Why spend $200 on a hotel room when you could stay in a cute, lived-in home?
Airbnb is the greatest thing to happen to travelers in a long time. Never heard of it? The process is simple — just create a profile at airbnb.com, search the city you plan to visit, and start looking! The advantage of Airbnb is that you get hosts who are passionate about their cities and love to give you advice on how to get around and where to go. Whether you rent the entire place or just get a room, you’re guaranteed a cozy experience, and luckily, Texas has countless Airbnb homes at your disposal. We took a sampling from some of Texas’ travel hotspots just to show a snippet of what’s out there! Any of these spaces can be rented for $80 or less:
This lovely home is in the heart of Houston‘s most attractive areas. The host has reserved her entire upstairs space for up to 3 guests at a time. The space comes with a queen bed and a twin bed, a private entrance, and all the utensils and toiletries you could need. There’s a salt pool in the backyard, and you’re walking distance from Montrose. This one’s a great choice for exploring H-Town!
This “quirky ’30s bungalow” was modernized by HGTV’s Property Brothers, and its secluded bedroom and bathroom are yours to rent! This bright and colorful space accommodates two people, and there is a bus stop minutes away for full access to the city. Seriously, check out the photos — so much better than a hotel room, folks!
Back bedroom with WiFi near Baylor University | $40/night
Visiting Waco for college tours or a graduation ceremony? If you have a taste for vintage homes, this lovely historic home can be rented for just $40 a night and comes with free WiFi and Netflix. While some parts of the home have been upgraded and renovated, others have been left in their original condition, which adds to the charm of the little abode.
Zen Treehouse near downtown San Antonio | $80/night
This tall, spacious home is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and has 10-minute bus access to downtown. Upstairs you’ll have a snug double bed with an air mattress. The surrounding area is great for biking, walking and hiking. If you love peace and quiet on your vacation, this casita is a perfect stay for you!
Cozy, chic beach getaway | $75/night
This newly built home on Padre Island is perfect for a two-person beach trip to Corpus Christi! You’ll be in a cozy guest bedroom with a queen bed, a mini fridge, fresh linens and plenty of toiletries. There’s free parking on the street, and you’re within walking distance of the beach as well as a 5-minute drive from Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort and a 15- to 20-minute drive from Port Aransas.