Rays on the River Algonac

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Rays On The River(Algonac, Mi)- On St. Clair River, riverfront, swimming, fishing

Pets Welcome















Air Conditioning: Yes, there are 2 mini splits on main level and 1 on upper level

ATV's: Not on property

             Upper level- Shower/sink/toilet
             Lower level- Shower/sink/toilet- heated bathroom floor
Beach/Swimming: There is a seawall at this location but you can access water for swimming from the dock. 

Bedroom Configurations:
             Upper level- Master bedroom- Queen size bed
                                    Second bedroom- Full size bed       
                                    Third bedroom- Full size bed  
                                    *Additional sleeping-
Three Season Porch- Twin size bed
Boats: None on hand but you are welcome to bring them!  If kayaking or canoeing it is best to stay close to docks as this can be a busier waterway 

Boat Launch: Public boat launch is about 1.5 miles East of property

Cable: Not traditional cable, but there are Smart TV's available to stream
Cell Phone Service:  Most major providers work well


Coffee Maker:  10 cup with micro-screen and a Keurig - coffee and k-cups provided

         Port Huron-40 min (27 miles)
         Detroit- 55 Min(48 miles)
         Sarnia, Ontario- 58 Min(36 miles)
         Lexington, MI-1 Hour 5 min (51 miles)
         Frankenmuth 1 Hour 51 min(108 miles)
Dock:  365 FT Dock!  Water depth along dock goes from 2 ft. up to 20  ft. at the end.  There is also a 10x20 platform at the end.  Bring your boats!


Drinking Water: City water


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! Gas fireplace 

Fire-pit: Yes, down by seawall, please bring firewood

Fishing:  Fishing is great here!   Perch, Sturgeon, Pickerel. Some of the best bass fishing in the world! 

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan.

Fishing Poles: Not provided-please bring your own

        Rattle Run Golf Course 19 min(16 miles)
        Oak Ridge Golf Course 21 min(15 miles)

Grill: Yes, propane

Grocery Store:  Kroger 3 min(1.2 miles)

Heat: Yes, there are 2 mini splits on main level and 1 on upper level

Internet: Yes, capable of working from location and streaming

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.

Parking: 3 cars and trailers

Pets:  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 cabin. 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. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy:  Neighbors next door on both sides

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.

Space: 2 story home with large 3 season porch

Seniors: Welcome, but there are stairs to bedrooms. Be aware that there is not an official sidewalk to the entrance. This can be challenging for some Guests.

Televisions:  Living room 65" Smart TV
                       Porch 65" TV with Roku 
                       Master Bedroom

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: Yes, detergent provided

Wood: Not provided, please bring some bundles for the firepit!




Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace -Gas (with Remote Control)
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Heat- Electric Heaters Only
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Screened-in porch
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Electric Skillet
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • Baby Gate
  • High Chair
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $299.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


First time staying in a VRBO
I would like to thank you folks for having an amazing property. The layout, the area, the dock, the water, all of it. Incredible. The little games and what not you had available was a great time we enjoyed! All very well prepared. While it was not the cheapest avenue we could have gone it was certainly well worth every penny we spent. So, again we thank you for allowing us to come up and stay at your property for our trip. Looking forward to it in the future as well!


Thank you so much for reviewing your stay, Cody! It is fantastic to know that you all had a great time, and were able to make good use of the provided games and amenities, as well as appreciate the location and home itself. Though we understand there are alternate options you could have taken for your stay, we love knowing that you found the home to be worth it, and that it could exceed expectations! Hopefully we will get a chance to host another stay with you! 
Nov 2023
Really nice renovation. Great location for fishermen. Nice to have laundry soap and trash bags. Great neighbors! We loved fishing, walking our dog on the dock, and boat rides along the river.


Thank you for reviewing your stay, Ronald! We're so happy to know you enjoyed you stay, as well as getting a chance to meet the neighbors, make good use of the dock, and especially the good luck while fishing! Hopefully we will have a chance to host you again! 
Sep 2023
Thank you for the nice stay. We had a great time. The neighbors were great. Our favorite memories were surfing and skiing on the lake, hanging out on the porch, and having dinner outside.


Hi Kelly! As our first guest at Rays on the River, this is so wonderful to read! We are so happy to know you had a great time, and were able to make the most of your time at the lake, handing out on the porch area, and even having a chance to get to know the neighbors a bit! Hopefully we will have a chance to host you again! 
Aug 2023
Fishing and Kayaking
Beautiful renovation of this older house. Lots of thoughtful touches- appreciated the supplies in the bathroom, kitchen+laundry. Hope to return some time! 


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Rays on the River! As one of our first guests to the home, we are so delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, as well as the fishing, kayaking and amenities provided! We would love to have you back! 
Aug 2023

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