Where to Find Short Term Furnished Rentals in Austin

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated January 3, 2023

For those seeking a base in Austin with more liveability than a hotel room, there are a large number of properties available for short term rent across the city.

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Renowned for its eclectic music scene, myriad of public parks, and exceptional hiking trails, the Texan capital regularly appears in lists of America’s most desirable cities. It also exudes a youthful energy thanks to the presence of University of Texas’s flagship campus. As for its short-let rentals, most of them are inevitably listed on Airbnb, but staying in someone else’s private home doesn’t necessarily appeal to everyone. Luckily, there are other options too, including some offering a more professional, serviced approach. Here are three alternative online resources for finding furnished short term apartment rentals in Austin.


Founded in 2013, Blueground are our number one pick for short-term furnished rentals for a month or longer. They offer professionally-managed, turnkey apartments with flexible leases to vetted guests. Unlike Booking.com, stays of more than a month come with significant cost savings, as the longer your stay the cheaper the rates become. When we conducted a search, we found prices from $2,870 per month for a studio apartment. They pride themselves on taking the guesswork out of the apartment hunt, and in Austin offer over 50 apartments – many pet-friendly – in the heart of the city, as well as in some of its most desirable neighbourhoods. The online booking process is simple and there’s also a 24-hour support service accessed via a guest app.



Booking.com are our top choice for sourcing a furnished short stay apartment in Austin for periods of anything from a few days up to a fortnight. The online accommodation giants have a globally renowned reputation and are known first and foremost as a hotel booking website, though they also have a substantial number of listed apartments. When we conducted searches for daily or weekly rentals in Austin, around 190 apartments were available, starting at just $78 per night for a one-bedroom property. They also offer a Best Price Guarantee and there’s a comprehensive customer reviews section under each property so you can check out what previous guests have to say.


Furnished Housing in Austin

Furnished Housing in Austin are a small, well-established local business that own a hand-picked collection of fully furnished properties for nightly rentals through to weekly and monthly rentals. The properties are all centrally located in the heart of Austin and each one is selected based on its uniqueness and overall standard. Property style and sizes range from a contemporary, architecturally interesting guest house studio to a large, 4-bedroom 1930s family home. All prices are inclusive of utilities, including high-speed Internet and TVs with premium channels, and garden maintenance is taken care of too. One other perk is that because they own the properties, you don’t need to deal with a middle man if there’s ever a problem. Bookings are easy too, and everything can be done securely online.