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Barbadon

Barbadon Living room Master bedroom, full bath attached. Living room gas fireplace Reading nook

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Last updated: 03/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oostburg house description

These are special places for laid back vacations.

The Cottages and Barbadon

We have two cottages available for weekly rent, along with a year round home. They are on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan with 200 feet of private beach.

MacBess, built in the 1930s, is the smaller cottage and sleeps 4. One bedroom has a queen, the other two singles. There is a wood burning fireplace, firewood provided, and propane heat if needed. It also has a patio with a charcoal grill next to the screened porch. The eat-in-kitchen is equipped with the essentials, spices, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, and dish soap. Linens and towels are not provided, bringing your own saves you money.

Bessie’s, built in 1985, is the larger cottage and sleeps 6. It has 2 bedrooms downstairs and a sleeping loft. It also has a wood burning fireplace and propane back up heat. The kitchen and dining area both face the lake overlooking the deck which has an umbrella table and charcoal grill. Linens and towels are not provided, bring your own and save money or you can have them provided for an extra fee.

Barbadon, built in 1930, was originally a 4 bedroom cottage and was remodeled into a year round home with 2 bedrooms in the 80’s. There is a large deck that overlooks the Lake and stairs going down to the beach. This rental does have TV and Wi-Fi. Linens and towels are included.

The Lake

The main attraction here is the beautiful Lake Michigan and the beach. Without a doubt, the sand is some of the finest in the world. On top of that, the beach is private. There is a fire pit on the beach for evening bonfires. The lake, while generally cool until July, has a sandy bottom that gradually becomes deeper. There is beach furniture and a few beach toys. If the salmon are running, it’s possible to catch dinner while wading in the lake. For most though, it’s a cup of coffee watching the sun rise, the warm sand on toes while reading a book, building sand castles, throwing the football, and relaxing. The Lake can change quickly from smooth as glass to huge waves with a strong undercurrent; children need to be supervised at all times for their safety.

Rent: MacBess starts at $1375, Bessie's: $1750 and Barbadon: $2000. Minimum of 2 nights will be considered when available. Weekly rentals during the summer take priority. Please look at bessiesbeach.com for more pictures and information.

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Great kennel near by, terrific rates 920-564-3939, even includes bath prior to pick up....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Single bed out in sunroom ...moreless

          • Master bed room has beautiful views of the Lake

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Send me your grocery list and I will shop for you, will add total to your final bill....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Spices, flour, sugar, dish towels, coffee pot, dishes, pots/pans, microwave...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Sugar,flour, salt, pepper, spices, olive oil ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dining
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • 200 feet of private beach. We also have 2 summer cottages available to rent. Check out bessiesbeach.com for more information and pictures....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Barbadon sits right on beautiful sand beach of Lake Michigan....moreless

                  Activities

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Shopping

                  Other Activities

                      • We have 2 summer cottages for rent also. MacBess sleeps 4 ($ 1375 per week) and Bessie's Bungalow sleeps 6. ( $1725 per week). Please go to bessiesbeach.com to view the property. Rent all 3 for a wedding or family reunion....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Best retreat ever!

                        Best retreat ever!

                        • Guest Retreat seeker (Madison, WI)
                        • Date of stay 03/20/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                        Barbadon was an absolutely perfect, magical getaway. The beauty of the Lake, the quiet of a barren beach and the wonderful home with lakeviews from every room made this the most wonderful retreat. I stayed for 4 days and got the kind of deep rest and relaxation it usually takes 2 weeks to get! Nikki is the most generous and gracious host that ever lived and she thought of all the details to make this home a complete piece of heaven. Thank you so much for sharing your paradise! ....Madison, WI

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Best vacation!

                        Best vacation!

                        • Guest Shelley (West Central Wisconsin)
                        • Date of stay 06/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/12/12
                        I've never posted a review before, but absolutely have to for this great vacation we just had. We rented the larger cottage for 1 week...the photos on the site do not do the cottage justice. Can you imagine my shock when we approached on the red carpet walkway! That sums up our vacation, it was a red carpet experience. The kitchen is much better equipped than I expected. The views, the deck, the beach...everything is perfect. We are so grateful to Nicola who was so accomodating and for making this place available for people to enjoy. We found we do not need to fly to some great destination to have a great vacation at a great place. Highly recommended and we hope to come again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                      • Stu/Pam

                        Stu/Pam

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 05/03/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/01/11
                        We love this place, best sand/beach anywhere, hopefully they will start renting Barbadon (winterized) so that we can come up for long weekends in the late fall and winter. You really have to see it to believe it, we will always be coming back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Exactly what you need

                        Exactly what you need

                        • Guest DieHards (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 07/27/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/27/11
                        My husband and I have been renting here for almost 20 years - we honeymooned here! SteNicStuBil (larger cabin) has every amenity you need, and nothing you don't . . . (i.e. no TV, game system, knick-knacks, etc.). The kitchen is large and easy to cook in, the fireplace is cozy on cool evenings, and the beach - well, the beach is what keeps us coming back year after year (with friends, kids, etc.). Take a long walk, canoe, wade, bodysurf, or just doze on the shore of a seriously large body of fresh water. Watch the moon rise. Stick around and watch the sun rise, for that matter. Or sleep in to the sounds of an ever-changing lake. Do all this, just not when we plan to come!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Wonderful getaway for Chicagoans!

                        Wonderful getaway for Chicagoans!

                        • Guest Love the beach! (Chicago, IL/Northwest side)
                        • Date of stay 03/02/11
                        • Review Submitted 03/06/11
                        We have rented this Oostburg getaway for three summers in a row, and it is such a wonderful place to visit. The beach is breathtaking, and the cabin is rustic and charming. My wife and I have a three year old and she often talks about our trips to the beach. It is located very close to Chicago, about a 2 hour ride from our northwest side condo, but feels like it is 1000 miles away. I highly recommend this location for a long weekend or a week long family vacation. The owners could not be more accommodating to my wife, daughter & myself. I have given our secret away to friends and family and everyone has been absolutely delighted with our little vacation getaway.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Pat & Barb

                        Pat & Barb

                        • Guest Pat (Wauwatosa WI)
                        • Date of stay 07/03/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/11
                        Our family has rented the larger unit for many years, foe one week each summer. We have several children and grandchildren, and have thoroughly enjoyed the time we have spent there. The cottage is very comfortable and well furnished, and the owners have been wonderful to us. Plus, the beach and lakefront are marvelous. We hope to return for many years.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great Lake Michigan Beach Getaway

                        Great Lake Michigan Beach Getaway

                        • Guest Oak Park fans of Oostburg (Oak Park, IL)
                        • Date of stay 08/07/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/23/11
                        We have been coming to Oostburg for the last 15 years or so and renting with Nikki and family -- who are excellent hosts. We started vacationing at the cabins with babies and now come every year with teenagers. Every year, we look forward to leaving our technology-heavy homes and returning to simpler splendid beach life. Both cabins are comfortable and perfect for smaller or larger families. They're on a fantastic stretch of practically private Lake Michigan shoreline. Although the property is barely a mile or two away from Highway 43, it feels very private and quiet. It also is quite close to a full-service grocery store and excellent bakery in the town of Oostburg as well as great restaurants in Sheboygan and Kohler. We always find time to visit the ice cream shop at the American Club in Kohler and have amazed many visiting friends at the Kohler design store and museum. We all can't wait to get back there this summer!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • A little slice of heaven

                        A little slice of heaven

                        • Guest HenryMc (Green Bay Wi)
                        • Date of stay 07/05/09
                        • Review Submitted 05/07/10
                        I have been coming to these cottages for as long as I can remember and they are still my favorite place to go!! I am now 24 years old and even though I don't go with my parents anymore I still find at least a weekend to spend at the beach. I brought my Fiancee here last summer for the first time and she fell in love with the place. She keeps talking about bringing our children here, that will be a while from now!! But everything about this place is just pure relaxation, there are no tv's, no phones, nothing to distract you from just getting away from it all. When Don and Maurine were alive they were basically my third set of Grandparents, and now that Nicola has taken over it is like I have a second Mother. This is honestly one of the best places on earth!!! I will be coming back every year for the rest of life if I can!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter
                      Dec 11 - May 3, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $800
                      Spring
                      May 4 - Jun 7, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,300
                      Summer
                      Jun 8 - Sep 6, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,200
                      Fall
                      Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $275
                      $1,800

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning fee $100
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Special weekend rates for March and April, call for details


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1930

                      About the owner: This property has been in our family for 80 years. Built by our grandfather(Mac) in 1930 as a summer cottage. Remodeled and winterized in the late 70's for our parents.

                      Why the Owner Chose Oostburg:
                      Gramma(Bessie) camped on this very beach with 4 other girl friends from Milwaukee in the 1920's including Jane Foster(Foster Rd). Grampa Mac helped Jane put the road in and develop the lakefront. Gampa bought the best for himself. Combined with our other 2 summer cottages the property works great for family reunions or private Beach Weddings Mid May thru Mid October.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Oostburg is a darling town, it has the best Hardware Store and Bakery you will ever find. An easy drive from Chicago and without the crowds of Door County. Our beaches are private, the water clear with a sand bottom. There are plenty of other local attractions if you decide to venture from the Beach however most people that come to Bessie's Beach tend to just say put and relax.


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                      • Barbadon

                        Barbadon

                      • Master bedroom, full bath attached.

                        Master bedroom, full bath attached.

                      • Living room gas fireplace

                        Living room gas fireplace

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Reading nook

                        Reading nook

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

                      $200 - $314 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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