Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in San Marcos, 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 $102 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in San Marcos. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of San Marcos

Enjoy the area's art galleries, live music and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in San Marcos. Renowned for its shopping, riverfront and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Hot rods meet hot rock in San Marcos

From hot rods to muscle cars, San Marcos is a car lover's dream. Visit Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum, a subsidiary of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. It's the private collection of Dick Burdick and features 80 classic automobiles, all shiny chrome and pastel paintwork. Home to 1 of the largest shopping malls in the US, the San Marcos Premium Outlets is an attraction in itself. Book a San Marcos vacation rental within easy reach of the mall and you'll never have to struggle far with all those bags. After dark, catch a live music show at the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse.

Activities

Shop till you drop in San Marcos

Maybe it's the city's relaxed vibe or just the great year-round weather, but life in San Marcos revolves around the scenic San Marcos River. Book a San Marcos vacation rental close to Rio Vista Park and you'll have all the best outdoor activities right on your doorstep. Play tennis, go kayaking, and have a picnic, or just come for a swim in its cool, clear waters. If you're more into retail therapy than river jumping, then San Marcos is the place for you. It has an abundance of great shopping, from designer malls to outlet stores, so credit cards beware!

Weather

Hello sunshine! Welcome to San Marcos

Is there such a thing as too much sun? Not in Texas. Famed for its glorious sunshine, almost all year round, San Marcos makes a great vacation destination. The busiest time of year is during the summer months, from June to August, when the city sees the wealth of visitors. It's hot and humid, but San Marcos vacation rentals have got that covered and come equipped with air-conditioning. The temperature drops a little come fall, along with the humidity, which brings welcome relief. In winter, it's cooler still and the mercury drops to 40-50 degrees, so pack a jacket.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of San Marcos

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Marcos is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Marcos River (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Rio Vista Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Blue Hole Regional Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Jacob's Well Natural Area (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Comal River (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Guadalupe River (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Marcos

Fly into Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS), the closest airport, located 27.5 mi (44.3 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is San Marcos Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near San Marcos?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near San Marcos:

  • Make the most of conveniences like a living room and coffee and tea making facilities at "Secluded 2 - Home Luxury Estate On 11 Acres W Designer Interior #relicsranch". Situated around 14 miles from San Marcos, this quality property has 5 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "5 - Star Rated 4 Bedrooms Solar", which is around 12 miles from San Marcos. With 4 bedrooms, a games room and an electric kettle, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in San Marcos promises big adventure. Unplug all your devices and switch your focus to nature at one of these compact stays:

  • Unwind and recharge at "Tiny House - Cozy And Clean - Close To Stadium". Located in San Marcos, a smart TV and coffee and tea making facilities are just a couple of the amenities included here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "River Rapids Hideaway - Tiny House With Blanco River Access". Situated in Wimberley, this teensy abode comes with winery tours and a hair dryer.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near San Marcos?

You most certainly can! From simple hideaways to luxurious escapes and everything in between, Vrbo has a range of log cabins to rent in or near San Marcos. If you're into adventure, consider these options:

  • "Moondance - Everyone's Favorite Log Cabin. Romantic Pet Welcoming On Creek": This fabulous escape is the ideal base if you love playing in nature. Fishing and kayaking are a couple of activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "Log Cabin Get Away - Two Private River Parks": After a fun day of trying out some local activities, such as golf and rafting, return home to this charming getaway.

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

Escape the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near San Marcos. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend valued time with the kids, there'll be something to suit your needs. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Moondance - Everyone's Favorite Log Cabin. Romantic Pet Welcoming On Creek" is perfect for one or two days of R&R. It comes with useful amenities, such as games and air conditioning, and is located around 12 miles to the northwest of San Marcos.
  • "Luxury Home On The Blanco River With Pool And Hot Tub" is another top-rated option to consider. It's located about 17 miles to the northwest of San Marcos and comes with a nearby marina, a fireplace and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around San Marcos?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, perfectly suited for one or two guests. Spend your days checking out your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near San Marcos are guaranteed to please:

  • After a big day of outdoor exploration, relax in total comfort at "Moondance - Everyone's Favorite Log Cabin. Romantic Pet Welcoming On Creek". A hair dryer and a sauna are among the amenities on offer here.
  • Alternatively, use "The Cottage By The Creek - 10 Beautiful Acres With Private Creek Access" as a base to explore the sights around you. This comfy stay offers children's games, a free nearby fitness center and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near San Marcos?

Whether you're chasing a chic apartment or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these top picks in or near San Marcos:

  • Within easy reach of central San Marcos, "Cozy Hill Country Cabin In San Marcos" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your comfortable digs, get out and explore what's around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Blanco River Water Front, Family And Pet Friendly". This centrally located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near San Marcos?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your relationship. Whisk your special someone away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near San Marcos:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Secluded 2 - Home Luxury Estate On 11 Acres W Designer Interior #relicsranch". Located around 14 miles from San Marcos, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like winery tours and massage services.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days sipping wine and canoodling at "5 - Star Rated 4 Bedrooms Solar", around 12 miles from San Marcos. Beauty services and winery tours will help set the mood for romance.

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

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around San Marcos and get everybody together under one roof:

  • A range of amenities including a chef and a garden make "Secluded 2 - Home Luxury Estate On 11 Acres W Designer Interior #relicsranch" a top pick for groups. This retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. From San Marcos's center, it's around 14 miles away to the northwest.
  • Invite up to 14 of your favorite folks to "Luxury Home On The Blanco River With Pool And Hot Tub" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 17 miles to the northwest of central San Marcos. It's packed with features to keep large groups occupied, including a kitchen and a garden.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near San Marcos and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Say hello to "Voca House - Modern 1890's Farmhouse", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as a theme park and a kitchen help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing around or just kicking back beside the water at "Star House - Creek On Property And Great View From Relaxing Deck". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and features a TV, a separate dining area and more.

Unsure how to pack for your San Marcos escape? This appealing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 95 ºF. Scroll through our range of San Marcos vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

Every catch-up with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near San Marcos offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms, "Secluded 2 - Home Luxury Estate On 11 Acres W Designer Interior #relicsranch" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This popular retreat is 14 miles to the northwest of San Marcos and has creature comforts such as books and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "5 - Star Rated 4 Bedrooms Solar" is another excellent option. It's about 12 miles to the northwest of San Marcos, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include books and free toiletries.

If you want to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your itinerary. Wonder World, Wimberley Zipline Adventures and Corral Theatre are good places to start.