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Located Inside a Missouri Vineyard, Pet-Friendly & Free Kayaking

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

The Norton House sits right on the Lake with a breathtaking view of the Big Niangua arm and features hardwood floors and a newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops, new flat screen televisions and free wi-fi. There are 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths plus two additional queen roll-out sofas. All 3 bedrooms have queen beds.

Enjoy Sugarloaf Vineyards picnic grounds and kayaking, relax on the patio and watch the boating activity, grill your supper or eat out, then let the sound of nature lull you to sleep at night.

The Norton House is located at the Sugarloaf Vineyards west of Camdenton right where the Big Niangua tributary changes from a river to the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll be 'lured' to the Lake where the fishing is amazing for catfish, bass, crappie and walleye. Or play golf at either of two courses, Lake Valley Country club or Old Kinderhook (a Tom Weiskoph signature course).

One of the best features of this property and its sister rental, The Chardonel House, is the easy access to the Lake of the Ozarks. Nestled within the vines of the Sugarloaf Vineyard property you can walk to the Lake shore and enjoy the picnic grounds, fishing, or kayaking activities. You have free access to 2 kayaks, singles or tandems for the length of your stay and can pack a nice picnic lunch and your favorite beverages to enjoy while leisurely paddling the Niangua.

No matter what your perception of a perfect vacation is, you won't be disappointed with the relaxation and serene feeling you will have when you leave this refreshing property!

More Details

Barb Morris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Barb Morris

Owners are Ward & Barb Morris who moved to the Lake in 1985 and raised our 3 children in one of the most beautiful locales in the U.S.! Barb owned and operated several Lake area restaurants over the past 27 years and enjoys the fine art of cooking and especially, pairing food with wine! Ward takes weekend breaks from his Computer Consulting career to tend to over 1000 grapevines on the property and looks forward each fall to harvest time.

Barb Morris purchased this house in 2000

Why Barb Morris chose Camdenton

This property is adjacent to Ward & Barb's home and was purchased to expand the vineyard and develop the lakeshore picnic area.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the quiet of the Lake and especially the Niangua Arm tributary with it's amazing wildlife. During the months of February, March, October & November you can often spot as many as 700 great white Pelicans feeding on Lake fish for as long as 2 weeks as they migrate. This actually inspired the name of one of Sugarloaf Vineyards wines; the White Pelican, a dry white Chardonel. Other birdlife includes the great bald eagle, blue herons, egrets, seagulls, hawks, owls and host of other. In March, you can spot beautiful red foxes siring their new pups and of course, several deer like to walk through the vineyard and eat Ward's grapevines (to his chagrin)! It's a great family setting for reunions or to get away from the city.


Camdenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs: Additional futon
  • Queen bed, Jennifer Lopez sheets, 600 thread count. Hardwood floors (except bedroom 3 downstairs), in room flat-screen TV's.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Located Inside a Missouri Vineyard, Pet-Friendly & Free Kayaking
average rating of 4.8732395 based on 71 reviews

Excellent home right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas weekend in the Norton House and had a fabulous time! The house is at the water's edge on a bluff, so there is a very pretty view from all the windows of the lake/Niangua River. The paved road down to the water's edge (a one minute walk) was very easy to walk down and back up. The weather was pretty cold, so we didn't sit around the campfire there, but the campfire spot right on the water is an excellent set-up, very comfortable, big chairs already there. The house itself was cozy yet roomy, and very, very clean. Beautiful kitchen, lots of wood trim, floor and paneling. Beds very comfortable, rooms a nice size. Bathrooms were beautiful too, even soap and shampoo provided just like a first-rate hotel. We prepared all our meals from scratch, which probably isn't typical of most vacationers at least in the summer, and there was plenty of cookware, utensils and dishes (we had to bring our own measuring cups and measuring spoons). Refrigerator was very large. Gerbes grocery store was nearby - great store. We also visited Ha Ha Tonka park (which my daughter dubbed LOL Tonka park) and saw the house ruins and an amazingly gorgeous view. Just amazing! The kitchen, dining and living room layout was perfect for us all to be in the same spot but not in each other's way. We watched Christmas dvds on the big screen tv. I don't think you can do better than this for the perfect vacation house!! The other house, Chardonel, I think it's called, is close by, so if you had a really big family to vacation with, you'd be even more comfortable. We want to come back when the winery is open and also go out on the lake. We all commented on how quiet the area was, although it may be more lively in the warmer months. This was one of our best vacations ever! -Patty

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and equipped with everything we needed. My family would love to go back in the summer to enjoy all this place has to offer.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cynthia! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves and hope you have an opportunity to come back in the summer months when you can swim off the dock or kayak to Onyx Cave! We'll see you again...Ward & Barb
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Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something to get away from everyday life for a long holiday weekend and this was the perfect spot! House was clean and the kitchen was well equipped with anything you could possibly need. And the view - hands down it was out of this world! Barb and Ward were wonderful hosts and great resources for what to do in the area. We will for sure be back the next time we can get a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect cozy getaway for friends

  • 5 of 5

Returning this year for another long weekend, us gals had another wonderful time. We arrived on Friday afternoon and didn't leave the whole time we were there. The winery is so welcoming and fun with a light-hearted atmosphere. The lakeside area had a cozy firepit that we used to stay warm, and kayaks that some of us paddled about in for a bit. The house itself had everything we needed. Lots of space. Updated amenities. Plenty of bathrooms. Deck with a gorgeous view of the lake through the trees. We're already looking to book a trip for next year.

Thanks again Barb and Ward!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic, peaceful and relaxing with great food and wine!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! My mom and I had a mother/daughter get-away weekend here in late October with our dogs and it could not have been more perfect. The house was very clean and as advertised. It had everything we needed and more (even a Green Egg outside!) The view is absolutely gorgeous from the back deck and perfect for morning coffee or evening glass of wine. A short walk down the hill provided an awesome area for swimming, kayaking and a fantastic fire pit area. A short walk up the hill to the winery for fantastic food and wine! We visited the winery both days and were extremely impressed both times (smoked trout and pizza are out of this world) We were able to take our dogs for a long hike at the nearby Ha Ha Tonka State Park (just a 9 minute drive) and then come back to the winery for delicious pizza and wine. They are very dog friendly so our dogs enjoyed people watching there as well. Absolute perfect weekend! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful easy feeling!

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Norton House! Would definitely stay there again. Had most everything we needed. Only suggestion would be to clean windows so we could better enjoy the beautiful Lake view. My sister took it upon herself to clean one set of windows so she could better enjoy her view while eating meals at the table. Thank you for great stay and location!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lee C. Fine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sugarloaf Vineyard
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Lake Valley Golf & Old Kinderhook golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 54
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sugarloaf Vineyard
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Niangua Arm
Car: recommended

Located 3 miles west of Camdenton next to 2 pristine golf courses (Lake Valley and Old Kinderhook) and on a newly opened grape Vineyard property. Take advantage of the free wine tasting and free kayaking with your rental. For larger groups, Sugarloaf Vineyard also has a sister property that is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath sleeping 4 to 6 people (VRBO listing 456930). Nearby is Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Indian for 'laughing water') providing great hiking trails and Nature. Location great for boating and jet-skiing. Fishing is magnificent, an anglers dream!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

The rental price includes free use of 2 kayaks (single or tandem) for the length of your stay (up to a $70.00/day value).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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