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Betsy & Jim

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!

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

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Overview

Eastern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Betsy & Jim (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveler reviews

Spacious home perfect for the large family reunion!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 22 reviews
5

EXCELLENT VACATION - HOUSE WAS PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY-OWNERS ARE GREAT

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect size for our large group of 10 adults, 3 kids and dogs. We had plenty of room and never got in each other's way. The house was well stocked and we had every amenity that we needed. The beach was very private and we had it all to ourselves. The owners were wonderful to work with and very accommodating. I hope to return next year if I can get my family's schedule coordinated.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rented this place and it was better than the first time. We rent near the start of hunting season and even in the cold this place is awesome. They added a new TV in the basement. The property is perfect, plenty of room for sports and games. Views and sunsets were amazing. Quiet location. Plenty of space for large groups. Everything is clean and well kept. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Such a great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend at this home on Lake Huron! With a large group of 18, we were worried about having enough space for everyone, but there was MORE than enough room for everyone. Beautiful lake view right from the backyard! It was very quiet and secluded, so it made for the perfect get away. We will definitely be back.

Thanks so much Betsy and Jim!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Beautiful home right on lake Huron

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home for a large group or family reunion. We found for our family reunion that they provided all of the comforts of home. The owners are extremely easy to deal with and are there for you if you have any questions. We would highly recommend this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Plenty of space - They thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We have a very large extended family. People traveled over 1,000 miles in some cases to attend this reunion. There was plenty of room for everyone inside and outside. The home owners seem to have thought of every possibility from baby gates on the stairs to lawn chairs and games. Several of my guests asked us where we found this house. I would not be surprised if they plan a return on their own.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Family vacation at Lake Huron rental home.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home & property on Lake Huron. It was more beautiful than we expected. It is a very well designed home & well maintained & had all the amenities we needed for accommodating 18 people like the listing stated. It was very easy for my wife & I to make sleeping arrangements for our 3 married children, spouse's and their children (total of 9 children). We loved the quietness of where this property is located, back off the road about 500 yrds. and about 300 yrds. from the beach. You cannot see the neighbors homes on both side. Opening the garage door I couldn't believe how many lawn games that there were for the kids to play with. One half of the 2 car garage was filled with toys for the beach, bocche ball, 2 sets of Kan-Jam, croquet set,volleyball, kick ball and basketball, plus the pool table downstairs. All of the kitchen supplies that we needed were furnished even tho we used paper and plastic silverware to make our clean up easier. We knew the Aerial Internet would be week because of being in an area away from big cities, but after speaking with the owner by e-mail & cell phone we had service after the 1st hour we were there. They were very responsive & helpful by calling the internet provider to get us on line. The owners were very pleasant when talking to them on the phone. Making the down payment & final payment was very easy to do on line. We received our damage deposit within 2 days of returning home. This was a very nice family to do business with. We highly recommend this property to friends , relatives or any one on line looking for a lake front home for a large family vacation. We loved the sunrises, watching appx. 20 freighters plus sailboats & pleasure cruisers. We certainly would go back again for another vacation. Thank you very much to the Sherry family for offering your beautiful home to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

Port Sanilac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 11 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Jan 1 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
 
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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Amenities

Eastern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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