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Entire home · Austin
Barton by AvantStay | Lake Views w/ Hot Tub, Pool & Ping Pong!
Welcome to Barton! A hilltop abode above a small lake just off the Colorado River, this is the perfect place for those seeking a tranquil getaway just a short distance from all the action. Spend your days in total leisure, playing ping pong and watching the big game on the living room patio or sipping on cocktails as you lounge in the hot tub or baja shelf pool. When the sun sets, cook up dinner on the built-in outdoor grill before curling up under blankets around the fire pit with your crew. Enjoy! AvantStay provides an upscale experience with services that elevate your stay and save time so you can enjoy every moment. Guests have access to a 24/7 support team and a tech-enabled concierge to book services, such as fridge stocking, mid-stay cleanings, and private chefs. For anything you need (or never knew you needed), we’re at your service! Nearby Attractions: Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead, Colorado River, Barton Creek Habitat Nature Preserve, Austin Zoo, Lake Travis, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Rudy’s BBQ, Oasthouse Gastropub, Jefeberto’s Taco Shack. There are so many reasons to love Austin and its incredible barbecue is just one. The live music capital of the world, Austin has a thriving art scene and a party culture to match. Its crown jewel, Lake Travis, is lined with lively bars, restaurants, golf, and parks. Spend your days on the lake’s crystal clear waters, bar hopping on Sixth Street, and shopping down South Congress Ave. Locals and visitors love to “keep Austin weird”, which is reason enough to travel to this quirky city. *Home Truths:* - Please note that pool heat is not available between May and September. ​​​​​​​- Pool heat is available for an additional fee but needs to be requested before your stay. - Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at this home. If undisclosed pets are brought into the home without AvantStay's approval there is a fine of $500 per pet. Parking Details: 2 cars can park in the carport. 1 parking spot is also located at the top of the driveway. This home comes with a pack n' play travel crib available. A high chair can be provided upon request with at least 24hrs advanced notice. Just ask and we are happy to accommodate you and your little ones! --- This is a smoke-free property. Violation of the no-smoking policy will result in forfeiture of the security deposit, a $300 smoking fee, and liability for any fire or property damage costs. As part of our commitment to being good neighbors, occupancy limits and quiet hours (9pm-8am) are strictly enforced. No speakers or sound systems will be provided for use in our properties. Violation of any noise ordinances will be subject to fines that can reach up to $10,000 per violation. Events or parties are not allowed without prior written approval and an additional fee. Any unauthorized parties or events will be shut down and a fine will be assessed. Please inquire for more information about our event policies and fees. IDs will be requested for verification after booking. All bookings over 30 days require a security deposit. We report and prosecute all Credit Card Fraud.
ﺩ.ﺇ2,102 per night
Entire home · Austin
Magical Austin Hobbit House-seclude w/ hot tub
Welcome to The Dome Home! An original "Keep Austin Weird." This rustic space is secluded on 2 acres just 15 minutes to downtown. This lovely piece of architecture was built in 1977 and almost everything is original. It has energetic decor, is secluded with a large deck and hot tub. It has only one bathroom but it may be the best room in the house with a huge tub/shower in original tile. This Austin Relic is, sadly, slated for destruction next year so please come and enjoy while you still can!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,077 per night
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Entire home · Austin
Lake Austin Waterfront with Volleyball and Kayaks
"OOO-AHH" lake get-away. Note: having work done on one of our docks Oct 17-21. Sand volleyball, kayaks, Lily pad, strong WiFi. Custom home with cedar flooring & exposed beams. Feels like middle of nowhere but world class spa & great restaurants are near. Famous sunset at the Oasis on Lake Travis 7 miles away, 35 minutes from DT Austin. Noise is good....kids squealing and puppies playing. Fire pit and an owner shared hot-tub. With 2 parking spaces and 1 bath we book groups of 6 or less.
ﺩ.ﺇ1,320 per night
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Photo of Pennybacker Bridge
Pennybacker Bridge34 locals recommend
Photo of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell28 locals recommend
Photo of Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Emma Long Metropolitan Park28 locals recommend
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Mount Bonnell564 locals recommend
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Mayfield Park5 locals recommend
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River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead5 locals recommend

Lake side condo rentals in Lake Austin

Entire condo · Lago Vista
Sunset Paradise Island On Lake Travis
ﺩ.ﺇ696 per night
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Entire condo · Lago Vista
Monthly Discount! Piece of Paradise on Lake Travis
ﺩ.ﺇ374 per night
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Entire condo · Lago Vista
Private Lake Front Retreat ll
ﺩ.ﺇ442 per night
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Entire condo · Austin
Lakeside Austin's Hollywood Hills, 10 min to CBD
ﺩ.ﺇ813 per night
Entire condo · Lago Vista
Luxurious Lakefront Condo on Breathtaking Island!
ﺩ.ﺇ486 per night
Entire condo · Lago Vista
Island Lake Travis, TX - Marvelous Courtyard Condo
ﺩ.ﺇ435 per night
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Entire condo · Lago Vista
Charming Villa with wrap around balcony!
ﺩ.ﺇ455 per night
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Entire condo · Lago Vista
Puerto Azul - The Island at Lake Travis
ﺩ.ﺇ385 per night
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Entire condo · Lago Vista
STUNNING views of Lake Travis @ THE ISLAND
ﺩ.ﺇ401 per night
Entire condo · Lago Vista
Lovely Lake Travis Island Condo
ﺩ.ﺇ411 per night
Entire condo · Lago Vista
Great 1 bedroom, Pool/Gym Great Lake Travis Views
ﺩ.ﺇ369 per night
Entire condo · Austin
On Lake 1 bedroom Condo Fun or Business
ﺩ.ﺇ890 per night
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Lake Austin house rentals

Entire home · Austin
The Bloomhouse by Lodgewell>>Fairy Tale Escape
ﺩ.ﺇ2,081 per night
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Entire home · Austin
Lake Austin Home - Stunning Lake Front Views
ﺩ.ﺇ2,020 per night
Entire home · Austin
Secluded Lake Travis retreat on Deep Water Cove!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,286 per night
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Entire home · Austin
Walk to the Lake | Amazing Views | Luxe Amenities
ﺩ.ﺇ1,399 per night
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Entire home · Austin
Romantic Studio: Koi Pond, Rain-Fed Pool & 5 Acres
ﺩ.ﺇ1,319 per night
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Entire home · Austin
Dawson by AvantStay | Serene Austin Home set Amongst nature w/ Pool , Hot Tub & Close to Lake Travis
ﺩ.ﺇ1,566 per night
Entire home · Austin
Heated Infinity Plunge Pool & Canyon Views
ﺩ.ﺇ1,098 per night
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Entire home · Lago Vista
Lake Travis Lakefront - Private Boat Dock & Hot Tub
ﺩ.ﺇ582 per night
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Private room · Austin
Private Entry Sanctuary | 10 min to Domain & Apple
ﺩ.ﺇ242 per night
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Entire home · Austin
Waterfront Adventure on Lake Austin
ﺩ.ﺇ1,070 per night
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Entire home · Austin
*Hill Country Oasis* Huge Long Stay Discounts!
ﺩ.ﺇ612 per night
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Entire home · Lago Vista
*New*Modern Lake House~Private Pool/Spa~Lake Views
ﺩ.ﺇ1,972 per night
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Lake Austin vacation rentals

Campsite · Lago Vista
Unique Eco-Glamping in TX Hill country - Pod #9!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,196 per night
Yurt · Dripping Springs
Yurt In The Trees #2, Elevated Yurt w/Lux Bathroom
ﺩ.ﺇ716 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Austin
Cliff Top Cabin With Amazing View!
ﺩ.ﺇ809 per night
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Yurt · Austin
Casa De Yurt With Hot Tub & Sauna
ﺩ.ﺇ674 per night
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Entire cottage · Austin
Luxurious Austin Hill Country House on 2 Acres Near the Lake
ﺩ.ﺇ666 per night
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Entire cabin · Austin
Magical Cabin ✷ Lake View ✷ Walk to Hippie Hollow
ﺩ.ﺇ1,178 per night
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Private room · Austin
The Moonlight; Private HotTub/Pool/Lakeview
ﺩ.ﺇ878 per night
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Entire guest suite · Austin
New, modern casita in Austin hills with views
ﺩ.ﺇ316 per night
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Campsite · Lago Vista
Unique Eco-Glamping in TX Hill country - Pod #1!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,117 per night
Entire cabin · Austin
Modern Cabins near Lake Austin w/ Cowboy Pool!
ﺩ.ﺇ2,138 per night
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Treehouse · Lakeway
The Treehouse On Lake Travis
ﺩ.ﺇ966 per night
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Treehouse · Dripping Springs
Brand-New Gorgeous Modern Treehouse!
ﺩ.ﺇ684 per night
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Your guide to Lake Austin

Introduction

There is so much fun to be had in Austin — live music, delicious barbecue, outdoor bars, chicken-poop-fueled bingo games, and kinetic festivals like South by Southwest — that it’s a good idea to take a breather before you fling yourself back in the fray. Enter Lake Austin. Located a little over ten miles from downtown, this reservoir along the Colorado River invites you to chill out and relax for a while. Swimming isn’t the thing here — you aren’t allowed to swim or float more than 50 feet from the shore. Instead, hop on the watercraft of your choice — canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and motorized vessels are all available to rent nearby — and make your way through the winding waters, gliding under an award-winning bridge as you pass the stately mansions that dot the shore. After a day on the lake, head to one of the waterfront restaurants, where you can dine under a palapa.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Austin?

Austin runs warm to very hot just about year round. June through August are the hottest months, with temperatures in the 90s and sometimes in the triple digits Fahrenheit. October cools down with temperatures in the 80s, and November through March bring temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees. March and April spike back up into the 80s. If you’re staying in a cabin rental during the summer, you should pack for very hot weather, and in winter expect cool nights and bring layers. You may experience thunderstorms any time of year, especially during spring, so always bring an umbrella and raincoat just in case.


What are the top things to do in Lake Austin?

Mount Bonnell

Head to Covert Park to get a whole new perspective of the lake. This hillside park is home to the 775-feet Mount Bonnell, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors have been coming here since the 1850s to enjoy panoramic views of the water, city, and surrounding hills. To get to the top, you’ll have to climb 102 stairs. Once there you’ll find a small stone pavilion, so settle in for a picnic with a spectacular view before making the trek back down.

Pennybacker Bridge

Also known as the 360 Bridge, the Pennybacker Bridge’s two stately arches span Austin Lake without touching the water — all the better to accommodate the many boats that float beneath it. Designed to blend into its surroundings, its weathered, rust-colored exterior has received awards for its innovative design. The bridge has become such a recognizable part of the Austin landscape, you can find it on many souvenir posters, keychains, and mugs. For an incredible view of the real thing, park in a small lot off the western road of the north span, then complete a short but steep hike to an overlook that offers incomparable views of the bridge, Austin, and — if you time it right — the sunset.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

If you truly feel the need to jump into the cool waters of Lake Austin, this is an excellent (and legal) place to do it. This 1,142-acre park features waterfront barbecues and picnic tables, docks, piers, and a designated swimming area with a small sandy beach — where you’re likely to jostle with little ones wearing water wings. There is also a network of hiking trails, including the popular Turkey Creek, a tree-lined 2.8-mile path that winds alongside, and at several points crosses, a babbling creek.

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