SPACIOUS HOME PERFECT FOR THE LARGE FAMILY REUNION!

Betsy & Jim

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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SPACIOUS HOME PERFECT FOR THE LARGE FAMILY REUNION!

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5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 18, lake views, 3 levels with game room!

This spacious home on 7 acres with sweeping views of Lake Huron, situated between the quaint villages of Port Sanilac and Harbor Beach. It is the perfect destination for a group or multi-family getaway or reunion on Lake Huron! 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 18, huge game room, and beautiful lake views!

Our 3-story home is located in Forestville, Michigan -- 18 miles north of Port Sanilac and 12 miles south of Harbor Beach. The home is situated at the end of a long private driveway atop a bluff with sweeping views of Lake Huron. The park-like setting includes a sand beach, several lawns and picnic areas, a game room with billiards and card tables, basketball hoop, campfire pits, grills for BBQs, and enough lawn games (and property!) to keep you busy.

The kitchen is spacious and built to accommodate a crowd, with double ovens, an extra sink, plates and cutlery for many, and appliances and cooking utensils. There are 5 bedrooms total (4 upstairs and 1 on the main level), and a full bath on each level of the home. There are 2 queen beds, 6 full size beds, two bunk beds, a pack n' play, and a pullout sofa. Clean bed linens are provided. Ceiling fans throughout the home keep the home airy and cool on warm days. Satellite TV and wireless internet are available during the summer months for those who want to stay 'plugged in'.

The beach front provides access to a shallow bay for wading, though depending on the water level of Lake Huron, access to the water may be limited (bring your water shoes to navigate the typical Lake Huron rocky or mucky bottom). For swimming purposes, the nearby Forestville beach (1 mile away) and Harbor Beach (12 miles north) are great destinations.

When you are fully relaxed and ready to explore, outings to Port Sanilac, Harbor Beach and Lexington are always fun to take advantage of the sandy beaches, playgrounds, museums, quaint shopping, ice cream and restaurants. Harbor Beach boasts a beautiful harbor, pier and marina where you can rent boats.

This area is great for golf (there is a driving range across the street from the home), hunting, fishing, hiking, sailing, water sports, and in the winter, snowmobiling on the extensive trail system.

In 2015, the house will rent for a 6-day week (check in 12pm Monday, check out 12 pm Sunday) unless special arrangements are made with the owners. Weekly rental price varies from $1700-$1800 during the off-season (end-September through mid-May), and $2000 during the summer months. The week of July 4th the house rents for $2500. If you are interested in renting the house for a weekend or for a longer period of time, please be in touch and we will see if we can accommodate. Weekend (2-night) rentals start at $600 in the off-season and (by special arrangement) $900 during the summer months. There is a $200 cleaning fee for all rentals. Pets will be considered ($35 pet fee). There is an additional $10 fee/person/night for groups over 14 people. Please inquire for consideration and prices for groups larger than 20 and special events.

We hope every member of your family or group will feel at home here! Send us a message with any questions and we'll promptly respond! We look forward to hosting you and ensuring your stay on 'the thumb' of Michigan is a relaxing and memorable one!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
I don’t have too much feedback because we thought everything was just perfect. I couldn’t believe that such a big group of such diverse adults could all be happy in one house….but we were. We loved it, I asked the group and no one could come up with anything that would have made our stay better, it was lovely.



Thank you and I hope to come again.
Apr 2012
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Betsy & Jim

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Speaks english

We built this home as a family retreat 'getaway” for our large family (9 sibs!) from the Detroit metro area.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.5
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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
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Port Sanilac Eastern Michigan
4

Perfect for a large extended family stay

  • 4 of 5
My extended family, consisting of 16 people (adults and kids) stayed for a week. Having previously rented 2 to 3 smaller houses/cabins for summer get-togethers, we decided we actually prefer the single house arrangement after staying at this house. Meals and planning for the day were both much easier, and amazingly, we all felt that we had plenty of space with the basement, vast front yard and beach area. The rooms were set up perfectly for privacy, they were very comfortable and cool at night, there were plenty of bathrooms/showers/sinks for all, and the kitchen supplies were plentiful. It was also nice to have the washer/dryer.

Our highlights were:
camp fires and ghost stories every night (a guy up the road sold us a big trailer of cut oak for $10). We appreciated having sufficient chairs in the garage for all of us.
Camping in the front yard for a night.
Kids playing baseball, football and lacrosse in the big front yard - endlessly!
A trip to Frankenmuth to the Adventure Park, a high ropes/zip line adventure course, then big chicken dinner at Bavarian Inn, and driving through the wind farms/windmills through the country side on the way back
Ice cream at the Chill Zone in Port Hope - twice (huge servings for cheap!)
A family "polar bear plunge" at Harbor Beach (the week was a bit chilly!)
Kayaking along the property's beach and biking on M25 (we brought our own kayak and bike)
Afternoon jogs/walks on the paved trail at Harbor Beach, also the Maritime Festival there
Sanilac Petroglyph State Park south of Bad Axe - a guided tour of the glyphs then beautiful hike around the grounds
Lots of puzzles, naps, reading, watching the kids run around, family meals

A couple of suggestions from my family were:
Perhaps a clothes line or drying rack available for swim clothes and beach towels
We loved the downstairs bedroom, but had hoped that the screened-in porch had open screens (there were windows nailed in place still from winter)
The dock was sagging; if we returned we would want to see it repaired (we all understood the crazy winter MI had this past year)
There was debris on the outside of the back of the house - bugs and cob webs, etc. Perhaps a power wash would help? (Although I imagine it builds up again fairly quickly..)

We had hoped to do a 2-3 hour kayak trip out of Port Austin, but the weather never cooperated. There is a longer trail by kayak to Turnip Rock, and I imagine that would be a great day adventure in that area.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
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Port Sanilac Eastern Michigan
5

Great getaway home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of about 20 people and the place was amazing. Everyone had a place to sleep and there was so much room in the front yard for activities and yard games. We had so much fun and would definently come back for another weekend getaway! Being by the water was nice and very refreshing. The only bad thing about the house is all the bugs and Mosquitos! But we understand we are up north and that will happen at any house! Overall this house is a great place and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in renting!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295691
Port Sanilac Eastern Michigan
5

Beautiful views, beautiful home, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with 14 people for memorial day weekend and had a wonderful time. The house is laid out well, and beautifully built and decorated. Very clean and accommodating, there are ample sleeping spaces for several adults or children. The kitchen is made to accommodate cooking for a crowd, never feeling cramped or insufficient.

The grounds are equally impressive, with a simple calming serenity and surprisingly private porches and patio. Watch deer graze through the birches in the front yard, or the sun rise over lake Huron in the back. Descending the steps toward the water yields a calm breeze and a truly park-like setting.

Lastly, Betsy was a terrific host. Her attention to detail and open communication made our vacation less stressful and more relaxing for sure. You will truly feel more like a guest than a customer, an aspect of our stay we will surely not forget.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295691
Port Sanilac Eastern Michigan
4

WOW weekend

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time at your house. The house has great views of the lake and was plenty big enough for our whole group. The rec room was excellent for us all to gather in and the kitchen was well stocked. You could use some ice trays though. The beds were comfortable and lots of extra blankets and sleeping bags if you need them. We will definitely consider returning next year! Al's restaurant in Harbor Beach had good food, and we always enjoy the Stone Lodge in Port Sanilac.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295691
Port Sanilac Eastern Michigan
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
This is a fantastic property right on the lake. We were there in Winter, and the ice in front of the house was truly an experience to walk out to.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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business
Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295691
Port Sanilac Eastern Michigan
5

Great place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this property for a girls weekend with about 12 of us. There was more than enough room! Everybody kept telling me that I did a great job finding this place. They were even making plans of when we can come back again! The view or Lake Huron is spectacular and the large piece of property is great for outdoor activities. Betsy & Jim were very prompt in their responses and very easy to deal with. I would definitely come back again!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
132 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Port Huron
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
At house (water level depending), Harbor Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Fosters Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Port Sanilac
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Fosters Bar & Grill
Car: necessary

As you enter the house you will see that it sits on a bluff with a descent to the sandy beach providing sweeping views of Lake Huron. The grounds include 7 acres of trees and lawns for recreation.

You are just 12 miles south of a beautiful harbor and marina in Harbor Beach. The village includes an historic movie theater, quaint local shopping, a full-service hospital, and home-style dining in a variety of local restaurants & bars.

You are also 18 miles north of another quaint village, Port Sanilac, that features a full-service grocery store, laundromat, and hardware. Live theater entertainment is available at the local iconic Barn Theater.

This unique lakefront home is less than 1 hour north of Port Huron, right off of M25.

Golf: Huron Shores Golf Course offers some of the best golfing for the East Ports area. Call the course at 810-622-9961 for tee times.

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Availability & Rates

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Port Sanilac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 28 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
5 night minimum stay
$300
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 29 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter holidays
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 5 2015 - May 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $35
Notes Inquire for holiday weekend rates. This property requires a $500 deposit to hold the reservation. Non-refundable if canceled less than 30 days before rental however, we will try to re-book. There is a $200 cleaning fee, $300 refundable damage deposit. $10/person/night over 14 people. $35/pet fee

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Port Sanilac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a full bathroom on each of the 3 levels. The upstairs 'bedroom-level' bathroom has double sinks, and a separate toilet and separate bathtub/shower area.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pack n' Play for baby is in the closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • All bed linens are provided. One of the bedrooms on the 3rd level has bunk beds plus three double beds. Main level bedroom has enclosed sun porch overlooking the lake. Please bring sleeping bags and blankets if you plan to have kids sleep on the floor or on blow up mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
Notes:
All the comforts of home in a wonderful retreat ideal for the family or to hold a meeting, do your quilting or to just get away and enjoy the beautiful sunrises, the water, the view and each other. Cell phone coverage is limited, but there is WiFi available. This home has a water-tank system and water conservation is appreciated.
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