Want to get away from the stresses of city life, maybe to a lovely lake community with recreational activities to please everyone in the family? Here ya’ go … The 505 Ranch on Cedar Creek Lake is located only 45 minutes away from Dallas. We’ve been following the luxury vacation home development set on a 505-acre working ranch on the shores of Cedar Creek Lake for a while now. Along with access to one of Texas largest lakes, the 505 Ranch offers a long list of amenities, not the least of which is a world-class caliber polo facility under construction, equine accommodations and trails, boat concierge services, and oh, so much more!

As of 2017’s year-end, the development is 77 percent sold, with 13 lots and a spec house remaining. The 505 Ranch hosted an event last fall, entertaining current and potential residents with a parade of homes, helicopter rides, skeet-shooting with a champion instructor, demos of the latest in ATVs, and more. Here’s the scoop on this lakeside ranch retreat just a hop, skip and a jump away from DFW, and how to connect … (more…)

 

Joanie McNamara and Long Cove Founder Don McNamara with one jolly old elf at the Long Cove Holiday Bash.

Who doesn’t love a great Christmas party? And better yet, who doesn’t love a good Christmas party where you don’t have to do any of the work? If it sounds too good to be true, you must not be a resident of Long Cove, one of the best second home communities in Texas. Situated on Cedar Creek Lake, this stunning vacation home community is a popular destination for Dallasites, considering it’s a getaway that’s only an hour drive south of the Metroplex.

Of course, being so close to the city means that you have access to some great amenities and events, and to show their appreciation, Long Cove went all out at the annual Holiday Bash this year. See for yourself after the jump!

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13160 Miller Road Azle, TX is currently listed for $949,000 by Michele Geweniger. Photo Credit: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

If you’re looking to surprise your family with a gift to knock their socks off, this would be it. For those living in and around North Texas, we found the perfect waterfront getaway for under $1 million just an hour west of DFW, boasting lake access and views that will make you feel worlds away.

Located at 13160 Miller Road in Azle, Texas, this six-bedroom, five-full-and-one-half-bathroom charmer sits on a large 1.79-acre lot right on the waters of Eagle Mountain Lake, surrounded by a scenic garden setting with ample indoor-outdoor areas to entertain.

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12570 E Hendryx Dr Suttons Bay, MI |secondshelters.com

All photos: Erin Attwood

Location, location, location, you say? This Lake Michigan home has all that plus timeless Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design going for it!

The three-bedroom house is set on a wooded lot on the tip of Lee Point, a unique landmark on the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay in northwestern Michigan. The home’s perch with waterfront exposure to the north, east, and south offers views that are extraordinary. With lake accessibility, privacy, and 500 feet of sugar sand beach, it’s a dream location for enthusiasts of boating, swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Take a look at this secluded hideaway in one of the prettiest vacation regions in the country:

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3970 N. Lake Boulevard Carnelian Bay, CA is currently listed for $2.625 million by Tamara McKinney of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ideally situated in Carnelian Bay, Calif., on the crystal blue waters of North Shore Lake Tahoe, rests the most charming waterfront retreat we’ve seen all year! Located at 3970 N Lake Boulevard is a thoughtfully designed, newly remodeled log home on a lush, .14 acre lot, offering a coveted lakefront address, surrounded by mature trees and professionally landscaped grounds.

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Feast your eyes on this builder-owned lakefront retreat with every upgrade imaginable! Builder Tim Seymore of Tim Seymore Custom Homes takes great pride in building the highest quality custom homes, and this 5,039-square-foot stunner is no exception.

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2000 N. Lake Dr. Greenville

Happy New Year!

Hopefully, these past few weeks were filled with family and friends, celebrating and relaxing in comfortable quarters. If hectic activity left you wishing you owned a convenient retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life during the holidays (and on weekends, over the summer, maybe even mid-week) today’s post is for you!

We kick off 2017 with a look at a delightful lake house in a gated community on Greenville Club Lake, a private waterfront development in Hunt County just a little over an hour northeast of Dallas. The listing at 2000 N. Lake Drive, Greenville is inspired by the Prairie-style housing of the 1940s, but was built in 2010.

The 3,272-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath structure on a 0.75-acre waterfront parcel marries the best of both worlds: Nostalgic, casual styling and modern surfaces and amenities. Describing it as a three-bedroom home is misleading, though. With additional bunkroom space, the house sleeps up to 14. It’s a picture book-pretty place to showcase vintage family photos, farmhouse furniture, and those pretty quilts you picked up in Canton.

Click through for photos of this charming Greenville Club Lake retreat:

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Long Cove

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Fall is here. Winter’s coming! Does your boat have a home for the winter? Or perhaps you need a new vessel? Here’s news from East Texas: This past month, Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake opened a new marina complete with dry dock storage, and it’s open to the public!

Even if you’re not a homeowner in the luxury lakeside residential community, you can rent space to store your boat during the off-season, out of the water and safely sheltered from the elements. Adding to this, Lewisville-based Buxton Marine Sales, the world’s largest Nautique luxury boat dealer, has opened a satellite location adjacent the marina, making shopping and maintenance all the more convenient in this knockout development with concierge services that take care of the work that goes into the care and maintenance of a lake home and boat.

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