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 https://www.funlake.com/independence-day-fireworks-full-list.

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 www.soulrootband.com. 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: www.FairSaintLouis.org.

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!

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

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