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4Bd/2Ba-Lakefront home built for Family Fun. Private Dock. Trampoline. Treehouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,128 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2200 sf, 2 living areas, screened porch, covered patio, firepit, basketball goal

Completely remodeled home that comes with its very own treehouse & lakeside trampoline! Everything is complete to make this home shine including entry foyer with built-ins, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & new fixtures throughout. This home lives LARGE with 2 living areas, 4 Bedrooms & 320 sq. foot of screened porch with patio below..there is even a loft for the kids to get away to by climbing the handmade 'skateboard' ladder! Outside will not disappoint with a newer dock, limestone landscaping, lakeside patio, fire pit, basketball goal, additional storage & TONS of parking for everyone to visit.

Outdoor living and logging dock time is what this property is all about. The boat dock is concrete with a 12'x32' boat slip and a 12'x12' pwc slip. Shaded area for seating and a swim platform with full sun all day. There is 16' of water at the end of the dock. Below the dock is littered with crappie beds and fish habitat that we have worked on for over 7 years. It's dialed in now, so if dock fishing is your thing, there is no better spot. Crappie, bass, catfish all live, troll, and scavenge our dock. The neighbor feeds the channel cat, sunfish, and carp from his deck.

If wetting a line isn't your thing there is still plenty of fun to be had. Swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, or just floating around. The water is calm and quiet for little swimmers. The hammock on the dock is inviting. With cove protection there is little wake or wind which makes boat docking a synch, yet the Main Channel can still be seen from the dock for checking boat traffic or just watching the cruisers and go fast boats buzz by.

The lakeside of the home offers the dock, seawall walkway, trampoline, tree house, and beautiful landscaping rocks. From the dock it will be easy to watch the kids both offshore and onshore.

The property is located on the Northshore at the 2 Mile Marker. This is the closest shoreline to the St. Louis area with easy access off Highway 54. Boating on the lower mile markers (1-6) close to the Bagnell Dam has become the new best kept secret due to the development of the Gravois Arm waterfront restaurants Coconuts, Jolly Rogers, Bumps, & Jerk Shack as well as H. Toads, Shady Gators, & Lazy Gators on the 7 MM. This has cut off boat traffic near the 6 MM and opened said lower mile markers up for great boating while remaining right in the middle of all the desirable amenities the area has to offer.

The immediate area offers great boating in Birdsong Hollow Cove, a great ski cove. Village Marina and The Boathouse offer dining and first class marina. The Boathouse has indoor and outdoor seating with a heated pool and is a popular spot for locals. The marina offers boat/pwc rental, towables rental, boat launch, gas dock, gear shop, etc. Check out the website link. The restaurant/marina is within walking distance by land or limp around the corner by lake.

Osage National is the closest golf course. Being an avid hacker Osage is my favorite track. I've been a member for several years and the course has never been in better shape thanks to excellent course management.

More Details

Travis DeMott
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Travis DeMott

We are a family of lake rats.

Travis DeMott purchased this house in 2007

Why Travis DeMott chose Missouri

The Midwest is where we want to be. So what better place to live than at the Lake of the Ozarks.

What makes this house unique

Being full timers with children we have fine tuned this property for lake living and family fun. Quite water. Great crappie fishing. Cove location with main channel view. Walking distance to one of the most popular lakeside restaurants/marinas, The Boathouse/Village Marina.


Eldon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2128 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin with trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • There are actual beds for 10 guests. Max occupancy is 10 including children. Max 6 adults.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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4Bd/2Ba-Lakefront home built for Family Fun. Private Dock. Trampoline. Treehouse
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

The Stuff Childhood Memories are Made Of

  • 5 of 5

We were three friend families that chose the DeMott house based on the fun extras for kids. The house is unlike anything else I've seen in the area! The kids, ages 1-7, lost their minds over everything. The house and the design of the outdoor space was pure genius. We were the only family on the cove this week I think and the swimming and kayaking was perfection. We never even went on any excursions, we stayed busy and happy with water balloons, basketball, s'mores, trampoline time, "scary" stories in the tree house, feeding the ducks, exploring the rocks, swimming, kayaking, laying on the hanging porch bed, and painting and hiding rocks (can you find any?!) We took turns making family style meals in the kitchen (though the kids were sustained on juice pouches alone I think) and the house felt just the right size for us. After the rugrats went to sleep the grown ups enjoyed talking and stargazing on the dock. We hope to make this a yearly tradition! A few things of note for the DeMott family: none of us were smart enough for the coffee pot 😉, the ceiling fan in the loft bedroom needs some maintenance (noisy rattling), and we had a hard time finding light switches for the dock or patios at night (I think the patio issue may be some burnt out bulbs). Overall the house was incredibly clean, comfortable and cozy and we loved the personalized touches. It's definitely not like any stuffy condo you've stayed in before. Thank you so much for sharing it with all the families who get to make memories there every year!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect lake house for families with kids!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was everything that was promised in the description. My grandkids had so much fun here! The house is beautiful, the screened in porch with the hanging bed is awesome and the trampoline and tree house were a big hit! The owners were great to work with. Our family is truely blessed to have found this.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great family spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this home. My kids had a blast. Very convient to rent a boat at the marina a block away!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Travis is easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our second time renting the house and I hope to be back a 3rd time. It's a beautiful and comfortable home.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, family friendly get away

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time last weekend at this lake house. There were 7 of us staying there - 4 adults and 3 kids from 3 generations. The house was perfectly laid out for the grandparents to have a little separation on the lower level. My kids, aged 15, 11 and 7, thought the kid friendly features were amazing. They enjoyed the treehouse, trampoline, swinging bed and loft, which gave the adults a chance to talk without constant interruptions. The kids also loved wading in the lake, kayaking and fishing from the dock. We rented a pontoon boat, which fit perfectly into the slip on the dock, and we spent a few wonderful hours on the lake.

The owner was very responsive and pleasant to work with. This house is the perfect place for a long weekend!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The kids had fun

  • 3 of 5

The kids had a blast and the owner was very responsive, and helpful. When my dog sitter canceled, they waived the pet fee which was only $75 but still, awesome. This was my 3rd homeaway rental this year (we travel 12 months out of the year) ... this time for spring break, for the kids. It was a last minute idea so we really didnt get the pick of the liter, yet it was habitable and away from home. Its not the ideal location if youre expecting a true lake view. Its smaller than it appears in the pictures so small gatherings are probably best. The house has water/ plumbing issues as well as others in that area and has a smell that you get used to, a little reminder not to use the water simultaneously in multiple locations. The house wasnt the cleanest, but it was neat... and for the pet fee waiver and the owners willingness to assist last minute, I declined to raise any flags (probably should have). Ideal for children with the tree house, loft space, trampoline, games, and multiple doors (kids love running in and out). Book it for a small family gathering

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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The Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in central Missouri. Extents of three smaller tributaries to the Osage, the Niangua River, Grand Glaize Creek and Gravois Creek, are included in the impoundment. The Lake has a surface area of 55,000 acres, over 1,150 miles of shoreline, and the main channel of the Osage Arm stretches 92 miles from end to end. The total drainage area is over 14,000 square miles. The lake was created by the construction of the 2,543 foot long Bagnell Dam by Union Electric Company of St. Louis. At the time of construction it was on e of the largest man,made lakes in the world and the largest in the United States.

Though built to provide hydroelectric power for customers of Union Electric, the lake quickly became a significant tourist destination for the midwest. There are over 70,000 homes existing along the lake, many of which are vacation homes. It has transformed into a major resort area. More than three million people visit the lake annually. The Lake of the Ozarks is unique in the fact that it is the largest man-made, non-flood control lake in the United States. The lake rarely varies in surface elevation by more than 5 feet, with normal pool elevation of 660 feet above mean sea level. Unlike many flood-control lakes constructed by the Corps of Engineers, most of the shoreline on the Lake of the Ozarks is privately owned, and the relatively stable surface elevation has created ideal conditions for private development within a few feet of the shoreline.

The primary job markets for Lake of the Ozarks areas are in the construction industry, food and beverage industry, as well as hotel/motel and water related recreational industries. During the seasonal summer months, the population swells due to seasonal residents and tourists. The demand for workers with skills in tourism-related and construction fields rises during this time. Retail sales fields, health and welfare jobs, office and clerical positions, building and construction starts, along with supporting industries. There are limited jobs in manufacturing. Peak hiring times in seasonal industries are from early spring through late fall, usually May through October.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Cancellations over 60 days prior to check in will receive a full refund.

Minimum 3 nights June - August when 1 of the nights is a weekend. Weeknights I will allow 2 day minimum.

The Sandy Walkup damage deposit of $250 is due at final payment 30 days prior to arrival.

Call for reduced rates on off season last minute bookings, 573-434-6094.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.