ROMANTIC WINTER GETAWAY OR COZY WEEKEND ON LAKE MICHIGAN!

Louise Robson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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ROMANTIC WINTER GETAWAY OR COZY WEEKEND ON LAKE MICHIGAN!

Oostburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Inviting two-bedroom, one bath Lake-Michigan cottage (A/C to be installed.)

(Brand new central air conditioning installed!)

Reached by private road, this year-round lake cottage is set back on a secluded 150 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. Your lakefront hideaway, nestled in the pines, is a front-row, sea-level seat to the lake’s temperaments and sounds. Winter, spring, summer, and autumn are all great times to enjoy the Cottage, each season offering a different perspective of the lake and the surrounding area. Low-season rates are offered.

This versatile vacation home boasts bay-windows overlooking grand Lake Michigan in both the living area and the master bedroom. Fireplaces in each room make this a glowing and warm getaway for winter and the miles of beach make it ideal for summer outings!

A comfortable king-size bed resides in the master bedroom and a large vanity area houses closets and mirrors. The spacious living area not only offers the amenities of lakeside living, but the amenities of technology as well. A large flat-screen HDTV with cable as well as 20mbsp internet connection is available; Wifi is accessible throughout the house and all the way to the beach.

A fully-equipped kitchenette is host to a solarium dining area to its south. A beach-view patio with grill area offers a fantastic view of the lake – from stunning sunrises to tranquil evenings.

The surrounding area hosts an abundance of activities, seasonal and year-round, including five-star golf facilities, a water park, numerous restaurants, John Michael Kohler Art Center, theater, shopping, Farmers’ Market and so much more. A list of these activities and their pertinent information is located in the living room at the Cottage.

Please let us know your special circumstances and we will do everything we can to accommodate!

(Central air conditioning is planned to be installed in this spring.)

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Louise Robson

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While I was born in Dallas, Texas, I grew up from the age of four down the highway from the Cottage in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, where my parents own a horse farm. My father taught at Random Lake High School for nearly forty years, so I was exposed to farm work and academia throughout my entire youth. I attended college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and then Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, earning undergraduate degrees at both. Currently I am a charter pilot for a private aircraft management company in Hong Kong. For the past six years, I have made the Hong Kong/Macau area my home, but I still come back to Wisconsin to visit my family and friends at least three times a year.

My youth and many vacations were spent up the lake from this Cottage at my grandparents lake house. It was at their lake house that I came to love Lake Michigan and the experience of that quiet and peaceful living.

I had been looking to buy a home that had the same feeling as my grandparents home. On the lake, of course, but also something that was obviously taken care of and loved by a family who grew up there and spent countless memories visiting, just as I had during my life.

The location was a big factor also. If you travel up and down Lake Michigan you will not find the same beaches. The sand in this area of the lake is amazing. Soft and delicate but not dusty. We used to call it 'squeaky sand' growing up because if you quickly drag your feet in the hot sand it will squeak with each step.

Also, since I grew up in the area I know all there is to offer and that makes it much easier to provide the best experience for those who come here to visit.

Living on the lake is unique. And while I have invested in adding the technology that has become the norm in our world, there is still a feeling of a simpler time when walking around the property. It was built in the 1940s, along with many of the surrounding properties. It has a history which shows its character and provides a unique insight to how life was on the lake 60 years ago. The joys of living on this lake are big – from its intimacy to its power. Come and enjoy this lake Cottage and find out your reasons.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Romantic winter getaway or cozy weekend on Lake Michigan!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Romantic winter getaway or cozy weekend on Lake Michigan!
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Oostburg Southern Wisconsin
Pacific NW / Languedoc, France
5

SURPRISE FANTASTIQUE !

  • 5 of 5
From the moment my beau parked his vehicle at this Cottage on Lake Michigan (totally unexpected on my part), the merriment began ~ ~ ~

Kicking off my shoes and socks (arriving directly from the airport) and sinking my feet in the soft warm sand only steps from the door, I ran down to the lake, twirling in gratitude and delight! Turning back to the house, I viewed the wide angle scene; how sweet an abode with its huge bay windows and rustic wooden planks meandering from porch to beach. There is something about older houses I respect and admire; likely the character and history they exude, especially when cared for throughout the years. This house certainly has been loved.

Besides the charm and thoughtful details added to make this house a welcome home, the managers were awesome! It's obvious they are mindful of their guests' comfort and satisfaction. I have yet to meet the owner ~ but hope to at a future visit :-)

The early autumn weather was amazingly mild, allowing for tranquil walks along the beach, lounging in the sunshine, bbq's or building a bonfire in the evening, setting off sky lanterns ~ or simply stargazing; these were but a few of our pleasures.

From incredible sunrises to the meditating sounds of soothing waves throughout the night, the whole experience was one big magical adventure! There's something for everyone here and we hope you too get the chance to find it for yourselves!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a wonderful review! Your check is in the mail. haha.. Seriously, these guests were fabulous and cared for the place like it was their own. We share the same sentiments about this cottage and it's so nice to hear that from our guests. Thanks for adding to the love that makes the cottage so special to us. Come back soon!
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Oostburg Southern Wisconsin
Chicago, IL
5

EXCELLENT WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a nice weekend getaway at this cottage. The place was beautiful - very clean and scenic, right on the lake with miles and miles of beach to explore. If anything, the listing undersells how picturesque this place really is. The only downside of our trip was that we went a little late in the year and the water in Lake Michigan was far too cold to swim in. We will have to rectify that mistake next year when we return to this cottage. I would absolutely recommend it to anybody.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to have these two celebrate their anniversary here! The cottage does seem to be the perfect spot for that, and we've since had others celebrate anniversaries. These two were perfect guests and we hope they come back! We put a lot of thought into trying to make the cottage an inviting space to go along with the natural scenic beach landscape. It's so wonderful to have guests that appreciate that and treat it with love and respect as well. Thank you for that and also for the nice review!
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Romantic winter getaway or cozy weekend on Lake Michigan!
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Oostburg Southern Wisconsin
Huntley, Il.
5

DID NOT WANT THE WEEK TO END !!

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a place on the lake that allowed dogs. We had never planned a vacation online before because everyone knows what you see ISN'T what you get ! Well we took a chance and we are very happy we did. The pictures DIDN'T lie!! We are senior citizens with a rescued older dog. We rode bikes, walked the beach and had a day hot enough that we sat in the lake for most of a day. The view, the sand ,and the gazebo were all that you said and more. Hopefully we can return again soon and maybe bring the grandkids too. We had a great vacation `!!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy you took a chance too! Honestly, in the beginning we were a little leery about allowing pets. But, being a family that grew up with pets, the thought of being able to bring your pet on vacation, sounded so appealing. Dogs really seem to love the beach. As long as we continue to have courteous renters like Raymond and his wife, who look after and clean up after their pets, we will continue to offer this as an option. It was great to meet you both! So glad you enjoyed it.
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Romantic winter getaway or cozy weekend on Lake Michigan!
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Oostburg Southern Wisconsin
Saint Paul, MN
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, GREAT AMENITIES

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at The Cottag. It really exceeded my expectations!! Very comfortable, lots of great amentities (WiFi,Cable, Nice TV, new living room furniture, Coffee Station, Bikes, Hammock, Games....there was more than we could do during our stay). The beach was steps away from the door and the owners provided chairs, towels, toys, etc. They really thought of everything and the little touches were very generous and thoughtful. The views from the living room and bedroom were wonderful. Kitchen was well suppplied and everything was very clean. We brought our two dogs, who loved the beach and exploring on the private road, no danger of cars nearby. We would certainly come back to this cottage and stay for longer. While is was just the two of us, we could have easily had six other people there comfortably. Nothing but good things to say and hope to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My husband and I had a very nice conversation with Dan and his wife when we stopped by. They left a cute note when they left, which was so fun to receive. We have since added a little leather bound paper book for guests to leave notes. It really helps us to hear what guests enjoyed or where we could improve. Trapper, my brother and the owner, really takes the feedback to heart and is continuously working to improve the Cottage and the experience. We've been fortunate thus far, to have extremely courteous guests such as Dan and his family. Hope to see you again!
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Oostburg Southern Wisconsin
Chicago
5

PERFECT WEEK ON THE BEACH

  • 5 of 5
This property is located on a unique section of Lake Michigan beach. On the Wisconsin side of the lake there are few beaches that have miles of sand. This property is on the best beach in Wisconsin. We enjoyed walking many miles each day. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft and clean. That is why we chose this house. Beach, beach, beach. The owners of this cottage were amazing. Our two kids loved the house as well. Another bonus was allowing us to bring our dog. Our family typically rents houses in different locations every year. We enjoy going to new places and exploring different communities. This house however has us considering a return visit. The WiFi is wicked fast and the TV is great. Every appliance is new and perfect. The house reminded me of my grandparents cottage in Michigan. The interior was a fun mix of 50's-1970's decor. If you are looking for an affordable beach house, comfortable surroundings, gracious and helpful owners, this cottage deserves your attention. Thank you Trapper and family for the perfect week!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Gary and his family were exactly the type of guests we needed. They were friendly, responsive, capable and left the house in better condition than when they arrived. We couldn't have asked for more. As our first renters, they actually had to deal with a couple of hiccups but did so casually and calmly and gave us time to make some improvements and corrections. Our goal is that we learn a bit more from each guest and improve the Cottage and the experience. Gary and family definitely helped us do just that. Gary, we would love to have you guys back for next year. I am confident the Cottage will be even more welcoming as we continue to make improvements. Also, thank you for the Naturespace App. It is a great companion for when I am on the road and need to relax.
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Nearest Airport
52.7 Miles
Milwaukee Country Airport
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Lake MI Car Ferry (Manitowoc, WI - Ludington MI)
Nearest Train
50.3 Miles
Amtrak (Milwaukee-Chicago)
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Interstate Highway 43
Nearest Barpub
4.7 Miles
Boondocks Bar
Nearest Ski
38.3 Miles
Little Switzerland Ski Park, Slinger, WI
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Miles
Badabing Pizza, Cedar Grove, WI
Car: necessary

THE COTTAGE is located less than three miles off highway 43 but has the feeling of a deep woods cabin. The drive in from the highway is farmland and forests of cedar, pine, and beech trees, offering the perfect buffer for complete relaxation. The Cottage is accessed by an unpaved, private drive. Neighboring properties are nestled quietly between the trees.

THE BEACH in this area of Lake Michigan is known for its soft sand and large expanse. The lake breezes keep the temperature consistent and cool compared to inland.

BESIDES OUR WORLD-RENOWED GOLF COURSES of Whistling Straights, Blackwolf Run, and The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, this area has many summertime festivals and local annual events.

For 2014 -SUMMERFEST, (July 1 through July 6) is the world's largest music festival, held annually just a 45 minute drive away in Milwaukee. BRAT DAYS (July 31-August 2) is a fun event for the entire family with enough activities to satisfy all ages.

ROAD AMERICA in Elkhart Lake (an easy 30-minute drive) hosts a number of events throughout the year, including, for 2014, Spring Vintage Weekend (May 16-18), Motorcycle Pro Racing SUBWAY SuperBike Doubleheader (May 30-June 1), Vintage Motorcycle Classic (June 6-8), Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints (June 12-15), Nascar Nationwide Series/Pirelli World Challenge/SCCA Trans-Am (June 19-21), OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America (June 22), The Hawk with Brian Redman (July 17-20), Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge/TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (August 7-10), and the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival (September 12-14). For more information, go to RoadAmerica.com.

LABOR DAY SURF WEEK-END (August 30 to September 1) Come help Sheboygan in welcoming the 2014-15 surf season! Bring your surfboards and paddle boards, and enjoy the last days of summer on Lake Michigan!

CIVIL WAR WEEK-END (September 27-28) This annual special event brings the history of the American Civil War to life. Held the last weekend in September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical care situations, period music and food, demonstrations, and more. The weekend spectacle involves more than 500 re-enactors. And each year features a different historic scenario crucial to the outcome of the war.

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND! Sailing classes, bicycle riding, snow shoeing (seasonal, of course), horseback riding (weather permitting) kayak rentals, jet ski rental, basketball, volleyball on and off the beach, golfing, parks and playgrounds...there is something for everyone. We can even find you a personal yoga instructor to perform a private class on the beach...just ask us in advance for availability!

Beyond sports we can steer you to wine tours, sailing events, sports events such as the Brewers or Green Bay Packers games, hot air balloon rides and almost everything else you can think of! There is even a great local airport where you could take an introduction flight and experience controlling an aircraft yourself.

Many activities can be set up quickly but it is very helpful if you let us know what you would like to do and we can find tickets or reservations in advance to make your vacation as smooth as possible.

Of course, if tranquility and relaxation are your purpose then feel comforted knowing the Cottage is set up for just that. Outdoor furniture on the front and back patio offer two different settings (beach or forest) for unwinding outside. The grilling area is perfect for a slow cookout of your favorite meal while enjoying the beach views. The beds are soft and warm. During the winter months you are invited to enjoy the fireplace to complete the cottage ambiance. (firewood provided)

For leisure time indoors there is a selection of board games for both kids and adults. The HD TV offers HD cable and a premium selection of channels, including HBO. There is a 20mbps internet connection which should take care of the entire family's needs. At the moment there is no video game console hooked up but you are more than welcome to bring you console from home.

Let us know what you're interested in and we'll help make it happen!

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Availability & Rates

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Oostburg Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day (Week)
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season
Sep 8 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$365
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Notes Check-in time is 4pm. Check-in may be available earlier and we will do our best to accommodate each guest as best we can.

Check-out time is 11am.

An over-occupancy fee of $200 will be charged for any guest over the recommended maximum occupancy of 6.

50% of total payment is due upon booking acceptance, the remaining 50% is due no later than 30 days prior to rental dates.

Cancellation Policy

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

Oostburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1713 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The fully-carpeted bathroom is a single occupancy bathroom. Amenities such as towels, toilet paper, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, shaving razor, floss, shampoo and conditioner and soap are all available. Both bath and beach towels are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single
  • THE MASTER BEDROOM has a comfortable king-size bed, large bay-window view of the lake, and a wood-burning fireplace. There is plenty of closet space in a vanity room, divided off from the bedroom. THE SECOND-STORY DORM ROOM sleeps six comfortably. An additional single bed is also available. PLEASE NOTE: If you and your guests number more than six, there will be a charge of $200 per additional guest per week. Please request a quote in advance so we can prepare the Cottage for maximum occupancy.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
A patio refrigerator will house a starter supply of complementary bottled water and soft drinks. A guide to local and current activities is located in the living room.
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