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Beautiful Well Equipped House W/ Magnificent Sunsets, A Level Lot, & Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Raised Ranch With One Level Living. Open Living Area W/ 3 Bedroom & 3 Baths

This handicap friendly home sleeps 7 in beds All the furnishings are new. There are two queen pull out couches for extra sleeping space. The open floor plan gives plenty of room for everybody. There is one king bed, one queen bed, and a bunk bed with lower full and upper twin. The laundry room has washer and dryer and a 4 foot walk-in shower and is a full bath. The king bedroom has its own master bath. The kitchen is equipped with double door refrigerator and has an ice maker. There is an electric 4 burner stove with oven. Microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, crock pot, pots and pans, skillets, dishes, glasses, flatware, and utensils are provided. There is a small TV in master bedroom, and a large flat screen TV in the living area. Cable and WIFI are provided. Linens and bath towels are also provided. There are two nice sized decks with patio furniture and a new propane grill. The yard has a fire pit to use. The 32 x 18 ft. dock has a 24 x 8 ft. swim deck and ladder. The slip will handle a 26 foot boat. Nearby Millstone marina has a ramp to launch boats. It is a NO WAKE area 100 ft. out from the dock. There is an abundance of wildlife and many different kinds of birds to watch.

Joyce Prater
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Gravois Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Extra large shower. Handicap friendly.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The third bedroom has a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single/twin on top. There are two sleep sofas in the living room and a pack and play in the closet.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Well Equipped House W/ Magnificent Sunsets, A Level Lot, & Boat Dock
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

So clean!!

  • 5 of 5

We had three generations here. Had a wonderful time. Grandson caught his first fish..

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Aug. 11-13 stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy your home each yr we come. We are hoping to get a weekend next yr in July.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week with family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with house and dock. House had everything you could want and dock was perfect for our 25 ft tritoon.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

Excellent House - Would Stay Again

  • 4 of 5

Overall, excellent! We had 6 adults and all were comfy (2 pull- out couches we didn't use) Everything is modern and up to date... kitchen with island, table/6 chairs, and all the utensils. The living room is very spacious (although arrangement is awkward - too far away from TV) The TV is a large new flat screen. The master bedroom had a king bed (but was a little too firm for our taste) However the placement of the bed was too close to the wall/sliding door. I tried to get in on my side of the bed, and it was too tight. I kept knocking down one of the vertical blinds (and I could tell I wasn't the first) - I climbed in from the foot of the bed for the duration. The master bath is nice and roomy and has a tub/shower. The other two bedrooms are fairly small, but adequate. The rest of my family staying in those two rooms also complained of very firm mattresses, but the main complaint about the bedrooms (other than master) was that they did not have ceiling fans, and they got stuffy if you close the doors. Luckily we brought our own fans.

Outside is a very nice large deck with table/chairs. The deck was surrounded by several trees and was in the shade most of the day. However, I would still suggest the addition of a large patio umbrella. There is also a very nice large propane gas grill. We cooked pretty much every meal on this grill (had to tap the back-up tank) and enjoyed eating outside. The rest of the yard is relatively flat, and you are very close to the lake/dock. There is a fire pit in the yard that we used one night for smore's (wood is provided) The dock was excellent. We had a small bass boat, so no trouble getting in. The cove is large, and you are back in far enough that waves aren't too bad. Swim platform and ladder were great for swimming and tanning! Boat ramp for small boats was very close at back of cove. We caught several large catfish from the dock, and there is a cleaning table on the dock too!!

My main complaint with the house was a lock box on the thermostat. I like it mild when coming in from swimming, but extra cool at night for sleeping. I begged Joyce for the key so I could adjust temp, and she thankfully obliged. I also didn't care for was the overabundance of WARNING signs posted all over the house. Each bathroom warns ladies "not to flush personal hygiene products", "No Smoking" "No loud noise outside" "Don't walk the plank" (with several more rules below that) "No red popsicles on carpet". Minor I know, but annoying.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peru, Il

This property is wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and more. It was so easy to relax and have a great time with the family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do hope this family will be back. They took such good care of the house as if it were their own. I appreciate all the great renters that this house attracts. Joyce
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  • 5 of 5

Really nice place in a quiet cove, Joyce was very helpful and made the experience easy

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate these good words. Joyce
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Rocky Top and Indian Rock Golf Course
Nearest Ferry
Playin Hooky Water Taxi & Charters LLC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Rock Golf Course
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Sedalia, MO
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Rocky Top
Nearest Ski
Water skiing in cove of house
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Coconuts on the Lake
Car: necessary

The house is located on a very large lot. It is nicely landscaped and there is a gentle walk to the lake and dock. This house and lot are handicap friendly. There is plenty of level parking. The house and lot are located on the 3 MM of the Gravois Arm in Gladstone Cove. You can view beautiful sunsets from the back deck. A water taxi is available to take you to the many hotspots on the Lake such as Coconuts, Jolly Rogers, Bumps Barefoot Bar, the Jerk Shack, Camden on the Lake, Shady Gators, Lazy Gators, Momma's Market, to name just a few. The cove is excellent for fishing and there are crappie beds around the covered one slip dock available at no extra cost. There is a swim deck attached to the dock area for sunning or jumping in. (You must bring your own water toys) There is a quaint convenient store nearby. It is well stocked. It has a beer cave, wine, liquor, assorted meats, deli sandwiches, pizza, and bait. A nearby estate has zebras, camels, horses, ostriches, donkey, sheep, and emus that the kids can stop and pet. Golf and movies are also nearby. Laurie has a big park with an indoor aquatic center, playground, Frisbee golf, and pickle ball court. Laurie also has a large grocery store and greenhouse where you can buy all of your supplies including liquor and rent movies.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

Make checks out to Joyce Prater and send along with rental agreement to: PO Box 1455, Laurie, MO 65038.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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