Own a Waterfront Cottage Today at Heritage Harbor Resort

Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Buyers who want to invest in a waterfront vacation home now will want to hurry to Heritage Harbor Resort in Ottawa where 5 new cottages are being released onto the market. For those looking for a quick close the 1,453-square-foot Dewberry is ready for move-in.

“Buyers interested in owning a vacation home often think their window of opportunity has closed at this time of year,” said Pierre Alexander, Heritage Harbor Resort Marketing Manager. “At Heritage Harbor, however, we have homes available this winter in several neighborhoods at various stages of construction, including our popular Dewberry in the established West Peninsula neighborhood. Buying a home now at Heritage Harbor allows buyers to secure record-low interest rates, which are expected to increase after the first-of-the-year and be settled in and ready to enjoy the harbor life this summer.”

Priced at $429,000, the Dewberry at 12 Cottage Green is a 1,453-square-foot home with two bedrooms both on the main floor, island kitchen open to the casual dining area and living room, owner’s bedroom suite with walk-in closet and private bath, screened porch and full basement with 9-foot ceilings and rough-in for a third bedroom and bath.

Interior finishes include wide-plank hardwood flooring, white 42-inch kitchen cabinets, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances as well as baths with white cabinets, granite vanities, bronze hardware and walk-in shower with custom tile.

The Dewberry is in the established West Peninsula neighborhood, which features an outdoor community pool and clubhouse.

Just 90 minutes from Chicago, Heritage Harbor is a popular vacation destination, featuring a state-of-the-art 182-slip marina as well as several distinct neighborhoods, including villas, cottages, low-maintenance single-family homes and luxury, custom residences. Homes are priced from the low $200s to over $1 million and offer early 2022 move in dates.

The community also includes the Red Dog Grill Restaurant, Tiki bar, Knot’s Landing Beach and the 3.2-mile Harbor Walk as well as numerous neighborhood clubhouses and swimming pools. The Heritage Harbor activity director plans year-round events for residents and guests, including live music on weekends, crafts, cooking classes, tours, and the weekly, Saturday 5K walk and run.

Navvy Town is the most recent neighborhood to open at Heritage Harbor and offers one-bedroom condominiums priced from the low $200s as well as two-story cottages priced from $300,900. Navvy Town will also feature a splash pad and recreation hall for games, movie nights and other family fun.

“Eleven of the Lock Tender Cottages are under construction with spring and summer delivery dates,” Alexander said. “Buyers who want to rent their home when they’re not using it and cover their cost of ownership appreciate our streamlined rental program. We handle reservations, cleaning and maintenance and more to make the process seamless. Last summer rentals were at 98% capacity and we’re already seeing bookings well into next year.”

Heritage Harbor overlooks the Illinois River and is less than 15 miles from the 2,630-acre Starved Rock State Park, known for its steep sandstone canyons and waterfalls. Boaters and water sport enthusiasts appreciate the 16-mile stretch of waterway between the Marseilles Lock and Starved Rock and access to the Great Loop.

The community is across from the 97-mile I & M Canal Biking trail and is just three miles from historic downtown Ottawa, site of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Specialty shops, restaurants, craft breweries and more are found in Ottawa and visitors also enjoy the August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, Illinois River Winery, Utica Electric Bike Rental, LaSalle Canal Boat tours and the Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park. Golfers enjoy a host of nearby golf clubs such as Dayton Ridge Golf Club, Pine Hills Golf Club Bar and Restaurant and Bourne golf course. The Concept Haulers Motor Speedway offers go karting and the nearby Grundy County Speedway offers stock car racing.

Heritage Harbor is located at 111 Harbor View Drive in Ottawa. Please call (815) 433-5000 or email tammyb@heritageharborottawa.com . Enjoy a virtual drive-through of the community by visiting www.visitheritageharbor.com.