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Aunt Dot's Cottage on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Sandi Rowe

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Sandi Rowe

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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Aunt Dot's Cottage on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Oostburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Aunt Dot's Cottage is the best of best worlds - so easy to get to about an hour north of Milwaukee just off Hwy 43, but a hidden treasure, 'a world apart,' when you arrive. Aunt Dot's accommodates 6 overnight guests, and is charming by all accounts. It feels restful the minute you walk in the door. The atmosphere invites you to reconnect with play, read and ponder, catch your breath and enjoy life. Leave busyness behind for a week or so! There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen ready to use, and a nice living room with a beautiful stone fireplace, well-stocked bookshelves, comfy leather furniture and a picture window overlooking Lake Michigan. The kitchen has that quaint cottage feel but provides a totally up to date gas stove and full size frig, plus a little desk to plug in your computer, fire up the WIFI, and check your email while sipping your morning coffee. The view from the master bedroom upstairs is wonderful, especially if you're fortunate enough to be here on a full moon night.

This room offers a comfortable king size bed and space to relax. The back bedroom upstairs can be made up with twin beds or a king - to accommodate a couple or a couple of kids! Downstairs, the bedroom is furnished with antique twin beds that reflect our local Dutch heritage. Outdoors, we have a canoe and kayaks, beach toys and chairs for your use. (Sorry, we don't allow personal watercraft.) Grill out on the patio - build a fire on the beach to roast marshmallows on a still night - enjoy the wonder of the star filled sky. Additional guests are welcome with prior arrangements. It is our desire though to assure a restful cottage atmosphere and provide the same for our neighbors, so if you would like to have more than the 6 daytime or overnight guests that Aunt Dot's is designed for, please let us know, and be aware that it may include an extra charge.

Most people who come hate to leave the cottage, but there are some great places to explore if you want an excursion. Kohler with its lovely golf courses, restaurants, and 'Shops at Woodlake,' is just 15 minutes away; Elkhart Lake and its exciting Road America races is within 30 minutes; Plymouth on the way there is known for antiques; nearby Sheboygan has much to explore, a great waterfront with restaurants and shopping, and Kohler-Andrae State Park with beautiful hiking on the sand dunes; our own little Oostburg just up the street has groceries, a fabulous bakery, a laundromat and restaurants; the Milwaukee Zoo or Harley-Davidson Museum make a fun-filled day in the city; and if you've come from afar to Wisconsin and want to take a day trip to our reknowned vacation destination, Door County is just 2 hours north of us. All fun, but really, most of our guests say nothing beats the unhurried life on this private beach! We hope you'll try it - we look forward to being your hosts.

Keywords: cabin, log cabin, beach house, cottage on the lake, lakefront property

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Sandi Rowe (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About Sandi Rowe

Hi -we're Lynn & Sandi (you get to guess who's who!) and we own Aunt Dot's cottage. We actually live next door, so when you're here, you're our guests. Hospitality and sharing our love for this place is something we enjoy. We won't invade your privacy, but we're here to answer any questions or meet what needs we can. We have a sales business, and our office is in our home - sometimes you'll see our lights on, burning the midnight oil. We're always good for a wave, a joke, or that cup of sugar you might need to borrow.

Why Sandi Rowe chose Oostburg

Lynn's Aunt Dot actually bought this cottage in the 1930s so it has been a beloved place in our family for...ever. Aunt Dot transformed it along the way to have running water and a shower. We still enjoy fussing over the place, and try to do something each year to upgrade and maintain it without changing the character of the cottage. Last year, it was a new metal roof - looks beautiful!

What makes this cottage unique

Not unique, but truly remarkable - those waves have been rolling in for centuries, the sun rises every morning, the moon trail and stars no artist could duplicate, the quiet renews your senses, and you know God is in His heaven when you're here. The summer is idyllic, the winter is awesome.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Aunt Dot's Cottage on the Shores of Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
United States
5

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three especially enjoyed our recent stay at Aunt Dots. The view was incredible, the pace was relaxing and the environment was tranquil. Everything we needed (plus more) was available for our use. My husband and I enjoyed the kayaks so much that we are considering buying some ourselves! Our preschooler had too much fun playing on the sandy beach, chasing the occasional flock of birds and collecting the tiny shells. When we did need something, the grocery store and delicious bakery were literally “down the road”. Super close Sheboygan provided some extra entertainment for the little guy. All told, it was a perfect place with wonderful hosts. We enjoyed having the owners so close and greatly appreciated their suggestions and area knowledge. Five stars! Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The Tinklenbergs

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Aunt Dot's Cottage was just what our family needed for a great vacation. A cabin-like rustic place to stay with clean comfortable beds. Hearing the waves during the starry nights, lighting a fire in the morning to warm up during breakfast, having everything we needed to cook our meals in the kitchen, and all the excellent kayaking equipment pleased every member of our family. Town is just a quick drive away for the things we needed. Our sandy beach was beautiful for swimming, star gazing, sand castling, and walking along the water. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful, relaxing time!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time relaxing and taking in the breathtaking view of Lake Michigan from the master bedroom. The cabin was rustic but with all of the comforts needed. The beach was awesome. Many thanks to our hosts Lynn and Sandy on their great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Manitowoc
5

I fell in love with Oostburg!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fabulous. The property was very clean and well maintained. Everything I needed was there for both inside and out. Including chairs, kayaks, inner tube, fire wood, life jackets, sand toys and on and on. The beach at the property is one in a million. I have lived most of my life on Lake Michigan but there is something very special about the lake where it meets Aunt Dots. I was fortunate to have mostly beautiful weather, one day it did rain. That was also great as there is an awesome fireplace, many interesting books to peruse and plenty of games to play. I can not say enough good about my stay. One thing I loved, but others may need to know in advance, there is minimal reception for phone, Internet or television. Personally, that enhanced my stay even more, I could have stayed forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Oostburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Winter
Sep 28 2014 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,820
 
 
Early Summer
May 31 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,890
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall Winter 2015
Sep 6 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Linens are to be provided by the renter, or may be requested. Charge to provide linens is $15/person/ stay, which includes sheets, towel sets, and beach towels.
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Amenities

Oostburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Linens can be provided at $10/person. Canoe and kayaks available. Fire pit on beach.

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