Austin is known as one of the top cities in the country, and for good reason. Not only does this charming town have access to the dining, shopping, entertainment, and activities that one would expect to find in a big city, but it also offers natural attractions perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Parks, trails, rivers, and lakes all add an element of beauty to the city of Austin, as well as additional recreational options. Embrace the natural side of Austin and enjoy serene lakeside views from one of our Austin lakeside rentals!
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Water Views in Austin
The city of Austin is home to three lakes that have been formed by damming portions of the Lower Colorado River. This means that not only do picturesque waterways weave their way throughout the city, but the lakes offer a wealth of water activities available in all seasons. Lady Bird Lake, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin all add to Austin’s beauty and activity options. And basing your stay in beautiful Lake Austin rentals means you can enjoy the best of both worlds – serene water views and bustling city life!
Stay and play on the lakes of Austin when you base your Austin getaway in one of our Austin lakeside rentals. These upscale accommodations offer all that you’ll need to enjoy your lakeside stay. Brew a cup of coffee in the morning to be enjoyed on the deck, soaking in picturesque water views. From the full kitchen, meals can be enjoyed at your convenience and budget preference, with no obligation to dine out for every meal.
Get away to a cozy lakeside cottage for two or enjoy the space and luxury of a large lakeside home. The majority of our Austin lakeside rentals offer breezy, open floorplans where everyone can gather in the morning to plan the day. Whether you’re anticipating a day exploring Austin’s scenic waterways or browsing the unique shops and restaurants downtown, you’ll find our Austin lake rentals offer a comfortable, relaxed place to begin and end each day.
On Austin’s lakes, you’ll find opportunities for boating, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and even participating in activities such as SUP yoga. Enjoy the beauty and water activities of Austin from one of our Austin lake rentals!
Lake Activities in Austin
Not only does staying on or near a lake provide scenic water views, but it also puts a host of water activities right within reach, adding additional options for staying entertained. Austin’s lakes, rivers, and other waterways add a layer of outdoor adventure and excitement to a city getaway!
Lady Bird Lake is situated right in downtown Austin, providing a spectacular foreground to the city skyline. Though this lake does not allow motorized boats, it’s still possible to get out on the water under your own paddle power. Stand up paddle board, kayak, or canoe your way along the flat waters of Lady Bird Lake, getting in great exercise and capturing memorable photos with Austin’s skyline rising behind you. Activities such as paddle board yoga can even be enjoyed on Lady Bird Lake. And if you’d prefer to stay on solid ground while soaking in the views, Lady Bird Hike-and-Bike Trail offers 11 miles of water views to be enjoyed as you walk, jog, or bike along the shore.
Take up the speed a notch at Lake Austin, where motorized boats are welcomed and you’ll find residents and visitors alike zipping along the water with skiers in tow. Spend the day soaking up the sun on a rental motor boat or pontoon and pause for lunch or dinner at one of the lakeside restaurants where you can simply dock your boat as you dine. This is lakeside living at its finest in Austin!
You’ll find the widest variety of activity options on Lake Travis, which is situated northwest of downtown. This 210-foot-deep lake offers plenty of space to play in both depth and breadth. From SCUBA diving its deep waters to indulging in a day in the sun aboard a sailboat, houseboat, party barge, racing boat, or luxury watercraft, there are many ways to enjoy the vast waters of Austin’s Lake Travis. Closer to the shoreline you’ll also find people exploring the coves via kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board. The lake’s beauty can also be enjoyed from solid ground, where you’ll find a handful of parks and restaurants overlooking the water.
Beyond Austin’s lakes, you’ll find rivers and hidden swimming holes located even within the bounds of the city’s downtown scene. As an added bonus, many of the vacation rentals in Austin boast a private swimming pool, offering more options for cooling off. Embrace the pace of life on the water when you embark on a waterfront getaway in Austin, TX.
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