Oostburg House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
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The serenity of your own private sandy beach is just steps from the deck, its uniquely soft sand rivaling the best of the tropical islands.
Your lovely home-away-from-home was fully renovated in 2008 and features unobstructed, Breathtaking views of Lake Michigan through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
The cozy master bedroom awakens to the warmth of Eastern and Southern exposure, perfect for watching majestic sunrises over Lake Michigan while you snuggle in bed.
As you rise to greet the new day and gather in the comfort of the spacious living and dining area, sunlight dancing on the waves seems to draw you through the sliding glass doors out onto your deck, then onto the beach, then into the lake.
The open plan living space truly inspires togetherness and creates lasting, happy memories for all to share.
High speed wireless Internet and cable TV keep you in touch with the real world . . . if you really want to.
Wouldn't you rather . . .
Stroll leisurely along the shore for miles in each direction . . .
Enjoy the sublime sunrise, the marvelous moonrise and the starlit skies from the peaceful tranquility of a your private deck . . .
Build sand castles with the wee folk . . .
Savor the flavor of your favorite meal as you dine under the stars . . .
Warm up the cool evenings around a crackling fire on the beach . . .
Drift off to sleep listening to the sound of waves crashing against the shoreline . . .
While you can enjoy the convenience of a having your own modern kitchen. If you want to leave the cooking to the pros, both fine and casual dining are available nearby in Sheboygan and Kohler and a good local restaurant 'Judi's' in town.
Enjoy fun for the whole family at Blue Harbor indoor water park in Sheboygan.
Golf at Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run, The Bull, The Bog, and many more!
Pamper yourself at the luxurious Kohler Waters Spa with treatments available for both men and women.
Upscale shopping, antiquing, bike trails, Lake Michigan fishing charters and Road America are all within easy 15-20 minute drives.
Fall always brings a stunning collage of foliage color to the area and hiking our three beautiful state parks are a lovely way to take it all in. Kohler-Andre, Harrington Beach, and Kettle Moraine State Parks are all conveniently located.
In the winter, you can hike, cross-country ski or mountain bike along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The home has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) and two full bathrooms (showers only). It features a rustic knotty pine interior, ceramic tile floors and ceiling fans throughout.
The master bedroom faces the lake and has a king bed and flat screen TV. The second bedroom, with a queen bed, is located on the North side and has a nice view of the lake through the trees. The third bedroom has two twin beds and a view of the backyard and woods.
As a one level ranch house with are few stairs, the home is accessible to folks who do not walk well, but there are 8 stairs as you walk up to the house from the driveway.
Some interested renters wonder why the rates may seem expensive. Part of the cost of the lake front homes is the real estate taxes. the taxes are used to maintain the lovely Village of Oostburg and the schools. The average cost for annual real estate taxes can approach $20,000 per year depending on the location. Attentive upgrades and thorough cleaning increases operating costs, but permits the nicest furnishings available.
Continuous improvements made since the renovation have only enhanced its appeal as a cozy retreat in any weather in any season.
First time visitors to the area are impressed.
One of the more subtle distinguishing desirable features of this home is that it is located on a tranquil lane. This becomes important for those seeking relaxation. Other Lake front properties are located on smaller narrow lots, have numerous visitors as the ownership may be split between hosts of relatives and guests. Some Lake front houses will have 50 people visiting on a holiday weekend. If you are not familiar with the area it can be disruptive if you select the wrong property that is not suited to your needs.
This home offers the best accommodations for serenity, tranquility and quality time with guests. It may be the closest home to the water's edge, providing easy access for enjoying the lake with family and friends.
Some homes for rent have quite a walk to the water's edge from which also has advantages but can be problematic if watching children or dining near the water.
Many guests return every year so don't wait 'til it's too late.
Come visit the Best Beach House now, eh!
The home is cozy in the winter. It makes an ideal location for writing.
KEYWORDS: Best Beach House Sun Sand Lakefront Oostburg Romantic Girls getaway weekend Retreat Family Friends
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Megan Chadwick
I grew up in different parts of Michigan and central Illinois so the connection to the small farming town of Oostburg is special for me. I come to unwind in all seasons, living my life at a much slower pace than usual. It affords a much-needed respite from the cares of the every day. Life can be hectic and I am certain to feel relaxed as soon as I pull into the tree-lined drive. I enjoy the peaceful comfort of this cozy house with its ever changing, yet always extraordinary views. The charming little neighborhood, delightful Dutch community and consistently bring a smile to my face.
I enjoy driving the local country roads and seeing horses, cows, green fields, harvesting of crops. Reading my latest book with my toes digging in the warm sand or walking barefoot along the beach, waves lapping upon the shore. Yet I can also be content whiling away the hours enjoying the antics of different bird species -seagulls busy themselves feeding in the shallow ripples, Cardinals flit from tree to tree or Canadian honkers, majestic as they fly in tight formation along paths closely adhering to the shoreline, loons and even wild turkeys are visible to the observant.
There is something so calming and soothing about the movement of the waves. Some days glittering and melodic, other days crashing similar to the intensity of the ocean.
I have visited many locations around the US and still find this my favorite retreat in all seasons.
I find it difficult to leave. The peace and serenity I experience here helps me face the challenges of life.
Megan Chadwick purchased this house in 2007
Why Megan Chadwick chose Oostburg
The home provides my family and friends a chance to “get away from it all,” spend time indoors or out and make happy memories.
I like the quiet, the woods, the beach, the great outdoors. It brings tranquility and calm to my life. The air is cleaner. The raw beauty in all seasons, captivating.
The attraction of being almost in Lake Michigan makes this home truly special. Proximity to the Lake is the best of any property on Cardinal Lane. The waves can be alternately soothing or exhilarating, rivaling those of the widest, deepest oceans, changing in intensity and appearance as often as the wind. Neighboring wildlife come to bathe and sip the cool water.
One of the unexpected joys is walking down our quaint little lane. The dirt road is gorgeous in any season, shaded by a variety of tall trees, walled by a bed of green ferns and backed by a dense thicket of swampy woods that only enhance the feeling of being far away from the urban jungle.
Winter and fall bring a wild beauty that I still enjoy after 25 years of living on Cardinal Lane.
The close-knit Cardinal Lane community is peaceful, lightly populated with lovely neighbors. When I am there I feel as if I am in another world, close to what I want and need, yet surrounded by peace comfort and safety.
The location is close to many and varied diversions and unbeatable for ease of access - highway travel from most locations. Only 2.5 hours from downtown Chicago and about 1 mile east off Rt. 43.
I enjoy the luxuries of Kohler nearby. The Baker furniture outlet has a wonderful selection of furniture at a significant discount. The food and environment at the American Club is fun for tea in the atrium.
I like the town of Oostburg for its simplicity and ease of access.
Close by is a fun ski hill and snow board park for the kids, and adults. It is Sun Burst, in Kewaskum Wisconsin, 40 minutes away, with the 'premier tubing park in the world' as described on its site. Not Aspen, but certainly fun.
What makes this house unique
Best Beach House has easy access by car and no hassles with lines at check-in or waiting for elevators when all you want is to drop everything and relax.
Unique to this part of Lake Michigan, the gently sloping beach is covered in blond, finely grained sand, but no rocks that hide underwater to surprise your every step and no swampy mud bottom to suck your flip-flops off.
The lake water temperature and quality vary, but at times the it’s crystal clear and sparkles like diamonds in the sun over the smooth sandy floor.
The home provides both family togetherness and “alone time,” depending on your mood. Beachcombing on sunny days, stargazing on clear nights, warming your weary bones around a crackling fire . . . Entertaining is easy, with snacks and drinks from the kitchen so conveniently accessible to the deck and beach.
Wish I could be there to provide marshmallows, but firewood is provided for a beachside bonfire.
Bring a DVD along or select from our collection of family board games if the weather turns.
Oostburg has all the basic amenities, but sorry, no stoplights. Like much of small town America, it closes up early and Sunday. The charming Judi’s Diner for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the most delicious Oostburg Bakery, pizza, small supermarket, gas station, library and laundromat are all conveniently located in downtown Oostburg. Familiar big box stores (Costco, Target, etc.) are short drives if you are so inclined. Shopping is less painful in Wisconsin with the 5% Sales tax!
For an abrupt transition from the laid back beach life to high end luxury, visit the American Club in Kohler. Pamper yourself with a treatment at their $7 Million Spa, hit the links on one of their championship golf courses, enjoy a superb meal at one of their many excellent fine dining restaurants or browse their exclusive WoodLake Shops for unique treasures. Check with the American Club for spa or golf packages and availability and review their calendar of special events.