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Near Downtown Bay City, On Saginaw River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths Fully furnished for 6-8 People, Family Friendly

Less than 3 miles from Downtown Bay City, Enjoy the quiet of the water and the feeling of being out in nature. Sunsets are spectacular. Freighters come right by the rivers edge and it is a thrill to see! Large windows face the river and overlooking a sundeck and fishing platform. A full patio is in back with grill all set up for outdoor dining with table and chairs for 8. Living room has comfortable seating for 8 plus with HDTV, **NEW**25 Channel Satellite** TV & Wireless WiFi, and Wii. DVD's and games. Books. Kitchen is fully equipped for enjoying a great meal with family and friends. Kurieg Coffeemaker with assorted tea and coffees. Blender, Mixer, Toaster, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Range all cookware, and bakeware are furnished.

Main Bedroom with Queen Bed has adjoining full bath. Bedroom 2 has Twin Bed and pullout Twin bed in Loveseat. Bedroom 3 has double bed with cot in closet. Main Bath has Tub/shower. Towels, Bedding, and Soaps, are provided. Close to shopping and all the area has to offer. Food deliveries are available to this address. Boating to downtown is our favorite summer pastime and the evenings are a pleasure. Watching the fireworks from the boat is family treasure! Listening to a concert in the park from the boat is something to look forward to. docking at the restaurants downtown is available, also. (Boat not Included) A marina is near to launch your watercraft. Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Jetskiing, are popular right out in front! Bay City is known for it's walleye fishing tournaments. Ice fishing is popular also.

More Details

Clint or Sally Vansickle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Clint or Sally Vansickle

Love this Place! The ever changing water scene while watching the sunset is our favorite! Please send an inquiry online, the calendar is up to date, ask any questions. I will respond within 12 hours. That helps me track info and keep bookings for clients so there are no problems.

Clint or Sally Vansickle purchased this house in 2001

Why Clint or Sally Vansickle chose Michigan

Close to Downtown where there are many little shops, unique places and eateries, nightspots, parks, and a new Family Y for exercise and indoor water slides etc. Register for a full day for family $20.00!!

What makes this house unique

We love to cruise the river and this part of the river has the best sunsets and views of the freighters passing! Set off the road, on the rivers edge, the view is up and down the federal waterway! it is like a private retreat!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a great time! We used our jet ski's and it worked just fine.
Jul 2013
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Portsmouth charter Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Bath in Hallway Double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Bedroom with full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 3 Singles: Twin Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 1 double and i single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Croquet Set


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Near Downtown Bay City, On Saginaw River
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 19 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Marshfield, Ohio

Nice location on the river. Enjoyed watching boats.

  • 4 of 5

We were disappointed at first that there were two room air conditioners to cool the house, and they had not been turned on. It was close to 100 degrees inside, and was a very hot welcome.

We did manage to cool the house that evening. Had a great time being together for the weekend, and enjoyed the view of the water, and the nice yard. All in all it was a great place and good experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway home

  • 4 of 5

Great house for a family to stay in, the yard was big enough for the kids to run around and play. Great view of the river! The only thing I would have liked was central air because of how hot it was outside, once the window units were started it cooled off enough to be comfortable while sleeping. Overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Clean, nicely set up, plenty of room. Six of us stayed and had plenty of room. Great view and amazing property on the river. Only complaints, hot water would run out quickly for showers and beds were not the most comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was nice meeting you and your family! I did take note that there were teens in your group! That says it all about showers! Glad we were able to accommodate your other requests. Our aim is to make your stay enjoyable and to fulfill the online descriptions!
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Beautiful outside, not very clean inside

  • 3 of 5

The Saginaw river in the backyard was by far the best feature of this property. Relaxing nature with animals sightings possible.

Unfortunately, the inside was not very clean. From bugs stuck to the light bulb above stovetop (totally grossed me out to cook anything) to grease and hair on the bottom drawer of the stove to mold in the bathtub.

The windows did not latch, let alone lock. I didn't feel safe or that our possessions were safe when we weren't there.

There were two window air conditioners that really couldn't keep up with the heat.We couldn't check in until 4pm and by that time the house was miserably hot. It took all night for it to even get close to a comfortable temperature inside. It would have been nice if they'd turned them on prior to our arrival so that we wouldn't have been so extremely miserable the first night.

I really wanted to love this property. But was sadly disappointed. I took pictures to share, but I'm not seeing that option for this review.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

The large boats that pass by the back of the house are just breathtaking. They would surprise us and all of a sudden they were there! Pretty awesome. We were able to score on a free ferry boat ride for a 2 hour historical trip down the Saginaw. We were close to the Bay and close to mini golf and the Birch Run Mall. Kryshiaks is a must! (polish buffett) incredible. Wish the house had central air but I was amazed how it cooled off at night. Don't expect great wifi, kids were disappointed but that just forced them to play games with us! We had a nice time.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
James Clement Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several nearby, Bay has a choice of everything!
Nearest Ski
Water Ski, Jet Ski, Snowmobile,
Car: recommended

Downtown Bay City is minutes away!! Weekly entertainment and outdoor concert stage during the week. Weekends are packed with activities to Art Festival, Tall Ships Celebration, Fireworks Festival, River Roar Boat Races. A full calendar is available online and on site.


Rates & Availability

Portsmouth charter Township House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 13 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until confirmed reservation. No Refunds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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