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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

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
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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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(11 traveler reviews)

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Knotty Pine Cottage Across From Portage Lake And Steps From Lake Michigan & PPI
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Great little cottage, so peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. Took daily walks down the street to the dog friendly beach. It was quiet, the street didn't have much traffic so it was safe. Steve and Jane were readily available for questions. The cottage had plenty of room, we never felt crowded. I love the tall kitchen counters!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not very clean, Very small bath room and crabby neighbors.

  • 1 of 5

Place was not very clean. The bathroom is very small. You can't even sit on the throne in a normal manner. Neighbors had an issue with us using the PUBLIC Access area. We were told it was strictly a launch. Also folks did not like the fact that I tied my small little wave runner out in the water about 5' deep and 75 yards out.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that our cottage did not meet your needs. We fill up every season and have primarily returning families without any complaints about the cottage or the community. I cannot control the behavior of my neighbors, however, I can say that we have never had any complaints about them before. In addition, when you stated that you would be bringing your wave runner, I offered a PWC tie up behind my own house which you did not use. As far as the cleanliness of our cottage, we are booked solid every summer and it has never been an issue. I have spoken to our cleaning service to ensure that they continue to be thorough and have refunded your cleaning fee. I will admit that the size of the bathroom is not what you would find in a chain hotel, but this is a summer cottage and provides a woodsy charm and a full kitchen for a price and in a location that you will not find at a hotel. Finally, I provide every one of our guests my personal cell phone number. If you had any issues during your stay, all you needed to do was let me know. I would have immediately sent over my cleaning service or even come to clean it myself. I also would have once again offered the area behind my house and our PWC tie up for your wave runner. My guests contact me all the time for recommendations, information about area attractions, or even directions. I always answer my phone and take pride in providing the best stay possible to our guests. I cannot correct an issue if I am not make aware of it.
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Relaxing vacation for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, cozy cottage. Could be my home away from home. Spacious and well stocked. Darling porch with view of beautiful portage lake. Surrounded by beautiful grounds. My idea of nature at its best! I will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downers Grove IL USA

Great Property & Location

  • 5 of 5

Great experience for our family of four. Onekama and Portage Lake are hidden gems in Michigan. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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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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: June 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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Manistee County Blacker Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lahey's Pub
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
One time cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50

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.