Valley View House (sleeps 8) on Lake Bull Shoals, in Pontiac, MO (Ozark Mountains), 1 mile from marina, 2 hours from Branson, ranch style house with heated pool and hot tub, 4 night minimum, no smoking, no pets

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August 15th starts "off season" rates, see rate details below.
June 1 starts Summer Season rates
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Ron Beard or call 417-679-4151
                          Owner Built  1997
Morning View house
                 Valley View House, Pontiac, MO

3400 square foot ranch with walk out basement (2200 up 1200 down)
on 20 acres.
sleeps 8
heated pool (mid May thru Sept) and hot tub year round
The house is located on a ridge of a very scenic valley overlooking Gulley Creek, which is a tributary of Lake Bull Shoals.  Sometimes it is lake, and sometimes creek depending on the lake level.  There is plenty of room and  privacy at this location.  One can enjoy sunrise from our rear deck and sunset from our covered front porch.  The pool gets afternoon shade from the house starting around 2 PM. 

Location  In the Ozark Mountains of Southwest Missouri near the Arkansas border
On Highway W in  Pontiac, MO, on Bull Shoals Lake, Missouri, USA (2 hours From Springfield, MO, 2 hours from Branson, MO,  1 mile from Pontiac Cove Marina)
Pontiac is approximately a 5 hour drive from each of these major cities.
Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock, and Tulsa
The nearest airports are in Branson, MO and Springfield, MO.  Each is approximately a 2 hour drive.  Auto transportation will be needed to reach Pontiac and while you are in Pontiac. 

Accommodations  (Sleeps 8)
3 Bedrooms
1 King
 + futon in loft
3.5 Baths
Heated pool and hot tub
(swimming season mid May through September)
Room to park boat trailer and RV.
No smoking ($500 fine if violated)
No pets ($500 fine if violated)

June 1st through Aug 15th
$240/night (4 night minimum)  $1450/week (Saturday-Saturday)
    Sales tax on rent is  6.725%
$150 cleaning fee
$1,000 total security deposit.  
    (refunded after rental if no damage, no pets, and no smoking).

Aug 15th through May
$170/night (4 night minimum)   $1000/week (Saturday-Saturday)

Note: Until reservation confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Booking For Valley View House 
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(vacation rental by owner)

The VRBO listing for Valley View House offers the calendar, and reservation system.  Payments accepted from Visa, Discover, and MasterCard and personal check.  
Please note - to protect you from known scamming risks, we will never request wire transfers from you.
Downstairs rec room and 1/2 bath

hot tub    
                    hot tub

master bath and shower
Master bath and shower

3rd bedroom
3rd bedroom double bed

2nd bathroom
                          2nd bath (guest bath)

dawn on the deck
rear deck at sunrise
Welcome   to the Missouri Ozarks and Bull Shoals Lake.  Being 5 hours from the nearest major city, Bull Shoals Lake is a virtually undiscovered "piece of heaven". This large, clear water lake is both beautiful and scenic.

Lake activities
Enjoy water skiing, tubing, swimming, scuba diving, boating and fishing in this beautiful, clear water lake. Lake temps are comfortable for swimming from June through September, reaching the upper 80's in late summer.  So bring your floater and lounge in the water for hours! The lake awaits the fisherman where Missouri record bass have been caught.  For info on the lake
click on  Bull Shoals Lake

For your boating pleasure, the marina, just a mile away, offers boat stalls for daily use or annual contract.  Boats can also be rented.  Supplies can be purchased there.  You can dine at Just Jackie's restaurant overlooking the marina. You can find guides for fishing there as well, if you need some expert help.        
click on  Pontiac Cove Marina

Float trips
If beautiful clear water spring fed stream floating appeals to you, there are many outfitters in the area.  The closest are on the North Fork River & Bryant River.          
click on   Area Outfitters

How about hiking... is that your passion?  You are  welcome to explore our 20 acres of Ozarks forest and bordering Corp of Engineers land.  A terrific hike is just 2 miles down the road.  It is the 1.5 mile (each way) hike  through Core of Engineers land to a lovely place the locals call Buzzard's Bluff.  This high bluff overlooks the lake at it's center (see top right photo above).  Once there you can see for miles over the lake.  We will give you detailed directions for this adventure. Caney Mountain Conservation Area is a 30 minute drive and offers hiking in a preserve area.          
click on  Caney Mountain

The following website gives info on more of the nearby Ozark Mountains hiking opportunities.                               
click on     Ozarks hiking

If you are a golfer, the Lost Woods Golf Course, formerly called Theodosia Country Club, is just 30 minutes away.                           
click on Lost Woods Golf Course

If you are a hunter, this is great deer and turkey hunting country. You are welcome to hunt on our 20 acres, as well as on thousands of acres of Corp of Engineers land surrounding the lake.  Our property borders this Corp of Engineers land.
click on  Corp - Little Rock District

We are 2 hours from Branson and Silver Dollar City.  What more can we say about entertainment?!                           
click on Branson

Historic Ozark County, MO                
click on  Ozark County

Lounging around
If you are just looking to relax, soak up sun, read a book, swim and hot tub, just use our house.  The deck faces east for morning scenery and sunshine.  Relax on the deck and watch the buzzards catch a morning updraft.  These are the most ugly but graceful birds you can imagine, soaring high in the sky with their 6 ft wingspan.  In the winter, you will see bald eagles flying the valley by the house.  The heated pool and hot tub await your pleasure.  Evening sunset can be enjoyed from the covered front porch.  In the evening you will realize that there aren't any bugs and mosquitoes!  Well, we should say almost no mosquitoes. The rocky shore line and mountains are not conducive to mosquitoes, so we are never bothered by those creatures.  

The town of Gainesville, MO (the county seat) is a 20 minute drive from Pontiac.  Gainesville offers most of the services you would need.  There is a grocery store, a building supply/hardware store,  two banks, restaurants, gas stations, Dollar General, real estate offices, churches, a medical clinic, a public library, Ozark county court house, auto repair shops, a used car dealer and other businesses to supply most of your needs.

Come on down!
So why don't you come stay with us?!   One visit to our Valley View  House and you'll know why we enjoy it so much. Welcome to our home!

Play time at Gulley Creek

Buzzard's Bluff
 Buzzards Bluff on Bull Shoals Lake near Pontiac, MO

valley view
                   Valley view from living area    
    Pool   (slide has been removed)

Living area           

kitchen and breakfast nook
    Kitchen and breakfast area

                           Dining area
master bedroom                        
               Master bedroom (king bed)

2nd bedroom
                   2nd bedroom (queen bed)
Downstairs TV rec room, bar, and 1/2 bath

Hi, We Are Ron and Shirley
We welcome you to Valley View House. We live in Colorado now, but we and our kids still love the Ozarks year 'round. 

Ron built this house in 1997 with the help of a good friend and neighbor.  He had already been coming frequently to Lake Bull Shoals for 25 years with his family.  The house replaced a mobile home which had been the family vacation home until he moved here to retire and build this house. The house is 600 ft from highway W,  so it is private, cozy, and surrounded by forest.  We like being close to Pontiac Cove Marina, only one mile away.   We love the water.  Bull Shoals is such a clean and warm lake. And very few mosquitoes makes it wonderful! We love the quiet, remote beauty of the Ozarks.  Here you can sit outside at night and actually see the Milky Way!

We also enjoy being away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can relax in the peace and tranquility of the area or travel a short distance (2 hours) to the excitement of Branson and the nearby theme park, Silver Dollar City.  There you will find food and a wide variety of shows and entertainment for all ages.

Vacation Rental Features
        Air Conditioning
        Linens Provided
        Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
        Wood burning fireplace
        Computer with DSL  LAN conection
        Router with WIFI
        Internet phone with free long distance
        TV with 6 local stations
        DirecTV satellite 
        TIVO DVR with dozens of movies stored for playback    
        DVD player
        King Bed
        Queen Bed
        Double Bed
        Futon in upstairs loft
        Single bed downstairs
        Full Kitchen
        Cooking Utensils Provided
        Ice Maker
        Popcorn maker (Stir Crazy)
        Coffee maker and Espresso machine
    Outdoor Features
        Gas BBQ Grill
        Deck/Patio : We have a large deck off the living/kitchen area, connected by a walk way to the master bedroom.  There is a stairway down to the patio under the deck  with access to the pool and hot  tub area.
        View/Location  Bull Shoals is a flood control lake.  Elevation varies by nearly 50 feet and lake surface nearly doubles from low to high pool.  The "Valley View" at  low pool (which is normal) becomes a Lake View at high pool which happens when there is lots of rain in the area.
        Jet Skiing
        Float trips
        Wildlife Viewing
        Theme Park (Silver Dollar City)
        Cinemas/Movie Theaters

Fishing on Lake Bull Shoals

 Kids in pool  (slide has been removed)

Lake floaters