Posted on August 30, 2021

Easy Living for Frequent Travellers and Snowbirds

Whether you spend winters at a second property in warmer climes, or travel the world for much of the year (when things are more normal), there’s a lot of hassle that comes with making sure your house is taken care of while you’re away. Condos, on the other hand, offer a whole host of benefits for people who split their time between two or more locales. While you may never want to leave the comfort of your condo, here are five ways that a lock-and-leave lifestyle is better On the River.



1. No Maintenance

Condo living eliminates a lot of the maintenance hassle that comes with being away from home for weeks or months at a time. The management company takes care of maintenance outside your suite, so you’ll never have to think about who’s going to shovel the snow, salt the icy patches or mow the lawn when you’re away. And while it’s a good idea to have someone pop by regularly to check on things inside your unit (in fact, many insurance providers require this), you won’t need to worry about pipes freezing and bursting, structural damage from fallen trees and other serious problems that all too often plague houses.


Concierge standing behind the front desk in the lobby of 390 On the River


2. Built-in Security

One of the major benefits of condo living is you don’t have to worry nearly as much about break-ins when you’re away for an extended period. Our concierge keeps an eye on the comings and goings at 390 On the River, entrances to the building and parkade are accessible only by secure key fob, and guests must be buzzed in by residents. Plus, there’s no overflowing mailbox to signal to would-be burglars that you’re away.


A suite in 390 featuring a kitchen island and living room space with large windows making up two of the walls


3. Manageable Space

Moving from a house to a condo often feels like a compromise on space, but suites at 390 On the River were designed to be generous inside and out. Our units, most of which boast two or three bedrooms, feature spacious layouts and oversized balconies or terraces, and we have a guest suite available when family or friends come for a visit — which means you don’t need to worry about upkeep on space that’s only used occasionally. Coupled with luxe finishes and fittings, high-end appliances and an incredible riverside location, you’ll live large without the upkeep that comes with a big house.


Shared entertainment space, including large kitchen, television and seating area


4.Amenities When You Want Them

The amenities at 390 On the River give you what you need when you need it. The 2,364-square-foot terrace overlooking the Assiniboine River offers plenty of space to kick back outdoors with friends and family, while the Entertainment Area with Kitchen provides a large space for indoor gatherings. Plus, the building’s fitness studio, outfitted with premium Precor fitness equipment, means you don’t need to have a dedicated space for a treadmill or weights, or pay for a gym membership (or a pause fee) during those months when you’re not in the city, or even the country.


Person making a phone call from their terrace overlooking the city.


5.Enjoy the City as Soon as You’re Back

The lock-and-leave lifestyle of condo living doesn’t just make it easy to go away — it makes coming home a breeze, too. You won’t arrive to a long list of repairs and other household tasks that need doing, such as cleaning the ducts, AC unit and gutters, resurfacing the driveway or dealing with pest problems. Instead, you can slide right back into enjoying the best Winnipeg has to offer, from local restaurants to live events and more. Not to mention a quicker ride home from the airport than you can find in the suburbs.


Interested in having a look at what your life could be like at 390 On the River? Contact our agents today to book a private tour.