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Vacation rental houses in Austin

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Top-rated houses in Austin

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  1. Private room
  2. Austin
Relax and enjoy. Huge master bedroom and bath

Private master bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet with a desk for you to use your computer. Feel free to lounge on the couch or use the kitchen. Easy access to the Interstate and 5 minutes away from great shopping areas. Its quiet, its clean, and its private.

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  1. Private room
  2. Round Rock
The Boho House: Cozy Bedroom

Relax and refresh from your travels in this cozy bedroom located in the Boho House. The bedroom includes a king size bed with a foam topper, a TV with streaming apps to watch on your downtime, a lamp and a desk for convenience. If you’re a pianist, I have a piano in the common area for your enjoyment! You’ll have access to both bathrooms, (one is currently a half bath) kitchen and common areas.

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  1. Private room
  2. Southeast Austin
Convenient Downtown & Airport Route

Nice spot in middle class neighborhood 10 minutes away from downtown (Teri Rd to I-35 S) This is upstairs (13 steps) but literally only 3 more steps to living room & kitchen compared to downstairs room Living room, kitchen cool to use

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Where to stay in Austin

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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South CongressWhat locals sayHip · Vibrant · Quiet
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DowntownWhat locals sayVibrant · Quiet · Thriving
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University of Texas at AustinWhat locals sayQuiet · Historic · Hip

Stay near Austin's top sights

Texas Capitol
Capitol Building · 505 locals recommend
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The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two years, so you’ll have to check the schedule if you want to see an actual session in progress.

Heena
Heena· Austin, TX
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    1. Entire condo
    2. Downtown Austin
    Downtown Treetop Hideaway- SXSW, 6th St, UT Campus
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Downtown Austin
    FRONTDESK | Bright + Open 1 BR Close to Downtown
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Downtown Austin
    ★RelaxingAustinGetaway!
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Downtown Austin
    ✨ One King Bedroom Room at Hotel Indigo Austin
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Park · 787 locals recommend
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Zilker Park is where ACL happens, where a great Zilker Christmas Light Show is, where the Stevie Ray Vaughn bronze is. Close enough to Casa Willow and Holly Neighborhood. Google what is happening at Zilker when you come.

Priscilla
Priscilla
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Barton Hills
    Zilker Studio | Walk to Barton Springs | Great AC
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. Zilker
    Zilker Park Apartment Minutes from Barton Springs Pool with Free Parking
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    1. Entire home
    2. Zilker
    Huge 1/1 w/ 2 decks, fenced yard, walk to Barton Springs!
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    1. Entire condo
    2. Barton Hills
    Retro Gold With a City View! Steps From Zilker

Other great vacation rentals in Austin

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  2. Pflugerville
Spacious bedroom with a private bath
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  1. Private room
  2. Austin
Ongi Etorri - Breakfast & Next to the Airport
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Austin
Goat Bridge Arms - Monthly Stays
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  1. Private room
  2. Manor
Private room available in new, modern home!
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  1. Private room
  2. Austin
Friendly South ATX Home private bathroom, Tv, Wifi
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  1. Private room
  2. East Austin
East Austin - Cute and Comfy Room (#2)
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  1. Private room
  2. Austin
MIN 30 days Austin Parking Home Office Kitchen rm1
  1. Private room
  2. Manchaca
Cozy room, in South Austin, easy check in.
  1. Private room
  2. East Austin
Room in Eclectic+Historic East Austin
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Central Austin
Crestview Station Casa
  1. Private room
  2. South Austin
Private SoCo GuestHouse with Patio
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  1. Private room
  2. Cedar Park
New Bath Reno! Peaceful Escape-Photos Coming!

Tips from Austin locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Always bring water Hopefully you don't buy plastic water bottles still, but definitely bring water wherever you go. i'd invest in a yeti - b/c they're cool and they stay cold for forever!

Max
MaxLives in Austin

What's the best way to get around?

Uber/lyft and local favorite ride austin are all easy to catch from our house. Taxi service is less reliable. all very economical since we live so close to austin's main attractions. public transport consists of buses. go to capmetro website if interested in bus routes.

Robyn
RobynLives in Austin

Getting around -ride sharing would be the best way to get around if you don't have a car. -rent a car? download the park atx app so you can add time to the meter while you're out and about -the nearest metro (local bus) stop is 1.5miles from our hourse

Ian
IanLives in Austin

Get to know the major street names in south austin. Manchaca, lamar, south congress, ben white (aka hwy 71) and mopac (aka loop 1 north) ---- if you get familiar with where these roads are on the map, you'll have an easy time finding your way around. also, it may be helpful to know "manchaca" is pronounced like "mancheck"

Amanda
AmandaLives in Austin

Uber and lyft are great for austin Download the apps and start riding

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

What should I not miss?

The bats under congress bridge! Head down to the congress bridge, or rent a canoe and park it under the congress bridge around sunset any day and prepare to be amazed with hundreds of thousands of bats as they head out for the night to feast!

Max
MaxLives in Austin

How can I save money on this trip?

Great travis county park (free!) Great primitive trails just ten minutes up 71 toward austin. southeast metropolitan park!

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

What are some local customs?

Matthew mcconaughey, famous austin native & resident says, "we don't honk in austin." We do drive very fast! so, plan ahead a little and it won't be too bad!

Carrie
CarrieLives in Austin

If you want to bbq on the porch, go to the food locker for farm fresh beef, pork & bacon.. They close at 6pm sharp..

Marshall
MarshallLives in Austin

If you see a tip jar, anywhere, it means the hourly wage is tragically low. please be generous. It's not just service staff. from sandwich-makers to counter clerks ($5/hour), tip jars alert you to the underpaid population of our town. don't forget the musicians!

Paula
PaulaLives in Austin

Your guide to Austin

Introduction

The Texas capital is a mecca of everything the state does best: inventive cuisine served from its food trucks; live entertainment celebrated at festivals touting music, tech, and extreme sports, and of course the all-essential SXSW; and plenty of outdoor experiences that call for biking, hiking cycling, swimming, bouldering, and kayaking year-round. Downtown Austin is the center of it all, with a thriving arts and shopping scene by day and lively nightlife after the sun sets, especially on Sixth Street and in the Warehouse District. Take a step back in time in South Austin, where beloved restaurants and classic architecture surround the biggest city park. The fast-growing neighborhood of East Austin, an eclectic enclave of food and boutiques, is another great spot to explore.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Austin?

Austin boasts 300 sunny days a year, but there’s no denying that the city sizzles in the summer, with July being the hottest month. Average high temperatures are in the 90s Fahrenheit from June through September, with lows only getting into the 70s. Winter is a far more temperate season, with highs in the upper 50s to low 70s and lows dipping into the upper 30s. Spring and fall are the most pleasant seasons for a vacation, with highs usually in the 70s and 80s and lows in the 50s to 60s. The clearest skies arrive between July and November, with the highest average days of rain in May.


What are the top things to do in Austin?

Texas Capitol

The Texas state house is as grand in stature as the state is in size, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and being declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Made of sunset red Texas granite, the three-story capitol building is the largest in the nation — yes, it’s more than 14 feet higher than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. But the true beauty is in the details, such as the ornate oversized brass door hinges and chandeliers with light bulbs that spell out “T-E-X-A-S.” Take a free half-hour tour or pick up a map to take a self-guided tour.

Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

No bat signal needed! One of the most stunning sights in town is this fascinating natural phenomenon as between 750,000 and 1.5 million bats — the largest urban colony on the continent — fly out from under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge every night at dusk.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Founded by Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the 284-acre University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to preserving the state’s native plants, with more than 900 species on site. There’s also an arboretum with more than 70 kinds of Texas’ native trees.

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