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Amy Fossett

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

5 Star Rated * LAKEFRONT 5BR/6BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Lake Sherwood Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

'SERENITY', the name of this spectacular LAKEFRONT home, has all the amenities for a memorable vacation regardless of what season you choose to come.

This 4,500+ sq ft home has 120 ft of shoreline complete with private dock on the Main Lake at Lake Sherwood in one of the best coves for swimming, fishing and enjoying the lake. With more than 3,000 sq feet of decks, patios and dock you can take full advantage of enjoying the outdoors.

Want to explore the lake? We have a paddle boat, 2 kayaks and 2 canoes for you to use. Spend the day on the water floating on one of the many water toys that are provided. The lake has great fishing too right off our dock. Enjoy the screened in porch or hang out on the rocking chair deck or chill out in one of the hammocks hanging in the trees. Then end your day relaxing in the 8 person hot tub under the starlit sky.

Cathedral ceilings offer breathtaking views of the water & tree filled property as does the sunroom and many decks located around the house and lake side so no matter what time of year 'SERENITY' is a great escape. Cozy around the 2 story stone fireplace or curl up with a good book in the loft area. You will love the privacy and you will feel lost in the tranquility.

The whimsical lower entertainment level has fun for everyone. Enjoy the custom made Texas Hold em Poker Table, Foosball, Pool Table, Bubble Hockey and we have numerous fun games, DVDs and more for guests use. Then to top it off you will find the home theatre featuring a 110 inch Projection TV, awesome surround sound, Direct TV with Tivo, Blu-Ray DVD Player and we have a Wii. We even have comfy theatre seating. Oops! Forgot to mention the bar area with microwave for that needed movie popcorn.

There is a large gourmet kitchen that is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has a large granite topped center island w/extra prep sink, NEW double convection ovens, microwave, all cooking & serving utensils you need for whipping up spectacular meals. We even have a supply of many spices, condiments, paper products for your convenience. Bring your favorite recipes, food and channel your inner Chef!

This home has 5 bedrooms (one with 2 sets of bunk beds and a sofa sleeper that is the perfect kids room) and 4 full bathrooms and 2 half baths. The Master Bedroom Suite & Master Bath is located on the main floor and the other 4 bedrooms w/Jack and Jill bathrooms are on the upstairs guest level. We even have a 2nd floor guest laundry for drying out those suits. No need to bring linens or beach towels either as we provide it all.

We have pictures to give you a sampling of what 'SERENITY' has to offer but there is so much more to see and do.

This is truly a perfect place to leave it all behind and come enjoy the lake! Whether gathering for a family reunion, friend get together or a couple escape, why go all the way to the Ozarks when you have 'SERENITY' just outside of St Louis and all the town has to offer! So, come & escape to the lake!

WHAT’S NEW at SERENITY? We constantly hear rave reviews about how nice, new and clean our lake home looks. Well, that takes a lot of effort and we continuously strive to enhance your vacation experience. We are always upgrading to keep SERENITY fresh.

Just a few mentions up upgrades in 2016/2015: new gorgeous hardwood floors installed in great room & master bedroom, main level all new baseboards, new kitchenaide convection double oven, all 64 house windows professionally cleaned, exterior landscaping refresh, new expoxy coated garage floor & custom garage cabinets, several rooms done with new decor/furnishings and more.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Amy Fossett (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Amy Fossett

Serenity was built for family and friends to gather for fun, relaxing and memories. Lake Sherwood is the best kept secret outside of St Louis that I have enjoyed since a young child. You will enjoy the feeling of being away from the world here with all it's beauty and wildlife. Pictured are L-R, Amy Fossett, Terrie Stiles & Kim Garner (owner). We are long time friends and have enjoyed the lake since Kim & Amy bought there first weekend house in 1997 at Lake Sherwood. Several years later we sold that weekend house and Kim Garner had this home custom built in 2003. The home was designed for entertaining friends and guests. We are now pleased to offer it for rental for others to enjoy. The minute you drive through the gates at Lake Sherwood you will experience the true 'Serenity' of the lake.

Amy Fossett purchased this house in 2003

Why Amy Fossett chose Missouri

With 'Serenity' only being 25 minutes from Chesterfield and less than an hour from downtown St Louis/Cardinal Baseball/Rams and most St. Louis Tourist Attractions makes this a perfect getaway without taking forever to arrive. There is so much to do around this area that one could spend several days without even taking advantage of all St Louis has to offer. The wineries, Katy's Trail (hiking and biking), great outlet mall shopping nearby and enjoying all Lake Sherwood has is a vacation in itself.

What makes this house unique

Floating on the water and BBQ in the summer and warming up in the hot tub in the winter are my favorite things to do here. If the weather is not so great, the basement is full of entertainment. Watching deer through the two story windows while sitting in front of the fireplace is also relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the manager

***This was written in our guestbook***

Came to Serenity for: Celebrate Christmas and reunite with family since we are scattered through the states

Traveled from: Ohio, Texas & Alabama

Special Message to owners: Christmas time was a great time to get together at this house. The owners did such a beautiful job providing the spirit of Christmas with the beautiful decorations. Thank you for the snack tray, phone with free long distance, wi fi, media room, fire pit and the bedding!
Dec 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(95 traveler reviews)
5 Star Rated * LAKEFRONT 5BR/6BA Home - Lake Sherwood/W. St. Louis
average rating of 4.968421 based on 102 reviews

This home is lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend with 5 of our friends. We have done this every year for 10 years now and this is, by far, the nicest place we have stayed. Everyone had comfortable, luxurious rooms and beds, the kitchen was excellent. I love to spend this time cooking, and having a big open space where everyone gathers and sits at the table together is my favorite part of vacation. The lake was fun (thank you for all the great lake toys), the hot tub is great, and the game room and movie theatre are amazing. We had so much fun that we are planning next year already.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Allison Park, PA


  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and oh so comfortable. My daughter said her bed was "like sleeping on a cloud".

The kitchen was perfectly equipped.

The kayaks, canoe, and paddle boat were a great way to explore the beautiful lake and the floats were perfect for the outfield when we played wiffel ball off the dock.

We used the grill for dinners, and the media room to watch the Olympics.

We played pool and poker in the game room.

Serenity was perfect for our family get together!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review! We love that your daughter slept on a cloud!! Knowing that your family enjoyed so many things about our home and found it so comfortable makes us feel so happy! Sounds like a lot of great memories were made. Please come back and see us again! Thanks again, Terrie, Kim and Amy
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Home was beautiful and best-equipped we have ever experienced! Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The driveway to this lakeside home was unexpected - but the home, the scenery, the warm greeting and everything else were worth the challenge! If you visit, all you'll need are food, clothing and yourselves. Plenty spacious for our family of 10. Every kitchen item imaginable was supplied. Even supplies of things like TP, paper towels, condiments, spices, etc. Water toys for everyone and a game room for many interests for evenings and a rainy day. Too many decks and pleasures to give them all ample time. St. Louis just an hour away. No cell phone coverage is a draw-back but all else was superb. Thank you for offering this well cared for and well-equipped property to be shared with others!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glen Carbon, Illinois

First home we rented two years in a row! Excellent Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Serenity Home! It is SO well stocked with all those things that the owners seem to realize vacationers need. The kitchen is well stocked and even includes lots of spices and a nice welcome basket. All the details like dish soap, toilet paper etc. make it so much simpler and are so appreciated. The red room remodel is a GREAT improvement over last year. The bed and pillow were heavenly - so comfortable. We don't like the steep driveway but after a few runs we got used to it:) Drive to the sand beach/pool area!! SUCH a nice place to enjoy a beautiful day. We love the big table and the great basement with SO many games. What an entertainment haven! The screen porch and the two porches outside are all SO lovely - just a beautiful place to relax for happy hour or morning coffee. We love it. My only suggestions are to have instructions in each bedroom for the remotes since some of us are remote-challenged. Secondly, hooks on the doors in the red bedroom bathroom would be helpful. That's ALL I CAN THINK OF - ha. That's how well accommodated this place is. I would recommend this to any vacationers. It is a bit remote but if you're looking for a place to go and relax, this is a good one! We'll be back another year. Thank you - we have enjoyed our weeks there very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful visit to Serenity

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year staying at Serenity. It was great as usual. We stayed over the July 4th weekend and did have a lot of rain. But there were so many things to do inside, it did not affect our stay much. There was still enough dry time for Grandpa and the grandkids to fish. They caught a humongous catfish and there was much bragging and many photos taken!

I think the biggest memory I have about our recent visit is the attention to detail and total concern for guests that Kim, Terrie and Amy have for the Serenity occupants. Before our trip, I had asked if there were any extra tables available. The dining room table seats 8 to 10, but we had 13 on our trip. Kim said that there were extra tables and she would make sure that they were in the garage available for us to use. Sure enough when we pulled into the garage, there were 4 different tables to use to make the dining table bigger. They always come through and do what they say they will.

All of the ladies also went to a lot of trouble for a “mishap” we had. One of our grandkids left a game console at the lake house. She discovered that it was missing about 9pm in the evening after we had checked out. The console apparently was blinking and she put it on a chair and put a pillow over it to block out the blinking. We checked the house several times before we left, but did not move pillows. We called Terrie and Kim late at night and they were super. They called housekeeping that night to check if they had found anything. They had not. They then arranged for us to return to Serenity the next morning to check the place ourselves for the missing console. Fortunately no one else had checked in yet. They had to call the Serenity Security gate to arrange for us to enter the next day.

They were so helpful and gracious and totally understanding. We drove out to the house the next morning and thankfully did find the game where it had been left. The whole incident showed a lot of trust and respect on both sides when it was totally our fault for the problem. I can't tell you how much we appreciated the way we were treated.

The best review I can give Serenity is when we asked the grandkids if they wanted to return next year. The teenagers' response was “Why WOULDN'T we want to come back!” and “Of course, it is such a fancy house”. I was told that our youngest family member cried most of the way home because she didn't want to leave.

See you next year....

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love hearing about the memories being made at Serenity..year after year! We are so happy that the item was found and thank you for working with us as a team to make that happen. Our goal is to make sure each guest has whatever they need to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible so the tables were no trouble at all. We would love to have you come back to "the fancy house" as much as you would like. Just only "happy tears" are allowed when you leave. Amy, Terrie and Kim
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a family gathering. The kids and grandkids really enjoyed the lake and all the toys provided plus the very fun game room. We originally planned other activities while in St. Louis but there was so much to do at this beautiful home, we never left. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I tell guest all the time they will never want to leave once here and you have proved that to be true! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will think of Serenity again when you are ready to make more family memories. Amy, Terrie and Kim
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Lambert St Louis International Airport (STL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
T & D Tavern (local super casual bar)
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Numerous Courses
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 70
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Closest are really all 20-30 minutes
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
We have a clubhouse beach area on the main lake
Car: necessary

Lake Sherwood is a beautiful 140 acre lake that you can swim or fish right off our large dock. 'SERENITY' is a lakefront home on the MAIN lake. Guests are welcomed to use the clubhouse (with summer snack bar), beach and basketball/volleyball courts. There is so much to do at SERENITY but if you want to venture out then you may be wondering...

How far to?

20 minutes to numerous wineries & the famous Katy Bike Trail, shopping, groceries & restaurants

25 minutes to Historic Washington, MO

30 minutes to Chesterfield area Premium Outlet Malls (opening 9/2013)

45 minutes to Six Flags, Historic St Charles, Casinos & Lambert International Airport

60 minutes to Busch Stadium/Downtown, Edward Jones Dome, St Louis Zoo and numerous attractions

Plus nearby you have many great golf courses!!


Rates & Availability

Lake Sherwood Estates House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of Summer/Labor Day2016
Aug 16 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage/Wineries - 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving - 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter Escape - 2016
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & NYE 2016/17
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Escape - 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break Season - 2016
Mar 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation Season - 2016
May 25 2017 - Jun 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday - 2016
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation Season
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $295

Rates subject to change. All rates/bookings are confirmed by property owner. Cleaning fees vary based on size of group & time of year...$295+. Rates are subject to change, based on availability.

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Lake Sherwood Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Located in Master on Main Level
    Great Room Half Bath - toilet , Located in the main level great room area
    Kitchen Half Bath - toilet , Located in kitchen hallway
    VIP Suite & Log Room Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack & Jill style shared bath with seperate vanity area
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower , Located on the entertainment level
    Serene & Bunk Bed Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack & Jill style shared bath with seperate vanity area
  • Hair dryers are in every bathroom. We even have shampoo, conditioner & soap dispensers in each shower for our guests. And...YES we provide toilet paper. (Crazy that some VRBO places do not.)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom & Luxury Bath - 1 king , Master Suite on main level
    Log Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest Level
    Bunk Bed Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Perfect room for kids (can sleep up to 6-8 kids)
    Lower Level Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plus we have a queen Aero Bed
    The "Bling" VIP Bedroom - 1 king , Luxurious King Bedroom on upstairs Guest Level
    The "Serene" Bedroom - 1 king , Just love this peaceful, serene King bedroom
  • All bedrooms come with high quality sheets, bedding and plenty of extra pillows. Guests do not need to bring any bedding supplies. (Except special baby sleeping supplies, if applicable)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
24 hour gated community with a public beach that is fun for the little kids. Plus at the clubhouse there is a snack bar open during the summer and sand volleyball at the clubhouse. At the entrance to Lake Sherwood there are basketball courts, walking track, kids playground and more. We are located on the main lake but 5 other small lakes to fish from and there are fishing docks on each lake. Can swim from our dock or take the canoe, kayak or paddle boat out. NO OUTSIDE BOATS ARE ALLOWED and there are NOT boats to rent. We provide the non motorized boats FREE for our guest use!

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