H.C. Lake Retreat | Investment Venture

H.C. Lake Retreat | Investment Venture  


This investment property tucked away on the banks of Houston County Lake is H.C. Lake Retreat. This unique resort property attracts visitors from all over Texas, Louisiana and beyond and comes completely turnkey. This pristinely maintained investment portfolio includes 9 homes, an event center, basketball court, and much more, all on a beautiful spring fed lake. There is over 16,262 sqft. of living area between all the homes and 5,550 sqft. of storage area. This property is currently being run as a successful rental business with a faithful clientele and a very high rate of repeat customers. The next owner can seamlessly continue to operate it as an income producing property or convert it to a private family compound. This recreational haven has proven to be a profitable income as a successful vacation home rental business. For more
information on the investment portfolio, along with net income data, please contact TT Ranch Group.

Location
The property is located on Houston County Lake northwest of Crockett, TX which
is the county seat and largest town in Houston County. This property is 126 miles
from Houston, and 153 miles from Dallas, just a 2.5-hour drive from each.
Palestine, TX is only 35 miles away, Huntsville, TX is 49 miles away,
Nacogdoches, TX is 54 miles away, and Tyler, TX is 82 miles away all with
plentiful shopping and dining options.

Habitat & Topography
Houston County is in the East Texas Timberlands region.The terrain is gently
rolling to hilly, and contains significant forest, mostly loblolly pine and pecan
trees. Houston County covers 1,234 square miles, with elevations ranging from
200 to 300 feet. The Neches River forms the northeastern boundary of the
county, and the Trinity River is the western boundary. Soils are generally light
colored and loamy, with very deep reddish clayey subsoils. The predominant
vegetation is mixed pine and hardwood forests. Between 21% and 30% of the
land in the county is considered prime farmland.

Water & Fishing
Houston County Lake is a spring fed, 1,330-acre lake that is great for swimming,
boating and fishing. The lake was formed in 1966 by a dam on Little Elkhart
Creek. Visitors enjoy the lake's cool spring fed waters as well as the hilly wooded
terrain. The lack of crowds allows guests to enjoy water sports or fishing.There is
an abundant supply of trophy size bass, crappie, sunfish, bluegill and catfish.The
lake is roughly 60 % fishing with 40% or less usable by recreational boats. The
lake is rarely crowded, even on Holiday weekends. The waters are clear, cool
and calm for canoeing and kayaking. Houston County Lake was once considered
the premier bass fishing lake in the state of Texas, and is still ranked as "most
likely to land a lunker bass".

Homes
H.C. Lake Retreat has plenty of room for your family and guests. The main
buildings and 8 homes are situated on 5 +/- acres with 4 homes being lakefront.
The “Creekside” home is secluded on 8 +/- acres with lake access and makes a
total of 9 homes.

The Cabana -
This waterfront home is approximately 2,600 sqft. with 4 bedrooms and 3
bathrooms. It has a dock on the water as well as an upper and lower deck with
covered seating areas, firepit and gas grill.

Awesome View -
This waterfront home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,200 sqft. and offers incredible
views of the lake. It has a 2,166 sqft. dock area, and a 1,100 sqft. upper cabana
with fans and lights. It includes your own private fish cleaning station, a gas grill
and outdoor fire pit. The master bedroom has a private third level balcony. Every
bedroom has 32" televisions with cable. The second bedroom faces the front of
the home (street side) and has a balcony overlooking the front gardens. There is
a shared bathroom for the two upper bedrooms.T he Kitchen has all the utensils
and appliances one needs to cook most meals, and a large dining room table to
accommodate your group. The counter tops are all granite tile. This home also
includes a utility room with washer and dryer.``Awesome View"is located on a
very quiet area of the lake with little boat traffic. There is easy channel access to
the main lake that is a 3-minute ride. The home is equipped with complimentary
kayaks.


Henry's Hideaway

4 bedroom and 2 bath home. 1,300 sqft. with a lake view. While Henry's doesn't
sit directly on the water it has access to a walkway down to its own private
section of pier equipped with kayaks and its own fish cleaning station. Henrys
has an assortment of beautiful decks to spread out on. The upper deck measures
14'x24' accompanied by a lower 12'x12' area equipped with a fire pit and gas
grill. The front porch is also a great spot to sit and enjoy your view of the lake.

Lakeside -
7 bedroom and 4 bath lakeside home. 1,204 sqft. of wrap around covered porch
facing the lake. Lakeside is the largest and most spacious home which
accommodates groups of up to 22. It sits on two lake lots and has a stream that
pumps out of the lake. It has a gazebo and its own boathouse. The covered
boathouse offers a slip with tie offs for multiple boats, with GFCI protected outlets
for charging batteries. 160 sqft. covered area for grilling out, over 2,168 sqft. of
pier and covered seating area, and a 24'x24' firepit area. The upstairs
game-room has a mini fridge, sink and microwave. It has a separate entrance at
the front and back of the home. Lakeside has a gas grill connected to a large
propane tank. It has a washer/dryer, two refrigerators, wireless internet, and
televisions in every bedroom with cable.

Pat's Place

5/6 bedroom and 4 bath, 2,700 sqft. lakeside home sleeps up to 14 guests. Over
6,370 sqft. of decking and pier. Pats Place has two master bedrooms, each with
their own bathroom and access to its own deck area with table and chairs. The
main deck is high up in the tree canopy which sits 50 + feet above the lake, and
less than 100 feet away. The deck also includes a gas grill, table, fans and
lighting. There are two boat slips, a fish cleaning station and night lights for
fishing. All of the bedrooms have 32" flat screen televisions, ceiling fans and
linens. The game room can easily be its own semi-private bedroom with two
futons.

The Gregory -
3 bedroom and 2 bath home, 1500 sqft. with a stairway leading down to the lake.
Beautiful and roomy home with jacuzzi tub, many porches, cabana, gas grill and
firepit. Includes your own private section of pier with a 14'x20' dock to use as well
as a fish cleaning station.

The New House -
This home is a 1,560 sqft. 3 bedroom and 2 bath lake view home with large
decks at the rear of the home. It is situated on a roomy lot.

Creekside -
A 960 sqft. 2 bed / 2 bath home on 8 +/- acres, that can sleep up to 6 guests. It is
across the lake from the rest of the property. It is the perfect place for those who
want to spread out and be secluded. The house is situated on a hill and
overlooks a creek. It also has a deck and a well-lit pathway. The property has
several trails, a spring that never runs dry, and a bridge to get across. There is a
road that backs up to the property and takes you to the lake approximately
7/10ths of a mile away. There is a caliche driveway with room for a trailer. There
is plenty of space for expansion of any kind on this property.

Other Buildings

EventHall

The "Event Building" is a heated and cooled building used for business events,
family reunions, weddings, and more. This space has ceiling fans, several
lighting options, chandeliers and crown molding. The large garage doors can be
open for an open-air venue, or closed for inclement weather. This space has two
bathrooms with a large exterior sink, exterior fans, large fire pit, smoker and gas
grill upon request. There are two large covered concrete patios. Includes tables
and chairs for any event.

Outbuildings

Laundry & Storage Facility -

This building contains the washing facility. It also houses sundries such as paper
towels, toilet paper, etc. It also includes two freezers of ice, and firewood.

The Big Building -

This insulated building has a 200-amp electrical service and waste area. It's
entirely possible to convert the inside to anything you want it to be.

The Red Barn -

The Red Barn is 1,950 sqft. and has been the base of operations. It's full of
shelves with supplies to keep things running smoothly. There is also a separate
700 sqft. that is air- conditioned with a bathroom with a shower.

Storage Building #3 -

This building is 1200 sqft. and situated behind the "Big Building". It has a door at
one end and a tall garage door at the other.

Highlights include:
● The roads are very lightly traveled
● Well maintained dirt and caliche roads
● The county road is less than 2/10'ths of a mile away
● The state highway is 2 miles away
● Professional landscaping and decking
● 4 covered RV space(s) with 50 amp hookup, cable, water, sewer, and
well-lit decks
Taxes
Contact broker for more details
Other
The property is being offered turnkey including furnishings and equipment.Lawn
Equipment, skid steer, tractor, etc.
All of the homes on the property include: Tile and wood style laminate (no carpet)
Washer/Dryer
Kayaks
Fish cleaning stations
Drip irrigation
Sprinkler systems
Sleep anywhere between 6-22 guests
Please contact broker for more information regarding investment of the business.

Listing Courtesy of Tyler Thomas of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l (214-353-6600)

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