May 30, 2024

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Manistee County building now available for short-term rentals

Manistee County building now available for short-term rentals

ONEKAMA — Since the 1800s, the building at 4800 Main St. in Onekama has been everything from a beauty salon and hotel to private residence and apartment housing. 

Now, the former Grund House and Hotel Onekama is taking on a new life yet again, providing luxury vacation rentals to visitors along Portage Lake on scenic M-22.

The building’s new owner Greg Carlson, the founder of Five Star Real Estate in Grand Rapids, has rechristened it the Dala House. Its new name is a take on the Dala Horse, a symbol of good luck in Sweden which also represents qualities such as strength and courage.

The Dala House is named in honor of the Dala Horse, a traditional symbol of Sweden.  

The Dala House is named in honor of the Dala Horse, a traditional symbol of Sweden.  

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When Carlson bought the house in 2021 he had his work cut out for him.

“When I purchased it, I thought I was going to come in and I was going to tidy things up … but it turned into a much bigger job,” Carlson said. “I bought this place in October of ‘21 and by December I made the decision that I was going to have to gut the whole thing.”