Austin is a wonderful city with an amazing culture and plenty of excitement after the sun sets in the Texas sky. There’s nothing better than getting gussied up in your finest duds and exploring the city’s vibrant nightlife of pubs, clubs and bars. So why not take your first-class trip to Austin one step further and secure a luxury vacation rental while you’re there? An Austin luxury vacation rental is the ideal way to appreciate the city on a memorable getaway with family, friends or that special someone.
Austin has some of the nicest luxury homes, townhomes and condos in Texas, from chic downtown lofts to sprawling estates near Lake Austin. When choosing your Austin luxury vacation rental, it’s important to consider what you’ll be doing while you’re in town. If you want to hit the clubs downtown, think about renting there so you won’t have to travel far. No matter where you stay, Austin is a fantastic city with excellent highways to get you in and out of the core.
We offer a prime selection of luxury vacation rentals around the city, including downtown, South Austin, North Austin and Lake Austin. Each of these neighborhoods is a little different in the residences they offer. Which Austin luxury rental is best for you? Read more about each neighborhood below and let us know!
Downtown Austin Luxury Vacation Rentals
Downtown Austin has lots of attractions, starting with the Texas Capitol building. It’s also the heart of the city’s entertainment and dining. Downtown, you’ll find the best steakhouses, top-notch seafood and world cuisine from every corner of the globe. There are also more eclectic eateries that offer everything from barbecue to breakfast tacos. Live music is a staple of Austin – it’s the Live Music Capital of the World – and you’re sure to hear street performers and music coming from several establishments as you walk around.
South of the Capitol are the Civic District, Financial District and Warehouse District. The Medical District is east of the Texas Capitol and the West End is in the opposite direction. To the north is the Museum District. Each of these districts would have as you would expect, however, there are nice homes and condos scattered throughout. You may find a private home tucked away on a side street, and there are cool lofts in some of the old buildings in the area.
The Colorado River flows through downtown Austin, and part of downtown is south of the river. (Many residents think “downtown” extends all the way south to Highway 290.) Neighborhoods like Barton Hills, Travis Heights and East Riverside have luxury residential homes and a few upscale apartment complexes, but most residences are a little further south in the South Austin neighborhood.
South Austin Vacation Rentals
South Austin is one of the city’s larger neighborhoods and has luxury homes that offer privacy and easy access to downtown. Surrounded by interstates and larger highways, you can get from South Austin to anywhere in the city in not much time. South Austin also includes the neighborhoods of Garrison Park, Westgate, South Manchaca, West Congress and East Congress to the north.
In South Austin, the streets are less congested and there’s considerably less traffic the further you get from the downtown core. Luxury apartment complexes in South Austin command premium prices, and it’s generally one of the finest places to live in the city. The upscale neighborhood is ideal for families and there are several beautiful parks and open spaces for a communal barbecue or a game or croquet, kite flying or tossing a Frisbee.
Luxury homes for rent in South Austin come with superior kitchens, many with marble or granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Larger residences with three or more bedrooms typically have an enhanced master bedroom suite with attached bathrooms with jetted tubs and/or a steam shower. For the ultimate in relaxation, a private hot tub is perfect to unwind after dancing the night away at a live performance downtown.
Lake Austin Vacation Rentals
The meandering Colorado River flows into Austin from the northwest. There are a few lakes on that side of town – like Lake Austin and Lake Travis – that have massive luxury estates on the water with dramatic views of the skyline and the city. Here’s where you’ll find the ultimate in luxury homes – where infinity pools, guest houses and large patio gathering spaces with gas and electric fire pits are the norm. Homes here typically have at least three bedrooms. Some have as many as eight bedrooms and can sleep 16 or 18 guests. You’ll find some residences right on the river or lake, and others perched high above with a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings.
Private luxury homes for rent on Lake Austin command premium prices – well over $1,000 per night. But there are some more affordable residences sporadically throughout the many neighborhoods. Some sprawling estates can garner five figures for a night’s stay. If you’re looking for the cream of the crop when it comes to luxury vacation rentals, Lake Austin and Lake Travis are where it’s at. Even though you’re on the outskirts of town and surrounded by nature, you’ll still be able to get downtown for that concert or dinner reservation without much hassle.
North Austin Vacation Rentals
North Austin includes the neighborhoods of Georgian Acres and North Lamar on the south end, and parts of Scofield Arms and Hard Rock Canyon to the north and west, respectively. This is another wonderful residential area near downtown with easy access there via the MoPac Expressway. Homes in this area vary in size. There are smaller two- and three-bedroom residences, but most luxury homes can accommodate eight or more guests.
The North Austin vicinity has a nice selection of upscale properties for rent, including homes up to seven bedrooms. While considerably less flashy than downtown or Lake Austin, homes here provide comfortable living in a quiet neighborhood that’s only minutes from all the action. Golfers will love North Austin because there’s a popular Topgolf site, and the abundant interstates and highways make it a breeze to get to your favorite course.
Discover Your Luxury Vacation Rental in Austin
Our selection of luxury vacation homes in Austin ranges from smaller condos with contemporary furnishings to larger private residences and estates in the city’s most exclusive gated communities. If you’re not sure what’s best for you, give us a call. We’re always eager to give our recommendations!
Browse our inventory online. Enter dates you are thinking about coming to Austin and see what’s available. Our calendars are far in advance, so you can plan your vacation way ahead of the departure date. But if you’re looking for a quick getaway this weekend or next, we can accommodate that, too! Nothing beats a weekend of live music, sunny skies, cool nights and your favorite libation deep in the heart of Texas. Cheers! Here’s to your next amazing Austin getaway! We’re looking forward to welcoming you.