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Nautical Nest Lake Home - 4br, 4 ba with boat slip 8mm

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 10 Sleeps

This spacious home is centrally located off of O road out of Laurie, MO. This house is on the water in a prestigious no-wake cove off of the 8 mm. Bring your boat; we have a place for it. Or call Playin Hooky Water Taxi to pick you up at the dock and go do the hot spots on the Lake by water. Enjoy swimming and fishing off of our big dock. This is a great location if you are entered in any of the fishing tournaments or otherwise.

This house has 3 levels. On the parking level, you will find 3 bedrooms and three baths. One bedroom is a master with a master bath and cathedral ceiling. It has a king size bed. The other two good sized bedrooms share a hallway bath. One has a king size bed and the other has a queen size bed. Two bedrooms face the lake and have balconies.

The middle level has the open kitchen/family room area. There is seating for 5 at the kitchen bar. The table seats 6. The kitchen is fully equipped. Out the door of the kitchen is the covered “He-man” cooking deck. There is a big gas grill, a smoker, and a fish fryer. The deck has plenty of built in seating. The big laundry room and a big bathroom with shower are also on this level. The laundry room has an extra refrigerator with a big bin of ice. The leather sectional in the family room makes into a queen size bed for extra sleeping.

From the middle level, you can look down at the lower level into the recreation room. There is a curved wet bar with 6 bar stools, and a bar size slate pool table for evenings or rainy days. Also on this lower level you will find the fourth bedroom. It also has a master bath and walk in closet. There are two double beds in this room. A big deck with patio table and chairs are outside the sliding glass doors on this level.

The dock has two long slips. There is a swimming platform with a water slide. The dock also has a wave runner lift. There is plenty of boat docking for friends. There is a sink to clean fish. The dock is surrounded by crappie beds. The dock has been wired to code.

More Details

Joyce Prater
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018


Gravois Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The house has 2 central airs 2 hot water heaters Dishwasher, microwave, and full kitchen Outdoor covered cooking deck with big gas grill, smoker, and fish fryer Washer and Dryer 2 refrigerators and 2 ice makers, one ice maker have big plastic bins to collect ice 2 boat slips Wave runner lift Swim platform Water slide Pedal Boat Shaded deck with patio furniture Pool table Wet bar Leather sectional makes into a bed and sleeps two extras Cable TV and Wireless Internet DVD/CD player Parking for 4+ vehicles No pets allowed, kid friendly, smoking not allowed inside.


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Nautical Nest Lake Home - 4br, 4 ba with boat slip 8mm
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
Raymore, Mo., United States

Another year and counting

  • 5 of 5

This was the ninth year our group has stayed at the Nautical Nest lake house. Although our group was smaller this year, it was still a fantastic weekend. This place looks better every year. Phil and Joyce really work hard to make this property one you want to come back to year after year. The addition of new Crappie beds around the dock made for some great fishing. I would recommend this property for anyone who is thinking about spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks. You won't regret it. Thanks again for another great trip to the lake!!

David & Kathy Wolf

Raymore, Mo.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review! I am so glad the improvements get noticed, even the one's you can't see like the crappie beds!
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Decatur, IL


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Nautical Nest! Joyce and Phil were so nice and helpful with all our questions. We have been bringing our kids and grandkids to the Ozarks for 7 years and this was our best stay yet. We spent most of the week in the water, on the dock or in our boat—it was 95 everyday. we caught some catfish we kept. The grandsons loved catching the sun fish and a turtle!! They LOVED the slide too. House was very nicely furnished with enough room for all 8 of us. We had some friendly competitions at the pool table in the evenings. This is a great house and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We can not thank Joyce and Phil enough for the use of their beautiful home. It was just perfect for what we needed. Our children have requested that this home be our tradition for our family vacations, so Joyce and Phil we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable. Well equipped. Beautiful dock. Very quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very accommodating , The home is comfortable and relaxing . The home had very nice amenities, the dock was right out from the house and we spent hours of enjoyment down on on the dock.

There was ample parking for our group. We had great access to the lake and being in a no wake zone made for very easy for docking and enjoying our non boating time on the water.

There are a lots of marinas near the home and everyone was great. A special plug for the Millstone Marina, free bucket of ice with fill up and a trip to the beer cave was very cooling.

Special thanks to Joyce for being a helpful host.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. You had a great group and managed to do a lot of boating. It was your first time at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. I am glad that you mentioned Millstone Marina. We have new owners this year and they are all anyone could ever hope for. They are here hands-on everyday. (We stay at the marina on our boat). There have been so many wonderful changes to the marina that I can't mention them all, but I do hope that my boat owning guests will choose Millstone Marina gas stop when in need of gas and supplies from the gas dock and general store. They are located on the 6 MM and the Nautical Nest is on the 8 MM.
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Great family trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 family members , travelled from Colorado. Joyce greeted us at the home and generously offered all of the amenities. We loved the fire pit at night, used the man deck for frying and grilling, played on the dock most days with the pedal boat and slide and had more than enough comforts of home. We rented paddle boards and a kayak as well as a pontoon boat. Super vacation and thank you for sharing your lovely home

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A nice review. I am glad that all had fun playing in the water around the dock. It is always very calm water. Thank you.
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Relaxing summer break

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Nautical Nest . I was surprised how spacious it was. There was so much room for all of us 8 adults and three children.

It was very well equipped.

We made full use of the dock area, the children really enjoyed the slide and we all enjoyed the pedalo.

Our only disappointment was no fault of the owner , we didn't catch any sizable fish !

Would not hesitate to return and would recommend to friends.

Thank you Joyce for the use of your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that the fish were being evasive while you were here. I did have a talk with them. Thanks for the nice review. Joyce
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Indian Rock Golf Course
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Sedalia, MO
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mac's and Tap and Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Franky & Louie's Beachfront Bar and Grill
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boat on the 55,000 acres of water.

* Visit the different restaurants on the Lake.

* Go shopping.

* Relax in the calm water on a floatie.

* Indulge in water sports.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Float in the calm water on a raft off of the dock.

* Grill on the He-man Deck.

* Fish.

* Hike at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

* Read or nap in the shade.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play in the water off of the dock.

* Boat and jet ski or tube.

* Go carts, bumper cars, minature golf, water slides.

* Beach and Kid Karaoke at Frankie and Louies.

* Fish or visit a cave.

Golf (Indian Rock 18 hole golf course) and Movie theater within one mile

Restaurants within one mile by land.

Restaurants on the water within one to two miles. If you don't have a boat, contact 'Playing Hooky' Water Taxi & Charter Service to visit Camden on the Lake (old Horny Toad), Shady Gators (Toad Cove), and Frankie and Louie’s (beach for kids). Bumps Barefoot Bar, Coconuts, Jolly Roger's, Jerk Shack, Dockknockers, MaMa's Market, and The Duck.

Tap and Grill, Max's, JJ's at the Copper Pot, Rocky Top, Bear Bottom Resort, Shrimp Daddy's, Captain Ron’s are restaurants all bar close by car (beach for kids)

Assorted other eating establishments

Outlet mall, amusements parks on other side of lake along with many more golf courses

Water sports and boating

4 Wineries in area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

If paying by check, make payee Joyce Prater. Send along with rental agreement to PO Box 1455, Laurie, MO 65038.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.