Lake Travis Vacation Rentals
Travelers staying in Austin vacation rentals are ideally located in Central Texas on the Colorado River. Austin is the capital of Texas and a gateway to the Highland Lakes and the Hill Country, both popular destinations for travelers.
The sprawling city known today as Austin was originally a trading post called Waterloo. In 1839 the site was chosen as the capital for the Republic of Texas, then an independent nation. The town was renamed Austin, in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas."
In the past few decades, Austin has been transformed from a sleepy college town to a booming high tech center known as "Silicon Hills." Austin also has a growing film industry, with many movies filmed in the area.
Home to The University of Texas, with 50,000 students, Austin is known for its laid-back atmosphere and environmental bent. The "Keep Austin Weird" bumper stickers and t-shirts seen around town characterize the city's unique and sometimes quirky identity. Austin vacation rentals and condos are as unique as Austin itself, ranging from retro sleek condos to lake-front vacation homes. Find lodging for the annual SXSW Music and Film Festival March 10-19 2006.
If you have a home available for rent during SXSW week, add it here.