Airbnb Plus properties are homes that consistently exceed expectations of hospitality, style, and cleanliness. Austin, Texas is home to over 270 of them.
Airbnb.com explains how homes become eligible for an invitation to the upper echelons of Airbnb Plus: They must have “maintained an average rating of 4.8 over the past year” and have had “no canceled reservations over the past year.”
Austin, Texas boasts far more Plus-verified homes than any other Texas city. Currently, Dallas has 54, San Antonio has 44, and Houston has just 28.
Considering Austin’s renowned trendiness and cowboy-chic stylishness, I guess its landslide win in the Airbnb Plus department shouldn’t come as too big of a shock.
Before you next visit the great Texan capital, take a look at a few of our favorite Airbnb Plus properties in the area:
Neighborhood: Zilker Park
Capacity: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms
This home’s thoughtful decor captures both the sophistication and ruggedness of the Austin spirit.
The three bedrooms are lined with photographs of cacti and mounted horns, ensuring that you won’t forget you’re in the Texas capital for a single second.
The available outdoor space is a highlight, not an afterthought. The backyard has a lengthy dinner table and grill for a good old Texas barbecue.
And if you make your way to the rooftop? A fire pit and seating area perfect for a post-barbecue digestif for the adults and s’mores for the kids.
Neighborhood: East Austin
Capacity: 8 guests, 4 bedrooms
This three-level townhouse in East Austin is the epitome of chic modernity.
The open space and minimalist design infuse the home with brightness and lightness.
The full kitchen with freestanding island and nine-foot long kitchen table make this home a great place to entertain.
There are several outdoor spaces to enjoy the fresh air, from a cute light-strung patio to an upper deck view of downtown Austin.
Franklin’s Barbeque, one of the world’s best brisket joints, is just one of the many top Austin eateries within walking distance of this property.
Capacity: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms
This home taps into one of Austin’s most beloved elements: the great outdoors. This property is privy to 10 miles of surrounding hiking and biking trails, as well as close access to Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool.
Although the outside of the home isn’t much of a looker, the effortless interiors secure its spot on our list. The wood in the ceilings and floors throughout the house contribute to a sense of warmth and rustic comfort.
Unique touches, such as a bed seemingly suspended by thick rope from the rafters, make this property stand apart.
The outdoor seating areas, complete with a gurgling water feature and view of Zilker park, round out the virtues of this property.