Discover a selection of 3,000 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 kitchens. Prices start at $550 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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Destination guide

Soak up Austin culture from Lake Travis accommodation

Known for its vibrant entertainment and culture, Austin is the perfect place for lake houses in Texas. You can find a cabin on the shores of Lake Travis to take advantage of the scenic beauty while staying close enough to the city to enjoy the excellent dining and top-notch music performances and festivals.

 
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.

Activities

Things to do near Austin vacation homes

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.

Weather

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

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Austin Station. It's easy to get around Austin by jumping on the metro at Downtown Station, Plaza Saltillo Station or Martin Luther King Jr 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Austin, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,093 vacation rentals around Austin. From 1,579 house rentals to 147 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Austin?

If you enjoy staying in the thick of the action, consider crashing someplace central. Vrbo has 646 city center rental homes available. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo has loads more options to browse through, including:

  • 345 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 331 lakeside vacation rentals.
  • 305 lakefront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Austin?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your trip, renting a whole house is a terrific idea. You and the gang will have plenty of space for all your vacation activities. There are 1,700 options currently on Vrbo. Prices start from $40 per night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other lodging types, such as:

  • Apartment: 781 vacation homes. Prices start from $53 per night.
  • Condo: 378 vacation homes. Prices start from $20 per night.
  • Hotel: 147 vacation homes. Prices start from $26 per night.

Can I stay in Austin in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a trip with the extended fam or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out under the one roof! The best news is that Vrbo has places to suit. The leading choice for large groups here are house vacation homes, and there are 319 available. In the area, rental properties that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 726 vacation homes just right for that size. Stay a night from just $40.
  • After a vacation rental for 8 guests? We have 386 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $77 a night.
  • On a trip away with 10 guests? We have 304 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $112 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you arrange your Austin vacation through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Austin?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Renew the connections with those you hold dearest and book a budget-friendly vacation with Vrbo. Hyde Park is a great area to take a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 100 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $162 per night. South Austin is another place to check out. We've got 181 rentals here, and the average price is around $239 per night.

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