When people are looking for vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the first things they are going to look at is if the property has enough beds for their party. Depending on the type of group, some people can’t or don’t want to share a bed. On the other hand, couples don’t want to sleep in bunk beds either. Therefore, it’s important to consider your sleeping arrangements from a guest perspective and not just what works best for your family.



King Beds and Bunk Beds

As the owner, let’s say you have a family or four in a 2-bedroom condo, two adults and two children close in age. While it might make sense for you to have a king bed in the master and twin bunk beds in the guest bedroom, that might not be the best option for vacation rentals. Couples are going to overlook your condo, as about 50% of guests coming to the Lake are couples without children. Instead of bunk beds, consider a queen bed, as your kids could share it. You could also consider two twin beds that could be pushed together with a king bed topper. Now you have different options to attract different types of groups and you’re not eliminating half the rental pool. We don’t recommend bunk beds unless you have a very large house with multiple bedrooms.


Extra Sleeping

Extra sleeping is another thing to consider in vacation rentals. You could easily put a second child or a single adult on a sleeper sofa or air mattress. However, if you don’t already have a sleeper sofa, we would highly recommend purchasing a nice, double high queen air mattress instead. They tend to be more comfortable than a sleeper sofa and more affordable. Most 2-bedroom condos will sleep 6 people, based on local fire codes. If you don’t have extra sleeping available, people may choose another property over yours, especially if your pricing is the same as other 2-bedroom condos that sleep 2 more people.

Homes are a little different, due to multiple exits, they don’t have the same fire code restrictions as condos, allowing you to place extra beds where appropriate. Make sure not to overcrowd your home rental with too many beds though; sleeping more people isn’t always the best option as it can increase wear and tear on your home or overload the septic system.



We book a lot of golf packages too, and typically golfers prefer separate beds. In addition, they don’t like sleeper sofas. If your space is large enough to fit two queens in one bedroom, that’s a great way to attract these other groups. Having four separate beds in your home or condo is a must to attract golf groups, and this setup can accommodate single guys, single girls, couples or children!


Vacation Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you’ve been considering adding your home or condo to a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental management program, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We’d love the opportunity to assist you in maximizing your rental revenue to offset some of the expenses of owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks.


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4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone: 573-365-3367