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The Lion's Share Lake House Summer Rental

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The Lion's Share Lake House, looks out at Lake Michigan and beautiful sunsets.


Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Built in 1963 by local craftsmen, The Lion's Share Lake House has been well maintained and remains stylish and comfortable for couples or family use. Located across the road from Lake Michigan and steps from a longstanding and well maintained public access, The Lion's Share Lake house is just down the road from Portage Point's popular Sunset House, and is an easy walk from Portage Lake. Fully furnished three bedroom lake house, including five beds (one double, two twins, and two extra long twins), one full bath and one half bath, a great room, fully equipped kitchen, and a wrap-around porch, including a screened area. Living quarters are on the second story, accessible via stairs. The Lion's Share Lake House is a dog-friendly property. Notable amenities include a new washer and dryer, baseboard heat, a focal point wood burning fireplace, cable television and DVD player, dishwasher and microwave, weekly trash service, wood stove in master bedroom, weekly cleaning, plenty of closet space, parking for two vehicles, and camp and charcoal grills. The Lion's Share Lake House is located close to a variety of golf courses, dunes, and summer recreation of all sorts. Spas, festivals, and shopping venues are nearby and highly regarded. Check out goings on in Manistee, Frankfurt, Interlochen, Traverse City, Sutton's Bay, Leland, and Charlevoix.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years old in order to book this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    well socialized dogs are welcome...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • downstairs bathroom: toilet, shower

    for easy cleanup coming in from the beach or long bike ride...moreless


  • Books:

    Random fiction, World Book Encyclopedia, and local history, geology, and biology materials are shelved throughout the Lake House...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a variety of board games are stored in the living room TV cabinet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable, wifi, telephone combo...moreless


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    replaced in 2014...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    the focal point to the living room is a floor to ceiling brick faced fireplace and rough cut slab mantle...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    heating is provided in each room via electric baseboard heater units...moreless

  • Internet:

    combo cable, wifi, and telephone...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parks two vehicles with ease and up to five for those willing to move cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    combo cable, wifi, and telephone...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    replaced in 2016...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    the master bedroom is home to a box wood stove, used only during winter occupancy...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    replacing in 2017...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap-around porch and screened-in porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small charcoal and propane grills and grilling supplies are provided...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Weekly Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Check in on Saturday any time after 3 pm. Check out on Saturday no later than 10:30 am.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 1963

About: Like my mother before me, I have spent summers in Onekama, Michigan all of my life. My mother's family has owned summer vacation property in the Onekama area for four generations, starting with a kit home and land purchased by my mother's father's aunts, who taught school in Chicago in the early 1900s.

Why Onekama, MI, USA:
I manage the summer rental of The Lion's Share Lake House for my mother Deb and her sister Andrea, the home owners, whose parents Richard and Barbara Bolling designed and built the home in 1963.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With changes in lifestyles, we are no longer spending all summer in Michigan and we are pleased to open the house for rental to friends, old and new, who know the respite and relaxation of a one week or one month Lake Michigan vacation. We continue to enjoy the Lake House, walks on the beach, and shopping in Traverse City when we open/close the Lake House each year.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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  • The Lion's Share Lake House, looks out at Lake Michigan and beautiful sunsets.

    The Lion's Share Lake House, looks out at Lake Michigan and beautiful sunsets.

  • Main Entrance View

    Main Entrance View

  • Front Entrance into Kitchen

    Front Entrance into Kitchen

  • Fireplace


  • Primary Bathroom

    Primary Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • Screened-in Deck

    Screened-in Deck

  • Deck Wrap-around

    Deck Wrap-around

  • Basement Half-Bath

    Basement Half-Bath

  • 2013 Fair Marquee

    2013 Fair Marquee

  • Crescent Bakery, Frankfurt, MI

    Crescent Bakery, Frankfurt, MI

  • Namesake Architectural Detail

    Namesake Architectural Detail

  • Lake Michigan Public Access

    Lake Michigan Public Access

  • Open Concept Living Room into Kitchen

    Open Concept Living Room into Kitchen

  • One of Three Deck Doorways

    One of Three Deck Doorways

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Children's Bedroom

    Children's Bedroom

  • Open Deck, facing Lake Michigan

    Open Deck, facing Lake Michigan

  • Basement


  • Washer, Dryer, and Utility Sink

    Washer, Dryer, and Utility Sink

  • 2013 Little River Casino Marquee

    2013 Little River Casino Marquee

  • Onekama Welcome Sign

    Onekama Welcome Sign

VRBO #568173

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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