Affordable Riverfront Homes at Heritage Harbor

Not too far from where I live is a community of small, newer homes that enjoy waterfront living. I previously shared a tour of adorable cottages at Heritage Harbor, and today there’s more to enjoy. I love this new community in Ottawa, Illinois where you can find unique and affordable riverfront homes. There are also several rental units for vacationing.

Dark Blue Two-Story Waterfront Home


Each home has some type of unique detailing, like the cute shutter treatment on this gray waterfront home.

Light Gray Two-Story Cottage at Heritage Harbor in Illinois


A deep front porch graces the exterior of this charming yellow bungalow. A perfect place to watch the boats in the marina at Heritage Harbor.

Creamy Yellow Bungalow Cottage


This community was created as a destination location along the Illinois River and located near Starved Rock State Park. Several rental homes are available.

Riverfront Homes at Heritage Harbor Community in Ottawa, Illinois
Photo courtesy of Heritage Harbor


You can dock your own boat or rent one at the marina. People enjoy kayaking, water skiing, and more.

The Waterfront Homes of Heritage Harbor - a Boating Community


Heritage Harbor is divided into a few quaint neighborhoods so you have a choice of a single family home, condo, duplex, and more.

Light Blue Cottage with Full Front Porch


I truly love the variety of architecture found in these riverfront homes. From modern to traditional, it creates a unique community.

Modern Gray Cottage of Heritage Harbor Waterfront Homes


Can you imagine the waterfront views from the little tower on this home with its beautiful two-story porch?

Two-Story Porch on Creamy Yellow Harbor Home


One home is just as charming as the next. The historic downtown area of Ottawa is just down the road where you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants.

Dark Blue Cottage with Two-Story Porch


Heritage Harbor has its own restaurant if you want to walk to dinner. There’s also a dog park for your furry friends.

Cozy Cottage with Furl Front Porch and Low Slung Roof



Riverfront Homes at Heritage Harbor Community in Ottawa, Illinois
Photo courtesy of Heritage Harbor


Bright Yellow Bungalow Cottage - Waterfront Homes


You can see last week’s tour of riverfront homes here.

Beautiful Waterfront Homes in New Construction Subdivision

Do you have a favorite house from today’s post?


More Charming Neighborhood Tours:

A Walking Tour of Ottawa, Illinois

Charming Old Homes in Southwest Michigan

Homes and Scenes in Door County’s Fish Creek

Tour of Old Homes in Riverside, Illinois

Riverfront Beauty of South Haven, Michigan



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  1. Love the red tin roof home! I agree with the comment from “M” – reminds me of the painted ladies in San Francisco!

  2. These are so cute! I think a lot must have happened in Ottawa since I camped at Starved Rock State Park in the late summer of 1992 right before moving to Phoenix! I backtracked to see the Ottawa homes you featured in an earlier post and they are beautiful.