Top 5 Luxury Rentals In Austin, Texas

luxury vacation rentals in austin tx

Austin has come to be known as a travel destination that offers both beautiful natural attractions and old-time fun, and with good reason. Among its most popular tourist draws are the Hamilton Pool (a swimming hole and waterfall rolled into one), Barton Springs Pool (a year-round natural swimming pool), Longhorn Caverns, and Lady Bird Lake. The city also continues to feature dance halls, where people can drop by to watch or even join groups dancing the two-step. Austin is also home to Allens Boots, which displays over 4,000 cowboy-related memorabilia. The combination of these elements, help to create an imagery of Austin being an earthy city. Nonetheless, there are enough luxurious homes in the area to give it a glamorous touch, and some are even up for rent. Take a look at these top luxury rentals in Austin, Texas.

1. Lovely loft with an amazing skyline view (from USD 109)

This loft apartment is roomy enough to accommodate up to two people, and its vaulted ceiling makes the place look even more spacious. The wooden furnishings help create an aura of elegance. The rental comes with a kitchenette and a balcony where guests can relax and enjoy the views. This property is located just a few steps away from local attractions such as Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, and Lady Bird Lake. Hiking trails are close by as well, as is the local market.

Amazing Skyline View, Walk to Barton Springs, Close to Everything, Free Parking!
21 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Also the AC was a window unit
quiet and comfortable Great view of the downtown skyline
Loft is comfy and has everything you need Plus great to gave little mart next door
The view of Austin was great especially at night
Loft is not modern but has everything you need for your stay
Host was helpful and communicated well
The owner is super helpful with tips about the area and very pleasant to work with I would definitely go back
Lee was really great about contacting us and having the place ready when we arrived
so had to run next door to the market to get some quickly
Lee is a great host
Loved staying in this great city view condo located walking distance to Barton Creek trails restaurants and even a market
Very cozy place close to downtown nice neighborhood the loft is
Zilker Park restaurants and kayaking/paddle boarding on the the river
We cooked breakfast every morning and ate out at some nearby wonderful restaurants each evening Good location for exploring Austin and vicinity
It's well situated for a walk or quick ride share to the parts of the city
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2. Immaculate casita close to the downtown (from USD 218)

This quiet and peaceful home serves as a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, which is just a few steps away from the property. It even comes with an outdoor patio to help further create the vibe that this is an oasis of calm. Large enough to accommodate up to four people, this property comes fully furnished to match guests’ needs. A full and spacious kitchen, laundry facilities, and a walk-in closet are just some of the features of the casita.

Luxury Two-Story Guesthouse - Steps From Downtown And SOCO
88 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it felt like visiting old friends
comfy and cozy house bed towels and even toiletries hair dryers and a curling iron
When I was having difficulty getting the TV to play cable channels (my fault for I pushed the wrong button)
Really was one of the nicest accommodations we have stayed
so we had plenty of room/bedding for him
The owners were lovely and helpful
The casita was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay
Jennifer was so responsive and so welcoming
Jeremy and Jennifer were very friendly responsive and accommodating owners
They were gracious enough to let us check in early were quick to respond and their hospitality was top notch
nice Location was good and hosts were nice
the accomadations beautiful and the hosts gracious
The location was close to some great restaurants and bars and only a few minutes away from downtown Austin
a variety of restaurants and is minutes from downtown
The casita was within walking distance to downtown 1st Street shopping and restaurants and South Congress
Perfect for couple close to lots of fun
The house is adorable Comfy bed sofa and kitchen area Completely quiet but within walking distance to plenty of fun places to eat
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3. Private garden home close to restaurants and nature trails (from USD 225)

This beautiful and private home is a great place to set up a base, whether you’re a fan of Austin’s natural or commercial attractions, being located close to the city’s restaurants and nature trails. The second floor of the house will make you feel as though you’re in the wilderness, as you can catch sight of the treetops from there. Meanwhile, the bus stop is close by to take travelers to the downtown area. A fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, await guests here.

Walk to famed Barton Springs Pool! Romantic, secluded, king bed, treetop deck.
193 reviews  Wifi Available
guest house 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious shower and great bed and bedding
the bed is so very comfortable
she thought of everything you need to have a very comfortable stay
Lovely little one bedroom apartment upstairs in the oak trees
A new curated apartment that is about the size of a small hotel suite
the place is updated clean
Great experience Kay greeted us and made sure she answered any questions
Kay went over and above to make us feel welcome
The host Kay was great Check in
The property is so nice and located so close to all things
Austin Kay is super to work with Simply the best
just two minutes from Zilker Park
The location is fantastic Walking distance to great restaurants bars and live music venues Loved it
We were not disappointed great location within walking distance to several spots on South Lamar and practically beside Zilker park
The property is worth the price in 5 min you can get just about anywhere
My daughter and I stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed the place the neighborhood and the convenience
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4. Cozy apartment for two (from USD 295)

This home, which fits two people, is located in a residential area close to Lady Bird Lake. The property is designed not just with style but the water, air conditioning, and heating systems were all carefully selected with efficiency in mind. What’s more, it comes fully furnished for guests’ comfort, being equipped with a full kitchen, cable TV, and even free toiletries and use of linens and towels. Guests also have access to a swimming pool, a business center, and a fitness club.

Best View of Fireworks from your Private Balcony or the Pool Deck!! Book Now for the 4th!!!
Austin , TX, US
2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

5. Casa Cartel

Boutique, stylish and unmistakably Mexican, the largest villa in East Austin can accommodate up to 16 people in 5 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. Inside, everything is oozing opulent taste; soaring ceilings, gilded mirrors, handsome Mexican tiles, and walls covered with eye-catching murals. Its interior colours are bold and bright, ranging from hot pinks to royal blue to golden yellow. Flip a light switch, a vast crystal chandelier blazes overhead. The uniquely decorated bedrooms lack nothing by way of comforts and amenities. Mostly done up in Bohemian style, you can expect bespoke furnishings, plush beds made up with fine white linens and handcrafted mattress toppers, all ensuring sweet slumber. Bathrooms are luxurious and feature polished stone, marble sinks, egg-shaped baths as well as little extras that make stays more comfortable: fresh flowers, sweet-scented bath products and soft white bathrobes.

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Historic Casa Cartel - Austin Villa with Courtyard Pool
Austin, Texas, United States
111 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 9 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the courtyard/pool area is awesome as well
comfortable beds great linens
the beds were so comfortable
incredibly spacious yet surprisingly cozy
the house was clean and beautiful
the decor is unbelievable and everything was clean
thank you to our great hosts who quickly responded with any last minute questions
ames and camille were amazing hosts available at all times to answer any questions that i had
the most incredible house and the host was so wonderful
the house is incredible and everyone was super helpful throughout the weekend to make sure our visit was perfect
the host went over the top to accommodate our needs the space is stylish and sexy
casa cartel was the perfect place to celebrate my father's 90th birthday
the house is gorgeous the location is super convenient & we had an amazing stay would highly recommend
cant recommend it enough and perfect location you wont regret staying here
this place is beyond amazing
if you have the opportunity to book casa cartel do not hesitate - this place is unreal
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Austin-tatious homes

Over the years, Austin has built for itself its image as a down-to-earth city. While the residents have certainly embraced this, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ve become focused solely on practicality. As this list shows, it is possible to build homes that are as practical and useful as they are beautiful and elegant. Book one of these vacation rentals and enjoy your holiday here.

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