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Texas is a massive state that has so many interesting places to take your time in and explore. From lakeside retreats to beach houses, city escapes, and ranches that are reminiscent of the wild west, every vacation in Texas is bit different from the next.
So, make yourself feel right at home in the Lone Star State by booking one of the coolest Texas Vrbo rentals!
Luxury Home on Canal - City-by-the-Sea
With three bedrooms, four beds, and two baths, this 1,500-square-foot home is available for rent on Vrbo. Near Rockport, it’s a two-story space that comfortably sleeps eight people. There are some great outdoor features to the home, including a private pool, outdoor shower, picnic table and chairs, BBQ grilling area, and wrap-around balcony. Anglers can fish right off the dock and bring their boats along. Meanwhile, the interior has new linens, flat-screen TVs, and lovely décor. Pets are not allowed on the property.
Knox Lakefront Storybook Cottage - Upshur County
For a lake vacation in Texas, book this Vrbo rental that’s a 750-square-foot cottage on six acres of land. It accommodates up to four people and has two bedrooms, three beds, and one bath. The home is right on the lake and has a large private deck with chairs and tables. The outdoor area also has complimentary firewood, large swings, and a horseshoe pit. Guests can use the kitchenette inside to prepare meals and feel comfortable with central heating and air conditioning. Children are welcome here, but pets are not allowed.
McGonagill House - Marathon
Here’s a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Marathon, Texas that is 1,850 square feet in size. It sleeps six people and has recent upgrades to the laundry area and outdoor furniture. This is a large vacation rental with a nice lawn surrounded by pecan trees. The rental space includes the bottom floor of the house; however, the upstairs area is unoccupied at all times. Guests will have a full kitchen, hummingbird feeders to watch, and a front porch to enjoy the peaceful view. You can walk to restaurants in Marathon from here while still enjoying a refreshing country setting. The home is child-friendly but does not allow pets.
Super Cute Retro Airstream - Wimberley
How fun would it be to stay in a vintage Airstream while you’re traveling through Texas? This Airstream camper rental sleeps two people in a queen-size bed and has an indoor toilet and outdoor shower for guests to use. It also has a hot tub, deck, and fire ring outside. You’ll have all the comforts of home with a retro twist while vacationing in Hill Country. The hosts provide guests with fresh eggs from the chickens and local coffee, while making the space as eco-friendly as possible. You’ll be along Smith Creek on 10 acres of beautiful land that is shared with the owners. Yet downtown Wimberley is just three miles away for shopping and dining. This is a pet-friendly camper rental, so bring your pup along.
Huge Family House - McQueeney
For family reunions and other big groups, consider this Texas Vrbo rental that can accommodate up to 32 people. It has 11 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and three kitchens – split across the main house and the guest house, which is just 15 feet away. The property features Wi-Fi, cable, a tetherball court, indoor fireplace with wood for the winter, large gas BBQ, 100-inch projector screen, and huge shaded yard. It’s about 12 minutes from New Braunfels and 16 minutes from Gruene. The rental is pet-friendly and has a large fire pit that’s great for gathering the whole family around. Also, the Lake Placid public boat ramp is just four minutes away.
The Lake Cabin at B2 Ranch - Freestone County
You can stay on a 1,600-acre working cattle ranch in Texas when you book this cabin for up to four people. It has one bedroom and one bathroom in a location that’s 1.5 hours south of Dallas and two hours north of Houston. The cabin overlooks a three-acre spring-fed lake and is equipped with a king-size bed, pullout sofa, fridge, microwave, TV, and coffeemaker. It also comes with towels, linens, and some toiletries. Guests can use the hosts’ two kayaks, canoe, flat-bottom boat, and life jackets for fishing and recreation. Pets are not allowed here.
The Guesthouse at Canyon Lake - Canyon Lake
Coming in at just around 180 square feet in size, this adorable tiny guest house is just a mile from Canyon Lake and eight miles from the Guadalupe River. It’s a fun weekend getaway spot for two people and has a bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom. You’ll also get a 10-foot by 10-foot patio, hot tub, fire pit, and private lake trail. Stay here for an easy overnight trip, as it’s just an hour from Austin and San Antonio. Pets are allowed with prior approval and an extra fee.
Sierra Vista Guest House - Alpine
To be in the heart of the Old West, book this 660-square-foot bungalow that’s newly built and has its own entrance. It has a rural vibe but is just minutes from downtown Alpine. The home features a large private patio, grill, and fire pit. The interior has a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, bedroom with a king-size bed, living area with couches that turn into XL twin beds, and spa-like bathroom. Guests can also use the laundry machines and travel crib for children. The host has another Vrbo rental that’s on this same property and smaller than the space described here. This is a pet-friendly rental.
Rustic Western Experience with Hot Tub for Stargazing - Alpine
Up to three people can stay in this 380s-square-foot guesthouse with a hot tub for a rural, Old West vibe. It’s about 30 feet from the host’s main house but still offers privacy. The interior has basic appliances, a queen-size bed, and couch that turns into a twin XL bed. This is a pet-friendly rental that can even board horses. Sit out on the covered porch to view the livestock and wildlife, or head into downtown Alpine, which is just a few minutes away. At night, stargaze in the hot tub.
Lake Travis Houseboat Paradise - Lakeway
Another unique way to experience Texas is to stay overnight on a real houseboat! This houseboat for rent on Vrbo sleeps eight people and has four bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It’s on Lake Travis in Hill Country and comes with a separate fishing dock on the property. The sleeping arrangements are one queen-size bed and three double-size beds. You’ll love the upper deck with a bar and bow deck with dining table. The host provides guests with kayaks, paddleboards, and rowing shells. The Lakeway Resort and Marina is just minutes away and offers tennis, golf, a spa, and jet ski rentals. You’ll also be just 30 minutes from Austin when you stay here. Pets are not allowed onsite.
Escape to "Cardinal Cottage" in the Country - Temple
Here’s a three-room casita that overlooks Lake Belton and has access to a pavilion and deck. It’s a 600-square-foot Vrbo rental that’s a lovely escape into the country but that still has access to city amenities. Take the trail to the lake to enjoy some fishing. Up to four people can be comfortable here, which is a standalone building on the host’s property. The location is about three miles from Lone Star Burgers in Moffatt, Texas. The home does not allow pets.
Bandera Tin Star – Wrangler - Bandera
Bandera Tin Star is a fun Texas Vrbo rental that’s in Hill Country and in a quiet, rural setting. It is an affordable rental where you can relax after days out exploring the area. The home sleeps four people and has one bedroom, two king-size beds, and one bath. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, outdoor grill, fire pit, and covered bike parking are also provided. The home does not have a full kitchen, but it does have a fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Pets and children are welcome here.
Beautiful Quiet Beach Home - Galveston
When you are craving a beach vacation along the Texas Gulf Coast, consider this Vrbo rental for your large group of up to 11 people. It’s a beach house on a quiet street in the Bay Harbor subdivision. The home has three bedrooms, seven beds, and two baths, as well as two large, covered decks to enjoy the ocean views. You’ll be about 200 yards from the ocean. Features of the interior include a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and quart countertops, high-speed internet, TV and large living room with 10-foot ceilings. Guests enjoy the outdoor areas and the two boat launches and fishing pier in the neighborhood.
Lake and Marina View Home - Cape Royale
In about 1,880 square feet of space, this 10-person lakeview home is a highly rated Vrbo rental in Texas. It’s by the Cape Royale Marina and equipped with a nice deck under the trees. The interior has a newly remodeled kitchen, beds and linens provided, and kids toys and a booster seat for little ones. You can head outside to the marina for sports courts, a nature trails, parks, and playground. Pets are welcome to join you here.
A True West Texas Experience - Canyon
You’ll feel like you’re on a real adventure when you stay at this Texas Vrbo property that’s a casita in a barn. The rental space is beside the host’s home and filled with modern amenities, including heat, A/C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker, and TV. It’s a family-friendly spot that can sleep up to six people with two bedrooms, five beds, and one bath. The beautiful Palo Duro Canyon is just a 20-minute drive from this rental property. Pets are not allowed in this rental home.