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Waterfront Family-Friendly Cottage on Portage Lake, Onekama, Michigan

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, located on Portage Lake

Waterfront cottage on beautiful Portage Lake. This cottage has six bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeps 10 guests. A master bedroom is located on the main floor with a queen bed and five bedrooms are upstairs. The upstairs bedroom include a master bedroom which has a queen bed, three bedrooms that have full beds and a bedroom with a twin bed. There is a bathroom on the main floor, as well as a bathroom upstairs.

Joanna Hackert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Joanna Hackert

We saw this cottage and fell in love with it! Now this is where we enjoy taking our children and making memories!

Joanna Hackert purchased this cottage in 2013

What makes this cottage unique

Onekama, Michigan is known as the town of two lakes. The cottage is located on Portage Lake which you are also minutes from driving your boat to Lake Michigan from Portage Lake. Both lakes offer outstanding fishing! Plus the cottage is located on the scenic M22 highway which brings you to many Michigan attractions that are close for you to explore!


Onekama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main bathroom located downstairs with shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , toilet, sink, shower located upstairs
  • There is one full bathroom on the main level and one full bathroom on the upstairs level.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , upstairs lakeside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs on main level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs lakeside
  • The cottage is 1300 square feet on main level and 500 square feet on the upstairs level where the five bedrooms and a bathroom are located. The cottage has five bedrooms upstairs and one master bedroom on the main level. The upstairs is a bungalow style of bedrooms. Also, a playpen is available to use, indoors only.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Air conditioning is not provided in the cottage but the beautiful lake breeze keeps the cottage cool and comfortable. Ceiling fans are located in every room on the main level and the amenity of fans are provided in all the bedrooms upstairs.


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Waterfront Family-Friendly Cottage on Portage Lake, Onekama, Michigan
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Perfect summer getaway on Portage Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Jump off the dock for a swim in warm Portage Lake or drive a couple minutes and you're on Lake Michigan. We often spend our summer vacation driving around to friends and relatives houses when we're back in Michigan. This time we had everybody come visit us! Great place for entertaining our visitors while hanging out by the water and enjoying the scenery. Fun was had by all! Also, take a quick walk down to The Glenwood for amazing food. We also got to enjoy one of the summer concerts in the park while we were there. Perfect lakefront cottage charm and feel!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family stay!

  • 5 of 5

The family enjoyed the easy of access to the lake every morning. Wake up and go fishing! There was plenty of space for everyone. The kids had fun swimming and kayaking. The closeness of Lake Michigan was nice whether by boat or driving. Walking to town and back was great exercise and not too far. Very equipped and relaxing! Overall it was excellent place to be!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time had by all.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to rent the cottage. Our family group spans three generations and the space well accommodates our needs. The addition of the expanding dock at the end of the pier was a hit, especially with the higher lake level. The screened in porch across the back of the cottage is a preferred place to sit and enjoy the lake and not get eaten by bugs. Our family has been coming to Onekama for almost 40 years and we love the laid back ambience of the region and always find lots to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelsea, Michigan

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is so comfortable and the decor is lovely. We spent a good deal of time on the screened-in porch which looks out to the lake. There were no bugs and we could enjoy the outdoors even when it rained. The cottage was well-equipped for all our needs. The view was tranquil and serene. We had fun swimming and fishing and enjoyed a trip to Frankfort for a great Friday fish dinner at Dinghy's.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids Mi

family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property late July 2014. we had 7 adults ranging in age from 19 to 50, and a baby. The cottage was large enough that we could all be in the dining room, porch or family room together. All the bedrooms were also roomy and comfortable. The cottage was very clean and the owners helpful with any questions we had. It is in a beautiful area we boated, kayaked, fished, biked and went sight seeing. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to someone and to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen Park, MI

Onekema Waterfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and the description accurately described the location and amenities.

The owner was very attentive and understanding.

I would recommend the cottage to anyone who has a big family. The cottage is centrally located and we could easily get to local attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Additional fee: $125.00 clean fee, 6% Michigan tax, and $300.00 refundable security deposit. VRBO service fee new since February 2016: Traveler pays a 4%-9% service fee to HomeAway - Paid by the traveler to HomeAway for HomeAway Services.
Seasonal weekly and monthly rental from May to September.
Weekly rentals only.
Multiple weeks or monthly discounted rates available, please inquire.
Holiday weeks: vary, please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.