4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beachfront, sleeps 10
Dogs allowed, 50 lbs. or less, non shedding.
Nice yard surrounded by woods and water
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Bring your own bath and beach towels.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
An amazing piece of property, house has flaws but...
This is one of the nicest lots on Portage Lake. Beautiful views in every direction. Everything functions in the house but the kitchen and upstairs are not updated. Upstairs deck to be fair is unusable with unsafe railings for small children. Dock was functional but unstable. Basement also had 3-4 inches of standing water in it. Now onto all the positives. Walking out onto the downstairs deck was a treat every morning. It is a special view with a happy vibe. The downstairs is much more updated and is a great place to hang out. Great wraparound bench in the dining area. TV was nice and worked well. You can easily walk to Portage Point Inn for food, drinks, ice, or ice cream. It is also a very short walk to Lake Michigan and a beautiful beach. We would definitely stay here again.
Basement had a plugged drain which has been fixed. Only reason anyone needs to go to basement would be to get to the breaker panel, otherwise the basement not meant for the guests.
Upstairs deck has railing but is not child proof from the standpointthey can crawl through, under, or over the railing. Than is why their is a deadbolt on the door. If you have small children you might worry about, keep the door locked.
Nice property but.....
We enjoyed the location but the house, which is up for sale, is in need of cleaning and updating. The screens to the double doors were ripped and out of the tracks. Jeff was great on trying to fix them but many mosquitoes got in the house first. The house is very cluttered and there was mold on the walls upstairs where water leaked in. No one has swept under furniture in some time, lots of dust pile up and someone else’s clothes were found under beds. The beds upstairs were very uncomfortable.
We have rented many places on Lake Michigan over the years and this one by far the worst and the most money. We would not rent again at that price. Maybe at half that price we could overlook some of the things but for the money it should be pristine.
Housekeeper notified about cleaning under the furniture. Not aware of any mold but will check. I have worked on any clutter but this is someones home. Screen has been fixed. I have a couple of guests who have come for several years and not complained about the beds but will evaluate.
This was our 4th summer here. This setting is a gem. Each year is better and better. This year the water was high but it didn’t stop our gang from hanging out on the dock while the kids played in the water. Our traditional walks to the big lake for sunset never upset. Such a beautiful sight to see. Our son got engaged this year at sunset. It was so perfect. We can’t wait for next year!!
This property is a gem and our 3rd year here. Views of portage lakes, the canal and lake Michigan
This was our 3rd year going to this property. Our grandkids love this place. We love that we can sit at portage lake or go to Lake Michigan. The back yard is awesome. The cottage is rustic and works for us. This year they were dredging the canal and they parked all their tug boats and machinery in our view and it was very loud all day and night so that was upsetting but aside from that it’s a nice paradise for us. We had great weather this year. We can’t wait till next year if it doesn’t sell!
The best stay for families with kids and/or nature lovers!
The magic began the moment we arrived. Everything was in order: the beds and rooms ready. The well appointed kitchen lacked nothing and everything was clean in the cupboards and drawers. The private beach was terrific with the kids and the extra habitat areas just made it more fun to observe all the wildlife. Perfect for bird watching shore birds,water fowl and song birds. Lake Michigan was an easy walk. There was always a breeze. Fishing g was fun. Need bug repellant for mosquitos at night. The electric switches were a bit creative. Loved every minute!
Nice location but.....
Initially when we showed up at the house the location and outside looked great. However, once we walked through the house we noticed mold on the bathroom ceiling and everything in the house was rather filthy. It looked like it hadn't received a deep clean in many years. Many of the dishes/pots/pans/cups had to be washed before we used them. A few of our kids were fighting severe allergy symptoms as soon as we got into the house and throughout our stay. After a few hours a housekeeper showed up and had to "check linens" and it was obvious she was simply doing some recon for the owner which made us feel a bit uncomfortable. Other than that the location is really nice and convenient to get to either lake. I would not return to this place simply due to the mold and filth. Fortunately we spent as much time outside as possible.