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LAKEFRONT - VILLA VĀKĀSHON - SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA HOME - LAKE SHERWOOD/W. ST. LOUIS

Marc & Melanie Braun

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

Marc & Melanie Braun

Advertiser since: 2014
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2014
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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

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)
Advertiser since: 2014
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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
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 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 14 reviews
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
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Innsbrook Missouri
St. Louis, MO
5

Awesome place for a quite gateway

  • 5 out 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: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
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Innsbrook Missouri
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

10/19-10/26

  • 5 out 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: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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".
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
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Innsbrook Missouri
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

What a beautiful stay in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 out of 5
Villa Vakashon was exactly what we hoped for based on the description and photos provided by the owners and by the reviews from other vacationers!

The surroundings are beautiful! The lakes are picturesque and ready for boaters and fishers! The wooded hills are scenic (more on them later). The community is very quiet and friendly for families.

The home itself was well maintained and equipped. The owners preparation and attention to detail was obvious and very much appreciated! Every concern or desire seemed to have been anticipated for our stay...we really liked the hand soap in the bathrooms. The free long distance, satellite tv and wifi made our seclusion not feel like isolation. Thank you for everything.

One suggestion, it would be helpful to have a more detailed map of the Lake Sherwood community clearly describing turn-by-turn directions to the house from the gate/entrance. Even the two nice members of the community who separately tried to help us find the house couldn't do so in the dark. Also, I recommend arriving DURING daylight the first time driving to the house. Also, the hills can be a bit challenging (esp. if towing) so check your brakes and transmission before arrival.

Thanks for a terrific stay!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a great guys week! Based on your recommendations, we've added directions to the house that are very easy to navigate even in the dark. Thanks for the suggestion. We'd love to have your group back in the future.
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
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Innsbrook Missouri
Spring Green, WI
5

The Best of Both Worlds at Villa Vakashon

  • 5 out of 5
What a beautiful place! Our family enjoyed each other under one roof after traveling from Michigan and Wisconsin to attend a family wedding in Washington. We were surrounded in the natural beauty of the outdoors and yet close enough to enjoy the "city life" of St. Louis. Villa Vakashon was the perfect space for sharing love, laughter, and memories.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julianne for your kind words. I'm glad to hear the wedding went well and that you enjoyed Villa Vakashon with your family.
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
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Innsbrook Missouri
Chesterfield, MO
5

Great place for our staff retreat

  • 5 out of 5
Our team of 10 staff members was looking for a nearby quiet place to have our annual retreat to brainstorm and plan for the coming year. This place was perfect - and the owners were awesome to work with. Our only disappoint was that we were all so busy with our agenda that we didn't really get to take advantage of all the amenities. Hopefully next time we'll build in a little extra time to get to try them out.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a blessing to have your team at Villa Vakashon even for the short time. We have loved sharing it with folks in Ministry and Education as a place for rest, relaxation, and revitalization. We look forward to your next visit and would love it if you could stay longer.
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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
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Innsbrook Missouri
Omaha, NE
5

Such an incredible vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a completely fantastic time at the Villa, and the entire family did as well. We had it filled to max occupancy, and never felt crowded. There was plenty of room for each group to go off and do their own thing, but be connected at the same time. It rained for much of our stay, but the house was big enough we didn't get cabin fever. The few times it was dry, we went to the beach (not walking distance like I thought from looking at the map - I should have asked - but a very quick drive) and we did get to go out on a kayak one morning. The house itself was gorgeous and well-appointed and clean. Out of the 13 adults that stayed there and the additional 10 that came by at some point for a gathering (we were there for a family reunion) every single person voted on returning next year. I really can't say enough good things about the house or the owners. A++++ (P.S. Google Maps doesn't take you to the exact right spot, so make sure to get a map from the gatehouse!)
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad the house and area were a good fit for your family. We love hearing the stories of reunions and love to be a part of the story. Glad to hear you guys talking about next year plans as we are starting to receive some early reservations and would be happy to get your special time booked now.

Location

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Innsbrook, Missouri

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Fabulous Fall Season
3 Sep 2014 - 25 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,030
for 3 nights
From
$262
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
26 Nov 2014 - 1 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,421
for 4 nights
From
$294
 
 
Winter Escape
2 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$768
for 2 nights
From
$262
 
 
Christmas & New Years Holiday
20 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,191
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Refresh/Renew for the New Year
6 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
$768
for 2 nights
From
$262
 
 
Summer Vacation Season
26 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,507
for 4 nights
From
$316
 
 
July 4th Holiday
1 Jul 2015 - 7 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,721
for 4 nights
From
$369
 
 
Summer Vacation Season
8 Jul 2015 - 17 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,127
for 3 nights
From
$294
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$768
for 2 nights
From
$262
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $195
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

Facilities

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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