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Pontiac, Mo, Ozarks, Lake Bull Shoals, Pool & Hot Tub

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brick ranch, pool, hot tub, lower walk out with rec room, game area, and bar


Last updated: 08/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Summer water sports vacation, fishing all year, hunting in season, artist/writer getaway retreat,
Branson and Silver Dollar City 2 hours away.

3400 square foot ranch with walk out basement (2200 up 1200 down) on 20 acres. sleeps 8

heated pool (mid May thru Sept) and hot tub year round

The house is located on a ridge of a very scenic valley overlooking Gulley Creek, which is a tributary of Lake Bull Shoals. Sometimes it is lake, and sometimes creek depending on the lake level. There is plenty of room and privacy at this location. One can enjoy sunrise from our rear deck and sunset from our covered front porch. The pool gets afternoon shade from the house starting around 2 PM.

Location In the Ozark Mountains of Southwest Missouri near the Arkansas border
On Highway W in Pontiac, MO, on Bull Shoals Lake, Missouri, USA (2 hours From Springfield, MO, 2 hours from Branson, MO, 1 mile from Pontiac Cove Marina)
Pontiac is approximately 5 hours drive from each of these major cities.
Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock, and Tulsa
The nearest airports are in Branson, MO and Springfield, MO. Each is approximately a 2 hours drive. Auto transportation will be needed to reach Pontiac and while in Pontiac.

Heated pool and hot tub
(swimming season mid May through September)
Room to park boat trailer and RV.
No smoking ($500 fine if violated)
No pets ($500 fine if violated)

90% of total payment refunded if canceled No Later Than 21 days prior to rental start date.
75% refund if canceled No Later Than 10 days prior.
(Within 10 days, only deposit and cleaning fee refunded. If we are able to rent for the canceled days we will also refund 80% of the rent.)

Welcome to the Missouri Ozarks and Bull Shoals Lake. Being 5 hours from the nearest major city, Bull Shoals Lake is a virtually undiscovered 'piece of heaven'. This large, clear water lake is both beautiful and scenic.

Lake activities
Enjoy water skiing, tubing, swimming, scuba diving, boating and fishing in this beautiful, clear water lake. Lake temps are comfortable for swimming from June through September, reaching the upper 80's in late summer. So bring your floater and lounge in the water for hours! The lake awaits the fisherman where Missouri record bass have been caught.

For your boating pleasure Pontiac Cove Marina is just a mile away. The marina offers boat stalls for daily use or annual contract. Boats can also be rented. Supplies can be purchased there. You can dine at Just Jackie's restaurant overlooking the marina. You can find guides for fishing there as well, if you need some expert help.

Float trips
If beautiful clear water spring fed stream floating appeals to you, there are many outfitters in the area.

How about hiking... is that your passion? You are welcome to explore our 20 acres of Ozarks forest and bordering Corp of Engineers land. A terrific hike is just 2 miles down the road. It is the 1.5 mile (each way) hike through Core of Engineers land to a lovely place the locals call Buzzard's Bluff. This high bluff overlooks the lake at it's center. Once there you can see for miles over the lake. We will give you detailed directions for this adventure. Caney Mountain Conservation Area is a 30 minute drive and offers hiking in a preserve area. There is lots more hiking available in the nearby Ozark Mountains.

If you are a golfer, the Lost Woods Golf Course, formerly called Theodosia Country Club is just 30 minutes away.

If you are a hunter, this is great deer and turkey hunting country. You are welcome to hunt on our 20 acres, as well as on thousands of acres of Corp of Engineers land surrounding the lake. Our property borders this Corp of Engineers land.

We are 2 hours from Branson and Silver Dollar City. What more can we say about entertainment?!

Historic Ozark County, MO offers many old time sights to see.

Lounging around
If you are just looking to relax, soak up sun, read a book, swim and hot tub, just use our house. The deck faces east for morning scenery and sunshine. Relax on the deck and watch the buzzards catch a morning updraft. These are the most ugly but graceful birds you can imagine, soaring high in the sky with their 6 ft wingspan. In the winter, you will see bald eagles flying the valley by the house. The heated pool and hot tub await your pleasure. Evening sunset can be enjoyed from the covered front porch. In the evening you will realize that there aren't any bugs and mosquitoes! Well, we should say almost no mosquitoes. The rocky shore line and mountains are not conducive to mosquitoes, so we are never bothered by those creatures.

The town of Gainesville, MO (the county seat) is a 20 minute drive from Pontiac. Gainesville offers most of the services you would need. There is a grocery store, a building supply/hardware store, two banks, restaurants, gas stations, Dollar General, real estate offices, churches, a medical clinic, a public library, Ozark county court house, auto repair shops, a used car dealer and other businesses to supply most of your needs.

Come on down!
So why don't you come stay with us?! One visit to our Valley View House and you'll know why we enjoy it so much. Welcome to our home!


Keywords: ranch style house


Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This is a water sports area in the summer, and a fishing/hunting area in off season. On 20 acres of forested land bordering on many acres of Corp of Engineers land. Ideal for artist writer getaway retreat. 2 hours from Branson and Silver Dollar City entertainment....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Part of the large rec room, game room, bar area...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    large dining area with large bay window view...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Desktop Computer...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    loft above main living level has computer desk and futon...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals at local marina...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    20 acres of ground mostly forest. Adjacent to Corp of Engineers land around lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill Kept outside on lower level by pool area...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    patio on lower level by pool and hot tub, covered porch on main level...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated and useable from mid May through September...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    outdoor hot tub...moreless



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Off Season
Aug 16 - May 31, 2016
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $143 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 6.725%


NO smoking, NO pets.

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Last updated: 08/13/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Just Jackies
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lost Woods
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy W
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Just Jackies

Car: Necessary

September is beautiful. Lake water is warm enough to swim. Missouri Ozark Mountains, Lake Bull Shoals, summer water sports. fishing, scuba, boating. Remote area.

Ideal writer, artist, photographer, bird watcher getaway retreat.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Hi, We Are Ron and Shirley. We welcome you to Valley View House. We live in Colorado now, but we and our kids still love the Ozarks 'year round'. The beautiful, peaceful surroundings, heated pool and hot tub make this a lovely little piece of heaven. This place in the Ozark Mountains on Lake Bull Shoals draws us back time after time.

Why the Owner Chose Pontiac:
Ron built this house in 1997 with the help of a good friend and neighbor. He had already been coming frequently to Lake Bull Shoals for 25 years with his family. The house replaced a mobile home which had been the family vacation home until he moved here to retire and build this house. The house is 600 ft from highway W, so it is private, cozy, and surrounded by forest. We like being close to Pontiac Cove Marina, only one mile away. We love the water. Bull Shoals is such a clean and warm lake. And very few mosquitoes makes it wonderful! We love the quiet, remote beauty of the Ozarks. Here you can sit outside at night and actually see the Milky Way!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We also enjoy being away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can relax in the peace and tranquility of the area or travel a short distance (2 hours) to the excitement of Branson and the nearby theme park, Silver Dollar City. There you will find food and a wide variety of shows and entertainment for all ages.

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  • brick ranch, pool, hot tub, lower walk out with rec room, game area, and bar

    brick ranch, pool, hot tub, lower walk out with rec room, game area, and bar

  • bay window thru to deck

    bay window thru to deck

  • living area

    living area

  • Dining area photo taken from loft

    Dining area photo taken from loft

  • Breakfast area view of Gulley Creek

    Breakfast area view of Gulley Creek

  • second bedroom

    second bedroom

  • third bedroom

    third bedroom

  • rec room and bar

    rec room and bar

  • wet bar

    wet bar

  • pool (slide has been removed)

    pool (slide has been removed)

  • Hot tub lower walkout level

    Hot tub lower walkout level

  • Bull Shoals Lake fishing

    Bull Shoals Lake fishing

  • carport


  • deck from kitchen breakfast area

    deck from kitchen breakfast area

  • living area and loft with futon

    living area and loft with futon

  • kitchen and breakfast area overlooking Gulley Creek

    kitchen and breakfast area overlooking Gulley Creek

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • loft with futon and view

    loft with futon and view

  • rec room game area and 1/2 bath

    rec room game area and 1/2 bath

  • master bath and shower with dual sinks

    master bath and shower with dual sinks

  • pool on back side of house walk out lower level

    pool on back side of house walk out lower level

  • lower patio area in fall without furniture

    lower patio area in fall without furniture

  • Gulley Creek play time

    Gulley Creek play time

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