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5 Acres 5 Minutes from the Action

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

We remodeled the lower level of our home situated on 5 acres only 7 minutes from Columbia Mall. Use your private entrance into a large open room common area that can handle your SEC game plans or a family with kids. Lots of extras. 1500+ sq ft

You have full private access to the lower level of our house with a private entrance and a locked door to the first floor. In addition, enjoy plenty of parking and full access to the grounds.

Plenty of parking if you have friends over or driving multiple cars. Cabs are easy to get if you don't have a designated driver after MU game parties, T/F Film Festival, Roots n Blues, or just a night on the town. Simple route from Interstate 70 and Stadium to the property.

Many little extras like games and toys for kids. A printer is available if needed. Washer and dryer are located in your space if needed. A piano is located in the space for you. If you have a baby or toddler, we have a crib. The food and drink bar has a microwave, 12 cup coffee pot with great coffee and teas. It’s not a full kitchen, but does have a sink, dishes, microwave, mini-fridge, ice, electric skillet and plenty of counter and sitting space. We can make arrangements if you would like to eat in and share Melynda's great cooking and baking. There are two queen beds along with the crib and also extra sleeping bags if you need them. We have a dog and two cats that live upstairs and outside. They are friendly, but we want you to know in case of allergies. If you wish to have a relaxing massage or Reiki session, we will arrange that for you on site or suggest a local spa. We give you plenty of towels, a hairdryer, bathroom amenities, and extra blankets. DishTV and wireless Internet is provided. You are welcome to enjoy the grounds, the trail and the pond. This is a magical place and you will feel the magic of your special visit.

Expect us to be on site, but sometimes we will be traveling and will make arrangements for keys and local help if you need anything. How much you interact with us is up to you. As long time Columbia residents, we can answer all your questions.

Whether you are traveling on business, attending a game or festival in Columbia, or just like the feel of home when you travel, we have a wonderful piece of heaven very close to town. So whatever your situation, be it a party trip, a business trip, or a family trip, we are here to please.

More Details

Tony & Melynda Lotven
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017


Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower has a seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The middle room and as shown in pictures. large privacy scre
  • We do have a crib/toddler bed available. If you need to sleep more than 4 in the two beds, then you are welcome to bring an air mattress. One additional person can also sleep on the couch pictured in the large room. We do have some extra blankets and a couple of sleeping bags. Please inquire if you have more than 5 adults and explain your situation and request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Great location - great people

  • 5 of 5

Nice place in the country. The house is cozy. The property has nice places to walk, sit by a pond, and gaze at the chickens. The hosts are very nice people - they made sure we had everything we need. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew and his family rented our place for his daughter's birthday party. We are so glad that we had plenty of space for all her friends to come celebrate, take group pictures by the pond, and have the time to chill out at our little getaway. Thanks Andy for the time to chat a bit before you headed home. Welcome back anytime!
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Great value at a peaceful and secluded property. Hosts were very accommodating!

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable space and private.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, with nice surroundings. Very helpful hosts.

  • 4 of 5

Super nice hosts. Made us cinnamon buns! The place was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Only cons: it was a bit of a drive from town. Also, I didn't realize there was no stove, so cooking meals there wasn't really an option. It is a nicely furnished basement with big glass doors looking out to the garden. Hosts live above. May have been on listing and I just missed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Nice retreat in Columbia

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here for a Graduation at Mizzou. The home is located not too far from downtown Columbia where we were able to take an Uber (roughly $16 each way). There were bottles of water, coffee, tea, popcorn as well as additional toiletries in case we forgot anything.

The only minor issue we had was that the iron was missing from the home, but we figured out a way to get around that.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank Justin for choosing our place for your graduation stay. We are glad you liked our place, and apologize for the missing iron. Honestly, we don't get many requests for the iron, even though we advertise it as an amenity. And glad to report that we have already replaced the missing unit. We hope you had a wonderful family weekend in Columbia and safe travels to and from Nashville.
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McPherson, KS

Quiet & Restful

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great! Our stay was nice, quiet and restful. We got in later than expected and the owners were wonderful about accommodating us! They even made is cinnamon rolls for breakfast as a bonus! I would recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kyle and his golf team were traveling from central Kansas to northern Indiana for a tournament, and Columbia was a mid-point stay. We were glad to provide a big open place so they could get some rest, take care of school responsibilities, and prepare for their tourney. They were extremely gracious and we were delighted to make them feel at home. Thanks Coach and your team!
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Lees Summit, MO


  • 5 of 5

Clean, friendly, comfortable, quiet and everything is there to make your stay great!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don and his friends came for a ride on the Katy Trail at Rocheport, a beautiful settings on a fantastic trail for riding or walking along the Missouri River. So glad to provide them plenty of parking for their cars and bikes. And we appreciate the kind words about the overall high satisfaction with choosing our place. Thanks guys!!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Columbia Regional or St Louis or Kansas City-2hr
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
L A Nickell Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

This is MIZZOU! SEC Country.

This is Columbia, home of festivals, arts, sports, concerts, a creative and growing small city, rated one of the best overall in the country.

Whether you are traveling on business, attending a game or festival in Columbia, or just like the feel of home when you travel, we have a wonderful piece of heaven very close to town. So whatever your situation, be it a party trip, a business trip, or a family trip, we are here to please.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Check in time is 3pm. Check out is 11am. If you need to adjust, please contact us as we are flexible. Use exercise equipment at your own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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