Tuesday, January 31, 2017

3 Waterfront Homes in the Popular Horseshoe Bend Area

Teak Village Homes - Each with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Located at the 8.5 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks, our Teak Village homes offer a great location for your vacation. Walk across the street to H. Toad's Bar and Grill or shuffle further down the street to Shady Gators for dinner and drinks! Rent just one house, or for larger groups, rent all three! Keep reading to learn more about these Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental homes

Teak Village 1

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks offers 2 queen size beds, 2 twin size beds and 1 sleeper sofa. Therefore, the home will sleep up to 8 people. Enjoy the beautiful view of the water from the deck. This home includes a gas grill, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a wood burning fireplace. Also included with the rental is a 10x24 boat dock with a swim platform. 

Teak Village 2 

You will enjoy a great view from the large deck overlooking the cove just off the main channel. The home features a master suite with a king bed, private bath and private deck. The guest room offers a queen bed and the third bedroom offers 2 twin beds. There is also a loft area featuring a double futon. With 2 queen sleeper sofas, this home will sleep a total of 12 people. There is a full kitchen, 2 dining areas, a breakfast bar and large deck with gas grill. This home also comes with a private dock featuring two boat slips, a 12x34 and a 10x34, and a swim platform.

Teak Village 3

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront home features an extra large deck with plenty of seating including a martini area and gas grill. Bring your boat because this home comes with a 2-well dock, with a large swim platform. The master bedroom features a queen size bed and a private bath. The other two bedrooms feature queen size beds as well. Enjoy a nice meal at one of the two 6-top tables or the 4 bar stools at the breakfast bar area. The large living room features 2 full size couches, a loveseat, TV and fireplace.  

Together, these 3 Lake of the Ozarks waterfront homes allow sleeping for a total of 30 people! They are conveniently located near restaurants, marinas and golf. Just a short drive into Osage Beach, you'll find the 110 store outlet mall, attractions and more fine dining. Give Your Lake Vacation a call at 877-284-0267 to book your reservations in one of these great homes today! Having a family reunion or other large get-together? Rent all three homes!

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
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

5 Tips for Planning a Family Reunion

Family reunions are a great way to re-connect with people in your family that you rarely get to see. There's no better place to hold your family reunion than the #1 recreational Lake in the country. Not only are there a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy, but the central location makes it the perfect gathering place for families spread out across the country. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company offers some tips for planning a great family reunion.

1. Start Early. 

Planning a family reunion is a big undertaking, so be sure to give yourself enough time. Attendees may need to request vacation time from work and some may need to save money to afford the trip. You also need time to research accommodations, caterers, etc. The earlier you start, the better off you'll be.

2. Enlist Help.  

Don't try planning the entire event yourself. There's a lot of upfront work involved to plan the perfect get-together. Involve people from different areas of the family. Survey your family members and ask for volunteers to help you with the planning process. Delegate your planning tasks to several family members and the stress of planning such a big event will be lessened.

3. Stick to Your Date. 

Choosing the date to host your family reunion could be the most difficult decision you have to make. Before choosing the date, check for any conflicts already set such as weddings, graduations and milestone birthdays or anniversaries. Once you pick a date, you need to stick to it. You're going to have some people that can't attend, but that's okay. If you are continuously trying to change the date to please everyone, you aren't going to get anything else done.

4. Get a Head Count. 

Once your date and location have been chosen, it's time to start looking into accommodations. Many resorts and condos offer group discounts for these types of events. You'll need to get a head count to determine availability and pricing. Choose several possible locations, get the pricing and availability, and then present it to the group. Keep a budget in mind as some members of your family could be tight on money and you want everyone to have the opportunity to attend. You'll also need a head count if you choose to cater any meals or do any group activities.

5. Plan Activities & Downtime. 

While it's good to plan some group activities that everyone can enjoy, it's also good to include some downtime. Spending too much time around family you don't see that often can get exhausting and a break could be nice. For many, this family reunion could be the only vacation they take this year. Possibly have a list of optional activities you've researched and let each individual family do a few things on their own if they wish. Make sure you include activities for every age.

Now is the time to get your Lake of the Ozarks accommodations locked in, and take advantage of those group rates before availability is slim. In addition to helping you choose the perfect waterfront homes or condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can recommend the best activities and restaurants in the area. Since 1986 we've helped thousands of guests with their vacation planning. To get started planning the perfect family reunion at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call 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  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Now for 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Summer Events

Thinking about joining us at the Lake of the Ozarks this summer? In order to get the property you want, you have to book early! During the busy holiday weekends and those weekends of the major annual summer events, we're often sold out. Now's the time to get your reservations on the books - call 877-284-0267! Here are some of the best annual events to consider for your Lake of the Ozarks vacation:

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals - May 4-7

The 28th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of show vehicles, trucks and motorcycles. We bring over 28 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks.

20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop - May 6

One of the Lake of the Ozarks largest events of the year! Kick off the boating season by participating in the 20th 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 to win the best and worst hands. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone can play!

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

Lake Race 2017 - June 1-4

Enjoy 4 days of huge powerboat racing events at the Lake of the Ozarks, starting June 1st 2017. Thursday is the Festival of Speed on Osage Beach Parkway, West of the Grand Glaize Bridge. Friday is the Lake Race Meet & Greet Street Party on the Bagnell Dam Strip. The official races will be on Saturday, with the awards ceremony to follow. Sunday is the 5K run, as well as the Props & Hoses Poker Run, which starts at Beaver's at the Dam and ends on Redhead Yacht Club.

39th Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament - June 2-4

The 3-day premier tournament event at the Lake of the Ozarks kicks off Friday, June 2, at The Lodge with a VIP Party for major sponsors. A highlight of the weekend is the Pairing Party and Silent/Live Auction, taking place 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, in the Lodge’s Campana Hall. There will be an auction of memorabilia, golfing packages, fine jewelry, trips and more. The tournament, a four-person scramble, is Sunday, June 4, at The Cove Golf Course. More than $100,000 in prizes will be available for participants, including pro shop certificates awarded to the top four teams in each flight, sponsored by Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, and a $10,000 putting contest, sponsored by Bank Star.

The Canine Cannonball - June 8-11

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. Free admission.

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Aquapalooza 2017 - July 15

The Lake's Largest FAMILY Boating event will be held July 15th. 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 26-27

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM, will bring top powerboat racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, 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! Make a whole week of it! Enjoy Shootout events happening all week leading up to the main event. Events include: R/C Mini Powerboats Shootout, Golf Tournament, Treasure Hunt, PWC Dam Run, Shootout Strip Street Party, Vendor Villages, Poker Runs, Live Entertainment and much more.

From large 5 bedroom homes to cozy 1 bedroom condos, we have Lake of the Ozarks accommodations options for any size group! Visit our website at www.YourLakeVacation.com or give us a call at 877-284-0267 to check out availability for the dates you want to join us 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  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

7 Useful Items Your Vacation Rental NEEDS To Have

What sort of items should you have available to make your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks stand apart from the rest? The local market offers over a thousand vacation properties, so there's plenty of competition when it comes to finding renters for yours. In today's blog, we offer a few suggestions to property owners to help attract more renters.

1. Wireless Internet

The first thing should be obvious in today's environment, you must have Wi-Fi. If your home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks doesn't have it, you will miss out on a large number of potential renters. Everyone wants to feel connected; they want to check their email, scroll through Facebook and not have to use all their data up while on vacation.

2. Flat Screen TVs

You should also have a large (40 inches or more) flat screen TV in the living room, family room or entertainment room. Other TV's throughout the home or condo should also all be flat screens and the appropriate size for the room. If you have any box TVs, you should get rid of them. They make your property look dated in your pictures and potential renters will move on to the properties that have flat screen TVs.

3. Blu-ray & DVD Players

Along those same lines, be sure to get rid of your old VHS player. The only reason you might keep a VHS player in your rental home is if you have a large library of VHS tapes available for your guests. Otherwise, all it does is date your property. You might as well install an 8 track or cassette player to go with it! If you have a VHS/DVD combo, that is acceptable. However, your main TV should have a Blu-ray DVD player, which plays regular and Blu-ray discs. Having only a regular DVD player limits what your guests can watch.

4. USB Ports 

Another item you should have is USB ports around the condo or home at the Lake of the Ozarks. The kitchen is a good spot or some owners have them attached to the lamps in the bedrooms, which is another great idea. This is a great convenience for your guests, as most charger cords attach to USB ports.

5. Kitchen Equipment

In the kitchen, you should have at least a four-hole toaster and a coffee maker that makes enough cups of coffee compared to the number of guests your property sleeps. Also make sure you have items such as a pizza pan, a blender, a mixer, etc. so that your guests can cook a variety of things during their stay. The advantage of having a well-equipped kitchen is so that your guests can save money by not eating out for every meal.

6. King Beds

In the master bedroom, you should always have a king bed. If guests have one at home, they want one on vacation, and if they don't well, they want one on vacation. You would not believe how many of our guests demand a king bed.

7. Keyless Entry 

Finally, if you don't have keyless entry, you are behind the times. Get with the program and updated your property to prepare for the 21st century! Happy Renting!

For more information on renting your home or condo as a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, give us a call at 877-284-0267. Your Lake Vacation is a professional property management company at the Lake since 1986. We're here to assist both guests looking to go on vacation and owners who would like to generate a little extra income from their second home 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  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution to Travel More

With the new year here, many of you have made resolutions and set goals for yourself in 2017. Many popular resolutions focus a lot on eating healthy, exercising more and losing weight. However, there are many other resolutions to consider, like saving more money and traveling more. In today's blog, Your Lake Vacation offers a few tips for sticking to your new year's resolution to travel more!

Benefits of Travel 

Many people dream of traveling more, taking a break from their day-to-day lives, yet many never actually do it. The benefits of travel are many and you should take a regular vacation for more reasons than to just have fun. Both the human body and mind need to rest to function well. Occasionally, you need to just relax, and for more than just one or two days. Taking a vacation can relieve stress, make you feel happier, improve your immune system, lengthen your lifespan and more!

Tips for Sticking to It 

Keeping your new year's resolutions is one of the hardest things to do. Many people jump into the new year knowing they want to make resolutions, but having no plan on how to actually make them happen. Here are few tips to help you get on the right track for keeping your resolution to travel more this year:

1. Save More and Spend Less. 

No matter where you're planning to travel in 2017, you're likely going to need to save up money for the trip. Something to start now, at the beginning of the year, is a budget. One of the most important things you can do is realize where exactly all the money you have is going. There are apps you can download to help you stay organized, on track and on budget. Be sure to add a section into your budget where you set money aside for travel.

2. Don't Get Burnt Out. 

If you deprive yourself of every luxury you used to take, you're likely to quit on your resolution before the month's end. Rather than going cold turkey and not spending any money on anything other than what's absolutely necessary, take small steps. Maybe start by not swinging into Starbucks every morning on your way to work. Maybe skip your bi-weekly nail appointment. How many subscriptions are you signed up for that are unnecessary? There are little things you spend a few dollars on here and there that you don't even think about anymore, but they can really add up.

3. Be Willing to Embrace New Things. 

People who achieve their new year's resolutions are willing to embrace a lifestyle change. Whether your goals are health related, money related or something else, a lifestyle change is your key to success. Albert Einstein said, "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got." Being mindful is also key to sticking to any goal. Be aware of your day-to-day actions and what their results are.

Where there's a will, there's a way! Where do you want to travel this year? The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect small step for anyone looking to travel more in 2017. It's central location makes it the perfect meeting place for family and friends across the Midwest. Our vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers the best accommodations around, with condos and homes perfect for any size group. Give us a call at 877-284-0267 to learn more about our properties and what the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer for your travel plans in 2017!

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