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Green Bay Waterfront Cottage. Great Summer Retreat. 25 mins from Lambeau Field

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)


This is a classic Wisconsin waterfront retreat. This newly remodeled cottage includes hardwood floors (bamboo), new kitchen, glass tiled shower. Cozy retreat for family/friend gaterings. Greatroom includes wood fireplace, new sofas, huge dining table (meals, games, etc.), and full-wall view of the Bay. Spacious front deck overlooking 200' waterfront includes outdoor furniture, and gas grill. Just a short (25 min) drive to Lambeau Field for Packer practice, pre-season, and games. Shallow water at dock end provides excellent access for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing (small boat). Large front grass provides space for volleyball, and other outdoor fun. Oconto is a nearby town with lots of small restaurants and taverns.

Bedroom setup includes one enclosed bedroom on the first floor, and two bedrooms on the second floor (one enclosed, one with open rail overlook to greatroom below).

The privacy is great. Water on one side, and woods on all three other sides. We have our wooded empty lot on one side, and State reserve (DNR) wooded land on two others.

Water is clear and warm. Canoe, Kayak, and Row Boat are available for Renters upon request.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Donny

We are a fun-loving family. We live in downtown Milwaukee and love the city cultural life. We also love to get away and spend time with our family and friends.

Donny purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Donny chose Wisconsin

This cottage has a lot of family history. My mom and dad picked out this property for its beautiful, sandy waterfront, secluded woods, and easy drive from Milwaukee (2 1/2 hours with a stop). Having a nearby small town (Oconto) and larger city (Green Bay) offered a variety of activities, attractions, and shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

Morning coffee on the lakefront deck in the morning is our favorite time (sometimes sunrise). A huge variety of birds (Herons, Pellicans, Cranes, Eagles) frequently fly close by. Evenings often end with a fireside (campfire pit) chat, and star gazing.


Oconto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sofas in Great Room also offer extra beds. One queen, one double., Bunk Beds (2) We have 2 sets of bunk beds (very nice wood) in loft bedroom area. Each has double bed on lower, twin bed on top (4 beds total in bunk area).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Green Bay Waterfront Cottage. Great Summer Retreat. 25 mins from Lambeau Field
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Green Bay Waterfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our pleasant stay provided a new Christmas experience for us! We arrived to a shoveled entry, clean interior, and a guidebook that included helpful directions and information about the surrounding communities. The chalet is attractively decorated, kitchen dishes and utensils are ample for full meal prep and serving, and the spacious bathroom was a real treat. The salient features for us were the gorgeous view of the bay, the huge dining table for games and meal fellowship and the cozy fires. We bought firewood at Kwik-Trip that was ready to use so nightly fires were effortless. The pet-friendly feature made this experience possible because we don't board our dog so that is another bonus of this rental. We would certainly book this home again; communications with the owner were very efficient and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic week up in this Cottage with our two dogs and teenage kids away from the hustle/bustle of everyday. The house is immaculately decorated, spacious, a ton of wildlife (we saw a pair of bald eagles in the nearby trees to complement the frogs and (harmless) snakes in the garden), great lake access with a couple of kayaks/row boat and super-secluded. The owner is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. Getting into the local town is easy and there's a great little Supermarket for fresh food/provisions, etc. Seriously, nothing but good things to say. Thanks for a memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family getaway to get away from the everyday everyday hustle and bustle!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this place, it was one of the best vacations my family has had in awhile! The cottage has everything you need and more! The cottage is so spacious and is decorated so wonderfully! My 14 year old twins loved their room overlooking the great room which had a wonderful view looking out to the lake! We spent nearly everyday down at the dock swimming, sunbathing, boating, fishing, bird watching and making family memories to last a lifetime! At night we would either play board games or watching movies from the large selection the cottage offers or venture into town for dinners, mini golf and ice cream. We also went to Green Bay at night for Packer family night, a Packer practice, Bay Beach and some mall shopping! I would recommend this place to anyone that wants a private and quiet getaway right on the lake!! You cannot beat this place and everything it has to offer for the price!! We will definitely be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elburn, Illinois

Trust these reviews

  • 5 of 5

I relied on the overwhelmingly positive remarks here and they were absolutely accurate. This is a wonderfully appointed cabin that feels more spacious than the pictures suggest. Pretty much every detail was taken care of. I wondered only briefly if my kids would get restless, but they loved it here. This is an extremely quiet location. You can stand out on the dock and experience moments when there are absolutely no man made sounds. That's my definition of heaven. The other reviews have mentioned the presence of wildlife; we had muskrats next to the dock during our stay. The owners must treat the yard because it is completely surrounded by trees, yet we were able to grill and eat on the deck. I can't even do that comfortably at our own home! (virtually no bugs).

Several things that really impressed me (especially compared to other VRBO stays we've had):

Very comfortable/high quality sofas.

Remarkably well appointed library, (books, DVDs and music). The books covered a nice range and were a lot more sophisticated a selection than what you usually see. The music (CDs) truly had something for everyone - contemporary pop, jazz, 60s rock, classical, opera, 40s-50s classics - wonderful! You think these things don't matter much, but when you're at a place that's meant for relaxation, you will appreciate having such a terrific selection.

AC worked great when we needed it. All the appliances (washer dryer too) ran great. Be sure to really dig around - you will find helpful things left and right. Internet works, but it's not fast and if you travel with family, then it grinds to a virtual halt. I found this to be a near perfect set up - we could stay connected when we needed to look something up, but it kept everyone off their devices. No cell service for us (Verizon), so again - do something else - you'll be glad!

The water was much warmer than Lake Michigan in Chicago was 1 week earlier - so fear not. We brought water shoes, as the initial entry was grassy etc. Apparently, this is not always the case. Walkable depth goes out seemingly forever (at least another 100 yards from the end of the dock), so the kids were safe playing around. Once past the initial grassy area, its nice and sandy.

We did a day trip to go white water rafting and that's a little over an hour drive each way - totally doable.

Grocery stores are within 10 minutes driving.

This was my first vacation ever, where I returned home truly refreshed - Perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Wisconsin

Glorious Getaway on Green Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time during our week long stay. The kids, ages 7 and 5, spent countless hours on the dock with their buckets and nets catching frogs and minnows, while the adults (including Grandpa) read on the deck and hammock. We saw garter snakes sunning on the rocks, cranes and herons flying overhead, and enjoyed watching the moon rise over the bay each night it was clear. We even enjoyed a few severe thunderstorms. The cottage lacked nothing at all. It was so clean and comfortable and well equipped with everything you might need. The kids loved that they each got to sleep on a top bunk in the loft. We swam at the city pool in Oconto twice and dined at The Dockside and The Brothers Three pizzeria. Both very pleasant dining experiences. We drove down to Lambeau Field for a tour and spent the afternoon at Bay Beach Amusement Park, a fun day trip. We enjoyed the selection of games to choose from for the rainy mornings. We'll be recommending this place to everyone! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice well cared for lots of amenities. Owners are great.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest

Straight shot down Hwy 41 gets you to Lambeau Field. Packer fans have really enjoyed our place to hang our with friends and family over a game weekend. All you need for cooking, grilling, and having fun is all there.


Rates & Availability

Oconto Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter
Sep 10 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

Weekends are available in Spring, Fall, and Winter. Weekends also may be available in early and late summer season. Weekend rental is $800 + $100 Cleaning Fee. This covers 2 or 3 Nights (Packer Game weekends for example). Weekly rentals are preferred in Summer. Summer weekly rentals = Saturday Check In 3:00pm, Saturday Check Out 10:00am. Fall, Winter, Spring: standard Check In and Check Out times are Noon, but flexible

All rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

50% Rental Deposit due with signed contract to secure reservation.
50% plus damage deposit due 30 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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