Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks

It is time to pack up the car for a fun-filled weekend celebrating the Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks! There will be plenty of fireworks displays happening all weekend long, as well as some fun family activities. Of course, at the Lake you are able to view fireworks displays by water and land. Keys to the Lake has all the information on this weekend’s events and where to view firework displays at the Lake of theOzarks:

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Viewing Fireworks by Water


Fireworks at the 5MM

Date: Saturday, July 2; Rain date schedule for July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: By water only at the 5 Mile Marker

Call 314-323-2034 for more details

Playing Hooky Fireworks Cruise

Date: Monday, July 4

Time: 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Departs from Millstone Marina at 18096 HWY O in Gravois Mills

$25 per person

Call 573-434-2627 for reservations

Celebration Cruises

Date: Monday, July 4

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach

View The Lodge of Four Seasons fireworks display from water at the 13 MM on the Celebration Cruises yacht!

Call 573-480-3212 for reservations and details

Tropic Island Cruises

Date: Monday, July 4

Time: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Location 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach

View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 MM aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.

Call 573-348-0083 for reservations


Viewing Fireworks by Land


Old Kinderhook

Date: Friday, July 1

Time: Display begins at dusk.

Location: 20 Eagle Ridge Rd.

Call 573-317-3560 for more information

Freedom Celebration at Windermere

Date: Saturday, July 2

Time: Fireworks display begins at 9:00 p.m.

Location: 1600 Koehler Drive in Roach

Call 573-346-5200 for more details

City of Eldon

Date: Monday, July 4

Time: Display begins at Dusk

Location: Eldon Model Air Park

Call 573-392-2291 for more information

Lake Valley Country Club

Date: Monday, July 4

Time: Display begins at dusk

Location: 367 Blair Ave in Camdenton

Viewing Fireworks by Land and Water


Bear Bottom Resort

Date: Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4

Time: 9:45 p.m. both nights

Location: Land at 123 Bear Bottom Drive; Water at the Osage Arm 38MM

Parking is limited; arrive early

Call 573-374-6905 for more information

Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill

Date: Sunday, July 3

Time 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Land at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill at 82 Aloha Lane; Water at 34.5 MM

Call 573-374-5852 for more details.

The Lodge of Four Seasons

Date: Monday, July 4

Time: Firework display begins at dusk

Location: Land at The Lodge of Four Seasons at 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark; Water at the 13 MM

Call 573-365-3000 for more information


Fourth of July Events


4th of July Fun Fest

Start your holiday weekend with Old Kinderhook at the free family-friendly Firework Fun Fest! There will be lots of activities for kids and adults. Enjoy free live music, bounce houses, games, face painting and more! Fireworks begin at dusk. An All American Cook Out dinner will be available for $13.

Date: July 1

Time: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Old Kinderhook at 56 Club Place in Camdenton

Call 573-317-3560 for more details

Freedom Celebration

The annual Freedom Celebration on July 2 will have recreation all day. Enjoy music, BBQ at 5 p.m., games starting at 6 p.m., a talent show at 8 p.m. and end your day with a fireworks display starting at 9 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket. There is a fee associated with some recreation and food. This is a can’t miss event for the whole family.

Date: July 2

Time: All Day

Location: Windermere Conference Center at 1600 Koehler Drive in Roach

Call 573-346-5200 for more information

City of Eldon & Miller County Fair

The Miller County Fair kicks off with the Eldon 4th of July Parade in Downton Eldon with a fireworks display at the Eldon Model Air Park. The fair will feature a carnival, Little Royalty Contest, pageants, live music, a rodeo, demolition derby, truck & tractor pulls, youth livestock shows and more! For a schedule and locations please visit http://www.millercountyfair.com.

Celebrate Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks


Holiday weekends are the perfect time to head to the Lake to spend time with family and friends. Keys to theLake offers the finest vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our properties are all located near shopping, dining, golfing, boat rentals and more! The best vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to spend your holiday weekend. Visit our website to view the rentals that are still available and book 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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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Make Your Condo a Vacation Rental!

If you've owned a Lake of the Ozarks condo for a while, and you're ready to take the leap and have it make money for you, look no further than Keys to the Lake! We are a full-service company that provides you not only with great property management at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also excellent vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. You want to hire a company you can trust, not only with your condo, but also with all of the details that go into property management, and we have worked hard to maintain that trust with all of our clients. Here are a few things you need to know before making your condo a vacation rental.



Keep Your Rental Updated

While you don't have to go out and purchase really expensive furniture for your new vacation rental, you do want to make sure that space feels trendy and up-to-date. You don't want your guests feeling as if they've walked into a time warp. Think practically about furniture before purchasing them. You want items that are easy to clean and won't show wear and tear too easily. While we don't want to bring in guests that will trash your place, sometimes accidents to happen, so it's best to choose pieces that can hide those stains.

Create a Home Away From Home Space

Make your rental unit a space where your guests will feel right at home - this is what keeps them wanting to come back over and over. You can hang artwork and photography on the walls, even pieces that you've photographed yourself from the surrounding Lake area! Add extra pillows and throws on the couch and have vases on hand for flowers. Collections are a unique way to decorate your space. You can collect rocks, dried flowers and more from the local area and help tie in that fun lake feel. Don't forget tour guides, books, board games, and cards, too! While your guests are coming to hang out at the Lake because they want to spend time in the water, sometimes plans get rained out and they'll need something else to do.

Provide Modern Amenities

One of the first things your guests will do when they walk into the condo is check to see if there is wifi. There's nothing worse than believing there will be internet in a condo and showing up to find that there is not. Do your guests a favor and provide them with those modern amenities that they appreciate like internet and cable. You will also want to make sure that there is a color TV with remote and a DVD player in your condo. These are on our requirement list in order to list your condo with us, so be sure you have this taken care of ahead of time.

A Well Stocked Kitchen

Many of your renters are probably going to be eating out and enjoying the Lake life, but there will be some who decide to cook in, so be sure that your kitchen is stocked and ready to go. Here is a list of things that are required to be in your kitchen when you list your condo with us:

  • Smoke Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Microwave Oven
  • 1/2/3 Qts. Covered Sauce Pans
  • Small Covered Skillet (1-2 BDRM)
  • 2 Large Covered Skillets (3-4 BDRM)
  • 6 x 9 - Small Cake Pan
  • 9 x 13 - Large Cake Pan
  • Two Casserole Dish Pans
  • 1 Oven Mitt & 2 Hot Pan Holders
  • One Set Salt & Pepper Dispensers
  • Six Plastic Containers (Rubber Maid)
  • Water Pitcher (2 min. for 3-4 BDRM)
  • Colander
  • Ice Maker/Ice Cube Trays
  • Coffee Maker - Electric (8 cup min.)
  • Electric Toaster (4 slice 3-4 BDRM)
  • Can Opener
  • Kitchen Clock
  • Hand Mixer
  • Large Kitchen Waste Container
  • Large Salad Bowl
  • Potato Peeler
  • Measuring Cup Set
  • Measuring Spoon Set
  • 3 Piece Serving Bowl Set (2 for 3-BDRM)
  • Knife Set (3 Piece Min.)
  • Serving Spoons 4 for (1-2 BDRM)
  • 6 for (3-4 BDRM)
  • 3 - Cooking Spoons (4 for 3-4 BDRM)
  • 2 - Cookie Sheets (3 for 3-4 BDRM)
  • Dinner & Salad Plates / Bowls & Mugs
  • Water / Wine & Juice Glasses
  • Flatware - Complete (5 pieces)
  • Steak Knives

Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rentals

You Can Trust Keys to the Lake As Your Property Manager We listen to our clients and create familiarity with your circumstances, lease property criteria, and future real estate goals are critical to helping you achieve the Lake lifestyle you desire. Although focusing on upscale homes, condominiums, apartments, and commercial development, we enjoy matching all property types to a myriad of desired lifestyles and budgets.When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake Property Management is the premier choice of discriminating clients. In a crowded world, we know you will find Keys to the Lake Property Management is a voice, not an echo.


"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 16, 2016

A Packing List for Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation!

We already know that a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks is a guaranteed good time, but you can make it even better by packing the appropriate gear. In the Midwest, you can be assured that the weather can be very surprising, and when packing that can make it a little challenging, but never fear, Keys to the Lake is here! We can help you create a sure-fire packing list so you don't have to worry about forgetting anything really important.


Clothes

The temperature in the lake area can vary from brisk and chilly to scorching hot all in one day, and while this can make packing a little challenging, it's not impossible. Just think of wearing layers, so that you can continually peel them off throughout the day if you need to. Here is a pretty good idea of what you should consider:

Shirts - bring a good variety so you can choose depending on the day or activity. Tank tops and short sleeves are perfect for layering, and a long sleeve is helpful if you'll be doing any activity where you want your arms covered. If you bring a long sleeve you'll only need one if any.

Pants - during the summer months it will be shorts all the way! You can bring a pair of jeans though, just in case you'll be participating in an activity like hiking, rock climbing, or cave exploring.

Jacket - you should only need one just in case the mornings or evenings are a little chillier than expected.

Swimwear - bring two swimsuits or trunks so that you'll always have a dry one ready to wear.

Nice Attire - we have several nice restaurants where you may want to dress up and have a good time, so packing a nice dress or button up shirt can guarantee that you'll be dressed for the occasion.

Shoes - make it a combination of nice shoes and athletic shoes. You'll most likely be participating in activities that need the appropriate footwear, so tennis shoes, sandals, boat shoes, and nice dressy shoes. Look at your activity list and plan from there what would be the best.


Toiletries

Obviously you'll want to bring items that you use on a daily basis like make-up, deodorant, and hair products. You'll also want to make sure and add sunscreen and bug spray to the mix as well. You can pack toiletries that may leak in a plastic bag to just guarantee that you don't have shampoo or sunscreen slathered all over your nice outfit when you arrive at your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental.

Miscellaneous

What are you wanting to do at the Lake? If you want to go fishing a boating, bring your fishing rod and tackle! We have many varieties of fish in our Lake, and people come from miles around to catch them. Do you like golfing? You can bring your favorite clubs and shoes and play several rounds while you're here. If you like shopping, then do we have a treat for you! Our outlet mall is a great way to spend the day, but you'll want to remember you wallet and your super comfy shopping shoes.

Best Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

Even if you forget something that you wanted to bring to your vacation, there are many places just down the road where you can stock up! You can bring groceries with you, or you can just buy them when you get here. We look forward to hosting you in one of our many vacation condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, and showing you how much fun a Lake vacation can be. If you're ready to reserve your condo, visit our website to see what's available when you want to come!

"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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Monday, June 6, 2016

Get The Best Vacation Rental to Start July 4th With a BANG!

The July 4th holiday is just around the corner, and if there's one way we know how to prepare, it's with the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. With fireworks shows on the Lake, BBQ's on the deck, and a great rental unit to crash in after a full day, we know how to help you celebrate this mini-vacation in style, and with the best recreational lake in the United States. Whether you have a large group or small, we have the perfect unit for you. Here are a few units that are currently available. If you like one, give us a call - they won't last long!

Tan Tar A Estates 3 Bedroom Home

6932 Tall Cedar Ridge


This is a beautiful 3 bedroom Lakeview home with a hot tub located in Tan Tar A Estates. Recently renovated and completely set-up for vacation rentals this house has it all including a large hot tub just outside the master suite. The master suite offers a king bed and the second and third bedrooms offer two queen beds each. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, cable TV with DVD player and WiFi. There is also a queen sofa sleeper available in the living room making it comfortable to sleep up to 12 people. The living room has a fireplace and a large flat panel TV adjoined by a breakfast bar connecting to the fully equipped kitchen. This house has two open air decks with a gas grill and a screened in patio offering plenty of outdoor space to enjoy during your vacation. Tan Tar A Estates offers two outdoor swimming pools, lake access and Hidden Lakes Golf Course running throughout. The Resort offers an Indoor Water Park, several Restaurants & Lounges, The Oaks Golf Course and Specialty Gift Shops which adjoin the Estates. Book this house with confidence and come enjoy all Lake of the Ozarks has to offer.

Beautiful 5 Bedroom Tan Tar A Estates Home

6820 Waterscape


This beautiful Tan Tar A Estates 5 bedroom home with a lake view has been recently updated and completely set up for vacation rentals. This home boasts plenty of room for your entire group to live comfortably while visiting the Lake of the Ozarks. The master bedroom offers a king and queen bed, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, bedrooms offer two queen sized beds each and the 5th bedroom offers a king and queen sized beds. Each of these bedrooms offers a full bathroom, flat panel cable TVs with DVD players and wireless internet. The living room offers a 50” Flat Panel TV and a fireplace with plenty of room to gather. There are 3 levels of outdoor open air decks with a screened in area directly off the living room with an adjoining gas grill and the middle deck offers an inviting hot tub for your enjoyment. 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. As you can see this home has plenty to offer so feel free to book this house with confidence.

Spacious Regatta Bay 3 Bedroom Condo

Regatta Bay 404


This is a wonderful three bedroom, three bath condo with a great view and location. This condo features a master suite with a king bed, boasting floor to ceiling windows, private bathroom with lake view garden tub, walk-in closet, and its own private entrance to the large deck area. The second bedroom offers a queen bed with private entrance to the main bathroom. The third bedroom offers a queen bed. There is also a twin cot for extra sleeping space, and the open floor plan offers a great lake view throughout most of the condo. This condo is located near 36 holes of championship golf, Lodge of the Four Seasons, Toad Cove, Shady Gator's, and several favorite waterfront dining establishments. There is also a boat slip available for an additional charge. Bring the family and enjoy all Lake of the Ozarks has to offer!

Park Place 6 Bedroom Condo in State Park

Park Place 222


This Park Place Condo has everything you need to enjoy your time at the Lake. Six bedrooms and four bathrooms with plenty of floor space make this a perfect property for two families. This condo has two lakeview master suites with king beds and four additional bedrooms that each has double beds. There are two separate dining areas one with a wet bar that has seating for four and the other area with seating for up to ten people. There are flat screen TVs in both master suites and the living room with one of the master suites having a queen sofa sleeper. Park Place Condominiums is located in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park and offers a peaceful setting including the drive to the condo. An outdoor swimming pool is included in this complex and a nice terrace along water’s edge accents this complex. Most of the shoreline you will see is undeveloped because of the State Park location and is very common to see wildlife such as deer and turkey. All of the amenities of the State Park including a sand beach, walking trails, boat rentals, playgrounds, and horseback riding are nearby. As you can see this condo has something for everyone so pack your bags and come on down to enjoy everything the Lake has to offer.

Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rentals

If you're looking for a company who can truly give you the keys to the Lake, then give us a call! We have been pairing vacationers with the best condos at the Lake of the Ozarks for many years, and we look forward to continuing for many years to come. If you're planning your getaway for July Fourth, don't forget to visit our website to book your vacation unit 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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