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Golf and Leisure Retreat on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Relax and recharge at our unique historical leisure property on the shores of Lake Michigan. Come stay on our sixth generation farm and experience a vacation you will never forget. Exceptional hospitality and multiple on site leisure activities await you. Just 8 miles north of Sheboygan and one mile north of the world famous Whistling Straits golf course. Wake up to amazing sunrises, sit by the bonfire under the stars, hike on our wooded trails, play a leisurely round of golf on our 9 hole on site golf course - carts included. Our peaceful setting is sure to have something for everyone. Kids' sandbox and play structure in the large backyard, golf on site and nearby, fishing and kayaking nearby, cross country ski trails on site, and access to snowmobile trails. Turkeys and geese to hunt seasonally. Seasonal fresh produce from our apple orchards and gardens for sale.

Many other leisure activities nearby and many wonderful restaurants within minutes. Large recreation area in the basement with recliners, game table, stereo system, satellite TV, bar, refrigerator, and futon for extra sleeping space. Come and stay in our cottage any time of year, there is always plenty to do at the Lake Orchard Farm Retreat!

Keywords: cottage, farm, cabin, house

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About The Owner

Nate and Mary Calkins (and family) love living in the country on our sixth generation farm. Guests here are treated like family and we look forward to having you stay with us! Mary grew up on this farm, and Mary and Nate moved back to the area and renovated existing structures into a Bed & Breakfast and a cottage. We wanted to share this amazing view and property with others! You will LOVE our peaceful little piece of heaven.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Milwauke - General Mitchell Int'l Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Whistling Straits
Car: necessary

1 mile from Whistling Straits golf course.


Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
On site private golf course, lake access, walking trails in woods, cross country ski trails, on scenic bike route, access to snowmobile trails


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Golf and Leisure Retreat on the Shores of Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Germantown, Wisconsin

perfect family stay-cation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here!! The cottage was great for our extended family (8 adults + 1 toddler), everyone had their own room and we appreciated 3 full bathrooms so we never felt crowded, and tons of kitchen supplies so we could make some family meals together. We woke up with the chickens to see the sunrise over Lake Michigan, played in the yard and on the big, fun swing set, did a little golfing (or at least we tried to golf, ha), had smores around the campfire... everything we were looking for to just relax together. Plus we made some new friends with the farm cats and dogs :) It's a great little spot and the whole family agreed, we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again :) Sincerely, Mary and Nate
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Northern Virginia


  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. We were eight adults (we picked up a ninth for one night) in the area for a wedding. The property is great both inside and out, and the owners are wonderful and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that your stay was a success, and that the 8 (or 9) of you were comfortable in the cottage. We appreciate all our guests' feedback and look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Cottage with a View

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed twice during this past year. Home Sweet Home! Clean, quiet and plenty of room to spread out our family. We had a mini family reunion in the Fall and were back in the Spring. We all set our alarm clocks so we could be up to watch the beautiful sunrise over Lake Michigan. In the Fall we were able to golf right in the back yard! The apples were there for the picking and were wonderful. Our walks along the lake will never be forgotten. Nate and Mary are there to make your stay as comfortable as they can. It really has a beautiful clean kitchen and plenty of bathrooms, plus a full size laundry room. The large front lawn was a great place to gather in lawn chairs and just enjoy the view. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida

Myself, my husband, my daughter in law and 3 grandchildren, ages 10, 8 and 5, stayed at the property

  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but good things to say about the property. It was clean and had all the amenities that we needed. The photos were accurate describing the home. There was a happy, welcoming presense felt thoughtout our stay. Our grandchildren were with us and they especially loved the Rec Room downstairs. There was ample room for everyone and the place was very comfortable.

The owners were more than helpful and provided us with anything that we needed to make our stay more enjoyable.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the cottage over the summer and it was a magical experience. The cottage was spotless, very roomy, and comfortable. The hospitality was top notch. The location with a stunning view of Lake Michigan cannot be beat. And the stars you can see on a clear night - millions! This is the perfect place to escape it all and enjoy some quality down time. Close enough to many distractions but far enough away to avoid them as needed. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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