The resort community has been designed to foster a sense of community and a reverence for the outdoor spaces. With walking paths and scenic overlooks, front porches and back decks, Heritage Harbor eagerly embraces a traditional neighborhood streetscape design in a waterfront resort setting. Traditional neighborhood home sites are available from $90,000 and waterfront walkout basement home sites are available from $125,000. Custom home and lot packages are available from the mid-$300’s to the $700’s and more. See video of features and testimonials of homeowners
THE COTTAGES AT HERON’S LANDING The Cottages at Heron’s Landing is already an active waterfront vacation cottage enclave currently being developed at Heritage Harbor Ottawa. The designs for these cottages are taken right out of cottage design books and periodicals with all of the intimacy of a nostalgic vacation retreat and all of the features available in energy efficient homebuilding today. Heron’s Landing can best be described as a “resort within the resort” which has been designed to offer owners and guests the opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle and amenities available at the newest premier marina resort community in Illinois for a fraction of the price of owning a second home in destinations such as southwest Michigan, northwest Indiana or Wisconsin. These quaint waterfront cottages feature three unique floorplans with prices starting in the mid-$100,000s. The Energy Star rated home designs have been created to utilize sustainable and energy efficient components. One and two bedroom model floorplans are available, ranging from 560 to 1100 square feet.
THE COTTAGES AT RIVER ROW These luxury custom cottages will be the next ‘evolution’ of vacation cottage design at Heritage Harbor. Twelve custom cottage homes and carriage homes are being developed to surround the West Peninsula Swimming Club. These architecturally stunning cottages will be offered from the mid-$200,000’s to the low-$300,000’s.
THE HERITAGE SERIES RESORT INSPIRED COACH HOMES These Cape Cod and Nantucket inspired coach homes feature architecture perfect for coastal living. The Heritage Series offer two unique floorplans with prices starting in the low-$200’s.
THE WEST HARBOR LOFTS Designed with comfort, entertaining and adventure in mind, the West Harbor Lofts are four-story townhomes overlooking the harbor. These townhomes include a tandem garage, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, flex space, outdoor patio and rooftop deck. Prices start at $270,000.
THE ROW COTTAGE HOME SERIES TOWNHOMES These homes represent a classic waterfront architectural style that would be right at home in historic towns from Hannibal, Missouri to Savannah, Georgia.
THE ADVENTURE SERIES RANCH & CAPE COD TOWNHOMES Embracing waterfront living, these townhomes feature coastal architecture, roof characteristics and nostalgic front porches. Two ‘Cape Cod’ inspired floorplans are available, with prices starting in the low-$300’s.
FLITE SERIESTo be completed by the end of the year in collaboration with a high profile Chicago-based design firm, these contemporary waterfront town homes offer stunning views of the river with private courtyards and open floorplans with prices starting in the low-$400’s.
VACATION RENTALS Heritage Harbor’s Cottage at Heron’s Landings are available for nightly rental – ideal for a weekend retreat or summer vacation. Heritage Harbor offers homeowners a myriad of rental management opportunities and will be growing the inventory of vacation rental units.
Ongoing market research continues to show that the tourism, resort development, second home and vacation homeownership opportunities for the resort are significant. The proximity to Chicago and other population centers in Illinois provides the developers with a very critical market advantage. Second-homeowners are typically baby boomers, nearly half of whom are seeking a waterfront alternative to their primary residences in the suburbs, according to the National Association of Realtors. Forbes.com reported that 11 percent of those aged 55 to 64 said they planned to buy a different home within the next three years. And a growing number of buyers are older and seeking vacation homes that transition into retirement homes. For more demographics