Friday, August 25, 2017

Lake of the Ozarks End of Summer Fun

Even though summer is starting to come to an end, there is still plenty to do at Lake of the Ozarks. If you’re looking to end your summer with a bang, come visit and see for yourself! With the different types of events happening, there is something for everyone. Keys to the Lake has all the information about these events you won’t want to miss. If you’re in need of a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, we can help. We have all different types of rentals, from a 1 bedroom condo to a 5 bedroom house. We are sure to have a rental that fits your specific needs. Don't wait, reserve your vacation rental today! 

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Fireworks Fun Fest
Old Kinderhook
Friday, September 1, 2017
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come have fun at the Free Labor Day Fireworks Fun Fest at Old Kinderhook.  There will be live music, games, face painting, fireworks and more for the entire family.  Bring your blankets and watch the fireworks at dusk from the golf course.

Come hungry and enjoy an All-American meal for a small fee.

Photo courtesy of Funlake.com 

Labor Day Couples Golf Tournament
Old Kinderhook
September 3 – September 4, 2017

There will be four tournament rounds (2 per player), on course events, and tee gifts. A discount will be given if you choose to golf Saturday and/or Tuesday. Dinner and dance Sunday night and prizes for three flights (based on 50 teams).

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Hot Summer Nights – “Salute to our Heroes”
Bagnell Dam Strip
September 8, 2017
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Rain or shine.  Free admission and participation. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will line the Strip and cruise around.

Photo courtesy of Funlake.com 

PWC Ride for Freedom
Surdyke’s Port 20
September 10, 2017
7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Surdyke Yamaha is remembering those who risk their lives for us every day and especially those that sacrificed their lives on 9/11/01 with the 2017 PWC Ride For Freedom. On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Surdyke's Port 20 will host a PWC ride from Surdyke’s Port 20 to the Truman Dam and back. Enjoy the beautiful Lake ride and honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. This free community-wide event begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and ends with a dinner at Surdyke’s Port 20 upon return.

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11th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest
Lake Wide
September 13 – September 17, 2017

Visit beautiful Lake of the Ozarks this September for the ultimate BikeFest Event. Events include spectacular scenic rides, more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants, great parties, vendors, and rockin' concerts at night! Visit Lake of the Ozarks for a chance to win a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle!

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Oktoberfest 2017
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Friday & Saturday, September 15-16
Friday & Saturday, September 22-23
Friday & Saturday, September 29-30.
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Lodge will hold Oktoberfest parties on Friday and Saturday night each weekend, featuring live music and beer from Missouri microbreweries.

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Lake of the Ozarks Air Show
Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport
September 23, 2017
7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Come enjoy a day of celebrating our military, aviation, and more. Featuring multiple air show acts, vendor booths, a ping pong drop and other kid activities, this salute to our veterans will be a day to remember.

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32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop
Lake Wide
October 14, 2017
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to collect your poker hand. Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation.

What better way to end your summer than at Lake of the Ozarks? When you visit Lake of the Ozarks, you need a great place to stay. Keys to the Lake has the best Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals. We are committed to exceptional service and want to make sure you enjoy your stay! Give us a call today at 800-986-5397 and let our team hand you the keys to your ideal Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Are You Thinking About Renting a Vacation Home?

Vacation rentals usually have many advantages and are often great deals. You typically get more space for your money, most come with full kitchens which save you money on meals and they’re great for accommodating large groups or families that want to stay together. While most people only see the good in them, there are some things you should know before you book and Keys to the Lake is here to help. When you’re looking for a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, make sure you keep these tips in mind:

1. Start your search early

If you can avoid some of the stress and extra costs that can go with securing a vacation home last minute, why not? Vacation rentals during peak season, especially the more popular ones, get booked up fast! It’s best to start your search at least a few months before your vacation. While it may seem extreme, searching 6 months to a year out would be ideal.

2. Pay attention to the layout

A common mistake that some renters make, is that they focus more on how the home looks, rather than the functionality. While the home’s aesthetics are important, if the layout doesn’t work for your family or the group you’re travelling with, then you should check out other rentals.

3. Read the whole contract

The contract is something you should really take your time with and thoroughly read over. The contract should outline your payment schedule, as well as what you are liable for in case of damages.

Other things that should be included in your contract are:
  • ·  The arrival and departure dates
  •     The costs of the deposit, pet fees and cleaning fees
  • ·  The method and time frame for those fees to be paid
  • ·  The cancellation policy

Make sure to read through the fine print and don’t hesitate to ask any questions, especially if there’s something you don’t understand. It’s also important to get a checklist of what is included in the vacation rental. This will give you an idea of what you need to pack or purchase for your trip.


4. Ask questions so you know what you’re getting

Here are some questions to keep in mind when searching for your vacation rental house:
  • Do I need a car? Is there convenient public transportation?
  • Is the neighborhood noisy?
  • How available are you if I have questions?
  • Are there laundry facilities available?
  • Is the property kid-friendly? Are pets allowed?

5. Ask about available services

Although you hope you won’t have any issues while staying at a rental home, the truth of the matter is, anything can happen and it’s best to be prepared. Some rentals may expect the renters to do their own leg work if anything goes wrong. It’s best to rent a vacation home that is equipped with a list of reliable service people or have contact with someone who can provide you with one when necessary.



6. Don’t forget the deposit

Some seasonal rentals usually require an upfront security deposit. You should always keep the deposit in mind and make sure it fits into your budget. You should also know how the deposit will be returned and what conditions need to be met.

The next time you’re searching for a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental, let us help make the process easier. We give our clients the peace of mind that things will be done right the first time. When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake stands preeminent in exceptional service and attention to the details. Give us a call today at 800-986-5397 and let our team hand you the keys to your ideal Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental.



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Spend Your Labor Day at The Lake of the Ozarks

Summer might slowly be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Labor Day is just around the corner, if you’re planning on visiting the Lake of the Ozarks, you should be aware of all the fun events and activities that will be happening. If you haven’t secured your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental for Labor Day weekend, now is the time to do it! Here at Keys to the Lake, we have created your easy guide to Labor Day Weekend. Below you will find some family-friendly events and firework shows that will be taking place.


Events:

 

Contagious Live in Concert @ The Horny Toad  
Friday September 1st 9 pm – 12 am
Saturday September 2nd 9 pm – 12 am

Contagious keeps the party going all weekend long on the boardwalk stage overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
About the band: Contagious – The Ultimate Party Band! A crafty mix of polished pop-rock with the best classic-rock hits is just one reason Contagious stands out as one of the most popular cover-bands in St Louis. 

Labor Day Couples Golf Tournament @ Old Kinderhook
September 3rd and September 4th

There will be four tournament rounds (2 per player), on course events, and tee gifts. A discount will be given if you choose to golf Saturday and/or Tuesday. Plus, a lodging rate of only $119 for participants. Dinner and dance Sunday night and prizes for three flights (based on 50 teams).

Fireworks Fun Fest @ Old Kinderhook
Friday September 1st 5 pm – 9 pm

Come have fun at the Free Labor Day Fireworks Fun Fest at Old Kinderhook.  There will be live music, games, face painting, fireworks and more for the entire family.  Bring your blankets and watch the fireworks at dusk from the golf course.  

Come hungry and enjoy an All-American meal for a small fee.

Firework Displays


Tan-Tar-A
Sunday, September 3rd @ Dusk
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Sunday, September 3rd, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm
View by water at the 13 Mile Maker
View by land at The Lodge of Four Seasons 
  
Celebration Cruises Fireworks Cruise
Sunday, September 3rd Boarding 7:30 pm; Departure 8:00 pm
Celebration 1: Jeffries Rd to 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach
Celebration 2: Next to Bagnell Dam on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
View the Lodge of Four Seasons fireworks display from the water at the 13 Mile Marker


Bear Bottom Resort
Saturday, September 2nd @ 9:45 pm
View by water at the 38 Mile Marker
View by land at Bear Bottom Resort

We have the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, because we are determined to be the best at what we do. We are prepared to assist you in creating the Lake lifestyle that fits your dreams. After all, we believe the beauty of lake is the finest amenity. Give us a call today at 800-986-5397 and let our team hand you the keys to your ideal Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental.




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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Book NOW For Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend will be here before you know it, and there is no better place to spend it than the Lake of the Ozarks. Although it's a month away, now is the perfect time to book your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental. We have many different vacation homes and condos to suit any need. From large homes to small condos, no matter how many people you're bringing along, we have something for every family. Here are a few vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks that are currently available during Labor Day Weekend.


Emerald Bay 44-2A

This walk-in level condominium is beautifully decorated and boasts three bedrooms and two baths at Emerald Bay which commands a majestic view in one of the most desirable locations on Horseshoe Bend in Lake Ozark. The condo has an open floor plan from which you will enjoy a panoramic view of the main channel! The master bedroom has a king bed with an adjoining oversized bathroom, and a beautiful lake view. The second and third bedrooms both offer queen beds. The living room offers a queen size sofa sleeper, allowing this unit to comfortably accommodate up to 8 adults. This is also a great condo for a large family, or two smaller families vacationing together at the Lake. The Emerald Bay complex also offers an outdoor tennis/basketball court, two outdoor pools (one is Lakefront), and deck area with a Clubhouse that can be scheduled for your use. This condo is bound to become a favorite for returning guests.




A favorite of repeat customers so you will need to book early! Fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo located at the Fountain View Landing in the very 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 water fall 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. It is across the street from Dog Days Bar & Grill, a very popular waterfront bar and restaurant, and is just minutes to the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall. Pontoon and boat rentals are just a short walk to either Captain Bob’s Boat Rentals or Dog Days Boat Rentals. Jet Skis are available for rent at Dog Days Boat Rentals (or at Bridgeport Boat Rentals located within ½ mile of the complex). The nearby Celebration Cruises offers afternoon and dinner yacht cruises offering spectacular shoreline views of the beautiful homes and attractions along the Lake of the Ozarks. By boat, the condo is minutes from Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Party Cove, Topsider Night Club, Shorty Pants Lounge, Dog Days Bar and Grill, Redhead Yacht Club, Backwater Jacks, Paradise Restaurant and too many quiet coves to mention. This location is convenient for golfers as well with many of the area golf courses no more than a short drive away. This condo is your perfect choice but you will need to book early or risk being disappointed.



This is a beautiful 3 bedroom Lakeview home with 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 fire place 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.



Absolutely adorable Lakeview home with a hot tub right outside the master bedroom! Fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals for your friends and family, elegant fireplace, screened in porch with a gas grill, and an open floor plan makes this rental feel just like home. All 3 bedrooms have a full bath, FREE wireless internet, cable TV w/HBO and HBO Family, and iron/ironing board. There is a king bed in the master bedroom, the second and third bedrooms each have 2 queen beds. All linens are provided. This home sleeps 10 guests comfortably by providing individual/ private space for each person. 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. Make this your home away from home and make your reservations today!

At Keys to the Lake, our goal is to make sure you have the BEST vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks. Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, so now is the time to book your vacation to the Lake! Call us today at 573-964-5397 to book.

"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 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!

"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, 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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5886 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite B Osage Beach, MO 65065
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