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5 Star Rated * LAKEFRONT 5BR/6BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis

100 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Lake Sherwood Estates - SERENITY Lake House

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

***Serenity Lake house is looking for a new owner to enjoy this incredible retreat. We are no longer taking rentals as our home is listed for sale. If interested please search MLS #: 16068864***

Thank you for sharing your vacations and staying with us these past 6 years. We loved sharing our home! Kim, Terrie & Amy


SERENITY', the name of this spectacular LAKEFRONT home, has all the amenities for a memorable vacation regardless of what season you choose to come.

This 4,500+ sq ft home has 120 ft of shoreline complete with private dock on the Main Lake at Lake Sherwood in one of the best coves for swimming, fishing and enjoying the lake. With more than 3,000 sq feet of decks, patios and dock you can take full advantage of enjoying the outdoors.

Want to explore the lake? We have a paddle boat, 2 kayaks and 2 canoes for you to use. Spend the day on the water floating on one of the many water toys that are provided. The lake has great fishing too right off our dock. Enjoy the screened in porch or hang out on the rocking chair deck or chill out in one of the hammocks hanging in the trees. Then end your day relaxing in the 8 person hot tub under the starlit sky.

Cathedral ceilings offer breathtaking views of the water & tree filled property as does the sunroom and many decks located around the house and lake side so no matter what time of year 'SERENITY' is a great escape. Cozy around the 2 story stone fireplace or curl up with a good book in the loft area. You will love the privacy and you will feel lost in the tranquility.

The whimsical lower entertainment level has fun for everyone. Enjoy the custom made Texas Hold em Poker Table, Foosball, Pool Table, Bubble Hockey and we have numerous fun games, DVDs and more for guests use. Then to top it off you will find the home theatre featuring a 110 inch Projection TV, awesome surround sound, Direct TV with Tivo, Blu-Ray DVD Player and we have a Wii. We even have comfy theatre seating. Oops! Forgot to mention the bar area with microwave for that needed movie popcorn.

There is a large gourmet kitchen that is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has a large granite topped center island w/extra prep sink, NEW double convection ovens, microwave, all cooking & serving utensils you need for whipping up spectacular meals. We even have a supply of many spices, condiments, paper products for your convenience. Bring your favorite recipes, food and channel your inner Chef!

This home has 5 bedrooms (one with 2 sets of bunk beds and a sofa sleeper that is the perfect kids room) and 4 full bathrooms and 2 half baths. The Master Bedroom Suite & Master Bath is located on the main floor and the other 4 bedrooms w/Jack and Jill bathrooms are on the upstairs guest level. We even have a 2nd floor guest laundry for drying out those suits. No need to bring linens or beach towels either as we provide it all.

We have pictures to give you a sampling of what 'SERENITY' has to offer but there is so much more to see and do.

This is truly a perfect place to leave it all behind and come enjoy the lake! Whether gathering for a family reunion, friend get together or a couple escape, why go all the way to the Ozarks when you have 'SERENITY' just outside of St Louis and all the town has to offer! So, come & escape to the lake!

WHAT’S NEW at SERENITY? We constantly hear rave reviews about how nice, new and clean our lake home looks. Well, that takes a lot of effort and we continuously strive to enhance your vacation experience. We are always upgrading to keep SERENITY fresh.

Just a few mentions up upgrades in 2016/2015: new gorgeous hardwood floors installed in great room & master bedroom, main level all new baseboards, new kitchenaide convection double oven, all 64 house windows professionally cleaned, exterior landscaping refresh, new expoxy coated garage floor & custom garage cabinets, several rooms done with new decor/furnishings and more.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Amy Fossett
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About Amy Fossett

Serenity was built for family and friends to gather for fun, relaxing and memories. Lake Sherwood is the best kept secret outside of St Louis that I have enjoyed since a young child. You will enjoy the feeling of being away from the world here with all it's beauty and wildlife. Pictured are L-R, Amy Fossett, Terrie Stiles & Kim Garner (owner). We are long time friends and have enjoyed the lake since Kim & Amy bought there first weekend house in 1997 at Lake Sherwood. Several years later we sold that weekend house and Kim Garner had this home custom built in 2003. The home was designed for entertaining friends and guests. We are now pleased to offer it for rental for others to enjoy. The minute you drive through the gates at Lake Sherwood you will experience the true 'Serenity' of the lake.

Amy Fossett purchased this house in 2003

Why Amy Fossett chose Missouri

With 'Serenity' only being 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), great outlet mall shopping nearby and enjoying all Lake Sherwood has is a vacation in itself.

What makes this house unique

Floating on the water and BBQ in the summer and warming up in the hot tub in the winter are my favorite things to do here. If the weather is not so great, the basement is full of entertainment. Watching deer through the two story windows while sitting in front of the fireplace is also relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the manager

***This was written in our guestbook***

Came to Serenity for: Celebrate Christmas and reunite with family since we are scattered through the states

Traveled from: Ohio, Texas & Alabama

Special Message to owners: Christmas time was a great time to get together at this house. The owners did such a beautiful job providing the spirit of Christmas with the beautiful decorations. Thank you for the snack tray, phone with free long distance, wi fi, media room, fire pit and the bedding!
Dec 2011
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based on 100 holidaymaker reviews

5 Star Rated * LAKEFRONT 5BR/6BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
average rating of 4.97 based on 107 reviews

A beautiful and relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls weekend at Serenity House. We enjoyed relaxing on the porches and in the house. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and serving dishes. We love the Owner's (Kim's) decorating taste. The driveway is steep but it was not an issue with most of us. The property was clean and well maintained as advertised. It was our second stay here and we would come back. We had lunch at the Blue Duck in Washington, MO and had a wonderful time at Chandler Hill Winery.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Girls Get-Together Extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

This was our 13th annual get-together and Serenity House was absolutely perfect for the 8 of us (unfortunately 2 could not make it). Serenity House was over and above what we expected. We thoroughly enjoyed the screened in porch, having coffee, eating dinner, game evenings and even when it was pouring down rain. We had loads of room and the amenities either in our rooms or in the kitchen were too numerous to mention. I think the only thing missing in the kitchen was a meat thermometer!!! Probably our only complaint was too many mosquitoes, outside that is!!!! I have already recommended the location to two others who organize similar gatherings. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. We would definitely be back next year however we try to conveniently move locations for the out of state gals.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heartbroken that this perfect vacation home is no longer available.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for the first time this year. It was perfect in every way. We planned to stay every year. A group of friends vacation together every year. We're heartbroken that the home is being sold and won't be available any longer. We hope that it finds its way back to availability. If you get the chance to stay here in the rest of 2016, do so. It's a wonderful place to visit. So quiet and lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, beautiful home, relaxing atmosphere. House had every amenity desired.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended and a "must stay". Perfect weekend getaway for ALL seasons.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is amazing. It has so much to do! Great family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our 3 family reunion. It is very clean and well stocked. The beds were very comfortable. Only downfall is the trip up from the lake makes you realize how out of shape you are. We loved our stay and can't wait to go back. The kids loved all the games in the basement and the moms loved the hot tube.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend with 5 of our friends. We have done this every year for 10 years now and this is, by far, the nicest place we have stayed. Everyone had comfortable, luxurious rooms and beds, the kitchen was excellent. I love to spend this time cooking, and having a big open space where everyone gathers and sits at the table together is my favorite part of vacation. The lake was fun (thank you for all the great lake toys), the hot tub is great, and the game room and movie theatre are amazing. We had so much fun that we are planning next year already.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had such a great time at Serenity! I agree, sitting around the table together is one of my favorite times as well. Glad you were also able to enjoy so many of our fun features while here. Thanks for the wonderful review and you know you are always welcomed back! Amy, Terrie and Kim
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Lambert St Louis International Airport (STL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
T & D Tavern (local super casual bar)
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Numerous Courses
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 70
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Closest are really all 20-30 minutes
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
We have a clubhouse beach area on the main lake
Car: necessary

Lake Sherwood is a beautiful 140 acre lake that you can swim or fish right off our large dock. 'SERENITY' is a lakefront home on the MAIN lake. Guests are welcomed to use the clubhouse (with summer snack bar), beach and basketball/volleyball courts. There is so much to do at SERENITY but if you want to venture out then you may be wondering...

How far to?

20 minutes to numerous wineries & the famous Katy Bike Trail, shopping, groceries & restaurants

25 minutes to Historic Washington, MO

30 minutes to Chesterfield area Premium Outlet Malls (opening 9/2013)

45 minutes to Six Flags, Historic St Charles, Casinos & Lambert International Airport

60 minutes to Busch Stadium/Downtown, Edward Jones Dome, St Louis Zoo and numerous attractions

Plus nearby you have many great golf courses!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake Sherwood Estates, Missouri

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Foliage/Wineries - 2016
7 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving - 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 29 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Escape - 2016
30 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & NYE 2016/17
15 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Escape - 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break Season - 2016
1 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Vacation Season - 2016
25 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 4th Holiday - 2016
29 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Vacation Season
6 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £288
Property Damage Protection £49
Cleaning Fee £243

Rates subject to change. All rates/bookings are confirmed by property owner. Cleaning fees vary based on size of group & time of year...$295+. Rates are subject to change, based on availability.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake Sherwood Estates, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Master Bath Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Located in Master on Main Level
    Great Room Half Bath - Toilet , Located in the main level great room area
    Kitchen Half Bath - Toilet , Located in kitchen hallway
    VIP Suite & Log Room Shared Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack & Jill style shared bath with seperate vanity area
    Lower Level Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located on the entertainment level
    Serene & Bunk Bed Shared Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack & Jill style shared bath with seperate vanity area
  • Hair dryers are in every bathroom. We even have shampoo, conditioner & soap dispensers in each shower for our guests. And...YES we provide toilet paper. (Crazy that some VRBO places do not.)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom & Luxury Bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite on main level
    Log Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs Guest Level
    Bunk Bed Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Bunk Bed , Perfect room for kids (can sleep up to 6-8 kids)
    Lower Level Sofa Sleeper - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Plus we have a queen Aero Bed
    The "Bling" VIP Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxurious King Bedroom on upstairs Guest Level
    The "Serene" Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Just love this peaceful, serene King bedroom
  • All bedrooms come with high quality sheets, bedding and plenty of extra pillows. Guests do not need to bring any bedding supplies. (Except special baby sleeping supplies, if applicable)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
24 hour gated community with a public beach that is fun for the little kids. Plus at the clubhouse there is a snack bar open during the summer and sand volleyball at the clubhouse. At the entrance to Lake Sherwood there are basketball courts, walking track, kids playground and more. We are located on the main lake but 5 other small lakes to fish from and there are fishing docks on each lake. Can swim from our dock or take the canoe, kayak or paddle boat out. NO OUTSIDE BOATS ARE ALLOWED and there are NOT boats to rent. We provide the non motorized boats FREE for our guest use!

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