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James V. Bellanca, Jr

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Beachfront on 12 Wooded Acres

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Eastern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Our home is just north of the Village of Caseville located on 12 wooded acres with 250 feet of beach frontage on Saginaw Bay 1200 feet from the highway on a private road. Once in a while, early in the morning or late in the evening some deer will visit. We have even seen wild turkeys and a bald eagle or two. It has been our getaway for more than 60 years. The current house was built in the sixties. There are 3 bedrooms, one with a king, one with a full size bed and one with 2 twins. 1 sofa bed, a queen, in the breezeway and 1 sofa-bed, a double, in the living room .

It is an easy 2 1/2 hour drive from Detroit. Perfect for families who just want to relax, play on the beach and watch the sunset. Sorry No Pets.

A family home: The great thing about our home is the privacy. It is also great for kids with a large lawn for games like bocce ball or just playing catch. The sandy beach is large where kids can play safely away from the water's edge. It is also great for fires at night, marsh mellow and hot dog roasts. There are no rocks in the water or drop offs--just a gradual deepening of 100 yards or more.

Attractions: Caseville has a movie house, several good casual places to eat, plus, in the summer season, boat and kayak rentals, miniature golf, batting cage, bumper boats and a giant slide for non beach activities. There are also boat charters to take full advantage of the perch and near by salmon fishing. There are several public golf courses in the area. The City pier and public beach is a 15 minute walk along the shoreline from our place. Port Austin is a short drive away to add to the list of things to do including 2 fine dining restaurants..

Towels and Linens: Please bring your own towels (bath, hand, kitchen and beach) and sheets & pillow cases. The kitchen has plenty of dishes, silverware and cooking utensils. There will be a $400 refundable damage/security deposit and a non-refundable $100 cleaning deposit.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
James V. Bellanca, Jr (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got home from our wonderful vacation. I want to thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful vacation home!! It served our group very well--lots of space for the kids. Everything was so clean when we arrived, we felt at home right away!! The beach area and the lake are beautiful, and the sunsets were unbelievable!! We spent more time in the water this vacation than we ever did before.

One thing we forgot there is a large amount of freshly caught walleye--we were very bummed when we realized it. But--it's in the freezer if you are interested or if you know of anyone who might be. It's all filleted and ready to be cooked and eaten. If not it can be thrown away.

Also, we are very interested in returning next year. We've been doing this for many years already with our kids, and we are looking for a long term vacation rental. Are you planning on offering your home for rent for a few more years?? Let me know--we really would like to come back next year, if you'll have us.

So, thanks again, and I will wait to hear back from you.
Jul 2011
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Beachfront on 12 Wooded Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Marlette, MI

A Place to Regenerate!

  • 5 of 5

This was a getaway that was completely comfortable, relaxing, and worry free. It was not fancy at all, as a matter of fact, it was a little retro in furnishings and decor, but I loved it and felt the 'family' vibe. I loved the family pictures, the little touches in the house that were so personal. It was like visiting your family cottage with bits and pieces from different members of the group there to share with you.

The house was furnished with far more kitchenware that could ever be needed, the beds were comfortable, cable tv worked great, the house was well maintained and we experienced no problems whatsoever. There was a notebook giving instructions and names and numbers to contact in emergencies. There was even suggestions of surrounding restaurants and activities in the book.

I loved the two dining room tables! So much room to spread out and work on my projects. Perfect for a crafters getaway, or a scrapbooking weekend! A "Girls Weekend" retreat would be perfect here.

The area is great, lots to do and a fantastic beach, and the SUNSETS!! Wow! A real treat! Not for the person that wants the latest and most current furnishings, but for the person that really wants to relax and enjoy themselves without worrying.

The owners were very accommodating and anxious to make sure our time there was enjoyable. The area is beautiful and there is so much to do in the area. We came in the early winter, but there were still plenty to do and several restaurants and stores were still open.

We had a great time and can't wait to return again next year. Thank you for a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caseville will aways be our home. The present house was built in the 1960's, but the property has been our family's retreat,, summer and winter, for more than 60 years. We wouldn't change a thing about it. There are just too many memories. It is time to share them with others. We hope that others will make their own memories.
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

After just returning from our family vacation in this great home, we couldn't wait to schedule next years vacation there. We have been coming there now for 5 years and have never been disappointed! The home offers everything you need and has lots if space!! It is always very clean when we arrive and the beach is fantastic! Thanks for cotinueing to share your family home with us! Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have owned this property since 1949. Three generations going on four have grown up here spending summers. Having people share our family's memories and build their own, is an unexpected bonus to our decision to rent it in the summer months. Thank you for your loyalty and kind words.
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

I used to spend summers at a rented cabin in Caseville in the 70s. Former review is spot on, very retro but very family orientated and very, very clean! Nice breeze off the water most days. Had a number of little ones so the beach, large yard, and downtown Caseville attractions were perfect! There is a bell hanging out in the yard and each night the kids fought over who was going to ring it for dinner! I noticed at the end of the week that although there was a tv w/ cable for kids right before bedtime, there were hardly any electronic devices used among the family which is very rare now days! Kids DS's and Ipads, even the parent's cell phones were left on the counter all week. As we were packing to leave my niece said "I want to spend the whole week up here with you next year." So apparently, we are coming back! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our. Family has enjoyed this property for mor than 65 years (the current house replaced the first one in the mid-60's). We have a shared experience. Thank you.
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Livonia, MI

Caseville convenience

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a great place to stay on our family vacation. It was clean and spacious. It was also very well stocked and we could find anything we needed for cooking our meals. The private beach in front was great for spending the day playing in the sand and the local park was a close walk for playground time. The water was warm with many sandbars to play on. Overall a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property has been in our family for 60 years. The current cottage replaces the one that we lost to a fire in the early 1960's. All of the children numbering 3 generations in our family played on on that beach. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed it. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M 25
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Metres

Whatever the season the thumb area of Michigan is one of its best kept secrets. In summer the Saginaw Bay waters are warm and friendly with sandy bottoms. In fall the drive along M-25 between Port Austin and Bay City is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Year round the sunsets are enchanting.


Rates & Availability

Caseville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 27 2016 - Jun 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100

There is a $500 security/cleaning deposit required to secure a reservation.

Payment of $500.00 of damage/cleaning fee when reservation is made. by cash, check or credit card. Rental payment due 30 days before rental begins by cash, check or credit card. If 30 days or less before rental, payment in cash only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Eastern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , in attached garage
  • The Shower in the garage is fully tiled and kid friendly. Keeps the sand out of the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Room 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a queen sofa-bed in the breezeway and a double sofa-bed in the living room. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Due to the possibility of fire, the fireplace may not be used.

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