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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Lake Michigan Beachfront Home and short walk to Portage Lake, 6 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath

4 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Six Bedroom, 2.5 bath on the Beach

This six bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage located on the Lake Michigan beach has been cared for by the same family for almost 100 years. The location is spectacular with miles of fine sand beaches out your front door and beautiful Portage Lake and beaches out your back door. It just does not get much better. The home is not modern and new which makes it the perfect idea of an old fashion beach cottage. Full kitchen with a gas grill on the patio out back. Living room, dining area, and glassed in porch blend together to create the perfect large gathering area. The sand is some of the best in the world, the water is crystal clear and you can wade far offshore before the water gradually gets over your head. Sunsets and evening campfires on the beach are the best. Beautiful drives up the coast along scenic M22 through apple and cherry orchards. Stop and shop at the unique villages along the way. Visit lighthouses and wineries. Six 18 hole golf courses in our county alone; Arcadia Bluffs, The Heathlands, Bear Lake County Highlands, Manistee National, and Manistee Golf and Country Club. Bring your fishing pole and fish right out your door. Book a charter fishing trip out of Portage Lake on Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout or visit some world class trout and salmon streams in the area. Try your luck at the Little River Casino, 10 miles away. Hope your family gets to experience this wonderful place.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Lake Michigan Beachfront Home and short walk to Portage Lake, 6 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
4

Absolutely Quaint and Charming!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 14-15 has loved staying here two different years and hope to return soon. The location is perfect - beautiful beach front and a short walk to Portage Lake. Groceries, quaint restaurants, tennis courts and golf are near by. We have enjoyed beautiful sunsets, long walks and sand castles. One surprising positive note was how the kids (tweens and teens) had fun with the rest of us taking turns with the showers. Owners are very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage! The space is amazing with lots of beds to accommodate any combination of families. But to be on Lake Michigan to the west for beach walks and sunsets on a deck that can't be beat with Portage Lake just behind for sunrises and water sports, this is an unbeatable spot! Clean and charming, close to restaurants, great golf, and some cute shopping, there is something for everyone in our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Week on Portage Point

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous sunsets and campfires on the big lake (Michigan) and swimming, paddling, and sailing on the little lake (Portage) - what's not to like!

This home was the perfect base for our reunion of family age 67 to 3. Our outdoorsy folks were walking/running on the beach or on the water every day + a day of golf, while our home bodies were reading, playing games, or just sharing life stories. The living room / dining room and glassed in porch are big enough for everyone plus guests, but smaller groups can have their private space, too. And plenty of room for sleeping in, staying up late, or napping. The location of the home is quiet and private.

We had several questions during our stay. The local manager was easily reached and very helpful.

The well-equipped kitchen accommodated multiple chefs and the two refrigerators and cupboards had room for all our groceries. We used the grill on the back patio several times and frequently ate on the front deck overlooking the big lake.

We spent several days visiting parks up the coast and spent a night at a great drive-in movie theatre - a first for some of our group. We had a great dinner in town and enjoyed walking through Onekama one afternoon while others played golf just north of town.

We rented paddle boards and kayaks for the week and a few of us even paddled from the Lake Michigan beach, through the channel, to the Portage Lake beach. As the wooden boat fanatic in the group, I paddled around Portage Lake with my big lens in a kayak, capturing mid-century Chris Craft and Century power boats, some beautiful yawls and ketches, and even a bald eagle. Perhaps the highlight of the trip was two sailing cruises out on Lake Michigan on the 36ft Phoenix, which is berthed just down the road on the little lake.

In summary a great spot for you and yours!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage on Lake Michigan

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family vacation at the Bennett cottage in summer, 2015. The view of Lake Michigan and sunsets from the glass front porch and the outdoor deck were beautiful. We all enjoyed many walks in the surrounding area as well as several excellent dinners at nearby restaurants. It's close proximity to the Portage Point Inn provides access to activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding.The property manager was readily available, and helpful when we had questions. We hope to rent this older, but well maintained cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Rates & Availability

Onekama Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 1 2016 - Jun 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Housekeeping $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy: Cancel 90 days or more in advance of arrival for a refund of your deposit. No refund of deposit for cancellation less than 90 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd floor with both tub & shower stall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 2nd floor in bedroom w/queen bed
  • Provide one roll of toilet paper in addition to roll on spool.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd fl., can convert to king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2nd fl, bunk plus a twin
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd fl., lakeview w/half bath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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