Saturday, December 31, 2016

5 Reasons To Invest In Property At The Lake Of The Ozarks

Do you like to visit the Lake of the Ozarks? Have you ever thought to own your own lake home? There are many reasons why the Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to own a second home. Keys to the Lake offers five reasons why you should consider investing in real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks

1. Centrally Located

The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to own a second home or condo, as it is right in the middle of not only Missouri, but the United States. It's a rather small town, but if you want to go to a larger city, you don't need to go far. It is just three hours away from Kansas City and St. Louis and only a couple hours away from Springfield and Columbia. 

2. Fun Events Year Round

The Lake of the Ozarks is a very popular summer destination because of the fun, Lake centered events like Aquapolooza and Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. However, the fun doesn't end when summer does, as there are many "off-season" events such as Lake Stock Fall Crawl and the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. No matter the season, there are lots of things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

3. Affordable

Price is definitely a factor when it comes to choosing a second home location. You're already paying for one mortgage so it can be sometimes difficult to add on a second one. The Lake of the Ozarks offers great prices on Lakefront property, especially compared to other similar locations like Lake Tahoe or any coastal area. 

4. Best Recreational Lake In The Country

The Lake of the Ozarks has been named the best recreational lake in the United States by USA Today. With over 1,150 miles, the Lake of the Ozarks has more shoreline than the state of California. From fishing and boating to dining and shopping, the Lake area has a lot to offer visitors. No matter if your wanting to relax or party it up in "Party Cover," the Lake has something for everyone.  

5. A Place To Call Your Own

While vacationing can be fun, the costs can start to add up quickly. From hotel costs to dining out, vacationing can be costly. In addition to being costly, hotels aren't the most comfortable. If you own your own home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you could have your own place to enjoy a relaxing Lake vacation. The family could have enough space to spread out and you could save some money by cooking your own meals and not dining out for every single meal. In addition, you won't have to worry about availability during the weekends. If you own your own place, you could come to the Lake whenever you want. You could also leave stuff you use on a regular basis, cutting down on what you need to pack for a fun-filled weekend at the Lake.  

Own Your Own Lake Home!

If you are wanting to invest in a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Keys to the Lake at . We not only provide you the keys to a wonderful lake vacation, we can also provide you the keys to your own Lake of the Ozarks home. If you want to offset your investment costs, you could place your home or condo on our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental program. To learn more about our program, visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

5 Fun Winter Activities At The Lake Of The Ozarks

Although the Lake of the Ozarks is a popular place to visit during the summer, it also makes for a great place to visit during the winter season. There are many fun activities for you and your family to enjoy during the winter, such as fishing, exploring caves and more! If you are wanting to visit the Lake of the Ozarks this season, but aren't sure what to do, here are five fun activities you can enjoy:


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1. Winter Fishing

Although many think that the water is too frigid to catch any fish, the fact is, it's actually one of the best time to catch some fish at the Lake of the Ozarks. During the winter months, anglers can catch a number of different fish. In fact, you can catch some of the biggest fish in the lake during this season. 

2. Exploring The Caves

No matter the season, it is always a good time to visit the beautiful caves of the Lake of the Ozarks. The area is home to several caves that visitors can explore. The best thing about caves is that no matter the season, they are around 50-60 degrees year-round, so winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature.

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3. Shopping

Whether you are browsing or buying, the Lake of the Ozarks is a shoppers paradise. From small boutique stores to the 110-store outlet mall, there are many different places for you to choose from, and there is something for everyone! With over 50 stores within a 50-mile radius, it's no wonder why many people come to the Lake area specifically to shop. You'll be sure to find what you need - or what you didn't know you need - at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

4. Wine Tasting

The Lake area has seen a resurgence in craft wineries over the last decade. With the beautiful scenery paired with fine wine and gourmet food, it makes for a memorable experience no matter the season. The Lake of the Ozarks is home to several wineries, so wine tasting is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or an entire weekend. In the mid-1880s, more wine was produced by volume in Missouri than any other state. However, due to prohibition and the growth of the California wine industry, Missouri wineries today tend to be small and more focused on crafting their wine in the old world traditions. If you are interested in visiting the Lake of the Ozarks wine trail, visit www.LakeOfTheOzarksWineTrail.com.


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5. Hiking

Although winter at the Lake of the Ozarks experiences some weather including cold winds and sometimes snow, if you are a person who loves the outdoors, and enjoying nature no matter the season, hiking is a great way to spend the winter season at the Lake of the Ozarks. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is beautiful during the winter, so get out there are going exploring. 

Visit The Lake Of The Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks makes a great vacation destination, no matter the season. Don't let the cold, winter weather keep you away from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. If you are needing a vacation rental for your Lake of the Ozarks winter trip, visit www.KeysToTheLake.com

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Four Winter Travel Tips

Christmas is at the end of the week and many people will be traveling far and wide to visit their friends and family. Whether you're visiting the Lake of the Ozarks or traveling out of the state, Keys to the Lake wants to make sure you arrive at your destination safely. There will be many travelers this Christmas, so here are a few driving tips to help make your journey a little smoother brought to you by Lake of the Ozarks' best vacation rental company.

1. Check Your Car

Before taking off to your destination, make sure your car is in peak operating condition. The winter weather is rough on our cars, and nothing spoils the holidays like car issues while on the road. Check to make sure your car has the proper amount of engine oil, the correct tire pressure and that the lights are working properly. You can also make things a little easier and have your car serviced at a professional auto shop to make sure it's in tip-top shape.

2. Pack An Emergency Kit

While driving in winter conditions, it is always a good idea to have an emergency kit in your vehicle. Some items to keep in your kit include blankets, non-perishable foods, water and any medication you need. In addition to having a kit, make sure it is easily accessible.

3. Check The Weather

Before taking off, check to see what the weather conditions are not only at your destination but throughout the route that you will take to get there. If the weather is too bad to be driving in, you may need to put your plans on hold. Although you may be able to drive well in snow, not everyone else can. If you absolutely need to leave, make sure others are aware of your trip and know what time you should be arriving and what route you are taking.

4. If There's Snow

When driving during the winter months, it's important to know what you should do if it begins to snow. When there's snow, accelerate and decelerate slowly. Too much pressure on the gas or break or abrupt movements could cause the vehicle to spin out. Drive slowly, as everything takes longer on ice and snow, including stopping, accelerating and turning. Don't stop if you can avoid it. If approaching a red light, roll slowly up to it until it turns green, as it is much harder to get going from a complete stop versus a roll.

Safe Travels From Keys To The Lake!

If you are traveling this holiday season, please be safe. There will be lots of people traveling and although the Lake of the Ozarks doesn't have snow in the forecast, other places are expected to be getting snow. Keys to the Lake hopes that you stay safe while traveling this holiday season. If you are visiting the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com for our availability. No matter how big or small your group is, we have vacation rentals for everyone! We hope to see you soon and Merry Christmas from the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas & New Years At The Lake Of The Ozarks

Christmas is just around the corner and New Year's Eve will be here before we know it! Visiting the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to spend the holidays. At the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have houses and condos of all sizes. So whether you and your significant other are wanting a quick getaway or you're bringing the whole family, Keys to the Lake can accommodate your needs. To make your Lake of the Ozarks vacation even better, check out these fun events you and your family can enjoy.

Christmas Dinners at the Lake of the Ozarks

Christmas Dinner at J. Bruner's

When: December 24 -25
Where: 5166 Osage Beach Pkwy.
Time: Open at 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve & 3:00 p.m. Christmas Day
Price: $29
Reservations: 573-348-2966

Christmas Day Buffet at Tan-Tar-A

When: December 25
Where: Black Bear Lodge Restaurant - 494 Tan Tar A Drive
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price -
Adults: $26.95
Children 4 -12: $12.95
Children 3 & under: Free
Seniors 55 & above: $18.95
Reservations: 573-348-8619

New Year's Eve at the Lake of the Ozarks

New Year's Eve at the Inn at Grand Glaize

When: December 31
Where: 5142 Osage Beach Pkwy.
Time: Appetizers: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Dinner Buffet: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.; Live Entertainment by Catfish Willie begins at 8:30 p.m.
For package information, pricing and reservations, call 800-348-4731.

New Year's Eve at Old Kinderhook

When: December 31
Where: 20 Eagle Ridge Rd.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
For more information on packages and pricing, call 573-317-3500

New Year's Eve Dinner & Party at H. Toad's 

When: December 31
Where: 2359 Bittersweet Road
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
For more information on packages, pricing and reservations, call 573-365-5620.

New Year's Eve at The Lodge of Four Seasons

When: December 31
Where:  315 Four Seasons Drive
For more information on packages, pricing and reservations, call 800-843-5253.

New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Celebration

When: December 31
Where: 494 Tan Tar A Drive
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
For more information on packages, pricing and reservations, call 573-348-3131.

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Timber Falls Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebration

When: December 31
Where: 494 Tan Tar A Drive
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
For more information on packages, pricing and reservations, call 573-348-3131.

New Year's Eve at Redhead Lakeside Grill & Yacht Club

When: December 31
Where: 1700 Yacht Club Drive
Reservations:  573-693-1525

Happy Holidays!

Visiting the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to spend the holidays. If you have family scattered across the United States, Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to meet up, as it is right in the middle of the United States. Keys to the Lake has houses and condos of all sizes, so there will be enough room for everyone. To book your vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks for this holiday season, call 573-964- KEYS (5397) or visit us online at www.KeysToTheLake.com.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Book Your Lake Of The Ozarks Vacation!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful place to visit no matter the season! Although it's not bathing suit weather, there are still many fun activities to do throughout the area. If you are planning a Lake of the Ozarks vacation and need a place to stay, Keys to the Lake is here to help. We have many different vacation home and condos to suit any needs. From large homes to small condos, no matter how many people you bring along, we have something for every family. Here are a few vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks you can stay at during your visit.

Beautiful Tan Tar A Estates Home

Beautiful, 5 bed, 6 bath, waterfront home in Tan Tar A Estates with hot tub, boat dock with a 10x24 slip, screened in and open porches with a gas grill, not to mention a plasma flat screen in the suite and Jacuzzi tub in master bath. This place has all the bells and whistles. Fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, washer and dryer, cable TV and wireless internet included. There's a king bed in the master bedroom, and then two queens in each of the remaining four bedrooms. Each room has its own full bath. This home sleeps up to 18 guests. Tan Tar A Estates offer two outdoor swimming pools, lake access and Hidden Lakes Golf Course running throughout. The resort offers an indoor water park, several restaurants & lounges and specialty gift shops which adjoin the estates. Love this home but don’t need all 5 bedrooms? During our off season (Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend) you can rent just part of this home. Let us know how many bedrooms you need, and we will adjust the rate for you! Lots of possibilities with this home!


Spectacular Palisades Condo

This is a fantastic 4 bedroom Palisades condo located in the heart of Lake of the Ozarks. Offering a commanding main channel Lake view, this condo has it all. One level down from parking (only a few steps) with screened in decks and one level living make this a very desirable property. Appointed with two Lake view master suites each having a king bed with master bathrooms plus two additional bedrooms with a twin bed and double futon in each. This condo has cable TV in the living room and WiFi throughout the condo. Offering a great Lake view from almost every room and a fully stocked spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar. The Palisades condo complex three outdoor swimming pools with one right next to this condo building.  This complex is located close to all the lake area attractions including restaurants and nightlife. As you can see this condo has it all so please book with confidence.


Beautiful Westside Bay Condo

This Westside Bay poolside condo is perfect for family reunions and larger groups. This condo can sleep up to 12 people comfortably and is located right next to the outdoor swimming pool. The Master Suite offers a king bed and a jetted tub in the master bath. The second bedroom offers a queen bed with a double futon and the third bedroom has two bunk beds with two double beds and two twin beds. A fantastic Lake view with a large screened in porch top off this condo making it an easy decision for your vacation rental. Westside Bay Condo Complex offers a Lakeside swimming pool and is located on the west side of the Lake near boat rentals, public boat ramp, convenience store and a restaurant. As you can see this is the perfect condo for all your vacation needs. We also have another condo at this complex if needed.


These are just a few of the vacation rentals you can stay in during your Lake of the Ozarks vacation. To see what other homes we have available visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com. We hope to see you soon!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Events At The Lake of the Ozarks

If you are wanting to visit the Lake of the Ozarks this holiday season, there are many fun events happening all over the area. From Christmas parades to dinner with Santa, there are many festive events to celebrate the holiday. If you are visiting the Lake of the Ozarks this season, check out what you can do this month.

Christmas Village & Ice Skating

Fun Christmas activities such as S'Mores around the fire pit, Christmas Carolers, Santa, gingerbread house making, horse-drawn carriage rides, Elf storytelling and more. Plus, you can enjoy the Lake's only outdoor ice rink. 

Where: Old Kinderhook
When:  Christmas Village open weekends until December 25
Phone: For more information, call 573-317-4314

Christmas On Main Street

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with Main Street Music Hall with your favorite songs and a night full of laughter. Gabby Bumm and the talented cast is guaranteed to entertain every kid from one to ninety-two with an evening of clean, family fun. 

Where: Main Street Music Hall
When: November 25 - December 18
Phone: For show times and tickets call 573-348-9500

Versailles Christmas on the Square

Vendors around the Courthouse Square, Versailles Choir singing on the Courthouse steps and the Santa will arrive on the Versailles Rural Fire Department Fire Engine. In addition, there will be a silent auction in the Annex of the Royal Theater. 

When: December 3
Where: Downton Versailles
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

The Lodge of Four Seasons will be bringing Santa to breakfast at HK's!

When: December 3 & 10
Where: HK's at The Lodge of Four Seasons
Time: Opens at 9:00 a.m.


Running of the Elves

A 5K run/walk that begins and ends at the Camdenton Square. Early registration includes a t-shirt, elf hat and ears. 

When: December 3
Where: Camdenton Square
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Online Registration: http://files.constantcontact.com/9a4eaa93201/5e14626f-83e6-42eb-9d41-d5665df5a34f.pdf

Camdenton Christmas on the Square

The festivities include games, ornament making, chocolate snowmen, prize drawings, craft tables, music, cookie decorating, petting zoo, hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Santa will also be joining in the fun beginning at 11:30 a.m. People are encouraged to bring canned goods that will be turned into the LAMB House food pantry as part of the Can-Do Challenge. 

When: December 3
Where: Camdenton Square
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Frosty Float

Go on a magical journey cruising the Lake of the Ozarks! The cruise will include fun, children's activities, hot cocoa and cookies. There will also be Christmas carols while you gaze at the beautiful Christmas light displays. Of course, the cruise wouldn't be complete without a visit from Santa. 

When: December 4, 11 & 18 
Where: Celebration Cruises
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Children's Christmas Play

Young Museum Players will perform "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson. After the performance, enjoy cookies and punch. 

When: December 10
Where: Camden County Museum
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per family

Christmas For Kids

Enjoy an evening of entertainment with hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction. This event is sponsored by the Christmas for Kids Committee, Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast and Lake Area Businesses. All proceeds benefit underprivileged children in the Lake area, LOSA, Wonderland Camp, Hope House, Big Brother/Big Sisters, Lake Regional Pediatrics, YMCA, Share the Harvest Food Pantry and Kid's Harbor. Must be 21 to enter. 

When: December 10
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons
Time: 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail party; 6:30 p.m. - Dinner; 7:30 p.m. - General Admission
Cost: $20 per person donation plus a new unwrapped toy (additional $20 without a toy).

Polar Express Movie Screening

Polar Express, featuring Tom Hanks, will be showing at the Wehrenberg Theatre. Children are invited to come in their pajamas and/or bathrobes for a visit with Santa followed by a viewing of the movie. 

When: December 10
Where: Wehrenberg Eagles Landing Theatre
Time: Visit with Santa at 9:00 a.m. & Movie begins at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $10 for Adults & $5 Children K - 12

Eldon Community Christmas 

Christmas parade followed by a visit with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. Enjoy several church choirs and local performers sing some Christmas Karaoke and watch the lighting of the big tree after dark. 

When: December 10
Where: City of Eldon (Whittle's Pocket Park)
Time: Parade begins at 3:00

Annual Christmas Workshop & Breakfast 

A fun morning filled with children's crafts! Enjoy a breakfast of biscuits & gravy or cereal, milk and juice. In addition, there will be a free gift shop where children can choose and wrap a gift for parents or caregivers, and there will be a display of nativities from around the world. 

When: December 10
Where: West Lake Christian Church 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lake Ozark Christmas Parade

Celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Christmas Parade along the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip. Following the parade, kids can meet and greet with Santa at the bonfire at the top of the Bagnell Dam Strip at Two Bit Town. There will be treats, hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, Christmas music and caroling. 

When: December 10
Where: Bagnell Dam Strip
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Old Tyme Christmas in Linn Creek

A celebration of the Christmas season! A full day of holiday fun.

When: December 17
Where: Camden County Museum
Time: All Day

Spend the Holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are thinking of planning a holiday vacation, make sure you stay with the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keys to the Lake has a variety of different condos and homes available to rent to meet every family's needs. Visit www.KeystotheLake.com to see what Lake of the Ozarks rentals we have available. 


"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, November 23, 2016

Spend The Holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks

The holidays are such a wonderful time of the year and it's even better when you get to spend time with your friends and family. While you may normally spend this time at a relative's home, spending the holiday in a vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is also a great way to spend this time of the year. Keys to the Lake offers four reasons to visit the Lake of the Ozarks during the holiday. 

1. Different Size Homes

One of the biggest benefits of renting a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks is that there are many different sizes available. From large homes to small condos, Keys to the Lake has something for everyone. So whether you and your spouse are escaping for the holidays or if you are bringing the whole family, we have it all! From large four bedroom homes to small one bedroom condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, Keys to the Lake can meet your rental needs. 


2. No Clean Up Required

Let us worry about the dirty work! You can just relax and enjoy your Lake of the Ozarks vacation. This is a huge benefit for any family. Cooking and baking are both popular activities during the holiday and you will be able to make tons of food in our fully stocked kitchens. After you are done, all you have to do is pack up and head home. It'll be one less thing you have to worry about this holiday season. Let us clean and you can just enjoy having a wonderful holiday vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks


3. Centrally Located

If you have family located all over Missouri or scattered around the 50 states, it can be hard to get everyone together. However, if you choose a central location, it can take some of the pressure off of the travel. Lake of the Ozarks is not only located in the heart of Missouri, it is also located in the middle of the United States. No matter where you or your family is traveling from it is easy to get to the Lake of the Ozarks. 


4. Lots of Activities

Although the summer season is over, the Lake of the Ozarks hasn't died down completely. During the off-season, there are still tons of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. From beautiful holiday lights to live music, there is always something going on at the Lake. If you are wanting to brave the cold weather, fishing is also a popular activity and the Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the best fishing in the midwest.

Book Your Lake Vacation Today!


If you are planning on spending the holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks and needing a place to stay, visit www.KeysToTheLake.com. However, at Keys to the Lake, we don't just give you the keys to a wonderful vacation, we can offer the keys to an exciting Lake life! Our expert team can show you many beautiful Lake of the Ozarks homes, and help you and your family get your keys to the Lake. Lake of the Ozarks isn't just a vacation destination, it's also a great place to live. We would love to help you find your dream home at the Lake, give us a call today 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, November 17, 2016

Turn Your Second Home Into A Vacation Rental

If you have a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you're ready to take the leap and have it make money for you, Keys to the Lake is here to help! We are a full service company that provides you not only the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also property management at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you hire Keys to the Lake to manage your vacation home, we handle all the details, so you don't have to worry about a thing! However, there are a few things you need to know before turning your second home into a vacation rental. 

 Is Your Home In A Good Location?

Before taking the leap and turning your second home into a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, you need to determine if your home would make a good place for people to stay. Is your home in a desirable location? Is it lake front or near other attractions that draw people to the Lake of the Ozarks? If there are other rentals near your home, that is a good sign that your home could also be rented. 

Can You Legally Rent?

There are many condos and HOAs in the area that restrict home from being rented out to vacationers. Do your research now to avoid paying expensive fines in the future. A good place to start with figuring out if your home can be rented out is by looking at your mortgage agreement and HOA or Condo Association contract. When in doubt, it is a good idea to talk with a lawyer, so you don't end up breaking a contract. 

Get Your Home Ready

The first step in getting your home ready to become a vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is picking a management company. You want someone who you trust and know will take care of your property. When you choose Keys to the Lake, we take care of all the details of property management from finding guests to home maintenance. When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake Property Management is the premier choice of discriminating clients. Once you make the decision to list your home to rent, there are a few things you need to do to get your home ready for guests.

Keep It Updated

Although you don't have to go out and purchase new furniture for your vacation rental, you do want to make sure it feels trendy and up-to-date. Those staying in your home are on vacation, so you want them to feel comfortable and relaxed once they walk through the doors. Think practically about the furniture that you choose. You want to pick items that are easy to clean and won't show wear and tear too easily. While we won't bring in guests that will tear your place apart, sometime accidents happen, so it is best to choose durable furniture. 

Provide Amenities

One of the first things guests look for in a vacation rental is WiFi. It is important to provide your guests with modern amenities like WiFi, cable, DVD player. They will appreciate the extra items and will be more likely to return. These items are also on our requirements in order to like your home or condo with us, so make sure you this taken care of ahead of time. 

Well Stocked Kitchen

Many vacationers choose to eat out and enjoy the Lake life, however, one of the advantages of renting a home is being able to eat in, so make sure your kitchen is well stocked and ready to go. It is important to have items like a microwave, coffee maker, flatware, glasses and other kitchen items. 

Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rentals

If you are thinking of turning your second home into a vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, now is the time to do it. Many people book their summer vacations early, so it is important to get your home ready to rent as soon as possible. If you are needing a property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks, consider Keys to the Lake. We listen to our clients and create familiarity with your circumstances, lease property criteria and future real estate goals to help you achieve the Lake lifestyle you desire. Although focusing on up-scale homes, condos, apartments and commercial development, we enjoy matching all property types to a myriad of desired lifestyle and budget. If you are interested in learning more about our Lake of the Ozarks property management company, call 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, November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! Do you know how you are going to be spending it? Spending the holiday on a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to spend time with your family and make lasting memories. If you are wanting to spend this holiday at the Lake, there are many different places you can enjoy dinner. Your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company has featured a few venues you can join for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Tan-Tar-A

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 494 Tan Tar A Drive
Reservations: 573-348-3131
Price - 
Adults: 28.95
Children 4-12: $14.95
Children 3 & under: Free
Seniors 55 & above: $18.95

Thanksgiving Buffet at H.Toad's

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 2359 Bittersweet Road
Reservations: 573-365-5630
Price - 
Adults: $26
Seniors: $20
Kids 6-12: $12
Kids 5 & under: Free

Thanksgiving Buffet at The Lodge of Four Seasons

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: 315 Four Seasons Dr. 
Reservations: 573-365-3000
Prices -
Adults: $39.95
Children under 12: $19.95
Children under 5: Free

Thanksgiving at J. Bruner's

When: November 24; opens at 3:000 p.m.
Where: 5166 Osage Beach Parkway
Reservations: 573-348-2966
Price: $29

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Inn at Grand Glaize

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Where: 5142 Osage Beach Parkway
Reservations: 573-348-4731
Prices - 
Adults: $18.95
Seniors: $15.95
Kids 12 & under: $9.95
Kids 3 & under: Free

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Kinderhook

When: November 24; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 678 Kinderhood Dr. - Trophy Room
Reservations: 573-317-3560
Prices - 
Adults: $35
Seniors: $27
Children 5-10: $12
Children 4 & under: Free

Thanksgiving at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are interested in spending Thanksgiving at the Lake of the Ozarks and need a place to stay, call Keys to the Lake at 573-964-5397.  Whether all the relatives are coming together or a small gathering, the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. has a place for you. From small condos to large vacation homes, we have something for every family. To view what Lake of the Ozarks rentals are available, visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com or call 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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