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Knotty Pine Cottage Across From Portage Lake And Steps From Lake Michigan & Ppi

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 7

This 2 bedroom knotty pine cottage offers beds for 5 plus a sleeper sofa. The large sitting room offers a picture window with views of Portage Lake. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and the second bedroom sleeps three with a twin and a bunk bed set. This room offers built in closet and drawer space. The sitting room offers a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped and linens are provided. We offer daily, weekly, and monthly rentals. This cottage is located on a lot with its sister dollhouse, which makes a perfect grandparent or in-law pairing. 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. 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 and the historic Portage Point Inn. 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.

Fishigan Properties, LLC
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 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

The knotty pine interior of this cottage, along with its picture windows and large sitting room, make this a cozy family retreat. The master bedroom and bathroom have recently been repainted and all of the dishes are brand new. There is a patio space between this cottage and the dollhouse that is perfect for a small grill. The front porch offers views of Portage Lake and the historic Portage Point Inn.


Onekama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • 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 ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps three with built in closets and drawers
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Knotty Pine Cottage Across From Portage Lake And Steps From Lake Michigan & Ppi
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Such a great location. Portage lake and Lake Michigan both within walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Beautiful view of portage lake from living room window. Hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again! Jane
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this little cottage which was perfectly located between Lake Michigan and Portage Lake. Portage Lake is across the street with public access a 1-2 minute walk. Lake Michigan beach access is less than a 5 minute drive. The owners are overly helpful and provide lots of information, including current events which was very thoughtful and appreciated! This was a last minute family vacation and we fell in love with the town. Lots of amenities are very close in this small town, including a grocery store, gas station, and restaurants. (Bring your own food to the cottage though, not many options!) The cottage is located on the main lake road and is just a few doors down from the Portage Inn. It is fully stocked with cookware and dinnerware. The only thing I ended up missing was a washer & dryer. We have a preschooler and toddler and of course these ended up being needed unexpectedly! Our family dog was even warmly welcomed and enjoyed her stay. The large front porch was beautiful to sit on and enjoy the morning lake life. We'll definitely return, and our family staying on the other side of the lake loved our location and wants to rent this location in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental for family

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage for a vacation with the family. Clean, spacious with fully equipped kitchen. 5 minutes walk from empty lake Michigan natural beaches, best for walking, bonfires, nice view on lake Portage from the front porch. About 1.5 hour ride can get you to Sleeping Bear Dunes scenic route and dune climb. If looking for a large, kid friendly beach with restrooms/showers etc. Manistee 5th Ave is about 25 min by car. Owners provided a lot of information abut the area. It's a lake house, with a little bit of a musty smell, but it didn't bother any of us, despite our allergies.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad that you had such a great vacation. We apologize for any musty odor but our water heater gave out the week before you arrived and we are still drying out our basement. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you vacation with us again.
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Cottage in 2 lake town

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is conveniently located on Portage Lake & is within walking distance of Lake Michigan. It is has a large front porch is a great gathering place at the end of the day. We enjoyed the grill for our meals. The cottage was perfect for our relaxing family vacation. We will be back

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, IL

Perfect Michigan vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

Have vacationed in many towns along the shores of Lake Michigan and we loved Onekama. Close enough to Sleeping Bear and Leland ferry to S. Manitou Island without being too far north. The house is perfectly located close to Portage Lake and Lake Michigan access. Has all you need to cook meals and relax on the big front porch. The owner was super helpful with info on what to do and where to go. We will be back in 2016!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knotty Pine Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was in an excellent location-owner was very nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 knotty pine 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:
per property
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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
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150

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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