If you are planning a trip to Austin, Texas, you have probably noticed that the price of a hotel room is rather high, and the size of the rooms is not worth the money. If you go onto a discount travel website, there is always the chance that you may end up in a barebones motel with a view of the parking lot.
Why not let the vacation experts at Austin Vacation Rentals find you a spacious, tastefully appointed home that is right on the riverfront? Our Austin river rentals not only offer visitors fabulous views of the city and water, but they are very close to many tourist attractions. They offer everything a group of travelers could possibly want in a rental property. Be sure to also explore our seasonal rentals in Austin! We also offer monthly rentals in Austin for anyone looking to get away from the city!
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The Living Areas in Our Austin River Rentals
Whether you select a spacious four-bedroom home or a cozy bungalow, you will notice that our living rooms always come with enough comfortable seating for everyone in the family to sit around and enjoy a family movie night on the flat-screen television we provide. If you can’t find anything to watch on cable, we also offer free high-speed internet, so you and your family can catch a movie, play a game or just keep in touch with the folks back home.
Our kitchens come equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and all the dishes you will need to make and serve a gourmet meal. Your home should contain a dining room table that is big enough for everyone at your party. Cleanup is easy with fast cleaning counters and large dishwashers. These are some of the best Texas river rentals! Our vacation rentals in Austin are significantly more isolated than hotel rentals and are regularly cleaned.
Our bedrooms are furnished with comfortable beds that are dressed in the finest of sheets. You can bring and buy anything your heart desires because our closets are huge. Pull out sofas in a selection of our Austin river rentals and vacation homes are perfect for extra guests or letting the kids enjoy an authentic sleepover experience. After a day of touring, you can take a long hot bath in one of the bathroom’s sunken tubs. We provide plenty of toiletries and towels in our sparkling clean bathrooms.
If you are driving, be sure to ask for a home with a private garage. If you are bussing it, we can find you a place near public transportation. You won’t have to waste a minute looking for a laundromat because our homes have onsite laundry facilities. Many of our riverfront vacation rental properties in Austin TX feature pool access and private hot tubs for an indulgent soak at the end of the day. If having a pool is a must for you, click here to browse our vacation rentals in Austin, TX with a pool! Private patios complete with lounge seating and outdoor grills in select rentals offer a breath of fresh air right outside your door. If you’re looking for a stay with breathtaking views of the Colorado River, check out our SOCO Southwest home!
Weather in Austin
Curious about the best time to visit Austin? The gorgeous Texas weather means blazing summer days with mild winters. Summer temperatures often reach triple digits in August, but these days are perfect for cooling off in the river or with a day at the lake. Winters rarely dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, which makes it easy to warm up with a coat and light layers. April is one of the best times to visit Austin, right after the crowds of the South by Southwest Festival dwindle and before the summer heat rises. Fall is also a fantastic time to visit Austin, with crisp November days perfect for outdoor adventures.
Things to Do Along the Waterfront in Austin
Staying in a vacation rental near the river in Austin means you’ll enjoy direct access to the heart of the city. Some of Austin’s best restaurants and bars, arts and cultural districts, and parks and walking trails snake right along the river. In addition to the scenic views, there are so many ways to enjoy life along the waterfront in Austin! Be sure to add a few of these top waterfront activities to your Austin itinerary.
Spend the Day Boating
For a day out in the sunshine, explore the river by kayak. Local outfitters offer kayak and rowboat rentals to paddle down the Colorado River all the way through downtown. The unique views of the city offer a breathtaking perspective of the Austin skyline.
Ever wanted to host your own boat party? Meander further north to Lake Austin and enjoy a lake day with a boat rental for your private party. Explore the secret gems and hidden coves of Lake Austin or gather the girls for a Bachelorette party.
View the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
Pause whatever you’re doing at dusk and venture down to the Congress Avenue Bridge to see a unique phenomenon. The Mexican free-tailed bats that call this bridge home from late March through early fall swoop out in the evening in one seemingly choregraphed motion. As the largest urban bat population on the continent, it has become quite a tradition to watch these bats’ dramatic exit from either a vantage point near the bridge or even from a boat on the river below, making the bats a dramatic silhouette against the sky.
Book a Yoga Class on the Water
Get a zen start to your day or view a spectacular sunset with a yoga class right on some of Austin’s most scenic waterways. If you’ve never tried it, stand up paddle board yoga is a great way to simultaneously enjoy the water and get in a great workout. Venues such as Breath & Body Yoga and Vision Paddle offer a serene yoga experience right on the water. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or are simply ready to try something new, classes are available for all levels. Their private group sessions are also a great option for adding something fun to your girls’ trip!
Explore the Barton Creek Greenbelt
The Barton Creek Greenbelt winds its way through Austin following the curve of the crystal-clear Barton Creek. The main trail offers approximately 8 miles of exploration possibilities, with lots of great opportunities to stop for a swim and admire the scenery. Gus Fruh is a favorite destination for those who want to take a dip, as waters here are often deep after recent rain. Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls are two waterfalls along the route that you won’t want to miss.
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Where to Catch a Show in Austin
As the “Live Music Capital of the World,” no trip to Austin is complete without catching a show or two. Visitors from around the world flock to Zilker Park in October for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, a two-weekend fest showcasing an eclectic mix of international headliners, rising names, and local acts. Smaller venues such as Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Mowhawk, and Emo’s are frequent stops for popular touring bands. If you’re after a more intimate experience, you’ll find dozens of jazz lounges, dive bars, and small stage venues all over downtown.
Austin offers great music and food. If you stay on the river you will enjoy fabulous urban hiking, water sports and a prime view of the bats for which the town is famous. Our Texas river rentals go fast, so contact us and reserve one today! At Austin Vacation Rentals, our team is on the ground in Austin ready to ensure your getaway goes smoothly. We’re happy to share our local knowledge on all the best places to stay and things to do. Check out the most popular restaurants in Austin, TX! Contact us now to rent Austin rentals!
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