Friday, September 21, 2018

Book the Best Family Trip Ever at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks holds fun activities for all ages, so whether you are retiring and need a trip away from reality or your youngest child just turned eight and you need to book the ultimate kid's birthday trip - Your Lake Vacation is here to help you. We have the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks for any occasion. Check out what vacation rentals we have available for your next family trip by visiting www.YourLakeVacation.com. Keep reading to learn why the Lake is such a great place for families to vacation to.


Reasons Why the Lake of the Ozarks is Great Place for Family Vacations


Outdoor Adventures

Experience new things with your kids at the Lake of the Ozarks, like venturing through the best natural wonder that is year-round at the Lake are:

Bridal Cave is a comfortable 60 degrees inside year round and in the month of October on the weekend they have their famous Thunder Mountain Park Fall Festival. For more information, visit https://bridalcave.com.

Take a boat trip with your kids on the #1 recreational lake in the nation, voted by USA Today. Wondering where to launch your boat and park your trailer?

Be sure that you know where you are going with your boat attached to your vehicle BEFORE you get here. Our staff should have discussed these options when preparing your reservation.  Please do NOT try and drive your vehicle with the trailer into any condominium complexes. The nearest boat launch and trailer parking areas are provided on the directions attached to the confirmation and located on the refrigerator magnet at your property.

Affordable, Quick and Easy Dining Choices

There are several kid-friendly restaurants in the area to choose from. To see a few of your options, visit our website: http://yourlakevacation.com. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and select Travel Guide from the quick links. This site can be a great resource for you, especially if you are new to vacationing to the Lake area. For restaurants select the dining page.

Convenient Playgrounds On Site

All of our condominium complexes have outdoor pools. Many have playgrounds, boardwalks, gazebos and some have a swim platform for lake swimming on site. Some owners have stocked their condos with board games, cards, movies and books for those rainy days. Some even have gaming systems. Ask your reservationist if there are hookups for gaming systems if you want to bring your own. There are a variety of things for kids and families to do in and around the area. Check out our website: ExploreYourLake.com for a list of activities and dining options!


Book the Best Family Trip with Your Lake Vacation


Call our office at 573-365-3367 and speak with any of our friendly staff, who will guide you through our simple process. We strive to make it easy with our paperless, keyless and stress-less process! Book now online at http://yourlakevacation.com. One of our staff will call you the very next business day with some final questions.

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

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Friday, September 14, 2018

The 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop is Right Around the Corner!

Hello Lake Vacationers! If you are looking for a great event at the Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy this fall, today is your lucky day! Your Lake Vacation is here to give you some key information on the 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop. If you need a fantastic place to stay while you are attending this event, check out our vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information, visit our website at www.YourLakeVacation.com.

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The 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop

Source: https://www.funlake.com/fall-harbor-hop

Title of Event: The 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop
Date/Time of Event: Oct 13, 2018, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location of Event: Multiple Waterfront Locations
Lake Wide
Lake Ozark MO 65049

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: 800-FUN LAKE
Email: info@funlake.com

Website: http://www.funlake.com/harborhop

  • Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points. 
  • To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation. 
  • Any player can enter more than once. 
  • The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased.
  • 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. 
  • The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. 
  • To qualify the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint. Winners will be notified by certified mail.

Winners Will Recieve:

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7% each
5th - 10th Place: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
(all ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)

The Bonus:

In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven (7) cards within one of the four sections listed below.

Dealer Locations:

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gas Hole at Beauty View Resort - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marine - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Miller's Landing - 28.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Mariner's Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Please note: Locations are subject to change. A few Harbor Hop checkpoints open as early as 9:00 am, but most open at 11:00 am.

Photo Credit: FunLakeMO

Stay at the Best Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks for Every Event!


Enjoy a fun event then come stay the night at a local paradise! We are happy to assist you with your Lake of the Ozarks vacation plans and hope that your arrival and stay will be smooth and memorable. Just ask our friendly staff about military discounts and offseason or early booking specials! We are committed to making your Lake of the Ozarks vacation a truly memorable experience. To check out our amazing Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals, visit our website at www.YourLakeVacation.com.

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks at the Lake

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and summer is unofficially coming to a close! There's a lot more to this holiday than just ending the summer season though. Keep reading to learn a little about Labor Day and how it got started from your favorite vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

About Labor Day


Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. Ten thousand workers marched in a parade from City Hall to Union Square. Following the march was a celebration with family and friends that included a picnic, concert and speeches. On June 28, 1884, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Fireworks at the Lake


What better way to celebrate a summer holiday than with some fireworks?! Below we tell you where to catch all the displays across the Lake of the Ozarks this Labor Day weekend.

Saturday, September 1st

  • Bear Bottom Resort (38 MM) - at 9:45 pm 
  • Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam Sunset & Fireworks Cruise - Boarding at 7:30 pm, Depart at 8:00 pm, and Return at 10:00 pm 
Sunday, September 2nd 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons Family Labor Day Festival & Fireworks (13 MM) - 10:00 am - 9:30 pm 
  • Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize Fireworks Cruise - Boarding at 7:00 pm, Depart at 7:30 pm, and Return at 10:00 pm 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort Labor Day Weekend Fireworks (26 MM) - at Dusk 
  • Tropic Island Cruises Fireworks Cruise - Boarding at 7:00 pm, Departure at 7:30 pm 
  • Inn at Grand Glaize Labor Day Fireworks (1 MM of Grand Glaize Arm) - at 9:00 pm 


Your Lake Vacation wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! Just because summer is ending, that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks. We have great off-season deals, golf packages and more to keep you entertained all year round. Call 573-365-3367  to book your next getaway today!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

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2 Bedroom Condo in Four Seasons

Southwood Shores 237-3A


This great little 2 bedroom, 2 bath second tier condo at Southwood Shores is value for the money, folks! This Lake of the Ozarks condo rental features a master bedroom with king bed, wall of windows and a slider to the deck. The guest bedroom features a queen bed. The living room has a queen sleeper sofa as well, making this unit sleep up to 6 guests. There are 2 full bathrooms in this condo.


Everything you would need in the kitchen is included: full sized refrigerator, microwave, range, dishwasher, blender, pots and pans down to the silverware. Guests can dine with 4 at the breakfast bar and 4 at the dining table. In the living room, you will find a 40" flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi, deck access and plenty of seating for your group.


Outside enjoy dining at the 4-top table and cooking on the gas grill. You'll also find a bistro table & 2 chairs to look out at the pool and the water. Bring your boat, as this condo comes with a 10 x 24 boat slip in the community dock.


Southwood Shores complex amenities include an outdoor pool, sundeck, clubhouse, indoor pool, indoor hot tubs, playground, tennis court, basketball goal, fish cleaning station, swim dock and boat ramp. Give it a try, we think you'll like it!


To book your reservations at Southwood Shores 237-3A or any of our other vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-365-3367. We've got accommodations to fit everyone's needs, from one bedroom condos up to 5+ bedroom homes. When you're taking a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, there's not better place to stay than with Your Lake Vacation!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Increasing Your Off Season Rentals

If you are in the Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental business, you are always looking for ways to increase your rentals during the slower times of the year. The first thing you have to come to grips with is that most visitors come here to enjoy the Lake! During the colder months when they can't do that, fewer of them come to visit our area.

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Vacation Rental Management at the Lake of the Ozarks


Our property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks does about 85% of all rentals between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. That leaves us with just under nine months to capture the other 15% of our business. That is a horrible business model, but it's the one we are stuck with here at the Lake of the Ozarks. The trick is how to maximize those other nine months to get the most out of your rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Maximizing Your Rentals in the Off Season 


What are some things that you can do to maximize your rentals between Labor Day and Memorial Day? The best way is to see what visitors are doing here during that time of year. we have a number of festivals and events that do attract visitors. Know the schedule and then promote those events to your potential guests. We have plenty of events like the Air Show, Liverpool Legends, the Dogwood Festival, Magic Dragon Street Meet, Harbor Hop, Bikefest, the Apple Festival, Enchanted Village of Lights and large number of fishing tournaments.

Purchasing the Right Property 


Another angle to take when purchasing a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks is to look for a property that visitors can enjoy during the cooler seasons. There are a few condo complexes that offer indoor pools, and those places have the highest average nights of any complex we manage at except for one. Last year, the Knolls Resort complex averaged 31% more rental nights than our other condos. They have an indoor pool that is open year round, and that is one of the reasons they see more rentals each year.

Attracting Golfers in the Spring and Fall 


Attracting golfers is another great way to fill some spring and fall vacancies. We do a significant amount of golf business each year with the majority coming from outside of the summer months. Knowing what golfers are looking for is the key to attracting these guests. They all want separate beds, they usually travel in packs of fours, eights and twelves, and they love to grill out! If it rains, they need a big screen TV and some cards or games keep them occupied. Plan accordingly, and you can fill some of those slower spring and fall dates with rentals.

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More Ideas for Attracting Guests in the Off Season 


Another option is to talk with a local winery or cave. Both of these are great off seasons attractions for guests to enjoy. You could create a package with your vacation home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks that includes a winery or cave tour. Those types of places are also looking for business during those times, so it's a win-win situation!

Your Lake Vacation is your premier vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you would like more information about renting your Lake of the Ozarks home or condo as a vacation rental, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 573-365-3367.

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Also Check Out Our Other Sites:

Friday, August 10, 2018

The 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Likely the most anticipated event of the year at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Annual Shootout is upon us! This event i the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. The 2018 Shootout events will take place August 18 -24 at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Below you'll find this year's schedule of events.

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2018 Shootout Schedule of Events


From family-fun activities to the actual boat races, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout offers a week-long experience for boat lovers and race fans!

Saturday, August 18 



Sunday, August 19 


  • Mini Shootout with Awards following at Ha Ha Tonka State Park - from 9 am to 12 pm 

Photo Credit: Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Website

Monday, August 20 



Tuesday, August 21 



Wednesday, August 22



Thursday, August 23 



Friday, August 24 


  • Poly Lift and Lake Expo Poker Run Registration, Breakfast & Start at Big Thunder Marine - from 7:30 am to 10 am 
  • Vendor Village and Racer Village Open at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's - from 9 am to 5 pm 
  • Poker Run Awards Presentations at Shady Gators - from 6 pm to 7 pm 
  • Live Entertainment at Captain Ron's - from 7 pm to 1 am 

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

Saturday, August 25 


  • Breakfast at Captain Ron's - from 8 am to 11 am 
  • PWC Classes Run - from 9 am to 10 am 
  • Vendor Village and Racer Village Open to the Public at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's - from 9 am to 5 pm 
  • Opening Ceremony & National Anthem at Captain Ron's - at 9:45 am 
  • Boat Races - from 10 am to 5 pm 
  • Entertainment at Captain Ron's - from 7 pm to 1 am 
  • Super Cat Fest Live Auction at Camden on the Lake - at 8 pm 

Sunday, August 26 


  • Breakfast at Captain Ron's - from 8 am to 11 am 
  • Vendor Village and Racer Village Open to the Public at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's - from 9 am to 4 pm 
  • National Anthem - at 10 am 
  • Boat Races - from 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Awards Ceremony - at 4 pm 


For more information about each of the individual Shootout events, please visit www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.com.

Have you booked your reservations for that week yet? Call 573-365-3367 today to book your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks with us! We want to ensure you have a great experience at the Lake, whether you're coming for a big event like the Shootout or just coming down for a weekend of family fun. Our homes and condos offer the best accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we back them up with top notch customer service!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Also Check Out Our Other Sites:

Friday, August 3, 2018

Book Now for Labor Day Weekend!

While it may seem like summer just begin, we're just one month away from the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day Weekend! There's no better place to celebrate a long weekend than the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn about some fun things happening at the Lake during the holiday weekend, and then take a look at our inventory of private homes and condos at the Lake of the Ozarks available for rent.


Labor Day Weekend Activities 


Whether you want to get one last weekend full of boating in before fall arrives or you want to do some back-to-school shopping and listen to some live music, the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be for Labor Day Weekend! Here's a list of local events for you to check out while you're here:

A Contagious Labor Day Weekend: Aug 31 - Sept 2 


Hop on over to the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex for a Contagious Labor Day Weekend! Contagious will keep the party going Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. They'll take the stage at 8 pm and play until 1 am.

Aaron Lewis Live in Concert: Sept 1


Ozarks Amphitheater is excited to welcome back Aaron Lewis! Doors open at 6 pm, and the concert starts at 7 pm. The Ozarks Amphitheater was recently voted #5 of the Best Live Music Venues in Missouri.

Hurricane Deck Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: Sept 1 


Head over to the Lions Club in Laurie for their 2nd Annual Pancake Flip on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 7-11 am. Not only will they have pancakes, but you can also enjoy biscuits and gravy, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Labor Day Couples Golf Tournament: Sept 2-3


Old Kinderhook will be hosting a Labor Day Couples Golf Tournament on Sept. 2nd & 3rd. The entry fee is $400 per couple and includes 4 tournament rounds (2 per player), on-course events, tee gifts, dinner and dance, and Sunday night discounted rounds. Prizes will be awarded for multiple flights.

Fireworks at the Pool: Sept 2 


The Inn at Grand Glaize will have a fireworks show on Sunday, Sept. 2nd. Watch the fireworks explode over the cove from the patio at JD Waddles Restaurant, and enjoy some late night refreshments.


Vacation Rentals for Labor Day Weekend


There's no better accommodations at the Lake than those through Your Lake Vacation! Check out just a few of the homes and condos we currently still have available for Labor Day Weekend 2018. Visit our website to view up-to-date availability calendars on all of our properties.

Parkview Bay 1A-132


Located in the heart of Osage Beach, near shopping and dining, sits this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. From the 3rd floor, you'll enjoy a great view of the State Park from the deck. This condo will sleep 6 people and is perfect for a family getaway for Labor Day Weekend!



Starboard Shores 1 & 2


Located right next door to eachother, our Starboard log cabin style homes at the Lake of the Ozarks make the perfect place for your large group to celebrate Labor Day Weekend! Together they will sleep 16 guests. The homes are conveniently located in Lake Ozark, very close to the downtown Bagnell Dam Strip area! You also get immediate access to Iguana Watersports exclusive marina, with boat and waverunner rentals - but book soon because they sell out fast for holiday weekends. 

Palisades 202E-2B


Enjoy the stunning panoramic view from this beautiful 3 bedroom condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. It will sleep a total of 8 guests. Features of this condo include a screened in porch, a large gas grill and two master suites. The condo complex offers 4 swimming pools, and is close to golf courses, fine dining, shopping and more.  




Book your reservations in one of these Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals or check out our other available accommodations on our website at: www.YourLakeVacation.com! To make reservations, give us a call at 573-365-3367. We can't wait to have you spend Labor Day Weekend with us at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Also Check Out Our Other Sites: