Onekama House Rental Photos and Description
5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 15
Unique family vacation home on beautiful Portage Lake with private beach access to Lake Michigan. The house is ideally situated on a quiet private peninsula between Portage Lake and Lake Michigan and is designed for entertaining and a quintessential vacation experience. The cottage has 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped green space and gardens. The home boast over 300 feet of private waterfront on Portage lake, complete with terraced gardens, a waterfront boardwalk, a huge sandy beach area, fire pit, patio area, dock and swimming platform.
The main house has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and can comfortably sleeps 11. There are two fabulous sleeping porches on each end of the house. Each porch has two twin beds which can easily be configured into a king size bed. One room has 2 bunk beds and another has two twin beds. Each sleeping porch has an interior dressing room, one with another twin bed. There is a studio apartment next to the garage with a queen bed, bunk bed, and full bath -- ideal for a family or individuals wanting privacy.
The kitchen is charming and fully equipped. It is located between two large dining rooms. With a combined seating capacity for 22. The front room has over 30 feet of large glass windows to view and enjoy the splendor of the lake. The sun rise is directly across the lake and makes for an unforgettable morning. The home has a wonderful brick fireplace and has a spacious and flowing floor plan.
There are two patios on each end of the home with porch furniture. The incredible yard is ideal for bochi, croquet, yard tennis, and every conceivable game of tag or hide and seek. Across the road is a deteriorating but functional private tennis court and basketball court.
The home is situated on the south west corner of Portage Lake with easy access to Lake Michigan through the channel yet offering the natural protection of a cove which is ideal for mooring motor and sail boats. There are two kayaks available. The water is clean and great for swimming
A pristine and private Lake Michigan beach is accessible via the nearby channel. Enchanting sunsets, fishing and beach combing are at your fingertips.
Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, fire pit, wood, is included.
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Abby Hurst
This is a historic family cottage occupied and loved by five generations.
Abby Hurst purchased this house in 1922
Why Abby Hurst chose Onekama
Spectacular summer lake home with 300 feet of lake front, beautiful yard, and full of character.
What makes this house unique
Home on Portage Lake and access to pristine Lake Michigan! Sleeping Bear Dunes is a short drive north. Excellent Golf in Onekama, Manistee and Arcadia. Arcadia Bluffs is one of Michigan's premier golf destinations. Little River Casino is less than 5 miles away. Manistee is a fascinating victorian town with lots of shopping and summer attractions.