18 Incredible Vacation Rentals on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas

18 Incredible Vacation Rentals on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas

Lake Front Rentals in Austin, Texas | Looking for a dreamy property to take your family or friends on a relaxing vacation with fun activities for everyone and gorgeous views?

You’re in the right place!

Below are 18 of the most incredible rentals that are right on Lake Travis.

If you didn’t know, Lake Travis is one of the prettiest lakes in Texas, situated in the Hill Country just outside of Austin.

It draws in thousands of people including Celebrities like Matthew McConaughey.

So grab your favorite people, check out these incredible VRBO rentals, and plan your fun-filled vacation to Austin, Texas!
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1. Little Lanai

Perched high above the main basin of Lake Travis, the Little Lanai is a perfect spot to get away from it all or be near the lake and close to Austin. A great house for family and friends to get away and enjoy each other’s company.

Accommodations

  • Stunning Views
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Baths
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wrap Around Deck w/Outdoor Seating
  • Chef Service & Masseuse available for extra

Hosted by: James Alvarez – VRBO Premier Host

2. Home on the Main Basin

A fantastic 4,000 sqft home located right on the water of Lake Travis is perfect for a summer getaway with fun-filled activities for everyone.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 8 guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full Bathrooms
  • Dock with Diving Board
  • 27′ Sea Ray 250 SLX Boat (qualified driver required)
  • Wakeboards/Water Skis/Tube
  • Paddle Boards
  • Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
  • Pool Table & Ping Pong
  • Outdoor living space with TV
  • Chef Service & Masseuse available for extra
  • Much More!

Hosted by: Shawn Bradley – Premier Host

3. The Cottage at Paradise Cove

A perfect getaway for small families, close friends, or even an intimate special occasion. Enjoy a gorgeous view while relaxing by the pool or at the outdoor stone fireplace. You’re guaranteed to love every bit of this property!

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 14 guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 7 beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • Pool/Spa Hot Tub
  • Outdoor living space w/ Grill
  • Outdoor Stone Firepit
  • Lake Access
  • Boat Rental Nearby

Hosted by: JW Properties – Premier Host 

4. Heart of Spicewood

A gorgeous modern farmhouse situated right on the lake with impeccable views and fun-filled activities for the entire family or group of friends.

Accommodations

  • 18 guests
  • 7 Bedrooms – 13 Beds
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Hot Tub & Pool
  • Lake Access
  • 2 Sea-Doo Sparx Trix
  • Paddleboard to rent
  • Fire Pit
  • Boat Rental, In-Home Chef, & Child Care Recommendations are Available

Hosted by: Austin – Premier Host

5. A Resort Style Vacation Home

Rest and relax at this magnificent resort-style home with amenities that will have you and the entire group never wanting to leave with the gorgeous lake view, pool, hot tub, games, and more!

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 17 guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 13 Beds total
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table/Ping Pong
  • Kids Area/Bunkbeds
  • Outdoor Living space with Firepit
  • Shared Amenities including Golf, Fitness Center, & More

Hosted by: Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals

6. Villa Soleil

The Villa Soleil is the perfect getaway for large gatherings to have an incredible vacation. This rental on Lake Travis has tons of fun activities for all ages including a Pool Table, Shuffleboard, Cornhole, and much more!

Accommodations

  • 2900 sqft
  • Sleeps 16 guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 11 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 11 Person Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Fire Pit with seating for 10
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong/Pool Table
  • Cornhole
  • Outdoor Living Space
  • Lake Access and More!

Hosted by: Jackie W – Premier Host

7. Gaigerosa del Lago

Rest and relax at this Spanish-style rental on Lake Travis. Enjoy the gorgeous views with a drink in your hand as you relax in the pool. A great home for an Adult getaway!

Accommodations

  • 11 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 8 Beds
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Pool Table
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Propane Grill
  • Outdoor Living Room
  • Gorgeous View and More!

Hosted by: JW Properties

8. Nestled in the Trees

Looking for a private vacation home right on the water with tons of activities? Then this home is the perfect place to get away with an acre of trees that will have you feeling secluded and relaxed!

Accommodations

  • 9 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kayaks for Adults & Kids
  • Ping Pon Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • And More!

Hosted by: Kathy Langer – Premier Host

9. Picturesque Point

Picturesque Point is an impeccable rental home on Lake Travis that will have you never wanting to leave. With views that go on and amenities that will make feel like you’re at a resort.

Accommodations

  • 16 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 11 Beds
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Air Hockey Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Incredible Views

Hosted by: Renters-Club | Premier Host

10. ACME Ranch

Situated on 74 acres of lakefront property, it is the perfect getaway home for larger gatherings. You can rent the entire ranch and never get bored with all the games and activities on site.

Accommodations

  • 30 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 26 Beds
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Large Chess Game
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Bicycles
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table
  • And, So Much More!

Hosted by: Kathi Miles – Reservation Assistant

11. The Estate on Lake Travis

The ultimate rental and location for a gorgeous and intimate wedding or vowel renewal. This estate has the ability to sleep up to 45 guests with separate suites for privacy and includes tons of activities for all ages.

Accommodations

  • 6,500 sqft
  • 45 Guests
  • 10 Bedrooms – 24 Beds
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool/Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Tetherball
  • Volleyball net
  • Pool Table
  • Yard Games
  • Boat Dock
  • And, More!

Hosted by: Robert Lopez – Premier Host

12. Waterfront Estate

A 6,000 sqft waterfront rental with direct access to the lake. Bring the family, invite the friends, and enjoy this incredible home right on the water.

Accommodations

  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 5 Beds
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tube
  • Lake Access
  • Boat Tie Off
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Firepit
  • Only 20 Minutes to Downtown Austin

Hosted by: Jonathan Morgan – Premier Host

13. Toro Canyon

While this gorgeous modern getaway isn’t directly on the water, it is perfect for a family vacation, a girls/guys trip, or friends gathering. Plus its only 10 minutes from Austin!

Accommodations

  • 15 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 9 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Basketball Court
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Living & Kitchen
  • In-Ground Trampoline

Hosted by: Jake Warren – Premier Host

14. Camp Sandy

This rental on Lake Travis is the ULTIMATE vacation spot! Fun-filled activities for kids of all ages including a sand volleyball court, swimming pool with basketball hoop, and so much more!

Accommodations

  • 28 Guests
  • 8 Bedrooms – 17 Beds
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Giant Hot Tub
  • Boat Dock w/Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Giant Floating Mat
  • Tree Swings
  • Canoe
  • Pool Table
  • Shuffleboard
  • Cornhole and Much More!

Hosted by: David Pikoff – Premier Host

15. Modern Retreat at Waters Edge

Stunning views and a perfect touch of modern living with full access to Lake Travis. This private home is situated on 2 acres overlooking the water so get ready for the most stunning sunsets ever!

Accommodations

  • 20 Guests
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Movie Theater
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Workout Room

Hosted by: Magdalena & Tony – Premier Host

16. The ABOVE Elite

Experience the life of Texas luxury at the ABOVE Elite rental on Lake Travis. With a private house manager, swimming pool, hot tub, and so much more you will have a relaxing getaway with your family or friends.

Accommodations

  • 18 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Boat Slip
  • Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Net
  • Basketball Hoop
  • and More!

Hosted by: ABOVE Vacation Residence – Premier Host 

17. Sunset Point

A two-level getaway that offers entertainment for all ages! Enjoy the amazing sunsets with your favorite people and make new memories that will last a lifetime.

 Accommodations

  • 20 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6.5 Bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Gameroom
  • Shuffleboard Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Living
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Kitchen and More!

Hosted by: ABOVE Vacation Residence – Premier Host

18. Sapphire Lakefront

The rental ABOVE all rentals with this impeccable 9,000 sqft estate! Experience luxurious amenities, amazing views, a private beach, two basketball hoops, and so much more!

Accommodations

  • 18 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool/Hot tub
  • Private Beach
  • Ping Pon Table
  • Hammock
  • Outdoor Living
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Volleyball Net
  • and So Much More!

Hosted by: ABOVE Vacation Residence – Premier Host

 

Final Thoughts

I hope you feel inspired and excited to book a trip soon to Austin, Texas to enjoy Lake Travis! It is the 5th clearest lake in Texas and draws in people from around the nation. 

Plus, these rental houses are impeccable and will make the most memorable getaway for the entire group. Have a great vacation! 

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Best Ski In/Ski Out Vacation Rentals for Families in Breckenridge, CO

Best Ski In/Ski Out Vacation Rentals for Families in Breckenridge, CO

Ski In Ski Out Vacation Rentals | Ever Dream of staying in a Wintery Wonderland with the ability to Ski or Snowboard right outside the house you’re staying in?

Well, you’re in the right place to find that perfect place in Breckenridge, Colorado!

This area is a Ski/Snowboarding location that brings people from around the world. 

It has slopes that adhere to all levels from beginner to advanced Skiers and Snowboarders.

But, before it drew in the crowds for the snow sports, Breckenridge was an old mining town in the 1800s and early 1900s. 

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It wasn’t until 1961 when the first Ski Area was opened by the Witchita Lumber Company.

Although the town is now popular for outdoor recreational activities, it is still committed to keeping the early pioneer history preserved.

Today, there are 5 peaks with 2,908 skiable acres and 187 trails. It is also home to the highest chair lift in America called the “Imperial Express SuperChair”.

Now that you know a little bit about the area of Breckenridge, check out these best ski-in/ ski-out homes that you can rent and enjoy with the whole family.

Credit for Image: Breckenridge.com

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1. Ski Hill Lodge

This custom-built log cabin is a wildernesses dream location. Only 400 yards aways from 4 ski lifts, and located right near the main street. There is a free shuttle stop so having a car is not a necessity.

Accommodations

  • 16 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 10 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Walk to Ski Slopes
  • Hiking Trails
  • Minutes from Downtown Main St.
  • Game Table
  • Heated Garage
  • Spacious Deck with Hills
  • Outdoor Grill with Picnic Table
  • Step 2 Roller Coaster for Young Ones to play

Hosted by: Nancy

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2. Sawmill Creek Chalet

This wonderful home is a great place to bring the family and enjoy a week of winter fun. The Snowflake lift is across the street at the end of the 4 O’clock run. Can you get any closer? After the slopes, you can enjoy a nice relaxing hot tub with a mountain view.

 

Accommodations

  • 4 O’Clock Ski Run/Lift Across the Street
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Private outdoor deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill
  • Mountain Views

Hosted by: Ashley

3. Shock Hill Majestic

This Gorgeous New Construction home is located right off Main Street Breckenridge and steps out to a Gondola. With the Modern Luxurious finishes, this home is perfect for a family of 11 to enjoy a wonderful Summer or Winter holiday.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 11 guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • Pack n’ Play
  • Hot Tub
  • Modern Luxurious Finishes
  • Gondola Access
  • At the base of Peak 7 and 8 Ski Run
  • Heated 2 Car Garage
  • Fireplace in Great Room, Master and Outside
  • In-Floor Radiant heat

Hosted by: Fonda

Ski In - Ski Out Breckenridge
Ski In - Ski Out Breckenridge

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4. Lavish Mtn. Sanctuary

Another Gorgeous home located right next to the Gondola with modern luxurious amenities. The perfect Ski-in / Ski-out Vacation Rental made for large families and groups to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 13 Guests
  • 4 bedrooms – 7 beds
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to Gondola
  • 2,500 SqFt
  • Full Wet Bar
  • 2 Car Heated Garage
  • Patio with Full View of the Peak

Hosted by: Alpine Edge

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Ski in Ski Out Vacation Rental

5. Tranquil Mountain Retreat

The perfect place to hang with your friends and family for a vacation getaway. You can Ski/Snowboard right up to the front door with the slope just across the street. Enjoy a warm hot tub, fireplace, and more in this ski-in / ski-out vacation rental in Breckenridge, Colorado. 

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms – 8 beds
  • 3.5 Bathrooms 
  • Entire house to yourself
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to the Slopes
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Board Games

Hosted by: Carin

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ski in ski out vacation rental

6. Wildernest Point

Go ahead and nestle into this gorgeous cabin in the woods. This is a great location for experienced skiers. It is a ski-in/ski-out vacation rental near black diamond slopes.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Gorgeous Views of Peak 10
  • 2 car garage
  • Hot Tub
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Ski Shuttle Access

Hosted by: Mike & Anna

7. Shock Hill Escape

Get your Winter Activities on with a FREE Skycard while you stay at Shock Hill. This entire home is located across the street from the Gondola in Breckenridge. Easy access to nordic ski trails and a short walk to town.  

Accommodations

  • 9 Guests
  • 4 bedrooms – 6 beds
  • 4.5 baths
  • Access to Gondola
  • Mountain Views of Peak 7 & 8
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • WiFi
  • 2 Car Garage

Hosted by: Mike & Anna

Shock Hill Escape

8. Remodeled Lodge with Views

Gorgeous views of the mountainous region and the town of Breckenridge with quick access to the 4 O’Clock run. This home is great if you have small children because it comes with a Pack n’Play, Bumbo, childbed safe rail, stroller, and tons of toys. 

 

Accommodations

  • 12 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms – 10 beds
  •  3 Baths
  • Child Friendly 
  • Hot Tub
  • Newly Remodeled
  • Access to the 4 O’Clock Run
  • Access to Snowflake Lift on peak 8
  • Amazing Views

Hosted by: Julie

9. Extravagant Elegance

This extravagant home is in a prime location and is an absolutely gorgeous vacation rental. During ski season, you can walk right across the street and hop on the gondola or stay warm inside by the fire while enjoying the views.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 7 beds
  • 3.5 baths
  • 2,400 SqFt
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • High-End Finishes
  • Wrap Around Deck with Views of Peak 8 & 9
  • 2 Car Garage

Hosted by: Alpine Edge

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Final Thoughts

I hope you feel inspired and excited to book a trip soon.

Breckenridge, Colorado is a gorgeous place to visit with some awesome history and modern amenities. 

These homes are incredible and perfect places to stay if you want the luxury of being able to Ski-in / Ski-out. 

As always, thank you for stopping by! Stay tuned by subscribing to our email list. 

 

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Destin, Florida | How to have an Amazing Beach Vacation (3 Day Itinerary)

Destin, Florida | How to have an Amazing Beach Vacation (3 Day Itinerary)

When I think of a Beach Vacation, I think of Destin, Florida!

Destin is also known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Spot”. This destination was named after the fishing captain Leonard Destin from the mid-1800s. He and his descendants built their homes and lively hood across this beachy area.

Yet, it wasn’t until 1984 when Destin gained substantial growth from tourists.

Today, the area receives about 4.5 million visitors a year but is only home to 14,247 fulltime residents according to the U.S. Census.

This strip of emerald coast and white sandy beaches is a vacation dream destination. Destin, Florida has been on our bucket-list of travel for a while.

We’ve been on many beach vacations including Hawaii, San Diego, and Daytona to name a few. However, we always heard how beautiful the white sand beaches were on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Now, we live in the Dallas/FortWorth area, so for us, it is about an 11-hour drive. That seems like a long trip, but when you have two drivers it’s not a bad drive. Plus, we love a good Road Trip!

Therefore, Destin seemed like the perfect place to take our first vacation as a family.

So, here is our beach vacation to Destin, Florida as well as some tips if you plan a visit yourself!

Where we stayed | Hilton Honors

Since we didn’t stay in the RV, we chose to stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Navarre, Florida. Price, location, and accessibility to different beaches is what intrigued us.

I am a Hilton Honors Member and I get Travel Agent prices with an IATA card since I work for Avoya Travel. Therefore, we were able to get a good deal on the room available.

Navarre, Florida is located in between Destin and Pensacola. This gave us the opportunity to check out 3 beaches during our stay without traveling too far for each one.

Why we didn’t take the RV

You may be wondering why we chose not to bring the RV on this trip.

Well, since we live fulltime stationary in our RV we decided to take the opportunity to enjoy a nice hotel stay.

As much as we would have loved to take the RV, we found it cheaper to drive the truck and stay in a hotel. This saved us gas money!

Also, since we only planned to stay 3 days, taking the RV wouldn’t have been worth it for us unless we were staying longer.

We did, however, scoop out some RV parks along the way for a future 6-month trip that we want to plan.

Is the Destin area a good place to bring kids?

YES! Destin, Florida is the perfect place to have a family beach vacation! No matter the age of your children, the beaches are perfect and shallow enough for all to enjoy the water.

I would always take precautions depending on your child’s swimming capabilities.

There are some beaches that do not have LifeGuards on Duty. If this is something you require, I would research this ahead of time. Also, know the beaches we went to that had a lifeguard was Crystal Sands Beach and Navarre Beach.

One thing to note is the sand is not packed like some beaches you’ll find in Daytona. So bringing anything with wheels like a stroller or a wagon isn’t recommended. We made the mistake on the first day of bringing the stroller and we ended up having to carry it while on and off the beach.

Besides the white sand and emerald clear water, the Destin area has wonderful places the whole family can explore.

What we brought to the beach

  • 4 beach towels
  • A canopy cover from Academy Sports
  • Sunscreen
  • Tanning lotion
  • Baby sunscreen
  • A couple of baby toys
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks

It’s been a while since we’ve been to the beach, so next time we have a beach vacation, we are going to bring some chairs.

We saw some at the local Alvin’s Beach store less than $10 each. The beach chairs and cooler was the only thing we didn’t have with us that we will have next time.


3-day beach hopping itinerary

Day 1: We left Dallas/Fort Worth at Midnight. My husband is a night owl, so driving at night is his feasible for him. Plus, leaving at night prevents us from wasting any time with traffic in the big city. Also, it allowed our 7-month-old to sleep in the car seat longer than he would during the day.

After an 11-12 hour road trip (including stops) we made it to Navarre Beach right afternoon. Since we couldn’t check in to our hotel until 3 pm, we took the opportunity to check out our first beach.

Navarre Beach, also known as “Florida’s Most Relaxing Place”, was semi packed with people. But there was still enough space to have a great time and enjoy the sand and waves.

Navarre Beach has plenty of parking spaces and provides easy access to the beach. If you’re looking for a place to eat, Windjammers bar and grill is located right off the pier.

We were only at this beach for a couple of hours then we decided to pack up and go check in to our hotel.

Day 2: This was the day we looked forward to the most during our beach vacation because the sun was supposed to come out. Also, the whole day was dedicated to relaxing on the beach.

The beach we chose to go to is called “Crystal Sands Beach”. It’s about a 45minute to an hour drive from Navarre where we were staying. Since we have Luka (who is 7 months old and needs a couple of naps a day) the drive gave us the perfect opportunity for him to sleep.

It’s also a nice drive through the towns in between Navarre and Destin to get the entire experience. I love looking at all the different styles of houses along the coast.

Once we arrived at Crystal Sands Beach, we realized the location is more of an upper-class area. There are many resorts and the cutest beach cottages you will ever see. People were riding their bikes, driving golf carts, and running along the sidewalks.

It’s a busy little area with little access points to the beach. We got there around 11 am on a Friday morning, and drove around to find parking. There isn’t as much parking as there was at Navarre Beach. Thus, if you are looking to check out this beautiful beach, get there early. Also, I overheard that parking would also cost up to 5 dollars starting in July 2020.

After driving around for about 10 minutes, we found a great parking spot with a short walk to a beach entrance. Once we crossed over the wood bridge to get to the beach, I understood why it was rated top beautiful beaches in Destin by TripAdvisor.

The water is clear, the sand is white, and it stays shallow for about 50 feet with gentle waves! Perfect for families to enjoy a beautiful day on the beach.

If you don’t want to bring your own canopy or chairs, there are some options to rent on this beach. There are also lifeguards and a snack/snow cone stand to help hydrate and re-energize you from the sun.

Now, I have been to many beaches in Florida, Mexico, Bahamas, Hawaii, California, and Texas. The experience I had with my family on Crystal Sands Beach is one of the top beaches I would recommend anyone to go to! Crystal Sands Beach in Destin, Florida is a top 5 favorite beach on my list.

After a day at the beach, we decided it was time to go. The humidity and sun were draining our energy and we needed to eat a real meal.

Now, when I’m on the coast I love checking out the local spots that have great fish options. We decided to eat in Navarre at Dewey Destin. It was exactly what we needed. I got a fresh mahi-mahi fish basket with hush puppies and a salad.

Day 3: Our plan for today was to check out early and drive up the coast to Pensacola Beach. After all, we wanted to get the feel of 3 different beaches before heading back to Dallas.

The drive from Navarre Beach to Pensacola Beach is only about a 25-minute drive on the highway. However, we chose to drive the island road, which is 20-30 MPH the whole way and an average 45-minute drive. Plus, the view of the ocean, sand, and colorful beach house rentals was nice to look at.

We drove into Pensacola beach town to check out the eatery and shopping. It was about 10:30-11 am and it was incredibly busy. The parking lots were already packed.

After grabbing some quick pizza, we headed back down the coast from which we came and found a great spot with fewer crowds.

Pensacola Beach has a lot of options for those who enjoy crowds and those who want a more private space on the beach. The area we went to did not have a lifeguard on duty, so this is to keep in mind.

Also, the beach was a little different than Crystal Sands Beach. The waves were a little more powerful and the beach didn’t stay shallow and clear to the bottom as the other beaches were. The only good thing about this beach, when comparing them to the other two, is it was private. There weren’t many people occupying the area that we chose.

We stayed at this beach for about 2 hours before we made our way up to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and then on home.

Final Thoughts

If you’re considering taking a family beach vacation to Destin, Florida I highly recommend the area.

As mentioned before, Destin is the place for a perfect beach vacation for families. With its emerald coast, clear water, and white-sand beaches.

Honestly, we hope to make this trip a yearly beach vacation for our family.


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Top 12 Unique Places to Stay for a Texas Getaway

Top 12 Unique Places to Stay for a Texas Getaway

Texas Getaway | When it comes to unique places to stay Texas is the place that has it all!

Being Born and Raised in Dallas, Texas my family would take road trips to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, and New Braunfels.

Based on my Texas Travels growing up, I know there are some amazing places to stay and visit.

Now, if you didn’t know, Texas is the second-largest state in America at 268,596.46 square miles after Alaska.

It became a State on December 29th, 1845 as the 28th state to enter the union.

The size and location of Texas gives it the unique ability to have 4 different climate zones spanning across the state.

As you drive through Texas you will experience the hot and dry climate in the west desert terrain to the south-east of subtropic and humid climate. In the middle of the state, you have the Texas Hill Country and in the far East, there is the Piney Woods.

Now that you know a little about Texas, let’s explore some of the most unique places to stay. Maybe you’ll find one that you will add to your bucket list.

Tipi/Teepees

Tipis on the Guadalupe

Availability: 8 Tipis

Accomidations: 6 Guests Per Tipi

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom, Grills, Hammocks, Waterfront, and Fire Pits

Hosting by River Road, these Tipis are located on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, Texas. There are eight different Tipis that you can choose from with all modern amenities. So invite your family and friends and enjoy this unique stay in Texas for a weekend getaway.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Romantic Tipi on Canyon Lake, Texas

Availability: 3 Tipis

Accomodations: 2 Guests Per Tipi

Other Amenities: King size beds, Linens, Towels, 50 Inch TV, Fridge, Outdoor Pool, Dog Park, Volleyball court, Horseshoe pit, hammocks, Fire pit and more

The perfect weekend getaway for couples looking to reunite and rekindle their love. This Unique Tipi Texas Getaway has the perfect recipe for adventurous couples. There is so much to do it’s like staying at a Glamping Resort.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Waterfront Family-Friendly Tipi in Seguin, Texas

Availability: 4 Tipis

Accomidations: Sleeps 8 Guests

Other Amenities: Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Hot tub, Kitchenette, Private Bathrooms, Paddleboards, Game room, BBQ’s, Fire pits, and more!

Hosting by Premier Partner, these Tipies are located right on Geronimo Creek and offer many watersports. If you have an active family or group of friends, this unique Texas getaway is perfect for a weekend of fun!

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Yurts

Availability: 1 Yurt

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: All Modern Amenities, Private Bathroom, Private Kitchen, Slipper Bath Tub and Fire Pits

Located in Wimberly, Texas between Austin and San Antonio. This yurt is unique and perfect for a weekend getaway. It has all the accommodations you will need including a separate living space, kitchen, and outdoor living space. It is available to rent by a private host.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Dome

Availability: 1 Private Dome

Accomidations: 3 Guests

Other Amenities: 1 Half bath, private kitchen, Pets allowed, National Park, WiFi, Shower, Deck/Patio, Coffee, and More.

If you’re a Star Wars fan and wanted to stay in a dome-like structure as you see in the movies, then this is the place to stay. Hosted privately by Trevor, you can rent this dome located in Big Bend National Park and make memories that will last a lifetime.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Treehouses

One-Room Tree House Rental in Austin, Texas

Availability: 2 Private Treehouses

Accomidations: 2 Guests per Treehouse

Other Amenities: Coffee/Tea, A/C, Pool, Barbecue, Small Lake, Picnic Tables, Zip Lining Tours, and INCREDIBEL VIEWS!!

Dreaming of the perfect treehouse getaway? These houses are perfectly nestled in the woods for a cozy and secluded Texas getaway. Great for couples to relax and get back to nature. Kids are allowed, but only over 10 years old. Pets are not allowed.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Stunning Tree House in Spicewood, Texas (Near Austin)

Availability: 1 Private Treehouse

Accomidations: 2 Guests

Other Amenities: Shared Outdoor Pool, Coffeemaker, Bathtub, Fresh Linens and pillows, Hammock, Barbecue, Picnic Area, Deck/Patio and more.

Staying at this stunning and luxurious Glamping Treehouse is the perfect unique Texas getaway. Super cozy with spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country, this treehouse has it all for an amazing weekend stay. Hosting is by Cypress Valley.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Family-Friendly Treehouse near Austin, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Treehouse

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Pets Allowed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin beds, Zip Lining Tours, Outdoor Pool, Barbecue, Private Kitchen, Private Lounge area and more.

If your kids are above the age of 10, then this is the perfect Family Texas getaway. The kids will have a blast exploring the treehouse and zip lining on the tour. Hosting is by Cypress Valley.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Romantic Treehouse Nestled in the Texas Hill Country

Availability: 1 Private Treehouse

Accomidations: 3 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom, Private Kitchen, 1 King Bed, 1 Extra bed, Outdoor Pool, Barbecue, Private Lounge and more.

Another Beautiful Treehouse Hosting by Cypress Valley. This gorgeous treehouse is perfect for couples to enjoy a romantic glamping texas getaway. The views are spectacular, especially from the bathrooms soaking tub!

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Safari Glamping Tents

#1 – Luxurious Private Safari Tent Near New Braunfels, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Safari Tent

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom with soaking tub, Fireplace, Firewood, Private kitchen, Luxury Linens, and Outdoor Living Space.

This gorgeous Glamping location is located just outside of New Braunfels, Texas. If you’re looking for a luxurious Texas Getaway this Safari tent is perfect. It is surrounded by 100 acres of land and trees for the perfect secluded setting.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

#2 – Luxurious Private Safari Tent Near New Braunfels, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Safari Tent

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom with soaking tub, Fireplace, Firewood, Private kitchen, Luxury Linens, and Outdoor Living Space.

#2 of the Luxurious Glamping Safari Tents located in New Braunfels near Canyon Lake, Texas. This rental property is elegant and perfect for outdoor and adventurous Texas Getaway without giving up modern luxuries.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

#3 – Luxurious Private Safari Tent Near New Braunfels, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Safari Tent

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom with soaking tub, Fireplace, Firewood, Private kitchen, Luxury Linens, and Outdoor Living Space.

#3 Luxurious Safari Glamping Tent is located in the same place as the previous two. They are three amazing Texas Getaway vacation spots that are perfect for anyone looking to have a new experience.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Final Thoughts on Texas Getaways

I hope you’ve enjoyed these amazing and unique places to vacation in Texas. I know I’ve added a few of these places on to my own bucket-list. Whichever one you choose, each one has its own unique desires that will guarantee memories that will last a lifetime.

(All Images and rental information provided by GlampingHub.com

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Family Vacation: Why its Important Save and Plan for One Every Year

Family Vacation: Why its Important Save and Plan for One Every Year

Planning a Family Vacation can be difficult when your life seems so busy. The days just fly by with everything from work, kids, after school programs, trying to stay in shape, family, friends, and so much more.

All of this makes taking a vacation difficult! We get it! 

On top of the busyness of life, you then have the expensive prices of traveling with airfare, hotel stays, and the cost of experiences when you get to your destination.

Everything combined seems to make the idea of taking a family vacation even more impossible. With all these factors in place, before you know it’s been years since you’ve taken a vacation. It’s time to stop letting that happen! It’s time to start saving and taking those much-needed vacations! 

If you ask me, I think taking a vacation should be required at least once a year for every family.

Now, we get that it can be difficult to leave your job for a week when all you can think of is “I need the money” or “I can’t leave my work because I’m afraid to get behind”. 

Just know anyone can make up their own personal excuses as to why they can’t take a family vacation. But we are here to tell you why you NEED to take a vacation and how saving and booking in advance ensures that you do! 

why it’s important to save for your vacation

Many people don’t have the capacity to just book a flight and take a two-week vacation at any time. If you’re like us and you want to take a vacation, it can take time to save up the cost to truly afford a trip and have a great experience. 

You need to save for your vacation because if you don’t, you may end up going years without dipping your toes in the sand or skiing down those slopes. Those years just end up going to waste along with all the Paid Time Off that you may have accrued.

So, whatever your ideal vacation is, start saving and searching now! Don’t let another year go by without taking the time off for yourself and family.

Another reason to save for your vacation is so you can enjoy your vacation while you’re there. Knowing you set aside money to spend will help you have fun without stressing on how much you’re spending.

It will also prevent over-spending and using money that should be used towards other important bills.


why it’s important to plan

Scheduling your vacations ahead of time gives you and your family something to look forward too.

As a kid, I remember when my parents would tell us months in advance when we were going to Hawaii or Disney. I looked forward to that time! I couldn’t wait until our family vacation.

Depending on your type of vacation, if you book early you can actually save money! Vacations like cruises for example.

Many cruise lines love to give out promotions to cruises a year in advance to get things booked up. Plus, by booking early you have the option to make payments throughout the year.

Another reason to book early is you’re more likely to go through with actually going. By booking early, you have the time to put in for PTO and schedule things in advance.

Plus, it also allows time for any family member to ensure that their documents, like passports, are up to date. The last thing you want is to pay more for a rushed passport because they can be up to $200 dollars.

Tips on how to budget for a yearly vacation 

Figure out how much your vacation is going to cost because the price is going to vary depending on where you are going and what you will be experiencing while you are there.

I like to schedule a year in advance because it gives you more time to save and pay it off. However, if you can afford and budget for a vacation sooner than a year away, then go for it!

Once you’ve broken it down, then add it in your budget. Look at it as a necessity like your mortgage/rent payment. After all, taking a vacation should be a priority for everyone! 

I hope this has inspired you to start searching, saving, and even book your next family vacation because you deserve it! Your family deserves it! 
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