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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416 Lighthouse Drive, Horseshoe Bay, TX, Photos Courtesy Tammie Bennett, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

When former NASA astronaut, Captain James A. Lovell, first listed his beloved Horseshoe Bay lake house back in 2016, I thought it would be scooped up faster than you can say lightyear – but as many real estate markets prove, it takes time to find the right buyer.

So what would Jim Lovell do when he’s ready to get serious about selling his lake house? He’d stay calm, cool, and collected, then pull the trigger on a price cut when he’s go for launch.

Fast forward a bit and I am on the receiving end of such news. “I just got off the phone with Jim,” says Tammie Bennet, listing agent and top producer at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. “He and Marilyn are some of the nicest people I have ever met, so accessible and willing to share.”

My ears perk up as if I were on the phone with Jim Lovell myself. This is the man who gave us, “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” and commanded one of the most iconic Apollo missions next to NASA’s first landing on the moon.

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