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Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 14 Sleeps

Very private, comfortable, large second home, totally renovated

in 2006/2007 approximately 2200 square feet. This is the newest and

nicest available rental on the island. Nothing else has the


the lot size, the amenities, the parking, or the dockage.

Renovations included:

New design including addition of full ceiling height sleeping lofts

with conventional staircase access;

New old fashioned front porch with swing;

City water;

New plumbing, fixtures, water heater, septic field and tank;

New windows;

New moldings, interior doors, exterior doors, Anderson doorwall;

New kitchen, gas fireplace-

Two new full ceramic/granite bathrooms;

New siding and exterior roughsawn trim;

Privacy. No busy street between you and the water, no noisy bar

next door, not musty-this bright, airy, roomy, clean and luxurious

setting is exactly what you are looking for. Well over $400,000.00

has been invested to provide you all the top drawer features of a

high end vacation home.

Situated on nearly two acres, you can enjoy the water view and sunsets

from the air conditioned comfort of the house, from the deck, or

from the platform at the end of the dock.

Why have a $3000.00 plus monthly second home mortgage payment when

you can just pick and choose the time you need, and pay for only

that time...

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Real estate investor/builder

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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

5 Reviews

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Huge new waterfront vacation home on 2 acres-Harsens Island
Harsens Island Southeast Michigan
Fort Wayne

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5
Everything was exactly as stated. What a beautiful home. It's as if you don't have any neighbors. With all the shade trees you feel and really are completely secluded. Lake St. Clair is known for it's smallmouth bass and wow are they fun to catch. You could spend the summer at this place and never run out things to do. Owner was great and very easy to work with. The pier is over 100 yards long and it takes you out past the sandy beach to deeper water which was a plus for those bringing up boats. There is a line of reeds 30 yards past the pier and it really knocks down all the waves coming in from the bigger boats going down the channel and really helps protect the boats from banging the pier. There's just nothing negative about this home. Big, well decorated, nice comfortable beds and everything you need for a great time.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The dock is capable of mooring several boats, the largest we had was a 50 foot Sea Ray. The swimming and diving are excellent, the water is blue and clear.
Huge new waterfront vacation home on 2 acres-Harsens Island
Harsens Island Southeast Michigan
Clinton Twp, Mi.

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
The owner is very nice and professional. The house is fully furnished and has plenty of sleeping room. It's by far the best house I've rented on the island. The dock is in deep water and the boat parking is proper for a 30' formula without issue. 10' of water at the end of the dock makes for perfect diving and flips without hitting the bottom.
The beds are all comfortable, and the kitchen is perfect for getaways or longer stays. Flat screen TV in the main living room worked great.
The neighbors are quiet and respectful, I got along perfectly with everyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Huge new waterfront vacation home on 2 acres-Harsens Island
Harsens Island Southeast Michigan
St. Clair Shores

Family time on Harsens Island

  • 4 of 5
Thank you Donn we had a great time! We swam, fished, played games, and enjoyed the the home and the deck as much as we could. The pictures don't do the home justice. It has everything you need. We took many great pictures. Thanks Don.

The Baker Family
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Good to hear, and thanks for leaving everything in such great shape.
Huge new waterfront vacation home on 2 acres-Harsens Island
Harsens Island Southeast Michigan

Fabulous Experience!

  • 5 of 5
An excellent all round experience! The house is lovely, clean and updated nicely. The property sits right on the shore and there is very easy access to the water and dock. The owner is great -- very accommodating, flexible and easy to work with. Stayed there with my husband and four kids, endless things to do for the kids to amuse themselves outside. Though it was winter, we could see the nice sandy beach right in front of the house, with shallow water for small kids to gradually wade in. We had a great bonfire at the fire pit on the beach too. Home is well equipped with everything you'll need and very centrally located. Ferry access is easy, there is a local grocery open nearby and prices were actually pretty good. We took a quick trip back to the mainland too, which was easy and quick -- there is a large Kroger just minutes from the ferry.

Would strongly recommend.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Huge new waterfront vacation home on 2 acres-Harsens Island
Harsens Island Southeast Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Harsens Island North Channel

  • 5 of 5
We highly recommend this rental. Our family has rented this home for a week each summer for the past several years. It is clean, spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and easily accomodates a large family. We've hosted a one-day family reunion each year with plenty of space for about 20-25 people. The owner is great -- flexible and responsive. It is easy to get there and easy living once you arrive. You can pick up groceries before boarding the ferry -- there is a supermarket very near the dock. There are also a couple of stores on the island where you can buy food and supplies but the selection is limited and the prices can be high. A former school on Harsens Island had been converted to a restaurant and we had a terrific Sunday breakfast there last year.

Bottom line: Harsens Island is a wonderful getaway if you're looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate and this home is an excellent spot to do it. Although Harsens Island is easily accessible from Metro Detroit, it feels like you've left all of life's stresses behind as soon as you board the ferry. Once on the island, you can do as little or as much as you please, be it enjoying the water from a comfortable chair under a shady tree, wandering into the town of Sans Souci or using the house as a base for day trips to Port Huron or other nearby towns. Last year, we took a boat tour from Port Huron into the St. Clair River and up into Lake Huron. But we spent most afternoons at the house watching boaters and wildlife, reading and napping. We're looking forward to another great week this year.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

The newest, biggest, on the largest lot, with exceptionally unique water frontage. Privacy, amenities, all you need for a great get away.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Sunning, swimming, relaxing, fishing, boating, shopping, relaxing.

Golf and tennis. Miniature golf, bowling, horseback riding, more

golf, and more shopping nearby.

In hunting season, duck, goose, and deer.

Harsen's Island has no motels or hotels, and very few vacation

rentals, so do not expect a strip of tourist attractions, as the

population is about one third residents, and two thirds seasonal

residents. Do expect a friendly small town attitude, and a safe,

clean, and friendly environment to spend some time with your friends

and family-its plenty close enough to entertain day visitors, and


place is large enough to accommodate plenty of overnight guests.

There are three markets and a couple of bar/restaurants on the


It is, for the most part, pretty quiet.

When you wake up in the morning and realize that you have full


of your very own spacious, modern, clean, and private vacation home,

you will likely pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming.

Grab a cup of coffee and take a walk down your dock, greeted by the

swans, ducks, and egrets likewise enjoying the calm clear blue waters

of the North Channel of the St. Clair River. Have a seat at the


on the end of the dock, or lie in the in the hammock while you map

out your day.

Join the family for a quick breakfast on the patio, or in the air

conditioned comfort of the summer residence. Take a ride to one of

the markets for a morning paper.

Later, dive into the clear blue waters at the end of the dock for a

refreshing swim. Marvel at the water quality, the sandy bottom,

consider some snorkeling with the kids. Bring a boat? Take a ride

and get lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. Do some tubing


one of the sheltered bays in the Flats.

Grab the fishing poles-pike and panfish off the dock, then use the

fishing boat to take a trip out to the Channel and bounce the bottom

for walleye.

Take a bike ride with the kids to the park, play some tennis, let


on the swingsets for a bit, maybe take a ride into town, enjoy some


the little shops, check out a book from the library if you cannot


anything you like at the house.

Think about dinner-go out or grille something quick?

Later, its roasting marshmallows and having a few cold ones around



Tomorrow, do it all over again.

Bring: Fishing poles, landing net-pike and panfish off the dock- flip flops sunblock beach towel swim toys marshmallows and sticks hamburgers and buns sunglasses mosquito repellent flashlights bicycles golf clubs mask and flippers beach toys jar for frog turtle and dragonfly camera walking shoes dress clothes for dinner out play clothes not too many we have laundry facilities.


From $214 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
May 20 2015 - Jun 13 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $99.00
  • Pet Fee $300.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00

Weekly Rate: $900 - $1900

All rentals are Friday at 5 till Friday at 11:30.
January to the end of April is $900 a week, April and most of May is $1000 a week. May is a beautiful month on the island, the birdsong in the morning is overwhelming.
Memorial Week is $1500.
The first two weeks of June are $1300. The balance of June, all of July, August, and until the second week of September is $1900 a week for the first 6 occupants, then $100 each for additional occupants. The balance of September is $1500 a week.
Holiday weeks-Fourth of July-add $600 Labor Day-add $500

Less than full week rentals are available. but are subject to being bumped by a full week renter during high season.

You will need a $300.00 deposit to hold your week, then one half the rent is due eight weeks before your rental, with the other half due at move in. The $300 is over and above the rent, for your damage deposit.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

1. Huge double lot. 2. Lots of rooms. 3. Kids love the loft. 4. All modern conveniences. 5. Lots of parking 6. Huge deck with a great view.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Lots of bedrooms, plus normal ceilinged and staircased sleeping lofts. Central gas heat and air conditioning. City water. Clean, new, sheets, pillows, and bedding. Excellent new mattresses. Full size refrigerator, microwave, gas stove, all pans, dishes, flatware, serving platters, wine glasses, coffee mugs, dishtowels, etc. Coffeemaker, toaster. Gas grille. Oversize deck with plenty of comfortable seating, on the blue water of the North Channel. Docking with sheltered boat access, deep water for diving, sandy bottom for swimming. Deck at end of dock for sunning, picnicking, fishing. Ample off street parking for vehicles and trailers. Direct TV with premium channels and surround sound, DVD player. Leather furniture. Very comfortable. Firepit, two double waterfront swings, playscape.

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