Destination guide

Lakeside fun in Lake Travis vacation home rentals

With endless shoreline, crystal-blue water, and lush forests, Lake Travis is the “Crown Jewel” of Central Texas and a premier destination for lakeside recreation. Whether you want to relax on the shore, unwind in waterfront bars, or glide over the landscape on a zip line, Lake Travis offers something for everyone. Vacation home rentals in Lake Travis give you easy access to all that this natural playground has to offer.

Things to do

Explore nature near Lake Travis vacation rentals

Lake Travis is a beautiful natural area with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Vacation homes can be found near such areas as Hamilton Pool Road, a nature reserve with a waterfall and an abundance of wildlife, and Pace Bend Park, a lakeside park with cliff trails for hiking and mountain biking. For more mature fun, Hippie Hollow Park is an adults-only, clothing-optional park with swimming and sunbathing. If you’re looking for an adrenaline boost, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures offers zip line tours over the water and a private beach with hammocks.

Outdoor activities

Must-try activities near Lake Travis vacation rentals

Lake Travis is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The lakeside parks near vacation rentals are popular for swimming, biking, hiking, and picnicking, as well as nature walks and wildlife viewing. On the water, wakeboarding, waterskiing, boating, sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding are favorites.

Restaurants and bars

Best restaurant areas near Lake Travis vacation homes

From sports bars and taverns to ethnic fusion and vegan fare, Lake Travis has a diverse range of restaurants, bars, and eateries that cater to everyone’s taste. No matter if you want a quick bite with the kids near a water park, or you want fine dining and dancing on the water’s edge, you’ll find the restaurant experience you’re looking for near Lake Travis vacation rentals.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lake Travis vacation rentals

Lake Travis has wonderful activities for adults and kids alike. Vacation rentals can be found near adventure experiences, such as the Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, an aerial resort with canopy tours, treetop walks, and zip-lining, and warm-weather fun, like the Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark, a lakeside water park with slides and pools. For fun by the lake, Mansfield Dam Park is a waterfront park with swimming, boating, scuba diving, and picnicking, and Hidden Falls Adventure Park has firing ranges, skeet shooting, and a terrain park for off-roading. Lake Marble Falls, a river reservoir with native fish, is also great for families.

Good for couples

Romance in your Lake Travis summer rental

Intimate, romantic cabin rentals in Lake Travis are ideal for a getaway with your significant other. Whether you prefer the adventure of watersports and nature activities, or you want to enjoy a party cruise on the lake with drinks and live music, Lake Travis is the perfect place to rekindle your romance. Hamilton Greenbelt is a vibrant park with challenging hiking trails, nature walks, scenic views, and excellent bird-watching, as well as live music, and Hill Country Boulevard is a trendy district that’s a shopping utopia for both high-end goods and thrift finds. For art lovers, the Bee Cave Sculpture Park has unique permanent and rotating works in a beautiful outdoor setting. For nightlife by the lake, the best spot is Devil’s Cove, a lively anchorage spot that also provides swimming opportunities and partying with live entertainment.

Where to stay around Lake Travis?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,118 vacation rentals near Lake Travis. From 698 Houses to 73 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Travis for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Travis?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Travis. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Austin: 3,360 vacation rentals
  • Wimberley: 950 vacation rentals
  • Hill Country: 7,577 vacation rentals
  • Dripping Springs: 1,044 vacation rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay: 458 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Travis! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Travis?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Travis:

  • Austin: 3,360 rentals
  • Wimberley: 950 rentals
  • Dripping Springs: 1,044 rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay: 458 rentals
  • Marble Falls: 1,448 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Travis?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Travis. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pedernales Falls State Park: 1,007 rentals
  • Austin Convention Center: 3,018 rentals
  • Hamilton Pool Preserve: 1,131 rentals
  • Lake Marble Falls: 607 rentals
  • The Domain: 3,112 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Travis listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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