16 Best & Most Unique Airbnbs in Texas

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Brittany Varano
September 29, 2020
Updated October 25, 2023

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From luxury getaways to quaint country living, America’s Lone Star State has no shortage of unique Airbnb rentals.

It’s true what they say — everything is bigger in Texas, from the mouth-watering barbecue platters to the pick-up trucks that cruise the streets, and larger than life historical figures like John Wesley Hardin.

And it’s the second-biggest state in the union, second only to Alaska. And Texans take immense pride in the things that make their state special, a feeling you’ll notice when you step into some of these amazing, picturesque, and super-quirky Texas Airbnbs.

So if you’re planning a trip to the land of country music, sweet tea, and southern hospitality, check out the list below to discover rustic cabins, modern tiny homes, and even adult-sized treehouses for your Texas adventure. However, one thing that isn’t bigger in Texas are the prices – homes on this list start at just $79 per night.

Best Airbnbs in Texas – Our Top Picks

Pull on your cowboy boots and saddle up for a journey through some of the best Airbnb rentals in Texas.

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1. The Birdhouse

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Why you should stay: A magical treehouse with a balcony in Texas Hill Country, a short drive from Austin.

  • Location: Glen Rose
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $199/night

Sleep in a queen-sized bed nestled in the trees at The Birdhouse, a rustic and cozy adult-sized treehouse on 50 private acres.

This vacation rental has all of the basics you need, such as a kitchenette, a full bathroom, and air conditioning. However, you won’t find Wifi or T.V. here, freeing your mind to recharge in the serenity of rural Texas.

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2. Sycamore Treehouse

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Why you should stay: Sleep in a lofted space with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the Palo Alto Creek.

  • Location: Fredericksburg
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $175/night

Although the Sycamore Treehouse isn’t actually in a tree, its location on a bluff 30 feet above the Palo Alto Creek will make you feel sky high. Natural light floods through large windows onto the cozy interior that features airy white walls, exposed wooden beams, and natural hardwood floors.

The charming downtown streets of Fredericksburg are just a few miles away, where local wineries and German cultural sites await.

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3. The Retreat

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Why you should stay: Southern comfort bungalow with a shared heated pool, tropical plants, and a chic interior.

  • Location: Austin
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $144/night

You’ll forget that you’re just minutes from the busy streets of Austin at The Retreat, a luxury Airbnb in the historic neighborhood of Travis Heights.

High-end outdoor amenities such as a saltwater pool and beautiful landscaping create the perfect place to lounge in the sun. That, combined with the home’s contemporary decor, will make you feel as if you’re at a resort instead of an Airbnb.

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Related Read: 10 Unique Hotels in Texas, Including a Jail House

4. Salvation Cabin

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Why you should stay: Rugged-meets-Bohemian Texas cabin on the Blanco River.

  • Location: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $208/night

Complete with knobby wood decking, a porch swing, and a tin roof, the Salvation Cabin is the epitome of country living. Texas antiques accent the home, which also has retro kitchen appliances, a clawfoot tub, and an outdoor freestanding fireplace.

This one-bedroom Texas Airbnb sits minutes from the Blanco River where guests can swim, fish, and kayak to their heart’s content — water level dependent, of course.

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5. Mid Mod Cabin

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Why you should stay: Modern two-bedroom cabin with a colorful interior facing Lake Cypress.

  • Location: Scroggins
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $129/night

Sparkling lake views greet you at the Mid Mod Cabin, where vaulted ceilings, large windows, and attractive wood details complement pops of orange and blue. Spend warm weather days grilling on the spaces deck or relaxing on the sandy beach just outside your front door.

Boutique shopping, local eateries, and other small town attractions are just down the road in neighboring Mt. Vernon and Winnsboro.

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6. Cliff Haven

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Why you should stay: Luxury alongside the Guadalupe River, complete with an in-ground swimming pool, hot tub, and fire circle.

  • Location: Spring Branch
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $375

Cliff Haven is a secluded Texas Airbnb vacation rental less than an hour from San Antonio that features an incredible backyard and a covered balcony with an amazing view.

Spend your days swimming or relaxing in the hot tub, lounging on the stone courtyard, or playing pool in the renovated garage. The property is also a quick drive away from The Natural Bridge Caverns.

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7. The Barn

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Why you should stay: A renovated and comfortably rustic dairy barn on an authentic Texas cattle ranch.

  • Location: Weatherford
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $155

Once a shelter for dairy cows, today, The Barn is a completely revamped one-bedroom, one-bath Airbnb with stylish furnishings and original barnyard charm. It offers couples a rural getaway only 30 minutes outside of Forth Worth on over 100 acres of farmland.

With amenities like a hot tub, private pool, outdoor stone fireplace, and spacious porch, you have everything you could need in a Texas Airbnb.

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8. Houston Apartment

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Why you should stay: A super-affordable two-bedroom apartment in the Neartown and Montrose neighborhoods of Houston.

  • Location: Houston
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $79

Tucked away in one of the city’s offbeat neighborhoods, this Houston apartment is a bright and minimalistic home with fun touches of color and cowboy-themed art.

For your meal prep needs, there’s a fully-equipped kitchen complete with white subway tile backsplash, colorful blue cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. The modern rental has two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom.

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9. A-Frame Cabin

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Why you should stay: Modern A-frame cabin with a lovely deck, fire pit, and wooded yard minutes from town.

  • Location: Granbury
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $109/night

Who doesn’t love a good lookin’ A-Frame cabin? And this monochrome beauty sheltered by a thicket of trees is one of the best Airbnbs in Texas.

During your stay, enjoy modern decor and amenities on the outskirts of the small-yet-vibrant town of Granbury, which has a vintage drive-in movie theater, vineyards, and the cheesy-but-fun “Dinosaur World” park.

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10. SKYHOUSE Canyon Lake

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Why you should stay: Incredible luxury villa with Canyon Lake views and a swimming pool on an elevated deck.

  • Location: Canyon Lake
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $391/night

SKYHOUSE Canyon Lake is an interior designers dream – after all, it’s been been featured in Texas Monthly for its jaw-dropping architecture and amenities. Inside this three-bedroom home, vintage art marries perfectly with hardwood floors, exposed brick, and the sunny and open floor plan.

As stunning as the interior is, the elevated deck outside may be the real star, with a swimming pool and epic view that’ll make your jaw drop.

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11. The Tiny Farmhouse

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Why you should stay: A sunny tiny home with excellent outdoor amenities

  • Location: Hondo
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $80/night

The Tiny Farmhouse may be small, but it’s certainly big on design aesthetic. It offers any traveling duo a wonderful weekend getaway from San Antonio. Large windows panel two of the home’s four walls, allowing both sunshine to stream in and guests to peer out at incredible views of the property’s 72 acres.

This mini-cabin has a plush queen bed, a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and microwave, and a full bathroom with a yellow sliding barn door. Outside, there’s a pool, outdoor shower, grill, hammock, fire pit, and more.

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12. Ryders Treehouse

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Why you should stay: An architecturally stunning treehouse with an open-air kitchen and wine roost in the trees.

  • Location: Baird
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $250

Ryders Treehouse is a super unique Texas Airbnb that offers guests a chance to relive their childhood dreams in the comfort of a luxury guesthouse. At ground level, whip up a meal in the screened-in kitchen, and relax in the hammock or beside the stone fire pit.

For a bit of magic, climb the spiral staircase and watch the sunset over the trees while sipping wine in the circular elevated deck. When it’s time for bed, nod off to sleep in the treehouse’s double bed.

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13. La Petite

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Why you should stay: Contemporary tiny home with a roomy deck and relaxing hot tub.

  • Location: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $145/night

La Petite is a hip, pet-friendly Texas Airbnb with vibrant retro furnishings and modern features in Texas Hill Country. This tiny home has a full kitchen with gas burners, a full indoor bathroom, and a lofted king mattress atop a floating staircase.

The exterior is set up with relaxation in mind and boasts a hot tub, swinging hammock chairs, a fire ring, and string lights so you can continue hanging out long into the evening.

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14. Butterfly Cottage

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Why you should stay: Unique Texas Airbnb inspired by nature on over 60 acres of farmland.

  • Location: Red Rock
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $198/night

Aptly named the Butterfly Cottage for its winged covered patio, this stunner allows guests to become one with nature. The home works with its environment, rather than against, and blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living.

A large garage door can be opened to make the living space and deck into one communal area, and large glass windows look out onto the farm beyond. The property is part of the Ardor Wood Farm, where you can visit dwarf goats and longhorns or spot roaming wildlife.

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15. Hill Country Tower

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Why you should stay: Remote vacation rental in the heart of Hill Country with a rooftop deck.

  • Location: Boerne
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $149

Escape to the rural countryside at the Hill Country Tower, one of the most unique Texas Airbnbs near San Antonio. This multi-level tower features a sitting area on the ground floor, a bedroom on the second, and a peaceful rooftop deck high above the Texas countryside on top.

There’s a small kitchenette, so while it’s not large enough for hosting a dinner party, there’s more than enough space to whip up a tasty dinner to enjoy with a glass of wine on the open-air deck.

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16. The Mainsail

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Why you should stay: Charming container tiny home with southwest decor and a rooftop deck.

  • Location: Waco
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $79/night

The Mainsail is a unique Texas tiny home Airbnb that’s been expertly renovated into an attractive living space after it finished its life as a shipping container.

Antique barn wood, white walls, and colorful southwest-inspired accents will help you feet at home, and in the evenings, you can climb up to the rooftop deck to enjoy a drink or meal as the sun sets. Rates are surprisingly affordable, too.

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