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Sometimes called the “Jewel of Texas Hill Country,” Canyon Lake is a beautiful Texas destination and hot spot for outdoor recreation. There is lake and river recreation here, including swimming, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and hiking. There are various ways to experience this unique part of the state, with lodging options ranging from hotels to B&Bs, cabins, campgrounds, and vacation rentals. Here are the coolest rentals near Canyon Lake, Texas currently listed on Airbnb and Vrbo.
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Take a break from reality and slow down your pace of life with a stay at the River Rose. This rental home is situated right along the Guadalupe River and is a charming space for up to eight guests. You’ll enjoy the rugged outdoor charm and boutique hotel-like interior, as well as the modern conveniences that will make your stay especially comfortable. The home features a cute kitchen, cable HDTV, four bedrooms, two baths, and an awesome back yard. It’s a peaceful retreat away from the tubing crowds but yet within a five-minute drive from the Whitewater Amphitheater and local shops. Parking is available for three vehicles.
For a riverfront home rental in Canyon Lake, consider this popular option listed on Airbnb. It is on the banks of the Guadalupe River and two miles from Canyon Lake. The home has charming vintage touches for a unique aesthetic. It also comes with a full kitchen, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and outdoor firepit. You’ll love spending time on the deck that overlooks the river. Two dogs up to 25 pounds each are allowed here.
With this luxurious Canyon Lake rental, you’ll have your own Mediterranean-inspired home among the hills. It’s a unique choice because of its awesome pool and spa with Hill Country and lake views. The home also features a walled courtyard, outdoor gas grill, full kitchen, and high-quality bedding. Measuring 2,000 square feet in size, the home sleeps five people and has two bedrooms, four beds, and three baths.
This 1,100-square-foot house is a great choice for up to eight people looking to spend some time at Canyon Lake. It has two bedrooms and two baths, and really allows you to enjoy the outdoors. This is because it has a spacious porch overlooking the lake, a separate deck with seating, and a stone patio among the trees. Follow the stairs and path down to the lake for all your water recreation. It’s common to see wildlife around here because of the natural setting. This is a family-friendly rental that welcomes children.
Four guests can stay at this cute cottage on a trip to Canyon Lake and soak up all the rustic charm. It’s a one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio cottage with a nice front porch that has outdoor seating. It’s a pet-friendly space where you can let your pets roam free in the fenced yard. Perks of staying here are air conditioning, a charcoal grill, and location just a mile from Canyon Lake. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and sleeper sofa. The host has a second vacation rental onsite as well if you have more than four people in your group. Parking in the driveway is available for two vehicles, and there is a pet fee if you bring your furry friend along.
Here’s a cute and quaint country home with two bedrooms and 1.5 baths for your Canyon Lake vacation. It’s a 1,000-square-foot space with a deck in the back yard and screened-in gazebo. Up to four people can stay here and enjoy the many amenities, including internet streaming TV, a full kitchen, charcoal grill and smoker on the deck, and fenced-in back yard.
A Vrbo rental home worth looking at is this 2,352-square-foot house with three bedrooms and two baths. It sleeps large groups up to 12 people and has multiple levels with large windows to let the natural light in. There’s a full kitchen here, as well as TVs, a gas grill, hammocks, and three covered patios. Dogs are welcome to join you here and explore the area. It’s fun to stay in this rental home for easy lake access in the neighborhood, Comal Park’s boat ramps and swim beach, local public golf course, and nearby wineries and towns. Dogs must be 25 pounds or less, and require an additional nightly fee.
Experience the tiny home lifestyle near Canyon Lake with this Airbnb rental property for up to four people. Known as “Emilia Hideaway,” it has one bedroom and a loft on the northeast side of Canyon Lake. You’ll love the location that’s less than a mile between the river and lake. The space features a living room with TV, open-concept kitchen, large porch, and gazebo for hanging out. The outside areas are shared spaces with the hosts, but you can use them as often as you like. Pets are welcome here for an extra fee.
Casa Gallo is a rental home for large groups up to 12 people and that’s just minutes from tubing at the Horseshow on the Guadalupe River and the boat ramp at Canyon Lake Dam. You’ll be in a five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home with a full kitchen, bar area, and covered patio. The sleeping arrangements are a king-size bed in the master bedroom, queen-size beds in three bedrooms, and full bunk beds with a trundle for more sleeping space. The host allows a small, non-shedding pet here.
Casa del Lago offers a dose of lakefront solitude and 1,100 square feet of space for Canyon Lake vacations. It sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The home sits on half an acre and is a fun place to be for floating, fishing, and letting the kids play outside. Modern conveniences included with your stay are Wi-Fi and cable TV, while there’s also a charcoal grill outside. The closest boat ramp is just around the corner, while Guadalupe River tubing access is nearby too.
For up to four people, consider this vacation rental that’s below Canyon Lake Dam and on the Guadalupe River. Its design was inspired by Morocco and Greece to make the space tranquil and beautiful. Your stay includes riverfront access, kayaks, a paddleboard, tubes, cornhole game, a charcoal grill, and smart TVs. The space is just over 500 square feet in size and has a king-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room.
Whippoorwill Hill on the Guadalupe is a waterfront vacation home that’s upstream from the tubing and rafting crowds. You’ll be close to all the fun but yet far enough away for a peaceful stay. The riverfront home was built in the early 1900s and features three bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, and a porch. It can accommodate groups up to seven people. Tubing outfitters are located nearby, the spacious riverbanks onsite are great for wading, floating, and fishing.
With the lake right in your own backyard, this rental property sleeps up to eight people for your next family vacation. The home has a fun game room and bar area that has a pool table, recliners, TVs, and separate living area. You’ll have everything you need here to be comfortable, such as sleeping essentials, a coffeemaker, and patio with propane grill and dining table. The host provides a tour guide handbook to check out if you’re not familiar with the area. Just a block away, you’ll find boat ramp No. 7. There’s also space here to bring your boat and water toys. Pets are allowed here.
Another great riverfront house option is this Airbnb rental that has a tiered deck space with stunning views overlooking the river. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms to accommodate eight guests. Or you can also rent the additional property onsite, a camp-style bunkhouse, and accommodate 16 total people. The home has Wi-Fi, TV, a half-acre front yard, large driveway, firepit, and river frontage in the back. It’s fun to play yard games in the backyard area here. The home’s location is in a residential neighborhood along the river.
A unique way to experience the Canyon Lake area is to rent this Hill Country camper in South Canyon Lake. It is a boho-style camper with a Christian theme. You’ll have a full-size bed, loft with a queen bed, dinette, and couch that converts into twin beds here. So, the space can sleep up to six people. It also has a full bathroom with a toilet and shower. The kitchen has a few cooking basics, and the camper has Wi-Fi and board games for entertainment too. Children are welcome to stay here and also one dog up to 20 pounds if you bring a kennel along.