The Montalba Retreat is a custom log home located among the secluded 128 acres of a private shared ownership property (The Reserve at Montalba) in central Anderson County. This home sits on one of the finest lots on the property and includes beautiful lake views. Whether a primary residence or a weekend escape this property can check all the boxes without having to purchase a large tract of land.
Improvements: The custom log home contains 2,952 sqft of living space, 360 degree covered porch, circle drive, attached carport, detached garage, and was constructed in 2013. The home includes Samsung appliances and stained concrete counter tops with a large kitchen island. 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with the master, master bathroom, and half bathroom downstairs and 2 guest rooms upstairs. Additional to the open concept design are large floor to ceiling windows allowing great views of the lake and the surrounding wooded landscape. The openness and large exposed beams make this home feel much larger.
Location: The Reserve is approximately 24 miles south of Athens, 8 miles north of Palestine, and just west of the small community of Montalba. The drive from Dallas is just over 1.5 hrs and less that 3 hrs from Houston. The property can be accessed from FM 2306 on the West and FM 2303 on the East. The home sits on Lot 17 located on the southern portion of The Reserve and overlooks the most southern lake on the ranch. Cedar Creek Lake is 45 minutes and Richland Chambers Lake is only 30 minutes from the property.
Utilities: The home is service by private well water, has underground electric, and septic.
Wildlife: The Reserve is loaded with most native wildlife and Whitetail bowhunting is permitted. Waterfowl frequent the property and each lake has an island. The Reserve has 4 fishing lakes all stocked in 2013 with forage fish and followed by Florida Bass in 2014. Channel Catfish were released in 2015.
The Reserve at Montalba is a total of 128 acres with twenty-two 3/4 acre home lots leaving approximately 110 undivided interest acres in which owners have the privilege to hunt, fish, hike, bike, boat, and explore. The Reserve began in the early 1980s while continuing to acquire land for 30 years before starting this wooded log home community and selling the first lots in 2013. A perimeter road known as Lakeside Drive allows access to a private entry to each lot. The vision was to create a quiet community with homes that blend into the woods and to preserve the natural beauty of this area.
The annual property taxes are approximately $6,500.