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Lake Michigan beach & Portage Lake

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bdrm. sleeps 12, secluded wooded setting by beach

Great home by Lake Michigan and Portage Lake located on a secluded, wooded peninsula on Portage Lake and Lake Michigan. Navigable channel connects the two lakes. Perfect for up to 2 families, no groups of adults only accepted. Two hundred fifty hundred yard walk to the west onto 10 miles of uninterrupted, mostly uninhabited, beautiful sand beaches on Lake Michigan. Play offshore in the crystal clear waters with gradually sloping sand bottom. Watch the sunset and build a campfire to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Access to Portage Lake beaches is about the same 250 yard walk to the east.

Cottage has a large outdoor deck outside sliding glass patio door from kitchen/dining/living room area. Master bedroom with a king bed, twin over twin bunk and private bath. There is a screened in porch off master bedroom. The second bedroom has a full bed and private bath. Laundry room with washer and dryer also has a half bath. Upstairs is like a dorm room with 3 sleeping berths that have queen beds, reading lights, and curtains to draw for privacy. The dorm and also has a bunkbed and a single cot. This gives the dorm the ability to sleep up to 9 people. This cottage is great for bringing 1 or 2 dogs. There s an outdoor dog run giving your pets plenty of space to hang out when unattended.

This location lends itself to all sorts of outdoor activities. Biking, walking, and jogging. Boating, water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, and sailing. Canoeing and tubing local rivers. Fishing Portage Lake for all the fresh water game fish. Charter fishing available for Salmon and Trout on the big lake and world class local Trout and Salmon streams. Relaxing on the beautiful beaches. Traveling up the coastline on M22, one of the most scenic drives in America, to the quaint villages along the route offering unique shopping opportunities. Visit the many vineyards and wine chateaus.

This is also a great time to visit and photograph several lighthouses. Championship golf courses are within a few minutes of your condominium, most notable are Arcadia Bluffs, The Heathlands, Manistee National, Bear Lake County Highlands, and Manistee Golf and Country Club. The village of Onekama, on the opposite side of Portage Lake from this condominium, has some wonderful shops and restaurants. The beautiful Little River Casino is ten miles away and provides gambling and entertainment.

More Details

Chuck Mulligan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Onekama in Manistee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , in second bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , in laundry room
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower.
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Upstairs dorm has 3 sleeping berths plus the bunk & twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , with private full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Large master, private full bath, screened porch seats 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Lake Michigan beach & Portage Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful Stay in Onekama

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend for Labor Day weekend 2017. There were 13 of us that stayed quite comfortably and had an absolutely wonderful time! I would definitely recommend to anyone and would certainly stay there again. Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was nestled in the trees with a nice quick walk to the Lake Michigan beach.

  • 4 of 5

The kids and us loved the beach and walking to the small dune. The house had all the necessary supplies, appliances and the kids loved the loft beds. Hard to have more than 2 families due to private rooms for adults. Everyone was friendly and it was a charming small town. We went to the sleeping bear dunes, kayaked in Platte river and loon lake, biked and enjoyed campfire at night on the beach. Our kids can't wait to go back! Thanks for sharing your place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation spot. Onekama is a hidden gem.

  • 4 of 5

The house is conveniently located and within walking distance of Portage Point Inn, Portage Lake and Lake Michigan. The house is well stocked with kitchen utensils and space large enough for the amount of beds including a dining room table that easily seats 10. You are in a woody area, so bug spray is helpful for mosquitoes. Quiet area which is nice.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Short walk to nice Lake Michigan Beach. Beach was very nice. Cottage was very well equipped for our week. Surrounded by woods and private. Owner was easy to work with in terms of booking. It was wonderful that we were able to include our dog for the week as well. Also a nice easy walk to Portage Point Inn for an ice cream in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really loved it. .

  • 5 of 5

Home was surrounded by greenery, was accessible to both the lakes. . Everything worked out well, we barbecued too.. lot of interesting books in the home, nice reading room. . Kids liked the bunk beds on top and the view from there. . We had good time. .

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful long weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable family home in a scenic, quiet neighborhood within an easy 5 min walk to a small,but pleasant Lake Michigan beach. A perfect getaway for a long weekend with our extended family of 9. Had fun exploring nearby towns and climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Thanks to the Mulligan family for their willingness to share their beautiful family home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington Badger
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Lake Michigan


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.87
Damage Deposit £303.64

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