Inviting all-season, two-bedroom, one bath Lake-Michigan cottage.
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 Oostburg
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice getaway location
My friends and I enjoyed our stay at the cottage! We loved sitting by the lake and having a fire one night. Louise was responsive to any questions. We were very comfortable there and would go back if we get the chance.
Beautiful Lakefront Property
This property is right on the lake and, unlike many other lakefront properties, it does not have thousands of stairs that you have to climb to get down to the water. This made it ideal for a family vacation. Highly recommend this home!
great trip , hope to go back
Very peaceful locale. Cozy cottage, great for a family!
The home and location were everything we expected it to be!
I would not hesitate to go back again!
Peaceful and beautiful
Being here was just what we expected. After a disappointing trip to Florida due to the red tide,we were not able to enjoy the beach there. This totally made up for it. The sounds of the waves and the sunrise each morning was lovely. A welcoming bottle of wine along with a nice beach fire just made everything better. Thank you Louise for sharing your piece of paradise. Your cottage is well supplied . We will probably be back. Thank you again 🙏���. Jeanne. D.
Dale and Jeanne S.
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!