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Modern Lake House 8 Miles from Ann Arbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Save time, gas & stress by not driving up north. You can even keep working if you like, and the kids won’t miss their games! This home has a beautiful beach on private all sports Horseshoe Lake – a great swimming and fishing lake with little boat traffic.

Take a cruise around the lake in the boat, or just sit back and watch the kids swim. The included raft and beach toys will keep them entertained. You are also welcome to bring your own boat if you like - there is a private boat launch just down the road.

This home was built in 2008 and is well maintained. It has a well furnished kitchen and a BBQ. If you don't like to cook, you can have your food and drinks delivered!

The home sleeps six adults comfortably, and can accommodate more if some are children (or are otherwise willing to sleep in a semi-private loft area) Each of the three bedrooms has a king bed, and two of them also have a couch that converts into a double bed. The loft area also has a couch that converts to a double bed.


For years I had lots of details on price in my property description. This year I started taking online reservations, so putting the details her was repetitive. I do still try to rent by the week only during the summer, with weeks starting on a Friday. So I may not accept a reservation request if it leaves me with an odd chunk of time that I might not be able to rent. I will respond and share my logic though, and hopefully we will be able to figure out a time that works well for everyone.

Also I generally put a grad student in it for the off season so I do not do short term rentals from Labor Day until May of the next year. And to keep it simple I just show no availability during that chunk of time on my calendar. But if you want a longer term stay (several months) that is not during the summer season feel free to inquire about that. At this time I do not have a person to rent the place for the fall of 2018 and spring of 2018, so I have some flexibility.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

John Urquhart
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

Why John Urquhart chose Southeast

I have a family cottage in northern Michigan, but I often can't get away on the weekends. I wanted to build a lake house close to my house, so I could use it when I have social commitments that require me to be in town on the weekend. I am renting it when I am not using it to help pay for it.

What makes this house unique

I love that it is just like being on a lake in northern Michigan - but I can be in downtown Ann Arbor or Brighton in 10 minutes.


Whitmore Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Modern Lake House 8 Miles from Ann Arbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

An absolutely wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We were in Ann Arbor for a graduation and chose this house because of the location, the lake and the boats. The weather meant that the boating aspect of the trip was not possible. Oh well, you can't control the weather. We had a great time visiting, playing games, watching movies, etc. The house was roomy enough for 8 adults (no couples, but still enough beds) and an infant. The house is well furnished (the king beds were great; the futons were functional, if not very comfortable) and very well supplied. The little glitches were promptly addressed by the owner, who was very accommodating and thorough. I recommend this house unreservedly and, should I return to Michigan, I would absolutely check here for availability. This rating is unanimous among our group.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn Hts

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year in the past 7 and we are already planning next summer. The house is spacious, comfortable, and clean. The kayaks and fishing boat were a hit and although we had a few cooler days it was fun doing puzzles and playing Pictionary at the huge kitchen table. With 7 adults and 5 children we had plenty of room. It was hard coming home. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

What a fantacsit time in a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We all had such an excellent time at your lake home. It was so comfortable and the kids (including the big kid, my husband) had the best time out on the water and playing in the sand. The toys keep the children busy for hours and it was always easy to get them to seep - they loved the bunk beds. It was such and nice and relaxed time with plenty of room for us all. Thank you for sharing such a special place.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn Hts

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This summer will be our 3rd time at this lake house in 4 years. All the comforts of home, and then some. Air conditioned when it's too hot, beautiful kitchen, and a great view of the lake. New, clean, quiet, and the kids and grandkids can't wait to jump off the new diving platform.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, Michigan

Fun week at the lake

  • 5 of 5

For a fun family summer vacation close to ann arbor you can't beat this house at horseshoe lake. Our extended family has enjoyed a week over the last few summers. Great fishing, warm water, big comfortable beds, lots of sitting areas. Fun for three generations.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Whitmore Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

I generally don't have my place for rent before Memorial Day Weekend, but I do this year. Also some of my summer weeks are cheaper than $1995, read the property description for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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