BY D’ARCY PATRICK EGAN
“The Fairway Cottages of Catawba Island Club now has water and sewer lines in place and we will be pouring footers for the model homes in the next two weeks,” said Sales Manager Nicole DeFreitas, surveying the gently rolling land on Catawba Island. “The site work is done, and a new road has been cut in.
“Visitors will now be able to see where our new entrance off Cemetery Road will provide easy access, and potential buyers like what they’re seeing of the layout. On the sales side, we’re actively selling the site. I recommend people come in and reserve the site they like as soon as possible, because we’ll begin building homes in 4 to 6 weeks.”
The plan is to get people who are interested to buy in the first phase of the development so their homes will be completed in Spring 2023.
“That will give new owners plenty of time to settle in before summer gets here. We’ve an extreme interest in this project, and people like the models and floor plans, which can be seen on our web site, fairwaycottagescic.com.
The sales center is now open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.
“People like that it’s a condominium association, which is like a honeowners association. That allows owners to freely travel in winter and not have to worry about their property,” said DeFreitas.
“We’ve had positive response on the numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms. Families can gather with generations under the same roof and make wonderful memories of Lake Erie.
“People also feel that it’s a good value for the product. This amount of square footage on the campus of Catawba Island Club is certainly a surprise too many.”
Owners will have a million-dollar view of the golf course on many sites. Those who prefer water views will enjoy the ponds and the wildlife it attracts.
“I went down to the Nature Preserve by the Miller Ferry, and record keepers have documented the hundreds of bird species that have been spotted in just that spot,” said DeFreitas. “There are also a lot of preservation efforts going on by developer to balance what people want out here.
“There are also a number of people who are coming here to retire, and permanently lay down roots here. People are also buying here as a second home, and planning to retire in. Few years and make this their permanent home.
“That’s because of the great businesses we now have make that an easy choice, especially restaurants such as the Orchard, Twin Oast and Gideon Owen right here on the Catawba Peninsula.”