Full of sunshine, music, and delicious breakfast tacos, the state capital of Texas is a thriving, artistic city with a seemingly endless list of things to do and see. Austin is considered one of the sunniest cities in America with 300 sunny days each year. With a mild climate year-round, outdoor activities are always welcome. This widespread central Texas city is abundant in scenic natural views with over 300 parks to explore — complete with stunning green rolling hills, forests, and spring pools. From mellow jazz lounges to the famous South by Southwest (SXSW), the “Live Music Capital of the World” is musically prosperous with more than 250 dynamic live music venues creating the soundtrack of the city.
The famous phrase, “Keep Austin Weird,” may sound like a marketing slogan at first glance, but its origin actually pays homage to the eclectic melting pot of small businesses, inspiring chefs, and unique local artists that rule this versatile city today. This vibrant southern city is full of personality and stays true to its mantra with incredible entertainment opportunities, including world-class museums and unrivaled cuisine.
If you’ve been dreaming of the great outdoors, art, and rich history in the heart of a laid-back metropolis, this authentic Texas city might just steal your heart. Check out our large selection of amazing Vrbo vacation rentals in Austin, listed in order of affordability for your convenience.
Simple comfort awaits you at this airy duplex in south central Austin! The Mellow Yellow Duplex is located in the Zilker neighborhood in close proximity to one of Austin’s best parks and various famous attractions. The oak hardwood floors and light walls are paired with royal blue and yellow accents, complete with a cozy leather couch in the living room. This duplex provides seamless tranquility from room to room with cohesive decor and will make you feel at total peace, giving you more time to focus on the adventure that awaits you! Enjoy a homestyle breakfast at the retro, diner-style breakfast bar before a full day of Austin activities. When you return from your southern excursion, be sure to wind down under the stars in the fenced in courtyard.
Discover what makes Austin “weird” at this conveniently located, recently renovated South Congress gem! The SoCo Cottage is a great location for those who wish for affordable luxury accommodations while being just moments from all the action. You will feel the beauty of southern charm the moment you take one small step up and through the entryway. A mix of plush textures, suede, and western textiles decorate the living room with ease, pairing beautifully with dimensional hardwood floors. The neutral kitchen redefines Texas luxury with clear quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a farmhouse chandelier hanging over the dining table. Both bedrooms and the screened porch exude rustic, boho vibes and are perfect for relaxing. Step out from the screened porch to the patio overlooking the spacious, private backyard sprinkled with native Texas trees.
You can have a day of outdoor fun at Lady Bird Lake and then head to Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for some much needed southern comfort. Be sure to tour the Texas Capitol as well, the sixth-tallest state capitol in the nation!
The Little Red House is a tree-lined, Travis Heights treasure just two blocks off South Congress! This 1926 contemporary bungalow is chock-full of luxurious amenities in a quaint neighborhood — perfect for escaping the hustle-and-bustle while still retaining fantastic walkability. The eclectic sunny walls are sure to make you smile while rustic corrugated steel ceiling panels soar to vaulted ceilings in the main area of the home. In the living room, a leather couch is dazzled with textured throw pillows next to giant windows that bring in a plethora of natural lighting. The master suite is light and refreshing, from the ruched white duvet and tufted headboard to the walk-in closet and bright bathroom. The sun-drenched upstairs loft-made-bedroom is comfortably designed for a restful night. A private stone patio resides in the back of the bungalow, perfect for enjoying sweet tea while the centuries-old oak tree shelters you from the sun.
Head over to the iconic Jo’s Coffee for a “cup of joe” to start your day at South Congress Avenue before walking over to the Yard Dog folk-art gallery. If you’re looking for something you’ll surely never forget, visit the world-famous Cathedral of Junk museum to find out what everyone is raving about.
Comprised of a stunning bungalow and guest house, Bouldin Beauty is a freshly updated property that boasts unbeatable walkability. The bungalow features an incredibly pristine, chic open floor plan with a plush sectional in the living area and a spacious breakfast bar in the fully-equipped chef’s kitchen. Windows surround each room in the home, supplementing the neutral interior with sunbeams throughout the day. The dining area is steps away from a luxurious patio and grill, perfect for cookouts with the family or enjoying your morning coffee. Aside from the sleek master bedroom, there is a bunk-bed room with a trendy cow-hide accent rug.
The guest house, or casita, is located behind the bungalow and has its own private patio area! Featuring the same contemporary design as the main house, your guests can experience the same ultimate comfort in a bite-sized package. A cozy kitchenette overlooks the common area and table for two just steps away from a boutique-style southern suite! The suite has an authentic mix of decor, a king bed, and a full modern bathroom.
This unique South Lamar hideaway completely redefines “boho-chic.” Jania’s Boho-Chic Retreat is a single-story house rental that features multiple levels on the interior and a three-tier patio. With custom treatments throughout, this retreat is exceptionally designed with local artwork and high-end furnishings. The well-appointed galley kitchen overlooking wrap-around windows is a chef’s dream, while tongue-and-groove ceilings add character to the home’s bohemian charm. All three bedrooms weave throughout the home providing an added layer of privacy, and the master suite — accessed by four steps — is ultra-luxurious with a posh sitting area, full bath, and soaking tub. Out back, the three-tiered patio has seating for eight and is surrounded by sounds of the forest.
South Austin’s best is at your fingertips at Jania’s Boho-Chic Retreat. With a selection of food trucks and live music, Radio Coffee and Beer is sure to be a hit. Or, take a quick stroll to dine at the legendary Broken Spoke, where musicians such as Willie Nelson and George Strait made their claim to fame.
Check-in to this modern home, located in the trendy Brentwood area, with its own backyard oasis! Brentwood De Maria features a chef’s kitchen, wooden beams, and contemporary furnishings throughout. The relaxing decor throughout the living and dining room is trendy while also bringing comfort to the soul, and all three bedrooms are equally as peaceful. Dressed in serene shades of blue, the luxurious master suite includes french doors that open up to the patio and swimming pool. On the expansive patio, there is a charcoal grill and picnic table across from the heated cowboy pool! Grab a glass of wine and dip your toes in the water, or head over to the lawn for a round of cornhole.
At Brentwood De Maria, you are minutes from downtown Austin! Utilize the convenient location and check out the Blanton Museum of Art after lunch at Texas Chili Parlor, or take a short drive to hike at Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve.
Stuart’s Little Tower is a spectacular East Austin respite designed with luxury in mind. As soon as you step into the spacious yard, you will be admiring the modern fire pit and the home’s state-of-the-art exterior. Enter into the kitchen and living area and dote over the matte black finishes, luxury furnishings, and stainless steel appliances. Neutral-colored, inspiring artwork lines the walls all the way up the stairs to the exquisite sitting area. Both upstairs bedrooms have private patio access, as well as a sliding barn door leading to a full bath and rainfall shower (not to mention beds so plush, you could fall asleep just looking at them). The oversized yard is perfect for evening bonfires, outdoor games, and barbeques! Up to two four-legged friends can accompany your visit to this structural masterpiece.
If you didn’t try tacos for breakfast, did you really go to Austin? Head to Cisco’s for the Tex-Mex breakfast of a lifetime! After breakfast, gear up for the outdoors and take a 2-minute walk from Stuart’s Little Tower to hike the Walnut Creek Trail.
Make yourself right at home in this beautifully designed Texas retreat in the South Congress neighborhood! Park Lane Modern is a marvelous Austin vacation rental fully equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable vacation, from lovely gathering spots to a chef’s kitchen. Trendy designer furnishings blend with sleek finishes in the living area, right off of the contemporary kitchen and dining table. A leather sectional beckons you to lounge near the windows and soak up all of that southern sunshine while a matte black floating staircase waits for you to explore the upper level of the home. Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms graciously accommodate a good night’s sleep — all in their own unique style. Exquisite bathrooms with double vanities offer plenty of room for your evening routine or getting ready to hit the town. There is also a lovely balcony with seating overlooking the lush, pet-friendly terrace! Head out to the terrace for a family cook-out on the gas grill and enjoy dinner under the stars.
Located two blocks from the vibrant South Congress Avenue, there are endless options for entertainment. For some funky live music, visit the Continental Club after eating some local grub at Home Slice Pizza.
Curated for the outdoor extraordinaire, Zilker Park Paradise is a breathtaking place where adventurers go to shine. Located 379 steps from Zilker Park, this exotic three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation home is within walking distance of swimming, kayaking, hiking, and exploring.
This unique getaway was meticulously designed with Austin appeal and Costa-Rican influences, from the rough flagstone floor to limestone walls and cedar wood ceilings. Layered cowhide and bohemian rugs accent the eclectic flooring. Combined with a variety of gorgeous plush furniture, textured throw pillows, and wood finishes, this Austin rental looks like it is straight out of a movie. This incredibly dreamy vibe carries over to the stone and stucco full bathrooms, complete with their own rainfall showers. Sparkling light beams throughout the main areas from crystal chandeliers and skylight. The fully-stocked rustic wood and stone kitchen features a spectacular marble farmhouse sink and prep island — only adding to the comfort and beauty of this parkside dream! Best of all, stunning french doors lead to an expansive wrap-around deck with four spectacular outdoor living spaces — from high top dining areas to fireside chaise lounges. The deck is wrapped in bamboo to induce tropical serenity, embracing those Costa-Rican vibes yet again!
Zilker Park Paradise is tucked in nature and a mere 10 minutes from all you could need. Forget a “gem,” this rental is a diamond-mine! Enjoy walking over to the Barton Springs Pool, or kayak on Lady Bird Lake. Then, hire the property’s private chef, NOLA Kitchen, for dinner or to provide a relaxing home cooking class for your family.
Enjoy beautiful sunset views from this three-story contemporary townhome close to Zilker Park! The Luxury Treehouse Townhome is a recently remodeled vacation rental with soaring ceilings, a grand piano, and the beautiful glass atrium. The living space and kitchen on the second floor feature a wide open space, cozy furnishings, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. Experience all of the beauty of dining outdoors while being indoors in the sunroom-turned-dining-room! This glass atrium hosts sun-soaked seating for 10 individuals under a ceiling fan surrounded by books and art. The master bedroom boasts its very own balcony with seating and a hammock, as well as a spacious bathroom with a garden shower. Two other bedrooms have private bathrooms and provide accommodations for up to six additional guests. The Luxury Treehouse Townhome also has an upstairs office for any remote work that may arise.
The peace and quiet may make you feel like you are far from the action, but you are just steps away. Walk over to the original Chuy’s for some Texas tacos, and visit the Zilker Botanical Garden to marvel in the beauty of nature.
The Austin Oasis is far from a mirage, in fact, it is everything you need for an unparalleled Austin experience! Adorned with brilliant landscaping, a waterfall wading private pool, and a hot tub, this south Texas vacation home truly feels like paradise. This stunning home pairs dark, dimensional hardwood floors with funky modern decor for a truly unique vibe. Take your pick of the eclectic bedrooms that feature charming bohemian decor and plush king-sized beds. Enjoy your morning coffee at the cute breakfast nook from the metallic swivel chairs and window seat, or cook a homestyle breakfast in the jaw-dropping fully-equipped kitchen. Outside, a trendy Victorian-style daybed is waiting for you to take refuge from the sun underneath a covered patio and ceiling fan. Downtown Austin is 2 miles away, so you can explore all that the vibrant city has to offer just moments away from your private retreat.
Built in 1924, Deep Eddy Ave is a beautifully remodeled craftsman-style home with so much character. The welcoming blue and pink exterior is lined by tropical landscaping and features a relaxing porch swing for you to watch the world go by. Original Austin artwork can be found all around the home next to large windows that let in an abundance of sunshine. The open and airy kitchen provides plenty of cooking space, and the custom dining table is perfect for serving up your best home-cooked meals to guests! Revel at the high paneled ceilings in the main bedrooms, the custom glass mobile, and flatscreen TV. The upstairs loft is quaint and dreamy with accommodations for up to three individuals, and the upstairs master bedroom is a palace of natural light with sun rays bouncing off lovely white walls. Step into the backyard to enjoy your very own private Austin getaway, complete with multiple seating areas on decorated platforms.
To learn more about visiting Austin, Texas: