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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Marc & Melanie Braun
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake Sherwood Estates in Charrette

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Lakefront - Villa Vākāshon - Spacious 4BR/3BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful, CLEAN vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 children (5,4,3), my parents and I stayed at this home to celebrate Christmas with family who live in the area. It fit all of our needs. The home is very, very clean. There is plenty of space to spread out in and feel comfortable. My children really appreciated the alcove of games and kid toys (so did we as it helped keep them busy). We made several large family meals and the kitchen was well stocked with anything we needed to prepare the meals. All communication with the owner was professional, very kind and quick. If you are thinking of renting this cabin, I would not hesitate. It was one of the best rentals we have stayed in and we can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was such a pleasure to have you and we look forward to your return so that you can enjoy the "lake life" during warmer, swimming weather.
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Great place for families!

  • 5 of 5

We came into town for a conference with our two kids, 10 and 21. As people who prefer the country/suburbs to the city, we felt right at home in this house. The house's layout was really one-of-a-kind and very well-stocked with all the gear you might need to cook (which we did a lot of). Melanie was great to deal with and we had not a single issue in our entire stay.

Some neat features of this house: a beautiful view of the lake, up high in a "tree house" kind of way; a secluded master retreat upstairs away from everyone else :); two nice bedrooms on the ground floor for people who might not want to do stairs, with a shared bath. A basement "apartment" (almost self-contained!) downstairs for the kids with multiple beds and a bath. Board games and a wooden train set! High-speed internet. Some books to peruse for your leisure time. Amazing hilly terrain for walks/exploring. The lakes in this neighborhood are gorgeous. Protected area. You just couldn't feel safer, here.

If you are on the fence about renting this property for any reason, don't hesitate. You will love it here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Friends

  • 5 of 5

4 couples got together and spent the weekend here. The house is a perfect place to use. We had a lot of room and plenty of bedrooms for all. Close enough to do wine tours, eating out or cooking a big breakfast at the house. We had a great time and hope to make this an annual get together. It was easy to access and the owners are great to work with, great communication!! Thank you for letting us use your home it made priceless memories for us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Grove, MO

We had a wonderful stay! Our whole family stayed together for a Christmas trip.

  • 5 of 5

There was ample bedding for our 15 family members. The extra cots were nicer than we expected, and the kitchen was well stocked. Our only disappointment was that there were no Christmas decorations or tree, but it wasn't a big deal. We would highly recommend this house for any family group.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University City, MO

Great home in a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a bachelerotte party weekend and it was a great pick. The home had plenty of space! We spent our time at the nearby wineries and cooked in the evenings. They had everything we needed to cook and plenty of games to play. The home was great, but I was also really impressed by the quick response time from the owner. She was sure to get information to me quickly when I had last minute questions. Also I appreciated the quick turn around for the damage deposit (as Christmas is coming up). Thanks for the great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much better than we could have ever hoped for!!! Thanks!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was phenomenal! We were just looking for a place for our family to meet. What a surprise! This is much better than the description and the pictures show. The setting is fantastic and the house has a lot more room than we ever expected. We could not have asked for a nicer place! We loved it! We've found our new meeting place in the future. We also enjoyed the great central location to visit some of the local wineries. What a hidden treasure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a great time and loved your stay! We'll look forward to having you as return guests.
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Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Best Golf Course www.mobluffs.com
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Sherwood Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake Sherwood Estates, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
1 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Vacation Season
27 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 4th Holiday
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Vacation Season
9 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £195.57
Cleaning Fee £152.54
Property Damage Protection £46.15
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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