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Hill Country Hammock House
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Hill Country Hammock HouseThe Hammock House is a modern retreat located in the Hill Country, about an hour outside Austin (think rolling hills, green pastures, and breathtaking sunsets). This secluded property is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience from the moment you enter the private gated ranch: the privacy you feel immediately upon entering, the Hammock Deck just off the bedroom balcony, a unique indoor shower, and an outdoor soaking tub. Designed for privacy, relaxation and a little self care.

The Bluegill cabin at Bluegill Lake Cabins
SUPERHOST
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

The Bluegill cabin at Bluegill Lake CabinsOur property is called the Bluegill lake cabins, we have a total of 4 rental cabins spread out over 22 acres with 5 catch and release fishing ponds with canoes, jon boats and pedal boats to play in or swim in if its warm enough. All of our cabins have private hot tubs on the decks with firepits and charcoal grills. We sale bundles of firewood for $5. Inside the cabins have full kitchens with pots, pans and dishes with microwave and coffee maker.

Magnolia's Hillcrest Cottage
SUPERHOST
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Magnolia's Hillcrest CottageEnjoy a quiet getaway in this charming cottage renovated, designed, and owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines. Originally the carriage house for Hillcrest Estate, this home includes one bedroom, one bath, an office nook and a private back patio. This makes it the perfect getaway for a party of two, or if you’re stopping through town and need a restful place to retreat.

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  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Glamping in Texas

  1. Entire cottage
  2. Weatherford
NEW LISTING! Tara's Lakehouse on Lake Weatherford!
R2,771 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Abilene
Cozy Country Home on 6 acres
R1,151 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Granbury
City Escapes Cabins - Sunflower - Hot Tub on porch
R1,631 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Wimberley
Windmill Ranch - Aqua Lodge on 11 Private Acres
R2,893 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Hondo
Hill Country Cottage | Romantic Luxury Retreat
R2,508 ZAR per night
  1. Tiny house
  2. Kerrville
Casita Blanca - in the heart of Kerrville
R1,475 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Lumberton
NATURALIST BOUDOIR TOO, Brand New
R3,062 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Wimberley
Windmill Ranch - Arbor Lodge on 11 Private Acres
R3,167 ZAR per night
  1. Treehouse
  2. Ladonia
"Air Castle" by Highpoint Treehouses
R4,868 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Robinson
Cute & Cozy Tiny House Minutes to Downtown Waco!
R866 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Austin
Modern/Newly Built Private entrance studio/Casita
R1,401 ZAR per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Belton
On the Rocks Vacay Away
R3,176 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in Texas

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Custom candle making in Heights boutique
    At the Candle Bar, you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill and create 2 unique one-of-a-kind candles. Come pull up a chair and we'll serve you a drink of your choice (red or white wine, or a local beer). Take in the beautiful aesthetics of the store and make something special for someone special...or simply just yourself. Here you can take a piece of Houston back home with you. We'll start off by teaching you the process behind making your own personal candle and the science behind building a fragrance. Then we'll walk you through building your own fragrance. Once we've completed that, we will guide you through making and pouring your own candle. While the candle is drying, feel free to shop at Forth & Nomad, or relax on our beautiful, wooden patio under our historic oak trees. Please allow up to 3 hours for your candles to dry before taking them home. You can also pick up your candles at another time. We hope to see you soon!
    From Price:R664 / person
  • Learn to Surf on South Padre Island
    Meet me where the land meets the sea! We'll start our lesson in the sand, where I'll introduce myself and go over basic ocean safety information. We'll then practice some techniques such as popping up and balancing before making our way to the water. Once in the ocean we'll start our lesson in waist-high water, where you can feel comfortable learning to paddle into waves and standing up. We'll do this for about an hour, resting whenever you might need a break. If you have some surfing experience before this lesson, we may also paddle out to deeper water, where we will work on riding down the line and turning the board.
    From Price:R591 / person
  • Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
    Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day, then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip! Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your tri
    From Price:R812 / person
  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    First you'll discover the dark forces that shaped John Kennedy's life and resulted in his assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas. Then we'll walk step by step though the crime scene and the Grassy Knoll using the latest in forensic science. We'll talk about the conspiracies and finish with the historical and cultural impact of President Kennedy's murder on Dallas, the United States and the world. This tour is Rated M for mature audiences; contains descriptions of graphic violence, sexual content, strong languge, smoking and drugs. Parents strongly cautioned.
    From Price:R443 / person
  • Float the canyons of the Rio Grande
    Imagine floating thru the epic canyons of the Rio Grande on a full day, fully guided, fully equipped trip. The Rio is mostly flat water for a scenic adventure. The river has class I rapids that is perfect for our first timers. Come learn and/or work on your boating skills. The water levels fluctuate and can influence what boats we take: rafts (we can row you down the river or everyone paddles), canoes, or kayaks. Throughout the winter season, the river is usually not more than thigh deep. Riding in a raft with all your favorite people makes for some fun pictures. We can row you down the river in a raft or if you/some/all want to paddle raft that is a great option too. At lower water levels we like to canoe and kayak. The canoes are 2 seaters with the option to ride smaller kids in the middle. The kayaks are single or tandem sit in or sit on top and are totally lots of fun. Weather also can influence what the choice boat would be. We meet up in the morning and then drive down to the river. Included is all gear and dry bags. Please bring your own food and beverages. A cooler to put your lunch in and ice water is provided. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Other things to note We will meet at 9 a.m. central time (check your clock) at the office of Big Bend Boating & Hiking Company. Pack a camera, snacks, a lunch, water bottle and big smiles for a great day
    From Price:R2,213 / person

Your guide to Texas

Welcome to Texas

This vast state — the biggest in the contiguous United States — sweeps from semi-tropical white-sand beaches to forests, rolling prairies, windswept plains, and desert sand dunes. It even has the country’s second-largest gorge: the Panhandle’s Palo Duro Canyon. Texas has 16 areas preserved by the National Park Service, ranging from Padre Island — one of the world’s only hypersaline lagoons — to the Palo Alto Battlefield, where U.S. and Mexican troops fought in 1846. Standouts include the colorful, fossil-rich Guadalupe Mountains and the cactus-studded solitude of Big Bend. The five San Antonio Missions, including the Alamo, do double duty as a World Heritage Site too.

This big-hearted state offers something for everyone, from cattle drives to cutting-edge music and gleaming modern architecture. Food highlights include BBQ, Tex-Mex, and festival wackiness like fried PB&J sandwiches. The connecting tissue? Admiration for the countryside and its folksy, slowed-down ways harking back to Texas’ farming and ranching heritage. Wherever you go, find time to sit for a spell and soak it all in.


How do I get around Texas?

Texas doesn’t mess around in terms of size. It has almost three times the landmass of the United Kingdom. Most airplane passengers land at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) or Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), which rivals Manhattan for acreage. But Texas has hundreds of other public airports too. Expect taxi service and rental cars at most terminals, but rail and bus connections can be hit-or-miss. Unless you’re staying in central Dallas, Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, you’ll want wheels to efficiently get around. Happily, the roads remain well maintained and clearly marked. Car and motorcycle buffs shouldn’t miss the 200 miles of famous Route 66 that pass through the Panhandle’s plains.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Texas?

The climate varies wildly across the state’s 268,596 square miles. But broadly speaking, spring and fall remain the best times for pleasant weather. Fall has the advantage of avoiding the peak festival crowds who flock to the state’s southern half, especially South Padre Island. March comes in like a lion with Austin’s SXSW, which celebrates the convergence of the film, music, and tech industries. April typically draws 3.5 million people to Fiesta San Antonio, an 11-day heritage bash that includes the Battle of Flowers parade. Texas doubles down on Juneteenth across the state. Autumn brings the State Fair to a Dallas park that’s a National Historic Landmark, as well as the Texas Renaissance Festival to Houston. Then the Austin City Limits music festival draws big-name acts for two weeks in October.


What are the top things to do in Texas?

Hamilton Pool Preserve

A natural spring pockets the Hill Country chaparral, creating an emerald grotto fringed by maidenhair ferns, 30 miles west of Austin. But it’s more than just a pretty swimming hole with waterfalls (depending on the season). The preserve protects the fragile canyon and animals like the endangered golden-cheeked warbler that rely on it.

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

An ancient sea deposited fossils of corals, urchins, sea lilies, and even primitive sharks here 300 million years ago — an area now 87 miles west of Dallas. This buried treasure emerged due to erosion in the city’s old landfill, closed in the early 1990s. Today paleontologists, amateur and professional, can dig here using small gardening tools and take home their finds for personal use. Note: the site has basic restrooms and no running water. Bring plenty of liquids and also an umbrella for shade.

Terlingua Ghost Town

This abandoned Victorian mining village sits between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, 13 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border. Once a leading producer of quicksilver, Terlingua faded after World War II. Today visitors can explore the ruins and a simple cemetery, known for its Day of the Dead celebrations. The town has a few tourist amenities, and attracts crowds for its chili cook-offs in early November and late February.