Austin, Texas has quickly become one of the most vibrant cities in the United States. From the lively music scene, the gourmet restaurants, and scenic parks and lakes, there’s plenty to do for either a weekend getaway or a week long vacation.
To top it off, Austin is listed as one of the top 10 cities for dog lovers so it’s the perfect place to bring your four-legged friend on vacation.
We’ve compiled a list of Airbnb’s that are perfect for you and your pet to enjoy some R&R in the heart of the Hill Country.
Glass-Walled Design Bungalow
According to Architectural Digest, this is the #1 Airbnb in Austin, TX. Just steps away from the University of Texas in downtown Austin, this two bedroom home is a redesigned ‘50s bungalow with plenty of room for your pup to run around outdoors.
The backyard is completely fenced in so you won’t have to worry about your dog escaping while you enjoy a nice meal with friends and family on the 12 foot long outdoor table or a night under the stars by the firepit.
South Austin Bungalow
If your dog loves to make a splash in the pool, this South Austin bungalow is the perfect place to stay. With a private fenced-in backyard and plenty of umbrellas for shade on those hot summer days, there’s no doubt you and your dog will enjoy this place.
Plus, it’s only a few blocks away from some of Austin’s best parks such as Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park.
Heart of Downtown
If you’re looking to stay close to the hustle and bustle of Austin, this Kasa apartment will be a perfect match. This modern apartment is located steps away from some of Austin’s best restaurants (Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Red Ash, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood) and top attractions.
The best part? It is extremely pet-friendly offering a free on-site dog park and pet spa for all guests.
For those seeking trendy restaurants, vintage shopping, and exciting nightlife, this boho-getaway is for you. This Central Austin home is full of boho-details including all gold accents and a state of the art kitchen with a vinyl record player.
If you’re flying from out of town, this is a very convenient option for you and your furry friend as it’s stocked with dog beds, food/water bowls, pet treats, and even a pet gate if you need it!
Hip Downtown Oasis
If you have a little bit of a larger party, this modern townhouse is the perfect place for your getaway. This East Austin oasis is located blocks away from bustling 6th street, which is famous for its outdoor patio bars. If you’re not looking to hit the town, you and your pup can relax by private pool or enjoy the outdoor fireplace when it gets chilly.
The host is also very accommodating, offering to arrange for decorations or deliveries prior to your arrival!
Artistic “Treehouse” Cabin
If you’re looking for the true Austin experience and want to stay somewhere that follows the aesthetic of “Keep Austin Weird,” then this is the place for you. It’s a little bit of “glamping” in the heart of Austin with a beautiful outdoor space that includes a 3-tiered waterfall and pond, a firepit, and plenty of room for your pet to roam around.
While you may be in the heart of Austin, this retreat makes you and your furry friend feel as though you’re one with nature surrounded by sprawling oak trees and lush bamboo.
Lake Travis Beach House
If you’re looking for a fun lake experience just 30 minutes away from downtown Austin, you should definitely check out Lake Travis. This Lake Travis Beach House gives you direct access to the lake and includes multiple decks, a dock with kayaks and floaties, and a firepit.
The owners love dogs so much that they actually encourage you to bring along your four-legged friends so they can enjoy a swim in the lake. Don’t forget their life jackets!
Riverfront Resort Glamping
Also known as “Safari for the Soul,” this place is the ultimate glamping experience on Lake Travis. This riverfront retreat is tucked away on 4.5 acres of land for your exclusive, one of a kind getaway.
No need to worry about the heat either as it’s equipped with A/C or you can take a dip in the lake and rinse off in the outside heated shower. To end the night, cook under the stars and enjoy the hot tub in the Heart of Texas Hill Country.
Beautiful Lake Travis Waterfront Retreat
If you have an extremely large family or group of friends, this gorgeous Lake Travis waterfront home is the perfect place to stay. It sits on 2-acres of land and can host up to 22 people, including your pet!
Watch the beautiful sun set alongside your pup in the infinity pool or take a walk down to the private dock to take a boat ride on the lake. Have you ever tried tubing with your dog?
Now’s your chance!
There’s plenty of activities for you and your pup to enjoy in Austin whether you’re staying at the lake or in the heart of downtown. From lakeside villas to downtown bungalows, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect stay for you and your furry travel companion.
Don’t forget to schedule a visit to Austin Pet Alive! during your stay to meet some of their wonderful rescue animals.
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