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5bd Home On A Golf Course! Perfect For Family Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Can sleep 8 comfortably.

Wifi and A/C Included; Six minutes from downtown Milford; Finished basement complete with flat-screen tv/dvd and treadmill; Large backyard; 2-car garage; full appliances; ensuite master bdrm; 3 upstairs bedrooms; 5th bedroom downstsiars

The Space

Grand vaulted ceiling living room is open to dining space/kitchen. Laundry room and Master bedroom with attached full bath are on the same floor as kitchen and living room. A large deck overlooks a big backyard which is directly on the golf cart path between hole #6 putting green and hole #7 tee. Three bedrooms and a full bathroom are upstairs. Downstairs includes a large playroom/den/tv combo space as well as 5th bedroom. A two car attached garage may have a vehicle in it (not available for use).

Guest Access

Washer, Dryer, Kitchen, Dining Area, TV/DVD, wireless internet, two-car garage, 5 bedrooms, all spaces of the house except storage room and utility room.

Interaction with Guests

I am usually available to meet in person before your stay. I can usually be reached via online video chat during your stay. I will not be present during guest's stay.

The Neighborhood

Low-key, family-friendly (but quiet) neighbors. Variety of ages, incomes, backgrounds in the neighborhood- mostly well-educated professionals. Dog-walkers, joggers, and golfers are often active in the summer months.

Getting around

Public transportation is NOT nearby. Driveway is available for parking. Uber and Lyft both service our area.

Other Things to Note

No pets please. Absolutely no smoking.

More Details

Marcus LaPratt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, polish, Swiss German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Marcus LaPratt

Musician/Teacher Family with three young daughters. We are world-wide travelers and multi-citizens of U.S.A., Switzerland and Poland.

Marcus LaPratt purchased this house in 2012

Why Marcus LaPratt chose White Lake

Because we spend a lot of time in Europe during the summer months (school vacation), our home is made available to guests like you while we are away.

What makes this house unique

Come and enjoy our peaceful home while we are away... beautiful setting in natural surroundings full of trees, birds, deer, etc. And yet, charming towns with lots of shops (Milford, Commerce, White Lake) are within 6 minutes drive. Bigger shopping (12 Oaks Mall and Somerset) are within 20/30 minutes drive. Get downtown Detroit in under and hour. Our home is exactly half-way between Detroit Metropolitan airport and Flint International Airport.


White Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to Master bedroom (on mainfloor)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , On Main Floor adjacent to dining/kitchen/Great Room.
    Upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bathroom adjacent to three bedrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom with attached bath incl. tub shower 2-sinks - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , Has a ceiling fan. No windows. Includes work desk/chair.
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 twin/ single , Bed is an extra-long. Ceiling fan and child's work desk.
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-size futon can be added in room. Ceiling fan.
    Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 twin/ single , Child's twin. Adult can use. Ceiling Fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading


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5bd Home On A Golf Course! Perfect For Family Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Swiss living in Idaho

Great place for family with young children

  • 5 of 5

Nice big house - had everything we needed - great for family with young kids - nice neighborhood - hope we get to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised and very comfortable. The owner was very easy to contact and there where no issues at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely experience with this rental. The house was very clean and well organized and the owner was very quick to respond to any questions we had. I would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice community, clean house

  • 3 of 5

Overall nice house, though beds were small. We had our two children and in laws. So four adults and only one bed that really accommodated them. Futon and double in basement were small and uncomfortable. Most adult couples sleep on queens or kings. Also, a shower wand would be really helpful in showering young children as the pressure in the upstairs shower was weak. Food in the refrigerator threw us off. I think a renter would want to see a cleaned out fridge. Understanding that this is the family's home, we moved their food to the door, but it still felt somewhat like we were squatting. Also disconcerting that owner asked for boxes and mail to be collected and that he would be by to cut grass...just not the norm when renting a property. Overall it was close for our family reunion in Milford and beat hotel prices.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia, Josh, and Family- I'm sorry you didn't have a great experience staying in our home. The bed sizes and configurations were clearly identified before your booking was confirmed. I even went out of my way to accommodate your unique requests of modifying the standard bed configurations so that you could have parents sleeping together in a room nearby the young child. This was your request. Our listing clearly indicates the sizes of our beds. We do not offer a king bed. We have one queen size bed and other full size beds/mattresses. Thank you for the suggestion of a shower wand. We will definitely consider adding this for the comfort of our future guests. Yes, we requested our mail to be moved from the mailbox to the kitchen as a courtesy. Guests are not required to do this. But we appreciate that you went out of your way to do this for us. Our UPS/Fedex deliveries would have been left out in the open on our front porch if you had decided to not move them inside the front door for us. We apologize for the trouble this seems to have caused. The "house rules/notes" that were sent to you and that you agreed to prior to you accepting the reservation also clearly indicated that this is a home that is "lived in" by me and my active family... it is not, as some vrbo propererties are, a full-time rental property. Trash accumulation and removal does not cease when house guests are staying in our home. And the lawn continues to grow as well. In the end I decided to mow the lawn after you checked out anyway. And as I indicated in my text messaging to you, if I had stopped by to mow I would not have entered the home at all. Food in the fridge is available "community" style. The fridge is regularly cleared of any overdue items. And there is always plenty of space open in the fridge for guests to add their own things. All other guests who have stayed at our home have understood this sharing/use concept without trouble. I'm sorry this was not a 5-star experience for you. I hope your next vrbo stay will be a better one with a more clear set of expectations prior to you confirming your booking.
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Pleasant Experience

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! The home is clean and comfortable and Marcus is available to answer any questions. Our communication arranging my stay was great. I was new at using this service but found the experience to be quite simple and stress free. The property has all the amenities you could ask for and located in a beautiful neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation with Family

  • 5 of 5

This home is spacious, clean, very peaceful and comfortable place to spend time. Great kitchen and large rooms overall. The deck is great for eating and relaxing. Our grandchildren enjoyed the large rooms to play in. Enjoyed being close to so many activities and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Detroit and Flint airports
Nearest Golf
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
US23, M5, I96

Hospital is less than 3 miles away.

Charming downtown Milford is less than 5 miles away.

Grocery/Supermarket is 3 miles away.

Golf clubhouse is less than .5 mile away.

Pharmacy is less than 3 miles away.

Nearest restaurants/bars are 3 miles away.

Fitness Center/Swimming Pool is less than 2 miles away.

Two different major airports are each 38 miles away.

Downtown Detroit is less than 40 minutes away.

Nearest cinema is 4 miles away.

Highland Recreation Area is 3 miles away (hiking, biking, camping, day-use).

Playground/Swing-sets less than 2 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99

Wireless Internet
Air Conditioning
Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly
Gated Community- includes gate openers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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