Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Seclusion in a beautiful setting where your dog can run free!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Your own private retreat on a 70 acre wooded property. Sleeps five comfortably.

**Internet is available April through October**

This secluded country cottage is located approximately 30 miles south of the center of Hermann, with many attractions close by. The home is back in the woods, with a scenic 3.5 acre pond located right outside your door. The pond is stocked with fish just waiting to bite! The property is designated as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat as well as a Monarch Waystation.

Your cozy cabin includes a large eating/dining area with a dining room table as well as a bar and four stools. There are gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. The full service kitchen includes a refrigerator/freezer, electric stove, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker. Many pantry staples are provided. The master bedroom includes a queen size bed with a new form fitting foam mattress. The guest room has a bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top. There is a sunny patio area, as well as a large porch for your relaxation. There are plenty of books, both for children and adults, as well as a variety of games to enjoy.

The home has both central air conditioning and heating for your comfort, as well as a large wood stove, with some firewood provided.

The house has three sliding glass doors that open onto a porch with a beckoning view of the pond. There is over a mile of trails through the woods for your hiking pleasure. Wildlife is abundant throughout the property, including wild turkeys, hawks, deer, and bunnies. There is a gas grill on the patio. In addition, there is a fire ring down by the pond so that you can make authentic S'mores or gaze at the stars. The owners are located on the seventy acre site to make sure that your needs are taken care of. Attractions located within 20 miles include restaurants, wineries, antiquing, caving, hiking, and rafting. Hermann, Cuba, Leasburg, Steelville, St. James and Rolla are all a reasonable distance away. We can provide a list of close by attractions if you would like.

More Details

Alice Martin
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Alice Martin

We were weekenders for many years, but finally decided to build our dream home on the property in 2008. Mark is a Washington University professor, and Alice is a substitute teacher in the local area. We love it here!

Alice Martin purchased this house in 1996

Why Alice Martin chose Owensville

This property was purchased because of the natural beauty of the area. The area is covered with oaks, hickories and cedar trees, as well as many native wildflowers. The convenience of I-44 close by was an added benefit.

What makes this house unique

This home is secluded, private and very, very quiet. The natural environment is restful and restorative. You can be as isolated as you like, or you can choose to be a tourist and get out to numerous attractions, it is all up to you!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Owensville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full vanity, storage closet, and handheld shower head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has double on the bottom, single on top.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Alarm clock is provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

88% Complete
9% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Seclusion in a beautiful setting where your dog can run free!
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Quiet, private, relaxing, and very dog friendly.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to get away for a long weekend. My kids and I decided to take a long weekend and get away for a bit over spring break. It was too cold for swimming but we did kayak and hike and make a fire outside in the evening. The next day it rained but the house itself is very clean and comfortable and we kept busy with games and puzzles. Our dog probably had the best time of all of us. She ran and ran and ran - something she can’t do where we live. There was no traffic to worry about or concern that she would bother anyone. And the owners even provide dog dishes and towels for wiping off paws. It’s not that far from the town if you need to run out but it is super quiet and feels like you are really out there - which we thoroughly enjoyed since we live in the city. It probably would have been nice to have a TV for the rainy day so we could watch a movie, but we managed fine.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay!! I hope that you will be able to return, my husband would love to meet Sophie (yes, we are dog crazy!). Thank you for the recommendation to get more utensils, I made a Target run yesterday.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time..husband caught a lot fish...we did alot of relaxing

  • Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Decatur, Illinois

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent my birthday weekend at Post Oak Chase and it was everything that we had hoped for. The house is spacious and is well equipped with kitchen essentials, extra blankets and pillows and room to spread out. Our two dogs loved swimming in the pond and exploring the property with us. We ate out Friday night at the White Mule Winery and enjoyed a good meal, good wine and friendly people. I have never seen so many stars in the night sky as we could see from the porch when we got back to the cabin. We cooked hot dogs over an open fire Saturday night and listened to the coyotes serenade us. It was a perfect weekend.

We were a little too early for the WiFi to be functioning and cell phone reception was spotty, but that was a good thing. We relaxed, unplugged and enjoyed everything nature had to share. I highly recommend staying at Post Oak Chase.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice quiet cabin, nice place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and quiet. It has a small lake and nice hiking trails. Nice place to visit.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
St. Louis, MO

Stay for a while!

  • 5 of 5

Great little house on a good fishing hole. The house is just big enough for a family or two couples (if one couple will stay on the bunk bed!) and the common area is very comfy and roomy. Fishing is easy off the fishing dock and my angler father had a good time catching sunfish and a few tiny catfish using just worms. They had a canoe, 2 kayaks, and a sit-on-top kind of kayak.

The lake is larger than a pond, but not too large. It's an easy stroll around the parameter of the lake, and the owners have their hose on the other side- but it's completely obscured by trees so renters still have their privacy. There is a map to many trails which are well maintained and easy to find.

House was simple and very clean. No bugs inside! Kitchen had everything we needed. We stayed for the weekend, and it seemed like just a taste of a longer, more relaxing vacation. We will be booking for a few days next time so we can really settle into the relaxing woods.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you had a good time! Thank you for the wonderful review, and we look forward to hosting you and yours again in the future. Alice and Mark
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well maintained. Alice was very nice and accommodating. The kayaks were also a plus and the whole family enjoyed them. Our dog also had a ton of fun looking for fish in the pond. Overall a very fun and relaxing trip!!

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary

Our cabin is in a rural location, with all the privacy and scenery that such a setting provides. An abundance of wildlife, beautiful scenery, walking trails, fishing, and canoeing are available right on the property.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Owensville

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$51.54
Refundable Damage Deposit C$193.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner