Location: The Bella Vista property is a unique offering of Texas Coastal property with access to a rich environment of hunting and fishing. Located three miles north of Seadrift along the Victoria Barge Canal this property is a “Sweet Spot” along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is located midway between two acclaimed Texas recreational sporting communities, Port O’Connor and Rockport. Thirty miles south of Victoria, Texas via Hwy 185, it is reached via Hwy 59 from Houston, Hwy 87 from San Antonio, and Hwy 35 from Corpus Christi. Just north of Seadrift on Hwy 185, exit Louie Walker Rd. After approximately two miles turn south on Heyland Rd which dead-ends into Bella Vista Basin Lane.
Land: Bella Vista Basin is a small, five owner development dating back to the 1950s when a lake was dredged out paralleling the Victoria Barge Canal and a portion was bulkheaded to form the Basin. The subject property is a 2.14-acre tract with a 22’-24’ elevation located on the point of the Basin. A dock is on the Basin and there is also frontage on the Victoria Barge Canal. The property is entirely bulkheaded to all water frontages. In addition, the development has a privately owned boat launch for which written consent to perpetual use has been given to the subject property.
Surrounding Area: This area along the Victoria Barge Canal may be one of the “last frontiers” for the coastal Texas sportsman. Seadrift is the only town positioned on the San Antonio Bay and this community serves as a base and access to the leading edge of multiple inland bay systems. The ecosystem is fed by several important rivers which drain into the surrounding bays. The closest and most important river is the Guadalupe River which forms the 6,000 acre Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management area located four miles northwest of the subject. This state-owned and protected watershed forms many freshwater lakes and is home to migratory duck and geese. Extending into Guadalupe Bay and San Antonio Bay are miles of small saltwater lakes and coastal flats, all excellent game fish habitat. The importance of the Guadalupe River proximity is the influence of freshwater into the bay system that provides for large quantities of shrimp and baitfish attracting trout, redfish, and flounder. Continuing into the coastal system and being fed by the Guadalupe River are such notable bays and reefs as San Antonio Bay, Green Lake, Mission Lake, Hynes Bay, Ayres Bay, Mesquite Bay, and Panther Point Reef. In addition to the Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Area is the famous Whooping Crane wintering sanctuary known as the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This 24,000-acre refuge is located directly across San Antonio Bay from the subject property. Also important to note are the many saltwater lakes and tidal flats located along the boundary of the VBC continuing from San Antonio Bay north into Guadalupe Bay. The subject immediate bay system spanning some thirty miles square is certainly one of the more remote and most productive fisheries and waterfowl hunting areas on the Texas coast today.
Improvements: The main house contains 3,717 SF of livable area with 1,384 SF of surrounding porches. There is also a 550 SF attached garage plus numerous wood decks around the house. The main house has 3 bedrooms with a spacious primary and a large bath with both tub and shower. Noteworthy are the luxury vinyl tile maintenance-free floors, a commercial-grade kitchen with quartz countertops, numerous open areas with excellent windows plus can light fixtures throughout, and a large entertainment/game room. All the living areas are decorated with attractive bird and fish mounts plus beautiful wildlife and coastal artwork. (Sale is inclusive of all furniture and most of artwork.)
The guest house contains 646 SF livable area plus open porches of 386 SF. It contains one bedroom with full bath, kitchen, and living room.
All buildings were totally remodeled with new exterior wall siding (Hardie siding,) interior walls, and roof in 2018-2019.
The harbor-side of the property has a boat dock and fishing cleaning table, plus the grounds have attractive landscaping.
Ad Valorem Taxes 2020: $6,741
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