It’s not too late to enjoy the 2015 lake season, especially if you choose to purchase your summer home at Grand Lake, Okla. With Grand Lake, south of Kansas City in northeastern Oklahoma, boating season extends past Labor Day.
The 21/2 hour drive takes you south on Interstate 49, west on Interstate 44 until you exit on U.S. 59. Once off Interstate 44 it is an easy 15-minute drive to the lake. With Grand Lake this close and a much easier drive, what does it have to offer?
Grand Lake was created in 1939 with the construction of The Pensecola Dam. The lake has 46,500 surface area acres, providing the boater with a large main channel. This wide-open channel gives the boater a sense of freedom when on the lake versus the layout of other lakes in the area which have many coves and narrow channels.
“Grand Lake continues to gain in popularity for the boating enthusiasts,” said Dale Brouck of FiveStar Lifestyles. “Grand Lake reminds me of Lake of the Ozarks about 25 years ago. At Grand Lake you can enjoy the lake without any concern for over-crowding, even on holiday weekends.”
What location on Grand Lake would work best for people coming down from Kansas City? The best location has already been chosen by the visionaries who bring you Sporting KC, Loch Lloyd Country Club and The National. Tera Miranda Shores on Grand Lake has been developed for those seeking a lake experience second to none.
“We have put together a special place where you can relax and call home,” Brouk said. “We have created a carefree lifestyle in a private gated community with all the amenities you would want in a lake house.”
Once you arrive and the gates close, the stress of everyday life vanishes and you begin to enjoy the amenities which include walking trails, a zero-entry pool, a children’s splash pool, children’s playground, health club and amenity building. Within a 5-minute golf cart ride you can dine at one of Grand Lake’s finest casual lake front restaurants, The Quarterdeck, or be on your boat to watch the sunset while on Grand Lake.
In addition to these amenities, Tera Miranda Shores also offers homebuyers maintenance for their boat, a convenience store, boat ramps, on-site fueling station and 10 fully remodeled lodges so you and your guests can enjoy everything Tera Miranda has to offer.
Three models are ready for occupancy, ranging in price from $189,900 to $399,900. Purchase one of the models before Labor Day weekend and receive FiveStar Lifestyle’s one-year “Living the Grand Dream” package which includes discount dockage, Quarterdeck Restaurant gift cards and HOA dues through Labor Day 2016. Of course, you also have the option of picking out your own lot and building your dream vacation home.
The homes at Tera Miranda Shores have the look of Oklahoma Craftsmen architecture. Its well maintained exteriors and landscaping greet you as you arrive. You feel a level of comfort, knowing as an owner you never have to take time out of your life or weekend to mow, mulch, trim and fertilize your lawn; it is all done for you.
As you walk in the front door you will see quality throughout, the marketing team said. You will find high ceilings, large expanses of windows and efficient living spaces with the kitchen, great room and master suite on one level. The homes feature custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, hardwood floors and exquisite tile work.
It is hard to imagine leaving Tera Miranda Shores, but golfing enthusiasts will have to make the short 10-minute drive to Shangri-La Golf Club and Resort (www.shangrilaok.com). The resort boasts 27 championship holes, a full-service clubhouse, casual and fine dining and a golf experience second to none in the Grand Lake region. If you love golf, this should be on your bucket list.
If you do not want to drive to play golf, you can take your boat on a short 10-minute cruise across Grand Lake to Patricia Island Golf Club (www.patriciaisland.com) or 15 minutes down Grand Lake to Shangri-la where they will pick you up at the dock in a golf cart and take you to the first tee.
Tera Miranda Shores
Prices: Single-family homes from $189,900 to $600,000.
Location: 28251 S. 561 Road, Monkey Island, Okla., 74331.
Hours: Models open 10-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and by appointment anytime.
Contact: Kimberly Clark, at Tera Miranda Shores, 918-320-3222 or Dale W. Brouk at 816-509-7754.