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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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 is a quiet getaway situated between the 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 up to 18, with 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. Wireless internet and ROKU TV (access to your Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc, not cable) are available for those who want to stay "plugged in".

The beach front provides access to a shallow bay for water play and kayaking. The bay is not deep enough for motorized boats. We recommend bringing your water shoes to navigate the typical Lake Huron rocky or sometimes mucky bottom. For deeper swimming or boating purposes, the nearby Forestville beach (1 mile away), Harbor Beach (12 miles north), and Port Sanilac marina 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.

The house rents from Monday (check in at 12 noon) to Sunday (check out at 12 noon) from June through early September. In the Spring, Fall, and Winter, we accommodate weekend and week long rentals. Please inquire with the owners for more information. See the "Rates" tab for weekly and weekend rental prices throughout the seasons. The week of July 4th the house rents for $2800. There is a $200 cleaning fee for all rentals. Pets will be considered ($50 pet fee). There is an additional $25 fee/person/night for groups over 14 people. Please inquire for consideration and prices for groups larger than 18 and special events. Weddings and special events will be considered in the months of September through early June (not late June, July or August).

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!

More Details

Owner
Betsy & Jim
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

Why Betsy & Jim chose Harbor Beach

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

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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Amenities

Harbor Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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 4 - 3 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
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.

Reviews

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Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
average rating of 4.659091 based on 45 reviews
5

Wonderful Weekend at this Forrestville Lakehouse!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do begin to describe this beautiful home nestled on the banks of Lake Huron, in Michigan's northern thumb-area. The view is exquisite and the home is equipped with every amenity you could possibly need. Our aged parents live in the area - but there home is too small to accommodate everyone when we all come home. There were 14 in our party who slept there with comfortable beds for everyone and a couple extra to spare! We hosted a family 80th birthday party for "Grandma" with 34 of us for supper. Lots of room for everyone. The weather was beautiful for November so we were even able to have a bonfire down on the beach one evening! Unfortunately, we had a death in the family over the weekend; the owners were so kind and accommodating to work with us in extending our stay with late notice. We have stayed in several VRBO homes over the years and we can honestly say that Jim and Sherry were the most amazing couple we have ever rented from.

Truly a 5-Star experience!

Kelly & Patti

Jackson, Michigan

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property that is great for any type of gathering

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing, and is truly great for whatever type of gathering you're looking to put together. There is plenty of room inside the house for lots of guests, along with a full kitchen, and full basement. The property is amazing, the beach was great, we had plenty of room to play games, and even have fires on the beach. Overall, it was a great experience and I would not hesitate to rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place you have, the views are amazing from where ever you sit, the house had a full kitchen including a dish washer, the beds were so comfortable and the downstairs area worked perfect for our group at night and for the Lions Home Opener.

Thank you for sharing this great place with our group, will definitely be in touch again.

Cynthia

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Betsy and Jim were beyond helpful leading up to our stay. The neighbors are close by and noise must be kept to a minimum at night. sound travels easily over the water. Make sure to walk over to the neighbors and introduce yourself if you see them outside in the yard. They are all very friendly but like to know who'll be staying next door.

Overall great stay on beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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the house was well equipped for all ages and the property was great too!!!

  • 4 of 5

Our children and grand children have great memories to take away from their vacation in forestville. Great bon fires, attempts at kayaking but too choppy. Trip to harbor beach was great, ate at Al's and then had ice cream next door. Lots of corn hole games, eucre, peanuckle, spoon and quality time with the family. Didn't watch TV once and didn't miss it at all. Can't wait for next year. Thanks Betsy and Jim!!! Oh, and let's not forget the smores with nutella! YUM!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect beach wedding

  • 5 of 5

The location was very scenic and created a beautiful beach wedding. The lake and kayaks offer hours of fun and relaxation. With plenty of yard games and sand toys to keep all ages busy. Very clean and spacious. Betsy and Jim are always willing to answer questions and warm and accommodating. Great location for all family gatherings, reunions or weddings. We had the best vacation and the most beautiful and memorable wedding. Was definitely everything I expected imagined and more. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $200

Our policy requires a $300 damage deposit. The cleaning fee is a flat rate of $200 per rental. There is $25/person/night fee for each person over 14 people. We will consider larger groups over 18 people and special events on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire for rates.

After your reservation is confirmed, we will send you a House Information sheet with helpful details for using and accessing the home, as well as a brief liability release statement. We require that the renter sign the liability release and return by mail or scan/email to the owners before arrival.

The primary renter must be over the age of 25. We may consider an exception to this policy in certain circumstances so please inquire.

There is no smoking allowed indoors or on the porches. Smoking guests are expected to properly dispose of cigarette butts. Cigarette butts on the lawn are a hazard to small children and pets and will be assessed a cleanup fee. Well-trained pets may be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is a $50 fee per pet. No pets are allowed on furniture or in bedrooms. Guests are required to clean up after their pets, both inside and outside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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