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PRIVATE BEACH & DOCK ON PORTAGE LK & SHORT WALK TO LAKE MI BEACH

Jeff

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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PRIVATE BEACH & DOCK ON PORTAGE LK & SHORT WALK TO LAKE MI BEACH

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Onekama Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beachfront, sleeps 11

This is spectacular cottage secluded at the end of a wooded peninsula that seperates Lake Michigan from Portage Lake. You have a private sand beach and dock on Portage Lake and only have to walk about 300 yards to miles of beautiful sand beaches on Lake Michigan. Build a campfire on either beach. From your cottage you can watch the sun rise looking 3 miles east across Portage Lake or turn to the west and watch the sun set over Lake Michigan.

This location lends itself to all sorts of outdoor activities. Biking, walking, and jogging. Boating, water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, and sailing. Canoeing and tubing local rivers. Fishing Portage Lake for all the fresh water game fish. Charter fishing available for Salmon and Trout on the big lake and world class local Trout and Salmon streams. Relaxing on the beautiful beaches. Traveling up the coastline on M22, one of the most scenic drives in America, to the quaint villages along the route offering unique shopping opportunities. Visit the many vineyards and wine chateaus.

This is also a great time to visit and photograph several lighthouses. Championship golf courses are within a few minutes of your cottage, most notable are Arcadia Bluffs, The Heathlands, Manistee National, Bear Lake County Highlands, and Manistee Golf and Country Club. The village of Onekama, on the opposite side of Portage Lake from this cottage, has some wonderful shops and restaurants. The beautiful Little River Casino is ten miles away and provides gambling and entertainment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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

Reviews

3.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews
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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469237vb
+1 -231-392-2080
Onekama Northern Michigan
4

Walsh Cottage

  • 4 of 5
My family wanted to share our experience at this cottage. I was concerned with the previous review that mentioned mice but we figured we would deal with when we got there. Problem seemed to be solved. Our food was safe for the 10 days we were there. We expected a certain rustic feel which is common in some of the older cottages. Another complaint was the small bedrooms, the three upstairs rooms are small but perfectly adequate for a family that doesn't spend much time in their rooms on vacation. It is a cottage with character. There may be a bit too much "stuff" but most of the cottages in Onekama have been used by multi-generational families for years because once you get a chance to enjoy Portage Lake you want to come back time and again. You really can't beat the location.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469237vb
+1 -231-392-2080
Onekama Northern Michigan
Lake Ozark MO
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
I can't begin to express how much we enjoyed our stay at Walsh Cottage. The location is PERFECT! The private beach on Portage Lake was wonderful. We had 6 children, ages 9 to 19, with us. They spent hours and hours swimming and even snorkeling in Portage Lake and playing on the sand beach. We had four jet skis with us and had no problem securing them all to the dock when they weren't in use. The large yard was the perfect spot for many meals and games of cards. The view of Portage Lake, the channel and Lake Michigan are amazing! The walk to the Lake Michigan beach was literally a three minute walk. We took in many sunsets over Lake Michigan during our week stay. We also spent a good amount of time on the Lake Michigan beach.

We had two large SUVs with trailers and had no trouble parking them in the large drive. The inside of the house was clean and tidy. We had no trouble with hot water or mice. In fact, we had food out on the counters all week with not one sign of mice. Sleeping arrangements were more than adequate for 10 of us. One of the bedrooms was a bit small, but it wasn't an issue since all it was used for was sleeping.

We had one rainy day, so we took the short drive to Manistee and spent the afternoon exploring. (The history museum is incredible!) Another day we enjoyed Frankfort, another easy drive, for a few hours before we came back to the house to spend hours on the beach.

If we have opportunity we will definitely be returning to Walsh Cottage!!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469237vb
+1 -231-392-2080
Onekama Northern Michigan
Sterling, VA
1

Needs cats.

  • 1 of 5
The property location was indeed excellent. The dock with lift was a very nice solution for having our boat along. The house was clean when we arrived. Also, we had no trouble parking 5 cars and a boat trailer on the property for the week. We enjoyed the beaches and the views very much. The kids really enjoyed playing in the large yard. As far as sleeping 11, the available futon is in the upstairs hallway with no privacy at all. If everyone wants to keep their dignity, this sleeps 9.

That being said, when we tried to give little kids a bath on the first night, there was no hot water. Apparently the new water heater was not properly installed and the safety shut-off was doing its job. This problem occurred multiple times during the week.

However the main issue for the week was the vermin. We awoke the first morning to discover that ALL the groceries we had stowed in cabinets or left on counters had been ravaged by mice. And droppings were left all over the counters and inside the cabinets. We tried storing items in the oven to keep the mice out, however apparently they have no fear of a pilot light as they helped themselves again and left their "evidence" behind. We purchased several kinds of traps from the local hardware, which we thoroughly enjoyed emptying while on vacation. The pest company that came in to inspect confirmed that the basement was infested with mice and has been for quite some time. We threw out several hundred dollars of groceries throughout the week which I believe to be utterly inexcusable.

Bottom line, this place is a health hazard in it's current condition. There is no way that a premium rate should be charged for a location with this kind of rodent problem. It's absolutely shameful.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469237vb
+1 -231-392-2080
Onekama Northern Michigan
Kansas City, MO
2

Not impressed.

  • 2 of 5
We came into the house with 3 adults and 2 teenagers. It may say that it sleeps 11 but it felt VERY cramped with 5! The upstairs bedrooms were extremely small and were not comfortable at all. The room my husband and I shared you had to turn sideways to get around the bed which squeaked with every turn throughout the night. The photos in the listing do not accurately portray how small the upstairs was.
The view from the house was ok. We did enjoy the small walk to Lake Michigan and had fun making a campfire on the beach.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
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+1 -231-392-2080
Onekama Northern Michigan
Flat Rock, MIchigan
5

Carrie

  • 5 of 5
Amazing location!! House is nice but too much furniture and stuff inside. Nice beach on Portage Lake
for kids. Short walk to beautiful Lake Michigan beach and swimming. I would have liked more outside
chairs and a table for eating outside.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Private Beach & dock on Portage Lk & Short Walk to Lake MI Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469237vb
+1 -231-392-2080
Onekama Northern Michigan
Hinsdale, IL
5

Great Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This place made for a great stay during our vacation. The indoor is decorated with fabulous artwork and other nice touches that make it warm, comfortable & inviting. A real home away from home!! The location is perfect with the right amount of seclusion from others while also being quite accessible and close to the public. The place also has a spacious and really nice beach that we enjoyed. One could relax on the beach and look at the wonderful views of Portage Lake. There are many places here that one can have beautiful views of Portage Lake and Lake Michigan! The sunrise can also be viewed from various places in the lovely home. Another great spot is the 2nd floor deck that overlooks the channel. An absolutely wonderful place to stay!! Looking forward to coming back next year . . . .
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Manistee Blacker
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Shirleys
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington Carferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Heathlands
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Glenwood
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lake Michigan & Portage Lake

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Onekama Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Rates
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
Summer Rates
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Amenities

Onekama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , off of master bedroom on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom on ground level with private bath and TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs in common area outside the other 3 bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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