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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 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet

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 $2600. 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.

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:
May 14, 2017

Why Betsy & Jim chose Eastern Michigan

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
average rating of 4.709677 based on 32 reviews
5

Great house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my brother's bachelor party and had an absolute blast. Great house with an amazing view of Lake Huron. Plenty of yard space for outdoor activities. Inside of the house is spacious and easily fit 14 adult males. Had very pleasant interactions with the owners. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big, well equipped home for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need to really enjoy yourself and have a nice time on Lake Huron. It wasn't swimming weather yet, but it didn't matter. The gorgeous view of the lake from the kitchen and sitting room made every morning so special. They have a great selection of outdoor games we had a lot of fun with, as well as a game room in the walkout basement with a pool table and even an old Nintendo that worked. We made a lot of meals in the big kitchen and had everything we needed to do so. Our friends' 4 year old daughter loved it as well, saying she wanted to "stay here forever". Plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably. a really nice getaway from the city, with beautiful views of birch trees and green space in the front, beach and lake in the back (plus a nice sized backyard for hanging out when you aren't down at the beach). Would love to stay again sometime in the summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for our large group

  • 4 of 5

This house was better than I expected. It was spacious as in the title but it was surprisingly spacious. The eating area, living room area and basement games area were big enough for our group of 15 family members. Even the sleeping arrangements were good - the bedrooms are a very good size and the added bonus of having a door that closes off the bedrooms was a great feature for the early-to-bed members of our group. The view of the lake can be enjoyed from different parts of the house. I would definitely rent this again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tremendous Stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine having a more wonderful venue for our family Christmas. The home easily accommodated our entire family and was as if the house was designed for us ! The grandchildren especially loved the "dorm room" where they could sleep and play together as well as the finished basement where there were numerous games and activities for them to enjoy. The adults enjoyed the privacy and convenience of having their own rooms as well as all the amenities provided (spacious kitchen, double ovens, laundry facilities, etc). The owners were most gracious and accommodating to our needs- even "providing" snow for our sunbelt grandchildren to enjoy sledding and playing in...many for the fist time : ) I would unequivocally recommend this home to one and all.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful - simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed here in 2015 and were so in love with the place by the time we left that we knew for sure we'd be back! Sadly, we missed our chance to book for 2017 as our dates were already taken. You can expect to see us in 2019 James and Betsy!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd summer in a row that we have vacationed at this home with multiple families. The large lot with beach frontage make for great fun for a bunch of kiddos. Room to spread out in a very comfortable atmosphere make for a very relaxing vacation for all.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
132 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Fosters Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Port Sanilac
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Port Huron
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Fosters 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

Harbor Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$375
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $50

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.
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