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Highlights Lake of the Ozarks

  • Panoramic views from the Bagnell Dam
  • 1,000+ miles of shoreline
  • The famous Swinging Bridges
  • Wine tasting at Springs Winery
  • Christmas light shows

Best Vacation Rentals in Lake of the Ozarks

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Village Of Four Seasons, Lake Of The Ozarks
Vacation Rental • 635 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.9
(65 reviews)
This extra large 1 Bedroom, 1 bath condo with 2 full size beds sleep 4 comfortably. We offer a full kitchen, and covered deck. In unit wifi and washer & dryer.Southwood Shores is a beautiful clean lake front complex. This unit offers a quiet setting with a romantic tree shaded and covered deck with a great view of the Lake of the Ozarks. It is steps from the indoor pool and hot tub. Take an evening stroll on the lighted waterfront walkway and watch the sun set reflect on the tranquil water. The complex also offers a tennis and basketball court, playground and large outdoor pool. There i...
from $88 / night
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Osage Beach, Lake Of The Ozarks
Vacation Rental • 1593 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
4.5
(33 reviews)
Enjoy the breathtaking main channel view from the living room as well as the Master Bedroom. The Master suite also is beautifully furnished with a new king bed, dresser, mirror, large closet as well as its own 42" flat screen tv. The 2nd bedroom features a king size bed and luxurious bedding as well as 37" flat screen tv, queen size beds are in the 3rd sleeping area located in the open loft. The loft sleeping area is split with a half wall and is only semi private. No sharing bathrooms here our condo has 3 full baths. Our living room which is open to the deck houses a fireplace and 57" flat...
from $201 / night
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Lake Of The Ozarks, Ozark Mountains
Vacation Rental • 947 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
5.0
(32 reviews)
Park Place On the Lake Condominiums set the standard for location on the Lake of the Ozarks. Situated in the heart of Missouri's largest state park, Park Place On the Lake offers the very best in convenience and value for those wishing to become a part of life at the lake.Located four miles South of Missouri Hwy 54 take Missouri Hwy 42 to Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and Missouri Hwy 134 to Park Place On the Lake. A unique feature of Lake of the Ozarks State Park is the Lee C. Fine Memorial Airport.During the spring and summer months you can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and water ski...
from $147 / night

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Vacation rental prices Lake of the Ozarks

$287for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
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Vacation rentals availability Lake of the Ozarks

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Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

Comfy cabin rentals near the shoreline

With a wood-clad vacation cabin you can fully enjoy the rustic feel of camping while having a roof over your head and all the modern amenities you need. Cabin rentals are available in quaint one-room sizes perfect for a romantic retreat to family-sized waterfront homes with balconies and stunning lake views.

Town living in the Lake of the Ozarks

If you like a community feel as well as having shops and eateries on the doorstep, then a family house or apartment in lakeside towns such as {{Osage Beach}{34237} are perfect for you. Fully equipped and designed to be vacation rentals from home, these comfortable vacation rentals blend the best of both town and countryside.

Holiday at the Lake of the Ozarks

Orientation

Missouri's largest stretch of water

The Lake of the Ozarks is a recreational region bordering a large reservoir in Central Missouri. It is a popular tourist destination offering plenty of natural beauty and outdoor activities. The lake itself stretches for 93 miles from its starting point at the Bagnell Dam and is split into different areas such as Horseshoe Bend, Grand Glaize, and Gravois Arm. The largest settlement is Osage Beach located on the lake's southeast arm.

The Lake of the Ozarks - where water is magically contained

The Lake of the Ozarks was created when the Bagnell Dam, opened in 1931, stopped the flow of the Osage River. With a surface area of 54,000 acres and a shoreline measuring 1,150 miles, the lake provides plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the recreational activities. The serpentine shape of the lake earned it the local nickname of 'The Magic Dragon', a name reflected in local events such as the Magic Dragon Street Meet when hundreds of vintage and veteran vehicles are shown off.

Getting there

The nearest commercial airport is Lambert-St. Louis International, approximately two hour's drive away. US Route 54 along with Missouri Routes 7 and 134 provide easy access to the region.

Activities

A destination for drivers

With a vehicle the wonderful scenery of the Lake of the Ozarks can be explored fully. Head up to the Bagnell Dam Overlook for panoramic views of the lake and meander through the Thunder Mountain Conservation Area. Several museums dot the shores of the lake including the Miller County Museum at Tuscumbia and the Willmore Lodge Museum which documents the history of the dam.

A destination for water lovers

Renting a boat for a day or two is the perfect way of sightseeing and visiting some of the settlements and restaurants that sit on the shoreline. You can also admire some of the large and exclusive homes with their own water frontage. Boats of all sizes from kayaks and canoes, to speedboats and cabin cruisers, can be hired. Please note: drinking while in charge of a boat is not permitted and the lake is regularly patrolled.

A unique wedding destination

Bridal Cave is hidden away under Thunder Mountain and is said to be an earlier site of Native American wedding ceremonies. Today, it can be booked as a romantic and unique venue for your wedding ceremony while the Lake of the Ozarks provides the perfect honeymoon destination. As well as getting married here, there are also plenty of things for visitors to see and do.

The Lake of the Ozark's total shoreline is longer than the entire coastline of California!

Top 5 things to do at the Lake of the Ozarks

1. Dive into family fun

The Big Surf Family Fun Water Park is full of exciting features designed for all ages to enjoy, from building a sandcastle to riding the Raging Rapids and braving the awesome Zambezi Falls.

2. The Ha Ha Tonka State Park

This state park overlooks the lake and is full of outstanding geological features such as sinkholes, bluffs, and a huge natural bridge. It is also home to the romantic ruins of a 19th-century castle.

3. Landing a big fish

Whatever the season and whether you are on a boat or the shoreline, it is almost guaranteed you will land a fish. The Lake of the Ozarks is home to dozens of fish species including crappie, spoonbill, channel catfish, and white bass.

4. A driving experience

Driving over the region's two 'Swinging Bridges' is something that must be experienced. These two famous bridges are located at Brumley and are still used to carry local traffic over the water.

5. Fine wine tasting

Stop off at the Springs Winery for a fascinating look at local wine production. Set in 160 acres of rolling hills near Osage Beach, the winery has a covered porch where you can sample wines while enjoying the beautiful view.

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A comfortable year-round climate

With very little snow, no extremes of temperature, 195 sunny days, and only 74 days of measurable rain a year, the Lake of the Ozarks has the perfect climate for outdoor adventures. As with any region that focuses on outdoor activities, always go prepared for sudden changes in the weather.

A Christmas parade of lights

Several of the lake's settlements go to town with their Christmas lights, putting on magnificent spectacles from mid-November through to January. One of the most spectacular is the Enchanted Village of Lights in The City of Laurie.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake of the Ozarks

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Lake of the Ozarks last year?

Based on last year, Lake of the Ozarks had an average price of $360 per night, a relatively high one for a destination in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Lake of the Ozarks?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Lake of the Ozarks in February, January, or March, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $297, $306, and $312 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Lake of the Ozarks?

When booking a vacation rental in Lake of the Ozarks, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of August (with an average of $435 per night), followed by July ($413), and then September ($397).

Should I plan a trip to Lake of the Ozarks well in advance?

You should book your stay well in advance when visiting Lake of the Ozarks, as only 33% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Lake of the Ozarks were January, October and December, with average availabilities of 62%, 60%, and 59%, respectively.

Are there many vacation rentals in Lake of the Ozarks?

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