In Austin, you’ll get the best of nature and concrete. Lady Bird lake is a prime example - you can admire the Austin skyline from across the gorgeous blue river. Brush up on your American history at the State Capitol and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library or sink your teeth into exquisite eats down in the SoCo district. Alternatively, recluse away from the city and marvel at the view at Barton Springs Pool. Take a stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park. Austin is one of America’s fastest-growing cities and should be your next holiday destination. Here are some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Austin, Texas.
1. Spacious apartment with a rooftop pool (from USD 502)
Perfectly located a few minutes from diverse restaurants, venues, and local attractions, this unit is perfect for those looking to explore the vibrant city of Austin. When you want to unwind with views of the city, take a dip at the rooftop pool, or bask in the Texan sun in the rooftop’s seating area.
This spacious apartment can host up to six guests with its two bedrooms and two baths. Whether you’re cooking for one or for the whole family, the fully equipped kitchen is there for you to whip up delicious meals. There are no dull moments here as the unit has three TVs and fast WiFi to keep everyone entertained. Laundry facilities, air conditioning, and fresh linens are also provided to ensure a comfortable stay.
Rental unit in Austin · ★4.94 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 bathsAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:views were breathtaking at nights from all rooms an balconythe beds were very comfortable and the views of downtown austin were amazingbeds were so comfortable even the pull out was awesome for my teenagerthe view was really nice and the apartment was really cleanRead more reviews
Cleanliness:the resort was very clean and modern
2. Ramp House (from USD 768)
Named after the home’s indoor ramps made of ipe wood, this space invites you to experience the unique and thoughtfully designed rooms at a slow pace. The sleek glass and aluminum build, modern furnishing, and whimsical details will impress architecture and interior design enthusiasts alike.
Despite its design, all your creature comforts will be met during your stay. The house features three bedrooms with roomy beds and fine Italian linens. The modern bathrooms are equipped with organic bath essentials, perfect for a rejuvenating wash. A large TV and WiFi are also provided. If you’re interested in exploring the city, many cafes, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance.
Home in Austin · ★4.96 · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2.5 bathsAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:also the mattress in both bedrooms may be the most comfortable i have ever slept onmodern and artistic furnishings yet also very comfortableit's also got the most comfortable beds excellent kitchen with modern appliances and a lovely rooftop decki loved the bathroom vanities the thought put into how the materials intersect
Cleanliness:everything was clean and well stockedit is unique and eccentric in design the vibe is clean modern and exclusiveclean great location and awesome finishes inside the homegreat stay clean and iconic house with great hosts
Host:the hosts are kind and very attentivethe host was nice and professional like alwaysand elizabeth and amnon were responsive hostsmany thanks to the hostincredible architectural home host manager was friendly and very informativeRead more reviews
Location:the location is greatstylish comfortable and a great locationbright open and a great locationincredible home in a perfect location the type of place you want to spend time inthe location is convenient to fun areas of austin and some delicious food
3. East Austin Tree House (from USD 256)
For a cozy weekend getaway, consider staying at this charming guesthouse surrounded by trees in the heart of East Austin. This beautifully designed unit includes a full kitchen, modern bathroom, and compact bedroom. The living room is equipped with a comfy couch and a smart TV. WiFi is available throughout the property.
You can also enjoy the fresh air and serene surroundings on your private patio. For those traveling by car, there is free parking on the premises. However, you can just as easily explore the area on foot, as the property is within walking distance of neighborhood cafes, bars, and food trucks.
Guesthouse in Austin · ★5.0 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bathAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:this apt was pristine with a beautiful layout and furnishingsblutooth audio devices to connect to smart tvbluetooth speaker and framed tv that doubles for wall art are also nice toucheswas lucky enough to book gretchen and john's stylish and cozy airbnbbed is incredibly comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean when we got thereamazingly stylish and clean homesuper stylish and very clean and comfortablesuper clean and cozy space would recommend to anyoneit’s very clean and well thought out
Host:gretchen & john were wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to make me feel at homethe hosts were extremely helpful and communicativethe hosts were warm friendly and helpfuljohn and gretchen were on top of everything and such great hostsgretchen and john have been amazing hosts they are super communicative and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:super cute place with convenient parkingthe neighborhood is very safe and close to lots of amazing restaurants and barsthe location is great - a few blocks from boggy creek and 1very close to all the fun bars and restaurants on rainey stlovely place great location good check-in experience
4. Downtown Austin Texas Condo
Nestled in a quiet downtown neighbourhood, this Downtown Austin Texas Condo showcases bamboo floorings, wooden furniture and quirky decorations that give the unit a very rustic and cozy feel. The 500 square feet space is within walking distance to several notable sites, including the Capitol, Erwin Center and Downtown. You won’t want to leave this cozy and comfortable unit.
Downtown Austin Texas CondoAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:comfortable easy checkin and quick responsiveness via the air bnb appthe space is the perfect size for two girls the bed is comfortablealso the a/c pumps which is perfect in the summerit was clean and the a/c cools the entire condo in minuteskristen’s apartments are clean come with great amenities and stylish
Cleanliness:clean and comfortableit is clean and cozyit was spotlessly clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortablethe reviews said this place was super clean but the reality is that its notvery nice apartment was exactly as expected everything was clean and the whole experience was very smooth
Host:kristen is a great hostshe is responsive and helpfulkristen as a host was very friendly and responsive to questionskristen was a great host and offered super tips to help us enjoy our staykristen was extremely helpful and a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:good location close to campusgreat location easy walk to events downtownlove the location - walk to everythinggreat location and stylish spacethe location is great within walking distance to downtown
5. Music capital's comfy studio suite (64 USD)
A home away from home, this snug studio is an airy and bright space ideal for couples or a couple of friends. The space is full of interesting and contemporary detail, including several multicoloured paintings that adorn the walls and small figurines that add to the charm of the suite. The apartment also has its own kitchen, double bed and bathroom. However, if you feel like eating out instead, your neighbourhood has several excellent restaurants while downtown is just a 15-20 minute drive away.
Music Capital's Comfy Studio Suite
Price: 64 USD
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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 261 reviews)
6. Open, airy and tiny house (from USD 139)
Fancy somewhere more private and cozy instead? Try this 8’ by 17’ (2.4m by 5.2m) home that very much resembles a log cabin. You’ll be able to enjoy the loft bed, shower and kitchen. With the basic amenities of a regular accommodation, this open, airy and tiny house is the perfect setting for you to cozy up to your loved one. Moreover, the space is a short drive to Downtown and the freeway (MoPac). Do note that tall guests may feel slightly inconvenienced when using the shower.
Tiny home in Austin · ★4.94 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the place itself was cozy and had great amenitiesthe tiny house is great very cozy and the ac is perfect for the spacethe temperature was also easy to regulate; quick to warm and cool with heater ac and windows providedthe house was comfortable and had everything we neededsome spots are tight if you're over 6 foot but the living areas and bed is huge
Cleanliness:trish’s place is super clean and comfortablethe tiny house was extremely clean and efficientthe house was cute clean and cozygreat unique stay in austin great communication easy check-in & cleansuper cute and clean perfect for 1-2 people
Host:the host was very accommodating and kindshe was extremely accommodating and a great communicatorhad everything we wanted and the host is very responsivetrish is an outstanding hosttrish was a great hostRead more reviews
Location:amazing unique stay in an awesome locationthe neighborhood is very nice and pretty central to everythingsuch a cute placeit’s also in a great location that’s close to downtownthis is central austin with easy access to everything
7. Quiet bungalow (125 USD)
This gorgeous multicoloured bungalow comprises of a bedroom, kitchen, living area and a lush garden with a garden shed to boot. You’ll love the character of this comfortable house and the eclectic atmosphere of the neighbourhood. East Cesar Chavez, which comprises of several restaurants, bistros and small shops, is a friendly mix of families and creative professionals. You’ll also be close to the Lady Bird Lake hike-and-bike trail and downtown.
Quiet Bungalow- short walk downtown
Price: 125 USD
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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 198 reviews)
8. Comfort within Austin city limits
78 USD/night, 10 USD/night per person after 2 guests (excludes 20 USD cleaning fee)
Interesting wall pieces, dark wooden tones and personal nifty additions give this apartment a home-away-from-home feel. With its kitchen, bedroom and living room, this comfortable apartment accommodates up to 3 guests and comes with fantastic amenities like the gym and fitness center. What’s more, your North Austin neighbourhood features tons of famous retail establishments, exquisite restaurants and extensive grocery stores.
9. Luxury carriage house (from USD 184)
With its brand new furnishings, bold splashes of colour and excellent amenities, this luxury carriage house is comparable to that of a hotel. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, impeccably clean bedroom and intriguing house décor akin to those in a museum. Be warmly welcomed with fresh cut flowers, refreshing drinks to quench your thirst and a fully stocked fridge. You’ll also be at a walking distance from all the shopping and gastronomical delights at South Congress.
Home in Austin · ★4.97 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:everything worked very well- ac appliances and tvthe amenities were spot on and the bed was amazingly large and comfortablegreat studio apartment right off of south congressbeautiful space and comfortableamazing warm pool beautiful interior
Cleanliness:super clean and well maintainedclean and perfect for two peoplecomfortable clean and quietthis studio apartment was very clean and invitingeverything was very clean and check-in/out was super easy
Host:bill was a great hosthost was responsive and hospitablebill was a great host - responded quickly to all questionsthoroughly enjoyed staying there and bill was a great hostthis place is great and bill is a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:close to great locationslocation is perfect - walking distance to s congressgreat place in a good locationit is close to great restaurants and stores on congressgreat apartment in a great location
10. Spacious sunny garden oasis (from USD 109)
This inviting house is an explosion of colour and character. Folk art and Mexican tiles are just some of the many fascinating décor around the house. Each room has its own flavour, but all of them are interesting and pleasing to the eye. Your private room, located at the far end of the house, allows you to get lots of peace and quiet. However, you’ll be sharing the kitchen and living room with your host and other guests. You can even go for a swim in a large pool lined with lush greenery or take a dip in the hot tub.
Home in Austin · ★4.94 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 private bathAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we appreciate the warm bed relaxing decor good coffee and hot showerthe backyard complete with a pool treehouse and reading area were among our favorite amenitiesi swam in the pool and sat by the pool with a good wifi connectionthe room is spacious and beautiful and having a hot tub to yourself is pure heaventhe room we stayed in was beautifully decorated and had a lot of natural light
Cleanliness:the jacuzzi was clean and relaxingbarbara's place was very clean and comfortablethe room was clean and spaciousroom was spacious very clean and well equippedthe place was super clean and had everything we needed
Host:host was greatbarbara was a wonderful hostbarbara was a wonderful hostbarbara is a wonderful hostour host barbara made us feel most welcomeRead more reviews
Location:great location and beautiful roomin great location for austin sitesthe location was great for us since it was close to our son whom we were visitingshe is centrally located in austin and we felt like we were close to everythingthe location was great a quiet/safe neighborhood where downtown is easily accessible by bus train or uber/lyft
11. Waterfront condo on Lady Bird Lake
A private pool, private lakeside dock and access to the new boardwalk trail are just some of the benefits this waterfront condominium can offer. It’s not often that you’ll get to see the lake from your window too. The unit comprises of a double bed, sofa bed (for the third guest), bathroom, kitchen and patio. Restaurants, grocery stores and live music are all just a short walk away. Do note that rates differ during peak seasons.
South Shore Condo on Lady Bird LakeAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:so maybe faster wifi or a larger tv would be nicegreat place and the bed is extremely comfortablethe bed was very comfortable and the high ceilings in the bedroom are really niceyou won’t have to bring much to be comfortable
Cleanliness:please was as advertised and cleanthe condo is clean comfortable and quietgreat value great communication very clean would definitely stay againwas clean and quiet with a great poolit was clean & had everything we needed
Host:david was a wonderful hostdavid is a great hostdavid was an excellent host and responded to any questions i had immediatelydavid was a perfect host very responsive and nicedavid was very helpful throughout the whole experienceRead more reviews
Location:perfect location for exploring downtowngreat location and very comfortablegreat location and very safegreat location close to downtown austinthe location of david's condo is great
12. Backyard cottage in central Austin
This backyard cottage looks like it came straight out of a postcard. The footpath leads up to this bright and charming cottage surrounded by leafy green trees. Moreover, the interior boasts a living room area, study desk, kitchenette and double bed, all complete with wood furnishings. Downtown Austin, University of Texas at Austin and the metro are all within walking distance of your private cottage.
Backyard Cottage in Central AustinAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:comfortable bed and modern amenities with a touch of austin kitsch:) lots of natural light and the ac/heater worked well during the mild nightsthis is a wonderful comfy and cozy backyard cottage for two in a quiet residential neighborhood of austina generous work table will allow you to spread out and privately work in a quiet neighborhoodcomfy bed great eating set up to enjoy our take out food spacious enough for our fur-baby's kennel
Cleanliness:super clean cozy and stylishnice clean and stylishsuper cozy clean and thoughtful touchessteve's place is really stylish clean and comfortablevery clean private and great location
Host:steve was an awesome hoststeve was a great host quick to reply friendly and provided helpful suggestionssuper fast responses and very friendlysteve responses really quickly and was super helpful with recommendationsplenty of kind touchesRead more reviews
Location:good location just a short drive from downtownvery nice spot close to everythinggreat location and easy to findthe location is amazing as wellnice private space in a neighborhood close to the university
13. Casa Cartel
Ideal for families with children, this boutique property offers everything required for a restful holiday – including a living room made cosy by a stone fireplace, outdoor pool and a spacious garden. Inside, the design is effortlessly stylish with bespoke furnishings and decorative pieces crafted in Mexico; the walls covered in pretty murals, alongside mesmerising chandeliers, gilded mirrors and geometric Mexican tiles - all provide splashes of vibrant colour against a white-washed backdrop. There are a total of five bedrooms and three bathrooms in Casa Cartel and this largest villa in East Austin is able to accommodate up to sixteen guests. Each of the uniquely decorated bedrooms lacks nothing by way of comforts and amenities. Mostly done out in a Bohemian style, you can expect bespoken furnishings, plush beds made up with fine white lines and handcrafted mattress toppers, all ensure sweet slumber.
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Historic Casa Cartel - Austin Villa with Courtyard PoolAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:the courtyard/pool area is awesome as wellcomfortable beds great linensthe beds were so comfortableincredibly spacious yet surprisingly cozy
Cleanliness:the house was clean and beautifulthe decor is unbelievable and everything was clean
Host:thank you to our great hosts who quickly responded with any last minute questionsames and camille were amazing hosts available at all times to answer any questions that i hadthe most incredible house and the host was so wonderfulthe house is incredible and everyone was super helpful throughout the weekend to make sure our visit was perfectthe host went over the top to accommodate our needs the space is stylish and sexyRead more reviews
Location:casa cartel was the perfect place to celebrate my father's 90th birthdaythe house is gorgeous the location is super convenient & we had an amazing stay would highly recommendcant recommend it enough and perfect location you wont regret staying herethis place is beyond amazingif you have the opportunity to book casa cartel do not hesitate - this place is unreal
14. Luxury studio close to downtown
This modern apartment offers facilities that you would expect from a 5-star hotel. You can start your morning with a swim at the resort-style pool, or sneak in a workout at the fitness center. If you need to wind down and stretch, check out the on-site pilates studio.
With its fast WiFi and comfy office chair, this stylish studio is also great for remote work. When you’re done working, watch a movie on the smart TV, or cook your favorite dinner in the fully equipped kitchen. Then, head out to the rooftop to end your day with amazing views of downtown Austin.
Luxe Extended Stays, 5-star Amenities , Resort Style Pool, Stunning Rooftop Patio, Sunset Views W/ Cycle Studio, Full Gym, Fast WiFi, 7 Min To Downtown, 5 Min To AirportAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:loved the city view from the apartment day and night enjoyed the staythe studio layout and arrangement of the furniture felt comfortable and intimate
Cleanliness:the unit was extremely clean and just as picturedapt was as described and exceptionally cleanwonderful stay very easy to find clean safe and comfortablesuper clean comfortable easy to find/parkgreat studio in austin very clean and the host was great at communicating
Host:the hosts were very responsive and helpfuljoe was a great host who left clear instructionsour host was quickly responding to any questions we had which was very helpfulgreat place hosts were very communicative and helpfulvery responsive definitely a great rental for great priceRead more reviews
Location:the location was greatabout ten minutes from downtown so pretty good location for the priceeasy and relaxing stay so close to everything we needed the bed was also very comfortableclose to everything and as a single female i felt very safean overall great place to stay
15. Modern hotel-style apartment
Offering hotel-style amenities and comfort, this serviced apartment ensures that guests will have a comfortable place to rest. Located right on Rainey Street, this property keeps you close to the city’s restaurants and attractions. For a different perspective of the city, you can head to the rooftop terrace for stunning views of downtown Austin.
After a day of exploring, take a refreshing shower in the unit’s modern bathroom fitted with upscale bath amenities and essentials. Wind down and watch your favorite movie on the smart TV or update your loved ones through the fast WiFi. Then, get a full night’s rest on the spacious king bed and recharge for another great day.
Locale | Hotel-style 1BR apartment on Rainey StAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:minimalistic design with great amenities (cuvée coffee) full kitchen and rooftop outdoor poolthe building has all the amenities including a lovely rooftop poolit is seriously one of the best rooftop pools in austinthis was a great option for a longer stay - amenities of an apartment and a hotel
Cleanliness:the unit itself was big clean comfortableclean and convenient place to stay for sxsw loved itapartment was clean and location worked for our wfh visit to austinmy room was spacious clean and i had everything i needed already in the apartmentideally located clean quiet and comfortable
Host:locale was super responsivelocale was gracious communicate and responsivetrent was very helpful with the processexcellent communication available 24/7 very helpful with specific check-in and parking directionsRead more reviews
Location:excellent location for rainey streetclose proximity to freeway access and other points of interestgreat place in an awesome locationbeautiful location was everything as wellthis apartment is excellently located and super stylish
16. Tiny zen cabin
Be relaxed by this cabin’s soothing green walls, calligraphy scrolls and cherry blossom carpets after a long day of exploring Austin. At just 180 square feet, this comfy accommodation for one consists of a twin bed, full bathroom and it is next to an extensive garden. Located just 10 minutes north of UT (University of Texas at Austin), this cabin is situated near many restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores in Hyde Park. You’d probably have achieved inner peace by the end of your holiday.
Tiny Zen Cabin : Sanitized to CDC standardsAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:ac by the bed was nice and easy access to back gate and parkingcomfortable little cottage for one personthe shower had intense water pressure which isn’t my preference but some may like thattracy's place was quiet comfortable and well-located for anyone visiting austin for work or leisurethe bed was very comfortable the space was bright and open
Cleanliness:great stay very clean and comfy bed feels safethe bathroom was clean and brightit’s super clean and cozythe place is very clean and quietthe cottage was clean and cozy
Host:amazing host made the process easythe host was accommodating to all of my requests and was easy to communicate witha great host that makes your stay easytracy is a great hosttracy was a great host and communicated throughout my stayRead more reviews
Location:wonderful location within walking distance to the universityand the location is greateasy check in and convenient locationgreat location (centrally located in a beautiful neighborhood) and overall good staygreat place close to campus and downtown
The Live Music Capitol of the World beckons. Do note that requests for bookings come in large volumes during peak seasons (SXSW, anyone?) and thus rates may change accordingly. Thus, it is essential that you book your accommodation in advance for an enjoyable holiday. Amazing Austin awaits!
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