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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

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 Southeast

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:
  • 1200 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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average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews


  • 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage - Feels like Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while visiting family in the Ann Arbor area. The home was well equipped, cozy, and so much better than renting a hotel room! We had plenty of room for our family of 7 to sleep and enjoy ourselves during the day. The lake view and outdoor areas were a big plus. It was easy access to highways and groceries. The owners were very gracious and accommodating! We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay - taking in the Fall colors and UMIch Homecoming

  • 4 of 5

I rented the cabin to come up with friends to visit my son - who's going to UMich ~20 minutes away (and take in a football game). The cabin is exactly as advertised - and Sandy was prompt answering questions I had.

Will definitely consider renting this property again - during summer looks like it could be a lot of fun as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and really we all really enjoyed the property. Sandy was quick to respond and check-in/out process was very easy. The view of the lake is great!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, rustic cabin

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Strawberry Lake - it is truly a gorgeous property right on the lake. The kids and adults all enjoyed swimming in the lake, canoeing, and relaxing in the backyard. Unfortunately the cabin itself needs a lot of work. There is only one window unit air conditioner and a washing machine would have been very helpful. The clean dishes in cupboard were grimey and the ants were a problem. They could consider getting a dehumidifier to help deal with the mustiness, as well. The owners are very nice and stopped by to help address the iron in the well water. The bedroom and bathroom doors are very old and hard to close and lock. Overall a great week with family, but a bit more rustic than we were anticipating.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $250

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.

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