Frequently Asked Questions

Read the answers to some commonly asked questions about Sunset Acres Resort and discover more about this lakeside paradise’s exceptional features and amenities.

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About the Area

What is the weather like in the area?

Sunset Acres Resort experiences a typical prairie climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Summers are generally pleasant, with temperatures averaging around 20-25°C (68-77°F), offering ideal conditions for outdoor activities and enjoying the lakeside scenery. Winters can be cold, with temperatures dropping to -20°C (-4°F) or lower. The area experiences a fair amount of snowfall, creating a picturesque winter wonderland for those who appreciate the season’s beauty.

How close is Sunset Acres Resort to essential amenities and services?

Convenience is a crucial feature of Sunset Acres Resort’s location. The nearby towns of Govan and Strasbourg offer full services, including financial institutions, educational facilities, medical services, grocery stores, and more. Be it shopping, healthcare, or education, you’ll find everything within a short distance to meet your requirements.

Are there recreational activities available in the area?

Absolutely! Sunset Acres Resort is nestled along the east shore of Last Mountain Lake, providing recreational opportunities. The lake itself offers fantastic boating, fishing, and water sports experiences. With a 10-acre inland marina protected by a berm, you can conveniently launch your watercraft and explore the pristine waters. The surrounding natural landscape is perfect for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting.

The future park areas within the resort will provide even more recreational spaces for residents.

What type of building lots are available?

As of the fall of 2019, power and natural gas service are now available to all the building lots in the current development. There are waterfront, marina, and water canal lots available for building.

How can I purchase a property?

You are able to purchase a property by contacting us directly or by contacting our Realtor. The contact phone numbers and Email addresses are found on any page of the website.

Is there a chance our home could be flooded?

It is unlikely any home located at Sunset Acres Resort would ever be flooded. The most recent high water level (“flood”), on the lake was in 2011. Prior to that, the highest water levels were experienced in 1974 and 1955. All building lots in Sunset Acres Resort have building areas that meet or exceed the province’s 1:500 year flood plain elevation. Since records started being kept, the water level on the lake has never been as high as the 1:500 year mark. In addition, the lakefront lots in Sunset Acres have building platforms set back from the water by more than 125 feet, adding extra protection.

How big is the lake?

Last Mountain Lake was formerly known as Long Lake, a most appropriate description. The lake is about 90 kilometers in length extending north and west of Craven, Saskatchewan up to Last Mountain Lake Natural Wildlife Area. The lake ranges from 1.5 to 3 kilometers in width depending on whether the lakeshore is fairly flat or high sloped.

How deep is the lake?

Depending on where you are on the lake, the depth typically ranges from 40 feet (12 metres) to about 100 feet (30 metres). Sunset Acres Resort is located on the widest part of the lake where the water is typically 35 to 50 feet deep at the centre. The shoreline along Sunset Acres slopes gradually into the lake allowing swimmers to go some distance without being in too deep of water.

Are there lots available for camping?

The current phase of Sunset Acres Resort is designed for four season lake homes. Currently, there are no lots designed for seasonal camping. Sunset Acres Resort plans to develop camping and RV style properties in its future phases.

Where are the closest emergency services?

Sunset Acres Resort is registered by the municipality with the 911 service. The closest police and medical service is Strasbourg, Sask. about 25 minutes away. The closest fire department is the Town of Govan volunteer department about 20 minutes away. Subject to appropriate approvals, Sunset Acres has a long-term plan for the provision of its own volunteer fire protection service.

Can I park my boat in the marina?

An owner may consider renting a slip for an annual fee or sign a long-term lease agreement.

What are the nearest major cities to Sunset Acres Resort?

Sunset Acres Resort enjoys a prime location that provides easy access to several major cities in Saskatchewan. If you’re looking for urban amenities and entertainment, Regina is a little over an hour’s drive to the southeast, while Saskatoon is approximately two hours away to the northwest. In addition, Moose Jaw and Yorkton are less than two hours away, offering additional options for shopping, dining, and cultural experiences.

What can you tell me about the natural surroundings and wildlife in the area?

Sunset Acres Resort is blessed with a stunning natural environment, surrounded by the serene beauty of Last Mountain Lake. The area has diverse flora and fauna, providing nature lovers ample opportunities to appreciate the local wildlife. From birdwatching enthusiasts spotting migratory birds to nature walks along the shoreline, there is always something to discover. The resort’s commitment to tree planting ensures the preservation and enhancement of the natural surroundings, creating a harmonious environment for residents to enjoy.

The northern tip of Last Mountain Lake is home to the Last Mountain Bird Observatory. Reserved by the Canadian government in 1887 as a natural wildlife area, it is the first federal bird sanctuary reserve in all of North America. The sanctuary was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987, its 100th anniversary. Today, the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife area encompasses over 2,500 acres and continues to be registered as a wetland of international importance. This area is known as a migratory stop for over 280 species of birds and a breeding ground for as many as 100 different species, including endangered species such as the peregrine falcon, the Cooper’s hawk, the burrowing owl, and the whooping crane. The southern boundary of the reserve is located approximately 8 kilometers north of Sunset Acres Resort.

How big are the lots?

All the lots in the current phase of Sunset Acres Resort are 75 feet wide and range from 230 feet to just over 300 feet in depth. The total lot size typically ranges from 0.4 to 0.5 acre in size.

How much does a lot cost?

Current lot pricing can be found on the About page, next to the site map.

Where is Sunset Acres?

Sunset Acres Resort is located on the east shore of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan. The resort is about one hour and fifteen minutes northwest of Regina off of highway 20. Sunset Acres is one mile south of the historic Arlington Beach area, is approximately 30 minutes north of Strasbourg, Sask. and 25 minutes south of Govan, Sask.

Are there building requirements at Sunset Acres Resort?

Yes, as of fall 2019 there is a five-year time period to begin construction and a two-year completion period. For the protection of our owners, Sunset Acres has established architectural controls. The document explaining building sizes, exterior finishes, side yard requirements, and so on, is provided on the Information Documents page of the website. All individual building plans are reviewed by the developer before submission to the municipality.

SUNSET ACRES RESORT Arch Controls Covenant Apr 2015

Are there ready to occupy homes available?

Sunset Acres Resort is a relatively new development. The developer does have the capability to provide a full turn-key lake home to a purchaser, should that be preferred. Typical down payment and financing conditions would be part of the transaction. The developer would sit with the potential purchaser to discuss the building design and estimated project cost.

How come there are so few trees?

The original land area was a relatively flat area that served as farmland and grazing land. The land was cleared and graded to develop the resort amenities. A tree planting program began in 2017 and continues.

What amenities does the development offer?

Sunset Acres has constructed a 14 acre marina, boat launch, and beach area as its main amenity. Natural gas service and electrical power are available to each lot and there is minimal street lighting to enjoy the night sky. Future plans include two different recreation areas, a water canal, and possibly a small community store.

Is the lake any good for swimming?

Yes, the lake is a popular recreation destination for all kinds of water sports. Swimming, boating, sailing, water skiing, and so on.

Can I finance the purchase of a lot?

Yes. Of course, each potential purchaser can seek its own financing source for the purchase of a lot. The developer may provide medium-term financing at a competitive interest rate based on the qualifications of the purchaser

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