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Romantic getaway or cozy and relaxing vacation right on Lake Michigan!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Inviting all-season, two-bedroom, one bath Lake-Michigan cottage.

(Don't sweat it, we have central air conditioning on the main level and a split-type unit in the loft for greater control and efficiency.)

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 off-season rates are offered.

This versatile vacation home boasts bay-windows overlooking grand Lake Michigan in the living area and the master bedroom, and two large, newly installed dormer windows with a stunning view of the lake in the upstairs. Fireplaces in the master bedroom and the living room make this a glowing and warm getaway for winter and the miles of beach make it ideal for summer outings! Central air ensures your comfort whatever the summer weather.

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

Property Manager
Louise Robson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

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 eight 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.

Louise Robson purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Louise Robson chose Southern Wisconsin

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.


Oostburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1713 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath towels and beach towels are provided for use at the Cottage. Body soap and hand soap are provided as well as a small cache of toiletries in the event something was forgotten.
  • 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. 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
  • 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
A guide to local and current activities is located in the living room.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Romantic getaway or cozy and relaxing vacation right on Lake Michigan!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Perfect placement to lake and more private area with comfort and feeling of home!

  • 4 of 5

Love the new picture windows upstairs - perfect for sunrises and star-gazing. Comfy accommodations and so nice having a tree for the holidays. The fireplace says home and lots of wood kept it going strong. Love town of Oostburg as friendly and welcoming.

Hopefully we will have more family join us next year. Thank you Louise and family!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice long weekend. The views from the Cottage were awesome. Everything we needed was provided. And the welcome basket was a very nice touch! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Georgia and her husband were perfect guests. We appreciate how well they took care of the Cottage - could hardly tell they had two dogs with them! We would welcome them again anytime.
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Great spot and very comfy beach house.The hostess is super nice and respondive.Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Great beach house. Wonderful hostess ! Coming back next year .

Highly recommended :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Ortels were a delightful family! We've had them before and look forward to having them again in the future!
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home and location were absolutely perfect. Louise was so wonderful and accommodating. The loft was a perfect spot for the kids and for the insanely beautiful sunrises. There were many little extras in the house that made it an easy trip. Louise has thought of everything! :)

The beach was clean and so peaceful and we were able to bring our dog on his first vacation ever with us. He loved it! I can't say enough good things about this place, we can't wait to return! It was truly relaxing and much needed. Oostburg is a great place to visit, and so close to Chicago. I wish we were still there! Thank you Louise for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Relaxing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful trip! The cottage was so cute and quaint and had the best views of the lake. It was such a relaxing weekend getaway, i wish we could have stayed longer! They had everything we needed and more, the owners were so accommodating and very helpful when I emailed questions before the trip. The cottage was in a great location too, we were able to drive up to Sheboygan and Kohler to do some sightseeing and it was only about a 20 minute drive. I would definitely recommend this cabin and will be returning whenever we get a chance!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable. Refreshing. Quiet. Exactly what the doctor ordered.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few nights and the cottage was exactly what we were expecting. Just steps away from Lake Michigan, we enjoyed bonfires on the beach at night, took long walks along the shore and had plenty of time to just relax. The owners were incredibly accommodating and even provided us with snacks and a beverage of choice. We highly recommend this cottage for the perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! This very thoughtful guest actually took the fantastic photo that now headlines our VRBO page - the two chairs and glasses with a bottle of wine overlooking the lake. She graciously sent that photo and some others to add to the collage. Thank you so much - come back soon!
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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.

SUMMERFEST, is the world's largest music festival, held annually in late June and early July, just a 45 minute drive away in Milwaukee.

ROAD AMERICA in Elkhart Lake (an easy 30-minute drive) hosts a number of events throughout the year.

CIVIL WAR WEEK-END is an annual event in nearby Greenbush that 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 back patio offers a shaded beach view. 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.

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!


Rates & Availability

Oostburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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