For the ultra-luxury buyer, Eric Copper with KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate has listed 4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, for $11.750 million.

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

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Throw out the old rule book of Lake Austin’s past. A new generation of buyers is on the loose and looking for the modern waterfront of their dreams. This one fits the bill.

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504 Spiller Front

If we were to stare into Maleficent’s mirror and ask it to tell us “What home in Austin is the coolest of all?” it would make up some weird rhyme to tell us all about this absolutely rad structure in Westlake Hills. Designed by architect John Watson, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, the “Grotto Dome” house might be the coolest house in all of Central Texas. And you can quote me on that.

504 Spiller Pond

504 Spiller Deck

It’s an escape in the city, a home tucked into a ravine with a narrow little creek that runs beneath it. Jump to see more photos of what could be either an amazing second home, a vacation home, or a primary residence that’s cool enough to feel like a vacation. We don’t care what you call it, really, as long as you invite us over to sip cocktails and play pool by the pool in the grotto.

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Lance Armstrong Lake Austin

Lance Armstrong changes his address like we change our underwear, right? Three Austin-area houses in the last three months, ranging from 7,500 to 12,000 square feet, means the disgraced cyclist is probably trying to irritate his former friends at the U.S. Postal Service.

Get a breakdown of Lance Armstrong’s real estate lineage right here on CandysDirt.com.

Now here’s the perfect first, second or third home for your Valentine. Brooklyn Decker is a gorgeous super model married to Andy Roddick, and they live in Austin. She is also the star of a new film out just this weekend called “Just Go With It“, the story of a plastic surgeon who convinces his loyal medical assistant (Decker) to come to Hawaii and pose as his soon-to-be ex wife for various reasons. (Oh I could tell you some war stories about this. I know of a local plastic surgeon who did take his two office assistants to a medical conference once and asked them to be a lot more than a soon-to-be ex wife. Needless to say, they soon both became ex-employees.)   But Brooklyn and Andy are trying to sell a delicious home in Austin so, we presume, she can get on with her film career.

Down in Austin, the market is fairly brisk for multi-million dollar homes, and this waterfront estate ought to fetch a premium.  Though they are both under 30,  tennis star Andrew “Stephen” Andy Roddick and his beautiful bride of just over one year, Brooklyn, will likely be moving on up. Their 5558 square foot starter home at 4104 Shimmering Cove in Austin is listed for $3,600,000 is on a cul de sac in an exclusive private gated Westlake community overlooking Lake Austin.  The lot is approximately .71 acres, with four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, soaring ceilings, cedar closets, master suite with sitting room and two huge closets — I cannot fathom what Brooklyn needs that space for since all she’s ever seen in are teeny tiny bikinis. Also jetted master tub, tons of marble and separate shower. The gourmet kitchen has all the usual upgrade perks, from Sub-zero appliances to granite center island and breakfast bar and gorgeous cherry custom cabinets. There’s also a pantry, formal dining room, game room, exercise room (that’s how these young “thangs” stay so fit!) library, media room, utility room, huge deck, boat dock all in the Austin school district. There is also a private tennis practice court, of course.

Get her this home and a little lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, and you ought to have the perfect Valentines’ Day.