Lake Of The Ozarks Tan-Tar-A Estates

Tan-Tar-A Estates at the Lake of the Ozarks offers more to vacationers than you might imagine. For those of you have never visited Tan-Tar-A Estates you are in for a wonderful surprise.

Tan-Tar-A Resort, built in the early 1960's by Burton Duenke was once a premier resort destination. Duneke sold the Resort in the late 70's to Marriott who continued the tradition of excellent accommodations combined with deluxe service. Tan-Tar-A Resort continued to be "the place to stay" at the Lake of the Ozarks well into the late 1990's. At the turn of the century a new owner, Columbia Sussex, came into the picture and the facility has never been the same.

Columbia Sussex, a privately owned hotel operator, took over management of Tan-Tar-A after purchasing the Resort and immediately set about making changes. The most dramatic change was a new 140 room addition on resort property boosting the room count to approximately 500 rooms and suites on resort property.

This may be a good time to explain how Tan-Tar-A Resort and the Estates are set up. The Estates are made up of over 350 privately owned homes. Though some have mistakenly assumed the resort owned all the estate homes this has never been the case. All the homes in the estates are privately owned by individuals who may choose to rent out a portion or all of their vacation home when they are not using it. In the past this accounted for over 500 of Tan-Tar-A Resorts rental units.

With a new 140 room addition the resort no longer needed as many Estate units as in the past. This lead homeowners to find another property manager to manage their vacation rental. Since the Resort had historically managed any home in the Estates that an owner wanted to rent there was nothing and no one in place to manage vacation homes once the resort owner lost interest. It was because of this Estates Sales & Property Management was born. Started in 2001 the company was formed specifically to manage vacation rentals in Tan-Tar-A Estates. With 120 rental units they have everything from a standard hotel room to a luxury hot tub suite all the way up to a 5 bedroom home sleeping 20 guests available for nightly rental.

What you will find in the Estates are nothing like the typical resort rental units. The Estate homeowners have upgraded and added personal touches making their vacation homes some of the finest accommodations in the Lake area. Some of the improvements included getting rid of double beds in favor of queen and king beds, larger televisions, DVD / VCR players in all the units and a popular addition, Hot Tubs right outside the master bedrooms in most of the suites.

There are so many great reasons to choose Tan-Tar-A Estates vacation rentals it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to stay anywhere else at the Lake.

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