Friday, July 28, 2017

Choosing the Right Condo Complex for Your Needs

When vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have a variety of options for places to stay. Even within our company, the choices for condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are many. Below are some things to think about when choosing where you want to stay while you're visiting the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks:

1. Location

The Lake of the Ozarks is quite large. In fact, it has more shoreline than the state of California! Therefore, it's important you pick a good location. Do you want to be near the Bagnell Dam Strip or closer to the Outlet Mall? Are you taking the kids to Big Surf or just hitting the Lake in your boat? Consider what activities you want to participate in and that will help you choose the best location. We have great Lake of the Ozarks condos both in the Horseshoe Bend area and throughout Osage Beach!

2. Amenities

If you're going to be on the water the entire time your visiting Lake of the Ozarks, then amenities might not be your top priority. However, many people, especially those with kids, prefer to stay in a condo complex that offers a swimming pool. Playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts are also something to consider. Are you bringing your own boat? If so, you might want to try to find a condo complex that has a boat ramp and trailer parking onsite or at least nearby. If you need WiFi available or want to be able to watch TV while you're there, be sure to check if you'll have that at the complex you choose.

3. Price

Another factor in determining the best condo complex to stay in is the price. The great thing about choosing Your Lake Vacation for all your vacation rental needs is that most of our condos of comparable size and location are roughly the same price. Therefore, you can choose your favorite property without worrying about the price shooting way up! We also offer extended stay discounts, where you pay for 6 nights and get the 7th night free! Come in the off-season and you'll save even more!

For all your Lake of the Ozarks accommodation needs, give us a call at 877-284-0267. Let us know your needs and we'll find the perfect property for you and your group. Need something larger than a condo? We also have beautiful waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks available for vacation rental. We hope to see you soon!

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 17, 2017

What Do I Need to Bring to My Vacation Rental?

When renting a vacation home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, what should you bring with you and what will be supplied with the rental? Every rental is different. Therefore, be sure to ask the right questions and check the amenities list if one is provided to you. At our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company, we try to supply most basic items so that the guests don't have to worry about bringing things like paper towels, soaps, tissue, toilet paper, dish tabs, etc.

Traveling with Too Much Stuff

Yikes! My family and I went on vacation with my dad and my aunt and uncle to Dauphin Island, Alabama about 12 years ago. The home that my dad rented on the beach didn't come with much at all. In fact, we had to supply our own bedding, pillows, sheets, blankets, the whole nine yards. Trying to get five kids and two adults, all our clothes and bedding into a mini-van with a topper was quite the sight. Never doing that again!

"Does this property come with air conditioning?" "Does this property have sheets and pillows?" When we get calls from prospective guests asking questions like these, we can tell they've probably had some rough experiences in the past.

What to Bring

Here are a few things that you really should think about taking along on vacation to make your stay more comfortable:

  1. Shampoo - Many places provide soap, but most people prefer their own shampoo. 
  2. Coffee - While some places may provide a packet of coffee, most people prefer their own brands. 
  3. Old Fashioned Games - It may rain on y our vacation, and while some properties provide a few games, it is always fun to get out the monopoly, risk or sorry game to pass the time on a rainy day. 
  4. Your Favorite Music - This used to consist of bringing your cassettes or cds, but now you can just load music to your favorite device to take with you anywhere you travel. 
  5. Beach Towels - Most places will provide bath and hand towels, but if you are heading to the beach or the pool, you will want your large beach towels. 
  6. First Aid Kit - While you hope you will never need it, if you have kids (or even some adventurous adults), you will want to have a first aid kit handy. 
  7. Small Tool Kit - Running a property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks, I always have a tool kit with me. It's surprising just how many things you can fix with a good old four way screwdriver and a pair of pliers. 
  8. A Pad of Paper and Pen - While smart phones can perform a lot of tasks, there are still uses for good ol' pen and paper. Notes to others, keeping score or tic tac toe all require some pen and paper. 

So be sure to ask your vacation rental company or the owner of the property what comes with the property you're renting and what you should bring with you. Then pack up the car and head out on a vacation to your favorite destination! If that's the Lake of the Ozarks, then give Your Lake Vacation a call at 877-284-0267. 

Russell Burdette is the owner of Your Lake Vacation, a professional vacation rental management company at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1986. If you would like more information on our vacation rentals or about putting your home or condo on our vacation rental program, please cal 573-365-3368. We hope to see you soon! 

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, July 13, 2017

Entertainment Lineup for Aquapalooza 2017

The Lake's largest family boating event is back for another great year on July 15th! Enjoy a great day on the water, with live music and activities to keep you have fun all day long. The party takes place at Dog Days Bar & Grill at the 19 MM, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge! Keep reading to learn about this year's lineup and where you can stay while you're at the Lake this weekend:

Aquapalooza 2017 Entertainment Lineup 

Scott Duncan
Scott Duncan offers a wonderfully unique approach to his performance of popular music. Expect to hear a little bit of everything from the Beatles and U2 to Johnny Cash and John Denver.

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The Mixtapes
The Mixtapes is a ’90s-alternative cover band, playing tunes from the likes of The Cranberries, Beck, Nirvana, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Third Eye Blind, and more.
Chris Weaver Band
The Chris Weaver Band mixes southern rock with soul and country blues! The band has released 2 albums, and got their inspiration from artists like Tom Petty, Bob Segar, John Mellencamp and Joe Cocker.

The Elton John Experience 
Elton John's music has made its way into history and into our hearts over the years. The Elton John Experience pays tribute to this incredible music, recreating those memorable performances of Sir Elton John.

Lake of the Ozarks Property Management 

If you enjoy spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks regularly and are considering investing in a second home at the Lake, give us a call! We can assist you in finding a property that's great for a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, so you can generate a little income to offset expenses when you're not using it. Call 573-365-3367 to learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks property management services today! 

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, July 6, 2017

3 Bedroom Waterfront Home at the 7 MM

Imperial Point 761

Featuring new furniture and beds, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks would be perfect for your family or group to stay at while on vacation!

Sleep Upstairs

Enter into the split level foyer of this home and follow up the stairs to reveal 2 of the 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom features a queen bed, day bed with trundle, flat screen TV and private patio area. The second bedroom features a queen bed, day bed with trundle and flat screen TV. Also on that same level of the home you will find a 4-piece guest bathroom, of which the 2 rooms share.

Entertain & Cook Downstairs

Take a walk downstairs to discover 2 stories of windows overlooking that great main channel view! There's a large living room area with attached game area, open kitchen with breakfast bar, half bath and lakeside dining room. This level of the home also features the oversize master suite with jetted tub, private bathroom and access to the lakeside deck.

Enjoy the Views from the Decks

Once outside, enjoy the many levels of decks! The first deck features conversation seating with a loveseat and 2 chairs. The next deck features the BBQ grill and a 4-top table, while the entertaining deck features dining, extra seating and a fire pit! This home is located off of Horseshoe Bend Parkway in Lake Ozark and near lots of restaurants, bars and attractions, both on and off of the water!

To learn about all our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental homes, visit our website at:

Your Lake Vacation is the premier vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks! From one bedroom condos up to 5+ bedroom homes, we've got your accommodation needs covered. Our staff is also very knowledgeable of the area and would be happy to recommend things to do during your vacation with us. To book your reservations today, 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