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**CHANGES REGARDING BOOKING FEES!
We do not charge a booking, administrative or service fee but you may experience these fees when using a third party vacation rental ad site even if you did not in the past. The advertising fees we've paid have allowed our Guests to book without occurring extra fees until recent changes on vacation ad websites. Many ad sites are adding fees to the Traveler even if they did not before. These fees go directly to the 3rd party site. Not us. If you inquire on one of these sites, we are required to complete your reservation through them even though booking directly from us avoids this fee. Also, due to the changes we are also facing, if you are a VIP Guest or if we have a special running on Facebook and you our Facebook Fan, you must start you booking request directly with us. You cannot use a vacation ad site to even inquire. Once you start there we are committed to finish the reservation through the 3rd party site so they can collect their fees. We recommend our guests either bookmark this website for access to our contact form, or if you are a past guest, keep our email address in your address book. You can also call Sandy 402-423-5360 Central time 8 AM - 8 PM.  

Do you allow pets or smoking?
  All 4 of our condos are no pet and no smoking condos including no smoking on the screened porches too. This includes smoking of any kind of substance, by any method and e-Cigarettes. Due to allergies, this is enforced with up to a $500 fee plus the cost for extra cleaning and damages if any and lost possible rents.

Do you offer discounts for AAA, AARP, Clergy or Military? Sorry no but we offer great deals. First; 4 very budget minded rates. Second; FREE standard cleaning ($65-$70 value). Third; "Instant Savings". Stay 7 nights or longer and save $22 off per night. ($154/week).  Fourth; a VIP Guest discount for our repeat Guests. Fifth; a discount for referrals. Sixth, periodically we offer discounts to our Facebook Fans. Plus we provide Guests with a list of the most popular attractions with money saving tips, driving directions and more. **To receive VIP and Facebook Fan discounts, you must start and complete your reservation by booking direct. When booking through a 3rd party site, discounts are not applied. 

How do I get my VIP Guest or FaceBook Fan discount? We always have a VIP Guest discount when you let us know you are a VIP and book direct. We run Facebook Fan specials once in a while. If a discount is available, let me know before you book so I can deduct your discount. To receive VIP and Facebook Fan discounts, you must start and complete your reservation by booking direct. When booking through a 3rd party site, discounts are not applied. **See Changes regarding booking fees at the top of this page. (TIP: If you or your spouse has booked and stayed in one of our condos, you are a VIP.) 

Do you offer on line booking & payments? Yes we use an online booking service so it is easy, fast and secure.

Are there any additional fees such as a cleaning fee, booking fee, deposit, sales taxes or tips? Our rate is based on 1- 6 people.  We do not charge a cleaning fee. Standard cleaning is FREE ($65-$70 value). We only charge for cleaning if it is excessive. We charge a $100 security-damage deposit. The deposit is fully refundable and issued back to you within 14 days of departure, provided all terms are met and no damage is done.  Tax is added to the lodging cost but not to the deposit.  The Brookside Retreat has a tax rate of 7.1%. The other 3 condos are at 11.6%. If you wish to tip your housekeeper it is easiest if you leave it on the kitchen counter but we will mail it to them if you prefer. For 2 night reservations, we charge a $39.00 Short Stay fee. 

When is my payment due?* For direct booking: $100.00 is due at time of booking. The balance is due no later than 30 days prior to arrival.  When booking is less than 30 days before arrival, all is due at booking. *Some vacation rental ad sites only allow us to select from pre-defined policies which differ from this standard policy.  When booking from another site, please see that site's policy. 

Do you refund the deposit?* Yes, after your departure. Your contract will list it is issued back to you within 14 days of departure as long as all conditions are met but I normally issue the refund 1-4 days after departure. *Some vacation rental ad sites only allow us ot select from pre-defined choices which differ from this standard policy. When booking from another site, please see that site's deposit refund policy as they may take longer for refunds.

What method of payment do you accept?  We prefer personal checks & eChecks (on line check payments) if is at least 10 days before your arrival.  This helps keep our prices down by avoiding the high credit & debit card fees. We accept Discover, Visa and Master Card if you wish to use a debit or credit card. When you complete your on line reservation you will be directed to our secure merchant account for your payment.

Do you have a fee for cancellations?* For direct booking: Because vacation homes are harder to rent than hotels and we are a mom and pop operation, we have a fee.  The fee is based on days before arrival. Over 30 days is $39.00; 30 days or less is all of the lodging cost. We will do our best to re-rent the condo.  We refund any amounts we collect towards your nightly rate. All cancellations are a minimum fee $39.00 + tax.  We highly recommend you obtain travel insurance since we are not responsible for family emergencies, travel conditions, flight cancelations, illness, etc. *Some vacation rental ad sites only allow us to select from pre-defined choices which differ from this standard policy. When booking from another site, please see that site's cancelation policy. 

Do you have a minimum number of nights?  We never take 1 night reservations. On a limited basis, available 2 night dates are offered but change daily. Most dates we require 3 nights or longer though some holiday and high demand dates require longer stays.

2 night bookings: We offer 2 night reservations for fill in the gap between reservations, last minute bookings and slower season dates.  Unfortunately to allow 2 night inquiries, website apps often requires us to list any date we may eventually open up for a 2 night reservation to be listed as if we have already released the date for an immediate 2 night reservation. Please feel free to inquire if your nights are currently available for your length of stay. A Short Stay fee is added for 2 night reservations.  

I’m uncomfortable renting from a stranger.  Do you have an idea how I can feel better about renting from you?  Check our online Guest Reviews to find out what our guests say.  Also please view the last FAQ below which tells you a little bit about us. All of our condos have 5 Star ratings and a few 4 Stars.  We have great reviews on several other sites.

What is your check in and check out time?  Check in is 4 PM.  Check out is 10 AM.

How do I check in? This is a self catering condo with no check in office. You go directly to your condo any time after 4PM. We use a keyless system. You will be emailed a code along with directions. The buildings are lit plus pressing the top button on the lock's keypad will light up the bold buttons.  In addition our guests staying at Pointe Royale will receive a Gate Pass email. An access card is in the condo for some amenities and for access through the owner's lane of the resort's entrance gate.

Will I have daily maid service? No maid service is provided.  Our housekeeper cleans the condos between guests.  We have a washer and dryer in the condo for your use. We leave out a few cleaning supplies including a broom, dustpan, mop, vacuum, glass & disinfectant cleaner, etc. in case you need to touch up during your stay.  

Is there an indoor pool? Not at Meadow Brook. If you want an indoor pool, please book our Pointe Royale condos.

Do you have any steps?   Our condos are all considered a walk-in condo even though they have 2 - 4 steps to the front porches. None are handicapped accessible. At Meadow Brook--For both condos the sidewalk has a curb and 2 single steps. At Pointe Royale--The Hidden Garden has 4 steps in a row to the front porch. Our Secret Garden is on 2 levels. It has 3 steps to the porch to your main level with the living & dining rooms, kitchen, powder room & screen porch. The garden level is down one flight with 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, the laundry area & second screen porch. This porch exits into the garden. All other screen porches are up one story in the rear with no access off the screen porch. 

Do you have a shower stall in each condo so we don't have to step into a tub to shower? Except for the Secret Garden, all condos have a step in shower stall in the guest bathroom.  Instead the guest bathroom there has a standard tub with a shower in it. None of our showers or toilets are handicapped accessible.  

Do you have a Jacuzzi tub? Yes. Each of our master bathrooms have a jetted tub with a shower in the tub. Each is deeper than a standard tub making a larger step over to use the master's tub/shower. The dual sink vanity is located in the master bedroom.

Do we have a "Check Out" list we are required to complete? Yes it is on the refrigerator. Upon check out: 

1.       All trash is placed in the waste baskets & tied shut. Take excess that won’t fit in & smelly trash to the dumpster. 
2.       Load the dirty dishes in the dishwasher & start. Place excess dirty dishes in kitchen. 
3.       Wash one load of towels & start in the dryer. Leave in dryer. Starting a 2nd load is optional. 
4.       Set the thermostat to the check out temperature posted in the condo.
5.       Put away DVDs, videos, magazines, games, toys, travel brochures, maps, etc.  
6.       Place corresponding remotes next to each TV
7.       Unplug coffee maker (If room, add coffee pot & grounds basket to dishwasher)
8.       Close windows and lock.
9.       Close blinds.
10.     Shut off lights & ceiling fans. 
11.     Lock doors
12.     On time check out 
13.     Pointe Royale only- Shut off fireplace & leave Access card in kitchen

Do you have fast access to the theme parks and all of the theaters, shopping centers and restaurants?  Since we are only 2.7 - 2.9 miles S of Hwy 76, off Hwy 165 you have easy access to almost everything.  We suggest you take advantage of the back roads which are color coded on the maps for fastest commuting.  We provide driving directions using the alternate routes to many of your favorite places.

What is the weather like in Branson?  The weather can change daily.  They get moisture year round.  Scroll down to see chart of average daily temperatures.    

Why do some of your photos show Wyndham Meadows Timeshare Resort if you are located in Meadow Brook Resort?  Are you offering me a timeshare instead of a private home?  Meadow Brook and Wyndham resorts are so entwined most don’t realize they are different except our buildings are white and much smaller.  Meadow Brook condos are all privately owned and have many year round residents. Wyndham are all Timeshare units. Our agreement allows our Meadow Brook guests to use most of the outdoor common areas at Wyndham Meadows.  Our usage agreement does not include Wyndham’s indoor pool and Activities building. If you need an indoor pool & exercise facility, we recommend you stay at one of our condos at Pointe Royale Resort. Our condos there offer additional amenities. 

Do you furnish the pool / lake towels? You’ll need to bring your own hot tub/pool towels or lake towels. Our bath towels cannot be taken out of the condo. Please contact me if you are flying and cannot bring your own pool towels on how we can assist you.

At MEADOW BROOK: The pools are open seasonally. The closest pool you can view from the screened porch at both condos. It features a covered porch with ceiling fans next to the pool.  The other full sized pool with hot tub is a short 1 block stroll. The toddler pool & play ground are also in that area. Tables with umbrellas surround all pools.  Both of the full sized pools have restrooms. The hot tub is opened almost year round. 

At POINTE ROYALE: The main pool, wading pool, hot tub and indoor pool is part of the clubhouse complex and sit behind the building. All are open seasonally except the indoor pool is open year round and the hot tub is open almost year round. Restrooms are available. This area is about a block away. Another outdoor pool is open seasonaly about 1 mi away at the poolside park. No restroom there but it has a playground and grills. 

Do I have free Internet access in the condo?   We have Wi Fi & wired Internet in each condo. We offer up to 30 MB speed. Bring your own cable if you prefer to plug into our Internet versus using Wi Fi. Each Meadow Brook condo has 1 jack. Our condos at Pointe Royale offer you 2 jacks. Since we are at the mercy of the cable company, we can not guarantee the speed of our Internet service.

Do you have phone service?  We have free local calling. 

Do you have cable service and HDTVs?  Yes. We carry approximately 70 digital channels plus the HD channels of the major networks on all TVs. Our Meadow Brook condos (Brookside Retreat & Brookside Getaway) have three 32" HD TVs. At Pointe Royale our condos have 4 HD TVs. The Hidden Garden has a 37", two 32" and a 26" HD TV. The Secret Garden has a 42", two 32" and a 26" HD TV. All condos have 3 DVD players and 2 or 3 VCR players along with a video library.

Is golfing available?  Yes. The closest course is Pointe Royale Golf course. Meadow Brook guests go 2/10 mi. S on Hwy 165 and turn left into Pointe Royale Golf Village. Pointe Royale guests are about a block away. Golfing is available all over the Branson area. 

How many people do you sleep?  We sleep 4 privately in 2 king sized beds and 2 additional people on the queen sized sofa sleeper. You can bring a pack and play or inflatable mattress but you are still limited to 6 people per condo. We must count everyone. Linens are provided for the beds and sleeper.  Our prices are based on 6 people.  We do not reduce the rate if it is less. If you have more than 6 in your group considering getting a pair of our 2 bedroom condso. Our Meadow Brook condos are side by side with only a few feet between the front doors. Our Pointe Royale condos have one building between them so they work out well for 2 families traveling together too. Though the entrances off of Hwy 165 between the 2 resorts is only 2/10 of a mile, the distance between our condos at Meadow Brook and Pointe Royale is 1 mile.

Do you offer discount tickets?  We offer a list of available known discount sources to our guests to use instead of offering specific tickets. This way you get exactly what you want versus settling for a package which may not be exactly what you like.  We also provide "Sandy's Travel Guide" with tips and driving directions. You can find other discount ideas on our Facebook page and on www.vacationingbranson.com

What do I need to pack besides my clothes and toiletries?  The condos are completely furnished.  Bath and kitchen linens; 8 pillows and bedding for both king sized beds and the queen sofa sleeper are included.  All of your dishes, pots and pans, silverware, cooking utensils are furnished.  We also furnish liquid hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, pre spray, dryer sheets, trash bags, toilet paper, etc. Our vacation homes are filled with all the basic needs. You’ll need to bring your own seasonings except for salt, pepper & cooking spray. Bring your food, beverages, pool/hot tub towels, bar soap & shampoo. A list of items we supply and don’t supply is sent to you shortly before your trip to assist packing.  If you are flying and have limited luggage space for pool towels, please contact me for how we can assist you.

Do you furnish highchairs, cribs, booster chairs, etc?  We do not have toddler silverware/dishes, high chairs, baby monitors or cribs.  If you have a baby or toddler, we suggest you purchase a portable crib and a fold up booster/highchair. We are not child proof but we love kids too. Please note our screened porches are up one story and have low screens. Our Secret Garden 2 level condo has 2 screened porches. The 2nd screened porch is on the garden level and is only a few feet from a shallow pond & brook.  All condos have unfenced water features behind the buildings. At Meadow Brook the Retreat has laminate flooring in the dining room. At Pointe Royale the Hidden Garden has laminate floor in the dining room. The other 2 condos have carpeting on the dining room floor. Branson is hilly. Bring a stroller. If you are going to Silver Dollar City they rent strollers.   

Do you have a minimum age to rent your home?   We do not rent to singles under age 25 unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent over age 24. 

Is on site fishing available at the resort or close by?  Fishing areas outside of both resorts are close by at both Lake Taneycomo (cold water) and Table Rock Lake (warm water). Fishing licenses are required to fish in MO. Required stamps may be necessary for fishing in Lake Taneycomo. Please see Sandy's Insider's Travel Guide for details about local fishing. Upon booking, you will be given access to this insider's guide.
-At POINTE ROYALE: On 
site fishing is available for guests staying at Pointe Royale. A kids only catch and release pond (no license required) is located about .3 of a mi beyond our condos on Pointe Royale DR. At the lakeside park along the banks of Lake Taneycomo, fly fishing is available (license required). This is part of the Trophy area and only artificial lures are allowed.  

Do you have a grill?  Shared charcoal grills are located outside in the commons area next to the building at Meadow Brook. Our Pointe Royale guests will find grills and a picnic table in both of the parks where the playgrounds are located. The poolside park is about 1 mile away. The lakeside park is about 1/4 mi. away.  Bring your own charcoal & matches.  Cooking utensils for the grill are found usually in the bottom kitchen drawer. 

Who are you?  We are Gene & Sandy Kalvelage, married 40+ years, and reside in Nebraska.  We are blessed with 2 grown children, a son and daughter-in-law, 5 spoiled grandchildren ages 5 - 13. Our condos are our family's home away from home. 
          We've owned local rental property since 1977 and have sold off most of it. We still want to keep some real estate investments but are tired of often "rebuilding" a house after a tenant moves out. So we decided to invest in Branson real estate earlier than we originally planned. We decided to buy before we both retired instead of after. We purchased our Getaway condo in May 2006 after searching over one year.  We loved the location, brook, screen porch, floor plan, resort amenities and knew what we could do to it to make it a relaxing home getaway.  Our philosophy is if we like it you may also.  We want to share our home with those who are like us.  Want to relax, have fun, but still enjoy the comforts of home. 
          The first year we used a resort to manage it.  Starting June 2007, Sandy took over managing it and is enjoying helping people have fun.  Finding having an opportunity to share in their memories is a fantastic job. 
          Since our family grew with more grandchildren, we started looking for 2 side by side condos. We finally bought our Retreat condo right next door in the same building as the Getaway in 2009. With only a few steps from one door to the other, it was perfect to have both condos when the whole family came. We started to rent the Retreat in June 2010. We've found other people who are like us and like to have both condos. They can stay together yet still have privacy.  
        In Pointe Royale Golf Village out of 600+ condos, 24 back up to a park like secret garden setting with a pond, brook, gazebo, waterfall and a background of the eastern bank of Lake Taneycomo. These condos have screened porches too. We bought our Secret Garden condo in 2010 with the intention of redoing it. But delays came so it wasn't ready until March 2013. Early 2012, another of these 24 condos with this landscaped setting came up for sale only one building away.  It was another walk in on one level like our Meadow Brook condos. Purchasing it would offer an alternative for our guests who want to stay at Pointe Royale but don't want to go down a flight of steps to go to bed. Plus it would give us 2 condos close together for when our whole family comes and our Meadow Brook condos are full. We couldn't pass up owning 2 of the condos with this wonderful park like view.  It was already being used as a nightly rental but like the others we made upgrades so it wasn't ready until Nov 2012. Finally we ended up with the 4 nightly rents. We don't plan on adding any more. After all, these are meant to give us something to do during our retirement years, not keep us working!
         If you wonder why we choose Branson, it is because we love to visit there. We love to bring our family, sharing it with our kids and grand kids.  We enjoy the seasonal changes.  The Ozarks Mountain’s autumn colors try to out shine the unbelievable Christmas season the Branson area celebrates.  Family and Christian values run high in the Branson tri lakes area.  It also has a night life for those of you looking for nightly entertainment but we've grown past that age. You've probably figured out by our screen porches, brook side views, recliners, glider rockers, & down home comfy feel, we cherish relaxing as a priority in our vacation getaways.     
          Our family has many cherished memories and love going to our condos. We hope you do too.

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