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August 15th starts "off season" rates, see rate details below.
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Ron Beard firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-679-4151
Owner Built 1997
Valley View House, Pontiac, MO
3400 square foot ranch with walk out basement (2200 up 1200 down)
on 20 acres.
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)
+ futon in loft
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)
Rates Dates available: year round starting May 2012
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. $500 at booking to hold reservation
(refunded after rental if no damage, no pets, and no smoking).
3 months before rental date - 50% of rental is due
3 weeks before rental date, balance is due (rent, deposit, cleaning fee)
Aug 15th through May 31st
$170/night (4 night minimum) $1000/week (Saturday-Saturday)
Note: Until reservation confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
90% of total payment refunded if cancelled NLT 60 days prior to rental start date.
80% of total payment refunded if cancelled NLT 30 days prior.
75% of total payment refunded if cancelled NLT 10 days prior.
(Within 10 days, only deposit and cleaning fee refunded. If we are able to rent for the cancelled days we will also refund 80% of the rent.)
Booking For Valley View House
go to the vrbo.com (vacation rental by owner) website and select Missouri, Lake Bull Shoals, Pontiac area.
The VRBO listing for Valley View House offers the calendar, and reservation system. Payments accepted from Visa, Discover, and MasterCard.
Please note - to protect you from known scamming risks, we will never request wire transfers from you.
Downstairs rec room and 1/2 bathWelcome 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.
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
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
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!
Buzzards Bluff on Bull Shoals Lake near Pontiac, MO
Pool (slide has been removed)
Kitchen and breakfast area
Master bedroom (king bed)
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
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
TIVO DVR with dozens of movies stored for playback
Futon in upstairs loft
Single bed downstairs
Cooking Utensils Provided
Popcorn maker (Stir Crazy)
Coffee maker and Espresso machine
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.
Theme Park (Silver Dollar City)
Fishing on Lake Bull Shoals
Kids in pool (slide has been removed)