12 Best Luxury Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Texas, USA - Updated 2024

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Welcome to the Lone Star State where everything is bigger, including major urban centres such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. It’s a geographic region filled with wineries, ranches, rolling hills, rivers, and cactus-covered mountains. Visitors could go on various wine tours or explore the best hiking spots nearby. While in Austin, try paddleboarding before consuming Congress Avenue’s barbecue. Staying in a San Antonio Airbnb enables travellers to indulge in Mexican cuisine after a visit to the Alamo. To experience Texas’ yellow roses, cacti, barbecue, and more, check out our list of the best luxury Airbnb vacation rentals in Texas, USA.

What can you look forward to in Texas:

With its breathtaking landscapes and open roads, Texas is ideal for scenic road trips with your partner, friends, or family. There are routes for everyone, from nature lovers to foodies!

  • TX BBQ Road Trip: This one’s for foodies, especially lovers of perfectly smoked delicacies. This road trip will take you to five excellent barbecue spots near Houston. The trip starts from the local family-owned Gatlin’s BBQ in north Houston and concludes at Pinkerton’s Barbecue in the Greater Heights area, famous for their blueberry cobblers as well! Savour mouthwatering briskets, sausages, ribs, and more, and make memories of a lifetime!

  • Texas Hill Country Road Trip: Ideal for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and wine connoisseurs, this is a must explore route in Texas. You’ll cruise by natural landscapes such as natural springs and rolling hills, stop and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Austin, relish some excellent wine in the Hill Country wine region on the way, and head towards New Braunfels where an old dance hall awaits!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to luxury services and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

More information about booking an Airbnb in Texas

In Texas, there are no statewide rules or regulations for short-term rentals and the legislation depends on the country and city authorities. In Austin, for example, the operating license stipulates that short-term rentals can allow stays of less than 30 consecutive days. The same cap applies to San Antonio, where you also can’t book a rental for less than 12 hours.

On the other hand, according to CBS News Dallas has adopted some new rules regarding short-term rentals, including a ban on properties from single-family residential neighbourhoods to lessen the ill effects of these rentals on the neighbourhood.

Our top picks for luxury Airbnbs in Texas

1. Stunning lake house surrounded by the beauty of nature, Sanger (from USD 827)

Best for: Nature and water sports lovers

Once you step into this stunning Airbnb lake house surrounded by the enchanting beauty of nature, I’m sure you won’t want tot leave! The picturesque garden and lake views will instantly captivate you, providing the perfect backdrop for a serene getaway. With its seamless fusion of resort-style living and modern comforts, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable experience. Take a dip in the private pool or unwind in the hot tub, while the outdoor kitchen & fireplace beckon you to create precious memories.

Inside, the grandeur continues with high vaulted ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and elegant custom windows. Five luxurious bedrooms, each boasting lavish King and Queen beds, ensure a restful stay. Embrace leisure in the recreation room with a pool table and shuffleboard, and enjoy alfresco dining on the shaded patio with a barbecue and stone fireplace.

And if adventure calls, the convenient boat access to the lake offers endless water sports and exploration opportunities.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: lake views, private garden, private pool, private hot tub, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, elegant custom windows, high vaulted ceilings, polished hardwood floors, recreation room, furnished patio with barbecue equipment and stone fireplace, fire pit, wet bar, chef’s kitchen, multiple TVs, office set up, jetted tub, boat ramp

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Beautiful home that was perfecting for hosting a family gathering! Spacious kitchen and outdoor areas that were perfect for entertaining. The host was very easy to communicate with. Overall a great stay!” - by Alex (Burleson, Texas)

“We held our wedding reception here and it was perfect! The hosts were the most responsive, accommodating, kind and understanding people I have ever encountered! My husband and I are so thankful for all their help through the process. Not only is this home a beautiful, perfect getaway, but it is also a GREAT place to consider hosting an event. Thank you guys for providing us with the reception of our dreams!” - by Claire (Dallas, Texas)

Stayed at this property?
Sanger, Texas, United States
289.69 km (180.1 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 10 Beds 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful back patio with lots of covered space and a nice swimming pool
full kegerator upstairs multiple wine fridges ice makers huge main fridge the music the game room
great house everything was very nice and as pictured we were especially glad the game room was as described
the pool and the hot tub was the highlight
super clean private and very relaxing weekend
very clean house alot of entertainments
beautiful spacious and impeccably clean
the house is clean spacious and truly a luxurious experience
the house as beautiful as it is was not cleaned properly
the host is great at communicating
host is extremely good at responding to queries and accommodating reasonable customized requests
wonderful place with wonderful owners
i was greeted with great hospitality from chuck and the owners of this fine property
chuck and their team were great hosts
we would recommend this location if you have a decent budget
dock to the lake is just steps from the house such a pretty and quiet area
our stay was one of the best we’ve had there is nothing close by so you have total privacy
perfect location for the lake and great amenities
such a fun place for a weekend (or longer) away with friends or family
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2. PermaVista Ranch, Brenham (from USD 1655)

Best for: Outdoor enthusiasts

Escape to this Ranch, a hidden gem nestled on a picturesque waterfront, surrounded by 130 acres (52.61 hectares) (52.61 hectares) of pure tranquillity. With room for up to 22 guests, this idyllic retreat boasts luxurious bedrooms, a private outdoor pool, and a soothing hot tub. Outdoor enthusiasts like me can unwind with activities such as horseback riding, tennis, and basketball on regulation courts. Savour international cuisine, with a delightful focus on authentic Mexican regional dishes, expertly crafted by their talented chef.

Nature enthusiasts will relish walks in the woods, cosy evenings by the fire pit, and refreshing pool dips. Embrace the country life, cherishing its charm and occasional critters, knowing their team prioritizes cleanliness and safety.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: ranch views, 130 acres (52.61 hectares) of land, private outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pit, tennis, croquet, and basketball courts, chef, furnished outdoor areas, game room, bar area

More information from the host, Robert:

  • Food scene: 96 West (located on 103 S Baylor St, offers vegan and gluten-free options)

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Had the pleasure to spend three days at PermaVista Ranch for a work event and our team had a blast. The food was amazing, and the staff was super friendly and attentive. Horseback riding was a highlight for those that wanted to enjoy the property from a different angle and the party house was the perfect venue for a more casual meeting setting. There was 12 of us and it never felt crowded, there was ample space for down time and the views were spectacular thanks to all the wildflowers. Only downside was wi-fi wasn’t great with so many people trying to connect, given the setting we’re not complaining plus we made it work. Thanks to everyone at PermaVista for making our experience memorable!” - by Google reviewer, Aurora Chalbaud-Schmidt

Stayed at this property?
Brenham, Texas, United States
214.59 km (133.4 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
91 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 15 Beds 16 Guests 9 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the chef’s breakfast was awesome
the best place in the house was the game room where all spent most of our time
having breakfast made every morning was a wonderful treat
place was very clean
beautiful immaculately clean and well stocked for any activity you could want to do
the ranch was beautiful bedrooms were spacious
the host was very responsive
the chefs were amazing and the whole staff was wonderful and kind
the hosts were prompt & kind communicators
the staff anticipated every need our group had and took great care of our special requests
the staff at permavista were very kind and helpful
definitely would recommend permavista as a great location for a vacation or mini break
great place to spend time with your family
a great place to make family fun memories
great place for large groups
such a comfortable and quiet place to return to
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3. Lariat Springs, New Braunfels (from USD 911)

Best for: Pizza and barbecue lovers

When not indulging in Gruene Historic District’s Bavarian delicacies, visitors can make piping hot pizza in this rental’s outdoor kitchen’s pizza oven. You can also prepare sumptuous feasts in the bronze and blue-tiled kitchen while others drink at the bar. The shimmering sharkskin leather couch is perfect for a night of watching sports or movies, while the expansive outdoor space features a camel-back sofa excellent for visitors coming over. If you’re too tired to visit Schlitterbahn Water Park, I’d suggest descending the stony pathway to the private pool’s waterfall.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: outdoor kitchen with commercial-grade grill and gas-fired pizza oven, gourmet kitchen, bar, sharkskin leather couch, furnished outdoor spaces, ice machine, wet bar kitchenette, private infinity pool with waterfall, hilltop and valley views, large hot tub, covered outdoor lounge with fireplace and Sonos sound system

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Lariat Springs exceeded our expectations in every way. The home’s beauty is only rivaled by the nature that surrounds it. There is a great attention to detail to every part of the home to make it top notch. The layout of this house is perfect for a group getaway as all of the rooms are private and away from the many gathering spaces. Martha did an amazing job of showing us around and making the weekend great for us and our 2 year old who loved the little tikes car that is at the house. There are plenty of activities to do at the house including board games, washers, cornhole, swimming (lots of floaties and pumps already there so you can leave yours at home). The kitchen is professional. The Pros - The views, beds, lounge spaces, gathering spaces, the kitchen, tv’s everywhere, pool/hot tub, and Martha The Con - the main sliding door to the dining/living space needs a considerable amount of lube but no big deal we all just got a little bit stronger over the weekend.” - by Pete (Houston, Texas)

“AMAZING Views , the vibes in this place were immaculate the host was very attentive went out of her way to visit and make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The beds OMG!! U will never want to book another place.” - by Jesse (Houston, Texas)

Stayed at this property?
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
139.24 km (86.6 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 15 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views the kitchen has ro water and ice
it was really nice that each bedroom had its own bathroom and mini refrigerator
the outdoor kitchen and terrace were just perfect
stunning home spotless and comfortable
the house was very clean great layout and awesome views
this place was beautiful clean and had wonderful amenities communication was also very good had quick responses
our host was super helpful the whole time
she was so quick to respond to any questions we had and she was so kind
thank you for hosting us
martha was an amazing host even before the stay
martha is a gem and fantastic host so quick to respond and help with anything
it’s perfect location we went to wimberley (30 mins) and gruene at night about 25 mins from house
we just finished celebrating our parents 70th b day at lariat springs the place was absolutely beautiful
i’ve stayed in many places and this is the best of best
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4. Brazos Moon, Possum Kingdom Lake (from USD 935)

Best for: Large nature-loving families or groups

An escape to Texas’ famed Hill Country wouldn’t be complete without staying at this lovely villa that overlooks one of the best lakes in Texas. Visitors can watch spectacular sunsets with their feet deep in powder-soft sand. In the black-and-white mosaic-tiled kitchen, guests can whip up spicy TexMex specialities. Afterwards, they can retreat to the pool to swim and sip a refreshing tequila or Kahlua mudslide. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom Possum Kingdom Lake retreat’s velvet headboards guarantee guests a good night’s sleep.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: views of Hell’s Gate Basin and Possum Kingdom Lake, private pool, private hot tub, pavilion with TV, fireplace, and lake views, private garden, Nectar and Purple memory foam mattresses, multiple TVs

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Outstanding property with stunning views and outdoor living spaces. Heather was an excellent host and was very responsive to a question during our stay. Highly recommend if you want a peaceful place to relax.” - by Maurice

“I think so far this is definitely the best accommodation that I ve ever had. The location was breathtaking, really peaceful and quite. The attention to details regarding everything was impressive. The host is very communicative and fast responding. The house itself has everything you need and it was sparkling clean. Definitely recommended and more than sure I ll come back.” - by Mihai (Brașov, Romania)

Stayed at this property?
Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, United States
198.86 km (123.6 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
72 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor tv sonos sound system and reliable wifi were great bonuses
i feel like i need to say that the pool was perfect 87 degrees in july in texas
outdoor area is excellent - we spent most of our time outside enjoying the view and the pool
the pool is amazing and the view from the house is superb
amazing house pool was beautiful as the view
house is clean and cute
the home was very clean and the beds and furniture comfortable
the outdoor space is breathtaking and the house is very clean comfortable and inviting
beautiful clean house great location and magnificent views of possum kingdom lake
owner was very accommodating and easy to reach
can't wait to return hosts were a delight
such a great place the host is quick to respond and does everything possible to exceed expectations
heather was very responsive and provided great tips about the area
we couldn’t ask for a better host or a better place to stay
awesome location overlooking hell’s gate
great place to stay for a trip
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5. Sweet Escape, Fredericksburg (from USD 787)

Best for: Large families with kids

By reserving this best Airbnb rental for large groups in Texas, guests will be located near wineries, shopping districts, and nature. Guests can spend lazy days relaxing at the pool while arid mountain breezes blow by. They will appreciate cooling off on the solarium’s vintage-patterned royal-blue sofas during unbearably hot days. The opulent tiled double shower and soaker tub are stylish areas to unwind after nature walks, while the vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and mahogany poster beds provide ethereal sleeping quarters.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: private heated pool, private hot tub, outdoor entertainment area with grill, fire pit, cornhole, gourmet kitchen, games, indoor pool table, record player, elegant architecture and antiques, multiple TVs, fire pit, built-in bar, guitar, glass rainfall shower, pedestal tub, antique Flemish double sink, antique secretary and mirrored antique armoire closet in the master bathroom

More information from the Superhost, Jill:

  • Food scene: Hondo’s On Main (offers burgers and quesadillas in a historic building with indoor and outdoor seating); Sunset Grill (great for breakfast and lunch); Clear River Ice Cream and Bakery (serves delicious homemade ice cream); Alamo Springs Cafe (serves excellent burgers, a scenic 20-minute drive away)

  • Drinks and nightlife: Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse (offers live music till late night on weekends); Pontotoc Vineyard (wine-tasting room offering delicious brownies)

  • Sightseeing: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (great for outdoor adventures); National Museum of the Pacific War (must-visit in Fredericksburg); Lady Bird Johnson Park Reservoir (park on the outskirts with a lake and picnic spots)

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Escape to Fredericksburg truly lives up to its name! My experience at Jill’s Wonderful Oasis was nothing short of amazing. From the moment I arrived, I was enchanted by the cozy atmosphere and attention to detail. The house itself is a gem, impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. Jill, the host, went above and beyond to ensure our stay was unforgettable. Her hospitality was warm and welcoming, making us feel right at home. The amenities provided exceeded our expectations, and every little touch added to the overall charm of the place. As much as we enjoyed our time here, it’s clear that we didn’t stay long enough. I’m already planning my next trip and will definitely be extending my stay. I can’t wait to return to this wonderful oasis and create more memories. I wholeheartedly recommend Escape to Fredericksburg to anyone looking for a perfect getaway. Thank you, Jill, for sharing your slice of paradise with us!” - by Google reviewer, Ashley Espinosa

Stayed at this property?
Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
94.28 km (58.6 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
186 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 13 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool & hot tub and outside grill were perfect for our group of 10
comphy beds and furniture and to top it off super sweet backyard chickens
perfectly cozy and wonderfully full of treats and amenities would stay again
beautiful decor and comfortable
i never wanted to leave the space was gorgeous comfortable and romantic
very clean and comfortable
nice personal touches clean and comfortable
it was very very clean and wonderfully decorated
very comfortable and very clean
from the snacks all the clean towels body wash shampoo
jill and sarah were the best hosts
jill was a great host
great fast responses from the owner if needed
the thoughtfulness of the host showed through in every detail
jill was absolutely the best host ever her place was beautiful and her hospitality over the top
great location close to down town
the location was perfect
perfect location for exploring fredericksburg
first of all the location is fantastic
close to downtown quiet and safe
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6. Modern paradise with views of Guadalupe Mountain, May (from USD 2693)

Best for: Groups or families looking for a ranch stay

This rustic two-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental offers travellers spectacular views of Guadalupe Mountain. Families can meet the ranch’s horses after dining together at the kitchen’s shiny marble breakfast bar. With so much acreage, I’m sure the little ones can play without worry as adults socialize by the poolside. After hours under the blazing sun, guests can take long showers in the luxe tile and pebble-floored shower. Afterwards, they can sit beside the fire pit for hearty campfire meals as blue skies give way to breathtaking sunsets.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: views of Guadalupe Mountain, private saltwater pool, hot tub, fire pit, gourmet kitchen, expansive trail system, stocked fishing tank, multiple TVs, sundeck, regulation size bocce ball court, vegetable and herb garden, indoor and outdoor Sonos sound systems, Tempurpedic mattresses, parking for six vehicles, eight-stall barn, ping pong table, hammock

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Fun ranch with beautiful views from the house and pool close enough to town to easily access shops and activities but far enough away to feel like you’re in the country.” - by Taylor (Hanford, California)

“Loved our stay here. The star of the show was definitely the pool, the water nice and cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon/evening. We absolutely loved hanging out there. The inside was absolutely lovely, lots of high end touches that made our stay extra comfortable. The beds and pillows were great to sleep on, the AC cooled off the house pretty quick. Special shoutout to that ice maker! 10/10 would come back and recommend to other people. A few small nits are the amount of bugs there is but given the location I doubt a lot can be done about that. The satellite internet was a little spotty at times but once again it cant really be helped due to the location(we did find that our T-mobile 5g worked well)” - by Michael (Cypress, Texas)

Stayed at this property?
May, Texas, United States
99.29 km (61.7 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
59 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot tub and heated pool were great for cool nights
the house was clean and very comfortable
the space was clean and very modern for being out away from the city
host were friendly and accommodating
hosy were friendly and helpful
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7. Lakefront rental with a heated infinity pool, Canyon Lake (from USD 545)

Best for: Activity-filled stays

Visitors to this three-bedroom, two-bathroom enclave will appreciate views of Canyon Lake’s gators. While dining at the kitchen’s breakfast bar, guests of this lakefront rental can watch kayaks drift by in the summers. The dining room’s warm wood floors, formal dining table, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide visitors with amazing sunsets. Also, the infinity pool and sofas are ideal for re-energizing. Visitors can slumber under chandeliers dangling from high ceilings after a soothing lavender bath.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: views of Canyon Lake, mountains, and marina, heated outdoor pool, private hot tub, branded toiletries, ping pong table, exercise equipment, chef’s kitchen, fenced private garden, furnished outdoor spaces, butler’s pantry, stocked coffee bar

More information from the Superhost, Pascal:

  • Food scene: Gennaro’s Trattoria (great for families, requires reservation); Italian Garden Restaurant (closest Italian restaurant to the rental offering great pizza); Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Grill (run by a renowned chef, serving a must-try white cheddar poblano soup)

  • Local Hill Country swimming holes: Jacob’s Well (only 15 minutes from the rental, requires reservations); Canyon Lake (beautiful turquoise waters only 1 mile/1.61 kilometres from the house); Hamilton Pool Preserve (located 30 minutes from the house in Dripping Springs, requires reservations)

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Our stay at this property was nothing short of exceptional. The immaculate upkeep of the place made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The highlight for us was undoubtedly the chef’s kitchen, and having a professional gas range. Being able to cook this way while enjoying the house was a huge bonus. The infinity pool was the icing on the cake and we loved preparing meals and having dinner outside every evening. A heartfelt thank you to the hosts for providing such an unforgettable getaway. We can’t wait to come back!” - by Erin (Kerrville, Texas)

Stayed at this property?
Canyon Lake, Texas, United States
128.76 km (80.1 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
266 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pool outdoor space and view were outstanding and everything exceeded our expectations
beautiful house beautiful view great amenities ( pool and kitchen in particular) lots of space and an attentive host
the view is truly one of the better views in the area and the pool is amazing
the rooms and bathrooms were impeccable and the perfect amount of space for 8 people
wonderful outdoor area - pool with a great view of the lake
clean and amazingly fast communication by the host
the house was huge and spotless
the pool and hot tub were sparkling clean
when arriving absolutely everything was very clean the pool was warm and ready to be used
all lovely and clean
host was great at answering questions promptly and very helpful
amy is an awesome host
the hosts are so responsive and helpful
pascal was a great host and quick to communicate and answer any questions that we had
the hosts are incredibly quick to respond to any questions and so helpful
great house in a great location
the location was beautiful overlooking the lake and very private
a perfect place to connect with family
this place is truly special
quiet and relaxing will definitely be back soon
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8. La Vida, Wimberley (from USD 277)

Best for: Romantic getaways

I’d recommend this rental to couples looking for a laidback romantic getaway. Since this is a single-bedroom hideaway, travellers will be exposed to Texas’ Big Sky Country. From the living room’s floor-to-ceiling windows, visitors can take in priceless views of prime Texas Hill Country. The stone fireplaces and walls, wood floors, and tile bathrooms only add to this abode’s rustic ambience. Besides lounging on snowy leather sofas, guests can spend hot afternoons in the boulder-lined pool.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: Hill Country views, flood-to-ceiling windows, stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, jetted tub in the master bathroom, outdoor hot tub, plunge pool with waterfall

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Our stay was amazing! There are not enough words to describe how cool and beautiful the house was, and the surroundings were breathtaking. We will be back again soon!” - by Mary (Houston, Texas)

“Beautiful property, very private. It was the perfect weekend escape from the city noise.” - by Jennifer

Stayed at this property?
Wimberley, Texas, United States
109.11 km (67.8 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
99 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning makes a pretty loud sound when it turns on
the fan in the bedroom sways and clicks all night
the pool was also smaller than it looks in photos; definitely too shallow for any kind of swimming
there are views for days from every part of the house very spacious and comfortable
the huge windows in the living room are perfect for seeing the hills
the place was nice and clean we had everything we needed
there was a lot of little things that were over looked but overall it was clean
this was all reported to the friendly and helpful hcpl reception on our checkout
the management company was super nice very responsive and great to work with
the location is perfect secluded but close enough to town to do things
the location is amazing very secluded and private
beautiful location and house if privacy and quiet is what you are looking for
overall it is a really great getaway spot with a perfect location
cozy house better than expected ambiance considering the location
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9. Dolomite Lodge, San Saba (from USD 575)

Best for: Wildlife enthusiasts

Since this rental is located on a ranch, guests can watch antelopes play right from their pool’s recliners. After dining at the kitchen’s turquoise island, guests can plan their activities on the porch. The kitchen and living room’s marble flooring help soothe tired feet during the summer. Visitors can chill out on the living room’s luxurious leather sofas or in their spacious bedrooms. Before the day ends, I’d love to go for a quick swim in this rental’s resort-worthy pool and hot tub while spotted deer play across wildflower-strewn pastures.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: private pool, private hot tub, chef’s kitchen, upscale furnishings, canyon views, furnished outdoor spaces, fire pit, fireplace, game table

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“The Dolomite Lodge showcased the incredible natural beauty of Texas Hill Country while allowing us to stay in top-flight accommodations. The large lodge was very well designed and provided individuals in our large party to find privacy and quiet. The pool and spa were extraordinary. Large and built with beautiful stone. You can literally see African game animals such as gazelles and other Serengeti species darting through the chaparral grasslands while swimming. Clay and Kristine were kind and generous. We would definitely stay here again next time we visit family nearby.” - by Gary (West Menlo Park, California)

“Such a beautiful stay in San Saba. We had a wonderful time even though the weather was colder and wetter than we would’ve liked we still had such a great time. We had many hours of fun in the pool and the hot tub. The house is so clean! The kitchen is stocked with all the things and has top notch appliances! So spacious and roomy. When we go back to San Saba we’ll definitely be back to stay here. Thank you!!” - by Ashley (San Antonio, Texas)

Stayed at this property?
San Saba, Texas, United States
23.13 km (14.4 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
88 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 9 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is true luxury with amazing linens towels and bathroom amenities
the 5j ranch is amazing facilities and land is spectacular
stayed at dolomite lodge - wonderful outdoor space and spent the whole weekend in the pool
the house is beautiful and so clean and we loved the pool
the house is beautifully decorated sparkling clean and very comfortable
it has plenty of room very clean beautiful lodge and a fabulous pool/hot tub
the house was very clean spacious beautiful pool and hot tub and spectacular views
clay is a wonderful host and was always available if you have questions
clay was a great host the house(s) and property were beautiful
conveniently close to town but remote and peaceful
hunting and r&r location i plan to visit again soon
the 5j is a breathtaking place
we will definitely be using this place again in the future
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10. Chic accommodation best for families, Dallas (from USD 273)

Best for: Entertainment seekers

Those vacationing in the Big D will feel privileged to be located near the Northfolk Shopping Centre, golf courses, and entertainment centres. After all, Dallas is one of the best places to go on vacation in Texas. By staying at this one of the coolest Airbnb homes in Texas, guests can play trivia games near the arch window. The etched-glass Antebellum tapestry and the kitchen’s glossy ebony cabinets are a sight to behold. This retreat also contains sparkling tile and marble multi-person showers. When not going for a refreshing swim in the pool, adults can bathe in the master suite porcelain tub before a Cowboys’ game.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: large pool, 12-person spa, gourmet kitchen, nine HDTVs, pool table, multi-person showers, custom-built home with upscale furnishings, landscaped grounds, state-of-the-art entertainment system, fireplace, Italian-designed Cantoni king bed in the master suite, piano, Bluetooth sound system, PS3 console, ping-pong table, arcade games, life-size games, furnished outdoor spaces

More information from the Superhost, Blake:

  • Food scene: Cattleack Barbeque (great barbecue place open on Thursdays, Fridays, and first Saturdays of the month); Tony’s Pizza & Pasta (affordable place with a BYOB system); Al Biernat’s (excellent food and service)

  • Drinks and nightlife: Cowboys Dancehall Dallas, Red River (offers authentic Texas County dancing and live music); Truck Yard (pet-friendly place with outdoor seating); Katy Trail (beer garden offering sports broadcasts)

What guests loved about this luxury Airbnb:

“Beautiful place, exceptionally well stocked kitchen with tools, dinnerware, serving dishes, coffee, tea, and bar area. Pool is stunning and backyard is very private, with beautiful trees and well maintained shrubbery. Main bedroom, bath, and spa were particularly lovely with beautiful tile. Very comfortable stay for the group! Be aware ceiling height for one bedroom is low- would make a perfect room for kids to stay, and has excellent games available.” - by Danielle (Sackville, Canada)

Stayed at this property?
Dallas, Texas, United States
263.44 km (163.7 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
260 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible
ENTIRE HOME 9 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so much space a large pool and great amenities
pool/hot tub didn't get as hot as expected but it was a nice temp
you will love the heated pool spacious common areas and the fun decor
heated pool and spa worked great for a november stay
provided by amazing amenities and a gorgeous backyard with a 9 ft deep pool with a spa
the place is well kept up and clean
house was very spacious and clean
amazing place to stay for a few days everything was clean and easy to use
extremely spacious very cozy clean and most importantly it’s in the perfect location
blake was extremely helpful and responsive this place is clean and ready
lovely home inside and out host was quick to reply to anything
you could host a wedding party here
the host was very responsive and accommodating
blake answered all of my questions before booking and after (quick responses) he was extremely helpful and nice
beautiful home and a great host
great location and felt safe when walking the neighborhood
close to downtown and easy to uber
location is good and close enough to highways to get everywhere else you need to in dfw
such a nice house and perfect location
location was great and house was very nice and comfortable
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11. Glitzy vacation rental near Colorado River

Best for: Watersports enthusiasts

Visitors of this art-deco residence will be within driving distance of Austin’s barbecue-lined Congress Avenue and Sail & Ski Yacht Club Marina. After savouring a veggie frittata at the high-gloss marble bar, visitors can kayak on the mighty Colorado River. Following their river adventures, guests can recline on velvety aquamarine armchairs while staring at the magnificent scenery. To enjoy Texas’ sunshine, visitors can sip margaritas under an umbrella while lounging on the pool’s recliners. Afterwards, they can dine under the sparkling chandelier before venturing off to sleep.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: pool with built-in loungers, hot tub, outdoor grilling and dining area, furnished balcony with TV, gourmet kitchen, multiple TVs, bathtub

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94.06 km (58.5 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
77 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the private pool and view were both breathtaking
i especially loved the large deck with the gas grill and tv
they’ve actually upgraded the upstairs couch and put it a super comfortable sleeper sofa
amazing modern home everything from high speed internet to automated pool controls and bluetooth speakers everywhere
the pool and adjacent grill area are very nice
this place was great very clean and beautiful
great house beautifully designed very clean
the house was spotless upon arrival and turnkey was very responsive to any questions
extremely neat clean and the decor throughout the home is amazing
the house was perfect and the hosts were so responsive and helpful
turnkey rentals is very responsive to questions/concerns and provides a hotel like experience to your stay
great location for a quiet getaway
beautiful space and location they have thought of everything
amazing place for a family getaway
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12. Luxuriously furnished oasis, Lubbock

Best for: Medium-sized families with kids

Lone Star State visitors will find themselves in the birthplace of Lubbock’s Rock ‘N Roll legend, Buddy Holly. While staying at this three-bedroom, two-bath rental, they can dine in the open-concept kitchen or dining room. For relaxing evenings, they can unwind with loved ones on sofas under cathedral ceilings. To escape Texas’ summer weather, children can splash in the pool or rock the afternoon away on the veranda. Each evening, guests can play video games on wicker couches, stargaze beside the fire pit, or take soothing spa baths.

Luxury amenities to indulge in: cathedral ceilings, outdoor pool, plush furnishings, fireplace, poolside lounging area, fire pit, jetted tub, cornhole, multiple TVs

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
420.84 km (261.5 mi) from Colorado Bend State Park
55 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the grill was perfect too the beds were very comfortable and furnishings were great
the pool patio and firepit are wonderful and private
great pool and backyard better then the pictures on the website
the house was super clean
the property is nice clean and fully furnished/decorated
the pool and outside area are great the house is well equipped and very clean
awesome place prolly best place in town to stay and very clean
lovely home pool was amazing and clean response was great was located near everything malls food and stores
amazing home with amazing host
what an awesome place and a great host
yes it’s very beautiful and leah was a great host who offered us a lot of exceptions
the property was everything we expected and more awesome host communication as well
leah was a wonderful host and communication couldn’t have been better
it's a great place to relax and i would definitely stay here again
the place had all positive reviews so we obviously gave it a try
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Discover more of Texas

While staying in the best Airbnb with a private pool in Texas, visitors will experience exceptional blue skies and sunshine. They can spend lazy days shopping at open-air plazas, wine tastings, and driving by pastureland. Besides sighting small deer and longhorn cattle, visitors can float past San Antonio Riverwalk’s rainbow umbrellas. To make your dream vacation come to life, skip the usual hotels and resorts just this time and opt for the above-mentioned villas with pools in the Lone Star State.

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Celeste is a writer based in British Columbia with a profound passion for travel and the exploration of new destinations. Her adventurous spirit leads her to engage in exciting activities during...Read more

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