Texas has so many incredible destinations, so why not stay at a vacation home that is equally as incredible. These Airbnbs are not your average vacation home. From artsy downtown lofts to off-the-grid cabins, there is a Texas Airbnb that is sure to please any and all vacationers looking for a unique getaway. Not in any particular order, here are the 8 coolest Airbnb rentals in the Lone Star State.
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If you’re heading to the eclectic city of Austin, you might as well stay in a place that exudes art and Austin culture. This central Austin home is filled, inside and outside, with folk art. You won’t miss this house; it’s painted blue, hence the name “Casa Azul.” This stucco-style home has unique architecture and awesome outdoor areas, like the courtyard and the rooftop patio. On the inside, expect an area that sleeps four. The interior is decorated with antique furniture along with a bright and colorful color scheme. Located in the Rosedale neighborhood of downtown Austin, Casa Azul is within walking distance of coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
This Texas Airbnb home is the perfect option for those looking for a private getaway. Since it only accommodates two people, Cloey’s Cabin is highly recommended for a couple’s vacation. This cabin is located on a small, private lake, but that isn’t the only thing that makes this cabin unique. The bathtubs are actually made of horse troughs, and don’t forget to soak in the hot tub that’s on site.
This historic lodging option offers some of the best views Texas has to offer. This loft house was actually created from an authentic mining ruin, which was originally built approximately a hundred years ago. Providing views of the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park, this Texas Airbnb definitely offers some of the best views out of nearly all the properties on this list. The porch is a great spot to relax and watch the sunrise or sunset. This loft house, which accommodates two people, does come with a fully-equipped kitchen area. You truly will be one with nature here.
If the mining loft house mentioned above is booked, this off-grid adobe dome is also a wonderful option for a couple staying in Terlingua. Do keep in mind that this Airbnb is truly off-grid, therefore it is powered by solar power. This dome home has gained some notoriety; it has been featured on “Mighty Tiny Houses” on HGTV. The adobe home is a close drive to Big Bend National Park, a true Texas treasure. The best time to stay at the dome is spring or fall, since this little home does not have air conditioning. However there is a small kitchen, composting toilet, outdoor shower and wifi available.
This adorable Galveston home is the perfect place for a large family visiting this Texas coastal town. Since it accommodates 11 people, it really is a great place to spend a summer vacation. The “Sandy Toes” house is unique because of its fun and vibrant decor, along with its awesome location. With high ceilings and a bright and beachy aesthetic, your family is sure to feel happy and light here. Furthermore, this house is only one block from the beach and Galveston’s Seawall. There really is no need to drive when you can simply walk to the Seawall and many of Galveston’s unique restaurants and shops.
Known as “Das Jager Haus,” this incredible cabin in Fredericksburg has modern amenities while also providing privacy and seclusion. The cabin, which is located on 10 acres, offers cozy accommodations for three people. Start a fire out front and enjoy the open space of Texas’ Hill Country. This spot is truly a place to getaway from stressful city life.
Escape to a treehouse cabin in the heart of Austin. This artistic downtown treehouse cabin, known as “Casita Roja,” overlooks a waterfall and pond. This Texas Airbnb gives guests an oasis in the middle of a metropolitan city. Located in the Travis Heights neighborhood, Casita Roja is one of many older vintage homes in this unique Austin suburb. Stroll along the Butler Trail, which follows Lady Bird Lake. Or simply relax by the fire pit at this Austin treehouse.
Between Austin and San Antonio is the small and lovely town of Wimberley. For a remarkable stay in this unique town, book the “Salvation Cabin,” which is on 5 acres along the Blanco River. This log cabin is filled with antiques and one-of-a-kind artifacts. However, this vacation home is perfect for river lovers, since it comes complete with kayaks and tubes.