10 Best Vacation Rentals In Texas, USA

Melanie
Melanie 
Updated

As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas, and its attractions show that the state pulls out all the stops for its visitors. Topping the list is The Alamo, the most visited historical site in the state. Big Bend National Park, Padre Island National Seashore, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are must-visits for nature lovers. Want to cool off? Take a dip at the Hamilton Pool Reserve, considered one of the best places to swim in Texas. If you prefer to go on an urban adventure, you can explore the shops and restaurants lining the San Antonio River Walk. These barely scratch the surface of what you can find in the state, so give yourself time to explore the best of what it has to offer by staying at one of the best vacation rentals in Texas, USA.

1. Large home with treehouse vibe, Austin (from USD 850)

Spacious areas, fantastic furnishings, great location - you name it, this property has it. This five-bedroom home that sleeps ten has been designed to make you feel like you’re staying in a treehouse. Despite its nature-centric design, it comes equipped with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and a full kitchen.

From here, guests can go on a short walk to Barton Springs Municipal Pool, as well as restaurants, bars, and sites for entertainment.

Glass Treehouse! SWIM (3-Acre fresh water POOL), SUP, FLOAT, KAYAK, HIKE HERE!
326 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furniture was comfortable and well maintained
property was very comfortable with open concept kitchen/living room -- and large outdoor deck area
we loved our stay the house is spacious and cozy with a beautiful view
Cleanliness:
loved the house perfect location to everything very clean great decor and owner was great to communicate with
Host:
otherwise lisa was a wonderful and communicative host
lisa the owner was incredibly responsive and very non-intrusively checked in with us all the time
gorgeous design so much room perfect location wonderful host…can’t recommend this place enough and plan to be back
Location:
so close to the city yet so calm and peaceful
we enjoyed the great location and the house is super cozy
and it’s close to a ton of great restaurants and bar
terrific house in perfect austin location
swam every day in the wonderful barton springs and went for long walks on the river trail
Read more reviews

2. Beachfront home for 10, Crystal Beach (from USD 367)

This home provides you with fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico from its three decks, along with direct access to it. What’s more, you can enjoy having a barbecue outside while you take in the relaxing sight of the waters. Traveling with kids? Games and books are provided for their entertainment, while baby gates are installed for their safety.

The three-bedroom property is spacious enough to accommodate as many as ten people. One dog can also be brought to the property.

Stunning View! Beachfront! Gourment Kitchen Pets OK-Pelican Bay
364 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture and beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the property was clean and sufficient
great location very clean great communication with property owner
pet friendly yet home is clean and pet odorless
Host:
communication with the owner was excellent
the house has everything to make your stay amazing well thought out by the owner
margene is very responsive and helpful thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home
Location:
the location was perfect for our family
our overall stay is amazing location is perfect importantly the house is clean
Read more reviews

3. Rustic guesthouse with hot tub, Alpine (from USD 105)

This newly constructed property was designed to give guests a taste of the west. The rustic guesthouse allows you to experience a rural vibe while still giving you access to the downtown area where you can go shopping and sightseeing. The highlight of this rental is its hot tub, which you can sink into as you enjoy views of the night sky. You can also have a barbecue or sit around the fire pit while you stargaze.

This pet-friendly home can accommodate up to two people and their fur babies with the host’s permission.

Rustic Western Experience With Hot Tub For Stargazing - No Extra Fees
320 reviews  Wifi Available
bungalow 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was great
we enjoyed the comfortable furnishings and luxurious touches everywhere
the bed was super comfortable and it was a quick easy drive into alpine or ft davis
the apt is nicely soundproofed so you don't need to worry about being woken by any animal sounds
the rental had everything we needed for a comfortable convenient stay
Cleanliness:
beautiful property and very clean we had a great time
the property is well kept and clean
great guest house clean and has everything you need
the space was cozy and clean
the place was clean welcoming and incredibly scenic
Host:
host was very helpful
the owners were very kind and helpful
the property managers are friendly and available to address any questions or concerns you have
the host was kind and helpful and the fresh eggs were great for breakfast
hosts were so friendly welcoming and helpful loved it
Location:
it is so close to town and several great restaurants and grocery stores
great stay in a quiet location just outside of alpine
this was the perfect location to explore big bend national park davis mountains and west texas
smaller than we expected but it was homey quiet and very pleasant
will recommend to friends and family as a great place to stay when in the area
Read more reviews

4. Little House on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch, Wimberley (from USD 267)

This cottage is a great choice if your goal is to unwind and relax your tired mind and body. It is located in a secluded area, allowing you to enjoy some peace and quiet. It also gives you direct access to a river where you can enjoy floating around a swimming hole. Be sure to keep an eye out for deer and hummingbirds in the area.

Among the features of the property are a fully equipped kitchen, a fire pit, and high-speed Wi-Fi for guests’ convenience.

Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
314 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathroom has an amazing shower and heat lamp
be sure and have coffee on the picnic table on the bluff over looking the river and deer
my daughter (8) loved having her own space with the twin bed
the best of both worlds everything you want and need in the kitchen
the cottage was super cozy it was me my husband our three kids (9 7 4) and our dog
Cleanliness:
house was clean and everything worked
the house was charming and clean and the property is beautiful
well appointed clean easy check-in
river just a few steps cozy clean and rustic cabin surrounded by cypress trees
the cabin is so clean and smells amazing
Host:
the property manager was helpful and friendly
definitely worth every penny the owner was so accommodating and very informative
property owner is superb with communication
the owner is great to work with and very responsive
extremely comfortable and it’s evident the owners invested in their guest’s comfort
Location:
the location on the river is awesome
excellent location on the river away from tubers and kayakers
easy access to the river and the cabin is conveniently located close to town
great location with property feeling very private and secluded all while being a short drive to the wimberley square
wimberley is such a cute town too with lots of shopping and places to eat
Read more reviews

5. The Cottage at Chapel Ridge, Waco (from USD 229)

This remodeled cottage has been brought back to life to give up to six guests a comfortable and relaxing experience. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the family-friendly property boasts an outdoor playground and pet policy so everyone can come and have fun. The common areas are also spacious enough to give the whole family a chance to relax and bond.

Outside, a grill and a fire pit are welcome for guests to use. The host also thoughtfully provides s'mores ingredients and some snacks for your campfire fun.

THE [email protected] RIDGE #1 in Waco for 5-star reviews! Ranked #6 in all of TX!
322 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i appreciated the streaming tv great internet and even thought to have access to local channels
the vrbo location (the cottage) was very well decorated and comfortable
great instructions very clean comfortable snacks and cobbler with ice cream - all made our stay enjoyable
Cleanliness:
clean and it had everything that we needed
the house was sparkly clean and exquisitely decorated
we had a great experience renting this property everything was clean and neat
the home was clean & perfect for us mommas
her home was clean and inviting
Host:
the host was wonderful
our host lori makes you feel right at home so you can enjoy your time there
the host was so nice to leave us with a welcome cake and the kids loved it
lisa is an amazing host everything was so nice and clean
lori was so attentive and friendly
Location:
the location was excellent
quiet neighborhood but only 10 minutes to magnolia market great shopping and food downtown
the house is in a quiet neighborhood and easy to get to
Read more reviews

6. The Farmhouse, Lubbock (from USD 129)

This rental is a three-bedroom home that’s just right for six people. Among its amenities are a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a fire pit to keep guests comfy and entertained.

Centrally located, the property gives you access to shops, restaurants, and the medical district in case of emergencies. Furthermore, it’s just 10 minutes away from the airport, making it a good choice to stay in if you’re planning to fly in and/or out of Lubbock.

The Farmhouse in Tech Terrrace
130 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean and great neighborhood
the house was also very clean
the place was clean and bright well decorated with a lot of cute touches
Host:
she was always helpful
the house is in great condition and the owners were responsive each time i reached out
karen was very nice and attentive
the best part however has to be the owner
i can’t say enough wonderful things about this property and host
Location:
the location is ideal just a few minutes to campus and within walking distance to restaurants & coffee
such a charming home in tech terrace it’s close to everything around texas tech area and downtown
i love the close proximity to tech and the ease to get to almost anywhere in lubbock
it's perfect - sparkling clean inviting close to everything and so cute and pleasant
we had fun playing games cooked dinner and had a walk around the neighborhood
Read more reviews

7. Luxury townhouse for six, Houston (from USD 270)

This lavish property offers both security and luxury. Located in a gated community, this stylish home comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing plenty of natural lighting in the house. It also has two balconies where you can take in views of the city skyline.

Included in the amenities of the property are a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a grill. Housekeeping services may also be availed if needed.

3 BR-2200 sq ft DOWNTOWN Luxury Gated--Adjacent to listing 2641351
120 reviews  Wifi Available
townhome 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and well stocked with water and small snacks
Host:
the owner was very helpful and prompt with responding to messages
the pictures don’t do justice to the beautiful downtown view great host quick to respond
Location:
great location and close to many attractions in houston
awesome townhome very close to downtown houston
Read more reviews

8. Two-bedroom apartment close to downtown, San Antonio (from USD 178)

Consider this rental situated close to the downtown area of the city if you’re planning to spend time in San Antonio. This two-bedroom apartment can comfortably accommodate five people. Inside, a kitchen and laundry facilities are among its amenities. Outside, it also features a private patio with a grill and a hot tub you can use exclusively during your stay.

You can request housekeeping services if needed. Also, do note that this is a non-smoking property.

Midtown Apt - 2Bed/2Bath - Private Hot tub and Patio - Close to Pearl and Dtwn
197 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
garage apt with luxury accommodations and with outdoor patio and hot tub highly recommended
this apartment fit us perfectly
the kitchen is well equipped grill and patio with hottub all lovely and in great condition
the patio and hot tub area was so cozy and welcoming
the bed was super plush and comfy along with the linens
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy
it was very clean and cosy
property was clean and quite designed well
this vrbo was very clean and cozy
super clean restrooms were incredible high tech
Host:
thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay
hosts were super accommodating
the hosts were very friendly and shared how to visit the best spots to visit
our hosts went above and beyond in making our stay pleasant
we were greeted by the property owner who was absolutely wonderful
Location:
great place close to everything
location was perfect close to pearl park and downtown
the location was great conveniently close to all the sights we wanted to visit
amazing location we didn't have to drive more than a few minutes to downtown attractions
it’s also in a great location very easy to get where you wanna go
Read more reviews

9. Centrally located home, Dallas

Planning to spend time in the downtown area of Dallas? Consider staying at this rental which puts you right in the area, close to shops, restaurants, and other urban attractions. The property is large enough for 10 people and is furnished with a kitchen, laundry facilities, and an outdoor seating area. It also comes with a travel crib and a baby gate for traveling families.

Housekeeping services are also provided here so you won’t have to worry about chores or cleaning up.

Perfect place to stay in Dallas, close to everything & everywhere.
91 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
living room space was perfect for my family and i to sit down to chat away
Cleanliness:
a very clean property
the condo was very clean and spacious
this house is very clean and very spacious
the place was spacious and very clean
easy to use the property clean
Host:
property owner/manager was exceptionally easy to speak with and access
thank you for being such a good host
the owner had cold beverages and some snacks ready for us after our long trip
hopefully the owner will address the temperature for future tenants
it was very easy to get a hold of the owner
Location:
great location in a nice downtown neighborhood
neighborhood and location was perfect
loved the location — we felt safe but close to everything in downtown dallas
the condo is in a great location
we had an amazing time at the bryan place the neighborhood was great and the location was perfect
Read more reviews

10. Remodeled cozy family home, Fort Worth

This remodeled home is a good choice for families, not only because it is roomy enough for eight people but also because it comes equipped with child-friendly amenities, including a high chair, travel crib, and toys.

The house itself has been furnished to make you feel right at home. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a grill, and laundry facilities you can use. Linens are provided by the host as well.

Great Location! Close to the new Dickies Arena and Fort Worth Cultural District
301 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a small house with lots of room and the yard was very nice and neat
Cleanliness:
house was clean and comfortable
the house was clean and well maintained
the house was very clean and in a quiet neighborhood
the property is very clean well stocked and comfortable
nicely decorated and clean thanks again so blessed
Host:
the host was wonderful to work with sent us check in information that was easy to understand
the host was gracious kind and communicated so well throughout the trip
we also had some last minute changes to our travel dates and the owner was kind and accommodating
plus the owners were easy & great to work with
communication with the home owner was timely and clear
Location:
so location was perfect
location is great for walking to the marathon location and in good proximity of popular shopping/eating
location was excellent to many desirable locations
such a great location too
the location felt safe and was convenient to ft worth attractions
Read more reviews

Take some time off in Texas

Texas is one destination that will keep you coming back for more because it doesn’t seem to run out of inviting places to see. Give yourself time to explore these attractions by extending your stay in one of these accommodations in the state.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Texas
Good things are meant to be shared!