Oostburg House Rental Photos and Description
Perfect place for summer family reunions, weddings, quiet escapes.
These are special places for laid back vacations.
The Cottages and Barbadon
We have two cottages available for weekly rent, along with a year round home. They are on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan with 200 feet of private beach.
MacBess, built in the 1930s, is the smaller cottage and sleeps 4. One bedroom has a queen, the other two singles. There is a wood burning fireplace, firewood provided, and propane heat if needed. It also has a patio with a charcoal grill next to the screened porch. The eat-in-kitchen is equipped with the essentials, spices, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, and dish soap. Linens and towels are not provided, bringing your own saves you money.
Bessie’s, built in 1985, is the larger cottage and sleeps 6. It has 2 bedrooms downstairs and a sleeping loft. It also has a wood burning fireplace and propane back up heat. The kitchen and dining area both face the lake overlooking the deck which has an umbrella table and charcoal grill. Linens and towels are not provided, bring your own and save money or you can have them provided for an extra fee.
Barbadon, built in 1930, was originally a 4 bedroom cottage and was remodeled into a year round home with 2 bedrooms in the 80’s. There is a large deck that overlooks the Lake and stairs going down to the beach. This rental does have TV and Wi-Fi. Linens and towels are included.
The main attraction here is the beautiful Lake Michigan and the beach. Without a doubt, the sand is some of the finest in the world. On top of that, the beach is private. There is a fire pit on the beach for evening bonfires. The lake, while generally cool until July, has a sandy bottom that gradually becomes deeper. There is beach furniture and a few beach toys. If the salmon are running, it’s possible to catch dinner while wading in the lake. For most though, it’s a cup of coffee watching the sun rise, the warm sand on toes while reading a book, building sand castles, throwing the football, and relaxing. The Lake can change quickly from smooth as glass to huge waves with a strong undercurrent; children need to be supervised at all times for their safety.
Rent: MacBess starts at $1375, Bessie's: $1750 and Barbadon: $2000. Minimum of 2 nights will be considered when available. Weekly rentals during the summer take priority.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
This property has been in our family for 80 years. Built by our grandfather(Mac) in 1930 as a summer cottage. Remodeled and winterized in the late 70's for our parents.
Gramma(Bessie) camped on this very beach with 4 other girl friends from Milwaukee in the 1920's including Jane Foster(Foster Rd). Grampa Mac helped Jane put the road in and develop the lakefront. Gampa bought the best for himself. Combined with our other 2 summer cottages the property works great for family reunions or private Beach Weddings Mid May thru Mid October.
Oostburg is a darling town, it has the best Hardware Store and Bakery you will ever find. An easy drive from Chicago and without the crowds of Door County. Our beaches are private, the water clear with a sand bottom.
There are plenty of other local attractions if you decide to venture from the Beach however most people that come to Bessie's Beach tend to just say put and relax.