Our family of 15 (grandparents, adult children and families) enjoyed a week at Karis Cottage in August. The location is wonderful with plenty of privacy from neighboring homes. We enjoyed the fire pit, the very large dock, the swimming pool and all of the outdoor living space. The bedrooms were more than spacious, allowing each adult couple their own room and still having beds to spare. The kitchen is well equipped (we cooked dinner each night) and the gas grill worked like a charm. We fished from the dock (caught enough for a fish fry!), enjoyed the paddle boat and kayak, and even rented jet skis for a day. I can’t say enough about the hospitality that Laura provided! The location near Osage Beach is great. We were a 10 minute trip from outlet malls and a large grocery store. I would highly recommend Karis Cottage for your family vacation!