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There is nothing quite like an adventure getaway to the heart of the southwest right here in Austin. Get ready for the perfect trip to Austin by reserving one of our vacation rentals in the city. If you appreciate historic homes and architecture Dozier House is the rental property you need. This historic home was built in 1924 in Judges Hill, one of the desirable neighborhoods of Downtown Austin, and is an instant crowd pleaser. While the home may be historic it features all the modern-day amenities you want for a stay in Austin. Take a look at what Dozier House can offer you during your stay in Austin.

Tudor Style Stay in Austin

You will be amazed the moment you first arrive at Dozier House. This incredible property is a Tudor-style home and features many of the gothic accents and brick façade that make this style so popular. Everything inside the property has been restored and renovated so you will get to experience the finer things you want for a stay in Austin. Guests will step inside this two-story home and be blown away by just how incredible the restoration is made apparent.

Natural wood flooring covers most of the first floor of the property and the original brick can be found decorating the walls in the kitchen. Dozier House features an open-concept floor plan that effortlessly connects the primary living spaces together. Head back to the far side of the first floor to find the connected living space and seating area. The seating area can be found in the corner with a plush sectional sofa to help you engage in conversation with your family. The living room space adjacent to it features additional sofa seating options and a completely restored gas fireplace. Brand new modern lighting lights up the room with the gorgeous chandelier. A Smart TV is found in the corner so you can play your favorite programming with a click of the remote.

The gourmet kitchen is just a few steps away where you can easily prepare a delicious meal. The room features brand-new cabinets that have all the essential cooking ware available for you to use. Brand-new appliances make it easy to cook any food you have and store any leftovers. The separate kitchen island features a lovely granite countertop and separate oven range; you can use the kitchen island for additional barstool seating or have a weekend brunch before you set out to explore Downtown Austin. A formal dining room table is off to the side where the ambiance of the overhead lighting and unique art décor brings the ambiance together for a wonderful meal together.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

When you book a stay at Dozier House you will have access to 4 different bedrooms to choose from. This home comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests at once ensuring everyone has a great night of sleep. Each of the bedrooms are found on either the second or third floor of Dozier House. The second floor starts with the master suite that includes a plush king-size bed along with an en suite bathroom with a separate soaking tub and walk-in shower. Two guest bedrooms can also be found on the second floor each offering plush beds and fine linens. Each room comes with a queen size bed with one bedroom offering a private full-size bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The third floor has the remaining bedroom with a queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Guests will also find a private loft space on the third floor where another queen-sized bed can be found. Last but not least, the study room offers a queen sleeper sofa maximizing the sleeping space for you and your guests. You will find nothing but the finest of linens and sheets in each bedroom. The bathrooms all have modern renovations including the tile, vanities, and more.

Outdoor Space

To complete your stay, you will find a lovely outdoor space waiting for you in the back of Dozier House. Here guests will be able to get direct views of the capital in Downtown Austin. Relax on the outdoor sofa and lounge chairs. There is a propane grill available to help with your dinner preparation along with a bar table for two so you can enjoy a beverage outside. Dozier House is near many incredible local restaurants such as Maudie’s, Tumble 22, Hula Hut, and more. Don’t forget about nearby attractions such as Barton Springs and Zilker Botanical Garden.

Downtown Austin is Waiting

A stay at Dozier House is just what you need for the best stay in Austin. Make sure to reserve your stay today before this highly desirable home is not available for your time in the city.

We all have our preferences about what our favorite season in the year is best to travel. Some prefer to escape off in the winter to enjoy some winter sports. Others enjoy a tropical getaway right by the beach in the middle of summer. Regardless of which season is your personal favorite, it is often the best time to travel to Austin in the fall. This time of year sees fewer crowds, cooler temps, and more fun and activities in the area. Take a look at why the fall season is the perfect time to visit Austin this year:

Better Weather and Time Off

Weather is always an important factor when planning for a vacation getaway. Luckily the fall season is the perfect time to visit Austin, as the daily temps usually sit in the 70s and low 80s. This means you and your family get to explore the outdoors endlessly without having to worry about the high temps and humidity of the summer season. Speaking of the summer, you will also find that the fall season also has plenty of opportunities to visit that line up with school breaks. Make a visit for your kids’ fall break or visit on an extended weekend such as Labor Day. The Thanksgiving holiday is at the tail end of fall giving you several days to enjoy a visit!

Austin City Limits

If you are a music lover, the fall season is the perfect time to visit Austin again and again. During the month of October, Austin City Limits Music Festival will hit the stage at Zilker Metropolitan Park. This three-day music festival brings in top name acts from across the world for an incredible experience. Over 100 performances can be seen across nine stages throughout the three-day week. The lineup is always diverse, making sure there is an artist you are excited to see. Recent years have seen Austin City Limits add in a second weekend due to high demand. Tickets typically must be purchased in advance before selling out, but you can still find single-day and official resale tickets available. Don’t miss out on Austin City Limits when you visit Austin in the fall. The 2023 festival will take place over two weekends, so check out Austin from October 6th – 8th & 13th – 15th!

Unique Fall Activities

Making sure to find exciting activities to enjoy is always a necessary part of planning for any vacation getaway. The fall season sees an endless number of activities become available for those traveling to the area. Spend an evening over by Congress Avenue Bridge to check out the local bat community. The Mexican free tailed bats spend their days sleeping underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge and then take flight at dusk. The bats take to the skies every night—a must-see experience. They typically nest in Austin from March through early November, making it a perfect early fall activity. If you are in the mood for a pumpkin patch head over to Sweet Berry Farm. You will find enjoyable fall activities including exploring a pumpkin patch, hayride, corn mazes, scarecrow stuffing, and much more. This is the perfect activity for little ones who want a unique fall experience.

Go Leaf Peeping

It may come as a surprise to those who have not experienced Austin before, but the city does see a change in tree color during the fall. Another great reason that the fall season is best is the changing of the leaves that takes place each year. Many of the local foliage and trees change colors between mid-October to mid-November for a stunning display of color. You will get to see vibrant colors including bright reds, yellows, and oranges show up in the treetops decorating the landscape. Going out to see the changing colors of leaves is also called leaf peeping and is a popular fall activity.

More Time at the Lake

One of the most popular activities in the summer in Austin is spending time at one of the any lakes in the area. This includes Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis. However, the summer season is known for these lakes to be at their busiest providing visitors little privacy when hanging out by the shore. You will notice that the weather in Austin during the fall is still warm allowing you to continue enjoying time at the lake. There will be less crowds and more space around you to enjoy the beautiful shoreline and water. Grab a kayak or canoe rental to explore the lake or try your hand at fishing. The lakes offer a multitude of ways to enjoy them.

Get Ready for Austin in the Fall

It is never too early to plan for your fall destination. Book one of our vacation rentals today and come experience Austin!

If you are looking to visit somewhere new in the Southwest look no further than Austin. This capital city has everything you could want for an adventurous vacation including plenty of live music, local lakes, a thriving night life, and much more. Finding the perfect vacation rental is as easy as choosing one of our properties including Scarlett. This East Austin rental property is a cozy and class space that offers fine amenities while keeping you close to the reasons you visited Austin in the first place. Take a look at what your stay at Scarlett can look like here in Austin: 

Property Walkthrough: Scarlett

Scarlett can be found in the much desirable East Austin neighborhood of the city. The home is just blocks away from some of the most popular restaurants and nightlife spots making this property perfect for those wishing to explore the city. Scarlett easily accommodates up to 7 guests each night making sure everyone has plenty of space and privacy. Guests will arrive and find a historic home that has received modern renovations inside and out. You will have plenty of space for your vehicles that can be a rare commodity here in Austin. Guests will step inside Scarlett and find everything they want from their home away from home. you will first find yourself in the spacious living room area that allows you to unwind. The room retains the natural wood flooring and adds in a little color with a deep navy wall color that invokes tranquility. The room includes a plush sofa and chairs to help you find complete relaxation. The Smart TV has access to the complimentary Wi-Fi so you can find your favorite streaming channels on the go. The room and rest of the home offers modern art and décor bringing out an inviting ambience. Head around the corner to find the gourmet kitchen waiting for you. Having a full-size kitchen is always essential and Scarlett does not disappoint. Guests will find restaurant style stainless steel appliances including the giant stove/oven. The countertop is a lovely natural wood block that pairs perfectly with the bright white cabinetry. You will have access to essential cooking ware allowing you to just need ingredients for your meal. A dining room table is found just steps away where everyone can enjoy their meal together. The overhead lighting and farmhouse style wall paneling in the dining room offers a cozy feeling for your meal. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms 

You will find all of the comfort of a good night’s sleep when you book a stay at Scarlett. This property features three bedrooms all located on the single main level of the home. The master suite offers a king size bed fitted with fine linens. The charming décor of the living areas continue throughout each bedroom. This room also offers an en suite bathroom with granite countertops and a walk-in shower with subway style tile. There is also a small work area in the corner of the bedroom so you can complete any meetings during your stay in Austin. The first guest bedroom features a queen size bed along with an en suite bathroom that has a shower/tub combo. The final bedroom is perfect for any children in the group. You will find a sleeper sofa that is just as comfy as the other beds. A loft found above the room also features a twin single bed too for even more options. As you can see there are plenty of spaces for a good night of sleep when you book a stay at Scarlet. 

Outdoor Space 

Scarlet also has a spacious backyard that is waiting to be enjoyed during your stay. You will find a large rock covered yard with shade provided by the tall tree in the yard. A fire pit is found in the middle perfect for late night fires to enjoy with s’mores. A propane grill is off to the side when you can grill up the perfect steak or burger. You have just what you need here in this spacious yard. 

Nearby Fun 

Booking a stay at Scarlet also provides you with plenty of local eateries. Make sure to visit local favorite restaurants including Ramen Tasu-ya, Easy Tiger, Suerte, and Eastside Pies. Lazarus Brewing Co. has plenty of good eats along with handcrafted craft beer. You will also find local boutiques to shop at too. Take Heart, Charm School Vintage, and Fail Jewelry are just a few shops nearby. For some outdoor fun local attractions such as Lady Bird Lake, Austin Bouldering Project, and Downtown Austin are just a short drive away from the property. 

Book Today to Experience Austin 

There is so much to experience and enjoy here in Austin. Contact us today and book a stay at Scarlett soon so you can enjoy everything there is to see. 

Get ready for another Austin getaway this travel season. Planning for any vacation always involves a few important steps with one being finding a vacation rental for your family. We have so many lodging options at our fingertips nowadays, but none are more relaxing than a private home all to yourself. Our vacation properties will keep you around the top areas of Austin, so exciting attractions and activities will be nearby. This includes Clarksville, where you can find our Clarksville Sundown waiting for you and your family. This cozy cottage has everything you need, from comfortable amenities to spacious floor plans in the rooms. Take a look at what a stay in Clarksville Sundown will look like for you:

Cozy Cottage in Clarksville

There is nothing better than staying inside a cozy home that is located in one of the desirable neighborhoods such as Clarksville. This neighborhood is known for being the home of the Mean Eyed Cat where you can find tasty adult beverages and spirits. During your stay, you will find a full-size cottage that is complete with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests a night, ensuring your family has plenty of room to themselves. Guests will arrive and instantly fall in love with the property. The common areas of the home retain natural wood flooring and are just around the corner from one another. As you make your way inside the property, you will first find yourself in the charming living room space. The blue chairs and sofa perfectly contrast the chestnut-colored natural wood flooring. Charming lighting fills the room, along with a flat-screen TV that has access to complimentary Wi-Fi. Connect to your favorite streaming apps to stay connected during your stay.

One essential factor for staying at any private home is having access to a full-size kitchen, and Clarksville Sundown does not disappoint. Here guests will find the large kitchen bar to be easy on the eyes with open cabinetry and bright silver appliances. There is plenty of countertop space to prepare your meal with, along with a commercial blender for making those morning workout smoothies. The kitchen bar is where the entire family can sit down and enjoy their meal together.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

As mentioned, you will find a total of two bedrooms here at Clarksville Sundown. The primary suite comes with a spacious king-size bed fitted with fine white linens. You will find an en suite bathroom for personal use that features a full tub and shower. The second bedroom comes with a queen-sized bed and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a stacking washer and dryer for your use. The living room couch quickly folds out for another bed for even more space. The bathrooms come with all of the essential toiletries, so you can pack light.

Outdoor Fun

Clarksville Sundown features a side yard area that is perfect for outdoor fun. You will find Adirondack chairs and a fire pit for late-night gatherings with your friends. Simply bring your meal outside and enjoy the beautiful Austin weather. Also, the yard has plenty of seating and a large stand-up outdoor heater for those brisk fall evenings in Austin.

Nearby Attractions

One of the best reasons to book a stay at Clarksville Sundown is how close you will be to several attractions in the area. Clarksville is a desirable neighborhood and is known for its welcoming ambiance. You will find plenty of local coffee shops in the area such as Medici Roasting and Better Half Coffee to start your morning with. For delicious food, look no further than Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum, Jeffery’s, and 24 Diner. It is all about family fun when vacationing to Austin so do not miss out on incredible attractions that are not too far away. This includes Barton Springs where you can jump into the natural pools, Peter Pan Mini Golf, and Zilker Botanical Garden. Adults can find plenty of late-night venues and bars around Downtown Austin or Rainey Street. You have so much available to you when you go on your Austin getaway!

Book Today for an Incredible Austin Getaway

As you can see there are quite a few reasons why you will want to book a stay here at Clarksville Sundown. Make sure to book your reservation today before the property is taken for your trip to Austin!

It is time for one last trip before the kids return to school following a successful summer break. If you live in an area where Labor Day marks the end of summer, you will want to squeeze in a little bit more fun. That is why you want to spend your Labor Day weekend with us right here in Austin. Our Texas home has everything you need for a little late summer fun. Take a look at what you can find to do over Labor Day weekend in Austin.

Celebrate the Culinary Workforce

There are many ways to celebrate our nation’s strong workforce but there are none who work harder than those in the food industry. During your Labor Day weekend trip to Austin, you will find some truly incredible restaurants to dine with. It all starts with a delicious morning meal for breakfast so head over to Lamberts. They offer an incredible brunch selection featuring tasty breakfast items such as their breakfast frito pie (a Texas classic) and their tomatillo chilaquiles. Or try out The Peached Tortilla’s incredible selection of BBQ pork buns, steak and egg bowls, salads, and so much more. If you are out for brunch over the weekend, make sure to relax with an adult beverage in hand such as a michelada or mimosa.

Hit Up the Local Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries

Austin is a beer mecca for Texas, with dozens of breweries found all over the city. Each brewery features locally produced beer with styles and selections that include your favorites. Austin Beer Garden Brewing has become a local hit and continues to pull in awards from beer festivals from all over the country. They offer local favorites such as the Beginning with a dash of honey and their helles lager. The brewery features beerhaus picnic tables with shared seating; make sure to get there early on a weekend day as the tables can fill up quickly when live music hits the stage. Additional brewery favorites also include Austin Beerworks, Pinthouse Pizza, and St Elmo Brewing Company. Make sure to check out their menus to see what kind of food is also available with the beer! Austin’s surrounding area is also home to a variety of wineries too if beer is not your drink of choice.

Make the short drive out to Hye to visit William Chris Vineyards. They offer a Food and Wine Tasting where you can sample their acclaimed wines with a food option it was meant to be paired with. The vineyards also offer some stunning views of the rolling Austin hills. The final option for your adult beverages are local distilleries that produce delicious-tasting spirits for cocktails. Still, Austin Distillery is known for its bourbon whiskey served neat in the expanded patio area. Austin is also the home of Deep Eddy who produces their wildly popular vodka. You have plenty of options in Austin when you want to grab an adult beverage straight from the source!

Go See Live Music

Austin is known for live music so you cannot miss the opportunity to see it in action. Check out one of the many well-known and iconic Austin music venues over Labor Day weekend. Locations such as Broken Spoke, Carousel Lounge, Antone’s Nightclub, and Cactus Café are just a few of the many options. You will be able to see incredible local musicians hit the stage for a set of high-energy performances. You may even get to see the next big act before they become well-known!

Cool Off at the Local Rivers

Austin is a hot spot for water fun so make sure to head out to the Texas Hill Country. You will find many people enjoying their Labor Day weekend on the water with a tubing adventure on the San Marcos River. Make sure to grab a spare tube so you can throw a cooler full of drinks into it for the trek down the river. Additional options also include the Comal River located in New Braunfels just outside of Austin. Their shuttle service makes it easy to park and ride up to the starting point for water tubing. Visitors can get tubes and gear from local shops near both rivers.

Relax on the Local Lakes

Austin is also home to three lakes: Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake. Each lake is located around Austin making it easy to find a day at the lake. When visiting Lady Bird Lake, you can book a boat cruise with a local charter such as Capital Cruises that oversees the incredible Austin landmarks and views. The end of summer is best spent cooling off in the water!

Book Your Stay for the Labor Day Weekend in Austin

Labor Day will be here before you know it so make sure to reserve a holiday vacation rental today. Be close to these Labor Day weekend activities while having access to luxury amenities! Browse our oceanfront rentals here!

If you have ever been to Austin before you know that it is a jewel in the Southwest and makes for an ideal vacation getaway. During your next getaway to Austin find the perfect vacation rental for you and your family including Charlene, one of our charming properties located in East Austin. This vacation home has everything an entire family or group of friends can need for a momentous stay in the city. Take a look at what Charlene can offer you here in Austin.

Your Austin Dream Home

We do not say it lightly, but Charlene will be your new dream home right here in East Austin. This modern home features a modern and chic design that is further set apart with its slight funky spark. Charlene is the perfect vacation rental for those traveling with friends, family, or co-workers as it is just a walk from many of the trendiest spots in Austin. Charlene is a 4-bedroom home and will easily accommodate up to 12 guests at once.

The property is separated across three different levels where you can find common areas or sleeping arrangements close by. Guests will enter the property and be instantly blown away with the sharp design and spacious layout of each room. The primary level of Charlene is where you will find all of the common areas to spend your time in. This floor features an open floor plan that directly connects the living room, dining room, and kitchen into a massive, shared space.

play pool

The entryway takes you inside where you will be greeted by a staircase right in front of you and the living room space that wraps around to the left. Here guests will find a huge flat screen TV on the wall that can connect to the complimentary Wi-Fi to find your favorite streaming apps. There is plenty of seating on the plush sofas in the room. Following the living room back to find the even more spacious kitchen and dining room space. An additional flat screen TV is found here to further entertain your family.

The kitchen is a gourmet masterpiece with granite countertops and a separate kitchen island perfect for a weekend brunch. The stainless-steel appliances offer all the room you need to prepare a meal for the entire family. The vaulted ceiling provides plenty of space for overhead hanging lighting to light the way. The dining room table has room for everyone to sit down for their meal with an additional table off to the side; the main table converts to a billiards table when not in use for a meal allowing this space to be the perfect hangout area for afterhours fun.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Charlene has all the space you need and then some in its 4 bedrooms found on the upper two floors of the home. Up the stairs found near the entrance guests will find the second level where the master suite can be found with a huge king-size bed and fine linens. A Smart TV is in the room to help you unwind at night along with plenty of drawer and closet space. The en suite bathroom has a dual vanity, walk-in shower, and soaking tub for a mini spa-like experience. Two of the guest bedrooms are also found on this level with the rooms featuring a king and queen size bed respectively. Both rooms share a full-size bathroom. Guests will be able to lounge in the loft found near the stairs complete with a huge Smart TV and oversize bean bag chairs; we seriously cannot get over how comfortable they are! The final bedroom can be found on the third level of Charlene and features three double beds making it the perfect children’s hideaway. A private bathroom and Smart TV are also found in the room. Do not forget about the half-size bathroom located on the first level for easy access from the common rooms.

Outdoor Fun

Charlene features an outdoor oasis right in the back of the home. Here guests will find a luxury private swimming pool that is very welcome in the hot months of summer. Enjoy some time out back with the outdoor patio set complete with a Smart TV and gas grill for the perfect summer BBQ. There is even a rooftop deck where you can see unbelievable views of Downtown Austin. Charlene is close to many of the top restaurants in Austin including Ramen Tatsu-ya, Easy Tiger, Eastside Pies, and many more. Adults can grab a beverage from Lazarus Brewing Co. Lady Bird Lake is not too far away and offers plenty of lakeside fun. Charlene is the ideal spot for families to experience an unforgettable getaway to Austin. Make sure to book this highly desirable property today before it is too late!


While you do not need a reason to come and experience Austin, the beautiful southwest scenery and lively attractions in the area should be more than enough, you will find that the summer events are definitely worthy of a visit. Austin features some incredible summer events that are either annual occasions or brand-new celebrations to enjoy. Both visitors and locals can enjoy these summer events in Austin this year. Take a look at what the top ones are going to be this year in Austin:

The Drop-in Summer Concert Series

Everyone knows that Austin is all about live music and it never disappoints. Just head to Downtown Austin and find a local bar and you are sure to find live music taking place. Each summer Austin hosts the Drop-In Summer Concert Series for a diverse lineup of favorite Austin artists in the area. The event offers free weekly concerts on the Long Center lawn all summer so you can enjoy live music without breaking the bank. The Drop-In Summer Concert Series takes place from May 25th through August 10th.

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series

If you prefer flashing lights and buttery popcorn you may prefer to go watch a movie instead of seeing a live music show. Austin has a summer event for that as well with the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. Come to the Paramount Theatre each week for a classic film shown on their big screen. You can enjoy a variety of films from comedies to dramas in the way movies were meant to be seen. The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series will take place from May 26th to September 2nd.

Blues on the Green

Come experience one of Austin’s favorite summer traditions by enjoying the Blues on the Green concert series. This free concert series is put on by Austin City Limits Radio and takes place at Zilker Park. You will be able to catch a variety of musical artists for absolutely free. This year’s Blues on the Green will take place on July 18th and July 19th for two whole days of free summer music and fun!

HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Each year locals and visitors spread out over Austin to check out one of the local events here in the area. However, you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to enjoy the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks. As the name suggests the Austin Symphony will be on hand for a 4th of July concert that is sure to bring out all of the patriotic favorites live in person. You can enjoy the show at Mathias Shores, formerly known as Auditorium Shores, for a wonderful event. As the concert finishes a huge fireworks display will be shot off over the city skyline. The event begins at 8:00 PM with the concert starting at 8:30 PM sharp. What makes the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks so special is that it is absolutely free to attend. VIP tickets are also available for those who want a more special experience. Don’t miss out!

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Another incredible 4th of July event that simply cannot be missed is the annual Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic right here in Austin. Willie Nelson has been a resident of Austin for years and always helps the city out with incredible events. This year’s 4th of July Picnic will be more special than ever as it is the 50th anniversary of the event! You can enjoy live musical performances from artists including Willie Nelson & Family, Tyler Childers, Shakey Graves, Dwight Yoakam, and many more. All of the performances will be taking place at the Q2 Stadium in Austin where the event was held last year. Doors open at 11:00 am with musical acts starting at noon. Don’t miss out on this event as tickets are on sale now starting at $49 per person!

Don’t Miss Out on These Summer Events in Austin

Get ready for the absolutely free district-wide summer festival with Hot Summer Nights. This festival is all about community and features local music at a variety of venues all around Downtown Austin. Enjoy delicious food and drink from local restaurants and vendors. Local venues that participate in Hot Summer Nights include Elysium, Valhalla, The 13th Floor, Stubbs Bar-B-Q, and more. What started as a way to support local artists during the initially slower summer season has not become one of the biggest events of the year. Don’t miss out on Hot Summer Nights starting on July 20th!

Get ready for these summer events in Austin and feel like a local. Book a summer vacation rental with us today and have the finest homes in the area to enjoy.

There is no day more important in our country’s history than the 4th of July, the date the United States was founded. The 4th of July is positioned in the prime travel season of summer in the middle of the year making it a popular holiday to travel during. Make your summer vacation one you will never forget by planning for the 4th of July in Austin. Our Texas capital will have plenty of patriotic events to enjoy along with some exciting summer activities. Take a look at what to expect.

HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert

One of the most popular 4th of July events that takes place each year in Austin is the annual HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert. This annual event draws in 100,000 people each year to the Auditorium Shores for a patriotic and classical rendition of your favorite 4th of July themes and songs. The Auditorium Shores of Long Center for the Performing Arts is a large grassy area so make sure to bring some lawn chairs and a picnic basket so you can enjoy the event in comfort. Additional areas to watch the event include from Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Congress Bridge, and South First Street Bridge. The event ends at 8:30 pm when the annual fireworks show lights up the sky above you for an hour-long showcase. You can grab a boat, kayak, or canoe rental and see the incredible display of lights from Lady Bird Lake. This event is always a local favorite so make sure to arrive early and find the best spot for your viewing pleasure.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

Austin is in an area of Texas called Hill Country due to the rolling hills surrounding the region. You will find that Hill Country Galleria, a popular shopping and social destination in the city, to be appropriately named. This shopping gallery features their annual Independence Day Festival that features a variety of exciting activities including dining, live music, backyard games, and their own fireworks display. This event will run from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 4th of July and will feature over 60 different art vendors too. Make sure to show up a little early so you can browse the different boutique stores before joining in on the fun.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

One of the Austin’s biggest celebrities is Willie Nelson himself. This historic musician calls Austin home and hosts his annual Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at the Circuit of the Americas. This racing track hosts Willie Nelson’s bands and a few of his famous musician friends for an event like no other. This year’s event will be more special than usual as it marks the 50th anniversary of the event! This year’s lineup includes Willie and his Family Band along with Shakey Graves, Tyler Childers, Dwight Yoakam, Shane Smith, and many more. This year’s event will also find it taking place at the Q2 Stadium instead of the usual Circuit of the Americas. Tickets are already on sale so make sure to buy yours today before this event sells out!

Lakeway 4th of July Parade

Our vacation rentals can also be in the surrounding communities of the hill country too. Many of our properties are not too far away from Lakeway, Texas. This nearby community hosts their Independence Day annual event that includes a festive parade and more. Guests will find the parade starting at 8:30 am on the 4th of July at the Live Oak Golf Course that will make its way to Lakeway Activity Center.  After the event guests can enjoy the hot dog lunch, Pageantry of Flags program, live music, and other fun activities. There is also swimming at the Lakeway Swim Center from noon to 8:00 pm that day too. The fireworks will end the event at dusk so make sure to stick around for those. This event is perfect for those wanting to spend their 4th of July away from the busy festivities near Downtown Austin.

See the Bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

Don’t miss out on the exciting summer activities found across Austin during your 4th of July stay. This includes seeing the native bats who call the underside of Congress Avenue Bridge home. During the summer season you will see the bats take to the sky around dusk each night. Don’t worry as the bats will stay out of your way but you get to see their incredible display as they take flight for the night. Austin always has fun traditions such as this to enjoy.

Get Ready for the 4th of July in Austin

Don’t wait too long and miss out on one of our exciting 4th of July rentals here in Austin. Make sure to find your favorite today and get to booking!

Get ready for another exciting stay in Austin, Texas. There is nowhere better in the southwest for a weekend full of fun than our state’s very own capital. Finding the best place to stay in town is as easy as choosing one of our vacation rentals. Each of these properties is privately owned and offers plenty to enjoy. Josey on Lake Travis is a beautiful condo that is right by, you guessed it, Lake Travis! You will find plenty of room for you and your family with unbelievable views. Take a look at what a stay at Josey on Lake Travis will look like for you.

Elevate Your Stay in Austin

Views of Lake Travis and all the comfort you need is what you can expect with a stay at Josey on Lake Travis. This spacious condo property can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests at night during your stay. The property is above ground level so you can easily see Lake Travis and the surrounding scenery from every window. Guests will arrive at the condo property and be instantly put at ease. The property is beautiful and getting to the unit is easy. Once inside, guests will be able to look at their new home away from home.

The living room space is where you can plan to unwind after a day at the lake. This room features a vaulted ceiling, comfortable sofa and chairs, a flat-screen TV, and direct access to the back patio deck. This patio deck is where you can see the best view of the lake and get to relax on the patio furniture. The property features complimentary Wi-Fi so you can always stay connected to your favorite shows and movies to unwind with.

Take a few steps around the corner behind the sofa to find the spacious kitchen. Here guests can prepare meals with ease. The kitchen features full-size appliances, plenty of countertop space including a separate kitchen island, and all the essential kitchenware tucked into the cabinets. The countertop space also allows additional barstool seating. Once your meal is ready, go to the dining room table that is off to the side. A floor-to-ceiling window can be found here so you can have great views with your meal. An additional seating area is found a few steps away perfect for time with a good book.

dining area

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

When it comes to booking lodging, you want to make sure there is plenty of space for you and the other guests. Josey on Lake Travis offers a total of 4 bedrooms to accommodate up to 12 guests at any time. Each of the bedrooms is just a few steps away from the common areas of the home. The master suite is a comfortable room that features a plush king-size bed with fine linens. The room offers a flat-screen TV and plenty of drawer and closet space for your clothing. The en suite bathroom practically offers a mini spa-like experience. This spacious bathroom offers a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanity.

Essential toiletries are provided as well. The granite countertops and oak cabinetry in the bathroom elevate it above others. The first guest bedroom in the home also features a king-size bed with an en suite bathroom that is complete with a shower/tub combo. The second guest bedroom is perfect for any children in the home. It comes with 6 total twin beds with 4 of them encompassing dual bunk beds in the room. The room also features an en suite bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The final “bedroom” is the spacious loft that comes with a queen size bed. You will find plenty of room and privacy here at Josey on Lake Travis!


Additional Fun in the Area

Staying so close to Lake Travis is part of the fun when staying at Josey on Lake Travis. Visit Lakeway Marina for all things you may need at the lake including boat and jet ski rentals. Or head over to Lakeway Resort and Spa to enjoy a spa day complete with massages and facials. If you are looking for award-winning beer, simply head over to Jester King Brewery not too far away. There is a total of four golf courses in the area so you can take advantage of the gorgeous Texas weather. Downtown Austin is just a 30-minute drive away complete with a vibrant nightlife and live music everywhere. Don’t miss out on the Austin fun!

Book Today for Austin

The first step to planning out your Austin getaway is by reserving a property like Josey on Lake Travis today. Do not settle for anything less than a luxurious vacation rental for your stay in Austin. Contact us to book your stay today!

If you are like us, you are eagerly awaiting the summer season. Summer means fun, as the kids are out of school and the warm weather lets you travel to places that you have been too busy to reach. Get ready for an incredible vacation getaway by booking a Memorial Day Weekend with us in Austin. We are the gem of the Southwest in a city full of life and fun. You can find all kinds of summer activities for Memorial Day here too. Take a look at how you can spend Memorial Day in Austin with us:

Spend the Day at the Lake

Austin is perfectly situated in between several different lakes in the area. You will find that getting to lakes such as Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake, and Lake Austin is incredibly easy, especially when you stay at one of our vacation rentals. These lakes are conveniently located in and around Austin. Spending the day at the lake is the perfect way to cool off as the sun is shining high overhead. In addition to swimming at these lakes, you can also navigate your way around. Stop by one of the many rental shops at the lakes to get a hold of a kayak, canoe, or paddle board so you can cruise around. Each lake offers beautiful shorelines that are worth exploring. Rental shops that you can stop by include Float on Boat Rentals, Live Love Paddle, and Greenbelt Outdoors to name a few. If you prefer to have someone take you around the lake instead, you can always book a boat cruise on Lady Bird Lake with Capital Cruises or Lone Star Riverboat. These boat cruises offer a scenic boat ride that typically takes you past the cityscape and see beautiful Austin landmarks. Hanging out at the lake has never sounded so good!

Go Tubing

Another great way to beat the heat is by heading to Hill Country and enjoying the rivers for some river tubing. Float your way down the San Marcos River which always flows at its best just after spring. Stop by Texas State Tubes to grab your floatation devices and enjoy a relaxing time down the river. You can also head further out of town to the Comal River or Guadalupe River to beat the crowds too.

Enjoy Some Live Music

Austin is known as the live music capital of the Southwest for good reason. You will find that downtown Austin features a variety of music venues that offer thrilling performances. Throughout the year you will find big-name artists performing incredible shows. Do not miss out on the opportunity to stop by popular music halls here in Austin that include Emo’s Austin and Moody Amphitheatre. These venues often host a variety of events in between musical performances so you can always find something going on at them!

Watch the Bats at Congress Ave

One of the many unique things that Austin is known for is the colony of bats that live beneath South Congress Avenue. Each summer the bats are awake for the season and take off at dusk every night. Millions of bats will fly out into the skyline, making for a really cool and unique experience. While the bats call South Congress Ave home from March through November it is the summer months that are the best time to see their takeoff at dusk. There will be close to 1.5 million bats by the end of every summer season. There are a few areas that make for the best viewing spots for the bats. Head over to the Congress Bridge or relax at the Hike and Bike Trail. Don’t watch too close to the bridge or you may risk having bat droppings come down!

Enjoy the Local Eats

Enjoying the local food scene is a must-do for any city that you visit. Austin features a variety of incredible restaurants here in the city. Stop by Habana, located in South Austin, for their famous handmade empanadas. Their menu also includes favorites such as delicious Cuban sandwiches and seafood paella. Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar is an incredible fine dining restaurant that offers a beach vibe and patio. Juliet Italian Kitchen offers incredible cocktails along with tasty Italian cuisine. If you are in the mood for late-night drinks simply head over to Rainey Street. You will find a variety of bars and nightclubs that will make for the perfect evening outing.

Experience Memorial Day in Austin

The fun never ends here in Austin, so make sure to find your way here for Memorial Day Weekend. The holiday weekend is almost here, so book your vacation rental as soon as possible. Our selection of properties for Memorial Day does not disappoint and features homes of all sizes!