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multi level home with two kitchens and living areas


Last updated: 11/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Forsyth house description

Well stocked, landscaped 1200 sq ft house sits directly across from Upper Bull Shoals Lake. Powersite Dam and Lower Taneycomo Lake are a quarter mile away. By staying near a dam, you have two lakes to enjoy; and Table Rock Lake is only 30 minutes away. Young kids can fish from the shore on both lakes near the house. Boat launches are available nearby. Table Rock Dam is only half an hour away, with blue ribbon fly fishing for trout.
This house consists of two independent, private levels--a perfect set-up for couples, fishing buddies, or extended family to vacation together, yet stay separately. Part of the house was just recently renovated out of an unused basement; and it has a rich, cozy ambiance. My wife and I got married at the house, with forty people in attendance. Our very first renters got married while staying there--so be careful if you don't want to fall in love. And what better place for a honeymoon?
Both levels have microwaves, refrigerators, garbage disposals, and oven/stoves. Dishwasher and stackable washer/dryer on the upper level. The place has abundant kitchen utensils, bedding, and towels (bring your own lake towels). Screened-in porch has a futon so you may sleep out in the fresh, warm, summer night air. Two fire pit areas in the backyard. Two gas B-B-Q grills, plus a small charcoal grill. Queen-size beds: one upstairs, one down. Hideaway sofa both levels, TV/DVD players, and views of the lake--although trees obstruct somewhat. Hammock and two bicycles available. I use insect killer on the lawn to reduce tick and chigger attacks. In my opinion, the house's main attraction is its location. You have three large lakes and all of Branson within a comfortable distance of driving.
Most guests are simply blown away by how well stocked the place is. It is what I would want if I were to stay there as a renter. Pets include dogs and cats, pets are $10 per pet per night and security deposit goes up to $300.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Events Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking allowed in outdoor areas only...moreless

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

              • Bedroom 2--lower level: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Full size sleeper sofa...moreless

              • Bedroom 1--upper level: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Futon on screened-in porch upstairs...moreless

              • Upper level: queen size bed and sleeper sofa. Futon on screened-in porch. Lower level has queen bed and full size sleeper sofa. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1--upper level: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


              • Bathroom 2--lower level: toilet, shower

                Large shower...moreless

              • Stackable washer/dryer in upper level bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • I think this place is ideal for two seemingly opposite types of people. First is the fishing. Nearly every kind of Midwest species of fish is available, and it is just across the lightly traveled road in front of my house. Serious fishermen love this area. Guides can be arranged. Table Rock Lake is not far away if you want to go water skiing, scuba diving, or parasailing. What a spectacular area for getting away. The first two couples to stay here got married (one of them was my wife and I). How about some hot apple cider and a fire in the fireplace to break the autumn chill of sitting out on the screened-in porch after a walk or bike ride to one of the nearby parks? ...moreless


                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD player available upstairs and down. Many DVD's to select from....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Croquet and badminton available. Some games....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite available upstairs and down....moreless

                  • Television:

                    TV's upstairs and down. Flat-screen. DVD players....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Modest selection of DVD movies available upstairs and down....moreless


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


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Four miles to Forsyth. Twenty to Branson....moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Partially obscured by trees...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Lakefront is across the street...moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Nearby resort has boat rental based on availability. Also in Rockaway Beach....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Two nearby parks with tennis, fishing, basketball, boat launches, fishing dock...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    Upstairs: breakfast table for 2 plus dining table that seats 4-6. Downstairs: kitchen table for 2. Upper deck: table for 4. Screened-in porch: seating for four, where meals can be taken. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    AC: upstairs thermostat only, but basement stays comfortable all year around....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer upstairs only....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Fireplace upstairs. Also, small cooking area in screened-in porch--with its own chimney....moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Not available....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    No garage or carport....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Thermostat controlled heating upstairs only. Downstairs stays comfortable all year around, but there is a small built-in heater in the bathroom....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    One complete change of linen provided in both levels....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Living rooms upstairs and down. Screened-in porch nearly doubles the available living space upstairs. Open porch downstairs....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Abundant parking available!...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Change of towels in both levels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washing machine upstairs only....moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee makers upstairs and down....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishes microwaveable. Full assortment of utensils....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Dishwasher upstairs only....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped upstairs kitchen, including two-person breakfast table. Separate four-six person dining table. Kitchenette in lower level....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Microwave in both levels. ...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Oven in both levels....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Generally empty. May leave salt & pepper, and open can of coffee....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Standard size refrigerator/freezer in upper level. Smaller condo-style refrigerator/freezer in lower level....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Stove in both levels....moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster in both levels....moreless


                  • Bicycles:

                    Two bikes available....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck off upper level has table/umbrella that seats four. Also has two recliner chairs....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Courses east and south ends of Branson, roughly twenty miles away....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Many flowers. Grass. Shrubs. Insect killer applied to prevent chigger attacks. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grills available upstairs and down....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Tennis court at park, two miles away....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 20 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Post Christmas/Pre New Years
                      Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $100 $120
                      Fri, Sat
                      New Years
                      Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      flat fee
                      Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $100 $120
                      Fri, Sat
                      High Season
                      Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $160
                      Fri, Sat
                      Memorial Day Weekend
                      May 22 - May 24, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      flat fee
                      July Fourth Weekend
                      Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      flat fee
                      Labor Day Weekend
                      Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning Fee $50
                      • Pet Fee $10 + tax
                      • per pet per night $10 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 6.1%


                      Security deposits are waived if proof of Travelers' Insurance has been purchased and proof submitted. Pets are $10 per pet, per night; and with pets security deposit is $300. Renters may secure their reservation by immediately sending in their security deposit, with the balance sent in a couple weeks prior to taking possession.

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

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                      Last updated: 11/13/2014
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                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Branson Airport. Springfield-Branson Regional Airp
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Forsyth, MO
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Off Hwy 125
                      17 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      East or south of Branson
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Scenic train
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 65
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      In Forsyth
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Water ski Taneycomo or Bull Shoals Lakes:0-10 mile
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Moonshine Beach, Hollister, MO

                      Car: Necessary

                      Trout fishermen! Winter/spring is a good time to catch a large Brown or Rainbow trout. The white bass make their spawning run in March. You can't find a plumber, electrician, or handyman at that time of year. They stay out on the water. If you want real peace of mind and escape from the frenetic beehive of life, let Forsyth be your destination. While the big lakes are being crisscrossed with wakes from innumerable boats, upper Bull Shoals and lower Taneycomo remain relatively undisturbed. Even on the Fourth of July weekend, you will see no more than a handful of boats down here by the (small) Powersite Dam--at least until the fire works are set off. People flock in for the fireworks. You are only half an hour to all of Branson's theaters, restaurants, water parks, Silver Dollar City, and more. For serious water skiers, I would recommend going to K-Dock (on Bull Shoals Lake). It is halfway between Branson and Forsyth--less than ten miles from my lake house. Even on weekends, you may not see more than another boat or two. It is where a bunch of us used to ski each Wednesday afternoon when I lived in Branson many years ago. Forsyth is special. A fifty pound striper was caught right across the road from my house. Just about every species except sturgeon, northern perch, northern/musky can be found in Bull Shoals. Non-fishing entertainment abounds in Branson--only minutes away. And there is lots to do within a couple miles of my place.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: Being an avid fisherman, I moved to Branson in 1980. In time, the Forsyth area grew on me such that I purchased some land there twenty years ago. When this lake house came up for sale--adjoining my land--I pounced on it. Then, it was thirteen months of renovation to spruce it up and bring it up to code. The man who did the work is a genius at building (in my opinion) and lives next door. His mother cleans. What more could I have asked for? I have tried to make this the kind of destination that I would want to enjoy. The stretch of water below the dam is known for its fishing, with sixty-plus pound stripers available, amongst many other species. Superb trout fishing is available in Taneycomo Lake--a quarter mile away--but also right across the street, in Bull Shoals Lake. My wife has gone plumb crazy over catching trout, and she usually outfishes me.

                      Why the Owner Chose Forsyth:
                      For the past twenty years, I've owned three lots abutting this lake house lot. I am now using one of those lots to provide generous parking. Altogether, theoretically, guests should be able to park up to four cars with boats attached. Or, just walk across the street and catch your limit without the need of a boat. Drive to Table Rock Dam and enjoy the blue ribbon trout fishing in the headwaters of Taneycomo Lake; then have dinner and enjoy a show in family-friendly Branson. The springtime white bass fishing draws fishermen from all around. Large walleye can be taken, better at night. Family-friendly Shadowrock Park is just two miles from my (your) lake house. Bull Shoals Lake is nearly deserted compared to Table Rock Lake. I honestly think this house sits on the single most unique piece of land in all the Ozarks. No houses here have water frontage, but I am as close as one can get to the lake--a stone's throw away. There are three large lakes nearby, all within half an hour's drive or so.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Walking/biking trail can be accessed across the street (no vehicles allowed). Two parks within two miles, one with tennis and volleyball. Two RV parks nearby. Trout dock just above the dam--a ten minute walk. Ralph Foster Museum and Titanic Museum in Branson. Silver Dollar City, with a cave to explore, is an experience all of its own. Shepard of the Hills has entertained visitors for decades but has closed. Take a Ride-the-Duck tour of the Branson area. In the winter, you may (with my permission) build a fire in the upper level fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine as the fire crackles--and as do steaks on the grill. Or build a fire in one of the two firepit areas in the backyard and watch it from the hammock. Best of all may simply be sitting in the screened-in porch and enjoying the nighttime roar of water coming over the dam--while gazing at the lights along the top of the dam and the boats with nighttime fishermen below. I think this place is perfect for a couple with romance on their minds.

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                      • multi level home with two kitchens and living areas

                        multi level home with two kitchens and living areas

                      • Screened-in porch nearly doubles the upstairs living space

                        Screened-in porch nearly doubles the upstairs living space

                      • upstairs dining and fireplace

                        upstairs dining and fireplace

                      • Upstairs kitchen

                        Upstairs kitchen

                      • Lower living area

                        Lower living area

                      • Lower level kitchen

                        Lower level kitchen

                      • Eating area and bedroom entry downstairs

                        Eating area and bedroom entry downstairs

                      • Lower level bathroom

                        Lower level bathroom

                      • One of two backyard firepit areas

                        One of two backyard firepit areas

                      • Listen to the roar of water spilling over the dam--and especially so at night

                        Listen to the roar of water spilling over the dam--and especially so at night

                      • Big catch by guest at dam June , 09, 2013

                        Big catch by guest at dam June , 09, 2013

                      • Upper level entry and screened porch. What a place to relax!

                        Upper level entry and screened porch. What a place to relax!

                      • Upstairs oudoor dining

                        Upstairs oudoor dining

                      • Upstairs living room

                        Upstairs living room

                      • Lower level porch

                        Lower level porch

                      • Lower level living room

                        Lower level living room

                      • Lower dining area

                        Lower dining area

                      • Generous lower level shower

                        Generous lower level shower

                      • Lake view from house

                        Lake view from house

                      • Fish from the trout dock on Taneycomo Lake--a quarter mile away

                        Fish from the trout dock on Taneycomo Lake--a quarter mile away

                      • Caught across the street at the dam June , 2013

                        Caught across the street at the dam June , 2013

                      • Brown trout caught at dam ... Great fishing hole caught summer 2013

                        Brown trout caught at dam ... Great fishing hole caught summer 2013

                      VRBO #473845

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                      $100 - $160 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 11/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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