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Cozy Cabin by the Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3-BEDROOM, 1-BATH lake house sleeps (6) adults

Charming LAKE HOUSE nestled in a lovely wooded setting just steps from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. We offer unobstructed, deeded lake access for swimming or walks along the lake. Our Cozy Cabin is a comfortable ranch with an ample great room and kitchen that includes everything you need to cook, BBQ and relax. Gas BBQ grill with (2)10-foot picnic tables and a fire pit encourage outdoor meals. Private, quaint creek with a bridge runs through our wooded back yard.

Sit in the sunshine and read or take a walk along the lake for miles on a pristine open shoreline. Visit and enjoy the nearby state parks, play 18 holes at the nearby Whistling Straits PGA golf course, schedule a massage at the Kohler Waters Spa, or just relax and unwind at the house. Linger and appreciate the simple pleasures of life. Bicycle down country roads. Go antiquing. Take in the night life at Sheboygan's harbor front or Kohler's many shops and restaurants.

Get reacquainted with your favorite board games. Spend evenings relaxing by an open fire in the front yard. Share & create new memories. Take an evening stroll to stargaze while enjoying the comfortable breeze off the lake. Witness a spectacular moon; read a good book; take naps or catch up on some old movies. We have an interesting collection of older movies!

Savor time away with family and friends surrounded by nature. Enjoy a fun, relaxing week while getting the best night's sleep ever. Welcome to the Cozy Cabin by the Lake!

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Lake House, Vacation Home

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Catherine Karabas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Catherine Karabas

Born and raised in Chicago and the north side of Illinois. I've always loved the pristine beauty of Wisconsin and lake life. My family and I still love coming up north to rest, relax and recharge. Life is so good up north!

Catherine Karabas purchased this house in 2000

Why Catherine Karabas chose East Central

Visited and fell in love with the pristine, undeveloped shoreline, the beautiful weather, natural surroundings, friendly locals and the simple pleasures in life. Stress just evaporates up here.

What makes this house unique

Walking along the lakefront with my dog, swimming, biking, kayaking, BBQs, sitting by the fire, stargazing and enjoying the company of friends and family. We always sleep so well up north! On rainy or hot days we can still enjoy the outdoors on the covered front porch. It's often sunny and hot but we rarely need air conditioning and the evenings bring cool breezes.


Oostburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • BATH - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub/shower with sliding glass door, toilet, sink, locking pocket door to master bedroom and main door to hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • BEDROOM-1 - 1 king , Skylight; TV; pocket door to BATH
    BEDROOM-2 - 2 twin/ single , XL Twin & Regular Twin trundle; skylight; TV
    BEDROOM-3 - 1 bunk bed , (2) twins; sufficient headroom to sit on bttm bed as sofa
  • BEDROOM-1 has a KING size bed & skylight BEDROOM-2 has an XL twin and a regular twin & skylight BEDROOM-3 has adult-size bunk beds; (2) twins with ample headroom to sit on bottom bunk without hunching over. Pack n' Play for a baby available; high chair as well.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No daily maid service. Cabin is thoroughly prepped and cleaned before each guest arrives, including freshly washed mattress pads, quilts, towels and bedding. This place is relaxing! Swim in lake or walk the beach during the day, play in the yard, build a fire at night and relax under the stars, grill or cook whatever you like, sleep in complete silence other than the waves of Lake Michigan. You will feel refreshed!


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Cozy Cabin by the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great place for dogs

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time this past week. Catherine was wonderful to deal with and her home was perfect! We will definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The stay at Cozy Cabin by the Lake was like stepping into a loved one's home. This owner was welcoming and well stocked! This kitchen had everything we could want or need for a home cooked meal. We watched great movies every night and enjoyed exciting games on the dining room table. Our family of five fit comfortably in this wonderful home. We were two doors in from Michigan Lake which, though cold (thanks to the Polar Vortex), had soft sand and some lovely people. Our two little dogs loved the yard and the beach! This owner has everything a person or furry friend could need at the cozy cabin. We visited Koher-Andrae State Park just minutes away. We also visited Sheboygan Falls which was very nice but pretty sleepy on Mondays. This location is convenient to quaint Wisconsin towns or cities like Sheboygan or Milwaukee.We were pleasantly surprised by the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan! If you are looking for sun and sand but love a nice wooded setting, this is the place for you! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northbrook, IL

3 couples in the 50ties

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. The place has everything you need and more! Beds are comfortable, place is very clean, plenty of supplies, games, movies, books. We biked to town we enjoyed the beach and long walks in either direction. I would recommend the cabin to everyone, families with kids and friends. Again, thanks a lot for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waukesha, Wisconsin

Cozy Indeed

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway cabin! We were looking for a quiet getaway nestled in the woods and close to the beach. We got this and so much more. Such a cute, tastefully appointed cabin with everything you need to feel comfortable (cookware,coffee grinder and press (!!), linens, movies, music, games, and even beach toys!). Our dog chased balls in Lake Michigan from morning to night, only to pass out in the doggy bed every night. The kids enjoyed the cabin and the beach. Although we felt miles away from everything, we were just minutes from the local grocery and just a few miles from the larger city of Sheboygan. The perfect vacation when your travels include two young children and a labrador puppy.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay at this property. The house was immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated. The house is, indeed, very cozy. We felt very comfortable staying there. The house is also much larger than it looks in the pictures. Although we ordered from Il Ritrovo in Sheboygan (which was fantastic by the way), the owner provided everything you could possibly need to cook a great meal and entertain. Finally, and perhaps the best part, is the location. The house is just adjacent to the beach. During our stay, the beach was pristine, very quiet and peaceful. We had a nice time and hope to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last summer for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time. In the morning you hear the waves and the birds singing. The weather was great in July, never too hot. The cottage is immaculate and had everything we needed for cooking and relaxing. Great movie collection too!

I would recommend visiting Il Retrovo restaurant in Sheboygan. They had great food. We're looking into dates for this year too.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There were 2 guests, but they invited friends to visit over the course of their stay. They had a cute little French bulldog named Lily, who enjoyed all the dog amenities.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

25-minute drive to Whistling Straits, host of the 2020 Ryder Cup, and several other PGA golf attractions.


Rates & Availability

Oostburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 22 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

1-WEEK MINIMUM STAY; Maximum 6 adults; Exceptions must be approved in writing prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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