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Family friendly home on 37-acre private lake, located on 342 acres

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 24-32 guests, 2+ kitchens, fully-furnished, 4+full baths, huge sunroom

Three levels of executive comfort on a private, 37-acre spring-fed lake. All space is flexible to meet the needs of your family or group. The Red Bud Room has a comfortable queen bed with built-ins, 2 sets of homemade bunk beds, and an adjoining full bathroom with shower. The Walnut Room features a comfortable queen size bed and beautiful built-in cabinetry with a shared bath (across the hall). The Cedar Room includes a comfortable queen bed with a set of handmade bunk beds with a shared bath (down the hall). The Dogwood Room is a flexible room with a full-sized futon and a set of handmade bunk beds. These rooms are all located on the main floor with easy access to the Main Kitchen, Gathering Room, Great Room, and Sun Room. The Oak Room is located on the second floor and has a comfortable queen size bed and large spa like bathroom with garden tub, shower, double vanity, and toilet. The Loft outside of the Oak Room is a perfect spot for a family 'slumber party': room for cots, mattresses, and sleeping bags. A great place for movie time with the family. The Gathering Room has a piano, couches, chairs, and a unique design with perfect places for conversation or to catch up on your reading. The Great Room is an open, spacious area that is multifunctional. Tables and chairs can be set up for dinner, crafts, movies, and games. Plenty of room for everyone in your party to stretch out. The Sun Room has plenty of comfy chairs and room on the floor for kids to play with a beautiful lake views on three sides. This is the perfect place to reflect with your morning coffee! Our Lower level features the Hickory room with a queen bed and handmade bunks, a kitchenette, dining area, living room with full pull out sofa sleeper, and a beautiful 3 season room with relaxing seating and lake views. The Main Kitchen has a large island, a Jenn-Aire stove top, oven, microwave, and large refrigerator, dishwasher, completely stocked with dishes, utensils, cookware, glassware, etc. You only need to provide the groceries! Steps away is the Sun Room Kitchen with another stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. It is also completely stocked with everything (except the groceries) you need to entertain up to 24 guests. There is seating available in Sun Room Kitchen for up to 32. Step outside the Sun Room Kitchen into the screened-in Covered Patio and a gas BBQ grill with addition seating for 12. Steps from the Covered Patio is a beautiful fire pit with room for everyone. Next to the fire pit and overlooking the lake, is a 5 person (shared)hot tub. Watch the sun rise or set while you indulge. Follow the walkway to the boat dock where you will find spring fed, crystal clear water, abundant fishing, canoes, and kayaks for your use. There are plenty of life jackets for everyone. Jump off the dock and swim, float on a raft and enjoy the lake. No gas motors on the lake, just peace and quiet! After a relaxing day on the lake, perhaps you would like to challenge a family member to a game of disc golf on our 9-hole course? Or get the clubs and balls out and do some Scottish style chipping? Bring your bikes and ride around the lake or up in the woods, or hike in our 342 acres, photograph wildlife, pack a picnic and explore. This lodge is waiting for you and your family! Do you need additional room? We have some additional lodging and meeting spaces on the property. Call for details. Our owners live on site in an apartment above the 4 car garage and are just a phone call away, should you need anything!

Property Manager
Julie Swallow
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Julie Swallow

David and Marie Hazell lived in Russia for eight years working on Bible translation. In 1992, shortly after communist walls began to fall, they moved their family to the depths of Siberia where they assisted with printing the first Scripture portion in the Evenki language. David and Marie also served in Moscow, coordinating translation projects in 70 minority languages of the former Soviet Union. The family's move back to the United States in 2000 marked a new era in their support of international missions work as they now devote their time to starting businesses that promote the principles of the Kingdom of God including giving a majority of company profits to Bible translation and other worthy non-profit endeavors. Please consider helping them with this endeavor at God's Word for the Nations (gwftn.org).

Why Julie Swallow chose Missouri

Kabekona Hills Retreat Center was established to provide a peaceful place for retreats, and family reunions. The owner's grandfather had a dream of owning property that could provide weary Christian soldiers (pastors, missionaries, and Christian laymen) solitude on lakeside property where they could rest in the hand of the Eternal Creator. Purchasing property in Northern Minnesota on Lake Kabekona, grandfather Bratrud shared his find with many Lutheran preachers and his land became respectfully known by many as preacher's point. Now two generations later with seed money from the sale of the family cabin on Lake Kabekona, we desire to carry on grandfather's dream to establish a peaceful resting place and a place of celebration for those who serve God's Kingdom. Kabekona Hills Retreat Center is a place 'where one road ends and the adventure begins.' Come and rest in the hand of the Creator.

What makes this house unique

The drive in is breathtaking! The property offers privacy and seclusion. Quiet, beautiful views, nature all around!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newburg in Phelps County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main floor bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached to Red Bud Room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Executive bathroom on upper floor attached to Oak Room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Walnut Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Main level with shared bath
    Cedar Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Main level, shared bath, sleeps 4 plus
    Red Bud Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Main level, attached full bath, sleeps 6 plus
    Oak Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper level with attached executive bath
    Dogwood Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Flexible room, sleeps 4+:
    Hickory room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
We also have additional space available for rent with this property if you are needing lodging for more guests, including an RV, and RV hook ups. We also have an Event Barn for rent for gatherings. A small fishing boat is occasionally available for rent. Call or email for more details.


4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Family friendly home on 37-acre private lake, located on 342 acres
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Nice view

  • 3 of 5

We rented the entire facility for a weekend event and enjoyed working with the marketing director, Julie Swallow, very much. She was responsive, positive and helpful. There were 12 of us staying in the 6-bedroom house, which was very clean and well-kept. We all enjoyed the patio type kitchen that was large enough for us all to cook and eat together, however, it would be much better if there was a bathroom near that part of the house. The large upstairs suite included a bathroom, but no door separating it. Only one other bedroom had a bathroom in it. The owner is on-site, living over the garage, and is particular as to where you park, what you turn on and off, and where you set your coolers.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the sunroom kitchen area and the beautiful views. You are correct, there are only two bedrooms with attached, private bathrooms. There are a total of 4-1/2 bathrooms throughout the house and some sharing is necessary. The owners do live in an apartment over the garage and therefore parking in the proper area is important for them to have access to move their cars in and out of the garage. Also, the loading and unloading area can easily become a bottleneck if guests do not take turns. We are pretty particular regarding placement of coolers inside the house (we would hate to see any of the beautiful floors damaged by a leaking cooler or condensation) but welcome you to use them on the patio and in the sunroom kitchen which both have ceramic tile. We are so pleased that you chose Kabekona Hills for your event and we hope you will visit again.
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Excellent meeting retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 5 other team members. We had a relaxing stay. We had time to enjoy the canoe's, kayak's, and hot tub. We grilled and had smores around the fire pit. It was the perfect setting for our quick meeting retreat. We met during the day in the sun room overlooking the lake. We cooked our meals together. We had a great time, and we will be back. House is very clean and property very well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houghton, MI

Amazing Property and Staff!!

  • 5 of 5

Our race team of 20 people stayed here for a week. The property and staff were amazing. Words and pictures can not describe how beautiful and majestic this property really is. The catering is by far the best we've ever experienced! We will be back next year for sure!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 44
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Various chain & local
Car: necessary

Missouri University of Science and Technology is 15 minutes away. St. James, Three Squirrels, and other local wineries are approx. 30 minutes drive from the property. Also, Fort Leonard Wood Army Base, Waynesville, and St. Robert Missouri are a 40 min drive. Traveling to Meramec Caverns is an hour drive. Property is within within a few hours drive of many rivers and springs to fish or canoe including the Gasconade, Big Piney, Current, Meramec, Huzzah, Meramec Springs, Lane Springs, Montauk Springs, Bennett Springs, to name a few.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Newburg, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
may 2017
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th of July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer 2017
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
labor day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.17
Cleaning fee £234.7
Tax Rate 5.35%

Premium Rates of $895 ($995 Thurs-Sat) for the following:
Weekends of: New Years, Valentines, Easter, Mother's Day, MST Graduation, Memorial Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, MST Homecoming.
Also the weeks of: Thanksgiving and Christmas
Also during Hunting Season (Deer)

A deposit of 50% of rental contract, plus $500 refundable damage deposit must be received prior to dates being reserved. The remaining balance plus $300 cleaning fee is due 90 days prior to your arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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