Top 11 Luxury Rentals In Austin, Texas - Updated 2022

luxury vacation rentals in austin tx
Melanie
Melanie 
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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. Casa Cartel (from USD 780)

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
97 reviews Superhost  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
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. 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:
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
Location:
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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3. Immaculate casita close to the downtown (from USD 291)

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
87 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
Cleanliness:
The owners were lovely and helpful
The casita was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay
Host:
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
Location:
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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4. Private garden home close to restaurants and nature trails (from USD 200)

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.

King Bed, Tree-top Deck, Walk to Downtown, Off St Parking, Hi Speed Internet
176 reviews  Wifi Available
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
Cleanliness:
the place is updated clean
Host:
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
Location:
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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5. Cozy apartment for two (from USD 886)

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.

Start 2022 Off Right...with a Stay at The Lux Haus in Austin!
Austin , TX, US
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

6. Bright and modern Austin condo with balcony and access to outdoor pool

Located in the SoCo neighborhood, this condo unit is more like a luxurious hotel room than your typical room for rent. It comes with a full kitchen, an outdoor grill, laundry facilities (including iron and ironing board), a smart TV, and even a walk-in closet. It also comes with a balcony where you can enjoy views overlooking both the city and the lake. Guests have access to a swimming pool and a fitness center. Its location is great too, being close to commercial establishments such as a grocery store, a coffee shop, and a pharmacy. This property sleeps four.

Enjoy all that Stay Alfred in SoCo has to offer
24 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well equipped
In addition the bed in the bedroom is not a king as advertised
the bed was a little dirty and the toilet stopped flushing half way through the week
Although the sofa and chair were not very comfortable
The only thing I did not like was only having two elevators to get downstairs
Cleanliness:
Great place clean and really nice
The trash shoot and Hvac system were super loud and annoying
(2-minute walk to both) was really handy
We really loved our condo Everything was clean and up to date
Host:
Great location Unit was clean nice views
so entry and access is straight forward and easy
Although next to a busy main road the traffic noise was negligible
They are doing some construction nearby
paper towels to save having to immediately run to the grocery store Due to all of the construction
Location:
This building is in a great location for access to South Congress Barton Springs and downtown
Loved everything about this place Centrally located just outside of downtown Austin Easy to get to 4th-6th streets as well as South Congress restaurants and bars
so a little noisy but
Very impressive space walking distance to downtown Austin
the Key Cafe is located in a rather dark corner in the garage
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7. Bright two-story home in Rosedale

If you love houses that bring in plenty of natural light, this might just be the place for you. The well-lit home is located in the Rosedale neighborhood just a short walk away from restaurants, cafes, shops, and other commercial establishments. While it doesn’t have laundry facilities, there are laundromats close by if you need to wash your clothes. Other features of the house include a full kitchen, a smart TV, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. The property also has a yard where kids can play around in.

New Home Close to Downtown, UT, restaurants & shops on Burnet
47 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room for the five of us
Clever bathroom on the first floor allows someone to take a shower while anybody else can use the toilet and second sink
The quality of the beds bed linen furniture
The place was cozy and comfortable The location was ideal for us
The place is super clean with comfortable beds
Cleanliness:
I cannot say enough good things
This house was extremely clean and had a well-stocked kitchen
The property is centrally located with easy access to both MoPac and I-35
Host:
David is a wonderfully attentive host
David was a great host
David was very discreet but extremely responsive and very helpful
The host David was very welcoming and made check in easy
The location is wonderful and the owner is great
Location:
It was located near many restaurants and venues
Fabulous restaurants Central Market and a quick drive to downtown without getting on the highway
Also no need to drive anywhere for dinner once you're there Lots of restaurants that you can walk to Thanks David
Super clean and comfortable Close to the playground and lots of great restaurants
but the house is quiet
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8. Beautiful home in a green neighborhood

beautiful home in a green neighborhood
Source: Vrbo

Staying in this room is akin to spending a night or more in a luxurious hotel, or even a spa. The decorations are elegant and stylish all over the house, and even the bathroom was styled with a spa in mind. If you love to cook, you will enjoy preparing meals in the house’s full kitchen, which is as functional as it is beautiful. Complimentary toiletries and use of fresh linens and towels are already included in the rates. Guests have access to a gorgeous infinity pool, as well as the barbecue grills and outdoor lounge areas close by.

View of the City at View of the Garden Prices
Austin, TX, US
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Boutique home in SoLa close to everything

Upon entering the property, guests will be in awe of the style and furnishings of the two-bedroom property, which has been carefully curated by an interior designer. Aesthetics, however, is not the only thing that this home has to offer. It is also loaded with functional features, which include a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and high-speed WiFi. If these aren’t enough, the property is located within walking distance to the commercial establishments of SoLa and is just one bus ride away from the rest of Austin.

2BR/2BA Boutique Home in Austin’s SoLa, Walk to Everything, Sleeps 4
3101 Manchaca Rd Unit A
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Modern and luxurious two-bedroom apartment

If you’re a fan of modern apartments, this property is for you. Located at a new apartment complex close to the State Capitol Building, this rental comes with just about everything that you may need. It has a smart TV, fast WiFi, laundry facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests also have access to a fitness center, a business center, a game room, and the rooftop lounge, if they stay here. Up to six people can be accommodated here. Bars, restaurants, and food trucks are just a short walk away from here.

Dormigo The Best of East Austin - Luxury 2BR Apartment
1700 East 4th Street
15 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

11. Comfy and cozy home

Staying at this home will make you feel as though you were relaxing in the countryside - complete with rocking chairs on the porch - instead of being just a short walk away from the downtown area of one of the busiest places in Texas. Guests who love to cook have the choice of preparing their meals indoors in the fully equipped kitchen or outdoors on the grill. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a large hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a tiring day. Movies, board games, and books are available for guests’ use during their stay.

Convenient City Spot with Green Space – 10 Mins. from Downtown!
1912 West 36th Street
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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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