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

Marc & Melanie Braun

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Marc & Melanie Braun

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

Sleeps14
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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 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 10 reviews
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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: 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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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Innsbrook Missouri
Saint Joseph, Missouri / Northwest Missouri
5

We Wished our Vakashon would NEVER End!

  • 5 out of 5
We loved our stay at Lake Sherwood! Two families - totaling 9 people - with 5 kids - and we were more than comfortable in the house. The scenery was beautiful. The wildlife was abundant. The beach area, cafe, pool were fabulous; never too crowded. We grilled out, made s'more at the fire pit, canoed and kayaked, fished at the dam and relaxed and enjoyed the company. My husband is already planning to return for a 'guy trip' next Spring. This area is pretty remote and it's not particularly convenient to come-and-go. But once you're there, you won't want to go anywhere anyway. Super hospitable homeowners were flexible and friendly.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are so kind to take time to write such a lovely review. Traveling with kids in a cramped up hotel is no fun, so I’m so glad to hear you had plenty of room to spread out at Villa Vākāshon. The secluded nature of the area (20 minutes from a grocery store) is what we love about it. During the week, it almost feels like you have a private lake/beach. Can’t beat it. There are a few golf courses for your husband to choose from when he comes back, so have him reach out if he has any questions. We look forward to seeing him in the Spring and hope you can make it back in the Summer next year. We are booking some reservations for next year so I would recommend picking his week as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Your super hospitable flexible and friendly homeowners :)
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Innsbrook Missouri
Bellevue, Iow
5

Family Trip for 8

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time with 7 adults and a one year old. We enjoyed the lake, beach and the extras that the hosts provided for us. The hill to get to the lake was a little work out but no one had a problem and they are working on a solution, they were wonderful people to work with and the house is very accommodating. I think we may be traveling back.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to continuously improve the property. Hopefully it will be better and better every year!
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Innsbrook Missouri
Shenandoah, Iowa
5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at the Villa Vakashon was so much fun! We enjoyed the house and it was so spacious for our whole family. We had 8 adults and 9 grandchildren and each had their own bed! Loved the deck with the seating! The kids had fun eating out on the deck while the adults enjoyed eating together at the dining room table. We all enjoyed roasting marshmallows on the deck with the fire pit each evening. Fishing and using the owners canoe and kayaks was also very popular. The beach area is also very clean and nice. Lots of memories were made during our stay! Thanks so much!!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love providing a memorable stay! It's great to stretch your legs, unwind and enjoy your family. We're so happy that you had a fabulous retreat.
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Innsbrook Missouri
St. John, IN
5

Perfect Lakeside Destination

  • 5 out of 5
My family of 6 was in St Louis for a baseball tournament and we decided to stay at the Villa with 2 other baseball families. It was a great experience top to bottom. The pool and lake are fantastic for swimming and the kids (ages 5-13) had a great time on the canoe and kayaks. The house is in excellent condition and the hosts were very accommodating when we wanted to have a few additional Little League families over for a daytime cookout. The hill to the lake is as described (steep), but nobody in our group had difficulty getting down to the lake (oldest person 50). All in all a 5 star experience and we will certainly return.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad your group had such fun! If you have further baseball tournaments in the area, we'd love to have you again.
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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
 
 
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%
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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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