Vrbo’s guide to Texas swimming holes
Break free from the typical pool experience and cool off in one of Texas’ renowned swimming holes instead. With temperatures continuing to rise, now is the perfect time for a trip to some of the state’s most precious natural pools. Through Vrbo, your day trip can turn into a real getaway with family and friends. Vrbo compiled a list of five swimming holes in Texas with homes to rent nearby.
Blue Hole – Wimberley, TX
Blue Hole in Wimberley has grown from a hangout for locals into a top attraction. The park has made many renovations over recent years to build a place for families to picnic, hike, and more. You can’t beat the clear, cool water in the scorching Texas heat.
Enjoy making lasting vacation memories at this updated home in Wimberley, offering a covered deck overlooking the Texas Hill Country. A short drive will take you to Blue Hole or downtown Wimberley, where restaurants and boutique shops abound. With sleeping accommodations for eight, this home will give your whole group the chance to relax and reconnect.
Stay in this updated Hill Country home
Krause Springs – Spicewood, TX
Located in Spicewood is Krause Springs, a beautiful oasis of cool waters and towering cypress trees. With 32 springs on the property feeding two pools, you and your crew can find the best place to cool off. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can check out Cypress Valley Canopy Tours for a trip over the treetops through the beautiful Hill Country.
Sleeping up to eight, this unique home is tucked away in a private, gated Spicewood cul-de-sac. The home is located directly on the lake, making it easy for your group to enjoy water activities like canoeing and kayaking. When it’s time to relax, the outdoor deck features comfortable furniture, a propane grill, and a new hot tub.
Rent this 2-bedroom lake house in Spicewood
Balmorhea State Park Swimming Pool – Toyahvale, TX
Balmorhea State Park Swimming Pool is one of the most noteworthy swimming holes in Texas. The man-made pool in Toyahvale is filled with water from a natural spring, keeping it a cool 72-to-76 degrees year-round. Covering 1.3 acres with 3.5 million gallons of water, Balmorhea State Park is the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool.`
This two-story adobe home is located just inside the city limits of Marfa, a nearby emerging tourist destination in Texas. Situated on one of the highest hills in the city with wonderful area views, this family-friendly home sleeps up to 16 guests. A short road trip will take you to Balmorhea State Park where your group’s adventure awaits.
Comal River – New Braunfels, TX
The Comal River is a spring-fed natural flowing body of water that has been the pinnacle attraction of New Braunfels for generations. The water temperature is a steady 70-72 degrees year-round, making it extremely refreshing in the Texas summer heat. Also in the area is Natural Bridge Caverns, a great attraction during the hot summer months to escape in the cool underground caves.
Nearby both attractions is the Sunset River Haus, a 3-bedroom waterfront retreat. The large living and dining areas in the home are perfect for relaxing in style and catching up with friends and family. A walk outside to the backyard will take you directly to the Guadalupe River, another New Braunfels treasure.
Barton Springs Pool – Austin, TX
Within Zilker Park lies one of the crown jewels of Austin: Barton Springs Pool. The pool measures three acres in size and is fed from underground springs. With an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, Barton Springs Pool is ideal for year-round swimming, bringing in a diverse crowd of visitors each year.
Set in a highly desirable location, this newly constructed two-story home features a private pool for guests to cool off in. A short walk will take you to Barton Springs as well as ample restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. With an exceptional rating of five stars, the home sleeps up to ten of your family members or friends.