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Romantic Winter Getaway or Cozy Weekend on Lake Michigan!

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Relaxing view from the front patio area.

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oostburg cottage description

(Brand new central air conditioning installed!)
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-season rates are offered.

This versatile vacation home boasts bay-windows overlooking grand Lake Michigan in both the living area and the master bedroom. Fireplaces in each room make this a glowing and warm getaway for winter and the miles of beach make it ideal for summer outings!

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1713 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 years of age minimum to rent. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The upper level welcomes your children with beds, toys, and games; the beach, of course, welcomes all of the family! Please watch your children carefully when they play in the water....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a smoke-free home; additional cleaning fees will be incurred with evidence of indoor smoking. If you smoke outside, please extinguish your smokes properly in the provided receptacle located on the entry porch....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs are welcomed. No cats please. Cleaning fee is increased an additional $75 with pets....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 4 twin/ single

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          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The fully-carpeted bathroom is a single occupancy bathroom. Amenities such as towels, toilet paper, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, shaving razor, floss, shampoo and conditioner and soap are all available. Both bath and beach towels are also provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • A patio refrigerator will house a starter supply of complementary bottled water and soft drinks. A guide to local and current activities is located in the living room....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Small collection of books for adults and kids near the fireplace mantle....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                One Blu-Ray player hooked up to the HDTV. Web browsing available through the TV and Blu-Ray player....moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                A ping-pong table is available for outdoor use in the summertime. A foosball table is located in the basement level. Several board games and beach toys are also provided....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Internet radio available through the TV and stereo....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Time Warner premium cable package. Includes ESPN, History, Discovery, Cartoon Network, HBO and On Demand services....moreless

              • Stereo:

                One 7.1 Surround sound Onkyo stereo connected to the HDTV and Blu-Ray Player. iPod connection and remote controlling available through the entertainment system controls....moreless

              • Television:

                One large 47' flatscreen HDTV with Blu-Ray player and DVR with Time Warner Cable premium package. Includes HBO and On Demand services. Web browsing through the TV available....moreless

              • Toys:

                Small collection of toys for kids. Beach toys for kids and adults. Frisbee and football...etc....moreless

              • Video Library:

                A small collection of DVDs. Some kid DVDs also. Time Warner premium cable package includes HBO and On Demand services....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              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

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Dining seating for six with ability to seat up to eight....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning has been newly installed as of May, 2014! Separate unit for the loft increases comfort and efficiency. Enjoy!...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Brand new washer and dryer installed July 2013. Detergent provided....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Two wood-burning fireplaces. One in the living room and one in the master bedroom. Wood for burning is provided....moreless

              • Garage:

                A single-car garage, suitable for a small car or multiple motorcycles is located under the Cottage if you would like to utilize this....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Forced air heating....moreless

              • Internet:

                Time Warner WIFI internet: 20mbps...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Linens are provided for all beds with a change for each....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Sofa, chairs, bay-window seating. Large flatscreen HDTV. Wood burning fireplace....moreless

              • Parking:

                Shaded parking available for five vehicles....moreless

              • Telephone:

                AT&T offers the best cellular service in this area; T-Mobile does not have coverage in this area. Internet allows for phone calls via personal computers. Emergency phone available upon request....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bathroom and beach towels are provided for up to eight guests....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Brand new washer and dryer installed July 2013. Detergent provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                New Hamilton Beach drip coffee maker. Makes 8 large cups....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Complete set to cook and serve up to 8 guests....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen. All cooking and dining utensils included for up to eight guests....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Included, but do you really need your food that fast? You're on vacation!...moreless

              • Oven:

                Included in the stove unit....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Food staples are maintained (salt, pepper, limited spices, catsup, mustard, etc.) A starter supply of complementary bottled water and soft drinks will be available in the patio refrigerator. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New refrigerator. Ice maker included. Separate Brita water filter provided and the filter is changed regularly....moreless

              • Stove:

                Small electric stove, four-top with oven....moreless

              • Toaster:

                New toaster. Big enough for bagels. Popcorn air-popper also!...moreless

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Two casual riding bikes are available for sightseeing around the neighborhood....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                A beach-view patio with table, chairs, and hammock during the summer. A boardwalk leads you towards the beach....moreless

              • Golf:

                Whistling Straights, Blackwolf Run, and The Bull are all within 23 minutes of the Cottage. Other public courses are available as well....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Backyard has a nice temporary gazebo tent in preparation for the building of a proper pergola....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Lawn includes the future pergola area and front patio, large enough for entertaining a group of people. The backyard included some wooded area which will be good for kids and pets to play. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill and a propane grill with preparation area. Charcoal and propane both provided....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Some water toys are provided - tubes, floating devices, other beach toys such as Frisbee and football....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              Sep 8 - May 14, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $200
              2015 PGA Championship
              Aug 9 - Aug 17, 2015
              8 night min stay
              $500
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay
              $365

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $75
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning Fee $125
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              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.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 12/11/2014
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              Location

              52.7 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Milwaukee Country Airport
              4.7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Boondocks Bar
              43 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Lake MI Car Ferry (Manitowoc, WI - Ludington MI)
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls, WI
              50.3 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak (Milwaukee-Chicago)
              2.7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate Highway 43
              3.7 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Badabing Pizza, Cedar Grove, WI
              38.3 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              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.

              For 2014 -SUMMERFEST, (July 1 through July 6) is the world's largest music festival, held annually just a 45 minute drive away in Milwaukee. BRAT DAYS (July 31-August 2) is a fun event for the entire family with enough activities to satisfy all ages.

              ROAD AMERICA in Elkhart Lake (an easy 30-minute drive) hosts a number of events throughout the year, including, for 2014, Spring Vintage Weekend (May 16-18), Motorcycle Pro Racing SUBWAY SuperBike Doubleheader (May 30-June 1), Vintage Motorcycle Classic (June 6-8), Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints (June 12-15), Nascar Nationwide Series/Pirelli World Challenge/SCCA Trans-Am (June 19-21), OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America (June 22), The Hawk with Brian Redman (July 17-20), Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge/TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (August 7-10), and the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival (September 12-14). For more information, go to RoadAmerica.com.

              LABOR DAY SURF WEEK-END (August 30 to September 1) Come help Sheboygan in welcoming the 2014-15 surf season! Bring your surfboards and paddle boards, and enjoy the last days of summer on Lake Michigan!

              CIVIL WAR WEEK-END (September 27-28) This annual special event 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 front and back patio offer two different settings (beach or forest) for unwinding outside. 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. (firewood provided)

              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!

               

              Manager info

              About: 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 six 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 three times a year.

              Why 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.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              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.


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              Photos

              • Relaxing view from the front patio area.

                Relaxing view from the front patio area.

              • The patio is a great place to relax while grilling out with charcoal or propane.

                The patio is a great place to relax while grilling out with charcoal or propane.

              • Central air conditioning makes movie night even more comfortable.

                Central air conditioning makes movie night even more comfortable.

              • New comfy furniture and unique staircase make this room cozy and relaxing.

                New comfy furniture and unique staircase make this room cozy and relaxing.

              • Lakefront fire pit, perfect ambiance for stargazing and roasting marshmallows.

                Lakefront fire pit, perfect ambiance for stargazing and roasting marshmallows.

              • The back yard tent/gazebo along with a few provided beach cruisers.

                The back yard tent/gazebo along with a few provided beach cruisers.

              • Wake up on a comfy king size bed with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

                Wake up on a comfy king size bed with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

              • There is also a fireplace in the master bedroom, close to your king bed.

                There is also a fireplace in the master bedroom, close to your king bed.

              • The dining solarium seats 6 comfortably with room for more.

                The dining solarium seats 6 comfortably with room for more.

              • A view from the living room towards the solarium and main entrance.

                A view from the living room towards the solarium and main entrance.

              • View from the loft, almost feels like you're on the ocean!

                View from the loft, almost feels like you're on the ocean!

              • The soft sand beach is wide and the water is crystal clear.

                The soft sand beach is wide and the water is crystal clear.

              • The dock leads you from the beach back to the inviting Cottage.

                The dock leads you from the beach back to the inviting Cottage.

              • Nestled in woods, opening to the beach, perfect for scenic morning walks.

                Nestled in woods, opening to the beach, perfect for scenic morning walks.

              • Living room has been updated with a 47' HDTV, Blue-Ray player, and 7.1 stereo.

                Living room has been updated with a 47' HDTV, Blue-Ray player, and 7.1 stereo.

              • Views from the living room draw you out from the plush new furniture.

                Views from the living room draw you out from the plush new furniture.

              • South side of the Cottage, Lake Michigan to the right, forest to the left.

                South side of the Cottage, Lake Michigan to the right, forest to the left.

              • Peaceful spot in the backyard. Draw the curtains for more privacy. Lit at night.

                Peaceful spot in the backyard. Draw the curtains for more privacy. Lit at night.

              • Morning view from the master bed.

                Morning view from the master bed.

              • A simple yet very functional kitchen.  New fridge. Electric stove.

                A simple yet very functional kitchen. New fridge. Electric stove.

              • The loft has five beds total.  Four twins and a queen.

                The loft has five beds total. Four twins and a queen.

              • A Hamilton Beach coffee station.  Makes eight cups.

                A Hamilton Beach coffee station. Makes eight cups.

              • 25 years ago the lake came to the edge of this dock, now it is a 20 second walk.

                25 years ago the lake came to the edge of this dock, now it is a 20 second walk.

              • Surrounded by quiet neighborhoods and state parks, miles of uninterrupted beach.

                Surrounded by quiet neighborhoods and state parks, miles of uninterrupted beach.

              VRBO #484767

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              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $200 - $500 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
              Minimum stay: 3-8 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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