Friday, June 27, 2014

Dining at the Lake of the Ozarks

Here at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll find plenty of dining options to choose from.  Whether you're looking for an upscale place to take your wife for your anniversary or a loud, exciting place to party with your friends for the weekend, we've got you covered!  Plus, many of our restaurants are either on the water or have a great view of the Lake!  Your Lake Vacation can even hook you up with some gift cards to our featured dining locations.  When you come for your Lake of the Ozarks vacation, you won't be dissappointed!

Featured Dining at Lake of the Ozarks

(Discounted Gift Cards Available) 

Fine Dining and Seafood 

  • J. Bruner's Restuarant - Osage Beach 
  • JJ's at the Copperpot - Laurie 
  • Savannah Grille - Lake Ozark 
  • JB Hooks Restaurant & Lounge - Lake Ozark 
  • Blue Heron Restaurant - Osage Beach 
  • Bentley's Restaurant - Lake Ozark 
  • Ruthie D's - Lake Ozark 
  • Roca's on the Square - Versailles 
  • The Duck - Lake Ozark 
  • Corral Reef Seafood - Osage Beach 
  • LO's Crab Shack - Lake Ozark 

Homestyle Food 

  • The Cozy Cafe - Osage Beach
  • Kay's Restaurant - Osage Beach 
  • RJ's Family Restaurant - Camdenton 

Pizza and Italian 

  • Pappo's Pizza - Osage Beach 
  • Arris' Pizza & Pub - Osage Beach 
  • Li'l Rizzos - Lake Ozark, Osage Beach 
  • Domenico's Italian Restaurant - Osage Beach
  • Chicago Brother's Pizza & Pub - Osage Beach 
  • JJ Twiggs Pizza & Pub - Lake Ozark 
  • Shell's Pasta Emporium - Lake Ozark 
  • Joe Mamma Place - Lake Ozark
  • Alley Cats - Lake Ozark  
  • Pop-A-Wheelies Pizza - Osage Beach, Camdenton 


  • El Charco Azul - Osage Beach 
  • Mexicali Blues - Osage Beach  
  • Vista Grande - Osage Beach


  • Wobbly Boots Roadhouse - Osage Beach 
  • Ozark Bar-B-Que - Lake Ozark, Camdenton  
  • Half Sauced - Osage Beach 
  • Bandana's Bar-B-Q - Osage Beach 

Bar Food 

  • Shady Gators Bar & Grill - Lake Ozark 
  • H. Toads Bar & Grill - Lake Ozark 
  • Dog Days - Osage Beach 
  • Captian Ron's Bar & Grill - Sunrise Beach 
  • Bootlegger's - Osage Beach 
  • Beavers at the Dam - Lake Ozark 
  • Molotoft Cocktails Bar & Grill - Osage Beach 
  • Hideout Bar & Grill - Osage Beach
  • City Grill - Osage Beach 
  • Shorty Pants - Osage Beach 
  • Backwater Jack's - Osage Beach 
  • Larry's on the Lake - Camdenton
  • Bulldog's Beach House - Camdenton 
  • The Fish & Company - Camdenton 
  • Coconut's Carribean Beach Bar & Grill - Gravois Mills 
  • Casablanca - Lake Ozark 
  • Batter's Box - Lake Ozark 
  • The Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - Eldon 
  • The Jerk Shack - Gravois Mills 
  • Flying Tortoise - Camdenton 
  • Franky & Louie's - Sunrise Beach 
  • Nautifish Rum Bar - Camdenton

Be sure to check out some of these great restaurants while you are vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks! Your Lake Vacation can set you up with a complete vacation package, from lodging to boat rentals and golf. Choose from a waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks or one of our private homes on the water!  Give Your Lake Vacation a call today at 877-284-0267!

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  

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Monday, June 16, 2014

What is Vacation Rental Insurance?

Travel insurance or vacation rental insurance allows your guest to get a refund when they have to cancel for a legitimate reason and allows you, the owner to still get paid for the rental even if you are unable to re-rent their time.

My first year in the Lake of the Ozarks property management business (2004) my company suffered around 40 cancellations totaling approximately $20,000.00 in lost revenue.  As a half million dollar company, that represented 4% of our income.  While that didn't affect my company that much, it did touch each of the owners who lost a reservation a little more personally.  Especially if one of those lost reservations was for a whole week.

That winter I heard about an insurance company that specialized in "Vacation Rental" insurance. As I spoke with the insurance company, they asked how we were currently processing our reservations, the penalty for cancelling and how much of a deposit was required.  At the time we were taking a deposit equal to a one night stay and the guest would pay their balance upon arrival.

The insurance company told me about their product, which was very similar to what the vacation cruise lines use where their travelers were paying up to a year in advance.  The insurance covered most unforeseen situations like a death in the family, hospitalization, severe illness, some weather related situations, etc.  They told us that we would need to require full payment at the time of their booking.  I told them that I didn't think that would work.  For the past 20 years, our guests had only been required to pay a one night deposit, how could we demand the entire payment?  They said that if the guest didn't have anything to lose, then there was nothing to keep them from cancelling.  I couldn't argue with that.  So we made a compromise.  We made the guest put down 50% at the time of the booking and then they paid the other 50% 30 days prior to their arrival.

The next year we had 4 cancellations instead of 40! Success!  Today we book over a thousand Lake of the Ozarks lodging reservations a year and have less than 10 cancellations a year.  We offer the insurance at the time the guest books and explain what the consequences are if they opt not to purchase the insurance. In addition to the guest getting a refund when they cancel for a covered reason, we get to keep the money already paid in! Our guests are happy and just as important our owners are happy as well.  If you have any questions about travel insurance, just give me a call.

Russell Burdette is the owner/broker of Your Lake Vacation, a professional vacation rental management company at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1986.  Russell has served as the vice-chairman of the Tri-County Lodging Association, is past president of the Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rental Association, sits on the board of directors for the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council and is currently president of the Lake Business Builders BNI chapter.  Call 573-365-3367 or email  

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Boat Rentals through Your Lake Vacation!

Coming to the Lake, but don't have a boat? 

Your Lake Vacation can hook you up with the ultimate vacation package!  Not only do we find you the perfect place to stay, we can set you up with a boat rental, captain, groceries, dinner, golf and more!  Whether you want to go tubing or just cruise around, we've got a boat for you!  Check out our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks below!

Call 877-284-0267 to reserve yours today! 

Premium Tritoon

Our Premium Tritoon, the Bentley '24 Elite, is loaded up with features and has all the performance you want. You get an unmatched ride and the ability to put up to 115 horsepower if you want to rock and roll. Other features included are power steering, high backed/ reclining captain's chair, and social rear swim platform.

Deck Boat

Our 26 foot Deck boats have a wide and open deck capable of seating 10 people comfortably. Our Deckboats have a fast 350 Cubic Inch I/O inboard/outboard engine with a super maneuverable catamaran bottom hull that skims over the roughest water. These boats are great for watersports activities. Ideal for skiing & tubing.

Deluxe Speedboat

Our deluxe speedboats are great for cranking offshore or simply relaxing in a cove. And with budget friendly pricing, you're guaranteed lots of smiles per hour. Our deluxe speedboats seat 5-10 persons comfortably and are perfect for watersports activities like tubing & waterskiing.

Our sales staff is standing by to get your boat reservations taken care of!  You can add the boat rental right on to your home or condo rental at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can pay for everything all together.  No more dealing with multiple companies to get everything together for your vacation. Your Lake Vacation will take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your time away!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Don't Miss these Great Lake of the Ozarks Events this Weekend...Stay with Us!

Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be this Summer and this weekend just happens to be filled with all sorts of family-fun events!  One of the largest boat races in the Midwest is back for another year along with the annual Canine Cannonball and BROStock! With all these awesome events going on, how could you not want to spend the weekend in a beautiful waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Lake Race 2014 

Speed, power and excitement returns to the Lake of the Ozarks this week, June 3-9!  With a great inaugural race in 2013, we are excited to host the premier powerboat race event in the Midwest here at the Lake of the Ozarks again!  The races will begin Saturday at Noon and again on Sunday at Noon. You can listen to the broadcast live on 93.5 Rocks on the radio or watch it on Fox-TV live!  For more details and the full events schedule, visit

Photo From: BROStock Facebook Page


The world's best wakeboard contest is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks again!  Liquid Force's world famous BROStock will be here this weekend, June 4-7.  The event will feature 26 of the world's best riders including Harley Clifford, Shane Bonifay and Bob Soven competing in a double-up contest for over $30,000!  For more details visit

Canine Cannonball

The World's Premier Canine Aquatics Competition, where you can have the most fun with your dogs, is back at the Lake of the Ozarks for 2014!  How far can your dog jump?  Find out at the annual Dock Dogs jumping contest held at Dog Days Bar & Grill this weekend, June 7-9.  Canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve events. Families love watching these dogs do their thing at this free event!  Visit  for more details on the event.

Give Your Lake Vacation a call at 877-284-0267 to set up your reservations today!  Whether you are bringing just the family or a large group of people, we have waterfront homes or condos at the Lake of the Ozarks to accommodate any size group.  Since 1986 we have helped thousands of guests with their vacation planning and now we would like to help you!

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