Lake House Must-Haves

Lake House Must HavesLake House Must-Haves

To get the most out of your Horseshoe Bay Lake House, you need to fully stock it with all the essentials that make it both fun and functional. 

When you arrive at your lake house, the last thing you want to do is spend all day unpacking or running to the store to pick up some last minute essentials. With a fully stocked lake house, you can arrive with minimal luggage and relax immediately. 

Not sure where to start? Check out our list of lake house must haves. 

Kitchen Essentials

A fully stocked lake house kitchen will make your vacations easygoing and help you feel right at home. Every household has their own additions to a list of kitchen essentials, but some of the basics include:

  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Glass and plastic dishes
  • Utensils
  • Coffee pot and favorite mugs
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt, pepper, and seasonings
  • Hot pads
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Dishwashing supplies including sponge, scrub brush, soap, and detergent
  • Dish drying rack
  • Grilling utensils 
  • First Aid kit

Entertainment

Getting the most out of your lake house means always having some entertainment on hand. Of course the lake is always there for a great time, but don't forget to stock your house with some indoor and backyard fun, too. 

Some of our favorite entertainment includes:

  • Board games and decks of cards
  • Lawn games like croquet or cornhole
  • TV with streaming services
  • Ping pong, foozball, or a pool table
  • Kids' toys, if you have little ones in the family

Outdoor Dining Essentials

If your lake house has a nice deck, patio, or other outdoor space, maximize the property by equipping it for outdoor dining. Get started with this list:

  • Grill or smoker (or both!)
  • Outdoor picnic table with umbrella
  • Mesh covers to keep bugs away from food 
  • Fire pit and sticks for s'mores or hot dogs
  • Outdoor bar cart or ice chest

Accessories for the Dock

Many waterfront properties in Texas include a private dock. If yours does, don't forget to spruce it up and stock it with everything you need for a good time, including:

  • Solar powered lanterns
  • Umbrellas for shade
  • Lounge chairs or hammocks

Extra for Guests

One of the best parts of owning a lake house is being able to invite friends or family along. To make this as easy as possible, consider outfitting your lake house to be ready for extra people at a moment's notice by stocking it with:

  • Trundle beds, bunk beds, or roll-away away beds
  • Extra bedding, pillows, and bath towels
  • More dishes than you think you need
  • Sound machines
  • Fans
  • Travel size toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Extra lake towels and sunscreen
  • Folding tables and chairs

Miscellaneous

There are few more essentials that are worth leaving at the lake house. To make your life easier, stock the house with:

  • Weed wacker and lawn mower (unless you have professional lawn care hired for the summer)
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlights
  • Extra life vests and lake floats
  • Vacuum, mop, and other cleaning supplies (even if you have a housekeeping service, you will be glad to have these on hand)
  • Laundry essentials like detergent, baskets, and hangers

Still on the hunt for that perfect Texas lake house? We are here to help. Contact us any time to begin searching for your ideal property. 

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Beds
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Year Built
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Days on Site
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Days on Site
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Beds
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