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Cozy Four-Season Getaway in Beautiful Northern Michigan

1 Review
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Onekama Condo Rental Photos and Description

3rd floor walk-up on Portage Lk within walking distance to beautiful Lk Michigan

Beech Lodge #5 is a third-floor condo getaway with a view of the sunrise over Portage Lake to the east. Private and quiet with a great summer flow-through breeze from living room to bedroom. There is a communal second-floor walkout deck. Walk across the road to Portage Lake or take a longer walk or bike ride to beautiful Lake Michigan.

1 Bedroom with queen memory foam bed. Queen sofa bed in living room. Linens provided. Air conditioning and ceiling fans. Full kitchen.

No pets. No smoking.

Great place for summer and winter activities for all ages.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joanne Fortier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2016
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About Joanne Fortier

Born and raised in this area. Spent 5 years in a sprawling, urban environment. Came back for the comforts of country living.

Joanne Fortier purchased this condo in 2013


1 traveler review

Cozy Four-Season Getaway in Beautiful Northern Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Quaint Setting with Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very nice, well equipped and extremely bright and breezy. I was pleased to see a Kourig single cup as well as a 5-cup drip coffee maker, beautiful dish ware, modern appliances, ice in the freezer, spring water in the fridge, toilet paper, soaps, and other very thoughtful and well placed comfort items. We stayed while several other families were in the condos below and across the hall, and we never heard a sound from any other condos. The Resort and Yacht Club is beautiful as well. It was like taking a step back into the 1920's vacation spots for the well to do family.

There was some remodeling going on that closed a few shops, however, we came for Lake Michigan, not the shops. Our 2 boys had great time in the game room playing videos, pinball and air hockey, they quickly learned that Dad was pretty good at this game. No Mercy. Our whole family played Shuffle Board for the first time, we played and laughed and tried to best each other for hours.

Overall it was exactly what we needed. A stress free, relaxing, non touristy resort stay. It helped that our host/owner was so friendly and made renting so painless. The condo had so many thoughtful touches that added to our enjoyable stay.

Thank you Joanne.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review. It helps me to know that the 'little touches' really do matter. Also enjoyed hearing about the activities you were able to all do together. Thank you so much, Joanne, owner/manager
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Blacker Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Shirley's Place
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
The Glenwood (summer only), M-22 Grill
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
Portage Lake
Car: necessary

Your route to Beech Lodge #5 takes you along a winding, tree-lined, road with views of Portage Lake. A unique stop along the way is a roadside artesian spring that is used frequently by locals for the freshest drinking water ever. Stop for a quick fountain drink or fill a container.

The Little River Casino and Resort is only 15 minutes away. Try your luck or enjoy the buffet at The Willows or dinner at The Heron.

In nearby Manistee, a must see is the restored Ramsdell Theatre built in 1903. Besides the stage, with productions by local talent, there are art exhibits and a ballroom for wedding parties and other events. The Ramsdell Theatre is the home theater of actors James Earl Jones and Toni Trucks.

Another historical landmark in Manistee is the classic art deco themed Vogue movie theater built in 1938. The Vogue has been fully restored and is open for business, offering two state-of-the-art screens for first-run movies. Beautifully done.

Close by is Douglas Valley Organic Vineyard for wine tastings. Or, north to Traverse City takes you to wine country of Michigan where you can spend the day touring and tasting.


Rates & Availability

Onekama Condo Rental Rates

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Autumn, Winter & Spring
Sep 1 2016 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

The usual for weekly rentals check in time is Saturday 4:00 PM, with check out time the following Saturday at 10:00 AM. Other arrangements can be made upon approval.
If opted for, interim housekeeping service of $50.00 will be deducted from your reservation/damage deposit.

Checks only at this time. Reservation/damage deposit due upon booking. Balance due 30 days of arrival. Damage deposit refundable within two weeks upon satisfactory inspection of condo. Payment at this time is by check made out to Beechnut Walk-up, LLC. Mailing instructions will be issued upon booking.

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Onekama Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New queen-size sleep sofa in living room, privacy curtain
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New memory foam mattress, queen size
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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