18 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Lake Austin, Texas - Updated 2021

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When you’re planning a trip to the city of Austin, you can bet that your itinerary will be packed. Outdoorsy types will love all the hiking and trekking spots, and couples embarking on a weekend getaway will enjoy visiting all the romantic places in Austin. However, if you want to spend some quality time with your family or friends, Lake Austin is the place for you. Only a 25-minute drive away from Downtown Austin, this is a family-friendly area where you can practice a variety of outdoor activities, including water sports. The lake is an appealing option if you enjoy fishing, too, since it has an excellent stock of largemouth bass. In addition, this region is filled with a wide range of accommodations. From Vrbo vacation rentals to nearby hotels, Lake Austin offers the best places to stay. Take a look at these Airbnb vacation rentals in Lake Austin and get ready for some Southern hospitality!

1. Luxurious five-bedroom house with lake views (from USD 1506)

Perfect for big families, this luxurious house is worth the booking price. The updated and fully equipped kitchen makes meal prep easy, and when you’re not out exploring Austin and the lake, you can enjoy the many amenities on-site. Sunbathe on the loungers, take a dip in the outdoor pool, play air hockey, grab a book and head out to the deck overlooking Lake Austin, or enjoy al fresco dining in the furnished lawn. This upscale rental even has concierge services, so if you need help arranging additional services, they can help take care of it.

Picturesque Point - Pool and Lake Views!
Austin, Texas, United States
72 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 11 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tons of room and the softest sheets :) super responsive as well
we especially loved hanging pool side with the amazing views
this is a beautiful house with an amazing pool and view
great view of the lake with a fabulous pool this house will not disappoint
the beds were very comfy and the pool was fun to swim in
the house is very clean and comfortable
the hosts were able to accommodate our early check in request which was very much appreciated
renter's club was a great and very accommodating host
we enjoyed our location and all the outdoor space
the property is in an absolutely lovely neighborhood that is quiet and very upscale
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2. Lakeview residence close to downtown (from USD 963)

“The yard and the porch are what make this place spectacular”, guest Charlie reviews. This residence is located on a huge lot and has quality furnishings, that guarantee a splendid stay. However, the magic is in the 1500 square foot (139.4 square metre) rooftop deck and its dazzling sitting area - the perfect spot to enjoy Lake Austin’s famous sunsets. It’s extremely convenient for swimming, fishing and lakeside entertainment with family & friends. Additionally, guests have praised Superhost Dallas’ attention and the location of this listing: it’s a short drive to downtown and still secluded enough to make you feel in another world.

Secluded Private Waterfront Paradise (Lake Austin)
Austin, Texas, United States
46 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 11 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house had the perfect amount of beds and a stocked kitchen
the house is large clean and exactly as described
everything was clean and there were ample supplies both from the host and airbnb residents past
host was easy to communicate with
the host was friendly and communicative and accommodations were great
dallas was a wonderful host and always responded immediately with any questions we had
dallas is a great host and our check-in process was seamless
very responsive host; house had all the essentials one would expect
amazing house in a great location right on the water
location is great right on the water
waterfront location is great house suited our needs of a large group
the perfect weekend getaway in an ideal location
a bit smaller than expected but awesome place
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3. Luxurious country house near Lake Austin (from USD 177)

From the beautiful and stylish interior decor to the charms of unwinding on the outside deck and enjoying the setting - this vacation rental is sure to linger long in the memory. A one bedroom property which would be ideal for couples, but can sleep up to four people at a push, it comes complete with plenty of home comforts - including wi-fi internet, TV and a kitchen with dishwasher. There’s also laundry facilities, which will come in handy after a day out exploring the area’s hiking trails or messing about on the lake. Past guests were generous with their superlatives, with some even declaring it “the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in” and others loving the hill country setting within easy reach of Austin by car.

Luxurious Austin Hill Country House on 2 Acres Near the Lake
Austin, Texas, United States
213 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was extremely comfortable and the bathroom had upgrades
it's cozy private and has some great views of nature
a heated bathroom espresso machine and wine for our enjoyment
this cottage is gorgeous comfortable quiet and unique
lovely even in the rain the cottage is so cute and cozy
space is clean and quiet
everything was very clean and well-kept
it was a very clean cottage
super clean and attention to detail
it is perfectly clean quiet and beautifully decorated
thank you again to our hosts
amazing hosts and amazing space
hosts were accomodating and thoughtful
the owners had great recommendations and no detail inside was spared
as hosts they were extra thoughtful and were available to help with any needs that arose
the location was great for getting to grocery stores and restaurants
great location and a great way to get away from the city life for a quick trip
great location in hill country
this place was absolutely amazing the location was beautiful
thanks for offering such an amazing place to stay
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4. Family-friendly retreat with pool and spa (from USD 282)

A chips and salsa welcome snack, great breakfast, extra towels, a high chair for infants, helpful tips and even help with finding a babysitter - Superhost Sue is the definition of southern hospitality and will do everything and beyond so that you have the perfect stay. Those who value personalized attention will love this space, that can fit up to seven guests, and it offers the perfect atmosphere to spend the day outside, thanks to the stunning pool, lounge areas, outdoor dining and heated spa.

Luxury Spanish-Style Retreat with Pool and Spa
Austin, Texas, United States
192 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and hot tub were both heated for us and available for us to relax at
i wish the pool would’ve been heated the hot tub was nice but wasn’t super hot
a tranquil quiet spot with a lovely pool
the bed was super comfy
so comfortable felt like we were on vacation
very clean and quiet
very clean and private
everything was clean and comfortable
very clean and beautiful guest house
everything was clean and welcoming
she was very responsive
the host was very sweet and kind
sue is an awesome host
sue was a great host quick response
thank you sue for being such a great host
very awesome place located in a beautiful area
great location for exploring austin and the cute little towns nearby perfect for a long weekend
a lovely place away from the city to unwind and relax
the location was about 20-30 min from all the downtown austin attractions that we wanted to visit
communication was easy and effortless and the location of the airbnb was perfect
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5. Spacious lake house near community pool (from USD 5000)

Looking for an Austin lake house via Airbnb? This property has welcomed bridal parties to family gatherings, who all marvelled at the property’s capacity and Superhost Nathan’s personalized attention. It is a magnificent, three-story house, that overlooks Lake Austin and Mansfield and includes a fabulous custom smoker, multiple balconies and porch sitting areas, access to a private boat ramp, community pool, tennis courts and a playground - everything you need to have an amazing time.

3 Story House Over Lake Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
129 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 6 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we very much appreciated all the detailed instructions for a/c and tv ect
one tip: the large sleeping room is very comfortable
our only challenge was getting the temperature on each floor comfortable
plenty of space and bedrooms for everyone to be comfortable
the views from the decks are amazing and there were plenty of beds/couches for everyone to be comfortable
very clean and plenty of towels for the pool
house was very clean and very welcoming
the house was clean and well furnished
the place was very clean and just as described
house: spacious clean quiet and very comfortable for our ten person group
our host made everything in his power to make us feel like it was our home
nathan is an amazing host
nathan is a great host
nathan was an awesome host
also the maps and list of restaurants in the area were helpful
great place in a awesome location
wonderful house in a beautiful location
easy access to downtown (if you must) but the location is truly amazing
me and a few friends wanted a weekend away to relax and this location offers just that
it's secluded within the neighborhood but the atmosphere and location is fantastic for an austin visit
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6. Luxurious apartment with lake views (from USD 202)

A fabulous option if you’re looking for a great Austin lake house rental - this property is located in Mount Bonnell and has amazing, panoramic views of the lake and Pennybacker Bridge. The property offered by Superhost Matthew was designed by the Anderson Wise Studio, the same architects responsible for the luxurious W Hotel Austin. It has a stunning view of the lake and is an ideal choice for a group since it fits four people, thanks to a pullout couch.

Modern Waterfront Apartment with Panoramic Lake Views
Austin, Texas, United States
115 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful upscale private apt with glorious views of lake austin
the views were amazing and the apartment very comfortable
views across lake austin are beautiful and the space is private and comfortable
really modern 5 star apartment with an amazing view not a single complaint or problem
the apartment itself was beautiful with fantastic views of lake austin/colorado river
clean and quiet
it was very clean and modern
it was very clean and nicely furnished
everything was super clean and prepped for our stay
the house was very clean
matthew was a great host and quickly accommodated any requests and answered all the questions
hosts are fantastic
matt was a great host
matt was a good host
matt was super helpful and a great host
very nice house and location
absolutely beautiful place in an awesome location
there are several interesting hikes and artistic parks within a short distance
the location is great- everything we wanted to do was a 10-15 minute drive at most
we loved the location the accommodations and the city
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Weekly discount: 10% off

7. Water sports paradise with hot tub (from USD 481)

Host Lynda and her husband offer this lovely Airbnb in Austin with a pool, which is part of their family estate on Lake Austin. The amenities are shared with the main house and include a saltwater swimming pool and spa, outdoor firepit and a hot tub. “We are recently retired and continue to live here full-time, so are on-site if you need any assistance. Sharing our property with families brings us great joy”, they explained. Staying with them is an excellent opportunity for families or couples who wish to practice water activities. The property has an extra boat slip for guests and is located on the best stretch of Lake Austin for wakeboarding, waterskiing and fishing.

Lake Austin Guesthouse - Pool & Spa
Austin, Texas, United States
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the place is very well kept and clean and nicely appointed- exactly as shown
owners were so helpful with our needs and informing of the things in the area
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8. Pet-friendly guest house near Lake Austin (from USD 126)

Set just minutes away from Lake Austin, this guest house provides easy and convenient access to everything, from tasting rooms and Texas wineries to major attractions and restaurants. The guest house is equipped with a queen bed and a queen sofa bed, making it ideal for no more than four people. In addition to the cozy beds, the guest house also comes with a bathroom, a small refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a microwave, so you can heat and prepare light meals during your stay.

Lake Austin Guest House- pet friendly
Austin, Texas, United States
230 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were very comfortable and amenities were thoughtful
room was comfortable and had all the usual amenities
the ceiling fan worked great so the temperature was nice
great space - welcoming and comfortable
the bed was super comfy
clean large bathroom with towels
very clean and nice
very clean and comfortable
everything was clean and easy
so clean and private and convenient
lovely property and receptive host
our host made checking in very easy
samantha was a great host
this was such a beautiful house and samantha was a wonderful host with amazing hospitality
loved the area and the guest house and host was great as well
beautiful location and room
great place close to lake travis
this is a great cute place for a relaxing getaway near the water
great stay located close to several water hot spots
excellent accommodations and nice location
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9. Lakefront house with tropical setting (from USD 260)

Enjoy a sweet escape in nature as you stay at this house that boasts a tropical, tree-covered setting. The house is directly on the lake, so every morning you can enjoy the beautiful views of the lake right from the outdoor area. Enjoy moments of tranquility as you sip on your morning coffee. Toast marshmallows in the evening by making use of the chiminea fireplace. Multiple decks are ready to make you feel relaxed all day long. Enjoy an afternoon nap on the chaise lounger to recharge your energy.

Other facilities to be enjoyed here include a living room, a kitchen, and a cable TV. The house is great for eight people, as it offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Waterfront Adventure on Lake Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
99 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
sharon is a fantastic host
sharon is a fantastic host
sharon was a wonderful host
sharon is a wonderful and very communicative host
sharon is an amazing host and we enjoyed every second
great location on the river
great location and great house
location location very well equipped for summer activities and relaxing getaway in austin
this is a neat house in a great location
excellent location on the water especially for the price
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10. Creekside cottage near Lake Austin (from USD 236)

A modern home ideal for a small family or a group of four, this creekside cottage comes with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchenette with a microwave and a mini-fridge, and an office. Take a dip in the pool, fire up the grill and have a barbeque, or stroll to the creek. This property is located near Lake Austin and is just a 20-minute drive to downtown. WiFi is available, as well as parking for up to two vehicles.

Creekside Cottage near Lake Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
81 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is comfortable
use of the pool and deck are also amazing
the property is peaceful and quiet and the cottage is comfortable and very well-kept
pool available daytime only and grill is only opportunity for cooking
beautiful setting very clean great amenities stylish room friendly owner
clean quiet and relaxing
very clean quiet and beautiful
everything was very clean comfortable and stylish
place is clean and comfortable
her place was clean and looked just like the pictures
katheryn was a great host
kathryn was a great host
she was welcoming and friendly and we enjoyed meeting her
she was super friendly helpful and responsive
katheryn is a friendly & lovely host & very helpful
the location & setting are perfect
remote location beautiful scenery great for getting away from it all
the location compared to value is spot on
fantastic spot close to austin - but remote and secluded
this was another great stay the location is so peaceful and beautiful
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11. Family-friendly farmhouse near downtown (from USD 1213)

With five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, Casa Cuernavaca is perfect for family holidays. Your kids will definitely have fun splashing around the pool and watching a movie in the TV room. One of the bedrooms is set up for children and comes with books, toys, and adorably styled bunk beds. If you enjoy cooking, you’ll love the modern and fully equipped kitchen. WiFi and temperature control are available.

Modern Farmhouse Oasis featured in WSJ w/ Pool 15 Min to Downtown | Professionally Cleaned + Hosted By GuestSpaces
41 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 11 Beds 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great backyard space with sliding doors at two spots to enjoy fire pit and pool
the pool is huge and refreshingly cold lots of outside space for kids to play
awesome house with an even better pool
overall very comfortable and clean
it was great having two dishwashers for easy clean-up
the host was very responsive if we needed anything
the hosts were responsive the entire weekend and we had zero issues during our stay
easy check in well stocked and hosts are very responsive
the pictures don't do this house any kind of justice
the owners are very communicative and get back to you right away which is very nice
so try to be respectful when spending time at this quiet classy house/neighborhood
really fun place for the family
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12. Romantic retreat with pool and hot tub

If you enjoy a pool and a hot tub then you’ll love this high-end guest suite which can sleep up to four people and would make for a great romantic retreat for couples, as well as a possible family-friendly vacation spot. What’s more, it’s not far from the Lake Austin stretch of the Colorado River, so you’ll not need to go far to enjoy its popular surroundings. Amenities are also good, with wi-fi, kitchenette, TV and air conditioning among the mod-cons available. There’s also free street parking, which will come in useful for the five mile (eight kilometre) journey into the downtown area of Austin itself. And, if you prefer to stick a little closer to the property, the nearby neighbourhood of North Burnett - or NoBu - boasts a number of shops and eateries. This is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Austin with a pool.

Luxe Guest Suite: Pool+Living Area+Kitchenette!
Austin, Texas, United States
198 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed andouch very comfortable
the pool and yard were private and so relaxing
decor is tastefully chosen enough to feel warm and comfortable with no clutter
it is beautiful and very relaxing to just sit outside and enjoy the deck pool and hot tub
bed was very nice with super soft sheets and an abundance of pillows
very clean and we'll decorated
space was very clean and comfortable
so clean & lots of space
flat was clean and tidy
everything was clean and we had everything we needed
mary was a wonderful host
mary was a wonderful host
mary was more than gracious as our host
mary and tony were outstanding hosts
mary was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay
great location close to downtown
great location and beautiful place
very close to lake austin which is a huge plus
the apartment was so close to everything and in a really nice neighborhood
beautifully appointed and large space perfect for any occasion in a central location to a-town and vicinity
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13. Family-friendly country home near Lake Austin

You will surely love this listing if you are travelling with your family. The house is decorated in classic Texan style and has an amazing playground area for children. “The home is set among large oak trees with a huge wrap around porch, rocking chairs, and porch swing. The backyard features a multi-level deck, fire pit for grilling, tree swing, and children’s play equipment”, Superhost Kristina explains. Guests have not only praised the decor and space of the house, but also the host’s attention to keeping the space safe for kids.

Classic Texas Country Home Near Lake Austin

14. Family-friendly country home with outdoor deck

This amazing home is based in the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas, within walking distance to Lake Austin. The gorgeous dining area on the outdoor deck and the grill, allow for a fun barbecue with friends and family. Another popular item among guests is the billiard table. Superhost Helen has an ideal rental if you wish to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Lake Austin Texas Hill Country Home

15. Ultra mansion with downtown and Lake Austin views

Welcome to this ultra mansion, in which you can indulge in a modern style of living throughout your stay. Situated in a strategic location that overlooks the downtown area, as well as Lake Austin, the mansion can accommodate more than 16 people. There are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms available to accommodate the needs of each guest. So, bring all your loved ones with you to enjoy Texas.

You can also show off your cooking skills in the fully equipped kitchen. Whenever it is time for some relaxation, you can hit the sauna or the swimming pool. There is also a gym for those who cannot avoid the temptation of working out.

Ultra Modern Mansion Lake Austin 4 Miles Downtown
Austin, Texas, United States
66 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 6 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing house with great views and of course can’t go wrong with a pool
all of the amenities the pool the gym the sauna were perfect
the place is great the house is really nice the kitchen so spacious the mattress are so good
we had a great stay wonderful kitchen even if you aren’t cooking-tons of space
lots of room beautiful place
we arrived to a thoughtful welcome note and the house was clean and just as advertised
very comfortable and clean
great for a large group very clean and lots of space to spread out
the house was clean and even bigger than we expected
very clean house with a great location and view thank you parrish
hopefully the home owner will make some improvements or update the listing
parrish is an excellent host
parrish was a great host and his property was amazing
parrish was a great host; quick to respond and handle all things on the fly
parrish's place was amazing great host and would definitely love to stay again
location is great too
the location was great and house was awesome
absolutely gorgeous house conveniently located close to downtown and the lake
the location is also great really nice view and really close to everything
there are many places to relax and/or party
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16. Modern retreat with access to the SpaHouse

Defined as a “modern masterpiece” by host Ryan, this house is perfect for those travelling to Lake Austin for fishing or sailing. It has space to keep your boat on-site: “The boat launch is just a few blocks away, so you can enjoy your time on the lake and bring your boat home at night”, Ryan explains. If you are not a boat owner, there are a variety of rental companies nearby. This listing also includes access to the SpaHouse at the Lake Austin Spa and Resort.

Lake Austin Spa and Resort Retreat
Austin, Texas, United States
6 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

17. Luxury condo near Lake Austin Bridge

While Lake Austin is an area where luxury properties elevate housing prices, it is possible to find nice accommodation for an affordable price. This is the case with host Lisa’s condo, located just up the hill from Lake Austin Bridge. It is a tasteful space, with simple but classy furniture that makes for a very nice atmosphere. This listing includes access to a common pool and gym, and guests have praised the host’s attention to detail and recommendations of hiking trails and outdoor activities.

Lake Austin Condo

18. Modern home on Ledge Mountain

If you wish to stay in one of the most amazing properties in the area, you’ll need to hurry, since host Clay has this fabulous house for sale. This four story home is filled with deluxe details that guarantee a top-level stay, with features like a functioning elevator, outdoor patios and decks on all levels of the home, pool and entertainment deck and breathtaking Hill Country and Lake Austin views. This is the perfect option to experience the class and luxury that define this region.

Luxury On Ledge Mountain (Lake Austin Views)

Texas hospitality is waiting for you

Lake Austin has everything you need to create great memories with your family and friends, and these Lake Austin Airbnbs with a pool will suit different kinds of travellers, groups and budgets. So pack your bags, follow your host’s suggestions and get a bottle of wine ready for those legendary sunsets. Enjoy, y'all!

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