Sunday, November 12, 2017

5 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

If you plan on hosting Thanksgiving at your Lake of the Ozarks condo, you may be wondering how you can transform your small space into a cozy, comfortable hosting space. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to maximize the area in your condo. Isla Del Sol offers five tips for hosting Thanksgiving in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Rearrange
 Don't be afraid to rearrange furniture for the evening. It may be a good idea to swap the living and dining areas. Shift your living room furniture to the side, or use your spare room as storage for the time being to make room for the table. Having the table in the living space creates more room for people to enjoy a comfortable Thanksgiving meal. Although it doesn't make sense to have it there on a daily basis, it makes sense to move everything around to create more space a better flow.

2. De-Clutter
When you host a big dinner in a small area, you need to make room for your guests. Clear away the knick-knacks and create space for your guests to place their drinks. Throw your outerwear in your room to make room for your guest's jackets in the entrance closet. If you keep your shoes near the entrance way, clear them away so your guests have room for their shoes.

3. Storage
Small kitchens can be one of the bigger challenges when it comes to hosting Thanksgiving, or any dinner party. So it comes in handy to be a bit creative when it comes to finding space. Sometimes, the packaging can take up more space than the item itself. For example, plastic tubs that fruit and veggies come in often take up a lot of space. After washing them, it may be a good idea to transfer them into a zip lock bag. In addition, use a cooler full of ice to keep your beverages cool to open up valuable fridge and counter space.

4. Be Flexible
Being flexible is one of the biggest things that you have to do while hosting in a smaller space. Focus on the mix, not the match. Be creative when decorating and planning. It's okay if your dinner isn't perfect. Being together with friends and family is the most important part of Thanksgiving.

5. Buffet
Save some space on the table and have your side dishes set up in a buffet style. Leave a few of the dishes on the counter, stove top or island and guests can come and go serving themselves as they please. In addition, it will mean there is less to clear away when you transition from dinner to dessert.

Happy Thanksgiving From Isla Del Sol!
If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your Lake of the Ozarks condo, we hope you have an amazing time. Good times are always to be had when friends and family come together. If you are traveling, we hope you have safe travels. Happy Thanksgiving from Isla Del Sol condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

7 Tips for Keeping Your Condo Warm this Winter

Fall is in full swing and the temperatures are definitely reflecting that. While it may not always feel so cold that you want to bundle up and crank up the heat, those days are becoming fewer and far in between. And before we know it, we'll soon be seeing snow and freezing temperatures. Whether you live at the Lake full-time or you use your condo for weekend getaways, you want to keep your place warm without breaking the bank. Luckily, there are severals things you can do to make your luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks nice and cozy warm throughout the cold season. Check out these 7 ways you can keep warm in your Lake of the Ozarks waterfront condo:


1. Use Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats can help your furnace from being overworked, and it will keep you feeling warm while also being efficient. By programming your thermostat to certain temperatures during different times of the day, you can keep your house cool while you're away and warmer while you're home without having to fiddle with it every time you leave.

2. Let In The Light
If it is a nice, sunny day, take advantage of it. Once the sun is up, you want to capture as much of the heat as possible. Before you leave for the day, keep your curtains open and let the natural sunlight warm up your room.

3. Close Up At Night
Although you want to keep the curtains open during the day, once the sun goes down, keep the heat inside by closing the drapes. You could go as far as keeping insulated curtains for the winter season. They'll keep the heat from escaping through the windows.

4. Switch The Fan On
Although you may think you don't want your ceiling fan on during the winter months, it could actually keep you warm! Most ceiling fans have a "winter" setting. Actually, it is just a switch that versus the spin direction. Since heat rises, you want to have your fan rotate clockwise to push the heat back down to your room. Just remember to keep it spinning at a low speed, so it doesn't cool the air too much.

 5. Cover Bare Floors
Rugs are not just beautiful decorations, they can also keep your home warm! Floors account for nearly 10 percent of heat loss if they are not insulation. If you have bare floors in your condo, consider adding some rugs. Not only will they keep your home warm, they can keep your toes toasty too!

6. Close The Door
A lot of warm air is lost through gaps underneath doors and windows. Replace the weatherstripping underneath the door if it has come loose or if it is cracking. If that is not enough, invest in a door snake. You can place it at the bottom of the door to prevent warm air from escaping. You can also use the same technique for the bottom of the window.

7. Seal Up
One of the best ways to keep your home warm during the cool season is to ensure the heat is not escaping. Take a walk around your condo and ensure all the windows are sealed up and that air is not escaping. Hold your hand up to where the window and the wall meet. If you feel a little breeze, take some caulk and seal it up so no more heat escapes.

Keep Warm At Isla Del Sol
These are just a few of the many different ways to keep your waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks warm this season. Luckily, Isla Del Sol is already efficiency-optimized and move in ready! You can still use any of these tips to keep it even warmer, however, we bet you'll find your Lake of the Ozark island paradise already energy efficient when it comes to keeping you cozy and warm!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

5 Festive Ideas to Get You in the Spirit of the Holidays

If you've visited any of the larger department stores recently, you may have already noticed the presence of the holidays starting to make their appearance. And now that Halloween is over and we're officially into the month of November, you can bet that Christmas is going to explode in the stores and all over your social media newsfeed over the next couple of weeks. You may have even noticed some of your friends already sharing holiday related GIFs expressing their excitement (or lack thereof) for the upcoming holidays. Now Isla Del Sol knows that not everyone is as ready to start putting up decorations and singing Christmas carols as the retail industry would like us to be. But for those who are, we've got 5 festive ideas to get you in the holiday spirit!


1. Bake Cookies
The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without all that holiday baking. Whether your go-to is chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or gingerbread, baking cookies in fun holiday shapes and flavors will surely put you in the Christmas spirit. PLUS, there's not many people who can pass up a scrumptious cookie, so sharing your delicious holiday cookies with others may get them to open up to the spirit of the holidays too!

2. Get Family Photos
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday cards, especially if your cards usually consist of a family photo! So call up your favorite photographer, pick out a cute theme or color for the family to dress in, and strike a pose for this year's Christmas card! Since having professional pictures usually means there will be a lag in turnaround time, it's best to get these done sooner rather than later to ensure you've got them back in time to send them out. 

3. Shop for Gifts
The earlier you start on your Christmas shopping, the less stressed you'll feel about the holidays, and the more money you're likely to save! If you're planning to go Black Friday shopping, start looking for ideas online now and making a list so you're ready. The Black Friday ads will be rolling out soon enough, so you can even come up with a plan of attack and enlist your family to shop for specific items you can check everything off your list! 

4. See a Holiday Performance
Whether you splurge on a single show or make it an annual tradition, nothing puts you in high spirits quite like a holiday performance. If you are interested in the theater, check out a production of "A Christmas Carol." If you like fine arts, try "The Nutcracker" ballet. And if you are a music junkie or light show enthusiast, the "Trans-Siberian Orchestra" is a must-see (hint: they'll be in Kansas City this year!). 

5. Volunteer
The holiday season is often seen as a holiday about getting, but it is also about giving. Volunteer at a local shelter or food pantry to help people in need, volunteer to be a bell ringer, or get involved with one of the local organization who hosts holiday fundraisers. Not only will it will make you more appreciative for the things that you have, but it will be more fulfilling than any item on your Christmas list. Getting the kids involved in volunteer work at a young age helps to build character and appreciation as well, so it's a great family activity!

There you have it - 5 festive ideas to help get you and your loved ones in the spirit of the holidays! Who knows? In your excitement to celebrate NOW, you may even convince those who insist on waiting until AFTER the turkey's big day to get a little excited! And just know that you're not alone in your "premature" excitement. The holiday festivities will be kicking off all over the place soon enough! If you're moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, be sure to check out all the local holiday events at www.FunLake.com, and don't forget to consider checking out the only private island condo complex at the Lake of the Ozarks for your next home. Our island has the best panoramic views for enjoying the Lake during any season!

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Monday, October 23, 2017

See What Makes Isla Del Sol the PERFECT Second Home Location!

The Lake of the Ozarks best waterfront condominium complex is nestled in one of the most entertaining and diverse communities in the Midwest. The Lake features a dazzling mix of entertainment on and off the water, along with resort style living. Let's explore what highlights Isla Del Sol as the PERFECT second home location!


Premier Vacation Location with Plenty of Things to Do.
Sitting on an island situated in the main channel of the "best recreational lake in the country" has its perks. You're close to EVERYTHING! There are over a dozen golf courses and resorts within driving (or boating) distance, and the restaurants nearby are fantastic. There are events and attractions taking place on and off the water all year long. Don't feel like going out? Enjoy the Lake's only 360° panoramic view of the water and sit lakeside while the kids enjoy the splash playground and pool at our premium condos.

A Personal, Private Place to Get Away.
Owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks allows you to enjoy an extended vacation in a luxury atmosphere while maintaining the intimacy of your own living room. Your condo comes complete with amenities like a zero entry pool, a splash playground for the kids, and ample room to store away all the living essentials for a sublime vacation.

Save Money on Hotels and Build Your Equity.
Instead of spending extra money on hotel stays and being crammed into less than optimal living conditions, sprawl out in one of our open space condos! Don't spend money on hotel rooms when you could be building your real estate equity while enjoying your vacation. Our condos can comfortably hold everything your family needs and more. 

The Community is the Best in Missouri.
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to one of the most giving communities in Missouri. Charity organizations are always involved in helping others and sponsoring events. From Lake Race to Candyland, the entire Lake area enjoys events for charitable causes. The locals are always welcoming to newcomers or part time guests because when you stay at the Lake, you become a member of our family.

Isla Del Sol is the PERFECT Choice for a Second Home.
The Lake is a premium place to live. Events are happening all year long, and our part-time residents are always included and welcomed to take part in everything. Bring your family up to the best luxury condo complex at the Lake of the Ozarks and experience the best that second home living has to offer!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

13 Spook-tacular Movies to Get You in the Spirit of Halloween!

Practically everyone loves to celebrate Halloween in some way or another. Whether you're a go-all-outter or just a thrills and chills seeker, there's just something about this ghoulish holiday that has us all ready to celebrate All Hallows Eve! For the cooler evenings, when it's just a little to chilly to spend the evening outside, perhaps a movie night is in order to keep the spirit alive! So, grab some candy, pop some popcorn, and get ready for a night of frightening fun. Isla Del Sol has come up with a list of 13 spook-tacular movies that will get you ready for Halloween, and some may even have you sleeping with the lights on!


Young Kid Friendly Movies
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween
Who doesn't love Winnie-the-Pooh? It's Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and everyone is excited to trick or treat. But Pooh eats all of the candy (oh, Pooh Bear!), so Roo and Lumpy set off on a quest to capture a scary Gobloon who will grant their wish for more. Sweet and not scary, this film is perfect for the pre-school set.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
What is a Halloween without the Great Pumpkin? Linus' optimistic wait in the pumpkin patch is a staple of the season. Plus, there are other fun, festive antics like trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, and Snoopy taking his costume a little too seriously.

Curious George: A Halloween Boofest
For littles who love Curious George and the man in the yellow hat, this is the perfect full-length Halloween movie to keep their attention. More funny than scary, this film follows George to the local Boo Festival where he learns a lot about fall and fun.

Family Friendly Movies
Hocus Pocus
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Disney is in the early stages of developing a new Hocus Pocus TV movie! Rated PG

Beetlejuice
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. Rumor has it that there's going to be a Beetlejuice 2! Rated PG

Casper
A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. See what Casper's up to after in Casper Meets Wendy and Casper: A Spirited Beginning. Rated PG

Addams Family
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. Enjoy the series of these movies with Addams Family Values and Addams Family Reunion. Rated PG-13

Halloweentown
After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. If your family enjoys this one, look for Halloweentown II! Rated G

Horror Movies (Probably not suitable for the kiddos)
Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. This is based off a book written by Washington Irving, so if you like to read to see how closely the movie stays to the book, you can! Rated R

Nightmare on Elm Street
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. Rated R

Halloween
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. Halloween has been remade 3 times, and has a sequel! Rated R

Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. This movie has been remade a number of times, and as several prequels and sequels, so there's plenty to check out! Not Rated

The Ring
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. If you enjoy this one, check out it's sequel: The Ring Two. PG-13


With this list of 13 spook-tacular Halloween movies, you'll be thrilled and chilled for the days leading up to Halloween night! So get the family together, pop some popcorn, and snuggle up close on these cool autumn nights to watch one of your favorite Halloween movies! Now, we couldn't possibly name all the greats, so did we miss a must-see classic on our list? Let us know what your favorite Halloween movies are in the comments!

And what better place to call home and snuggle up on your couch to watch these spooky movies than the best waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks! Take advantage of the cool temperatures of the fall season, and enjoy a beautiful drive down Hwy W to view our luxury condos in person today! Isla Del Sol is the only Island condominium development at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come enjoy a little slice of paradise at the Lake with us... Taking in the breath-taking views of the fall foliage from our island is unlike anything you'll ever experience!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Don't Miss the 32nd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Fall Harbor Hop!

Lake of the Ozarks: come for vacation, stay for the off-season community! Isla Del Sol condominiums at Lake of the Ozarks is no stranger to the celebrations that happen off-season.  With the seasons changing all of the tourists are heading back to whence they came and the lake is settling into a cozy autumn. One of the final lake-specific events of the year is the Harbor Hop happening this year on Saturday, October 14, 2017. With views that sit over the main channel, the best luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks gives you the best sights as people dart and race all over the lake to hit every location. Let's learn more about Harbor Hop!


The Event


The 32nd Anniversary Harbor Hop is one of the best ways to get out and see the color changes occurring all throughout the Lake area, while you and your friends scramble from location to location to complete your "hands". Harbor Hop helps showcase that Lake of the Ozarks is more than just a summer getaway- It's a permanent paradise for all of our residents!

Locations


This year, Harbor Hop has over 40 locations involved and participants must travel via boat or land in an attempt to draw 7 cards (A full poker hand). One card can be drawn at each of the participating locations, and when the 7th card is drawn, the hand is turned in. It's a long drawn out poker game meant to get people traveling all over the Lake!


Rules


The rules are simple. Players can sign up by visiting any of the participating "checkpoints" and pay an optional $20 donation. Players can enter more than once (meaning that one player can play multiple hands).  The 1st card is drawn where the hand is purchased; and 6 more cards are given at the 6 other checkpoints a player "hops" to. When the 7th or final card is drawn, (an optional 8th card may be drawn for $5) the hand is turned in. This must be done before 7PM on the day of the Harbor Hop! Winners are notified via mail.


Prizes


Prizes are based on donations received. The top ten poker hands receive prizes, as well as the 4 worst hands. Random drawing will also award ten more hands. Finally, there is a bonus "section" winner in which a winner will be chosen from drawing all of your cards within one section of checkpoints. Did we mention that all the prizes are cash?

If you had access to the main channel via boat, It would be easy to hit several sections of the event within the time-frame. The best waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks sit in the perfect spot for this Lake holiday! The 360 degree view will be filled with boaters bounding all over trying to collect their hands, you should join them!


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Festive Fall Beverage Recipes

Wow your taste buds with these super simple fall drink recipes. Whether hosting a party, sitting around a firepit with close friends, or just enjoying a night in watching a movie or reading a book, for a taste of autumn, mix up one of these delicious fall drinks. These seasonal sippers feature fall's best produce, including apples, cranberries, and more!


Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe makes 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup milk, divided
1 tablespoon white sugar, or more to taste
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup brewed espresso

Directions:
Whisk 1/2 cup milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup milk. Pour milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove pulp. Return milk mixture to saucepan and simmer, whisking, 2 minutes. Add espresso and whisk until foamy, 1 minute.

Hot Cranberry Tea
Recipe makes 14 servings

Ingredients:
3 1/2 quarts water
1 (12 ounce) package cranberries
2 cups white sugar
2 oranges, juiced
2 lemons, juiced
12 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks

Directions:
In a large pot, combine water and cranberries. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Cover, and steep for 1 hour.

Warm & Spicy Autumn Punch
Recipe makes 16 servings

Ingredients:
2 oranges
8 whole cloves
6 cups apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/4 cups pineapple juice

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stud the whole oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes. In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice. Serve hot in a punch bowl with the 2 clove-studded baked oranges floating on top.

Apple Cider
Recipe makes 16 servings

Ingredients:
10 apples, quartered
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground allspice

Directions:
Place apples in a large stockpot and add enough water cover by at least 2 inches. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 1 hour. Cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours. Strain apple mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids. Drain cider again through a cheesecloth lined sieve. Refrigerate until cold.

No matter which fall beverage recipe you choose to try, your taste buds will surely enjoy them all, and so will your guests! So, invite some friends out, light up the fire pit, and make up a delicious pitcher of any of these fall festive beverages to invite the delectable taste of autumn. Pair some fun fall finger foods, and your little autumn gathering will be a successful hit! For more fall themed recipes, visit www.AllRecipes.com.

What better reason to host a fall themed party than for a housewarming party? And what better place than the best waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks to call your new home sweet home! Take advantage of the cool temperatures of the fall season, and enjoy a beautiful drive down Hwy W to view our luxury condos in person today! Isla Del Sol is the only Island condominium development at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come enjoy a little slice of paradise at the Lake with us... Taking in the breath-taking views of the fall foliage from our island is unlike anything you'll ever experience!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5 Foods You'd Never Think to Grill!

We've still got some nice weather ahead of us, and we know that some of us Lake lifers just aren't quite ready to put the grill away. But after a summer full of grilling, you're probably tired of the usual grilled go-to's. If you are tired of all of your old stand-bys when it comes to grilling, Isla Del Sol luxury condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few new ideas for you. You've probably never even considered throwing a few of these on your grill, but once you give them a try, we think that you're going to love how they taste.   

1. Pizza

Pizza tastes awesome from the grill. Place the flattened dough, brushed with a bit of olive oil, on the grill. Once you get grill marks, remove it, add your toppings (to the cooked side), then place it back on the heat for a couple of minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

2. Oysters

Place this delicious seafood on the grill, flat-side up, for about 5 minutes. You will know they are done when the shells open up. If the meat inside is hot, then they are ready to eat.

3. Quesadillas

Just like with the pizza dough, brush on a bit of olive oil and place the tortilla on the grill. Add your cheese and toppings, and once the cheese begins melting, fold the tortilla over with a spatula. The melted cheese will seal it up nicely for you.

4. Avocado

An avocado will pick up the delicious smoky flavor of a grill in just seconds. Cook for about 5 minutes. A tasty way to finish them is to add a little salt, lime, and a drizzle of honey.

5. Bread

A nice, crusty loaf of bread tastes great with any meal, but grilling it steps it up another notch. Brush on some olive oil, maybe rub on a bit of garlic or other seasoning, and grill for about 3 minutes or until lightly charred.

6. Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes on a skewer come out hot and juicier than ever. These are perfect for a side alone, or you can add a few other veggies to the skewer and really tempt your taste buds.

7. Pound Cake

Slice it up, brush it with melted butter, grill it, and top with some fresh fruit or the next two items on our list for a yummy dessert.

8. Peaches

Sliced peaches fresh off of the grill are incredible by themselves, but pair them with some ice cream and you'll be very happy.

9. Watermelon

As the heat evaporates the water in this fruit, a caramelized exterior develops with a flavorful, juicy core. You can add to the flavor with a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of citrus.


There are a few main dishes, some sides, and couple of dessert options for you. You can make an entire meal from this list, but if they look a little odd to you, maybe try one at a time. There are still plenty of good days left to step out on your patio and fire up the grill. Your Lake of the Ozarks waterfront condominium is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy any one of these unique dishes. What are some foods YOU like grilling that others would typically find strange? Leave a comment!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Unwind this Fall with these Indoor Autumn Activities!

The leaves on the trees are beginning to change colors. The mornings and evenings are cooler. It's a great time to break out the jackets, coats, boots, scarves and hats in preparation for the change in season. It's also the perfect time to start making hot cocoa, and lighting a fire in the fireplace. This season creates a sense of comfort, warmth and reflection. Who doesn't love the fall season? Wind down your summertime activities and get in the mood for the fall season with these fun fall activities!


Put the Oven to Good Use
It's the perfect time to start using the oven again! And what better way to get in the fall spirit than to bake up some seasonal pies and cookies? Look up some of your favorite apple pie or iced pumpkin cookies and start whipping up some yummy goodness. Your home will smell wonderful, and your friends, family and neighbors will certainly enjoy the delicious treats you'll be sharing with them to ring in the fall season!

Find a Good Book to Read
The best way to spend a cool morning or evening is cuddled up with your favorite blanket, a cup of tea or coffee, and a great book. Sit out on your porch, or push open the windows to enjoy the cool breeze and the smells of fall. This will give you a little time to yourself to relax and enjoy quiet time. You may want to set a timer if you've got other things to do, otherwise you may end up finishing the book and not getting a whole lot of anything else done!

Pick Back Up or Start New Indoor Projects
Summer time has us outdoors and on the water for most of our free time. With the summer winding down, and fall quickly approaching, we can begin thinking about other things we'd like to do. Whether it's working on an on-going project in the garage, rearranging or decluttering your home, or just picking up a new hobby like knitting or painting, fall is a great time to start focusing on indoor activities that you haven't had time for all summer long.

Show Off Your Creative Side
The holiday season is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to start thinking about prepping for holiday dinners, gatherings, and gift giving. Rather than spending tons of money on new seasonal decor and expensive gifts, put your talents to use! Break out your crafts and get creative with your home decor - your center pieces will be one of a kind that people will love and want to know where you got them from! Not to mention, who doesn't love getting personalized homemade gifts? A homemade gift is one that's made with love, and that's what truly matters most!

Take this Time to Reset and Unwind
Not only does fall bring a whole new meaning to natural beauty and luxury living at the Lake of the Ozarks, but it provides us all with an opportunity to unplug and reset. While summertime is wonderful and we always look forward to the busy hustle and bustle that summer brings, we're always relieved to get to enjoy the Lake in the fall. So bake up a delicious homemade pie, grab a good book and a cup of tea and just relax and enjoy the beauty that living at the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer during the fall season!

Find Your Paradise at Isla Del Sol!
Now is the perfect time to purchase your second home at the Lake of the Ozarks! There are still a few more weeks to enjoy boating on the Lake and plenty of community events left in the year. Stop by our premiere waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks soon. We would love to show you around so you can see what luxury lake living is like for yourself. Call 573-552-7653 for more information about Isla Del Sol.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Check Out These Exciting Events at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Just because summer is winding down, doesn't mean that folks at the Lake of the Ozarks are ready to call it quits. No sir! We're not even close to winding down for the winter! There's still plenty on the books for the next few months ahead. But Isla Del Sol wants to take this time to focus on the here and now because this week features a lot of super fun community activities around the Lake of the Ozarks! Check out some of what's going on:


11th Annual Lake BikeFest
Multiple Venues - See www.LakeBikeFest.com for Event Details
September 13-17

Lake BikeFest 2017 is the ultimate biker experience! Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the nation are coming here September 13-17. With over 300+ bars and restaurants, over 50 live music and entertainment shows, a Harley-Davidson bike giveaway, and an incredible Vendor Village, everyone is sure to have an unforgettable time! With a variety of bars and restaurants participating in this years Lake Bike Fest, there's bound to be food, drinks and live entertainment for everyone's taste!

Oktoberfest 2017
The Lodge of Four Seasons @ Lake Ozark, Missouri
September 15-16
September 22-23
September 29-30

The Lodge of Four Seasons on the Lake of the Ozarks will host three Oktoberfest weekend celebrations this fall. The Lodge will feature live music and beer from Missouri microbreweries. The doors will open at 5:00 pm each evening, with music starting at 6:00 pm, and the festivities will wind down at 11:00 pm nightly. Engraved, 1-liter glass beer steins on sale at the festival will commemorate the occasion, and party-goers can choose from domestic and local Oktoberfest beer from Missouri microbreweries as they enjoy the live music and lake view.

Fall Little Niangua Mountain Man Festival
Little Niangua Campground @ Roach, Missouri
September 15-17

Mountain men and traders capture the days of the 1840's as they dress in their 19th century attire and live in genuine tee-pees and canvas tents during the rendezvous. You can experience a segment of living American history at its very best as these mountain men compete in black powder shoots, tomahawk and knife throwing contests, fire starting and tall tale telling. You can shop Trader's Row for unique hand-crafted gifts, folk art and artifacts from the past. There is always an array of artisans, story tellers, gunsmiths, re-enactors and blacksmiths to guide you through a journey back in time. You will experience the sights and sounds of a real frontier rendezvous, the smell of campfires and the enchantment of walking in the footsteps of early pioneers.

Osage Beach City Wide Rummage Sales
City Wide @ Osage Beach
September 16

One good use deserves another so don't miss the opportunity to shop for gently used items or sign up to have a rummage sale of your own! Sales held rain or shine at addresses throughout Osage Beach. This day full of fun will also include Rummage Bingo. Visit 10 of the participating rummage sales, get your bingo card stamped, and return it to City Hall to be entered for awesome prizes!


These are just a few of the local events that are taking place in and around the Lake of the Ozarks. For a list of more local events, visit www.FunLake.com to check out other fun upcoming Lake of the Ozarks events. While you're out and about checking out these fun activities and events, 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! And the drive down Hwy W to our complex is a perfect opportunity for all you bikers to check out some beautiful Ozark fall scenery!


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

3 Benefits and 3 Tips for Moving in the Fall

While many people prefer to move in the summer because kids are out of school and the weather is often nice, sometimes you cannot control when you choose to move. Fall can still be a great time to find your perfect home or luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Isla Del Sol shares some benefits to moving in the fall, as well as some tips to make your fall move easier:


Benefits to Moving in the Fall

1. Cooler Temperatures

You can expect sunny days during the summer months, however, you can also expect it to be hot and humid. One benefit to moving in the fall is the nice cool weather. The fall is a wonderful time to move because you avoid the humidity and heat of the summer as well as the cold, icy weather of the winter season.

2. Less Competition

The busiest moving season is summer, and with that comes competition. The summer season is highly competitive and if you are selling your home or condo, that may be a good thing. However, if you are buying this could be a hindrance, as homes may be more expensive due to bidding wars. If you plan to move in the fall, you won't have to worry as much about your dream condo being snatched up before you have a chance to put in an offer. You'll have more buying power, as fewer people tend to move in the fall.

3. Lower Cost

Summer is a popular time to move, which means moving companies are in high demand. Often times the price will reflect this high demand. After the busy season is over, you could see more reasonable rates. You could also have better luck finding time and dates that work with your schedule, as fewer people are trying to move at the same time.

Tips For A Fall Move

1. Dress Accordingly

The weather starts to get a bit cooler in the fall. However, you are still moving around and working up a sweat while moving, so make sure you dress appropriately. You may want to wear layers, so you can take a layer off if you get too hot. It may also be a good idea to bring an extra jacket if it gets chilly as you are taking a break. Although it may not storm as much as it does in the summer, there is still always a chance of rain, so plan accordingly.

2. Be Careful of Leaves

Fall leaves are gorgeous to look at, but could lead to potential danger while moving large boxes or heavy furniture. Leaves, especially when wet, can be very slippery. Make sure you clear your path of leaves before you begin moving to avoid slipping and damaging your possessions, or worse, injuring yourself.

3. Plan Ahead

This is a good idea no matter what season you move in, but it will be especially helpful in the fall. Making sure your utilities are all set up before you move into your new home can help make your move seamless. In the fall it is important to make sure your utilities are all in working order as it is colder and gets dark earlier than in the summer. You do not want to be freezing the first night in your new home because your heater doesn't work.

Find Your Dream Home at Isla Del Sol

The fall scenery at the best waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks is breathtaking. Watching the calm water and the changing of the leaves is a splendid way to begin the new season. If you are looking for luxury living at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Isla Del Sol at 573-552-7653 today!


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Isla Del Sol: Resort-Style Luxury Living at the Lake

If you are thinking of owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are probably wanting some place to let you escape from it all. Isla Del Sol is Lake of the Ozarks only private island condominium project. When you own a condo at Isla Del Sol, you escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and escape to your own island getaway.


Private Island Living at the Lake of the Ozarks

Isla Del Sol is located on an island known as Hawaiian Island. Until now the island was only accessible by ferry. However, now with the newly constructed roadway, it is easier than ever to enjoy island living at the Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy luxury lake living at it's finest! Isla Del Sol is located on the coveted 3MM of the North Shore. Just a short boat ride to some of the Lake's best waterfront bars and restaurants. Enjoy a beautiful drive down W to enjoy shopping, nightlife and other Lake events. When you turn the corner and see the island and begin to drive the causeway, you will know you have reached your island getaway and your vacation has begun.

Luxury Condos

The Lake comes alive around you at Isla Del Sol, as the sun glistens off the water that surrounds the island. Lake of the Ozarks' luxury waterfront condos consists of three buildings, each with 30 units. Enjoy luxury living in one of our three buildings: Zeus, Venus or Neptune. Each condo offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each condo also features a covered terrace, which is the perfect place to relax or enjoy your morning coffee while gazing at the beautiful lake view. The waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks feature 9-foot ceilings, expansive outdoor balconies, kitchens with breakfast bar and 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!

Resort-Style Amenities

The view at Isla Del Sol is by far the most popular feature. Every unit has beautiful panoramic views of the lake. Residents can enjoy the exquisite resort-style pool, which features a zero entry, fountains and a splash playground for the kids. It is the best place to spend your summer days. In addition to the view and pool, as a resident at Isla Del Sol, you'll enjoy:

  • Private Island Living
  • Poolside, sundeck with lounge chairs, tables and showers
  • Direct elevator access to all residential floors
  • Boat dock and PWC slips
  • Ample resident parking
  • Available private storage lockers
  • Dog walking area

Find Your Paradise at Isla Del Sol!

Now is the perfect time to purchase your second home at the Lake of the Ozarks! There are still a few more weeks to enjoy boating on the Lake and plenty of community events left in the year. Stop by our premiere waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks soon. We would love to show you around so you can see what luxury lake living is like for yourself. Call 573-552-7653 for more information about Isla Del Sol.


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