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Escape to the fantastical Bloomhouse in hills west of Austin

For a true one-of-a-kind travel experience, you do not want to miss reserving a stay at the restored Bloomhouse in ...
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Wow Your Guests this Friendsgiving

Friends + Thanksgiving = Friendsgiving Who doesn’t love a made-up holiday that got its inspiration from a 90s sitcom (Friends) ...
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Bloomhouse bursts with style in West Elm Partnership

With a home as special as the Bloomhouse, Chereen Fisher, owner of Top Trip Rentals, sought to provide an unparalleled guest ...
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A Day at Mueller, Austin’s newest urban park

If you're in town with kids, one of Austin's best locales is the Mueller Neighborhood, home to food trucks, several ...
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Historic Provident Loft on Austin’s 5th Street Welcomes Travelers Again

The Provident is the perfect spot for exploring Austin   Built in 1887, this spacious historic loft comprising the entire ...
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A far out hike, close into Austin

So close, yet so far out...a gorgeous hike within the Austin city limits When most tourists think of Austin, they ...
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Taking the Plunge with the Austin Tour Company’s River Float Experience 

On a recent hot Texas Saturday, I found myself slathered in sunscreen inside a Sixth Street bar along with my ...
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Guitars made out of Christmas lights at Mozart's in Austin

5 Festive Austin Favorites No One Should Miss

Are you looking for a truly local taste of holiday glee? Here are five festive favorite activities that no self-respecting ...
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Brightly painted Third Coast Coffee Mug

Austin’s Third Coast Coffee Roasts a Heavenly Cup

Ah...that morning cup of coffee. For a lot of us, no day starts without that ritual of grind, brew, pour ...
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Large size pumpkin pie from Tiny Pies in Austin, TX

Tiny Pies Serves Up Austin Thanksgiving Flavor

November: when families across America come together to eat. Yes, lofty reasons exist for gathering and tasty dishes are made ...
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Package with tag and caption Vacation Homes for the Holidays

Do Holidays Right With a Vacation Rental Home

Is the thought of getting your home ready for holiday guests dragging you down? Are you worried that there just ...
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Chef Shawn Cirkiel stands in his Austin restaurant, Parkside

Parkside Projects: An Austin Local We Love

New to town? Naturally, you need to find a great place for food. Austinites love to eat out, and the ...
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View of the Circuit of The Americas track from the COTA Tower

How Do I Get To Circuit of The Americas?

If you're asking, you know that Austin is home to Circuit of The Americas, the only purpose-built Formula One track ...
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Cover of latest White Reaper Album

White Reaper Returns to ATX for ACL 2017

White Reaper returns to ACL Festival 2017 for a Sunday, Oct. 15, show on the BMI stage. Top Trip Rentals ...
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Loft 705 at Littlefield Lofts in Austin is now the Lounge at Littlefield

Lounge at Littlefield Welcomes Guests

Think Luke’s Diner (without the food). Or Central Perk (but definitely no Smelly Cat kitty litter). Maybe you flashed back—way ...
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Collection of items for Austin's allergy season, including Kleenex, neti pot, and various over the counter medications

Why Does Austin Make Me Sneeze?

Welcome, Austin visitor! Have your eyes started to itch? Are you sneezing? Can’t go anywhere without a tissue? Does it ...
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University of Texas mascot Bevo on the sidelines with Silver Spurs

4 Reasons to Rent a House on College Football Game Day

No matter how hot it is, college football means fall has officially arrived. Fans all over are celebrating Saturday game ...
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Steve Bush with his helicopter and delivery of breast milk from Mother's Milk Bank of Austin

Austin Runners Provide Life Line for Harvey’s Smallest Victims

Question: What do helicopters, flood victims, and medically-necessary breast milk have in common? Answer: Austin runners. Harvey Hits Houston Hospitals ...
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Jim Ritts, CEO and executive director of Austin's Paramount Theatre, inside the historic building

Locals We Love: Paramount Theatre’s Jim Ritts

Since 1915, Austin’s Paramount Theatre has been a shining beacon to central Texans seeking exciting and eclectic performances. Its gloriously ...
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Chad Calek and Justin Holstein give a talk at Emo's in Austin on new documentary, Sir No Face

Do Ghosts Exist? Austin Gets a Glimpse of Sir NoFace

Do you believe in ghosts? Had you spent an August evening with filmmakers Chad Calek and Justin Holstein, you might have said "yes." ...
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On the Town with Parkside, Mattie’s

How can you be a local business and make recommendations to guests without knowing the town? Top Trip Rentals loves Austin ...
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Various members of Stout Magazine book panel at Top Trip Rentals property in Austin

“Stretch” Comes to Austin’s Graeber House

Mermaids have swum here. Musicians played (perhaps you were one of the guests for the SoFar pop-up concert with Harvest ...
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Top Trip Rentals cards with profile of KEY Concierge founder and CEO Kim Shrum

Top Trip Rentals Shout-Out: KEY Concierge

You’re on a dream get-away to Austin. Quick: What’s your plan for an epic night out? Can you figure out ...
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Austin crowd at ACL 2016 for Cage the Elephant shown on screen

Top Trip Rentals Supports Musicians During SXSW

In honor of two anniversaries--30 years of South by Southwest, Austin's premier festival  (1987–2017), and Top Trip Rentals' 10th anniversary--we ...
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Postcard styled graphic for Top Trip Rentals that says "stay"

New Year, New Faces at Top Trip Rentals

As we greet 2017, our Top Trip Rentals staff doesn't want 2016 to get away without reflecting on a few special highlights ...
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Clouds at sunset at ACL 2016

ACL Memories: Reflecting on 2016

Now that the dust has settled (literally), let's take a moment to reflect on Austin City Limits 2016. This year, ...
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Crowd enjoying picnics on Auditorium Shore in Austin on 4th of July

Tips to Enjoy Austin Like a Local

The people, the attitude, the winter weather, the music--there's a lot to love about Austin. So, how do locals narrow ...
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ACL 2016 Is Almost Here

ACL 2016 is coming up fast. And that means it's time to pick your favorite bands. When equally interesting bands are playing ...
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Make Dripping Springs Your Hill Country Day Trip

Dripping Springs was once a sleepy ranch town. Located 25 miles west of Austin, the town is on the way ...
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The 410: Craft Cocktail for Graeber House

We love a good cocktail! When it came time to create a specialty cocktail for 410 E. 6th Street, our historic ...
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Artwork by Cornelius Carter of musician Prince at Austin's Grabber Mansion

At Home with Art: Cornelius Carter at the Graeber House

At our 6th Street vacation rental home, the Graeber House, Top Trip Rentals has displayed works from artist Cornelius Carter’s “Faces ...
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Remodeled 1930s bungalow front door view

Live Like a Local in SoCo

Where, according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine, is the best place to shop in Texas? Answer: Austin.  South Congress Avenue ("SoCo"), ...
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How to Get Around Austin Without a Car

In Texas, we love to drive. Cars rule the road. So how do you get around Austin if you're not ...
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Interior view of Jonathan Adler boutique in Austin TX

Stroll Austin’s West 6th Street Shopping District

Twenty years ago, Austin's shopping options were pretty basic. Now, if you needed camping or backpacking equipment, plenty of choices ...
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View of the decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant

Seaholm Development Brings New Shops, Restaurants to Downtown Austin

It's been a long time coming, but one of Austin's newest transformations is the Seaholm EcoDistrict near West Avenue and 3rd ...
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Long bar with chairs in Isla Restaurant in Austin

Brunch is a Must

In the "blink and you missed it" category, none is changing more rapidly in Austin's food scene than the offerings ...
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Screenshot of map with downtown Austin parking noted

Parking Options Near Littlefield Lofts

Parking in downtown Austin can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! If you're looking to take the hassle ...
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Interior of chairs at Graeber House in Austin set for SXSW Interactive

SXSW 2016 Review

We had a great week with the folks from Capitol One Spark Small Business program who held their VIP reception with author, ...
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SXSW is here!

In 10 days, our city is going to be bursting at the seams with musicians, techies, film buffs, actors, travelers, fans, ...
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5 Places for ATX Family Fun

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Austin is a great place to enjoy with kids in tow. Our Top Trip Rentals "Top 5" List highlight great ...
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Top Trip Rentals Top 5 card listing South Austin locations

South Austin

Our Top 5 List for South Austin: Uchi The Broken Spoke Peter Pan Mini Golf Barton Springs Moontower Saloon ...
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Top Trip Rentals card with list of Top 5 ACL Bands for 2016

ACL Bands

Phoenix from Versailles, France Playing Sunday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM (Bud Light Stage) & Sunday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 PM (Bud ...
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E.A.S.T.

Also, check out our friend Jackson at booth #71 ...
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Winter Events

There is so much to do in Austin this time of year. We’ve picked five of our favorite holiday traditions ...
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Ways To Chat

Let us know your favorites during your trip or your own #top5list for a chance to win a $50 VISA ...
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Mexican Food

Cinco de Mayo is Monday. Seems like a good enough reason to eat Mexican food all weekend. Enjoy! ...
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Sushi

When it’s cold, I crave Sushi and Sake. What a lovely combo. Try out some of our favorite downtown and ...
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Luxury Vacation Lofts Transform Iconic Corner

As early as July, there will be a new spot to vacation — or staycation — in Austin. Top Trip ...
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Downtown Austin Farmer’s Market Held Every Saturday

Every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., you can buy yummy, healthy and local food brought to ...
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Living room of Austin's Graeber House, vacation rental home, at 410 E. 6th Street

Austin’s 410 E. 6th Street Available as Rental

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid grid_id="vc_gid:1452263100616-4f91e780-8ee3-8" include="89,88,87"][vc_column_text] Former 19th Century Saloon and 20th Century Architect’s Private Home now 21st Century Private Rental Available through ...
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Dear First-Time Austin Guests

Welcome to our weird and wonderful town! We’re excited that, the first time you’re coming to Austin, you’re staying with ...
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Street signs in front of Austin's Littlefield Lofts on 6th and Brazos

Top Trip Rentals Announces Partnerships with KEY Concierge

At Top Trip Rentals, we strive to provide our guests with the most amazing stay possible. We know that time away ...
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