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The Big Easy Lakefront Estate, Hot Tub, Mid-Week Summer Specials!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 26, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 16

Hotels are for tourists. Today's vacation traveler seeks the comfort and amenities of a private home to meet and exceed their vacation rental needs.

That's where The Big Easy answers the call. This home looks and feels like a "contemporary lodge," with two full floors of living and entertainment space. The floor to ceiling windows across the expanse of this house offer amazing, can't-take-your-eyes-away water views.

The Big Easy got its name because the house is very large -- nearly 5,000 sq ft -- and lake livin' is easy! 5 BR/5 Baths that easily sleeps 16 guests. Lots of extras only found at fine resorts. Inside, dining room tables accommodate all your family and friends, and two tiers of outdoor decks with plenty of seating overlook the lake.

3 well dock with swim platform, martini deck and a perfectly pink water slide allows kiddos hours of fun as they plunge right into the lake from the property's seawall.

Cable TV, high speed internet, 2 car garage, cul-de-sac means no traffic......lots more. Just bring your toothbrush and a bathing suit. The rest is waiting for you at The Big Easy!

What's new in 2016? A new 6 person hot tub and full game room. Game on at The Big Easy!

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had an awesome time, Betsy. We spent the majority of the time out on the deck. The breeze felt so wonderful, I didn't want to leave! If you had had a hammock out there, I wouldn't have left! And the hot tub was fabulous. Our thanks."
Sep 2013
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21 Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

5

Wonderful Family Lake Week

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations for our family group (8 adults, 7 kids). The kitchen / dining area worked well with seating for all at family meals. Swimming / lounging at the dock was a hit with the entire group. Betsy answered all of our pre-arrival questions promptly and was great to work.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry and Family: WOW! Your glowing comments have me seeing stars.....FIVE of them in fact. How kind of you. We are grateful that your guest experience was a memorable one, filled with laughter, love and lake living. Hopefully you took tons of pix so you can always remember these good times. You and your family make ideal guests and we welcome you back anytime to any of our five vacation rental homes......and as a returning guest you get a whopper of a discount, too. Our thanks for placing your trust in us......and for your stay at The Big Easy! OX
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3

Big house - not suitable for families with small children.

  • 3 of 5

Before our arrival, Betsy was helpful, responsive, and provided a lot of information about the area. Upon our arrival, we found hair in showers and the beds, and food in and under the couches. I contacted Betsy to inform her of the situation. She was again responsive but offered no remedy. Much to our surprise, sections of the deck railings are nothing more than rope and the rest were not suitable for small children as they could easily fit under and fall. After a day of tubing and swimming, we were looking forward to enjoying the hot tub but were greeted with a musty, sour smell. We cycled the hot tub to run the water through the filter in an attempt to clean it out without success. The second morning arrived with rain and we found that it was coming in through game room ceiling and running into the outlet in the floor. After driving 10-12 hours to spend the holiday weekend together, we all made the best of the situation and contacted Betsy to let her know about the issues with the game room and hot tub. She responded promptly and sent a handyman. When I explained the issues we had, the gentleman rolled his eyes at my concerns and appeared annoyed to be called out to the house. He stated that they were aware of the problems in the game room and continually assured me it was safe for the children to play in a room with water running into open outlets. He drained some of the water from the hot tub and filled it again but the funny smell remained. I once again emailed Betsy to seek some sort of resolution to my dissatisfaction and concerns. Shortly after, Betsy arrived at the house and informed me that the solution was for our family to pack up and leave immediately. I was not only shocked but appalled that someone who had been so helpful prior to our arrival was so condescending and rude to me as a customer who was only trying to enjoy vacation with my family safely. With our only options being to cut our vacation short and attempt to petition for a refund, or make the best of an unfortunate situation, we opted to stay for the duration of our contract. I did not hear back from Betsy until after we arrived home and I inquired about the return of the damage deposit. Betsy did offer us a small “inconvenience refund” for our trouble. I do agree with previous customers that this home is good for large groups and has plenty of space. However, I would caution families with small children as there are significant safety concerns both inside and outside the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let this review be a warning to all vacation homeowners and property managers: Some people you just can't make happy. They should come with "warning" labels that read: I whine and complain! Or, better yet: Never satisfied! This is a distorted, exaggerated tale of woe. Enough said.
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5

Very family friendly!!!!

  • 5 of 5

GREAT HOUSE, CLEAN AND WELL EQUIPPED FOR OUR GROUP....There were 18 of us, 8 adults and 10 kids. Plenty of bedrooms, baths and seating areas. The open concept kitchen/dining lower level allowed everyone to eat in the same room or go out on the spacious deck. The kids had a blast going down the slide and jumping into the water from the dock. The game room also occupied them when they needed a break from the water. We took Betsy's advice and rented a tritoon and jet ski for a day allowing us to visit a couple of beach areas. The boat company delivered and picked up as they stated. Great to work with also. Any questions we had before leaving for our trip were answered promptly by Betsy. Highly recommend the Big Easy, which definitely lives up to it's name and we are planning to return in the future. Also thanks to the cleaning and maintenance group, you do a great job !!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tara, Steve and Fam: WOW! I feel like I just walked up on stage to accept an Academy Award for Outstanding Vacation Rental House of 2016.......and I haven't properly prepared my acceptance speech!! Our heartfelt thanks for your kind words on the Big Easy. It is our sincere hope that families like yours create lifetime memories when they stay with us. Sounds like yours could fill a virtual scrapbook! And maybe one of your photos will be the family Christmas Card this year?? Sure hope so. Again our thanks. Please come back soon for a VIP returning guest discount at any of our five vacation rental properties. Now, stay cool! - Betsy D., Homeowner
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5

Tons of space, for lots of people

  • 5 of 5

The Big Easy is a great place to stay especially if you have a large group with you. Everything was well kept and had an awesome open layout to be able to hang out with a group. Rented a tritoon from a company of Betsy's recommendation and had a great day out on the lake. They dropped the boat off right to the Big Easy's dock. Definitely would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lake Fun-sters: It is always gratifying to hear such high praise for our beautiful vacation rental home. We thank you for being outstanding, respectful guests. It's people like you that we value so greatly, and it makes all our hard work worth it! We hope you created a lifetime of memories in just a single weekend........our thanks for placing your vacay confidence in us. Please come back to any of our vacation rental properties for a VIP returning guest discount. Now that you're back to "real life," try to stay cool! All the best, Betsy Donnelly, Homeowner
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5

Lots of fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Thank you very much. Everyone thought the house was really cool and the location. Betsy also gave us a number for some boats to rent and we also requested captains. They were also excellent. Couldn't ask for much more regarding the house. We hung out on the porch a lot or by the lake on the dock. Or relax inside in the large living room. We played a lot of pool. Even the neighbors were cool. I'd go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andy and all the Minnesota Fellas: We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves at the Big Easy and got in some weekend boating at the Lake of the Ozarks. You traveled a great distance to enjoy yourselves so you sure deserved some well earned fun time with your buddies. Thanks for choosing our vacation rental home for this unforgettable trip. Please come back to any of our vacation rentals for a special VIP returning guest discount. Our thanks for the confidence you placed in us. - Betsy, Homeowner
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5

The Big Easy is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14 guys just had a three night stay at the Big Easy in mid May for a boating, fishing, and relaxation weekend. We were the first group of the 2016 season and we're lucky enough to be the benefactors of the Big Easy's new renovations, which were excellent and added to our group's enjoyment! Betsy is an absolute joy to work with and made our experience awesome. She provided the group with many local entertainment options and business contacts in which we made use of by renting a boat for two days! They even gave us a deal because they work with Betsy often! The house cannot be in a more perfect location either! Close to Frankie and Louie's and other hotspots! I would highly recommend the Big Easy to any size group of guys, gals, or families!! I cannot say enough good things about The Big Easy and the owner Betsy! Do yourself a favor and plan your next trip to this fantastic property!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Frankie & Louie's at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Indian Rock at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 5 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cannon Smoked Saloon at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Nearby boat rental and golf courses, outlet malls, waterfront bars and restaurants.

Availability

Rental rates

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Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$675
$4,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $625 - $625

Weekly Rate: $3750 - $3750

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


Rates listed above are 2014 in-season rates from Memorial Day thru Labor Day weekends. We also offer specially discounted "off season" rates so guests can enjoy the early spring blooms or autumn leaves turning colors or a game of golf. Special discounted rates for midweek visits between Sundays and Thursdays, too. Call for information!
We accept CREDIT CARDS.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 5000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Boat lift, PWC lift, wi-fi thru out, cable TV, fishing or swimming right off the dock, double kitchen, main floor laundry facilities, 2 car garage, screened in sun porch, 180 degree water views across the house, privacy and space galore. Estate also features game room and hot tub for six!

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