When you shop for recreational property, you’re after more than four walls and a roof. You’re searching for a vacation home that’s an extension of your unique personal style; a suitable reward for the years of hard work and careful saving that brought you to the point of purchase.
You’ll settle for nothing less than superbly crafted exteriors and interiors of outstanding professional design.
You’re on the lookout for a fail-safe investment opportunity, of course.
But it’s hospitable surroundings, multiple recreational options, great location and those warm personal touches that truly make a house a home.
Fortunately, residents of B.C. and Alberta enjoy an abundance of choice.
Because the Canadian West is home to many of the most reputable and reliable builders and developers in the country.
And whether you’re interested in outright ownership, seasonal/fractional ownership and/or deed and title investments, there’s a purchase plan custom-tailored to suit your wants, needs and budget.
Feel free to browse at leisure. And please don’t hesitate to contact any or all of these top-notch developers for more information, at no obligation. After all, it doesn’t cost a dime to dream . . .
SilverTip’s Wolfwillow Lodge II sets new standards above Canmore
For starters, check out Canmore. There are a number of compelling reasons why this gorgeous mountain community continues to be a popular choice for investment and recreational property purchases.
And it’s no surprise that SilverTip Resort is helping to lead the way with authentic alpine architecture designed to blend seamlessly with the breathtaking mountain landscape.
“Our newest release, Wolfwillow Lodge II, sets new standards in quality and design,” says marketing manager Linda David.
“Nestled alongside the spectacular SilverTip Golf Course, this collection of 20 luxurious single-level mountain retreats features dramatic entries, exquisitely designed kitchens and spectacular master suites.”
Enthusiastic buyers responded rapidly to the initial phases of this high-end residential and commercial development, situated on the sunny side of Alberta’s breathtaking Bow Valley Corridor. But those who seek the ultimate in luxury living and a glorious natural setting still have time to get in on a very good thing.
Solara Canmore matches luxury with practicality
Solara Canmore is another terrific development in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Solara Canmore presents a limited real estate offering through its Seasonal Ownership Program, with luxury condominiums available in 1/4 and 1/12 shares. By taking advantage of this program, owners have access to their unit for either four or 12 weeks each year. Or they may choose to rent out their home through Solara Vacation Rentals.
“Solara Canmore is uniquely positioned as an opportunity for people interested in getting into this hot real estate market with a luxury condominium that’s part of a unique, four-star-level mountain resort,” says Robert Adelson, president of K2 Developments, the team that developed Solara Canmore.
“It has something to offer every member of the family.”
“Our Seasonal Ownership Program is appealing to those who want to enjoy a recreational property in the increasingly popular destination of Canmore, but own no more than they are likely to use.”
A little farther to the west, Radium, B.C., looms as another pillar of rec property value.
The operators of Bighorn Meadows in Radium are convinced that deed and title recreational investments are the vacation choice of the future.
Why? Because they combine incomparable holiday experiences with the simultaneous ability to create wealth.
“Bighorn Meadows in Radium is an ideal choice because we provide exceedingly luxurious and spacious condos situated directly on the 9th hole of a championship golf course,” says Tim Tourond, one of the resort developers.
“In addition, we actively seek out additional rental income for our owners. We have employed a full-time marketing manager charged with attracting rentals.”
If you enjoy unlimited all-season recreational options, matchless amenities and family-friendly fun, Bighorn Meadows is definitely for you.
A variety of ownership and rental options are available for the asking.
Brash is top realtor for Columbia Valley properties
From golf to white-water rafting to breathtaking mountain tours to lazy afternoons on a sun-drenched beach, an unparalleled variety of recreational choices awaits you in B.C.’s Columbia Valley.
Vacation options abound – and so do a tremendous number of real estate opportunities, at prices that are often a pleasant surprise.
For a sampling of what’s available, you can’t do better than to touch base with Re/Max Invermere broker/owner Wende Brash.
“The Columbia Valley offers visitors a chance to experience a blend of pristine wilderness and a variety of full-service amenities. And don’t forget the small-town flair,” says Brash, arguably the top real estate professional in the vicinity.
“We are a popular destination with a wide variety of recreational properties available, central to all leisure activities,” she adds.
Northstar gives buyers options in Kimberley
For the finest in golf, skiing and year-round recreational attractions, it’s hard to top Kimberley, B.C.
And Northstar Mountain Village is creating a loud buzz among those who routinely place this distinctively lovely alpine city at the top of their list of holiday destinations.
From an investor’s point of view, this choice high-end resort becomes even more desirable.
One of the many advantages offered by Northstar Mountain Village is an opportunity to purchase a fractional, fully deeded title vacation home.
Northstar Mountain Village represents a managed resort opportunity that offers investors a combination of personal enjoyment and significant capital appreciation, as well as the opportunity for rental revenue.
Edgewater shines in Shuswap
How many times have you dreamed of a shorefront retreat in B.C.’s beautiful recreational heartland? Well, it’s never too late to stake your own claim to paradise. Welcome to Edgewater, a development of 55 spacious luxury condominiums, soon to rise on the southwestern shores of majestic Shuswap Lake in Salmon Arm.
Situated a few minutes’ walk from the centre of this friendly valley town, Edgewater combines the best of peaceful rural living with every conceivable amenity and service, every season of the year.
Use your spacious, well-designed home as a base for boating, swimming, hiking, fishing and skiing excursions. And later, when retirement beckons, you may be ready to move in for good.
“We understand that many folks will want to use these homes recreationally until it’s time to retire,” explains Chris Mapson, director of marketing and sales for Edgewater Developments. “And when they move here to stay, they’ll want space.”
The Outback presents rare private lake frontage
The Outback is a spectacular 65-acre waterfront community on Lake Okanagan with cottages ranging from 1,200 to over 3,000 sq. ft. starting at $329,000.
“This is a very rare, very special piece of land – one of the most amazing sites I’ve ever walked on,” says RareEarth Project Marketing president James Askew. “The site has so much diversity and natural beauty.”
Set on forested land between Ellison Provincial Park and Predator Ridge golf course on the outskirts of Vernon, The Outback boasts an astonishing 4,000 feet of private lake frontage with two sun-drenched bays that are separated by a dramatic rocky outcropping.
Beautiful Bellasera villas have it all
Bellasera Tuscan Villas & Piazza are releasing 58 townhouses in this extraordinary development on a first-come, first-served basis.
“What we are building will be the finest golf resort in the Okanagan,” says Greg Lowe, director of sales for Bellasera. “Bellasera will be the highest-end location you could possibly stay in on a golf course.”
The Villas of Bellasera offer a vast array of amenities and comforts, located on the Okanagan Golf Club’s Quail Ridge course. Exclusive, fully furnished two-bedroom townhouses include oversized decks, floor-to-ceiling windows, 10-foot ceilings, and deluxe fixtures and furnishings.
The Villas of Bellasera are a true resort and a solid, long-term investment opportunity. Bellasera’s managed nightly rental program paired with the consistent upward demand for resort real estate – an ongoing momentum that is expected to increase the capital value of all homes – offers buyers the opportunity to realize steady capital gains.
Playa Del Sol: Four-season fun in Kelowna
Winter, spring, summer or fall, Playa Del Sol has it all. And that’s not just sales talk.
“We really do,” enthuses Gary Beyer, regional development manager for Cove Properties.
Beyer’s not exaggerating. Situated across the street from the shores of Lake Okanagan, this amenity-rich resort of new condominiums is all about an active, sun-centred lifestyle, surrounded by all-season fun.
Built to the first-class standard specifications you’ve come to expect from Cove Properties, these beautiful homes feature quality construction and careful craftsmanship throughout.
“And beyond its affordability, Playa Del Sol has everything you want in a resort property,” adds Beyer, referring to on-location amenities that are second to none, including an ideal location in the energetic hub of Kelowna, only a short drive to top-rated golf courses, major ski hills and wineries.
When the sun goes down and it’s time to kick back after a day packed with pleasure, Playa Del Sol welcomes you and your family back to a place called home.
20/20’s vision puts you on Okanagan lakefront
LaCasa, another exciting development from the 20/20 Group, gives you a unique opportunity to grab a piece of a sizzling rec property market.
“Kelowna is one of the fastest growing city and resort areas in Western Canada, and with the heavy demand for lakeside property, LaCasa is an absolute home run,” says John Murphy, president and CEO of the 20/20 Group. “With over 2,100 feet of waterfront and prices starting at only $49,900 for fully serviced lakeside cottage lots, LaCasa is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to own a piece of the Okanagan resort lifestyle.”
Cove Beach Resort captures Okanagan charm
A remarkable opportunity has arisen for lovers of sun and serenity to establish a home away from home at The Cove Beach Resort on Okanagan Lake.
“You’d be hard pressed to find a finer waterfront resort development anywhere in the entire Okanagan,” says James Askew of RareEarth Project Marketing.
Scheduled for completion in late summer 2005, The Cove Beach Resort condominium resort hotel will include 150 luxury suites (one, two and three bedrooms).
It’s whole-ownership real estate, and The Cove Beach Resort will have a highly regarded hotel management company on board to rent out your vacation home when you’re not using it.