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Barbadon a Year Round Home Available for Yearly Rent.

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed:

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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • 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:

            Great iew of the Lake from the table....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Living Room:

            Looks out over the Lake and deck...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace...moreless

          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

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


              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • Music Library


              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Lots of Gold available within 30 mile radius....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Beach furniture included also...moreless


              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

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


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


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                  from 9 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 8 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning fee $100
                  • Taxes Included


                  Special weekend rates for March and April, call for details

                  Payment is normally done with personal check. Half required to confirm your reservation, the other half due upon arrival. Also available is Paypal.

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                  Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                  Car: Necessary

                  We have 2 summer cottages for rent also. MacBess sleeps 4 ($ 1375 per week) and Bessie's Bungalow sleeps 6. ( $1725 per week). Rent all 3 for a wedding or family reunion.


                  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


                  • 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

                  VRBO #230039

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                  $275 - $286 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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