While looking for a retirement home to purchase we followed the listings and the local buzz at Holly Lake Ranch. Honestly, thought the prices on homes were far to good and it could never live up to what it looked like online. After deliberation we decided to pack a bag and check it out. We rented a wonderful duplex on the PGA golf course and every morning we were joined by deer on the patio for coffee. I'm a country girl and loved the wildlife! Gary had never seen a Cardinal and joked it would be a good omen if one showed up. We saw many along with many other wonderfully colored birds. The entire resort was spotlessly clean, the food in the restraurant was good and very inexpensive. Breakfast for two with coffee averaged $11. We watched the golfers, hit some balls at the range, went visiting to the neighboring town of Tyler and had an informative visit to the Tiger Sanctuary that we found very interesting. We took many walks around the resort and talked with numerous property owners that called it "Paradise" and we totally agreed with their conclusion! We took the time to check out local attractions and the Italian food and live music at a nearby restraurant named "Taste of Italy by the Lake" it was so relaxing we had to return again on our trip for more good eating. Yes, it can be quiet, but like most places you must be involved to have a good time. Holly Realty was a dream stop for us as they found us the perfect home to purchase. We are in escrow now and frankly....we are thrilled!!! Our retirement will be pontoon boats, golf, friends and wildlife and I think that sounds pretty terrific. I believe anyone on vacation wanting a slower pace with quiet relaxation and golf would like love this spot. But it probaby is not for those seeking the quick pace and the attractions of city resorts!
We booked a nice golf course duplex through Holly Realty rather than another form of housing.
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