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Cabin in Austin
Magical Cabin ✷ Lake View ✷ Walk to Hippie Hollow
Welcome to the 1970's cabin of your dreams! This charming handmade home is conveniently located thirty minutes from downtown Austin and just a short walk to Hippie Hollow and Lake Travis. The kitchen comes fully stocked with organic coffee, a selection of herbal teas, and everything you’ll need to cook nourishing meals during your stay. The house features lake views, gorgeous custom woodwork, all-natural linens, high-speed WiFi, and a BlueTooth speaker, ready to pair with all your devices.
May 14 – 21
$379 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Lake View, Private Patio @ Island on Lake Travis
GORGEOUS, TOP FLOOR Lakeside Villa featuring: ***deep LAKE VIEWS from every window of the Villa ***spacious, comfortable KING bedroom w/ adjoining bathroom ***PRIVATE patio overlooking the Lake/ Observation areas of the 'The Island' The Island features 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!
Jun 21 – 28
$123 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Mission Amore ❤️ Island @ Lake Travis
Water front, top floor, deep water view! Elevator access with lakefront sunsets. Feed the deer on Lake Travis' private island at one of our beautiful villas overlooking the lake and pool from living, patio and bedroom. We have wifi, washer dryer, a salon spa, year round 3 pools (1 indoor heated pool) hot tubs, saunas, fitness center, shuffle board, and tennis. We have another villa close by for more family if you need. 4 guests max including infants and children. Must be 25+ to reserve.
Aug 17 – 24
$152 per night

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Other great vacation rentals in Lake Travis

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Tent in Spicewood
Ndotto, Resort Glamping @ FireSong Ranch
Aug 17 – 24
$450 per night
Treehouse in Lakeway
The Treehouse On Lake Travis
Jan 23 – 30
$208 per night
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Home in Round Mountain
Hill Country Hammock House
Jan 19 – 26
$329 per night
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Home in Austin
The Bloomhouse | One-of-a-kind-of-unbelievable
Aug 12 – 19
$462 per night
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Home in Austin
Stunning Lake Travis Retreat
Dec 31 – Jan 7
$359 per night
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Treehouse in Dripping Springs
Luxe Modern Treehouse w Heated Pool & Firepit
Dec 2 – 9
$180 per night
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Yurt in Spicewood
Luxury Hill Country Yurt, Hot Tub, FirePit, Deer
Dec 19 – 26
$319 per night
Guesthouse in Leander
Lake Travis Bungalow, 1 Bd/Ba Adorable Guest House
Jul 9 – 16
$249 per night
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Guesthouse in Lago Vista
180° Lake Views Romantic Sunsets Couples Hideaway
Dec 24 – 31
$157 per night
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Condo in Lago Vista
Beautiful Island on Lake Travis Get Away
Mar 23 – 30
$115 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Modern Luxury Condo on The Island, Lake Travis
May 1 – 8
$90 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Relaxing Moments Getaway at Lake Travis Island TX
Mar 17 – 24
$95 per night

Your guide to Lake Travis

Welcome to Lake Travis

One of the Lone Star State’s most popular lake destinations, Lake Travis sprawls 20 miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country. Expect waterfront restaurants, renowned golf courses, and aquatic adventures on the 64-mile-long reservoir, which has 270 miles of shoreline. Ranches and open green space girdle it, along with four lively communities serving commuters to the state capitol. But visitors mostly gravitate toward the lake’s beauty and bustling social scene.

Cyclists, however, gear up for the undulating granite and limestone hills, part of a fractured plateau, blanketed by parklike open oak forests. World-class road-racers celebrate this terrain as among the world’s best places to ride. The Mansfield Dam Loop remains an especially popular road route: adrenalin seekers can hit speeds of 60 mph on the infamous Tumbleweed Hill. (Don’t worry, there’s a bypass for less gonzo cyclists!) Pump up your tires — and legs — early on weekend mornings to avoid heavy car traffic.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Travis

The climate stays relatively moderate year-round, and Lake Travis never closes, except during extreme weather events. It boasts around 300 days of sunshine annually, and summer highs can creep into the mid-90s Fahrenheit. But don’t sweat the thermometer — Lake Travis averages 78 degrees throughout the year. And it also has 118.2 square miles of water to cool off in. That said, the humidity can get intense from June to August; the most popular months to book vacation rentals here are September to October and March to May.

June does bring the new Lake Travis Film Festival, however, with screenings in Lakeway and Bee Canyon. The area also makes a big splash with its Fourth of July fireworks. And visitors base themselves here for March’s SXSW, August’s Pride celebrations, and October’s City Limits Music Festival, all in Austin.

Top things to do in Lake Travis

Austin Moonlight Towers

A 19th-century criminal spurred the city to keep its residents safe by flooding its streets with light from 165-foot-tall towers. Today 13 of the 31 delicate original structures remain and are protected on the National Register of Historic Places. Visiting over the winter holidays? Don’t miss the Zilker Park tower’s transformation into one of the world’s largest Christmas trees.

Elisabet Ney Museum

Seventeen miles southeast of Lake Travis stands this tribute to a 19th-century German portrait sculptor. Elisabet Ney moved to Austin in 1882 and spent the rest of her life working in this museum, one of the state’s oldest. The limestone building itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has some neoclassical elements, along with landscaping and wildflowers attractive to pollinators.

Windy Point Park

Shade trees and lush lawns make this lakeside oasis a favorite among picnickers. Surprisingly, it also ranks among Central Texas’s top scuba spots. Divers can explore boat wrecks and submerged sculptures ― and those with advanced certification can descend into a dramatic underwater canyon.

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