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Enjoy Two (or Three) Lakes from One Rental

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multi level home with two kitchens and living areas

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 opimion, 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking allowed in outdoor areas only...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Events Allowed

              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

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2--lower level: toilet, shower

                Large shower...moreless

              • Stackable washer/dryer in upper level bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Coffee Maker:

                Coffee makers upstairs and down....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Microwave in both levels. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Dishwasher upstairs only....moreless

              Amenities

              • Heating:

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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Fireplace:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Towels Provided:

                Change of towels in both levels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washing machine upstairs only....moreless

              • Parking:

                Abundant parking available!...moreless

              • Garage:

                No garage or carport....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer upstairs only....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Not available....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player:

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

                  • Video Library:

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

                  • Television:

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

                  • Games:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite available upstairs and down....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  • Golf:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grills available upstairs and down....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

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

                  • Resort:

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

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Parasailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Basketball Court
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 14 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Mar 15 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $160
                  Fri, Sat
                  Winter 1
                  Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100 $120
                  Fri, Sat
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $600
                  flat fee
                  Winter 2
                  Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100 $120
                  Fri, Sat
                  Christmas
                  Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2014
                  4 night min stay

                  $450
                  flat fee
                  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

                  $450
                  flat fee
                  Winter/Spring
                  Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $100 $120
                  Fri, Sat
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $50
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 6.1%

                  Notes:

                  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. $25 for use of fireplace (for extra cleaning and to provide firewood). Renters may secure their reservation by immediately sending in their security deposit, with the balance sent in a couple weeks prior to taking possession.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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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                  Photos

                  • 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

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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