Our country estate has so much to offer. A beautiful country home nestled in the middle of 100 acres. 10 acre private lake with the fish calling your name with pontoon boat, john boat, kayak and paddle board. A Private 9 hole disc golf course, walking trails, yard games, basketball, rec room and much more.
Great for a couples get-a-way, family vacation or weekend get-a-way, Corporate Team Building or Corporate Board Retreat.
The Martin Retreat is a country paradise that has no rival considering location, beauty, nature, tranquility, abundant wildlife and a host of outdoor activities for all ages and interests. The Martin Retreat is located just 50 miles SW of St Louis with a magnificent view of a private 10 acre spring fed, stocked lake in the center of 100 beautiful acres. NEW 9 hole disc golf course ready for play. The private blacktop drive winds through over a mile of hills, serene beauty and forest. Turning south, just past a white barn, the drive is flanked with white vinyl fence and your first glimpse of this gorgeous lake setting. (I get excited just talking about it!)
This spacious home features a main floor with a foyer, library, dining table that seats 12, breakfast bar that seats 3, living room with a lake view and rear deck, large kitchen, laundry, 3 bedrooms all with queen beds and 2 full bathrooms. Lower level includes the master bedroom with king and queen beds with full bath, double sinks and French doors that open to a 6-8 person hot tub with a view of the lake, a second bedroom with two double beds, twin over double bunk bed and couch. The lower level has an additional half bath, mini kitchen area with a table that seats 4, second refrigerator/freezer, poker table that seats 4, queen sofa sleeper couch, ping pong table, TV, Karaoke Machine, children toys and another set of French doors that lead to the lake and lighted basketball hoop area or to play yard games at night.
Outdoors there is a deck off the family room that faces the lake, a deck off the kitchen/dining area that houses a gas and charcoal grill and a patio off the lower level that houses the hot tub, wooden swing and a basketball court area. There is a flat backyard for wiffle ball, can jam, corn hole, washers. volleyball/badminton and other fun outdoors games. All equipment for the games is provided.
For the adventurer, there are hiking trails around the lake and also the property (maps provided).
Lakeside activities include fishing (catch and release), swimming in the lake, pontoon boat (10 person limit or 1,450 lb capacity), kayak, stand up paddle board, beach area with shallow lake access for your children and a picnic table, a free standing deck with a picnic table and patio table. A pontoon boat is available for your fishing and cruising pleasure. A two man boat is also available. All boats run off battery operated trolling motors. (life jackets are located on the boat and in the beach area).
JUST COMPLETED 9 hole disc golf course for your sporting pleasure.
To preserve the beauty and serenity of our 10 acre lake and property the following motorized items are not allowed: Jet Skis, Boats with motors, ATV’s, Dirt Bikes, etc…
We have partnered with Top Gun Sportman's Club for clay disc shooting, and Meramec Lakes Golf Course. Our guests receive special VIP rates.
For the hunter, there is plenty of wildlife on this 100 acre retreat. Your new favorite hunting retreat is available for deer and turkey season. However, I must warn you reservations for hunting season go fast! Please contact us for information and pricing for your hunting season reservations.
As with any outdoor adventure you may encounter insects, snakes, spiders and critters of all shapes and forms. Generally, if you stay away from the critters, they will stay away from you.
The Martin Retreat is our family homestead and we have pets. Tater and Chip are our two older lab mix dogs, and Stinky and Mokey are our two barn cats. The animals are all friendly. However, if you would rather we contain the dogs during your stay, please inform us ahead of time.
For your convenience the owners, Tom and Lisa Martin, are on property in a private studio apartment connected to the laundry room.
We look to having you as our guest! See ya soon!
Accès des voyageurs
You will be greeted by the owners upon your arrival and given a house tour and tour of the lake area with instructions on how to use the boats.
The laundry room is available to guests staying longer than 4 nights.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
For your added convenience the owners, Tom and Lisa Martin, are on property in a private studio apartment connected to the laundry room.
We are here to help you with any questions you may have about our home or property.
We love our home and we live in it when we do not have guests.
Smoking is NOT allowed in our home. If our home smells of smoke in anyway we will ask for an additional $250.00 to be charged to your credit card.
We have the right to cancel your reservation if the Booking Confirmation, Short Term Rental Agreement and Rental Rules are not signed and returned back to us within one week of booking.
Airbnb blocks all contact information until you are booked.
All guest will be required to sign a Release Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement upon arrival. Parents or Guardians will be required to sign this waiver for their minor children. You may request a copy of this prior to arrival. If anyone in your party refuses to sign the waiver, they will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.
- Maximum 14 guests (Adults and children combined)
-Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. When making a booking inquiry please tell us a few things about your group, how many adults/children, the purpose of your stay ie; , vacation, wedding in the area, weekend get-a-way, where are you coming from. Tell us a little bit about your group.
-Guests will be required to sign a short term rental agreement, rental rules, and provide a guest list within one week of accepting the reservation or the reservation will be cancelled. The guest list that is in our agreement must be filled out in full, (we like to know who will be staying in our home).
Dogs are considered with prior approval. Please tell us a little about the furry family member you want to bring. If we accept your dog, a pet fee of $250.00 will be applied.
-Each guest will be required to sign a three page Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement at time of arrival. Parent/Guardians will sign on behalf of their minor children. You may request a copy for your review prior to arriving. If this is not signed, you will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.
-No smoking in our home. If our house smells of cigarette or cigar smoke and/or our linens smell like smoke we will ask Airbnb to charge your credit card a minimum of $250.00 for additional cleaning fees, from your security deposit.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
My greatest blessings call me Mom. My family is everything to me! My husband rocks my world and together we make a great team! I have been told hospitality is one of my gifts. I have a passion for cooking, country style is kind of my thing. My honey and I love the outdoors and sharing our country estate with others.