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Karis Cottage - A 20 Acre Lakefront Estate, 6+bd/4bth, Pool and Dock

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

One-of-a-kind Lakefront, 6 Bed 4 Bth, Private Pool And Dock On 20 Acres!

KARIS COTTAGE is truly one-of-a-kind.You will find 6 bedrooms, PLUS a great, fun kids bunk room, and 4 full baths on an amazingly FLAT 20 lakefront acres. Karis is conveniently located in Osage Beach, the center of all your Lake of the Ozarks activities. By water, Karis is located at the 28 mile marker of the Osage Arm, in old 'Racetrack Cove.'

At KARIS COTTAGE, there is something for the young and young at heart!

Amenities include:

In-ground saltwater pool with slide

2 Creeks feeding into the lake

Boat dock with 10x28 slip and 1 waverunner slip

Fire pit

Picnic area by the creek

Trampoline, swing-set, horseshoes, volleyball net, and basketball goal and soccer nets

Kayak and paddle boat for your enjoyment

We call KARIS a COTTAGE because it is cozy, comfortable, and welcoming. The home is 4600 square feet with beds for 24 people. The sleeping accommodations are set up as follows:


Bedroom 1: King bed and full futon with master bath

Bedroom 2: Queen bed with master bath attached

Bedroom 3 and 4: Queen beds

Bedroom 5: 2 twins with twin trundles

Bedrooms 3, 4, and 5 share upstairs hall bath


Bedroom 6: Queen Bed

Bunk room: Sleeps 8

Bunkroom (bedroom 7) and Bedroom 6 share the downstairs bathroom

Upstairs bedrooms feature DIRECT TV sets. The downstairs family room has an additional DIRECT TV. High speed WIFI provided, too.

Karis Cottage features a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, double oven, granite countertops, and tile backsplash. The kitchen is equipped with dishware, pots, pans, appliances, a Keurig single serve coffee maker and a drip coffee maker.

Gas grill with gas provided on upper deck for your lakefront barbecuing pleasure.

There are several dining areas in and around the cottage. In the kitchen, you will find an 8 seat dining table, a bistro table for 2, and a bar for 3-4. On the upper deck is an additional outdoor dining table that seats 4. The lower poolside patio deck features a 6 person dining table. Your family will enjoy smores around the fire pit which features 2 large picnic tables beside the creek.

KARIS COTTAGE features 2 living areas. A cozy living area is attached to the kitchen/dining area. There is a second, larger living area downstairs. Downstairs is also equipped with a refrigerator/freezer and wetbar.

Weekly (7 night rentals, Saturday-Saturday, during peak season, will be given first priority.) We will open up 3 night rentals after we secure most of our weekly rental slots.


****ATTENTION BOATERS!***: Karis cottage sits on 20 FLAT lakefront acres. We love the gentle lakefront. However, the more shallow water is not always ideal for very large boats. We have a 27 foot SeaRay which does well, and rental companies are happy to deliver boats to our home, but if this is a problem or concern, please inquire. We do not control the lake levels....Ameren does. At times during the summer there may be as little as 3 feet of water at the dock.

We swim off of the dock (NO DIVING), kayak, and paddle boat throughout the year with no issue. It is a great place to fish and enjoy the sunsets. If you need a place to dock your boat in the off-season, please inquire about water levels to assure you have adequate depth. Thank you!

More Details

Laura L. Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Laura L. Martin

We are the Martin family. Mom, dad, and 4 kids. We have lived in the Lake Area since 1995 and love to call it home.

Laura L. Martin purchased this house in 2012

Why Laura L. Martin chose Osage Beach

We purchased Karis Cottage as our family home because of the uniqueness of owning a 20 acre property on the lake. We loved the land, and after fully remodeling the house, we love it almost as much. With the addition of a the pool, it's about as perfect a home as we could imagine. We love it so much, we decided to share it with other families, in hopes that they could create lasting memories too!

What makes this house unique

20 Acres on the Lake! What else needs to be said?


Osage Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Renters are required to sign a rental agreement and provide a copy of photo ID prior to final confirmation of reservation.
  • Cancellations receive refund 90 days prior to arrival, provided the home can be re-rented at the same rate. Review rental agreement for details.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath in king bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath in queen bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hall bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs hall bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Attached master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master bath attached
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins with twin trundles
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 4 bunk bed , Bedroom 7 is the bunk room, sleeps 9-10
  • 6 bedrooms plus a large bunk room. Bunk room has 3 twin over twin bunk beds, one full size loft, and a futon. Sleeps 9-10
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Karis Cottage - A 20 Acre Lakefront Estate, 6+bd/4bth, Pool and Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Reflecting on THE best ever week

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed with a touch of Heaven at the Karis Cottage.....

We gathered from around the country --- Papa and Nanny with 8 children and 12 grandchildren (total of 22 easily fitting in the luxurious spaces)

WOW....from fishing with children, to watching 10 of the 12 swim without floaties, to fun on the pool slide, to ping pong tournaments, to giant bubbles in open yard spaces, to burritos and smores in the fire pit, to renting a speed boat and watching the skiers and tube riders, to Big Surf waterpark, to Bridal Cave, to games and more games, to devotional guitar sing-a-longs, to story times with Papa and Nanny, to Christmas card photos, to a bunk room filled with chattering children, to kayak and paddle boat rides, to early morning porch time and staring at sunsets with glasses of wine.....great conversations all over the acreage !!

We did not meet you, Laura, but felt your warm presence and enjoyed seeing your family photos

Simply a wonderful super-clean place to be

Lance & RoseAnn

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shorewood Illinois


  • 5 of 5

This was a once in a lifetime family trip for our 50th Anniversary. With college and high school aged grandchildren we new that a little space would be great . Karis Cottage gave us all we needed and more. It was nice to see the older kids again become little kids caught up in the size and quality of the house. We truly made great memories during the week. When the kids preferred to stay at "home" and enjoy the amenities rather then go shop or go to the beach we knew we had made the right choice

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Karis Cottage was with our family of 15 - ages 9 months to 65. It more than exceeded our expectations! Very welcoming, clean and we all agreed the best location we could have asked for. Private, yet close to shopping, restaurants and activities. It met all of our needs from swimming in the pool and the lake, boating, fishing and fires by the campsite. The view is amazing off the deck! We ate in most every day as the kitchen is fully equipped and each family chose a night to cook for all us. Laura and her family did it right...she provides excellent customer service from the time you book the property until you arrive. We highly recommend this property and would come back again. Thanks Karis Cottage for great memories!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Every year our group of 22 with kids ranging from 3-13 gets together for a week of sun and water fun. The property was not only set up to easily sleep our large group, but everyone had activities that were age appropriate. The house was clean, comfortable, and had so much to offer. The location is close to town and easy to access as well. Any questions that we had were immediately answered by Laura and we were impressed with her hospitality. This is one place that we would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, MO

Wonderful time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

There is plenty of room, inside and out. We had 6 small families, and felt welcome and at home immediately. It was very clean and well kept. Wonderful deck space, huge yard, great dock. The kitchen has a walk in pantry that really came in handy. The nearest jet ski rental is Adventure Boat Rental at Miller's Landing, which is pretty close. There is a cat named Coal that lives on the property (but he behaves himself and stays outside), and he was a big hit with all of the kids. We just really enjoyed ourselves. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Karis Cottage was an exceptional vacation location in Lake of the Ozarks!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 15 (grandparents, adult children and families) enjoyed a week at Karis Cottage in August. The location is wonderful with plenty of privacy from neighboring homes. We enjoyed the fire pit, the very large dock, the swimming pool and all of the outdoor living space. The bedrooms were more than spacious, allowing each adult couple their own room and still having beds to spare. The kitchen is well equipped (we cooked dinner each night) and the gas grill worked like a charm. We fished from the dock (caught enough for a fish fry!), enjoyed the paddle boat and kayak, and even rented jet skis for a day. I can't say enough about the hospitality that Laura provided! The location near Osage Beach is great. We were a 10 minute trip from outlet malls and a large grocery store. I would highly recommend Karis Cottage for your family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Karis Cottage is located in Osage Beach on a 20 acre lakefront property. Big Surf Waterpark is 2 miles from Karis Cottage. Hop on your boat or waverunner, and enjoy watersports, restaurants and gas docks just minutes from the private dock. Restaurants, shopping, golf courses, winery and cinema are an easy 5-10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable Damage Deposi $500

We accept Paypal credit card payments and personal or cashier's checks.

Renters must sign rental agreement and provide copy of photo ID to finalize reservation.

Rental agreement details terms of cancellation. Full refund (less $150 cancellation fee) 90 days or more prior to arrival, provided home can be re-rented at same rate. Less than 90 days prior to arrival, no refund provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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