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Top Airbnb And Vacation Rentals In Austin, USA - Updated 2019

Marianne
Updated May 28, 2019

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 550)

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
46 reviews
Entire villa 9 beds 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms

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2. Downtown Austin Texas Condo (80 USD)

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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

Price: 80 USD

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 478 reviews)

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3. Music capital's comfy studio suite (64 USD)

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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)

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4. Spacious sunny garden oasis (70 USD)

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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

Price: 70 USD

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 184 reviews)

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5. Open, airy and tiny house (51 USD)

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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!

Price: 51 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 208 reviews)

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6. Waterfront condo on Lady Bird Lake (100 USD)

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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

Price: 100 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 190 reviews)

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7. Tiny zen cabin (51 USD)

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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 in Heart of Austin

Price: 51 USD

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 366 reviews)

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8. Quiet bungalow (125 USD)

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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)

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9. Comfort within Austin city limits

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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.

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10. Luxury carriage house (154 USD)

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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.

Luxury Carriage House-Travis Heights

Price: 154 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 319 reviews)

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11. Backyard cottage in central Austin (85 USD)

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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

Price: 85 USD

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 538 reviews)

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12. The Hotel Granduca Austin

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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.

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13 Guild University Park apartment

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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.

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14. HI - Austin Hostel (from USD 27)

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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.


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15. Hyatt House Austin Arboretum

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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.

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16. Guild East 6th

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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.


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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!

This article was originally published on Mar 22, 2016

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