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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis

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Fun at Lake Sherwood swimming at the Dam


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Picturesque Lakefront 4 bedroom/3 full bath vacation lake home.

Quiet and relaxing gated community. 1st floor - Large kitchen w/all amenities - incl. coffee maker, blender, crock pot, waffle maker, toaster oven, pots, pans, knives, and many other entertainment oriented goodies. Great room with gas fire place, two flat screen TV's with Blue Ray/DVD players, High Speed Internet, tons of games and books for relaxing with the family. Laundry room w/ washer & dryer. Master suite with Jacuzzi tub and full shower upstairs with separate seating area. 2 Guest bedrooms with shared full bath on main floor. A large bedroom downstairs with 2 queen beds and the third full bath with shower.

Large walkout deck off of the Kitchen with three tables and seating for 10-12. Weber grill so bring the charcoal. Steps lead to another deck lakefront. House is in a quiet cove with no neighbors to bother you. The stars are beautiful. There is also a public beach & pool and volleyball court. Birdwatchers haven. Regularly visited by a blue and green heron, eagles in winter. 6 stocked lakes, great fishing, House is on main lake which is 140 acres and 100 yards from one of the side fishing lakes where we have kayaks and canoes for you to use. Snack bar at beach in summer and a great park area with swimming docks and grills at the dam. 24 hour gated security. Scenic drives around beautiful wine country. 15 minutes from the country's longest bike trail, Katy Trail, bikes rentals nearby also. Only 1 hour drive from downtown St. Louis.

Accommodation Details

Sleeps 10+. Ideal for 1 or 2 families.
Well-appointed home, approx. 1900 sq. ft. on one floor - 60 minutes from St. Louis, 10 Minutes from 9 area Wineries and 30 minutes from a World Class Fazio Designed Golf Course - Missouri Bluffs.

Master bedroom suite with Jacuzzi and private sitting area.

2nd and 3rd bedrooms each with Queen beds and a shared full bath.

4th bedroom large with two Queen beds and additional room for 5 twin cots provided (think kids bunk room).
3 full bathrooms.

Large Dining areas indoor and out. Dining table comfortably seats 10 with two extended leaves.

Multi-level deck with room for 10+ eating.

Eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, and gas range, toaster, coffee-maker.

Washer/dryer, plus weekly cleaning and garden maintenance.

Internet/Wifi included.

Linens/towels included (Bring your own Beach Towels).

Ideally located for swimming, beaching, kayaking, fishing, wineries, and just relaxing.

Beautiful hilly area great for challenging hikes.

Near Augusta and 9 other local wineries, a 60-minute drive from the airport (St. Louis, STL)
less than a 2 minute drive to Beach and Swimming areas.

2 Kid Kayaks, 2 Adult Kayaks, 1 Canoe

Park available for large parties

Wineries galore
Bike Katy Trail - Dutzow
Washington, MO
Meremac River
A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 Years Old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a perfect place for children. With lots of games and puzzles to play inside and a ton of fun around the lake. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Although the House is smoke free, there are plenty of outside spaces available....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love dogs and cats, but have simply found that having them in the rental house makes the next renters pay for it. Due to allergies in other families, there will be a $200 additional cleaning fee charged if pets are kept on property. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This is an extremely hilly area with no accessibility to the house accept from stairs on the deck. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Large Bedroom with great sitting area and Jacuzzi Bath....moreless

  • 2nd Bedroom - Main Floor: 1 queen


  • 3rd Bedroom - Main Floor: 1 queen


  • 4th Bedroom - Large: 2 queen

    This is a huge room on the lower level - Perfect for kids!...moreless

  • Each of the bedrooms have ceiling fans in them and look out to the lake side with functional windows for a perfect sleep. Each have Certa mattresses for comfortable sleeping. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Lower Level Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Just to be sure, please bring your own Shower supplies like Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap. Often there are supplies at the house and you are free to use them, but supply choices are not consistent and better safe than sorry....moreless


  • Books:

    Not a large selection, but a few good ones should you get stuck inside due to inclement weather. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Each Television has a DVD/Blue Ray player or you can rent through the internet TV. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite is offered...moreless

  • Stereo:

    We use the internet TV's for music while we are out....moreless

  • Television:

    There are two flat screen televisions in the house. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Large Block set and large Brio train set are out there for the kids. There is also a good selection of puzzles, games, cards to choose from....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Playground
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The house is on the Main Lake, but due to the large wooded hill, there is no direct access. Access to the lake is 200 yards away at the park, .5 miles away at the public beach, and 1 mile at the dam....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Great large oval dinning table with two leaves. 6 chairs set full time and four additional available and will fit nicely around the table. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air covers the entire house. In the Master Bedroom there is an additional window unit to make for SUPER COLD sleeping even through the hottest summer nights....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is currently a non-functional gas fireplace. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Programmable internet based thermostat allows us to program in your comfortable temperature before you arrive and set it back if needed after your stay....moreless

  • Internet:

    Entire house covered by wifi to allow the TV's to be used for Netflix, Pandora, etc. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All queen beds have linens provided and these will be washed and cleaned by the cleaning service so you can simply pack up and go. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms - one on main floor and one on the lower level. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for about 3 vehicles in driveway and another 2 on the Road. Due to the hilly country, the driveway is severe. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line provided at the house with unlimited long distance. Cell phone reception through all carriers is limited. T-Mobile works at the house, AT&T at the top of the hill. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All shower towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please bring your own laundry detergent even though sometimes there is some there left behind from other renters and you are welcome to use if it is there. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We are coffee snobs so there are three options for Coffee. Drip, French Press, or Pour Over - you choose. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of great options here with service for a good 16 people in a fully stocked kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Great - Quiet dishwasher with dish soap available....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked Kitchen with lots of room to work and a center table for preparation and/or eating. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked pantry with lots of spices to choose from, but due to the fact that you can never guarantee availability, please consider bringing your own especially if the need is unique. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by Side. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane stove - Programmable so you can fix something while you are at the Beach and come back to eat it later. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven with rotisserie option. Great for everything....moreless


  • Boat:

    Unfortunately, due to insurance reasons, we are not allowed to rent the Boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two decks that wrap around the house. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Three great courses within 20-30 minutes from the house. Bear Creek, Missouri Bluffs, and Innsbrook are all fun plays. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have 4 kayak's (2 Adult/2 Kids) that available upon request. Please ask for details on how and where to access as they are not stored at the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal Grill with Weber Charcoal Chimney. Plenty of Grill tools so don't forget to bring Charcoal. If there is some there, please feel free to use it up....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a pool at the Beach for those who would rather skip the sand. There is a small daily use fee (around $2) per person for use of the Pool. ...moreless



from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Vacation Season
May 27 - Jul 1, 2017
4 night min stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer Vacation Season
Jul 9 - Aug 20, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $195
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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27 Miles
Nearest Golf
Best Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Sherwood Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Melanie and I are high school sweet hearts from Farmington, MO (about 60 miles South of St. Louis). Married for 15 years with three young boys, we have always loved being outdoors with them on family trips. We started out camping in a $600 pop up trailer about 10 years ago and loved having a place away from home to just hang out. A few campers later and we found ourselves falling in love with Lake Sherwood as a camping area for our family. Playing at the Beach, kayaking around the lake, and being together as a family created special memories. Villa Vakashon was a God thing. We were camping out there four years ago and stumbled into the perfect fit for us. A house on the main lake that was literally new construction and could be large enough to share with other families and reasonable enough to be affordable for rentals. We've shared it so many times with friends and families and everyone who goes, falls in love. From the beginning, we set up the house as a perfect getaway for a rental. Fully stocked with all the necessities to make it painless to throw some food in and some clothes and head out there. There is something magical about the place and the serenity you feel coming through the Security gates. I love it. The stress melts away and I feel 10 years younger.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Sherwood Estates, MO, USA:
Why St. Louis? Villa Vakashon is only 25 minutes from Chesterfield and less than an hour from downtown St Louis/Cardinal Baseball/Rams and most St. Louis Tourist Attractions makes this a perfect getaway without taking forever to arrive. There is so much to do around this area that one could spend several days without even taking advantage of all St Louis has to offer. The wineries, Katy's Trail (hiking and biking), shopping nearby, golf courses within 20 minutes and enjoying all Lake Sherwood has is a vacation in itself.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is large enough where kids can hang out downstairs and the parents up and you can feel comfortable with two 5 person families. There are 5 queen beds and a few additional cots if necessary to make any sleeping arrangements work. I also love that there is a full pavilion at the park just 200 yards away that we can invite even more people to join us for the day if we'd like. Walkable to the Dam which is our favorite swimming and fishing hole.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Fun at Lake Sherwood swimming at the Dam

    Fun at Lake Sherwood swimming at the Dam

  • Large Master Bedroom Suite with quiet sitting area on 2nd floor.

    Large Master Bedroom Suite with quiet sitting area on 2nd floor.

  • 2nd Bedroom - Queen Bed

    2nd Bedroom - Queen Bed

  • 2nd Full Bathroom - Main Floor

    2nd Full Bathroom - Main Floor

  • 3rd Full Bath - Lower Level

    3rd Full Bath - Lower Level

  • Family Room with Flat Screen TV

    Family Room with Flat Screen TV

  • Large Oval Dining Table with room for 10.

    Large Oval Dining Table with room for 10.

  • Lower Level Family Room #2 with Flat Screen and Dart Board.

    Lower Level Family Room #2 with Flat Screen and Dart Board.

  • Cedar Lake Cellars - 1 of 9 Local Wineries within 20 minutes from Villa Vakashon

    Cedar Lake Cellars - 1 of 9 Local Wineries within 20 minutes from Villa Vakashon

  • Fun at the Local Winery

    Fun at the Local Winery

  • Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

    Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

  • 3rd Bedroom - Queen Bed

    3rd Bedroom - Queen Bed

  • Large 4th Bedroom - 2 Queen Beds on Lower Level - Kids Love it!

    Large 4th Bedroom - 2 Queen Beds on Lower Level - Kids Love it!

  • Large Fully Stocked Eat-in Kitchen

    Large Fully Stocked Eat-in Kitchen

  • Long Great Room at front of House with a Wall of Windows.

    Long Great Room at front of House with a Wall of Windows.

  • Great Room seating area.

    Great Room seating area.

  • Beautiful Morning at the Public Docks.  These are the docks where we swim.

    Beautiful Morning at the Public Docks. These are the docks where we swim.

  • Great nearby winery - Chandler Hill.  They often run an incredible Groupon.

    Great nearby winery - Chandler Hill. They often run an incredible Groupon.

  • Innsbrook Golf Course - 25 Minutes Away

    Innsbrook Golf Course - 25 Minutes Away

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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