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Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

SPECIAL!!!! 10/16/16-11/22/16!! Brand New 2015!! Lakefront-Sandy Beach! Kayaks!!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this White Lake holiday house

4 Br, 3 Full Bath, Huge Yard, Large Great Room & Dining Room, Brand New Home!

Our guests keep telling us that the pictures don't do it justice!

PONTIAC LAKE FRONT!!! Meticulously "renovated", nearly totally re-built home with A Huge yard, New beach, 4 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, Great room, Dining room, Large and open floorplan, Brand new Kitchen, Appliances, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Deck, Dock, Carpet, Tile, Sinks, Toilets, Showers, Roofing, siding, flooring... Everything is new!!! Fenced in pet area, etc, etc, etc...


Relax, Get Away, Be Romantic, Family Fun: While there are 100's of activities close by for all members of the family. You may want to choose a nice quiet get away from your everyday busy lives. This property is located on a nearly 600 acre lake with canals for canoeing, kayaking, pontoon boating, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, parasailing, fishing, diving... any water activity that you can think of on an All-Sports Lake. The lake also features many sand bars for spending entire days of leisure and/or fun. The sand bars offer all sorts of activities, including water volleyball, if you wish. Or you can choose to stay on your own private beach and have sunset drinks by you own bonfire. Perfect for relaxation, romantic get away, or family fun.

Location, Location, Location!!!: Whether you are visiting for a family reunion, attending the concert of the year at DTE (Pine Knob), or just want to get away for a few nights of gambling at one of many nearby casinos, this property is conveniently located from anything. Situated 30 mi from downtown Detroit. Which offers casinos, Comerica Park, Fox theater, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Hall, The Detroit Opera House, the Auto Show... to name a few. The property is also only 30 mi from Ann Arbor and University of Michigan. Michigan State University is only 50 mi to the East. DTE Energy Music Theater (Pine Knob) & The Palace of Auburn Hills are only 10 mi away. Golf dozens of beautiful courses- just minutes away. Golf Packages available. Ski Alpine Valley ski Resort, just 5 mi up the road. Shop and Dine at World Class malls and Restaurants. This property offers almost anything that you are looking for, just minutes away.

Dozens of Courses nearby. Golf Packages available. Alpine Valley Ski Resort only 10

SANDBARS!: Swim, Boat, Float, Snorkel, etc to many SANDBARS for all day fun!!!

The upper deck overlooking the lake has chairs, table, umbrella, and a grill. Fire pit near the beach and chairs by the lake. Special discounts for all area lift tickets at Alpine Valley Ski Resort, as well as ski and snowboard rentals. Special discounts for golfers at many area courses. Inquire when booking for specifics. This is a great place for a ladies week or weekend away. It is also a wonderful place to stay when visiting friends or family. Close drive to both U of M, OCC, and MSU. Stay here and attend the home football games. A great place to stay and attend all major college, and professional sports events. There are many festivals in the area, as well as music concerts. It is a close drive to all of these events. There are lots of things to do close by!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
TIA (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english


based on 8 traveller reviews

SPECIAL!!!! 10/16/16-11/22/16!! Brand New 2015!! Lakefront-Sandy Beach! Kayaks!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing Mother and Sister Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My sisters rented this home to celebrate our Mother's Birthday. The home was perfect with an open floor plan that let all us visit. All on one level for older folks. The home is decorated very nicely and has a resort but homey feel. I highly recommend this vacation paradise.

Stores are close by and easy to get to.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home , lovely lake and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine, ages 5 to 80 enjoyed our week on Pontiac Lake. House is very comfortable and decorated very nicely. We had plenty of room. The house sits right on a quiet inlet of the lake with a nice deck. The dock was perfect for fishing. We rented the pontoon boat which is a must. Getting out on the water was the best part. Volleyball Island, not to be missed. Nice state park, too. Owners were very responsive to a clogged toilet and a boat issue. Both handled promptly with good cheer. Go for will have a grand time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family (adult children and grandchildren) stayed at White Lake Property for a family wedding in June. What a GREAT property! The 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms worked well for our family, The children had a SUPER time playing on the beach, paddling the kayak, and cruising in the paddle boat. They also enjoyed the games, books, and dvds in the well-equipped children's bedroom. Mike and Tia were very responsive ad promptly answered all of our questions.

I highly recommend this property, and look forward to another visit in the future. Thanks so much, Tia and Mike, for shaing your beautiful home and for your gracious hospitality! We had a GREAT time!

Marie and John Peterson

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could Not Have Asked For a Better Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Where to begin? Everything with this rental home has been a great experience for me. From communicating with the owners to the home itself, I was very happy and impressed! Tia was super responsive to all my questions (I asked a lot!) and very helpful and accommodating. The home itself was stunning. It was perfect for my family of 14! We all had a comfy bed to sleep in, the home was very clean and large enough for all of us to have dinner inside and out. The yard was huge! They have an impressive fire pit and even had some extra wood for us. We rented the pontoon boat as well which made the trip even better! We were able to spend time at the beach which is a short boat ride away and the sand bar where we played volleyball in the water. So much fun. We had a small issue with starting the boat, but Mike was there within minutes and had us rolling. Beautiful view from the great room, the pictures really don't do it justice! Tia and Mike have covered every corner with this home and literally had everything we could possibly need.

My family and I had such a great time here and I absolutely recommend it to anyone else looking for a lake house!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will book again!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I grew up in this area and frequently travel back to visit family with our husbands and kids. We have outgrown the ability to stay with our parents though, and this home provided the perfect place for us all to stay and relax for the week. Not only were the accommodations everything we needed, but working with Tia was so easy and enjoyable. Next time we all travel back we will definitely be booking this house again.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time renting a home for a vacation and what a difference! We rented this home so that all my family could get together and have a little vacation, instead of me having to run from house to house to see them. This was such a relaxing way to get together. I had a hard time finding a place to rent that had the bedrooms on the main level for my parents who could not navigate stairs, and would allow the "furry" family member to come too. We were very happy with this rental property.

Tia and Mike have done a great job remodeling and decorating this home. It was wonderful having 3 bathrooms with 8 adults and 3 kids. A nice big kitchen and dining area, large yard with trees for shade, quiet part of the lake but easy access to the big lake. Dog friendly is a big plus for me, even if we hadn't brought one, just that they allow the whole family to vacation together is a plus especially since I volunteer in animal rescue. Everything is close by, restaurants, shopping etc.

We ate dinner at Billy's Tip N Inn as it was recommended on the internet and thought the food was very good, reasonable with large portions. We prefer to not eat at the "chains" when on vacation. Otherwise we cooked at the house. I would recommend improvements to the bakeware and cookware, it may be that previous renters didn't care for them properly. We used the BBQ and ate on the patio one night. Tia and Mike even provide a high chair if you bring a little one. There are also kids books and games which is a nice touch.

The owners were very easy to contact and responsive when I had questions prior to renting, and the same once we arrived. I got my security deposit back quickly too. I had inquired about other properties before deciding on this one and there were many on this website and others that never even responded.

Thanks for the great experience and the welcome card & gift. We will definitely vacation here again if we get the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay! Come see us again!! Mike & Tia
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
FRONT YARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pontiac Lake is a man-made impoundment created in 1926 when Lime Lake, a small lake in the upper Huron River watershed, was dammed. It lies about 7 miles west of Pontiac, Michigan.

A mosaic of wooded rolling hills, marshes, old farm fields, and highly urbanized sections characterize the geography of the area. Soils are predominantly sandy with scattered gravel deposits. The Huron River, a major Lake Erie tributary, begins 6 miles northwest of Pontiac Lake and flows through the lake, entering at the western end and exiting at the dam on the southeastern shore.

Pontiac Lake is 585 acres in size and up to 34 feet deep. It has numerous islands and peninsulas. The lake bottom is primarily composed of fiberous peat and other organics with some sand. Over 60% of the lake is 5-feet deep or less, while approximately 20% is over 10 feet deep. Aquatic vegetation, including milfoil, has been at nuisance levels since the mid-1970s.

Water quality conditions were last surveyed on July 20, 1992. The water was slightly brown with a Secchi disk reading of 6 feet, indicating moderate clarity. Within the water column, alkalinity ranged from 126 ppm to 176 ppm and pH ranged from 7.7 to 8.2. These indicated the water is hard and well buffered. Temperature varied from 69.4°F at the surface to 49.1°F at the bottom, with the thermocline occurring between 16 and 28 feet. Typically, summer oxygen levels are sufficient for fish down to a depth of 18 feet. Overall water quality is good, but limits fish populations to those suited for shallow, warmwater conditions.

Development around Pontiac Lake has been intense. With the exception of approximately 1 mile of state-owned shoreline on the north side and extensive marshes at the west end, the shoreline is completely developed with residential dwellings and associated bulkheads and riprap. Several of the islands have seasonal or permanent residences on them. A major highway, M&endash;59, borders the lake at a point on the south shore. Much of the surrounding area has been highly urbanized with residential dwellings, businesses, and the Pontiac Airport. A public boat ramp is located in the State Recreation Area at the east end of the lake. A private boat ramp and boat rentals/marinas are available at the western end. Shore fishing is available along the Pontiac State Recreation Area and from a state fishing pier.

Fisheries Resource

According to historical records, fishery management at Pontiac Lake was limited prior to 1970. A state public fishing site existed prior to 1945. In 1945, the lake was mapped and a fish survey was conducted. The fish community included bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, yellow perch, largemouth bass, and bullhead.

A creel census was conducted from spring 1946 through winter 1961-62 to evaluate several changes in fishing regulations (Schneider and Lockwood 1979). During this period, Pontiac Lake supported a strong recreational fishery. Bluegill and largemouth bass were the primary target species. In 1947, anglers harvested an amazing 449 bluegill per acre from the lake. Northern pike were not a major component of the fishery. Bluegill growth declined over the 16-year period, while largemouth bass and northern pike growth remained above average. The regulation changes had little apparent affect on the fish populations in the lake.

Tiger musky were introduced in 1970 and added through 1980. Surveys during this time indicated the species composition of the fish community remained about the same with an occasional tiger musky, rock bass, and northern pike included in the samples. Slow panfish growth rates became a concern in the mid&endash;70's. A panfish thinning project was proposed in 1976, but was never conducted.

In 1980 another creel census was conducted on Pontiac Lake (Ryckman and Lockwood 1985). Overall fishing pressure, total catch, and catch per hour had significantly declined since the 1946-62 creel census. Certainly much of this decline was a result of the substantial decline in the bluegill fishery. While the bluegill was the primary species sought by Pontiac Lake anglers in the early census period, the largemouth bass accounted for 50% of the angler pressure in 1980. Bluegill harvest during the May to October 1980 period was only 15.3 fish per acre.

The change in the statewide largemouth bass size limit in 1976 (10-inch minimum to 12-inch minimum) and its effect on the bass fishery and population at Pontiac Lake were examined in 1980 (Goudy 1981). Largemouth bass population density was found to be about average for similar-size southern Michigan lakes. Angler harvest of largemouth bass at Pontiac Lake was above average, but bass mortality rates were slightly below average. The increased minimum size limit effectively decreased largemouth bass harvest, increased population size, and provided better fishing for larger bass.

In 1981, Pontiac Lake was drawn down 10 feet to facilitate dam repairs.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in White Lake, Michigan

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
16 Oct 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Nov 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
23 Jun 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
18 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
30 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
18 Nov 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$657
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security Deposit required for ALL STAYS



Holiday nights and the night before AND after that Holiday are charged as weekend nights

One month is equal to 4 weeks, or 28 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in White Lake, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing