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Beach House on the Saginaw Bay near Bay City, Michigan

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Bangor charter Township House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house on the beach

3 Bedroom Beach House near Bay City State Park

This beach house has over 1900 sq. ft. of living space on one of the best beaches in Mid Michigan. The homes first floor has a spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen (all appliances, pots, pans, dishes, eating utensils, etc.), one bedroom (queen sized), and a full bath (both with tub/shower combinations). The living room includes a queen size sofa/sleeper and a table with seating for four in front of the fireplace. The upstairs has two bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with three twin beds), one full bath with each bedroom having a private entrance to the bathroom without leaving your room.

In the summer, families can enjoy the warm water to kayak, stand up paddleboard, sail the Sun Fish or Hobi Cat, fish (from shore, row boat or nearby lagoon), or just enjoy the private sandy beach and relax in the hammock, sit by a campfire in the fire pit or bicycle on the rail trail. Bring your own power boat to keep in the boat hoist. All of these are included at no extra cost.

Outdoorsmen can enjoy nature. We are located one mile North of the Bay City State Park, where you can walk or ride the nature trails, check out the displays at the Visitor's Center, and children can enjoy the new spray park. Even closer is the Tobico Marsh area. It has a walking trail that has several bridges and two 30 foot observation towers. The marsh it's self has many different kinds of wild life, including active beaver dens. The paved rail trail that runs from this house all the way around Bay City. Roundtrip is a 24 mile ride, but riding downtown is only about 6 miles where you can enjoy many local restaurants.

For those who like to fish you can find walleye, perch, northern pike, and bass throughout the Bay. The Saginaw Bay is known for excellent walleye fishing. We are conveniently located half way between the DNR boat launch on the Saginaw River and the boat launch at Linwood Beach Marina, both are just 15 minutes away. There is fishing year round, but the walleye fishing gets going with the first warm weather in the spring. In the winter, the Saginaw Bay lights up like a small city at night when the ice fishermen start up their machines to go home for the night. Duck hunters, we are conveniently located just 20 minutes South of Nayanquing Point and just 45 minutes from both Fish Point and the Shiawassee Flats State game areas. Winter activities include a seven mile, groomed cross country ski trail right out the front door and snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice skating on the Saginaw Bay.

The property is located just two hours North of Detroit off I-75, only 45 minutes north of Birch Run’s outlet mall, and only 10 minutes from the Bay City Mall.

Make sure to check out the links to activities in the area.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Randy Swartz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Randy Swartz

We love this area so much that we moved here ourselves over 10 years ago.

Randy Swartz purchased this house in 2013

Why Randy Swartz chose Michigan

The homes for sale in this small stretch of beach is very limited. Many are passed down from generation to generation and never make it to the market. Others are sold before hitting the market. That's the case with this house. When we learned the neighbors were thinking about selling it, we bought it from them before it reached the market. The neighborhood is transitioning from summer time cottages to year around living to showcase homes.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Beach House on the Saginaw Bay near Bay City, Michigan
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Amazing. Just what we needed. Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This lake front home is special. If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy Gods beauty and an amazing home, you will find it here. Randy was so accommodating and kind. My family was so blessed by this week and enjoyed every minute of our time here. Hope to be here again one day. Thank you Randy and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of 6 adults. We had perfect weather and were able to enjoy the many toys available for us to use. The kayaks, small sail boat and bicycles all in good shape and ready to use.

Beautiful area with much to see and do, quiet neighborhood for the right amount of privacy.

Randy and his wife were great and stopped by for a small chat to see how everything was going. This will be a spot to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Maintained, Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding week at this property - the pictures provided in the add were an accurate representation of what we enjoyed. The kitchen had everything the wife needed for meal prep and the place was spotless.

The rental included kayaks, bicycles and paddle boards - all of which were newer models. The boat lift perfectly handled my 18' boat that we brought and it was a short ride to some decent perch fishing.

The water was beautiful and warm and our grandkids played in it from sun up to sundown. We also had the good fortune to be there during a full moon. The moon rise over the Bay was spectacular.

This rental is adjacent to the Tobico Marsh and its nearly 4 miles of well maintained (partially paved) trails that I hiked, my wife and daughter biked and my son ran. We saw lots of wildlife - deer, snapping turtles, pileated woodpecker, eagle and many different marsh birds.

We did have one day of heavy rain so we made a 5 minute drive the Bay City State Park Nature Center and introduced our grandkids to the many wonderful exhibits - they had a ball (Grandma took them to the gift shop!!!)

We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't find a better summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here, and I can't say enough positive things about it. The house and beach are so thoughtfully laid out and the owners are incredibly gracious, kind people. We've stayed at other places and this one is in its own league.

Quite frankly, I have no idea why the one bad review here was written. The kitchen is very well stocked--we cooked for every meal for 8 people, with no trouble--and there is a really big, nice cable TV in the common area.

Having bikes and all of the beach equipment there is a huge plus. We love this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Our beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have rented this property and each year we have a better time than previous. Rest, relaxation and family bonding. Highly recommend this Killarney beach home! Beach, sailing, kayaking, paddle boards, biking, walks on the beach, sunrises and beautiful sunsets. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect vacation relaxing or adventurous as you'd like!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with your own slice of beautiful Saginaw Bay beach. House amenities allow for many water/beach adventures or biking/hiking on the awesome marsh and state recreation area trails. Well-appointed home with great neighbors. We loved it for our family and guests!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
MBS International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Spring Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Flint, MI
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mussel Beach - 3rd best coney island in Michigan
Nearest Beach
Killarney Beach - you are on it!
Car: necessary

Dutch Village with bumper boats, putt-putt golf, batting cages, go-carts, and ice cream. 1.5 miles by railtrail path.


Rates & Availability

Bangor charter Township House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Bangor charter Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1920 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private entrance to bathroom from both upstairs bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Private entrance to bathroom
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Private entrance to bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private entrance to bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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