Discover a selection of 225 vacation rentals in Austin, TX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Austin. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Music, cowboys and bats—Austin has all the powers

Music, cowboys, and fruit bats are just 3 of the highlights of a trip to the Texas State Capitol. Austin is widely regarded as one of the coolest cities in America. Famous as the home of live music show, Austin City Limits, it has a rich nightlife, largely centered around the live music bars of 6th Street. It's also known for its colony of fruit bats which reside under the bridge. Get your Texan adventure off to the right start with a centrally located Austin vacation rental in the heart of the city.

Things to do

Attractions near Austin vacation rentals

Book an Austin vacation rental in the heart of Downtown and you'll have the best of the city right on your doorstep. Learn about Texas history at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which tells the story of Texas through interactive exhibits, shows, and IMAX movies. If the streets get too hot, follow the locals to the cool, spring-fed waters of Barton Springs, a huge natural outdoor swimming pool. Try to time your visit with one of Austin's many music festivals, like Austin City Limits at Zilker Park in September, a highlight of the city's social calendar.


Bat out of hell—music and bats pretty much sums up Austin

If you like music, you'll love Austin. Internationally renowned as the live music capital of the world, you can expect to spend vast amounts of your time here listening to live music in bars. But life in Austin doesn't have to only mean beers and a banging bass. You can also go for a paddle on the Lady Bird Lake, or take in a museum or two. As the sun sets, venture down to South Congress Bridge and watch as the city's urban colony of Mexican fruit bats swoop out for their nightly tour. It's an exhilarating experience.


Local weather for your stay in Austin vacation homes

Austin is a year-round destination. But of course, this is Texas, so it can get hot, hot, hot. In the summer, the average temperature is 90 degrees, and with high humidity and the chance of showers, it's probably the time to avoid. The best times to visit the Texas capital is fall and spring, when blue skies and sunshine are a-plenty, and the temperature is a comfortable 75 degrees. This is also when the main festivals are held and Austin vacation rentals can get snapped up in advance.

Natural features

Don't go chasing waterfalls—Austin's hiking country

Perched on the edge of Texas Hill Country, Austin lies between Dallas and San Antonio. There are plenty of ways to escape the city heat for a walk. Head up to Mount Bonnell for the best views of Austin and the Colorado River. If you want to get back to nature, drive 11 miles south to McKinney Falls State Park. Centered around the park's eponymous waterfalls, there are several scenic hiking trails. It's a magnet for the region's wildlife fans, as white-tailed deer, armadillo, and mockingbirds are all found here.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Austin

Fly into Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS), the closest airport, located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Austin Station. You can get around Austin by jumping on the metro at Downtown Station, Plaza Saltillo Station or Zilker Zephyr Station.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Austin vacation rentals

Kids of all ages will love the fun and exciting attractions in Austin. Vacation homes are available near places like the Austin Zoo, a conservation zoo with train tours and global wildlife species in a sanctuary, and the Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve, a serene natural space with walking trails and free-roaming peacocks. Kids will also enjoy the Austin Nature & Science Center, an interactive natural science museum with fossils, dinosaur tracks, and other fascinating exhibits.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Austin

Austin has plenty of romantic places to explore during a couple’s trip. Vacation rentals are available near locations like Zilker Botanical Gardens, a huge garden with vibrant flowers, glistening ponds, and nature trails, and the Blanton Museum of Art, an art museum with work spanning from Renaissance to American modern. You may also enjoy the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, an exhibition of the artist’s works in an outdoor gallery of bronze sculptures.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Austin?

Whether you want a cozy escape for you and your honey or somewhere roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Austin. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Around 12 miles from the center of Austin, it's difficult to beat "Stunning Views And Easy Lake Access From Your Private Waterfront Resort". It has 10 bedrooms and a host of amenities including cookware, dishware and utensils and an iron and ironing board.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Sxsw, Formula 1, Acl, Weddings". Located around 19 miles from the heart of Austin, it has 4 bedrooms and features a barbecue grill and a hair dryer.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Austin vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Austin?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Austin offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Disconnect all your tech and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these pocket-sized stays:

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Tiny House - Tall Cotton - In A Rural Setting 34 Miles From Austin". This property in Spicewood packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as a separate dining area and an iron and ironing board.
  • "Tiny Home In Trendy East Austin" in Johnston Terrace is another great pick. An oven and a barbecue grill will make your time here extra comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Austin?

Get far away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Austin. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend quality time with the family, there'll be something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Picturesque Luxury Mountain Cabin | Private Ranch | Storybook Texas | A+ Views" is perfect for a long weekend of relaxation and fun. It offers a range of amenities, such as outdoor furniture and a beach, and is located about 15 miles to the west of Austin.
  • Otherwise, live it up with your crew at "Walk To Famed Barton Springs Pool Romantic", which is around 1 mile to the west of Austin. You'll have use of golf, a nearby river and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Austin?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Austin are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Picturesque Luxury Mountain Cabin | Private Ranch | Storybook Texas | A+ Views". Book a few nights or longer at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a porch and off-street parking options.
  • An equally fantastic option is "Walk To Famed Barton Springs Pool Romantic". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is packed with convenient amenities like internet services, a garden and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Austin?

From chic studio apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Austin:

  • For an awesome weekend away, you can't go wrong with "Secluded Cabin On Lake Travis - Pet Friendly". It's close to the center of Austin, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • "1/1 Cozy Private Zilker Cottagewonderful Area" is also well located. Settle in here and discover why many guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Austin?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetie away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Austin:

  • Put on some mellow music and chill together at "Stunning Views And Easy Lake Access From Your Private Waterfront Resort". Around 12 miles from Austin, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • "Sxsw, Formula 1, Acl, Weddings" is another top option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 19 miles from Austin and has winery tours and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Austin?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with the family this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or near Austin will fit your entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Located around 1 mile to the northwest of Austin, "Historical Governors Mansion Ma And Pa Ferguson" is the ideal place for a luxurious escape. Amenities on offer here include a swimming pool and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, catapult your vacation to a new level with a stay at "Atx Icon Mansion Summ". It's about 1 mile to the southeast of Austin and offers amenities like a fireplace, a garden and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Austin?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Austin and get everyone together under the same roof:

  • There's loads of room to spread out at "Stunning Views And Easy Lake Access From Your Private Waterfront Resort". Around 12 miles northwest of Austin, this generous property has 10 bedrooms that sleep up to 20 guests. Top amenities include a garden and a swimming pool.
  • Invite up to 28 of your closest friends to "Lakefront/pool And Hot Tub/sand Vball" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This option has 8 bedrooms and is around 14 miles to the northwest of Austin. It's packed with features to keep your group comfortable and content, including a kitchen and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Austin?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dig out your flamingo floatie and browse these rental houses in or near Austin that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable stay at "Stunning Dog - Friendly House W". There's plenty to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a fridge and childrens activities.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "Bat City House In The Castle Hill Historic District". As well as its inviting pool, you can also make use of a dishwasher and a stereo.

Curious what the weather's like in Austin? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 95 ºF. If you're after more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Austin vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Austin?

You'll always have more fun sharing wonderful times with the ones you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or catching up with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. These are two of our best in and around Austin:

  • Sleeping as many as 20 guests in 10 bedrooms, "Stunning Views And Easy Lake Access From Your Private Waterfront Resort" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This popular escape is 12 miles to the northwest of Austin and has amenities that include a microwave oven and childrens activities.
  • "Sxsw, Formula 1, Acl, Weddings" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This option is around 19 miles to the north of central Austin and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A toaster and a dishwasher will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Sixth Street, South Congress Avenue and Barton Springs Pool should be at the top of your to-do list.

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