Top 16 Airbnb And Vacation Rentals In Austin, USA - Updated 2021

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Choose from some of the best Airbnb and Vacation Rentals in Austin USA to stay in during your trip.

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 accommodations and vacation rentals around town:

1. Casa Cartel (from USD 1029)

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 Pool
Austin, Texas, United States
84 reviews
Entire villa 9 Beds 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
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
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and beautiful
the decor is unbelievable and everything was clean
Host:
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
Location:
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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2. Downtown Austin Texas Condo (from USD 107)

Downtown Austin Texas Condo
Source: Airbnb

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 Condo
Austin, Texas, United States
802 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable easy checkin and quick responsiveness via the air bnb app
the space is the perfect size for two girls the bed is comfortable
also the a/c pumps which is perfect in the summer
it was clean and the a/c cools the entire condo in minutes
kristen’s apartments are clean come with great amenities and stylish
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable
it is clean and cozy
it was spotlessly clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortable
the reviews said this place was super clean but the reality is that its not
very nice apartment was exactly as expected everything was clean and the whole experience was very smooth
Host:
kristen is a great host
she is responsive and helpful
kristen as a host was very friendly and responsive to questions
kristen was a great host and offered super tips to help us enjoy our stay
kristen was extremely helpful and a wonderful host
Location:
good location close to campus
great location easy walk to events downtown
love the location - walk to everything
great location and stylish space
the location is great within walking distance to downtown
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3. Music capital's comfy studio suite (64 USD)

Music Capital's Comfy Studio Suite
Source: Airbnb

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

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 261 reviews)

4. Spacious sunny garden oasis (from USD 70)

Spacious Sunny Garden Oasis
Source: Airbnb

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 Jacuzzi.

Spacious Sunny Garden Oasis
Austin, Texas, United States
190 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciate the warm bed relaxing decor good coffee and hot shower
the backyard complete with a pool treehouse and reading area were among our favorite amenities
i swam in the pool and sat by the pool with a good wifi connection
the room is spacious and beautiful and having a hot tub to yourself is pure heaven
the room we stayed in was beautifully decorated and had a lot of natural light
Cleanliness:
the jacuzzi was clean and relaxing
barbara's place was very clean and comfortable
the room was clean and spacious
room was spacious very clean and well equipped
the place was super clean and had everything we needed
Host:
host was great
barbara was a wonderful host
barbara was a wonderful host
barbara is a wonderful host
our host barbara made us feel most welcome
Location:
great location and beautiful room
in great location for austin sites
the location was great for us since it was close to our son whom we were visiting
she is centrally located in austin and we felt like we were close to everything
the location was great a quiet/safe neighborhood where downtown is easily accessible by bus train or uber/lyft
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5. Open, airy and tiny house (from USD 60)

Open, Airy and Tiny House
Source: Airbnb

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.

Open, Airy Tiny House-Central & UT!
Austin, Texas, United States
495 reviews
Tiny house 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place itself was cozy and had great amenities
the tiny house is great very cozy and the ac is perfect for the space
the temperature was also easy to regulate; quick to warm and cool with heater ac and windows provided
the house was comfortable and had everything we needed
some 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 comfortable
the tiny house was extremely clean and efficient
the house was cute clean and cozy
great unique stay in austin great communication easy check-in & clean
super cute and clean perfect for 1-2 people
Host:
the host was very accommodating and kind
she was extremely accommodating and a great communicator
had everything we wanted and the host is very responsive
trish is an outstanding host
trish was a great host
Location:
amazing unique stay in an awesome location
the neighborhood is very nice and pretty central to everything
such a cute place
it’s also in a great location that’s close to downtown
this is central austin with easy access to everything
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6. Quiet bungalow (125 USD)

Quiet Bungalow
Source: Airbnb

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

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 198 reviews)

7. Comfort within Austin city limits

Comfort Within Austin City Limits
Source: Airbnb

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.

8. Luxury carriage house (from USD 170)

Luxury Carriage House
Source: Airbnb

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.

Walk to South Congress from Your Retreat with Heated Pool
Austin, Texas, United States
656 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything worked very well- ac appliances and tv
the amenities were spot on and the bed was amazingly large and comfortable
great studio apartment right off of south congress
beautiful space and comfortable
amazing warm pool beautiful interior
Cleanliness:
super clean and well maintained
clean and perfect for two people
comfortable clean and quiet
this studio apartment was very clean and inviting
everything was very clean and check-in/out was super easy
Host:
bill was a great host
host was responsive and hospitable
bill was a great host - responded quickly to all questions
thoroughly enjoyed staying there and bill was a great host
this place is great and bill is a wonderful host
Location:
close to great locations
location is perfect - walking distance to s congress
great place in a good location
it is close to great restaurants and stores on congress
great apartment in a great location
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9. The Hotel Granduca Austin

Hotel Granduca Austin
Source: Booking.com

If you are looking to splurge, the 5 Star Granduca Austin Hotel is the perfect choice. The rooms embody a classy elegance, with all the amenities you would ever want at your beck and call. Visconti Ristorante serving up traditional Italian fare can be found in the hotel, but if you are up for some local cuisine, downtown Austin is just 15-20 minutes drive away. The air-conditioned room comes with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV to entertain yourself when you are not playing billiards, taking a dip in the pool or strolling through the outdoor courtyard.

10. Guild University Park apartment

Guild University Park
Source: Booking.com

This spacious deluxe apartment comes highly rated and comes fully furnished. With a comfortable extra-large double bed, colorful paraphernalia hanging on the walls, it will feel just like home. It even comes with a hot tub for you to soak your fatigue away after a day spent exploring Austin. You will be able to find restaurants 5 minutes away, or arrange for a delivery right to the apartment.

11. Hyatt House Austin Arboretum

Hyatt House Austin Arboretum
Source: booking.com

Earthy tones of amber and brown exudes a homey feel to rooms in this 4 star hotel. Wake up to an excellent breakfast before heading out to explore Austin before ending the day at the bar for a nightcap. The rooms you get are spacious, with space for you to kick back and relax after checking out the Capitol Building, which can be found just 13 km ( 8 miles) away.

12. Waterfront condo on Lady Bird Lake

Waterfront Condo on Lady Bird Lake
Source: Airbnb

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 Lake
Austin, Texas, United States
274 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so maybe faster wifi or a larger tv would be nice
great place and the bed is extremely comfortable
the bed was very comfortable and the high ceilings in the bedroom are really nice
you won’t have to bring much to be comfortable
Cleanliness:
please was as advertised and clean
the condo is clean comfortable and quiet
great value great communication very clean would definitely stay again
was clean and quiet with a great pool
it was clean & had everything we needed
Host:
david was a wonderful host
david is a great host
david was an excellent host and responded to any questions i had immediately
david was a perfect host very responsive and nice
david was very helpful throughout the whole experience
Location:
perfect location for exploring downtown
great location and very comfortable
great location and very safe
great location close to downtown austin
the location of david's condo is great
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13. Backyard cottage in central Austin

Backyard Cottage in Central Austin
Source: Airbnb

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 Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
951 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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 nights
this is a wonderful comfy and cozy backyard cottage for two in a quiet residential neighborhood of austin
a generous work table will allow you to spread out and privately work in a quiet neighborhood
comfy bed great eating set up to enjoy our take out food spacious enough for our fur-baby's kennel
Cleanliness:
super clean cozy and stylish
nice clean and stylish
super cozy clean and thoughtful touches
steve's place is really stylish clean and comfortable
very clean private and great location
Host:
steve was an awesome host
steve was a great host quick to reply friendly and provided helpful suggestions
super fast responses and very friendly
steve responses really quickly and was super helpful with recommendations
plenty of kind touches
Location:
good location just a short drive from downtown
very nice spot close to everything
great location and easy to find
the location is amazing as well
nice private space in a neighborhood close to the university
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14. Guild East 6th

Guild East 6th
Source: Booking.com

From 526 USD/ 2 nights for 2 guests

Featuring a lounge area adorned with colorful posters on the wall, this centrally located studio apartment provides convenience and comfort. You can choose to walk to downtown Austin or prepare a meal in the well-stocked kitchen. It’s close proximity means the rooftop lounging area promises a great view of the city.

15. Tiny zen cabin (from USD 56)

Tiny Zen Cabin
Source: Airbnb

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 standards
Austin, Texas, United States
632 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac by the bed was nice and easy access to back gate and parking
comfortable little cottage for one person
the shower had intense water pressure which isn’t my preference but some may like that
tracy's place was quiet comfortable and well-located for anyone visiting austin for work or leisure
the bed was very comfortable the space was bright and open
Cleanliness:
great stay very clean and comfy bed feels safe
the bathroom was clean and bright
it’s super clean and cozy
the place is very clean and quiet
the cottage was clean and cozy
Host:
amazing host made the process easy
the host was accommodating to all of my requests and was easy to communicate with
a great host that makes your stay easy
tracy is a great host
tracy was a great host and communicated throughout my stay
Location:
wonderful location within walking distance to the university
and the location is great
easy check in and convenient location
great location (centrally located in a beautiful neighborhood) and overall good stay
great place close to campus and downtown
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16. HI - Austin Hostel (from USD 45)

HI-Austin Hostel
Source: Booking.com

From 31 USD/night for 1 bunk bed

Breakfast is included in this cozy hostel convenient located near local attractions, with Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park just 10 minutes drive away. Any problem can be addressed by the 24-hour reception to make your stay a comfortable one. The shared rooms are spacious, providing ample room for everyone. You can also choose to step out and enjoy the view of the lake, or just lounge on the outdoor patio. While there, why not challenge your fellow travelers to a game of table tennis in the games room or prepare meals together in the shared kitchen.

Austin awaits!

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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