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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Stylishly Updated Lake-Front Home, Huge Deck! Kayaks & Paddleboats included!!!!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Southeast Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths

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 100 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 a very large sand bar for spending entire days of leisure and/or fun. The sand bar offers all sorts of activities, including water volleyball, if you wish. The lake is Private, so you may even have it all to yourself on some days. 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, 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 miles 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 minutes from Ann Arbor and University of Michigan. Michigan State University is only 50 miles to the East. DTE Energy Music Theater (Pine Knob) & The Palace of Auburn Hills are only 10-15 miles away. Golf dozens of beautiful courses- just minutes away. Golf Packages available. Ski Alpine Valley ski Resort, just 5 miles 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

SANDBAR!: Swim, Boat, Float, Snorkel, etc to a huge SANDBAR for all day fun!!!

The upper deck overlooking the lake has chairs, table, umbrella, benches, and a grill. The lower deck has lounges, chairs and tables overlooking the beach and lake as well! 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-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, but the home is located in a very private setting.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
TIA (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About TIA

My wife and I purchsed this property to prepare for our 3 young childrens college education. MIke, Tia, Michael, Peyton, Maxwell

TIA purchased this house in 2011


based on 15 traveler reviews

Stylishly Updated Lake-Front Home, Huge Deck! Kayaks & Paddleboats included!!!!
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

We loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came from Hawaii to vacation here and we were happy with virtually everything. The house is very charming right from the start because Tia and Mike left us a welcome card and a bottle of wine! We appreciated their hospitality and communication all the way along. The spacious kitchen was great for entertaining our family that lives in the area. (Seems everyone always migrates to the kitchen) The master bedroom is very, very spacious and overlooks the lake. The other homes around here are also very nice as we look at our lake view. The other bedrooms are also very nice and plenty spacious. The living area was very big with nice wide open views of the lake. We loved the knotty pine walls. Even though we were there in March, Mike brought the canoes and paddle-boat over for us to use. We loved going out on the lake even though we had to wear jackets. The sun warmed us up and the lake is very clean. We had a bonfire in the fire ring in the back yard one night. The properties are all on well water but that was not an issue for us. Here are some of the activities we did: Snow skiing at Caberfae Peaks (3 hours north), Detroit Zoo, Ice skating, Mission Science Center, IMAX theater, SkyZone trampoline park in Brighton, Zap Zone (laser tag etc.) in Farmington, Yates Cider Mill (even though it wasn't apple season they were still open), Franklin Cider mill (Fall only) and Greektown in Detroit. We will stay here again when we come back to visit our family. As we say in Hawaii, 'Mahalo' (thank you) Tia and Mike.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home! We are very happy that you enjoyed yourselves. I'm glad that we could accommodate you, and make your vacation a success! Anytime you'd like to stay again, we'll definitely make it work for you! Thank you also for the review! Safe & Happy travels, Tia & Mike
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5 Nights of Bliss

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the property we were greeted with a bottle of wine and very comfortable beds. The house slept 8 people and 1 child verry comfortably. It was probably by far the most relaxing vacation I've had. The view in the morning was phenomenal and everything we needed was on hand.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Overall, the experience was relaxing, however the home itself could have use a few extra touches to improve the quality of our stay. Furniture is nice and home is well decorated. Half way through owners were able to provide for us (for a reasonable extra fee) a pontoon boat, which greatly improved our stay. When we first arrived, we found pots and pans that were dirty and beat up, some had grease in them from prior tenants. Dishes were not very clean (prior tenant using cheap detergent likely the cause). Upon arrival we had to go out and buy dish soap, automatic dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, a clean dish sponge, paper towel, trash bags, etc..basics you would expect to find provided... the bed pillows were all very old and flat, need to be replaced. The master bedroom has morning sun and very thin covering over patio door that wakes you up at 6AM, could use a thicker, room darkening drape/cover over the upstairs patio door. Kids refused to sleep in the basement due to some very loud ongoing noise. Not sure what that was but it scared our kids so no one used that part of the house. Landscape is in need of some work. Many of the lawn chairs or outdoor furniture were either broken or covered in dirt, but owners quickly brought out new chairs to replace the broken ones for us thankfully. Yard had many weeds and very little added landscape material, though grass was freshly cut so it was ok, just not what we expected.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much much for your review! We appreciate any feedback from guests, so that we can address any issues right away. We investigated the basement noise and could not determine whether it was the furnace & A/C fan or the well pump. Our guess is that the well pump kicked on at night and startled your children? We do require our cleaning people to check the dishes, as one of their many duties. We will speak with them about your issues. Come back next year, and we will spruce up the landscaping for you! Thanks again for your review, Mike & Tia
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Well relaxed and ready to work again!

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a clean, quiet, well appointed home that will accommodate a large group, this is your rental. After the home that we've rented for some time was sold, we had to find a new "homeaway". So glad we found this lovely home to relax in. Our adult children and grandkids came and went all week and there was always room for all. While we never met the owners, just emailed, Tia was quick to respond to any queries I had previous to renting and wonderful to work with. No problems during our stay whatsoever, and we arrived to find a bottle of wine and welcome note. We found the interior to be very nice and easy to keep clean. The beds were nice and we slept well. Plenty of towels and bedding. Only downside was the water, which was way over the top with algae and the g-kids couldn't get in and get wet . The logistics to take the kids to the sandbar was difficult with just a paddle boat so unfortunately, they only got to play in the water 2 times. and it was nearly impossible to fish from the dock for the same reason.The sand was a hit though and there were new beach toys for us on our arrival!! All in all this was a lovely week and the speed with which we got our deposit back was the cherry on top! Thank you! thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Tia and Mike are very kind people who offer their beautiful home for all to enjoy. They work closely with you to make sure you have the best experience possible without overstepping their boundaries. The house was more than spacious for our large family and everyone really enjoyed themselves. White Lake is an all sports lake and offers many fun adventures. The kayaks were a great hit with us. Thank you again for allowing us to host our amazing event.

All the Best,

Jess and Brit

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our home! We thoroughly enjoyed having you! Congratulations!!!
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Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

House of Horrors!

  • 1 of 5

I was DISAPPOINTED with this rental. From the reviews and the photos we were excited to stay in this lovely house. To my family's surprise, and there were 9 of us. 4 of which stay in the basement, it was cold and musty and completely infested with SPIDERS. Not to mention we brought a few of those little guys home with us. The 2nd day we noticed the DISHWASHER didn't wash well, so we washed everything by hand. The hot was SCAULDING and we were unable to shower or bath for the week. We had to go to the local recreation center to bath our children. The "beach" was non-existent unless you used a paddle boat of kayak. With ALGAE, floating DEAD birds and muskrats we chose to keep the children out of the water. By the 4th day sleeping arrangements we made. The 4 family members that were in the basement were sleeping on the floor in the living room because the basement had flooded making it an unlivable condition. After contacting the owners on several occasions they tried to fix the water temperature, cable/router, and flooded basement (with fans) but to no avil. PS. there is poison ivy out by the garage! I absolutely would not recommend this property. But hey we got our deposit back! Wish we had gotten a full refund!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very saddened, shocked, and appalled at your review. As anyone can see from the many other reviews, my wife and I go out of our way make our guests feel comfortable. I suppose that what they say is true... you can't please everyone, and some people just won't be pleased. I'd be remiss if I did not respond to your many allegations... Based on all other feedback, the basement has been very comfortable; some have said that it's one of the most comfortable rooms in the home. It is a basement, there is a de-humidifier, it is a conditioned space, and it is dry. Spiders a fact of life at any lake home. We fumigate the house every few months and have yet to receive any other complaints about spiders (we did not hear of any issue with spiders from you, until you submitted this review). The dishwasher is only a few months’ old and again we received no complaints from you or other guests since we replaced it, until you submitted this review. We would have had someone over to check it out (it's still under warranty) if you had bothered to mention it. We did receive a phone call about an internet issue from you on the first day that you were visiting, and immediately contacted Comcast (who dealt with the issue, evidenced by no further complaints from you). I believe that it was your 3rd day visiting when you called about the "scalding” water. I, myself, was over to the house within a half-hour. I found that an earlier guest must have turned the temperature up to the max heat, and I turned it down for you. We determined that this, incidentally, also caused some water in the basement hallway after the relief pressure valve did its job and released the pressured hot water to avoid serious problems. To remedy the scalding water and wet hallway, I turned the temperature down on the hot water tank, brought over some industrial blowers to dry the small area of wet floor, AND COMPED you a pontoon boat (at our own expense) for the remainder of your stay. The beach is exactly as pictured and described. We were not informed of any other issues (algae, dead animals, poison ivy, etc), until this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the use of our paddle boats, kayaks, and free pontoon boat.
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Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

White Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2016 - Jun 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
FALL 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security Deposit or Protection Plan required for ALL STAYS


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.

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Southeast Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Space for provided Roll-Away single bed
  • The main beds provide sleeping for (11) guests- BR #1: Queen (2) & Fold down futon (2). BR #2: Queen (2), BR #3: Full (2) / Twin (1) Bunk bed, BR #4: Full (2). There are 2 'Roll- Away' twin beds provided with the property. There is a full size softa and a loveseat in the Living Room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
While there typically is firewood and propane gas left on the property, and renters are welcome to use what is there, but asked to replace what they use. Propane gas for the grill and firewood is the responsibility of the guests. The home comes supplied with durable goods: silverware, plates, glasses, cloth towels, linens, washcloths, etc. Disposable goods (while sometimes left by previous guests) as in: laundry soap, paper products (plates, napkins, towels, additional toilet tissue, etc), fabric softener, dishwasher detergent, shampoo, plastic cups, firewood, propane gas, etc… are the responsibility of the guests.

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