Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Long Cove, Texas

Our Splurge: 13290 Waterside Drive Malakoff, TX is currently listed by Michelle Wood with Compass Real Estate for $1,595,000.

What better way to enjoy summer in Texas than at the lake? This week we take you to Cedar Creek Lake where we zero-in on two exceptional lake homes, each with fabulous amenities and waterfront views, but with price points that are miles apart. Whether you’re looking for a Texas lake home with all the bells and whistles, or a rustic charmer right on the water, our latest Splurge vs. Steal has you covered.

Splurge: Waterside Cottage In Long Cove Resort For $1.595M

Lake life has never been more elegant than at 13290 Waterside Drive in Long Cove — a luxury lakefront community just 70 miles south of Dallas situated right on Cedar Creek Lake. You can follow our coverage of this exceptional community here.
This five-bedroom, six-bathroom stunner offers direct waterside views, ample green space, plus a bright and airy floor plan to entertain at the lake in style. A main floor master and comfortable guest suites, plus upper level bedrooms and spacious bunk-room, means there’s plenty of room for all the kiddos and their friends.
But the real showstopper is the 40×14 screened porch with outdoor kitchen and gorgeous stone fireplace, perfect for grilling out and soaking up the views.
We love the crisp interiors featuring bright whites and warm woods with walls of windows streaming an abundance of natural light. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is no slouch either, with sleek countertops and island, high-end stainless appliances, and a classic subway tile backsplash.
The best part? Most furnishings and a golf cart come included, so you can move right in and start enjoying all that Long Cove has to offer.
This includes family-friendly amenities year-round such as a boat valet, housekeeping and lawn service, full clubhouse with pool, a golf course and putting green, athletic fields, miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing, an amphitheater, and fun-filled community events.
Try it out and experience the community for yourself with one of Long Cove’s stay and play packages. It’s a magical place the whole family will enjoy!
13290 Waterside Drive Malakoff, TX is currently listed by Michelle Wood with Compass Real Estate for $1,595,000.

Steal: Rustic Retreat Right On The Lake For $449K

Our Steal: 6501 Brenda, Malakoff, TX is currently listed by Heather Baker with Century 21 Judge Fite Company for $449,900.

For less than half the price of our splurge you could be sitting pretty in this charming rustic retreat with incredible lake views just steps from the water.
The three-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half bathroom lake home comes complete with a spacious sunroom, second floor loft, and inviting outdoor entertaining area with fire pit, covered deck, and boat slip.
It even has a huge garage and workshop to store all your toys. To sweeten the deal, this motivated seller is including both the boat and two jet skis in the sale!
6501 Brenda, Malakoff, TX is currently listed by Heather Baker with Century 21 Judge Fite Company for $449,900.
Which do you prefer? The waterside cottage splurge, or the reasonable rustic retreat? Let us know in the comments!