Where to stay around Austin?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,783 vacation rentals near Austin. From 1,605 houses to 316 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Austin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Austin?

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

  • Downtown: 497 vacation rentals
  • Austin Lake Hills: 27 vacation rentals
  • South Congress: 546 vacation rentals
  • Zilker: 410 vacation rentals
  • East Downtown: 411 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Austin?

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

  • AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center: 2,502 vacation rentals
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2,632 vacation rentals
  • Lake Austin: 2,686 vacation rentals
  • Barton Springs Pool: 2,561 vacation rentals
  • Austin Convention Center: 2,491 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Austin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Austin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,605 houses in Austin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Austin include:

  • Condos: 316 rentals available
  • Apartments: 274 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 104 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including cottages and more.

Can I rent golf resort rentals in Austin?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,271 golf resort rentals in Austin. You have also many other possibilities in Austin area, including:

  • Downtown rentals: 666 rentals
  • Lake rentals: 414 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 324 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,047 vacation rentals with pool available in Austin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Urban cool meets outdoor action in Austin

    Deep in the heart of Texas, Austin has long been known for its world-class barbeque and lively arts and music scene. These days, it’s considered a tech industry hub and foodie destination for everything from breakfast tacos to microbrews. Austin’s urban core is relatively compact, so no matter where you book your vacation rental, you’ll be close to the food trucks, historic landmarks and late-night hotspots that put the city on the map. Centrally located neighborhoods downtown and in nearby Clarksville offer easy access to local favorites like 6th Street, Barton Springs and Zilker Park. Those looking to get a glimpse of the more eclectic side of Austin will find it in the hip eastside district, while the neighborhoods around South Congress are the epicenter for offbeat shopping and some of the city’s best dining. Family-friendly vacation rentals are plentiful in the quieter (but still entertaining) north-central communities of Allandale, Hyde Park and Brentwood.

    Austin’s urban outdoors

    When the sun’s out (over 300 days a year), Austinites head to their closest swimming hole to cool off. Take a dip in Barton Springs, the crown jewel of Austin, or explore Lady Bird Lake via SUP, kayak or canoe. Outdoorsy types will find plenty of opportunities to hike along one of the many shaded greenbelts without having to leave the city. If your idea of the great outdoors is shopping alfresco, you can get a breath of fresh air while browsing the stores along trendy SoCo or at the open-air Domain shopping mall.

    Austin soundcheck

    It’s only natural that the Live Music Capital of the World should host two of the most high-profile music festivals, ACL Fest and South by Southwest. Even if you’re not visiting during festival time, Austin’s nightlife is built around local and touring musical groups, so there’s always a show to catch. Travelers who want a taste of Texas history can enjoy a free tour of the domed Texas State Capitol building seven days a week. And be sure to put the South Congress Bridge at the top of your must-see list. There you’ll find locals and visitors alike lining the sidewalk at sunset to watch the city’s famous bat population take flight.

    Spend an endless summer in Austin

    Summers in Austin are blazing hot — if you’re visiting between June and September, expect temperatures in the 90–100° range. To beat the heat after a long day, book an Austin vacation rental with a private pool. Things cool off in the spring and fall, which are also high seasons for Austin’s many music and street festivals. If you’re visiting during these peak times, be sure to book your vacation rental months in advance as accommodations can be scarce. In the winter months, Austin makes a great getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, with mild weather perfect for hiking and biking.

    Scenic views in and around Austin

    Austin is located on the Colorado River, with three man-made lakes within city limits: Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Walter E. Long. Lady Bird Lake, formerly Town Lake, divides the city between north and south and is the spot where locals like to hit the trails for a picturesque waterfront walk or run. Climbing Mount Bonnell’s 102 steps is well worth the effort, especially at sunrise or sunset. The natural limestone formation offers one of the best views in the city. And because Austin sits on the edge of the rolling landscape of the Texas Hill Country, it’s the perfect basecamp for daytrippers to experience the vineyards, lavender farms and small-town charm of nearby Fredericksburg and the surrounding area.

    Bat out of hell—music and bats pretty much sums up Austin

    If you like music, you'll love Austin. Internationally renowned as the live music capital of the world, you can expect to spend vast amounts of your time here listening to live music in bars. But life in Austin doesn't have to only mean beers and a banging bass. You can also go for a paddle on the Lady Bird Lake, or take in a museum or two. As the sun sets, venture down to South Congress Bridge and watch as the city's urban colony of Mexican fruit bats swoop out for their nightly tour. It's an exhilarating experience.

    There's no (city) limits to Austin's attractions

    Book an Austin vacation rental in the heart of Downtown and you'll have the best of the city right on your doorstep. Learn about Texas history at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which tells the story of Texas through interactive exhibits, shows, and IMAX movies. If the streets get too hot, follow the locals to the cool, spring-fed waters of Barton Springs, a huge natural outdoor swimming pool. Try to time your visit with one of Austin's many music festivals, like Austin City Limits at Zilker Park in September, a highlight of the city's social calendar.

    Austin's hot in the city? Yeah, baby!

    Austin is a year-round destination. But of course, this is Texas, so it can get hot, hot, hot. In the summer, the average temperature is 90 degrees, and with high humidity and the chance of showers, it's probably the time to avoid. The best times to visit the Texas capital is fall and spring, when blue skies and sunshine are a-plenty, and the temperature is a comfortable 75 degrees. This is also when the main festivals are held and Austin vacation rentals can get snapped up in advance.

    Don't go chasing waterfalls—Austin's hiking country

    Perched on the edge of Texas Hill Country, Austin lies between Dallas and San Antonio. There are plenty of ways to escape the city heat for a walk. Head up to Mount Bonnell for the best views of Austin and the Colorado River. If you want to get back to nature, drive 11 miles south to McKinney Falls State Park. Centered around the park's eponymous waterfalls, there are several scenic hiking trails. It's a magnet for the region's wildlife fans, as white-tailed deer, armadillo, and mockingbirds are all found here.