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Romantic getaway or cozy and relaxing vacation right on Lake Michigan!

Oostburg, WI, USA
  • Cottage1713 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights

Inviting all-season, two-bedroom, one bath Lake-Michigan cottage.

(Don't sweat it, we have central air conditioning on the main level and a split-type unit in the loft for greater control and efficiency.)

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 off-season rates are offered.

This versatile vacation home boasts bay-windows overlooking grand Lake Michigan in the living area and the master bedroom, and two large, newly installed dormer windows with a stunning view of the lake in the upstairs. Fireplaces in the master bedroom and the living room make this a glowing and warm getaway for winter and the miles of beach make it ideal for summer outings! Central air ensures your comfort whatever the summer weather.

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.

Please let us know your special circumstances and we will do everything we can to accommodate!

Property Manager

Louise Robson

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Louise Robson

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 eight 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 two times a year.

Louise Robson purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Louise Robson chose Sheboygan County

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 4 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bath towels and beach towels are provided for use at the Cottage. Body soap and hand soap are provided as well as a small cache of toiletries in the event something was forgotten.

      Location Type

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


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air conditioning has been installed as of May, 2014! Separate unit for the loft increases comfort and efficiency. Enjoy!
                    • Fireplace
                      Two wood-burning fireplaces. One in the living room and one in the master bedroom. Wood is provided..
                    • Garage
                      A single-car garage, suitable for a small car or multiple motorcycles is located under the Cottage. It currently houses a ping pong table, paddles, and balls.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air heating.
                    • Internet
                      Time Warner WIFI internet: 20mbps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Brand new dryer installed July 2013.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens are provided for all beds with a change for each.
                    • Living Room
                      Sofa, chairs, bay-window seating. Large flatscreen HDTV. Wood burning fireplace.
                    • Parking
                      Shaded (by the trees) parking available for five vehicles.
                    • 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. Land line installed for emergencies.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bathroom and beach towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Brand new washer installed July 2013. Detergent provided. Please use the septic-friendly detergent provided to help maintain the health of the system.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          New drip coffee maker (2015). Makes 8 large cups.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete set to cook and serve up to 8 guests.
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen. All cooking and dining utensils included for up to eight guests. A hot plate, popcorn popper, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, griddle, and other appliances are provided.
                        • Microwave
                          Included, but do you really need your food that fast? You're on vacation!
                        • Oven
                          Included in the stove unit.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Food staples are maintained (salt, pepper, limited spices, catsup, mustard, etc.) A starter supply of complementary bottled water will be provided in the refrigerator.
                        • Refrigerator
                          New refrigerator as of summer of 2013. Ice maker included.
                        • Stove
                          Small electric stove, four-top with oven.
                        • Toaster
                          New toaster (2016). Big enough for bagels. Popcorn air-popper also!


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining seating for six with ability to seat up to eight.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Books
                                  Small collection of books for adults and kids near the fireplace mantle.
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  A ping-pong table is available for use in the summer, located in the basement garage. In the basement is also a Foosball table and some children's toys.
                                • Music Library
                                  Internet radio available through the TV and stereo.
                                • DVD Player
                                  One Blu-Ray player hooked up to the HDTV. Web browsing available through the TV and Blu-Ray player.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Time Warner premium cable package. Includes ESPN, History, Discovery, Cartoon Network, HBO and On Demand services.
                                • 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.
                                • 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.
                                • Toys
                                  Small collection of toys for kids. Beach toys for kids and adults. Frisbee and football...etc.
                                • Video Library
                                  A small collection of DVDs. Some kid DVDs also. Time Warner premium cable package includes HBO and On Demand services.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Two casual riding bikes are available for sightseeing around the neighborhood. Helmets are also provided.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      A beach-view patio with table, chairs, and hammock during the summer. A boardwalk leads you towards the beach.
                                    • Golf
                                      Whistling Straights, Blackwolf Run, and The Bull are all within 23 minutes of the Cottage. Other public courses are available as well.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Backyard has a nice temporary wooden patio in preparation for the building of a proper pergola.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lawn includes the future pergola area and front patio, large enough for entertaining a group of people. The beach side of the house has a small wooded area just before the beach.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grill and a propane grill with preparation area. Charcoal and propane both provided.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Some water toys are provided - tubes, floating devices, other beach toys such as Frisbee and football.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Access to the main floor is by stairs only, either indoor stairs from the garage/basement entrance or a six riser set of stairs from the ground to the main floor.


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • A guide to local and current activities is located in the living room.

                                                              32 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect wintertime romantic getaway!

                                                              David C.

                                                              Wintertime in Wisconsin is no excuse not to rent this lovely cottage on the lakefront. Obviously a whole different experience than summertime, but even better. Perfect location for a quiet, peaceful, romantic hanging out with my wife. We saw one person and one dog the entire stay. The reservation process was easy and quick. Louise responded immediately with details to reserve and subsequent details for arrival and check in. Directions to the cottage were easy to follow. The directions to keys were spot on and made our early evening arrival (almost dark in December) less stressful. Cottage description and pictures were accurate. Grab a throw / blanket, glass of wine and curl up in a window seat for a never ending, constantly changing show of the waves crashing on the shore. The bed was comfortable and directly in front of window facing lake. In the morning, grab your coffee and stay in bed to watch the sunrise over the water - simply spectacular. Thank you for sharing your cottage,

                                                              Quiet and Cozy

                                                              Amy B.

                                                              We stayed here for five nights with our two fur babies and had a great time! Being able to bring the dogs along was the main reason that we chose this location. We wanted to be close to things to do during the day and on the water. This place offers both! The weather was a little cooler than we hoped for but we were still able to enjoy time outside. On the first night there we quickly found out just how dark it actually was "away from it all"....not enough outdoor lighting for us! Be sure to bring a good flashlight! And we were unable to easily find the light switch for the laundry room. (Hint: It's behind the laundry room door by the garage door.) Again, needed a flashlight for putting our clothes in to wash and dry until we found the switch on our last night! Ha! Although we were able to eventually figure out the SMART tv, we might suggest having a little more detailed intructions as to how to watch tv. Our mom and dad would not have been able to figure it out...and they don't travel with a teenager.

                                                              Overall, for the price and the location we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others! Thanks for sharing your little piece of this world!

                                                              Nice cottage right on the lake!

                                                              Seth C.

                                                              The view of the lake from inside is great and even better from the fire pit/beach area.

                                                              Great location with a 14 million acre backyard pool

                                                              The late September weather was warm and dry which helped an already perfect week at a well equipped cottage. We enjoyed the hospitality of the owners, the privacy of the area around the cottage and everything that the owners included in the house. We could not have picked a better lake rental.

                                                              Very relaxing

                                                              Aneta U.Chicgo

                                                              Property is very clean, has everything you need for fantastic vacation. Love area, love property. Had great family vacation.

                                                              Perfect sized cabin right on Lake Michigan

                                                              Stewart B.

                                                              We had an excellent time at this quiet little cabin. We loved laying in the hammock while listening to the waves crash against the beach. A nice fire in the evening to relax and sip a cocktail by was just lovely.


                                                              Oostburg, WI, USA

                                                              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. SUMMERFEST, is the world's largest music festival, held annually in late June and early July, just a 45 minute drive away in Milwaukee. ROAD AMERICA in Elkhart Lake (an easy 30-minute drive) hosts a number of events throughout the year. CIVIL WAR WEEK-END is an annual event in nearby Greenbush that 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 back patio offers a shaded beach view. 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. 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!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              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.

                                                              32 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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