Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Lake Havasu, Arizona

Our Splurge: 3285 Crestwind Drive, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is currently listed by Dennis Roberts with Realty One Group Mountain Desert for $1.425 million.

If you’re looking for the intersection of majestic and unique, Lake Havasu, Arizona, is tough to beat. The destination is a regular list-topper for most-sought-after tourist destinations in Arizona, and we can see why! From history to sports to nature, this spot has it all – including a slice of London. That’s right, if you want to visit a piece of history from the UK but don’t have your passport ready, fear not! Lake Havasu is home to London Bridge. Meticulously dismantled and transported stone-for-stone to Arizona, this historic sight is one to behold – as is the quaint English-inspired village near it.

With all that Lake Havasu has to offer, it’s easy to see why vacation buyers choose to make it their home away from home. The best part? We’ve located two exceptional Lake Havasu retreats for under $1.5 million and share all the details in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Which would you choose? The custom forever view splurge or the private paradise steal? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Splurge: Award-Winning Custom Home With Lake And Mountain Views For $1.425M

This contemporary-style custom home is ideally situated on 0.8 acres and comes with stunning lake and mountain views.

With three bedrooms and two-and-one-half bathrooms, the property boasts a spacious, open floor plan, low-maintenance landscaping, and an elegant pool with outdoor kitchen, bringing together luxury and efficient living.

Inside you’ll find a sleek European-style kitchen with quartz countertops, travertine floors, and 50 feet of wall-to-wall glass, which overlooks the tranquil pool with panoramic views. With more enough space to entertain, you can easily host inside or out.

There’s also a granite outdoor kitchen, complete with professional grill, wine cooler, and beverage center! Back inside two gracious master suites, luxury bathrooms, and walk-in closets beckon you to kick back and relax.

Balancing the best of both worlds, this estate not only capitalizes on details that make a home cozy, but goes the extra mile to ensure you enjoy low-maintenance living, such as insulated concrete (ICF) walls and roof that offer interior comfort all year long. Add to that an open-concept layout and tons of natural light, and you have an oasis built to suit any mood. Smart home wiring, full security system, and electric window shades are the icing on the cake!

Fifteen minutes from Lake Havasu’s famous London Bridge and the glorious lake surrounding it, this splurge is more than tempting.

3285 Crestwind Drive, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is currently listed by Dennis Roberts with Realty One Group Mountain Desert for $1.425 million.

Steal: Private Paradise With Pool And Grotto For $799K  

Steal: 2964 Saratoga Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is currently listed by Dustin Runyon Team with Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty for $799,000.

If you thought our splurge was impressive, check out this amazing steal! For $799,000, this split floor plan is designed for maximum privacy for you and your guests.

With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it provides a spacious 4,487 square feet of luxury living, with a bonus room in the casita! Plus, it’s only 15 minutes from the lake and popular attractions, as well as nearby shopping and entertainment. A light and airy floor plan, granite countertops, and breakfast bar bring the heart of the home alive, but it is what’s on the outside that makes this home the ultimate Lake Havasu steal.

Step outside, to enjoy the travertine deck surrounding a tranquil crystal blue pool. A giant waterfall overflows to the grotto, creating the perfect background while entertaining in the sunken-in outdoor kitchen. Friends will love grabbing a custom cocktail at the swim-up bar!

The backyard, with huge boat storage garage, is a toy-lover’s dream with tons of room for cars, boats, or RVs.

Don’t miss out on this private paradise steal just minutes from Lake Havasu!

2964 Saratoga Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is currently listed by Dustin Runyon Team with Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty for $799,000.

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