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Secluded Mansion in Country Setting just 10 min from Springfield

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 13,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Lafayette Mansion is perched atop a beautiful little hill in Willard MO, just 10 min Northwest of Springfield. The peaceful location is a perfect place to get away from all your troubles but conveniently located minutes away from the airport, shopping malls, hospitals and everything Springfield MO has to offer. Spanning over 13,000 square feet, this magnificent mansion has room for everyone and it’s a perfect place for family reunions, Ladies escape, Men’s retreat or even business trips. The grand entryway with a sweeping staircase draws you into a voluminous layout with three story windows with a breathtaking view of the natural spring creek. The kitchen is made for entertaining with 2 sinks, 2 stoves and 2 dishwashers to make clean up a breeze! The main level has a 2 story great room, a dining area with a gas fireplace, a hearth room with a flat screen TV, an office and 2 half baths. The bedrooms are all located on the second level and are all private suites. There is also a Game room with a Wii system for hours of fun. The divine master suite has a walk thru shower, Jacuzzi tub and a terrace to enjoy your morning coffee!

The lower level is where the fun begins!! It starts with a large living room with a walk out deck. You then walk back to a second full kitchen and bathroom. On one side of the kitchen is a wonderful movie room, perfect for the games and movies. Next to the Movie room is a billiards room with a gorgeous gas fireplace.

There is so much to do here you could stay hidden away from all your troubles for a week but if you choose to go out and have fun there is lots of running room outside.

Come and have fun or just relax with a movie marathon. We look forward to making your stay an exquisite time you will want to return to many times in the future.


While the space and accommodations do work well for larger gatherings, we are open to allowing these events, however the rates are subject to the type of event and number of guests. Please contact me directly for additional information at 417-576-6045 or email at excelinvesmentslp@

More Details

Brent & Stacie Johnson
Member since: 2016
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Brent & Stacie Johnson

We have been married for 21 years. We have 3 sons. We are a Sonic Drive In Franchisee and have been in the Sonic business for 24 years. Brent loves to golf and I love to remodel homes.

Brent & Stacie Johnson purchased this house in 2015

Why Brent & Stacie Johnson chose Willard

We purchased this home at an auction with the intent of flipping it. While remodeling, we lived in the home for a year and then put it on the market. While it was on the market, we didn't get much interest and we had already purchased another home and moved. We have used VRBO in the past for our personal travel and we decided to see if our home would be a place where others would enjoy.

What makes this house unique

With 13,000 square feet, there is room for families and friends to enjoy. There are 5 private suites, with a bunk room that will sleep 6. A great place for the family to all be together.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Willard in Center No. 3

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 13000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Grand Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Dream Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1- entry level - Toilet
    Bathroom 2-Entry Level - Toilet
    Bathroom-lower level - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Grand Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Dream - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Kids Bunk Room - 3 Bunk Bed
  • Sofa bed in Great Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Secluded Mansion in Country Setting just 10 min from Springfield
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Very nice place for a family get together.

  • 4 of 5

We had a marvelous time however we did have some issues. One was with the heat which was taken care of on the two lower levels. Bed rooms were warm the first night but cold at night which was great for sleeping but cool when bathing and getting dressed. Water froze in bath room for bedroom over garage so person using that room did not have a bathroom. Smoke alarm chirped two nights and even though we tried changing batteries it chirped only at night. It was very cold while we were there and we did enjoy our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that you had issues during your stay. When I was notified of the heat not working, I immediately drove to the home to check it. I then notified the repairman which came the same day. We purchased this home at an auction and had a professional inspection done so that we could fix any issues with the home, but anything inside the walls are unknown until and issue pops up. Unfortunately, with the extreme cold temperatures, the pipes freezing was something we couldn't for see. There are 8 bathrooms in the home so hopefully not having one wasn't too big of an issue. The smoke alarms there are hard wired. When changing the batteries you have to hold the reset button until all the alarms go off. This is indicated in our notes online on our VRBO page. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay even with you issues and I'm very sorry Mother Nature did not cooperate. I try to have talks with her on the cold as I am not a fan but she never seems to listen. :-) Thanks, Stacie
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The Best Vacation home we've ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and just as big as we thought it would be. The huge garage was nice as well cause we could all park inside during the winter. The basketball hoop on the backside of the garage was awesome! The bedrooms were very clean and big, I cannot express how nice it is for everyone to have their own bathroom and an extra one or two! I would highly recommend this place. We had 18 people here and everyone was comfortable. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful! A LOT of space for everyone. House was talk of trip. Easy to find.. Layout was wonderful and the playroom was a wonderful bonus!. Mom can't do stairs regularly so set her up in office, with the half bath she had everything she needed. Looking forward to renting again.. Beautiful inside and out photo op locations. Thank you Stacie for your great communication.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a nice place. Pictures cannot do it justice. We were there from NH for our daughters wedding, this was the perfect place for all the family to stay in one location. There is plenty of room to spread out, or have intimate conversations. For me, as a former chef, the only negative is the lack of cooking equipment i.e.: large pots and pans, better knives, cutting boards, other than that its pretty much a commercial kitchen. The place and grounds were immaculate when we arrived! Stacie and Brent are very respondent hosts, Thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Because of you our daughter had a remarkable wedding, and we will all cherish this memory. Thank You

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had about 10 of our family members and my little dog staying in the house and we had soooo much room. We booked the house to have our wedding ceremony at and it was absolutely beautiful! Our families were very impressed with the home and the property! Sitting outside at night and listening to all the wildlife was so relaxing! We loved our stay at the mansion and would book that home anytime we are in Springfield.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay. I will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Looking forward to my next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Springfield Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Deer Lake Golf Course

When using GPS for this home, please use Springfield as the city instead of Willard, as GPS for Willard will take you to the wrong part of Farm Road 94. Farm Road 94 does not run all the way through. So if you use Willard for the GPS then you are on the west side of Farm Road 94.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £204.74
Additional Guest Fee £18.61 per person per night
Pet Fee £37.23
Damage Insurance £43.93

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.