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.

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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  

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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 

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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 

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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  

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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  

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Friday, July 27, 2018

4 Bedroom Condo in Camdenton, Missouri

Cedar Glen 93-4E


You will enjoy a great view from this updated 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! The large deck overlooks the cove and one of the swimming pools. It features seating for 6 people, and a gas grill for enjoying a delicious meal outdoors.


The are 3 bedrooms on the main level, including the master suite. The master suite offers a king bed, flat screen TV, private bath and walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms each feature a queen bed, as well as TVs with DVD players.


The main level also includes an additional full bath, kitchen, dining area, living room and laundry with a full sized washer and dryer. Other features of this condo include a gas fireplace in the living room, along with a flatscreen TV. The living room does have cable available for your viewing pleasure.


The 4th bedroom is a large loft area featuring 2 queen beds, 2 couches and an entertainment center with a TV for games and movies.


The Cedar Glen Condo Complex features 2 pools, a playground, a sand volleyball court, boat trailer parking and a boat launch. This condo is located just minutes from Camdenton, about 15 minutes from Osage Beach and less than 5 minutes from Lake Valley Golf Club and Old Kinderhook Golf Club!

Book your reservations at our Cedar Glen condo, or any of our other Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals, by calling 573-365-3367. No matter your vacation needs, Your Lake Vacation is here to help you plan the perfect trip to the 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  

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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!

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, 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.

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, 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.

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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