Spring is in full swing in Central Alberta and the current forecast is all beautiful sunrises and sunsets. With the season in the air homeowners around and outside of Alberta are thinking about investing in a vacation home. You couldn’t pick a better province for your second property and there is nary a better place than right here in Gull Lake. When screenwriters and authors write about a quintessential resort town, this is the place of inspiration. Can you envision your home here? Let’s find out.
Why Gull Lake Alberta is the Perfect Place for Your Spring/Summer Vacation Home
- The Cost of Vacation Home Investment is at an All Time Low (for now)
As we speak you can lock in an historically low mortgage rate for a vacation property in Central Alberta. The economic challenges have opened up an unprecedented opportunity for those of you seeking that lucrative second home. Especially attractive local developments include Meridian Beach, Raymond Shores, Sandy Point, and Westlake Estates (inquire about each here). Every annum you can spend weeks or months residing in paradise at a fraction of the investment it may take elsewhere. With the Alberta economy certain to return to strong form (have you noticed the price of oil climbing again?) and the value of these properties certain to rise in the years ahead, the time to strike is now.
- All of the Spring/Summer Resort Recreation You Can Handle
Time to get to the goods! Gull Lake became the famous resort community that it is today because mother nature allowed it. The lake itself is a hotbed of recreational opportunity. With sandy shores, convenient docks, warm spring/summer water and a perfect combination of calm and windy days, your penchant for water sports will be fully fulfilled. Gull Lake offers canoeing, fishing, kayaking, kite-surfing, rowing, sailing, stand-up paddling, swimming, wake-boarding, and waterskiing. If your significant other prefers to lounge about while you brave the elements they’ll be happy to know that sunbathing is also a popular pastime. The lake is the big draw but complementary recreation is close by too, with world class golf minutes away. There is also biking, hiking, bird-watching and a slew of other outdoor activities to enjoy in Gull Lake.
- Neighbors You Want to Get to Know (and who want to know you)
Gull Lake is the most welcoming resort community in the country. You can hold us to that. Even as a part-time resident in the spring and/or summer months you’ll be treated as a full-time local. Shop owners and year-round residents alike will know your name and precede it with a daily “good morning”, “good day” and “good evening” and even offer a “come by for the BBQ tonight” every now and then. When you invest in a Gull Lake vacation home you invest in a whole new social agenda, the kind you want to keep.
- It Will Keep Earning (for You) When the Season Has Passed
As your spring/summer vacation home you know you’ll get every penny’s worth out of your Gull Lake property. That being said, you may not want it to sit idle, awaiting your return as the autumn and winter months settle in. Fret not, because Gull Lake is an all-season resort town that draws visitors 365 days a year. Whether for cross-country skiing and ice fishing or the simple act of enjoying the crackle of a fireplace while winter wonderland displays in the background, your Gull Lake property remains a hot commodity for vacation renters.
- The “Pine Lake” Sibling Resort Community Opportunity
Looking for a vacation home in a more scaled back lakefront resort community? Just as quaint yet not quite as bustling (a relative term, of course) as Gull Lake in the spring and summer, Pine Lake may be perfect for you. Known by many as a sibling or close cousin to nearby Gull Lake (a pleasant 45-minute drive) Pine Lake has highly attractive vacation property listings on offer. Smaller in size (the lake is just over 6 km long and 1 km wide with a maximum depth of over 12 meters), Pine Lake is a gathering place that spans numerous generations. Like its sibling, this destination offers camping, boating, water-sports, fishing, golfing and many other forms of activity and recreation.
Ready to jump in, or simply want to learn more about the above lakefront vacation home opportunities? Contact the Dusty Smith Real Estate Team at 403.347.0744 anytime.
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