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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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Secure Your Home While You're Away

With the kids going back to school, you may be thinking about trying to squeeze in a last minute family vacation, and what a fantastic idea that is! Besides planning out the trip itself, and lining up who's going to come over to feed your cat while you're away, there are some other things you need to think about. Like the security of your home while you're away. While Isla Del Sol is a very safe and secure community, it's always best to practice home security safety no matter where you live. Here are some simple ideas to prevent your home from becoming a target of motivated window shoppers.


Avoid Social Media

Although sharing your vacation plans with family and friends via social media is convenient and exciting, they may not be the only ones paying attention. Others in your network may be looking for information that can provide them with a timeline of when people are away, leaving their homes vacant. Skip the details online until you get home. Plus, you want to be able to enjoy your vacation, so it may be better to spend it looking away from your phone.

Use A Friendly Neighbor


Hopefully, you have made a friend or two who live in the same building that you trust enough to tell about your plans to leave for a bit. Although at the Lake it is common for people to use their condos as vacation homes, there are also many people who live at the Lake year round. If someone who lives in your complex year round, ask if they would kindly watch your place for suspicious activity while you're gone. If you don't feel comfortable asking anyone in your complex, get a friend or neighbor to stop by every now and then while you're away.

Use Automated Lights


Keeping the lights on are a great way to make it look like someone is home even when they're not. However, you don't want to keep the lights on 24/7 while you're away for a few reasons. First, your electric bill will go through the roof. And second, having your house lit up through the night might be a bit suspicious. Instead, it might be a good idea to buy an auto-timed light switch. Plug in a couple of lamps in different rooms into an automatic light switch timer. You can set them to turn them on once it gets dark and off when you would normally go to bed. Just make sure that you find timers with a random setting so the lights don't turn on (or off) at the same time every day that you're gone.

Keep Valuables Out Of Sight


You may be wanting to keep your curtains completely shut to prevent people from peering into your home. However, if having your curtains completely shut for two or more weeks is uncharacteristic of you, then it could be a hint that you are not around. It is better to leave the curtains how you normally leave them and move expensive items, like jewelry or computers out of sight if they're visible from the window. Also, don't advertise any recent electronic purchases. Break down boxes and dispose of them in a way that won't easily be seen by passersby or catch the eye of a theft. 

Install An Alarm


If condo security is important to you and you don't want to have to rely on a friendly neighbor or friend, then it may be in your best interest to install a security system. Although it may cost you to install and set up, it will be worth it knowing that your place is as secure as can be when no one is there. Check-ups from friends and family are still a great way to go, but installing a security system will add that extra level of security that you are looking for while away from your condo. Just remember to instruct your neighbor on how to set and cancel the alarm so the police don't try to haul them away!

At Isla Del Sol, our residents' safety is at the top of mind. Because our luxury Lake of the Ozarks condos are located on the island once known as Hawaiian Island, it can only be accessed by the newly constructed roadway and kept safe by a security gate. If you are wanting to learn more about our luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, call 573-552-7653.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tips to Maximize the Space in Your Condo

Moving from a home to a condo can be a very big change. A concern you may come across when considering a condo is that you may be giving up some square footage. But don't worry about not having enough room in your condo for your belongs. If decorated effectively, you can create a beautiful and elegant look while maximizing the use your condo space. Here are some ways to increase your condo living space.


Improve the Lighting
Lighting is a key element in opening up spaces. Allowing natural light inside the room opens up the interior and makes it look larger. If you do not have a lot of natural light, you can add some creative effects using lighting fixtures. With the proper lighting, every room can be showcased. Having curtains that draw completely past the window frame exposes the room to lots of natural light. Mirrors on the wall can reflect this light without taking up extra space and increase the visual appeal of the interior.

Maximize Your Storage Space
There are dozens of places around the home to stow away unused things and cleaning supplies alike. Hanging cleaning supplies like the broom and mop up on the closet wall will allow for bigger items to sit on the ground, like seasonal decorations in a box, or hidden gifts for the holiday season. In the kitchen, hanging a spice rack on the inside of a cabinet will allow room for the wine cabinet you've always wanted but never had room for!

Downsize Your Furnishings
A cluttered floor plan can quickly take up that much needed space. Rather than trying to fit every single piece of furniture you own into your condo, select a few of your favorite pieces of furniture and get rid of the rest. For example, instead of a having a queen sized bed and full size chest of drawers in your guest bedroom, get rid of the chest and install an extra closet bar in the closet to maximize hanging potential, or consider an under the bed storage solution, to open up floor space.

Open up the Bathroom
The bathroom is a great place to add a sense of open space. Instead of a clouded glass door for the shower, swap in a curved curtain. This will give off the impression that the bathroom is much bigger than it actually is. Additionally, add some floating shelves behind the toilet for towels and other bathroom accessories to clear up some counter space.

Use Floor to Ceiling Decor
When deciding to decorate a condo, it's easy to forget everything above eye level. Hanging curtains from the ceiling and running them centered over twice the length of the window will go a long way to changing the dynamic in the room. Hang a TV with a wall mount to eliminate the need for a stand and draw attention away from the ground and up into the wall.

By using these tips when decorating your new condo, you'll quickly realize that even though you may have less square footage, you don't really lose your space. The best condos at Lake of the Ozarks offer a vast and open floor plan for you to decorate and furnish to your heart's desire. Enjoy the perfect view of the Lake in any room, or step out onto the covered terrace and see why these really are the best waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

5 Reasons to Invest in 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 573-552-7653.


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

6 Pool Safety Tips to Know and Teach Your Kids

Swimming pools are great places for family fun in the summer. But the fun can quickly come to an end if someone becomes injured or worse because they do not follow pool safety rules or don't know how to swim. That's why this week Isla Del Sol has 6 pool safety tips to ensure that everyone stays safer in and around the water.


Tip #1:
Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult. Make sure older children swim with a partner every time.

Tip #2:
Teach children how to swim. Every child is different, so enroll children in swim lessons when they are ready. Consider their age, development and how often they are around water.

Tip #3:
Make sure kids learn how to swim and develop these water survival skills:
  • Step or jump into water over their heads and return to the surface 
  • Float or tread water for one minute 
  • Turn around in a full circle and find an exit
  • Swim 25 yards to exit the water
  • Exit the water. When in a pool, be able to exit without using the ladder
Tip #4:
Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. They need to be aware of uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow and changing weather.

Tip #5:
Know what to do in an emergency. Learning CPR and basic water rescue skills may help you save a child’s life.

Tip #6:
Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as “no diving,” “stay away from drain covers,” “swim with a buddy” and “walk please.”

By following these 6 tips and making sure your children know how to swim and understand the importance of following pool safety rules, you'll more easily prevent an unfortunate incident from happening. Keep in mind that while your child may know how to swim, you should never leave your child unattended. Stay close, be alert, and watch your child when near water. 

We hope your family has lots of safe and enjoyable days in the water this summer. Isla Del Sol residents have access not only to the amazing pool and sun deck, but a deck overlooking all of it, plus the beautiful lake all the way around our private island. If you would like to talk to someone about living in the best waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us at 573-552-7653 or visit our website to request more information.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Isla Del Sol: Luxury Lake of the Ozarks Living

If you're considering relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks or are already living here and looking for a change of scenery, you won't find a more relaxing and luxurious condo complex at the Lake of the Ozarks than the Isla Del Sol Condominiums. Isla Del Sol is the only Island Condominium project at the Lake of the Ozarks, which makes it even more special. Let us share with you some of the perks owners at Isla Del Sol Condo enjoy daily!


What Sets Us Apart from the Rest

Isla Del Sol is the only Island condominium development at the Lake of the Ozarks which puts it in a league of its own, with expansive panoramic views from any location on the Island. Isla Del Sol is located on the Island known for decades as Hawaiian Island and until now has only been accessible by Ferry. With the new roadway access, it is easier than ever to enjoy Island Living at the Lake on Isla Del Sol.

Our Most Popular Features
The view is by far the most popular feature at Isla Del Sol. Every unit has an awesome panoramic view, right on top of the water. The convenience of being located at the 3MM, which is a much desired location on the Lake and the exquisite lakeside resort-style pool with zero entry, fountains, and splash playground for the kids, makes it a great place to spend your summer days.

In addition to the incredible panoramic view, you'll also have a spacious interior to decorate and customize. All our condos feature 2 bedrooms and an additional master suite, two bathrooms - complete with a large living room and outdoor covered deck! Your living room includes a fireplace for a warm aesthetic to the open floor plan.

As a Resident at Isla Del Sol, You'll Enjoy:
  • Private Island Living
  • Panoramic Lakefront Views
  • A Beautiful Lake Side Pool with Fountains
  • Pool Side Sun Deck with Lounge Chairs, Tables, and Showers
  • Direct Elevator Access to All Residential Floors
  • Boat Docks and PWC Slips
  • Ample Resident Parking
  • Available Private Storage Lockers
  • Dog Walking Area
Boat Slips Available!
  • 12x32-$14,900
  • 12x36-$17,900
  • 14x36-$19,900
  • 14x40-$22,900
  • 16x40-$24,900

Our condos are accessible by land or by water, making it easy to access no matter how you care to travel. This permanent vacation location is a must have if you enjoy waterfront living. With lake views from every aspect of the Island, you will enjoy luxury lake living with world class boating, golfing, fishing, shopping, and family fun all within a short drive! For more information about our spectacular luxury waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website, stop by our complex any day between 11AM-4PM to view our model units, or contact the Grein Team at 573-552-7653 today!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

9 Super Fun Pool Games to Play This Summer

On days like this when the weather is scorching hot, hanging out in the pool is the best relief there is from the heat. Our residents at the best luxury condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks have a fabulous lakeside pool with fountains to enjoy all summer long. Simply swimming and laying out on the poolside sun deck are plenty of fun on their own, but here are 9 lively games to play at the pool when you want to have a little extra fun.


1. Submarine Race
This is simply an underwater swimming race. Each player is a "submarine," and when someone yells go, they race to a predetermined finish line by swimming under the surface of the water.

2. Marco Polo

This one is probably not new to you. It's a classic. One person in the pool is "It" and closes their eyes. Their eyes must stay closed until they tag one of the players. When It yells out "Marco," all of the players must answer with "Polo." This is how It knows where to go to tag someone. Players MUST answer every time, and swimming underwater is allowed. The person tagged is the next It.

3. Color Game

This time, the "It" person stands on the edge of the pool with their back to the players in the water. All players are lined up along one wall, thinking of a color. It calls out names of colors, and if a player's color is called, they must try to quietly and/or quickly get to the other side of the pool before being tagged. It can only turn around when they hear a player leave the wall. If It turns and no one has moved yet, It must turn back around and take one step further away from the pool. The next It is the player that gets tagged.

4. Big Wave
For this game, you will divide into two teams. A beach ball is placed in the center of the pool. At go, both teams do whatever they can to get the ball through the opposite team's goal (or far wall) without touching it. They can shoot it with water guns or make waves to get the ball moving. Be warned, you WILL get splashed in this game!

5. Treasure Hunt
This can be done with sinkable pool toys or actual coins as the "treasure." All of the items are tossed into different areas of the pool. When someone yells go, players dive to collect the most treasure.

6. Pool Dodgeball
Everyone divides into two teams and takes a side of the pool. You can play with as many beach balls as you like. Water balls can be used too, but they can hurt a little if full of water and thrown hard. If a ball hits you, you are out and must leave the water. You can only avoid being hit by dunking under water. The last player to remain in the water wins the game for their team.

7. Duck Push
Each player gets a rubber ducky and lines up. When go is yelled, they must get their duck to the other side of the pool without using their hands, feet, or putting the duck in their mouth. Players may blow the duck, use their foreheads, splash at it... whatever works. The first to get their duck to the finish line wins.


8. Octopus Tag
The person designated as It stands in the middle of the pool. They have only a specific area that they are allowed to move about in. Players must go from wall to wall through It's area without being tagged. Once they are tagged, they join hands with It, forming an "octopus." Every time someone is tagged, they join hands with the group until only two players are left. The first of these last two to get tagged is the new It.

9. Sponge Relay
This game is actually played out of the water, but near a pool is the best place because it is a very wet game. Everyone is evenly divided into teams. Each team has a bucket full of water at the front of their line, and an empty bucket at the end of the raceway. Using a sponge, each team must take water from their bucket, race to the empty bucket, squeeze the water into it, and then race back to hand the sponge to the next player. The first team to fill to a marked line on the far bucket wins.

The pool at Isla Del Sol
Hopefully that is enough pool fun to keep you busy for lots of enjoyable days in the water. Isla Del Sol residents have access not only to the amazing pool and sun deck, but a deck overlooking all of it, plus the beautiful lake all the way around our private island. If you would like to talk to someone about living in the best waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us at 573-552-7653 or visit our website to request more information.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Recreational Activities at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks was named the Best Recreational Lake by USA Today. Our beautiful lake offers visitors more than 1,000 miles of shore. It belongs to Missouri’s biggest state park and is a sought-after vacation destination with a wide array of activities, from fishing to shopping to dining to spas. These are just a few reasons listed by USA Today for why people love coming to the Lake time and time again. Isla Del Sol wants to share with you a few other reasons why we think the Lake of the Ozarks is the BEST! Check it out:

Boating & Water Sports

One of the main things that drives 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 is home to one of the biggest outlet malls in Missouri and offers some of the best shopping around. Beside 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!

Golfing

With over 12 golf courses to choose from, there's not 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 the 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!

If these reasons don't convince you to at least visit the Lake, we don't know what will! But we can tell you, if you haven't visited the best community in Missouri you're missing out! Once you visit, you won't want to leave - and if you decide to make the Lake your home, we'll be happy to welcome you to our lovely community. When you're here, make sure to stop by the best waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks to see our one-of-a-kind luxury island complex!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Helpful Tips to Help You Get to Know Your Neighbors!

Getting to know your neighbors can make you feel more comfortable with your surroundings and open you up to people and experiences that you might not get a chance to have otherwise. The Lake of the Ozarks luxury condominiums at Isla Del Sol is a wonderful community full of great people, both full-time local residents and second-home weekenders. Get to know your neighbors with these simple ideas. These will work whether you live in our beautiful waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks or any other neighborhood.

Start with a wave and a smile

Even if you are a little shy, the easiest thing to do is to simply smile and wave a friendly hello from your front door. This is a simple way to break the ice and let others know that you are approachable. A smile can brighten anyone's day and is quite often contagious. You are much more likely to strike up a conversation with a happy person than with someone that looks cranky.

Use local amenities

Get out and enjoy what your area has to offer. You are bound to run into others that live close by. Isla Del Sol Condominiums offers lots of amenities on our private island for residents to enjoy together. Swim at the pool, take a daily walk or run around the paths, or even spend a little time fishing or just relaxing on the boat dock. If you are a pet owner, meet others in the dog walking area. This works for other communities too. Visit a nearby park or shop local businesses close by. People in your neighborhood will be there too.

Host an event

If you are an outgoing personality that enjoys entertaining, send an invitation to your neighbors to join you for a cocktail party or even a potluck. You can host it at your home, a local bar or restaurant, a park, or by the pool. A public spot might make it less intimidating for someone that you haven't met yet.

Start a group or club

Do you have small children? Start a playgroup for others with kids. Do you love to read? Start a book club. Strike up conversations with others when you are out and about. You are bound to find similar interests with your neighbors, and many may be excited to meet and explore these interests further.


Welcome new neighbors

Take the first step with people that are just moving in. Send over a "welcome to the neighborhood" note or plate of baked goods. Offer to show them the fun spots in the area. If you make them feel welcome, you are one step closer making some new friends.

Be a good neighbor

Being friendly goes a long way, but if you are inconsiderate of the people living around you, all the smiles in the world may never work. Don't take up their parking spaces. Don't stay up super late at night making loud, disturbing noises. Basically, treat your neighbors the way you want to be treated.

Try a few of these things, or come up with a few of your own. If you let your neighbors know that you are open to a friendship, you have taken the first step in getting to know those living around you a little better. Every community can benefit from neighbors getting to know each other. At Isla Del Sol, we want all of our residents to feel welcome and comfortable in our private condominium paradise!