Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake

Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 29, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Come spend a week at our Lakefront home on Horseshoe Lake. Horseshoe Lake is a private all sports lake, which offers excellent waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming and ice fishing during the winter. With gas prices being as high as they are, why waste the money and time in the car. Come enjoy a barbeque or a bonfire on the water with your family and friends at this beautiful hidden gem just 10 miles north of downtown Ann Arbor.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome

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Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077119
7345450621
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Toledo,OH
5

Best Family Vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
It is hard to put into words the description of this home but I can say it is so much nicer than the pictures. The house was clean, nicely decorated, and had so many extras it would be hard to mention them all. My family and I spent five days at this beautiful lakefront home. We enjoyed fishing and swimming in the lake. We also enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. This home has enough dishes,pot, pans, and silverware that you could feed 20 + at the same time. We all enjoyed spending time in the game room.What I enjoyed the most was the peace and quiet. It was so relaxing! There are so many rooms in this house that you never feel crowded. I loved that the house is pet friendly so I was able to bring our dog. In addition, the owner of the property was very friendly and always responded very quickly. I will most definitely return next year, but this time for seven days!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077119
7345450621
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Northwest Ohio
5

Don't Bring Anything But Yourself! It's All Here!

Don't Bring Anything But Yourself! It's All Here!
  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our 2nd stay in this beautiful lake front home. Couldn't be happier with our decision to return! And the pictures on this site do not do it justice. The home is lovely and anything that you could need is supplied.
We've rented homes in the past where the owner provided just the bare necessities, 4 forks, 4 cups, etc, you get the idea, but not here! Plenty of towels, sheets and blankets and the kitchen is stocked with more dishes and extras than you can count! Want a Belgium waffle? you can have one! A large family table that seats 12 is fantastic and the appliances are new and in excellent condition. The game room is a great place to spend some family time after a day of fishing. You can fish right off the dock and the little ones have no trouble pulling in fish after fish! (Small ones, mind you, but so exciting for them!) Plenty of (good)beds and bedding. The loft could sleep a small army! Everything is so comfy, a genuine home away from home! Lots of outdoor furniture,toys and life jackets for the kiddos, and a canoe for the elders to take a cruise in. Our family enjoys this so much and now looks forward to this every year. The proximity to Ann Arbor is great (we like the museum on campus for its' great dinosaur bones and it's free!) the owner is great, very good communication and answers your emails immediately! Only downside is that the water is very high in iron so if that sort of thing bothers you, bring some drinking water but it's hardly a problem! Highly recommended!!! A perfect place to relax.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077119
7345450621
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Toronto, ON, Canada
5

Worth Every Penny!

  • 5 of 5
I just came back from my Brother's Bachelor party weekend with a group of 15. We had wanted to go golfing, as well as to go watch a University of Michigan game. This was by far the best place for us to rent as it was extremely affordable and within driving distance to Ann Arbor.

While it is sometimes difficult to tell if a place is big enough for you based on pictures alone, trust me when I say this place can hold up to a group of 15. You may want to bring an extra air mattress for the main floor or upper den. But, there were enough beds for everyone, including a pull out coach in the main den.

The nearest grocery store is about 5 minutes down the highway and Michigan Stadium is about 20 - 25 minute drive due to Game Day traffic if you are considering renting this place for Michigan games. Otherwise, it's like a 10 - 15 minute drive into Ann Arbor from here and a cab ride back to this rental unit was roughly $35 - $40 U.S. for us one way because we wanted to check out the night life after the game. Everything in Ann Arbor is cheap, though, in terms of food and booze, so cab fare wasn't an issue for us.

There is definitely room for 8 - 9 cars here. You can't really tell by the photos, but you can easily park 4 vehicles on the driveway. The house is at the very end of the road, so just off the side is a grassy area where you could park 4 - 5 more cars if necessary.

There was enough entertainment value in the cottage itself between the television channels available, the pool table, Nintendo Wii, and the main table in the dining room where we could play cards. The one thing we neglected to use was the fire pit, which is situation right beside the lake. You may also want to bring your bathing suits, too, depending on what time of the year you come as the lake was clean and warm for us.

If you aren't looking for a place to rent for a Bachelor party and/or aren't coming to Ann Arbor for a University of Michigan football game (which I would put under the "Adventure Seekers" category, then I would suggest this place to families with young children/teenagers, retired folks or Bachelorette parties if you are just looking for a few days to relax and unwind. This place has more than enough entertainment and space for that perfect cottage weekend getaway!

I would just suggest you bring at least one vehicle if you rent here. In case you want explore the Ann Arbor/Detroit area a little more.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077119
7345450621
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
5

Beautiful lake front home!

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful home that accommodated all of our wants and needs. It was large enough for everyone to have their own space, yet small enough for everyone to come together to enjoy each other. This beautiful home is located in a great area right on the water. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner of the property was very accommodating and helpful. He always responded quickly to all of my e-mails, calls, and texts. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a good home in the Ann Arbor area!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077119
7345450621
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Woodstock, IL
5

Great Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5
I rented this house for my daughter's graduation weekend and should we need to stay in Ann Arbor again we will be seeing if the house is free. The house is spacious and could sleep a football team! The bonus room is truly a bonus as it is a great place to hang out and kick back.

The house is set in a quiet area, at the end of the road. I actually worried that our crowd might be too loud! So it is perfect for those that may want to just get away and be quiet. The house is truly right on the lake and can be seen from the sliding glass door in the kitchen. It's great to sit at in the early morning.

The kitchen was perfect and had all the amenities that we needed. We had a few people over to celebrate and there was plenty of room for everyone. The guests who came over remarked what a find the house was. Tobin, the owner, was very gracious. I called him about using the canoe and he was incredibly polite and encouraging. I have rented homes for various vacations and have found myself hesitant when having to deal with the owner. Tobin made the whole process very enjoyable.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Lakefront House on Private All Sports Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077119
7345450621
Ann Arbor Southeast Michigan
Howell, Mi
5

Great place for all ages!

  • 5 of 5
Each year my family and extend family share a Christmas weekend together instead of a large gift exchange. As our family grew it got more difficult to find places to acomodate all of us and still give us the feeling of being rested. This was the perfect solution. The multiple floors and private bedrooms allowed us to be together but also space to be alone and rest or read. The kids love the bonus game room! The kitchen was fully equiped with everything we needed. I would recomend this place to anyone looking for a get away.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Activity and Interests

The Links of Whitmore Lake is an 18 hole golf course, which is less than a mile away. There are several great restaurants within five miles. The private launch is just down the road, so bring your boat or jet ski and enjoy hours of fun on this private lake.

Horseshoe Lake offers some of the best fishing around. We've seen several lunkers caught and released this summer including a few from our shoreline. (See the review below that one of our guests left). The lake also contains Northern Pike and several types of panfish. Feel free to use our canoe and/or fishing equipment during your stay. Please note that the lake is treated twice per year to reduce algea growth. Unfortunately, swimming is not allowed for a 24 hour period after the treatment. I won't know when the treatments will occur, but will be notified about 3-5 days ahead of time.

We also cater to all those football fans out there that are attending games at the Big House during the fall / winter months. Driving to the stadium couldn't be easier as you simply cruise down Whitmore lake road into downtown Ann Arbor and avoid the large traffic back-ups on M-23.

This is a perfect destination for people attending the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Let us know if you would like to reserve this week as it is very popular.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $300 - $300

  • Our rates are as follows:
    April - May - $300 a night with a three night minimum.
    June - August - $300 a night with a five night minimum.
    September (after Labor Day) - December - $300 a night with a two night minimum.
    U of M Football Games & Other Big House Events - Please inquire for rates, which are different than the rates listed above. We live less than 10 miles from the Big House and getting there couldn't be easier on Whitmore Lake road, which will help you avoid the traffic on US-23. Contact us for more information and rates about the various events.
    Weeks of Christmas and New Years - $300 a night with a three night minimum.
    A cleaning fee of $80 will be added to each reservation and a property damage protection fee of $49 is applicable on all reservations. Groups of 10 people or more will be charged $130 for cleaning and will be required to purchase a property damage protection plan of $59.
    Please note that we cannot guarantee your reservation until we receive a signed lease agreement and a reservation deposit. Reservations will be granted on a first come first serve basis so be sure to act fast and book early.
    Also, please note that we are required collect and remit a 6% Use tax to the state of Michigan on all short-term rentals described above.
















Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure

General

  • Air Conditioning

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • The main floor has an open floor plan, which can easily accomodate large groups. The kitchen has all the appliances you are looking for including a refridgerator, dishwasher and stove. There is also a wood burning stove in the living room, which can be a lot of fun on a cool night. We also have a large five burner propane grill outside that makes cooking for large groups a breeze. The house has centralized air conditioning and heating, which should keep you and your guests comfortable during your stay. There are three bedrooms on the second floor including a master bedroom with a fireplace and a connected bathroom. Each of the bedrooms have queen bed. The third floor is an expansive loft area with two bunk beds that have full and twin sized beds. There is also a queen sized bed and a futon located in this room which would be perfect for the kids, or an entire family. There is a game room above the garage, which includes a pool table, 10 foot shuffleboard table and a 50" plasma television, blu-ray player with surround sound that everyone will enjoy. We also have a Nintendo Wii with eleven games for our guests to enjoy during their stay. This room is sure to entertain all ages. Outside we have a large deck area overlooking the lake and a large grassy area along the water where you and your guests can enjoy your time together by playing a variety of yard games, having a bonfire on the water or swimming off of our beach or dock. We have a large driveway that can fit up to six mid-sized cars that can be used for parking during your stay. We also have a fenced-in front yard where your dogs can play. Only well behaved dogs and declawed cats are welcome. Unfortunately, we no longer host weddings, graduation parties or other large gatherings. Also, please note that this is a large house in a wooded area that can accumulate dust and cob-webs between cleanings. Therefore, if cleanliness is a major priority for you or your guests, we courteously ask you to consider alternative housing arrangements. We do not have internet access at the house.
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