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Austin is an exciting city to visit if you’re looking for nightlife, outdoor recreation, a girls’ or guys’ weekend getaway, or a family-friendly vacation. As a big city in Texas, there are lots of hotels available at a variety of price points. But you can also make yourself feel really at home here by booking a vacation rental property to live like a local.
Here are some of the best Vrbo rentals in Austin to check out.
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Here’s a highly rated, 534-square-foot vacation rental for two people visiting Austin. It’s in a prime location that’s just a seven-minute walk to Zilker Park and a custom-built, treetop guest house that’s nestled up among the trees. There are no other units in the building and lots of luxury fixtures, such as stainless-steel appliances and a screened deck. The indoor-outdoor living space here can’t be beaten. Other features of the rental are a spa bathroom, king-size bed, TV, internet, mobile mini-island in the kitchen, storage, and laundry facilities. You can hop on a local bus to get downtown from here, while the streets around the unit are walkable and safe.
For your group of up to 10 people, there’s the option of this 1,944-square-foot vacation rental listed on Vrbo. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as river floating opportunities right across the street. This home is seven minutes from downtown Austin and a memorable vacation home by Zilker Park. It’s very close (walking distance) to Barton Springs Pool and the river feeding Ladybird Lake. The décor has a Costa Rican vibe and is tranquil with natural materials and thoughtful touches. Pets are allowed when you pay extra fees.
Another option is to stay in this one-bedroom studio apartment in Austin that is three blocks to South Congress. It’s on the second floor of the building and has a private entrance. Up to four people can sleep here because there is a queen-size bed and sleeper sofa. The apartment also has a kitchen, full bathroom, and contemporary architectural design that blends the best aspects of indoor and outdoor spaces.
There are cabins for rent in the Austin region, including this one that’s 1,080 square feet in size and sleeps five people. You’ll have two bedrooms and two bathrooms here and be just two miles from the Bergstrom Airport. This rental unit is southwest of downtown Austin and a good option for people who aren’t looking to be right in the middle of the city. Yet the cabin is close to major highways that will get you downtown if you like.
You’ll be just six minutes by car from downtown when you stay at this Vrbo rental home with one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s ideal for a solo traveler or couple and an easy 10-minute walk from the trendy South Congress neighborhood. This home is in one of the oldest and most central neighborhoods of Austin and comes with a full kitchen, cable TV, a private yard, and free parking. Look forward to finding eccentric art galleries, bright storefronts, and great food trucks when you explore this part of town.
Be in the heart of the West End with this vacation rental property that has two bedrooms and two baths. It sleeps five people and has a front patio overlooking 6th Street. The rental comes with a stocked kitchen, laundry room, easy parking, hardwood floors, and lots of natural light. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, the second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the living room has a twin day bed. It’s definitely a cool place to be in Austin because you can walk to bars, restaurants, and boutique shopping. Zilker Botanical Garden and Barton Springs Pool are less than a mile from the house.
Here’s a 1,670-square-foot house that you can rent in Austin and that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. You’ll be just blocks from everything in downtown Austin but also be in a quiet and safe area. This is a 1920s Craftsman-style house that has been restored and has private guest quarters on the lower level. You’ll get a parking pass when you check in and park your car in front of the property along the street. There is a limit of two vehicles for guests. Overall, the rental unit sleeps four people and has a full kitchen, living and dining rooms, and city views.
With 1,200 square feet of space, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, this rental townhouse in Austin is in a great location. It comfortably sleeps six people and has a rooftop deck with views of the capitol, an eat-in kitchen, and a small deck off the living room. If it’s available, you can also book an additional suite through this host to accommodate eight people. This is not a party house; however, so you’ll need to keep noise levels down and be respectful of neighbors.
The Clarksville Cottage is a 760-square-foot Vrbo rental that sleeps four people. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, and it’s within walking distance of fine-dining restaurants and the bus stops on West 6th Street. The cottage is less than two miles from downtown Austin. Features of the home include a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, central A/C, a small driveway for one car. This is a pet-friendly rental where you can bring your dog along for a nightly fee. Stay here for a cozy vacation rental home with a big back patio and private backyard. You’ll be centrally located in a quiet neighborhood that makes a nice home base for exploring Austin.
This suite for two people is available to rent in Austin and is 500 square feet in size. It is part of a historic house that was built in 1858, and the hosts live onsite. You’ll have your own private entrance and a designated parking spot here. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, TV, desk, closet, and other features. Guests also have access to a bathroom with a shower, kitchen, and a small patio outside the kitchen door. The refrigerator here is stocked with a few items, and Wi-Fi is available in the home as well.
Six people can stay in this two-bedroom, one-bathroom Austin home in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood. The bedrooms each have queen-sized beds, while the couch converts into two twin beds. This home has been completely remodeled but is still filled with historic charm. Features include a full kitchen, TVs, Wi-Fi, backyard, and deck. You’ll be just minutes from campus and downtown when you stay in this family-friendly home and have easy access to The Parlor, Hyde Park Theatre, Vino Vino, and much more.
Your group of up to 10 people can stay in this Austin Vrbo vacation rental and have five bedrooms and three bathrooms to yourself. It is on the top of a hill and in the heart of the city, with a swimming pool and a fabulous view too. The living room has a grand piano, and everything is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between guests. Lake Austin is just 0.2 miles from the home. Pets are allowed to stay here with you with pre-approval and an extra fee.