The summer after we moved to this lakeside community on the north shore of Lake Travis, my oldest child decided to join the swim team. That meant waking up all three kids early on summer mornings.
But then we would drive from Lago Vista down a winding road that featured breathtaking panoramic views of the Texas hill country and Lake Travis to the junior-olympic-size pool in Point Venture, perched above and beside the lake.
Let's just say, those views made waking up early on a summer morning totally worth it.
I don't have photos of that panoramic view, because it's too risky (even for me) to try snapping a photo. I've learned to just relax and enjoy it.
But wouldn't you love to gaze upon this every day on your way home?
You could if you lived at 145 Lakefront Drive (which just happens to be for sale.) It's located just a little farther down the road, around that curve, on the left.
It's about as close to being lakefront as you can get, without paying lakefront prices.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, located within the Lago Vista Independent School District, has been meticulously, lovingly maintained and shows like a dream.
It was love at first sight for the current owners when they spotted it online. The view from the master bedroom, which takes up the entire second floor, is what sold them.
The loft-style bedroom overlooks the livingroom below, providing a wide-open feel while maintaining privacy. The solar shades on the tinted low-E windows are controlled via remote-control upstairs, so you can have privacy at night, but raise the blinds to catch the sunrise in the morning.
It sits on a small hill beside a natural grotto, an oasis of nature in this quiet community where people often travel by golf-cart.
The livingroom is open to the kitchen and features a woodburning fireplace. One of the many upgrades since 2005 include Travertine tile flooring.
The kitchen features upgraded custom cabinets, a skylight, granite counters, as well as the Travertine tile flooring.
(The older cabinets are now in the garage, providing lots of practical storage space.)
The master bedroom looks out over Lake Travis and the Texas hill country.
The master bath features a jetted tub, shower, and large walk-in closet.
There are two more bedrooms downstairs.
This one also features a view of the lake.
The third bedroom is connected to the downstairs full bath.
Deer make themselves at home in the community and are a common sight.
...Probably because of the nearby Point Venture Golf Course. Deer love golf courses!
The lake is never far away, either. For quick access even during a drought, you can keep your boat in one of the 163 slips at the Point Venture Marina, or one of the many other nearby marinas.
The Gnarly Gar restaurant is accessible by boat or on foot via the pier.
If you move here, be prepared for beautiful sights like a full moon splashing onto the lake.
145 Lakefront Drive, Point Venture, Texas is currently listed for $274,400. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 657-0661.
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