Friday, August 26, 2016

4 Benefits of Owning a Second Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

Owning a second home at Missouri’s premier vacation destination, the Lake of the Ozarks, is a vision to many Midwesterners. The Lake of the Ozarks boasts more than 1,000 miles of shoreline that provide residents with nonstop opportunity for boating, skiing, waterfront dining and relaxing with family. If you’ve considered buying real-estate in the form of a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are benefits a plenty.

1. Owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks offers buyers something special. 


Not only do lakefront or lake access properties offer instant entrance to the water where opportunity for fun is limitless, but the breathtaking Ozark sunsets are guaranteed. If boating is a central part of your summer fun, the Lake area is the perfect place to own a vacation home. Lakeside dining adds to the authenticity that is the Lake of the Ozarks and entertainment can be found every night of the week!

2. Your second home offers the potential to retire at the Lake of the Ozarks. 


The ideal scenario for many would involve finding and purchasing the perfect potential retirement destination well before reaching retirement age. If you’ve loved "The Lake" from afar and have the financial means to afford additional property, then buying a second home with the intent to retire in it may be the perfect option.

3. Your second home may have the potential to earn rental income.


To support the cost of owning a vacation property, consider the possibility of rental income. Hiring a Lake of the Ozarks property manager can help you determine a comfortable rental fee and help you get vacationers in your second home when you’re not using it. You can also rest assured that your home is in good hands while you're away.

4. Having a second home as a family getaway provides the chance to make memories.


Owning a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental home provides a wonderful place to bond with extended family, create new traditions and make lasting memories with friends and family. Plus, you never have to look for a place to stay when you vacation at the Lake; you can use your home as often as you like.

If you have considered second home living, the Lake of the Ozarks is a leading Midwest destination, with the potential for fun at every turn. You may consider a second home here as a prospective retirement destination and your getaway for making memories with family and friends. If your property has the potential to earn rental income, we would love to include your vacation property at the Lake of the Ozarks in our program. Contact us today at 877-284-0267 if you’re thinking about purchasing a second home at the Lake; we will help you find the perfect property to turn into real rental income!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Knolls Resort at Lake of the Ozarks

While summer is obviously the most popular time of the year to visit beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, you can enjoy the area all year round when you stay at The Knolls Resort in Osage Beach, MO. The Knolls Resort Condominiums offer a home away from home! Nestled in the natural setting of its own wooded peninsula, The Knolls Resort seems light-years away from the cares of the outside world. It's the perfect place for you and your family or friends to get away!


The Knolls Resort Condominiums 


Each condo at The Knolls offers the following features:
  • One, Two, Three or Four Bedroom Options
  • Waterfront or Second-Tier Options 
  • Main Channel or Cove View Options 
  • One Full Bath per Bedroom 
  • Fully Furnished 
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen 
  • Linens and Towels 
  • A Gas or Electric Grill on the Deck 
  • Private Deck
  • Boat Slip Rental Available

The Knolls Resort Amenities 


The Knolls Resort complex offers the following on-site amenities:
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pool 
  • Indoor and Outdoor Tennis Courts 
  • Basketball Court 
  • Playground 
  • Clubhouse with Serving Area 
  • Hot Tub, Sauna and Steam Room 
  • Game Room featuring Pinball, Foosball and a Pool Table
  • Boat Launch 
  • Trailer Parking 

Why crowd your whole family into a motel room when you can feel at home at our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks? We have some of the largest condominiums in the area, with the most amenities of any condominium association at the Lake! Give us a call at 1-800-648-0339 to book your reservations today. Let the friendly staff at Your Lake Vacation help you plan your next vacation at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Join Us for the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!

The largest unsanctioned boat race in the US is happening in just a few weeks! According to Powerboat Magazine, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is named one of the nation's eight "must-see" boating events. The event will bring the top races and off-shore power boats topping 244 MPH to the Lake! Grab your friends or gather the family and join us at the Lake of the Ozarks August 14-28 for this can't miss boating event! Your Lake Vacation has the details on all the Shootout festivities right here in this week's blog:

2016 Shootout Events 


Photo Credit: Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Facebook Page
The Lake of the Ozarks shootout is about more than just the boat races. It's a charity event that raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations. Festivities take place all week long leading up to the event, and the activities keep growing each year.

The 8th Annual Shootout Benefit Golf Tournament 

Kick off the Shootout Festivities with the benefit golf tournament on Saturday, August 14. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a 1:00 shotgun start for the tournament. There will be an awards party immediately following.

3rd Annual Border Expressions Shootout Lil' Boat and Pontoon Poker Run 

Registration for the poker run will be from 8-10 am on Friday, August 19 at Captain Ron's. Following the all day poker run, there will be an awards party at Topsider at 6 pm.

7th Annual Mini Shootout 

The Mini Shootout will take place at the Springs at Ha Ha Tonka. Registration and the Meet & Greet will be at 5pm on Friday, August 19. Practice runs will start at 9 am and run until Noon on Saturday, August 20. The races will take place from 1-5 pm on Saturday and from 9 am - 4 pm on Sunday, August 21. There will be an awards ceremony immediately following the races on Sunday.

The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt at Captain Ron's 

Join locals and visitors alike at Captain Ron's for a social hour on Monday, August 22 from 5-6 pm. At 6 pm, they will explain the rules for the treasure hunt. The hunt will then take place from 6:10 - 7 pm. Check out and presentation of awards will immediately follow the hunt.

Shootout Volleyball Tournament 

On Tuesday, August 23, test your game of volleyball from Noon to 8 pm at Captain Ron's.

Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction at the Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon 

Social Hour will take place from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, August 23. Dinner will be served at 7 pm, and the induction of the Shootout Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will start at 8:30 pm.

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

Shootout on the Strip Meet & Greet 

Meet the racers and their boats on Wednesday, August 24. Boats will line up on highway 242 from 2-3 pm, and the procession from there to Bagnell Dam will happen from 3-4 pm. The meet & greet will be open to the public from 5-10 pm.

Vendor Booth & Racer Villages Setup

On Wednesday, August 24, vendors will setup their booths from 8 am to 4 pm.

Free Parking Day at Scallywags RV Park & Buccaneer Bay Resort 

Vendor booth and racer village setup will continue from 8 am to Noon. Breakfast will be served at Captain Ron's from 8-11 am. Live entertainment by Sweet Trouble will be happening from 6-10 pm at Captain Ron's that night.

Make-A-Wish Powerboat Rides 

From noon to 4 pm racers will be giving boat rides to Make-A-Wish recipients off Dock 3 at Captain Ron's.

Shootout Auction and Poly Lift Poker Run Meet & Greet

You can register for the poker run from 4-9 pm on Thursday, August 25 at Performance Boat Center. At that time, you can also meet & greet racers. The auction will happen from 7-9 pm.

Poker Run and Preparation for the Races 


On Friday, August 26, things start heating up! Here's the schedule for the day:
  • 7:30-10 AM: Poly Lift Poker Run Registration and Breakfast
  • 8-11 AM: Breakfast at Captain Ron's
  • 9 AM - 5 PM: Vendor & Racer Villages Open at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's 
  • Noon - 4 PM: On-Site Racer Registration at Cannonball Beach 
  • Noon - 4 PM: Safety Inspections & Class Identifications on Dock 4 and Cannonball Beach 
  • 6-7  PM: Poker Run Awards Presentations 
  • 7-11 PM: Live Entertainment at Captain Ron's with The Cherry Pistols
  • 11 PM - 1 AM - DJ Kyle at Captain Ron's 

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
Race Day #1

The largest unsanctioned boat races will start on Saturday, August 27. View them from the water or at Captain Ron's on the jumbotron. Here's the schedule for the day:
  • 8-11 AM: Captain Ron's Open for Breakfast 
  • 8 AM - 4 PM: Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach
  • 8 AM - 4 PM: Safety Inspections & Class Identification 
  • 8:30-9:30 AM: PWC Classes Run 
  • 9 AM - 5 PM: Vendor & Racer Villages Open to the Public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron's 
  • 10 AM: Opening Ceremony/ National Anthem
  • 10-11 AM: Non-Professional Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 11 AM - 12:30 PM: Manufacturer Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 12:30 PM: Dorris' Pontoon Drag Race 
  • 12:30-2 PM: Professional Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 1:45 PM: Brian Correll Air Shows Flying Performance 
  • 1:55 PM: Bob Bull/Randy Scism MTI vs. Brian Correll Air Shows Drag Race 
  • 2-4 PM: Non-Professional Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 4-5 PM: Manufacturer and Professional Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 7-11 PM: The i-Berry's Live in Concert on the Barge at Captain Ron's 
  • 11 PM - 1AM: DJ Kyle at Captain Ron's 

Race Day #2 

The races continue on Sunday, August 28. View them from the water or at Captain Ron's on the jumbotron. Here's the schedule for the day:
  • 8-11 AM: Captain Ron's Open for Breakfast 
  • 8 AM - 3 PM: Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach
  • 8 AM - 3 PM: Safety Inspections & Class Identification 
  • 9 AM - 4 PM: Vendor & Racer Villages Open to the Public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron's 
  • 10 AM: National Anthem
  • 10-11 AM: Professional Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 11 AM - Noon: Manufacturer Classes have Priority Runs
  • Noon - 2 PM: Non-Professional Classes have Priority Runs 
  • 12:30 PM: Dorris' Pontoon Drag Race 
  • 1:45 PM: Brian Correll Air Shows Flying Performance 
  • 1:55 PM: Bob Bull/Randy Scism MTI vs. Brian Correll Air Shows Drag Race 
  • 2-3 PM: Open for Final Runs 
  • 4 PM: Awards Ceremony 
  • 4 PM: Vendor & Racer Villages May Start Taking Down 

Stay with Your Lake Vacation


The Shootout will be here before you know it, and now is the time to book your accommodations! Whether you're looking for a small condo or a large house, our vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered! Give us a call at 877-284-0267 today! You can also view all our properties and their availability calendars on our website. We can't wait to host you at Lake of the Ozarks, the #1 recreational lake in the country!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Saturday, August 6, 2016

4 Considerations for Purchasing Vacation Property at the Lake

The Lake of the Ozarks is the premier vacation destination in the Midwest. In fact, we were voted BEST recreational lake in the country. Not only is the Lake area loved by tourists, but its home to a multitude of second homeowners. Have you considered purchasing property at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks? If you're planning to hire a Lake of the Ozarks property manager to help you rent out your second home to vacationers, there are a few things you need to look for.

Photo Credit: FunLake.com
1. Find the BEST Location. 


The Lake of the Ozarks covers a wide area, and property can be purchased on the water in a variety of different locations. While the water covers a lot of ground, the majority of the other activities and attractions that the Lake area has to offer are centralized. Most vacationers want to be in either the Lake Ozark or Osage Beach area. Finding the right location is an essential piece of every vacation rental. If you don't have a good location, you're going to have difficulty finding renters.

2. Choose the RIGHT Type Property. 


Besides the location, the next most important thing is the type of property you purchase. Choosing something too small can limit your prospective renters. At the Lake, bigger is better. On the other hand, you don't want to purchase anything you can't afford. The number of bedrooms isn't the only thing you have to think about in regards to the type of property you choose. People vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks are coming here for just that, the lake. If your vacation home or condo isn't on the water, the pool of renters is very limited. Most renters not only want a great view of the lake, but also a dock to store their boat in.

3. Think About the NECESSARY Amenities. 


While there may be some amenities you don't personally need, your prospective renters may have a different perspective. How many separate baths does the home have? Is there a separate family room? Does it have a garage? Not only do you need to think about the features of the home itself, but also the bed situation. Based on our rentals, condos with king beds in the master bedroom averaged twice as many nights. Many vacationers also request being close to the pool, having Wi-Fi, having a TV in every room, a large boat slip and more! At the Lake of the Ozarks, another popular request is having a boat launch on site and trailer parking for their boat trailer.

4. Select a GREAT Real Estate Agent. 


If you're in the market to purchase a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's important that you find a great real estate agent. By choosing to work with an expert on the area, you're sure to find a property that has all the features and amenities you need to successfully rent out your home or condo to prospective guests. In addition, local real estate agents will know which condo complexes and housing associations allow nightly rentals and which ones don't. At Your Lake Vacation, we have several reputable real estate agents that we work with on a regular basis. Talk to us today about finding the perfect vacation property that will provide maximum vacation rental income.

While the busy season for vacation rentals may be winding down, we're still looking for more rental properties at the Lake of the Ozarks to add to our program. It's never to early to start thinking about next season, we have some guests who like to book a year in advance. Over the past several years we have grown to be the largest Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company, with over 90 properties on our rental program. This past month, we've been practically sold out every weekend. If you're thinking about purchasing a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us today at 877-284-0267! We'll work with you to find the perfect property!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Monday, July 25, 2016

2 Bedroom Waterfront Condo in the Heart of Osage Beach

Bridge Pointe Condo 131 - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath


Are you looking for the perfect condo in the perfect location? Bridge Pointe Condos are located in the Heart of Osage Beach, right by the 110 Premium Outlet Mall. You're just minutes from anything and everything you could want to do during your Lake of the Ozarks vacation!

Getting into this Lake of the Ozarks condo is easy, as there are just 10 steps down to the door. The full kitchen comes with all you will need for your stay. Save money on eating out by preparing some of your meals from the comfort of your own private condo rental. 

Plenty of seating is available at the dining table accommodating 6, plus 2 bar stools are located at the breakfast bar for extra seats.  The living room has a TV and DVD player, plenty of seating which includes a queen sofa sleeper, and a great view of the lake.  

The master bedroom features a queen bed, deck access and private bathroom. The guest bedroom has 2 twin beds and small TV with cable. There's a guest bathroom in the hallway. 

The Large deck features views of the main channel at the Grand Glaize Bridge, with a gas grill and 4-top table with extra stacking chairs. This unit comes with a 10 x 24 boat slip in the community dock.  The complex has an outdoor pool, gazebo, tennis & volleyball courts.

Have a large group of more than 6 people? No worries - we have other condos in this same complex! Rent them together for even more space. Give the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at 877-284-0267 to book your accommodations today! We have a variety of waterfront homes or condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks to choose from - we have something for everyone's needs!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Book Your Labor Day Accommodations at the Lake Now!

The 4th of July is behind us and the last big weekend of the summer season will be here before you know it. Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to get in one last family or friend vacation before heading back to school or one last chance to hit the lake before the beautiful weather is gone. Your Lake Vacation has all the details on how you can make this Labor Day Weekend one to remember.

Labor Day Activities at the Lake 


Holiday weekends at the Lake just wouldn't be the same without great fireworks shows over the water! What else goes great with a Labor Day celebration? Live music does, and there's no shortage of that at the Lake of the Ozarks, especially on holiday weekends!

Fireworks 
  • Old Kinderhook - Friday, September 2 from 5-9 PM (Fireworks begin at dark.)
    • Fun Fest including Clowns, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games for Children and Adults, Free Live Entertainment, and Food & Drinks available for small cost.
  • Bear Bottom Resort - Saturday, September 3 at 9:45 PM 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort - Sunday, September 4 from 8:30-9:30 PM 
    • Also viewable aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht. Call 573-348-0083. 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons - Sunday, September 4 from 6-10 PM
    • Also viewable aboard the Celebration Cruises yacht. Call 573-480-3212. 

Live Music
  • H. Toad's Bar & Grill: Trixie Delight and Rivertown - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 2-4 from 9 PM to 1 AM
  • Picklehead's Roadhouse: Morgan Highway - Friday, September 2, Gates Open at 5 PM, Concert at 8 PM
  • Picklehead's Roadhouse: Outshyne w/ Guest Sequoia Drive - September 3, Gates Open at 5 PM, Concert at 8 PM

The BEST Accommodations at the Lake 


The best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks still has plenty of availability for the holiday weekend, but that won't last long! Now is the time to make your reservations, while there's still plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few of our popular Lake of the Ozarks waterfront homes that are currently still available for Labor Day Weekend:

Hillside Hideaway - Sleeps 18

This private, 5 bedroom home sits on a fairly secluded lot surrounded by trees. While not on the water, the home comes with Four Seasons amenities including the nearby Swim & Tennis Club, which is within a 5 minute walk from the home. It's a great place to relax and is only about a 15-20 minute drive from the heart of Osage Beach. 



Pawnee 204 - Sleeps 14 

This beautiful 4 bedroom waterfront home is located in the Horseshoe Bend area of the Lake of the Ozarks. The home boasts plenty of parking, and plenty of seating inside and out. Outside enjoy the decks and yard all the way down to the covered dock, featuring 2 - 12x32 slips, 2 PWC lifts and a swim platform. The home is perfect for bringing the whole family! 



Imperial Point 761 - Sleeps 12 

Recently updated with new furniture and beds, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront home offers a great view of the main channel. Once outside, enjoy the many levels of decks, with plenty of seating, a BBQ grill and a fire pit! the home is located off Horseshoe Bend and is located near lots of restaurants, bars and attractions, both on and off the water. 

These are just a few of the beautiful homes available for rental through Your Lake Vacation. Looking for something a little smaller? We also have a great selection of condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 877-284-0267 to find a property that fits your family or group's needs. Start planning that Labor Day Weekend getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks today! 

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Thursday, July 14, 2016

7 FREE Things to Do at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you're looking for a budget-friendly place to vacation, look no further than the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only is it centrally located, making it easily accessible from just about anywhere in the Midwest, but it's very affordable compared to other destinations. The best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together a list of FREE things to do while you're on vacation here.

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

1. Ha Ha Tonka State Park


Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri’s most treasured spots. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area encompassing over 3,700 acres on the Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks about 5 miles south of Camdenton. The park features the stone ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century castle, and more than 15 miles of trails traverse the park, leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves, a natural spring and down to the Lake.

2. Lake of the Ozarks State Park


Lake of the Ozarks State Park, the largest park in Missouri, has a little something for everyone. From fishing and swimming to hiking and exploring, this park offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. There are two public swimming beaches to enjoy in the summertime. With 12 different trails winding their way through the park, there's plenty of exploring and exercise to be had. 

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3. Bagnell Dam Overlook


Ameren Missouri's scenic overlook, located on Upper Power Plant Road, provides a spectacular view of Bagnell Dam and the Lake of the Ozarks. The overlook features displays with information about the lake and dam, including a view of the Osage River valley before the dam was built. One of the original turbines used to power the dam’s electric generators is also on display.

4. Willmore Lodge


Perched on a wooded hillside north of Bagnell Dam, historic Willmore Lodge houses one of the best free attractions at the Lake of the Ozarks. This unique log building was completed in 1930, and is now preserved as a historic site. It houses the history of the Lake of the Ozarks region, telling stories of the Osage River, the monumental engineering project that became Bagnell Dam and the development of the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the country.

5. Swinging Bridges


The famous “Swinging Bridges of Brumley” are a sight and experience not to be missed at the Lake of the Ozarks! Located just west of Brumley, these two historic suspension bridges offer a great place to enjoy nature. The larger of the two bridges, is the 400 foot Auglaize Bridge and spans Grand Glaize Creek, while the smaller Mill Creek steel suspension 100-foot bridge spans Mill Creek. The bridges are at right angles to one another and 1,000 feet apart by roadway.

Photo Credit: Camden County Museum Facebook

6. Camden County Museum


Artifacts from the historic towns of Camdenton, Laurie, Macks Creek, Montreal, Osage Beach, Richland, Sunrise Beach, Stoutland, and all around Camden County are on display at the Camden County Museum in Linn Creek. While the museum is perfect for self-guided tours, group tours are available by appointment. Exhibits include tools, clothing, furniture, firearms and Civil War memorabilia, as well as the new addition of the Indian relics display.

7. Thunder Mountain Conservation Area


In the center of Thunder Mountain Park is the Thunder Mountain Conservation Area. The spot is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation and features a visitors center, 3/4 mile nature trail, archery lanes, picnic facilities and a 100-foot tall fire tower, with a viewing platform at 80-feet. From bird watching to a relaxing picnic, there's plenty of nature fun to be had here.  

With a great variety of free activities to keep you busy while you're here, all you have to pay for is food, lodging and transportation. Stay in one of our private homes or condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you'll have a fully stocked kitchen to prepare meals instead of eating out every night. If you're looking to take a vacation without spending a fortune, the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to visit this summer! Give Your Lake Vacation a call at 877-284-0267 to book your reservations today!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076