I love living in the city of Austin, Texas. The bustling town always provides fun activities or events to partake in and amazing areas to hang out at every single day. From the most unique coffee shops, to paddle-boarding on Lake Austin, to boating on Lake Travis, you'll never get bored. So whether you want to spend time with your friends and family or just find some peace and solitude, you can count on this place to deliver whatever kind of atmosphere you need.
Just like any amazing city in the U.S., Austin draws in tourists from everywhere, setting itself apart from Dallas and Houston. And as visitors look for a place to stay during their trips, they'll discover that not only are there amazing hotels, but also the most trendy Airbnbs. These beautiful properties are great for not only travelers from afar, but also locals who need a break from their everyday life. So whether you're booking a vacation rental or looking for a staycation getaway, here are 13 of some of the best Airbnbs in Austin to check in to, while visiting the "Live Music Capital of the World!"
Airbnb Austin: 13 Unique Places to Book!
1. Tiny House in Central Austin
If you're traveling as a couple, Austin has a ton of tiny homes and one-bedrooms to choose from. Take this adorable one for example—Near the University of Texas, this cute place is in the middle of everything, walking distance to an array of restaurants, bars, and live music. It's also a short drive to downtown Austin, East Austin, or South Congress where all the action tends to happen.
2. East Side Beehive
Located on Austin's central-east side, this adorable modern cottage is another great choice for you and one other. Inspired by a beehive-concept, this homely place is all about peace and quiet, with no TV or cable. Choose to use the record player for a nice break in the silence.
3. Zilker GuestHouse in Central Austin
Just off of South Lamar Street, this guesthouse holds up to four people and has a pool. While they ask that only adults reside in the place, this might be your choice if you and your friends are taking a break from the kids.
4. Presidential Penthouse
If you're visiting with a big group (up to eight guests!), then check out this luxurious penthouse suite. With incredible views of the city, you'll want to rent this ninth floor condominium during big festivals such as Austin City Limits (ACL) or South by Southwest (SXSW). You'll have access to the heated pool and a fire pit on the tenth floor, living like royalty during your stay.
4. Historic House on (SOCO) South Congress
Another one for large groups, this historic villa can hold up to 16 people in its seven bedrooms. Located in the quiet and charming Travis Heights neighborhood, this place is close enough to enjoy all the popular places on South Congress Avenue, while providing a peaceful home to return to after diving into the city. Not only does this Airbnb have a pool, but it also has a hot tub.
5. Walker Luxury Vacation Home
Hosted by locals who are available to you at all times, you'll find all your hospitality needs fulfilled with this great location. This modern Austin Airbnb will help you find the best tourist experiences such as guided hill country hikes and picnics, eating at Franklin BBQ, or live music crawls. Also partnered with KEY Concierge, a full kitchen will be stocked with the "essentials" of your trip, including, "pre-arrival grocery and stocked bar, transportation, food delivered in, etc..." so you can focus on just relaxing.
6. Treehouse in Zilker Park
Located in the trees near Barton Springs and Zilker Park, this two-bedroom hideaway provides easy access to downtown. Complete with an outdoor space and sun room, you can also leave the townhome to go kayak or paddle-board on Lady Bird Lake or enjoy Austin's nightlife downtown.
7. Peaceful Haven in Zilker Park
This spiritual, but fun and funky, place prides itself on being a peaceful haven for tourists to relax in. The retro living area is full of color and unique art, and the home is a favorite on the Weird Homes Austin annual tour.
8. Kaleido House
This duplex is gorgeously decorated with Peach's kaleidoscopic paintings and pictures. You'll have the entire space to yourself, with access to all the amenities on your side of the shared wall, including WiFi and Netflix! Sink into the king Temperpedic bed after a long day at Barton Springs Pool or a long night out on 6th Street.
9. ATX Capital View Penthouse
This beautiful penthouse takes up a whole third floor and has amazing views of the city. The living room is full of luxurious decorations, complete with a private elevator and spiral staircase for that treehouse feel.
10. Zilker Healthy Home
If you're more conscious about the environment, then this rental property is for you! Made with everything healthy, this place is complete with organic mattress and pillows and mini-split air conditioning, so you can escape the rough Texan weather during the summer.
11. The Bloomhouse
Described by the owners as a "giant seashell unicorn... part Willy Wonka, park Big Lebowski, and totally unlike anywhere else," this is probably one of my favorite Airbnbs in Austin! Its unique shape and outdoor deck provide an awesome hangout spot, and you'll want to read up on how this magnificent structure was constructed is just as intriguing.
12. The Ramp House
This vibrant home resides in south Austin, and staying here will have you marveling at its modern architecture. Aside from exploring the city, you'll want to explore this home's concrete and steel framing, wrapped with glass and aluminum that allows the perfect amount of natural light in.
13. "Keep Austin Weird" UrbanStay Place
This home's decorations are characteristic to the "Keep Austin Weird" mantra. Located on Rainey Street, you'll be around plenty of fun bars and restaurants to have the best brunches or to go out at night to.
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