Friday, January 29, 2016

5 Romantic Things To Do at the Lake This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away! What do you have planned with that special someone this year? Join Your Lake Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks this February for a romantic weekend getaway. Here are a few couples activities you could enjoy before turning in for the night in a beautiful waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1. Take a Hike Through Ha Ha Tonka State Park. 

Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri's most treasured spots. The park features the stone ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century castle and more than 15 miles of trails leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves and down to the Lake. If you're looking to stroll around and take in the scenery with your loved one this Valentine's Day, there's no better place to do it than Ha Ha Tonka!

2. Participate in a Wine Tasting and Tour at Shawnee Bluff Winery. 

Shawnee Bluff Winery offers two beautiful venues, each with a gorgeous view! They offer pick up, drop off and a safe trip to enjoy the nectar of the grapes. Let their staff be your tour guide for either a half day or full day of wine tasting and fun. They will pick you up at your specific location and you can tour one or all of their facilities along with many other attractions at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

3. Get a Couples Massage at Massage Luxe. 

What's more relaxing and romantic than a couples massage? Massage Luxe is now taking reservations for couples massages! A couples massage is a great way to introduce your partner who have never gotten a massage before in a way that makes them feel more comfortable. They offer a great way for you to spend time with your partner, while also making time to pamper yourself.

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4. Get an Old Time Photo Taken on the Strip. 

Make this Valentine's Day one to remember by taking home an old time photo! Choose from hundreds of costumes and props - half the fun is just getting ready. When it's all said and done you have a great photo to take home, a reminder of the great Valentine's Day weekend you had at the Lake of the Ozarks.

5. Enjoy a Lobster and Steak Dinner at Seven Springs Winery. 

Who doesn't like to sit down to a nice dinner with that special someone? Seven Springs Winery is offering a nice meal featuring Caesar Salad, 10 oz Kansas City Strip, 6 oz Lobster Tail, Montego Bay Vegetable Medley, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and a Dark Chocolate Brownie with Spiced Raspberry Sauce on February 13th from 5-8 pm. Tickets are $35 per person - call 573-317-0100 to make your reservations.

Book your romantic weekend getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks today - call 877-284-0267! Choose from many different accommodations across the Lake area. We want to help you make this Valentine's Day one to remember!

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  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Book Now for Your Favorite 2016 Lake of the Ozarks Events!

A new year is here - a year full of amazing events at the Lake of the Ozarks! Mark your calendars now for your favorites, such as Harbor Hop, Lake Race, Aquapalooza and more. Now is the time to make your reservations with the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Let's take a look at all there is to look forward to at the Lake this season:

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl: February 20 

Join us for the biggest annual party at the Lake of the Ozarks. Wrist bands are $10 and get you access to all participating bars, as well as bus transportation. Leave your keys and take the bus!!! 32 total buses run from 4:00pm til 2:30am. We provide the sober chauffeur and all you have to do is kick back, jump on a bus and have fun!

Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show: February 28

Getting married at the Lake? Come check out a variety of wedding vendors from venues to wedding planners, catering to photographers. The event runs from 11 AM to 3 PM at The Lodge of Four Seasons. There will be a cake dive, prizes, giveaways and more!

LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show: April 15-17 

Come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance, and runabouts and personal watercraft during the April In-Water Boat Show by the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association.  The even will be held at Dog Days Bar & Grill. Hours are Friday from 1 pm - 7 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm.

19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop: May 7

One of the Lake of the Ozarks' largest events of the year is back! Kick off the boating season by participating in the 19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop. Dozens of the Lake's best restaurants and marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card and try and win the best and worst hands. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone can play!

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Lake Race 2016: June 2-5

Watch Power boats from all over compete for their share of the money. Viewing will be available on the Dam as well as many sponsoring establishments. Boats will run from the 0 mile marker to the 6 mile marker. Other festivities will be happening all weekend long, Thursday - Sunday!

The Canine Cannonball: June 16-19

How far can your dog jump? The annual Dock Dogs jumping contest is held at Dog Days again this year. Canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve at this family friendly event. Admission to the event is free! For information on entering your dog, contact Dog Days at 573-348-9797.

Aquapalooza 2016: July 16 

The Lake's Largest FAMILY Boating event is back! The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. On the Water Party at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19mm, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout: August 27-28

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout being held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill will bring the top racers and off shore racing power boats topping 200 MPH. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations! Visit for more info.

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10th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest: September 15-18

Visit beautiful Lake of the Ozarks this September for the ultimate BikeFest Event, including spectacular scenic rides, more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants, great parties, vendors, and rockin' concerts at night! Plus, you'll have a chance to win a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle!

31st Annual Fall Harbor Hop: October 8

Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to play your poker hand. Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. To quailify the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint.

At Your Lake Vacation, we have a variety of condos and waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're just bringing the spouse down for the weekend or getting together with a big group of friends and family, we've got the best accommodations in the Lake area! Give us a call at 877-284-0267 to book your reservations today for these popular weekends! 

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  

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

8 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

The Lake of the Ozarks is a premier vacation destination in the Midwest - and people are eager to find a home or condo to stay in rather than a hotel. Do you have a vacation home at the Lake? Have you thought about renting it out when you're not using it? Here are a few reasons you might want to hire an experienced property manager instead of trying to rent your home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks out yourself!

1. Online Booking. 

With the advances in technology, people can easily book a vacation rental home at the Lake of the Ozarks with the touch of a button. Online booking makes finding a vacation place easier than ever. By using a property manager, you have the potential to get many more bookings through their online booking system than you would having people just call you. Don't worry - we call all of our guests that book online for screening purposes and to confirm everything with them.

2. Finding Renters. 

When renting on your own, it can be hard to find renters, and not only renters, but quality renters. At Your Lake Vacation, we screen all of our renters for partiers and those who are under age. We require that all our renters be at least 25 years of age to rent from us and we rarely allow bachelor and bachelorette parties unless we have the approval of the owner. In addition to the extra screening, we also have a larger pool of renters that are now considering your property among other properties on our site. Plus, if someone calls about a particular property that is not available for their dates, we can refer them to similar properties and your property could be in that list!  

3. Marketing Strategy.

A property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to have a bigger marketing budget than a single owner, allowing that property to be seen by more people. While individual owners can list their property on sites such as VRBO and HomeAway, so can property managers. In addition to those listings, most property managers are going to have their own website, where your property will be listed as well. Many management companies also have a robust social media campaign, allowing your property to be seen all across the web.

4. Guest Experience.  

At our Lake of the Ozarks property management company, we're focused on the entire guest experience. We don't just get the house booked and leave it at that. We ask, "What you planning to do while you're visiting the Lake?" Granted some people are just here to go boating, but others appreciate help finding other things to do. We ask if they are interested in playing a round of golf or if they need restaurant suggestions. We want to do our best to help our guests plan the perfect vacation getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks!

5. Customer Service. 

Let's face it - renters are needy! They want their vacation to go perfectly and will complain about every little thing. Do you want to be the one answering those late night or early morning phone calls? When you hire a property management company, you wont have to. The manager will take care of all those little issues like, "We don't have any hot water." or "The TV isn't working." Why do they even want to watch TV when they have the beautiful Lake to enjoy? That answer we will never know!

6. Legal Protection. 

Lots of things can go wrong when you choose to rent your property to vacationers. When renters stay in a Your Lake Vacation property, they are required to sign a rental agreement. This binding contract protects both our company and the owners of the property. In addition, we require all of our renters to pay a damage protection fee, which covers accidental damage to the property while the renters are there. This type of insurance protects everyone, the renter, our company and the owner, from having to pay for repairs.

7. Housekeeping. 

While some people make it a habit to pick up after themselves, others don't even want to bother when they're on vacation. They feel it's a time for them to relax and leave all their cares behind. Do you want to be the one that has to clean up after those people, especially when they're leaving on a Saturday and you have new renters arriving on Sunday? When you hire a property management company, you don't have to worry about keeping your property clean. We have housekeepers assigned to each property on our program.

8. Maintenance. 

If there are any maintenance issues that need addressed, there's no doubt the renters are going to find them. We've had people call about a missing handle on a cabinet, even though the door could still be easily opened. From the small issues to the larger ones such as a broken toilet or AC unit, a property management company is going to have someone that can easily take care of it. We have relationships with local HVAC companies, plumbing companies, etc. that we can call when any problems arise. The owner can rest assured that they're property is being taken care of, and in a timely manner.

If you have a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks that you're consider putting on a rental program, give us a call at 573-365-3367. We would love to take a look at your property and discuss our program with you. Now is the time to talk to us, before the season gets started - people are already booking places to stay for their Summer 2016 Lake of the Ozarks vacations!

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  

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lovely 5 Bedroom Waterfront Home in the Heart of Osage Beach

Allure of the Lake

New to our rental program for 2016 is Allure of the Lake! This home is all about location, location, location! It sits in the heart of Osage Beach near all the best shopping and dining. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks has practically everything you would need for your large group or family.

Spread Out with Plenty of Room for Everyone

Enter the house on the main level, where you will find the queen bedroom with flat screen TV, king bedroom and another queen bedroom adjoining the bunk room. The bunk room features 2 twin-over-twin bunk beds. Also located on this level is a bathroom complete with a shower and 2 sinks, utility room with full sized washer and dryer and the sunroom equipped with a Keurig coffee station, flat screen TV and lake view. Step right up to the second floor to find the large kitchen compete with everything you will need for your vacation: stainless steel 3 door refrigerator with ice maker, double ovens, cook top and double dishwasher! Also featured in the kitchen are granite countertops and another Keurig coffee station. Just off the kitchen, enjoy the covered deck with seating and grilling station for those rainy days. This level also includes another full sized bathroom.

Enjoy the View

Enjoy the view from all the windows in the extra large living room. It features hardwood floors, a flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, sound bar and plenty of seating. Also in that area is a 2-top breakfast bar, 2 top bistro/game playing table and bar with mini refrigerator and 2 bar stools. The open dining room features a 6-top table, with 2 available leaves and extra chairs. Continue through the hallway to the extra large master bedroom with expansive lake view windows, king sized bed, flat screen TV, air matresses for extra sleeping and a full sized private bathroom. The bathroom comes complete with 2 sinks, a jetted tub and stand up shower.

Entertain on the Deck

Once outside, your group can enjoy the extra large entertaining area. Everyone can sit and enjoy the lake life at the bar top and several other tables. There is a larger gas grill in this area as well! Down at the dock, you can park 2 boats and enjoy swimming or fishing along the over 100' of shoreline. Parking is not an issue as this home can accommodate up to 6 cars and your boat trailer.

See what this home is all about and call Your Lake Vacation at 877-284-0267 to book your family vacation or reunion in Allure of the Lake! Have a smaller group and don't need quite that much space? Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company offers a variety of properties from 1 bedroom up to 5 bedrooms to accommodate any size group. Ask about our off-season discounts and golf packages too. We can't wait to see you at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks this season!

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