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Huron River Chain of Lakes Getaway (Whitewood Lake)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

As of February 16th 2017 we are ALL BOOKED for the Summer 2017!!

We are looking for a winter 2017-2018 monthly rental.

Summer 2018 new reservations will be starting on Feb 15 2018

Thanks for looking and enjoy your summer

Best of all worlds! Enjoy lake living without the drive. This lakefront home is on quiet Whitewood Lake.

Spend your days discovering the beauty that the Huron River chain has to offer. Throw a line in off your private dock, swim, or play catch with the kids in the spacious yard. Bring a boat (or rent) and explore the river or get a bite to eat. Rain? No problem. Sip hot coffee or a cold lemonade in the enclosed sunroom. Relax over dinner at Zukey Lake Tavern or enjoy drinks on their rooftop Tiki Bar.

In one direction you are 15 minutes from all Ann Arbor has to offer and if you go the other way you are in Brighton. For convenience, downtown Pinckney is just 5 minutes down the road.

Want to book with us, we only take weekly (7+ nights) reservations and our change over day is Friday. You may request mulitiple weeks.

Keywords: Lake Home

More Details

Bryce McAllister
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Bryce McAllister

Hello, my name is Bryce. I lived on the Huron River Chain of Lakes for 17 years. My wife Kate and I have decided to share our Cottage on Whitewood Lake with people from VRBO this summer. I look forward to helping you enjoy your vacation on one of the best places to have some family fun on and around the water.

Bryce McAllister purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Bryce McAllister chose Pinckney

We decided to purchase this cottage on the Chain of Lakes because we loved living here and wanted to share that with others. We wanted to have a nice place for family to stay when they visited and decided to rent it out when they weren't using it. We have lived in the area for years and can tell you where to find anything you are looking for while on your vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

We find the lake very relaxing and the surrounding communities fun and friendly. We think the cottage has a real up-north feel, without the long drive. You have a wonderful view of sunsets from the three seasons room. You are steps away from swimming in the lake or just sitting on the dock and dangling your feet in. If you fish, you are in luck, there are lots of great coves in the lakes that are teaming with fish.


Pinckney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen Beds, Child Beds (1) We can provide a porta-crib on request, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The Living room has two Futons, Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Hudson Mills Metropark is only minutes away and they have a golf course and paved bike trails.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Huron River Chain of Lakes Getaway (Whitewood Lake)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Best lake rental- ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Not only did this house, general property, and area meet our high expectations, the owner was very kind and clearly takes pride in their rental and property. The house is very clean, amenities are perfect, and everything was quite comfortable. We have 2 children who enjoyed the atmosphere as much as the adults did. We are looking forward to hopefully returning again!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Had an excellent extended stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at the house. It was very comfortable and quiet with a great view of the lake. The fireplace was wonderful in the cold days of winter and the dock was very convenient in the warm days of spring. I really enjoyed this very restful place between long hours at the lab. It was very relaxing to watch the sunsets from a chair on the lawn, or simply fishing off the dock. The owner was very attentive to any needs of the guests or the house. He went above and beyond the call of duty for maintenance from plowing to mowing and paid attention to the details that made the stay fantastic. He was very reasonable during all our conversations and very accommodating. I would highly recommend the property for the great value and the owner for outstanding service.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Crescenta, California

Gatto Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family made some very fond memories at Whitewood...The owners were very attentive and interested in our comfort...we will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and awesome owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a long due review - i went back to AA for the graduation ceremony. Couldn't find any place in town and Ypsilanti. Luckily, came across this house. It was really great place - right on a small lake with beautiful view, fresh air, bright sun room.... all made the visit a wonderful experience! Bryce is a awesome guy and took care of everything and delivered everything as promised. Highly recommend to anyone !!!!!!

Note the drive to UM central campus will take about 40 min - maybe i am driving too slow ;-) But it wasn't an issue for me.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novi, Mi

Fun, quiet spot with good...

  • 5 of 5

Fun, quiet spot with good fishing and the open lot allows for volley ball, bags, etc. Bryce McAllister is attentive to making the stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Detroit Metro Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Zukey Lake Traven
Nearest Golf
8.7 Miles
Timber Trace Golf Course
Nearest Train
21.5 Miles
Ann Arbor Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Zukey Lake Tavern
Nearest Ski
10.3 Miles
MT Brighton
Nearest Point of Interest
Huron River Chain of Lakes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $250

Due to local township ordance all rentals must be contracted for 7 or more days. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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