Friday, November 30, 2018

Tips for Decorating Your Condo For Christmas!

If you've been waiting until the first of December to break out the Christmas decorations and get in the Christmas spirit, this weekend is your weekend to start decorating. If you live in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, sometimes you will need to get creative when you decorate for the holidays. Follow these tips to get your Lake of the Ozarks condominium beautifully decorated for the holiday season!

Window Ornaments

Garland and colorful, shiny ornaments hanging from the window are a creative, space-saving way to bring a little bit of the holidays into your home. When the sun is shining off the ornaments, it will have a beautiful reflection that dances around your condo.

Christmas Trees

You don't need to have a 7-foot Christmas tree to make it feel like the holidays. A great way to save a little space while decorating is to be a little creative with the size of your tree. From small tableside trees to trees made out of lights and hung on the wall, there are a lot of different things you can do to save space and still have it feel like the Christmas season.

Christmas Scents

An easy way to increase the holiday spirit in your condo is to make your home smell the like holidays. Add a few cinnamon sticks, four orange halves, one cup of fresh cranberries, two sprigs of rosemary to a large pot, cover with water and simmer. It won't take long for your home to start smelling like Christmas. If you want a longer lasting Christmas scent, you can also purchase potpourri and hide it in the corners of your home.

Don't Forget The Balcony

Don't forget the spacious outdoor balcony! Add a bit of holiday spirit outside by adding a small tree or outdoor lights to your balcony. If you use the same types of decor or color pallet, your balcony can feel like an extension of your interior.


Adding a wreath to your front door can make your guests feel extra welcome this season. It will also create flow from the outside of your condo to the inside. However, wreaths aren't just for your front door. Wreaths are very versatile. You can create smaller ones out of rosemary to place candles in, hang some on the back of dining room chairs or hang larger ones on your walls.

Less is More

Instead of trying to make your condo look like a complete winter wonderland, focus your decor in one area. Although it may be a more simple look, this will create a more spacious and relaxing holiday look.

Follow these tips and your condo at the Lake of the Ozarks will be looking festive and beautiful in no time! When you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks you will always have a beautiful place to celebrate the holidays. Isla Del Sol isn't just the perfect second home location, it is also a great place for full-time lake living. If you would like to know more information about our luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, call 573-552-8418 and we'd love to show you around too!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Give Your Home a Face Lift With a Pop of Color

Often when people think about home improvement projects we think of extremes like kitchen or bathroom remodels, new flooring, etc. However, improving the appearance of your condo at the Lake of the Ozarks doesn't always have to be a huge undertaking. Adding a pop of color throughout your home can add some life to your space and believe it or not really change the look of your home! Not sure where to start? Below are a few ideas for adding color to your waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozark.


This is a broad category. You can toss throw pillows on your furniture, or a colorful lap blanket across the back of a couch. Brightly colored books or bold candles are great accents for a coffee table. A table lamp can have a colored base or lamp shade. If you are a knick-knack collector, you've probably got some in your favorite colors that can be displayed around your home.


This is the easiest way to get color on a wall, besides hanging a picture. A bright curtain framing a window with a gorgeous view (like the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks outside of Isla Del Sol Condominiums) makes your outside its own art. If you ever get tired of the color or decide to redecorate, it's as simple as taking them down and putting new ones in their place.

Painted Furniture

This takes a little more work than tossing a pillow on a chair, but a lot less work than painting 4 walls in a room. A bright red chair or a deep blue bed frame can add a burst of fun into a room. All you need is a free day, some sandpaper, and your favorite color of paint.


Bright flowers and the beautiful green of most plants are great for adding color to a room. The pots that you decide to plant them in are a wonderful place for pops of color too. These have added bonuses in that most have a pleasant scent and all of them are great for the air quality inside your home.

Often making a few minor changes to your home like adding a pop of color throughout your home can transform your home. No matter what you decide for adding color, we are confident that it will look absolutely stunning in one of our luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner Around the Lake of the Ozarks

Thanksgiving is almost here and it's a time of year to be thankful for the wonderful people in your life and everything life has blessed you with. A lot of people are blessed with the love for entertaining and cooking a big meal for their family and friends. Although, some of us can't stand the thought of having to cook all day and would rather just enjoy spending time with their family and friends and that's okay too! The great news is the Lake of the Ozarks has some of the best dining around and many of the great restaurants around the Lake are going to prepare a Thanksgiving feast! Why not take your family out to eat this year and just enjoy each others company? Your premier condominium complex at the Lake of the Ozarks has compiled a list of the great restaurants that are doing a Thanksgiving day feast.

H.Toads at Camden on The Lake 

When: November 22nd, 11am-5pm
Where: 2359 Bittersweet Road, Lake Ozark 65049
Phone: 573-365-5620
Website: H. Toads

H.Toads offers one of the best selections for Thanksgiving! Their chef is preparing an excellent menu just for the event. Expect decadent prime rib, whipped mashed potatoes, hickory smoked ham and much more! Reservations highly recommended.

The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook 

When: November 22nd, 11am-5pm 
Where:  678 Kinderhook Dr. Camdenton Missouri 65020
Phone: 573-317-3560

Enjoy traditionally prepared entrees and sides with a special twist from their chefs. The Trophy Room always has an exceptional Thanksgiving dinner! Come hungry and expect to be impressed! Reservations are required! 

The Royal Catch Bar & Grill at The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center 

When: November 22nd. call for seating times 
Where: 250 Racquet Club Dr. Lake Ozark, Missouri, 65049
Phone: 573-723-3000

The Royal Catch Bar & Grill will be serving up an absolutely delicious Thanksgiving meal! From carving stations including prime rib, pit ham, roast turkey and more! Delicious apple walnut apple stuffing, fresh dinner rolls, and more! Call to make your reservation.  

HK's at The Lodge of Four Seasons 

When: November 22nd 
Where: 315 Four Seasons DriveLake Ozark, MO 65049
Phone: 573-365-8025 

The Lodge of Four Seasons offers a large selection of Thanksgiving dinner favorites. Hk's Restaurant is widely regarded as one of the best dining facilities at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call ahead to make reservations, this feast fills up fast! Call or make your reservation online here

These places are all a short drive away from the best waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. You deserve a delicious meal even if you decide not to cook for this year's Thanksgiving. Why not dine at some of the best restaurants in the area and let them help you celebrate this holiday in style? You can always end your meal at your Lake of the Ozarks Condo but you won't have to clean up the mess!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Benefits of Condo Living You May Not Have Considered

Deciding to invest in real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great decision. Owning a home allows you to start building equity and invest in your future. Often when people think about home ownership, they forget to even consider owning a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter if you plan to use your condo as your primary residence or a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a lot of benefits of condo living that you may not have considered. Read on to find out what those benefits are!

No Building Maintenance

In addition to having no yard work, you will also not have to worry about the upkeep on the exterior of the building. When you own a home, you not only have to keep up the inside of your house, you also have to worry about the exterior of the home. This includes the siding, gutter systems and roofing. When you own a condo, maintenance will keep up the exterior of the building, so you only need to worry about the inside of your condo.

Extra Amenities

When you purchase a condo, you will be able to use the amenities. At Isla Del Sol, we have a beautiful lake side pool with fountains, pool side sun deck, dog walking area, available private storage lockers, ample resident parking, and boat docks and personal watercraft slips. Enjoy a nice summer day relaxing at the pool or take off on your boat and enjoy a day on the water!

No Yard Work

This is a big advantage to living in a condo. When you live in a condo community, there is no yard work that needs to be done because maintenance will take care of it. In the winter months, you will not have to worry about clearing snow off your driveway either, which can be a big plus.

Sense of Community

Many homeowners would say that there is a sense of community in their neighborhood, and while that might be the case, when you live in a condo it is just a little bit different. In a neighborhood, you have relatively big yards separating everyone. Condo owners, on the other hand, live in much closer proximity. There are social moments that happen all throughout the day and a chance to get to know your neighbors in a way that you wouldn’t get to if you lived in a private home.

Enjoy Living on Our Private Island at the Lake of the Ozarks 

If living in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks sounds like an enticing lifestyle, come check out our units at Isla Del Sol! Our units feature 9-foot ceilings, expansive outdoor balconies, kitchens with a breakfast bar and pantry, upgraded ceramic tile, fireplaces, walk-in closets, spacious laundry rooms with side by side washer and dryer hookups, modern lighting plans, luxurious master suites and much more! You can tour one of our model units every day from 10am to 4 pm! We'd love to show you what living in luxury is all about!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving at Your Condo

November is here which means that Thanksgiving will be here be here before we know it. If you are planning to host Thanksgiving at your Lake of the Ozarks condo, you may be concerned about having enough space to host a large event. There is no need to fret, just because you have a smaller space to work with doesn't mean there aren't ways to still be a great host. Today, Isla Del Sol would like to give you a few tips for hosting Thanksgiving this year at your condominium at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Buffet Style Dinner 

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


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


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


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

Be Flexible!

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

You may think that your condo at the Lake of the Ozarks is to small to host Thanksgiving this year, but with a little planning and creativity, you can be a great host! Plus, what's more relaxing than sipping on a hot beverage looking out the window at a gorgeous lake view with the people you love most! Just remember that your event doesn't have to be perfect, just remember that it's all about spending time with your family and friends.

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