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RETRO RETREAT 11.5 mm In Sunrise Beach With Private Dock, Deck & Screened Porch

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

BOOK 6 Nights & get the 7th FREE! Close to Town & Major Attractions On The Lake

Homeaway.com rental #3995961 and VRBO.com rental #3995961ha

BOOK 6 Nights and get the 7th Night FREE!*

*On your reservation/inquiry request indicate the date of your consecutive 7th day and we'll add it AT NO ADDITIONAL COST before the billing process.

The RETRO RETREAT is available to accommodate your larger families and gatherings during June, July and August. This is the perfect destination for your lake vacation with families, friends and couples getaways.

The RETRO RETREAT is ONE OF A KIND at the Lake! Fully renovated while keeping the touches of the 60's in place, this reverse 1 1/2 story Ranch Style Lake Home was the office of the "Real Inn Resort" on Shawnee Bend One up until 1970. Located on the West side of the lake in Sunrise Beach at Davey Hollow Cove (11.5 mm), the RETRO RETREAT is the perfect location for your lake adventures.

The RETRO RETREAT is a unique property offering 2 separate but connected living spaces for your group. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom while the downstairs apartment has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. A great way to vacation with your group by being together but still having privacy with your living space.

Upstairs at the RETRO RETREAT you'll enter the home through the beautiful screened in porch. You'll notice the cool 60's decor and the open and spacious living area with 2 couches and funky floor seating to accommodate your group. Take a moment to look at the vintage postcards and maps that have been enlarged and hung on the walls to bring the vintage feel of the lake to your stay. The massive stone fireplace is original to the house and made from local Gunther sandstone. Next you'll see the modern version of a throw back and very comfortable dining area for 6 (with space to seat up to 8), vintage buffet and a wall mounted Internet ready HD flat screen TV with cable and a Blu-Ray player. WIFI goes all the way to the dock. The 8' sliding glass door is original to the house and offers amazing views of the lake from inside and outside the house. You'll love eating in this space.

The RETRO RETREAT upstairs kitchen is a cooks dream. The L-shaped layout has custom hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a 5 burner natural gas standard/convection oven, refrigerator with ice and water through the door, dishwasher and microwave oven. There's a funky stainless steel restaurant work table that functions as a super fun island. It's perfect for lake chefs who will also find a 4 slice toaster, Keuring coffee maker and Fiestaware dishes for plating their creations. There's plenty of pots and pans, utensils and glassware for your lake dining as well.

Continuing to explore upstairs at the RETRO RETREAT you'll find 3 fully renovated bedrooms (all with ceiling fans) and the bathroom. Down the hall, the lake side master bedroom on your right features a comfy Queen size platform bed (linens provided) with lots of inviting pillows to rest your head on. You'll enjoy the HD wall mounted flat screen TV, 6' original sliding glass door with access to the shaded deck, vintage dresser and an ample closet to store your clothes once you've unpacked. Vintage postcards & maps bring the vintage feel of the lake to your stay. Across the hall is the 2nd bedroom located on the street side of the house. This room has another comfy Queen size platform bed (linens provided) with lots of pillows, 2 vintage dressers and a large closet to store your clothing. A comfy retro side chair is ready to relax in or read a book. Kids of all ages will love the 3rd bedroom/bunk room with the oversize bunk bed. It has 2 twin beds (linens provided) with wall mounted reading lights and plugs for pads & phones next to each bed. Relax, play or sleep in the comfortable nook across from the bunks with its foam sofa that makes out to a queen size bed if needed. Across the hall is the sleek and modern bathroom with plenty of drawers in the cabinet to hold your personal items, good lighting and a great walk-in shower with a window. You'll love to open the window and take in the fresh air while showering. Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided.

You'll enter downstairs at the RETRO RETREAT through the indoor staircase located off the kitchen or by using the outside door on the lower level of the house. The darling updated kitchen retains its original turquoise Formica and steel edged countertops, but has a modern stainless electric stove and side by side stainless refrigerator with water and ice through the door. Other modern appliances include a toaster, Braun coffee maker, and microwave. Plenty of pots and pans, utensils, glassware and dishes are all ready for your use. Super fun stainless steel eating bar with black vinyl swivel stools keeps the retro vibe going.

Downstairs of the RETRO RETREAT has a comfortable open floor plan in the living area with plenty of seating on the sofa and loveseat. You'll enjoy great views of the lake from the original 8' sliding glass door and the fireplace is made from Gunther Sandstone just like the one upstairs. Enjoy watching the 37" wall mounted flat screen TV with cable and blueray player with Vudu. WIFI goes all the way to the dock. Enough floor space to place a Queen size inflatable bed (we have available) for more sleeping space if needed. Kids will love sleeping on the couch and love seat. Games, books and videos are waiting for you to enjoy.

Down the hall is the bedroom (with ceiling fan) with a comfy Queen bed (linens provided) with lots of inviting pillows to rest your head on. Even the furniture reminds you of the swinging 60's with plenty of room to unpack and store your bathing suits and shorts in the retro dresser or large closet. And you'll surely enjoy gazing at the lake while laying in bed.

The downstairs RETRO RETREAT bathroom is fully renovated and includes an extra tall and wide vanity. A step is hiding underneath the vanity for the kiddos. The tub/shower has tile to the ceiling, ledges to hold your shower supplies and a window. You'll love to open the window and take in the fresh air while showering. Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided.

Washer and dryer are located in the downstairs utility room.

Your outdoor spaces include a spacious upper level wooden deck with lakeview patio dining for 6 and a very nice gas grill, a covered patio with bistro table and seating for 2 downstairs, and lakeside table and seating for 4 on the martini deck. The screened in porch is spacious with lots of comfortable seating to spend the lazy summer days. And it has it's own outdoor TV so you won't miss your favorite shows! There are sun shades and commercial fans to add to your comfort on the those warmer summer days. A great dining and play spot for kids is the 6 foot table and folding chairs for 4 on the screened porch. You'll be ready to jump in the lake on the covered dock from the big swim/sunbathing platform. Two kayaks (with oars and life jackets) are ready for exploring the cove and surrounding area. The dock is located in deep water Davey Hollow Cove. No boat slip is available but watercraft up to 28 feet can be tied to the side of the dock (don't forget to bring your bumpers!).

Close to many of the lake's fun stops like Captain Ron's, Franky & Louie's, Paradise and Papa Chubby's by water or car. The boat launch on the property is not suited for launching your watercraft, but you can access the free public boat launch just minutes away by car and water. Boat/jet ski rentals and gas are located directly across the cove at Bikini Pier. Just 6 miles to the Community Bridge and minutes to the Outlet Mall, movie theater, mini golf and shopping in Osage Beach. There is plenty of onsite parking.

The RETRO RETREAT is perfect for families, friends and gatherings. Dates are now available for Summer 2018 rentals so don't delay.

More Details

Debra and John Romoser
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Debra and John Romoser

We are John and Debra Romoser and we retired in September 2013 from our careers in Austin, Texas. We bought a brand spanking new 40 foot Motorhome and with our beloved dachshund, Oscar, set out to explore the country. We lived in it full-time for the first year and decided to get cracking on the retirement house we wanted to purchase at Lake of the Ozarks so we could work on it while we weren't traveling. John's grandparents had a lake house on the Big Niangua arm in Camdenton and he spent the summers of his youth here at the lake. We knew we wanted to have our retirement home at the Lake of the Ozarks so we got serious last year in our home search. Deb tells John everyday "Thank You!" for bringing us to the Lake of the Ozarks because she loves it so much.

John grew up in Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas but always loved Lake of the Ozarks the best. He spent his 30 year career in law enforcement in Austin, Texas and was looking forward to a slower pace in retirement. Debra grew up in North Dakota, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey and Texas. Debra retired from a career in printing and sales. Both our Dad's worked for IBM, which at that time stood for "I've been moved". Maybe those early moves planted the seed of travel when we retired.

We have 3 grown children: 2 daughters, 1 son and 2 granddaughters. They are still in Austin and we look forward to their visits.

The first trip we took in our Motorhome was to Key West, Florida. We really love spending time in places like Destin, FL, Savannah, GA, Asheville, NC, (the Biltmore Estate is on Deb's top 5 list), Memphis and Nashville, TN and Texas of course. We're always planning the next trip!

We love to work on the house when we're not traveling. We've done a complete renovation of the downstairs apartment, landscaped the yard and completed the upstairs renovation in 2016. But we do make time to boat, kayak and swim too!

Welcome to our home! We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.

Debra and John Romoser purchased this house in 2014

Why Debra and John Romoser chose Sunrise Beach

John spent many summers at the lake when he was growing up as his grandparents had a lake house in Camdenton on the Big Niangua arm. John shared the area with Debra and we quickly chose Lake of the Ozarks as our retirement spot. We have found the lake to be super friendly and our neighborhood very welcoming. We have really enjoyed being on the west side, or quiet side, of the lake and we have easy access to everything from Highway 54 to Highway 5. Sunrise Beach is such a nice change of pace from city life and we're just a short drive from Osage Beach, Camdenton and Laurie with all the amenities they have to offer.

What makes this house unique

Great location in Sunrise Beach in Davey Hollow Cove!

This house is the former office of the "Real Inn Resort" from the 1960's. A few of the original cabins remain from the resort (nicely updated of course) and our property has the original boat launch. The home has been completely updated and available for rental.

Bikini Pier is just across the cove for your boat or jet ski rentals and gas if you bring your own.

Easy access by land or water to all parts of the lake. From Bagnell Dam to the Hurricane Deck to the Big Niangua you are just minutes away.

Plenty of parking for cars and trailers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

PERFECT! We had a great family vacation! Visited Ha Ha Tonka & water park but spent most of our time at the cabin which we loved. Swam and used the kayaks. Your cabin was perfect in every way. Thank you for allowing us to come.

Kayaking with the kids, hanging out in the screened in porch while it rained and exploring Ha Ha Tonka State Park. We loved the house and the thought put into the decorations and details! We'll be back!
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sunrise Beach in Jasper Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • FIRM NO SMOKING in House and Screened in porch. Violation will result in loss of security deposit.
  • Minimum Age Requirement to rent is 28. Quiet time is 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM.
  • Absolutely NO FIREWORKS allowed on Romoser Retro Retreat property.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • Upstairs bath has walk-in shower, vanity with plenty of drawers for storage. Downstairs bath has full bath tub and shower with tile to the ceiling and tile shelves for your bath accessories. Over size vanity offers plenty of storage space. Both showers have windows that open. Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Foam sofa unfolds to queen mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs lake side master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs street side bedroom
  • Queen size mattress in 3 bedrooms, Oversize bunk bed with 2 twins in 1 bedroom. One comfy foam sofa unfolds to queen sleeper in the bunk room. A comfy inflatable Queen mattress is available at no charge. Children can sleep on top of the couch. Sheets and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, several caves including Bridal Cave, Big Surf Waterpark, hiking and picnicing at Ha-Ha-Tonka, the Bagnell Dam Strip, the Outlet Mall and Wehrenberg Movie Theatres are just a few of the activities close by. Many restaurants by car or boat as well.


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RETRO RETREAT 11.5 mm In Sunrise Beach With Private Dock, Deck & Screened Porch
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Wonderfully relaxing home for our annual family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our week in the beautiful Retro Retreat! It was a very clean and comfortable home. Most specifically, the private dock was great fun for all family members. We spent all of our days on the dock and in the water. Our evenings were spent in the living and sunroom - playing games, watching movies, and spending time with each other. We highly recommend Retro Retreat as a great vacation spot for families wanting to reconnect or get away from the day-to-day busyness. - The Stoner Family (August 2017)

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect lake home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 absolutely loved our stay at Retro Retreat. With three teenagers it was wonderful to have the downstairs apartment and access to a washer and drier. My favorite feature of the home was the screened in porch. We spent every morning and evening enjoying the beautiful view of the lake, watching the sun and moon glistening on the calm waters.

The home is adorably decorated and truly has everything you need including two kayaks to explore the area.

We rented a boat from a company literally across from the dock and was able to kayak there to pick it up.

This is a fantastic find and definitely one I recommend. I don't think lake homes get better than this!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our first stay at the Ozarks! There wasn't anything I could think of that was missing. Anything you needed for a comfortable stay was there - nice appliances, plenty of pots and pans, plenty of dishes, plenty of towels, plenty of linens, etc. There were 10 of us total in the house but didn't feel like it. It was very spacious, plenty of rooms and plenty of sitting areas. We didn't even get a chance to use a couple of them. Our favorite room was the screened in porch. Loved the furniture, the TV in there, the fans and the lights around the room! We hung out in there the most when we were at the house. It was very nice having access to a couple of kayaks. We definitely took advantage of that. The dock was a nice place to hang out too - nice comfy chairs to sit in. I would stay at this house again if we go back to the Ozarks for vacation. And would recommend for any family needed a spacious place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for picking our Retro Retreat for your first stay at Lake of the Ozarks! Y'all took such good care of our house and we really appreciate it. Please let us know if you come this way again.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect for our family vacation. Would definitely consider a repeat visit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Retro Retreat for your family get together! Your family was fabulous and we'd love to have you stay at the Retro Retreat again.
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This house has EVERYTHING! Perfect lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an incredible week in The Ozarks, and throughout our stay, the entire group continually commented on how lovely and perfect this house was. Debbie and John have created a gorgeous and extremely comfortable lakeside vacation destination. The home is clearly meticulously cleaned and maintained, and it's decorated beautifully. The location is fabulous. Not only are you steps from the water, there are many living areas that make this house a great option for groups. We had seven adults and one child. Between the sun room, the back porch, the dock, the living room, and the basement, we all had plenty of space. We loved kayaking and floating in the lake and lounging on the dock. We also rented a pontoon boat one day and were able to drop someone off right at our dock. We will definitely be back to Retro Retreat. I searched all the sites looking for the best rental house in Lake of the Ozarks, and Retro Retreat is by far the best value in my opinion!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy y'all enjoyed your stay at our Retro Retreat! Thank you for the kind words. We do work hard to make our guests comfortable and provide a fun, clean and enjoyable environment for them. We'd be happy to have y'all come stay with us again!
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Retro Retreat is AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from four nights at Retro Retreat and I can not say enough good things about it! The hosts were wonderful....so hospitable and willing to answer any questions we had. The house was incredible. It is by far the best kept and cleanest rental home I've ever stayed in. And the bright colors and decor just made it just a fun and happy place to be. Our favorite part was probably the screened in porch. We spent so much time just hanging out there and it was especially great for after the kids went to bed and the adults didn't have to really worry about waking anyone. The dock is a short walk from the house, but not bad at all. Just wanted to include that so others know it's not right on the water. The chairs on the dock, the fun ladder, plants and the kayaks were fantastic! We spent so much time just playing around in the lake! You will need to bring your own life jackets, as there were only two to use with the kayaks. This really was a great option for a lake retreat on Lake of the Ozarks! Thank you for sharing your home with us! If we come back to Lake of the Ozarks we will for sure stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We strive to provide a clean, comfy and fun atmosphere for our guests during their stay. We really loved sharing our home for your two lovely families and your Best Friend Anniversary! If you do get this way again we'd be happy to have y'all stay at our Retro Retreat.
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Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Franky & Louie's
Woods Super Market
Great market to stock up on food supplies for your stay. Good selection of liquor, beer and...
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze
Yummy pizza and dog friendly.
Sunrise Farmers Market
Great local source for fresh veggies and flowers.
Sophie's Sugar Shack -- CLOSED
Bear Bottom Resort

Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Ha-Ha-Tonka, several caves including Bridal Cave, Osage Beach Premium Outlet Stores, the Bagnell Dam Strip, Wehrenberg Movie Theaters, Big Surf Water Park, Go-Karts, Miniature golf.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.62
Pet Fee £70.39
Refundable Damage Deposit £351.95
Tax Rate 8.97%

Book 6 days and get the 7th day free! Leave a note on your reservation request and I will add the 7th day free of charge!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.