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9 Private Islands That Are Cheaper Than Austin Real Estate

Posted by Brad Pauly on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 7:58am.

Austin is steadily becoming one of the most desirable American cities to call home. As the market continues to expand, Austin real estate properties continue to increase in value. We decided to see what your money can actually get you in Austin, compared to some other places around the world. Turns out, some private islands might run you a little less than a well-situated Austin home!

1. A Lot on a Fiji Private Island vs. Renovated East-Side Beauty

mavuva island coastline
Fiji Island - Price: $125,000 USD
Island Details

For $125,000 USD, you can purchase a 42 acre lot on Mavuva Island, located within the Great Sea Reef of Fiji. The island is currently being developed into an island community, with plans for a clubhouse, restaraunt, and bar in the near future. Being located so near the Reef provides a unique opportunity to get up close with many rare varieties of sea life, right from your own backyard.

austin home located on kay street
Kay Street home - Price: $365,000
Listing Details

Alternatively, you could spend $365,000 on the 3-bedroom 2-bath and fully renovated home located on Austin's sought after east side. This 800 square foot home has large yard space, and has been updated with many modern touches, including granite countertops and gorgeous flooring.

2. Caribbean Isle Off the Reef vs. Historic and Upgraded Cottage

lush greenery and blue sky on cockroach bay island
Caribbean Island - Price: $199,000 USD
Island Details

$199,000 can purchase you a 10 acre strip of land off the coast of Belize and immediately adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. Deceptively named Cockroach Bay, this location is in the heart of the Caribbean tropics, and provides all the benefits of temperate weather, gorgeous beaches, and lush tropical plant life.

cross street cottage patio view
Cross Street home - Price: $358,000
Listing Details

Meanwhile, a 2-bed 1-bath cottage is waiting for you in one of East Austin's most historic neighborhoods. For $358,000, you could have this cozy, well-organized space, with fresh upgrades throughout. Only half a mile from Rainey Street downtown, this piece of Austin real estate is charming and located in a highly desirable part of town.

3. Nova Scotian Strip vs. Prime Location Austin Abode

cottage on calf island
Nova Scotian Island - Price: $220,000 CAD
Island Details

This 26-acre island is easily accessible from the mainland of Nova Scotia, and is ready for you to set up a home immediately after purchase. Priced at $220,000 CAD (approximately $166,000 in USD), this gorgeous piece of land is mild in climate, and only 2 hours from the city of Halifax.

front yard of colorfully painted austin home
Maude Street home - Price: $339,000
Listing Details

$339,000 can net you this choice property on a tenth of an acre, just east of downtown and just north of the river in East Austin. Currently, the 2-bedroom, 1-bath home on the property is cozy, but there is plenty of room for ambitious expansion on this corner lot.

4. Cave-Diving Hot-Spot vs. Double-Sized Lot With Cozy House in Heart of Austin

tall trees on the coastline of fitzpatrick island
Island near Ontario, CA - Price: $848,000
Island Details

Fitzpatrick Island, mere miles from the small city of Pembroke, Ontario, is a paradise of Canadian wilderness. 88 acres of and, densely forested, and the location of a unique network of river tunnels. $848,000 CAD (approximately $640,000 USD) can land you this giant private island, and provide an incredible cave diving experience.

view of the two lots available on cherico street in austin
Home and Extra Lot on Cherico - Price: $750,000
Listing Details

However, if you'd rather develop land in Austin, this double-lot property provides the perfect opportunity. In this sought after neighborhood, $750,000 is the price for two separate lots, one of which contains a snug 2-bedroom 1-bath cottage.

5. Untouched Natural North Carolina Isle vs. Roomy Tarrytown Abode on Large Lot

crane on the shoreline of bells island
North Carolina Island - Price: $895,000
Island Details

Off the coast of North Carolina, you can find Bell's Island. Sporting 62 full acres of completely untouched land, and featuring sandy beaches, forests, and marshes, it's a gorgeous location for all sorts of outdoor activities. Plentiful wildlife for duck hunting and fishing, or simply enjoy the natural beauty on hikes or kayak trips. All for the price of $895,000, this private island can be yours.

front elevation of tarrytown residence in austin
Tarrytown home - Price: $999,000
Listing Details

This gorgeous and spacious home is located in perhaps one of the most popular neighborhoods in Austin - Tarrytown. 2,400 square feet include 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and the lot surrounding is nearly a third-acre large. This gorgeous home is well appointed and in prime condition to be expanded or renovated, and priced at $999,000.

6. Developed Norweigan Holiday Retreat vs. Luxury Lake-Front Home

fishing boat docked on krokholmen island with rainbow overhead
Krokholmen Island - Price: €1,000,000
Island Details

Priced at a negotiable €1,000,000 ($1,119,838 USD, approximately), this private island off the coast of Norway is currently a hotspot for vacation retreats. Visitors can enjoy choice fishing and stay in one of the well-furnished cabins that have been developed on the property.

riverfront home on lake austin
Lake Austin home - Price: $1,199,000
Listing Details

For the price of $1,199,000, you could purchase this riverfront home, complete with boat lifts and Jet Ski storage. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are organized in a very spacious 2,815 square foot home, located in perhaps the most desirable part of Austin.

7. Self-Contained Australian Paradise vs. Rare Heart-of-Downtown Condo

colorful sunset across the water from zuna island
Zuna Island - Price: $1,300,000
Island Details

A rare opportunity is present in this island off the Northern cost of Australia. Extremely close to the Great Barrier Reef, and designed for any inhabitants to be able to escape the grid easily, Zuna Island includes a large home to sleep up to 10, and a guest residence. All properties are furnished and ready for a new owner's arrival at $1,300,000.

balcony overlooking the center of downtown austin
San Jacinto condo - Price: $1,395,000
Listing Details

This rare downtown residence is a corner unit, sporting near-panoramic views of the city below. 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in a 1,700 square foot unit, walking distance from any downtown activities, all for $1,395,000

8. Secluded Celebrity-Style Island Retreat vs. Opulent Landmark Mansion Estate

helicopter shot of the entirety of turtle island
Turtle Island - Price: $3,800,000
Island Details

Turtle Island, off the coast of Australia, provides everything one would need to experience the seclusion and affluence of a celebrity. For close to $3,800,000 USD, you can purchase 23 acres of land which are home to a large mansion with private bedrooms and resort style amenities. A private jetty and helipad make this island the perfect place for a getaway.

front elevation of austin mansion with white pillars and reflecting pool
Canyon Rim Drive home - Price: $4,950,000
Listing Details

This 10,000 square foot mansion overlooks the Barton Creek Resort. Entirely private and designed with architectural beauty in mind, this home is set upon 5 acres of land, and includes panoramic views of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. Truly one of Austin's most beautiful homes, priced at $4,950,000.

9. An Archipelago of Gorgeous Private Isles vs. Austin's Proudest French Country Estate

one of the three duke group islands
Duke Group Isles - Price: $12,000,000 AUD
Island Details

Three islands make up the beautiful Duke Group archipelago, which comes equipped with an airstrip for transportation to and from the isles. One main island is flanked by two smaller areas, which are all home to many species of wildlife, and are all bordered by untouched beaches. This Queensland, Australian isle is priced at $12,000,000 AUD (approximately $9,100,000 USD)

gorgeous french country estate atop austin hills
River Garden Trail home - Price: $12,900,000
Listing Details

Perhaps one of Austin's most notable estate homes, this 20,000 square foot property is set on 3 acres of land. It has been designed both for comfortable family living, as well as entertaining large groups in its many living areas. Own this breathtaking estate in Austin for $12,900,000.

Clearly, Austin has been graced with some of the most desirable real estate and neighborhood living in Central Texas. Of course, the privacy offered by these islands is unique, but so is Austin's quirky personality and sense of self. We've fallen in love with this town, and we hope to provide the same to you! If you're looking for Austin homes for rent, or looking to buy a home in Austin contact us! Pauly Presley Realty agents would be thrilled to help you find the Austin home of your dreams!

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