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Lake Michigan Cottage, Private Beach & Sunsets, Large Deck, Sleeps 15

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath on Lake Michigan, Easy Access to Portage Lake

Located in beautiful Portage Point nestled between Lake Michigan and Portage Lake, this six bedroom, two and a half bath home offers the best of all worlds with private Lake Michigan beach frontage and access to beautiful Portage Lake. Enjoy the glorious sunsets each night from the sun room, the large deck or from a bonfire on your own private beach. Experience the charm and history of this special cottage where families and friends have vacationed for generations. The home provides various spaces for gathering, board games, puzzles, and reading. The fully equipped kitchen has all you need to host large groups, including a dishwasher and two refrigerators. The second-floor master has a queen size bed and a stunning view of the big lake. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor, one with a king bed, one with three twins, and one with a twin-size trundle. Third floor bedrooms include one with a double bed and one with four twins. Full baths are on floors one and two. Enjoy grilling on the patio and take advantage of the full size outdoor shower for post-lake swims.

The surrounding area boasts watersport rentals, fishing, golf, wineries, berry picking, biking, shopping, hiking, local casino and exploring. For boat owners, there are public boat ramps and weekly slip rentals available. See the Welcome Guest Book for more details. Several championship golf courses within 20 miles including Arcadia Bluffs, Heathlands, Crystal Mountain, Bear Lake County Highlands, Manistee National, Manistee Golf and Country Club, and Pinecroft. Try charter fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan, or fly fishing on miles of pristine trout streams. Fish in Portage Lake for bass, pike, walleye and perch. Walk to the historical Portage Point Inn and Resort for ice cream, summer food truck, local music and nightlife at Lahey’s Pub. Try your hand at the Little River Casino only ten miles away. Drive along scenic M 22 to explore Frankfort, Glen Arbor and Manistee. Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes are one hour away.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017


Onekama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No candles.
  • Bring your own bath & beach towels
  • Cancellation policy: 90 days or more in advance for deposit refund. No refund of deposit for cancellations less than 90 days in advance.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, lakeview w/half bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, can convert to king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2nd floor, bunk plus a twin
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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Lake Michigan Cottage, Private Beach & Sunsets, Large Deck, Sleeps 15
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Great place to stay. On Lake Michigan water front.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place for us and our children and grandchildren. Plenty of room. We particularly liked the beach access and the campfires on the beach were great.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting, House Accommodates Many Comfortably

  • 4 of 5

This part of Michigan is so lovely. The house is on a quiet stretch of beach and accommodated our group of 7 easily, with ample privacy. The lake itself is so clean and sandy, and with sand bars you really can walk out quite far. The view of the lake from the front bedroom on the 2nd floor is unmatched. I don't know if it would be everyone's cup of tea, but I liked having a toilet and small sink right in our bedroom! Kitchen is pretty well furnished if you like to do your own cooking like we do, but cannot contain very many cooks at one time. We loved and took advantage of the extra refrigerator. The walk to the channel is not too long and provides good exercise as well as nice scenery. Onekama does not have much going on, but we enjoyed day trips to both Manistee and Frankfurt and stopping at farms to buy corn, peaches, honey, etc.

Some things we discovered after we got there:

*Note that the path to the beach is quiet long and has its ups and downs as well as an eroded part at the end that goes down abruptly a few feet. Easy job for most but not for people with mobility issues or the elderly.

*The description that Portage Lake is "out your back door" and to " Bring your fishing pole and fish right out your door" are exaggerations. Though Portage Lake is near, it is not close enough to fish in from the property at all and is a bit of a walk.

*The stairs to the third floor are a little steep and there is no bathroom on that level. It's a good hideaway for teens, though.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the beach. The house is very sunny, but is very dated and needs modernisation

  • 4 of 5

Great location on the beach. The house is very sunny, but is very dated and needs modernisation

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A spacious and comfortable cottage great for families. The views and surrounding area are unparallel

  • 5 of 5

A spacious cottage with a comfortable family feel. The views from the front of the cottage are gorgeous. There are beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets every night to watch from your private beach and fire pit. There's a spacious kitchen and places throughout the cottage for everyone to hang out. The beds could use some new mattresses.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 adult couples - our annual getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend, wonderful gathering beachfront house for friends. 6BR worked perfectly. Parked 6 vehicles and boat in driveway (a little tight but it worked). Easy access to put 6 kayaks in Portage Lake. We picked a stormy weekend, but one day was perfect and we spent all day on the beach (water was high so beach area was limited). Sunsets were amazing and watching evening storms roll across the lake was spectacular. On a rainy/cool day, we made a short trip to Frankfort for shopping and a visit to Stormcloud Brewery! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

I came up with a group of 8 friends for a golf and casino weekend. The house was perfect for us; more than enough beds and the bathrooms were not a problem.

The house worked well for us, but the real gem here is the Lake Michigan frontage. Absolutely perfect skies in the evening, and the beach is extremely private. We will definitely be back for the next guy's golf trip.


  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $175
Refundable damage deposit $400
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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.