Weekend Nesting

Totally renovated Cedar Creek lake house could be your weekend respite

Totally renovated Cedar Creek lake house could be your weekend respite

234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The lake house at 234 Bushwhacker Dr. in Mabank is listed for $259,000. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The interior was completely renovated in the last couple of years.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The living space has three distinct sections, including a TV area. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The kitchen has new countertops and cabinets. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The kitchen also features brand-new, stainless steel appliances. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
New hardwood floors run throughout the house.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The dining area has views of the lake.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The stone fireplace is original to the house.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The master bedroom has its own deck access.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The two other bedrooms are cozy but feel large thanks to windows. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
Imagine waking up here on the weekends. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
Bathrooms got an upgrade too. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The basement stores boating supplies as well as a full bath and washer and dryer.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The back deck looks out on the boathouse and water. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The boathouse is brand new and features an electrical boat lift.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
The lake house has plenty of foliage for lovely fall views.  Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday
234 Bushwhacker Drive by Ebby Halliday

A cozy little lake house on Cedar Creek Reservoir, about 70 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, is ready to be the weekend respite for one lucky local family. Although the exterior of 234 Bushwhacker Dr. in Mabank might not be winning any awards, the totally renovated interior of this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home deserves a spread in Southern Living.

Originally built in 1978, the 1,217-square-foot cottage is going for $259,000. It was renovated in the last few years by the sellers, who put in new everything: kitchen, floors, heating and air conditioning, fixtures, water heater, retaining wall, and sprinkler system. There is even a brand new boathouse with electric boat lift.

The kitchen has updated appliances, pantries, cabinets and backsplash, and it shares a semi-circular living space with seating around the large stone fireplace and TV area. It’s all surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the backyard and lake .

The back deck is perfect for grilling, and the master bedroom has its own private deck access for early risers looking to get out on the water without waking everyone else.

And when you come off the lake, the large basement is set up to hold life jackets and boat supplies in addition to having a full bathroom so you can get clean before heading upstairs.

Ebby Halliday agent Shelly Brown-Qualls says that despite being down for the last couple of years, Cedar Creek is full again after the last few months. And don’t worry about a Lake Lewisville environment on holiday weekends.

“It’s not a big party place,” she says. “There aren’t a bunch of restaurants, so you cook out at your house and with your neighbors. It’s a much more chill environment.”

The peninsula on which Bushwhacker sits has boat access on both sides and a neighborhood boat launch for guests. The house can be sold fully furnished as shown with an acceptable offer.