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Beach Lovers Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,190 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms, and a sleeping porch, 1- 1/2 Bath.waterfront on a large sandy beach

Recently renovated, 1100 square foot beach front cottage with an open plan interior offering expansive lake views . 2 bedrooms with single over double bunk beds in each and a sleeping porch with additional beds. All new kitchen and bathrooms. Flat, sandy 60x120 ft. beach is perfect for sports. Close to good golf course, boat, kayak, and paddle board rentals. IGA grocery within 1/4 mile.

Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum is 1 mile away. There is also a public boat launch in the harbor. Public basketball court and tennis court is close by.

A wood patio deck adjacent to the family room offers views to the beach, passing freighters, swimmers, and sand castle builders on the shore. A 6 person patio table and umbrella provides an ideal setting and views for your morning coffee and afternoon relaxing.

A log burning fire pit area offers chair seating for eight and an abundant supply of firewood nearby for your use. An evening campfire usually provides stunning stargazing not found in the city. Smores, of course , are always in order and telescoping marshmallow sticks are provided.

A propane gas BBQ with utensils is available for outside grilling.

Poles and a net are available for sand volleyball on a wide flat area of the beach.

Folding beach chairs provide for a comfortable afternoon at the shoreline.

A shoreline walk 3/4 of a mile to the south takes your family to the Port Sanilac harbor, marina, public park offering Saturday music programs, a play area for kids, and as importantly...the ice cream shop.

A shoreline walk 3/4 miles to the north offers a more private stroll along the sand beach.

Experience this beach lovers paradise and waterfront cottage summer experience that you and your family will not soon forget

More Details

Dale Ehresman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Dale Ehresman

The current owner's aunt and uncle bought the property in 1948 and built the cottage. The owner has been coming to Port Sanilac since he was 3 years old.

Dale Ehresman purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Dale Ehresman chose Eastern Michigan

Exceptional beach front location with a 3/4 mile walk to the Port Sanilac Harbor, marina, playground, and ice cream shop. The cottage is a 90 minute drive from Detroit.

What makes this cottage unique

Beach front summer experience at its best. Fun and relaxation for you and your family in a 'get away from it all' cottage offering no television, and no land phones. Just unbelievably beautiful sunrises over the lake, moon-lit beach strolls, campfires with warm summer nights, wake-ups to the sound of waves meeting the shore, a nearby creek for young explorers, stone skipping, swimming, tree climbing, beach volley ball, beach wiffleball games, and more. Make this year the screen door summer of your dreams.


Port Sanilac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1190 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • All new bath and half bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single over double bunk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single over double bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle sleeps two. Sleeping porch + half bath
  • 2 bedrooms and a sleeping porch Pak and play crib for infants.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Restaurant guide, activities guide, alarm clocks, ceiling fans, shampoo, toilet paper. Firewood, patio chairs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beach Lovers Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Don't miss out on a little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

You won't find a better view or accommodations on the east side of Michigan. Dale and Lynn are superb hosts and everything that have is pristine! The cottage was very quaint with an elegant feel. What a joy and privilege to stay with them, looking forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our best family vacation rental yet!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved this vacation rental. It has everything you could possibly need from kitchen and bathroom supplies to outdoor beach toys and towels. It is so well stocked that we have decided to fly instead of drive from SC next summer. The owners lived just one house away and were so attentive to our needs. This was by far our best summer vacay yet.

My favs: The view from the deck and the nighttime beach star gazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this lovely cottage. The view of the lake and easy access to the sandy beach were excellent. As a family, we were able to unplug, relax in the comfortable furniture, sleep to the sound of the waves, play games on tables with a lake view, and easily grill our meals. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed - the owners checked in on us and were available for help or questions. We hope to spend time here in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had A great time

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and view and the beach are the best. House is well equipped for your stay. Enjoy out stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Outstanding beach front visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had the great fortune to stay at this wonderful cottage right on Lake Huron. The water was crystal clear and the beach extended all the way to the front deck- a dream come true for any beach lover. I think the most remarkable part about the stay was the view. In the morning as the sun was rising, the water was a sea of diamonds sparkling in the sun. Breathtaking! And at sunset, the clouds formed a lovely pink and gold halo over the water. So amazing and so beautiful. Without a doubt, the view at all times was outstanding.

The cottage was spotless, equipped for great entertaining. We forgot to bring coffee and it was already stocked in the cupboards for us. There was comfortable seating for reading and for conversation. At night we had a wonderful beach fire in the fire pit provided by the owner. The owners also provided enough wood to last a life time of campfires. We drank wine, roasted marshmallows and watched the sun disappear into the night. The evening sky was spectacular for star gazing. The cool air coming off the lake made to cottage perfect for evening sleeping. Everyone slept late with the comfortable beds and cool breezes from the open windows. Once up, there were beach walks, fossil hunting, dips in the lake, and touring the darling small towns in the thumb area. In our party we had three adults, however if you had children in your group, you would be hard pressed to get them to leave this home. There were beach toys, a sand volley ball net, swings, and an outstanding fire pit for campfires, truly a paradise for children as well as adults. Everyone in our party loved it. The owners were especially accommodating, making sure we were comfortable or checking to see if we needed any extra supplies. We look forward to our return visit. I give this property my highest recommendation. A special thank you to Dale and Lynn, owners of this lovely home, they made our visit a wonderful memory and the highlight of our summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at this cottage was one of our family's favorite vacations of all time! It was so relaxing being along the beach, exploring the small town, and enjoying campfires at night. The kids were never bored! The cottage was even more than I had hoped--open and spacious living area, clean with updates, and everything we needed to live comfortably and relax along Lake Huron. The owners are so friendly and accommodating too.

I will never forget those mornings waking up to the sound of the waves and the sun rising, while having my coffee and breakfast overlooking the beach and water. Loved it! We hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Port Sanilac Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Water Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Huron Shores Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stone Lodge
Car: necessary


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