The largest of the lower 48, Texas has a fascinating history. Once governed by Spain, formerly part of Mexico and then ran as an independent state before joining the USA, there’s a lot to learn about this larger-than-life territory. There's way more to it than cowboys, barbeques and rodeos (that stuff is super cool though). In fact, Texas is even the leading cattle, cotton and oil producer of the USA – and that’s no small feat.
If you’re headed to Texas but need a little help with where to stay, then you've struck oil. We’ve got guides on the best things to do and even the best beaches. Need somewhere to bed down before you start exploring? No worries. We've found the best Airbnbs in Texas and put them in a handy list, just for you.
Note: please check the latest travel advice before booking.
An off-grid home in the desert
Sure it may look like something from Star Wars, but this incredible earth house is very much a real Airbnb option. As you might expect, it’s pretty cozy, but it’s also powered by solar and near to the Big Bend National Park. Oh, and we know he’s in the picture, but the dog is not included. (Sorry).
Quaint, quirky, and site of a cool transformation, this airstream provides you with a taste of remote living. There’s even an outdoor shower and hot tub so that you can feel more at one with nature. Ahhh.
If you go down to the woods today you’ll uncover a picturesque cabin that’s a total hidden gem. Only 15 minutes from Downtown, this spot is in a handy and unique position, with verdant plants winding all around the windows.
A 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 it any other way: this innovative space has everything you need for a quick visit, as well as a roof deck that you can chill on and enjoy the golden sunset.
Looking for romance? Sure you can’t force anything, but it’s hard not to feel a little love at this sweet cabin. Surrounded by Smith Creek, which meanders through 10 acres of woodlands, it’s just as scenic as you’d hope. Throw a log on the fire and snuggle up.
This spot is custom-built, which you can tell just from a glance. The smart and contemporary design boasts clever storage, monochrome features and chic urban touches including concrete and walnut floors.
Not every Airbnb comes with a heated pool, but here’s the good news: this one does! Dig out your swimwear and get ready for a luxurious stay, as well as access to beautifully renovated kitchen and 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.
A split level space, stay here 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 for if you fancy a BBQ (or two).
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 – and from just $110, that’s a pretty sweet saving compared to a hotel. Wanna Venmo us now, or later?
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. Located only eight minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg, a cot is available on request, as well as 10-acres of Texan countryside to enjoy.
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?