So you've booked that ticket to Austin, lined up all the best BBQ spots to hit and have plans to visit every live music venue in town. All you need left is the perfect place to stay. You could reserve a room at one of Austin's best hotels, but for something a little more homey, consider staying at one of these amazing Airbnb Austin homes. From a garden oasis to a geodesic dome to a luxurious artist's retreat, these Airbnb options are the perfect way to experience Austin in style.
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Best Airbnb Austin rentals
Spend a night or two in this charming vintage airstream in East Austin. Hidden in a lush backyard with Adirondack chairs to relax in, the trailer offers a claw foot bathtub, hardwood floors and an AC for those hot summer nights. A remodeled garden oasis makes you feel like you're far from the city—even though you're only 3.5 miles from downtown.
From $60 per night
Looking for an Airbnb that's a little more rustic? This cottage comes with hardwood floors, a queen size bed—and a pot-belly pig. The spacious adjacent garden is perfect for animal lovers who, in addition to the pig, will find chickens, goats, bunnies and ducks.
From $65 per night
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, this high-rise apartment comes with access to a fitness center, rooftop deck, pool and some music video-worthy views. The fully stocked kitchen means you can entertain or enjoy a meal at home; if cooking isn't in the cards, take a short walk to the multiple restaurants in the area.
From $126 per night
If being near some of Austin's most iconic destinations is a necessity, consider this totally Texan getaway. Located right above South Congress' beloved Allens Boots, the two-bedroom apartment is decked out with Southwest decor and plenty of charm. Use it as your home base while you discover the best of SoCo, like the Continental Club and Ego's.
From $255 per night
There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in Austin: a geodesic dome overlooking the city, just 10 minutes away from downtown. With three bedrooms and six beds, it's a place to experience with family or friends, enjoying the breathtaking views, wrap-around deck and unique interior design.
From $272 per night
This dreamy home can be found within walking distance of Zilker Park and Barton Springs—not that you'll want to be leaving the house anytime soon. With your own private pool and hot tub (and a recently renovated courtyard), we'd totally understand if you wanted to have a night in every night.
From $361 per night
Dubbed Casa Alteza, this midcentury modern home sits in the hills above downtown Austin, offering gorgeous views in a sleek, expertly-curated setting. Two of the three bedrooms have their own private balconies, and an on-site gym lets you get in a work out before heading into town (or just relaxing in the spacious common areas).
From $475 per night
This restored 1909 house is a bachelor or bachelorette party's dream come true. Five bedrooms, a BBQ fire pit and a formal dining room allow for large groups to share the huge house, which is less than a mile from Austin's rowdy 6th Street District.
From $600 per night
Looking to stay in an Airbnb with magazine credits to its name? This beauty has been in periodical spreads across the globe, largely due to its picture-perfect design (nine-foot-tall steel windows, cathedral ceilings) and sleek furnishings. Enjoy staying in East Austin, one of the coolest neighborhoods in town, and walking distance to local favorites like Weather Up and Bufalina.
From $620 per night
Owned by an award-winning designer, this relaxing getaway home features statement pieces and building materials from the owner's trip to Bali. The ornate and spacious house is perfect for group trips, and includes the opportunity to add on extra services like a private cooking class, massages, yoga classes and more.
From $950 per night