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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis

Marc & Melanie Braun

Member since: 2014
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People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Marc & Melanie Braun

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Innsbrook - Villa Vākāshon

Picturesque Lakefront 4 bedroom/3 full bath vacation lake home.

Quiet and relaxing gated community. 1st floor - Large kitchen w/all amenities - incl. coffee maker, blender, crock pot, waffle maker, toaster oven, pots, pans, knives, and many other entertainment oriented goodies. Great room with gas fire place, two flat screen TV's with Blue Ray/DVD players, High Speed Internet, tons of games and books for relaxing with the family. Laundry room w/ washer & dryer. Master suite with Jacuzzi tub and full shower upstairs with separate seating area. 2 Guest bedrooms with shared full bath on main floor. A large bedroom downstairs with 2 queen beds and the third full bath with shower.

Large walkout deck off of the Kitchen with three tables and seating for 10-12. Weber grill so bring the charcoal. Steps lead to another deck lakefront with fire pit for S'Mores Galore. House is in a quiet cove with no neighbors to bother you. The stars are beautiful. There is also a public beach & pool and volleyball court. Birdwatchers haven. Regularly visited by a blue and green heron, eagles in winter. 6 stocked lakes, great fishing, House is on main lake which is 140 acres and 100 yards from one of the side fishing lakes where we have kayaks and canoes for you to use. Snack bar at beach in summer and a great park area with swimming docks and grills at the dam. 24 hour gated security. Scenic drives around beautiful wine country. 15 minutes from the country's longest bike trail, Katy Trail, bikes rentals nearby also. Only 1 hour drive from downtown St. Louis.

Accommodation Details

Sleeps 10+. Ideal for 1 or 2 families.

Well-appointed home, approx. 1900 sq. ft. on one floor - 60 minutes from St. Louis, 10 Minutes from 9 area Wineries and 30 minutes from a World Class Fazio Designed Golf Course - Missouri Bluffs.

Master bedroom suite with Jacuzzi and private sitting area.

2nd and 3rd bedrooms each with Queen beds and a shared full bath.

4th bedroom large with two Queen beds and additional room for 5 twin cots provided (think kids bunk room).

3 full bathrooms.

Large Dining areas indoor and out. Dining table comfortably seats 10 with two extended leaves.

Multi-level deck with room for 10+ eating.

Eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, and gas range, toaster, coffee-maker.

Washer/dryer, plus weekly cleaning and garden maintenance.

Internet/Wifi included.

Linens/towels included (Bring your own Beach Towels).

Ideally located for swimming, beaching, kayaking, fishing, wineries, and just relaxing.

Beautiful hilly area great for challenging hikes.

Near Augusta and 9 other local wineries, a 60-minute drive from the airport (St. Louis, STL)

less than a 2 minute drive to Beach and Swimming areas.

2 Kid Kayaks, 2 Adult Kayaks, 1 Canoe

Park available for large parties

Wineries galore

Bike Katy Trail - Dutzow

Washington, MO

Meremac River

A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marc & Melanie Braun (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

About Marc & Melanie Braun

Melanie and I are high school sweet hearts from Farmington, MO (about 60 miles South of St. Louis). Married for 15 years with three young boys, we have always loved being outdoors with them on family trips. We started out camping in a $600 pop up trailer about 10 years ago and loved having a place away from home to just hang out. A few campers later and we found ourselves falling in love with Lake Sherwood as a camping area for our family. Playing at the Beach, kayaking around the lake, and being together as a family created special memories. Villa Vakashon was a God thing. We were camping out there four years ago and stumbled into the perfect fit for us. A house on the main lake that was literally new construction and could be large enough to share with other families and reasonable enough to be affordable for rentals. We've shared it so many times with friends and families and everyone who goes, falls in love. From the beginning, we set up the house as a perfect getaway for a rental. Fully stocked with all the necessities to make it painless to throw some food in and some clothes and head out there. There is something magical about the place and the serenity you feel coming through the Security gates. I love it. The stress melts away and I feel 10 years younger.

Marc & Melanie Braun purchased this house in 2010

Why Marc & Melanie Braun chose Innsbrook

Why St. Louis? Villa Vakashon is only 25 minutes from Chesterfield and less than an hour from downtown St Louis/Cardinal Baseball/Rams and most St. Louis Tourist Attractions makes this a perfect getaway without taking forever to arrive. There is so much to do around this area that one could spend several days without even taking advantage of all St Louis has to offer. The wineries, Katy's Trail (hiking and biking), shopping nearby, golf courses within 20 minutes and enjoying all Lake Sherwood has is a vacation in itself.

What makes this house unique

The house is large enough where kids can hang out downstairs and the parents up and you can feel comfortable with two 5 person families. There are 5 queen beds and a few additional cots if necessary to make any sleeping arrangements work. I also love that there is a full pavilion at the park just 200 yards away that we can invite even more people to join us for the day if we'd like. Walkable to the Dam which is our favorite swimming and fishing hole.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Reviews

5
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Hartland, MI
5

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a group of dads / kids for a robotics competition in St. Louis. The property was wonderful, clean and convenient. The setting of the home is very peaceful -- heavily wooded, the lake, deer, fresh air! etc. Our team was very comfortable and relaxed in the home. Owners very responsive and friendly to make your stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wendy

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our families filled with teenagers! The kids had a great time exploring the lake and the area while we had a great time exploring the wineries!! This beautiful home is close enough to the city to explore, but far enough away to escape. We particularly enjoyed all the little details the owners placed in the home: the homemade mobile in the living room, the well-stocked kitchen, and the comfortable beds with all the extra afghans. It truly felt like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Michigan
5

Wish we had our bikes-- great hill ride around the lake

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the lake house. The house was roomy, the setting was peaceful, and the weekend was relaxing. We enjoyed a scenic walk/ run around the lake, and we wished we had our bikes. The hilly roads have limited traffic and would be perfect for riding. The lake is great for waterskiing, tubing and wakeboarding, although with the holiday there was some high traffic at peak hours.

The house itself has an ample, well-stocked kitchen with great island for cooking or for use as a breakfast bar. There is lots of space for hanging out with family and a good selection of games. The multiple levels means kids can hang out in the basement while adults chat upstairs.

The beds were comfy, the deck is nice, and overall the house is a great vacation space.

One caution: the driveway is very steep!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Illinois
5

Wonderful Christmas in the woods! 12/23-12/26

  • 5 of 5

This house had so much space for our two-family Christmas gathering. There was nothing we forgot to pack that was not available at the house. I thought the lack of cell phone service was just what our family needed to escape the digital world and enjoy time with each other ( sprint cell service worked, Verizon did not). The owners provided a huge Christmas tree and lights that we we were able to decorate and make things feels very festive. The kids enjoyed the " roller coaster " drive through the subdivision to get to the house. I would not suggest arriving at dark, even with the very detailed directions provided( at least not trying to locate the cabin for the first time). Please try Phillies Pizza! They have the best pizza, pasta and SERVICE you'll ever find!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We love that you celebrated a beautiful Christmas in the woods! Every time we're there feels like a holiday. We haven't tried Philly's Pizza in Marthasville, but can't wait to based on your recommendation. Come back and see us this Spring/Summer/Fall - the lakes are so beautiful and different in each season.
St. Louis, MO
5

Awesome place for a quite gateway

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room space which included total of 15 people, 3 story floor. All the amenities are there including all the supplies that you can think about in a kitchen. Nice lake area and next to park to small picnic.

If you need a gateway or family gathering, a perfect place to go and enjoy....

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. I love the park down by the lake. It is a great place to have a picnic, fish off the dock, and just enjoy the serenity of the area. So glad you and your family had a great stay. Hope to see you back next year.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

10/19-10/26

  • 5 of 5

Hard to find at night but once you're there it absolutely perfect! What a way to spend time with friends and watching Michigan State University destroy University of Michigan!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Cable TV and watching some sports with friends. Although we don't allow pets, we certainly love that you got to watch your team beat up on the "Wolverines".

Location

Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Best Golf Course www.mobluffs.com
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-70
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Sherwood Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $262 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Innsbrook, Missouri

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Vacation Season
26 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,517
for 4 nights
From
$316
 
 
July 4th Holiday
1 Jul 2015 - 7 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,731
for 4 nights
From
$369
 
 
Summer Vacation Season
8 Jul 2015 - 16 Aug 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,517
for 4 nights
From
$316
 
 
End of Summer/Labor Day
17 Aug 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,431
for 4 nights
From
$294
 
 
Fabulous Fall Season
8 Sep 2015 - 22 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,137
for 3 nights
From
$294
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
23 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,517
for 4 nights
From
$316
 
 
Winter Escape
30 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,137
for 3 nights
From
$294
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,731
for 4 nights
From
$369
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$778
for 2 nights
From
$262
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $250.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Cleaning Fee $195.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Innsbrook in Missouri

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Main Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Just to be sure, please bring your own Shower supplies like Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap. Often there are supplies at the house and you are free to use them, but supply choices are not consistent and better safe than sorry.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Bedroom with great sitting area and Jacuzzi Bath.
    2nd Bedroom - Main Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    3rd Bedroom - Main Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    4th Bedroom - Large - 2 Large Double Bed , This is a huge room on the lower level - Perfect for kids!
  • Each of the bedrooms have ceiling fans in them and look out to the lake side with functional windows for a perfect sleep. Each have Certa mattresses for comfortable sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming

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