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Marc & Melanie Braun

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Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis

41 Reviews
People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lake Sherwood Estates - 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. 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marc & Melanie Braun (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English

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 Missouri

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The house was plenty large for 4 adults & 5 children and equipped with everything we needed. We loved kayaking & swimming in the lake. Thanks for the wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is very nice and the area is beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! Something for all ages. The house is really nice, clean and comfortable. We may have picked the hottest possible time to visit but time spent in the house was a cool and relaxing reprieve from the heat. And it was so quiet we had no trouble sleeping. The owners were incredibly helpful and easy to work with. Responded quickly to all our questions. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This beautiful house was set up so well for our families! The location is absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and beautiful location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lots of room!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 adults and 10 kids in our group!! Had plenty of room!! We all had a fantastic time!! We went to St Louis and took in their awesome zoo, went to Pappy's Smokehouse in St Louis which was awesome!! Also went to Chesterfield mo and went to Central Park, a great place!! The house has three living areas, a nice big deck, and plenty of room for sleeping and eating!! The only downfall was there was no yard at all. The place was clean and the owners are really great!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come and visit again.
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5

Excellent choice for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Several members of our family were in the area for a wedding and we had a blast here. Everything is as advertised and then some! Very scenic area and nice, comfortable accommodations. We had a great time grilling out and spending time together. The kids had toys, games and of course, the outdoors to keep them busy, then a movie in the basement via Direct TV in the evening before bed. Really, I can't think of any downsides about the place that the owners haven't been up front about in the listing (steep driveway, no cell reception - neither of which were a big deal for our party). Would highly recommend this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. Thanks for choosing to spend some time at Villa Vakashon!
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house. Met all of our needs for a family of 12.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake Sherwood Estates, Missouri

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fabulous Fall Season
6 Sep 2016 - 21 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£877
for 3 nights
From
£227
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
22 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 4 nights
From
£244
 
 
Winter Escape
29 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£601
for 2 nights
From
£202
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 4 nights
From
£244
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£601
for 2 nights
From
£202
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £46
Refundable Damage Deposit £193
Cleaning Fee £150
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.
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Facilities

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

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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • 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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