Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Largest Boating Event at the Lake is BACK!!

Another great season at the Lake of the Ozarks is underway and that means it's time for one of our favorite annual events, Aquapalooza! The Lake's largest family boating event will be held on July 21st a Dog Days Bar & Grill.

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association invites all boaters to join them for a great day on the water at the 19 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long!

Aquapalooza 2018


Hundreds of boats with thousands of people will line up in the water in front of Dog Days Bar & Grill for the largest on the water concert of the year! Come experience it for yourself. Check out this video for a taste of what you can expect at Aquapalooza 2018: 


2018 Artist Lineup


The 2018 lineup will feature: Chad Bearden, i-Berrys, Ryan Collins Band and Goddesses of Rock. Learn more about these bands below: 

Chad Bearden is a country artist from a small town in northern Alabama. He currently has an EP out with five songs on it. These songs combine Chad's country lyrics with an urban production and progressive melodies to create a sound all it's own. His lyrics incorporate life experiences that people can really relate to. 

Voted BEST Band at the Lake of the Ozarks, the i-Berrys Band is a 9-piece regional show band. The music and the show is unlike anything you've ever seen before, and it quickly becomes a favorite with every audience. They provide a unique, fun music experience that combines Irish, Celtic, Pop, Funk, Country and Rock with a little humor and style! 

Missouri born and raised, Ryan Collins resides in Nashville, but hasn't forgotten his roots. This country music singer takes his love for music seriously, and he took it to the next step by forming a band. He brought together 4 life long friends to create a magnetic dynamic of talented musicians. Together they form a strong bond which leads to an original sound and energetic stage presence. 

This year's headliner for Aquapalooza is the Goddesses of Rock! This band offers a tribute to female music icons. They bring energy to the stage with the music from female rock legends like Blondie, Heart, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Linda Ronstadt, Lady Gaga, Adele and many more! 

If you're staying at one of our private homes or condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, be sure to check out this awesome annual event! At Your Lake Vacation, we do more than just hook you up with the best accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks, we provide you with all the information you need to have an amazing vacation at the Lake! From providing information about the Lake's big annual events to suggesting our favorite restaurants for you to check out, we're here for all your vacation planning needs. Give us a call at 573-365-3367 with any questions about your upcoming Lake of the Ozarks vacation!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, July 13, 2018

July is National Grilling Month

Did you know that July is National Grilling Month? Due to the warmer weather, the summer months are perfect for preparing and enjoying food outdoors. In honor of this month-long celebration, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company wanted to share with you some tips for grilling. Use them when you barbeque at the Lake of the Ozarks this summer!


Grilling Tips 


Don't let improperly prepared food ruin your summer. Use these tips to ensure food safety and quality meals when grilling this summer.

  • Wash your hands before preparing any food. 
  • Keep the food cold until you're ready to put it on the grill. Letting the food sit out allows bacteria to start growing. 
  • Preheat your grill 15-25 minutes before you start cooking to ensure that it reaches the right temperature and to kill any bacteria that might have been left on the grill. A properly heated grill will sear food on contact, keeping the insides moist and helping to prevent sticking. 
  • It's easier to remove debris when a grill is hot. Therefore, after preheating is the best time to use a long-handled wire grill brush to clean the rack of charred debris from prior meals. Scrape it again immediately after use while it's still warm. 
  • Maintaining a clean grill will reduce the chances of flare-ups and incessant smoke, which can burn the outside of food and cause a bad taste. 
  • Even on a clean grill, lean foods may stick when placed directly on the rack. You can reduce that likelihood by oiling your hot grill rack with a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel. Just hold it with tongs and rub it across the rack. 
  • Don't mix raw and cooked foods. Keep them in separate containers and use separate utensils or wash them with soap and water in between use. Bacteria from the raw food, particularly meat, will contaminate the freshly cooked meal. 
  • The best way to know if your protein is fully cooked is to check it's internal temperature with an instant-read meat thermometer. 
  • Keep hot food warm to at least 140°F until ready to be placed in a cooler with ice or the refrigerator. Keep cold foods and salads chilled on ice until ready to serve, and then return them to the cooler after serving. Temperature control is key to avoid bacteria growth that can cause sickness. 
  • Successful grilling means paying attention to your grill. Stepping inside to check the score of the game or to mix up a side dish for just a moment is enough time for your grill to get out of control and burn your food. Be sure to watch your grill the entire time that food is on it. 
  • Have plenty of fuel available for your gas grill. You don't want to run out of propane in the middle of a barbeque with hungry people. Keep an extra fuel tank on hand. (When you stay with us, we provide an extra fuel tank at each property with a gas grill.) 


The majority of our vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks either have a personal grill on the deck or a public barbeque area for you to enjoy a nice meal outdoors. We hope these tips come in handy, and that you enjoy many a meals outdoors this summer season. If you haven't already booked your summer reservations with us, give us a call at 573-365-3367.

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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

8 Things to Bring on Your Lake Vacation

When renting a vacation home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, what should you bring with you and what is supplied with the rental? Every vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is different, so be sure to ask the right questions and check the amenities list if one is provided. At Your Lake Vacation, we try to supply most basic items so that guests don't have to worry about bringing things like paper towels, soaps, tissues, toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, etc.

Vacation Rental Yikes! 


Owner Russell Burdette, went on vacation with his family in Dauphin Island, Alabama about 12 years ago or so. The home that his dad rented on the beach didn't come with much at all. In fact, they had to supply their own bedding, pillow, sheets, blankets, the whole nine yards. Trying to cram 5 kids and 2 adults, all their clothes and bedding into a mini-van with a topper was quite the sight. They never want to do that again! And we don't want our guests to do that either!

What to Bring with You 


Some of the questions that we get when guests call include: does this property come with air conditioning, and does this property have sheets and pillows? We can tell that they've had some rough experiences in the past.

1. Shampoo - Many places provide soaps, but most people prefer their own shampoo.

2. Coffee - While some places may provide a small packet of coffee, most people prefer their own brand.

3. Games - You never know when it might rain on your vacation, and while some properties may have some games, it's a great idea to bring some with you to pass the time on a rainy day.

4. Music - While you used to have to lug around cassettes or cd's, now taking your favorite tunes with you is so much easier. Just load your music onto your favorite device and take it with you when you travel.

5. Beach Towels - Most vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks will supply bath and hand towels for inside the property. However, if you are heading to the beach or the pool, you'll want to bring your own large beach towels.

6. First Aid Kit - While you hope you will never need it, it's always a good idea to keep a first aid kit handy when you travel in case of any accidents.

7. Small Tool Kit - Our owner always keeps a little tool kit on him. It's surprising just how many things you can fix with a good old four way screw driver and a pair of pliers.

8. Paper & a Pen - While your smart phone can perform a lot of tasks, there are still uses for good ole paper and pen. Notes to others, keeping score and tic-tac-toe are just a few!

So pack up your car with these items and your other essentials (clothes, toiletries, etc.) and head out on vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks!

Your Lake Vacation is your premier vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Since 1986, we have helped thousands of guests with their vacation planning. In fact, we have served more than 10,000 guests staying for a total of more than 40,000 nights. We are dedicated to providing visitors an exceptional vacation experience in one of the many condos or private homes at the Lake of the Ozarks that we manage.

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4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

4 Bedroom Lodge Home on the Water

Starboard Shores 2


If you're looking for a cozy log cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home is perfect! The home features mid-level entry into the living room with flat screen TV with surround sound. The dining room offers seating for 8 at the table, plus 2 at the breakfast bar.


The complete kitchen allows you to prepare meals from the comfort of the home, and is also great for a late night snack. This level also features a bedroom with a king bed and flat screen TV, as well as a guest bathroom.


The loft area features 2 queen beds and a flat screen TV. Downstairs you will find the full-sized laundry room and 2 lakeside bedrooms, each with queen beds and flat screen TVs. The entertainment room features a flat screen TV and DVD player, so bring your game system!


Spacious wrap around decks feature plenty of seating, a gas grill and a path to the dock area. A dock is available in community space or in the open air slips next door. Trailer parking is also available at the boat launch next door or at the home.


Parking for 4 vehicles is available at this property. The home is conveniently located in Lake Ozark, close to the downtown strip area! It also offers immediate access to Iguana Watersports' exclusive marina with boat and wave runner rentals. Visit their website www.IguanaWatersports.com or give them a call at 888-365-2399 to reserve your rental for your stay. This home is located next to Starboard Shores 1, so bring everyone with you!

Book your reservations in this home or any of our other Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals by calling 573-365-3367. Our staff is here to help you plan the perfect vacation at the Lake!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

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

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Why Work with a Local Property Management Company?

In today's world, with technology at our fingertips, the way we do business (in any business) has changed dramatically. Technological advances in the vacation rental industry have changed the way we advertise, the way we market, how we gain access to properties, how we book guests, etc. We no longer have land line phones, VCR's, keys, paper contracts and we don't do bulk mailings, have phone book ads or do much, if any, print advertising. However, for us, the one thing that hasn't changed is that local, personal touch.


Vacation Rental Management 


If you wanted to, you could manage your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks from another state (or country), book everything online, take your digital payments (credit cards, Paypal) set up your guest entry code via computer to your keyless entry lock and all you really need is someone to clean your property. Easy! This can save you 25% to 40% in management fees, which is great, until you have a problem or your guest has a question.

What happens when the housekeeper forgets to clean your property and your next guest shows up to a dirty home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks? What happens when the AC goes out at 11 pm at night and you don't know who to call to get it fixed, the guest wants a refund or to move to another property, and you only have one property? What happens when the home has been invaded by ants, there is a water leak, the guest cannot find the property or they don't know where to launch their boat?

Property Management Services 


That is why with a local, professional vacation rental manager at the Lake of the Ozarks, you normally get all of these services as part of their management fee. Over the years, our owner has personally helped someone launch their boat at midnight because they couldn't find the boat launch. He has taken floor fans to a condo after 10 pm because the AC went out and no one could fix it until the next morning. He has battled ants in the kitchen, helped stop water leaks, communicated with guests while their power was out and helped them find their property when they arrived at 3 am after driving all night.

At Your Lake Vacation, we physically walk through each property prior to guest arrival to ensure that they are clean and working properly. We have local people answering our phones so that we can give guests accurate directions, answer questions and give suggestions on local restaurants and attractions. When there is an emergency, we are here 24/7 to help them and when the AC goes out, we have repair companies that work with us, even late at night, to help make our guests comfortable. We even have a local office in the heart of Osage Beach across from the outlet mall, which includes a visitor's center (stop in and see us) with all the latest coupon books, magazines, brochures, etc.

Your Lake Vacation is your premier vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about our property management services, give us a call at 573-365-3367. Looking to purchase a home at the Lake to put on our rental program? We can tell you what to look for and help you find the perfect home or condo for a vacation rental!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

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

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Friday, June 15, 2018

17 Father's Day Fun Facts

The weekend of celebrating fathers and grandfathers is upon us! In honor of Father's Day, we wanted to share with you some fun facts about this holiday. Share these with dad and grandpa this weekend while you're spending time together.


Father's Day Fun Facts 


1. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamation calling for Father's Day to be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June each year.

2. In 1972, it was President Nixon who officially declared Father's Day a holiday and signed it into law.

3. Sonora Smart Dodd is credited as the founder of Father's Day, as she led the efforts for father's to be recognized after hearing a Mother's Day sermon at her church. Her father cared for his six children after their mother passed away while giving birth to the 6th child.

4. The first statewide Father's Day celebration was held on June 19, 1920 in Spokane, Washington.

5. According to Hallmark, Father's Day is the 4th-largest card-sending occasion, with over 72 million cards given every year.

6. The first Father's Day card dates back before Hallmark was established. One of the earliest records is dated back 4,000 years, when a Babylonian carved a card out of clay to "wish his father good health and long life."

7. Of the Father's Day cards bought, 20% of them are sent from wives to their husbands.

8. The necktie is consistently the most popular Father's Day gift given. Did you know that neckties could date back as far as 221 B.C.?

9. Ramjit Raghav of Haryana, India became the world's oldest first-time dad by fathering his first child at the age of 94.

10. Father's Day is far from an American-exclusive holiday. Over 40 countries around the world have a special day to honor dads.

11. The official flower for Father's Day is the rose. A red rose is worn on your lapel if your father is living, while a white rose is worn if he has passed away.

12. The word "dad" used to describe a father is said to have began around the 15th century. It's believed that it was derived from baby talk, as in many languages "dada" or "tata" refers to a baby's acknowledgement of father.

13. In 2017, there were 2 million households led by a single father. That's a 900% increase from the 1960s.

14. In 2017, Americans spent an estimated $15 billion on Father's Day gifts, approximately $133 per person.

15. According to the National Retail Foundation, most of the money spent on Father's Day gifts goes to clothing, gift cards and electronics.

16. The latest census data estimates there are more than 70.1 million fathers in the United States.

17. George Washington, the celebrated father of our country, had no children of his own.

Happy Father's Day from Your Lake Vacation! Whether you're spending the weekend with us here at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks or staying home, we hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating with family and friends. Planning a future trip to the lake with dad? Contact us for all your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental needs!



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

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Book Now for the 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The 4th of July is almost here!  This mid-summer holiday is a celebration of our nation's independence and is chock full of family fun events.  There is no better place to spend this patriotic holiday than at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.  The Lake has many things going on to make your trip a memorable one.  We want to tell you about some great activities to do over the holiday week, and let you know about the fantastic vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks that are still available.  Did you know that the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year?  Why not make it a full week of vacation, and enjoy the world-class boating, fishing, golf, dining, shopping, and family friendly attractions at the lake.   Don't wait - we expect the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks to book fast.


Here's what is happening at the Lake of the Ozarks during the 4th of July week:

Fireworks and More:

Date: TBA
Time: 9:30 pm
Location: View this professional fireworks display by water only at the 5 Mile Marker of the Main Channel. Rain Date scheduled for July 2nd at 9:30pm.
Donations welcome - Click title above to donate.
Email for details: patrick.obrien@charter.net

Windermere's Freedom Celebration
Date: TBA
Time: 5:00 pm; Fireworks 9:00 pm
Location: Windermere Conference Center; 1600 Koehler Drive in Roach
recreation, old-fashioned games, bar-b-que supper, live music and more! Great fireworks at 9:00 pm. Donation per carload. A fee for some recreation/food.
Phone: 573-346-5200 

Playin' Hooky Fireworks Cruise
Date: TBA
Time: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Departing from Millstone Marina at 18096 Hwy O in Gravois Mills
$25 per person
Call for reservations and details: 573-434-2627 

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: TBA
Time: Display begins at Dusk
Location: The Lodge of Four Seasons; 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000 

City of Linn Creek
Date: Saturday, June 30th
Time: Display begins at dusk.
Location: Linn Creek Soccer Fields; 200-236 Lake Rd 54-69 in Linn Creek
Bring a blanket and/or chairs and sit beneath the stars for the fun!
Call for details: 573-346-6200

Runaway II Resort & Campground
Date: Saturday, June 30th
Time: 9:30 pm
Location: Runaway II Resort & Campground; 267 Runaway Drive in Climax Springs
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
View by water at the 45 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-345-4116

Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Saturday, June 30th; Wednesday, July 4th; Saturday, July 7th
Time: 9:45 pm Both Nights
Location: View by Land at 123 Bear Bottom Drive or by Water at the Osage Arm 38MM.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd
Time: Dusk
Location: Captain Ron's Bar & Grill; Hwy 5 to Lake Road 5-50 to 82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
View by water at the 34.5 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-374-5852

City of Eldon
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
4th of July Parade begins at 10:00 am; Downtown Eldon
Free Swim at Eldon Aquatic Center
Fireworks begin at dusk; Eldon Model Air Park
Call for Details: 573-392-2291

Point Randall Resort
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Time: 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Point Randall Resort; Hwy HH to Susan Road in Lake Ozark.
Viewing by land on the Point Randall Resort property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 2 Mile Marker (McCoy Branch Cove)
Call for details: 573-365-2081

Tan-Tar-A Resort
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort; Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

Tropic Island Cruises
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort; 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083

Lake Valley Country Club
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Time: Fireworks display begins at dusk.
Location: Lake Valley Country Club; 367 Blair Ave in Camdenton
Call for more info: 573-346-7218 

Old Kinderhook Fireworks Fun Fest
Date: Friday, July 6th
Time: 5:00 pm; Display begins at dusk.
Location: Hwy 54, West of Camdenton to 20 Eagle Ridge Rd.
Fun Fest with Fireworks Show, Entertainment and Kids Activities.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-317-3560


Live Music at the Lake of the Ozarks:


Dr. Zhivegas
Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake
2359 Bittersweet Rd.
Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 573-365-5620

Cam Live in Concert
Jun 30, 2018
Shawnee Bluff Vineyard
8 Tolwood Road
Eldon MO 65026
Phone:  573-365-1100

Missouri Symphony "Pops" Orchestra Concert
Jun 30, 2018
School of the Osage Cummings Auditorium
636 Hwy 42
Osage Beach Missouri 65049
Phone: 573-964-6366

SoulRoot Live in Concert
Jul 03, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018
Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake
2359 Bittersweet Rd.
Lake Ozark Missouri 65049
Phone: 573-365-5620

Five Turn Knot Live in Concert
Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 07, 2018
Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake
2359 Bittersweet Rd.
Lake Ozark Missouri 65049
Phone: 573-365-5620

"Party in the Sticks" w/ Jamey Johnson
Jul 06, 2018
Ozarks Amphitheater
2629 North Business Route 5
Camdenton Missouri 65020
Phone: 573-346-0000


Stay at one of our available homes or condos for the week!


Clearwater 773-2B - This gorgeous 2nd tier 2 bedroom unit at Clearwater Condominiums on the 8 mile marker of the Niangua Arm will not disappoint! Kitchen comes equipped with all big and small appliances for all your cooking needs.








Palisades 160E-4A - Enjoy a great panoramic view from the deck of this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo located at the 14-mile marker. Deck overlooking the lake, gas fireplace and a gas grill. Two Master bedrooms, each featuring a King Bed (one a suite with a private bath) and a third bedroom with a Queen Bed. In addition, there is a queen air mattress to allow sleeping for up to 8 guests. Unit features wireless internet.




Allure of the LakeLovely home and new to our program. Location, location, location! This home sits in the heart of Osage Beach near lots and lots of shopping and dining. This 5 bedroom 3 bath home has practically everything you would need for your large group or family. Enter the house on the main level where you will find the Queen bedroom with flat screen TV, King Bedroom with flat screen TV and BluRay DVD player and another Queen bedroom adjoining the bunk room. The bunk room features 2 twin-over-twin bunk beds.


Paradise PointRecently updated, this owner adds something new each year. Bring your friends and family for the best view of the lake! You won't believe the view from the deck or the view from the three stories of windows overlooking the main channel. Features include wireless internet, a large master suite with a view of the water, King bed, flat screen TV and private bath.



Emerald Bay EB214-1BBeautiful waterfront 2 bedroom 2 bath condo located on Horseshoe Bend Parkway at Emerald Bay. Master Bedroom features a great lake view, updated King sized Bed, flat screen TV, and private bathroom. Guest Bedroom features a Queen Bed and flat screen TV with access to the Guest Bathroom. Do all your cooking here with the fully equipped kitchen.




Take advantage of the extended holiday this year by coming to the best recreational lake in the country as voted by USA Today readers.  Make your vacation a memorable one by staying in one of our great vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks.  We pride ourselves on making your vacation stay in one of our homes or condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks everything you are hoping for.  If we can help you find your rental for the 4th of July, please contact us now!

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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