Family Vacation Time: Lakes of Wasaga

ParkbridgeThis past weekend, this city family packed it all up and moved to cottage country. We spent four sun-filled days at one of Parkbridge’s RV & Cottage resorts called Lakes of Wasaga.

We were so lucky to have an absolutely beautiful weekend weather-wise and the rest of the weekend followed suit. From the moment we set foot in our rental chalet to the moment we left, we were constantly impressed.

Check out our gorgeous chalet:

Lakes of Wasaga Chalet

ABOUT PARKBRIDGE

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas.

If you’re like me, you’ll find the term “land lease” to be a new one. In a nutshell, land leasing means that you are able to “rent” a piece of land in one of Parkbridge’s resorts, but the “home” you put on it is yours.

The benefit of this style of ownership is that you are able to spend your money on home ownership, not the hefty price tag that often comes with owning the land.

For example, on our visit we were given a comprehensive tour of the resort including a few model units of the chalets and RV Cottages. We were taken aback by the grandeur of these units, particularly the RV Cottages.

In this case, as an owner, we would buy the RV Cottage (that comes complete with furniture, plumbing and deck and more) and lease a lot through Parkbridge to house our unit. This way, you don’t have to come up with a huge down payment or burden yourself with a big mortgage.

Unlike renting an apartment or buying into the politics of condo living, you get your own home with your own yard and rely on Parkbridge Community Managers to manage the day-to-day needs of the community.

The ultra-modern RV Cottage:

Lakes of Wasaga RV Cottage

ABOUT LAKES OF WASAGA

Even if you’re not looking for ownership now, there are great and affordable rental opportunities for a fun summer getaway with your family. Lakes of Wasaga definitely fits this bill with three swimming pools, a splash pad, mini golf course and children’s playground, there is so much for the entire family to do.

There are also daily activities planned like crafts, dances for the teens and sporting activities like basketball and tennis. There are also two paths from the resort that lead to a quiet, family oriented beach on Georgian Bay; this was one of our favourite activities.

Lakes of Wasaga Activities

THE COMMUNITY

If you enjoy the sense of community, you’ll love a Parkbridge resort. Even as a visitor you can see the friendliness and pride of ownership that comes with being part of an organized community.

The staff at Lakes of Wasaga are all very friendly and helpful. We couldn’t get the TV system in our chalet to work and we had a team of people who came in to make it right and there was always someone eagerly waiting to answer any questions we had.

With an easy drive from London (3.5 hours) this makes a great destination for a family vacation this summer. It is also easily accessible from Toronto, Barrie and other surrounding cities in South Western Ontario.

And if you haven’t been to Wasaga Beach before, you’ll love the town. There is a Walmart with grocery store, LCBO, The Beer Store and restaurants all very close by. The main beach of Wasaga is also a very vibrant and fun spot to enjoy all that our Ontario summers have to offer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

You can find out more about Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities on the web and Facebook. You can also view the full list of rental properties and resorts.

Disclosure: My family’s stay at Lakes of Wasaga was complimentary in exchange for my post. The opinions and experience expressed here are completely my own.

City Mom

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