Monday, July 28, 2014

Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop Golf Tournament this Weekend!

Your Lake Vacation sees a lot of golf groups come back year after year to play some of the best golf courses around.  The Lake of the Ozarks not only has some amazing courses to play, but we also have many charity golf events all season long!  This weekend is the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop Golf Tournament at the Cove golf course.  If you're vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks or know any golfers in the area, let them know about this great event at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend!
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Golf Tournament Details

The Cove Golf Course: 
  • Friday, August 1, 2014
  • 7:00 AM Registration 
  • 8:30 AM Shotgun Start 
  • 4-Person Scramble 
  • $125 per person (Cove & Porto Cima Golf Course Members recieve special pricing) 

Entry Includes: 
  • 10 Duck Drop Tickets - ($50 value) for the Duck Drop Event on August 2 at Noon.  Chance to win $5000 plus 11 other winners.  4 Winning Duck Drop Tickets came from these complimentary golfer tickets in 2013! 
  • Breakfast at the Cove prior to the tournament. 
  • Admission to the awards party at Savannah Grille immediately following the golf tournament.  Appetizers Included. Cash Bar Available. 
  • Tournament Goody Bag

Golf Tournament Prizes: 
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  • 3 flights with top 3 teams in each flight receiving prizes
  • Hole in One contest for new car provided by Spieler's Inc. 
  • Closest to the pin and long drive contests
  • Chance to win $5,000 Putting Contest sponsored by Ellerman Construction
  • $1,000,000 Shootout Contest sponsored by Farmers Insurance The Wagner Agency (2 lucky randomly drawn golfers will have a shot at making a MILLION dollar golf shot!) 

For more information about the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop and to register for the Golf Tournament, visit Not a golfer? Check out the Family Fun Zone at the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop on Saturday! 

Your Lake Vacation provides Spring, Summer and Fall golf packages at the Lake of the Ozarks. From booking your lodging to setting up your tee times, our vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered.  We can even hook you up with some catered meals or discounted dining cards.  Give us a call today at 573-365-3367 to set up your next Lake of the Ozarks golf trip!  

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 21, 2014

Lakehurst Lodge - 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Waterfront Home at Lake of the Ozarks

Our Newest Addition to the Your Lake Vacation Family

Welcome to Lakehurst Lodge on beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.  What a unique property that is new to our program Summer of 2014!!

This comfortable 5 bedroom, 3 bath waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks sits nestled along the shoreline among the trees and is just waiting for you to come and enjoy!

Main Level 

The main level features a lakeside dining room with deck access just off the kitchen, which includes all the amenities of home: refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and flat top ceramic ange with built in ventilation system.  All you need is to bring your food!  The lakeside Living Room features leather furniture, fire place, deck access, flat screen TV and wireless internet.  There is also a main level bedroom that has a twin bed with trundle, guest bath and access to the garage. 

Upper and Lower Levels 

The Upper level features 2 bedrooms.  The Moose Room features a Queen sized bed, while the Ski Room features a King sized bed. Bedrooms share a full sized bathroom as well. 

The Lower Level features a lakeside Family Room with fireplace, deck access, comfortable furniture and a wall-mounted flat screen TV.  The lakeside Master Bedroom features a Queen sized bed and full sized bathroom.  Also on the Lower Level is the Laundry and Utility Room with sink and an additional Hideaway Bedroom with a Full sized bed.  


Outdoors features a full sized deck off the main level with seating for 10 and a Lower Level deck with conversation seating.  

While there is no dock at this time, the owners are working on obtaining and installing a dock soon! This Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental home is located on the 18 mile marker of the main channel and by land in the heart of Osage Beach near all the shopping and dining!  Give us a call today at 877-284-0267 to book this home for your next family vacation at the 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  

Monday, July 14, 2014

FREE Live Music this Weekend for Aquapalooza 2014

Aquapalooza is back for another great year at the Lake of the Ozarks!  Who's ready to rock?  With a great artisit lineup, this weekend is the perfect time for your Lake of the Ozarks vacation getaway!  Your Lake Vacation staff is ready to help you plan a vacation you won't forget and help you book the perfect waterfront home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks!

2014 Aquapalooza Artist Lineup 

Women of Rock 

Featuring sisters Barbara and Lisa Bowman, The Women of Rock is a tribute to some of the most well-known and influential female rock artists of the seventies and eighties. Backed by some of Kansas City’s best musicians, Barbara and Lisa recreate the vocal sounds of artists such as Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, and Heart. They have opened for Grand Funk, Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special, The Little River Band, and others. Experience great classic music with The Women of Rock.

Revelation, A Tribute to Journey

There are tribute bands and then there are
TRIBUTE bands. Revelation A Tribute Journey has played on some of the biggist stages in the Kansas City area and beyond, opening for "The Little River Band" on the Main Concert stage at Sturgis, playing for both the A.B.A.T.E. Boogie of Indiana and Kansas Bike Festivals with thousands in attendance, The Rock and Roll Dream Concert at the Sandstone Ampitheater, not to mention Headlining on some of the biggest Casino Stages in the Midwest and in the process thrilling their huge fan base where ever they play!  With dedication and emphasis on detail, "Revelation A Tribute To Journey" is a band that brings a new meaning and energy to the word "TRIBUTE".

Members Only

Members Only is the nation's premier 80's tribute band, playing your favorite hair and pop classics from the decade that gave us the Rubik's Cube, Atari, and feathered bangs!  Members Only has been playing regionally since the "Summer of 69" (no wait, 2008) with experienced musicians Brent Thornton on lead vocals, Sam Adkins on bass guitar,Will "The Prodigy" Clark on the keys, Seth Jaeger and Zach McClease playing guitar, and Justin Gabossi keeping the beat on the drums.  With a high energy show and songs you know and love, Members Only is guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along all night!

Hells/Bells, America's #1 AC/DC Tribute Band

For 16 years and counting, Hells/Bells is the World's #1 Tribute to AC/DC.  Touring 42 states, 50 weeks per year, Hells/Bells salutes the driving force of AC/DC in a manner surpassed only by the real AC/DC. With authentic costuming, the look, the sound and all of the crazy antics of Angus Young, Hells/Bells is total energy, absolute adrenaline - the most complete part experience acclaimed across the US, Honduras, Mexico, Trinidad and Europe by many die-hard fans!  Hear all the hits of both Bon Scott & Brian Johnson. If you can't have AC/DC, get the next best thing.  Feel the Thunder, the Power of AC/DC...Hells/Bells!  

Come on down to the Lake of the Ozarks for this FREE concert on Saturday from Noon to 5 PM!  If you need a place to stay while your here, give us a call at 877-284-0267 to get setup with a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental home or condo!  Your Lake Vacation hopes to be able to serve you and your family as well as we would our own family.

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 7, 2014

What's Up Dock?

One of the more frequent questions that I get is just how important is a boat dock or boat slip when it comes to your vacation rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks?  The answer to that question is best answered with another question, "How many vacation renters are bringing or renting a boat while they are vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks?" Once you have the answer to that question, you will realize the true value of having a boat slip available for your rental guests.

Boat Slips

These days, I usually don't accept a waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks without a boat slip onto our rental program and I most definitely won't take a home without a dock.  About 25% of all our renters that rent a condo and closer to 50% of those that rent a home bring a boat. So if your home or condo doesn't have a boat slip, you are reducing your pool of available renters by 25-50%! In addition, many of our guests rent a boat for a day or two and need a place to park it overnight.

Large Homes, More Slips

It is even more important that a rental home have a dock with a boat slip.  And the bigger the waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks, the bigger your dock should be and the more boat slips you will need. Bigger homes are usually rented by a couple of families or a group of people that many times are bringing more than one boat.  Our history shows that large homes with two or more slips rent better than those homes that only have one boat slip available.

The Size Factor

Size is also a factor.  Most of the older homes and condos at the Lake of the Ozarks have boat slips in the 10x24 foot range.  On today's lake that is pretty small, especially when the boats keep getting bigger and bigger.  You can put a smaller boat in a big slip, but you cannot put a bigger boat in a small slip.  I would recommend that you try to have a slip in the 12x32 or 12x36 range just to be safe and again to maximize your rental opportunities.

Boat Lifts 

Another question I am frequently asked  is if the slip should have a lift or not.  The best answer is that you should avoid having a lift in the slip.  Lifts are set up for a specific boat and unless the renter has the same size, weight and hull style, you could end up with damage to the lift or even the boat.  Ensure that you have proper padding and tie downs while instructing your renter that a properly tied boat should be fine unless you have very, very rough water.

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 e-mail  

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  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Celebrating 4th of July at Lake of the Ozarks!

Hopefully, you've already got your plans made and your condo or waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks booked because this is one of the busiest weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks! You don't want to miss out on the 4th of July fun the Lake area has to offer. Check out the long list of events below:

Thursday, July 3

Music & Fireworks at the Flying Tortoise
Flying Tortoise will feature the Randy Man Band July 3rd starting at 7:00PM followed by fireworks and DJ GadaBeats! No Cover! Plenty of seating and the lakes best new stage! We have 24 boat slips and a parking lot that can accommodate 70+ vehicles.

Friday, July 4

4th of July Fireworks Aboard Celebration
View the Lodge of Four Seasons fireworks display from the water at the 13 Mile Marker, aboard the Celebration Cruises yacht on July 4 from 7 to 9:30 PM. Call for reservations and details.

4th of July Fireworks Aboard Tropic Island
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht on July 4 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Call for reservations and details.

4th of July Fireworks at the Lodge of Four Seasons
BBQ and Carnival held prior to the fireworks event (weather permitting).  Price is $22 for adults and $12 for children, with 5 and under free.  Paid Non-Hotel Guests must be on the Lodge of Four Seasons property before 8:00 pm.  View by water at the 13 Mile Marker. Call for details.

Playin' Hooky Fireworks Cruise 
Come and enjoy the spectacular view of the fireworks from the water while enjoying a 1 1/2 hour cruise on the Playin' Hooky Water Taxi. Departs 8:30 PM onn July 4 from H-Toad's/Camden on the Lake (Located at dock A near the pool). Limited seating available. Pricing is $20 per person. 

4th of July Celebration in Eldon
Parade Downtown Eldon; 10:00 am
A Day full of activities at Eldon Air Park:
Independence 5K Run/Walk; 7:00 am
Vendors open; Noon – 8:00 pm
Pet Show; 1:00 pm
Carnival; 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jason Earl Band; 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Fireworks begin at dusk. 

Fireworks at the Inn at Grand Glaize 
Open to the public! Enjoy live entertainment by "SUPERBAND" from 6pm - 10pm at our lakeside pool deck. We will be serving cold drinks and awesome food. Followed by an incredible professional fireworks display at 9pm by Iguana Fireworks. NO COOLERS ALLOWED

1st Annual Flying Tortoise Picnic
Come out to our first annual 4th of July picnic!!! We will have an outdoor BBQ, Fun and Games, and even a hot dog eating contest with a portion of entry money going to charity.  In addition to all of that, we will also have live music starting at 2 PM with the Kentucky Gentlemen, followed by the Aaron Woods Band at 8 PM!  Come enjoy 4th of July with us! 

4th of July Weekend Bar Hop Cruises
Get ready for a great time as we search the Lake for the best drinks & entertainment at some of the most popular waterfront bars on the Lake Departs from H-Toad's/Camden on the Lake (Located at dock A near the pool) $30 per person, Limited seating available, Reservations required. July 4 and 5 from 1 to 5 PM. 

Coconuts Shuttle 4th July Weekend
Get ready for a full day of fun in the sun at one of the lakes most popular hot spots. Pool with two swim up bars, great dining, entertainment, relaxing in the sun, PWC rentals, sea plane rides and much more. 30 minute boat ride each way. Departing H-Toad's at 11:30 am and returning at 6:30 pm Friday and Saturday. 

Saturday, July 5 

4th Annual Fireworks Fun Fest at Old Kinderhook
All American Cookout & Pig Roast from 5 to 9:30 PM, $10 per person. Music by The Randy Man Band. Festivities include bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, s'mores and other kids activities. Concession stand & beer garden. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Redneck Yacht Club 50 MM Pedal Boat Race
9th Annual Redneck Yacht Club Pedal Boat Regatta. Location: Apache Point cove behind the no-wake buoys Directly across from Red Fox. No Entry Fee. We will be racing Pedal Boats, Kayaks And Paddle Boards All are welcome! Come and watch the Race at 11 AM! Free T-Shirts for racers Trophies and lots of Prizes.

Freedom Fest 2014
Bring a chair or blanket and come Join us for a community wide, family friendly celebration of our countries birthday at the Sonlight Christian Fellowship. Festivities begin at 6pm with free food, bounce houses, live music, games, raffles & MORE!

Bands All Day at the Flying Tortoise 
We have three bands and a DJ going all day! These are some of the best upcoming bands in the country so come show your support! At 12:00PM we have Loaded Chamber out of Columbia. At 4:00PM we have Kentucky Gentlemen out of Wichita, KS who were runners up at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. At 7:00PM we have Cuz I Said So who are a rock band that is sure to please the masses!

Other Fireworks Friday and Saturday:

  • 4th of July Fireworks at Tan-Tar-A - July 4, 8:30 to 9:30 PM
  • 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Valley Country Club - July 4 at Dusk 
  • Fireworks at Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat - July 4 at Dusk 
  • 4th of July Fireworks at Bear Bottom Resort - July 4, 10 PM and July 5, 9:45 PM
  • Beavers at the Dam Fireworks by Iguana - July 5, 8 to 9:30 PM
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill - July 5, 8:30 to 9:30 PM
  • Larry's on the Lake - July 5 at Dusk 

Your Lake Vacation wants to make sure your vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is one you'll never forget!  Since 1986 we have helped thousands of guests with their vacation planning.  In fact we have served more than 10,000 guests staying a total of more than 40,000 nights in the past 25 years.  Our hope is that we will be able to serve you and your family as well as we would our own family!

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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