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Ellis House at Lake's Edge - Luxury Secluded Grand Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Situated on two and-one-half wooded and landscaped acres with 600 feet of shoreline and a 270-degree panoramic view of main body of Grand Lake. Very private, yet convenient to golf courses and other amenities. Approximately 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Tulsa. The closest big shopping town is Joplin at less than an hour away. Smaller towns less than 30 minutes drive are Langley, Ketchum, Grove and Vinita.

All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have lake view. 4th bedroom/bath is located in loft above garage just outside the kitchen window. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, slate floors downstairs. Three decks, all with view of lake. Double slip dock for your boat and sun deck in protected cove on the property. Lighted bocce ball court. Great place to relax, fish, or bird-watch. Located only five minutes from The Coves. All amenities that you would expect in a custom-built home! The home has two king beds and two queen beds and two sleeper sofas in loft in main house. NO SMOKING in the house. No Pets allowed but can recommend someone local who pet sits in her home. Locate on Google earth at 36.3254.17, -094.5649.70

This is the perfect spot for a family get together. Numerous inside and outside games to play when you have had enough water fun such as: horseshoes, croquet,ping-pong,basketball, bocce ball/petanque, ladder ball, monopoly, trivial pursuit, poker, dominoes, badminton and scrabble. Or find yourself a comfortable deck chair, a cold drink and read a book or listen to the sound of the birds in the trees.

If you enjoy the feel of 'The Big Chill' cooking evening with everyone participating in some manner- this kitchen is the perfect spot for sous chefs,kitchen helpers and those just wanting to give verbal encouragement. The spice drawer has over 50 jars of spices and numerous barbeque blends on hand. There is one large round table that easily seats 8 but can accommodate 12 as well as a smaller round table that will seat 4-5 inside. A large teak table on the covered deck can handle 10 people. You will find wine glasses, champagne glasses and margarita glasses in the cabinets for those special evenings or events. There is even a giant wooden salad bowl for those great salad recipes you've been saving up to make!

If you are tired of cooking and want some pampering, our house manager, Helen, can arrange an Evening of Barbecue on the patio, Catfish dinner, a gourmet dinner or even Thanksgiving dinner! For special occasions or a surprise birthday, Helen can help make your event a big hit!

All in all, this house provides the atmosphere to re-connect and unwind with family and friends in a setting that makes lasting memories.

The summer of 2018 will be our 13th year of renting our lake house through VRBO. When we first started there were only about 5 other houses listed on Grand Lake - now there are over 120! Listings are now ranked by how often renters book your property directly through VRBO as well as number of reviews. When owners have been renting as long as we have, many of our repeat renters continue to work directly with us which means reviews cannot be posted on VRBO and less money paid to VRBO company Expedia. As a result, we place lower in the search. As you look through various other properties you will notice 4 or 5 bedroom homes that are willing to accommodate 25+ people. We pride ourselves on making our place the best rental available on Grand Lake. Each year we update and upgrade the house and property which to the discriminating renter should mean a lot. When we travel we rent properties all over the world through VRBO and try to take the best experiences and incorporate them into our lake home - which benefits our renters.

More Details

Annette Ellis
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Annette Ellis

We completed construction on our lake house in 2000. Since Bob retired from practicing medicine in 2006, we enjoy traveling and spending the summers in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. Our favorite seasons at the lake are Fall and Spring. The lake has always been a great place to create warm memories for us as well as our friends and we hope you will feel the magic here as well.

Annette Ellis purchased this house in 2000

Why Annette Ellis chose Cleora

We actually bought the property back in 1992. There was originally an old 1950's house that had no curb appeal and we saw the potential. The fact that we have 600+ feet of shoreline and a protected cove for our boat dock made it the perfect location as well as the fact we are at the end of the road!

What makes this house unique

There are actually five separate porches (three are covered) where you can sit out and enjoy the world or chat with your friends and family. It is intimate and yet everyone can easily have their own space.

Another feature we offer is our wonderful home manager Helen. We could never rent the house without Helen's help. Helen coordinates our housekeeping crew and makes sure everything is in perfect order for your stay. She will meet you at the house and show you it's special features and answer any questions you may have. We have rented houses where no one meets you, the key is missing and the house was not cleaned properly so we know how important those details are to anyone choosing to rent a luxury home or apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After reading so many other people's notes (in the guest book) I would certainly have to agree. You have a beautiful, relaxing, perfectly appointed lake home! The attention to detail made it oh so easy to have a wonderful time. Even with my 3 small boys we were all able to have space to rest, play, and laugh. The boys loved it so much they asked if we could live here. Thank you for being willing to share such an incredible property with others. It speaks highly of your generous nature. Also a huge pleasure to enjoy your gorgeous paintings at every turn. Thank you so much.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Cleora, Oklahoma

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2) One king bed in master downstairs in main house. Other king bed in loft above garage., Queen size Beds (2) 3rd queen bed is sofa sleeper in TV loft area of main house., Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon upstairs on second floor opens up into a twin., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in TV loft above living room makes into a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Jetted Tub in Master Bath, No Smoking indoors, No Pets, Private Dock in a protected cove for your boat Newly installed tornado shelter for up to 12 people in floor of garage - just in case!


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Ellis House at Lake's Edge - Luxury Secluded Grand Lake Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 107 reviews

The home is beautiful, well equipped for everything you need. The location and view were beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

I found this home through a referral from a friend. The first impression was spectacular and as I explored the house and property I was not disappointed. The four bedrooms were roomy with great views. All the beds were very comfortable and the attached bathrooms were clean and well stocked with all items you would need for a long stay. The outdoor living area afforded full 180 degree views of the lake and provided plenty of comfortable outdoor sitting room for my group. We had most meals on the back covered patio every night. The house provided numerous board games, drawing/coloring opportunities for all ages and the garage was equipped with a ping pong table and lots of outdoor activities for the family to enjoy. The kitchen had EVERYTHING you could need for cooking and serving your family. The entire house is well kept, orderly, in good repair and clean. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about our home on Grand Lake! We love the fact that you had a great time and there were plenty of games to keep everyone busy and ample staples in the pantry to keep you cooking and enjoying the patios. Our goal is to make it a memorable experience for everyone in your group so that they will talk about the vacation for years to come. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again! And thank you again for taking the time to share your feelings about your stay with us. You made our day!
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Could not have been better. One of the nicest places we've stayed. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our siblings joined together for the first time in nine years. The house was perfect and the view of the lake was awesome. Plenty of space for a great time of fellowship. We all hated to leave.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at our lake house! Our goal is to make your experience at the lake one full of memories and moments that last until your next vacation at least! We appreciate your kind words and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine that there is a better place to rent on Grand Lake then the Ellis Lake House.


The location is perfect, accommodations are top notch, and the communications is excellent.

They simply have provided everything, from shampoos, laundry soap, kitchen ingredients, wraps, beach towels, a complete coffee bar & even jelly belly beans! You can't ask for anything more!

You can tell by the pictures online that the home is nice, but they really don't do it justice!

The lake view will be etched in our memories forever!

If you are thinking of a stay in the area, book NOW, don't hesitate you won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our home on Grand Lake! It is always a pleasure having great guests who thoroughly enjoy their stay at our lake home! We try very hard to make sure everything at the lake house is hopefully as comfortable and inviting as it is when you are in your own home. Every season we try to improve on what we did the year before for our guests. We are so glad you enjoyed your 3 week stay and we look forward to having you back sometime in the not too distant future. Thank you again for taking the time to tell us and the VRBO community about our home. Annette, Bob & Helen (our wonderful House Manager)
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5 star home & view

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's 3rd July 4th vacation at the Ellis home because it is the best rental property on Grand Lake as far as we are concerned. The home is beautiful and the views from the home and numerous outdoor decks are as well. Annette and Bob have their home set up perfectly for enjoying lake life as it should be enjoyed. They also have a wonderful property manager, Helen, who is available if anything is needed. They even made sure we were able to catch some fish off the dock. If you are looking for a place to spend a week on Grand this is the it. Our family of 10 are always very comfortable, plenty of room for all. We will be back.

Bill & Gayle Meyer

Also refer to our July 2012 review

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Gayle, thank you so much for your kind words and great review on Ellis House on Grand Lake! We are always thrilled when our previous guests make return visits. Every year we try to make some new changes or upgrades so there are always a few nice little surprises when you arrive. We are so glad your whole family had a wonderful time this past week. We hope to be able to host you again next summer! Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Annette, Bob & Helen
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Wonderful views from a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The Ellis house is the best place to stay on Grand Lake. From the gorgeous home, to the wonderful views, this is definitely a home I would return to again and again. Our pontoon boat and wave runners fit perfectly in the dock. And after being on the lake, we grilled out and enjoyed the great view. It was so hard leaving. Can't wait until next summer.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we most certainly appreciate the great feedback! We look forward to having you back next summer! Thank you again for taking the time to write a formal review for VRBO for future renters!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Ellis Home was, bar none, the best VRBO yet! We have multiple stays at various VRBOs and not a one compares to the level of detail and care spent to ensure our stay was perfect. From the dry cleaned sheets to the stocked spice drawer in the kitchen, we truly wanted for nothing! The house manager was very attentive and patient with my numerous questions about the area. We loved all the outdoor games and the ping pong table. We brought our boat and we're thrilled with the cove and covered boat slip. It was a great area to swim and float. Thank you, Bob, Annette, and Helen for a fabulous stay! We can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennie, thank you so much for the great comments about our home on Grand Lake! Every year we really try to improve on our offerings to our guests. Helen and the crew that keep our place running smoothly are the reasons it's such a nice rental year after year. We couldn't do it without them! We hope you guys come back again for a visit and thanks for sharing your opinions with the rest of the people who use VRBO for their holiday rentals!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Cleora, Oklahoma

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fourth of July week
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 17 2018 - Sep 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2018
Sep 21 2018 - Nov 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$78.52

Payment by credit card is an additional 2.9% to quoted rate- the cost we are charged. Opt to pay with e-check and avoid the extra charge.

Minimum Age for Renters is 28 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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