Where to find short term furnished rentals in Austin

by Paul Joseph  |  Published October 13, 2020

Renowned for its eclectic music scene, myriad of public parks and lakes, and exceptional hiking opportunities, the Texan capital of Austin regularly appears in lists of America’s most desirable cities. Bordering the Hill Country Region, Austin also exudes a youthful buzz and energy thanks to the presence of University of Texas’s flagship campus.

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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 here, including monthly rentals. Inevitably, most of them are listed on Airbnb, but staying in someone else’s private home doesn’t necessarily appeal to everyone. Luckily, there are other options too, offering many of the same benefits of Airbnb but with a more professional serviced approach. Here are three alternative online resources for finding short term furnished rentals in Austin.


Book at sonder.com

San Francisco-based Sonder provide a wide variety of private studios, lofts, and apartments in urban destinations all over the globe and are our number one pick for short term apartment rentals in Austin for stays of a few days up to a couple of months. Each of their properties comes with distinctive interior décor and furnishings, often in harmony with the neighbourhood they are in. Guests can also benefit from concierge staff, contactless check-in, and round-the-clock support. In contrast with Airbnb properties, Sonder professionally manages and maintains all of its inventory, giving you maximum peace of mind. The company also offers generous discounts for longer stays, including 35% off for seven-day rentals and 40% for one-month rentals. as an example, when we searched for weekly rentals in Austin, we found 27 options, starting at $89 per night for a two-bed apartment, including the aforementioned discount.


Book at Booking.com

Booking.com are our top choice for sourcing a furnished short stay apartment in Austin for periods of a few days up to two weeks. The online accommodation platform has a globally renowned reputation and is known first and foremost as a hotel booking website, though it also has a substantial number of apartments. When we conducted searches for short stay options in Austin, around 190 apartments were available, starting at just $78 per night for a one-bed property. As for notable policies, Booking.com offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as a comprehensive customer reviews section.

Furnished Housing in Austin

Book at furnishedhousinginaustin.com

Furnished Housing in Austin are a small, well-established local business that own a hand-picked collection of fully furnished properties for nightly, monthly and long term stays. 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.