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Family Lakefront Getaway! Includes boats, playset, sandbox, toys and fishing.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,202 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 8+, lakefront, and close to the city.

This adorable log cabin is located on 100 feet of Strawberry Lake frontage. Just 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. Nice sandy bottom for swimming. Long dock to tie up your boat. Great fishing at the end of the dock. Comes with use of a paddle boat. Huge yard with rainbow play set. Huge sand box for kids w/toys and floats. Fire pit. On the Huron chain of lakes so able to boat from lake to lake for hours of fun. Beautiful sunset side of lake so plenty of daylight hours. 1 Bedroom w/ king bed. 1 Bedroom with queen bed. 1 bedroom with 2 twin bunk and a queen bed. Equipped kitchen. Sheets and 2 towels per per person.

Sandy Gerlach
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Sandy Gerlach

We are a family of 6 with 2 dogs. Grew up spending summers on Strawberry Lake and loved it so much we bought a place of our own.

Sandy Gerlach purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Sandy Gerlach chose Whitmore Lake

This property is beautiful being one of only 2 lots with double frontage on Bobwhite Beach. Bobwhite Beach is on the East side of the lake which is the best for the sunset views. It is a great location because it is in close proximity to our home. Being between Ann Arbor and Brighton, we love to attend the Ann Arbor Art fair each year as well as the many local festivals. We love being on the chain of lakes to take a 3-4 hour boat tour up river, or heading over to Zukey Lake Tavern for dinner by boat. Great sandy bottom for swimming. Wonderful fishing right off the end of the dock!

What makes this cabin unique

Staying in this quaint log cabin reminds us of the peaceful slow pace, and lazy summer days that people have enjoyed for the past 80 years. Sitting around he big stone fireplace, relaxing on the porch and playing games at the table are some of our favorite memory spots.


Whitmore Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1202 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 full bathroom, completely remodeled on 8/2013.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • 1 King bedroom 2 twin & queen bedroom 1 queen bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Family Lakefront Getaway! Includes boats, playset, sandbox, toys and fishing.
average rating of 4.590909 based on 22 reviews

Great weekend experience

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Very relaxing and has everything you need for a great weekend getaway. Would definitely consider renting this cottage again for a long weekend on the Chain of Lakes.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great cabin on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had my wife's 40th birthday party here with 10 adults. The cabin is right on the lake and very comfortable. There was plenty of space for all of us (beds for 8 plus the chaise on the porch and space for 3 people to sleep on couches if needed). We brought an air mattress but didn't need it. Sandy provided plenty of towels. Kitchen was well stocked. We also brought our daughter up to play on the playground and in the sandbox during the day which was great. We made good use of the paddle boat and canoe as well. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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very cozy.

  • 4 of 5

great views of lake and plenty of room for us all. Home well furnished and clean. Next time we plan to stay longer

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Genuine cottage, comfortable and serene. Hope to come back.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week long stay here. Photos very accurately depict the accommodation. Playground equipment, sand box with beach toys and the huge floatie were all perfect for our little girls. Water 2 feet deep right to the end of the pier - so great for their "swimming". High chair and bunk beds both very popular! Easy to find the place and a very helpful host. Cottage was lovely, clean and fresh on our arrival, easy to get key etc, and whenever we contacted Sandy she got back to us right away. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here and will be staying again. Great central location and you cannot beat the price. Having a house on a lake with the paddle boat, canoe, and the red raft is fantastic but furthermore, somehow there are few to no mosquitoes. Sandy is always responsive and so easy to work with. HIGHLY recommend staying here!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage great for family togetherness

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lakeside home for my daughter's graduation weekend and really enjoyed our stay here. We had three generations of family together, and there was plenty of comfortable space to hang out, tell stories and play games. We found everything we needed in the kitchen and enjoyed watching the lake from the front porch (it was too cold to be outside much, but I'd love to come back in the summer!). Both of my college-age kids thanked us afterwards for choosing a place away from the busyness of downtown Ann Arbor but close enough to get there for all the graduation festivities.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Ann Arbor

100 ft. lake frontage with large yard. Swing sets, dock for boat tie up or fishing & swimming off of. Big sand box/beach. On the Huron River chain of lakes for hours of boating fun to other lakes or restaurants. 30 mile bike path within 4 miles. Fire pit at lakeside. Just 20 min. from Ann Arbor, 15 min. from Brighton.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Reservations can be made for weekly rentals (Sat-Sat) for the summer months. Shorter stays are approved on a case by case basis or if available within a few weeks. Special discounts for monthly, and mid week off season. Contact owner, Sandy Gerlach (248)515-2049

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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