As you know, I love traveling, but figuring out accommodations, activities, and transportation can be a total pain! Most of my time is spent mindlessly scrolling online, looking for accommodation that’s comfortable and clean. Lately, we’ve been booking vacation rentals instead of hotels, since they offer extra space for our family of 5. Are you looking for Texas vacation rentals? If so, be sure to add these unique Airbnbs in Texas to your Texas travel bucket list.
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Unique Texas vacation rentals for your next trip
There are hundreds of things to do in Texas. From the delicious Tex-Mex food and thrilling adventure parks to breathtaking natural beauty, Texas is a dream destination for anyone looking for an adventure.
One of the great things that sets Airbnbs apart from hotels is that hosts often put their own unique spin on their rentals. There are glass houses, tree houses, silo houses, and even Alpaca farms!
Check out some of the most unique Airbnbs you can rent in Texas that are guaranteed to knock your socks off.
1. Be one with nature at The Glass House
The Glass House is a 1 bedroom, 1-bathroom tiny home in Hondo, Texas, just an hour from San Antonio. Privacy isn’t an issue thanks to the 72 acres of rolling hills that makes this place secluded and peaceful. Best of all, the glass walls open up so you can spend some time surrounded by wildlife during the day and doing a little stargazing at night.
2. Stay at a Texas Alpaca Farm
Gerrie’s Place might be the coolest Airbnb near Houston. Located in Cypress, this cottage is located on a llama ranch and is pet friendly. It has one bed and one bath with a comfortable living area and large covered back porch.
If you love animals, this is the place for you as you can see them parading around throughout the day. How many people can say they’ve stayed in a place where a llama, sheep, tortoise, and pot-bellied pig live in the backyard?
3. Get away from the city with this Airbnb Houseboat
If you want to stay in a quiet, clean, and relaxing place, look no further than the Waco Houseboat at Lake Waco Marina.
This 2-bedroom one-of-a-kind houseboat is stationary so it can’t leave the dock, but your family can have a great time fishing or just hanging out together. It accommodates 7 guests, so it’s pretty spacious and it’s conveniently located 15 minutes away from downtown Waco.
4. Unplug from the world at “Sasha Ger” yurt by Yurtopia
Looking for a place for a romantic getaway Airbnb in Texas? Come stay at “Sasha Ger” an uber-romantic yurt vacation rental. This is no ordinary camping tent.
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom safe haven takes glamorous camping to a whole new level with its outdoor kitchen, hot tub, and outdoor shower. It also comes with a TV and Wi-Fi. It’s perfect for a single person looking to de-stress or couples looking for a relaxing and romantic getaway.
5. Stay the weekend at the Wallace Ranch Boxcar Bunkhouse
The Wallace Ranch Boxcar Bunkhouse located in Canyon, Texas is about 111 years old but has been restored into a glamorous but very rustic 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Airbnb.
It’s very private, quaint, and most importantly, peaceful. There’s a hot tub where your stress will melt away. The Bunkhouse is dog friendly so feel free to bring your pooch! Sit out on the porch and enjoy the beautiful countryside after exploring all day. The boxcar is a great escape from the world.
6. Make some memories at the Silo House
Get the real farm experience at this Troy Texas Airbnb. This is one of the most amazing places you can rent, the Silo House located at Laughing Llama Farm. The silo is made from a renovated grain bin and accommodates 4 guests. There’s a private outdoor shower where you can bathe in the open air.
Spend the day cooking steaks on the outdoor grill or take your breakfast outside. According to guests, llamas, goats, and even Sue the cow, may be waiting for you to greet them every morning!
There’s also a pond on the property where you can chill. Keep in mind that one-night stays are not available on the weekends.
7. Go glamping at the KickBack Cove River Retreat
The KickBack Cove River Retreat offers the “Safari for the Soul” 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom safari tent that takes glamping to a new level. It’s ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, though you can hardly call this camping given that you get A/C and an indoor fireplace, an outdoor heated shower, and a hot tub.
The beautiful tent is one of the most unique airbnbs in Texas, located right on the Pedernales River. It’s located on a cove so you can take a morning walk on the dock or have some coffee on the patio and watch deer and other animals pass by. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can go kayaking or fishing in the river.
8. Sleep in a spectacular Barndominium in Hill Country
This gorgeous modern barndominium rental comes with a 20′ swim spa (you have to see it to believe it) and a hot tub.
This Texas Hill Country vacation rental is close to Dripping Springs, Hamilton Pool, and Reimers Ranch State Park. With four bedrooms (each with its own bath), it’s perfect for family reunions or group gatherings.
The property is located on a ridge overlooking Reimers Ranch State Park and has very little light pollution making it perfect for star gazing. From its elevated viewpoint, guests will enjoy temperatures that are 10 to 15 degrees cooler than in the city. Come for the weekend or stay for the week!
9. Cool off in a cute treehouse on Lake Travis
If you’re looking for lake houses for rent in Texas, add the Treehouse on Lake Travis to your Airbnb bucket list. It’s a 2-bedroom epic treehouse with a unique decagon design, vaulted ceilings, and a wraparound deck that provides a breathtaking view of Lake Travis.
It comes with panoramic windows and a granite peninsula that’s great for cooking while overlooking the gorgeous lake. The treehouse is located in a dream location.
Make sure to contact the host before booking as the pool, spa facilities, Lakeway Marina and nearby Texas state parks and restaurants might not be open due to the pandemic.
10. Fuel your wanderlust with this Retro Camper/RV
Take glamping to the next level at this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom Airstream camper rental in Texas. It comes with an outdoor shower, hot tub, fire pit, and there’s a nearby creek for taking a dip.
Just think of this camper as a way to enjoy the outdoors with the modern perks of having a real bed and wi-fi.
The Airstream is located in an elm grove along the banks of Smith Creek near Wimberley and you’re sure to feel like you’re one with nature. If you have ever dreamed of heading west in a travel trailer, then this Airbnb is right for you.
11. Wake up on the water in this 52’ Houseboat
Love birds and water? This 52-foot houseboat in Kemah (for those looking for a Houston area Airbnb) is essentially an RV docked in a natural bird sanctuary marina. Expect to see a lot of exotic birds flying around!
This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom boat accommodates 4 guests and is fully equipped with everything you need, including 2 flat-screen TVs and electric recliners. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the top deck or do a little stargazing at night.
The houseboat is spacious and comfortable. There’s also a private man-made island nearby with an outdoor shower, hot tub, canoe, kayak and raft. Bird watchers will love this place for a weekend getaway!
12. Have the best time at the Luxe Warehouse
Looking for a place to hang out with friends or a large family? Head to this magnificent Dallas Airbnb, Luxe Warehouse. It’s a 1940s vintage steel truss frame climate-controlled warehouse that’s been renovated into a 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom lodge that can accommodate up to 10 guests.
The kitchen, dining and living spaces have an industrial look that pays homage to the building’s origins. It also has a 1961 Brunswick 9-foot pool table, several board games, and an outdoor patio. Private chef services with at least 21 days’ notice are also available.
13. Container house with unbelievable views
Fossil Knob Ridge is a group of ultra-modern vacation rentals made of recycled shipping containers. It is located just outside Big Bend National Park.
The rental has a large bedroom with two king-size beds and sleeps up to 4. Those needing additional space can book an additional property on Fossil Knob Ridge.
Fossil Knob Ridge overlooks Terlingua Ghost Town and has breathtaking mountain views of the Chisos Mountains and even Mexico.
Watch the stunning sunrises and sunsets from the shaded patio and search for fossils on the 20-acre property. At night roast marshmallows over a campfire and marvel at the night sky. This is one memorable vacation rental.
Note: High Clearance Vehicle is recommended due to rough and rocky roads.
14. Live your own fairy tale at this Texas castle
Lambermont Castle is a historic San Antonio Airbnb built in 1894 to replicate the castles of Belgium. The property sits on one acre of luscious grass and is close to downtown and the Historic Pearl Brewery. There are several different rooms available to rent throughout the property, each with its own private bath.
Guests have full access to the first-floor common areas, including the Library, Music room, Parlor, and dining room. Partial kitchen amenities are available. Several wrap-around porches lead out to the spacious lawn. Live out your royal fantasies in this gorgeous space!
15. Have your own swimming hole in Hill Country
Bird Haus Farms has four rentals available on their property and a man-made waterfall, swimming hole, and beach. The properties have stunning decor, fire pits, fabulous views, and plenty of room for kids to run around.
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