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Lake houses in Lake Austin

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Home · Austin
Magical Austin Hobbit House-seclude w/ hot tub
Welcome to The Dome Home! An original "Keep Austin Weird." This rustic space is secluded on 2 acres just 15 minutes to downtown. This lovely piece of architecture was built in 1977 and almost everything is original. It has energetic decor, is secluded with a large deck and hot tub. It has only one bathroom but it may be the best room in the house with a huge tub/shower in original tile. This Austin Relic is, sadly, slated for destruction next year so please come and enjoy while you still can!
Dec 12 – 19
$200 per night
Home · Austin
Lake Austin Waterfront with Volleyball and Kayaks
"OOO-AHH" lake get-away. Note: having work done on one of our docks Oct 17-21. Sand volleyball, kayaks, Lily pad, strong WiFi. Custom home with cedar flooring & exposed beams. Feels like middle of nowhere but world class spa & great restaurants are near. Famous sunset at the Oasis on Lake Travis 7 miles away, 35 minutes from DT Austin. Noise is squealing and puppies playing. Fire pit and an owner shared hot-tub. With 2 parking spaces and 1 bath we book groups of 6 or less.
Jun 18 – 25
$341 per night
Home · Austin
Bridge to Happiness
Enjoy a 4 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms retreat. With magnificent views of the Barton Creek hill site and golf course country club. Watch breathtaking sunsets from the terrace. It’s the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a peaceful vacation or attend Austin’s events like Formula One or Austin City Limits.
Sep 22 – 29
$320 per night

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Stay near Lake Austin's top sights

Photo of Pennybacker Bridge
Pennybacker Bridge34 locals recommend
Photo of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell28 locals recommend
Photo of Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Emma Long Metropolitan Park28 locals recommend
Photo of Mount Bonnell
Mount Bonnell564 locals recommend
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Mayfield Park5 locals recommend
Photo of River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead
River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead5 locals recommend

Lake side condo rentals in Lake Austin

Condo · Lago Vista
Charming Villa with wrap around balcony!
Apr 18 – 25
$110 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Island Lake Travis, TX - Marvelous Courtyard Condo
Dec 5 – 12
$111 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Monthly Discount! Piece of Paradise on Lake Travis
Mar 16 – 23
$159 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Sunset Paradise Island On Lake Travis
Jan 22 – 29
$184 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Private Lake Front Retreat ll
Apr 9 – 16
$112 per night
Condo · Austin
Lakeside Austin's Hollywood Hills, 10 min to CBD
Mar 23 – 30
$178 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Lovely Lake Travis Island Condo
Nov 18 – 25
$122 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Puerto Azul - The Island at Lake Travis
Nov 7 – 14
$92 per night
Condo · Austin
On Lake 1 bedroom Condo Fun or Business
Dec 1 – 8
$192 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
STUNNING views of Lake Travis @ THE ISLAND
Jul 23 – 30
$134 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Always Sunny at Stormy's Condo - Lake Travis
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$149 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Luxurious Lakefront Condo on Breathtaking Island!
Dec 24 – 31
$230 per night

Lake Austin house rentals

Home · Austin
The Bloomhouse by Lodgewell>>Fairy Tale Escape
Jan 7 – 14
$512 per night
Home · Austin
The Lake Shack on Lake Travis
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$379 per night
Home · Austin
Cozy Cabin w/ Private Water Access to Lake Travis
Nov 8 – 15
$216 per night
Home · Austin
Dawson by AvantStay | Serene Austin Home set Amongst nature w/ Pool , Hot Tub & Close to Lake Travis
Jan 11 – 18
$917 per night
Home · Lago Vista
Lake Travis Lakefront - Private Boat Dock & Hot Tub
Feb 2 – 9
$146 per night
Home · Austin
Secluded Lake Travis retreat on Deep Water Cove!
Sep 23 – 30
$518 per night
Home · Austin
Walk to the Lake | Amazing Views | Luxe Amenities
Dec 19 – 26
$306 per night
Home · Austin
Romantic Studio: Koi Pond, Rain-Fed Pool & 5 Acres
Nov 23 – 30
$277 per night
Home · Austin
Lake Austin Cliffside Cabin w/hot tub close to DT
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$237 per night
Home · Lago Vista
*New*Modern Lake House~Private Pool/Spa~Lake Views
Feb 5 – 12
$534 per night
Home · Austin
*Perfect Hill Country Oasis* ~ Long Stay Discounts
Feb 7 – 14
$180 per night
Home · Austin
Stunning Lake Travis Retreat
Sep 20 – 27
$359 per night

Lake Austin vacation rentals

Cottage · Austin
Luxurious Austin Hill Country House on 2 Acres Near the Lake
May 18 – 25
$196 per night
Cabin · Austin
Modern Cabins near Lake Austin w/ Cowboy Pool!
Apr 3 – 10
$399 per night
Campsite · Lago Vista
Unique Eco-Glamping in TX Hill country - Pod #9!
Feb 6 – 13
$313 per night
Guest suite · Austin
New, modern casita in Austin hills with views
May 5 – 12
$89 per night
Treehouse · Dripping Springs
Brand-New Gorgeous Modern Treehouse!
Aug 11 – 18
$192 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Fabulous Lake Travis Island condo
Nov 12 – 19
$103 per night
Yurt · Dripping Springs
Yurt In The Trees #2, Elevated Yurt w/Lux Bathroom
Feb 15 – 22
$221 per night
Cabin · Volente
The Best Little Shorehouse in Texas
Jan 31 – Feb 7
$181 per night
Guesthouse · Austin
Cozy Cottage Near Lake Travis
Dec 7 – 14
$106 per night
Cabin · Austin
Bohemian Cottage in Austin's Hollywood Hills-RELAX
Jan 27 – Feb 3
$145 per night
Condo · Lago Vista
Relaxing Moments Getaway at Lake Travis Island TX
Dec 1 – 8
$111 per night
Treehouse · Lakeway
The Treehouse On Lake Travis
Sep 16 – 23
$208 per night

Your guide to Lake Austin


There is so much fun to be had in Austin — live music, delicious barbecue, outdoor bars, chicken-poop-fueled bingo games, and kinetic festivals like South by Southwest — that it’s a good idea to take a breather before you fling yourself back in the fray. Enter Lake Austin. Located a little over ten miles from downtown, this reservoir along the Colorado River invites you to chill out and relax for a while. Swimming isn’t the thing here — you aren’t allowed to swim or float more than 50 feet from the shore. Instead, hop on the watercraft of your choice — canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and motorized vessels are all available to rent nearby — and make your way through the winding waters, gliding under an award-winning bridge as you pass the stately mansions that dot the shore. After a day on the lake, head to one of the waterfront restaurants, where you can dine under a palapa.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Austin?

Austin runs warm to very hot just about year round. June through August are the hottest months, with temperatures in the 90s and sometimes in the triple digits Fahrenheit. October cools down with temperatures in the 80s, and November through March bring temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees. March and April spike back up into the 80s. If you’re staying in a cabin rental during the summer, you should pack for very hot weather, and in winter expect cool nights and bring layers. You may experience thunderstorms any time of year, especially during spring, so always bring an umbrella and raincoat just in case.

What are the top things to do in Lake Austin?

Mount Bonnell

Head to Covert Park to get a whole new perspective of the lake. This hillside park is home to the 775-feet Mount Bonnell, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors have been coming here since the 1850s to enjoy panoramic views of the water, city, and surrounding hills. To get to the top, you’ll have to climb 102 stairs. Once there you’ll find a small stone pavilion, so settle in for a picnic with a spectacular view before making the trek back down.

Pennybacker Bridge

Also known as the 360 Bridge, the Pennybacker Bridge’s two stately arches span Austin Lake without touching the water — all the better to accommodate the many boats that float beneath it. Designed to blend into its surroundings, its weathered, rust-colored exterior has received awards for its innovative design. The bridge has become such a recognizable part of the Austin landscape, you can find it on many souvenir posters, keychains, and mugs. For an incredible view of the real thing, park in a small lot off the western road of the north span, then complete a short but steep hike to an overlook that offers incomparable views of the bridge, Austin, and — if you time it right — the sunset.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

If you truly feel the need to jump into the cool waters of Lake Austin, this is an excellent (and legal) place to do it. This 1,142-acre park features waterfront barbecues and picnic tables, docks, piers, and a designated swimming area with a small sandy beach — where you’re likely to jostle with little ones wearing water wings. There is also a network of hiking trails, including the popular Turkey Creek, a tree-lined 2.8-mile path that winds alongside, and at several points crosses, a babbling creek.

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