Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fun At The Lake This August

Although August is the end of the summer, there are still fun events happening all over the Lake area. In fact, August has some of the most popular events of the entire summer season! If you're planning on coming down to the area, here are some of the fun events you can attend.


The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop 

This is a fun-filled event that's perfect for the whole family! Enjoying playing in the family fun zone with all types of kids games, inflatables, dunk tank and more! Watch thousands of rubber duckies race on the Osage River to see who wins $5,000 cash.

When: August 5
Where: Below Bagnell Dam
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Ducks Drop at Noon


Hot Summer Nights "Muscle Cars & Custom Cars"

Hot Summer Nights is an award-winning event, having won the Missouri Tourism Innovators Award and title of the Best Event at the Lake for 2015 and 2016! Join hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators watch all cars, trucks and motorcycles regardless of make, model or year cruise The Strip. The whole family will enjoy the nostalgic memory making atmosphere, entertainment and great shopping and dining all along The Bagnell Dam Strip.

When: August 11
Where: Bagnell Dam Strip
Time:  6:00 - 11:00 PM


Midwest Wine & Brew Festival

This popular summer festival features wineries and breweries from across the state. Enjoy samples from the wineries and breweries, along with vendors and restaurants from the Lake area. There will also be live entertainment throughout the event.

When: August 19
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons
Time:  2:00 - 5:00 PM


Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will bring top powerboat racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. It's the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. There will be Shootout events happening all week leading up to the big races.

Annual Mini Shootout

When: August 18 - 20
Where: Ha Ha Tonka Springs Cove

Li'l Boat & Pontoon Shootout Poker Run

When: August 18
Where: Multiple Venues

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Benefit Golf Tournament

When: August 20
Where: Old Kinderhook


The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt

When: August 21
Where: Captain Ron's

Shootout Volleyball Tournament

When: August 22
Where: Captain Ron's

Shootout On The Strip Street Party

When: August 23
Where: Bagnell Dam Strip

Shootout Silent & Live Auctions

When: August 25 - 26
Where: Captain Ron's


Shootout PolyLift Poker Run

When: August 25
Where: Multiple Waterfront Venues

Shootout Races

When: August 26 - 27
Where: 33 - 34.5 MM

Although the summer season is winding down, the fun hasn't stopped yet! If you're planning a Lake of the Ozarks vacation, contact Keys To The Lake. We can help you with everything from booking your vacation rentals to connecting you to a hospitality specialist to help you book watercraft rentals, tee times and more! Our goal is to make sure you have the best possible time on your vacation, so we make things easy every step of the way. We look forward to seeing you at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why You'll LOVE Our Koala Bear Condos

The Koala Bear condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a unique setting with resort-like amenities. Whether you're coming to the Lake of the Ozarks for a family reunion or you're looking for the perfect place to stay for a couple's weekend getaway, the Koala Bear Condos are the perfect place for you. Here are a few reasons why you will LOVE our unique vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Quaint Setting

The best part about the Koala Bear Condos is the quaint setting. There is both an outdoor pool, as well as a hot tub, which is the perfect way to spend a hot summer day or a relaxing evening. From the moment you enter the complex, you'll be able to completely relax and unwind, and enjoy your vacation the way it's meant to be!

Beautiful Lake Views

Along with the quaint setting, you have absolutely beautiful views of the Lake. There are large spanning decks that overlook the Lake so you can enjoy your morning coffee, midday meal or dinner with a beautiful view!

Resort-Like Feel

This complex has it all! An outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, swim dock, sand beach and a nice deck on the point of the complex, as well as a large Tiki Deck at the water's edge. You have the feeling of a resort with the benefits of a vacation rental. Each condo has a fully stocked kitchen, so you can save a little bit of money and eat at your vacation rental. You'll love the beautiful setting with all the advantages that a vacation rental has to offer.


Close To Activities

The Koala Bear Condos are located in the Village of Four Seasons / Horseshoe Bend Bend area off Duckhead Road, so it's close to all the Lake area attractions. These condos are about a 5-minute drive to The Strip, which features family fun attractions, restaurants, shopping and night life. Osage Beach is just a short drive away, which is where the outlet mall is located. In addition, because these condos are Lakefront, you don't have to go far to enjoy all the fun to be had on the water!

Perfect For Couples or Large Groups

These condos are perfect for couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway, as well as family reunions and gatherings of small groups up to 30 people. Four of the five condos available are all located in the same building, which makes this an easy choice for your next group outing to the Lake.


Rent one condo for small families or a couple's getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks. However, together, these five condos can sleep up to 30 people, which would be perfect for family reunions, wedding parties and other large gatherings. Call Keys to the Lake at  573-964-5397 to reserve your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

More Ways We Can Help With Your Rental Property

Do you own a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Would you like to make some extra income off of your property? Let Keys to the Lake help! Last week, we looked at a few ways that our property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you with renting your property. This week, we're looking at even more ways we can help you make a little extra money on your Lake of the Ozarks vacation home.


We Minimize Risk
While you may think you can rent your home yourself by marketing your property off of vacation rental websites, there's so much more that goes into renting your home to vacationers. At Keys to the Lake, we make sure that everything is taken care of for you so you don't have to worry about any missing steps. In addition, many people who decide to rent out their vacation homes themselves fail to inform their insurance companies they're renting their second home without using a professional manager, which puts themselves at risk. We minimize a homeowner's liability by using bonded workers and workers that are covered by workers' compensation insurance.

We Make Things Easy
We make things easy for potential renters, as we're able to take credit cards, which assures more rentals. Most rentals want to either defer payments or earn miles by paying with credit cards. If you rent your property yourself, in order to take credit cards, you'd have to use a third-party service, which could cost the property owner more than the average property manager pays for those services.


We Handle The Taxes
No one enjoys paying taxes. So It is not uncommon for those who decide to rent their house themselves to simply not charge tax to the renters and not pay taxes to the taxing authorities. This may appeal to renters, as it affords them financial saving, and it is less paperwork for the property owner. But local tax authorities are mobilizing and starting to access property owner's Federal Tax returns to identify property owners who have reported the expenses associated with their rental homes. Professional property managers relieve the homeowner of tax collection, tax reporting and, of course, interest, penalties and criminal penalties.

We Handle The Refunds
At Keys to the Lake, we help out our property owners by relieving them of the infrequent but inevitable nightmares where heat or air systems break and the renter won't remain in the home, or where weather prevents renters from getting to the home and they want their money back. We can write contracts that make it clear to the renters when a refund is in order and when they should not expect one. We'll also field the requests and inevitable arguments so that the property owner does not have to be bothered.


We're Easily Accessible
In order to be successful in renting out your property, you must readily available, which can be hard if you also have a full-time job in addition to managing your property. There are websites designed to make it easy for property owners to market their own properties. However, those owners must be willing to make themselves available by phone and have computer access. Aggressive owner rental websites can get a property rented as easily as a professional manager, but most property owners lack the time or energy to respond promptly to the many non-renting inquiries. And in the case of vacation rental properties, there is the added challenge of maintaining availability calendars.

We Have Access To Good Renters
Websites that feature listings by owner attract bargain shoppers. Renters assume that a property owner who is not paying for professional management can give the renter a discount over market rates. Professional managers have a large pool of renters who are more interested in getting the home they want than in getting a bargain. Renters who are shopping rent-by-owner websites often send multiple email requests, soliciting discounts, to see who will give them the best price. Professional managers monitor the rental market to determine when and if we need to give discounts We have a good sense of when to discount and by how much. We are equipped to do the heavy work for homeowners. We make rental home ownership a more pleasant experience.

To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks property management services, contact Keys to the Lake at 573-964-5397. We can help you get your long-term or vacation home ready for renters, and more importantly, help get you some extra income from your property!

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Let Keys To The Lake Take Care Of Your Rental

If you're looking for quality renters and optimal income for your Lake of the Ozarks rental property, Keys to the Lake can help! Our Lake of the Ozarks property management services can help you manage your property, so you have more time doing the things you love to do best!


Keys to the Lake Lodging has been in the business of managing single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and small apartment properties since 2004 and is the "go-to" company for premier property management services. A large percentage of our current customers have come through the referrals of previous and current satisfied clients. Our policies and procedures have been emulated by others in the industry, both locally and nationally. We are flattered that others consider us the property management experts, and we work hard to live up to those expectations! We have maintained a history of solid, long-term client relationships throughout Osage Beach and surrounding areas with owners as well as our tenants. These relationships were built on sound property management skills, owner communication, tenant solicitation and screening, maintenance supervision and comprehensive accounting practices.

Keys to the Lake currently manages over 100 residential units, consisting of single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and apartments. Our company is dedicated to making property ownership worry-free and rewarding for owners, making being a resident in the properties we manage a true pleasure, and to having fun working toward these goals. We enjoy the challenges this presents, and we are known throughout the industry for our enthusiasm!


Property Management Services:

Keys to the Lake offers two contract options for our property owners. For property owners who need full management, we do it all, from A to Z. For those who prefer to be involved in the management of their own properties but need professional help with some aspects of management, we offer our Finder’s Fee Option.

Long Term Management

Advertising – Radio Stations, Local Papers, Online relocations sites, local tv ads, Lake Regional Hospital Relocation, and our website alone receives more than three million hits per season.
Screening – Credit Check, Background Check, Residential Check, and Proof of Income.
Lease signing – Missouri Board of Realtors Lease is what we prefer to use.
Full Landlord Responsibility – Inspections, Maintenance, Collections, Evictions… we do it all!
Our Compensation – 15% of the monthly rental rate

Finder’s Fee

Advertising – Radio Stations, Local Papers, Online relocations sites, local tv ads, Lake Regional Hospital Relocation, and our website alone receives more than three million hits per season.
Screening – Credit Check, Background Check, Residential Check, and Proof of Income
Lease signing – Missouri Board of Realtors Lease is what we prefer to use.
Our Compensation – One month’s rent


Why Use A Property Management Company?

We occasionally talk to property owners who are considering the tradeoffs between self-management and professional management services. Owners who decide to self-manage often times don't save money. The challenge is not just finding renters, but fixing things, cleaning the properties and taking care of less-than-satisfied guests. Here are just a few of the ways Keys to the Lake can help ease the burden of managing your rental:

- Responding promptly to emails by impatient renters who are quick to look elsewhere;
- Answering (on average) ten inquiries for every confirmed rental;
- Negotiating rent with bargain shopping renters;
- Responding to renters who argue that a malfunctioning hot tub justifies a full refund;
- Finding a backup cleaner when the regular cleaner doesn't show up;
- Dealing with lost keys at two o'clock in the morning;
- Getting a prompt response by a furnace repair person in the middle of winter.


Self-managers must be prepared to deal with unplanned problems. Our managers are experts in the problems that routinely arise in putting a renter into a home owned by a non-resident. We anticipate and avoid recurring problems through preventive maintenance. We put together networks of service vendors who respond to us faster than they would respond to an individual homeowner because we send them so much business. We can keep backup cleaners on call because we have enough homes to keep them busy. Our cleaners serve as our eyes and ears for homes they don't actually clean, helping us keep properties safe from unruly or unauthorized renters.

Here are even more ways Keys to the Lake can help you with your Lake of the Ozarks rental property.

If you are interested in learning more about Keys to the Lake property management services at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us at 573-964-5397. We look forward to working with you and your rental property.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fun Fourth of July Activities

Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and there is no better place to celebrate than the Lake of the Ozarks. From fireworks to family fun events, there are so many ways to enjoy Independence Day. If you're lucky enough to be here this weekend, here are a few fun activities you can do. 

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Cruise The Lake

Fourth of the July is the perfect opportunity to head down to the Lake of the Ozarks and spend time out on the water. With Fourth of July landing on a Tuesday this year, you have even more opportunity to enjoy the best recreational Lake in the U.S. If you don't have a watercraft of your own, don't worry! There are plenty of boat rentals around the area.

Have A Picnic

There is no better way to enjoy Independence Day than enjoying America's natural beauty! The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. From the Lake to the state parks, there are many opportunities to get out and go exploring. There is so much to do from Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park to Lake of the Ozarks State Park, so make a full day of it and pack a picnic for your family to enjoy! 

Attend A Fourth of July Event

There are many fun events happening during the holiday weekend. From Fourth of July parades to family fun fests, there is no shortage of fun at the Lake of the Ozarks. Many of the community events happening this weekend will end with a bang! So there is no need to rush out to enjoy a fireworks display, as these events have you covered. Visit FunLake.com for a full list of events.


Go To A Concert

There is live music that happens all over the Lake area during the summer and Fourth of July weekend is no exception. From DJs to cover bands, no matter what you're in the mood for, you can find the perfect place to party it up at the Lake. For a list of concerts happening this weekend, visit: www.funlake.com/Events

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Enjoy Fireworks

From Friday - Tuesday, there will be fireworks displays happening all over the Lake area. Some of the displays can even be enjoyed from your boat! There are tons of displays happening all weekend long, so no matter which day you choose to go watch, there is a show going on somewhere in the area. The Lake area is home to over 100+ restaurants, and many of them are waterfront or have a beautiful view of the water. During the Fourth of July, you can even see some of the shows from these restaurants! For a full list of fireworks happening this weekend, visit: www.funlake.com/independence-day-fireworks-full-list

If you are wanting to make a quick, last minute trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, we still have a few rentals available. Your keys to the perfect vacation are waiting for you! Book your Lake of the Ozarks vacation by calling Keys To The Lake at 573-964-5397.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Your Fourth of July Rental Today!

Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to spend this holiday weekend! If you are planning on coming to the Lake area and still need a place to stay, you're in luck. We still have several available Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals available the weekend before the fourth, and some are still available throughout the week. Here are just a few of our favorite vacation condos at the Lake of the Ozarks that you can still book for your trip.

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Parkview Bay 0645

This 2 bedroom + loft, 3 bath condo has it all! The master suite has a king bed, the second bedroom has a double bed, and the loft has two double beds and a double sleeper sofa. The living room offers a queen sofa sleeper making it comfortable to sleep up to 12 people. This condo is perfect for two families offering bedrooms for mom & dad, and a loft for the kids. The complex offers 3 lake view outdoor pools and a swim platform in the lake for the more adventurous. The highlight of this condo is the view of the undeveloped Missouri State Park shoreline. It`s very common to see deer, turkey, blue herons, and other varieties of wildlife while enjoying the lake view and your favorite beverage on the balcony. This condo is pet friendly!


Regatta Bay 492

This top floor 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo is located in the furthest most building on the main point of the Regatta Bay Condo Complex. It offers a commanding several mile Lake view of the main channel. It is nicely appointed offering a king bed in the master suite with private bath, a queen bed in the second bedroom with private bath and a third bedroom with two twin beds featuring an X-Box game system and flat screen TV. With floor to ceiling windows throughout the condo, including the master suite, you can't help from taking in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks first hand. The living room offers a large flat screen TV with a DVD player for a relaxing night after playing all day in the sun. If needed, there is a queen size air mattress available, which allows this condo to comfortably sleep up to 8 people. If you are bringing a personal watercraft, this condo offers two PWC slips for an additional charge. The Regatta Bay Condo complex offers 2 outdoor swimming pools, a well-maintained tennis court and plenty of common ground to exemplify your vacation experience.


Lands End 216

This beautiful Lands End 3 bedroom, 2 bath, walk-in level, Lakeview condo is located a perfect complex for a perfect vacation.There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room and all three bedrooms are appointed with queen beds and flat screen TVs, making it comfortable to sleep up to 8 people. There is WiFi throughout the condo and a large open air deck with a commanding main channel view of Lake of the Ozarks with a gas grill. The Lands End Condominium Complex offers its occupants the added convenience of being centrally located in the heart of Osage Beach, which makes it close to everything the Lake has to offer! The complex offers an outdoor pool, a kid’s water park area, a lazy river for your floating pleasure and a fantastic workout center all for you to enjoy! This condo has everything you need to make your Lake Vacation a memorable one including walk-in level (no steps from parking), elevator to the boat docks, and the awesome main channel multi-mile view. If that's not enough there is a 14’ X 40’ Boat Slip available for $25.00 per night. So, pack your bags grab the kids and book this condo with confidence.


Fountain View 414

A favorite of repeat customers so you will need to book early! Fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo located at the FountainView Landing in the heart of Osage Beach. It features an awesome top floor view of both the main channel and a quiet cove. Situated at the beginning of a quiet cove just off of the 19 Mile Marker of the main channel. This condo features a lake view master suite with a king size bed and a Whirlpool Tub with a shower. The other two bedrooms are furnished with queen beds. The tastefully decorated condo offers a nice oversized sectional in the living room, seating for 6 at the dining room table and additional seating at the kitchen breakfast bar. The top floor view from the screened in deck is exceptional and a great place to unwind after a long day playing. Sunsets are unbelievable! The condo is serviced by an elevator and multiple stairways so unloading your gear and belongings is a breeze.  Ample parking for you and your guests. The FountainView Landing complex features one of the area’s nicest water’s edge situated heated swimming pool featuring a splashing fountain and waterfall for the kids. The complex has a kids area featuring a swing set, slide and basketball court. This condo has an awesome location making it close to many area attractions.


Don't wait to book, as these condos won't last long. To book your Lake of the Ozarks vacation, call us today at 573-964-5397. At Keys to the Lake, we can help you plan the best Fourth of July trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Perks Of Vacation Rentals

If you are planning an upcoming trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, there are many reasons why you should consider renting a home. Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals offers many great benefits that a hotel room can't offer. Here are just a few of the advantages you can enjoy when you stay in a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental.

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1. Do your laundry. Most of our vacation rentals have washers and dryers. This means you can pack less and have more room for souvenirs! Or you can do laundry mid-week or all your laundry while on vacation so you can come home with a suitcase full of clean clothes, so you don't have to worry about doing it when you get home.

2. Ability to cook at home. Having a refrigerator, oven or microwave can really help save you money on eating out. Going out to eat every day for every single meal can get really expensive really fast. The Lake of the Ozarks has more than 100 restaurants, so you'll want to try some of them, but having the ability to cook at home is a nice option to have.

3. More space to enjoy. Vacation homes and condos can provide your family more space to spread out than a hotel room. They're like a home away from home. Instead of being cooped up in one room, spread out, relax and unwind.

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4. Cost effective. While vacation rentals may be a tad more expensive than a hotel room, you can get more bang for your buck. If you're enjoying your vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks with multiple families or if you're enjoying a family reunion, you can rent out a vacation home rather than multiple hotel rooms and it may even be cheaper.

5. More variety to choose from. Every vacation rental is different. From cozy condos to large homes, there are many rentals to choose from. In addition, each vacation rental is going to have different views, different amenities, etc. At Keys to the Lake, we can help you find the perfect rental to meet your needs!

6. Enjoy the comfort of home. Vacation rentals offer you and your family all the comforts of home (and maybe even more) all while on vacation. You have space to spread out, comfortable living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and more.

7. Great customer service. At Keys to the Lake, our number one goal is to make sure you have a great time while on vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks. This all starts with making sure you have the perfect place to stay while in town. We can help you find the perfect rental, help you decide on activities to do, book tee times and more.

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Are you planning a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks? Let Keys to the Lake help! We have many different Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals from small condos to expansive homes. Give us a call at 573-964-5397 and let us help you plan your next trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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