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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Paradise on Lake and 55 Acres

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 15, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 13 Sleeps

This is truly a paradise for the most private of parties. Lock the gate behind you and no one will enter unless you want them too! This home cannot be seen by the road and nobody knows you are here, but me! This was our private families home and now that I am widowed and am a empty nester I am enjoying sharing this beautiful, inspiring home and property with others. You will experience the beauty of nature, the unique architecture of Frank Llyod Wright's teachings and a calmness here that is just unbelievable! Once you

arrive you will not want to leave!

Every day is a new day here with something different to see. I

promise you, you will not be disapointed, you may not even want to leave, but you must because there are other guests waiting to experience what you just have!

Main Floor: dining - seats 8, kitchen - seats 6 at breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, sunken greatroom, laundry room, 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathroom, the large bathroom has sunken tub with hand held shower head.

Second Floor: 3 bedrooms - 2 masters (1 king and 1 queen) the 3rd also a queen. 2 bathrooms 1 with 2 seated shower the other with large 2 person seated shower, double sink, and Jacuzzi tub.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I started out at 15 being a hostess at a restaurant, for college I attended a travel academy, soon after had 2 beautiful bright children, ran a mechanical contracting company with my husband for 24 years, married 26 years to be widowed at a early age, and now once again a hostess to my own properties that I share with Wonderful Vacationers from all over the world:-)

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Words can not begin to express the wonderful time my family had being together in your amazing home! Everything was perfect and the surroundings, breath taking! I don't believe I could have found anything more enjoyable and relaxing. We take with us so many great memories and pictures. Everyone is already hoping we do this again next year and make it a family tradition! Thanks for everything!
Jul 2010
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18 Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

St. Louis, MO
5

Beautiful Wedding Location

  • 5 of 5

Donna was fantastic from the time I first contacted her about the property online. When we went out to see it, I knew it would be the perfect place for my wedding. I spent a year and a half thinking about how things would be set up there and dreaming about that day. When the big day came, it was everything I hoped for. My family and close friends were able to stay at the house for the weekend. We had our own lake. ( I even canoed in my dress for wedding photos!) The pool was great for those who stayed in the house. We released butterflies at the wedding since it was outdoors, and staying there for the whole weekend allowed me to see my butterflies hang around for the next couple days. Family and friends could relax and spend time together instead of the normal one night wedding rush. The house and property could not have been more beautiful and we were able to have 60 guests easily for the wedding day. Donna was patient and accommodating with all the questions that go into planning a big event and coordinating all the vendors (hair, caterer, and photographers) to come to the site. It was much more reasonable than renting a hall because we were not stuck with one choice of caterer. Shopping around for the best quality service saved money and gave me more choices on the food that I wanted. People were able to serve themselves with drinks that we provided, and so we saved money by preventing a bar service fee. I got a whole weekend to remember for less than the cost of most one day events in a hall. Thanks to Donna for making my big day everything I wanted it to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place I had the wedding of my dreams

  • 5 of 5

Donna was fantastic from the time I first contacted her about the property online. When we went out to see it, I knew it would be the perfect place for my wedding. I spent a year and a half thinking about how things would be set up there and dreaming about that day. When the big day came, it was everything I hoped for. My family and close friends were able to stay at the house for the weekend. We had our own lake. ( I even canoed in my dress for wedding photos!) The pool was great for those who stayed in the house. We released butterflies at the wedding since it was outdoors, and staying there for the whole weekend allowed me to see my butterflies hang around for the next couple days. Family and friends could relax and spend time together instead of the normal one night wedding rush. The house and property could not have been more beautiful and we were able to have 60 guests easily for the wedding day. Donna was patient and accommodating with all the questions that go into planning a big event and coordinating all the vendors (hair, caterer, and photographers) to come to the site. It was much more reasonable than renting a hall because we were not stuck with one choice of caterer. Shopping around for the best quality service saved money and gave me more choices on the food that I wanted. People were able to serve themselves with drinks that we provided, and so we saved money by preventing a bar service fee. I got a whole weekend to remember for less than the cost of most one day events in a hall. Thanks to Donna for making my big day everything I wanted it to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our Wedding. It was absolutely lovely. All of our guests enjoyed it, and we had a blast just hanging out by the pool or fishing in our downtime. Donna checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed as well. We had a couple glitches-some squirrels got into the garage and ate some of our cupcakes! But overall I don't think we could have asked for a better place. The Wifi is very testy, which left us without any sort of connection for most of the weekend-but in all honesty we didn't mind that much as there was so much to do. I do believe we're going to try and get everyone together and do it again next year! (without the wedding part)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway while still being close to civilization!

  • 5 of 5

Donna has been great to work with in this, our third year of the annual Bitch Posse get together (our second at this property) where five women get together from all over the United States for relaxation, fun, and conversation. (Oh, and wine. Lots of wine). Donna has been so wonderful that we had to make her an honorary Bitch, which she accepted graciously.

The house is particularly perfect for us due to the size. With five bedrooms there is room for us all. We loved hanging out in the sunken living room together, enjoying our view out to the lake. We also enjoyed using the large dining room to sit and have great family-style meals, be it breakfast (late, of course), lunch or dinner.

The history of the house is also phenomenal for a few of us who are architects and designers and who really appreciate the mid-century design interiors and the beautiful prairie-style lines of the house itself. There's even a wonderful hudee-ring sink in the downstairs bath! It's really quite fabulous.

The location is great; not to far out of the city that amenities aren't available but situated far enough away on a lush, private acreage with a private lake. We couldn't hear a peep of any man-made noise, except for the clinking of our wine glasses. We even saw a family of deer come up to the far side of the lake and graze for quite some time which we enjoyed watching.

I would never hesitate to rent from Donna in any of her rental properties. She is quick with an answer to a question and an all-around Rennaissance woman. I hope that those of you looking DO book and that you enjoy yourselves as much as we have.

The Bitch Posse will be back for year four and beyond!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Benson, AZ and Bloomington IN
5

Donna is an angel

  • 5 of 5

This woman has made one of hardest weekends for me a lot nicer. I am relocating to Bloomington from Arizona for work for at least a year, my two beautiful children 19 and 21 and the love of my life must stay in Az because of his job and the kids because of college. Donna made it possible for me and my husband to enjoy each others company and we can laugh, cry and or both in the privacy of her beautiful home. I can't thank you enough. My angel:)))

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Pole, AK
5

Diamond in Union, MO

  • 5 of 5

Donna, hands down, is the best home owner to work with. We use VRBO every year for our family vacations. She went above and beyond in making certain our stay was amazing. The vacation rental was spotless! The home is decorated beautifully and is very spacious. There were 9 of us staying at The Long House and there was enough space for all of us; we were never on top of one another unless we wanted to be. We had a family reunion over the 4th of July and the home is more than perfect for entertaining large crowds. We live in Alaska, so on most days, we were in the pool or out in the lake. We made some amazing memories here. Donna and The Long House will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our rule is to never visit the same place twice! Donna and her home are THAT amazing so we're breaking that rule. We'll see you again. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

This property is the home where my husband and I raised our children, when they grew up and moved out, I saw that we were not here as much and it's soooo beautiful to leave unattended, so I asked my husband if he would mind if we shared it with others. He agreed and the first year the response was soooo good that after I lost my husband, it's what kept me going:-) Everyone that stays here loves it, and many return year after year!!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lambert International STL at 59 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hagie's Nineteen at 6.7 Miles Nearest Golf : Birch Creek Golf Course, Union, MO 63084 at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Washington 63090 at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 50 at 3.7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Junie Moon Market Cafe, Union, MO 63084 at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Eureka, MO 63025 at 33 Miles Car: necessary

* You will enjoy swimming (heated concrete pool 15x30, Propane additional-pd by guest), kayaking, pedal boating, fishing until your heart is content, hiking, barbequing, or just relaxing and taking in all the views.

* Don't forget on a cool evening you can sit around the bon-fire

down at what we call the park area!

* Wineries are close by! Don't want to drive back, we can arrange a DD for you!

* Restaurants, well there are just a few, that we will recommend,

otherwise it's off to St. Louis for dinner!

* Golf courses are very near, several of them!

* Hunters-(pheasant, clay-skeet, deer) horseback riders, we have activities for you within 5 miles of this property.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$800
From
$850
Fri,Sat
$5,000
$15,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee/Pool Open $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.97%

Pool Closed/Cleaning Fee $200.00
Rates are subject to change at anytime before agreement is signed.
Attention last minute vacationer call for pricing!!!(Within 7 days of Rental)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jul 15, 2016
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Amenities

From the Owner

As soon as your drive down the driveway between the manicured fields to the woods by the lake and then approach the home, you feel a sense of calmness. When you enter the foyer into the great room you then receive the WOW factor and the view is absolutely fabulous! Different words everyday can describe the view and the feeling, well, it's sometimes indescribable!! I look forward to providing this accommodation that you will long remember:-)

Property Type

  • estate

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 3750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 2nd floor - toilet, shower, jetted tub, This Bathroom is in the Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 3 1st Floor - toilet, tub, Sunken Tub in between Bedroom 4 & 5
  • Bathroom 2 2nd Floor - toilet, shower, This bathroom services bedroom 2 & 3
  • Half Bathroom 1st Floor - toilet, Off of Dining Area and close to the inground pool
  • From a sunken tub on the main floor to a Jacuzzi tub on the second floor, 2 showers and 4 toilets!

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 2nd floor - 3 queen, Bathroom across the hall, shared with bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2 2nd Floor - 1 queen, Master bedroom with access to bathroom
  • Bedroom 1 2nd Floor - 1 king, Master w/ full bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 1st Floor - 1 queen, Bathroom shared with Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 4 1st Floor - 1 king, Bathroom Shared with Bedroom 5 /Beautiful view of Lake
  • All but 1 bedroom has a beautiful view of this 7 acre private lake on 55 acres.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • There are so many things to offer one that stays here. It's large enough for a family gathering and personal enough for a private getaway! Fully equipped kitchen, linens, beach towels, gas grill, charcoal grill, 2 kayaks, and 4 paddle boats. Peacefullness, views, and nature, along with all the above!

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