Cottage_Thumb_218x318.jpg

The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake

If you’ve ever dreamt of living in spectacular south Okanagan, but the high cost and the cramped living space of condos have kept you away, your dream is about to come true. Right now, detached single-family homes are being built on the waterfront, starting at under $300,000 for vacation homes and $400,000 for retirement homes.

“If you’re living in a condo in Burnaby or Calgary, why would you want to go on vacation in Osoyoos and end up in another condo?” asks Eric Van Maren, The Cottages developer. “It’s one of our most important features – we have completely detached waterfront homes.”

The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake is nestled into a secluded cove on the north edge of Osoyoos Lake, so owners enjoy the southwest exposure from their window or expansive deck. And since Osoyoos, Canada’s only desert, boasts 300 days of sunshine and under 10 inches of rain annually, cottagers can bask in lakeside ambience year round.

“Our retirement and vacation homes are truly waterfront – not located across the street from the Lake, like other properties,” says Van Maren. “Residents will enjoy the spaciousness of the outdoor living areas and appreciate the thoughtful amenities included in all our homes.”

The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake features 20 acres of lush lawns and a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse and fitness centre, all amidst the low rolling hills of wine country and a 500-foot stretch of sandy beach. For all the beautiful surroundings, The Cottages’ retirement and vacation homes are equally beautiful in their interior design. A gated community, living at the Cottages is virtually maintenance-free.

The Cottages are comprised of two distinct neighbourhoods. The first is The Meadows, featuring 7.7 hectares of green space. These homes are ideally suited for vacationers who like to spend weekends and holidays lakeside. The screened-in porches and open spaces between each home invite visitors to linger, while providing beach and marina access without the hassle of crossing a road. “When we say it’s a barefoot walk to the lake, we mean it,” says Van Maren.

The second neighbourhood is The Hillside, for retirees who want to live full-time at The Cottages. Homes have two-car garages, incredible lake views and additional space downstairs, ideal for in-law suites or extra living space.

Every home is built with gracious living in mind, with a six-piece appliance package, nine-foot vaulted ceilings and custom wood cabinets. Available smart monitoring means you can adjust your thermostat, lock doors or turn on the AC with just a few taps on your iPhone. There are 14 home plans ranging from 930 square feet to 2,250 square feet and each plan can be customized to suit the buyer’s preferences. Buyers can also order complete furniture packages so the home is ready to enjoy the moment they arrive. More than 1,400 people have registered and 14 homes have already pre-sold.

For more information visit www.osoyooscottages.com or call 1-855-742-5555.