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.



"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, 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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