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Cozy One Bedroom Cottage Across From Portage Lake & Steps From Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 3

This cozy one bedroom knotty pine cottage offers a separate sitting area with full kitchen. Ideally located on a narrow peninsula between Portage Lake and Lake Michigan, each offering unique beaches. It is across the street from Portage Lake and an easy 5 minute walk to Lake Michigan. Public access to both lakes is close by. Onekama is the gateway to the scenic M22- voted one of the top 10 scenic drives in America by USA Today. There is truly something for everyone. Spend your time strolling both beaches, swimming, boating, fishing, or just relaxing around a beach bonfire while watching the sunset. We are also within a half hour of world class golf at the renown Arcadia Bluffs. Night time fun can be had at the Little River Casino only a few miles away. We are within an hour of the Traverse City wine region, the Platte River, and Crystal Mountain resort. Charter fishing can be easily arranged in Onekama.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the sitting room has a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped and linens are provided. We offer daily, weekly, and monthly rentals. This dollhouse is located on a lot with its sister cottage and a discount is offered for those interested in renting both. This area of Portage Lake is the most desirable location for most vacationers, due to its unparalleled access to both lakes.

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Fishigan Properties, LLC
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Fishigan Properties, LLC

Our family has been vacationing in Onekama for four generations. We have never seen a more perfect setting. Both lakes provide such unique offerings and to have them both within minutes is what really makes this area unique. Where else can you watch the sun rise on one lake and set on another within a half mile? What we love the most about the area is the fact that once you have experienced Onekama, you always seem to come back. Year after year and generation after generation, this is the place to make family memories.

Fishigan Properties, LLC purchased this cottage in 2013

What makes this cottage unique

Both of this dollhouse and its sister cottage have beautiful knotty pine interiors. They can be rented independently or together. The dollhouse is a cozy get-away, but would also be a perfect grandparent or in-law cottage for families staying in the sister cottage.


Onekama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, toilet and sink with towels and hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen sized bed with all linens
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy One Bedroom Cottage Across From Portage Lake & Steps From Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Trenton MI USA

Cute and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

Cute place, close to beautiful Lake Michigan. A bit musty smelling but could have been because it was early in the season. Jane was very pleasant and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Cottage was perfect for us and our dog. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean. Lovely location. Quiet. Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well-supplied with dishes, cookware, all basic supplies. All arrangements worked as expected. The owners were responsive and accommodating.

Great location for access to Lake Michigan. There are many public access points, all well marked. We favored the one closest to the channel connecting Portage Lake with Lake Michigan because of convenient parking and a boardwalk there down to the beach. Even on Labor Day the beach was not crowded.

We enjoyed bike riding both in Onekama and also up the coast a bit by Acadia.

Scenery along the coast is amazing.

Manistee is also a short drive and has many dinner options.

Saw deer, wild turkeys.

Every day we opened the door of the cottage and had a partial view of Portage Lake, which we really enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation with us. We hope to see you again.
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Nice shaded property close to beach access.

  • 4 of 5

Nice size for 2 people. Window air conditioner was nice because it got extremely warm a few days. Location perfect for morning walks to Lake Michigan access.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again.
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Lansing area, Michigan

Wonderful up north get away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is right across the street from beautiful Portage Lake and a short walk or drive to the public access beach on Lake Michigan. Perfect for unwinding-sunrise over Portage Lake and sunset over Lake Michigan.

Onekama is a very friendly small town, close to Manistee and Traverse City. There are plenty of other nearby activities and attractions-Crystal Mountain, the Manistee National Forest and a lot of beautiful golf courses (we didn't golf, but it looks like a good spot for it).

The cabin was exactly right for two people, and would be fine for three. It is significantly bigger than an average hotel room, without the extra hassle of staying in a hotel. The kitchen and bathroom were just like home, and the cabin was very clean and welcoming when we arrived. There is a patio area in the back for grilling or sitting at a fire pit.

I would most definitely recommend this rental. It is a beautiful area of the state, and the rental price for the cabin was very competitive with motels which do not offer the same access and amenities. The proximity to both an inland lake and Lake Michigan is unique and gives one more options for enjoying the water, regardless of the weather or wind.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. Thank you also for the kind words. We hope you will visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Manistee County Blacker Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
S.S. Badger Ludington
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Heathlands in Onekama or Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Train
132 Miles
Amtrak Grand Rapids, Mi
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Glenwood
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: recommended

This cozy cottage is located on an amazing stretch of land with less than a half mile between the beaches of Portage Lake and Lake Michigan, within steps of historic Portage Point Inn. There is easy public access to both lakes. Crystal Mountain Resort is a 30 minute drive and offers year-round activities, including skiing in winter and Alpine Toboggan runs in summer. The cottage is close to many golf courses, two listed in Golf Digest top 20- the closest being Arcadia Bluffs- only 10 minutes away. Little River Casino is just 5 minutes away in Manistee. We are also within an hour of the Traverse City wine region and just over an hour to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Rafting, canoeing and tubing are offered at the Platte River within a half hour drive. We are 2 miles from the scenic M22.


Rates & Availability

Onekama Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
One Time Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

The tax is a combination of state and county. This is only applicable for rentals under 30 days. Pets may be considered, but must have prior approval. There is an additional fee for pets. A refund of 50% of the downpayment will be given for cancellations made prior to 30 days from check-in date. A full refund may be made if we are able to re-rent, but a processing fee of $50 will be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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