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Romantic Getaway or Cozy and Relaxing Vacation Right on Lake Michigan!

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1713 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • 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. There is a $75 pet fee. When outside, pets must be on a leash. Imagine the water’s edge is a public sidewalk.  Just as in the city, you would be required to have your dog on a leash.  Lake access and land west of that “sidewalk” is private.  Just as in the city, you would not let your dog run free on someone else’s property. You are also required to pick up and properly dispose of your pet’s fecal matter.  (There is a $125 government fine for not picking up after your dog.)  If you happen to see another dog not on a leash, assume it is a neighbor’s dog who has prior permission to be off leash.  In other words, a dog off leash is not a precedent to let your dog run free.  Thank you very much for your adherence!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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....moreless

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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  • 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. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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 use in the summer, located in the basement garage. In the basement is also a Foosball table and some children's toys....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
  • 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 installed as of May, 2014! Separate unit for the loft increases comfort and efficiency. Enjoy!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new dryer installed July 2013. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • 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. ...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 (by the trees) 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. Land line installed for emergencies....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New drip coffee maker (2015). 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. A hot plate, popcorn popper, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, griddle, and other appliances are provided....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 will be provided in the refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator as of summer of 2013. Ice maker included. ...moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster:

    New toaster (2016). Big enough for bagels. Popcorn air-popper also!...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two casual riding bikes are available for sightseeing around the neighborhood. Helmets are also provided....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 wooden patio 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 beach side of the house has a small wooded area just before the beach....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
Summer 2017
May 27 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
$365
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Whistling Straits Golf Course

    "World renown professional golf courses. Home of the 2015 PGA Championships."

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  • Blue Harbor Resort

    "Summer water park, marina, and fantastic beach nearby. As well, many restaurants and shops ..."

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  • Kohler-Andrae State Park

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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.

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!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

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 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.

Why Oostburg, WI, USA:
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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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • Just relax.

    Just relax.

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

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

  • Central air conditioning makes movie night even more comfortable.

    Central air conditioning makes movie night even more comfortable.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • With two big picture windows in the upstairs loft, lots of light !

    With two big picture windows in the upstairs loft, lots of light !

  • The new  picture windows in the second story loft.

    The new picture windows in the second story loft.

  • Lake Michigan in January 2014, beautiful!  (But do NOT go out on the ice.)

    Lake Michigan in January 2014, beautiful! (But do NOT go out on the ice.)

  • The driveway after a heavy snowfall in December 2015.

    The driveway after a heavy snowfall in December 2015.

  • Relaxing view from the front patio area.

    Relaxing view from the front patio area.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • September 2015 picture of the beach.

    September 2015 picture of the beach.

  • Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the lake.

    Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the lake.

  • Large windows to view the lake from any room.

    Large windows to view the lake from any room.

  • Relaxing no matter where you put them.

    Relaxing no matter where you put them.

  • The winter view out of the master bedroom window.

    The winter view out of the master bedroom window.

  • The back yard and storage shed after a heavy December snow storm, 2015.

    The back yard and storage shed after a heavy December snow storm, 2015.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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