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RETRO RETREAT 11.5 mm In Sunrise Beach With Private Dock, Deck & Screened Porch

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

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The RETRO RETREAT is available to accommodate your larger families and gatherings during June, July and August. This is the perfect destination for your lake vacation with families, friends and couples getaways.

The RETRO RETREAT is ONE OF A KIND at the Lake! Fully renovated while keeping the touches of the 60's in place, this reverse 1 1/2 story Ranch Style Lake Home was the office of the "Real Inn Resort" on Shawnee Bend One up until 1970. Located on the West side of the lake in Sunrise Beach at Davey Hollow Cove (11.5 mm), the RETRO RETREAT is the perfect location for your lake adventures.

The RETRO RETREAT is a unique property offering 2 separate but connected living spaces for your group. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom while the downstairs apartment has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. A great way to vacation with your group by being together but still having privacy with your living space.

Upstairs at the RETRO RETREAT you'll enter the home through the beautiful screened in porch. You'll notice the cool 60's decor and the open and spacious living area with 2 couches and funky floor seating to accommodate your group. Take a moment to look at the vintage postcards and maps that have been enlarged and hung on the walls to bring the vintage feel of the lake to your stay. The massive stone fireplace is original to the house and made from local Gunther sandstone. Next you'll see the modern version of a throw back and very comfortable dining area for 6 (with space to seat up to 8), vintage buffet and a wall mounted Internet ready HD flat screen TV with cable and a Blu-Ray player. WIFI goes all the way to the dock. The 8' sliding glass door is original to the house and offers amazing views of the lake from inside and outside the house. You'll love eating in this space.

The RETRO RETREAT upstairs kitchen is a cooks dream. The L-shaped layout has custom hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a 5 burner natural gas standard/convection oven, refrigerator with ice and water through the door, dishwasher and microwave oven. There's a funky stainless steel restaurant work table that functions as a super fun island. It's perfect for lake chefs who will also find a 4 slice toaster, Keuring coffee maker and Fiestaware dishes for plating their creations. There's plenty of pots and pans, utensils and glassware for your lake dining as well.

Continuing to explore upstairs at the RETRO RETREAT you'll find 3 fully renovated bedrooms (all with ceiling fans) and the bathroom. Down the hall, the lake side master bedroom on your right features a comfy Queen size platform bed (linens provided) with lots of inviting pillows to rest your head on. You'll enjoy the HD wall mounted flat screen TV, 6' original sliding glass door with access to the shaded deck, vintage dresser and an ample closet to store your clothes once you've unpacked. Vintage postcards & maps bring the vintage feel of the lake to your stay. Across the hall is the 2nd bedroom located on the street side of the house. This room has another comfy Queen size platform bed (linens provided) with lots of pillows, 2 vintage dressers and a large closet to store your clothing. A comfy retro side chair is ready to relax in or read a book. Kids of all ages will love the 3rd bedroom/bunk room with the oversize bunk bed. It has 2 twin beds (linens provided) with wall mounted reading lights and plugs for pads & phones next to each bed. Relax, play or sleep in the comfortable nook across from the bunks with its foam sofa that makes out to a queen size bed if needed. Across the hall is the sleek and modern bathroom with plenty of drawers in the cabinet to hold your personal items, good lighting and a great walk-in shower with a window. You'll love to open the window and take in the fresh air while showering. Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided.

You'll enter downstairs at the RETRO RETREAT through the indoor staircase located off the kitchen or by using the outside door on the lower level of the house. The darling updated kitchen retains its original turquoise Formica and steel edged countertops, but has a modern stainless electric stove and side by side stainless refrigerator with water and ice through the door. Other modern appliances include a toaster, Braun coffee maker, and microwave. Plenty of pots and pans, utensils, glassware and dishes are all ready for your use. Super fun stainless steel eating bar with black vinyl swivel stools keeps the retro vibe going.

Downstairs of the RETRO RETREAT has a comfortable open floor plan in the living area with plenty of seating on the sofa and loveseat. You'll enjoy great views of the lake from the original 8' sliding glass door and the fireplace is made from Gunther Sandstone just like the one upstairs. Enjoy watching the 37" wall mounted flat screen TV with cable and blueray player with Vudu. WIFI goes all the way to the dock. Enough floor space to place a Queen size inflatable bed (we have available) for more sleeping space if needed. Kids will love sleeping on the couch and love seat. Games, books and videos are waiting for you to enjoy.

Down the hall is the bedroom (with ceiling fan) with a comfy Queen bed (linens provided) with lots of inviting pillows to rest your head on. Even the furniture reminds you of the swinging 60's with plenty of room to unpack and store your bathing suits and shorts in the retro dresser or large closet. And you'll surely enjoy gazing at the lake while laying in bed.

The downstairs RETRO RETREAT bathroom is fully renovated and includes an extra tall and wide vanity. A step is hiding underneath the vanity for the kiddos. The tub/shower has tile to the ceiling, ledges to hold your shower supplies and a window. You'll love to open the window and take in the fresh air while showering. Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided.

Washer and dryer are located in the downstairs utility room.

Your outdoor spaces include a spacious upper level wooden deck with lakeview patio dining for 6 and a very nice gas grill, a covered patio with bistro table and seating for 2 downstairs, and lakeside table and seating for 4 on the martini deck. The screened in porch is spacious with lots of comfortable seating to spend the lazy summer days. And it has it's own outdoor TV so you won't miss your favorite shows! There are sun shades and commercial fans to add to your comfort on the those warmer summer days. A great dining and play spot for kids is the 6 foot table and folding chairs for 4 on the screened porch. You'll be ready to jump in the lake on the covered dock from the big swim/sunbathing platform. Two kayaks (with oars and life jackets) are ready for exploring the cove and surrounding area. The dock is located in deep water Davey Hollow Cove. No boat slip is available but watercraft up to 28 feet can be tied to the side of the dock (don't forget to bring your bumpers!).

Close to many of the lake's fun stops like Captain Ron's, Franky & Louie's, Paradise and Papa Chubby's by water or car. The boat launch on the property is not suited for launching your watercraft, but you can access the free public boat launch just minutes away by car and water. Boat/jet ski rentals and gas are located directly across the cove at Bikini Pier. Just 6 miles to the Community Bridge and minutes to the Outlet Mall, movie theater, mini golf and shopping in Osage Beach. There is plenty of onsite parking.

The RETRO RETREAT is perfect for families, friends and gatherings. Dates are now available for Summer 2017 rentals so don't delay.

More Details

Debra and John Romoser
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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February 23, 2017

About Debra and John Romoser

We are John and Debra Romoser and we retired in September 2013 from our careers in Austin, Texas. We bought a brand spanking new 40 foot Motorhome and with our beloved dachshund, Oscar, set out to explore the country. We lived in it full-time for the first year and decided to get cracking on the retirement house we wanted to purchase at Lake of the Ozarks so we could work on it while we weren't traveling. John's grandparents had a lake house on the Big Niangua arm in Camdenton and he spent the summers of his youth here at the lake. We knew we wanted to have our retirement home at the Lake of the Ozarks so we got serious last year in our home search. Deb tells John everyday "Thank You!" for bringing us to the Lake of the Ozarks because she loves it so much.

John grew up in Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas but always loved Lake of the Ozarks the best. He spent his 30 year career in law enforcement in Austin, Texas and was looking forward to a slower pace in retirement. Debra grew up in North Dakota, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey and Texas. Debra retired from a career in printing and sales. Both our Dad's worked for IBM, which at that time stood for "I've been moved". Maybe those early moves planted the seed of travel when we retired.

We have 3 grown children: 2 daughters, 1 son and 2 granddaughters. They are still in Austin and we look forward to their visits.

The first trip we took in our Motorhome was to Key West, Florida. We really love spending time in places like Destin, FL, Savannah, GA, Asheville, NC, (the Biltmore Estate is on Deb's top 5 list), Memphis and Nashville, TN and Texas of course. We're always planning the next trip!

We love to work on the house when we're not traveling. We've done a complete renovation of the downstairs apartment, landscaped the yard and completed the upstairs renovation in 2016. But we do make time to boat, kayak and swim too!

Welcome to our home! We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.

Debra and John Romoser purchased this house in 2014

Why Debra and John Romoser chose Lake of the Ozarks

John spent many summers at the lake when he was growing up as his grandparents had a lake house in Camdenton on the Big Niangua arm. John shared the area with Debra and we quickly chose Lake of the Ozarks as our retirement spot. We have found the lake to be super friendly and our neighborhood very welcoming. We have really enjoyed being on the west side, or quiet side, of the lake and we have easy access to everything from Highway 54 to Highway 5. Sunrise Beach is such a nice change of pace from city life and we're just a short drive from Osage Beach, Camdenton and Laurie with all the amenities they have to offer.

What makes this house unique

Great location in Sunrise Beach in Davey Hollow Cove!

This house is the former office of the "Real Inn Resort" from the 1960's. A few of the original cabins remain from the resort (nicely updated of course) and our property has the original boat launch. The home has been completely updated and available for rental.

Bikini Pier is just across the cove for your boat or jet ski rentals and gas if you bring your own.

Easy access by land or water to all parts of the lake. From Bagnell Dam to the Hurricane Deck to the Big Niangua you are just minutes away.

Plenty of parking for cars and trailers.


Sunrise Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • Upstairs bath has walk-in shower, vanity with plenty of drawers for storage. Downstairs bath has full bath tub and shower with tile to the ceiling and tile shelves for your bath accessories. Over size vanity offers plenty of storage space. Both showers have windows that open. Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Foam sofa unfolds to queen mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs lake side master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs street side bedroom
  • Queen size pillow top mattress in 3 bedrooms, Oversize bunk bed with 2 twins in 1 bedroom. One comfy foam sofa unfolds to queen sleeper in the bunk room. A comfy inflatable Queen mattress is available at no charge. Children can sleep on top of the couch. Sheets and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, several caves including Bridal Cave, Big Surf Waterpark, hiking and picnicing at Ha-Ha-Tonka, the Bagnell Dam Strip, the Outlet Mall and Wehrenberg Movie Theatres are just a few of the activities close by. Many restaurants by car or boat as well.


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RETRO RETREAT 11.5 mm In Sunrise Beach With Private Dock, Deck & Screened Porch
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Fall Break!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on our visit, the view is gorgeous! So glad we chose to stay here! Thank you John and Debra for being such great hosts! The "retro retreat" is too cute for words and immaculate! We loved our "ghost tour" at the Missouri State Pen and our hikes at HaHa Tonka State Park during our visit, there is so much to do in the surrounding areas just not enough time to get it all done! I also discovered I love to Kayak, would've never known, thanks so much for letting us use them, the lake was so peaceful and still at sunset.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for picking our "Retro Retreat" for your stay and it's great y'all were able to enjoy so many fun activities in our area! Going home with a new sport to enjoy because of your visit makes me smile. Hope to see you pass through our way again!
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Great value - would stay again

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Debra & John's Retro Retreat with our two young girls and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is great and the provided "extras" such as air mattresses and can coolies came in handy as well. Basically it's set up with everything a typical house with full kitchen would have so if you're thinking of bringing something from home, think again because they most likely have it there already (you could tell it was very thought out).

The apartment is in the basement of their house so you could hear them walking around upstairs at times and they did have some other people over on the porch one night but it was not a bother at all. Just wanted to mention that in case it matters to you. Hopefully we did not keep them up at night with our little ones!

Overall it was a great value. We highly recommend it and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience at the Retro Retreat. We're happy y'all enjoyed your stay and we didn't hear a peep from your darling babies! This winter we are renovating the upstairs including replacing the existing flooring with better sound absorbing padding. This should greatly improve noise transference. And the entire house will be available for rent next Summer Season! Thanks for staying with us.
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A Perfect Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a hidden gem. It's in a nice quiet cove, and the owners are very hospitable and welcoming. The apartment itself was very clean, and it's apparent that Debra puts her heart and soul into this endeavor. We were able to use their kayaks for a nice excursion on the cove, and they also shared their life vests and dock. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice quiet Lake retreat with convenient access to the water.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cove and the surrounding coves are perfect for kayaking, especially in the morning before the boats get going. It is a great way to start your day on the lake. Happy to have you here and very happy you enjoyed your stay.
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What an Adorable Hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a hidden gem. It's in a nice quiet cove, and the owners are very hospitable and welcoming. The apartment itself was very clean, and it's apparent that Debra puts her heart and soul into this endeavor. We were able to use their kayaks for a nice excursion on the cove, and they also shared their life vests and dock. Be prepared and bring your own food though, because it is a bit of a drive to find anywhere to eat. We did drive to Bagnell Dam and ate at Stewarts, which Debra recommended. The food was great, the prices reasonable, and the portions HUGE! A little restaurant called RJ's in Camdenton was also a culinary treat- great food, welcoming atmosphere and prompt service. We had a wonderful hike in HaHa Tonka State Park. The highlight of our stay was the parasailing with Paradise Parasail. We were there during the slow time, and the parasailing was awesome! I would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice quiet Lake retreat with convenient access to the water.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. When John and I decided to rent out the lake house apartment we were thinking we'd meet some nice people along the way and we haven't been disappointed. Y'all are welcome back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Very cozy beautiful place. The owners were very welcoming and if we needed anything they made clear to let them know. The kids loved swimming off the dock. We loved eating at Captain Rons but make sure you bring your bathing suits.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the "retro retreat" !!

  • 5 of 5

Not only did we love the "retro retreat" which was a perfect, clean and fun location for our family...John and Debra were wonderful hosts, catering to our needs, happy to answer questions and helping us to ensure we had a great vacation. We'll definitely be back...great residence, great location, great hosts and great dock to use !!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We really enjoyed having your family stay with us and hope you can pass back through again. Debra and John Romoser
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Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Franky & Louie's
Woods Super Market
"Great market to stock up on food supplies for your stay. Good selection of liquor, beer and..."
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze
"Yummy pizza and dog friendly."
Sunrise Farmers Market
"Great local source for fresh veggies and flowers."
Sophie's Sugar Shack
Bear Bottom Resort

Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Ha-Ha-Tonka, several caves including Bridal Cave, Osage Beach Premium Outlet Stores, the Bagnell Dam Strip, Wehrenberg Movie Theaters, Big Surf Water Park, Go-Karts, Miniature golf.


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Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.48%

Book 6 days and get the 7th day free!
Current and retired Military and First Responders receive a 10% discount on entire stay up to 5 days or book 6 days and get the 7th free (ID required)!

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.
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