Top 12 Vacation Rentals In Austin, Texas, USA - Updated 2022

vacation rentals in austin tx

The city of Austin is the state capital of Texas and is famous for its beautiful landscapes. Bordering on the Hill Country region, Austin is known for its many parks and lakes, providing a multitude of activities including walking, hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. The city is also famous for its live country, blues and rock music scene. The Formula One circuit in Austin is home to the United States Grand Prix. While in town, visit the Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin or enjoy gorgeous vistas of the city and surrounds in Covert Park and Mount Bonnell. Also of interest in the city is the pretty Zilker Botanical Garden which nestles on the Colorado River. Scroll below to view a selection of some of the top vacation rentals in Austin, Texas, USA.

1. Relaxing home in Travis Heights (from USD 195)

This one-bedroom residential home offers a relaxing getaway for a maximum of two guests. With beautiful landscaping, a heated pool surrounded by tropical plants, designer furniture, a kitchenette with a breakfast table and an espresso machine, a king-sized bed, and many more, this home promises you plenty of ways to unwind.

Located in the coveted neighborhood of Travis Heights, this home is close to several wooded walking and biking trails to help you further relax. It is also a short walk from several shops and restaurants in South Congress.

Take in a Dip in the Heated Pool at a Luxury SoCo Retreat
Austin, Texas, United States
692 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was very comfortable & furniture as well
the heated pool is great for relaxing
the space is very stylish and the heated pool is so pretty
the heated pool is amazing highly recommend
absolutely amazing place the heated pool was so nice and private
bill’s place was spotless clean very thoughtfully arranged
*homeowner did reimburse $30 cleaning fee but it should have been clean upon arrival
the hideaway was clean private and quiet
spacious clean and comfy would definitely recommend
it was also very clean and the bed was extra comfy
bill was a wonderful host
bill is a good host
the owner greeted us upon arrival with a handshake and a smile
bill was super helpful with everything
great place that was super stylish host was helpful and really nice
the location is great - easy access to restaurants and bars and close to airport
beautiful house and a nice location in austin
this place was super convenient and close to downtown
close to downtown easy access in and out
great location close to many bars and a lot of restaurants
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2. Boutique villa for 16 (from USD 780)

Boutique, stylish and unmistakably Mexican, the largest villa in East Austin can accommodate up to 16 in 5 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. 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. Comfortably furnished with bespoke furnishings and decorative pieces crafted in Mexico, the walls covered in pretty murals, alongside mesmerising chandeliers, gilded mirrors and geometric Mexican tiles, this resplendent villa gives off the feel of grandeur.

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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
the house was clean and beautiful
the decor is unbelievable and everything was clean
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
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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3. Eastside cabana near University of Texas/Downtown (from USD 139)

Eastside Cabana is nestled in the heart of East Austin, four blocks from downtown Austin and two blocks from the UT baseball stadium. The modern and spacious home features a living area with a 40” flat-screen TV with cable and movie channels, while the kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. A door opens up from the kitchen onto a private backyard and patio. The bedroom features a king-size bed and there is an air mattress in the living area for two additional guests. Free parking and Wi-Fi are provided.

Eastside Cabana - Near UT,Downtown
Austin, Texas, United States
707 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
like tables and chairs
this place had a comfortable vibe we loved the back deck and yard
amazing touches of hospitality like coffee pancake mix and a fully stocked kitchen for cooking
the space is very nice and modern with an attractive kitchen and patio
bed was comfy and we loved the back garage style door opening to the deck
it was super clean and stylish
the house was clean cozy and quiet
everything was clean and easy to access
it was clean and had everything we needed
clean area with plenty amenities
hosts were super kind and quick with responses
jason and meredith did a great job being hosts fast responses and amazing service
very friendly accommodating hosts the set-up of the house was so relaxing
hosts were able super communicative and were able to accommodate early check-in and early check-out
great communication with hosts and instructions on checking in and check out easy to understand
great location near ut
great location and stylish space
super cute space in an awesome location
the location is amazing and safe really close to everything in downtown
amazing place close to everything downtown
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4. Modern cottage with loft (from USD 180)

This historic cottage dates back to 1930 and is located in central East Austin, a short distance from University of Texas and downtown. The air-conditioned property is open-plan with custom woodwork and beautiful vaulted pine ceilings. The living area features a TV and free Wi-Fi, as well as one bed. Another bed is located in the loft of the cottage. There is a kitchen with all necessary utensils and appliances for daily cooking and one bathroom. Free parking is available on the property.

Modern, Lofted Cottage with Custom Woodwork in Central Atx
Austin, Texas, United States
481 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning and fans are great
definitely enough room to fit two couples easily
stylish comfortable and had everything we needed
the casita miriam is such a lovely and comfortable place
the bed is super comfortable and we slept really well
spotlessly clean and comfortable
quaint and clean
clean stylish and very cozy
a fantastically clean comfy and well thought through experience
house was clean cozy and beautiful 10/10
host was very easy to reach and helpful
the host was super helpful and the place perfect
beautiful house amazing host highly recommended
bradley was an excellent host
bradley was a great host with a lovely property
the location was close to fun restaurants and an easy distance to downtown
great place in a great location
such a great space and location
the location for us was great
a wonderful place with excellent character in a great location
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5. Suite in historic downtown home close to the Capitol (from USD 139)

Eleven Oaks Suite is nestled in a private downtown Austin historical home, the main part of which was built in 1858. The air-conditioned suite has an independent entrance and parking space and features a bedroom with a queen bed and TV, a private bathroom with a shower and a kitchen with a dining table and basic appliances. There is a small furnished patio outside the kitchen door. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Suite in Historic Downtown Home - 4 Blocks from Capitol
233 reviews  Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The added bonus of a car space was fantastic
The apartment was plenty spacious and comfortable for the two of us
Other hotels include those fees in their base price
The heart of the city was just a 5 minute scooter ride away or a $3 Uber trip When we arrived the fridge was kindly stocked with cold water bottles and even two ice cold beers nice touch
Clarification is necessary for travelers to compare
The place was clean and well appointed and had everything I needed
The suite was well appointed and clean
This place was cute clean and comfortable
Place was very clean and close to many places we visited Highly recommend
We were surprised by all this and paid well more than other hotels with higher base prices
Renting the property was easy and the owner was very welcoming and easy to communicate with
I unfortunately broke a key in the gate lock the moment I got there
Jim and Janelle were great hosts and very tolerant
Ted and Janelle were amazing hosts
Quiet attractive neighborhood in the middle of the city
Walking distance to Capitol and many local eating places Priced reasonably compared to other options and exactly as listed
great location near downtown Very attentive owners
The house and grounds are lovely
We found the location easily from the airport
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6. Mountain chateau on private estate (from USD 293)

This custom-built, spacious mountain chateau is on a 20-acre (8.09 hectare) property in Lakeway Estate, Austin, surrounded by native flowers and wildlife. The property offers lovely views all around. All the attractions of Austin are around a 4.5 mile (2.8 km) drive away. The spacious living area features comfortable seating and a dining area as well as HDTV with cable channels and Blu-Ray. High-speed Internet is available throughout. The kitchen comes well-equipped with all modern appliances and utensils. Air conditioning and heating are available throughout. The bedroom features a king-size bed and the loft can be utilized as a second bedroom.

Picturesque Luxury Mountain Cabin | Private Ranch | Storybook Texas | A+ Views
105 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 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:
The place is like a chalet with the stone walls
The bed was very comfortable
the house is exactly as it looks: beautiful comfortable
the bathroom was a good size and it had a huge shower
Enjoyed coffee on the porch in the morning and watching the sun go down
Beautiful property very hospitable hosts
We even saw a deer one morning
well appointed comfortable and the owner is extremely helpful
Todd & Laura are fine hosts too very friendly & helpful
the owner was extremely accommodating and helpful -- his objective was to make our stay as pleasurable as possible
The location provides ultimate tranquility yet is conveniently located close to many restaurants
This property is the best of both worlds Tucked away on 20 acres peace and quiet like no other but yet close to great restaurants
An beautiful cottage located in the countryside with all the amenities Nicely located near a number of great restaurants and stores should one be inclined Todd
The local HEB store floored me
Could not have asked for a better get away Hope to come back soon
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7. Tiny house in East Side Austin (from USD 117)

This quaint and minimalist Tiny House is situated in the heart of East Side, minutes from shops, entertainment, Lady Bird Lake and the convention centre. The property features a queen-size bed and an air mattress can be supplied for an additional guest or child. 1GB Wi-Fi is available. The home has a basic kitchenette for daily cooking with a selection of tea and coffee and breakfast snacks. There is a small dining table and a seating area. A deck is available outside. The bathroom has basic toiletries and towels.

Tiny House in the Heart of the East Side
Austin, Texas, United States
819 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was very fast and was perfect to get a little bit of work done
the queen bed was soft and comfortably fit myself and my husband we slept very well
the kanga is a cozy quiet and private space with many thoughtful touches
the shower has great water pressure and heat the beds are soft and they had french press coffee
we loved the easy check in and out the comfy bed and the plethora of amenities
very clean and fun space
spotlessly clean spot and very comfortable
the place felt very clean and cozy
beautiful cozy and clean tiny house
incredibly clean and would recommend to anyone and everyone
wonderful home and incredible hosts
especially anna and chad is a wonderful host and very thoughtful
anna and chad were both hospitable friendly and respectful enough to give me space
thanks again anna & chad for being such great hosts
anna and chad were super responsive throughout my stay
walking distance to several cute restaurants
awesome location close to everything we wanted to do
the location was super central and walkable to cute restaurants and breweries
great location easy walking or scootering to so many good places
great location we loved it
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8. Romeo's Bungalow in Travis Heights

Romeo’s Bungalow is a spacious, airy and luxurious space in the heart of South Congress. The Continental Club, Jo’s Coffee and Home Slice are all a short walk away. There is parking on the property. The bungalow is a renovated recording studio and a set of DJ turntables are in the home, along with a record collection. The living area features comfortable sofas and a queen-size bed and a child’s mattress can be provided on request. There is a kitchen and dining area for daily meals and one bathroom. Satellite TV and an Internet connection are available.

1️⃣BLOCK TO SoCo 🌹Romeo's Bungalow, *.4 Miles to Downtown, Private & Parking
43 reviews
studio 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
My only note of caution is that tall people might struggle with the shower
I'm 5'10" and the shower head came to my chin
the listing was really calling my name
5 am like we usually do
a home-like quirky charm
The bungalow is artfully decorated which gives the place
However the bungalow is quiet and peaceful
The room is dark which is great for relaxing and sleeping late
Host was very kind and responsive
The host is easy to communicate with and the arrival and departure instructions are a breeze
The hosts we're very responsive
Great location Loved the albums and variety of music in the collection made available to guests
The site is charmingly decorated and owner showed love and care with all aspects of the stay
The location is absolutely the best - located in one of Austin's destination neighborhoods and just blocks away from great restaurants
Super location and great little bungalow
Perfect spot to restaurants and downtown
Had a great time and loved the location
The decor and turn tables made it unique and very Austin Love the neighborhood and that it is just blocks from Congress
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9. New home close to downtown, restaurants and shops

This new modern home is located in the Rosedale neighbourhood with many restaurants and shops within walking distance. There is a screened patio and a small yard with green space for the children. The living room features a 40” Roku TV with Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime as well as local channels. There is a dining area seating six. The modern kitchen has lots of counter space and all the necessary appliances. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a king-size bed and a full bathroom. There are two other bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with two single beds and a shared bathroom. Air conditioning and an Internet connection are provided.

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
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
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
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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10. Luxurious two-bedroom apartment in East Austin

This modern and spacious two-bedroom apartment has luxury touches and resort-style amenities with all the best dining, nightlife and entertainment in the area. The living area is huge and features Smart TV with a Roku and high-speed Internet. There is a queen-size air mattress available for this area of the apartment. The kitchen comes fully equipped. The complex features a rooftop lounge and games room, as well as a coffee bar and fitness centre. Cool off in the shared pool or enjoy a barbecue in the grill area. There are two bedrooms, both with king-size beds and one bathroom. Parking is available for one car in the building.

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

11. Designer condo in Downtown

This chic, designer condo is located downtown close to the restaurants and bars in West 6th. The 2nd Street shopping district is close by. Enjoy views of the city and access to a pool and gym in the complex. There is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with TV and free Wi-Fi. The kitchen comes well-equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils. The apartment sleeps four guests in one bedroom with two beds and one bathroom.

Chic Highrise Condo Downtown 1bd|1ba Pool Gym View
Austin, Texas, United States
150 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the views from the room
amenities of pool and gym wonderful
stylish decor nice view and comfortable bed
the location of this was excellent the views were amazing and the pool view was unbeatable
i enjoyed the gym washer/dryer and the bed was really comfortable
super clean and modern decor
clean and stylish place
the place is beautiful and clean as pictured
super clean stylish place that is very comfortable
great place to stay very clean and enough space
the host is extremely helpful
i would definitely use again also host is very responsive to any questions
everyone was so so nice and friendly
the hosts are super responsive if you need their help for whatever reason which is also super awesome
the host really is available 24/7 and was extremely responsive to any issues we had
great location and beautiful apartment
great location and beautiful space
the apartment and location are great
located literally within walking distance to anything it's the perfect location to stay to experience austin
wonderful place and perfect location
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12. Spacious two-bedroom apartment in Bouldin

Located in Bouldin, Austin this chic apartment features wood floors and a fully equipped modern kitchen. The apartment is a short walk from Lady Bird Lake, downtown, restaurants and entertainment. With heating and air-conditioning, the apartment is comfortable all year around. The living area features a TV and a sofa bed and there is high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other has two single beds. The property has one bathroom and a half bathroom. Parking is provided on site.

Sonder | Bouldin Townhome | Bright 2BR + Patio
12 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my roommate said his twin bed wasn't nice little patio and plenty of space
lots of breakable knick knacks/cactus and other pots with dirt on the floor that we had to re-locate for our trip Also no local TV channels/Cable connection or DVD player provided You have to con...
All the amenities were thought of and the use of a washer/dryer was very helpful
It was very quiet too
Loved that it was close to downtown Austin and the town house was cozy and inviting
We were very comfortable - the lodging was clean very quiet and convenient
Great condo and great experience Management very responsive
The place was clean and the rental company was quick with information and instructions
the heat wasn't balanced between upstairs and downstairs and although tech savvy we tried for four days to get the TV streaming working but to no avail We couldn't even watch the news
Also be aware that the driveway into the complex is quite steep
shades/blinds as the apartments right next door have very bright flood lights that stay on all night long
20 min walk to the festival
What a great location to all Austin's activities sights and locations
This location with respect to proximity to city and lake/river trail was perfect Walking distance to many restaurants
We could walk to downtown
It was the perfect location and size
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Enjoy your stay in Austin, Texas

Experience nature and wildlife, history and art, entertainment and dining, while staying in style at these fantastic vacation rentals in Austin, Texas.

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