Nicknamed the Lone Star State as it was once an independent republic, Texas is no longer alone but it is certainly still a shining star. The second-largest state in the United States of America, Texas is home to many exciting cities and picturesque towns. There’s lots of gravity-defying fun to be had, live music venues to visit, and sports matches to cheer your head off at.
If you can’t decide which city to spend your vacation in, take a look at these gorgeous HomeAway rentals for some inspiration:
1. Austin: Light Bright Urban Oasis in Coveted Travis Heights (175 USD)
This elegant mid-century townhome is located in Travis Heights, a lovely green neighborhood in Austin, the capital of Texas state. The location is prime and you are just a few minutes from South Congress Avenue (SoCo) and downtown.
With high vaulted ceilings and white walls, the house conveys a sense of space and air, and it is cheery and welcoming.
The living room is furnished with a soft rug and a plump sleeper sofa. If the afternoon heat has you nodding off, switch on the air-conditioning and plop yourself onto the couch for a nap.
Get creative with your cooking on the gas range, under a large stainless steel vent hood. The fully equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a ‘waterfall’ island counter, which opens to the living room so you can turn on the TV and make your meal along with the cooks of MasterChef.
The 2 bedrooms are both artfully designed and feature queen-sized beds outfitted with silk high-thread-count sheets. Brought lots of clothes with you? No problem, the master bedroom has a large walk-in closet.
In the early morning or evening, head out to the wooded patio for some fresh air. You can make use of the outdoor grill should you feel like hosting a Texan barbeque party.
Light, Bright Urban Oasis: in Coveted Travis Heights near SoCo and Downtown
Area: Reagen Terrace, Travis Heights, Austin
Price: From 175 USD
Number of Guests: 5
2. Dallas: relaxing sanctuary for 6 (263 USD)
Situated near Highland Park Village, this exclusive listing is within a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius of downtown Dallas, museums, shopping, the Design District, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
A portrait of Buddha overlooks the living room, which is decked in rich golden tones and also features a massive fireplace for cold winter nights. Glass doors lead out to the calm backyard patio.
The modern kitchen is a chef’s dream, fully equipped with everything you will need. A skylight lets natural light in, as if shining a spotlight on the dishes that will be born in this kitchen.
Head upstairs to the loft. The master bedroom is a peaceful sanctuary, with a king-sized canopy bed and a rose window.
The bathroom is exquisite, with double sinks and a sunken Jacuzzi tub. Go ahead and indulge yourself.
SWEET RETREAT -PRIME Location
Address: Wycliff Ave, Dallas
Price: From 263 USD
Number of Guests: 6
3. Hill Country: enchanting and romantic hilltop escape (386 USD)
Nestled within Hill Country, seclusion and style describe this luxurious property. Perfect for a romantic getaway, this home takes you far away from the chaotic pace of city life. Close to Blanco County, you are also close enough to enjoy the amenities of the surrounding towns.
Perched on a small hilltop, the views and atmosphere here are unbeatable. It will just be you and your partner, enjoying the luxury of having this home and this view all to yourself.
Be prepared to have your breath taken away as you make your way in along the stone pathway. The verdant treetops and blue sky create a harmonious picture through the glass windows.
Retire to the master bedroom, a calm oasis surrounded by nature. You have direct access to an outdoor porch where you can chill under the stars.
The open-concept shower area will get you in the right mood for romance. In winter, the fire feature is available for your use, so you can soak as long as you want in the Jacuzzi tub.
Night or day, the views you will get from the outdoor plunge pool are stunning. Cool off on balmy evenings in the pinkish gold light as the sun sets on the horizon and the stars come out to play.
Luxury Escape! The Most Romantic Get-away You Will Experience. 5 Star
Area: Hill Country, Texas
Price: From 386 USD
Number of Guests: 2
4. Dallas: Home of the Laughing Doves in West Highland Park (489 USD)
Perfect for a multi-generational family getaway, this 3-bedroom property that can sleep 8 is located in West Highland Park. Leafy and tranquil, it’s one of Dallas’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. It is easy to reach everything, including shopping hotspots, dining, museums, and many of the attractions of Dallas.
Outdoors and indoors, everything is beautiful here. Step into the tranquil courtyard and meditation garden where you can wind down over a glass of wine.
You will fall in love immediately once you see the pool area. Replete with a hot tub, an outdoor fireplace, a grill, and ample seating space, you can spend hours here relaxing in the comforting glow of the fire.
If you prefer an informal setting, the open gourmet kitchen is great for a quick bite or a round of drinks. Otherwise, there is a dining room that seats 10 for a more formal dining occasion.
All the bedroom suites are self-contained so guests can retire to the privacy of their sleeping quarters without being disturbed. The master suite boasts a large sunken tub and separate dressing rooms for you and your partner. It also has direct access to the pool / patio area.
Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park
Area: Highland Park, Dallas
Price: From 489 USD
Number of Guests: 8
5. Blanco, Hill Country: green luxury estate with an unbelievable pool (695 USD)
Let the good times roll! Staying at this estate in Hill Country, you’re only a 45-minute drive from Austin, San Antonio, Frederiksberg, Marble Falls, and Greune Hall. In 25 minutes, you will reach Canyon Lake, the Guadalupe River, Luckenbach, and Fischer Hall.
Set within nature, you can explore the wet-weather creek behind the house or enjoy the sounds of the resident turkeys as you have your morning coffee on the front porch. Keep an eye out for the deer grazing by the creek or around the house.
The kitchen is large with top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of counter space so everyone can help out with meal preparations. Enjoy your meals at the kitchen bar or move over to the cosy dining room.
Tiffany blue paint coats the walls of the large master suite, adding a touch of simple elegance to the room.
There’s nothing like the sound of meats sizzling on the grill to signal the start of a holiday. The back patio is great for hosting a BBQ party.
The swimming pool will take you pleasantly by surprise. No, you’re not in a resort; this pool is right in the backyard of the house! Surrounded by lush leafy trees and colourful flowers, the pool has a water slide and rock waterfall. Adults and kids alike will certainly enjoy the lovely pool.
5 Bedroom Luxury Estate with a pool you have to see to believe!
Address: Blanco, Hill Country, Texas
Price: From 695 USD
Number of Guests: 10
Terrific and tantalising Texas
Texas is huge. There are so many cities you could visit, and each one of them will offer you a host of exciting activities and natural beauty. After seeing these amazing HomeAway vacation rentals, are you tempted by any of them? Start packing, it’s time for Texas!
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