on 9.24.23 @ 10am,
Tour Austin's


  • Get “STAYcation” Booking Discounts on Tour Homes, and discounts in Tour sister cities in 2024*
  • Get Inspired!
  • Win a $500 Travel Voucher**

It's the Home Tour Where You Explore Austin's Most Creative, Most FUN Homes!

Welcome to the ultimate Home Tour -- where Austin's most creative, most luxurious, and most interesting vacation rentals come together to showcase their uniqueness and creativity!

Each home is unique - from a 4 home, award winning compound owned by a design expert to a Dick Clark-designed modern oasis, this is the tour that will take you from Zilker to Lakeway by way of Costa Rica, and it's the ONLY home tour where YOUR photographs of our beloved home city can win you a $500 travel voucher (because we all have to leave sometimes!) AND where you can get a booking discount on the Staycation of your dreams!

Preview the Homes

Love Dogs

Oaks Oasis

This is a one bedroom modern studio with Miele kitchenette. The bedroom seating area looks over the heated pool. The third story has an open deck with a downtown view. The yard is curated with a koi pond, Airstream and multiple seating areas for different size groups of people. The outdoor kitchen is screened in to keep the bugs out. This is a true modern Austin home and backyard set upon many living live oaks. 

This home was designed as a short term rental because when traveling, it had been difficult to find modern architecture for one person to rent. The goal was to host adults, no children, no families. Then hosting adults and their pets became my niche. 

Bouldin Creek

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Award-Winning, Design Driven

The Retreat

Presenting The Retreat. A collection of four bespoke Airbnb spaces on a lovely ¼ acre lot in the beautiful Travis Heights neighborhood. Each carefully curated space is filled with unique artwork, vintage objects and dreamy furnishings. Along with the beautiful, heated salt waterfall pool, the Retreat offers the perfect getaway combination of both luxury accommodations and an immersive and sensory experience

Over an 11 year period, the owner has amassed over 2600 five star reviews, has been recognized by Airbnb as one of the top producing hosts in Austin, also achieving Airbnb Plus status, and is perennially the number One organically searched Airbnb on the platform. These unique spaces were dreamed up and executed by the visionary owner with an interior design background. 

Travis Heights

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Pura Vida

Villa Hermosa

Introducing a captivating blend of Costa Rican inspiration and modern architecture nestled within the lush Riverview district on Austin’s dynamic east side. Our featured property is a true testament to the marriage of contemporary design and the natural landscape that surrounds it. Every room has been meticulously crafted to establish a seamless connection with nature, allowing an abundance of light to permeate. The homes feature a unique sliding fence which allows the houses to be rented as a spacious compound or secluded paradise. Dare to venture into our secret speakeasy-inspired room, complete with a concealed bookcase door, waiting for your discovery!

Adding a layer of distinction, the entire furniture collection is a labor of love from the owner’s father, a skilled artisan who channels his passion into custom creations. Beyond the enchanting abodes lies the heart of downtown/East Austin, a mere stone’s throw from Lady Bird Lake Hike/Bike Trail, a short stroll to the eclectic East Cesar Chavez bars and restaurants, and a breezy 5-10 minute drive to the vibrant Rainey and East 6th Streets.


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Inspired by light

House of Glass

“More glass please!” was a common phrase given to the Architect John Allen when he was tasked to recreate this version of his original glass house for the owner. 

Step inside a dramatic three level drop down glass walled box living space as you’re transported to another world and time. A magical whimsical feeling occurs when you sit down and take it all in from the bottom. Greenbelt views delight the eyes as the babbling creek below fed from natural springs all around and many birds touch the senses. 


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Unparalled Entertainment

La Alexandria

La Alexandria is a playground for the young at heart, offering a plethora of yard games sprawled throughout to keep you entertained. Engage in a friendly game of corn hole, challenge your skills with yardzie, or unleash your competitive side with a rousing game of spikeball. As you wander through the meticulously landscaped yard you will appreciate the cool deck and artificial turf.

Need another place to gather? Wander over to the dining area with seating for 8+ guests, perfect for a communal dining experience. Raw materials balanced out by sleek metallics elevate this room’s luxurious feel, and an incorporated boxwood wall installation with overlaid neon sign makes for the perfect photo-op.

And when you need to unwind after a long day spent lakeside or traversing South Congress, the media room  features an expansive 120-inch high-definition projector screen, 4 custom twin-sized Murphy beds, designer wallpaper accents throughout, modular theater seating, customizable LED lighting and signage, heavy velvet blackout drapery, full-length mirror, and vintage movie poster art.


South Austin

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Lofty Ambition

Lamar Treehouse

Nestled in the treetops, this charming loft offers an ideal space with private balcony and unparalleled urban style.

Take your morning coffee onto the shady balcony and greet the day alongside the birds. The surrounding trees offer respite from the Texan sun, and the balcony’s solar-powered tiki torches and string lights make this a relaxing and private space to chill in the evenings. 

South Lamar

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So Convenient

Salina East

Modern farmhouse style built in 2017, property is perched on a hill with spectacular views of the downtown cityscape including the capitol and University of Texas football stadium. Located in the highly sought after 78702 neighborhood, all of Austin is only minutes away. 

Classic embellishments adorn the modern architecture designed for luxury downtown lifestyles. 3 levels provide separation while also offering everything needed for entertaining from the accordion wall of doors providing deck & backyard access to the 3rd floor patio with Austin’s iconic skyline views. 

East Austin

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What You'll See (and learn)

Parkside Paradise

Location: Zilker
Rate: $325/night
Style: Modern
What to Know: Walk to Zilker Park, then grab a drink at one of Austin's Barton Springs Restaurants
Waterfront Retreat

Location: Westlake Hills
Rate: $1000/night
Style: Rustic Hideaway
What to Know: Perfect for a Family Looking to Get Away for a weekend - or a month. Check out the funky Art Collection!

The Details

Got Questions?

How It Works

1) Get Your Tickets here

Get your tickets, and get ready to explore the homes on September 24th, 2023

2) Picture This...

On Tour day, take you best, most "Austin" staycation pictures from our featured property. Post to Instagram with the tag #austinvacay and the property tag, and our curating team will pick our favorite photo to win a $500 travel voucher!

3) Get Inspired

Enjoy the Homes! Ask questions, check out themes and decor - and have a great day!

4) Come back Soon!

Ready for a "staycation," or have friends coming to visit? Book on site on Tour Day with our Tourgoer booking discounts. (This alone will probably cover most, or all, of your Tour ticket!)

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