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Private White Sand Beach on Lake Michigan

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


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Please note:

All RATES and MINIMUM STAYS are below and not negotiable. Please see CALENDAR at right for dates before emailing a reservation request. The water is very high this year making the beach smaller. To enjoy the lake, you have the patio and a beach area at the north end of the 200 feet of beach.

Our family owned, 2-story vintage beach house, hand crafted by Master carpenters and masons, will provide a perfect setting for your Lake Michigan experience.

Backed by 10 wooded acres, with 300 feet of private white sand beach in front, this friendly cottage will draw you back time and again. From the stunning lake views to the gently rolling surf, you will be immersed in genuine historic Lake Michigan ambiance.

An efficient kitchen welcomes you as your eye is drawn to the beautiful view from the dining area. The Master bedroom and bath opens off the dining area has 2 single beds. The Great room with its massive floor-to-ceiling field stone fireplace is opposite. Upstairs the bright and cheery East bedroom overlooks the lake, while the cozy knotty pine West bedroom faces the woods. Even the most wide awake will be lulled to sleep by the cool lake air and sound of the surf.

The front door off the Great room opens onto a covered porch and uncovered patio, just the place for leisurely morning coffee, picnic lunches or afternoon cocktails. The front lawn with its lannon stone fire ring is great for cozy campfires under the stars, ghost stories and toasted marshmallows. The private beach is just the ticket for sun bathing, inner tubing and swimming. Known as the best surfing in the midwest when the surf is up, it is great for swimming and kayaking when the lake is calm. Extensive gradual sandbars and shallows means that the water is usually warmer than the rest of Lake Michigan and is just over 6 feet deep over 100 feet from shore.

Located just minutes south of Sheboygan, the area abounds with things to see and do. Nearby (1 mile) Kohler-Andrae State Park, with its nature center, famous sand dunes, and biking trails are a nature lovers dream. For those more interested in indoor pursuits, the shops at Kohler and the world class American Club spa are only 15 minutes away. World famous Elkhart Lake auto racing is just 30 minutes away.

Boat launches are available both north in Sheboygan, and south at the county park if you are after trophy lake trout or salmon. In September and October the property will accomodate 1 bowhunter.

For golf lovers, a multitude of golf courses are available including highly regarded Black Wolf Run and Whistling Straits, host of the 2010 PGA Championship.

Keywords: Beach House, Lakefront, Lake House, Beachfront, PGA Championship Accomodation, hunting land.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About The Owner

Peter's grandparents built the cottage and in 2007 we were able to once again get the cottage back in the family. Our children have since been able to enjoy the beach and cottage just like he did growing up. We love the vintage feel of the cottage because it takes us back to the simple things in life - family, fun and time together enjoying both.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Oostburg

The location is great since you can easily get to the world famous American Club and days spa, Milwaukee, or Chicago for the day, but come home to the quiet and stars for a quiet walk on the beach at night.

What makes this cottage unique

Oostburg is a tiny town with a strong Dutch influence and has the charming small town atmosphere. Besides beach and water activities, there is also plenty of exploring to do both north and south of Oostburg. With the lakefront towns, there are fishing charts and boats to rent in Port Washington and Sheboygan - which are both cute towns. A close state park to explore is Kohler - Andre with its legendary sand dunes. For local events, you can google things to do in Sheboygan or Port Washington. Depending what you like to do here are some other ideas:

Bookworm Gardens. Botanical Gardens


Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary

Kohler-Andrae State Park

Harrington Beach State Park

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Kohler Factory Tour - sinks and toilets!


Oostburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the first floor, faces the lake.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor - on the lake side of the house. Great view!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2nd floor - faces the woods - still can hear the waves!
  • Twin or Single Beds (6), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Internet access is available at the Oostburg Public Library - but we highly recommend that everyone unplugs and relaxes. The temperature and breezes lakeside keep everything comfortable without air conditioning. If you are lucky enough to have a particularly hot week, bring a fan or pick one up at the local shopping areas.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Private White Sand Beach on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Much Better Than Photos

  • 4 of 5

Family of seven and we had a wonderful time. Plenty of room for everyone with a large living room and two additional bedrooms upstairs. Property is very well maintained and great views of the lake from inside and outside the house. The location on the water is beautiful, Kayaks upped the fun level a bunch, and Sheboygan is just up the street with lots to do. Place is austere - no diswasher, no washer/dryer and only one bathroom which made the week stay all the more of an adventure. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape the craziness of work

  • 4 of 5

This is our third trip to the Oostburg-based beach; our first to this charming home. The home sits right on the lake and offers a wonderful escape from the craziness of work! In fact, expect to take a full break from work because hotspots and cell service are spotty without a road trip toward town! But, ask yourself, why work when the lake beckons you to slow down and enjoy the fruits of your labour? Each morning the lakeside patio invited us to sit with coffee and watch the morning unfold across the lake or walk the mile plus of sandy shoreline. The quaint kitchen and Weber grill on the patio offered sufficient tools to cook a meal or make appetizers for happy hour. Bring bicycles. Town is just a short, 3-mile trip west; Andrea Kohler State Park, 5.5 miles to the north. When you return, take one of the loungers down to the sand, and do nothing. Come nightfall, watch the stars move across the expansive sky then fall asleep in the European style master bedroom (two twin beds) listening to the waves.

Insider Tips: Stay in touch with the owner. Ask for an early check-in (5:00pm is hardly enough time to get oriented and you pay for the entire day). And be prepared for the 10:00am required departure, which makes the end of your relaxing trip rushed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Wi

better than photos

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Audrey is super helpful. It may take a bit to hear back at first but all questions were answered she is most accommodating. I wish we could have stayed longer and we will probably be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waukee, Iowa

Rustic cabin right on Lake Michigan

  • 4 of 5

Secluded a-frame cabin at end of street surrounded by trees on one side and the lake on the other. Views were beautiful with just steps to the white sand beach. Water was at the high temperature of 72 degrees so kids swam but parents waded. Cabin had lots of room with lots of views of the lake. Only one bathroom and you could not run any other water while people showering. Small town close by with Piggly Wiggly and Pizza Ranch.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place for a weekend getaway. I stayed here with 6 of my close friends (all in our late 30s) and it was perfect: beautiful beach, cozy cabin, lots of space, solid kitchen, very secluded and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnetka, Illinois

Perfect family beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We have 4 kids (10, 6, 4 and a newborn) and wanted/needed a relaxing beach getaway within a short drive of Chicago. This house was perfect. The white sand beach is stunning and the house is beautiful and well stocked - the kids loved all the beach toys! Kohler-Andrae State Park is close by, as is a fishing pond (Friends Fishing Pond), a pick your own berry farm, bike riding, lots of great restaurants (Majerle's Black River Grill, Duke of Devon, Field to Fork) and more. There was something for everyone. Lake Michigan's waves helped the newborn fall asleep quickly at night (we really liked that!). We stayed a full week and hope to go back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located just minutes south of Whistling Straits, location for the 2015 PGA Championship


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Security Deposit $0
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Firewood $25
Kayak Rental $100
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation refunds: 100% if 30 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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