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BarkShanty Luxury Lake House w/Indoor Pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private 5000 sq ft Home, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bath, (sleeps 18-20)

The BarkShanty Lake House is a great place to spend time with family, friends or just a romantic getaway for two. We are 10 miles North of Lexington and only 2 miles from the town of Port Sanilac. This luxurious lake house sits directly on Lake Huron shoreline and has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. This home has an 'INDOOR POOL' so no matter what the weather is outside you are still on vacation!

Our house can accommodate up to 20 people with breath taking views of Lake Huron. We have two large decks facing the lake, one on the main floor off the kitchen and living room and a large brick patio with gas fire pits and patio furniture on the lower level off of the family room and pool room. This 5,000 square foot, lakefront home is lovingly decorated with warm colors and tastefully selected furnishings. The house is completely furnished with high end furniture to quality bedding and bath linens. The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Every detail has been taken care of just for you!

In the main house we have five bedrooms, two of which are master suites on the main floor and three upstairs. We have 4 1/2 bathrooms in the main house. We also have a library with a gas fireplace and a sleeper sofa that can be used as a bedroom if needed.

On the lower level of the house we have a family room with a natural fireplace, a 50 inch TV and a fully equiped kitchen. Attached to the family room is an amazing pool room with a heated indoor pool. This room also has a full bathroom and a mini bar with a sink.

We offer a guest house on the property which has an awesome view of the lake too. It has a sitting area, a king bed, kitchen, fireplace, full bath and a sleeping loft with two full beds.

There is an amazing 1,000 sq. ft. game room that is also on the property with a sitting area, pool table, foosball, ping pong, air hockey and more.

The large yard to the water has a great fire pit to watch the sunset or just star gazing while listening to the waves. There is a boat house with kayaks, paddle boards and many yard games.

More Details

Lori Nutt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017


Port Sanilac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Queen Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    King Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor - toilet
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Pool Room - Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Guest House - toilet , shower
  • The 5.5 total bathrooms is including the one in the guest house.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen Master - 1 queen
    King Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Library Main Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest House - 1 king , 2 double
  • The total of 6 bedrooms is including the guest house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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BarkShanty Luxury Lake House w/Indoor Pool
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Petty good property.

  • 4 of 5

We liked everything except guest house. Gust house was not very clean and had an odd layout. Had to squeeze past ladder to get to bathroom. Bathroom shower extremely small in guest house. Should have advertised that climbing a ladder was necessary to get to loft. No remote for one of the TVs. Other than that it was a lovely property and we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - lots of room, had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Barkshanty home and we truly enjoyed our time. This home was beautiful, very clean, spacious and cozy! The view is awesome - we loved watching the freighters in the distance. The pool was so nice and the night time lights that change color (under water) made it extra special. We had a very relaxing and wonderful time. The owners were responsive and very kind.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house, the pool was perfect and we had a blast with the game room! The house was nicely decorated, very homey and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An awesome winter family get away!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my husband's 60 th birthday with our kids and grandkids an it was a blast! The house is huge and plenty of beds. There is even a guest cottage to use! The game room is separate from the house which was great so we could have fun without waking up those down for naps. Having an indoor pool for the winter is the most amazing feature! If you don't have fun here you don't know how to have fun!

Thank you so much for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great home and location.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay and the home had everything we needed. Lots of parking and plenty of room for our group. The home is very beautiful just like the pics on website. My book club had a awesome stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was great, a perfect family get away. I specifically choose it because there was a lot to do right at the house and I didn't want the family splitting up and I was not disappointed. From the pool to the game room to the lake everything you would want to do on vacation is right there. I also love that there's not much to do around there, just a couple of cute towns and then you have to drive over 30 minutes to fast food or other retail. The game room being separate from the house was awesome so those who wanted to sleep could and those that wanted to stay up could. It was my first time organizing a family vacation so I was pretty nervous, but everyone was very impressed. We also had one small issue with the cable not working, the owners were very quick to respond and get it taken care of. Great house!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Detroit Metro Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please Note: For the 2017 Summer rentals, we will be renting from Saturday to Friday (6 nights). We are finding that we have no time to fix things if they arise during a rental. For the 6 night stay, you will be able to get into the house by 11:00 a.m. on your arrival date and checkout of Friday will be 11:00 a.m. also.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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