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Gorgeous Innsbrook Lakefront Family Getaway!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Able to accommodate 20! Lots of new renovations!

Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3700 Square Foot home sitting right on the breathtaking 150 Acre Lake Aspen; the house can sleep up to 10 adults and 10 children. This lakeside home would make the perfect retreat! Experience the serenity of the beautiful wooded surroundings. There are huge floor to ceiling windows in the great room, and almost every bedroom. There are two large decks for grilling or relaxing. There is also an all season room and a screened in porch. The home is bright and airy with plenty of lake views. The main level features two large bedrooms and bathrooms, the great room with fireplace, eat in kitchen, all seasons room, and laundry. The lower level has a large rec room, screened in porch, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, and two storage rooms. Enjoy tremendous views of the Innsbrook fireworks show from the deck. The location of this home is fantastic. Close to the pool, golf course, horse stables, beaches, and main entrance. New renovations include the following: both decks have been replaced, deck furniture, Weber grill, den furniture, den rugs and sofa beds.


Owner
Anthony Guarino
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Anthony Guarino

I purchased this house as a retreat from my St. Louis professional life because of beauty of the house in a wonderful setting. The house is central to all activities that one might want to pursue in Innsbrook.

I started renting the house in 2012 with the belief that others should have an opportunity to experience and enjoy this property as well.

Anthony Guarino purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Anthony Guarino chose Missouri

The house connects with the environment around it. It has all of the amenities you will need to enjoy your vacation time.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

It sits on the second largest lake teeming with fish and a short walk to the golf course.

There are currently no other listings where they report the ability for 20 people to stay under one roof.

You will have access to a golf cart to explore the community at a casual pace.

Amenities

Innsbrook Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Sunroom bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and second bedroom on the first floor 2 Queen size sleeper sofas on the first floor main room, Double bed and 4 singles in main bedroom on lower level 4th Bedroom has 2 Single Beds Living area on lower level has a queen sofa, a futon sofa and a couch Lower level sunroom has a king sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Innsbrook Lakefront Family Getaway!
average rating of 4.48 based on 50 reviews
1

Inflexible owner

  • 1 of 5

If you rent this property, purchase the insurance. The day before we were scheduled to check in, a three-day ice storm began to hit Missouri. The governor declared a state of emergency and called out the national guard. Two members of our party had their flights to St. Louis cancelled. With plans to have young children at the property and someone who walks with the assistance of a cane, we opted not to risk anticipated power outages and dangerous roads and sidewalks. This was largely a group of travelers from Northern Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, used to inclement weather. The threat was real. Everyone in our party agreed that we'd rather lose money than put our family in a dangerous situation. However, we hoped the owner would work with us to come up with a mutually agreeable solution. He didn't. He reinforced our contractual obligations and told us that we were being premature canceling our trip. (In our view, because everyone had a minimum 4 hour drive to arrive at the property, we needed to be premature in order to avoid getting stuck in a storm.) Eventually, after some back and forth, he agreed to refund the cleaning fee. He also offered us half off a future booking, provided we booked within the month. As I mentioned, some of our party needed to fly in. Getting rebooked within a month just wasn't feasible. And that month was February, so it also wasn't desirable. We never asked for a full refund. We just hoped he would meet us half-way, recognizing that this was an act of God situation. We wanted a partial refund or greater flexibility in rebooking the property. However, he wouldn't hear our concerns and kept reinforcing that we had a contract. It was an unfortunate situation all around. This was meant to be a family Christmas celebration. Instead, we didn't get anything for our money, and didn't get much desired family time together.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buying VRBO renters insurance is recommended. One cannot predict unforeseen circumstances; may it be weather, illness or unusual circumstances. After many discussions with VRBO regarding this situation, they concluded I did not need to return any monies. Nevertheless, I returned the cleaning fee and offered a sizeable discount for a future booking. My house is listed as the number one vacation rental house in Innsbrook because I am accommodating and do everything I can to make your visit is as special as it can be.
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Very disappointing.

  • 1 of 5

Although this was the 3rd year in a row that we rented this house for our family Christmas celebration, we were falsely accused by the owner of 1) breaking a chair, 2) stealing 12 rolls of toilet paper and 3) knocking a clock off the wall by roughhousing. All of these accusations are absurd and totally untrue. We were then absolutely flabbergasted when $197 was deducted from our deposit for the broken chair - a number by the way that was arbitrarily pulled out of the air. We were never shown a receipt or a billing for the cost of a new chair. We called the owner to discuss the matter since the house was pristine when we left. We actually take pictures of kitchen drawers when we arrive to make sure we place everything back where they belong when we leave. Our family is not a "roughhouse" family! If we broke something, we would certainly report it to the owner. We certainly did not "steal toilet paper" and did not "knock a clock off the wall." When we called the owner to discuss, he would not call us back - just sent texts with more accusations against us and a picture of a broken chair. We were so disappointed since this house had become an annual event for our family, but we would never again rent from this owner and suggest you find another place at Innsbrook. If you do, for some reason, decide to go with this house, you should insist the owner arrive when you arrive for a walk-through, and arrive when you leave for another walk-through. We have never been so insulted regarding our family's integrity. Also, when we arrived, the TV, internet, CD player were not working. We called the owner and was told a handyman would come by. No handyman ever showed up and we had to locate the circuit breaker box and restore power ourselves. We never did have internet access throughout the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first occurrence in over 2 years when deposit monies needed to be withheld. We have pictures of the before and after damage to the chair; this picture is available if you inquire. It was clearly broken and has required the purchase of the same type of chair from Carol House; one can go on line to verify the cost. I have rented to over 100 different parties and this was the first occurrence when toilet paper was taken; I did not create any charges for this action. After extensive communications with this guest we came to an impasse. The satellites for the TV and computer were removed during the placement of the new deck; this was communicated to this guest prior to their arrival and was accepted by them. If they did not want to stay I would have returned monies. The TV satellite was back in operation soon after their stay began. The computer satellite needed a specialist to come to the house and reconnect the service; this occurred after they left. Things have been fixed and the house looks great. Guest arriving in the spring 2017 will see new decks, barbeque and furniture both upstairs and downstairs. I have a housekeeper that not only cleans but catalogues all things in the house. She knows when something is amiss and I address all problems right away. A handyman regularly addresses issues when they occur. I promptly respond to emails, phone calls and texts.
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5

Wonderful, spacious home to spend the long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This home is very large with open space for everyone. We were a family ranging from 18 months to 87 years. There was a spot for everyone to sleep, play, eat and enjoy. The sunroom off the kitchen was a favorite spot for the entire family to eat, play games and just sit and look at the lake. The lower level was filled with toys and also privided a place to watch late night movies. The deck was large, which was great for barbecueing and relaxing with a wonderful view of the lake. The location of the home is perfect with a short walk to the golf course and restaurant. Only a short drive to the pool and stables. Since we stayed in the fall, we organized a hayride at the stable. This was our second stay, but not the last! Owner of the home is accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Our experience was great for 8 adults and 10 children. Our only disappointment were the 2 sofas in the upstairs den. They are terrible sitting sofas. I did read a comment from 2015 stating how bad the sofas were. The sofas should have been replaced. I will question the replacement if we go again. The den is a great size den for a large group! Thank you for sharing your retreat home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. New sofas were just purchased and will appear in the photos starting in March. I listen to your concerns and attempt to address them.
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5

Great place for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days over Thanksgiving with our family - 8 adults and 7 children. The house gave us plenty of room with lots of toys and activities for the kids and plenty of beds for everyone. We did lots of cooking and could have used a hand mixer, a whisk, some more mixing bowls, but it wasn't a big problem. There are nice roads for family walks and a lovely playground available at the clubhouse. The owner was accessible and answered questions quickly. Overall, it was a great place in a beautiful setting. We would definitely recommend it to other renters!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the space to spread out and yet gather for meals. Main level bedrooms were good for great grandmas! The toys were a big hit with my grandson.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Innsbrook Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$675
From
$775
Fri,Sat
 
 
memorial day
May 28 2017 - May 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
fireworks
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
july 4th
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1,275
Flat fee
 
 
fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$475
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $280
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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With more than 100 lakes dotting its 7,400 rolling wooded acres, Innsbrook Resort offers guests solitude and relaxation in a great, natural setting. Floating a canoe across a still lake or hiking a worn path on our nature trails, you’ll find time for your family and friends at Innsbrook. Hone your Golf Skills at a Top-Rated Course in an Unbeatable Setting. Enjoy a refreshing meal at Hanneken's Restaurant. Swim at one of the many sand beaches and swim docks or at the pool. Enjoy live outdoor summer concerts, Movies, Art shows and Weekend camps/activities for kids. You will have everything you need and more without ever having to leave the resort. Bring your family and enjoy a vacation they will talk about for years to come!

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