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Couple's Retreat- Luxury Accommodations

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5 max

We are excited to share all new outdoor landscaping and a brand new 40'x 32' concrete dock at Powell Lakehouse, rentable all four seasons with you! The off-season (September thru May) is the best kept secret at the Lake with cool evenings, sunny days, gorgeous views and an array of wildlife sightings. Let us know if you are celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or a birthday. We have something special for these special occasions.

What makes Powell Lakehouse different than our competitors? We take pride in the little details. Many amenities, newly remodeled, brand new concrete dock, and all new landscaping. A tornado hit us last year and we upgraded almost everything outside. We have poured all our resources into our home. Yes, this is our home, not property we rent, but our personal home we rent. We just expanded the deck with a patio cover and a hot tub for two! New patio furniture adorn the property. We have a brand new concrete dock with outdoor furniture for conversations in the shade, and chaise loungers in the sun. Bringing your own boat? You can side-tie your boat to our new concrete dock. In addition, we finished the lakeside for enjoyable views and luxury accommodations with a conversation area, a dining area, and lighted pathways.

Not only is the outside like a 5-star hotel, but the inside is just as nice. The master bed has new 500 thread count sheets, and a new comforter. We supply the items others do not, such as beach towels, spices in the kitchen, frosty beer glasses in the freezer, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, bug spray, etc. There is a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the kitchen for drinking purified water at the Lake. Powell Lakehouse is the perfect vacation home for the romantic getaway, couples retreat, girls weekend, or small group. Not suitable for people with small children, no big parties, or not appropriate for those who can not walk stairs.

The lake view and location is amazing! This vacation rental home is completely remodeled inside and out and located on the 8mm in Buck Creek Cove, Sunrise Beach, MO. We are in the same cove as Thunder Marina and Lakeshore Marina. From our house, you can see the twin islands which are across from Shady Gator's and Camden on the Lake.This cozy lake cottage has 2 BR (Queen bed in the Master, and a Bunk bed with a Trundle bed, sleeping 3 in the 2nd BR). Fully furnished with linens and towels provided. Comfortable hotel-quality robes provided for the Master Bedroom Guests. Kitchen is well equipped for any cook and there is a dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, crock pot, toaster oven, ice maker, water filtration system, and much more! Washer and Dryer are located in the one bathroom. Indoor and outdoor showers on site. Located right on the waterfront with an extra large swim dock in deep water cove. Bring your boat and side tie to our brand new concrete dock. Deep water cove (28+ feet under the dock) Swim, float, and kayak or just enjoy the lake view. Cable TV in 2 rooms and free wi-fi on site. There is even an outdoor fire pit area for roasting marshmallows as well as an indoor wood-burning fireplace. Weekend (2 night minimum or 3 night minimum during Peak season) and weekly rentals available all year round.

During the off peak season (Labor Day thru Memorial Day), don't forget to bring your swimsuit and enjoy the 2 person hot tub on the deck just steps away from the front door. Watch shooting stars with an unobstructed view from the front deck.

Close to HWY 5, near the toll bridge, for easy access to the other side of the lake. Quiet neighborhood. No parties. Paved road the entire way from Hwy 5 to house where you have off street parking on a new concrete driveway. No pets allowed. Maximum is 5 people! Enjoy a perfect getaway, beautiful sunsets, and relax any time of the year. Plan your next vacation at the Powell Lakehouse.

Located near restaurants in Laurie, Woods Grocery Market, G2M Grocery, gas stations, and a quick drive across the Lake to Outlet Mall, shopping, antiques, HaHa Tonka State Park, the Bagnell Dam Strip, and much more!! Book your week/weekend get-a-way today!!

We stay in the unit under the garage, at the top of the hill, while you stay at the house, closest to the water. We are on property most of the year for any questions you may have. We keep our boat on the lift year round. If you are bringing your own boat, you must get this pre-approved ahead of time, since there is not a lot of space to store your trailer. The dock is shared with the owners year round.

Looking for more space? We manage two other properties at the lake: Powell Knotty Pine Cottage, sleeps 7 (2BR, 1Bath) with boat dock and sea doo lift available at 24mm and Fair Sky Lakehouse sleeps 9 (3BR, 2Bath) with boat dock at 34.5mm, at the Shootout Finish Line!

More Details

John & Kim Powell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About John & Kim Powell

We met in 1984 on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera as teenagers, and 30 years later we are reunited. We both love the water and the ocean. John is a retired deputy and Kim is an art teacher. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. It is our fairy tale ending and you are a part of our story.

John & Kim Powell purchased this house in 2012

Why John & Kim Powell chose Sunrise Beach

Because of the location on the property, you are right next to the water. There are great views and loads of windows in this quaint lake cottage. Kim was a waitress at Tan Tar A, Chief's, and Shooter's 21 when she was in college. John has always lived in Orange County CA near the ocean all his life. Living near the water is a must for this couple. Enjoy your stay!

What makes this house unique

Everything is new at this Lakehouse! The previous owner gutted the place and started fresh inside. In 2014, we added a garage and guesthouse (where we stay) on the property. New landscaping throughout the whole property. Brand new concrete dock! Privacy fence and many outdoor sitting areas. You are going to love our outdoor spaces. We do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we sit here on the deck on our final morning at the Powell Lakehouse, we sum up our week here with one word: AWESOME! Thank you both so much for opening your beautiful home to folks like us. We've enjoyed restaurants nearby and also in Osage Beach. We've shopped the outlet mall and also the old strip. We chartered a catfish boat with a super guide! That was a blast and definitely not something I would ever have thought would be fun. We didn't have much luck with crappies until last night. I was determined to catch some before we leave. Sure enough, I caught THREE within about 15 minutes! It was about 8:30pm. Seems they are more active at night. The weather has been perfect! Upper 70s and lower 80s all week. With the tree shade, we really have not needed to turn on the AC. Your home is so lovely. Beautifully decorated and all the extras make it so adorable. We do hope to be back next year! Thanks again and best wishes to you both!
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sunrise Beach in Morgan County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is also a private outdoor shower as well with hot/cold water mixer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk bed with a Trundle bed NOTE: Kid upper bunk 150lb max
  • The maximum sleeping capacity in this house is 5 total. BR1 has a new Queen size bed with new pillow top mattress. BR2 has 3 new twin mattresses. The upper bunk bed in BR2 does have a 150lb max, which is great for kids, but not for larger adults. There is a trundle under the bunk bed in BR2 allowing 3 twin beds for sleeping in this room, which is perfect for children, or comfortable for 2 adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • swimming
This is our home. Please respect this when you rent from us. We have poured our life savings into this property and all the amenities.


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Couple's Retreat- Luxury Accommodations
average rating of 4.980392 based on 57 reviews

Romantic Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to spend our anniversary. We can not wait to come back for another getaway, fishing from the dock and relaxing in the hot tub enjoying the peaceful lake was just what we needed. The Powell’s were wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself at Powell Lakehouse. The new hot tub is a favorite feature for our guests. The stars are amazing in the sky and the view is open now there are no trees above this part of the deck. We look forward to your return with the kids next time. Thanks, Kim & John Powell
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and a beautiful view. The owners were very nice and helpful. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay even though the weather was chilly. Glad you took advantage of the outdoor fire pit and were cozy inside as well. There are so many fun places to visit and see at the Lake. Hiking at Ha Ha Tonja State Park is one of our favorite places anytime of the year. We hope you and the kids come back again soon. Thank you for driving all the way from St. Paul Minnesota to stay at Powell Lakehouse. ~John & Kim
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New London, Iowa

Amazing weekend getaway lakehouse--even in the rain!

  • 5 of 5

My family of three (my husband and I and our teenage daughter) decided to take a long weekend getaway over Easter break. We were pleasantly surprised at the Powell’s Lakehouse! The house is just the right size for a small family. It was very clean and all the amenities one could ask for! We cooked our Easter dinner at the house and colored Easter eggs and had everything we needed. It rained (and hailed 😊?) all day one of the days at the lake house, but there was plenty to keep us busy and entertained---lots of games and movies, but we spent most of our time just looking out the huge windows and sitting in the hot tub. The hot tub was very nice and clean and has a wonderful view. The house is about a 30 minute drive from the main areas of the Ozarks, but your main areas of need or very close. There is a Wood’s grocery store very close that has everything you could need for grocery shopping. The Paradise restaurant (one of our favs is VERY close) and boat rental places and a Dollar General. The Powell’s were very attentive to anything we needed or questions we had and made our stay so special by hiding Easter eggs around the house with candy, etc. It was great…for all 3 of us! 😊? The house has a great dock with lounging areas and nice ladder to get in and out of the water in the summer. There are quite a few steps down to the lake house from where you park but it is very well lit at night. The beds were very comfortable (this is a must for us!). We are sure to return to the Powell Lakehouse!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed Easter at Powell Lakehouse. Wish this year’s crazy spring weather would have cooperated more, but glad you were able to enjoy the covered lounge area on the new dock. Contact us when you decide to return in the future as we offer returning Guests discounts! Hope to see you soon again. Cheers, Kim and John
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Joplin, Mo

Spectacular lake view

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need for a lake visit. Room for a family with extra amenities including robes for a relaxing view of the stars from the hot tub on the deck. The deck is spacious and perfect for entertaining. Just a few steps away is a large dock with plenty of room to enjoy lake swimming and lounging. We have stayed at this property a few times before and love the improvements made to an already-wonderful lake experience. Comfy beds, laundry, a fully supplied kitchen and outdoor shower make this house a Lake of the Ozarks spectacular gem.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you returning to Powell Lakehouse in 2018. Glad you like our new improvements such as the bigger extended deck, new concrete dock, and the new hot tub on the deck. Remember to contact us prior to your next stay and we can adjust your rental rate before paying. All returning Guests get 10% off nightly rates! Looking forward to your family return in the summer for boating and swimming. We bought a 6’x15’ lily pad floating foam matte for hours of fun in the sun! Cheers, Kim & John Powell
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Wonderful place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owners are extremely friendly and helpful and the property was very clean and had nearly all the necessary amenities. The fireplace worked nicely, the kitchen was very usable and the living areas were comfortable with a great view of the lake. The highlight was the hot tub that we used to soak under the stars, and in the middle of winter. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Powell Lakehouse again for your Holiday Vacation! Glad you enjoyed the new 2 person hot tub on the deck under the stars. We enjoy having your family. Wishing you the best in 2018! Happy New Year! -Kim & John
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Beautiful home! We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Fishing off the new dock good location to shopping and resturants. Awesome!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being so easygoing especially when our landscape construction had to remove a tree for us during your stay. Glad you got to be the first Guests to enjoy the new hot tub for two on the deck! We hope to see you again in the future. -Kim and John
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Missouri Highway 5
Car: recommended

Just 15 minutes from the bridge to Lake Ozark and Osage Beach. Only a 5 minute boat ride to Shady Gators and Horny Toad across the main channel. Many restaurants, fast food (Subway & Sonic), grocery shopping, gas, and movie theater located within a 5-10 minute drive to Laurie, MO.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £63.64
Damage Deposit £112.31

Booking through VRBO does not guarantee your reservation until your rental application is approved. You may also contact the homeowners via email or phone, for a rental application and more information. Boat slip and lift is for owners use only. If you plan to bring a boat, approval is needed and extra fees may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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