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Condo in Lago Vista
Casita Riviera @ The Island on Lake Travis
Beautiful, light-filled charming Lakeside Villa featuring LAKE VIEWS from every window of the Villa. We feature a very comfortable KING bedroom and adjoining bathroom with nice sized patio overlooking the Lake and Observation areas of the 'The Island'. Featuring resort-like grounds and amenities just steps from your Villa door. Relax and take in the amazing Lake and Hill country views and nature from our retreat. You will feel a million miles away, but be only 55 mins from downtown Austin!
$128 per night
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Campsite in Lago Vista
Unique Eco-Glamping in TX Hill country - Pod #9!
UDOSCAPE - a unique, heart-throbbing ADULTS-only eco-Glamping resort in Texas Hill Country. Site currently has 8 luxuriously furnished pods ranging from Deluxe to Deluxe-plus, all nestled up a hill with amazing hill country views. Amenities include grills, fire-pit, and hammock sites. Each Pod comes with a dedicated hot tub. All Pods are luxuriously furnished with plush beddings, en-suite restroom, kitchenette, dinning area, etc. Get ready to experience camping like never before!
$261 per night
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. You’ll love it! Only 4 guests maximum including infants and children. Must be 21 or older to reserve.
$130 per night
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Lake Austin vacation rentals

Condo in Lago Vista
Cozy Cove at Island on Lake Travis
$116 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Plush Lake Travis Island Condo with Lakeview!!!
$141 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Modern Luxury Condo on The Island, Lake Travis
$94 per night
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Rental unit in Lakeway
Private In-Law Suite Walkable to Marina
$92 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Luxury Villa with stunning Lake views
$92 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Beautiful 2 BR/2 Bath Lakefront Condo on an Island
$150 per night
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Guest suite in Austin
New, modern casita in Austin hills with views
$82 per night
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Condo in Austin
Modern Comfort in Central Austin!!
$98 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Splendid Lake Travis Island Condo
$103 per night
Rental unit in Lago Vista
NEW! Renovated Condo on The Island, Lago Vista
$105 per night
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Rental unit in Austin
Frontdesk | 1 BR Apt near the Museum of Ice Cream
$109 per night
Condo in Austin
Walkable 1/1 in heart of Austin!! ACL/SXSW!!!
$127 per night
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Lake side cabin rentals in Lake Austin

Cabin in Austin
Bohemian Cottage in Austin's Hollywood Hills-RELAX
$100 per night
Cabin in Volente
LakeTravis Bungalow 3:Free waterpark+walk to lake
$238 per night
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Cabin in Leander
Modern Cabin w/ Hill Country Views @ Lake Travis
$212 per night
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Cabin in Jonestown
Lake Travis Views Entire Cabin at Hollows Resort
$427 per night
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Cabin in Volente
LakeTravis Bungalow 2:Free waterpark+walk to lake
$220 per night
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Cabin in Volente
LakeTravis Bungalow6:Free Waterpark+walk to lake
$157 per night
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Cabin in Austin
Waterfront Cabins on Lake Travis - Bring your boat
$250 per night
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Cabin in Leander
Lake Travis FAMILY Casita with Large GAMEROOM
$164 per night
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Cabin in Jonestown
Private 5 Star Retreat overlooking Lake Travis
$388 per night
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Cabin in Leander
STUNNING Lakefront Cabin with HUGE outdoor patio
$404 per night
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Cabin in Volente
Lake Travis 2BR : Free waterpark + walk to lake
$292 per night
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Cabin in Jonestown
Lake Travis Hill Country Hollows Resort Cabin
$419 per night
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Lake side condo rentals in Lake Austin

Condo in Lago Vista
Breathtaking Lakefront condo on the island
$141 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Pets stay free, Island Castle Sunset & Lake View
$153 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Puerto Azul - The Island at Lake Travis
$105 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Retreat at Island on Lake Travis
$96 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Charming Villa with wrap around balcony!
$97 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Lavish Lakefront Retreat in Private Island Community with Pools, Tennis, & Gym
$364 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Serene lake view villa at Island on Lake Travis
$221 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Waterfront! Connie's Elegant Villa - Free Parking
$192 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Watch the game and enjoy Hill Country balcony view
$129 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
'Lakeside Island Retreat' - Hot Tubs, Pools, Tennis! Resort Style Stay! Fully Stocked! #1224
$138 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Lakeside getaway
$164 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
UNIT 3206 - Spacious 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom Villa at Island Resort
$164 per night

Your guide to Lake Austin

Introduction

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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