Austin, Texas, dubs itself the live music capital of the world, probably in reference to its numerous performance venues. Its citizens are young, diverse, and recently came up with another slogan, ‘Keep Austin Weird’ - in support of small, local businesses over large corporations.
So you’re here to attend a few shows from your favourite super-duper indie band, and you and a group of fellow fans need some convenient places to crash for a night or three. Here are some perfectly comfortable and beautiful HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals you can stay at, so you never have to miss a show or any of the vibrant, innovative city:
Staying at this HomeAway is sure to put anyone in a bright mood. It’s full of light and colour, with plants scattered around the building.
It’s got vinyl record players and a Sonos Wi-Fi speaker system, which can play through every speaker in the house. Boogie down to your favourite Springsteen tunes with your fellow lodgers.
The musical fun doesn’t stop there. This house is just minutes away from the Broken Spoke, a world-famous honky tonk, a kind of club where you can line dance, drink, and have heaps of fun along with the cool country tunes.
After you’re done with line dancing, walk back home for a nice soak in the Jacuzzi in the house.
Full of Color and Light, 5 min from best music, food, and honkey-tonks in Austin
Price: from 500 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Spacious and clean, with hints of quirky decor with an Austin flavour, this place is a great way to immerse yourself in this city’s vibrant and youthful life for a few days.
This house is in a really convenient location, just four miles (6.4 kilometres) from downtown Austin. A bus stop is really close by too.
After all your late night shows and long day trips in town, what you want to wake up to is some hearty home-cooked food. You’ll certainly be satisfied and glad, because this house has a fully equipped kitchen for all your noshing needs.
If by any chance there aren’t any shows one night, you can just kick back and relax in this house. There are two flat-screen TVs available for lodgers to just Netflix and chill.
Cozy And Austin Cool
Price: from 153 USD
Number of Guests: 7
A squat, green couch, and a bunch of old movie posters and advertisements hanging on the wall in a warm brick house. Did we go back to the 70s? Nope. But you might feel like it when you stay at this cute retro house that’s in a really good location.
This house is smack bang in the middle of Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and Town Lake, and is surrounded by great restaurants and stores. It’s only a short walk from major festivals like the Austin City Lights festival and SXSW (South by Southwest music / film meet).
Two Bedroom retro mod sanctuary near Zilker Park walk to ACL
Price: from 150 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This spacious, elegant listing has been reviewed by many as a great getaway for a bunch of friends looking to visit some festivals in towns as well as chill in their own place.
The swanky decor of this house provides many Instagram opportunities while you’re staying here. But above that, it’s so comfortable, homely, and fresh. The striking black staircase in the pale coloured house leads from a spacious lounging area to a nice loft bed upstairs.
Take an afternoon nap in the loft and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for another night’s adventures out in the Lake Austin area, which is just walking distance away.
If you just want to chill and hang around, there are plenty of areas you can enjoy in the compound. Imagine sitting around the patio at night, enjoying a cold glass of craft beer while chatting the wee hours away. Sounds like quite a few days of fun!
Chic, Modern Accommodations in West Austin
Price: from 213 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Here is a stylish little unit with a modern-looking interior and a touch of rustic detail. The furnishings and dining area in the kitchen really make you feel like you could film a cooking show. Perhaps this is the place where you will finally take photographs for your favourite recipes as it is absolutely picture perfect.
The bedroom, with plush blankets, multi-coloured pillows, and a slightly distressed bedpost, gives off so many homely vibes. Just looking at the photo, with its drowsy bedroom lighting and soft-looking linen, makes you crave a few hours of shut eye.
And who can ignore the quaint living room, with its rattan couches and seats? Enjoy your stay at home in the evenings, surrounded by exquisite couch prints and paintings. It’s even got a fireplace!
The house is not only beautiful, but has a great location too. Located in central Austin, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to options for shopping, dining, and entertainment here. It’s just a walk away from Lady Bird Lake, or, as locals call it, Town Lake. This is the location of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival’s largest live stage, which holds 3 days of concerts for charities. This convenient location makes it an ideal place to stay if you are visiting for SXSW or other events, such as Austin City Lights or Formula One.
Clarksville Casa Is A Condominium In Central Austin!
Price: from 180 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Does this place look too good to be true, or what?! You’d better believe it: this HomeAway has rave reviews!
I stayed here for 4 nights in September along with two other adults during our trip to Mondo Con 2014. The house is in a great area. As soon as I walked in, it was as if I had stepped into a West Elm catalog. It was so beautifully decorated. Everything was on point. the bedrooms- the bathroom- every corner of that house was perfect. Loved it and would love to stay again! Sue S. New Orleans, Louisiana
This luxurious, well-kept rental apartment has a fully equipped kitchen for all your home-cooking needs. Come home to top notch decor and appliances, knowing you’re in a safe, quiet neighbourhood. There’s a farmers’ market nearby, where you will find all the ingredients you need for a fresh stir fry.
Check out the bedrooms! Filled with light and lovely details, you can feel right at home when you lie down for some shut eye. After all, you’ll be needing a lot of rest, since you’ll be checking out stuff downtown the whole day.
Speaking of downtown, this house is just 10 minutes away from all the hottest places in Austin to hang. It’s next to North Loop and Airport Boulevard. Airport Boulevard is home to the highly recommended Kickbutt Cafe, famous for its martial-arts-themed decor and its open-mic nights. It’s the perfect high-energy venue for you to sing some tunes or even try your hand at stand-up comedy. Being close to the airport, you won’t have to worry about missing any flights; you can come back from a show, pack up, and be on your way. But with how comfortable this house is, you might have a hard time leaving.
Charming Central Austin 2Br Home
Price: from 175 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Austin: a vibrant and stylish city
This Texan city is crawling with independent concept shops, live music venues, and local indie bands, and you’ll pick up on the sense of local pride for its home-grown brands. Come and visit Austin with these HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals for a taste of the young and energetic metropolitan scene!
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