The heat of summer has hit and for most folks, their first thought is "head for the lake!" Not only can a trip to the lake cool you off but it can be a relaxing and stressfree time where you are surrounded by family and/or friends and can help to rejuvenate you for another busy work week. But as one client mentioned this week, it can be exhausting trying to prepare for a weekend getaway with packing up food, clothes, sleeping gear, tents, etc. etc. So what is the solution? Your own getaway spot! All you need to do is grab some food & go as it is waiting for you. And with this heat wave, I imagine many lake goers are thinking how cool, literally, it would be to have their own weekend getaway retreat. Well, it is within reach.
When looking for a recreational property, it is important that you also have a checklist as to what you'd like to have and what you can live without. Boat access from your cottage or easy access to a boat launch, an outhouse or full plumbed cabin, smaller lake ideal for kayaking or big lake where you can waterski, are just a few of the questions that you want to ask yourself. Everyone is looking for something a bit different so we are so lucky to have a variety of areas that address many of these "must-haves".
If you love to kayak or canoe then you are probably focused on a non-motorized lake which allows you to experience the lake in its tranquil state without having to worry about power boats passing by. Blue Lake is just one of those lakes and is probably one of the prettiest lakes you'll come across. Only about 1/2 hour from Williams Lake it is ideal for a weekend getaway as you aren't driving for hours and will be more apt to go out more often as it it only a quick drive out. I have a listing at 1968 Blue Lake Road that gives you an incredible view of the lake through the large picture windows that adorn the living & dining room areas. The large deck is perfect for sitting on & enjoying the scenery. Head down the wooden steps that lead you to the lake and drop your kayak in and go. And the bonus? Cell service at the cabin so you can still keep in touch when you need to.
If you are looking for a larger lake to accomodate more toys, then Cuisson Lake might be the one that catches your eye. For many summer adventurers, have motorhome will travel so land might be what you want to invest in. This 1.2 beautiful waterfront acre lot might fit your needs at at Block B Cuisson Lake Road. It is ideal for your motorhome with the potential to build your dream weekend cottage in the future. With easy access of a main road and only 40 minutes from Williams Lake, you wish you have invested in this years ago.
If you prefer to have your accommodations ready to go and want to have enough room for the family and any friends that would like to join you then this is a must-have! Two cabins at Block E Cuisson Lake Road is perfect for entertaining with the main cabin and its open concept setup with huge windows with a view that you won't get enough of. The guest cabin is the perfect combination to make this property the ideal getaway.
If bigger is better for you then Quesnel Lake is the one to head to. Park your boat down at your very own dock and hit the lake whenever it moves you. This wonderful cottage at 5565 Marshall Creek Road is the perfect spot to enjoy all that. With an electric fridge and stove, indoor bathroom facilities (plus an outhouse when you prefer) this cottage will feel like your home away from home.
So I hope this gives you just a taste of what is available and how you can make the most of your summer with your very own getaway spot. If you have any questions regarding any of the waterfront properties you see or any that you have come across, do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss how you can make your retreat a reality.