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Top-rated vacation rentals in McAllen

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Superhost
Guest suite in McAllen
HOTEL TYPE SUITE-Private Home w/Private Entrance
N. McAllen. two blocks from DHR Hospital. TV sitting area. Self check-in w/keyless entry.. Amenities: Hi-Speed Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, Roku w/basic cable and several streaming services, parking for 2 cars inside gated area. Suite has its own thermostat. Location is prefect for quick get away, work, shopping, birding, or extended stay. Restaurants, shopping, and UTRGV nearby.. ADA friendly. Host monitored Ring Doorbell.
$59 per night
Superhost
Guest suite in McAllen
Private suite with private entry-no cleaning fee
Trying to work remotely and the fam isn't cooperating? Need to be close to UTRGV, DHR or other hospitals in the McAllen/Edinburg area? Or perhaps you're here to visit family. Then you've found the right place! Welcome to the master suite of my home! It has a private entrance from the back patio. It includes a master bedroom, the sitting room, plenty of closet space, and a large master bath. The only common area is the back patio.
$54 per night
Superhost
Apartment in McAllen
Cozy Ambience/2Bd 2Bth
Newly furnished entire 2bd 2bth apartment on the 2nd floor in mcallen Tx. Complete with 2 beds, clean sheets, towels, blankets, cooking supplies, and kitchen utensils. A smart 65in TV is provided for entertainment as well as wifi. This place is located at a great location, minutes away from all shopping centers, restaurants and hospitals.
$72 per night

Stay near McAllen's top sights

La Plaza Mall86 locals recommend
McAllen Convention Center31 locals recommend
McAllen Medical Center4 locals recommend
H-E-B plus!15 locals recommend
Rio Grande Regional Hospital3 locals recommend
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant8 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in McAllen

Superhost
Guest suite in San Juan
Private Suite | Queen Bed| Warm area
$51 per night
Superhost
Loft in Edinburg
New Modern Studio (#1) near UTRGV
$37 per night
Superhost
Apartment in McAllen
❤️1 BEDROOM APARMENT❤️SHARYLAND❤️CLOSE TO THE MALL❤️
$59 per night
Superhost
Condo in McAllen
Modern 1 bedroom apartment
$79 per night
Superhost
Guest suite in McAllen
Cozy Stay
$49 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse in McAllen
✈️ The Captain's Pad ✈️
$79 per night
Superhost
Apartment in McAllen
Stylish McAllen Apt Modern Urban Getaway FAST WIFI
$48 per night
Superhost
Apartment in Edinburg
The Cozy Nest Apartment
$59 per night
Superhost
Guest suite in McAllen
Small 2 story private studio for 1-2 guests ONLY
$63 per night
Superhost
Home in McAllen
Modern luxury & a peaceful, wide open green space.
$100 per night
Superhost
Home in McAllen
NEW charming Nolana condo
$90 per night
Superhost
Guest suite in McAllen
Unique & Comfy ~ 5* Location ~ Queen Bed ~ Parking
$48 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in McAllen

Total rentals

800 properties

Rentals with a pool

220 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

280 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

550 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

27K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to McAllen

All About McAllen

Located in the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, the city of McAllen is best known for its thriving Tejano culture, which can be seen in the local music and food scenes. Because the town shares a border with Mexico, you’ll read and hear a blend of English and Spanish almost everywhere you go. The climate here is one of the hottest in the entire country, making this a popular place to spend time outdoors in winter, with summers mainly spent inside or on the water. You can rent a paddleboard to explore the tiny Town Lake at Firemen’s Park to cool off in the summer, or take a walk through the McAllen Nature Center during the cooler months.

Palm trees line the streets of McAllen’s downtown area, where you’ll find Tex-Mex restaurants, shops ranging from big-name brands to independent boutiques, and a vibrant nightlife. There’s live music in town every night of the week, and you can catch a show at one of the local theaters. Learn about American and Mexican borderland heritage and the way these cultures have intertwined over time in this region at the Museum of South Texas History.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in McAllen

McAllen enjoys a subtropical climate and experiences two distinct seasons: summer and winter. Temperatures can spike from May through October, so it’s always a good idea to bring sun protection and limit your time outside during the hottest parts of the day. September also brings the possibility of hurricanes from the gulf. In late October, Fiesta de Palmas sees two days of live music, artisan markets, food trucks, and a pumpkin patch. The day after Halloween, this city celebrates Day of the Dead, making the first days of November an especially lively time, as families celebrate the memories of their departed loved ones with elaborate parades, costumes, and offerings at special altars. Winters are short here, and although temperatures are still pleasant during the day, you’ll want to layer up in the evenings.


Top things to do in McAllen

Arts District

More than two dozen independent art galleries can be found on North Main Street, the site of McAllen’s arts community. Attractions include a large Spanish mission-style gallery specializing in antiques and art from the border, artists’ studios, and performance spaces where you can experience live music and dance. Take a painting class or grab a table at one of the many nearby restaurants. From May through September, join the art walk that takes place on the first Friday of each month.

Tex-Mex Cuisine

From cantinas and food trucks to taquerias and upscale restaurants, McAllen’s food scene is filled with Tex-Mex delights. Chow down on Tex-Mex favorites like chimichangas, gorditas, hand-rolled burritos topped with melted cheese, and tacos filled with slow-cooked brisket and barbacoa. After you indulge, wash it all down with a refreshing agua fresca made with mango or pineapple.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Fifteen minutes from the center of town lies this protected park with more than seven miles of trails. There’s hiking and biking galore, and a tram runs through the park on weekends. Bentsen-Rio is also a great location for birding, with more than 360 species calling the park home, including roadrunner, groove-billed ani, and the great kiskadee. Stay alert while on the trails, as bobcats are regularly seen around the park.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in McAllen?

    Make yourself at home in McAllen by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 150 vacation rentals in Las Milpas, over 340 vacation rentals in De Palmas Historic District, and over 10 vacation rentals in Nuevo Alton.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in McAllen?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 450 vacation rentals in McAllen featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in McAllen?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in McAllen. Choose from more than 280 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there McAllen vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 220 vacation homes with pools in McAllen, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do bungalow rentals in McAllen have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 bungalow rentals with a gym in McAllen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do bungalow rentals in McAllen have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 bungalow rentals with air conditioning in McAllen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in McAllen have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 apartment rentals with a bbq area in McAllen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly townhouse rentals in McAllen?

    McAllen has more than 40 family-friendly townhouse rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do guesthouse rentals in McAllen have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 guesthouse rentals with wifi in McAllen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in guesthouse rentals in McAllen?

    Experience the best of McAllen with our guesthouse rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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