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5 Acres 5 Minutes from the Action

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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.

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Tony & Melynda Lotven
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

5 Acres 5 Minutes from the Action
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great getaway from the downtown bustle

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Tony's place. Great host and the perfect spot for 2 couples. Took an Uber to and from downtown, which was extremely convenient. Would absolutely stay here again if we are back in town.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carter and his crew came in town for the Dierks Bently concert pre-homecoming and a night on the town. So glad our space was comfortable for you and that you had a great time in COMO.
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This place was amazing, peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our girls weekend. The location was perfect with restaurants and shopping near by. Tony and Melynda were gracious hosts and made us feel welcome. Melynda's cinnamon rolls were delicious! We are already making plans to come back in the spring.

Lisa and Shelley

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to provide a comfortable setting for your getaway girl's reunion. We are glad to provide the peaceful, secluded, natural surroundings while still have quick access to the central part of Columbia, Thanks for staying at our place and for your lovely energy.
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What a wonderful getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

It was great to stay in a secluded area, and also have updated EVERYTHING! Tony and Melynda are wonderful hosts and couldn’t have been nicer to us while we were there. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. From extra water, to towels to wash the car, they were on top of it. They even gave us food to feed the fish in the pond! And those cinnamon rolls are the best!

Thanks so much Tony and Melynda, you two are the best!

Liz and Rich

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are glad you were able to relax and have some chill time at our place. We are grateful to do our little part in helping Rich, a veteran of recent ongoing wars, to have some peaceful, quiet time to unwind and experience our loving and natural surroundings.
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Great value, location, amenities!

  • 4 of 5

Very accomodating! The homemade cinnamon rolls provided by the host was excellent!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Glad the early check-in helped you plan your family day outing and winery visits.
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Very Nice Owners

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and the owners were very accommodating. We were there for graduation weekend so were gone most of the time--it took us 15-20 minutes to get to Mizzou or downtown. We enjoyed the home-made cinnamon rolls Melynda brought us the last morning!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gail. We are glad our place worked out for your stay. Graduation is always a great time for celebration. Thanks for choosing our place.
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Beautiful home, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Tony & Melynda have a lovely home a little bit outside Columbia in the country. We rented the entire bottom floor of the house, which has a large kitchen and living room area, and another enclosed area with two bedroom-areas. Tony & Melynda greeted us on the first day, made us cinnamon buns on the last day, and in general were lovely and accommodating. The property that the land is on is beautiful: there's a lake, nice walking paths, etc. At night, gentle lights strung up in the trees emit a gentle glow at night. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at the True/False Film Festival, and that our place was relaxing and comfortable for your stay. We appreciate the kind words.
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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.


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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.

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Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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