Sunset Beach is located on a naturally gorgeous 150 acre parcel of land defined by the sheltered inlets of Dog Leg Coulee and Cooper Bay. The subdivision is situated on the East shore of Lake Diefenbaker, between the Village of Elbow and Gardiner Dam/Danielson Provincial Park.
Click here to see our guide & directions to Sunset Beach.
Lots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.In order to secure property pricing and availability, you must send a $500 deposit via etransfer to [email protected] to have the Offer to Purchase drawn up. The $500 will be applied to the property purchase price.
Once we have received your deposit, we will contact our lawyer, Mrs. Tabbetha Gasper of Weber and Gasper to draw up the Offer to Purchase and it will be sent to you for your review and acceptance.
Following the $500 deposit to draft the Offer to Purchase, a 10% deposit is required to secure property pricing, availability, and a flexible possession date in this calendar year to best suite your needs. However, if you would like possession to be immediate (2-3 weeks), we will not require the 10% deposit upfront, just the total purchase balance prior to the rapid possession date.
Once an Offer to Purchase Agreement for a specified lot is completed and accompanied by an additional non-refundable 10% deposit to be held in trust at Weber & Gasper law office, your property will be officially placed on HOLD. You are then assured the price and availability. Mail or Express Post Deposit to: Weber and Gasper, Box 1030, Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0. The title will be transferred as soon as the balance of the purchase price is received.If you are interested in securing a property, the details we need to confirm are:
Property sales are handled by our lawyer, Mrs. Tabbetha Gasper, of Weber & Gasper. You can contact Weber & Gasper by telephone at (306) 682-5038 or email at [email protected]
Each purchaser will be responsible for their own legal costs associated with the purchase of a property, and you are welcomed to engage your own legal representation.
Alternatively, Weber & Gasper is affordable, efficient, and professional in its service to assist and represent you in the purchase process. They have handled dozens of transactions for us over 10 years of recreational development projects with ease and expertise and we are confident you will be in excellent hands.
Sunset Beach at Lake Diefenbaker properties will be a minimum of 15 x 30 meters in size and many lakefront and 2nd row properties are 30 x 40 meters and larger.
Yes, The RM of Loreburn maintain the main access road and internal subdivision roads throughout all seasons.
The risk of flooding is extremely low. Lake Diefenbaker is a man-made reservoir that is 140 miles long with over 580 miles of shoreline. The Water Security Agency sets the environmental reserve level at a maximum high water mark and the water cannot exceed this level, with height and flow regulated by Gardiner Dam. It is important to note that water levels can fluctuate significantly in a short amount of time. Lake Diefenbaker has exceptional water quality for water sports, fishing, and agricultural/irrigation purposes, among other uses.
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Yes! Docks and boat lifts are permitted at Sunset Beach. The Water Security Agency (WSA) requirements and any associated permitting is the responsibility of the individual lot owner.
If the proposed dock will be a permanent structure or its installation requires the addition of materials (eg. driving piles, gravel, sand, etc.) to the bed, bank, or boundary of Cooper Bay, property owners located at Sunset Beach can apply for a single boat dock by filling out an Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit (AHPP) .
The application will be reviewed by the Aquatic Habitat Protection group and forwarded to the Lands and Legal Unit for their review on a case-by-case basis. Each request will need to include GPS locations along with a map showing the placement of the dock in addition to other requirements of the AHPP application. If the location is approved by the Lands and Legal Unit, a 1-5 year land-use permit will be provided to the applicant for their review and signature. A permit fee, determined based on the application request, will need to be paid by cheque with the return of the signed permit. A copy of the executed permit will be provided to the client as well as the Aquatic Habitat Protection Unit, which they will need in order to issue the AHPP.
Please note that construction and/or removal of a permanent dock or boat lift that is attached through permanent anchoring systems, driven piles, or other permanent anchoring systems to the bed, bank or boundary of a water body requires a permit from the WSA. If your proposed project is within municipal lands, you may require consent from the appropriate RM, Village or District authority during your planning phase (e.g. Municipal Reserve, Public Reserve, Environmental Reserve or municipal road allowance).
Seasonal/temporary docks are exempt from an AHPP, however lot owners will still be required to apply for an annual land-use permit. The proposed structure design and installation must comply with WSA's fact sheet entitled "Private Temporary or Seasonal Docks and Boat Lifts".
At this time, existing permit holders will be given first priority to annually renew their land use permit. If WSA receives an application for a previously permitted location, the permit holder of that location will be contacted to confirm their renewal if WSA has not already heard from them.
A Land Use Permit is needed to place structures on land owned by the WSA. The AHPP is the regulatory document that is required for work occurring in and around water bodies.
Inquiries may be sent to:
Specialist: Alex Blais-Montpetit
Tel: (306) 787-4337
Email: [email protected]
Lot owners can develop within their property boundaries. As developers, we have no jurisdiction on land governed by the local Municipality (Municipal Reserve or Environmental Reserve) and Water Security Agency (WSA). Any lakeshore alteration requires a permit that is available through the Water Security Agency.
You can find the Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit Guidelines here.
Further documentation is available at the Water Security Agency website.
|Boat Launch||Sunset Beach|
|Gardiner Dam Boat Launch||17 km|
|Danielson Park Boat Launch||12 km|
|Coteau Beach||4 km|
|Tufts Bay||14 km|
|Elbow Marina||18 km|
View the Boat Launch Map here.
This inlet closest to Phase 1 of the Sunset Beach subdivision is named Cooper Bay. This inlet is very deep and does not dry out. The inlet to the West of the Sunset Beach development site is named Dog Leg Coulee and is also very deep, sheltered and does not dry out. Please see the 2017 depth map created by AE Engineering.
There is no time requirement to build at Sunset Beach at Lake Diefenbaker. We offer exceptional flexibility to suit your needs.
The Sunset Beach Building Specification and Development Agreement is registered against the Lot for the protection of the Purchaser and other owners of Lots in the subdivision being developed by the Vendor. The agreement has been created for the following considerations:
The Sunset Beach at Lake Diefenbaker Subdivision is Zoned Resort Residential. Comprehensive information on recreational resort zoning, developing, and building permits can be found here.
All buildings in the RM of Loreburn require:
In the early planning stages (prior to any building), you should be in contact with the RM of Loreburn. Their contact information can be found here.
Cabins, RTM’s, park models or RV’s are all permitted in the Recreational Resort Zoned District of Sunset Beach.
No - standards in the Sunset Beach Building Specifications Agreement for RVs incorporate the RM of Loreburn Bylaws and Recreational Resort Zoning District requirements.
In accordance with the RM of Loreburn bylaw, there can be only ONE RV per lot. Guest recreational vehicles shall NOT be permitted on sites where the principal residential use is a recreational vehicle. Guest recreational vehicles shall NOT be hooked up to the water and sewer service connections on any site, whether or not those connections serve the existing principal use on the site. Guest recreational vehicles are permitted for up to 30 days per calendar year, between April 1st and October 31st. 30 days shall mean the number of days ANY guest recreational vehicle is present on a site. Please feel free to contact the RM of Loreburn if you have any additional questions. You can find their website and contact information here.
All properties are designated as Recreational Resort Zoning within the RM of Loreburn’s Zoning Bylaw. This means that one principal use shall be permitted on any property including an RV, Park Model, or Cabin/Lake Home. Further to this, there are no time requirements to build.
In very select instances, it is a possibility. All buildings to be located on the property must be of new construction, utilizing new building materials or approved in advance of placement on property by developers and the RM of Loreburn, with all upgrades complete. In certain instances, on a case by case basis, consideration will be given to existing buildings that have new exteriors (siding, roof, windows, doors etc.). Any and all upgrades must be completed prior to any movement onsite and strict aesthetic considerations by the developer will be adhered to.
Yes, as long as lot improvements fall within the RM of Loreburn Bylaws, Zoning and the Sunset Beach Building Specifications.
Yes! Trees, shrubs and landscaping are welcomed and encouraged.
All plumbing installations require a permit be obtained from Heartland Health Region prior to installing plumbing works. All plumbing work is to be done by a Journeyman Plumber. Homeowners may be able to do their own plumbing if their plumbing system will not be connected to a communal water system. For rural inspections, submit the permit application to your inspector 5 days in advance of the inspection. Permits are not required when changing fixtures (toilets, sinks etc.) but do apply when building a new system, and when changing vent or drainage piping.
Wastewater removal is readily available from local haulers with agreements to dispose in the Village of Elbow lagoon on a fee-for-service basis.
Rural Plumbing Permit Process
The process for rural plumbing permit application, approval and inspection will be as follows:
Step 1: Submit application and payment to:
Heartland Health Region
Rosetown Community Services
Box 1300 Rosetown, S0L 2V0
Step 2: Public Health Inspector reviews the application.
Accepted applications – Contractor will receive a permit number.
Rejected applications – Contractor will have application returned for resubmission.
Step 3: Contractor contacts the district inspector to book an inspection. The permit number and location must be provided during booking. Contractors must give at minimum 5 business days’ notice for inspections. You may not schedule an inspection prior to permit approval and payment.
Step 4: Once the plumbing works is inspected and approved, the district inspector issues the completed permit to the contractor.
Owners will be required to install water holding tanks. Treated water is readily available from the Village of Elbow by local suppliers on a fee for service basis.
For drilling a new well, you need to apply for a Permit to Conduct Ground Water Investigation from the Water Security Agency.
Sunset Beach well water success was achieved in the fall of 2018 by All Out Drilling. For details, please contact Brody Ellis at (306) 948-9307 or visit their website.
Yes – we have added a non-potable water fill station exclusively for lot owners for landscaping and tree watering convenience. A water trailer is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Property owners are asked to contact us directly to obtain access instructions.
Sunset Beach fire suppression services will be provided by the Village of Elbow Fire Department under agreement with the RM of Loreburn.
Sunset Beach property owners will be considered residents in the RM of Loreburn and therefore are allowed access and use of the solid waste transfer site in the municipality.
The municipality still operates a waste disposal grounds located on NW 01-27-05 W3. It is open to R.M. of Loreburn residents for disposal of domestic waste, wood, and steel. There are designated sites for each type of waste and it must be sorted. The municipality has placed a red Loraas bin at the waste disposal grounds to help with the removal of items that cannot be put in the designated areas. The municipality does not accept tires, construction rubble, hazardous waste of any kind, concrete, used oil or containers at the site. Burning is prohibited at the disposal grounds. There is an employee of the RM that works at the Waste Disposal Site to help with the selection of what can be taken in at the grounds.
Current hours of operation can be found on the RM of Loreburn website under Services.
There is also a Sunset Beach Communication Committee that has facilitated garbage pick up by Loraas Disposal. The committee's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Municipality now has a Loraas Recycle bin at the nuisance grounds/solid waste disposal site. Some items which may be placed in the recycle bin included: flattened corrugated cardboard and paperboard, newspapers, flyers, magazines, telephone books, brown paper bags, paper egg cartons, aluminum cans, milk cartons, juice cartons, plastic drinking bottles, plastic grocery bags, and glass bottles. Do not bag or tie paper materials and clean and rinse containers. For more information contact the RM office (306) 644-2022.
For more information, click here to visit service page for RM of Loreburn Waste Disposal Services.
No, natural gas is not feasible at this time. However, propane is a permitted, viable, and cost effective alternative.
All properties at Sunset Beach are serviced with SaskPower.
A select group of turnkey property offerings include installed 100amp custom power pedestals ready to plug in and enjoy once a new owner account is set up with SaskPower. Other properties have SaskPower service to the property boundary and will require an electrician to put a sticker on the pedestal and run power to either a temporary or permanent location.
All new owners will have access to step by step instructions for getting their new power system in place.
The Sunset Beach at Lake Diefenbaker Subdivision is in the RM of Loreburn #254. Taxes are based on an assessment of the lot and any subsequent property developments and are paid to the RM of Loreburn.
Empty Lakefront Property - Approximately $400-$450 in taxes annually
Empty Lot in Block 2, 3 & 4 - Approximately $300-$350 in taxes annually
Empty Lot in Block 5 - Approximately $400-$450 in taxes annually
Any property with improvements will be evaluated on the assessed value of the improvement. Currently, for every $12,500 in assessed value on improvements, approximately $103 will be payable in taxes annually.
Land with improvements worth $200,000 will owe approximately $2,000 in taxes annually.
Land with improvements worth $60,000 will owe approximately $1,000 in taxes annually.
Please note, these are estimated numbers and assessed values and mill rate factors can change yearly.
Current examples from the RM of Loreburn in a Resort Residential Zoned Development can be found here.
Please contact the RM of Loreburn for further details.
No, there are no annual fees to the developer. Annual property taxes, along with lagoon fees and licenses are payable to the RM of Loreburn:
Annual Lagoon Fees - $175 annually
Mobile Trailer License - $100 annually
Please contact the RM of Loreburn.
Yes. All applicable federal, provincial, and municipal legislation, including the RM of Loreburn Bylaws, must be adhered to. The developer does not have use restrictions at Sunset Beach related to quads, ATV’s, and golf carts.
Sunset Beach is on the Trans Canada Trail (also known as the Great Trail): one of the world’s longest networks of multi-use recreational trails.
Just up the road from Sunset Beach is a must see destination for recreational trail enthusiasts: the Elbow Trail. Part of the Trans Canada Trail, the Elbow Trail spans 6 km along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker, from Tufts Bay to the marina and Harbor Golf Course clubhouse. Developed by Elbow residents, business owners and vacationers, this packed-earth trail is operational year-round. Hiking, cycling, and jogging are encouraged in the spring, summer, and autumn months, and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Parking lots are available at both Tufts Bay and the golf course clubhouse and a mowed grass area is available for parking mid-point along the trail. Users of the trail have amenities close at hand, from the golf clubhouse now open year round, to the many restaurants, lodging options, stores and watering holes found in the town of Elbow itself.