Meet Dustin Talacko of Osage Oasis. Osage Oasis is exactly as it sounds, an oasis of a condo tucked away in Osage Beach with incredible views, great accommodations, and a host that truly cares about The Lake of the Ozarks!
What started as a young married couple’s dream, has now turned into a budding business! Fulfilling their dreams, and many others who get to come visit Lake of the Ozarks and Osage Beach.
Learn more about Dustin and Osage Oasis in our Owner Q&A Interview:
Give us a brief introduction to who you are and to your business (what you do):
My wife and I purchased a beautiful condo on 19 MM in Osage Beach. It’s a 2 bed, 2 bath unit that we simply brand Osage Oasis. We are only 2 months in but our goal is to offer our short term vacation guests on AirBnB and VRBO a fun and relaxing time in our favorite place on earth. We feel that it is equally as important to promote the community around us as much as our own brand. If we can drive traffic from Nebraska, Iowa and other areas close to our main homeland, it will be a win-win for everyone. Osage Beach has a lot to offer. Our friends and family up here in Omaha think it’s just a place to go for adults. We want to help change that misconception and show how many family activities Lake of the Ozarks has.
Tell us about how your business got started:
We started coming to the lake in college and have always loved coming here. We have always aspired to have a place at the lake. After a good sales year with our other business, we decided that this was the year to make it happen. We studied the short term vacation business model and saw how it could help a middle-class family from Omaha fulfill our dream of owning a condo in the Ozarks.
Why do you do what you do?
We love the opportunity to bring affordable housing to Osage Beach to help families build memories. We have been on the wrong end of waiting too-long to reserve a condo here and ended up having to stay in a cramped hotel room. This business will allow us to build memories with our two daughters as well. Dream come true!
What are some things that help you stand out as a business?
Great location, million dollar view, great amenities and when you book with us we try hard to be personal concierge for the customers. We love to promote our favorite places at the lake. We take pride in the area, the businesses and the people who own them. It makes us happy knowing that we are helping promote other families with their small commerce.
What do you envision for the future of your business?
We want to learn as much about this short term vacation/traveling nurse lodging business models as we can and buy additional properties down the road. We love commerce, we love hospitality and we love promoting the businesses around here. This new business for us is a dream.
What is something that inspires you each day in your work?
We know the amount of joy going to the lake brings us and our daughters. I am inspired to bring new hard-working families to the lake to experience the same thing. These people work extremely hard for a living and we are inspired to help them enjoy their time here with loved ones.
What are some great things about the local area?
How can customers and consumers support local businesses like yours?
Locals can tell their out of town family and friends about us. We would love to host them when they have visitors to town.
Where can we connect with you? (Share website, social channels, contact information)
On Facebook or Instagram our handle is Osage_Oasis. We are also on www.furnishedfinder.com which is where we have a profile to host traveling nurses since we are only 3.9 miles from Lake Regional Hospital.
Always free to call 402-968-3712 or email at dustin@talackosafetysolutions.
If you are looking for a gorgeous place to stay – make sure to check out Osage Oasis!
Learn more with their business listing here.