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Beech Lodge, East facing


Last updated: 11/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3rd floor walk-up on Portage Lk within walking distance to beautiful Lk Michigan

Beech Lodge #5 is a third-floor condo getaway with a view of the sunrise over Portage Lake to the east. Private and quiet with a great summer flow-through breeze from living room to bedroom. There is a communal second-floor walkout deck. Walk across the road to Portage Lake or take a longer walk or bike ride to beautiful Lake Michigan.

1 Bedroom with queen memory foam bed. Queen sofa bed in living room. Linens provided. Air conditioning and ceiling fans. Full kitchen.

No pets. No smoking.

Great place for summer and winter activities for all ages.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome:

    The beautiful beaches of Portage Lake and Lake Michigan are ideal for sand castles and sun bathing....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New queen-size sleep sofa in living room, privacy curtain...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    New memory foam mattress, queen size...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub



  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Samsung 29' digital with cable...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Portage Lake viewing East for morning sun rise. Walk an easy distance to Lake Michigan to the West....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Resort:

    Under renovation, the Portage Point Inn...moreless

  • Rural:

    Winding tree line access road. Deer area. Many summer cottages....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Room air. One in bedroom and one in kitchen. With cool summer breezes from the lake, air is seldom necessary....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available on Inn property, coin operated...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Available on Inn property...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Available at public library in Onekama...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens/blankets/spreads. Bath towels. Beach towels. Kitchen goods....moreless

  • Living Room:

    View to Portage lake. Sofa plus 2 additional, comfortable chairs. 3 side tables. TV with chest stand. Storage ottoman with extra blankets....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels also provided. Please do not use bath towels for the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available on Inn property, coin operated...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Make either a pot of coffee or use the Keurig maker one cup at a time. Assortment of coffees available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Glasses, mugs, flatwear, cooking utensils, pots and pans provided. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen. No dishwasher. Double sink. Bar seats 2....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper, refrigerated spring water, coffee, paper towels and napkins provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart, two slice...moreless


  • Boat:

    Slips can be rented through Portage Point Inn....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2nd floor communal deck with table & chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several premier courses nearby: Arcadia Bluffs, Manistee National, Crystal Mountain, Heathlands...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own. Excellent spots to put your boat in the water. Kayak and stand - up boards available for rental....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front yard to lodge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Communal outdoor grill with lawn and beach chairs....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nearby at Crystal Mountain Resort. Fantastic snowshoeing right out the door....moreless

  • Tennis

Building Type

  • Lodge

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn, Winter & Spring
Nov 13 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%


The usual for weekly rentals check in time is Saturday 4:00 PM, with check out time the following Saturday at 10:00 AM. Other arrangements can be made upon approval.

If opted for, interim housekeeping service of $50.00 will be deducted from your reservation/damage deposit.

Checks only at this time. Reservation/damage deposit due upon booking. Balance due 30 days of arrival. Damage deposit refundable within two weeks upon satisfactory inspection of condo. Payment at this time is by check made out to Beechnut Walk-up, LLC. Mailing instructions will be issued upon booking.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 11/13/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Blacker Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shirley's Place
6.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Glenwood (summer only), M-22 Grill
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain Resort
Onekama, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Portage Lake

Car: Necessary

Your route to Beech Lodge #5 takes you along a winding, tree-lined, road with views of Portage Lake. A unique stop along the way is a roadside artesian spring that is used frequently by locals for the freshest drinking water ever. Stop for a quick fountain drink or fill a container.

The Little River Casino and Resort is only 15 minutes away. Try your luck or enjoy the buffet at The Willows or dinner at The Heron.

In nearby Manistee, a must see is the restored Ramsdell Theatre built in 1903. Besides the stage, with productions by local talent, there are art exhibits and a ballroom for wedding parties and other events. The Ramsdell Theatre is the home theater of actors James Earl Jones and Toni Trucks.

Another historical landmark in Manistee is the classic art deco themed Vogue movie theater built in 1938. The Vogue has been fully restored and is open for business, offering two state-of-the-art screens for first-run movies. Beautifully done.

Close by is Douglas Valley Organic Vineyard for wine tastings. Or, north to Traverse City takes you to wine country of Michigan where you can spend the day touring and tasting.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Born and raised in this area. Spent 5 years in a sprawling, urban environment. Came back for the comforts of country living.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

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  • Beech Lodge, East facing

    Beech Lodge, East facing

  • Portage Lake can be viewed from living room and from communal deck

    Portage Lake can be viewed from living room and from communal deck

  • Entry shows on the left. Note the privacy curtain for sofa bed.

    Entry shows on the left. Note the privacy curtain for sofa bed.

  • Bedroom with queen-size bed

    Bedroom with queen-size bed

  • Several charter boat fishing options are available

    Several charter boat fishing options are available

  • Sunset sailing on Portage Lake

    Sunset sailing on Portage Lake

  • Autumn view from top of Sleeping Bear Dune climb

    Autumn view from top of Sleeping Bear Dune climb

  • Cozy living room with pullout sofa bed

    Cozy living room with pullout sofa bed

  • Kitchen with lots of natural light.

    Kitchen with lots of natural light.

  • M-22 scenic view near Arcadia

    M-22 scenic view near Arcadia

  • Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan

    Sunset over Lake Michigan

VRBO #568766

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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