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Imagine drinking your cup of coffee in the crisp morning air with an amazing view of the sun bouncing off the calm lake water in all directions. Any season at Lake of the Ozarks is an amazing time of year to visit and this cottage will give you the perfect experience. Whether you’re here to play in the sun, shop, fish, hunt, visit wineries or just get away from it all - this is where you’ll want to unwind at the end of the day.
WHY WE FELL IN LOVE You will love this Lake of the Ozarks cottage. We purchased this lake house property in January of 2006 after searching for a year for the perfect lake house rental and we’ve been renting ever since. The house is situated close to the water for easy access and sits in a calm cove for peaceful days. This cottage is perfect for vacationers because that's exactly what we had in mind during our search for a cottage rental.
WHY YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE We have tried to think of everything you will need to relax while you’re on vacation. You’ll find the house is well furnished and stocked, comfortable, CLEAN, close to the water with minimal steps, situated in a quiet cove, and great for big families (including your furry members). Yes, we are PET FRIENDLY!
LAKE HOUSE DETAILS AND AMENITIES This rental easily has enough room for two average-size families with 1500 square feet of living space.
KITCHEN: The large kitchen is well equipped with utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, etc. along with all the appliances you will need for your vacation including a dishwasher.
LAUNDRY: There is also a full-size stackable washer and dryer for your convenience.
LIVING ROOM: The lake house rental has three TVs with cable service along with a DVD player. The living room has a large 50' Plasma TV with a DVD, CD player, Receiver and four tower speakers. There is also a hook-up for your IPOD or MP3 player.
The living area is off the kitchen and the kitchen/ dining area is on the first level. It is a very large area with plenty of comfortable seating. I'll say it again, we chose this lake house for its vacationer-friendly attributes.
BEDROOMS -Bedroom 1: First floor bedroom has a QUEEN size bed along with a 19' TV. -Bedroom 2: Second floor bedroom which has two full size beds. -Bedroom 3: Second floor bedroom with a QUEEN size bed and futon. -Bedroom 4: Second floor bedroom with QUEEN size bed and has a door out to a balcony over-looking the beautiful lake. This room also has a TV/DVD.
BATHROOMS -Bathroom 1: Located on the first floor across from Bedroom 1 with tub and shower. -Bathroom 2: Located on the second floor next to Bedroom 2 with tub and shower.
WIFI: Free Wifi hotspot available for non-streaming activities.
DECK: The single-level deck overlooking Lick Branch Cove on Lake of the Ozarks is approximately 600 square feet. The view is awesome since the cottage is located just inside a smaller cove for calm water fishing with a great lake view of the very large Lick Branch Cove. There is ample parking for as many as four cars right next to the lake house.
The large deck comfortably seats around 20 people with two tables and plenty of extra chairs. There are also 2 outdoor speakers on the deck and a charcoal Weber grill for a memorable BBQ overlooking the lake.
Near the water, you'll find a built-in fire pit on the water's edge for a late night conversation with s'mores!
PARKING: If you are familiar with the Lake of the Ozarks area, you know how hilly it is. This lake house rental allows for very easy access from your car. The front door is just a couple feet away and there is parking area available for 4 cars! In addition to that, getting to the lake or dock from the cottage is also no problem.
DOCK: There are only a few steps down to the lake where there is a floating single well covered dock. (WE CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO FIND A LAKE HOUSE WITH A FAIRLY LEVEL LOT HERE IN THE OZARKS!) The dock has a swim platform with a ladder and will fit a 30 foot boat.
AREA ATTRACTIONS Lake of the Ozarks is a very popular tourist area with plenty of shopping within a 20 minute drive. There is a very large mall in Osage Beach with 110 factory outlet type stores. Osage Beach also has plenty of restaurants including popular chain restaurants such as Applebee's, Outback Steak House, Panera Bread, Chili's, and Bandana's among others... But, be sure to check out the local restaurants that offer some very good food as well as breathtaking views. Michael's Steak Chalet is one of our favorites. Great food and even better view of the main channel of the lake from high on a bluff. You'll find many restaurant/bars along the lakeshore by boat too. There are also places nearby that have boat rentals and personal watercraft rentals. You'll find many go-cart tracks and other activities for the family including the historic Bagnell Dam area.
If you are interested in renting a boat: Contact Iguana Boat Rentals. Iguana boat rentals is about 2 minutes by car and 1 minute by water. There are many other boat rental companies in the area so if you need more information just ask!
RESTRICTIONS THIS LAKE HOUSE WILL NOT BE RENTED TO GROUPS UNDER THE AGE OF 25. (SUCH AS BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE PARTIES, SENIOR TRIPS ETC.) If we do agree to rent to a group under 25 years of age, we will require a larger damage deposit.
FINE PRINT Please note: In the event of cancellation the half-rent payment(described below) to reserve the cottage for a specific time period is not refundable unless we are able to rent the cancelled time period to someone else. The second-half rent payment that is due two weeks prior to the scheduled vacation time period is not refundable. The damage deposit will be returned immediately upon cancellation.
Visit www.OzarkCottage.com for more information including our full list of FAQs.
Off Peak: Oct - Dec Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$59
Year Round Rental.
$75 Cleaning Fee.
Refundable $500 Damage Deposit Required 2 Weeks Prior to Arrival or can purchase CSA for $49.
Half Of The Rent to be Paid When Reserving.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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'Coving out' (Yes, it's a verb here! Try 'Party Cove' in the state park but it's not for kids, )
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Our love for the Lake of the Ozarks began in 1980 when we vacationed here for our Honeymoon! We (Peggy and Dave) then began vacationing here every summer with our family in 1989 and eventually bought our first home here in 1994.
After 10 incredible summers at this house, we decided to move from Oswego, IL (Chicago suburb) to Rocky Mount, MO full-time. We loved our original house too much to let it go and decided to keep the house as a rental property for other families to enjoy like we did!
We enjoyed renting our lake house so much, we decided to look for another vacation home to purchase. After a year of searching, we found Echo Valley in 2006 and have been renting it ever since.
As full-timers here, we are very familiar with the area and can help you with any questions you may have during your stay - from where to put your boat in, which restaurants to check out or where the closest convenience store is - we've got you covered! We're also just a short boat ride or drive away if you should need anything.
Update: As of January 2014, Dave and Peggy's daughter, Heidi, and son-in-law, Eric, have become co-owners with us. They reside in St. Louis and have stayed in this lake house rental a few times every year with a group of their friends. They can tell you from experience what a great rental house it is with groups- large or small.
Why the Owner Chose Rocky Mount: This cottage is situated very nicely inside a cove within a larger cove so if privacy is important to you, it doesn't get much better than this at The Lake of the Ozarks.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: This cottage has 85' of lake frontage and close to many popular restaurant / bars on the lake. The view of the lake from the deck is remarkable.
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