Cost and convenience secured Austin-Round Rock a No. 2 spot on WalletHub’s best summer travel destinations in the U.S. for 2019. According to the rankings, Austin’s affordability, number of attractions, and abundant activities also played a factor. In fact, Austin was a stand-out in the report, which considered the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. So why not summer in Austin every year with your very own second home? Here, we feature some of the best waterfronts on the market in a quick round-up of awesome Austin abodes. Sunshine and water views included.
For The Ultra-Luxury Buyer
This magnificent 7,775-square-foot waterfront estate is, in a word, a showstopper! It sits in the gated community of Watersedge and offers 200-feet of prime Lake Austin waterfront. According to the listing there is “Exceptional attention to detail throughout by artisans from around the world.” An award-winning pool and spa, outdoor terrace with kitchen, and a two-slip boathouse with hydraulic lifts and two jet ski lifts let you live your best life in a coveted, private locale. All you need is a penchant for entertaining and money in the bank.
Eric Copper with KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate has listed 4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, for $11.750 million.
For The Savvy Second Homebuyer
Savvy second homebuyers know a view like this is everything. Not only will a zero-edge pool put you at ease after a long week, it ensures you’ll get lots of hits when you decide to rent it out for extra income. But why would you? With an Austin vacation home this good, you’ll probably want to keep it all for yourself – and do it for the ‘gram of course. Even better? The five-bedroom, five-full-and-two-half-bathroom home is perched on 7.58-acres overlooking Lake Austin. A casita, outdoor kitchen, wide decks, and folding glass walls make it the ultimate summer crash pad. It’s nestled in a gated community too!
Gene Arant Team with Keller Williams Lake Travis has listed 3601 Cloudy Ridge Road, Austin, for $2.375 million.
For The Cost Conscious
If you’re on a budget but still want to spend your summer in a retreat all your own, this rare, multi-level treehouse condo might be for you. It’s priced at $650,00 and offers a lock-and-leave lifestyle in – you guessed it – a gated community. The fantastic waterfront location with easy access to Lake Austin doesn’t hurt either! Walls of windows, tons of natural light, and a private patio overlooking the Austin canal make this condo a winner. But what really turns heads? The architectural moldings, private elevator, and two fireplaces – all of which make this beauty feel like home. There’s even an opportunity to purchase your own boat slip when you’re ready to take the plunge.
Timothy Dolan with Premiere Team Real Estate has listed 1937 Rue De Tropez Street Unit 10, Austin, for $650,000.