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Texas offers a wealth of fun activities for families, with its big city and small coastal destinations the perfect escape with kids. You can explore foodie cities, small-town gems, and historic towns, while miles of picturesque terrain offer access to memorable outdoor adventures. Choosing the right accommodation for your family vacation in Texas means finding enough space and kid-friendly amenities to suit the entire family, like an inviting pool, game room, and outdoor area. Ideal for family fun, these are the coolest kid-friendly Texas Airbnb rentals.
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If you’re planning a family vacation in Austin, consider this kid-friendly Airbnb. Ideal for small families, this spacious bungalow has a large pool and backyard for hanging out. It’s just a few blocks from some of the best spots in Austin, including Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, and the historic South Congress neighborhood. You’re only a five-minute drive from downtown Austin, while the Airbnb’s inviting pool and patio with a BBQ grill invite you to stay on-site.
Looking for a beach getaway in Texas? This Crystal Beach house on Bolivar Peninsula has got a prime location in front of the ocean, just steps away from the soft sands in Gilchrist. The oceanfront Texas Airbnb has tons of privacy with no other houses nearby and features an open floor plan with large windows for enjoying the view. Kids can take advantage of the bunk beds, while the downstairs area has an outdoor shower and space for entertaining and barbecuing. Best of all, this rental has direct beachfront access.
Accommodating up to eight guests, this lakefront home is ideal for families. Set in a small gated community, it has a TV with Netflix in every room (including the oversized deck outside), as well as an outdoor BBQ grill and game room with old-school games for the little ones. Keep them entertained with Pac-man and frogger, or head outside and enjoy the three complimentary kayaks or hike the nearby trails. There’s also a community dock for basking in the sun or catching fish.
Escape to the beautiful Texas Hill Country at this San Marcos cabin, where up to five guests can enjoy 35 secluded acres. This family-friendly (and pet-friendly) log cabin has four bedrooms, as well as a private pool, outdoor shower, and koi pond. Stargazing and bird watching will delight visitors of all ages, while you’re also less than 10 minutes away from downtown Wimberley. When you’re ready to explore, visit the nearby swimming holes, lake, and white water rapids.
One of the top Airbnbs in Texas, this highly rated rental in Round Rock has the perfect elements for a fun family getaway. With a spacious three-bedroom layout, the home has a private Texas-sized backyard with a swimming pool and hot tub. In addition to a stylish interior, it’s set in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood where kids can play. It’s also just a short 20-minute drive from Austin’s top attractions.
It’s easy to beat the heat with this three-bedroom house in Houston, which is just five minutes from the Museum District and 10 minutes from Downtown. The interior of this modern abode has a bright open concept that includes a spacious kitchen and dining table for six, while outside you’ll discover a private oasis that makes this a top-rated Airbnb in Houston. Families can enjoy a dip in the well-maintained pool, bask in the sunshine on a plush lounger, and relax on the patio or deck enclosed by a tall privacy fence.
Jacks Cottage is not only conveniently located near all of the top activities in New Braunfels, but this three-bedroom home also has a private outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy a BBQ cookout on the spacious patio, share stories around the fire pit, and observe deer from the screened-in porch, while adventure-loving families can also add floating on the nearby Guadalupe and Comal rivers to their itinerary. Afterward, relax in the loft area with its sleeper sofa, club chair, electric fireplace, and TV.
A-frame cabin rentals are popular in the United States, and this one in Fredericksburg is a solid pick. Set on 17 beautiful acres, it’s the perfect place for families to unwind, while it offers the best of both worlds just a 10-minute drive to Main Street. Sit on the back deck and gaze at the stars, watch the deer go by in the morning, or explore the nearby hiking trails. It also features a stocked kitchen with a coffeemaker, a cozy living area with a 50” Smart TV, a stock tank pool, and pack and play for kiddos.
Retreat from the big-city stressors and enjoy a family Texas vacation at this rental in Lexington. Nestled along a 100-year-old oak-lined ranch road, this three-bedroom getaway features an open floor plan with lots of natural light and an inviting outdoor pool. It has a large backyard for kids and a covered porch shaded by trees, while nights can be spent admiring the stars around the fire pit.
With a charming red and white exterior, this adorable cottage in Tuscola can accommodate up to six guests. The family-friendly Texas Airbnb is dubbed “The Little House” and sits on a 200-acre ranch, where kids will be delighted to see deer and turkeys that roam the grounds at sunset. The wooded property offers a serene setting, as well as kid-friendly amenities such as an outdoor pool, basketball court, and board games. It’s also a short drive from Abilene State Park.
A tranquil retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this Dripping Springs Airbnb features a resort-style pool and hot tub. It’s a modern rural retreat perfect for families who want to get away from it all but have easy access to Austin. The two-bedroom space has loads of charm and a large backyard area, with access to beautiful nearby lakes and rivers for outdoor adventures. There’s also a BBQ grill, fire pit, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and bunk beds.
Live out a farmhouse fairytale at this charming Texas Airbnb in Wimberley. Originally built in 1901, this remodeled farmhouse sits on 120 acres of beautiful Hill Country. It’s family-friendly with a refreshing in-ground pool, while cuddly farm animals include mini ponies, dairy goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and hens. Inside you’ll find a charming interior with tile floors and barn doors, while the outdoor porch is ideal for dining alfresco. Live out a farmhouse fairytale at this charming Texas Airbnb in Wimberley. Originally built in 1901, this remodeled farmhouse sits on 120 acres of beautiful Hill Country. It’s family-friendly with a refreshing in-ground pool, while cuddly farm animals include mini ponies, dairy goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and hens. Inside you’ll find a charming interior with tile floors and barn doors, while the outdoor porch is ideal for dining alfresco.
Boasting wide-open outdoor spaces, this two-bedroom rental in Brenham is a breath of fresh air. Sitting on 11 acres, the 1,600 square foot home has a large outdoor patio, pool and hot tub. Parents will appreciate the fully equipped kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker, as well as the washer/dryer and easy access to the nearby city of Round Top. Sit around the backyard fire pit and roast s’mores while stargazing on crisp evenings.
There’s nothing like enjoying the peaceful nature-filled setting in the country, while this two-bedroom family-friendly Texas Airbnb is just minutes from downtown Boerne. Featuring a large game room with a pool table and movie projector screen with surround sound, this pet-friendly rental also includes a huge pool and fire pit. Kids will love spending time outdoors and saying hello to the animals, like Otis the donkey.
This cozy cottage in Galveston has space for up to six guests in its three-bedroom layout, offering exciting kid-friendly amenities like a private pool and deck. The remodeled home includes Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and Smart TVs, with its spacious kitchen opening up to a comfy living room area. You’ll probably spend the bulk of your time on the outdoor deck, while this top Texas rental is also within walking distance to the beach, playground, and Pleasure Pier.
This Mid-Century home features a bright and spacious interior for up to six guests. The cool family-friendly Texas Airbnb is located near downtown Fredericksburg, with the 1960s home undergone a complete renovation. Its central courtyard leads to an inviting swimming pool, fire pit, and lush landscaping. Relax in the open living area or whip up a meal in the full kitchen, then sit in the cozy lounge near the stone fireplace. There’s also a Smart TV with Netflix, a reading nook with books, and a coffee bar.