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BAY CITY GETAWAY (Bay City, MI): Sleeps 6, Dog friendly, Open year round!

Pets Welcome







Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
*One dog welcome

Experience the peaceful Saginaw Bay area from the comfort of this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom vacation rental home. This spacious 2,700-square-foot home has the opportunity for 8 guests to experience a furnished back porch with a partially fenced in backyard. Whether you're looking to explore quaint shopping, dining, and live entertainment around the Bay City area or sail the blue water of Lake Huron, you'll enjoy a comfortable home based in this beautiful part of Michigan.

A large back deck and partially fenced yard filled, mature Ash trees, and a firepit provide the perfect home-away-from-home experience during your next Great Lakes vacation! With an ideal location 20 minutes from MBS International Airport, just off the Kawkawlin River, a quarter mile from Saginaw Bay and a few miles from downtown, you're sure to share a memorable getaway with family and friends. 

Start your day off by watching for wildlife from the back porch while the beautiful Michigan sun creeps over the horizon. Make a cup of your favorite joe and relax on the couches in the family room to plan out the day's activities. Prepare a hearty meal in the fully equipped kitchen upstairs, outfitted with a 4-burner gas stovetop, a tile backsplash, and beautiful granite countertops. Enjoy your culinary creations with your loved ones at the 2-person breakfast bar or the wooden dining room table. 

Enjoy the fireplace in the downstairs family room, a movie on the TV downstairs, or by playing the basketball pop-a-shot game. The fire pit behind the house is a perfect place for warming up on chilly nights and gazing up at the stars. This home is perfect for families, kids, group gatherings, or for a hunting, fishing, or boating getaway.

-Frequently Asked Questions:

Air Conditioning: Yes! This property has A/C, box fans, and ceiling fans. 

ATV's: ATV's and Snowmobiles are not permitted to be used on this property. 

Upstairs level: 
*Full bath
*En suite off Bedroom #1

Lower level:
*Half bath
*En suite off Bedroom #4 

Beach/Swimming:  Bay City State Park is 3 minutes away!(1.5 miles)

Bedroom Configurations:
Upstairs level:
*Bedroom #1- One Queen bed
*Bedroom #2- 3 twin beds

Lower level:
*Bedroom #3- One California King bed


Boats: Bay City Boat & Jet Ski Rental is 10 minutes away! (3.3 miles)


Boat Launch: Kawkawlin River Public Access is 2 minutes away! (.7 miles)


Cable: Smart TV with streaming is available for guest use!

Cell Phone Service: All cell service companies work here!



Coffee Maker:  Yes!

Distances/Things to do:
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum: 11 Minutes (5 miles)
Center Avenue Historic District: 12 minutes (6 miles)
Riverwalk Pier: 13 minutes (5.4 miles)
Saginaw Valley State University: 18 minutes (13.6 miles)
Detroit: 1 hour & 34 minutes (109 miles)
Frankenmuth:  21 miles

Dock: There is no dock at this property. 


Drinking Water: City water is used at this property!


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: Yes! There is a wood burning fireplace here. 

Fire-pit: There is a fire pit outside for guest use. 

Fishing: Kawkawlin River Access is 2 minutes away to fish in!

Fishing LicenseA license is required in order to fish in Michigan. Click here to purchase your license online

Fishing Poles: There are no fishing poles provided at this property. 

Games: A basketball pop-a-shot game is at the property for guest's to play!



Golf (In order of distance):
Bay Valley Golf Club: 16 minutes (10.8 miles)
Saginaw Valley Public Golf Course: 18 minutes (12.4 miles)


Grill: There is a propane grill available for guest use.


Grocery Store (In order of distance):
Walmart: 7 minutes (2.9 miles)
ALDI: 8 minutes (3.6 miles)
Kroger: 9 minutes (3.9 miles)


Heat: Yes! 

Home Automation: Our property contains a YourWelcome Guest Tablet which is a complimentary smart home device for use during your stay. The tablet can be used for checking in on arrival as well as accessing property specific guides, local area information and many other useful features to improve your stay. The tablet includes a camera on the front and rear however no features used on the tablet utilize or activate the camera or mic. The option to turn off the device is always possible should you feel it necessary, and the large power button is found along the top side of the tablet.

Internet: There is internet at this property, WIFI information is provided upon booking.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Office: An office space is available for those who need to work at their home away from home.  


Parking: 5 cars max can park at the property

PetsOne dog may join you during your stay! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the house. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum that is provided. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.  YARD IS ONLY PARTIALLY FENCED IN

Privacy: This property is in a residential area. 

Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit. 

Space: 2700 sq ft


Seniors: The home is a tri level house. Two Bedrooms are located in the fully finished basement, along with 1 half bath and an En sweet in the Lower Master bedroom. Main Level upstairs Has Two bedrooms with 1 common full bathroom and one En sweet in the main level Master bedroom.  


Televisions: Smart TV 43"

Towels: All standard towels (bath, hand, and wash clothes) are provided. Please bring beach towels for your stay!

Toys: There are a few kids toys and kids books in the upstairs closet. 


Washer and Dryer: The washer and dryer are available for guest use.

Wood: Please bring wood with you for your stay. 


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Garage
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Radio
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
Special Features
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $249.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Great stay - we'll be back!
The property was great. Very clean with a lot of extras. The master bedroom had an amazing walk-in shower, and although we didn't stay long enough to enjoy the jetted tub, it looked nice and relaxing. The neighborhood was quiet, and it was located within 10-15 minutes of anything you would need. On our next trip to the area, we will definitely stay here. When we arrived, we had a couple of questions and called the property management. They answered on the second ring and withing 10 minutes our questions were answered. They even followed up later that night and the next day to make sure everything was good. Highly recommended if you will be in the Bay City area.

Chris, what a great review.  Thank you!  We're glad that we were able to answer your questions.  Guest satisfaction is very important to us.  We're glad to hear that you already plan on returning.
Jun 2023
Bay City Getaway
Nice house in a quiet area. Lots of room. My only complaint is that the beds and the couch were very uncomfortable. The reservation and management company were great to work with. In warmer months, I think the deck and yard would be great.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Karen! I'm sorry that you didn't find the couch and bed to be comfortable, but we're glad to know you enjoyed your stay, and hope to get a chance to have you back in the warmer months! 
Feb 2023
4 stars
My adult daughters and our friends loved staying here. It was clean and cozy, plus we love the space and lay out of the home. The property manager was super wonderful to deal with too. I think the only thing we would change would be to add some kind of pad or replace the 3 single beds. They were rather uncomfortable but the other beds were wonderful! We are going to go back next year for sure!!

Kristie,  we love that you, your adult daughters and friends enjoyed your getaway!  Thank you for your kind words for the FVR staff.  That means a lot to us.  We also appreciate your feedback and are glad that you plan on returning in 2023.
Dec 2022

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