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Calm Water Lakefront Home-Flat Lot-Private Dock-Yard-Great Location

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2400 sq. ft beautiful lakefront home with flat yard, and private dock.

The perfect lake retreat. Beautifully furnished and meticulously maintained and decorated in lodge and lake decor with breathtaking lake views from any room. Large private dock where you won't fight rough water. Located in a quiet area where you will enjoy a safe, children friendly destination with a flat grassy yard, calm water, easy shoreline access, and fire pit for a stress free vacation.

MAIN LEVEL FEATURES: combines family room and gourmet kitchen into a very functional open space, perfect for food, fun, and fellowship. Fully furnished gourmet kitchen comes complete with pots/pans, eating utensils, linens etc, hardwood maple cabinetry, tile floor, granite counter tops, large center island with a dining bar and seating for 4, also full size table that seats 6 Enjoy the 12 foot vaulted ceilings in the family room and see a fabulous 4 mile view of the water through floor to ceiling windows.

The large master suite (bedroom 1, located on main floor) features a queen sized bed, private bath, walk in closet, sliding glass doors with access to the deck. Also, half bath and washer and dryer located on main level.

WALK OUT LEVEL: Sliding glass door with lots of glass opens up the large family room with a great view of the lake. A great entertainment area with comfortable chairs, large sofa, refrigerator, wet bar, large flat screen TV, cable, DVD/CD player. Open the glass door, and you are 50 feet from the water. BEDROOM #2 has a queen size bed, large walk in closet, and adjoining full bathroom with double sink, shower/tub combination.

BEDROOM#3 has full size bunk bed with twin above, twin bunk beds, single twin bed, large walk in closet and shared bathroom. ADDITIONAL SLEEPING AREA: an additional queen size bed in the utility area that can be used for sleeping. All beds and baths are complete with linens and towels.

OUTDOOR FEATURES: LARGE PRIVATE DOCK: Take an easy 50 foot walk to the dock without stairs. Park your boat in a 12 ft x 32 ft covered boat slip. Relax on the large activity deck perfect for fishing, sunning, swimming, and complete with running water and swim ladder.

CALM WATER: You won't fight the rough water created by big boats, or need a big boat to safely have fun doing all your water activities. Safely play in the water from the dock without danger. Located in Mill Creek Cove, one of the calmest coves on the lake.

FLAT YARD: Enjoy the well maintained grassy lawn and level yard. A great place for family fun and activities, with easy and gentle access to the water. Also enjoy the fire pit that is located at the edge of the water. Beautiful place to roast hotdogs, or just watch the fireworks on all the holidays, compliments of the neighbors. Great neighborhood!

EASY SHORELINE ACCESS: Enter the water from a very gentle shoreline without a drop off. The water depth is gradual.

More Details

Connie Schwada
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Connie Schwada

We purchased the property in October of 2014. We purchased it from the Beardens' who had previously owned 2 homes in the neighborhood for vacation rentals. Eventually we hope to split our time between here and our home in northeast Missouri. We have owned several condos previously which were on the rental program. We have always enjoyed our trips and memories we have made with our children and grandchildren at the lake, and it is our hope we can play a small part in making memories for families for years to come.

Connie Schwada purchased this house in 2014

Why Connie Schwada chose Gravois Mills

It is located in a beautiful, wonderful neighborhood. In the summer it is full of kids and adults enjoying the lake. All the seasons bring with them unique beauty. From the autumn trees, to the snow, you are always surrounded with breathtaking views.

What makes this house unique

From the easy lake access, to the wall of glass in the family room with the beautiful stone, wood-burning fireplace, it is a cozy, comfortable retreat that screams relaxation.


Gravois Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining Tub/Shower Combination
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located on Main Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom/Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk-out Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Bunk Room
  • Additional queen bed in utility area in walk-out level.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Alarm Clocks, Ceilings Fans, Firewood, Local Maps and Restaurant Guides, Parking off the Street. Buck Creek Convenience Store located close.


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Calm Water Lakefront Home-Flat Lot-Private Dock-Yard-Great Location
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Pinckneyville, Illinois

Beautiful home and location for a great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. My family of 4 and my brothers family of 3 had plenty of room to be completely comfortable the entire time. It was nice to meet you on our visit. Thank you guys for taking time driving to the house to replace the dock ladder when it started to break. You went above and beyond to be helpful.

Your home was very clean when we arrived and very inviting. Your neighborhood was wonderful for the 4th of July. We stayed from July 1 to the 8th and there were fireworks every night, that we watched From the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice meeting you and your family. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. That is our goal first and foremost. We hope you will come back soon. Thanks again for choosing our home.
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The property was clean and well taken care of-- pleasant decor. Nice yard and lake access.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Easy access to lake and nice yard. Comfortable living arrangements- bedrooms and couches. The kitchen was not equipped with good pans or knives, but we made due. The house did not have much toilet paper or paper towels so we had to purchase some.

A good home for large gatherings.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Connie is a great gal to deal with. The house is just right for a group or several families. The dock is easily accessible and outfitted with amminites. You won't regret your stay

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tyler. You were a great renter, and appreciate you staying with us.
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Relaxing family time!

  • 5 of 5

The directions were easy, the accommodations were clean and inviting and the atmosphere allowed us to just talk and relax. Wishing it was summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind response. It is always our goal first and foremost to provide a home that is warm and inviting. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great View! Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

So much fun was had by all at this lake home! Our family so enjoyed our time together in this beautiful and serene lake home. It is so well suited to your family from ages O to 100!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, great location and view.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental property in an excellent location. We had a very enjoyable time at this home. The home was very clean and well furnished. This location offers easy access to the local general store and a short drive into town if you forget anything. The dock was very nice and worked out perfectly to accommodate our boat and the nearest boat launch was only 10 minutes away. I am very particular when it comes to rental homes and have stayed in many properties in different areas of the country and this home ranks right at the top of the list. The only complaint I have was that the neighbors 2 houses down were lighting off M80's late into the night. This obviously has nothing to do with the owners of this great property. Other than that, it was a very calm and peaceful neighborhood that showed a lot of pride of ownership.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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JJ's at the Copper Pot
Wonderful upscale dining
Casual dining, good food
Sunrise Cantina
Mexican food with a great view
Bumps Barefoot Bar and Grill
Burgers and breakfast, located on water, just up the cove
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill
Good food, swim bar, playground for kids
Jolly Rogers Grub and Grog
Great food, great Sunday Brunch. Family friendly
Woods Super Market
Located at Sunrise Beach. Wonderful, new grocery store with barbeque available.
Bridal Cave
Beautiful experience!
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Beautiful hiking and scenery.
Harbour Marina & Resort
Millstone Marina
Boat launch and rentals. Just down O Road
Indian Rock Golf Club
Beautiful golf course located on O Road, and also restaurant on site.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.73%

Includes large private dock with 30 foot covered boat slip, 16 foot by 40 foot sun deck, and ladder to access water.
Less than minimum stay with $125.00 cleaning up charge.
Reservations and additional information please call Connie Schwada (property owner) @ 660-651-3948, I'll be happy to talk to you in detail and answer any questions you may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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