The 12 Best Airbnbs In Austin, Texas

June 29, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Austin, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Austin and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

Bonus: If you’re new to Airbnb, use this link for $45 off your first stay.

#1 Blue Sky Estate

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$2,263/night

This beautiful mansion will take your breath away as soon as you walk through the front door. With as many amenities outside as indoors, the only problem you and your family will have will be deciding whether to cook dinner in the outdoor kitchen by the pool or in the open concept fully equipped kitchen inside. This elegant and comfortable newly remodeled gem with its impeccable classical décor will be the perfect stay for you and your family. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“At this recently rebuilt and remodelled villa, elegance is expected and privacy comes standard. Follow a pebbled pathway to the impressive glass-panelled front door. Dramatically towering windows start near the flowing hardwood floors and soar up to vaulted ceilings. Located close to town, scope out a casual barbecue joint to try a variety of piquant Texan flavors, followed by a brewery tasting.”

Amenities

PoolBBQ grillOutdoor kitchen
Sun loungersHot tubGas fireplace
Ping pong tableOfficeKitchen
Breakfast barWifiAir conditioning

#2 Canyon View Estate

# of Guests14
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms6
Nightly Price$2,953/night

If you’re looking for a place with a great view of Barton Creek Wilderness Park, where you and a dozen other friends can hang out comfortably, you’ve come to the right place. Besides the basics of a fully equipped kitchen, this ranch-style villa has all the attractions to let you and your crew have the time of your life including air hockey, pool and Ping-Pong tables, a media room and a stunning swimming pool. If you ever feel like mixing things up, you can always head down to Austin’s lively night scene which is only minutes away. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Look out over the canyon-views from this contemporary ranch on the edge of Barton Creek Wilderness Park in Austin. Embrace the lush, rugged terrain of Texas with no distraction. Barbecue out back, dine alfresco, and spend the star-lit night gathered around the fire with good friends. When you’re ready to emerge from the wilderness, Austin’s bustling downtown core is just a few minutes away.”

Amenities

Hot tubBBQ grillOutdoor kitchen
Sun loungersDining areaTV
Gas fireplacePing pong tablePool table
OfficeMedia roomAir hockey table

#3 Sapphire on Lake Austin

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms6
Nightly Price$10,632/night

Everything’s big in the States, and it’s bigger in Texas. Sitting right on the shores of Lake Austin, the Sapphire Estate with its 9,000 square feet holds true to the saying and it’s a place you’ll never forget. Its luxurious hardwood flooring, high ceilings and fully equipped open concept kitchen are only some of the features that give this estate its unique character. Picture-perfect scenery all around and a breathtaking infinity pool make this property the perfect choice for couples who are planning their wedding. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“A line of brightly colored Adirondack chairs on the beach marks the spot at this 9,000-square-foot modern estate on the shores of Lake Austin. A 6-bedroom main house and separate lakefront boathouse offer plenty of space to play, and there are plenty of playful touches to discover. Drive 11 miles to downtown or boat to a restaurant for dinner out.”

Amenities

PoolInfinity poolPool bar
Natural-gas barbecueHot tubHammock
Fire pitDockOutdoor kitchen
Sun loungersTerraceGas fireplace

#4 Austin Palms Estate

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$2,292/night

Style and comfort only 10 minutes away from Austin’s bustling downtown area is what you’ll get with this gorgeous two-story mansion. Enjoy Austin’s warm sunny days at the infinity pool while you grill at the barbecue, or gather around the fire pit at night to talk about the adventures you had during your day visit to the city, and then relax at the jetted tub with a glass of champagne. This is the perfect place to spend a planned vacation with your three best friends from college and their partners. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“The villa’s expansive grounds include everything from an infinity pool, hot tub, kitchen with barbecue, and bar to a private beach, firepit, and volleyball net. Dunk the basketball (and yourself) in the hoop just off the beach or nestle into the hammock for an afternoon nap. If you’ve spent all day exploring the city or driving shots on the golf course, cozy up to the streaming TVs, gas fireplace, and Wi-Fi in the evenings.”

Amenities

PoolSwim-up barNatural-gas barbecue
Hot tubFire pitOutdoor kitchen
Sun loungersGas fireplacePing pong table
Wet barOfficeJetted tub

#5 Spectacular Designer House Built for Entertaining

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$1,700/night

Modern and sleek meet industrial décor in this astonishing Austin home. This place has on-site parking, all the toiletries you may need, air conditioning, heating and a fully equipped kitchen where you can make the most delicious meals. With room for up to 10 guests, this is the place you want to rent if you’re travelling to Austin with a big family or a big group of friends and want to feel right at home while you’re away. The best thing about it is that you won’t even have to leave your pet behind! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Create impressive meals in a gleaming indoor or outdoor kitchen. There’s plenty of seating inside this contemporary space or venture outside the massive fire table and unwind beneath a canopy of mature oak trees. Entertain the gang at the elegant dining table or relax in the spacious living room for cocktails and conversations. This home has the details you desire!”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesFull kitchen
WasherDryerPets allowed
HeatingAir conditioningWifi
TVBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts

Reviews

“Wonderful home for our stay in Austin!!” – Mishel
“This place was great! Check-in was quick and easy. The house is a beautifully updated remodel. Stacy and her family clearly live here, which provided a lot of advantages like condiments and pantry items (that they generously offered up) and plenty of dishes, pots/pans, etc.” – Clint
“INCREDIBLE house in unbeatable location. The place to be in Austin. Thank you!” – Nir
“My family and I booked this home for a few days at Thanksgiving and it was perfect. The kitchen and living space was everything we needed and beautifully decorated. The outdoor space was amazing, too!” – Alexandra
“Stacy was a great host! Her home was spotless (you would never know kids lived there), cozy and stylish all in one. She answered all my questions promptly. I stayed with my co-workers, but will surely be back with friends next time.” – Jackie

#6 Cliffside Downtown Penthouse With Wild Natural Views

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$1,285/night

The generous use of different types of wood in the construction of this house give it a rugged yet warm and welcoming feel. Overlooking Zilker Park, this place has an ideal location at a walking distance from Barton Springs while being only minutes away from downtown Austin where you’ll find restaurants, bars, grocery stores and tourist attractions. Whether you’re planning a get-together with some friends or need a comfortable basecamp to explore the city while on vacation with your family, you’ll enjoy the modern fully equipped open kitchen, air conditioning, heating and deliciously comfortable beds. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Open the French doors for a cozy read in the morning breeze at a dreamy duplex with spectacular views overlooking Zilker Park. Decompress on the enormous wraparound deck and soak up the Costa Rican-inspired style, combining stone and natural wood.”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesKitchen
WasherDryerPets allowed
HeatingAir conditioningWifi
TVBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts

Reviews

“Such a beautiful house! Our group was thrilled with Lisa’s place, it was better than we ever imagined and we could not have been happier with our stay. We had a minor issue with the Roku, and Lisa was quick to respond and offered to come over and fix. And we ended being able to get it sorted out ourselves.” – Christina
“Lisa is hands down one of the most responsive, caring, hospitable hosts I’ve ever communicated with on Airbnb. Any message sent day or night throughout our stay was answered within minutes. Her home is immaculate (the pictures don’t do it justice) and the location both minutes from downtown Austin and steps from the springs gives you the best of both worlds.” – Matthew

#7 Beautiful Lake Travis Waterfront Retreat

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$995/night

The reclaimed hardwood flooring combined with the pink stone walls that contrast with the pure immaculate white of everything else gives this property a unique and wonderful character. Once you check in, you won’t want to check out. This place is ideal for groups of as little as 6 to as many as 22 people, so if you’re looking for a place to plan your upcoming bachelor/bachelorette party, then the hot tub, the infinity pool and the lounging areas will keep all your guests entertained while the huge industrial-sized kitchen will be enough to feed them all. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Experience indoor-outdoor living at a two-acre lakeside retreat with reclaimed hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Relax in the infinity swimming pool or the heated spa (pool not heated), then dine out on the large terrace overlooking the water. The property includes direct lake access with private boat dock, including slip to tie up a boat (no lift). The house can sleep up to 22 guests (please note there is a $40 per night, per guest charge with each guest over 6 in number).”

Amenities

Free parking on premisesFree street parkingPool
Private hot tubKitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherIndoor fireplace
Pets allowedSuitable for eventsHeating

Reviews

“Excellent location, beautifully decorated, amazing pool / boat dock and an extraordinary host to top it off. We loved every minute of our stay.” – Tim
“This lake house is spectacular! We weren’t able to go on our original honeymoon due to coronavirus, so we decided to stay closer to home at this house just west of Austin.” – Nicole
“Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with! The location of the house is perfect and the views from the pool and living room are second to none. Everyone in our group enjoyed their time there and we’ve already recommended it to others.” – Brandon
“The house and pool are amazing with incredible views throughout. And Kimberly was so welcoming, responsive and accommodating (even for early check-in). We will definitely be back soon!” – Scott
“Don’t look any further, this is your place to stay! My family and I had a wonderful weekend here. This place was beautiful and had everything you need including family board games, infinity pool and hot tub, pretty lake views and boat dock.” – Lisa

#8 Palatial Estate House With Great Scenery

# of Guests14
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$500/night

Take in all the natural light in any of this beautiful home’s spaces, be it a bedroom, the living room or the big fully equipped kitchen.  If you’re not an early bird, you can also pull the room-darkening shades that’ll let you enjoy a tranquil sleep for as long as you like. This big and elegant house comes with a bathtub, heating and air conditioning, and all the amenities to make it your second home. It’s ideal for a family with kids who can enjoy themselves at the ample backyard. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Escape to this grand estate and experience the serenity of the countryside just outside the city. The house boasts designer furnishings, a family room, open kitchen, backyard patio deck surrounded by a wooded oasis.”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesFull kitchen
WasherDryerDishwasher
Indoor fireplaceRoom-darkening shadesHeating
Air conditioningBathtubGarden or backyard

Reviews

“House is huge with plenty of room for my group of 8, plus enough bathrooms for everyone to use. Awesome kitchen area. Rooms were very clean and stylish. Close to downtown and SoCo.” – Hue
“Great place! We had 8 girls together and the house was perfect. Everyone had a place to sleep and there was plenty of space for everyone to hang out together or go off on their own.” – Emily
“An amazing and accommodating stay! This was my first Air BnB booking and because of the experience I had in Ryan’s home it will not be my last!! Two thumbs up!!!” – Ryan
“Ryan’s house is very spacious and clean. We had 8 people on our stay and had plenty of space as well as beds and bathrooms to use. If we had 10 people we still would have felt comfortable.” – Brian
“This place is stunning. One bedroom above garage away from the rest but the common spaces are amazing. Easy check-in process.” – Rachel

#9 Re-Imagined Historical Home In The Most Walkable Area

# of Guests5
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$628/night

Enjoy a different splash of color in each room from the modern dark grey in the dining room to an electric blue in one of the bedrooms. A nice kitchen with all the necessary utensils, comfortable living areas, high-speed Wi-Fi and its ideal location makes this house the perfect base for a team of coworkers attending a conference in Austin, or a small family looking for a place to recharge in between Austin city tours. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Discover a tranquil retreat in this renovated property built in the 1940s. The residence features a blend of original finishes and chic contemporary decor, contrasting textures and patterns, bright and dark surfaces, and an outdoor dining area.”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesFree street parking
KitchenWasherDryer
HeatingAir conditioningChildren’s books and toys
WifiTVBathroom essentials

Reviews

“Wonderful place, excellent location. Host made us feel very welcome and had wonderful features and recommendations!” – Melissa
“We loved everything about our stay at Jordana’s place. It was beautifully decorated and a great size for the 4 of us visiting for a conference.” – Zarnie
“Jordana was a gracious host of a wonderful house right near downtown Austin. I was staying in her house to attend SXSW and the house was convenient to where we needed to go. Would recommend!” – Carly
“Jordana was amazing! So helpful and her place is so so so cute. The beds were extremely comfortable and it was just a quick walk to downtown and whole foods :). Even the backyard was so cute! I would highly reccomend staying here.” – Veronica
“Jordana was a very gracious host. We were first time visitors to Austin. She was always available for help and suggestions if needed.The house fit our needs perfectly.” – Mj

#10 Charming Haven With Garden In South Lamar

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$419/night

This renovated home still maintains all of its charm while still managing to feel new. You’ll notice a sharp contrast as you move from the modern and stylish new kitchen with its stainless steel appliances and its white impeccable cabinetry to the more classic décor of the living room and bedrooms. This spotlessly clean house it the perfect choice for large families with several children and it’s a place you won’t want to miss. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Relax in a rocking chair on the garden deck of this charming, renovated house. Inside, clean, contemporary lines are accented by soft, neutral tones, tasteful furnishings, and decor. Cook a full meal in the impressive, spacious gourmet kitchen.”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesFree street parking
Full kitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherHeatingAir conditioning
BathtubGarden or backyardWifi

Reviews

“Lovely home! Perfect for our girls trip.” – Claire
“Very clean, great aminities, and close to downtown!” – Destin
“The place was spacious and clean. It was very nicely decorated with the holiday theme too, so made Thanksgiving even more fun. The kitchen was extremely well stocked. The place was spacious and clean.” – Aswin
“Very convenient, awesome communication + very accommodating with travel plans, comfy space in a great neighborhood! thanks krystal!” – Haley
“Wonderful time in the cutest house! Fantastic location for everything we needed! Would recommend it to anyone and would stay again.” – Amanda

#11 Charming Zilker Haus With Private Pool

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$625/night

When it comes to a small yet well-used space with the perfect location, this guest house is unparalleled. With a small yet very well distributed and completely functional kitchen, a balcony to enjoy that steaming hot morning coffee and a pool to let go of all the tensions and stress of your daily routine, this is the coziest, most intimate place to stay in with your partner on a weekend trip to Austin. The only thing you’ll ever regret is having to go back home. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Strum the guitar on the leather sectional at a 2-story haven in one of Austin’s best zip codes. Find a favorite beer at Alamo Drafthouse and explore the hike and bike trails of Lady Bird Lake before kicking back in the poolside hanging chair. The pool hugs the guesthouse and the lush tropical backyard of our bungalow on property. While enjoying Austin’s finest, we provide our visiting guests their privacy to enjoy this sanctuary of pool, birds, and floral vegetation during their urban stay.”

Amenities

Self check-inFree street parkingPool
Full kitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherHeatingAir conditioning
Garden or backyardWifiTV

Reviews

“Came to Austin for the Mark Knopfler concert at ACL and stayed 3 nights at this beautiful home. Host very easy to communicate with and helpful, home in a lovely neighborhood, very well cared for stocked with anything you might need.” – Janis
“Where to even begin? This was hands down the best and most hospitable Airbnb experience I’ve ever had. I was greeted with a wide range of delicious gourmet snacks and wine, the pool was waiting and such a delight to enjoy.” – Sean
“As usual Angelita place is the best place to stay in Austin. Perfect location, and the place is gorgeous. Thanks Angelita” – Germain
“This is definitely the best place to stay in Austin, extra convenient, extra clean. and Angie is an All-Star host. Thanks again” – Germain
“You will not find a better place or location or hostess in Austin. No detail went unnoticed! Walk right down the hill to Barton Springs, restaurants, and walking trail. Best visit!” – Susan

#12 Spacious 1960s House Close To Zilker Park

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$550/night

When old meets new and they hit it off, this is the result. A beautifully renovated house with good bones and a complete makeover that includes a well-sized modern kitchen with everything you may need to cook the finest dishes, an open concept floorplan that lets everyone easily interact with each other while being in different parts of the house, and a massive 65” smart TV to bring them all together and watch their favourite shows after a long day in the city. If you and your group of friends are looking for a place to stay in Austin, you should definitely book this house. You can’t go wrong! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy open-plan living in this spacious, renovated 1960s home with an effortless Austin ambience. Relax with a barbecue in the lush yard in the evening before spending the rest of the night indoors streaming a movie on the 65” smart TV.”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesFull kitchen
WasherDryerDishwasher
Room-darkening shadesHeatingAir conditioning
WifiTVBathroom essentials

Reviews

“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ all the way‼️‼️ Erin was such a considerate and thoughtful host. All of our needs were met. The house is precious and perfect for a special weekend in Austin. We biked to and from Zilker in 10 minutes.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” – Annsley
“Erin was a great host and very responsive. Would definitely recommend her home for stays in Austin, TX.” – Philip
“Erin’s place is the coziest way you could hope to spend time in Austin. The house was more than enough room for our group and the living area is open and easy for groups to spend time in.” – Marisa
“Erin’s place was great! It was a great location and a beautiful home! Everything was very clean and spacious. Erin was a great host.” – Morgan
“Beautiful home, outstanding amenities and great outdoor space. Close enough to South Congress and downtown but very relaxing to be a bit further. Hope to be back next year!” – Lynn
Bonus: If you’re new to Airbnb, use this link for $45 off your first stay.