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Vacation rental houses in Austin

Vacation rental houses in Austin

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Top-rated houses in Austin

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Modern Austin home with a view
SUPERHOST
Entire house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1.5 baths

Modern Austin home with a viewUrban retreat 5 miles and straight shot to University of Texas campus, Texas State Capital and downtown Austin nightlife. Enjoy hilltop views with gorgeous sunsets from wrap around balcony in this modern getaway oasis. Quick and direct access to Austin Bergstrom Airport. Great neighborhood with award winning home design. Cul de sac, comfort in gallery-esk setting. Small pets allowed.

Elm Street Bungalow - private bath & entrance
SUPERHOST
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Elm Street Bungalow - private bath & entranceOur home is a 1928 bungalow in the historic Clarksville neighborhood, just west of downtown. Our guest bedroom has a queen-sized bed, with a private bath, a separate living room with a refrigerator and microwave and entry to the outside. Walk a few blocks to parks, shops, restaurants, and access to trails.

Bedroom 2 with shared bathroom
SUPERHOST
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

Bedroom 2 with shared bathroomRoom has lighting fixture with ceiling fan. Clean and neat. TV with Direct TV and WiFi available in room

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Popular house amenities in Austin

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Hot tub

Where to stay in Austin

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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Stay near Austin's top sights

Texas Capitol
Capitol Building · 457 locals recommend
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The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two years, so you’ll have to check the schedule if you want to see an actual session in progress.

Heena
Heena· Cedar Park, TX
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire condominium
    2. Austin
    Charming Downtown Hideout

    Located, in the courthouse neighborhood, just a few blocks from the center of everything, this cozy and elegant space is the perfect place for anyone that wants to be in the middle of everything but wants privacy, quiet and a cozy place to relax between Austin adventures. Bed nook and desk area next to Living Room. Community laundry large front load, no fees.

    ﺩ.ﺇ515 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire house
    2. Austin
    Swede Hill Guest House in Historic East Downtown

    Our charming and private 1940's guest house is located on a quiet street in the beautiful east downtown historic Swede Hill neighborhood, surrounded by live oaks and unique homes. The house is walking distance to the Red River District and East Downtown bars and restaurants. COVID 19 - In addition to a thorough cleaning, we launder all mattress covers, bedspreads, and pillow shams between every reservation. All surfaces, switches, and handles are sprayed and wiped with disinfectant cleaners.

    ﺩ.ﺇ400 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    Tiny Tasteful Two

    This space is a delightful mix of beauty, comfort, and location. We keep an immaculate, cozy apartment perfectly nestled near the best Austin has to offer.

    ﺩ.ﺇ438 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    Frank's Place--a happy home just east of downtown.

    New construction with an old soul--that's Frank's Place. Built at the end of 2016, our guest house is located in a peaceful, historic, central east Austin neighborhood known for its diversity, creativity, and friendliness. It's tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet adjacent to downtown, and less than 1 mile to the State Capitol. Walk in any direction for great food, good fun, and some Texas history. Welcome to Austin, we're happy to have you here!

    ﺩ.ﺇ559 per night
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Park · 796 locals recommend
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Zilker Park is where ACL happens, where a great Zilker Christmas Light Show is, where the Stevie Ray Vaughn bronze is. Close enough to Casa Willow and Holly Neighborhood. Google what is happening at Zilker when you come.

Priscilla
Priscilla
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    Betty’s Bungalow at Barton Springs

    Betty’s Bungalow at Barton Springs is a sparkling clean new home tucked under majestic Live Oak Trees. To ensure privacy, the bungalow is separate from the main house with free parking, a full kitchen, high ceilings, two ceiling fans, and double sliding doors for fresh air and access to a private patio and lawn. A ten minute walk to amenities such as Barton Springs Pool (natural spring fed pool), Lady Bird Lake's 11 mile trail, music venues (ACL, Blues onThe Green, etc.), bars, and restaurants.

    ﺩ.ﺇ551 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    New Zilker Guest House w/ Pool- Centrally located!

    Brand new modern guest cottage in Zilker just off South Lamar. Perfect couples retreat close to downtown/South Lamar/South Congress. Full, well appointed kitchen. Full bath. Queen bed (plus pull out couch). Sleeps up to 4. Full use of pool (in season). Adults only please.Brand new Zilker retreat with pool City License #2020 029764

    ﺩ.ﺇ840 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    Zilker Healthy Home

    Guest suit in 78704 with private entrance that is made with everything healthy. Durisol blocks, mini split AC, organic mattress and pillows. Breathable, fresh and prime location. Walk to Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, Downtown and hike and bike trail. PRIME LOCATION. Clean, MODERN and Amazing space.

    ﺩ.ﺇ464 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire apartment
    2. Austin
    Barton Hills Cactus Bloom Apt 10 min to downtown

    The Cactus Bloom apartment is a sunny, 400 sq. ft. hideaway in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. Barton Hills is the perfect location for both business and recreation travelers, with quick access to Barton Springs, Zilker Park and downtown. We welcome guests of all backgrounds.

    ﺩ.ﺇ349 per night
Lady Bird Lake
River · 397 locals recommend
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A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities. Pro tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or boat around sunset time to watch 1.5+ Million bats go out from under the South Congress bridge! You may also make a reservation at a bat sightseeing boat which includes a guided tour.

Paloma
Paloma· Austin, TX
    1. Entire apartment
    2. Austin
    Chill 8th Street Flat

    A private, cozy spot perfectly located to enjoy all the great eateries and nightlife of West 6th Street in the highly desirable Clarksville area of downtown Austin. This 1 bed, 1 bath apt comes with a queen sized bed, walk in closet, full kitchen, full bath and a great pullout sofa for additional guests in the livingroom. Sleeps up to 4 for a weekend of Austin fun or a longer stay for someone who needs a great space with a workstation ready to get things done

    ﺩ.ﺇ353 per night
  • PLUS
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    21st-Century Granny Flat in Heart of East Austin

    Refresh in an enormous rain shower tiled in serene green glass. Elsewhere, tall ceilings ensure an airy atmosphere and plenty of natural light, while the swivel-mounted Smart TV can be watched in comfort from both the sectional sofa and the bed.

    ﺩ.ﺇ252 per night
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    Quiet, charming South Austin casita

    Cozy, quiet casita (5 minute drive to downtown, 10 minute drive to airport) with easy parking, great A/C and heat, full bathroom, kitchenette, natural light, private patio, outdoor security camera, and Roku TV! Close to cafes, bars, coffee shops, short bike or bus ride to Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake, and only one block from the Metro 105 Downtown/UT Austin bus stop. The casita is perfect for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. We are happy to host guests of all backgrounds.

    ﺩ.ﺇ285 per night
    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. Austin
    Brand new, Private Studio close to Downtown Austin

    Brand new and modern Guesthouse, short ride(5 min) to Downtown Austin, Rainey street/entertainment district, short walk to lady bird lake. This private guest house sits behind the main house and is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. It has private entrance with free parking, keyless entry with your personal code. Self check-in/out for your convenience. Brand new queen size Tempur-Pedic adjustable mattress for restful nights of sleep. 1GB fast Wifi for streaming Netflix/Amazon Prime shows.

    ﺩ.ﺇ311 per night

Tips from Austin locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Always bring water Hopefully you don't buy plastic water bottles still, but definitely bring water wherever you go. i'd invest in a yeti - b/c they're cool and they stay cold for forever!

Max
MaxLives in Austin

What's the best way to get around?

Uber/lyft and local favorite ride austin are all easy to catch from our house. Taxi service is less reliable. all very economical since we live so close to austin's main attractions. public transport consists of buses. go to capmetro website if interested in bus routes.

Robyn
RobynLives in Austin

Getting around -ride sharing would be the best way to get around if you don't have a car. -rent a car? download the park atx app so you can add time to the meter while you're out and about -the nearest metro (local bus) stop is 1.5miles from our hourse

Ian
IanLives in Austin

Get to know the major street names in south austin. Manchaca, lamar, south congress, ben white (aka hwy 71) and mopac (aka loop 1 north) ---- if you get familiar with where these roads are on the map, you'll have an easy time finding your way around. also, it may be helpful to know "manchaca" is pronounced like "mancheck"

Amanda
AmandaLives in Austin

Uber and lyft are great for austin Download the apps and start riding

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

What should I not miss?

The bats under congress bridge! Head down to the congress bridge, or rent a canoe and park it under the congress bridge around sunset any day and prepare to be amazed with hundreds of thousands of bats as they head out for the night to feast!

Max
MaxLives in Austin

How can I save money on this trip?

Great travis county park (free!) Great primitive trails just ten minutes up 71 toward austin. southeast metropolitan park!

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

What are some local customs?

Matthew mcconaughey, famous austin native & resident says, "we don't honk in austin." We do drive very fast! so, plan ahead a little and it won't be too bad!

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

If you want to bbq on the porch, go to the food locker for farm fresh beef, pork & bacon.. They close at 6pm sharp..

Marshall
MarshallLives in Austin

If you see a tip jar, anywhere, it means the hourly wage is tragically low. please be generous. It's not just service staff. from sandwich-makers to counter clerks ($5/hour), tip jars alert you to the underpaid population of our town. don't forget the musicians!

Paula
PaulaLives in Austin

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All About Austin

The Texas capital is a mecca of everything the state does best: inventive cuisine served from its food trucks; live entertainment celebrated at festivals touting music, tech, and extreme sports, and of course the all-essential SXSW; and plenty of outdoor experiences that call for biking, hiking cycling, swimming, bouldering, and kayaking year-round. Downtown Austin is the center of it all, with a thriving arts and shopping scene by day and lively nightlife after the sun sets, especially on Sixth Street and in the Warehouse District. Take a step back in time in South Austin, where beloved restaurants and classic architecture surround the biggest city park. The fast-growing neighborhood of East Austin, an eclectic enclave of food and boutiques, is another great spot to explore.

How do I get around Austin?

With hundreds of daily flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), it’s easy to fly deep into the heart of Texas from more than 70 domestic and international destinations. It’s just about a 10-mile drive into Downtown Austin, with busses, shuttles, and rideshares all making the trip. Renting a car is always a good choice for exploring the areas around Austin, but public transportation options are plentiful too. The city’s extensive Capitol Metro Bus System has 83 routes and more than 1,600 stops, and the MetroRail runs along 32 miles from downtown to the city of Leander. Cabs and rideshares are also easy to request, and for shorter distances, there are bike and scooter rentals, as well as pedicabs.

When is the best time to book a Austin vacation rental?

Austin boasts 300 sunny days a year, but there’s no denying that the city sizzles in the summer, with July being the hottest month. Average high temperatures are in the 90s Fahrenheit from June through September, with lows only getting into the 70s. Winter is a far more temperate season, with highs in the upper 50s to low 70s and lows dipping into the upper 30s. Spring and fall are the most pleasant seasons, with highs usually in the 70s and 80s and lows in the 50s to 60s. The clearest skies arrive between July and November, with the highest average days of rain in May.

What are the top things to do in Austin?

Texas Capitol

The Texas state house is as grand in stature as the state is in size, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and being declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Made of sunset red Texas granite, the three-story capitol building is the largest in the nation — yes, it’s more than 14 feet higher than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. But the true beauty is in the details, such as the ornate oversized brass door hinges and chandeliers with light bulbs that spell out “T-E-X-A-S.” Take a free half-hour tour or pick up a map to take a self-guided tour.

Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

No bat signal needed! One of the most stunning sights in town is this fascinating natural phenomenon as between 750,000 and 1.5 million bats — the largest urban colony on the continent — fly out from under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge every night at dusk.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Founded by Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the 284-acre University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to preserving the state’s native plants, with more than 900 species on site. There’s also an arboretum with more than 70 kinds of Texas’ native trees.

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