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Annette Ellis

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Ellis House at Lake's Edge - Luxury Grand Lake Home

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Grand Lake O' the Cherokees House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Situated on two and-one-half wooded and landscaped acres with 600 feet of shoreline and a 270-degree panoramic view of main body of Grand Lake. Very private, yet convenient to golf courses and other amenities. Approximately 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Tulsa. The closest big shopping town is Joplin at less than an hour away. Smaller towns less than 30 minutes drive are Langley, Ketchum, Grove and Vinita.

All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have lake view. 4th bedroom/bath is located in loft above garage just outside the kitchen window. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, slate floors downstairs. Three decks, all with view of lake. Dock for your boat and sun dock in protected cove on the property. Lighted bocce ball court. Great place to relax, fish, or bird-watch. Located only five minutes from The Coves. All amenities that you would expect in a custom-built home! The home has two king beds and two queen beds and two sleeper sofa in loft in main house. NO SMOKING in the house. No Pets allowed but can recommend someone local who pet sits in her home. Locate on Google earth at 36.3254.17, -094.5649.70

This is the perfect spot for a family get together. Numerous inside and outside games to play when you have had enough water fun such as: horseshoes, croquet,ping-pong,basketball, bocce ball/petanque, ladder ball, monopoly, trivial pursuit, poker, dominoes, badminton and scrabble. Or find yourself a comfortable deck chair, a cold drink and read a book or listen to the sound of the birds in the trees.

If you enjoy the feel of 'The Big Chill' cooking evening with everyone participating in some manner- this kitchen is the perfect spot for sous chefs,kitchen helpers and those just wanting to give verbal encouragement. The spice drawer has over 50 jars of spices and numerous barbeque blends on hand. There is one large round table that easily seats 8 but can accommodate 12 as well as a smaller round table that will seat 4-5 inside. A large teak table on the covered deck can handle 10 people. You will find wine glasses, champagne glasses and margarita glasses in the cabinets for those special evenings or events. There is even a giant wooden salad bowl for those great salad recipes you've been saving up to make!

If you are tired of cooking and want some pampering, our house manager, Helen, can arrange an Evening of Barbecue on the patio, Catfish dinner, a gourmet dinner or even Thanksgiving dinner! For special occasions or a surprise birthday, Helen can help make your event a big hit!

All in all, this house provides the atmosphere to re-connect and unwind with family and friends in a setting that makes lasting memories.

Keywords: Lake House

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Annette Ellis (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Annette Ellis

We completed construction on our lake house in 2000. Since Bob retired from practicing medicine in 2006, we enjoy traveling and spending the summers in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. Our favorite seasons at the lake are Fall and Spring. The lake has always been a great place to create warm memories for us as well as our friends and we hope you will feel the magic here as well.

Annette Ellis purchased this house in 2000

Why Annette Ellis chose Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

We actually bought the property back in 1992. There was originally an old 1950's house that had no curb appeal and we saw the potential. The fact that we have 600+ feet of shoreline and a protected cove for our boat dock made it the perfect location as well as the fact we are at the end of the road!

What makes this house unique

There are actually five separate porches (three are covered) where you can sit out and enjoy the world or chat with your friends and family. It is intimate and yet everyone can easily have their own space. You can also sit down at the table on the dock and enjoy the sounds of nature or share a meal.

Another feature we offer is our wonderful home manager Helen. We could never rent the house without Helen's help. Helen coordinates our housekeeping crew and makes sure everything is in perfect order for your stay. She will meet you at the house and show you it's special features and answer any questions you may have. We have rented houses where no one meets you, the key is missing and the house was not cleaned properly so we know how important those details are to anyone choosing to rent a luxury home or apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After reading so many other people's notes (in the guest book) I would certainly have to agree. You have a beautiful, relaxing, perfectly appointed lake home! The attention to detail made it oh so easy to have a wonderful time. Even with my 3 small boys we were all able to have space to rest, play, and laugh. The boys loved it so much they asked if we could live here. Thank you for being willing to share such an incredible property with others. It speaks highly of your generous nature. Also a huge pleasure to enjoy your gorgeous paintings at every turn. Thank you so much.
Aug 2015
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Ellis House at Lake's Edge - Luxury Grand Lake Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 103 reviews

Wonderful views from a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The Ellis house is the best place to stay on Grand Lake. From the gorgeous home, to the wonderful views, this is definitely a home I would return to again and again. Our pontoon boat and wave runners fit perfectly in the dock. And after being on the lake, we grilled out and enjoyed the great view. It was so hard leaving. Can't wait until next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we most certainly appreciate the great feedback! We look forward to having you back next summer! Thank you again for taking the time to write a formal review for VRBO for future renters!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Ellis Home was, bar none, the best VRBO yet! We have multiple stays at various VRBOs and not a one compares to the level of detail and care spent to ensure our stay was perfect. From the dry cleaned sheets to the stocked spice drawer in the kitchen, we truly wanted for nothing! The house manager was very attentive and patient with my numerous questions about the area. We loved all the outdoor games and the ping pong table. We brought our boat and we're thrilled with the cove and covered boat slip. It was a great area to swim and float. Thank you, Bob, Annette, and Helen for a fabulous stay! We can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennie, thank you so much for the great comments about our home on Grand Lake! Every year we really try to improve on our offerings to our guests. Helen and the crew that keep our place running smoothly are the reasons it's such a nice rental year after year. We couldn't do it without them! We hope you guys come back again for a visit and thanks for sharing your opinions with the rest of the people who use VRBO for their holiday rentals!
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Business strategic planning / meeting retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to this fantastic house, well laid out with plenty of room for small meetings and spacious enough for individual time. Upscale and well looked after – we will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay! We were so pleased you chose to return this third time for your meeting! We think it's a great place to relax and put on your thinking cap and consider all kinds of possibilities. We continue to strive to make it better for our guests every year and we hope to see you and your team back at the lake house next year. Thanks again for choosing our lake home!
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fantastic get-away

  • 5 of 5

What a great house, perfect setting and great lake access. We had two families with grown kids (all in 20s) to relax, wakeboard, grill or just read a book. The dock access (covered slip) attracted us since we brought our own boat. The rest of the house will bring us back. Helen, the house keeper is fantastic. She had sandwiches for us when we arrived and even catered a meal for us during the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a great time at the house. Thank you for taking the time to post your experience on VRBO. Helen and our team of people that keep the lake house humming are what make it such a nice experience for our guests. We are indeed fortunate to have Helen and the gang as well as our super guests that stay at the house. Thank you and please come back!
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Beauty everywhere

  • 5 of 5

Just a great week for 8 adults and 2 children. Everything was just perfect. The house was great. The view of the lake wonderful. The grounds perfect. The inside was just as good. It was the best house in our 10 plus years with VRBO

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible house! Our family had the best reunion ever. The garage apartment worked out so well for my daughter and son-in-law with their 6 week old twins. The views of the lake were magnificent. The dining room table was wonderful for our family dinners. Two nights we ate out on the patio. Helen arranged a delicious shrimp boil for us for one of our dinners. The kitchen was well stocked. Annette, your paintings are beautiful. Thanks again for allowing us to spend a week in your home which afforded us many wonderful family memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a great time at our lake house! Thank you also for taking the time to post your thoughts on VRBO. We always strive to make every effort to make your stay the best it can possibly be. The shrimp boil Helen did for your group sounds yummy! Thanks again and we hope you come back again!
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summertime
May 6 2016 - Jun 30 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fourth of July Week
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week/New Years 2016+
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Payment by credit card is an additional 2.5% - the cost we are charged.

Minimum Age for Renters is 28 years.

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Grand Lake O' the Cherokees House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2) One king bed in master downstairs in main house. Other king bed in loft above garage., Queen size Beds (2) 3rd queen bed is sofa sleeper in TV loft area of main house., Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon upstairs on second floor opens up into a twin., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in TV loft above living room makes into a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Jetted Tub in Master Bath, No Smoking indoors, No Pets, Private Dock in a protected cove for your boat Newly installed tornado shelter for up to 12 people in floor of garage - just in case!

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