Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Your Labor Day Weekend Trip NOW

Labor Day Weekend is a little over a month away and now’s the time to plan your vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks. With many kids going back to school in August, this is the perfect time to plan your last summer vacation at the Lake. In order to start planning, you will need to figure out where to stay. Vacation rentals are a great option, especially if you are planning on bringing the whole family with you. Keys to the Lake has units in all sizes, so if you have a small or large group, we have the perfect place for you to stay. There are lots of rental homes still available for your long weekend vacation. Here are a few of the rental units at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Brand New Three Bedroom Colorado Style Lakefront Home



This is a beautiful new lake home is located in a cove setting with 100 feet of lakefront. There is also a private 12x30 dock and a swim platform. This home has beautiful hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and many other upgrades. The home also features a huge living room with leather furniture, vaulted tongue n' groove ceiling and a stone fireplace. There is a flat screen TV and a home theater sound system. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a wine cooler. There is also a private dining room right next door for easy access. The master bedroom offers a king bed and private bathroom with a tile and glass shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed and shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with the third bedroom that also offers two twin size beds. A queen sofa sleeper offers additional sleeping, and there is plenty of extra floor space if you would like to bring your own air mattresses for the kids. There’s tons of outdoor space with three levels of decks and a built in gas grill. The lower level recreation room has a brand new pullout sofa with wet bar and tiled floors. This home is perfect for everyone including your dog as it is pet-friendly.

Fantastic Tan Tar A Estates Lakeview Home



This is a fantastic Tan Tar A Estates home with a hot tub and screened in porch. This house is ready for you to enjoy as all three bedrooms offer two queen beds in each and the hot tub is located just outside the master suite and has views of the lake. 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 Wi-Fi throughout along with a fantastic Lakeview waiting for you to come and enjoy.  Tar A Estates offers two outdoor swimming pools, lake access and Hidden Lakes Golf Course running throughout. The resort also has an indoor water park, several restaurants & lounges and specialty gift shops.

Charming Two Bedroom House in Osage Beach



This is a charming two Bedroom one bath house located in the heart of Osage Beach, MO. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. The living room has two queen sofa sleepers making it comfortable to sleep up to eight people in beds. There is a large Lakeview deck with a gas grill that leads to the dock which is located in the same cove as Backwater Jacks, a favorite waterfront restaurant & bar. You can spend the day floating in the lake watching the boat traffic coming and going to Backwater Jacks. The location of this house puts you very near the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall and several other Lake Area attractions including restaurants, bars, go-kart tracks, miniature golf and Lake of the Ozarks State Park. 

Find Your Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Rental


If you want to find the best vacation rental for a Lake of the Ozarks vacation, then give us a call at 573-964-5397. These homes will not last long, book your Labor Day Weekend vacation early! If you happen to fall in love with the area during your trip, Keys to the Lake can also help you find you a permanent home. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Spelunking in the Ozarks

Missouri is home to more than 6,300 registered caves and more are being found each day. The Lake of the Ozarks alone has over 300 caves. Many of these known caves are considered “wild,” but there are many that are considered “show.” These show caves have paved walkways, bridges, hand rails and lights installed so guests can view the underground beauty safely. If you are staying at the Lake of the Ozarks, visiting a cave is a great way to spend a day, no matter the weather. Keys to the Lake has all the information on some of the amazing caves that call Lake of the Ozarks’ home:

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Bridal Cave


Located just north of Camdenton, Bridal Cave has been a favorite family attraction for more than 65 years. Bridal Cave lies beneath Thunder Mountain and was supposedly the site of Native American wedding ceremonies in the early 1800s. It is still reserved today for those who wish to have a unique and romantic wedding ceremony. More than 3,000 couples from around the world have said, “I do” in the Bridal Chapel. Visitors of Bridal Caves can take a guided tours and see amazing formations, giant columns, stalactites, stalagmites and the Mystery Lake. Visit www.BridalCave.com for more information.

Jacob’s Cave


Just north of Gravois Mills in Versailles, Jacob’s Cave is the largest cave in the Lake area. This cave is famous for its depth illusion, reflective pools, ceiling sponge-work, prehistoric hones and the world’s largest geode. Come and enjoy a one-mile tour over level concrete sidewalk and see many different cave formations. From soda straws to massive stalactites and columns to delicate helectites, this cave has it all. There is even evidence of six ice ages and three earthquakes that can be seen. Jacob’s Cave is a wonderful place to bring the family for a day of adventure. For more information, visit www.JacobsCave.com.

The Cave at Windermere

The first 350 feet of Windermere's cave is open for you to explore whenever you want. There is a paved path and it is partially lit, allowing you a beautiful place to explore. If that's not enough for you, the Beyond the Gate tour will give you a true spelunking experience. This guided tour will take you down a winding tunnel and through three dome rooms. Plan on getting down and dirty as you crawl on your hands and knees through the cave. See formations like popcorn rocks and special sculpting clay. If the weather is right, you may get to see the beautiful waterfalls coming from deep within the rocks. Visit http://www.windermereusa.org/recreation/cave/ for more information. 

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Ozark Caverns


Visit the Ozark Caverns, located in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and discover what lies beneath the surface. When you visit, witness an unusual cave phenomenon called Angel Showers, where a never-ending shower of water seems to come out of the solid ceiling of rock. Four species of salamander, four species of bats and 16 species of invertebrates call the Ozark Caverns home. It is also home to many small, secretive cave animals like the blind grotto salamander, which can sometimes be spotted on the cave tours. Visit https://mostateparks.com/page/54199/cave-tours for more information on the cavern.

Visit Lake of the Ozarks On Your Next Vacation!


Caves make a great vacation activity because they can be visited no matter the weather. However, there are many other fun activities at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you visit Lake of the Ozarks, stay at a rental property from Keys to the Lake. Our properties are all close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. Come see what makes Lake of the Ozarks great! View some of the vacation rentals available this summer at our website

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Advantages To Staying at a Vacation Rental

Do you have an upcoming trip to the Lake of the Ozarks? Have you thought about staying in a rental home? There are many benefits to staying in a vacation home versus staying in a hotel. Keys to the Lake offers some benefits that you may not have thought about when you stay in a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

More Room to Stay


When you stay at a vacation rental you get more square footage for your money. An average hotel room is often 400 square foot while a vacation rental is the size of a house, which can average 2,000 square foot. Because you have more space you can sleep more people, which make it perfect for family reunions.

Save Money On Food


While on vacation, you often spend a lot of money at restaurants. This is especially the case when staying in a hotel room as you do not have a place to prepare meals. When you stay at a vacation rental, you have your own kitchen, which means you can save money by not going out to eat for every meal.

No Over Packing


Many vacation homes are equipped with a washer and dryer, which means you can save some space in your luggage by doing your laundry while on vacation. You’ll appreciate this when staying at the Lake of the Ozarks for a week or two. Having a laundry area while on vacation at the Lake is also helpful to make sure your towels are dry for your next day on the water.

No Hidden Fees


Many of our vacation rental properties have TVs, DVD players, and cable at no extra cost. While we know most of your vacation will be spent outside enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and all it has to offer, you can always come home and unwind with a movie night.

Boat/Swim Dock


Some vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks have docks and slips for your boat or PWC. Some of our properties even have a place to swim in the lake. If you plan on bringing your watercraft to the Lake of the Ozarks, make sure you reserve a dock with your vacation home. Keep in mind that there are many watercraft rental locations at the Lake of the Ozarks that rent by the day and by the hour.

Pick The Home That’s Right for You


When you stay at a vacation rental, you can pick the home that is perfect for what you need. If you stay in a hotel room, you are stuck with their layout and location. When staying in a rental property, you know exactly what you are getting. Plus, many of our homes are dog friendly, so you do not have to leave your furry friend behind.  

Stay at The Lake of the Ozarks with Keys to the Lake


When planning your next trip, make sure you stay at the best vacation rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you fall in love with the area, we have also have a real estate team that can find you a vacation or forever home. Visit our website for more information on our vacation rentals or real estate properties. Keys to the Lake hopes to see you soon!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kayaking at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are staying at the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be wondering how you can spend your time. Boating on the lake is always a fun go-to activity, but there are tons of other options out there that the whole family can enjoy. Kayaking on one of the many rivers is a great way to spend the day with your friends and family. Keys to the Lake has all the inside information on where to kayak, tips for your trip and more!

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Places to Kayak


There are many watercraft rental places at the Lake of the Ozarks that provide kayak rentals. So when you’re ready to take an adventure out on the Lake in your kayak, these are a few places you can visit with a good view.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park


See the castle ruins from a new perspective. This local state park near the 15 MM off the Niangua arm has beautiful scenic views of the bluffs.

Lake of the Ozarks Aquatic Trail


This kayaking trip will give you beautiful views of the Lake of the Ozarks state park. This 10-mile long excursion includes points of interest that include many natural, historical and geological spots.

Niangua and Little Niangua Rivers


This is a very popular destination for tourist and locals alike. Enjoy a beautiful day kayaking along this scenic river.

Tips for Your Kayak Trip


Bring Plenty of Water


Lake of the Ozarks and all of Missouri for that matter is very hot and humid during the summer months. Stay hydrated on your trip by making sure to pack yourself plenty of water.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen


When you are kayaking at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will probably be in direct sun. Make sure you don’t get too much sun by applying sunscreen regularly. Even if it is overcast you still have a chance of getting some sun.

Pack a Lunch, and a Snack or Two


Kayaking trips can be a couple hours or a full day activity. Either route you go make sure you bring something to eat. If you do decide to do a full day excursion, make sure you stop and enjoy a swim and some lunch.

Don’t Trust the Waterproof Hatch


If your rental provides a waterproof storage area, make sure you still put important items that cannot get wet in a dry bag.

LOWA Kayak Meet Up


At Ha Ha Tonka State Park, LOWA Paddlers will have a meet up on July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. If you are interested in learning the tranquility of kayaking the Lake of the Ozarks, make sure you stop by! The LOWA Paddlers will be there to help you become a better kayaker, exchange information and enjoy kayaking at one of the most beautiful lakes in Missouri.

Have a Better Vacation with Keys to the Lake!


Lake of the Ozarks has many activities to provide you with lasting memories. From boating to hiking and everything in between, you will be sure to have the best vacation. If you want to vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, check out Keys to the Lake. From small condos to large homes, we have the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com for more information on our rental properties.

"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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