Austin is a diverse city known for its quirky residents and live music. Alternative culture is the norm, and “Keep Austin Weird” isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life. From its well-known homeless crossdresser to Graffiti Park, Austin is a place for self-expression. That self-expression also comes in the form of music. Austin is home to dozens of live music venues showcasing everything from Americana to pop, indie to bluegrass. It’s also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who come here to paddle on its lakes, swim in its springs, and hike on its trails.
Austin’s diverse attractions mean diverse options for accommodations. One of the best ways to get a feel for the real Austin is to take advantage of the many vacation condo rentals in and around the city. From luxury condo rentals downtown to quiet condos near the parks and greenbelts, Austin offers condo rentals for every traveler at every price point. Following are TravelMag.com’s picks for charming short-term condo rentals in Austin.
From $184/ night
Away from the chaos of downtown Austin, this one-bedroom, one-bath condo is located in the Zilker area off low-key South Lamar. Barton Springs is nearby, offering a refreshing spot to cool off in the summer. The neighborhood is peppered with eclectic eateries, unique shops and laid-back bars. A market is just steps away for those wanting to cook their own meals. The unit has been remodeled and features modern décor and new appliances. The bedroom has one queen-size bed and the leather sofa folds out for an extra bed.
From $214/ night
Those seeking a short-term condo rental near all the action need turn no further than this clean, convenient condo. It’s just a mile from trendy SoCo with its lively bars and restaurants. Austin’s Trailer Park and Eatery is closeby for those looking to fill up on food truck fare. Downtown Austin is two miles north, and the 6th Street and Warehouse districts are easily accessible. The condo itself has one bedroom and one bathroom with a fold-out sofa, well-appointed kitchen and comfortable furnishings. After a day of sightseeing, guests can cool off at the communal pool.
From $128/ night
This downtown Austin vacation condo offers the perfect blend of walkability and tranquility. It’s off the beaten path, but close enough to walk to restaurants, art galleries and bars. It’s a block from a natural foods store, meaning guests can grab ingredients for a healthy meal at home. It’s also close to Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park for exploring the scenery via stand-up paddleboard, kayak or bike. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit has a three-tiered oak-shaded deck, reserved parking spaces, contemporary decor and gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and high-end appliances.
From $364/ night
Sweeping views of the city skyline are the draw of this luxury condo rental in downtown Austin. Guests can walk to the Convention Center, Rainey St. and 6th Street, and many bars and restaurants are nearby. The two-bedroom, one-bath unit features contemporary décor and upscale furnishings. The modern kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and concrete floors. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a queen, and an extra mattress is available upon request. Gated, reserved parking is included and guests have access to the private pool 24 hours a day.
From $521/ night
This luxury rental in the heart of Austin’s entertainment district is near the nightclubs, lounges, bars and live music venues that make the city famous. World-famous 6th Street and the Warehouse District are nearby. For those who need a dose of nature with their nightlife, Lady Bird Lake is minutes away. The 1,200-square foot, three-bedroom unit sleeps eight with three queen-size beds and an air mattress. Highlights include plush furnishings, a wet bar, luxury linens, and a renovated kitchen with granite countertops. It also has an outdoor pool area and reserved, gated parking.