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Crappie Cottage on the Waterfront in Quiet Cove provides Flexible Family Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6, or 8 with addition of Annex)

Crappie Cottage (named for the fish) is the perfect spot for a couples' retreat or a family gathering -- featuring fishing, swimming, and lots of spots to relax. Charming, but not rustic (WiFi, 3 LCD TVs, DVD), it's equipped with everything you need except food and bait. There's a covered boat dock for fishing and you can moor a boat dockside. There's a large swim dock next door for playing or sunning.

Contact the owner before you book to verify availability and terms at crappiecottage @ or 573 434 4494, thank you.

If there are more than 6 of you, consider adding the ANNEX, which is a separate, private suite for two located next door. It includes a king bed, full bath, parlor, screened porch, patio and it comes with use of a golf cart.

Crappie Cottage is in a park-like setting in a quiet residential cove, and

Horseshoe Bend is one of the nicest areas of the lake, providing golf and fine dining on the Bend and a wide choice of vacation activities within a 15 minute drive.

Keywords: House,cottage,cabin,waterfront,lakefront crappie cottage

More Details

Candy and Jerry Griffin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

About Candy and Jerry Griffin

Jerry and Candy Griffin have owned the property next door for over thirty years and since 2001 have made it their primary residence while often commuting to pay the bills. Jerry works at the University of Missouri in Columbia and Candy has retired from IT consulting to teach college math and physics. 'We enjoy seeing others have the same kind of fun our family has had here over the years and we've been thrilled to have 100% happy campers.'

Candy and Jerry Griffin purchased this house in 2007


Lake Ozark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • If you rent the annex there is an additional bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa (1) in main room. If more than 6 adults you can rent the annex which has a King Size Bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Tie up boat at the dock. Fishing poles - fish from the deck or docks.


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Crappie Cottage on the Waterfront in Quiet Cove provides Flexible Family Retreat
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

Great place, throughly enjoyed our stay. Minor improvements could be made to add the 2 stars.

  • 3 of 5

Access to the location is NOT motorcycle friendly and 4WD or AWD at minimum is necessary to safely negotiate the access road in and out of the property. The roadway is steep with sharp turns, but maintained. The house and areas were clean and all questions or needs were addressed in a timely manner. Very much enjoyed our stay at this VRBO. We found multiple (4-6) light bulbs burnt out in track lighting and/or area lighting simply not working and landscaping could use some attention as well, but the home was fully functional and very nice. This location is perfect for a fishing trip or family lake excursion. Would very much consider returning to this VRBO!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Sorry about the lights and please let us know as soon as possible and we will correct. As to the landscaping, we are struggling to adapt the outside to less deer friendly plants. We start in the spring with beautiful hostas and roses and by early fall they (the deer) have bested out attempts. We will keep at in and appreciate your comments. Candy and Jerry
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband, 3 teenagers, and dog) and I thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Crabbie Cottage in late August 2017. The cottage was extremely clean, bright, comfortable, and well-provisioned: there were ample towels, an emergency medical kit under the kitchen sink, and everything we could need for grilling. A looseleaf binder provided helpful information, such as operating instructions and restaurant recommendations. The owners responded to questions promptly (both when I e-mailed in advance or phoned once we were there) and did more than expected whenever a slight difficulty arose: e.g. Candy brought a suitable baking dish when I mentioned wanting to make a birthday cake and an extra electric fan in case we needed it. They were also very friendly! We spent most of our time hanging around inside or on the decks or taking advantage of the private dock, where we found a kayak and plenty of "toys" for playing with in the water. Our family would definitely hope to stay there again if vacationing in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado family had a great week on the lake!!!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great! The location in a quiet cove was perfect for our family and we used the swim dock a lot. Everything we needed was in the house. The only problem was our dogs with the small ticks. We had to pick off a ton of them every night. A tick collar for your dog would be a good idea.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes a tick collar for you dog and insect spray for people is necessary, especially this year. The lake is surrounded by an oak forest and very tempting for exploration. We have the cottage professionally treated for insects monthly. We keep a tick collar on our small dog year round. She roams the woods and it is effective in keeping her tick free. We use Deep Woods if we are working in the woods. Thank you for the advice for others. Candy and Jerry
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Whole family loved our week at the Crappie Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, long with our 4 adult children thoroughly enjoyed our week spent at the Crappie Cottage. Being at the back of the cove and the amount of waterfront at our disposal, made it a perfect spot for swimming/floating on the lake. We also rented the optional annex, which gave us all plenty of space. Both the cottage and the annex were updated and tastefully and comfortably decorated. Jerry and Candy provided everything we needed other than food and clothing.....things we would have never expected from floats for the lake, to pain relievers in the vanity drawers. So thoughtful! They also were very responsive to any requests or contacts both before and during our stay. but gave us our space and privacy to fully enjoy our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and location and super friendly hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the Crappie Cottage. The home was perfect for our 7 person group. The kids enjoyed fishing from the docks and playing at the "beach". We grilled out every night on the Weber grill. The dock was great for our rented boat as well. The location was perfect for swimming and accessing great coves for boating. The owners are very accommodating and responded very quickly to any question we had. We will consider returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular trip at the Crappie Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Not only was this an awesome lakefront retreat but had everything you would expect. The view was beautiful and property was great. . The owners were great and very considerate to make sure our stay was great. The deck was great and you sat right on the waterfront. Thank you for everything. Much more than I expected.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.22%

Summer minimum stay days may be waived based on last minute availability.

8 adult guests? Ask about our annex (new 2015)

Pet Policy, we welcome up to 2 medium sized dogs to accompany your stay. Additional fees applied.

Cancellation Policy. Cancel 60 days prior to scheduled arrival, deposit will be refunded. Cancel less than 60 days return of deposit depends on ability to rent to another guest.

Sales Tax ID. 22909206

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.