Mike Caro selling Ozarks lake retreat (All photos)

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Living room at Caro Drive

— Living area from another angle —

Dining area and iving room at Caro Drive

— From farther back, you see the kitchen island and dining area, too —

Skylights at Caro Drive

— Skylight woodwork matches original molding and cabinetry. —

Lunch counter at Caro Drive

— A sit down lunch and breakfast counter seats up to four —

This served as my first work area during construction of the office suite. The counter chairs match the six you see at the dining table. I purchased the dining set from the woodworking craftsman who built the retreat. It was my first furniture here. It will be my housewarming gift to you, if you want it. The gold-tone bar sink (left) and unmatching white kitchen sink (left background) have both been replaced this year with stainless steel versions.

Dining area at Caro Drive

— A closer look at dining area, looking toward lake —

Enclave left of main house entry at Caro Drive

— Enclave to left of main house entry —

This area is separate from, but open to, the spacious living area (off camera to right).

Concrete bear at fork in paths at Caro Drive

— A fork in the paths —

I once had this concrete bear marking where two paths forked. You can get lost in the maze of winding trails.

Property boundaries, Google Earth

— Property boundaries —

I drew these lines myself from a Google Earth screen capture. Obviously, they
are approximate.

Property boundaries, Google Earth

— Property, lake, and surroundings —

This Google Earth screen capture shows the locations of: (A) The main house (yellow pushpin at left-of-center in lower portion of image); (B) Shell Knob (farther left, just above vertical center), used for the mailing address, but actually 7.5 miles away, measured in a straight line; (C) Branson, Missouri (upper right); and (D) The Table Rock Lake dam (just above vertical center, mid-right).

The property is in Missouri, with the Arkansas border about a mile and a half to the south. There’s a bit more of Table Rock Lake than you see here, but this is the central portion.

Property boundaries, Google Earth

— Yellow pushpin shows property location on USA map —

Front of cabin, Caro Drive

— Front of cabin —

Caro Drive cabin, rear toward house

— Rear of cabin (main house in background) —

The huge chimney uses the same type of stones as the actual fireplace inside — all gathered from the property.

Fireplace in cabin, Caro Drive

— Plenty of space for fireplace seating —

The vertical blinds at left are usually open. They hide a view of the lake and a sliding glass door to the balcony.

Fireplace and living area in cabin, Caro Drive

— The cabin’s fireplace visually dominates its wall —

Fireplace in cabin, Caro Drive

— Closer view of fireplace in cabin —

The Pepsi vending machine sits in a stone enclave intended for logs. You’ll probably want to use it for that purpose.

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$699,000 $395,000

→ 31 acres*

→ Shore: 1,000+ ft*

→ House: 3,000 sf* (3-5 bed, 3½ bath)

→ Cabin: 1,200 sf* (1 bed, 1 bath)

→ Extra: 2,400 sf*

→ Paths: 5 miles*

→ More

(*Approximate measurements)

What’s the catch? None, really, except what I describe. Prices here are still catching up to the rest of the country.

Yes, I agree that it’s a bargain, but only if this is what you’re looking for. The 41-acre retreat was agent listed for $740,000 in 2012.

Please read my ramblings about my adventure, the property, the area, and the lake before you decide. I hope to sell to someone who appreciates my retreat and will be happy here.

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  1. Looks very nice! I’m not planning on moving for 6 more years, but when I do, your place is what I will be looking for.

  2. We used to own a cabin on Table rock years ago and I loved it then. We sold it maybe 40 years ago. I would love this place but right now in my life I’m taking care of my 99 year old mother and she won’t move from Kentucky.
    I still come and look, eating my heart out every so often

  3. This is my dream compound. Our place is Just West of Carr Lane on Kings River. Really small old log cabin. Guess I should go buy a lottery ticket.

  4. Looks awesome, but will need a job in healthcare. Love the lake views and some quiet, but may need some access to civilization. As a people, we still need eachother, even for a chance to say HI.
    So love this property!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Mike, nice spread. Certainly a place I wouldn’t mind living, but I live happily in WV. Good luck selling. I’d advertise nationally in the USA Today or something similar; many are looking for a place like yours and just don’t know where to find it. V/R, Ed

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