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Top-rated vacation rentals in Texas

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Home in Canyon Lake
Happy Owl Lakehouse | Luxury 4BR on Canyon Lake,
W.O.R.D Permit- L1350 You found it! The Happy Owl Lakehouse, built in 2019, has been lovingly designed to provide guests with an unforgettable experience of beauty, comfort, and joy. Relax in modern peaceful style in this newly-constructed oasis on the banks of Canyon Lake, located midway between San Antonio and Austin in the lush Texas Hill Country. Whether you're wanting peace and quiet, a fun-filled get-away to bond with friends and family, a taste of "Lake Life", or adventurous day trips
ﺩ.ﺇ1,649 per night
Cabin in Lumberton
Naturalist Boudoir, Romantic Cabin
Nestled in the heart of the Big Thicket, our Naturalist Boudoir B&B has everything you need to revitalize your senses. Extremely private area for the naturalist with outdoor hot tub and shower. We welcome all guests to experience our lovely Naturalist Boudoir & reconnect with your special someone. Should your dates not be available for this cabin, please check out our additional cabins...Naturalist Boudoir TOO, Naturalist Boudoir on Point & Naturalist Boudoir RITZ. Check my profile for all.
ﺩ.ﺇ1,187 per night
Farm stay in Gilmer
Rocking-L-Ranch romantic glamping bungalow
The most luxurious way to go camping you'll ever experience. Treat yourself to a one of a kind romantic getaway while soaking up the rustic elegance of our private ranch. This is a custom designed Bungalow built on a raised platform featuring insulated, canvas walls! You get a full luxurious bathroom with shower and an ultra comfortable king size canopy bed with luxury soft linens. Relax in comfort and enjoy panoramic views as you watch our Texas Longhorn cattle graze past your site.
ﺩ.ﺇ459 per night

Texas waterfront vacation rentals

Place to stay in Lubbock
Bruno At-At Steel House Unique Lakeside Luxury
ﺩ.ﺇ1,642 per night
Home in Surfside Beach
Sea Forever-Miles & Miles of Sand, Surf and Sun!
ﺩ.ﺇ964 per night
Treehouse in Lakeway
Tree House on Lake Travis #15
ﺩ.ﺇ895 per night
Home in Pittsburg
Serene Lakeside Getaway on Lake Bob Sandlin
ﺩ.ﺇ1,603 per night

Texas fishing vacation rentals

Home in Kingsland
Beachfront Villa: New Listing | Intro Pricing
ﺩ.ﺇ3,288 per night
Home in Tyler
Luxury Home on 10-Acres, Private Pond, Pool & Spa
ﺩ.ﺇ1,299 per night
Home in Port Lavaca
Sunset at Indian Point -Beachfront & Gorgeous!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,377 per night
Cabin in Jonestown
Lake Travis Luxury 5bd/3bath Cabin Hollows Resort
ﺩ.ﺇ1,758 per night

Texas house rentals

Home in Austin
The Bloomhouse | One-of-a-kind-of-unbelievable
ﺩ.ﺇ1,809 per night
Home in Bolivar Peninsula
*HOT* New Beachfront Home: Beach Girl
ﺩ.ﺇ1,781 per night
Home in Bolivar Peninsula
September 25% OFF! Dog Friendly + 5 Min Beach Walk
ﺩ.ﺇ1,000 per night
Home in Bolivar Peninsula
Emerald Sunset
ﺩ.ﺇ952 per night

Your guide to Texas

Welcome to Texas

This vast state — the biggest in the contiguous United States — sweeps from semi-tropical white-sand beaches to forests, rolling prairies, windswept plains, and desert sand dunes. It even has the country’s second-largest gorge: the Panhandle’s Palo Duro Canyon. Texas has 16 areas preserved by the National Park Service, ranging from Padre Island — one of the world’s only hypersaline lagoons — to the Palo Alto Battlefield, where U.S. and Mexican troops fought in 1846. Standouts include the colorful, fossil-rich Guadalupe Mountains and the cactus-studded solitude of Big Bend. The five San Antonio Missions, including the Alamo, do double duty as a World Heritage Site too.

This big-hearted state offers something for everyone, from cattle drives to cutting-edge music and gleaming modern architecture. Food highlights include BBQ, Tex-Mex, and festival wackiness like fried PB&J sandwiches. The connecting tissue? Admiration for the countryside and its folksy, slowed-down ways harking back to Texas’ farming and ranching heritage. Wherever you go, find time to sit for a spell and soak it all in.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Texas

The climate varies wildly across the state’s 268,596 square miles. But broadly speaking, spring and fall remain the best times for pleasant weather. Fall has the advantage of avoiding the peak festival crowds who flock to the state’s southern half, especially South Padre Island. March comes in like a lion with Austin’s SXSW, which celebrates the convergence of the film, music, and tech industries. April typically draws 3.5 million people to Fiesta San Antonio, an 11-day heritage bash that includes the Battle of Flowers parade. Texas doubles down on Juneteenth across the state. Autumn brings the State Fair to a Dallas park that’s a National Historic Landmark, as well as the Texas Renaissance Festival to Houston. Then the Austin City Limits music festival draws big-name acts for two weeks in October.

Top things to do in Texas

Hamilton Pool Preserve

A natural spring pockets the Hill Country chaparral, creating an emerald grotto fringed by maidenhair ferns, 30 miles west of Austin. But it’s more than just a pretty swimming hole with waterfalls (depending on the season). The preserve protects the fragile canyon and animals like the endangered golden-cheeked warbler that rely on it.

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

An ancient sea deposited fossils of corals, urchins, sea lilies, and even primitive sharks here 300 million years ago — an area now 87 miles west of Dallas. This buried treasure emerged due to erosion in the city’s old landfill, closed in the early 1990s. Today paleontologists, amateur and professional, can dig here using small gardening tools and take home their finds for personal use. Note: the site has basic restrooms and no running water. Bring plenty of liquids and also an umbrella for shade.

Terlingua Ghost Town

This abandoned Victorian mining village sits between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, 13 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border. Once a leading producer of quicksilver, Terlingua faded after World War II. Today visitors can explore the ruins and a simple cemetery, known for its Day of the Dead celebrations. The town has a few tourist amenities, and attracts crowds for its chili cook-offs in early November and late February.

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