manager
TIA
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Amenities

White Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home was more than I had expected and met every need we had. We had 10 adults and never once felt like we were too close for comfort. The layout of the home is perfect to have everyone together but yet still have privacy. I will absolutely rent again when traveling to Michigan! Thank you for allowing us this opportunity.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dalton family, for choosing our home for your stay! We are so happy you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see your family back in the future! Mike and Tia
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5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

A great experience for the whole family! With 3 bathrooms, there was plenty of privacy for all, yet the house also provided enough common areas to share. The bunk bed room was down it's own hallway which kept it quiet for sleeping children. We spent lots of time on the deck while the children were in the water. They brought their own life jackets and enjoyed swimming out to a floating platform. We did not rent the pontoon boat, but the kayaks and paddle boat were fun for all.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Elm, Texas
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location for a family vacation! Our family now lives all over the country, and to have everyone together was wonderful. All six grandkids had so much fun playing with the kayaks and paddle boat. We all enjoyed using the pontoon boat. The home fit everyone very comfortably. A memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We had a good time on the lake.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home. We had fun jet skiing in the lake and kids enjoyed beach at nearby State Park. Make sure to bring plenty of drinking water since there is lot of minerals and the smell can be quite overwhelming.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Modern and spacious with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! Specifically the private beach, lake access, and location to many amenities.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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P.O. Box 1603 Payson, AZ. 85547
4

Great place to enjoy family

  • 4 of 5

The moment we walked in we were very happy. Beautiful house with a very nice view of a quiet canal. The house was spacious enough, so the nine of us had plenty of personal space. The deck was a great place to hang out on. The quiet canal led to the lake which was quite big. It had an awesome beach a short drive away. We put the kayaks and paddleboat to good use, but the pontoon at $350/day was a bit steep for us considering we couldn't trust the thunderstorms predicted that week to ruin our day. We came from 3 different states to get together and we all had a fabulous time. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
OAKLAND COUNTY
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
OAKLAND COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB
Nearest Train
5 Miles
AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
M-59
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
ALPINE VALLEY
Nearest Beach
FRONT YARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pontiac Lake is a man-made impoundment created in 1926 when Lime Lake, a small lake in the upper Huron River watershed, was dammed. It lies about 7 miles west of Pontiac, Michigan.

A mosaic of wooded rolling hills, marshes, old farm fields, and highly urbanized sections characterize the geography of the area. Soils are predominantly sandy with scattered gravel deposits. The Huron River, a major Lake Erie tributary, begins 6 miles northwest of Pontiac Lake and flows through the lake, entering at the western end and exiting at the dam on the southeastern shore.

Pontiac Lake is 585 acres in size and up to 34 feet deep. It has numerous islands and peninsulas. The lake bottom is primarily composed of fiberous peat and other organics with some sand. Over 60% of the lake is 5-feet deep or less, while approximately 20% is over 10 feet deep. Aquatic vegetation, including milfoil, has been at nuisance levels since the mid-1970s.

Water quality conditions were last surveyed on July 20, 1992. The water was slightly brown with a Secchi disk reading of 6 feet, indicating moderate clarity. Within the water column, alkalinity ranged from 126 ppm to 176 ppm and pH ranged from 7.7 to 8.2. These indicated the water is hard and well buffered. Temperature varied from 69.4°F at the surface to 49.1°F at the bottom, with the thermocline occurring between 16 and 28 feet. Typically, summer oxygen levels are sufficient for fish down to a depth of 18 feet. Overall water quality is good, but limits fish populations to those suited for shallow, warmwater conditions.

Development around Pontiac Lake has been intense. With the exception of approximately 1 mile of state-owned shoreline on the north side and extensive marshes at the west end, the shoreline is completely developed with residential dwellings and associated bulkheads and riprap. Several of the islands have seasonal or permanent residences on them. A major highway, M&endash;59, borders the lake at a point on the south shore. Much of the surrounding area has been highly urbanized with residential dwellings, businesses, and the Pontiac Airport. A public boat ramp is located in the State Recreation Area at the east end of the lake. A private boat ramp and boat rentals/marinas are available at the western end. Shore fishing is available along the Pontiac State Recreation Area and from a state fishing pier.

Fisheries Resource

According to historical records, fishery management at Pontiac Lake was limited prior to 1970. A state public fishing site existed prior to 1945. In 1945, the lake was mapped and a fish survey was conducted. The fish community included bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, yellow perch, largemouth bass, and bullhead.

A creel census was conducted from spring 1946 through winter 1961-62 to evaluate several changes in fishing regulations (Schneider and Lockwood 1979). During this period, Pontiac Lake supported a strong recreational fishery. Bluegill and largemouth bass were the primary target species. In 1947, anglers harvested an amazing 449 bluegill per acre from the lake. Northern pike were not a major component of the fishery. Bluegill growth declined over the 16-year period, while largemouth bass and northern pike growth remained above average. The regulation changes had little apparent affect on the fish populations in the lake.

Tiger musky were introduced in 1970 and added through 1980. Surveys during this time indicated the species composition of the fish community remained about the same with an occasional tiger musky, rock bass, and northern pike included in the samples. Slow panfish growth rates became a concern in the mid&endash;70's. A panfish thinning project was proposed in 1976, but was never conducted.

In 1980 another creel census was conducted on Pontiac Lake (Ryckman and Lockwood 1985). Overall fishing pressure, total catch, and catch per hour had significantly declined since the 1946-62 creel census. Certainly much of this decline was a result of the substantial decline in the bluegill fishery. While the bluegill was the primary species sought by Pontiac Lake anglers in the early census period, the largemouth bass accounted for 50% of the angler pressure in 1980. Bluegill harvest during the May to October 1980 period was only 15.3 fish per acre.

The change in the statewide largemouth bass size limit in 1976 (10-inch minimum to 12-inch minimum) and its effect on the bass fishery and population at Pontiac Lake were examined in 1980 (Goudy 1981). Largemouth bass population density was found to be about average for similar-size southern Michigan lakes. Angler harvest of largemouth bass at Pontiac Lake was above average, but bass mortality rates were slightly below average. The increased minimum size limit effectively decreased largemouth bass harvest, increased population size, and provided better fishing for larger bass.

In 1981, Pontiac Lake was drawn down 10 feet to facilitate dam repairs.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Security Deposit required for ALL STAYS

$300-$500 MINIMUM FULLY REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT for ALL STAYS.

PONTOON BOAT AVAILABLE FOR RENT (ADDITIONAL SEC DEP FOR PONTOON BOAT)

Holiday nights and the night before AND after that Holiday are charged as weekend nights

One month is equal to 4 weeks, or 28 days.

Cancellation & Refund Policy is per Rental Agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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