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'SERENITY', the name of this spectacular LAKEFRONT home, has all the amenities for a memorable vacation regardless of what season you choose to come.
This 4,500+ sq ft home has 120 ft of shoreline complete with private dock on the Main Lake at Lake Sherwood in one of the best coves for swimming, fishing and enjoying the lake. With more than 3,000 sq feet of decks, patios and dock you can take full advantage of enjoying the outdoors.
Want to explore the lake? We have a paddle boat, kayak and canoe for you to use. Spend the day on the water floating on one of the many water toys that are provided. The lake has great fishing too right off our dock. Enjoy the screened in porch or hang out on the rocking chair deck or chill out in one of the hammocks hanging in the trees. Then end your day relaxing in the 8 person hot tub under the starlit sky.
Cathedral ceilings offer breathtaking views of the water & tree filled property as does the sunroom and many decks located around the house and lake side so no matter what time of year 'SERENITY' is a great escape. Cozy around the 2 story stone fireplace or curl up with a good book in the loft area. You will love the privacy and you will feel lost in the tranquility.
The whimsical lower entertainment level has fun for everyone. Enjoy the custom made Texas Hold em Poker Table, Foosball, Pool Table and we have numerous fun games, DVDs, books and CDs for our guests use. Then to top it off you will find the home theatre featuring a 110 inch Projection TV, awesome surround sound, Direct TV with Tivo, Blu-Ray DVD Player and we have a Wii. We even have comfy theatre seating. Oops! Forgot to mention the bar area with microwave for that needed movie popcorn.
There is a large gourmet kitchen that is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has a large granite topped center island w/extra prep sink, double ovens, microwave, all cooking & serving utensils you need for whipping up spectacular meals. We even have a supply of many spices, condiments, paper products for your convenience. Bring your favorite recipes, food and channel your inner Chef!
This home has 5 bedrooms (one with 2 sets of bunk beds and a sofa sleeper that is the perfect kids room) and 4 full bathrooms and 2 half baths. The Master Bedroom Suite & Master Bath is located on the main floor and the other 4 bedrooms w/Jack and Jill bathrooms are on the upstairs guest level. We even have a 2nd floor guest laundry for drying out those suits. No need to bring linens or beach towels either as we provide it all.
We have pictures to give you a sampling of what 'SERENITY' has to offer but there is so much more to see and do. See complete house pictures at www.facebook.com/serenitylakehouse
This is truly a perfect place to leave it all behind and come enjoy the lake! Whether gathering for a family reunion, friend get together or a couple escape, why go all the way to the Ozarks when you have 'SERENITY' just outside of St Louis and all the town has to offer! So, come & escape to the lake!
NOTE: We have a 2nd vacation home at Lake Sherwood being offered for vacation rentals. REFLECTIONS Lake House is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath 4,400 sq ft home right on the main lake too with amazing water front views from almost every room. Sleeps 10-14 guests. Check it out at www.reflectionslakehouse.com or VRBO #460587 if Serenity is booked.
WHAT’S NEW at SERENITY? We constantly hear rave reviews about how nice, new and clean our lake home looks. Well, that takes a lot of effort and we continuously strive to enhance your vacation experience. Many of these things didn’t “need” to be done but I love to shop and keep things changing. lol! We are always upgrading to keep SERENITY fresh.
Hair dryers are in every bathroom. We even have shampoo, conditioner & soap dispensers in each shower for our guests. And...YES we provide toilet paper. (Crazy that some VRBO places do not.)...moreless
24 hour gated community with a public beach that is fun for the little kids. Plus at the clubhouse there is a snack bar open during the summer and sand volleyball at the clubhouse. At the entrance to Lake Sherwood there are basketball courts, walking track, kids playground and more. We are located on the main lake but 5 other small lakes to fish from and there are fishing docks on each lake. Can swim from our dock or take the canoe, kayak or paddle boat out. ...moreless
Books are located all throughout the house for you to curl up and read ...moreless
One on main floor and one in the lower level entertainment area with easy push button remotes. So nice!...moreless
Iron & Board
All bedding is supplied & we have extra sets for all beds....moreless
2 story large great room with stone fireplace...moreless
Note: Typically most cell phones do have limited connectivity inside the house. Depends on your carrier. There are house phones for guest use with FREE Unlimited long distance calling within the US....moreless
Parking Off Street:
We do have additional parking at the house. Can accommodate up to six cars in the driveway parking areas. (We do have a steep driveway but all cars are fine going up and down it.)...moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
RV camping available at the Lake Sherwood campground for a nominal fee...moreless
Land line phone system throughout the house....moreless
Lots of bath towels and we also have many beach towels provided...moreless
We offer FREE WiFi through out the entire house ...moreless
KEURIG & Several regular coffee makers (remember to bring your own coffees). ...moreless
The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for entertaining large groups. Complete with many large serving dishes, plenty of flatware/dishes, kitchen aide mixer, blenders, coffee maker, griddles and more. You don't need to bring anything as we have it all for your use! We even provide some basic spices, foil, saran wrap and more....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
We have enough serving dishes, plates, glasses, silverware, etc. ...moreless
Gourmet kitchen with double oven, microwave, stove top, large double sink, dishwasher, huge center island with prep sink, trash compactor and more. Plus a large kitchen table and additional dining seating in the screened in porch off the kitchen and patio set on deck off lower level for additional dining. ...moreless
Stocked pantry with basic spices. The supply changes so if you need something special then we suggest you bring it. ...moreless
For Guests - 1 in kitchen and 1 in Lower Level both with ice makers. Plus mini fridge in bar area. Plus we have numerous portable coolers for your use....moreless
Double ovens in the kitchen. Plus outside large gas grill also has an oven....moreless
Loft balcony area overlooking greatroom with panaromic views of the trees. It is a great place to curl up with a book!...moreless
NOTE: Our boats are NOT for guest use due to insurance rules. Lake Sherwood does not allow outside boats either. We do have the paddle boats, canoe & kayak for you to explore the lake....moreless
Deck / Patio:
This home has more than 3,000 sq ft of decks, patios and dock to enjoy the peaceful views complete with outdoor furniture. You'll love the rocking chair deck! There is a large deck down by the lake too that has a seating area with a firepit. You'll find assorted branches and wood about our lot you can gather to burn in the firepit. ...moreless
Many golf courses nearby within 15-30 minutes....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
1 canoe, 1 Kayak & Paddleboat for guests to use ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
We do NOT have any yard, grassy areas but there are nearby kids playgrounds....moreless
Very large outdoor stainless steel gas grill with an oven too. (we provide the propane)...moreless
Water Sports Gear:
We have more that 30 assorted neoprene life jackets in sizes for small kids to adults. Plus tons of lake floats, noodles, water toys but please bring your own fishing poles....moreless
Pool / Spa
Pool located at the beach/clubhouse. Daily use guest fee is charged...ask for details. ...moreless
Relaxing 8-person hot tub located on deck off lower level with scenic views of the lake and enjoy the star filled nights...moreless
July 4th Holiday - 2015 Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015 5 night min stay
Summer Vacation Season - 2015 Jul 7 - Aug 16, 2015 5 night min stay
End of Summer/Labor Day - 2015 Aug 17 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Foliage 2015 Sep 8 - Nov 24, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015 Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Winter Escape- 2015 Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas & NYE 2015/2016 Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
Property Damage Protection$59
Rates subject to change. All rates/bookings are confirmed by property owner. Cleaning fees vary based on size of group & time of year...$295+. Rates are subject to change, based on availability. WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT BOOKING 2016 SUMMER AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!
Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Lake Sherwood is a beautiful 140 acre lake that you can swim or fish right off our large dock. 'SERENITY' is a lakefront home on the MAIN lake. Guests are welcomed to use the clubhouse (with summer snack bar), beach and basketball/volleyball courts. There is so much to do at SERENITY but if you want to venture out then you may be wondering...
How far to?
20 minutes to numerous wineries & the famous Katy Bike Trail, shopping, groceries & restaurants
25 minutes to Historic Washington, MO
30 minutes to Chesterfield area Premium Outlet Malls (opening 9/2013)
45 minutes to Six Flags, Historic St Charles, Casinos & Lambert International Airport
60 minutes to Busch Stadium/Downtown, Edward Jones Dome, St Louis Zoo and numerous attractions
Plus nearby you have many great golf courses!!
Year Purchased: 2003
About: Serenity was built for family and friends to gather for fun, relaxing and memories. Lake Sherwood is the best kept secret outside of St Louis that I have enjoyed since a young child. You will enjoy the feeling of being away from the world here with all it's beauty and wildlife. Pictured are L-R, Amy Fossett, Terrie Stiles & Kim Garner (owner). We are long time friends and have enjoyed the lake since Kim & Amy bought there first weekend house in 1997 at Lake Sherwood. Several years later we sold that weekend house and Kim Garner had this home custom built in 2003. The home was designed for entertaining friends and guests. We are now pleased to offer it for rental for others to enjoy. The minute you drive through the gates at Lake Sherwood you will experience the true 'Serenity' of the lake.
Why St. Louis: With 'Serenity' only being 25 minutes from Chesterfield and less than an hour from downtown St Louis/Cardinal Baseball/Rams and most St. Louis Tourist Attractions makes this a perfect getaway without taking forever to arrive. There is so much to do around this area that one could spend several days without even taking advantage of all St Louis has to offer. The wineries, Katy's Trail (hiking and biking), shopping nearby and enjoying all Lake Sherwood has is a vacation in itself.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Floating on the water and BBQ in the summer and warming up in the hot tub in the winter are my favorite things to do here. If the weather is not so great, the basement is full of entertainment. Watching deer through the two story windows while sitting in front of the fireplace is also relaxing.