Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home can sleep up to 7 people. Not only is it a great home, it is a wonderful location with access to Lake Michigan beaches, Portage Lake beaches, boat launch, marina, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, charter fishing, all within 1/3 of a mile from of this home. Channel from Portage Lake to Lake Michigan is less than a mile away. This home, during the peak summer weeks, does require a Saturday to Saturday week long stay. Great golf at many area courses with the closest being Arcadia Bluffs and the Heath- lands. Fishing on Portage Lake, Lake Michigan, and many area streams and rivers is exceptional. Guides are available. Horseback riding at Rock 'n' R stables is 15 minutes away. Several restaurants, grocery, and gift boutiques in the village of Onekama, 3 miles away. Just off M22 is one of most scenic drives in America, taking you along the Lake Michigan coastline to quaint towns, lighthouses, famous sand dunes wineries and so much more!
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 9. Block from Lake Michigan & Portage Lake
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 23, 2018
Our home was built by my husband Jim. He worked evenings and weekends for 2 years, all this after leaving his daytime job at Portage Point Inn. During rentals, we love staying on our sailboat which is docked at Portage Point Inn Marina. We still live in our home when not rented, so we do have many personal belongings in the dwelling. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause. Jim and I designed the house ourselves, we love and enjoy it, and hope you do too. We both grew up in Frankenmuth, MI., graduated in 1967 from Frankenmuth High School and went our separate ways. Twenty-five years later we were reaquainted at our 25th Class Reunion (celebrating our 50th Reunion this summer). The rest "is history" as they say. Have a great time and stay w/us again soon!
Jeff purchased this House in 2002
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place and great location.
Everything was very clean and orderly. Some reviews mentioned lack of space for luggage and what not but that was not the case with our stay. The house had plenty of room for all of our belongings and groceries. It was a perfect central location for our family, with easy access to the big lake and PPI.
Thank you again for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage.
Great family-oriented home in wooded setting
The house is set on a large open lot in the woods, which made it perfect for kids to play while adults relaxed on the massive deck. The house itself reflected a "loving touch" in the decor and furnishings, done up in a Cape Cod style. The open kitchen/living area was large and airy with southern exposure ensuring lots of light.
The only slightly odd aspect was that because so many areas were marked as "Private", including parts of bathrooms and the kitchen, it felt a little like we were constantly trying to tip toe around the restrictions. Also, the house had a computer system with WIFI - it would have been nice to have been able to connect.
Still a good experience.
Good property ... with only a few quirks
We thought the property was very nice sized, lots of windows and fans, lots of indoor and outdoor room, good space for all ages to share meals and spend time together, plus a good breeze with no mosquitos!!! The location was unique with deer and birds nearly every morning outside the house ... albeit it is not located on either Portage Lake or Lake Michigan. The layout though was quirky ... little privacy in the master bedroom and bathroom and no wifi, which all the adults ... and especially my teenager daughter ... thought very odd in this day and age.
great family vacation!
The house was very nice, great location near PPI and the Lake Michigan beaches. Plenty of room and expansive decks around back and sides of house. Just make sure you can get along for a week without wifi, air conditioning, and ESPN.
Very pleasant clean home, nice small town area
We were pleased with the rental, the majority of the amenities, and the location being so close to Lake Michigan shoreline. There are 3 floors: the bottom 1st floor is a ground floor basement, not to be used, not set up to be used by guests; the 2nd floor is the main floor of the home with a great room, spacious kitchen & nook, full bathroom, 2 small bedrooms, and laundry room; the 3rd floor is a master bedroom suite with its own full bathroom, sitting area, and mini-deck outside. Since there are so few here are our NEGATIVES: When we rented Aug2015 it was the owners main home so it was filled with all their stuff, very full in every space possible. Every surface in the house had either a framed photo, decorations, or a plant, no exaggeration, even the kitchen surfaces. Our first hour was gently and respectfully clearing off surfaces and putting stuff out of harms way. As we settled in those first hours we realized it was not set up to accommodate guests coming with their own belongings that need some space; no available closet space or functional bedroom surfaces. The main floor bedrooms were very small and of the 4 sleeping surfaces, only 2 were mattresses. We did bring our own air mattresses based on past experiences, so fortunately this did not damper our sleeping arrangements. Now, for the POSITIVES which greatly out weigh the above comments. The home was very CLEAN with a nice amount of living space in the kitchen and great room for all 8 of us! The view out the beautiful windows along the back of the home was across a grass field with two horses in the distance, very relaxing, very pleasant. The wooden deck along the entire back of the home's main floor was such a great additional space to enjoy. The 3rd floor suite was a nice space to relax, although not quite private from the main floor since there are open pieces/slots in the walls for maximum ventilation, but nice all the same. The king size bed was high quality; very comfortable. There are ceiling fans through out to increase airflow as well. The kitchen was a great gathering place to prepare meals and visit; with functional up to date appliances. The property manager was very accommodating. Overall, would recommend for adult group vacation.
Lovely and spacious home with great location!
As a friend of the homeowners, I've had the chance to spend many weekends in this rental. The location couldn't be better for beach-lovers, golfers and fisherman in the summer and cross country and downhill skiers in the winter. The home is within minutes of the beaches and boat launches of both Lake Michigan and Portage Lake. Golfing is only fifteen minutes away, and downhill skiing is within a half hour drive.
The nicely decorated home provides lots of room for even a large group and comes equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable, weeklong vacation. The kitchen has plenty of cookware, dishes and utensils, and the bathrooms are well-stocked with towels. The property has a full-size washer and dryer if you need to do some laundry.
Should you decide you don't want to cook, the quaint town of Onekama has several restaurants (especially The Glenwood), cafes and bars. It also has a bank, a winery, a couple of gift shops and several churches.
The owners are very accommodating and great people! Give them a call.
This property is located on a wooded peninsula, less than a half mile to sandy beaches on both Portage Lake and Lake Michigan, marina, boat launch.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change. Summer weeks rotate Sunday to Sunday. 1. Smoking is not allowed indoors. Smoking is allowed outside only. 2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. 3. This home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise. 4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order 5. Only use appliances for their intended uses 6. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While bedding is included, bath & beach towels are not. You must bring your own. Daily maid service is not included in the rental rate but is available upon request. 7. Water and Septic: The property is on a well and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime.