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"Leaf Peepers Delight" now. Come at the peak Oct. 3rd...or there abouts.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights


Onekama House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This quaint prairie style house with its 42 foot covered porch is located down a winding tree lined street 500 feet from the public beach on Lake Michigan. There are no bluffs right here. You can sit on the beach and see miles of sandy beach and bluffs as if you were in the Caribbean.

You can also walk for miles on the sandy beach and enjoy the different shades of turquoise and blue of the lapping waters. Some days you can enjoy the frothing of the rolling waves and great tubing. The house is set on one partially wooded acre. It is a quiet neighborhood of one acre lots with very little street traffic. Great for a peaceful retreat. It is a great relaxing time, starting with breakfast on the porch, to lazing in the hammock with a good book, and then watching the sunsets followed by a bonfire with somores. Lots of swimming during the day gives you a great rest at night with lots of stars visable.

Come sleep in the new organic queen size bed with all cotton sheets and down pillows for the best dreams. This house is all 'green, environmentally sustainable, and healthy'. It is a great feeling. As well, it is all on one level with wide door ways to accomodate the handicap.

While you are sitting at the dining room table or on the big porch you can view Lake Michigan and hear the waves. Air conditioning is not needed with the lovely off shore breeze. Lovely gardens adorn the house and veggies and flowers are free for picking.

This is an artist's home during the winter so the amenities are her personal style; serene and peaceful. A large library of books and board games are here to enjoy.

It is five miles to Arcadia, Bear Lake, or Onekama for supplies, restaurants, festivals, music.

It is 17 miles to Frankfort and Manistee with quaint shops and museums, lighthouses and piers.

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Interlochen Arts Academy are both close by for concerts, theater, fine dining. There are many small golf courses and of course the biggee - Arcadia Bluffs also with fine & causal dining.

All the Breakfast makings await your arrival. Come and enjoy! No need to bring anything but food, clothes and beach towels. All the condiments are well stocked. There are eggs, butter, milk coffee and cereal to start your first morning.

Keywords: This cottage is located in Pierport, Mich. with Bear Lake, Mi. post office. The house is a short 500ft walk to the public access. Turquoise water, waves occasionally, sand bottom. Miles of beach to walk.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Carolyn Kraw
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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About Carolyn Kraw

I am a retired Waldorf teacher now Painting Therapist and fiber artist. I have added real estate agent to my career path and would be happy to show you homes or cottages for sale while you are here. I am an activist for the environment and built this custom 'green' earth sustainable home that is environmentally healthy as well.

Carolyn Kraw purchased this house in 2005

Why Carolyn Kraw chose Northern Michigan

Pierport is an incredible neighborhood and beach. It is like a hidden secret of a place. Organic fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and meat are all available from local farmers. In Fall the color of the leaves is so beautiful. In Winter the snows apes are quiet and still and the house is all cozy at you look out at the wonderful white. The back hill is great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. There are miles of fields and forrest to ski through. Crystal Mt. Ski Resort is 40 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

It is a great place to walk in nature. The deer almost eat out of your hand. Bird feeders attrack many varieties of song birds and perching birds. There are no city lights or traffic noise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the sleeping Bear Dune climb, shopping in Traverse, relaxing on the beach and enjoying the quaint small towns. We loved campfires and smores, and sleeping in the hammock! Thanks for letting us use your home!! We had fun!
Jul 2009
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"Leaf Peepers Delight" now. Come at the peak Oct. 3rd...or there abouts.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 18 reviews

Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at Carolyn's home. Especially enjoyed eating meals on the porch. The house was roomy for two. The traffic was busy on the weekend and evenings. Loved cooking with gas and the available herbs in the garden! Internet was slow and capped if you are attached to watching movies or need internet. No cell service so definitely an escape from the usual routine!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Front Porch Hammock Cottage on 13 Mile in Pierport

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely cottage; special touches like the antique school bell on vintage back door, small wooden cone lights over the kitchen bar, beautiful clerestory windows in the main living space made it a very charming place to stay. The light, shadows, weather visible from these windows made for a wonderful place to relax and read. We enjoyed spending time in the back yard near the fern lined forest near some of Carolyn's many flower gardens.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ypsilanti, Michigan

Great location, artistic decor

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and attractive accommodations. Lovely gardened landscaping. We enjoyed a wonderful week, walking a short distance to the beach on Lake Michigan, buying fresh fruit from the farm stand, visiting Traverse City and Good Harbor Winery. Caroline was a wonderful hostess, greeting us when we arrived and making sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property

  • 4 of 5

Very clean with all amenities included. The property is a short walk to a small, public beach. The linens and kitchen items were all included and very clean. Maps and comments from other guests showed local attractions and places to visit. We drove to other areas - Frandfort, Traverse City - so the location was not perfect but centrally located to many attractions.

The owner provided great service - calling a few times and leaving good instructions.

I would recomend the property if you are looking for a nice place to stay away from the noises of the more cengested areas. We are likely to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bath, Michigan

Perfect Get-away

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect get-away for me and my wife, which was within view of Lake Michigan. The nearby artesian well was a bonus. We enjoyed the peaceful environment, and yet mountain biking, the Chrystal Mountain Resort, and excellent dining options were within a short drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Being very fond of the Arcadia area, I selected this home based on its proximity to golf courses and day trips to other points of interest on the leelanau peninsula. The house is darling! Steps from a beach, lovely sunsets from the wraparound porch, yet still located just off M22. Many golf courses within 15-20 minutes. So peaceful and quiet when we stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Arcadia Bluffs
"Great golf on one of the nation's highest rated courses. Right on Lake Michigna. Very classy..."
Interlochen Center for the Arts
"Great summer concerts, plays, performances and films created by students. Kresge Auditorium ..."
Crystal Mountain
"So beautiful just to drive or walk around, Great golfing, concerts in the evening, restraur..."
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs, Bear Lake, and another on Glovers
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs, Shays in Onekama, Grill 45 Bear lk
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

It is beautiful in the fall with all the colors along M22 and here in Pierport. Come enjoy the lovely briskness of air in the golden sun. Stroll the beach all calm and quiet now as the sunbathers are gone. Enjoy the rolling waves with their frothy edges. Become a genuine "leaf peeper" by touring the colorful trees now!


Rates & Availability

Onekama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 23 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

Renters are responsible for asking about any allergy challenges before booking. There have been pets in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Onekama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 There is a soaking tub and a separate stall shower Towels for in house use provided. Bring your own beach towels please.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , This is a roll-a-way that fits into the little gallery
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), All linens provided. A roll a-roll-way is available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A roll away bed is available to put in small gallery space.

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