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Romantic getaway or cozy and relaxing vacation on Lake Michigan!

Louise Robson

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Louise Robson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Romantic getaway or cozy and relaxing vacation on Lake Michigan!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Oostburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

(Central air conditioning installed spring of 2014.)

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Robson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Louise Robson

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 seven 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 two times a year.

Why Louise Robson chose Oostburg

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Romantic getaway or cozy and relaxing vacation on Lake Michigan!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Sheboygan Falls, WI
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

My beautiful girlfriend and I enjoyed this getaway immensely. The stunning view of the lake was breathtaking and the amenities were bountiful. There was a well thought out welcome basket catering to our needs upon arrival. Each morning we relished in the sunlight reflecting off the lake. Our options were limitless. We would go into town to find some fresh produce with which to cook our evening's meal. We would walk outside enjoying the crisp lakeside air. We would sit together on the sofa piecing together a puzzle while enjoying the many available means of entertainment such as music, books, or movies. At night, as we indulged in a glass of wine, we would curl up by the fireplace and enjoy the quiet of the evening. This was truly a wondrous experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great, Relaxing Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay in this cottage. We stayed over New Years and it was bitterly cold outside but the cottage was snug and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all cooking and eating implements you could want or need. The welcome basket was well appreciated. The beds, and all furniture were very comfortable. Overall the house was clean, well stocked and furnished, and we had a wonderful time. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Romantic Weekend with my lovely wife Nancy

  • 5 of 5

Louise, Everything was perfect as anyone could ask for. The cottage has the perfect Karma, very clean, very well maintained, very cozy, very tranquil. My wife Nancy and I wanted to get away, as we have not gotten away without the kids in 27 years. This was by far the perfect place, to spend some quality alone time with my soul mate of 30 years. The Cottage is the perfect place to stay we didnt have a care in the world, and the Cottage made sure of this. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket Louise, that was very nice of you to do that for your us. While it was a bit cold out we still made our way to the lake, as its a short walk from the cottage and, as their are two wood burning fire places that kept us very warm once we made it back in the cottage. Thank you again Louise for a fabulous weekend, and I would highly recommend this Romantic Cottage to any couple. Jeff & Nancy Armstrong Melrose Park Illinois

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
WEST CHICAGO,ILL. DU PAGE,USA
5

Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

I been checking out is area for quite some time & finally decided to take "the trip."

And to finally stay in this area was amazing, and humbling in such a short distance away from my home ...It is like you left the continent & was on your own personal island, or thinking it was the Atlantic, Pacific or some other great body of water....

As I pick a full moon to stay & was not disappointed... with clear nights & with warm sunny autumn days.

And as approaching the cottage you pass the Fall colors of the woods, then bam ! As the blue waters of Lake Michigan just welcome you there.

imo, the cottage near such a great body of water is the prefect setting, cuz nature & its beauty comes first...

I highly recommend staying here... be it a week or more or just a short getaway to unwind & decompress with 'the view.' which is always guarantee.....

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Madison
5

Getting away and hitting the beach

  • 5 of 5

Being in Madison, my wife and I want to get away and relax on a pristine Lake Michigan beach, with an oceanic view, and this property really delivered. It was very peaceful--we went for plenty of walks on the beach and in three days saw three people, so it was virtually ours. Our stretch of beach is actually the widest and smoothest. It is dog-friendly, so our golden retriever Charlie totally exhausted himself playing Frisbee. The "cottage" was very comfortable and well-maintained. No problems with Wi-Fi (yes, I brought my laptop). It was really nice having a fireplace in the bedroom as well. Not much as far as food goes locally--we didn't really care for Judy's in Oostburg for dinner (but might have good breakfasts) (better choices in Sheboygan, about 20 minutes north). My only suggestion would be having a channel guide to consult (although Louise was really helpful in finding the NFL Network for me for the Thursday game against the Vikings). Anyway, we had a very relaxing time and would be happy to come back again sometime. Thanks Louise!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark, for the review! Per your suggestion, I printed out the channel listing from the Warner/Cable wet site and included it in the Cottage on Cottage binder. It's very small print, however, so I also included a magnifying glass in the binder pocket. In the meantime, I'll see if I can't get a more suitable channel guide sent to me. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and let us know via the review on VRBO. Trapper, the owner and my son, loves to peruse the reviews from his home in Hong Kong. He'll be staying there himself in late November..early December. Hope he gives it a good review as well!
Prairie du Chien, WI
5

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful! We enjoyed our stay and are planning to go back yearly! Would like to back when the lake is warmer so we can take the kids swimming! Louise was very helpful and kind!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
52.7 Miles
Milwaukee Country Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.7 Miles
Boondocks Bar
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Lake MI Car Ferry (Manitowoc, WI - Ludington MI)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Nearest Train
50.3 Miles
Amtrak (Milwaukee-Chicago)
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Interstate Highway 43
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Miles
Badabing Pizza, Cedar Grove, WI
Nearest Ski
38.3 Miles
Little Switzerland Ski Park, Slinger, 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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Rates & Availability

From $200 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
 
Summer Season
May 16 2015 - Aug 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
PGA Championship
Aug 10 2015 - Aug 16 2015
6 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer Season
Aug 17 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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. (Renovation is under way to add two 8 foot windows for amazing lake views.) 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
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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