Thursday, May 28, 2015

Book Your Stay for Lake Race Today!

Speed, Power & Excitement will return to the Lake of the Ozarks during the 2015 Lake Race! The festivities leading up to this annual boat race start this weekend. Join us for a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks May 30 - June 7. Lake Race is one event you do not want to miss and Your Lake Vacation has the perfect place for you to stay!

Lake Race Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 30 
  • 1st Annual Lake Race 5K Run/Walk on the Bagnell Dam Strip
    • Registration at Beaver's at the Dam at 7 AM
    • Race at 9 AM
    • Adults: $30, Students (17-11): $25 and Children 10 & Under: $10
  • Fireman's Fun Run sponsored by Poly Lift
    • Breakfast and Registration at Camden on the Lake from 9-10:30 AM
    • $20/Hand, $5 for Extra Card - Benefits Local Firefighters
    • 13 Waterfront Stops Ending at The Topsider at 6 PM for the After Party & Auction

Wednesday, June 3 
  • Lake Race Volunteer Gathering
    • Starting at 6 PM at Beaver's at the Dam
    • Volunteers will receive their assignments and shirts. 

Thursday, June 4 
  • Lake Race VIP Reception
    • Lower Patio at Camden on the Lake, 6 PM
    • For all Sponsors, Racers and Committee Members
    • Sponsors can pick up their information packets, visit with racers and committee members. 

Friday, June 5 
  • Race Village Setup
    • At 9 AM, the lower Bagnell Dam Strip will be closed to traffic. 
    • Vendors are encouraged to be there to set up by Noon, with setup complete by 5 PM. 
  • Lake Race Street Party 
    • Begins at 6 PM
    • Open to the Public: Family Fun Area, Meet the Racers, See Boats Up Close
  • Entertainment on the Street
    • The Patrick Lentz Band from Kansas City 
    • Show starts at 8:30 PM

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Saturday, June 6 
  • Crane Starts Operating at 9 AM
    • Bagnell Dam is closed to traffic so spectators can view the race. 
  • Ceremonious First Lap of Lake Race 2015 at 11:30 AM
    • Honorary Chairman Emeritus Dave Scott
  • Opening Ceremony on the Docks at Beaver's at the Dam at 11:15 AM
  • Powerboat Racing begins at Noon 
    • 3 Hours of Live TV and Radio Coverage: Fox KRBK TV and KRMS Radio 
  • Racing Concludes at 4 PM
    • Bagnell Dam is reopened to traffic. 
  • Awards Ceremony at Beaver's at the Dam at 5:30 PM
  • Lower Bagnell Dam Strip is reopened to traffic at 6 PM 

Sunday, June 7
  • Crane Starts Operating at 10 AM
    • Bagnell Dam is closed to traffic for spectators to view the race. 
  • National Anthem at 11:55 AM
  • Powerboat Racing Begins at Noon 
  • Racing Concludes at 4 PM
    • Bagnell Dam is reopened to traffic. 
    • Awards Ceremony on Stage at Beaver's at the Dam at 5:30 PM
  • Lower Bagnell Dam Strip is reopened to traffic at 6 PM 

Tuesday, June 9
  • Lake Race Chopper Dropper
    • Cocktail Party and Ball Drop at Osage National Golf Club 

Book your Lake Race week accommodations at Lake of the Ozarks with us today by calling 573-365-3367. Take advantage of our weekly special and get your 7th night free! From one bedroom condos to five bedroom waterfront homes at Lake of the Ozarks, we have accommodations to fit any groups' needs. Join us a for a family-fun weekend you'll never forget 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  

Friday, May 22, 2015

Your Lake Vacation Hopes You Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend is finally here! The summer season of vacations at the Lake of the Ozarks has begun. It's time to breakout the BBQ grills, swim suits and water toys! As we gear up for the first BIG weekend of the season, keep in mind the true meaning of this holiday. Let's remember those who fought for the freedom to be able to celebrate these extended weekends. Thank you to all those who have served, as well as those still serving our country today!

History of Memorial Day 

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, occurs on the last Monday of May each year and honors men and women who died while serving in the US military. It originated in the years following the Civil War, where people would decorate the graves and recite prayers for those who lost their lives in battle. The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in US history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Today, many Americans observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Memorial Day also unofficially starts the summer season.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks

One of the best things about Memorial Day Weekend here at the Lake is all the great fireworks displays. Here's a list of ones for you to check out this year:
  • Bear Bottom Resort: Saturday at       9:45 PM
  • Village Marina: Saturday 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort: Sunday from        8:30-9:30 PM
  • Tropic Island Cruise: Sunday from       8:30-9:30 PM (573-348-0083)
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons: Sunday from 6-10 PM
  • Celebration Cruises: Sunday from         7-9:30 PM (573-480-3212)

If you're looking for a last minute place to stay at the Lake of the Ozarks with weekend, give us a call at 877-284-0267 today! We still have availability from 1 bedrooms condos up to larger homes. Whatever your Lake of the Ozark accommodation needs may be, we've got you covered. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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, May 11, 2015

Who's Managing Your Property?

The vacation rental industry in Missouri is kind of like the black sheep of the family when it comes to oversight and regulating. While everyone will agree that you need to have some sort of rules in place, nobody wants to be the governing body for the industry. So as the owner of a vacation rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks, how can you protect yourself?

Potential Property Managers

First of all, as an owner, you should ask a potential Lake of the Ozarks property manager about their experience, education and professional licensing when considering them as your property manager. Do you want someone with no experience, no education, no insurance and no professional accreditation managing your property?

Missouri Real Estate Rules & Regulations

In Missouri, it is legal to manage your own property without a license. But the Missouri Real Estate rules and regulations are quite clear; that if a person rents or leases real estate; offers to rent or lease real estate; negotiates or offers to negotiate the rental or leasing of real estate; lists/offers/agrees to list real estate for lease or rental; assists or directs the procuring of prospects calculated to result in the leasing or rental of real estate or assits in or directs the negotiation of any transaction calculated or intended to result in the leasing or rental of real estate, that person must have a real estate license.

Owner Protection

All of these things happen within the vacation rental industry. Property managers are managing other people's property; they are negotiationg contracts, offering property for rent/lease, assisting in finding prospects, etc. Yet no one wants to regulate the industry. So there is very little protection for the public when it comes to hiring a property manager to manage your vacation rental property. Your only recourse is to hire an attorney to sort things out if they go south.

Hiring a Professional 

Or you can do your homework and hire a professional that has experience and is licensed to practice real estate, including the management of property. Here are a few of the questions you should ask:
  • Are you a licensed real estate agent? 
  • Do you have a business license? 
  • Are you collecting and paying sales and lodging tax on the properties you manage? (In not, you as the owner are liable for those taxes on a yearly basis.) 
  • Do you carry commercial liability insurance and worker's compensation for those performing services for you, i.e. maintenance, housekeeping, etc? (If they are not carrying those insurances, then you as the homeowner are liable if anyone gets hurt while working on or renting your property. 
A professional vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is licensed by the city and county, has licensed agents, pays state and loding taxes and carries the proper insurance. Everything is designed to protect you as the consumer. 

Russell Burdette is the owner of Your Lake Vacation, the Lake's leading professional vacation rental management company. Serving the Lake area since 1986. If you would like a vacation rental market analysis or more info on renting your Lake of the Ozarks waterfront home or condo as a vacation rental, please call 573-365-3367.

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, May 7, 2015

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in a Vacation Home with a Great Deck!

Memorial Day is the first big weekend of the season here at the Lake! With a 3 day weekend, you have plenty of time to sit back, relax and grill out. Here are several great Lake of the Ozarks vacation homes that are still available for Memorial Day Weekend:

Imperial Point

Back on our program for Spring of 2015 with new, updated furnishings and furniture, this 3 bedroom waterfront home is the perfect place to spend Memorial Day Weekend. Just take a look at the amazing deck, with many levels. Enjoy conversation seating and a loveseat on one deck, a BBQ grill and 4-top table on another level and more dining, extra seating and a fire pit on the entertaining level! Located off Horseshoe Bend in Lake Ozark, this home is close to restaurants, bars and attractions both on and off the water!

Casa Del Cornejo

Located off of Horseshoe Bend, this 7 bedroom waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks consists of two units and will sleep up to 24 people. If you're looking for a place for your large group Memorial Day Weekend, this is the place! The outdoor deck is massive and includes a partition wall that can slide open or shut.  Dual steps lead to the walkway down to the dock. The dock features 2 swim platforms in its own private cove along with a 18 x 50 and 12 x 30 boat slips. This complex is very wooded and private with a fantastic view of the Lake of the Ozarks!

Darling Drive

Located on the 28 mile marker of the main channel, this 3 bedroom waterfront home is located near Seven Springs Winery, Big Surf Waterpark and is just a short distance from shopping and dining. The deck offers an expansive lake view perfect for grilling out and relaxing on your 3 day weekend. The dock features a swim platform and a 12' by 20' slip! 

You only have two more weeks to get your plans set before heading down here to enjoy your extended weekend! Contact Your Lake Vacation at 877-284-0267 to speak with a member of our sales staff. We can help you find the perfect vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're looking for a 5-bedroom home or a 2-bedroom condo, we've got something to fit everyone's needs. See you soon for the first BIG weekend here at the Lake!

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