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Aunt Dot's Cottage on the Shores of Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 05/22/2014
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oostburg cottage description

Aunt Dot's Cottage is the best of best worlds - so easy to get to about an hour north of Milwaukee just off Hwy 43, but a hidden treasure, 'a world apart,' when you arrive. Aunt Dot's accommodates 6 overnight guests, and is charming by all accounts. It feels restful the minute you walk in the door. The atmosphere invites you to reconnect with play, read and ponder, catch your breath and enjoy life. Leave busyness behind for a week or so! There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen ready to use, and a nice living room with a beautiful stone fireplace, well-stocked bookshelves, comfy leather furniture and a picture window overlooking Lake Michigan. The kitchen has that quaint cottage feel but provides a totally up to date gas stove and full size frig, plus a little desk to plug in your computer, fire up the WIFI, and check your email while sipping your morning coffee. The view from the master bedroom upstairs is wonderful, especially if you're fortunate enough to be here on a full moon night.

This room offers a comfortable king size bed and space to relax. The back bedroom upstairs can be made up with twin beds or a king - to accommodate a couple or a couple of kids! Downstairs, the bedroom is furnished with antique twin beds that reflect our local Dutch heritage. Outdoors, we have a canoe and kayaks, beach toys and chairs for your use. (Sorry, we don't allow personal watercraft.) Grill out on the patio - build a fire on the beach to roast marshmallows on a still night - enjoy the wonder of the star filled sky. Additional guests are welcome with prior arrangements. It is our desire though to assure a restful cottage atmosphere and provide the same for our neighbors, so if you would like to have more than the 6 daytime or overnight guests that Aunt Dot's is designed for, please let us know, and be aware that it may include an extra charge.

Most people who come hate to leave the cottage, but there are some great places to explore if you want an excursion. Kohler with its lovely golf courses, restaurants, and 'Shops at Woodlake,' is just 15 minutes away; Elkhart Lake and its exciting Road America races is within 30 minutes; Plymouth on the way there is known for antiques; nearby Sheboygan has much to explore, a great waterfront with restaurants and shopping, and Kohler-Andrae State Park with beautiful hiking on the sand dunes; our own little Oostburg just up the street has groceries, a fabulous bakery, a laundromat and restaurants; the Milwaukee Zoo or Harley-Davidson Museum make a fun-filled day in the city; and if you've come from afar to Wisconsin and want to take a day trip to our reknowned vacation destination, Door County is just 2 hours north of us. All fun, but really, most of our guests say nothing beats the unhurried life on this private beach! We hope you'll try it - we look forward to being your hosts.

Keywords: cabin, log cabin, beach house, cottage on the lake, lakefront property

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace

              Other Amenities

                  • Linens can be provided at $10/person. Canoe and kayaks available. Fire pit on beach....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Mobile Phone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront
                  • Lakefront

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Library
                  • Kayaking
                   

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                  Full weeks from April - June 22,2014... $1720 per week
                  June 22 - Sept 7, 2014...$1820 per week. Check in Sun 3pm- Check out Sun 11am
                  This is a housekeeping cottage requiring you bring linens and incidentals.
                  However, linens - sheets, towels,& beach towels-can be provided @ $10/person.
                  Prior to June 8 & after Sept 7 your stay can be arranged with more flexibility.
                  Call owner for details.
                  3 night minimum stay. No cleaning fee. Taxes add 5%.
                  $500 booking deposit required.
                  

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                  Last updated: 05/22/2014
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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Hi -we're Lynn & Sandi (you get to guess who's who!) and we own Aunt Dot's cottage. We actually live next door, so when you're here, you're our guests. Hospitality and sharing our love for this place is something we enjoy. We won't invade your privacy, but we're here to answer any questions or meet what needs we can. We have a sales business, and our office is in our home - sometimes you'll see our lights on, burning the midnight oil. We're always good for a wave, a joke, or that cup of sugar you might need to borrow.

                  Why the Owner Chose Oostburg:
                  Lynn's Aunt Dot actually bought this cottage in the 1930s so it has been a beloved place in our family for...ever. Aunt Dot transformed it along the way to have running water and a shower. We still enjoy fussing over the place, and try to do something each year to upgrade and maintain it without changing the character of the cottage. Last year, it was a new metal roof - looks beautiful!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Not unique, but truly remarkable - those waves have been rolling in for centuries, the sun rises every morning, the moon trail and stars no artist could duplicate, the quiet renews your senses, and you know God is in His heaven when you're here. The summer is idyllic, the winter is awesome.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

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                  • Aunt Dot's Cottage invites you...

                    Aunt Dot's Cottage invites you...

                  • Relax in the Living Room with a good book

                    Relax in the Living Room with a good book

                  • A comfortable place to dine

                    A comfortable place to dine

                  • A desk and WIFI service

                    A desk and WIFI service

                  • Second bedroom upstairs can be made up with king bed or twins

                    Second bedroom upstairs can be made up with king bed or twins

                  • One of two bathrooms - this one has a tub, the other has a shower

                    One of two bathrooms - this one has a tub, the other has a shower

                  • Guests enjoy our private beach

                    Guests enjoy our private beach

                  • Winter is spectacular too

                    Winter is spectacular too

                  • Enjoyable screen porch

                    Enjoyable screen porch

                  • Fireplace and peaceful surroundings to warm your heart

                    Fireplace and peaceful surroundings to warm your heart

                  • A well-stocked kitchen

                    A well-stocked kitchen

                  • Master bedroom is spacious and peaceful, with a comfortable king size bed

                    Master bedroom is spacious and peaceful, with a comfortable king size bed

                  • Main floor bedroom

                    Main floor bedroom

                  • Patio with a view and natural air conditioning

                    Patio with a view and natural air conditioning

                  • Taking a Kayak out in the surf

                    Taking a Kayak out in the surf

                  • Be ready to be inspired!

                    Be ready to be inspired!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, April 04, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 05/22/14
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                  Speaks: english
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