FOUR SEASON GETAWAY ON PORTAGE LAKE

Angela & David

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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FOUR SEASON GETAWAY ON PORTAGE LAKE

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4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

We purchased this home in the spring of 2013 and are in the process of doing some renovations. It is not perfect but it is large, comfortable and located on a beautiful piece of property overlooking Portage Lake. This 3,200 square foot ranch home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two large living areas. It can comfortably accommodate two families with kids, four or five couples or five singles privately. For entertainment the home has a puzzle table, tons of games, books & DVD's, a pool table, a ping pong table, large screen TV with Apple TV and WiFi.

Portage Lake is an all-sport lake that is connected to Lake Michigan through a channel. Portage lake is great for sailing, fishing, motorized and non-motorized boating, swimming and watching the sunset.

Home is located 5 miles North of the Little River Casino. In the winter it is about 45 minutes from Caberfae Peaks and 30 minutes from Crystal Mountain for skiing, close to snowmobile & cross country ski trails, on a great lake for ice fishing and close to many charming towns filled with wonderful restaurants and shops. In the summer is is close to many great Lake Michigan Beaches and within 30 minutes of many quaint waterfront towns & villages, wineries, antique shops, art galleries, hiking trails and museums. Less than 30 minutes from amazing golf courses, including Arcadia Bluffs (9 miles away), Manistee National (15 miles) and the Heathlands (less than 1/2 mile). About an hour drive to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore or Traverse City. There is so much to do in this area!

Towels, linens and basic paper products are provided. All bathrooms have basic toiletries for your convenience. Guests are welcome to use spices and condiments but please replace anything that you use all of. All mattresses and pillows are new and encased in a hypoallergenic covers.

Pets considered.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility

Angela & David

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My husband and I live in the Grand Rapids area with our youngest daughter and Chocolate lab. Our oldest daughter lives in Colorado with her Alaskan Malamute. We are both Michigan natives and love the state we live in!

Angela & David purchased this cottage in 2013

When we were younger and newly married we rented a little tiny cabin located next the launch and park in town. We fell in love with the lake and the area and vowed that one day we would have a place of our own. In May of 2013 that dream came true!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Four Season Getaway On Portage Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Four Season Getaway On Portage Lake
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Onekama Northern Michigan
5

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

  • 5 of 5
Very nice place with a great deal of space / ammenities. Water access on an in-land lake with direct connection to Lake Michigan is a huge plus. Pool table, ping pong and a spacious floor plan enabled everyone to relax, play games, read, etc.
Close proximity to Arcadia Bluffs and other top-notch golf facilities as well as several towns for dining, shopping, groceries, etc. was very convenient.
Big yard allowed the kids to play many games right outside the house which was very convenient as well.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home. We hope you visit us again!
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Four Season Getaway On Portage Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3690437
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Onekama Northern Michigan
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VERY SPACIOUS! CONVENIENTLY LOCATED!!

  • 4 of 5
This house has so much room! We had 3 families that comprised of 5 adults, three teenagers and 3 little kids. The kitchen is fully equipt so making meals was a breeze when we didn't want to go out. The bedrooms are spaced throughout the home which made it nice for sleeping (didn't have to hear snoring from another room, etc). What I loved the best is that in the living room off the kitchen area was a lovely quiet spot to do jigsaw puzzles, the kitchen and dining area were great gathering spots for playing cards or general socializing and the big rec room was attractive to the kids and was far enough away from the previously mentioned other two areas to allow the kids to play ping pong, board games, laser tag and such without the adults having to hear the ruckus! The channel right out of the back door was great for watching birds and swans as well as docking the jet skiis that were launched at a nearby public launch. The dunes and beaches were beautiful and fun and the restaurants were tasty and close! The owners were very helpful in guiding us where to go for dinners and fun. It was a fabulous vacation and we will surely stay again!!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will consider renting from us again!
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Four Season Getaway On Portage Lake
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Onekama Northern Michigan
5

GREAT PLACE FOR LARGE GROUP!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely setting ! Well stocked. Everything you needed was there to insure a great stay. We would love to go back again.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We would love for you to visit us again.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
"Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lake Shore has been rated one of the most beautiful places..."
Douglas Valley Winery
"Douglas Valley is truly a unique destination located in Manistee, Michigan. The Tasting Hous..."
Shay's Chop House
"Shay's is located across the street and is a great place to dine in or take out. "
Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar
"Our favorite restaurant in the area. We have always had wonderful service and amazing food...."
Portage Lake Marina & Bait Shp
"If you have a big lake boat and need a place to keep it on Portage Lake, this is the place t..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Manistee County Blacker Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
S.S. Badger-Lake Michigan Car Ferry (Ludington)
Nearest Train
132 Miles
Amtrak (Grand Rapids, MI)
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
US-31 (5 miles), US-131 (47 miles), I-75
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Crescent Beach or The Turnaround at Portage Point
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Shirley's Lounge
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Heathlands (Across the street), Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shay's Chop House
Car: recommended

Home is less than an hour from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lake Shore.

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Availability & Rates

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Onekama Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 7 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Pets are allowed if kenneled when not in the house and a $200 refundable deposit is required. $100 cleaning fee is due for all rentals. Linens, towels, basic toiletries, spices and condiments are provided. The cottage is a work in progress. Within the next 6 months we will be adding another bathroom, a bunk room, water softener, tankless water heater, forced air furnace and gas fireplaces.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Onekama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to master bedroom and main living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hallway across from office
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located between the twin bed & full bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Bath is located in the hallway next to the Queen sized room
  • Toilet paper is provided. All bathrooms have shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hand soap, body lotion, etc. for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Room shares bath with twin bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom has attached bathroom
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room shares bath with full sized bedroom
  • All mattresses are new and encased in hypoallergenic covers and all comforters have duvet covers.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cottage is located on two lots at the end of the street. There is about 150 feet of channel frontage and 170 feet of lake frontage which is all seawall. There is a ladder to get down to the lake and boats can be cleated right to the seawall. Last summer the bay was only about 2-3ft deep making it difficult for larger boats to get into the channel (outboard motors have no problem as long as you can bring the prop up). We are a 5 minute walk from the Portage Lake Marina that offers daily, weekly or monthly dock rentals if you are looking for a place to stay with a 'big Lake boat'. There are two public launch sites on the lake.
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