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

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

Melanie Wanamaker, Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why Melanie Wanamaker, Property Manager chose Port Sanilac

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

What a wonderful vacation home! Our family loved the beach and the variety of beach toys. Of course the hot tub was much appreciated, as was the outdoor shower. The large table was great for dining and the children had a great time at the outdoor table. The bunk room worked out for the 4 children and the little one was cozy in the walk thru closet, sleeping in a pack and play. Great weather all week!! Many fun games were played out on the lovely back patio.Thank You for supplying such a great assortment! I hope to return and make many more family memories.
Jul 2017
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Port Sanilac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Upper floor Bathroom, Toliet separated, Shower Seperated.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom, Turkish Tile, Custom Glassblock shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, 1st door to left, TV and Direct TV, upper deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper floor, 1st door to right. Direct TV, & Sitting Room.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Upper Bedroom, Master Bedroom, double door to deck, DirectTV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV and Direct TV - Garden Window, 1st floor Bedroom & Bathrm
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upper floor, second door on right, Queen Size Futon-Directv
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /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 queen , Sleeping area for 2 in livingroom sleeper sofa/sectional.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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 theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Home, walkout sandy beach, Hottub/Swim spa!
average rating of 4.586207 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family has vacationed there for 4 years now and plan to return next year. Perfect for a family to get together for fun, food, and recreation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Wonderful week

  • 4 of 5

What a memorable week of vacation we had at Libby’s Cove! There was plenty of room for all 12 of us ,from Nana and Papa down to the 1 year old grandchildren. We loved the beach, the hot tub, the patio, and the giant diningroom table. Good family bonding!


Submitted August 16, 2018

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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As shown in pics

  • 4 of 5

House was large enough for seven adults and three children. Views of lake outstanding ! Would suggest labeling switches and replacing outdoor bulbs never did get outdoor lights to work. Over all great rental would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful home with lots of amenities and a spectacular view! Great place for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a second time and will return again next summer. We love the house and beach and the spa is a wonderful "extra" that everyone enjoyed. The courtyard is a great place for the kids to play and for a relaxing cup of coffee.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice. Was as advertised. Big, open, set up nicely. When it rained hard, water poured into the kitchen from that door. Floor was very wet.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family escape to Michigan

  • 5 of 5

The house was really fabulous with breath taking views from the back and being able to walk right to lake. Lake was absolutely gorgeous and no matter how far out we went out on kayaks, you could see bottom. Loved having the kayaks and paddle boards! Kitchen was fantastically supplied....only downer was coffee pot was a 2 potter, but only 1 side worked and very slow. Everyone in the family really enjoyed the swim spa especially since lake water extremely cold. Just couple things they could do to improve stay, is need more towels and washcloths as just not enough for everyone...bed downstairs needed mattress cover cleaned or replaced and that bed needed those pillows replaced as terribly stained. Other than that would come back again in a very quaint, would recommend getting all your groceries in Port Huron before arriving.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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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