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Lake Michigan Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Nestled between the pristine sandy shore of Lake Michigan and a forest of cedar and pine lies a modest beach house only a few steps from the lake. Neat, clean, and filled with natural light the house offers lake views from almost every window. So close to the water that you feel as if you could reach out and touch it, Lake Michigan offers indescribable sun and moon rises that will leave a lasting impression. In summer, the days are full of sun and sand, exploratory walks on miles of coastline, and serene sounds of nature abound. The beach extends well into the water with an all sand bottom and sand bars stretching as far off shore as one's toes can touch. Nights include bonfires, lapping waves, and shooting stars that seem to fall in to your lap. In winter, a family puzzle, books/movies, and the crackle of a wood fire make the snow a welcome guest. No matter the season, you will feel refreshed, renewed and longing to return.

Other Accommodations Description:

Two room apartment above detached garage available for additional rent to larger families renting beach house. Sleeps four; one queen bed and one comfortable sofa-bed. Sitting area and bathroom with separate shower. Call for additional rental rate details.

Additional Attractions:

Close to World Class Golf at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, sites of past and future Championship Tournaments.

Minutes to Kohler Waters Spa, the only AAA Five-Diamond Spa in the Midwest.

Blue Harbor Indoor Water Park in Downtown Sheboygan.

Elkhart Lake Race Course - Offering summer racing events for car enthusiasts of all ages.

Numerous fine dining options in the Village of Kohler and Downtown Sheboygan, both within 15 minutes.

Keywords: Lake Michigan Beach House, Beach Front,Beach House, Beachfront House, Lake Michigan Beach, Lake Michigan Water Front, Water Front Home, Water Front, Lake Michigan, Oostburg

More Details

Darren and Kristen Weisberg
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

Why Darren and Kristen Weisberg chose Oostburg

While visiting friends many years ago my wife and I fell in love with the little town of Oostburg. We were amazed to find a pristine beach combined with a north woods feel without having to drive 5 hours to Michigan or Door County. A few years later we had the opportunity to buy this house and couldn't resist. It is our favorite place to be.

What makes this house unique

The feel of the ocean without the salt. The location reminds many of Nantucket. A walker's paradise, one can comb miles of sandy shoreline to your heart's content. There is a great sense of privacy here since the house is located on a private lane. One seldom sees many other people during the week.


Oostburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Patio Shower - outdoor shower
  • 1.5+ Outdoor Shower on Stone Patio
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dining Table with seating for 12, Reverse Osmosis drinking water and ice maker, Flagstone patio with outdoor hot shower, cedar deck with dining table, landscaped yard with perennial garden.


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Lake Michigan Beach House
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews

Nice place on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Great location and the house was very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Lake House with plenty of room for a big family. There is a patio and yard which was great.

  • 4 of 5

We were able to set up yard games and grille. You can also sit on the patio and watch magnificent Lake Michigan! The front of the home is wooded which made a lovely contrast. The beachfront was great, too! We have only been home a week and I'm already planning upcoming holidays!! Truly a Great Lake Home!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for our family of 4

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The location is ideal with the sound of waves at all times. The house is nice with a rustic charm. All major amenities and a quick drive to Sheboygan.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, MI

Spacious and well equipped cottage with privacy and beautiful views!!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is charmingly decorated and was extremely comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. There are beautiful views of the lake and plenty of light from all the windows. The kitchen has everything you need for meals. Although, there is only 1.5 baths the outdoor hot/cold shower is handy after being on the beach. The yard and beach are clean and private. Sadly,, the weather didn't cooperate during our week bringing in cold weather, lots of fish close to shore and biting flies. But, Darren, the owner, was very responsive when the wifi went down!! He quickly responded to my messages and even made the two hour drive to fix it himself. Plus, during my phone call with him I mentioned the bathtub draining very slowly and he made arrangements for a plumber to fix the drain during the holiday weekend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oconomowoc, WI

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This stretch of Lake Michigan is simply special and this property is a shiny example of it's potential. Darren's listing is exactly as described/pictured but the true magic can only be felt in person. The back deck and yard are perfect and being elevated from the beach just adds the feel of having your own private slice of the lake. The house is very comfortable and has anything one might require. We particularly appreciated the game/toy closet for our small family. Our dog was certainly thrilled he was able to join us -- yours will be too. If you know what to expect from this area / type of house on Lake Michigan you'll find this property to be exceptional as we did.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dog hair everywhere!

  • 1 of 5

The outside of the house was beautiful, as depicted. The inside was not ready for guests. We were covered in long white dog hair. The furniture and floor where covered in fur. We vacuumed for two hours. There were cob webs. There were even cob webs with dog hair dangling from it. The cleaning person brings her family who seem to vacation at the house while she works. It maybe distracting from the work. Anyway this place is charming from the outside and neglected on the inside. If you do rent be sure to be on top of your security deposit. It took a little doing to "remind" the owners about refunding what was due.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are genuinely surprised by this review for several reasons: The subject line of the review is not something that has ever occurred before as our high reviews indicate. We are a dog family, and we welcome families with dogs to enjoy our beach house too. If there was some residual dog hair, in some corner of the house, we apologize. It is also possible a few grains of sand from the beach may be found somewhere in the house from time to time. Had we known our guests found something amiss, a simple phone call would have afforded us the opportunity to remedy the situation immediately. Why choose to write a hit-piece six weeks later? Interestingly, my wife actually cleaned the house prior to this guest arrival, not our cleaning lady. We love our cleaning lady, but my wife does an exceptional job too! Needless to say, my wife feels terrible that she might have missed something, is the target of a gotcha, AND that our cleaning lady's character is being impugned. For future reference, our cleaning lady has worked for the American Club/Riverbend (only 5-diamond resort in the midwest) for years and we are privileged to have her. We welcome her young children to frolic on the beach while she dutifully goes about her business inside; we consider her an extended member of our family. To suggest she, or her children are "vacationing" while she prepares the house for our next guest is mean spirited, petty, and small. Remarkably, our guest's highly critical eye for detail did not carry over to cleaning up after themselves when breaking a glass on the living room carpet, the shards of which found their way into our cleaning lady's foot. Last, the Rental Agreement that all guests review and accept prior to booking clearly explains the disposition and timing of the damage deposit. The deposit was returned accordingly, in full, despite a broken glass and late check-out.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Blackwolf Run Golf
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Blackwolf Run Resturant
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Kohler Waters Spa
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Elkhart Lake Race Course
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Whistling Straits Golf
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Il Ritrovo
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Field to Fork
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El Camino
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Pizza Ranch
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Oostburg Bakery
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Oostburg Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store
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Huge Piggly Wiggly
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Target w/Starbucks
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Minutes from world-class golf facilities at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. Elkhart Lake events only 25 min away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning Fee included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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