About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beachfront, sleeps 10
This is a wonderful cottage secluded at the end of a wooded peninsula that seperates Lake Michigan from Portage Lake. You have a private sand beach and dock on Portage Lake and a walk less than a block to beautiful sand beaches on Lake Michigan. Build a campfire on either beach. From your cottage you can watch the sun rise looking 3 miles east across Portage Lake or turn to the west and watch the sun set over Lake Michigan. The main level of the home has the kitchen, dining room table, and living room. The living has a HD TV with cable service, and a gas fireplace. The home has a laundry room with washer & dryer. There is also cable internet with wi-fi. The master bedroom, is also on the main level, and has a king bed, full bath, HD TV, and a window a/c. Upstairs is 3 more bedrooms, two with queen beds, and the third with 3 twin beds. Upstairs also has another full bath and a futon in the hallway.
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. There is kayak and paddleboard rentals, charter fishing guide, and sailboat charters just a block away at the Portage Point Inn & Marina. Take a day trip 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. This is a great time to visit the many vineyards and wine chateaus, along with orchards and fruit stands. This is also a great time to visit and photograph several lighthouses. Championship golf courses are within a few minutes of your cottage, most notable are Arcadia Bluffs, The Heathlands, Manistee National, Bear Lake County Highlands, and Manistee Golf and Country Club. You can go horseback riding for all levels, adults and children, at the Rock 'n' R stables 20 minutes from the home. Your family might consider a lazy float down the Platte River with transportation and tubes provided by Riverside Rentals. Canoe and kayak rentals and trips are also available on many of the rivers in the area. Ask me for details. The village of Onekama, on the opposite side of Portage Lake from this cottage, has some wonderful shops and restaurants. The beautiful Little River Casino is ten miles away and provides gambling and entertainment.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
We thought the location was great. Worth every penny. The house however was nice enough but needs updating. The electrical tripped several times and you have to go out of the house to get to the basement to reset it (not what you want to do in the middle of the night) The middle bedroom screens have a gap so in the middle of the trip my daughters room was full of bugs so she could not use it the rest of the trip and had to sleep on the couch. The kitchen was a little too small and the cupboards are strangely long so it made using that space awkward. Most of the outlets do not have three prongs so we had to go guy adapters. However, Jeff was as accommodating as he could be with the issues.
He did send an electrician to check out the electrical issue and said they had new screens to put in but were waiting for a contractor do install them. With that being said the location was beautiful, the beach was nice on Portage Lake and Lake Michigan was literally a block away so we enjoyed many sunsets. It's not that I don't think it's worth renting, just not at that price.
It's a hidden paradise. With water Views in three directions
This place was so perfect for our family. We loved sitting on the deck and watching the boats go by. The kids enjoyed swimming in Portage lake and Lake Michigan, just a short walk away. We had bonfires every night. The place has a nice rustic feel to it. We will definitely come back next year.
Gorgeous property on the lake, classic cabin feel- we will be back!!
This is a gorgeous piece of property
Awesome location great service communication small rooms
The on site manager was awesome and communicated well, the location was amazing with Lake Michigan and Portage Lake on both parts of the property. House was clean and had all the usual amenities. HOWEVER: If it is more than one family you better flip a coin for the master bedroom downstairs. Otherwise upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, yes, but they are small(Queen) and the mattresses need to be upgraded. You cant even fit 2 suitcases on the floor in one of the rooms! The one bedroom has 2 singles which is fine for kids but the other 2 rooms are small. Maybe that doesn't matter to you but if you're spending this kind of money have the bedroom talk with all involved if there is more than one adult couple, because the master bedroom is worth more. If that's not your situation then game on this place rocks!! I can't wait to come back!
Great Place to Stay - Can't beat the location
Great place to stay. Walk to Lake Michigan, right on the channel, and your own private beach on Portage Lake. The backyard is great activities and barbecuing. We had fires on the beach and walked down to the pier/Lake Michigan every day. Kept our boat at the dock and had a great week.
The house is nice, clean and sleeps plenty.
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposit if forfeited for reservations cancelled 90 days or less prior to arrival.