Still looking for a place to stay during SXSW? Or just checking out what local rentals are looking like this time of year? It's cool; we've been there.
Sure, you can still get a private room or an efficiency apartment in the hinterlands for less than what you see below. But if you want a closer, more comfortable place to retreat from the madness, this is what's out there right now:
↑ Hyde Park house, $868/night, sleeps 6: This three-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-story house in genteel, low-key surroundings has a swimming pool, two screened porches, a big back patio, and two living areas. Sleeps six.
↑ Downtown condo, $3,486/night: Ah, the old reliable Railyard condos. They were downtown condos when those were cool the first time around. This one has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, secured parking, and a balcony. You might not get much peace and quiet, but you'll definitely be where the action is.
↑ East Austin house, $554/night: This two-story Eastside house is downtown-walkable and close, but not too close, to the area's entertainment strips. Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, backyard, no parties.
↑ Congress condo, $1,086/night: A luxury loft close to the Capitol with balconies overlooking Congress, this place has one bedroom and two bathrooms, but $3,000 or so square feet of open space for beds and living areas.
↑ South Austin house, $1,456/night: Tucked in a quiet area near Barton Springs, this South Austin home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a big back deck in 1,600 square feet.