Friday, March 1, 2019

What is it Like to Live in a Condo?

Many people dismiss the idea of living in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks and if you are one of those people have you really sat down and thought about what it's like living in a condo? There are many benefits of living in a condo and some of them you may not have even considered! Our condominium complex at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you what it's really like living in a condo!

Never Worry About Yard Work Again

This is a big advantage to living in a condo. When you live in a condo community, there is no yard work that needs to be done because maintenance will take care of it. In the winter months, you will not have to worry about clearing snow off your driveway either, which can be a big plus.

Never Worry About Building Maintenance

In addition to having no yard work, you will also not have to worry about the upkeep on the exterior of the building. When you own a home, you not only have to keep up the inside of your house, you also have to worry about the exterior of the home. This includes the siding, gutter systems, and roofing. When you own a condo, maintenance will keep up the exterior of the building, so you only need to worry about the inside of your condo.

Have a Sense of Community

Many homeowners would say that there is a sense of community in their neighborhood, and while that might be the case, when you live in a condo it is just a little bit different. In a neighborhood, you have relatively big yards separating everyone. Condo owners, on the other hand, live in much closer proximity. There are social moments that happen all throughout the day and a chance to get to know your neighbors in a way that you wouldn’t get to if you lived in a private home.

Enjoy Extra Amenities

When you purchase a condo, you will be able to use the amenities. At Isla Del Sol, we have a beautiful lakeside pool with fountains, poolside sun deck, dog walking area, available private storage lockers, ample resident parking, and boat docks and personal watercraft slips. Enjoy a nice summer day relaxing at the pool or take off on your boat and enjoy a day on the water!

Live on a Private Island!

One of the unique advantages of buying a condo at Isla Del Sol that you won't get at another condo complex is you get to live on a private island! Our condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are situated on their very own island featuring a gorgeous panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks from every unit! Isla Del Sol invites you to come to tour our model unit so you can see for yourself what it's like living in a luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! Visit us daily from 10am to 4pm!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bring the Outdoors In with an Indoor Garden!

When you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are numerous perks that come with the purchase of your condo! At Isla Del Sol, we offer several amenities such as private island living, panoramic lake views, lakeside pool, a dog walking area, spacious living, and more! With all of these wonderful amenities, owning a condo is extremely enticing! Even though you'll never have to worry about taking care of exterior maintenance again, you may miss the relaxation gardening gives you. Even though you may not be able to have a huge garden outdoors, you can still put your green thumb to work with an indoor garden at your Lake of the Ozarks condo! Read on for some creative ideas to bring the outdoors in with an indoor garden!

Plant Vertically 

Condo living can sometimes mean limited square footage for gardening both indoors and out, so make the most of the space you have by thinking vertically. Fill a bookshelf and decorate it with potted plants. To give your home a little more of an outdoorsy feel, repurpose pallets into wall gardens for your living room. This will not only create a colorful and relaxing environment but will also second as a conversational piece when you have guests over. Include similar potted plants to your end tables to tie it all together.

Add Color!

Add color to all of your rooms by stationing fun potted plants and vases with freshly-picked bouquets of flowers around your condo. Select plants and flowers that tie in with other colors in the room. For example, if you have a favorite piece of art deco displayed in your dining room, and really want to draw out the reds and yellows to make it pop more, place an arrangement of zinnias or roses in an eye-catching yellow planter as your dining table centerpiece. If you have fun patterned throw pillows you want to display in your guest room but are afraid they'll stick out like a sore thumb, create a flow of color that will enhance the pillows by putting a plant of similar color on the nightstand or dresser. In your kitchen, you can bring some outside in by growing your own herbs and displaying them on a window sill or add shelving to store them as part of your decor.

Utilize The Balcony

Why shouldn't your balcony double as a garden? Luckily, our condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks have a beautiful covered outdoor space. Planters filled with patio, mini or dwarf roses will provide colorful blooms all summer long. Utilize the railings around your balcony to hang planter baskets. This will not only eliminate the use of precious patio floor space but will also create a natural break between your outdoor living room set and your view of the condo complex. For a more easily transferable solution for your patio, you can add casters to your planters for quick and easy mobility.

Bring The Outside In

As you can see there are several ways to implement an indoor garden in your condo. Just remember, the purpose of an indoor garden is to bring the outside in and create a fun and inviting ambiance to your home. Don't forget to care for your indoor plants properly to ensure that they're looking their best at all times. Wherever you choose to show off your plants in your home, you'll want to make sure there's lots of windows and sunlight for ample growth of your plants. If your condo doesn't offer many options for direct sunlight, consider synthetic lighting options. The best part about indoor gardening is the ability to control your plant's environment to produce the most beautiful plants and flowers.

Just because you live in a condo doesn't mean you can't enjoy gardening! The best part about indoor gardening is you can enjoy doing it all year long!  What are you waiting for, now is the perfect time to invest in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! We invite you to discover a new path to your island getaway right here at Isla Del Sol Condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks.

If you're planning on being at the Lake this weekend for the Pub Crawl, be sure to stop by our condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks. We give tours of our model units daily from 10 am to 4 pm. When you own a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you never have to miss another event! We'd love to show you around our private island so you can see what living the lake life is all about! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lake Pub Crawl is THIS Weekend!

It's that time of year again for the world's largest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks! It will take place on Saturday, February 16th! This is the biggest annual party at the Lake and you won't want to miss it! Of course, when you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you never have to miss an event at the Lake! Get all the details for the 18th Lake Pub Crawl below!

Leave Your Keys and Take the Bus! 

There will be 23 total buses running from 4:00 pm till 2:30 am to get you from stop to stop! All you have to do is sit back and relax while a sober chauffeur drives you safely. 

Wrist Band Details 

There is a $10.00 event fee in the form of a wrist band. Each wrist band will include:

  • Entry to 16 participating venues
  • Unlimited entertainment – All locations will have a band or DJ
  • Bus transportation to all 16 locations.
  • Pick up and drop off at participating Hotels/Motels.

2019 Pub Crawl Stops

  • Mexicali Blues 
  • Chevys Bar, Grill & Pizzeria 
  • Wobbly Boots Road House 
  • Vista Grande Mexican Resturant 
  • Casablanca Pub & Grill
  • Lucky's Bar & Grill 
  • S.N.A.F.U. Bar 
  • High Noon 
  • Tucker Shuckers 
  • JJ Twig's Pizza & BBQ 
  • Fat Polly's Pub 
  • Arris Pizza 
  • Li'L Rizzo's 
  • Tire Biters 
  • Inn at Grand Glaize 
  • Wicked Willie's Sports Grill 

2019 Entertainment Schedule 

Arris PizzaPure Drive 7:30PM

CasablancaSteven Scott 7PM - 11PM


Fat Polly's
Soul Root starts at 7 pm

High Noon
J.D. Entertainment

Inn at Grand Glaize
DJ 5PM - 9PM
Relentless 9PM - Close

JJ TwigsSouth 5

Li'l Rizzo's
DJ Amy - 4PM - 8PM
St Louis’ premier party band Contagious, band starts at 9:00.

Stop By Isla Del Sol Condo's this Weekend!

If you're planning on being at the Lake this weekend for the Pub Crawl, be sure to stop by our condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks. We give tours of our model units daily from 10 am to 4 pm. When you own a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you never have to miss another event! We'd love to show you around our private island so you can see what living the lake life is all about! 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Lake of the Ozarks is the BEST Recreation Lake in the US!

According to a poll in USA Today, the Lake of the Ozark is the BEST Recreational Lake in the U.S.A! Here at Isla Del Sol, we couldn't agree more! The Lake of the Ozarks has so much to offer especially if you love enjoying the great outdoors and being active. Lake of the Ozarks has more than 1,000 miles of shoreline which is more than the coast of California! If you've never visited us here at the Lake, our condominium complex at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few reasons why Lake of the Ozarks is the best recreational lake!

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Boating & Water Sports

One of the main things that drive people to the Lake of the Ozarks is, of course, the Lake! Who doesn't enjoy being out on the water with friends and family? Some great on-water activities that you can enjoy when you're at the Lake are boating, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, and much more! There's no shortage of things to do on the water around here - and what's even better is that you can even enjoy some great entertainment at the waterfront bars and restaurants!

Offshore Activities

While the main attraction is on the water, there is still plenty to do offshore as well. The Lake of the Ozarks offers some of the best shopping around. Besides shopping, we also have several family-friendly activities, such as a water park, 2 State Parks, an indoor trampoline park, and even an escape room! Trust us when we say your family will not run out of activities to do here!


With over 12 golf courses to choose from, no wonder why the Lake of the Ozarks is known as the best golfing vacation location in Missouri! Whether you just play for fun, or enjoy the competition that year-round tournaments offer, we've got a little bit of golf fun for everyone. We've even got several putt putt golf spots around the Lake for families of all ages to enjoy!

Live Music

Did we mention live music? The Lake is a great place to experience all kinds of live music! From country to rock, to an eclectic mix, you're bound to find something you'll like at the Lake just about every weekend of the Summer! And many local restaurants and bars offer fun activities like karaoke and host DJ's for fun dance parties on the water.

Wining & Dining

The Lake of the Ozarks is THE place for wining and dining! Whether you prefer the serene ambiance of waterfront fine dining or enjoy a more lively atmosphere with live music and a casual feel, we've got something for everyone's taste. And there are several wineries in the area so you can make a weekend out of just checking out the local wineries if that's your thing!

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Visit Us at Isla Del Sol! 

With all the fun that happens at the Lake of the Ozarks doesn't that make you want to visit us very soon? Or even better yet, why not own a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks! There is always something fun going at the lake and when you own a second home you will be able to come and visit whenever you want! Our condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are located right on the water's edge and each and every unit features a panoramic view of the lake! Stop by and tour one of our model units daily from 10am to 4pm!

Come back often to see all of the exciting things happening at 
Isla Del Sol.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Staying Warm in Your Condo this Winter!

Most of us are in agreeance that we can't wait until the weather starts to warm up! We've had some seriously cold weather this winter at the Lake of the Ozarks. Unfortunately, winter isn't over yet and we more than likely have plenty of cold winter days left. Your favorite condo complex at the Lake of the Ozarks can't change the weather but we can offer some tips for staying warm and cozy in your luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks

Make Sure Your Windows Are Sealed 

If you notice any drafts from your windows, it may be time to reapply caulk around your windows. This can make a big difference on not only staying warm this winter but also help cut costs on your energy bill. 

Change You Your Fans to Rotate Clockwise 

Did you know that most fan models there is a switch that will turn the blades of the fan in the opposite direction? Believe it or not, it makes a huge impact on the temperature of the room. In the Summer you want the "wind chill" effect; air blowing down on you to help cool off. During the cooler months, the fan should rotate the opposite direction and at a low speed, to suck air up and push warm air down and out. This provides a thin layer of an air barrier between the walls and the center of the room.

Invest in a Few Area Rugs 

Investing in a few areas rugs is a great way to make your space feel cozy. Not only will your space be visually cozy, but area rugs will also give you something warm and plush to walk on when your floors are cold.

Draft Guards

Draft guards are designed to fit underneath doors to increase weather protection even further than a door alone. These can be bought at any home improvement store. Since drafts can cause anywhere from 5% to 30% of wasted energy, we highly recommend a draft guard for your front door.

Curtains are a Must

Curtains work to keep the cold air out of your home. Even if you have well-insolated windows, on a really cold day the glass of your window will let in a little cold air. A good cotton blend curtain is perfect for keeping the colder air from seeping in while insulating the interior heat as well. 

We hope that you find these tips helpful for staying warm for the remainder of winter! It may be cold now but summer will be here before we know it! We can't wait to start enjoying the amenities at our waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks! Until then, everyone at Isla Del Sol hopes you stay warm and cozy for the remainder of winter! 

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Spend Your Summers at the Lake!

It's no secret that the Lake of the Ozarks is a great destination for retirement in Missouri! From excellent restaurants, golfing, boating, and much more, you'll feel like you're living in paradise! While the Lake may be a great place to retire, why wait until retirement to start enjoying everything the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer? Lake of the Ozarks is also well known as a great place for second homes and we know the perfect spot to make second home living that much better -buying a condo at Isla Del Sol! Find out what to expect when you live at Isla Del Sol below!

Prime Location at the Lake

Experience true lake living at its finest at Isla Del Sol. You'll be able to hop on your boat and within minutes enjoy some of the best waterfront restaurants and entertainment that the lake has to offer, as it's located at the 3MM of the main channel. In addition, Isla Del Sol is just a 15-minute drive to top-notch shopping, dining, entertainment and so much more. 

Luxury Condos

The island community consists of three buildings each containing 30 units each. Our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront condos features 9-foot ceilings, expansive outdoor balconies, kitchens with a breakfast bar and spacious pantry, upgraded ceramic tile, fireplaces, walk-in closets, spacious laundry room with side by side washer and dryer hookups, modern lighting plan, luxurious master suites and much more.

Expansive Views of the Lake 

The view is by far the most popular feature at Isla Del Sol. Every unit has amazing panoramic views of the Lake. In addition, there is an exquisite lakeside resort-style pool with zero entry, fountains, and a splash playground for the kids. It's the perfect place to spend your summer days.

We Make Owing a Boat Easy 

Owning a boat or PWC is one of the best parts of living at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, you want to make sure you have a secure place to store your vessel. Luckily, Isla Del Sol offers boat slips that you can purchase along with your condo. We have several different sizes, so whether you have a PWC or a cruiser, you'll be able to find the right boat slip for your watercraft.

Live on a Private Island 

When you own a second home at Isla Del Sol, you will enjoy your summers on a private island at the Lake of the Ozarks! Once you see our beautiful panoramic views of the lake, our resort-style amenities, and spacious condo units, you'll be asking yourself why you didn't start spending your summers at the Lake sooner! Ready to start spending your summers at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks? Stop by our condos at the Lake of the Ozarks and take a tour of our model units! We are available for tours daily from 10am to 4pm! 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Clever Storage Solutions for Your Condo

Have you been reluctant to buy a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks due to space restrictions? Well, our condominium complex at the Lake of the Ozarks offers plenty of living space, especially compared to other condos but many of us have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years. However, just because of you lots of "stuff" doesn't mean you can't enjoy our luxury condos, it just means that you will need to get a little more creative with your storage solutions. Today, Isla Del Sol has a few suggestions for storing all of your belongings, check it out!

(This photo is an example of storage solutions and does not depict an actual photo inside our condos)

Maximize Your Closet Space

Your closet is not necessarily limited to its obvious dimensions. When you get a little creative with the area, you can double its space. Adding shelving like in the photo to the right allows you to put in an extra hanging rack, using the lower space that often remains empty. Drawer dividers can be added to increase the amount of what can fit into them. There are also over the door hanging shelves that use up even more space that will otherwise be wasted.

Use Your Walls to Your Advantage 

Walls are mostly used for hanging pictures, but they are a great place for additional home storage. In the office, adding floating shelves above your desk utilizes a lot of otherwise empty space. Files that you don't often need in hand can be stored at the top.

You can hang kitchen utensils that are used often on the wall space between the counter and the cabinets. A hanging cup rack doubles as decor if you put your prettiest mugs on it. This simple solution frees up a lot of drawer and counter space. If you don't like the idea of having to hang up hardware for this, a  utensil holder on top of your counters will alleviate some space in your kitchen drawers. 

Multifunctional Furniture 

The very best way to increase your storage space without adding furniture is to buy pieces that have storage hidden inside of them. Storage ottomans are great for this. They can be used as extra seating or table space, but also allow you to keep items inside of them and out of sight. Benches are also great seats that have plenty of room for stuff underneath.

A captain's bed comes with built-in drawers underneath the frame. Some coffee tables have a top that lifts up to desk level, with storage space underneath.

This just barely scrapes the surface of creative ways to store your items! There are a lot of great ideas out there when you do your research. Don't let a smaller space keep you from a life of luxury on our private island at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our premier condo complex situated right on the water's edge of the Lake of the Ozarks is waiting for you! Come tour our model units daily from 10am to 4pm! 

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