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Enjoy Sunrises and Wildlife in This Magnificent New Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

With fully furnished kitchen, fireplace, central air, Jacuzzi, wrap-around deck

My home is 1/4 off M25 on a bluff in a wooded area overlooking Lake Huron. The pristine shoreline offers opportunity to hike and explore nature. One could walk about a mile along the shore in either direction and not see another person. Deer abound, birds wake you in the morning, and the bald eagle keeps watch over the shore.

Activities and Recreation: Craft shows and water sports abound during the summer months. The Can-Am Watercraft Races and spectacular fireworks displays along the shore are early July activities. Watch the sailboats pop over the horizon and pass on their way to Mackinaw during the Port Huron/Mackinaw races. Like antiquing? The thumb will keep you busy. Boat launches, fishing, and sandy beaches are a few miles away. A variety of public golf courses are within a 30-mile radius. Experience a “blast from the past” at a drive-in theater or the newly refurbished theater in Harbor Beach or experience live music and plays in nearby towns. The pristine shoreline also offers opportunity to hike and explore nature.

Lois Gantner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Forestville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is off the master bedroom. It includes a double sink and jetted tub for two. Bathroom 2 includes a shower, sink, and commode.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms on the second floor are part of a large area with the sleeping spaces set off by walls that provide privacy. It includes a TV with VCR and DVD player comfortable chair and table for playing games. Also, there is a new, queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Walkway-to-water is actually a stairway-to-water. The stairs are about 35 feet from the front door and have two landings, one with a bench that is a perfect place to watch the ships on the Great Lake.


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Enjoy Sunrises and Wildlife in This Magnificent New Home
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Lovely, Peaceful, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This home is simply lovely! The floor plan is well thought out. The property is serene. The view is amazing. From the living room, we enjoyed watching the sunrise, ships, deer, turkey, fox, birds and rabbits. This is a great location that allowed us to explore the Thumb region. Plenty of kitchen items, towels, and supplies are available. Thank you for having such a wonderful retreat. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always thrilled to know when others enjoy my home as much as i do. Thank you for letting me know and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Ohio, United States

Beautiful, clean home

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this home. There is shopping and restaurants within an hour drive, but the nearby area is pretty low on businesses. The home is clean and well-stocked, the beds are comfortable. The master bathroom is a wonderful place. The balcony is a perfect place to look at the stars -- some of the best star viewing I've had since backpacking in Montana!

We were there with a toddler and our parents came to visit at times. The steps to the beach were nicely maintained and sturdy. There were a few stormy days where the beach wasn't very accessible because the waves were so high, but the house had plenty of board games and puzzles.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax & Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Home and scenery were beautiful. My wife and I had a very relaxing week and really enjoyed ourselves. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Home was wonderful and super-clean.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Glad to know you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return.
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Kimball, MI

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well appointed with great views from several rooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the review. we hope to see you back for another adventure in the thumb.
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Westland, NI


  • 5 of 5

A great place to spend a quiet relaxing vacation. We saw deer, rabbits, ground hogs and foxes right out on the lawn. The foxes kept us entertained almost every day. Everything was just wonderful! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed my home. We too like watching all the wild life and are glad to know they are still around.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bad Axe
Car: necessary

This home is located 15 miles north of Port Sanilac on M25. It is 1/4 mile off M25 on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron. There are 500 feet of woods on either side of the home. Lexington, Harbor Beach, Port Austin and Bad Axe are in a 35 mile radius

Other Activities: craft shows




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly rates are usually from Saturday to Saturday.

Cleaning fee is deducted from Damage Deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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