Romantic Getaway or Cozy and Relaxing Vacation Right on Lake Michigan!(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Inviting all-season, two-bedroom, one bath Lake-Michigan cottage.
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.
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Member since: 2013
- 1713 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
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
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
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- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
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:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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
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- Water Sports Gear:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $75
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
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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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!
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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The dock leads you from the beach back to the inviting Cottage.
Central air conditioning makes movie night even more comfortable.
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.
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.
With two big picture windows in the upstairs loft, lots of light !
The new picture windows in the second story loft.
Lake Michigan in January 2014, beautiful! (But do NOT go out on the ice.)
The driveway after a heavy snowfall in December 2015.
Relaxing view from the front patio area.
Nestled in woods, opening to the beach, perfect for scenic morning walks.
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.
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.
September 2015 picture of the beach.
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the lake.
Large windows to view the lake from any room.
Relaxing no matter where you put them.
The winter view out of the master bedroom window.
The back yard and storage shed after a heavy December snow storm, 2015.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017
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