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Waters Edge Motel

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Water's Edge is a relaxing, well-kept motel. It is steps from the water and if you go during the week its a quiet, peaceful place. We felt like we had our own private lake. The room was large and very nice. It had everything we could need. We loved the kayaks and the rental prices were more than reasonable. Loved...

1Thank Tricia H
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Robin and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, relaxing by the water is the best. Hope to see you again.

Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 31 May 2015

My husband and I stayed at Water's Edge recently. The room was very comfortable. The proprietor was kind and attentive. We slept soundly and felt like we were the only ones there, even though the parking lot indicated otherwise. We will definitely stay here again. A warm reception for unseasonably cool weather!

1Thank Elaine T
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Robin and I are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, room seven (7) offers a more private area when staying in a Lake View Room. We have been told the mattress on the bed next to the window is the best in the house - but - all mattresses were purchased new last year at the same time -...

Burlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I am from Boston, MA and came to MO to visit a friend that moved out here. We spent the long weekend at the lake and stayed at the waters edge motel. The owner Robin is fabulous! She gave us tips on where to go in the area, was also smiling and cleaning in between small talk with all the...

Thank Jacqueline D
Management response:

Robin and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Robin main thing is it must be clean and comfortable for our guests. Your "Lake Side Room" will be waiting for your return to visit the lake, PLEASE remember to book early, your happiness is our goal.

Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

My two week stay at this hotel was an enjoyable one. From the beautiful lake just feet from my room, to the amazing staff that even made ya homemade chocolate chip cookies. I recommend this hotel to anyone whether it be for business or leisure. Wifi worked great and plenty of activities (horseshoes, volleyball, boat rentals) will keep ya busy...

Thank Stormchaserrr
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - Robin and I try hard to make everyone's visit to our little place in heaven the greatest. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed in a very nice motel on our visit to the Lake of the Ozarks last weekend. We both thought this was a great place, it was very clean and the owner is friendly and very helpful. It was a great room for the cost. It is an older motel, but still taken care of nicely. The ONLY problem...

1Thank Joyce B
Bob S, Owner at Waters Edge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Joyce for giving our little place in heaven a review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank-you for stating the problem with the shower. This was our first night to be open for the 2015 summer season, the only way that we know of a problem is if someone tells us. The water heater is now on...

Brentwood, Missouri
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Everything about this motel made our time there restful and memorable. The friendly long-time owner greeted us warmly, and gave us tons of tips about nearby restaurants and things to see in the area. Location is excellent, right on Lake of the Ozarks, with beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the lake. Our room was clean and spacious, with free internet...

Thank janmX4386NR
Bob S, Owner at Waters Edge Motel, responded to this review

Robin and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we both hope that you return for a stay during the warm weather in the coming season of 2015. We always enjoy guests who find our little place in heaven to be special.

Kingman, Arizona
Reviewed 25 October 2014

The Water's Edge Motel is much more than a vintage lake side motel, it is an oasis where the pressures and worries of the day fade away. Meticulously maintained by friendly, caring owners, this little gem should be considered by anyone needing an escape for a weekend or a week.

Thank AdventurerJim
Bob S, Owner at Waters Edge Motel, responded to this review

Robin and I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - we try hard have our guests enjoy a relaxing stay on the water here at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Buckner, Missouri
Reviewed 25 September 2014

My husband and I stayed during our daughter's wedding for three days. The location is excellent - right on the lake. The room was very nice and clean. The hotel is close to a wonderful family owned diner and food was excellent.

1Thank Catherine A
Bob S, Owner at Waters Edge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, Robin and I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can return soon to our little place in heaven.

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My wife and I both needed some private time in an area that was easily accessible, on the waters edge with a beautiful open view of the lake, easy travel to shopping and eating and not have to get in and out of the gravel roads that are the norm for water access cabins, clean, friendly hosts with Robin and...

1Thank John P
Bob S, Owner at Waters Edge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Robin and I would love to have you return and be a guest of the motel. Thanks for reminding me, we need to get more fire wood for the fall.

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I took 4 kids for the weekend, we never had to leave. The kids had so much fun! Beautiful view from the CLEAN spacious rooms. Quiet, calm part of the lake away from all the traffic and touristy stuff. It is like a hidden treasure. Very well maintained. Only thing we didn't like was the air conditioner was pretty loud.

1Thank mysarah1222
Bob S, Owner at Waters Edge Motel, responded to this review

Robin and I are so glad that you and kids enjoyed your stay. We always hope our young guests enjoy swimming, fishing or everything else that we offer. I am sorry that your A/C unit was to loud, this is the first that I have heard about this problem.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks in mid-Missouri. Business and Family friendly with exceptionally clean rooms, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, in room coffee, refrigerator, microwave and hair dryer in most rooms. Great back yard activities could be swimming, fishing, BBQ’s, horseshoes, volleyball, sunbathing or rent our canoe, kayaks, paddle boat, fishing boat. If bringing your own boat, we have boat docks, boat trailer parking and only 1/8 mile to the public launch ramp. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waters Edge Motel

Address: 25587 Highway 5, Gravois Mills, MO 65037-3023
Region: United States > Missouri > Lake of the Ozarks > Gravois Mills
Price Range: $68 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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