Castlegar, B.C. (August 10, 2010) — For most people the idea of owning a second home centres around water – and Arrow Lakeside Homes has just made life at the beach that much better.
Arrow Lakeside Homes now has one of only two marinas with dockside fuel service along the 230 kilometres (143 miles) that make up the fresh water lake that is teaming with trophy-sized fish. The marina offers full service, including a gas bar.
“As boating is important to most of our purchasers, we wanted to have a moorage and fuel facility available to homeowners right at their doorstep,“ says Steve Brown, one of the principals in the project. Brown, president and CEO of Gypsum drywall of Calgary, one of the largest commercial drywall contracting firms in Western Canada, and Tim Morgan, president and CEO of Enerjet and Air Partners Corp. and one of the founding partners of Westjet, are the developers of Arrow Lakeside Homes.
“The marina has 99 slips that can accommodate anything from a 12-ft. run-about to a 35-ft. cruiser.”
It’s a Mecca for the angler looking for the ultimate fresh-water fishing experience. The lake never freezes and it’s known for its world-class fishing with trophy fish that include Dolly Varden, Kokanee, rainbow trout, and North America’s largest freshwater fish, the mighty Sturgeon.
The developer is offering great incentives to purchasers for a limited time, including free moorage for one slip for two years for all new full-unit purchasers.
The Canadian luxury vacation homes are positioned on the shores of one of the warmest and most rustic lakes in the heart of the West Kootenays region in British Columbia, a 30 mile drive from the United States border.
The development is surrounded by the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains and right next to Syringa Provincial Park. Crown land is across the lake so further development in the area is limited.
But that doesn’t mean Arrow Lakeside Homes’ buyers will be living in primitive conditions. Far from it.
“We wanted to create something that brought luxury to such a rustic area,” says Brown. “But at the same time, we wanted to be authentic and respectful of the natural setting. That’s why we looked to incorporate the building’s shape, size and exterior finishes to best match the waterfront and hillside setting.”
Indeed, the complex of 57 units right on the edge of the water is upscale mountain lodge with its beam and rock detail outside. Even the generous 225-square-foot balconies, which were all built facing the lake, have glass under the railings and a personal hot tub to make the most of that tranquil setting.
Inside, the same attention to detail is everywhere.
“The interiors were equally as important to us,” Brown says.”We wanted to provide the level of finishing that discriminating purchasers would appreciate.”
Large windows, nine-foot-high ceilings, electric fireplaces in great rooms, and modern kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, are all standard.
Arrow Lakeside Homes has models anywhere from one bedroom to four bedrooms, some with lofts. Sizes range from 902 square feet to more than 1,400 square feet.
Complete furniture packages from Blackstone Interiors in Kelowna, B.C. start at $21,900 (Canadian), and choices run from contemporary to country.
An excellent variety of units is ready for immediate possession, or purchasers can select colours and finishing packages on a number of units that are at the finishing stage.
Arrow Lakeside Homes has full-ownership packages from $379,900 (Canadian) or one-quarter fractional ownership opportunities from $119,900 (Canadian) on a select number of units.
Arrow Lakeside Homes is just a 15-minute drive from the small city of Castlegar, where all the services and amenities are located. In fact, the developers of Arrow Lakeside Homes have an off-site storage area in Castlegar where owners can store large items such as boat trailers. Check the website http://www.castlegar.ca
“How many places can you be shopping in a main-stream store in the morning and be on a lake where you cannot see another boat in the afternoon?” asks Morgan.
And the area is a four-season destination.
Sports and nature abound with opportunities for golfing, skiing, cat skiing and heli-skiing, back-country camping, snowmobiling, heli-hiking, helicopter touring, eco-tours, and, of course, all water sports.
Three natural hot springs are in the area and eight golf courses within a 90-minute drive, including the nearby Castlegar golf course which received a recent four-star rating by Golf Digest.
“Where else can you go skiing at a world-renowned ski area the same day that you go fishing for record-sized trout?” asks Morgan.
For more information, check the website http://www.arrowlakesidehomes.com
About the developer:
The developers of Arrow Lakeside Homes are Steve Brown, president and CEO of Gypsum Drywall, one of the largest commercial drywall contracting firms in Western Canada working on commercial and residential development, and Tim Morgan, president and CEO of Enerjet and Air Partners Corp., and one of the founding partners of Westjet. Both are from Calgary, Alberta.
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