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Margaret Booker

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

The Lion's Share Lake House Summer Rental

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Built in 1963 by local craftsmen, The Lion's Share Lake House has been well maintained and remains stylish and comfortable for couples or family use. Located across the road from Lake Michigan and steps from a longstanding and well maintained public access, The Lion's Share Lake house is just down the road from Portage Point's popular Sunset House, and is an easy walk from Portage Lake. Fully furnished three bedroom lake house, including five beds (one double, two twins, and two extra long twins), one full bath and one half bath, a great room, fully equipped kitchen, and a wrap-around porch, including a screened area. Living quarters are on the second story, accessible via stairs. The Lion's Share Lake House is a dog-friendly property. Notable amenities include a new washer and dryer, baseboard heat, a focal point wood burning fireplace, cable television and DVD player, dishwasher and microwave, weekly trash service, wood stove in master bedroom, weekly cleaning, plenty of closet space, parking for two vehicles, and camp and charcoal grills. The Lion's Share Lake House is located close to a variety of golf courses, dunes, and summer recreation of all sorts. Spas, festivals, and shopping venues are nearby and highly regarded. Check out goings on in Manistee, Frankfurt, Interlochen, Traverse City, Sutton's Bay, Leland, and Charlevoix.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margaret Booker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Margaret Booker

Like my mother before me, I have spent summers in Onekama, Michigan all of my life. My mother's family has owned summer vacation property in the Onekama area for four generations, starting with a kit home and land purchased by my mother's father's aunts, who taught school in Chicago in the early 1900s.

Margaret Booker purchased this house in 1963

Why Margaret Booker chose Northern Michigan

I manage the summer rental of The Lion's Share Lake House for my mother Deb and her sister Andrea, the home owners, whose parents Richard and Barbara Bolling designed and built the home in 1963.

What makes this house unique

With changes in lifestyles, we are no longer spending all summer in Michigan and we are pleased to open the house for rental to friends, old and new, who know the respite and relaxation of a one week or one month Lake Michigan vacation. We continue to enjoy the Lake House, walks on the beach, and shopping in Traverse City when we open/close the Lake House each year.


2 traveler reviews

The Lion's Share Lake House Summer Rental
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for place on Lake Michigan with easy access to the beach, a quiet place where we could read books by the lake, swim, play games and share meals, stories and laughs. We definitely found it here. Even though the lake was high this year, the beach was fine, the water warm, and we practically had it to ourselves! The cottage isn't right on the beach, but it was three minutes from the door to toes in the sand. The cottage was simple, well equipped, and suited us perfectly. We ate at the Glenwood in Onekama one night -- what a treat! Frankfort and Sleeping Bear Dunes are an easy (and beautiful) drive. But the best part of this place is the owner, Margaret Booker. Trustworthy and wonderful to deal with. One suggestion: we brought up a card table and chairs so that we would have an extra table for games/puzzles. Plenty of room for it. We're definitely considering a return trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lions Share

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Well equipped cottage. Very eclectic and comfortable. Short walk to the beach and beautiful sunsets!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Check in on Saturday any time after 3 pm. Check out on Saturday no later than 10:30 am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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