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Family & Pet Friendly - Year-Round Lake Michigan/Portage Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Constructed 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Cottage with Great Outdoor Space

Construction completed in the fall of 2014 on this lovely year-round cottage. All the comforts of home await you, under vaulted knotty pine ceilings. The cottage comfortably sleeps 12, while in the summer months there's room for four additional guests on the screened in sleeping porch. An upstairs master suite provides a serene retreat, complete with a claw foot tub. Two main floor bedrooms include one with a queen bed and another set up with a queen and single bed. The walk-out basement features a third full bathroom and a fourth bedroom. A Sleeping Nook is nestled in a corner of the basement and includes a double/single bunk. Large closets provide ample space for your suit cases and all your gear, while dressers and chests of drawers invite you to move right in! A full modern -open concept- kitchen is available for meal preparation and is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, glassware and utensils. The living room includes plenty of seating with a towering stone, wood-burning fireplace. WiFi and flat screen tv with cable and Netflix. A washer/dryer is available for your use. Linens, towels, beach chairs and sand toys are provided, as well.

An enclosed wrap around porch provides ample outdoor living space with an open deck for sunning, a covered deck with a porch swing and also a screened porch for evening comfort. The enclosure is perfect for young children and pets! Plenty of outdoor seating is available for your comfort, while relaxing or cooking out on the grill.

Experience nature trails, climb a sand dune, go biking, fishing, kayaking, jogging and exploring. Take a long walk on the beach or head out to the pier. Spend the day on your boat skiing or tubing on Portage Lake. Relax & play on the beach or jump the waves in Lake Michigan. The Sunset House provides a gathering spot at the public access to admire the beauty of the sun setting over Lake Michigan to end the day. Build a bonfire and sit around the fire pit just outside the cottage or head to the beach and gaze at the stars in the evenings.

Bring the whole family and enjoy this peaceful, private setting, which is ideally positioned between both Lake Michigan beaches and beautiful Portage Lake.

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Steve Rumler
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Steve Rumler

Our family discovered Onekama some 20 years ago, when we began renting a cottage not too far from this location. It did not take long for us to fall in love with this area. We purchased a cottage down the road with my brother and his wife and enjoyed every moment for almost 15 years. When this property came available, we saw the opportunity to build a family legacy - A place our family will gather and treasure for generations to come. It is our pleasure to share this special place with you!

~Steve & Mary Jane Rumler

Steve Rumler purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Steve Rumler chose Onekama

This cottage is located along beautiful Portage Point. It is nestled among the trees for a private, peaceful get away, while still being close to the beach along Lake Michigan and Portage Lake. Nature surrounds the great outdoor spaces!

What makes this cottage unique

Onekama is a step back in time to a slower, less harried, pace of life. The local grocer still punches in the price of items into the cash register and will get to know you while you are here! The beauty of this place is found in nature and the magnificence of The Great Lake Michigan. Perhaps the best part of this vacation spot is found in its simplicity and the opportunity it provides to spend uninterrupted time with family and friends.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Onekama, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Relax in the Claw Foot Tub in the Master Bathroom!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in the Walk Out Basement
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Walk-Out Basement Bedroom with nearby Bathroom #3
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite with Master Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen Bed and a Twin Bed
  • Master Suite - Queen bed and located Upstairs, includes a dresser, closet, sitting area and an on-suite Master Bathroom. Main Floor Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed includes dresser & closet Main Floor Bedroom #3 - Queen & Single Bed dresser & closet Walk-Out Basement Bedroom #4 - Double Bed and dresser with a full bathroom and additional Sleeping Nook nearby. Sleeping Nook in Basement - Double/Single Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Family & Pet Friendly - Year-Round Lake Michigan/Portage Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-equipped house and a great location near lakes and national parks. Would gladly visit again!

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

All six of us really liked this rental unit and it's accommodations. No negatives at all and we enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have rented this cottage a couple times now, and it never disappoints. It is a perfect escape from the hectic atmosphere of the city!

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Canton, Ohio USA

A home to suit everyone’s needs!

  • 5 of 5

Never rented a home that was so clean and well stocked before. Owners for sure thought of the needs of the renters. Beautiful home!

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Wonderful house. Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Repeat rental for me. Will rent again when in the area for vacation. Great family or group rental.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a short walk to the big lake! The accomodations were perfect for our families. Lots of room for dining, playing cards and board games. Our teenage girls loved the sleeping porch. The bikes were also a huge hit with the kids. The kitchen is fully stocked. We felt very pampered in this lovely home!

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Manistee & (Traverse City 53 miles)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shirley's Bar
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Heathlands & (Arcadia Bluffs 9miles)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Glenwood
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Walking Distance of 2-3 Blocks
Car: necessary

Onekama is a sleepy, two-lake, cottage town located along Lake Michigan's sandy beaches and 'all-sports' Portage Lake. The relaxed pace and peaceful atmosphere provide the perfect get away. Walk to Portage Lake to see the sun rise in the morning and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan for the perfect ending to each day. M-22 winds through town and provides miles and miles of scenic and shoreline views. Whether you want a summer beach vacation, fall color & wine tours or winter ski trip, you will find year round fun for all ages! Golf at the world famous Arcadia Bluffs, or at least stop by and enjoy cocktails in their Adirondack chairs while listening to the bagpiper play at sunset. Little River Casino provides entertainment for adults. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is 40 miles away and is a breath-taking experience that you must see to believe.

The Portage Point area is an exceptional location with public access to both lakes within short walking distance and includes hiking/biking trails. Nature at its finest - year round!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Onekama, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - May 27 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$66.35
Refundable Damage Deposit C$265.38
Cleaning Fee C$165.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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