About Donna Determann
We are a family of four from Glenview, Illinois who have spent summers in Burlington since 2005. We recently bought a fixer upper on Browns Lake and are not ready to part with our family cottage just yet:) As I mentioned, lots of fun memories and good friends have been made at the cottage.
Donna Determann purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Donna Determann chose Burlington
Our place is just one hour from Glenview! Close enough to commute from city if necessary but far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind of work and school. Go west at the Mars Cheese Castle exit for 18 miles to our little slice of heaven.
What makes this Cottage unique
The screened porch is the newest addition at the cottage and most loved. We have spent many evenings with family, friends and neighbors hanging out in the screened porch while the kiddos make smores, play ghost in the graveyard or hunt fire flies.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a lovely time at Donna’s house. The cottage was charming, super clean, and convenient to tons of area attractions
Just what we wanted, a lovely cottage at the lake.
Three of us adults stayed at the cottage for a week. The cottage was lovely, pleasantly decorated, clean, and well equipped for what we needed. The 2 bedrooms, living room and kitchen were comfortable and very adequate. We ate our meals on the porch, and appreciated having additional spaces for relaxing such as the screen porch and the large deck area. Staying at this property entitled you to use the private beach a short block away. There is a peer, a large flexible raft and water slide for kids to play on and a raft farther out. The water is very clean. . Donna was very responsive to all our communications. We hope to come again. We highly recommend staying there.
Perfect for our family of four
We had a great experience and would definitely consider renting here again. Check-in/out were easy and communication was great - including tips on things to do, places to eat, etc. Donna’s place was fully equipped with everything we needed. We all loved the airy, comfortable reading room. Great location just one street away from a small, uncrowded beach with a grocery store within 10 min drive. Approx 25 mins from Lake Geneva. We were very happy with our stay.
Little cottage getaway!
We had a great end of the summer getaway at the cottage. It was a perfect size for our little family of 3. Anymore guests, it might have been tight. But the private beach was exactly what we were looking for. The other beach guests were so friendly and helpful with area insight. And Donna was great to communicate with and so helpful. Thank you!!
A great place to stay for a getaway
My boys and I stayed for 4 nights and loved it! The screened in porch and the deck were my favorite places! Everything you need is there. Well stocked kitchen and laundry, remodeled bathroom. We had a great time!
Such a cute little place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Plenty to do, very relaxing, with close proximity to the private beach. Perfect stay for our family of four!
Burlington has a quaint historical downtown with mostly family operated stores including a coffee shop with open mic nights, Adrian's custard, Fred's burgers and the renovated Plaza Theater. In summer, there is music at Echo Park select Thursdays and Fridays, the farmers market Thursday 3-7pm and the AquaDucks perform on Browns Lake most Thursdays.