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Special retreat, large deck looking over Lake Michigan, perfect for 2-4 people.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Open weeks for summer $2400/wk. AUGUST 10 and 24 available

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 . This rental does have TV and Wi-Fi. Linens and towels are included. Master bedroom has a new queen size bed, upstairs has 2 twin beds.

Kitchen is fully equipped including spices, sugar, flour and oil.

The Lake during the winter months can be breath taking, watch the ice shelf build and then be destroyed by the waves. You can cross country ski, snow shoe, sit and read a book by the fire.

In the summer months the main attraction here is 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 ring on the beach for evening bonfires. The Lake, while generally cool until July, has a sandy bottom that gradually becomes deeper. Beach furniture and a few beach toys and games are provided. 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.

Our property is for family vacations. If you want to plan a large gathering for a day please contact Kohler Andréa State Park. They have great facilities for large groups. Their phone number is 920-451-4080.

There is a grocery store,ice cream and coffee shop, hardware store,Bakery, post office and two restaurants in Oostburg, two miles directly west. Sheboygan has many delicious restaurants plus shopping. Plenty of golf courses are available for every ability level.

Lake Michigan is high this year so there is not as much beach for walking as there has been. This is a cycle of the Lake. Currently there is a shorter beach in front of Barbadon.

More Details

Nicola Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Nicola Davis

This property has been in our family for 81 years. We are the third generation to be given the opportunity and honor to care for this beautiful property.

Nicola Davis purchased this house in 1930

Why Nicola Davis chose Oostburg

Gramma(Bessie) camped on this very beach with 4 girl friends from Milwaukee in the 1920's . She fell in love with the Lake and the rest is history.

What makes this house unique

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.


Oostburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bath with shower/tub. Plus half bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Full bath is off the Master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Other properties: #800417 and #802872 Our properties are for family vacations, not large parties. This is the place you come to unwind, unplug, watch the waves, stars, to be still and in the moment.


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Special retreat, large deck looking over Lake Michigan, perfect for 2-4 people.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

It was the best. Even though Lake Michigan is up we had a beach to relax on

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfy, beautiful views, birds to watch.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and relaxing! Loved the views and sounds of waves crashing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Barbadon! Beautiful views of Lake Michigan from the large deck. Great views from any room in the house. It was nice to have a fully stocked kitchen for items you forget to pack. Nicola was a pleasure to work with and responded quickly. We enjoyed the large interior as we were able to spread out and relax, especially with a 4 year old. Will definitely try to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place to relax

  • 5 of 5

This is a warm, welcoming place to spend time with family and friends. The house is steeped in history, and reflects the loving care of the owners. As you step inside, you are treated like family, from fresh flowers on the dining table, to condiments ready to use in the kitchen. The Lake is always in view through the huge windows, and lulls you to sleep at night. Plenty of comfortable places to hang out, from the deck watching the Lake with morning coffee (highly recommended) to reading by the fire inside in the evening. There is easy beach access and a fire pit with wood ready to light for s'mores and conversation. Treat yourself to the luxury of relaxing and enjoy this peaceful haven. Everyone is already talking about 'our stay next year'!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nicola is wonderful to rent from. The experience couldn't have been better! Will definitely be coming back. Love the history of this place and the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan right outside the door. Fully stocked kitchen made cooking so easy, very unusual for a rental cabin. We enjoyed the fireplace and just relaxing in the space. Kohler is an easy drive for lunch and a fun afternoon.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to escape. Starting with very precise directions on how to get there along with where to enter and park. Nicola then put our last name on the door on a piece of painted wood. I knew I was in the right place. Went through the door and came face to face to a stunning view of the lake. This was a place I had been looking for to bring my elderly mother for her birthday. Unfortunately she passed in December so we came as a family to reflect on our loss but celebrate the granddaughters birthday who shared our mothers birthday for 19 years. The lake could be easily heard when the windows were opened. Lawn chairs close to the lake to relax in, along with plenty of beach to walk and explore. Enjoyed the fireplace along with the pre-cut wood. Kitchen was well stocked with most pots, pans and dishes needed for our getaway. If you forget something for cooking Oostburg is a short drive away.....on a rainy day found the resale store on Main Street... Nicola was onsite for a few days and able to tell us some of the history of her wonderful place as well as some of the surrounding homes. There is nothing but good happening when you stay here.....plan on making this a family tradition as well as celebrating my 60th year here next year. Nicola thank you and your brothers for opening up your piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Most of the rooms have beautiful (and close) water views. The lake went from grey to platinum to silver to blue in the span of two days. There were hummingbirds, woodpeckers, cardinals and robins at the feeders on the deck. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was efficient. Gorgeous spot on a beautiful lake! I look forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Rent all 3 properties for a wedding or family reunion . Sleeps a total of 14.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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