Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How to Quickly Bounce Back from Your Lake Vacation

After a wonderful, long weekend vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, now it's time to get back to reality, and sometimes it can be hard. There are a few ways you can encourage your body back into the same old routine, as well as organize your belongings to make the transition less stressful on yourself. At Keys to the Lake we want to help with every aspect of your vacation, and coming back home can be just as crazy as all of the planning you did before hand. Here are some great ideas to make the transition easier whether from a weekend or a whole week away.


Back Up Your Photos

This is an important step for anyone that is a shutter bug. If you've spent the weekend capturing thousands of fun memories from your trip, don't hesitate backing them up on your computer or external drive. If you only used your phone there are several apps out there that will back up your photos as you take them so there's no chance you lose a single second.

Take All Bags Straight to the Laundry

This can be one of the most overwhelming parts of coming home from a vacation - the huge piles of never-ending laundry. If you drag everything straight to the washer and start the loads, it can make the transition back home a little smoother, thus making you feel a whole lot less stressed. Plus, while the clothes are washing and drying you can multi-task and accomplish other things.

Make a Game Plan

When you get home, take a second to assess everything around your home and see what needs to be done immediately. If your sink is still full of dirty dishes, or your basement flooded from the rain, you may want to attend to those projects first. While mowing the lawn or vacuuming the carpets aren't really on the top priority list, and can probably be postponed for a day or two.

Have A Meal Prepared in the Freezer

This is a very easy thing to do before you leave. Give yourself one less thing to worry about by having a food plan in place, and it can also save some time and money by keeping you from having to run right back out for food.

Stick To Your Old Routine

There's nothing that will make you feel more at home than falling quickly back into your old routine. Wake up at your usual time, and keep to the routine you managed before your vacation. Do you normally work out in the mornings? This is a great time to consistently keep up with that so you can get your body back into the normal routine, and make you feel better if your eating habits differed a lot over the vacation.

Plan the Best Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

Keys to the Lake provides you with not only the best vacation condos at the Lake of the Ozarks but the information that you need to make you vacation the best. Aside from connecting you with the best vacation homes, we also provide other Keys to the Lake for you through real estate, property management, and more. If you're ready to get started, visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 573-964-KEYS (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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Friday, May 27, 2016

Fireworks and Events for Memorial Day!

It's time to grab the family and head down to the Lake of the Ozarks for a fun-filled event celebrating Memorial Day. Not only is this a great chance to grill out with friends and take the boat out for a cruise, but to also remember the heroes of our country who have served so diligently. At the Lake of the Ozarks, there are always fun events to enjoy and Memorial Day weekend is not lacking in attractions. Here are some of the great events that you won't want to miss while you're here.

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Memorial Day Fireworks

Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th
Time: 9:45 pm Both Nights
Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

The Inn at Grand Glaize
Date: Saturday, May 28th
Time: Display begins at Dusk
5142 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach
View the Inn at Grand Glaize fireworks display from the water at the 1 Mile Marker of the Glaize Arm, or from the land at The Inn.
Call for details: (573) 348-4731

Tan-Tar-A Resort
Date: Sunday, May 29th
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

Tropic Island Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 29th
Time: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Sunday, May 29th
Time: Display begins at Dusk
315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000

Celebration Cruises *PRIVATE CRUISE - NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC
Date: Sunday, May 29th
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Jeffries Rd to 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach
View the Lodge of Four Seasons fireworks display from the water at the 13 Mile Marker, aboard the Celebration Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212

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Lake of the Ozarks Events

Date: Saturday, May 28th
Picklehead's Roadhouse, 1013 State Rd TT, Sunrise Beach, MO
Call 573-207-8366 for more information.
Blackberry Smoke with Special Guest Madd Hoss Jackson All Ages Event $25 Advance/$30 Day of Show Gates open at 5:00pm

Date: Saturday thru Monday, May 28th-30th
All Day Event
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, 5850 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO
573-3484599

Date: Friday thru Sunday, May 27th - 29th
Time: 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM each night
H. Toad's Bar and Grill at Camden on the Lake, 2359 Bittersweet Rd, Lake Ozark, MO

Date: Friday and Saturday, May 27th thru 28th
Time: 7:00 PM
The Royal Theatre, 107 S. Monroe St, Versailles, MO
Call 573-378-6226 for more information, Adults $10, student $5

Find the Best Vacation Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Keys to the Lake, we know how important a vacation can be for your family, and that's why we work so hard to make sure that this one is a huge success. When you stay with us, we strive to provide you with many different room options. From home to condos as the Lake of the Ozarks, we're sure you'll find just what you need to have a relaxing getaway. We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do! Visit our website to learn more about condos that are still available.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Your Memorial Day Rental TODAY!

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and if you haven't planned your vacation yet, it's time to start! At Keys to the Lake, we have fantastic units that vary in sizes so that you can find the perfect unit for you and your family. If you're ready to start the vacation of a lifetime, you need to book your condo or rental first! Here are three units that are currently available during Memorial Day weekend, but you better secure them quickly because they won't last long!

Main Level, Relaxing, 2-Bedroom Condo with Fantastic View


This peaceful two bedroom two bath Emerald Bay condominium has it all and a fantastic lake view! The master bedroom features a king-sized bed and its own private bathroom, along with a nook for reading overlooking the water. It also has its own entry to the patio. The second bedroom is appointed with a Queen bed and plenty of lighting. Relax in the living room on the leather sofas overlooking the water. Enjoy dining in the open dining and kitchen area, or go outside to the patio for a wonderful view.


The open floor plan makes for easy navigation and offers a great view from almost any vantage point within the unit. Emerald Bay is just minutes down HH and is conveniently located near many hotspots and outdoor recreation. So if it's one of the many championship golf courses you intend to frequent during your stay, a visit to the Premium Factory Outlet Mall, water sports, or one of the many other lake area attractions, your not far away! Pack the bags and bring the kids for a fun-filled vacation with Keys to the Lake, at Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Fantastic Tan Tar A Estates Lakeview 3 Bedroom Home with Lakeview Hot Tub



This is a fantastic Tan Tar A Estates Lakeview 3 Bedroom Home with a Lakeview Hot Tub and screened in porch. This house is ready for you to enjoy as all 3 Bedrooms offer 2 Queen beds in each and the Hot Tub is located just outside the Master Suite. The living room is appointed with a couch & loveseat and a large flat panel TV adjoined with a nice dining area. This house offers Cable TV and WiFi throughout along with a fantastic Lakeview as is waiting for to come and enjoy. 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.

Beautiful Waterfront Tan Tar A Estates 5 Bedroom Home with Hot Tub & Boat Slip



Beautiful 5BR 6BA 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 in the living area, washer and dryer for your convenience, cable TV and wireless internet included.There is a King bed in the Master Bedroom, and then 2 Queens in each of the remaining 4 bedrooms. Each room has its own full bath. This home sleeps 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.

If you truly want the Keys to the Lake, you have to come to the company who knows how to treat you right. Whether you and your family want to come spend the weekend with us, or you are ready to take the next step and buy a Lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks - we can help! These three units won't last long, so if you want to guarantee that you can stay in them for a Memorial Day vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have to call (573) 964-5397 today!

"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, May 12, 2016

What You Need To Know About Renting a Boat

One of the highlights of visiting the Lake of the Ozarks is the Lake itself. People come here from all over the country to experience the Lake environment. From slowly puttering down the channel catching some sun, finding a quiet cove where they can catch the fish that won't get away, or get some speed on a wake boat learning how to surf! At Keys to the Lake, we specialize in helping you to have a great time, and part of the way we do that is by showing you what you need to enjoy your Lake of the Ozarks vacation. Here are a few things to know about boat rentals, and how you can get started!


Where Can I Rent a Boat?

If you've never been to the Lake, and you don't already have a favorite company to work with there are a few ways you can start the relationship. You can do an internet search for boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, and find a company through that search. If you still don't know who you'd like to work with, here are a few marina suggestions to get you started:

  • Glencove Marina
  • Captain Mike Fink's Marina
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort Marina
  • WFO Watercraft Rentals
  • Dirty Duck Rentals
  • AAA Party Cove Watercraft Rentals
  • Lake of the Ozarks Marina
  • Lake of the Ozarks State Park Marina

Are There Any Laws Related to Operating a Boat?

In Missouri, if you were born after January 1st, 1984, you are required to have a boater's certification card in order to operate the craft. You can get certified online here: https://www.boat-ed.com/missouri/boating_law.html. The good news is, that all states, provinces, and territories will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements. If you are still uncertain about this, call your rental company first to make sure that you will be able to operate your boat when you arrive.



What Boat Should I Get?

This all depends on what you want to do on your boat. If you and your guests just want to go slowly from cove to cove and pull a small raft or inflatable with you for entertainment, then a pontoon may be perfect for you. There are many styles of pontoons, from party boats to fishing boats, so if you need special requirements, like a pop-up changing room, or a fish tank for you catch, you'll want to specify that when you secure your rental. If you are coming down to catch the fish of a lifetime, you may want to find a fishing boat. While you can fish from any boat, some boats are rigged especially for you and your hobbies. You can also look into a wake boat - which is made for speed and strength as it pulls Intertubes, wakeboards, and skis. If this is your first time renting and you don't know what you want do even do on your boat, speak with your rental company. They are trained to answer your questions and help provide you with the best service possible.

How Can I transport My Boat?

Depending on the company that you're working with, some will actually deliver your boat to the dock at your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental! They will also additionally pick it back up after you're finished with it. It's important to clarify these details before reserving your boat and putting any deposits down, though. If you thought that they delivered, and the thought you were picking it up, that could put a damper on your boating plans for the day.


At Keys to the Lake, we take your vacation seriously enough that we want to make sure you can have every detail planned in advance. From your lodging to your meals, we know you'll find everything you need at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we look forward to providing you and your family with exceptional service. In fact, after staying with us, you may find that you want to get some more permanent Keys to the Lake, and buy a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, or maybe even relocate 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, May 5, 2016

5 Ways to Plan a Fun Lake of the Ozarks Vacation

We are proud to say that, not only are we the best property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2016, the Lake of the Ozarks is also the best recreational Lake, per USA Today. Needless to say, when you want to plan an awesome Lake of the Ozarks vacation, you plan it with us. Keys to the Lake does just that, we give you the keys to a fun getaway, delicious food, exciting recreation, and the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't believe us, here are a few ways you can plan the best vacation yet!



Reserve Your Rentals

If you want to spend time out on the water, but you don't own any watercraft, there are many watercraft rentals available for you and your family. From large pontoons to small waverunners, you can be the captain of your own vessel when you want to take a voyage on the high seas of the Lake of the Ozarks. Of course, if you do own watercraft, and need a place to store it in between your adventures, many of our units come with available docks. Just be sure to specify what you need when you book your reservation and we'll get you taken care of.

Choose the Best Condo at the Lake of the Ozarks

Our vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks vary from cute condos to large homes. Whether you're bringing a golfing buddy out for the weekend to spend on the greens or your family of five and their best friends, we can house you all comfortably. Our company has established a wonderful reputation in the Lake area because we care about your entire trip before you get here to the moment you get home.



Select from Five Star Dining

The Lake of the Ozarks features fantastic dining, from waterfront bars with delicious food, to five-star restaurants where you will be wowed by the chefs, we invite you to be our guests. If you aren't sure which restaurants are good, our entire team live in the Lake area and can point you in a good direction of mouth watering food. Not to mention our breweries and wineries that boast of fresh and full flavors.

Enjoy Fun Shows

If dining and playing aren't enough, many of the restaurants and bars provide live music from our fun local bands. These musicians will lead you into a good time with their slick notes and fun atmospheres. If you're looking for bigger names, we have local venues that bring in some popular artists as well!


Relax in Nature with Our Top Ranked Parks

If you are still looking for more to do when planning your vacation, the Lake of the Ozarks has many fabulous State Parks, as well as outdoor adventure activities, hiking trails, fishing sites and more. You are sure to enjoy the great outdoors in our diverse location that features many wonderful activities.

Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

It's time to plan your summer 2016 vacation, and we're ready to help! You can put an exciting time in your memory books, and enjoy quality time with your family and friends. From golfing trips, fishing trips and shopping trips, the Lake is the perfect destination for you. Visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com to learn how you can start this great vacation today!


"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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