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Private, Lakeside French Chateau on 25 acres overlooking amazing Ozark scenery

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

New French Chateau with heated, in-ground pool & 5 acre lake awaits your escape

Location: Belle, Missouri USA

Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Sleeps up to 14

The perfect, upscale, personal, country retreat. The home, hot tub and heated, in-ground pool are situated on 25 private acres on one of the highest elevations in Missouri. POOL IS HEATED & OPEN FROM APRIL 1 - NOVEMBER 1 EACH YEAR! The pool house includes a full bath, outdoor kitchen & gas grill, outdoor living room with gas fireplace, 75" 4K UHD Smart TV, game hub & wi-fi. You will enter through an electronic security gate and follow a private lane which leads to the home. The property is located in a quiet area where you can truly unwind and enjoy a peaceful retreat from everyday life. There is also a 5 acre lake on the property for your use. You will find this to be a perfect getaway whether you are looking to spend quality time with your family, a romantic getaway for two or an adult escape for you and your closest friends. Only you will decide how you want to relax! The property is very secluded and private!

MAIN LEVEL FEATURES: As you walk through the front door, the first thing that will capture your attention is the view of the lake and the horizon. The living room's 16 foot wall of glass allows you to take in all the views. The living room and kitchen is open, perfect for food, fun and fellowship. The kitchen is fully equiped with pots/pans, eating utensils, tile floors, large center island with a dining bar. The dining area seats six. Enjoy your meals while looking at the lake and the 15 mile view of the rolling hills.

ADDITIONAL MAIN LEVEL FEATURES: Sliding glass doors from kitchen, living room and master bedroom lead to the wrap-around deck.

OUTSIDE: Enjoy a walk by the private Lake, sit in the Gazebo, enjoy the manicured grounds, swim in the heated, in-ground pool or just kick-back and relax in the hot tub.

NEAR BY: The Gasconade river is about 5 minutes away, the Osage River is 20 minutes away, Fugitive Beach Waterpark is 45 minutes away, and the Lake of the Ozarks is an hour away.

The Herman Winery is located 30 minutes away, Westphalia Winery 20 minutes away and Wenwood Farm Winery 15 minutes away.

Enjoy your stay!

More Details

Randy Kaiser
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is a truly amazing property in a scenic area of mid-Missouri. It is easy to reach and private when you're there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Belle in Osage County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Ceramic tile walk-in shower, jetted-tub, flat screen TV-DVD
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool House has walk-in ceramic tile shower!
  • Master bath has vaulted ceiling, walk-in ceramic tile shower, wall-mounted TV/DVD and jetted tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Sliding glass door opens to deck overlooking pool & lake
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sliding door opens to private patio overlooking pool & lake
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sliding door opens to private patio overlooking pool & lake
    Pool House Bedroom - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 Murphy Bed
    Upper Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Lower Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Valuted ceiling with adjoining master bath. Flat screen wall-mounted TV with Blu-Ray. Sliding door walks out to deck overlooking lake and Ozark vistas.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
A biking trail will be completed nearby in 2018. We have a pool house, outdoor kitchen, outdoor living room, outdoor shower and pool side bar. Smoking is permitted outside. Perfect for family vacations, adults only vacations, small group or multi-generational vacations. Herman Wineries and winetasting is 40 minutes away.


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(50 traveller reviews)

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Private, Lakeside French Chateau on 25 acres overlooking amazing Ozark scenery
average rating of 4.86 based on 50 reviews

Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay at Big Oak Lodge and we're already planning our next one. The property is beautiful, tons of stuff to do for everyone, and the owners have thought of all the details. Our family loves it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amenities are great

  • 4 of 5

Hi, the family really enjoyed the privacy, the lake and outdoor areas. Well kept property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

Don't overlook this gem!

  • 5 of 5

Was a seamless rental process from start to finish. Randy & Carol easy to reach during planning and the stay. They meet you at the house upon arrival and their pride in their place is obvious! After a brief orientation, off they went and we promptly hopped into the pool. And pretty much never left it. The heater and the cover kept it toasty so our 3-year old guest and her (very pregnant) mom were in it almost every day. (We were too.) Kitchen supplied well- we did turkey and dressing one night and all we had to add was a throwaway roasting pan and a baster to the supplies. We are a cooking family and the only thing I would bring next time would be a couple of additional cutting boards. The grocery store in Belle was good for basics-meat, milk, produce, dairy, etc. We adored the outdoor kitchen, and cooked and ate all the rest of our dinners out there while watching the amazing sunsets. One chilly night, we followed a sunset swim (admiring the pool light show) with ice cream in front of the fireplace in the pool house. Enjoyed the fire pit for s'mores another night. The 3-yr old caught her first fish, and several others were caught and released. She also brought her "critter cage" and she caught a grasshopper, ladybugs, and a GIANT walking stick. Amazingly they survived several days with fresh "food" (grass.) She wanted to bring them home with her but her mom & dad told her their families would be sad without them so she let them hop/fly off to their homes before we left. Loved all the attention to landscaping; summer flowers fading but mums either in bloom or ready to bloom! And the butterflies were everywhere! We were looking for relaxing place for a week and Big Oak Lodge more than fit the bill. We would love to come back with the new family member, and see this gem in another season. (Of course, that would mean no pool.) But maybe the giant tub in the master bath would satisfy the youngsters.) Thanks for sharing this house. GIve Belle, Missouri a try.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home. We absolutely loved meeting your family. So happy you enjoyed your visit!!!
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Springfield, IL

Excellent family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I really appreciate Kaiser's family hospitality and making every effort to make their guests feel like home. They were at the site at time of check-in and gave me and my family a warm welcome to their home. They showed us the place and ensured to cover the details that can make the stay enjoyable and smooth. The place is well maintained and looks far better than what pictures say. Kitchen well equipped with all the basic needs and more (even bakery stuff, although would benefit from some organization), the pool is great size with a slide, hot tub provides great view, gas grill is covered in rainy days with a sink and mini fridge nearby, and row a boat in the pond. Lots of activities and can prepare all meals right there (just need some shopping from local store or meal delivery kits). Also there is a nearby (less than 5 mins by car) frozen custard joint that we all loved.

Everything is nice, and what make it like this is the owners prepared the place for their enjoyment too.

Definitely visiting again

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willis, Texas

2017 Eclipse

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home specifically to view the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. We brought a couple of friends with us, and our son & wife joined us for one night. This property is the most fantastic place I've stayed in for a very long time (and my husband & I use VRBO at least 3-4 times a year for vacations). It's grounds & view are to die for - the inside of the house and outside is decorated beautifully and stocked with anything & everything you could possible need. The owners, Randy & Carol are extremely helpful and we enjoyed meeting them. I just can't say enough about this place, other than we plan to come back for another trip with the same friends for a week! 3 days was definitely not long enough to enjoy the peace & quiet & serenity of Big Oak Lodge!!! Thank you Randy & Carol :)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to get away and relax! Owners were very friendly and easy to make plans with. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home and amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
St. Louis Lambert International
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Herman Winery or Wineries
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 89
Car: necessary

In addition to a self-contained property with an upscale home, hot tub, heated in-ground pool, lake and beautiful grounds, the Gasconade River is located 5 miles away and is accessible publically at Rollins Ferry Conservation Access.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Belle, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.05
Cleaning Fee £86.12 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.98%

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.
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