As autumn quickly approaches, it’s not too late to plan one more trip to enjoy the warm weather — even a trip on the water. One such destination is the Lake of the Ozarks, a popular spot located in the great state of Missouri that offers countless rental options, many of which are right on the lake.
While the Lake of the Ozarks has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years thanks to the popular Netflix series Ozark, you can’t necessarily believe everything you see on television! A visit to the Lake of the Ozarks is great for boating, swimming, shopping, golfing, and so much more! Constructed in the 1930s to provide hydroelectricity to central Missouri, this Missouri hotspot offers plenty of things to do.
We’ve selected 10 fantastic places available to rent — all of which are right on the water and highly rated — for you to pick from. Many Vrbo rental options at the lake tend to run on the large side, but there are a few smaller and cozier options mixed in as well if you’re interested in a romantic getaway. Keep scrolling and take a look — these are all terrific options in Lake Ozark!
This 600 square foot, 1 bedroom waterfront vacation home comes with a brand new king mattress, a walk-in custom shower, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and all new furniture. Located just minutes from the best waterfront restaurants, shopping, and golf at the lake, this cottage also has a screened-in porch that overlooks the lake and is well equipped with cooking and grilling utensils, place settings for 6, a washer/dryer, and multiple other provided amenities. This spot has great views and the right price — check it out today!
The Village of Four Seasons, a gated lake community, houses this lakefront top floor unit that offers vaulted ceilings and a great lake view from both the living room and master bedroom. Completely updated with new furniture, the extra windows throughout this unit make it light and bright. The full kitchen has a microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator. There is also a washer and dryer available for your use. Relax on your own balcony on the provided patio furniture and gas grill. This one is a real bargain — definitely worth a look!
Another gorgeous option in the Land’s End complex, this charming entry level condo still manages to offer a raised view of the main channel of the lake from the covered, fully screened, and private patio. Featuring over 1,500 square feet of space, the waterfront master suite has a king bed, jet tub, separate shower, and access to the porch through the sliding glass door. This rental also includes a boat dock and slip — free to use with a minimum stay — if you plan to bring or rent a boat. The kitchen and living room offer lots of comforts and amenities. This is a home away from home!
The Cedar Glen Penthouse is a waterfront condo situated on a nice stretch of calm water, offering easy access to golf, shopping, and entertainment. This fourth-floor unit offers an unobstructed view, vaulted ceilings, windows that overlook the lake, and an oversized deck that’s accessible from the living room and the master suite. There are two heated outdoor pools on the property, but no elevator.
Accessibility Note: Parking is on level 2 and this condo is on level 4.
Lake Shore Lodge is a beautifully furnished lakefront house rental with breathtaking views from any room — the perfect lake retreat! You’re going to love the private dock and sun deck, complete with 2 covered boat slips. Inside, you’ll be awed by the 25-foot ceilings and magnificent water view. The kitchen is fully furnished and has an adjacent dining area with a table that seats 6. There’s also lots of space for relaxing around the wood-burning fireplace. This one has so much space for so many guests, and on the outside, a gorgeous patio with everything you need to entertain. A must-see for sure!
This cozy first-floor condo has all new appliances, a deck with a gas grill and comfortable furniture, and overlooks the main channel. There are no steps to get into this unit, and you’ll love the king-sized beds. Each bedroom has cable television and its own bathroom. Located in the heart of Osage Beach, the outlet mall, Big Surf Waterpark, restaurants, nightclubs, and more are all within 7 minutes of this unit. This complex has 2 swimming pools, a sandy beach area to swim, and a playground.
Looking for a well-appointed condo with space for up to 10 guests that comes loaded with amenities, stylish decor, and comfortable furnishings? Look no further! Turn on the electric fireplace for a cozy evening, or if the weather is right step out onto the large deck right on the water’s edge. Bright, modern, and spacious, this condo has a boat slip available upon request and is near multiple golf courses, shopping, and more! This one is a beauty and comes with amazing views — take a look today!
Described as squeaky clean and bright by the hosts, this 3 bedroom condo in the Land’s End complex has a private, covered boat slip available for guests who bring or rent a boat. This one comes with 2 king beds, a Jacuzzi tub, and separate sliding doors that open to the private screened-in lakefront patio. This unit also has a full kitchen, a full-size washer and dryer, and cable television in all of the bedrooms and living room. This complex is in a great location and has lots of amenities, making it a great option for lake-goers!
Note: This is a smoke- and vape-free, pet-free condo with a minimum rental age of 26.
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