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Chicago Highrise Residents Find Ideal Vacation Retreat at Heritage Harbor Resort in Ottawa

“Our daughter-in-law had attended a business retreat at Heritage Harbor and just couldn’t say enough wonderful things about her stay,” 

We researched Heritage Harbor online and then rented a townhome for a week there last September. We were so impressed with the marina, amenities, staff and relaxed atmosphere, we started the process of buying a home while we were there.”

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Cottage Purchase at Heritage Harbor Resort Proves to Be Lucrative Investment for Couple

“ We were always impressed with the amenities and, as longtime boaters, appreciated the marina and enjoyed dining at the Red Dog Grill. Over the years, we made a lot of friends at Heritage Harbor.”

Pamela Beckett, the recently retired CEO of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, and her husband Chuck have been Ottawa residents since 2005. For 15 years they watched the area grow, flourish and were excited to see Heritage Harbor Resort and the marina come to fruition.  

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Vacation Home Close to Home…

“ We bought a home the first weekend we rented at Heritage Harbor”

Mark and Nancy Rinaldi weren’t in the market for a vacation home.  The St. Charles couple have a vacation home in Florida that, with Mark’s demanding work schedule, they do not use as much as they’d like.  However, after seeing an advertisement in a local magazine, they decided to rent a cottage at Heritage Harbor in Ottawa.  

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Make the Most of Distance Learning with a Flexcation at the Harbor

“ …a chance to reconnect with family, nature, and our interests and passions “

We are living in unprecedented times, and with that can come many frustrations and disappointments. Many people are just trying to get through the days, hoping to see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.  What if we rather embrace and take advantage of these times for what they are—a chance to reconnect with family, nature, and our interests and passions.

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“Savor Summer”

“ We at the Harbor encourage you to ‘Savor Summer!’  Fall, and all the delights that accompany it, is just around the corner, but now is the time to soak up the last weeks of summer fun. “

As summer vacations wrap up and school starts up in full swing, the temptation is to let the anticipation for all things pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, bonfires, and fall fun consume you. However, we at the Harbor encourage you to ‘Savor Summer!’  Fall, and all the delights that accompany it, is just around the corner, but now is the time to soak up the last weeks of summer fun.

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“Living the Harbor Life”

“ “Living the Harbor Life” signifies the natural beauty, fun-filled activities, friendly neighbors, and the inviting relaxed lifestyle at Heritage Harbor on the Illinois River in Ottawa.   “

“Living the Harbor Life” reaches its apex at Pinnacle Pointe, the waterfront custom homesites at Heritage Harbor on the Illinois River in Ottawa 

“Living the Harbor Life” signifies the natural beauty, fun-filled activities, friendly neighbors, and the inviting relaxed lifestyle at Heritage Harbor on the Illinois River in Ottawa.   

Buyers who have been looking for the ideal place to build their custom vacation home or permanent residence in an exceptional setting have been driving sales at Pinnacle Pointe, an upscale enclave on the East Peninsula.  Almost half of the 23 premium homesites have already been sold, and interest is intense. 

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It’s Happening at the Harbor

“ The sultry sweet days of summer are here to stay, and we want to know how YOU plan on spending them at the harbor! “

The sultry sweet days of summer are here to stay, and we want to know how YOU plan on spending them at the harbor!  We are open for the season, we and cannot wait to make memories with you. Whether you intend to spend the long, sunny days on the water or on land, we have plenty to keep you occupied.

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New Waterfront Homes Now Available in The Boat-House Micro-Neighborhood

“ The New Boat-House micro-neighborhood connects the themes of boating essentials and living on the water’s edge, to easy access to boat slips and planned kayak launch “

A new micro-neighborhood of only 12 ranch and two-story, low-maintenance homes are NOW AVAILABLE. Built along Heritage Harbor’s award-winning marina and based upon water enthusiasts’ desire to connect with water, these homes are a boater’s dream.  

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Connecting with community even in times of isolation

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.

Christian Morganstern

The Heritage Harbor community is one that thrives on connection. Spring of 2020 has been a difficult time for many as we have spent much of our days in isolation and uncertainty. We were thrilled to be able to put on our first ‘Social Distancing Easter Parade’ earlier in April to see the friendly faces of the community we are a part of.  Residents either watched the parade from their front porches or sidewalks, or entered the parade in their vehicles. Even the Easter Bunny was convinced to make an appearance! Thank you to all who took part in making this such a fun event for all! 

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Plan your next event with a waterfront view

“Have a bridal or baby shower you need to host? Anniversary, graduation, milestone birthday, or retirement on the horizon?  We have everything you need to host your next small private party”

We’ve started a New Year, and it’s time to begin planning your upcoming events!  Have a bridal or baby shower you need to host? Anniversary, graduation, milestone birthday, or retirement on the horizon?  We have everything you need to host your next small private party.

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