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Beachfront Home with Endless Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

9 double/queen beds will sleep 18.

A beautiful, Contemporary 2-story, four bedroom and family room home with pool table located on 160 feet of private beach on Lake Huron.

Sandy lake bottom & sand bars.

A Kid Haven.

Large lakefront deck.

Four Bedrooms and 2 full baths, one with tub and the other with large walk in shower.

Eight double/queen beds will sleep 16 people.

Additional cost if over 16. Strictly enforced.

Complete kitchen with microwave and coffee maker and all dishes, pans and utensils.

Each bedroom has its own balcony. .

There are 4 queen-size and 4 double-size beds; 2 of the beds are queen bunk on the bottom plus single bed on top bunks.

Outdoor playset and trucks to play in the sand.

Plus toys and games and puzzles inside.

More Details

Joan Tinskey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About Joan Tinskey

Home was built in 1990.

Joan Tinskey purchased this house in 1990

Why Joan Tinskey chose Harrisville

Living room seats 12. Family room seats 12. and dining room seats 16; 10 at the table and 6 at the snack bar. There is another table in the family room that seats 4. First floor bedroom has a queen bed and a queen/single bunk. First floor bath has walk-in shower. Upstairs blue room has 2 double beds and a queen/single bunk bed. Pink room has one queen bed and one double bed. Master has one queen bed and desk/vanity. Upstairs bath has standard bathtub. Ceiling fan in each room. Berber carpet thruout and porcelin tile in kitchen, baths & laundry room. Two steps up from outside ground level to entry level.

What makes this house unique

Huge sandy beach and sandy bottom Lake Huron. Great surf sometimes. Lots of trees and woods on other side of house. Great lakeview from deck and all balconies. Balcony off of every bedroom. Standard sized pool table in family room. Lots of space; house is approximately 3000 sf. Two refrigerators. Living room has wet bar. Skylights in living room cathedral ceiling.


Harrisville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - toilet , shower , and a sink with generous countertop.
    2nd level bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , and a sink with generous countertop.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Pink room - 2nd level - 1 queen , 1 double
    First floor bedroom - entry level - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Blue room - second level - 2 double , 1 bunk bed
    Master bedroom - second level - 1 queen
  • All beds have mattress pad, pillows, sheets and comforter.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Beachfront Home with Endless Sandy Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Second Year Just as Great as the First Despite the Rain

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beach house in 2014 and decided to return in 2015 before we even moved out - now we're planning on 2016! This home is perfect for our extended family vacation. We had 4 families (total of 13 adults, age range 18 - 60+) and each took one bedroom as their "home base". There was plenty of room to spread out, even during rainy days. The home is well maintained, clean and comfortable. The fire pit is stocked with wood, the gas grill is ready to use, and the beach is clean. During our weekdays, it was pretty quiet in this area, with an increase in neighbors over the weekend. Because the beach is expansive and houses aren't jammed close together, there is plenty of privacy. Since we did have a couple of people who needed to check in to the "real world" electronically for work obligations, we activated our cell phone wifi hotspot for computer use, and it worked fine.

We did have rain and chilly weather for our August vacation, but found plenty of activities available at the house as well as taking some field trips to Alpena and Oscoda.

These owners are great to work with and we have had a really positive experience renting from them.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Beautiful home, beach, and fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

We totally agree with all of the previous 5 start reviews. This house was perfect for our visit, especially for the price. Everything plus was provided for a great stay. Everything worked! You can't beat the beach and fire pit. We had 6 adults and 4 children and had room to spare. The owners met us upon arrival and showed us around, answering all questions. Especially nice was the fact that there was not a laundry list of rules to follow and we felt that we were trusted by the owners. That's a very comfortable way to stay! We vary from west MI to east MI for our summer vacation and, when staying in E. MI we will definitely stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for a Women's get away in June, the weather was cool, so we didn't do much swimming, but did enjoy walking the beach, kayaking, bon-fires on the beach, walking the shore to the lighthouse, exploring the woods behind the property, having coffee on the deck in the morning listening to the waves... We had plenty of room for our large group. VERY happy with our experience!! Thank you Joan!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saline, MI, USA

Beautiful House and Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs. There is A LOT of sleeping areas in the house. The bedrooms are huge with ample room for the extra beds. It really didn't feel cramped at all. We had 6 adults and 4 kids with plenty of space. Although the weather did not cooperate we were still able to have a great time on the beach with the fire pit, playing beach volleyball, and playing in the well manacured sand.

The house is well equipped with towels, linens, and especially kitchen items. There were a ton of plates/silverware/etc. that made for easy packing. We didn't even leave the house while we were there. The deck outside is nice for meals and there is a large well kept playset right outside the back deck perfect for young ones.

No air conditioning, but there was a nice breeze coming off the lake. The beach is beautiful. Some Lake Huron homes have a lot of rocks in the water, but this one is clear. So nice to not have to wear shoes out in the water playing in the sand.

The only downfall was that there was no internet service. This day and age wireless seems like a must :) But besides that, it was a great getaway location and we will (and have) booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beach home for a week for our extended family group. The home was exactly as described in the listing, with a wonderful, clean beach and room for up to 16 people to sleep. The home is clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of dishes and silverware for a large group, cooking utensils and pots and pans.

The majority of our group was looking for rest and relaxation and a mini family reunion. We enjoyed the ability to walk to the lighthouse and old Bailey schoolhouse for a tour. We spent lots of time on the large deck, long walks on the beach, and the nice fire pit area with plenty of seating. When needed, the television was available, along with DVD and video players. It was nice that the owners have a cell phone booster that gave us the ability to use our cell phones. Our teen member looked up some activities in Alpena, and we had fun on two different day trips to the city. Harrisville is a quiet little town and has a few nice restaurants, a couple of nice gift shops, a nice park and harbor, a nice state park and a small IGA grocery store. One thing we hadn't anticipated was the spotty cell phone service in the area, so it was good to have great directions to the house and a paper map of the area, since GPS didn't always work and cell phones sometimes didn't have service while driving up US 23.

I would say that if you're looking for night life or places to take children for commercial attractions, you might need to drive north to Alpena or south toward East Tawas. We were perfectly satisfied with the solitude and relaxation at the beach and had a lot of fun.

Regarding space, we had one bedroom for each of our families, with some of the younger people opting to sleep on a couch or in the family room, just to spread out a little bit. The nice thing about this home was that even with 13 people at one time, we never felt crowded.

The owner of the property was very helpful in answering questions and keeping in touch prior to and during our rental week. Although I prefer not to send a check directly to a property owner, I did some research and talked to the owner prior to sending a deposit. Everything about our financial transactions went smoothly. She called during our rental week to make sure everything was okay and to answer any additional questions.

Our whole family was so pleased with this rental that we've already booked for 2015.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reed City

Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of seven (2 adults, 5 children) just returned home from this perfect beach house! Both sets of grandparents also visited at different times and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location is perfect - nice sandy beach, dead-end drive with little traffic, and beautiful sunrises and moonrises! The house has everything you need - just bring your clothes, swimsuits, and groceries. Our kids loved the swingset play area, kayaking, walking the beach, finding sticks for the campfire, and the rollicking waves with multiple sand bars in the water. The owners made sure all of our needs were met - including having a campfire built and ready to light! The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is a short walk away and the Harrisville area was fun to visit. We are already planning a return visit next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kylers or Shotmakers
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Alpena or Oscoda
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 23 & I-75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Shotmakers or Kylers
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

House built in the sand of huge sandy beach; kid haven!

Large diagonal deck with table, chairs, swing & gas BBQ.

Lakeview Balcony in each bedroom.

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse & museum in walking distance.

Antique Baily One-room School in walking distance; fun for the kids.

Ausable Lazy River tube rides in Oscoda.

Can walk or run the beach endlessly.

Grocery Store and Dollar Store nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No RV's, campers or tents are permitted for overnight stay on property. Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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