The first time I walked from the top of Shelter Bay’s upper ridge down to it’s sandy beach and stood at the lake front, I knew this was a very rare opportunity.
I’ve been a developer since the 1970’s and seldom do I find properties which combine lake views and beach front that offer the potential to create a very special community.
As I gazed at the view, another thought crossed my mind, “Who were the people that would live here, what is important to them, and really, what were they like.” Then it dawned on me, the people who would love it here as much as I do are people like me, my friends, my family and other similar-minded folks who want to spend every day taking in the views of the lake, smelling the fresh pines, living beside an orchard and spending time at their own private beach. All of this just out of the hustle of Kelowna but only a few minute bike ride into town.
The more I thought about the folks who would come to live here, the more I could see them loving Shelter Bay as much as I do.
I envisioned people walking through the streets chatting with neighbours, going to the amenity building for a swim in the pool or strolling down to sit on the beach and watch the sunset. I imagined our owners relaxing on the sand at the water’s edge, having a quick swim in the lake or maybe enjoying a glass of wine at the end of our wharf, or even casting a line hoping to land a fish or two.
That was over five years ago. Since that day, when I realized I was essentially the first purchaser of this incredible piece of land I have been focused on two things, how to capture the views from every home and how to design the perfect places for the people who will eventually call the Shelter Bay Townhome community their home.
As we worked through the designs it became clear to everyone in our company that this development, the location, the expansive lake view, its private beach front, location close to the bridge but nestled quietly amongst orchards and pine trees that everything about it represented a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we had a responsibility to create an equally amazing community.
Well, I can honestly say that we accomplished everything we set out to do. The homes are incredibly spacious, some over 2,500 square feet and each with open floor plans, huge kitchens and wood beam ceilings, as well as double wide garages and oversized roof top terraces, some even have elevators.
Everything we are adding to the site is just as special as the land it rests upon. The amenity building, beach pavilion and our lake front beach area are designed to offer a feeling of being on fulltime vacation.
Whether you like to visit the surrounding vineyards, or you’re a hiker, boater, or a paddle boarder (or like to play Pickle Ball) we are set perfectly to accommodate your spring, summer and fall activities. And if you like to snowshoe, ski or get out on the mountain there is no better location than Kelowna, and no better home base for your winter lifestyle than Shelter Bay.
I know you may be searching in a lot of places for your new home, and that perhaps Shelter Bay Townhomes may not be for you, but if you walk the property, I bet you fall in love with it, just like I did.
I hope you find exactly what you are looking for, wherever you end up…and, I truly hope you end up here, because Shelter Bay is amazing and it is Kelowna’s best kept secret.
Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts and feelings! See you at Shelter Bay.