Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. It’s got music, it’s got movies, it’s got food and wine and beer and just about everything you could want in a destination. But if it’s your first visit, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the mind-staggering possibilities for accommodation. Don’t get frazzled; we’ve put together a list of our top Airbnb options in the city.
$952/night, East Austin
If you are keen to hang out in gentrified East Austin, this bungalow is a solid rental. House is walking distance to some of the neighborhoods best cafes, restaurants and bars, such as: Figure 8 Coffee, Quickee Pickee, Hillside Farmacy and Whislers Cocktails.
$79/night, North Loop
The owners of this 80-sqft vintage camper describe their property; “If HDTV & Pinterest had a little affair baby, this would be it!”. Need we say more?
This tiny house is just 1.5 miles from the convention center, and 10 minutes from the airport. Be sure to check out Blue Owl Brewing, a sour-mashed beer microbrewery one block away.
$1,395/night, Zilker Park
The four bedroom house looks over downtown Austin. It’s close to the Town Lake running trail, less than a mile from the flagship Whole Foods Market, and within 5 minutes from everything in downtown Austin.
$1,000/night, East Austin
Constructed in 1909, the 3,500 square foot house has been restored and can be rented for just over a grand. The property includes a massive backyard, including a covered dining table, BBQ and fire pit.
$995/night, Lake Travis
This lake front house has a private dock, so you can pack your boat and fishing rods. The pool and hot tub look out over the water. You can imagine that the sunsets here are pretty special. Downtown Austin is 20 or so miles away, but I’ve no doubt it’s worth the drive for the location. It will serve as a good jumping-off point for other places in the area.
$925/night, Lake Austin
The property has a rooftop deck overlooking the lake, patios and a huge waterfront lawn — the perfect place to rent if you have a big group of people for a long weekend. It also sleeps 13 people which somewhat takes the sting out the price.
$1,185/night, Little Bee Creek Falls Estate
While this one’s expensive, the chateau is managed by The Renters Club and goes all out in the way of perks, with free concierge and management service.
$1,039/night, West of Austin
The villa, located close to Barton Creek Habitat Preserve, offers panoramic views of the Austin skyline. The property sleeps eight and boasts abundant outdoor space. This location is pretty damn beautiful. Check prices with the owner as you might be able to score a discount.
This place makes our list because it offers a compact studio close to attractions in downtown, Lady Bird Lake, South Congress, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, Palmer Auditorium – and it’s minutes from East Austin.