Updated: April 2021
This post has been updated to include a roundup of my favorite boutique properties and vacation rentals in and around Austin, Texas.
Ready to explore the hippest city in Texas? Proud to be one of the weirdest towns in the US of A, this southern hotspot has anything and everything you could possibly imagine.
Whether you are here to experience the Live Music Capital of the World or indulge in some down-home Texas fun, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options here.
When you are ready to hang your hat in Austin, here are a few of the coolest Airbnbs that you definitely won’t want to miss!
With ample room for up to 10 guests, this one-time governors’ mansion is now yours to share. Located just outside of downtown Austin, you can host your own stately pool party or just sip cocktails and rub elbows.
This Costa Rican-inspired four bedroom has a dream view of Zilker Park from the wraparound deck. It’s a prime base for hiking trips or just lounging in a lawn chair and admiring the view.
Hello, infinity pool! With space for up to 16 guests, this well-appointed property is perfect for entertaining. Throw a dinner party, have a b-day bash to remember, or just get in some quality time with the whole family,
This four-bedroom is in the center of the action. Look out at the impressive downtown view from the rooftop patio, splash around in the 35-foot pool, or whip up a masterpiece in the impressive kitchen.
With room for 16, this impressive villa has a gorgeous interior design that will leave your jaw dropped at every turn. Plan plenty of time to take some selfies with the one-of-a-kind decor then cozy up in front of the fireplace.
This isn’t your typical minimalist tiny house. This spacious hippie-inspired one-bedroom was made for long, lazy afternoons on the porch sipping lemonade.
Featured in Southern Living, this one-room cabin has all of the whimsy of a treehouse but with the comfort of a bungalow.
This thoughtfully restored bungalow from the 1930s has room for six guests. The cute cottage is a stone’s throw from South Congress for easy exploring.
Wowza! This eclectic five-bedroom will steal your heart from the moment you turn the key. With plenty of room for 14 guests and a massive yard, this artsy will definitely impress.
This six-bedroom in the historic Clarksville district is a stylish stay that ticks all of the boxes in the heart of Austin.
Location, location, location! This two-bedroom beauty is literally 20 feet from Austin’s most famous street, South Congress.
And, yes, it does come with a resident pig in the backyard.
Another top pick on South Congress street is this cool cottage. Around the corner from the best bars and restaurants in Austin, you can’t go wrong here.
With room for four, this cabin has all of the modern conveniences and a view that’ll knock your cowboy hat off. Just 12 miles from downtown, this gorgeous getaway is anything but roughing it.
Get out of town for this one-of-a-kind adventure. Located half an hour outside of Waco, Temple, and Belton, this revolved train bin is a destination in and of itself.
Honestly, it is worth the drive just to see the gorgeous design they’ve done. Oh, and those sunsets!
Welcome to the giant seashell that you will be proud to call home. This is another unique Airbnb stay in Austin that will truly blow you away. Photos simply can’t capture the magic here so pack your bag and check it out in real life.
This one-bedroom feels like a chic hotel suite but with all of the comforts of home.
Put your feet up while you unwind in the comfy deck chairs then hit the town. With South Congress at your doorstep, you are a stone’s throw from anything and everything.
This newly constructed two-bedroom modern home is perfectly designed and in a dream location. For a comfortable base for exploring, this is it.
With space for ten, this luxury estate is impressive at every turn. From the infinity pool to the courtyard, it’s a dream spot for entertainment.
Just 11 miles from downtown, it’s an easy base for exploring Austin but just far enough to make it prime for disconnecting.
What list of the coolest Airbnbs in Austin could be complete without a shout out to at least one yurt? Even if you’ve done a yurt before, this glam masterpiece is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Heads up, it’s a little outside of Austin in Wimberley!
Before you go, be sure to check out my Ultimate Austin Travel Guide for anything and everything that you’ve gotta know before you go.
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