A House on Lake Texoma, Literally: Harbor Village Floating Homes

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Ahoy there! Dreaming of a place on Lake Texoma? Here ya’ go, literally!

Just listed: the first pre-owned residence in Harbor Village, a flotilla of homes on Lake Texoma which casts new meaning to the term “house on the lake.” Taking a cue from Oregon and Seattle, developers of Harbor Village at Flowing Wells Resort & Marina brought us Texas’ first floating housing community: low maintenance, decked out (sorry, the pun is irresistible) vacation homes with private boat slips a few feet from the door, amenities close at hand, and amazing sunsets right off the porches, all just an hour and a half or so from downtown Dallas.

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The Harbor Village homes are not boat houses, but permanent structures,  firmly anchored by pylons and protected by a concrete breakwater, that float vertically with the rise and fall of the lake. Set in the family-oriented Big Mineral area of Lake Texoma,  on the southwest end of Paradise Cove near the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, residents have ready access to fishing, sailing, waterskiing, and jetskiing (and only a 5 minute boat ride to the popular Pelican’s Landing Restaurant.)

Flowing Water Marina and Resort facilities include a gated entrance, boat ramp, marine shop, jogging and bike trails, and (so handy for spillover guests) campgrounds and rental cabins. Search 3217 Flowing Wells Road, Pottsboro to see the physical address on maps.


Thus far, 12 homes have been completed in the community, which will eventually number 150 homes.  1 Admiral Way, the first pre-owned home to return to the market, is 1,700 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Traditional in styling and fully furnished, the property includes a screened-in porch, 10 feet of decking, and a private covered boat slip that brings the total covered square footage to 3,500.






Air-conditioning, central heating, a mosquito mist system, a septic system, and high-speed internet and cable TV availability provide all the comforts of a landlubber’s home, and these abodes are exceptionally low maintenance for the homeowner — community maintenance fees of $250 per month fund all exterior and substructure maintenance, the gated entrance, 24/7 security in the development, and upkeep of the common grounds. During high season (May 1 – Sept. 30) there’s a strong rental demand at rates of $700-800 per night for Harbor Village floating homes, to split 50/50 with the resort management company which handles all details. Good to know for those desiring to lease out the property to offset the cost.



The property known as 1 Admiral Way is listed for $355,000. We’ll leave you with the sunset view the west-facing development affords. Listing agent Andrea Bedell of Ebby Halliday relates what one homeowner told her was the worst part of owning here — packing up to go back to their regular home at the end of each glorious weekend!