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Vacation rentals in Austin

Vacation rentals in Austin

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Home
“Cosy little apartment in a nice little bohemian area of Austin. Short cab ride into the city centre - but lots of nice little restaurants and bars nearby too. Bed was comfy, coffee was great - Ginger and Ali are great hosts.”
Joshua
Joshua
Home
“Cozy place and super clean; vintage touches juxtaposed with urban modern motif woth thoughtful touches. Close proximity to Zilker Park and downtown. The hosts were lovely and quite responsive and respected our privacy. We had a delightful stay. Highly recommend.”
Christopher
Christopher
Home
“Wonderful Airbnb experience from booking to checking out. Great decor and feel in the actual space. Comfortable bed and modern amenities with a touch of Austin kitsch. The little bungalow space is private but also feels connected. Steve is a warm and welcoming host. And great location. Hope to enjoy this place again on another visit.”
Mia
Mia
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Vacation rentals under $220

The average cost for a stay in Austin is $242/night

Extraordinary East Austin Retreat
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Extraordinary East Austin Retreat
Price:$ 81 / night
Stay and Enjoy the SoCo Texas House South Congress
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Stay and Enjoy the SoCo Texas House South Congress
Price:$ 115 / night
Modern Hyde Park Studio
Entire guesthouse
Modern Hyde Park Studio
Price:$ 51 / night
Take in a Dip in the Heated Pool at a Luxury SoCo Retreat
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Take in a Dip in the Heated Pool at a Luxury SoCo Retreat
Price:$ 179 / night
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Popular amenities for Austin, TX vacation rentals

  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning

Where to stay in Austin

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your vacation

Photo of South CongressSouth CongressWhat locals sayHip · Vibrant · Quiet
Photo of DowntownDowntownWhat locals sayVibrant · Quiet · Thriving
Photo of ZilkerZilkerWhat locals sayQuiet · Hip · Residential
Photo of Hyde ParkHyde ParkWhat locals sayHistoric · Quiet · Residential
Photo of North LoopNorth LoopWhat locals sayQuiet · Residential · Hip
Photo of Travis HeightsTravis HeightsWhat locals sayQuiet · Hip · Historic

Stay near Austin’s top sights

Photo of Texas Capitol
Texas Capitol

The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two years, so you’ll have to check the schedule if you want to see an actual session in progress.

Heena
HeenaLives in Cedar Park

Places to stay near Texas Capitol

★RelaxingAustinGetaway!
Entire apartment
★RelaxingAustinGetaway!
Price:$ 64 / night
★Modern,CozyCouple's Getaway w/Relaxing Patio!
Entire apartment
★Modern,CozyCouple's Getaway w/Relaxing Patio!
Price:$ 59 / night
Downtown Austin Condo
Entire condominium
Downtown Austin Condo
Price:$ 75 / night
Downtown Oasis - Quiet Retreat!
Entire apartment
Downtown Oasis - Quiet Retreat!
Price:$ 99 / night
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Photo of Zilker Metropolitan Park
Zilker Metropolitan Park

Zilker Park is where ACL happens, where a great Zilker Christmas Light Show is, where the Stevie Ray Vaughn bronze is. Close enough to Casa Willow and Holly Neighborhood. Google what is happening at Zilker when you come.

Priscilla
Priscilla

Places to stay near Zilker Metropolitan Park

Cool Off in Barton Springs Pool Steps from Zilker & ACL
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Cool Off in Barton Springs Pool Steps from Zilker & ACL
Price:$ 95 / night
Barton Springs / Zilker Park Studio with Pool
Entire apartment
Barton Springs / Zilker Park Studio with Pool
Price:$ 63 / night
Skip to Zilker Park/Barton Springs in 5 Minutes
Entire apartment
Skip to Zilker Park/Barton Springs in 5 Minutes
Price:$ 50 / night
Colorful and Quirky Zilker Park Townhouse
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Colorful and Quirky Zilker Park Townhouse
Price:$ 119 / night
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Photo of Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake

A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities. Pro tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or boat around sunset time to watch 1.5+ Million bats go out from under the South Congress bridge! You may also make a reservation at a bat sightseeing boat which includes a guided tour.

Paloma
PalomaLives in Austin

Places to stay near Lady Bird Lake

Tiny House in the Heart of the East Side
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Tiny House in the Heart of the East Side
Price:$ 100 / night
Light-Filled Loft near Lady Bird Lake
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Light-Filled Loft near Lady Bird Lake
Price:$ 69 / night
Stay and Enjoy the SoCo Texas House South Congress
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Stay and Enjoy the SoCo Texas House South Congress
Price:$ 115 / night
Backyard Cottage in Central Austin
Entire apartment
Backyard Cottage in Central Austin
Price:$ 80 / night
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Tips from Austin locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Always bring water Hopefully you don't buy plastic water bottles still, but definitely bring water wherever you go. i'd invest in a yeti - b/c they're cool and they stay cold for forever!

Max
MaxLives in Austin

What's the best way to get around?

Uber/lyft and local favorite ride austin are all easy to catch from our house. Taxi service is less reliable. all very economical since we live so close to austin's main attractions. public transport consists of buses. go to capmetro website if interested in bus routes.

Robyn
RobynLives in Austin

Getting around -ride sharing would be the best way to get around if you don't have a car. -rent a car? download the park atx app so you can add time to the meter while you're out and about -the nearest metro (local bus) stop is 1.5miles from our hourse

Ian
IanLives in Austin

Get to know the major street names in south austin. Manchaca, lamar, south congress, ben white (aka hwy 71) and mopac (aka loop 1 north) ---- if you get familiar with where these roads are on the map, you'll have an easy time finding your way around. also, it may be helpful to know "manchaca" is pronounced like "mancheck"

Amanda
AmandaLives in Austin

Uber and lyft are great for austin Download the apps and start riding

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

What should I not miss?

The bats under congress bridge! Head down to the congress bridge, or rent a canoe and park it under the congress bridge around sunset any day and prepare to be amazed with hundreds of thousands of bats as they head out for the night to feast!

Max
MaxLives in Austin

How can I save money on this trip?

Great travis county park (free!) Great primitive trails just ten minutes up 71 toward austin. southeast metropolitan park!

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

What are some local customs?

Matthew mcconaughey, famous austin native & resident says, "we don't honk in austin." We do drive very fast! so, plan ahead a little and it won't be too bad!

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

If you want to bbq on the porch, go to the food locker for farm fresh beef, pork & bacon.. They close at 6pm sharp..

Marshall
MarshallLives in Austin

If you see a tip jar, anywhere, it means the hourly wage is tragically low. please be generous. It's not just service staff. from sandwich-makers to counter clerks ($5/hour), tip jars alert you to the underpaid population of our town. don't forget the musicians!

Paula
PaulaLives in Austin

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Food & restaurants
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Parks & nature
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Sightseeing & landmarks
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All about Austin

A liberal city in a historically conservative state, the city’s residents fight to “Keep Austin Weird.” The capital city of Texas is beloved for its influential festivals, nightlife, BBQ joints, and access to the great outdoors. Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake attract those trying to cool off and beat Austin’s notorious heat. Visit between March and November, and you might catch a glimpse of the famous bats flying around the South Congress Bridge. To get a sense of some of the typical home styles in Austin, stay in a Spanish Colonial/Mexican, Texas Country, or Tudor house, or find a hidden Art Deco gem to use as your home base.

Getting there

If you’re flying into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), you have options. Public transportation, taxis, and rideshare are available. For the bus, follow public transportation signs after landing. You’ll head in via the 20—Manor/East Riverside bus. Alternatively, you can hail a cab or order a rideshare service. It takes about 15 minutes from the airport to downtown.

Weather

Austin has brief, breezy winters with temperatures that rarely dip below the 40s (Fahrenheit). The summers are long and hot—temperatures often rise to triple digits. The city is a reliable choice for year-round travel, although the months between late spring and early fall are best if you’re planning a lot of outdoor activities.

Annual events

South by SouthwestMarch

Known as SXSW for short, Austin’s biggest festival of the year covers interactive technology, music, and film.

Austin PrideAugust

More than 400,000 people gather to celebrate Austin’s LGBTQ community with a festival and parade.

Austin Film FestivalOctober

Movie buffs flock to the Austin Film Festival for eight days of solid programming giving particular love to independent screenwriters.

Austin City LimitsOctober

The city’s preeminent music festival attracts an international lineup of artists to perform across eight stages over two consecutive three-day weekends.

Austin Trail of LightsDecember

A city tradition of holiday light displays, food, and music for 55 years and counting, Austin Trail of Lights draws 400,000 people over 14 nights at Zilker Park.

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