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Austin Vacation Rentals
"People don't live in Austin to work, they work to live there." - Robert Rodruguez
Austin Vacation Rentals

Finding the very best Austin Vacation Rentals can prove challenging unless you are familiar with the city. With so many cool experiences waiting for you, it is better to do a little research up front so your entire visit is seamless.  We have broken down what we feel are the five key elements to consider when looking at properties around town.


Depending on what you are looking for, we have Onyx Hotels properties all over the city.  Our spaces are designed to take advantage of the unique surroundings and local culture.  Our collection of downtown Austin condos are the most popular.  All of these areas provide a lot of diversity. From the lake houses with private boat docks to houses near Zilker, we have a diverse selection. Once you know where you would like to be, it is much easier to pinpoint what you are looking for in a search.

Owner vs. Management Company

It does not matter whether or not you rent from an owner or a management company.  What matters is whether or not the person and/or people in charge care about you and your experience.  This is critical.  Chances are, you will not need to contact them if they run a tight ship.  However, if something comes up, it is nice to have a local owner or management company available to assist.  As opposed to an absentee property owner, for example.

Local Attractions

With so many incredible things to do in Austin, proximity to your favorite attractions is key.  For example, if you want to stay downtown (78701) or near the Austin Convention Center (4th and Trinity), our Austin vacation rentals located at that same intersection are the perfect solution.  From there, you can walk to Historic 6th Street, Rainey Street, Congress Avenue, the Warehouse District, the East Side, Town Lake, and so much more.

There are literally hundreds of bars and restaurants at your doorstep.  Not to mention, a plethora of public transportation options should your feet get tired.  If you want to experience the funky East Side in a really amazing house, we have those options as well.  The East Side is home to everything from food trailer parks and great eateries to arguably the best strip to perform the ultimate Austin pub crawl.  If you want to be on the water, we have condos on Town Lake.  We also have houses and condos on and around Lake Austin and Lake Travis.

Purpose of Visit

When selecting a space in Austin for your visit, it is important to identify the purpose of your stay and the use of your Austin vacation rental.  If you don’t want to bring a car, you need close proximity to the downtown area.  Austin Convention Center, bars, restaurants, and nightlife are all centrally located.  However, if you want to be close to downtown but in more of a neighborhood, both the East Side and Town Lake properties are fantastic options.

On the East Side, you can take a tour of the very best BBQ places since our houses are in close proximity to both Franklin’s and Micklethwaite.  On Town Lake, you have immediate access to the hike and bike trail, which is pretty spectacular.  Not to mention our free kayaks you can use!  If you are coming to Austin for lake activities and have or wish to rent a boat, our selection of lakefront properties are hard to beat.

Desired Experience

This is a question that is really best answered by you.  If you want to be in the heart of the action, downtown is great.  However, if you want a slower pace or wish to bring your family, one of our many houses might better suit your needs.  One thing is for sure, and that is that no matter which Onyx property you choose, we have certain standards that we maintain for our guests.

Austin Entertainment

In conclusion, Austin is a truly special city that can be enjoyed from any part of town without issue.  If you want some suggestions on other amazing attractions and fun things to do, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at wish@onyxhotels.com.  We are full of creative ideas.  A few favorites worth mentioning include: Stubb’s Sunday Gospel Brunch, The Thinkery for children, and Midnight Cowboy for cocktails.  If you are looking for Austin vacation rentals, we are the ones you want to contact.

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