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Lakefront Home, walkout sandy beach, Hottub/Swim spa!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Professionally Decorated For Thanksgiving Christmas & New Year - Family Getaway

Lakefront Home on Beautiful Walkout Sandy Beach. 6 bedrooms, Library with Hide-away Sofa, and Livingroom sofa with hideaway and 3 adjoining bathrooms, beds for 19 and sleeps 20 comfortably. Large kitchen, dining room and living room allows all to gather for meals inside or out on large patio. The back full paver patio and garden is large, impressive and comfortable for relaxing in the shade, on the swing, reading and for shaded cookouts. There is a full office and library on the second floor for the enjoyment of guests. The lower floor is handicap accessible with a ramp to the lower sunk in living room and out to the deck. The sunrise views will wake you in the morning, coffee on the upper deck, and lake breeze keeps you comfortable throughout the day.

Gorgeous and luxurious brick paver patio, new patio furniture and dining set in place all grill ready for lounging and dinner. Upper level deck has also been replaced and upgraded greatly improving the view. New pictures are up as of June 2016. A circular staircase will be added between decks shortly.

House is fully stocked with linens, towels, beach towels, paper products, trash bags, laundry detergent, fabric softener , dishwasher soap, hand soap, shampoo & conditioner in each bathroom, salt & pepper, flour, sugar and other basic necessities. There are ample serving dishes, pots and pans and silverware. There are dozens of wine glasses waiting to be used, and plenty of room for cooking big meals.

More Details

Tricia Baysdell, Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

Why Tricia Baysdell, Property Manager chose Eastern Michigan

The Perfect location, the perfect beach, sandy shallow waters and more. This small stretch (1/2 Mile) of Port Sanilac Beach area is special for several reasons; it is within walking distance to the Harbor, the beach is walkout, sandy and beautiful. You will not find a better beach within 30 miles of this location. The houses owned on this stretch of beach stay in families generation after generation and it is rare for one to come up for sale in this area. The property was owned by the same family for 60 years. The former matron of the home, Elizabeth, was at one time the General Consulate to Turkey. The house is filled with Turkish Ceramic Tiles and Accents. The fireplace is embossed with hand painted Turkish Tiles in a very unique design. Elizabeth left a full library of books in the upstairs office that we are now just starting to break into that will allow you hours and hours of reading.

What makes this house unique

Swim Spa - Hot Tub combined with an Endless Pool at 4.5 foot deep. KAYAKS and PADDLE BOARDS are included in Rental with 6 Adult Life Jackets and 2 Child Size Life Jackets!! Your family and children will not have a dull moment. Home, Patio and Decks are expansive and comfortable for large families. The home is a true joy to us and hope it will be to your family also. We also stock everything you might need in a home other than than your clothes and food. See our expansive list of items stocked including beach towels, bathroom towels, all paper products, shampoo/conditioner and more.

Libby's Cove Inventory and Stock Verificaton

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Sporting Goods

Count Item Count

2 Kayaks

2 Kayak Paddles

2 SU Paddleboards

2 SU Paddleboard Paddles

6 Adult Life Jackets

2 Child Life Jackets

10 Beach Towels

4 Tourquios Beach Chairs

1 Volleyball

1 Volleyball Net

2 Cornhole Boards / 8 beanbags

Kitchen Stocked

Count Item Verified

3 Papertowels

1 Trash Bags - Roll

1 Dishwasher Soap

1 Dish Soap

1 Handsoap

1 Breadmaker

1 Coffee Maker

Stack Coffee Filters

Several Handtowels

Stocked Sugar, Salt, Pepper

2 Grill Utensils

1 Propane Tank for Grill

First Floor Bathroom

Count Item Verified

4 Rolls of TP

1 Shampoo & Conditioner

1 Hand Soap

1 Hair Dryer

Ample Towels

Second Floor Bathroom

Count Item Verified

6 Rolls of TP

1 Shampoo & Conditioner

1 Hand Soap

1 Hair Dryer

1 Laundry Detergent and Softener

Ample Towels

Master Bath

Count Item Verified

6 Rolls of TP

1 Shampoo & Conditioner

1 Hand Soap

1 Hair Dryer

Ample Towels

Guestbook comments from the owner

Full moon over the water, waves crashing...perfect lullaby. Thank you for an amazing weekend!
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Sanilac in Sanilac

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Upper floor Bathroom, Toliet separated, Shower Seperated.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bathroom, Turkish Tile, Custom Glassblock shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs, 1st door to left, TV and Direct TV, upper deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper floor, 1st door to right. Direct TV, & Sitting Room.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper Bedroom, Master Bedroom, double door to deck, DirectTV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , TV and Direct TV - Garden Window, 1st floor Bedroom & Bathrm
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upper floor, second door on right, Queen Size Futon-Directv
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upper Floor - Sleeper Sofa in Upper Library
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 sets of bunkbeds/ Upper floor, 1st door on right, Directv
    Living Room Sectional w/ Hideaway Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , Sleeping area for 2 in livingroom sleeper sofa/sectional.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Lakefront Home, walkout sandy beach, Hottub/Swim spa!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious and accommodating to our large family. It was also wonderfully decorated with Christmas decorations. The view of the lake was absolutely gorgeous. Tricia, the property manager was extremely helpful and polite. The entire family really enjoyed themselves. We are making plans to visit during the summer months. We couldn’t ask for a better Christmas!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Rental on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We rented Libby's Cove for an annual family reunion. The house was everything we needed and more. It is a lovely house with plenty of space for everyone to gather - plus options for quiet time, if needed. It has a beautiful courtyard & wonderful patio facing the water! It was a bit cold to swim in October, but we did anyway! The beach and Lake Huron were too much to resist.

The PROS – (there are too many to list!):

- The pictures do not do this house justice. It is a beautiful and well-appointed house - plenty of space for everyone to sleep and vacation comfortably.

- Well-appointed kitchen (including pantry items, dishes, pans, etc.)

- Three full bathrooms & laundry

- Outdoor swim spa

- INCREDIBLY responsive, accommodating, and kind property manager and owners. Wow. Just Wow!

The Cons

- We put our trash in the garage (separate building from the house). It appeared the trash had not been collected recently. Tricia had mentioned this when we arrived and offered to take care of it. It did not affect our stay.

- And it rained a little on one of the days…

Bottom line, this is a great house in a beautiful location with a responsive property manager & owners. Thank you for making our stay at Libby’s Cove so enjoyable! We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ideal setting directly on beautiful lake Huron beach. Property was well appointed and super cozy for such a large cottage. We loved our weekend here and we created lovely memories.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing location, great time.

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely amazing. We used the house for a work conference and was more than we expected. The house is beautiful and the location was perfect. Julie and Tricia were so helpful with anything we needed. They were available if we needed anything and were always friendly. I would recommend the home to anyone with a large family. The sleeping area, kitchen and living room are more than enough for a large group of people. The jacuzzi was a great feature as well. The view of the lake from the house is breathtaking. We'd love to come back again, thanks for having us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I hope your sales summit was a successful one and it becomes a yearly event!!
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home, well-stocked, open floor plan and allowed our family to spend the remaining days of summer together before school. Great, private location off of the main road which allowed for peace of mind where children were concerned – away from traffic.


* Owner was great to work with and answered all questions in a timely manner.

* Very accommodating to request for early check-in & late check-out since property was available before/after.

* Incredible views from the balcony/deck and perfect location from the lake (again, ease of mind) and to towns

of Port Sanilac and Lexington!

* The amount of bathrooms were a plus for our large family!

* Very spacious and open! Appreciated the open pantry to store away unused items.

* The endless pool - hot tub (combined) on a cool night is great for relaxing and can fit a lot of people. When turning off the outside lights the stars light up the beach and you can actually see the milky way on clear nights. AMAZING!


The only small downfall was that the parking is a bit far from the house where heavy items are concerned – perhaps bring a wagon if possible or have the kids help like I did. :)

If you have young ones that are a little sensitive to their feet, I would recommend bringing water/beach shoes to avoid rocks & twigs.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our third year vacationing at Libby's Cove. A perfect place for family to get together.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year vacationing at Libby's Cove. This year we had the most enjoyable time because we had "perfect" weather. The place is beautiful, the beach and water "excellent". The amenities they added this year - paddle boards, kayaks and hot tub just added to this great vacation! Plan on coming back next year, for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Flint Bishop
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bluewater Inn
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Huron Shores
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Port Huron, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mary's Diner and Uri's Restaurant in Harbor
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Out your sliding glass doored patio
Car: necessary

Libby's cove sits off the M-25 over 1000 feet and several hundred trees. The seclusion allows for worry-free child fun time, bike riding on private drive and seclusion, while allowing for walking and biking distance to our quaint village. Restaurants, shops and Ice Cream scoops in the Harbor will fill your day. We love our Village and it shows!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Sanilac, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May - June 2017
21 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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30 May 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Nightly Rate
9 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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10 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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18 Jun 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May - June 2017
22 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer rate
29 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £154.61
$.20/KWHottub>150kwh/day £0
Cleaning Fee £193.26
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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