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By Lake MIch. & Portage Lk Beaches, Great View, Secluded, A/C, Sleeps 19

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

5 Bdrm, 3 Ba, finished basement, lakeview, by Lk MI beaches, secluded home, a/c

Secluded home with large yard surrounded by woods on hill top with a beautiful view looking out over Portage Lake. This home's main floor has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Living room has a sectional couch with a sofabed. Finished walkout basement has 3 sets of bunk beds and 2 futons. Basement also has pool table and dart board. Bathrooms have heat lamps. Kitchen has dishwasher, 2 refrigerators, water cooler, hot water dispenser, trash compactor,and a separate ice maker. House is air conditioned, heated, and has a washer and dryer. Glassed in porch off living room to large outdoor deck with two patio umbrella tables and a gas fire pit and gas heat lamp. Dining room has a large table capable of seating 10 people. Home is along a beautiful winding road that is great for walking, jogging, biking, and skating. You can drive, bike, or jog less than 2 miles down Portage Point Road to the Lake Michigan and Portage Lake fine sand beaches. If bringing a boat, you can rent a slip at the Portage Point Inn & Marina, found on Portage Point Road on your way to the beach. They also have kayak and paddleboard rentals, charter fishing, and sailboat charters. If you would like to rent a boat, let me know and I will give you the contact information. Several championship golf courses 6 to 20 miles away, including Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain, The Heathlands, Bear Lake County Highlands, Manistee National, Manistee Golf & Country Club, and Pinecroft. World class fishing for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan and area rivers. Portage Lake offers great fishing for Bass, Pike, Walleye, and Perch. Ask about guides and charters. Other area activities include wine tours, lighthouses, shopping opportunities in unique, upnorth towns like Frankfort, Glen Arbor, and Manistee, along M22, one the most scenic drives in America. Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City are an hour away. Horseback riding is just 15 minutes away at Rock 'n' R Stables. Winter sports include skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort, snowmobiling with hundreds of miles of trails on the Benzie/Manistee system, and ice fishing on Portage Lake.

From June 28th to August 16th this home requires a weeklong, Sunday to Sunday rotation.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017


Onekama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 19
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Basement - shower , Basement has a shower and a sink
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , There is an outdoor shower to spray off sand.
  • There is a starter supply of toilet paper with a full roll in each bathroom in addition to whatever is left on spool. Guest will have to bring or buy additional.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Finished Basement - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 3 bunk bed , There are 3 sets of bunk beds and 2 futons
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has sofabed and glassed-in porch has a daybed.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

By Lake MIch. & Portage Lk Beaches, Great View, Secluded, A/C, Sleeps 19
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great place, extremely private, gorgeous view of portage lake, plenty of space for larger groups.

  • 5 of 5

Tons of things to do in the area, great value at the Ambassador Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Beautiful Views, Beautiful Town

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time in Onekama this Labor Day. The house was perfect for us, plenty of places to sleep, and a large table for group dinners. We loved the porch for stargazing and enjoyed chatting around the firepit and making smores. The backyard was perfect for sports and the beach was right down the road. We were able to easily rent a boat and there were plenty of places around to grab a bite to eat- love Yellow Dog Cafe. The owner of our rental was informative and very easy to work with. Would 100% recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO, USA

Will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best family reunion/vacation at this charming little haven in the woods! Little is an understatement, by the way! This wonderful home accomodated quite a nice size group, the rooms flowed well, no one got under-foot, there was plenty of space and places to be - together or if you needed a little quiet time. The home is clean and very well stocked. Having two refrigerators was a super treat! The location is amazing with entertainment, activities, beach, golf, hiking, shops, and restaurants all easily accessible!! The owner was especially gracious! Would very highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Property 567034

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway for peace and quiet, views of the forest and lake and just plain rest. The house is quaint very comfortable and will easily accommodate 8 to 10 guest. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms were all up to date and were only overshadowed by the deck which looked out over the lake. Secluded setting was just a short drive to restaurants, shopping and golf. Rental rate was very much in line with amenities of the house and surroundings. Great place to visit Michigan in summer and not live there in winter!!!!! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, Nebraska

Nice home, private location, great view.

  • 4 of 5

This home has a great location, just a short drive to the beach. Nice kitchen with 2 refrigerators. Enjoyed the gas fire pit on the outdoor deck. Big yard surrounded by woods so did not have to worry about kids disturbing the neighbors.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Onekama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Rates
Sep 5 2016 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 15 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Rates
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy: Deposit in full is cancelled 90 days or more in advance. Less than 90 days, no refund.
from mid June 28th to August 16th the home rotates Sunday to Sunday.
1. Smoking: Smoking is not allowed indoors on the Property. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. Overnight Stay and Occupants of the Property: People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the Property. Guest shall be solely responsible for all persons on the Property during their rental of the Property.
3. Disclaimer and Indemnification: Guest agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Homeowner from any and all:
1) claims; or
2) damages to Guest or to Guest’s invitees arising from any accidents, injuries, illness, or intentional acts by Guest or Guest’s invitees that occur on the Property. Homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the Guest or any of Guest’s invitees. By accepting this rental reservation, it is agreed that Guest is expressly assuming the risk of any harm or claims arising from Guest’s or Guest’s invitees’ use of the Property. Notwithstanding the above, Homeowner shall not be released from liability associated with Homeowner’s intentional acts.

4. Property Condition and Damage: Guest agrees to keep the Property and all its furnishings in good and clean condition. Guest agrees to be responsible for any damage caused to the Property by Guest’s invitees and further agrees to promptly report to Homeowner or Homeowner’s representative any damage to the Property. Guest agrees to be responsible for and reimburse Homeowner for any such repairs as are necessary to restore the Property to its original condition.

5. Personal Property of Guest and Invitees: Guest shall immediately remove all of Guest’s and their invitees’ personal property from the Property at the end of the rental period. Property not removed by Guest within twenty-four (24) hours after such expiration or termination shall be c

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Manistee Blacker
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Shirleys in Onekama
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington- Badger to Manitawac, WI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs or The Heathlands
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Glenwood
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crytal Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Michigan & Portage Lake
Car: not necessary

Home is located just off M22, designated by National Geographic, as one of the most scenic drives in America traversing along Lake Michigan coastline through orchards, wineries, lighthouses, and quaint towns offering unique shopping and eating opportunities. There are six championship golf courses in our county alone. World class fishing on lakes and streams. Guides are available. Within a couple of miles you walk onto one of the best stretches of sandy beaches in the world.


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