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Condo in Lago Vista
ATX Hill Country Hacienda on Island @ Lake Travis
Water front top floor villa deep w/ water view! Elevator access. Enjoy sunset views on Lake Travis' private island in our beautiful villa with elevator access nearby. If you need another villa we have two! Also includes wifi, in villa washer dryer, weekend salon spa and all year round 3 pools (1 indoor heated pool) hot tubs, saunas, fitness center, shuffle board, and tennis. Ask about winter monthly rentals Only 4 guests max including infants and children. Must be 21 or older to reserve.
$136 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Beautiful Island on Lake Travis Get Away
Escape to A little Piece of Paradise on Lake Travis! Waterfront Island on Lake Travis! Relax, recharge and enjoy endless sunsets at The Island at Lago Vista! Experience The Island’s resort-style amenities, including two spacious outdoor pool/spa areas (with lake views), indoor gym and pool, tennis courts, two picnic areas, lake access, and more! 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom condo accommodates 4 (includes infants/kids) We are on the top floor with elevator access. We do monthly rentals for winter.
$116 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Cozy Cove Island on Lake Travis
A peaceful Paradise Cove Villa on The Island on Lake Travis waterfront complex. Relax and dine while taking in the sounds of nature as you watch deer on the spacious patio. We do have wifi, free parking, a washer/dryer, a salon spa by appointment, and year round 3 pools (1 indoor heated pool) 3 hot tubs, dry saunas, fitness center, shuffle board and tennis. Elevator access! 4 guests maximum including infants and children.
$142 per night

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Cottage in Austin
Luxurious Austin Hill Country House on 2 Acres Near the Lake
$124 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Lovely Lake Travis Island Condo
$123 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Island Lake Travis, TX - Marvelous Courtyard Condo
$111 per night
Guesthouse in Austin
Hollywood Hills Hideout: Relaxing & Amazing Views
$121 per night
Private room in Round Rock
Charming, Relaxing Queen Bed, 15 miles from DT Atx
$43 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Charming Villa with wrap around balcony!
$121 per night
Private room in Cedar Park
New Bath Reno-Quaint Retreat NW Austin-New Photos!
$49 per night
Home in Austin
Waterfront Lake Home, Private Beach, 2-Story Dock
$932 per night
Campsite in Lago Vista
Unique Eco-Glamping Resort in TX Hill country!
$286 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Beautiful 2 BR/2 Bath Lakefront Condo on an Island
$130 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Retreat at Island on Lake Travis
$114 per night
Rental unit in Austin
Insta-Ready Apartment in Barton Hills w/ King Bed
$117 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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