Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Family Friendly Winter Activities at the Lake of the Ozarks

The days have been cold and kind of dreary lately, and the kiddos have had a few snow days due to inclement weather. It may feel like the cold will never go away when you're cooped up in the house for days on end. Well, even when the temperatures are in the single digits, there are still plenty of family friendly activities at the Lake of the Ozarks that you can enjoy! Take a look at some ideas we have to get you and yours out of the house and having fun even on the coldest of days:


Shopping
Buying or browsing, shoppers will find stores galore at the Lake of the Ozarks. From a major outlet-mall with name brand designer stores to small, unique boutiques, the Lake has it all. The area’s hundreds of retailers offer items for the family, the home, the outdoors, the holidays and much more, year-round.

Dining
Some of the best cuisine in the Midwest can be savored right here at the Lake. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, your appetite will fare well. At the Lake of the Ozarks there are more than 100-plus restaurants to choose from. You'll find contemporary gourmet creations by world-renowned chefs, tasty Ozark barbecue, all-you-can-eat buffets, juicy bar-and-grill burgers, down-home favorites, all types of ethnic offerings and much more. Best of all, nearly half of the Lake Area's restaurants are located directly on the water or offer a fantastic view of it!

Indoor Activities
At the Lake of the Ozarks, there is no shortage of family friendly indoor activities to choose from! Families can enjoy a family fun escape room, lots of action-packed arcades and parks, bowling, checking out a movie at the theater, three popular "show caves" and even take a step back in time by visiting one of the several museums at Lake of the Ozarks.

State Parks
From bluff tops to lakeshore, there’s a lot to explore in the great outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even without the Lake, this area would be a treasure with its rolling hills, bluffs, forest and other unique terrain features. When you add all this with beautiful lake vistas, you have one of the most scenic vacation destinations in Mid-America. Dress in your warmest winter clothes and get out on the trails to check out the beauty of the Ozarks!

Second Home Living at the Lake of the Ozarks
When you own at second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, the fun doesn't stop when summer is over. The Lake area has many family friendly things to do all year long for you to enjoy. If you want to enjoy Lake life year round, Isla Del Sol offers luxury, waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about our condos, call 573-552-8418 or visit us online at www.IslaDelSolLakeOzarks.com.


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Decorating Ideas for Your Luxury Condo at the Lake of the Ozarks!

If you are downsizing from a large house into a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be wondering how to decorate your new space. Your new lake lifestyle at Isla Del Sol Condominiums should be low maintenance, yet still be high-end so you can take advantage of all the lake has to offer including world class boating, golfing, fishing, and shopping. It is important to organize your space wisely to take advantage of storage areas while still maintaining a lavish look. Here are some top-notch decorating ideas that compromise on space, but not style:


Downsize In Your Kitchen and Dining Area
By living in a luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have access to many great waterfront restaurants. If this limits your time in the kitchen and dining area, there may not be a need for large appliances or bulky dining tables and chairs. Play up the expansive view of the lake with sleek dark walls. It's dramatic yet friendly and cozy. It makes a perfect atmosphere to enjoy hors d'oeuvres with a few friends or neighbors.

Create Privacy In Your Living Area
Place a table in front of a full-length window. This may seem detrimental to the 360 degree panoramic views you receive at Isla Del Sol Condominiums, but wall-to-wall windows can sometimes be intimidating. You can anchor them by putting a small sofa and table or bench in front of them. Hanging full-length drapes to frame the window and add intimacy can create a luxurious feel. You will still have the stunning Lake of the Ozarks as your backdrop.

Accessorize Your Space
Incorporate some bright-colored accessories into your space. Step up a solid interior with small pops of color. Use candles, throw pillows, vases, and flowers in the season's hottest hues. To help you choose a color to use as an accent piece, pick a color in the largest pattern in the room, whether it is in
the drapes, upholstery fabric, or large rug. Then choose a color based upon that piece.

Accentuate Your Fireplace
Go floor to ceiling with your fireplace. Turn the fireplace wall into the focal point of the room by choosing show-stopping decor that stretches to the ceiling. Instead of a piece of artwork, you could add mosaic tiles that would reflect light on the wall from the glow of the embers. Another option is to add a mantle if it does not already have one. Paint it a bold color or add some eye-catching objects to it.

Isla Del Sol Condominiums Offer Style and Functionality
If you are ready to discover your Lake of the Ozarks luxury condo, then look no further than Isla Del Sol Condominiums. This spectacular condo project offers all the luxuries of a large home along with incredible amenities including an exquisite resort-style lakeside pool with zero-entry fountains, and splash fountains for children, a dog walking area, ample parking, boat docks and PWC slips. You will feel right at home in your private island escape.


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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Here's Why You Should Buy a Condo at Isla Del Sol!

If you visit the area regularly for vacation, it may be time to think about buying a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks for the use of your own personal vacation home. Vacation homes are perfect for getting away from your busy life and spending a relaxing weekend at the Lake. There are many reasons why purchasing your own Lake of the Ozarks condo could be more beneficial to you than just renting a hotel room or vacation home. Isla Del Sol offers five reasons to invest in your own vacation condo at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Great Vacations
Having your own Lake of the Ozarks condo means that you can visit whenever you want! If you visit enough, having your own place means saving money on places to stay. In addition, you also won't be affected by the off-season! If you want to visit the Lake on a spur during a nice weekend in the middle of winter, you won't have to worry about getting last minute reservation.

2. A Place To Call Your Own
When you own a vacation home, it can be a great place to bring the family together for special occasions and holidays. You, your family and friends can enjoy lasting memories in a place that's all your own. Your vacation will become a little more special with each year to come and memory made.

3. Retirement 
The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to retire, especially if you own a waterfront condo. If you purchase a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can use it as a weekend getaway home and use it as a future retirement home when that time comes.

4. Increase Equity
As with any home, your goal is to be able to make money from the property if you decide on selling it later. Homes are a great way to increase your equity, especially if you are able to have a low interest mortgage.

5. Easy To Maintain
When you think of investing in a second place, you need to decide whether you want a home or condo. Condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are a popular choice, as they are easy to maintain. When they are used as a vacation home, they are unoccupied more than they are occupied. The condo association deals with all the upkeep of the building, so you can spend more time having fun on your vacation!

Your Lake Getaway
Isla Del Sol, the premier island development at the Lake of the Ozarks, includes incredible amenities such as lakefront views, resort-style lakeside pool and much more. When you arrive at our luxury waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will realize that you have finally left the craziness of the city behind you! If you are interested in learning more about our Lake of the Ozark luxury condos, call 573-552-8418.


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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ready for Some Winter Fishing?

There are many fun activities that you and your family can participate in at the Lake of the Ozarks, including fishing. Although the weather outside may be cold, the fishing is heating up! Lake of the Ozarks has some of the best fishing in the midwest, and winter is no exception. If you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can enjoy some of the best fishing in the country, no matter the season. 


What You Can Catch

Don't let the cold winter weather keep you away from some of the best winter fishing in the country. While you may think that the water temperatures in January or February are too frigid to catch fish, it is actually one of the best times of the year to catch a number of different fish, as well as some of the biggest fish in the lake. During these months you can find water temperatures averaging between the mid or upper 30s and the low to mid-40s.

Winter is an excellent time to fish for bass by slowly fishing jerkbaits off points or pea gravel banks. However, the months of January and February are unique because you can catch crappie on the same baits that are used to catch bass. The most popular lure to catch crappie and bass is a suspending jerkbaits. Big crappie will be schooled up during these winter months, so it is not uncommon to catch a limit of giant crappie on consecutive casts to a single spot. 

How To Find Fish In The Winter

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During the winter, most bass anglers will opt to fish the lower end of the lake where the water is clearer and usually warmer than in the other regions. Bass fishing in the Lake of the Ozarks during the winter months is less complex than in other months because it comes down to three baits, which are jerkbaits, jigs and the Alabama rig. However, the trick to a successful bass fishing trip during the winter months is figuring out where the fish are and slowing things down. With the water levels drawn down to winter pool, the main areas to target during these winter months are 45-degree channel banks, secondary points, bluff ends, and transition banks.

Your Fishing Condo at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will always have the best place to stay during your fishing excursions. At Isla Del Sol, you are just steps away from your dock, so you will be out on the water catching bass and crappie within minutes. To learn more about our waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, call 573-552-8418 or visit www.IslaDelSolLakeOzarks.com


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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Last Minute Gift Ideas that Won't Seem Last Minute

Christmas is almost here - do you have your shopping done? If not, we've put together a list of 4 last minute gift ideas to satisfy your friends or family that have a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Some of these can be bought right up to Christmas eve, and can really impress even those hard to buy for.


Be Personal
Hobby and craft stores are sure to have something you can use to create a personalized gift. There are limitless ideas when it comes to crafting, from custom picture transfers to a canvas backdrop or surname printed marble coasters. Any gift you help create will leave a unique impression and is sure to be appreciated.

Help Organize
You can never have too much storage. Wicker and other baskets make great gifts. They can add a nice touch to living areas or bedrooms, and they help keep things organized. Other organizing gift ideas include a bowl to toss car keys into and a place for pet toys or small dishes for jewelry.

Get Cozy
Create some Christmas spirit with some holiday themed accessories for living areas and bedrooms. Candles, coffee mugs, throw blankets, or accent pillows are all great gifts to consider. If you want to create some ambiance, accent lighting can make a room look warmer and fuller.

Send a Card
Gift cards can be a great way to help someone settle into their new condo. A gift card to the outlet mall can help them fill the empty spaces on the kitchen counter – or create an excuse to try out fun new gadgets! Let your friends know you are excited for their second home by researching the area and getting them a local store's gift card.

Merry Christmas from Isla Del Sol
Whether you've left all your shopping for the last minute, or you're just looking for that last little item,  Isla Del Sol hopes these ideas can help you. There are amazing shops at the Lake and you're sure to find the perfect gift for your friend's private condo paradise at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Helpful Tips to Make Christmas Shopping Easy

Christmas is not only a time to celebrate the true reason for the season, but also a time for giving. 'Tis the season to start making a list and checking it twice for all those special people in your life! So what's on your Christmas shopping list for your friends and family? How is your shopping going? As we near the big day, it's possible you're feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed out when you should be enjoying the most wonderful time of the year! Well, we can definitely understand how stressful Christmas shopping can be this close to the holidays. So Isla Del Sol has decided to help make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year by providing you with a plan! Take a look:


Make a List Before You Shop
One of the costliest mistakes consumers make when doing their Christmas shopping is going shopping without a plan and a list. Let's face it, we've all done this. You go to the store with a list of items in mind, and get out of the store with half the items you went in for and several items that weren't even on your list! The same thing happens when you try to shop for Christmas gifts without a list. Without a written list, you might end up buying more than you really need or missing items you meant to get. Have a plan, make a list and stick to it! Trust us, your wallet (and sanity) will thank you!

Start Shopping Early
While many people choose to start their holiday shopping after Thanksgiving, especially for the Black Friday sales, there are usually several opportunities to save more money throughout the year than just on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In fact, in the early spring is a great time to shop for deals on winter clothes and decor as they are typically put on sale to move inventory! So, consider shopping all year long instead of waiting until after Thanksgiving to start your shopping. Not only will this save you tons of money in the long run, but it'll save you tons of time and stress too!

Research Online Before Shopping
Do you have someone on your list that has a very specific gift request? Chances are this gift is probably something they know a lot about, but you don't. By doing your research before shopping, you can make sure you're educated on the specifications of the gift they want, you'll know ahead of time if there are any special additions that are needed to complete the gift (such as batteries), and you may even be able to find some really awesome discounts or rebates for this gift online that you wouldn't have available in stores!

Get Creative with DIY Gifts
Have you ever found yourself struggling to come up with a gift idea for that person in your life that seems to already have everything? Giving homemade gifts allows you to give something that is personal and individual to the person receiving the gift. Any gift you make is one of a kind. No two creations will ever be the same as one another, and this gives each piece special meaning. Plus, the time you put into making this very special gift for that special someone will be much appreciated!

By sticking to this plan, you'll find that your holiday season is much less stressful, and much more jolly! You'll also find that the money you save by having a plan in place will be worth it in itself! Who knows? Depending on how you shop, you may be able to put enough money back for a down payment on a luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! While you're out and about doing your Christmas shopping, don't forget to swing by the Lake's best waterfront luxury condo complex - we'd love you show you around our little slice of private Island Paradise at the Lake of the Ozarks! The model unit is open 7 days a week for your convenience from 11am-4pm. Happy shopping!

 
 


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

4 Smart-Home Technology Must Haves for Any Home!

In today's technology driven world, there are so many improvements to just about everything in your life that make everyday tasks simpler. Looking to spice up your home with technology? Don't worry. You don't need to be a gadget geek to take advantage of the latest smart-home technologies. Create a comprehensive system that allows you to monitor energy consumption, control lighting, heating, cooling, security and other systems with ease from anywhere by upgrading to these 4 smart-home technologies in your Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.


1. Keyless Lock System
A keyless entry lock can be an easy way to enter your home with a personalized access code and lock it with a touch of a button. Or, you can take it a step further and get a smart lock so you have access to your home remotely via your phone. This a great option for double checking your door locks when you're away or if you need to unlock the door for a friend or neighbor for any reason. This feature makes accessing and securing your home a breeze!

2. Remote Light Dimmer
A wireless dimmer gives you the ability to set the right light for any activity whether it's reading, watching TV, entertaining, or having a casual dinner. There are several options available for smart lighting that allow you to either control the lights with a remote or by using an app on your phone. This convenient remote lighting option can make it easy to turn on lights as you're arriving home in the evenings, or even allow you to turn down the lights to set the mood while cuddled up on the couch with the kids.

3. WiFi Enabled Thermostat
Control the temperature for any room easily with a Wifi or remote thermostat. These thermostats offer you the ability to save money and control your home's temperature even when you're not there. Some smart thermostats have features that allow it to learn the temperatures you like for different times/days and programs itself. So, when you're not home and forget to turn down the temperature, it can automatically turn itself down when you're away to avoid heating or cooling an empty home. How it can do this is because the thermostat recognizes the vicinity of your smartphone to the house. If you're home, it will not adjust to the "away" temperature settings.

4. Smart Security System
A great home security system will give you a sense of comfort and confidence. The technology that many of the security systems offer today can easily help you assess alerts and decide whether you need to notify police, even if you're not home. Some features like the video cameras with remote control features allow you to keep an eye on your home from your phone while you're away. Some options are geared toward ease of use and home automation with mobile apps that allow you to arm and disarm its systems, view and record camera footage, and everything in between. You can also adjust any of your home automation: change the temperature on your thermostat, turn your lights on or off, and even have two-way conversations through your security cameras.

Give yourself peace of mind before leaving your condo at the Lake of the Ozarks and upgrade your home with these 4 smart-home technologies to help you protect your home while you're away AND help make your home more energy efficient! If you're relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks and looking for your own little slice of paradise, look no further than Isla Del Sol Condominiums! Our private island community offers the best of lake living while providing the luxuries of easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment and more. But don't take our word for it, stop by and see the Island in the Sun for yourself. The model unit is open 7 days a week for your convenience from 11am-4pm. You won't be disappointed!

 
 


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