Thursday, July 12, 2018

7 Reasons to Retire at Isla Del Sol Condominiums!

If retirement is on the horizon for you, do you have a plan for where you will live? Many retirees stay in their home but that might not be the best options. Have you considered moving to a luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks? If your first reaction is no way, don't be too quick to say no because there are countless benefits to retiring in a condo and Isla Del Sol Condominiums is going to share with you just what those are!

1) Sell Your Home to Supplement Income 

If you have paid off your mortgage trading in for a less expensive condo could leave you with extra cash to cushion your retirement fund. If you feel like your retirement is in good standing, why not use the extra cash for that vacation you have been dreaming about your entire life!

If you still owe on your mortgage, selling for a less expensive condo could still greatly benefit you. Selling your home and purchasing a condo could lower your monthly payment, leaving you with more disposable monthly income.

2) Downsizing 

Downsizing often has a negative connotation but when you retire, downsizing can be a good thing! If it's just two people do you really need a big house anymore? Having a smaller home is easier to manage when it comes to cleaning, organizing, and getting around your home. There are definitely perks of downsizing when it comes to retirement.

3) Community 

When you live in a condominium at the Lake of the Ozarks you feel a sense of community. Make new friends and interact with other retirees, something you won't get by staying in your home. 

5) Low-Maintenance 

One of the biggest perks of retiring in a condo is you will be maintenance free! No mowing the lawn, keeping up with grounds, calling a contractor to replace the roof, and overall exterior maintenance.  Owning a condominium will take away these hassles and give you more time to do what you enjoy doing! 

6) GORGEOUS Lake View!   

Every single one of our condo units has a stunning panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks! Can you see yourself waking up and drinking coffee with an amazing view every morning? You may even get lost in the sights some mornings, although if you're retired that won't matter anyway because you won't have anywhere to go! 

7) Live at the Lake of the Ozarks! 

Of course, the BEST reason to buy a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks for retirement is living in the lake area! Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best places to retire with premier golf courses, boating, fishing, endless lakefront restaurants, and more! You won't be short of things to do when you live at the Lake of the Ozarks! 

If you are curious what it would be like to live at the Lake of the Ozarks ONLY island living, contact Isla Del Sol, Lake of the Ozarks best condos for a tour of our facilities. We give tours daily from 10am-4pm! Stop by and look into your future retirement goals at Isla Del Sol. 

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Live at Isla Del Sol: Here's Why!

If you have been considering moving to the Lake of the Ozarks or purchasing a vacation property, look no further than our luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks! With a panoramic view of the Lake and private island living, you will fall in love with our condo complex at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out these five reasons to live at Isla Del Sol!

1. Private Island Living

When you own a condo at Isla Del Sol, you are surrounded by water and the lake comes alive around you. Our condos are located on an island known for decades as Hawaiian Island. Until just recently, it had only been accessible by Ferry. The new roadway access has made it easier than ever to enjoy island living at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Every Condo has a Lake View 

Many condos at the Lake have a view of the water, but not many can say that they have panoramic lakefront views from every part of the property. Every unit at Isla Del Sol has a beautiful panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. You can wake up to the beautiful views of the water every morning; what is better than that?

3. Resort-style Pool

Our lakeside resort-style pool is definitely a resident favorite. Relax poolside and lakeside at the same time! Kids can enjoy the fountains and splash playgrounds, while the adults lounge around on the sun deck. It is the perfect place to spend your summer days.

4. Beautiful Condos

The island community currently consists of three buildings with 30 units each. Each unit features 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!

5. Location, Location, Location!

It is easy to experience the true lake life at Isla Del Sol. Since the water is right next to you, just hop on your boat and enjoy some of the best waterfront restaurants and entertainment that the Lake has to offer. The best lakeside condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are just a short drive from the best shopping, dining, entertainment and more!\

Isla Del Sol Island Condominiums you will delight in our truly unique amenities. What sets us apart from the rest is  Isla Del Sol is the only Island condominium development at the Lake 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. Come see the beauty for yourself every day from 10 am to 4 pm!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

3 Fun-Filled Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July

Fourth of July is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate our nation's birthday! The idea of spending time with family and friends, enjoying a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night, and simply living in the moment of the freedom we've been gifted, it just doesn't get much better than that! In honor of this great holiday, Isla Del Sol wants to make sure you've got something spectacular to do. So here are 3 fun-filled ways to celebrate YOUR Fourth of July!

1. Host a Barbecue
Don't want to get out and about during this busy holiday weekend? No problem! Invite your nearest and dearest over for an evening of fun and park it at your very own humble abode! Set up some yard games, get the fire pit started, grill up some delicious grub and watch the fireworks from the comfort of your own back yard. With all the fireworks displays taking place around the Lake you're likely to be able to see them from wherever you are! Speaking of...

2. Check Out the Lake's Fourth of July Celebrations
This year watch a fantastic fireworks display from virtually anywhere around the Lake! Multiple firework displays will be taking place around the Lake throughout the week at more than 10 locations! To find a location near you, visit

Then hop on by the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex July 3rd and 4th for quality music from SoulRoot. Celebrate America with all American rock’n’roll. Check out Soul Root before the show at Or check out your favorite water front bar or restaurant at the Lake for other great live music and entertainment. Regardless as to where you end up, you're bound to find a good time!

3. Take a Trip to St. Louis
You don't want to miss out on the long-anticipated opening of the new-look Museum at the Gateway Arch happening on July 3! The state-of-the-art attraction’s ribbon cutting will coincide with Fair Saint Louis (July 4th, 6th and 7th), a FREE admission event celebrating our nation’s independence each Fourth of July – all for FREE! This year, 'America's Biggest Birthday Party' is hosting concerts by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - July 4th, Jason Derulo and Andy Grammar - July 6th, and Martina McBride - July 7th at the Gateway Arch National Park! For more information, visit:

Have a Happy Fourth of July!
There are many fun activities happening for Fourth of July at and near the Lake of the Ozarks. Owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks makes spending time here even better. You can come down anytime you want and not have to worry about finding a place to stay, which can be especially difficult on holiday weekends. Enjoy all that Lake of the Ozarks has to offer when you own one of the best condos at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

5 Reasons to 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. 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.

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. 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!

4. 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.

5. 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.

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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Monday, June 11, 2018

It's a Golfer's Paradise at the Lake of the Ozarks

There are a ton of golf courses at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep even the most avid golfer satisfied. Whether you live at the Lake or have a second home here, you most likely have an aspiration to hit the links. With courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Ken Kavanaugh, and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., there is a golf course to challenge every skill level. Isla Del Sol Condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks puts you in a private setting within short driving distance of some of the best golf at the Lake!

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozark forest, meadows and scenic valleys along “Little Bear Creek”. The course has zoysia fairways, subtle bentgrass greens and multiple tee settings, which will ensure an enjoyable, yet challenging, round of golf. The facilities include a casual restaurant and lounge, which opens daily at 7 a.m., as well as a driving range, putting green, and pro shop. Bear Creek Valley offers affordable golf, casual dining and a friendly atmosphere.

The Cove at the Lodge of Four Seasons

The legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. to designed The Lodge’s signature golf course. The Cove opened in 1973 and has challenged golfers of all skill levels ever since. With 72 bunkers, rolling hills, and water coming into play on 9 of the holes, this par-71 course is anything but tame. The four sets of tees tip out at 6,553 yards, but start at 5,172 so players of all abilities can enjoy this classic design. In typical RTJ fashion, The Cove is a target golf course putting an emphasis on getting the ball in play off of the tee. Breathtaking views of The Lake and a classic design leave golfers wanting another shot at this legendary golf course.

The Ridge at the Lodge of the Four Seasons

The Ridge offers a resort style course that all players can enjoy. Golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh more than succeeded with his brilliant use of the natural terrain when designing this course. Many golfers refer to the course’s altitude drops and generous landing areas as “player-friendly”. This par-72 course offers rolling hills, natural rock outcroppings, native wildflowers, and beautiful views of The Lake. With four sets of tees ranging from 4,617 to 6,447 yards, The Ridge offers a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels. Hole 6 will undoubtedly leave golfers scratching their heads, wondering what they could have done better. This long, narrow hole is often referred to as the hardest par-5 in Missouri. When it’s all said and done golfers leave The Ridge with a smile, remembering a course like no other in the mid-west.

Golf Club at Deer Chase

Deer Chase offers a challenging track through the beautiful Auglaize River valley and surrounding hills. The course features Bermuda fairways overseeded for early spring green-up, multiple zoysia tees and the largest bentgrass green settings in the area. Golf facilities include a driving range, golf shop and practice and chipping greens. Also on the premises is the friendly Chase Tower Grill plus a clubhouse banquet facility with seating for 200. Tee times are accepted up to 30 days in advance. Deer Chase is open all year.

Eldon Golf Club

Set amid a backdrop of wooded areas, rolling hills and creeks, Eldon Country Club is sure to provide a pleasurable experience for golfers. Zoysia fairways and an upgraded bunker system, lead to accommodating greens. The exceptional layout offers four tee locations to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Course facilities include a driving range, video analysis by PGA professionals, pro shop, clubhouse and snack bar and swimming pool. The memorable experience offered by the Eldon Country Club course is enhanced by the friendly staff, who attend to every golfer's needs.

Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A Resort

Hidden Lakes Course has been ranked by USA Today as one of the best nine-hole courses in the U.S. This championship course is situated inside the gates of the beautiful, newly renovated, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina and Indoor Waterpark. The course features lush zoysia fairways and large bentgrass greens This course is a great place to spend the afternoon with your spouse or kids. Come and enjoy the best-kept secret at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort

The Oaks Course was designed by world renowned architects Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge and is part of the beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina, and Water Park. This championship layout, carved out of the natural Ozark hills, places a premium on accurate shots and strategic course management. Its multiple tee boxes and beautiful Bermuda and Zoysia fairways make this course a unique and enjoyable experience for the expert as well as the novice. Its undulating Bentgrass greens, breathtaking elevation changes and scenic views of the Lake make this course a must play on your next visit to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Indian Rock Golf Club

Indian Rock's bermuda fairways and tee boxes, and bentgrass greens cover 300-plus acres. Four tee boxes provide a choice of yardages. The course's signature #17 hole is a golfers' favorite - guarded at the back by a majestic outcrop of rocks and at the front by a deep clear-water lake. The pro shop features clothing, golf equipment and more. Golf lessons are available. Groups are welcome. Indian Rock specializes in making your group golf outing a memorable experience customized to every detail.

Lake Valley Country Club

Voted #1 course at the Lake, Lake Valley features an unusual balance of six par threes, six par fours and six par fives. The fairways are generous, but the large greens are slick and demanding, with considerable back-to-front slope. Lake Valley is a “Must Play” course providing a well-maintained, uniquely challenging course. On-site facilities include a practice putting green, driving range, tennis court, swimming pool, locker room, and bag storage. The Greenside Bar & Grill serves mouth watering sandwiches and cool refreshments daily.

Old Kinderhook

Spectacular vistas, elevations and a championship layout meanders through the Ozark hills. Tom Weiskopf has designed another masterpiece in Old Kinderhook, turning the rolling topography, rock waterfalls and flowering trees into one of the Midwest's finest courses. Each hole captures a special aspect of the terrain and offers an experience to delight golfers of all skill levels. Amenities include driving and practice ranges, two putting greens, short game and bunker practice area, clubhouse and pro shop, fine and casual dining, locker rooms, lounge, meeting rooms, swimming, tennis, and health and fitness area. Golf school and lessons are also available.

Osage National Golf Resort

Osage National's original 18 holes, designed in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, feature 7,150 yards of zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens. An additional nine holes (3,559 yards) have been added to create three 18-hole combinations. The course is laid out on beautifully forested, rolling terrain and surrounded by lakes, creeks and the imposing bluffs of the Osage River. This tranquil setting provides the backdrop for a challenging, enjoyable golf experience. As the course motto suggests, this truly is "The Must Play Course at the Lake." Osage National features a 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with 5,000 sq. ft. Tournament Room, a driving range, two large practice putting greens, and a full-service restaurant.

Rolling Hills Country Club

Some of the Lake area's best bentgrass greens are highlights of this well-maintained, challenging course. Established in 1957, Rolling Hills features a park-like setting with mature Ozarks woodlands lining bermuda fairways. Hills and strategically-placed bunkers provide a varied and fun-to-play setting for all golfers. The member-owned course is conveniently close to the Lake, yet removed enough to ensure a tranquil golf experience. On site amenities include a driving range, pro shop, snack bar, lounge, banquet facilities and more. Golf lessons are available.

Whether you're a pro or a novice golfer, there are plenty of golfing opportunities at the Lake of the Ozarks. And when you're not on the golf course, you should be sitting by the pool or out on the water soaking up some rays. Isla Del Sol wants to make your home a place where you can enjoy it all. Come check out the only island living luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks and see what living in Paradise is all about! We have model units available to view every day from 11A-4P. Stop by and discover the new path to your Island getaway right in the heart of Missouri!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

8 Reasons Why Lake of the Ozarks is the Best Community to Raise a Family

There are many wonderful reasons why the Lake of the Ozarks is considered to be one of the best communities to raise a family in. No matter the season, the Lake of the Ozarks provides fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. But that's not the only great aspect of Lake of the Ozarks living. Isla Del Sol features 8 reasons why you'll love living at the Lake when you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1. Stellar School District
Isla Del Sol condominiums is located within the School of Osage district. The School of Osage is ranked as one of the top 50 K-12 school districts as one of the best districts in Missouri. It was also ranked in the top 50 as one of the safest school districts, and in the top 20 for best teachers and as best places to teach. The School of the Osage has 2 elementaries, a middle school, and a high school. The mission of School of the Osage, in partnership with our students, families, and community, is to equip all learners to meet their maximum potential for a lifetime of success.

2. Affordable Cost of Living
The Lake of the Ozarks Region has a great competitive advantage in cost of living. In 2004 (2nd qtr) the state of Missouri had the 11th lowest cost of living index in the United States at 92.7. A further breakdown shows Missouri ranking in the United States as follows: Utilities 3rd lowest; Transportation cost (gasoline) 7th lowest; Health Care 16th lowest; Housing and Grocery 18th lowest. The composite index for the Lake of the Ozarks Region is below the Missouri State average.

3. Great Healthcare
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to lake-area residents and visitors. The 116-bed hospital is a state-designated Level III trauma center. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a past recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Cardiac care services include open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization and cardiac rehab. Lake Regional Cancer Center offers patients chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments in a comfortable atmosphere close to home. Lake Regional Health System also operates primary care, urgent care, specialty and rehab therapy clinics, retail pharmacies and home health services throughout the lake area.

4. Shopping Galore
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many different retailers. In fact, it's not unusual for people to come to the Lake specifically to shop! The area has everything from a large outlet mall to small, unique boutiques. Shopping is one activity you can enjoy year-round at the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll find what you're looking for - or what you didn't know you needed - at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

5. The Great Outdoors
From bluffs tops to lakeshore, there's a lot to explore at the Lake of the Ozarks! Even without the Lake, this area is a treasure with rolling hills, bluffs, forest and other unique terrain features. No matter the season, there is something enjoyable to do in the great outdoors from hiking and fishing to float trips and horseback riding.

6. A Golfers Paradise
The Lake of the Ozarks is truly a golfers paradise! The Lake area features courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Fred Farley, Ken Kavanaugh, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Jack Nicklaus and Von Hagge/Devlin. Some of the Lake's best golf courses are just a scenic drive down W from Isla Del Sol. Enjoy golfing on courses that feature some of the natural beauty of the Lake, such as rock bluffs, forests and water. All of this combined with the area's laid-back style is sure to make your golfing experience truly unforgettable.

7. Many Waterfront Restaurants
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many different restaurants and bars. However, during the summer, the waterfront restaurants are the place to be! At Isla Del Sol, our waterfront condos have boat slips available! If you have a boat, you can get to your slip and be out on your way to your favorite waterfront restaurant in no time! We are contently located at the 3 MM of the north shore, so you are just a short boat trip away from some of the best waterfront restaurants at the Lake!

8. The Lake
While all of these things are what makes living or owning a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks enjoyable, the best part about owning a condo at the Lake has to be the lake itself. There are many fun activities you can enjoy on the Lake of the Ozarks from fishing to boating. In addition to the fun activities on the Lake, you can enjoy the beautiful Lake views when you own a waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Isla Del Sol, you are just steps away from the boat slips, which means that you can hop on your boat and enjoy everything the Lake has to offer in no time!

If you are wanting to start enjoying the benefits of owning a waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us at 573-552-8418. Isla Del Sol is the only island condominium project at the Lake of the Ozarks. With incredible views of one of the widest channels of the lake and located on the 3 MM, you can enjoy true luxury Lake living at Isla Del Sol!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Downsizing from a House to a Condo

Whether you’ve just retired, or you are looking to move closer to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, a condo is a great way to get a gorgeous lake view! There is no doubt that there are lots of perks to living in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Isla Del Sol has some great amenities such as private island living, panoramic lakefront views, boat docks and PWC slips, dog walking areas, and low maintenance perks. However, some people are hesitant to move into a condo due to space restrictions. Don’t let space prevent you from living in a luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! Isla Del Sol has put together some tips for downsizing from a house to a condo.

Start with the Garage

One of the biggest benefits of living in a condo is that you won’t have to do near as much maintenance as you do when you own a house. A lot of things you have in your garage are going to be unnecessarily when you live in a condo. Things such as snow shovels, ladders, and lawnmowers won’t be needed anymore.

Downsize Your Furniture

Furniture can take up a lot of space. People typically buy furniture that will fill up their living room. If your living room is on the larger side, you may need to downsize your living furniture for it to fit in your new luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. This may be a good time to splurge and buy new furniture for a new look in your home. With the increasing popularity of facebook marketplace groups, selling your old furniture can be a breeze. You can downsize and still get some extra money from your furniture. Plus, it will be one less thing you will need to move.


Often, you don't have to downsize as much as you think you would. Sometimes the issue is organization. Consider purchasing some storage bins and organize your things into categories. This can help you save space and it will make it easier to move.

Use it or Lose it! 

When you start packing, you should ask yourself, "Have I used this item in the last year?" If the answer is no, chances are you don't need that item anymore. It easy to hang onto things over the years that are just not necessary. Your kitchen is a great place to start. Kitchen gadgets can take up a lot of space. Do you really need 3 gadgets that do virtually the same thing? Once you get rid of unnecessary kitchen items, your kitchen will be so much more organized! You won't regret getting rid of a few gadgets when you open your cabinets and everything is clean and organized!

Downsizing and getting rid of your things can be stressful. However, with a plan and some organization tips and tricks, it doesn't have to be! Our luxury condos at Lake of the Ozarks feature condos that are on average 1300 square feet so you might not need to downsize as much you think. When you are ready to downsize and buy a condo at Lake of the Ozarks, contact Isla Del Sol and we would be more than happy to show you around our private island! We have units available for viewing every day from 10am-4pm! Come by and see how great lake living can be!

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Reasons to Buy a Second Home at the Lake

Purchasing a second home is a decision that will stay with you for a long time. Therefore, it's important to go over the details with care. There are many things to consider when buying a second home at Lake of the Ozarks, some of which can go unnoticed to potential buyers. The Lake's best waterfront condo complex has put together a list of things to consider when purchasing your second home.

Where do you want to live when you're not at home? Are you looking at getting away from the cold season for a few months? Perhaps you should think about a location that features warm summers and an entertaining atmosphere. If you're just looking for a weekend getaway, your second home could be as close as a day's drive, which is far enough away for relaxation, but close enough for quick returns.

The surrounding community is also important to a second home buyer. Is the community booming economically? Are there community groups and a strong small business atmosphere? These are signs of a thriving community, and an economy that should continue to grow. Go and visit possible second home communities and speak with local homeowners and businesses. They can give you their opinions and tell you everything you want to know about the community you're looking to invest your time and money in.

A second home is more than just a dwelling, it's an important investment opportunity as well. The housing market has been steadily increasing in value for years. This trend is expected to continue, so now is the perfect time to buy. A second home should continue to increase in value over time, which means the longer you own it, the more it's going to be worth if you decide to sell it. There's always an opportunity you could rent your second home while you are living at your primary residence, providing you with some added income to help offset your mortgage.

When it's finally time to retire, a second home can provide the perfect seasonal living opportunity. Choose a home in a location that provides a wide assortment of retirement amenities, such as golf courses, premier dining, and other recreational options, to ensure you never have a dull moment. With a second home, you can stay as long as you'd like, and return to your other residence only when you feel the need. It's possible the second home could become your primary residence!

Isla Del Sol: Your Home Away From Home
Buying a second home is a big investment and is a decision that should take careful consideration. The Lake of the Ozarks' best condominium complex rests perfectly in the main channel of the Lake. The community is one of the most giving and accepting in Missouri, with dozens of charity groups and community organizations to get involved with. Nominated as the nation's "Best Recreational Lake", you're sure to find plenty to do while you're here. Schedule a viewing of the Lake of the Ozarks' most luxurious condo complex and experience the best that waterfront living has to offer!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6 Must Know Pool Safety Tips

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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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Paint Colors that Boost Your Energy and Mood

Have you ever stopped to consider how your paint selections in your home may be affecting your mood? Studies have shown that painting your walls particular colors or surrounding yourself with objects of a certain hue can increase happiness, sharpen focus, or even influence appetite. So, we want to share with you some mood enhancing colors to help you choose the right paint for your luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! Let's look at how certain colors affect your mood and energy levels:

A color that tends to make people think of summer, sunshine and flowers, yellow is connected to cheerful and increased mental activity. It may be good to introduce little splashes of yellow in your living room or study, but be wary of overdoing it. Too much yellow could lead to headaches or cause a feeling of irritability. It is thought that these side effects relate to the fact that yellow is harder for the eyes and brain to decipher than other colors.

According to color experts, exposure to orange makes people hungry, so there’s no better place for it than the kitchen or dining area. It’s also worth noting that color therapists view orange as associated with treating breathing difficulties and improving low energy levels. It even seems to enhance circulation, so it could have a positive influence on your focus and concentration. For that reason, you might consider using it around your work space as well.

Studies on physical and psychological responses to color have linked various shades of red with a boost in both heartbeat and respiration rate, creating a surge of energy. While this means it might not be the ideal color for a bedspread, it could be great for a family room or a place where you catch up with friends.

Often considered as a color of romance, pink is a color worth including in a bedroom where you’d like to enjoy intimacy with a partner. Beyond that, even bright shades of pink seem to be soothing, lowering heart rate and calming thoughts for up to an hour. Because of this, it’s a good color to include in a study area or a place where you like to read for pleasure.

The color that’s most obviously connected to nature, many hospitals choose to decorate their walls with green because of its link to healthiness. While yellow is the hardest for the brain to process, green is the easiest, so it could help to counteract eye strain or feelings of tiredness.

So if you're looking for an easy way to set a positive mood and create a healthy energy in your space, play around with these colors in your home decor! 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. The only thing missing is YOUR special touch!

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