The 10 Best Lake Houses To Rent Near Austin, Texas

Summertime in Austin is all about the outdoor activities-from kayaking, outdoor concerts, cooling off in the swimming hole and hitting the lake for the weekend with friends. Whether you’re a local, or just visiting Austin for a taste of some summer fun and the best BBQ in the world, we’ve got the best lake house rentals for groups coming your way! All of these fabulous vacation homes are all conveniently located within a 30 minute drive from downtown Austin, but will make you feel as though you are hours away. Grab the sunscreen, things are heating up!

Mediterranean Inspired Mansion 


7 bedrooms, sleeps 20

Are we on the Italian Riviera or Lake Travis? We aren’t sure! All we know is that  this house will fit EVERYONE and it will make you all feel as though you’re staying at a 5-star resort. With incredible stone work, lake views from the hilltop and a large pool/jacuzzi, you’re soon to be swooning. Indoor entertainment includes: a large game room with pool table, shuffleboard, darts & an over-sized theater room includes 6 plush reclining seats.

Barton Springs 3-Bedroom


This property has direct access to the “crown jewel” of Austin- The Barton Springs Pool! There is also immediate access to Lady Bird Lake, the river from the pool to the lake, all of Zilker Park and the 10 miles of hike and bike trail surrounding the lake. This is Austin’s social hub for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding!

Point Venture Rustic Home on Lake Travis


Truly original and beautiful home with rustic lodge feel and amazing waterfront views of Lake Travis from every room. Four bedrooms each with a private bathroom and balcony. The large living area has a cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling windows and large smart TV as well as a loft with a pool table. 

Lake Front 4-Bedroom on Lake Travis


4 Bedrooms, sleep 16

Lake front, outdoor pool, swim-up bar and an 11 person hot tub!? Am I dreaming? This home sleeps up to 16 guests and will provide the ultimate lake experience! The best feature of this home is its open main floor that includes the large kitchen, dining room, entertaining area, and family room. It allows for ease in gathering and enjoying each other’s company while engaging in various activities. People can watch or help prepare meals at the huge granite breakfast bar while others play pool/foosball!

Waterfront Modern Farmhouse Remodel on Lake Travis


4 Bedrooms, sleeps 14

This newly renovated waterfront property has direct lake access but no boat dock (there are two nearby marinas). The interior of the home is warm with the fine furnishings, wood and stone touches, and provides a very comfortable setting while you stay indoors. However, with two great outdoor spaces, both the swimming pool/spa/outdoor living area that is in front of the home, and the beautiful backyard with huge shade trees and expansive views of Lake Travis, you might not want to spend much time inside.


Luxury New Construction at The Hollows


5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10

This beauty is located in the exclusive North Shore section of the Hollows Resort. The Hollows is a master planned community in Northwest Austin resting on the North Shore of Lake Travis. The property has access to several resort-style amenities, like an on-site marina (available for boat rentals or to dock your own private boat), and miles of golf cart and hiking trails connecting the community. This 2-story rental is loaded with amenities and breathtaking views!

Santana House-Lake Travis


4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

This secluded lakefront paradise is steps from the water with its own private boat dock! With all new 2020 construction, an arcade and a hot tub it’s the perfect spot for a lovely weekend getaway! It’s a great spot for family or couples getaways!

3 Story Boat Dock House


3 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Tie up your boat and stay awhile! This next-level lakefront getaway is complete with a three-story boat dock that’s perfect for launching off into the water—or simply taking a shaded seat to take in the lake breezes. With spaces inside and out that add a photogenic backdrop all within a short drive from downtown Austin! This property has also partnered with KEY Concierge. They not only handle the essentials…pre-arrival grocery and stocked bar, transportation, food delivered in, etc, but they also deliver five-star experiences curated by local concierge!

Remodeled Luxe 6-Bedroom


6 Bedrooms, sleeps 14

This beautifully remodeled 6 bedroom home is right on the water of Lake Austin. Boasting a salt water pool and hot tub with a waterfall, it’s safe to say that you’ll get your money’s worth when it comes to water activities. The home is private and gated. It has a fully stocked kitchen that is perfect for entertaining-did I hear BBQ??

Ultimate Lakeside Luxury


6 Bedrooms, sleeps 12

Located just 30 minutes from downtown and right on the bank of Lake Austin lies this traditional style luxury property. The outdoor space is what makes this property truly unique-with a lush lawn, direct lake access, gorgeous pool, hot tub and fire pit! You’ll barely need to be inside at all! 


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