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Sun Valley Lake Real Estate - Ellston, Iowa

Sun Valley Lake Beginnings

Sun Valley Lake is a 500 acre private lake development nestled in a 1500 acre tract of the timbered, rolling hills in Southern Iowa. Centrally located it makes the perfect get-a-way place to meet with family and friends if you are looking for fun in sun, relaxation, an investment, a place to retire, or all the above, it will provide your family memories to last a lifetime. This private man-made lake development is located just 75 miles from Des Moines, Iowa – 110 miles from Kansas City, Missouri and 130 miles from Omaha, Nebraska.
This pristine recreational lake development was built in 1970 by Quentin and Rita Anderson. The story of Sun Valley Lake is a success story of an individual who felt the beauty of this area should be preserved for the future enjoyment of many. Quentin and Rita researched lake developments in several states as they planned to turn a 1,500 acre tract of timbered hills into a top quality recreation facility. Clearing the land began in 1969, as did a state survey and filling out applications with the state for permits. Anderson owned construction equipment and had experience in conservation work. Construction of 13 silt pond dams to filter the water into the main lake were built first. The purpose of the silt pond dams is to catch and filter the silt before it goes into the main lake. This silt pond idea was one of Anderson’s and was supported by the Mr. Sickels, a Ringgold County engineer. Several other engineers felt that Anderson’s idea was a waste of time, money and told him that it would not work.

The Best Kept Secret In Iowa

Three years later, these same engineers recognized the value of the silt dams and started designing them in other watersheds. Today, Sun Valley Lake has 26 silt ponds that filter our water. A valley filled with natural springs, gentle rolling hills lined with oak and hickory trees, made it a site to behold. To complete this picture men and machines reshaped the valley to the highest standards. Building a large dam to create the area’s cleanest and most sparkling lake water. This beautiful place provides the very best of breathtaking views that Southern Iowa has to offer. Sun Valley Lake was once known as “The best kept secret”. Over the years, Sun Valley Lake has gained even more recognition for the cleanest water in the state, one of a kind for fishing, providing; bass, walleye, catfish, crappie and the charm and ease of small town living.

Sun Valley Lake Outdoor Recreation

Sun Valley Lake is a fantastic lake retreat that can be enjoyed year round. Not only will you enjoy the fabulous fishing, boating, skiing, jet skiing, tubing, swimming, a full service marina, beach, golfing and the country club "Fish Tales". In the winter time you can also enjoy; ice skating, ice fishing, cozy nights by the fire, Fish Tales provides lots of entertainment and for the hunters, Sun Valley is just a few miles away from a large trac of state owned hunting ground. We have a great selection of lake homes and lots to fit anyones preference of lake resort living. Sun Valley properties provide generous rocked shorelines, utilities at the road and good depth of water. I am a full time realtor that has lived at Sun Valley Lake from the very beginning of its existense. Sun Valley Lake will always be my home, I have a life long love and dedication to Sun Valley.
It is a tremendous place to relax and enjoy life, I can make those dreams come true for you, as well. I will focus on your needs and find you the property of your choice. You will be provided the most updated information on lake properties available in a timely and professional manner. I will give you a tour of beautiful Sun Valley Lake and show you all properties available for sale. This is the best way to learn about Sun Valley,  for sale signs are not allowed at our lake development. Keeping the beauty and prestige of this area. Whether you are looking for a peaceful family get-away, a relaxing place to retire, an investment or all of the above, feel free to give me a call @ (641) 340-1289.

Please contact me for information regarding beautiful Sun Valley Lake and properties available. I will mail you out information or email. What ever is easiest for you. My office is also located at the main entrance to Sun Valley ~ "The Outpost". Located on J-20 on the same side as the golf course. My main office for Saylor Realty LLC is located in Osceola, Iowa right off of I-35 and 34 and is owned by Helen Kimes. We are easy to locate and ready to help you with your purchase. I look forward to meeting with you. Thank you for your interest and enjoy brousing my web site.

Cherri Vos, REALTOR ®
Broker Associate
Saylor Realty LLC

877.772.4515 Toll Free
641.772.4515 Office
641.340.1289 Cell
641.772.4721 Residence



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