It might seem early to be thinking about where to stay for Austin City Limits, but trust us on this one – it absolutely isn’t. In fact, if you’re planning to hit up the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL), you’re actually just in time to snap up a really incredible property that will take your experience from good to great…so grab it now!
ACL draws upwards of 450,000 people to Austin, Texas’s, Zilker Park over 2 October weekends, all there to check out the hottest musical acts from around the country (and beyond). With a joint that jumpin’, it can be hard to find space to catch your breath, let alone take a real breather and enjoy the people you came with.
Plan ahead and book a property designed to make your festival experience simple, fun, and luxe-comfy? Here are 5 of our favorite vacation rentals that are tailor-made for an A+ ACL experience.
If you’re looking for a home base during ACL that offers a peaceful, quiet retreat after rocking out all day, then this 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom luxury home in one of Austin’s hottest neighborhoods is definitely the one for you. With over 3,000 square feet of luxe living space spread across 3 floors, this awesome ACL home base easily sleeps and entertains 10. Enjoy gorgeous views of downtown from your private roof terrace, and when you’re ready to head out, Zilker Park is only a mile away, so you can easily walk to and from ACL as you please. If you’re taking a break from the music, Barton Springs, Alamo Drafthouse, and South Lamar’s famed restaurants are right there, too.
Welcome to Austin! This 2-story, 3 bedroom/3 bathroom rental in eclectic Barton Hills is the perfect spot for your party of 8 to relax and enjoy each other’s company during festival down times. The expansive back deck and fully fenced backyard make chilling al fresco practically mandatory: there’s every amenity for grilling outdoors and with a dining table on the deck that seats 6 and tons of bench seating surrounding it, there’s definitely more than one way to do things right. If you’re more of an indoor crowd, the fully stocked, colorful kitchen has every amenity, and there’s formal dining for all 8 of you in the cool interior space, which is flooded with natural light.
If you didn’t know you’d come to take in one of the biggest music festivals around, the hanging guitars in the cool living room of this3 bedroom/2 bathroom Austin, Texas home might just be a clue. This zen retreat sleeps 8 and offers ample opportunity to either chill or play. There’s a game area with dry bar, wine fridge, and a shuffleboard table and Ms. Pac Man game for the more boisterous crowd, but the fully private backyard’s peaceful pool, 2 patios, comfy sectional, armchair seating, and a firepit mean that it’s equally possible to simply lie back, gaze at the stars, and drink it all in.
If you’ve come to Austin for ACL, there’s every chance your group of 6 won’t even need to leave the comforts of this3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home to soak it all in: Zilker Park itself is less than a 5-minute walk away, and you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the action from your own, private rooftop deck. This expansive home is perfectly located for everything Austin has to offer, but its hot location belies its super-cool vibe, which is light-filled, peaceful, and surrounded by nature. Walk to Barton Springs pool to cool off even more, and stop in to one of Austin’s famed dining spots on the short walk home.
If you’re looking for a home that epitomizes the effortless, individual cool of the Austin City Limits Festival, you’ve found it! This 2 bedroom/2.5 bathroom property is literally steps from the Park itself, and with 4 levels and private 4 decks, all 9 guests can spread out and check out the scene below… or hop on over and become a part of it. The original footprint of the home dates from the 1920s and retains its charming workmanship and characterful feel. Three additional floors have joined it over various periods, making the rental what is now a 4-floor tower with funky features and charming discoveries around every corner. This ACL pad is as one-of-a-kind as the city festival that it’s home to.
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