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Wilke Lake Cottage - Near Sheboygan,Manitowoc, Kiel, Wi.

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

We have beautiful one bedroom cottage and a sleeping loft(pull down steps) located a few feet from the shores of Wilke Lake. Very private setting.

The fully equipped kitchen has all of the essentials: a refrigerator, stove, coffee pot and microwave. The bedroom includes a queen bed along with a dresser for plenty of storage.

In addition to the beautiful view of Wilke Lake from the living room, it also has a futon, television and VCR. Double mattress bed in the loft provide plenty of extra sleeping room. Queen bed in bedroom. The bathroom has a stand-up shower.

As a guest you will have use of a paddle boat, canoe, fire pit, outdoor furniture and a charcoal grill. Also has pier for docking a boat, or fishing from.

Local attractions include Golf Courses such as Autumn Run on Pigeon Lake, Black Wolf Run in Kohler, The Bull in Sheboygan, and Whistling Straits in Haven, all within a 30 minute drive. Road America in Elkhart Lake is only a 15 minute drive.

Keywords: Cottage on Lake, Lake property,vacation rental

More Details

Barb Dhein,
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Barb Dhein,

We live in the main house on the property and rent out the little cottage. We enjoy golfing in our area, and have one small dog.

Barb Dhein, purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Barb Dhein, chose Kiel

We have many fine supper clubs that offer a wide variety of choices for a reasonalbe price. We also have Hennings cheese factory which is in walking distance. They offer fresh string cheese and cheese curds along with any other kind of cheese u can think of, also wine, icecream and some essensials. Sheboygan, Chilton, Kiel, Kohler, Plymouth, Elkhart Lake are all within 30 min.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is one of three on this side of the lake, located on a dead end road, we own 17 acres and over 400 ft.of lake frontage making our property very private, it is a wonderful retreat!


Kiel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand up shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - Loft is assessable using pull down stairs
    Bedroom 1 - Queen bed, room with A/C
  • Queen size Bed (1) In Bedroom, Double Bed (1) Located in upper loft with pull down stairs, (1) Futon in Living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Paddle Boat, Canoe, Kayak, Row boat, Fire Pit for your use.


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Wilke Lake Cottage - Near Sheboygan,Manitowoc, Kiel, Wi.
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews

The Little Cottage is big on relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I arrived Thursday evening. Barb was kind enough to leave the lights on and the keys on the table. Now that's Midwestern hospitality at its finest! The Little Cottage was stacked with everything you would need for a weekend or week or even a month of simply kicking-back and relaxing. After we arrived, we settled in, uncorked a bottle of wine and, as big city folks, soaked-up the quiet serenity and gentle lake breezes.

We awoke the following morning, slipped open the sliding glass doors, stepped literally two feet out of the cottage and we were greeted by the most beautiful sunrise over Lake Wilke. Words cannot do it justice, it was simply breathtaking and I wish Barb and Jim added a picture to this listing as I think it alone would be convincing enough to book a few days at the Little Cottage. After taking in the sunrise over some coffee and breakfast, we ventured out on the paddle boat and did a slow lap around the lake, taking in the sights, sounds and scents of quintessential Midwestern living. Aside from hawks, fish and the croaking of the occasional frog; next to the Little Cottage we encountered a turtle, who we affectionately named "Tom," sunbathing on a falling tree limb. As it were, Tom, just like us, was out every morning basking in early fall peacefulness!

I guess the best way to describe the experience is: we're pretty active big city people; we enjoy bouncing around town, but at the Little Cottage we felt absolutely no desire to go much of anywhere! We soaked some brats in beer, lit the BBQ and firepit and had a wonderful outdoor meal topped-off with smores and a moon-bathed boat ride across the lake.

The following day we lounged around until we mustered up the energy to drive into the town of Kiel and then off to Sheboygan to see what Lake Michigan looks like from around these parts. We walked the waterfront, caught the sunset by the old lighthouse, and grabbed some tasty and affordable food and drinks in downtown Sheboygan.

On our final day we took out the paddle board and kayak and cruised around the lake for one last go. We didn't want to leave but "real life," unfortunately, can only pause for a short while. We packed up our gear and took the scenic route home. All in all it was a great weekend. Barb and Jim provide everything you could possibly need to never have to leave the location and their hospitality and property proved to these city dwellers that being "cheeseheads" has some enviable perks!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing. Everything you need is there in little cottage. The fire pit was the highlight as it cooled in the evening and we watched the glass like lake

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan, KS

Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Little Cottage during the first week of October. Late in the season :) The posting does not misrepresent the property in any way. Lake is JUST outside one of the two sets of sliding glass doors. Beautiful view of the sunrises and even the blood moon over the lake. The cottage is next to the owners' home and while it is visible from the cottage I never felt they were intruding on our visit nor that we were imposing on their space. If you are from the city, I can see why you might be a little uncomfortable with the sheerness/lack of window coverings :) However, the only reason I mention them is that others have commented and I want to reassure any readers that this should not be a major concern. Cottage is well-kept, all possible toys for accessing the lake are provided, and it really is amazing how little you would need to bring if staying longer and/or wanting to do more outside. Hennings Cheese is indeed wonderful. Kiel is close by and has a nice Piggly Wiggle for stocking up on groceries after you arrive. Also a McDonald's if you love mocha frappes like myself. Location provides easy and quick access to Lake Michigan, Lake Winnebago, Green Bay (one of their players graduated from our alma mater), etc. During our travel with Boy Scouts, we have visited similar locations with cabin/cottage accommodations so we have some experience in these settings. This property/scenery ranks up there with SD, MN, and NM. Wonderful place to stay :) Thank you.

I did not recommend this property for teenagers because, while I think teenagers would benefit from disconnecting for awhile, I can see them getting grumpy and making parents miserable :) I also was not sure about recommending it for people with disabilities. My professional career was in education and I have some familiarity with ADA regulations. However, if you are concerned about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact the owners and ask if the property would be appropriate for your specific situation. They are delightful people :) and would do their very best to assist you.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alsip, IL

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the little cottage, and had the best time possible. Hidden away, but not too far, sits a beautiful cottage right on the water! When I say right on the water I literally mean it, 3 foot away. We have a family of 5 and we stayed very comfortably. We also had wonderful weather so the temperature of the cottage was very nice, even without having the a/c on. The temperature of the lake water was actually quite nice too, not too cold. You also have water toys, like a canoe, paddle boat , and newly added kayak to use. There was also a nice shed with other goodies to use about the cottage. Our kids had so much fun here. They fished everyday and caught over 15 fish a day small to medium sized fish, bluegill crappie, and walleye. They loved the canoe and paddleboat and, The owners had life jackets too. I cannot begin to tell you how friendly the owners are. They even brought us blueberries and fresh towels.The cottage was absolutely adoreable and had everything we needed. The fridge fit all our necessities perfectly, and stayed cold too. We ate, roasted marshmallows, fished, relaxed, and listened to music, played games, went to Hennings cheese factory just a walk away. It was great! So glad we stayed at the little cottage, we had such fun. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite vacation by far!

  • 4 of 5

This was such a great little place. We are a young college couple who needed a break from school. The location is great with plenty to do, And the owner is extremely helpful. The first thing we did when we got to the cottage, of course, was lock the keys in the car. She immediately found someone to come help us, and it took less than an hour. Would definitely like to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaver Dam WI

Cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

I felt the listing description was accurate except for the close proximity of the main house. There is a nice sized deck on the other side of the cottage if you wish privacy. We had another couple stay with us a night and found the size of the cottage was comfortable for 4 people. The kitchen was well equipped. The lake is very busy during the peak hours, but very peaceful during the "curfew" hours after 6 pm. The cottage has lots of natural light, and we had a beautiful breeze blowing through the cottage, all hours, the weekend we stayed. Barb was very easy to get a hold of if you have questions or concerns. There are numerous golf courses in the area which Barb is very familiar with, if you have any questions. The only concern I had, was the window privacy issue in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Final Lap
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Badger Creek, Whisling Straits,
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Riverview,Cedar Lake, Final lap, Millhome
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Cedar lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Badger Creek Golf Coarse
Nearest Point of Interest
Autumn Ridge Golf Coarse
Nearest Point of Interest
Whistling Straits
Nearest Point of Interest
Millhome Supper Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Swim Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Schwartz Supper Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Road America Race Track
Car: necessary

15 minutes from Road America in Elkhart Lake and 20 minutes from golf courses such as Autumn Ridge on Pigeon Lake, Black Wolf Run in Kohler, The Bull in Sheboygan and Whistling Straits in Haven, Badger Creek New Holstein. Hennings cheese factory is a short walk away, a must see.

Cedar lake beach is a 5 min. drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cottage is rented by the week/month during the months of June, July, August. $650.00 per wk.
Sunday to Sunday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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