Friday, January 19, 2018

3 Reasons to Put Your Second Home on a Vacation Rental Program

Do you own a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Are you using it less than you expected? It might be time to consider putting your home on a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental program. Here's why...

1. To Offset the Expenses of Owning a Second Home. 

The most obvious reason to put your second home on a vacation rental program is to make some extra cash. Instead of letting your home sit empty when you're not using it, why not rent it out to other vacationers to help offset your mortgage costs? Managing two mortgages is no small feat, and every little bit of extra income can make that easier.

2. To Have Someone Look After Your Home While You're Away. 

When you hire a property manager at the Lake of the Ozarks to rent your second home out to vacationers, they aren't just managing guests, they're looking after your property. The manager is constantly checking on your home to ensure everything is in proper working condition. If there's an issue with the A/C, plumbing, etc., they'll be able to catch those problems before they turn into more costly situations. A property manager is also going to have a list of trusted vendors to take care of these issues for you. When you only spend a few weekends of the year at your second home, you're not likely to be familiar with what reputable companies are in the area.

3. To Avoid Finding Renters on Your Own. 

While you could rent your home out to vacationers on your own, hiring a property manager takes that stress off you. For a small fee, you don't have to deal with finding renters, collecting money, cleaning the house after each guest, etc. Plus you get to utilize all the advertising benefits of using a premier vacation rental company. A property manager is likely going to be able to find you more, quality renters than you would be able to on your own.

To learn more about putting your home on our vacation rental program, call 573-365-3367. Your Lake Vacation is your premier vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't currently own a second home at the Lake, but are considering purchasing one, we can advise you on the type of property that makes the best vacation rental. We're here to help you succeed with your investment property!

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 11, 2018

Book Now for Your Favorite 2018 Annual Events

As we dive into 2018, we prepare for all of our favorite annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks! Today's blog offers the dates for this year's biggest annual events so that you can start planning your Lake of the Ozarks vacation now. During these popular event weekends, accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks book up fast. Now's the time to arrange your stay with the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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FEBRUARY 17: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

The biggest party of the year is back in 2018! This year's Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will feature over a dozen local bars and restaurants. Wristbands are $10 and get you into each venue. Leave the keys at home as the buses will take you safely from stop to stop. Enjoy live music and entertainment at each of the various locations on the 2018 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl map!

MAY 4-6: 30th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals 

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models and years of show vehicles, trucks and motorcycles. The event takes place along the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, which is closed to normal traffic during the show. It's an absolutely electric atmosphere, and one event you don't want to miss!

MAY 5: 21st Annual Spring Harbor Hop 

Kick off the 2018 boating season by participating in the 21st Annual Spring Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks. At the Lake's largest poker run on the water, you'll be able to choose from over 40 of the best waterfront restaurants and marinas to stop at. Collect cards at each stop to create a winning poker hand. Prizes are awarded to the winners and anyone can play!

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MAY 30 - JUNE 3: Lake Race 2018

Enjoy 5 days of action-packed powerboat and racing themed events at the Lake of the Ozarks. A variety of festivities, including street parties and meet & greets with the racers, lead up to a weekend of powerboat racing! The official viewing spot for the races is Beavers at the Dam, but fun can be had all along the Bagnell Dam Strip the entire weekend.

JUNE 8-10: The Canine Cannonball 

The Annual Dock Dogs jumping contest will be held at Dog Days Bar & Grill again this year. Canine athletes will compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve at this family-friendly event.

JULY 21: Aquapalooza 

The Lake's largest family boating event is happening July 21st at Dog Days Bar & Grill. All boaters are invited for a great day on the water featuring live music and other activities. They're still finalizing the 2018 music lineup, but it's sure to be even better than last years set! Take your boat to the 19 MM, just West of the Grand Glaize Bridge, tie up and make some new friends while enjoying this huge on-the-water party!

AUGUST 25-26: 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Mark your calendars for the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest! The event will bring top powerboat racers and off shore power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. Proceeds from the event benefit Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations. Make a whole week of it, as there are fun racing themed events happening all week long leading up to the races!

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SEPTEMBER 12-16: 12th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 

The largest biker event at the Lake of the Ozarks will be back in 2018, bigger and better than ever! Events include 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 new custom Harley!

OCTOBER 13: 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop

Visit over 40 participating locations on the water to collect the best poker hand. You can enter by stopping at any of the checkpoints. Then you'll hop your way around the Lake, drawing one card at each location until your hand is complete with 7 cards. Turn your hand in by 7 pm for a chance to win big!

These events will be here before you know it, so now's the time to start arranging your travel plans and getting your accommodations booked. Your Lake Vacation offers the best selection of private home and condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 877-284-00267 to make your reservations today. The earlier you book the more a selection you'll have to choose from, as we fill up for these major events quickly!

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, January 5, 2018

New Years Resolution: Vacation More!

Who doesn't need more down time in their lives? Each year, we seem to get busier and busier, whether it be with work or the kids or our social lives. While staying busy can be fun, it can also be exhausting. Our suggestion for reducing this issue, make a new years resolution to vacation more! Whether you can only make time for a weekend getaway or you want to plan a 2-week summer vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to be a part of it!

Why Vacationing is Important

Not only are vacations good for you and your health, research shows they may also increase work productivity once you return. That means that taking not vacation because you feel you might fall behind at work is a flawed excuse. Vacation could be exactly what you need for your career. Vacations make you all around happier, who doesn't love taking a vacation, experiencing a new place and enjoying some downtime? Vacations loosen you up, reducing your stress levels and making you feel less tense. We could all use a little more of those feelings in our lives.

Vacations are surely good for your emotional health, but they can promote physical health as well. Chronic stress from work or other things in our lives puts a strain on our bodies physically and therefore increases health risks. A vacation offers a way for our bodies to de-stress, recuperate and repair. Research shows that people on vacation immediately feel healthier and have less physical complaints. In addition to being good for you, vacations can also be beneficial to your workplace. Research shows that people who take vacations, letting their brain rest from the chaos that is work, are more productive upon their return to the workplace. Employees who take their vacation days have lower levels of job stress and burnout.

Vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks 

Our vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers affordable accommodations for any size group! From one bedroom condos to waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got the perfect place for you to enjoy some relaxation and downtime. Bring your boat or rent one, and hop on the water for some family fun! Bring your girlfriends for a spa weekend filled with pampering and shopping. Bring the guys for a golf getaway accompanied with some amazing waterfront dining. The possibilities for fun at the Lake of the Ozarks are endless. Learn more about our accommodation options below:

Lake of the Ozarks Waterfront Homes 

Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals feature more than 15 different private, waterfront homes for you to choose from. Whether you're looking for a secluded place in the woods or something a little closer to the Heart of Osage Beach, we've got something for you. Our homes range from 2-6 bedrooms, and can sleep anywhere from 6 people up to 18. View all of our home rentals on our website here.

Condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks  

Condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks offer a great alternative to standard hotel rooms. You've got more space to spread out and a place to prepare meals, as well as great amenities! Our rental program offers condos at various locations around the Lake of the Ozarks, with a variety of options at The Knolls Resort and Lazy Days. Whether you want to stay in the Four Seasons area, Osage Beach or on the Northshore, we've got a condo just for you! Check out our various condos here.

Your Lake Vacation is here to help with all your vacation planning needs, whether it be for a weekend or week long stay! Start your vacation planning today by calling 877-284-0267. Take advantage of our off-season rates, and save big time on your vacation budget. There's plenty to do at the Lake all year round!

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