Thursday, August 16, 2018

Increasing Your Off Season Rentals

If you are in the Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental business, you are always looking for ways to increase your rentals during the slower times of the year. The first thing you have to come to grips with is that most visitors come here to enjoy the Lake! During the colder months when they can't do that, fewer of them come to visit our area.

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Vacation Rental Management at the Lake of the Ozarks


Our property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks does about 85% of all rentals between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. That leaves us with just under nine months to capture the other 15% of our business. That is a horrible business model, but it's the one we are stuck with here at the Lake of the Ozarks. The trick is how to maximize those other nine months to get the most out of your rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Maximizing Your Rentals in the Off Season 


What are some things that you can do to maximize your rentals between Labor Day and Memorial Day? The best way is to see what visitors are doing here during that time of year. we have a number of festivals and events that do attract visitors. Know the schedule and then promote those events to your potential guests. We have plenty of events like the Air Show, Liverpool Legends, the Dogwood Festival, Magic Dragon Street Meet, Harbor Hop, Bikefest, the Apple Festival, Enchanted Village of Lights and large number of fishing tournaments.

Purchasing the Right Property 


Another angle to take when purchasing a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks is to look for a property that visitors can enjoy during the cooler seasons. There are a few condo complexes that offer indoor pools, and those places have the highest average nights of any complex we manage at except for one. Last year, the Knolls Resort complex averaged 31% more rental nights than our other condos. They have an indoor pool that is open year round, and that is one of the reasons they see more rentals each year.

Attracting Golfers in the Spring and Fall 


Attracting golfers is another great way to fill some spring and fall vacancies. We do a significant amount of golf business each year with the majority coming from outside of the summer months. Knowing what golfers are looking for is the key to attracting these guests. They all want separate beds, they usually travel in packs of fours, eights and twelves, and they love to grill out! If it rains, they need a big screen TV and some cards or games keep them occupied. Plan accordingly, and you can fill some of those slower spring and fall dates with rentals.

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More Ideas for Attracting Guests in the Off Season 


Another option is to talk with a local winery or cave. Both of these are great off seasons attractions for guests to enjoy. You could create a package with your vacation home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks that includes a winery or cave tour. Those types of places are also looking for business during those times, so it's a win-win situation!

Your Lake Vacation is your premier vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you would like more information about renting your Lake of the Ozarks home or condo as a vacation rental, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 573-365-3367.

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

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Friday, August 10, 2018

The 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Likely the most anticipated event of the year at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Annual Shootout is upon us! This event i the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. The 2018 Shootout events will take place August 18 -24 at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Below you'll find this year's schedule of events.

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2018 Shootout Schedule of Events


From family-fun activities to the actual boat races, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout offers a week-long experience for boat lovers and race fans!

Saturday, August 18 



Sunday, August 19 


  • Mini Shootout with Awards following at Ha Ha Tonka State Park - from 9 am to 12 pm 

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Monday, August 20 



Tuesday, August 21 



Wednesday, August 22



Thursday, August 23 



Friday, August 24 


  • Poly Lift and Lake Expo Poker Run Registration, Breakfast & Start at Big Thunder Marine - from 7:30 am to 10 am 
  • Vendor Village and Racer Village Open at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's - from 9 am to 5 pm 
  • Poker Run Awards Presentations at Shady Gators - from 6 pm to 7 pm 
  • Live Entertainment at Captain Ron's - from 7 pm to 1 am 

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Saturday, August 25 


  • Breakfast at Captain Ron's - from 8 am to 11 am 
  • PWC Classes Run - from 9 am to 10 am 
  • Vendor Village and Racer Village Open to the Public at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's - from 9 am to 5 pm 
  • Opening Ceremony & National Anthem at Captain Ron's - at 9:45 am 
  • Boat Races - from 10 am to 5 pm 
  • Entertainment at Captain Ron's - from 7 pm to 1 am 
  • Super Cat Fest Live Auction at Camden on the Lake - at 8 pm 

Sunday, August 26 


  • Breakfast at Captain Ron's - from 8 am to 11 am 
  • Vendor Village and Racer Village Open to the Public at Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's - from 9 am to 4 pm 
  • National Anthem - at 10 am 
  • Boat Races - from 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Awards Ceremony - at 4 pm 


For more information about each of the individual Shootout events, please visit www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.com.

Have you booked your reservations for that week yet? Call 573-365-3367 today to book your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks with us! We want to ensure you have a great experience at the Lake, whether you're coming for a big event like the Shootout or just coming down for a weekend of family fun. Our homes and condos offer the best accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we back them up with top notch customer service!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Also Check Out Our Other Sites:

Friday, August 3, 2018

Book Now for Labor Day Weekend!

While it may seem like summer just begin, we're just one month away from the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day Weekend! There's no better place to celebrate a long weekend than the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn about some fun things happening at the Lake during the holiday weekend, and then take a look at our inventory of private homes and condos at the Lake of the Ozarks available for rent.


Labor Day Weekend Activities 


Whether you want to get one last weekend full of boating in before fall arrives or you want to do some back-to-school shopping and listen to some live music, the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be for Labor Day Weekend! Here's a list of local events for you to check out while you're here:

A Contagious Labor Day Weekend: Aug 31 - Sept 2 


Hop on over to the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex for a Contagious Labor Day Weekend! Contagious will keep the party going Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. They'll take the stage at 8 pm and play until 1 am.

Aaron Lewis Live in Concert: Sept 1


Ozarks Amphitheater is excited to welcome back Aaron Lewis! Doors open at 6 pm, and the concert starts at 7 pm. The Ozarks Amphitheater was recently voted #5 of the Best Live Music Venues in Missouri.

Hurricane Deck Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: Sept 1 


Head over to the Lions Club in Laurie for their 2nd Annual Pancake Flip on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 7-11 am. Not only will they have pancakes, but you can also enjoy biscuits and gravy, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Labor Day Couples Golf Tournament: Sept 2-3


Old Kinderhook will be hosting a Labor Day Couples Golf Tournament on Sept. 2nd & 3rd. The entry fee is $400 per couple and includes 4 tournament rounds (2 per player), on-course events, tee gifts, dinner and dance, and Sunday night discounted rounds. Prizes will be awarded for multiple flights.

Fireworks at the Pool: Sept 2 


The Inn at Grand Glaize will have a fireworks show on Sunday, Sept. 2nd. Watch the fireworks explode over the cove from the patio at JD Waddles Restaurant, and enjoy some late night refreshments.


Vacation Rentals for Labor Day Weekend


There's no better accommodations at the Lake than those through Your Lake Vacation! Check out just a few of the homes and condos we currently still have available for Labor Day Weekend 2018. Visit our website to view up-to-date availability calendars on all of our properties.

Parkview Bay 1A-132


Located in the heart of Osage Beach, near shopping and dining, sits this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. From the 3rd floor, you'll enjoy a great view of the State Park from the deck. This condo will sleep 6 people and is perfect for a family getaway for Labor Day Weekend!



Starboard Shores 1 & 2


Located right next door to eachother, our Starboard log cabin style homes at the Lake of the Ozarks make the perfect place for your large group to celebrate Labor Day Weekend! Together they will sleep 16 guests. The homes are conveniently located in Lake Ozark, very close to the downtown Bagnell Dam Strip area! You also get immediate access to Iguana Watersports exclusive marina, with boat and waverunner rentals - but book soon because they sell out fast for holiday weekends. 

Palisades 202E-2B


Enjoy the stunning panoramic view from this beautiful 3 bedroom condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. It will sleep a total of 8 guests. Features of this condo include a screened in porch, a large gas grill and two master suites. The condo complex offers 4 swimming pools, and is close to golf courses, fine dining, shopping and more.  




Book your reservations in one of these Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals or check out our other available accommodations on our website at: www.YourLakeVacation.com! To make reservations, give us a call at 573-365-3367. We can't wait to have you spend Labor Day Weekend with us at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

Nightly Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks: 

We make it simple. Paperless. Keyless. Stress-less. 


4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Local - 573-365-3367
Fax - 573-365-5076  

Also Check Out Our Other Sites: