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The 10 best Airbnbs in Texas

From contemporary abodes to huge homes, the Lone Star State has its fair share of incredible accommodation – and you need to stay in them

Written by
Katherine Lovage
Paula Akpan
Rhys Thomas
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Despite its rep for barbeques, cowboys, and rodeos, Texas is one of the Union’s most diverse and fascinating states. The largest of the lower 48, the Lone Star State ranges from old west towns and desolate arid landscapes to buzzing cities and dazzling seaside resorts.

If you’re headed to Texas and need a few pointers on where to stay, well, you’ve struck oil. We’ve worked our way through the state’s many, many Airbnbs to tell you which ones are the absolute best. Read on for our full list of Texas’ finest Airbnbs.

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Best Texas Airbnbs

The luxurious retreat in Travis Heights, Austin

1. The luxurious retreat in Travis Heights, Austin

Not every Airbnb comes with a heated pool, but here you'd best dig out your swimwear and get ready to relax. Beyond that, get ready for a luxurious stay – as well as access to a beautifully renovated kitchen, bathroom, and two double bedrooms. Plus, forget schlepping around in a huge petrol guzzler, because you’ll only be a short distance from the South Congress shops and scenic bike trails. That's if you decide to really leave the pad at all, we wouldn't blame you if you didn't.

The urban loft in Dallas
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2. The urban loft in Dallas

While you might take a quick look at this place and think oh, what a lovely loft – it’s actually much more than that. This pad, which is within the Luxe Elm Gallery, is themed around the Deep Elm country blues, with several nods to Deep Ellum’s cultural roots. On top of all that, it’s also pretty swish and well-finished and has a true five-star luxury hotel feel.

The retro airstream in Wimberley

3. The retro airstream in Wimberley

This one-bed spot is quaint, quirky, and a great example of how great conversions can be. You'd be sleeping in a real retro airstream trailer/campervan, in a remote part of Texas Hill countryside. At the airstream, there’s an outdoor shower and hot tub, a hammock, and a fire pit, so that you can feel more at one with nature. When you want to be among other people, you can take a short trip to Wimberley, or a slightly further one to the nice little city of San Marcos. 

The off-grid home in the desert

4. The off-grid home in the desert

Sure it may look like something from Star Wars, but this incredible earthhouse is very much a real Airbnb option not so far, far, away. As you might expect, it’s pretty cozy, but it sleeps three, is powered by solar, and is situated near the Big Bend National Park. If Star Wars and all that is your thing though, you might enjoy star gazing in the evening and there can't be many better places for it. Oh, and we know he’s in the picture, but the dog is not included. Sorry. Still, it'll be a holiday you will not forget. 

The tiny house in Waco

5. The tiny house in Waco

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, but that’s not so true for this tiny home. Frankly, we wouldn’t want it any other way: This innovative space has everything you need for a nice little visit to Waco. It's close to the Brazos River, which feeds into the nearby Lake Waco. At the one-bed, you have modern furnishings and a real masterclass on creating space in a small place. They've also utilized the roof to make a superb deck that you can chill on and enjoy the golden sunset.

The treehouse with incredible views in Austin

6. The treehouse with incredible views in Austin

Stay in this split-level space, and you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping custom woodwork, vaulted pine ceilings, and floods of light. There’s also handy access to outside space if you fancy a BBQ (or two). It sleeps four and has plenty of space to do so, which would make for very good value accommodation too. You're not too far from Austin either, just off Martin Luther King road actually.  

The cozy wooden cabin near Deep Ellum

7. The cozy wooden cabin near Deep Ellum

If you go down to the woods today (specifically, a woodland about 15 minutes from Downtown Urbandale) you’ll uncover a picturesque cabin, and it is an absolute hidden gem. It's a unique and handy place to be staying, containing everything you need, plus a massive fire pit, all nestled into the woodlands. Some real nature living, right outside a great Iowa city.

The high-style home near Bishop Arts

8. The high-style home near Bishop Arts

Created to mirror the owner’s personal home (which was featured in the book ‘Homebody’ by Joanna Gaines), this blissful property has a private deck and heated pool which lights up by night – referred to as an oasis. We like the sound of that, wbu? And your friends? It sleeps four, after all. When you venture beyond the house, you'll find yourself in prime Dallas. 

The bright cabin on a farm in Fredericksburg

9. The bright cabin on a farm in Fredericksburg

Bright, airy, and spacious, Sycamore Cabin at HoneyTree Farm is architecturally inspired by a tree-house – but it’s a little more grown-up than you might first think. It boasts gorgeous A-frames, a wall of glass windows, and luxury furnishings. There's also a deck with beautiful views. Ideal for sunset. It's located only eight minutes from the center of Fredericksburg, yet has ten acres of land to roam and enjoy. 

The wooden cabin with nature trail in Lindale

10. The wooden cabin with nature trail in Lindale

Dubbed Coyote Creek, this nature-tastic cabin is perfect for those who would prefer deer, squirrels, and birds to human neighbors. It may only technically have one bedroom, but this wood-side spot has space enough to sleep five. A great place for a unique family getaway, or an unforgettable trip with your mates. Away from just about everything. Wanna Venmo us now, or later?


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